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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-8-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-8-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-8-6)
    Sec. 11-8-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate persons engaged in the business of servicing, repairing or refilling fire extinguishers.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. FIRE INSPECTION IN MUNICIPALITIES
OF 500,000 OR MORE

65 ILCS 5/11-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-1)
    Sec. 11-9-1. The fire inspector of every municipality with a population of 500,000 or more shall investigate the cause, origin, and circumstances of every fire occurring in the municipality and shall especially investigate whether it was the result of carelessness or design. Such an investigation shall be begun within 2 days, not including Sunday, of the occurrence of a fire. The fire inspector shall keep in his office a record of all fires occurring in the municipality, together with a record of all the facts, statistics, and circumstances, including the origin of the fire and the value and ownership of the property destroyed, which may be determined by the investigations provided for by this Division 9. This record shall be open to public inspection at all times.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-2)
    Sec. 11-9-2. If he deems it necessary, the specified fire inspector shall take, or cause to be taken, the sworn testimony of all persons supposed to be cognizant of any facts or to have means of knowledge in relation to the matters as to which an examination is required by Section 11-9-1 to be made, and cause the testimony to be reduced to writing. If the fire inspector is of the opinion that there is evidence sufficient to charge a person with the crime of arson, the fire inspector shall cause that person to be arrested and charged with that offense. He shall furnish to the state's attorney the names of the witnesses and all information obtained by him, including a copy of all pertinent and material testimony taken in the case. The fire inspector shall report to the Director of Insurance, for the Department of Insurance, as that Director requires, his proceedings and the progress made in all prosecutions of arson and the result of all cases which are finally disposed of.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-3)
    Sec. 11-9-3. The specified fire inspector has the powers of a trial judge for the purpose of summoning and compelling the attendance of witnesses before him to testify in relation to any matter which is, by the provisions of Section 11-9-1, a subject of investigation. The fire inspector may also administer oaths and affirmations to persons appearing as witnesses before him. False swearing in any matter or proceeding provided for in Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2 is perjury and shall be punished as such. The fire inspector and his subordinates have authority at all times of the day or night, in the performance of the duties imposed by the provisions of Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2, to examine any building or premises where a fire has occurred and adjoining and nearby buildings and premises. All investigations held by or under the direction of the fire inspector may be private, in his discretion. Persons other than those required to be present by the provisions of Sections 11-9-1 and 11-9-2 may be excluded from the place where the investigation is held, and the witnesses may be kept apart from each other and not allowed to communicate with each other until they have been examined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-9-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-9-4)
    Sec. 11-9-4. Any owner or occupant of a building or premises who fails to comply with the orders of the fire inspector, as specified in Section 11-9-3, shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $50 for each day's neglect. If the fire inspector neglects or refuses to comply with any of the requirements of this Division 9, he shall be guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE
COMPANY FEES

65 ILCS 5/11-10-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-1)
    Sec. 11-10-1. In each municipality or fire protection district, whether incorporated under a general or special law, which has a fire department established and maintained by municipal or fire protection district ordinances, every corporation, company, and association which is not incorporated under the laws of this state and which is engaged in effecting fire insurance in the municipality or fire protection district, shall pay to the foreign fire insurance board or to the secretary of the fire protection district for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the fire department thereof, a sum not exceeding 2% of the gross receipts received from fire insurance upon property situated within the municipality or district.
    Each municipality and fire protection district may prescribe by ordinance the rate of the tax or license fee to be paid, but this rate shall not exceed the rate specified in this section. Each designated corporation, company, and association shall pay at the rate so prescribed, upon the amount of all premiums which have been received during the year ending on every first day of July for all fire insurance effected or agreed to be effected on property situated within the municipality or fire protection district, by that corporation, company, or association respectively.
    Every person who acts in any specified municipality or fire protection district as agent, or otherwise, on behalf of a designated corporation, company, or association, shall render to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board or secretary of the fire protection district, on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, a full and true account, verified by his oath, of all of the premiums which, during the year ending on the first day of July preceding the report, were received by him, or by any other person for him on behalf of that corporation, company, or association. He shall specify in this report the amounts received for fire insurance, and he shall pay to the treasurer of the foreign fire insurance board, or to the secretary of the fire protection district, at the time of rendering this report, the amount as determined by the rate fixed by the ordinance of the municipality or fire protection district for which his corporation, company, or association is accountable under this section and the ordinance.
    If this account is not rendered on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year, or if the sum due remains unpaid after that day, it shall be unlawful for any corporation, company, or association, so in default, to transact any business in the municipality or fire protection district until the sum due has been fully paid. But this provision shall not relieve any corporation, company, or association from the payment of any loss upon any risk that may be taken in violation of this requirement.
    The amount of this tax or license fee may be recovered from the corporation, company, or association which owes it, or from its agent, by an action in the name and for the use of the municipality or fire protection district as for money had and received.
    The municipal comptroller, if any, and if not, then the municipal clerk or the secretary of the fire protection district, may examine the books, records, and other papers and documents of a designated agent, corporation, company, or association for the purpose of verifying the correctness of the report of the amounts received for fire insurance.
    This section shall not be applicable to receipts from contracts of marine insurance, even though they include insurance against fire, where the premium for the fire insurance is not separately specified.
(Source: P.A. 95-807, eff. 8-12-08.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-2)
    Sec. 11-10-2. (a) A department foreign fire insurance board shall be created within the fire department of each municipality with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants that has an organized fire department. The board shall consist of 7 trustees; the fire chief, who shall hold office by virtue of rank, and 6 members, who shall be elected at large by the sworn members of the department. If there is an insufficient number of candidates to fill all these positions, the number of board members may be reduced, but not to fewer than 3 trustees. All members of the department shall be eligible to be elected as officers of the department foreign fire insurance board. The members of this board shall annually elect officers. These officers shall be a chairman and a treasurer. The trustees of the department foreign fire insurance board shall make all needful rules and regulations with respect to the department foreign fire insurance board and the management of the money to be appropriated to the board. The officers of the department foreign fire insurance board shall develop and maintain a listing of those items that the board feels are appropriate expenditures under this Act. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall give a sufficient bond to the municipality in which the fire department is organized. This bond shall be approved by the mayor or president, as the case may be, conditioned upon the faithful performance by the treasurer of his or her duties under the ordinance and the rules and regulations provided for in this section. The treasurer of the department foreign fire insurance board shall receive the appropriated money and shall pay out the money upon the order of the department foreign fire insurance board for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department. As part of the annual municipal audit, these funds shall be audited to verify that the funds have been expended by that board only for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department.
    (b) As used in this subsection, "active member" means a member of the Chicago Fire Department who is not receiving a disability pension, retired, or a deferred pensioner of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago.
    A department foreign fire insurance board is created within the Chicago Fire Department. The board shall consist of 7 trustees who shall be initially elected on or before January 1, 2019: the fire commissioner, who shall hold office by virtue of rank, and 6 elected trustees, who shall be elected at large by the sworn members of the department. If there is an insufficient number of candidates seeking election to each vacant trustee position, the number of board members is reduced to 5 trustees, including the fire commissioner of the department, until the next election cycle when there are enough active members seeking election to fill all 7 member seats. All active members are eligible to be elected as trustees of the department foreign fire insurance board. Of the trustees first elected, 3 trustees shall be elected to a 2-year term and 3 trustees shall be elected to a 3-year term. After the initial election, a trustee shall be elected for a term of 3 years. If a member of the board resigns, is removed, or is unable to continue serving on the board, the vacancy shall be filled by special election of the active members or, in the case of a vacancy that will exist for fewer than 180 days until the term expires, by appointment by majority vote of the members of the board.
    The members of the board shall annually elect officers. These officers shall be a chairman, treasurer, and secretary. The trustees of the board shall make rules and regulations with respect to the board and the management of the money appropriated to the board. The officers of the board shall develop and maintain a listing of those items that the board believes are appropriate expenditures under this subsection. The treasurer of the board shall give a sufficient bond to the City of Chicago. The cost of the bond shall be paid out of the moneys in the board's fund. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful performance by the treasurer of his or her duties under the rules and regulations provided for in this subsection. The treasurer of the board shall receive the appropriated proceeds and shall disburse the proceeds upon the order of the board for the maintenance, use, and benefit of the department consistent with this subsection. As part of the annual municipal audit, these funds shall be audited to verify that the funds have been expended lawfully by the board consistent with this subsection.
    Within 30 days after receipt of any foreign fire insurance proceeds by the City of Chicago, the City of Chicago shall transfer the proceeds to the board by depositing the proceeds into an account determined by the board, except that if the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly is after July 31, 2018, then the City of Chicago shall, for budget year 2019 only, transfer only 50% of the proceeds to the board. Notwithstanding any other provision of law: 50% of the foreign fire insurance proceeds received by the board shall be used for the maintenance, use, benefit, or enhancement of fire stations or training facilities used by the active members of the fire department; 25% of the foreign fire insurance proceeds received by the board shall be used for the maintenance, use, benefit, or enhancement of emergency response vehicles, tools, and equipment used by the active members of the department; and 25% of the foreign fire insurance proceeds received by the board shall be used for the maintenance and enhancement of the department and for the use and benefit of the active members of the department in a manner otherwise consistent with this subsection. Foreign fire insurance proceeds may not be used to purchase, maintain, or enhance personal property of a member of the department, except for personal property used in the performance of his or her duties or training activities.
    (c) The provisions of this Section shall be the exclusive power of the State, pursuant to subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 100-656, eff. 7-31-18.)

65 ILCS 5/11-10-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-10-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-10-3)
    Sec. 11-10-3. Any person, corporation, company, or association which violates any of the provisions of this Division 10 is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 11 heading)
PLANNING, ZONING AND URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11 heading)
DIVISION 11. URBAN REHABILITATION

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1)
    Sec. 11-11-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the following powers: (1) to acquire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise any improved or unimproved real property the acquisition of which is necessary or appropriate for the rehabilitation or redevelopment of any blighted or slum area or any conservation area as defined in Section 3 of the Urban Community Conservation Act; (2) to remove or demolish sub-standard or other buildings and structures from the property so acquired; (3) to hold or use any of such property for public uses; and (4) to sell, lease or exchange such property as is not required for the public purposes of the municipality. In case of sale or lease the provisions of Sections 11-76-1 through 11-76-3 shall govern except when such sale or lease is made to a public corporation or public agency, and except when the municipality is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2. Where a municipality is such a Local Public Agency the corporate authorities thereof shall have the same powers, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure in the conveyance of real property as are prescribed in Sections 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 (except omitting the provision requiring reimbursement of any public utility by the purchaser) of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961", approved August 15, 1961, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, as fully as if provisions contained in said sections of the "Urban Renewal Consolidation Act of 1961" were set forth herein, except that the term "Department" as therein used shall, as applied to such municipality, mean the municipality as Local Public Agency. In case of exchange of property for property privately owned 3 disinterested appraisers shall be appointed to appraise the value of the property exchanged and such exchange shall not be made unless the property received by the municipality is equal to or greater in value than the property exchanged therefor, or if less than such value the difference shall be paid in money. For the purposes of this section, "blighted or slum area" means any area where buildings or improvements, by reason of dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, deleterious land uses, or any combination of these factors, are a detriment to public safety, health or morals, and an area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres has been designated by ordinance or resolution as an integrated project for rehabilitation or redevelopment.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-656.)