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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-1.1)
    Sec. 11-11-1.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality have the power to establish and operate a homestead program designed to rehabilitate or construct dwellings in presently blighted areas.
    "Homestead program" as used in this Section means a program of conveyances of unoccupied dwellings and vacant land, for nominal or no consideration, to heads of households 18 years of age or older who agree:
    (a) to rehabilitate or construct qualifying dwellings on such property;
    (b) to commence rehabilitation or construction within 60 days of conveyance;
    (c) to occupy such property as a principal resident for not less than 3 years, complying with applicable health and safety standards;
    (d) to permit reasonable periodic inspection by the municipality to determine compliance with the conditions of conveyance; and
    (e) to surrender and quit claim such property to the municipality, in a condition at least equivalent to that when first conveyed, upon determination of noncompliance.
    The corporate authorities shall have all powers necessary for the development and implementation of a homestead program, including but not limited to, the power to designate a homestead area, to enter into agreements with the federal government to receive repossessed homes, to establish guidelines for determining qualified recipients, to dispose of property by lottery or conveyance for nominal or no consideration, and to appoint a Homestead Board or designate a not-for-profit corporation as its agent to administer the program and establish standards of rehabilitation and construction.
(Source: P.A. 83-656.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-2)
    Sec. 11-11-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may borrow money or other property and accept contributions, capital grants, gifts, donations, services or other financial assistance from the United States of America, the Housing and Home Finance Agency or any other agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America for or in aid of an "Urban Renewal Project" as defined in the Act of Congress approved August 2, 1954, being Public Law 560-83rd Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1954", and which the municipality is authorized to effectuate, and to this end the municipality may comply with such conditions and enter into such agreements upon such covenants, terms and conditions as the corporate authorities may deem necessary, appropriate, convenient or desirable. The corporate authorities may issue bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidences of indebtedness in order to secure loans made pursuant hereto. However, any such bonds, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidence of indebtedness issued hereunder shall be payable solely out of the proceeds from the sale of real property acquired in the project area, out of any revenue from the operation, management or demolition of existing buildings or improvements of any real property acquired in such project area, out of such capital grants as the municipality may receive from the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or out of any local cash or non-cash grants-in-aid, as defined in the Act of Congress approved July 15, 1949, being Public Law 171--81st Congress, known as the "Housing Act of 1949", as amended, including the Housing Act of 1954, which the municipality or public body or any other entity may make in connection with the implementation of such Urban Renewal Project. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    Any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more may enter into a contract with the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof and agree to the extent authorized by law, to provide such local grants-in-aid. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, such contract may contain a provision pledging the municipality to provide such local grants-in-aid over a period of time, not to exceed 5 years from the date of such contract.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-11-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11-3)
    Sec. 11-11-3. In addition to all other powers granted municipalities, and not in derogation thereof, the corporate authorities of any municipality which is the Local Public Agency under an urban renewal project as defined in Section 11-11-2 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 incurrence of indebtedness and the issuance of bonds as are prescribed in Sections 27 and 28 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.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2217.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.1 heading)
DIVISION 11.1. FAIR HOUSING

65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.1-1)
    Sec. 11-11.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enact ordinances prescribing fair housing practices, defining unfair housing practices, establishing Fair Housing or Human Relations Commissions and standards for the operation of such Commissions in the administering and enforcement of such ordinances, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, creed, ancestry, national origin, or physical or mental disability in the listing, sale, assignment, exchange, transfer, lease, rental or financing of real property for the purpose of the residential occupancy thereof, and prescribing penalties for violations of such ordinances.
    Such ordinances may provide for closed meetings of the Commissions or other administrative agencies responsible for administering and enforcing such ordinances for the purpose of conciliating complaints of discrimination and such meetings shall not be subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as amended. No final action for the imposition or recommendation of a penalty by such Commissions or agencies shall be taken, except at a meeting open to the public.
    To secure and guarantee the rights established by Sections 17, 18 and 19 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, it is declared that any ordinance or standard enacted under the authority of this Section or under general home rule power and any standard, rule or regulation of such a Commission which prohibits, restricts, narrows or limits the housing choice of any person is unenforceable and void. Nothing in this amendatory Act of 1981 prohibits such a commission or a unit of local government from making special outreach efforts to inform members of minority groups of housing opportunities available in areas of majority white concentration and make similar efforts to inform the majority white population of available housing opportunities located in areas of minority concentration.
    This amendatory Act of 1981 applies to municipalities which are home rule units. Pursuant to Article VII, Section 6, paragraph (i) of the Illinois Constitution, this amendatory Act of 1981 is a limit on the power of municipalities that are home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 11.2 heading)
DIVISION 11.2. IMPROVEMENT OF GROUP RELATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-11.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-11.2-1)
    Sec. 11-11.2-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may perform such acts and promulgate such regulations as are necessary or proper for the promotion of harmonious relations between racial and economic groups within the municipality, including, but not limited to, the promotion and development of public education and information programs emphasizing the contributions of such groups to the historical and cultural development of the community and the nation, establishing vocational guidance and employment opportunity programs to assist members of minority racial and ethnic groups, establishment of programs to aid in locating housing for such minority groups, and to assist in the adjustment of such persons to living in urban environments.
(Source: P.A. 76-1021.)