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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-128-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-128-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-128-2)
    Sec. 11-128-2. Whenever any specified municipality desires to avail itself of the provisions of this Division 128, the corporate authorities by ordinance or resolution may contract for the purchase, construction, or enlargement of waterworks for a provisionally certain fixed sum. The contract for purchase, construction, or enlargement, together with a report from the municipal engineer recommending the same, shall be published at least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper with a general circulation in the municipality. The corporate authorities shall also provide in the specified ordinance or resolution for the levying of a direct annual tax as authorized in Section 11-128-1. The total of this tax for the term levied, together with the annual revenue which is estimated to be derived from the waterworks, shall be sufficient to pay the contract price for the waterworks, together with interest thereon. However, the contract for the purchase, construction, or enlargement, and this tax, shall not be valid or binding until confirmed by a vote as provided by Section 11-128-3.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-128-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-128-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-128-3)
    Sec. 11-128-3. Before they shall be valid and binding, the specified contract and tax, after action by the corporate authorities, shall be certified by the clerk and submitted for ratification to the electors of the municipality. The notice shall specify the character of the waterworks proposed to be purchased, constructed, or enlarged and the amount of the tax to be levied. For 3 weeks preceding the election there shall be on file in some public place, convenient of access, a full description of the waterworks and a copy of the contract and of the report of the engineer, for the inspection of the electors. Notice of where the documents are on file shall be included in the notice of the election.
    If 3/4 of all the electors voting on the proposition vote in favor thereof, the contract and tax shall be binding and the tax shall be duly levied. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the city (or village) of
.... construct, purchase, or enlarge         YES
(as the case may be) waterworks         ----------------------
and levy a tax of .... annually              NO
for .... years?
    Whenever the electors of a city or village have ratified a contract to purchase, construct, or enlarge waterworks and to levy a tax therefor as provided in "An Act to enable cities and villages to provide, construct, or enlarge waterworks and to provide for the management thereof, and giving them authority to levy an annual tax and to pledge the same in payment therefor," approved April 19, 1899, as amended, the city or village may proceed or continue to exercise the power specified in this Division 128 without again submitting the proposition to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)