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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-13-27

    (65 ILCS 5/11-13-27)
    Sec. 11-13-27. Special provisions relating to public schools.
    (a) In exercising the powers under this Division with respect to public school districts, a municipality shall act in a reasonable manner that neither regulates educational activities, such as school curricula, administration, and staffing, nor frustrates a school district's statutory duties. This subsection (a) is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Division.
    (b) In processing zoning applications from public school districts, a municipality shall make reasonable efforts to streamline the zoning application and review process for the school board and minimize the administrative burdens involved in the zoning review process, including, but not limited to, reducing application fees and other costs associated with the project of a school board to the greatest extent practicable and reflective of actual cost but in no event more than the lowest fees customarily imposed by the municipality for similar applications, limiting the number of times the school district must amend its site plans, reducing the number of copies of site plans and any other documents required to be submitted by the municipality, and expediting the zoning review process for the purpose of rendering a decision on any application from a school district within 90 days after a completed application is submitted to the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-890, eff. 8-25-16.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 14 heading)
DIVISION 14. SET-BACK LINES

65 ILCS 5/11-14-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-1)
    Sec. 11-14-1. In addition to existing powers and to the end that adequate light, pure air, or safety may be secured and that congestion of public streets may be lessened or avoided, the corporate authorities in each municipality have power by ordinance to establish, regulate, and limit the building or set-back lines on or along any street, traffic way, drive, or parkway or storm or floodwater runoff channel within the municipality, as may be deemed best suited to carry out these purposes. The powers given by this Division 14 shall not be exercised so as to deprive the owner of any existing property of its use or maintenance for the purpose to which it is then lawfully devoted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-2)
    Sec. 11-14-2. All ordinances passed under the terms of this Division 14 shall be enforced by such officers of the municipality as may be designated by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-3)
    Sec. 11-14-3. The regulations imposed under the authority of this Division 14 may be amended from time to time by ordinance after the ordinance establishing the regulations has gone into effect, but no amendment shall be made without a hearing before a commission or committee designated by the corporate authorities of the municipality. A notice of the time and place of such a hearing shall be given at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. An amendment shall not be passed except by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the members of the city council then holding office in cities or members of the board of trustees then holding office in villages or incorporated towns.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-14-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-14-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-14-4)
    Sec. 11-14-4. In case any structure is erected or constructed in violation of this Division 14 or of any ordinance made under the authority conferred by this Division 14, the proper officers of the municipality, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding (1) to prevent the unlawful erection or construction, (2) to restrain, correct, or abate the violation, (3) to prevent the occupancy of the structure, or (4) to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about the premises.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15 heading)
DIVISION 15. APPROVAL OF MAPS AND PLATS

65 ILCS 5/11-15-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15-1)
    Sec. 11-15-1. The corporate authorities may provide, by ordinance, that any map, plat, or subdivision of any block, lot, sub-lot, or part thereof, or of any piece or parcel of land, shall be submitted to the corporate authorities, or to some officer to be designated by them, for their or his approval. In that case no such map, plat, or subdivision shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity until it has been so approved. If any municipality has adopted a subdivision ordinance pursuant to Division 12 of Article 11 of this code, as heretofore and hereinafter amended, all subdivision plats shall be submitted for approval and approved in the manner provided in such ordinance. Until approved by the corporate authorities, or such officer designated by them, no such map, plat or subdivision plat shall be entitled to record in the proper county, or have any validity whatever.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.1 heading)
DIVISION 15.1. ANNEXATION AGREEMENTS

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may enter into an annexation agreement with one or more of the owners of record of land in unincorporated territory. That land may be annexed to the municipality in the manner provided in Article 7 at the time the land is or becomes contiguous to the municipality. The agreement shall be valid and binding for a period of not to exceed 20 years from the date of its execution.
    Lack of contiguity to the municipality of property that is the subject of an annexation agreement does not affect the validity of the agreement whether approved by the corporate authorities before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990.
    This amendatory Act of 1990 is declarative of existing law and does not change the substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1169; 87-1137.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2. Any such agreement may provide for the following as it relates to the land which is the subject of the agreement:
    (a) The annexation of such territory to the municipality, subject to the provisions of Article 7.
    (b) The continuation in effect, or amendment, or continuation in effect as amended, of any ordinance relating to subdivision controls, zoning, official plan, and building, housing and related restrictions; provided, however, that any public hearing required by law to be held before the adoption of any ordinance amendment provided in such agreement shall be held prior to the execution of the agreement, and all ordinance amendments provided in such agreement shall be enacted according to law.
    (c) A limitation upon increases in permit fees required by the municipality.
    (d) Contributions of either land or monies, or both, to any municipality and to other units of local government having jurisdiction over all or part of land that is the subject matter of any annexation agreement entered into under the provisions of this Section shall be deemed valid when made and shall survive the expiration date of any such annexation agreement with respect to all or any part of the land that was the subject matter of the annexation agreement.
    (e) The granting of utility franchises for such land.
    (e-5) The abatement of property taxes.
    (f) Any other matter not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, nor forbidden by law.
    Any action taken by the corporate authorities during the period such agreement is in effect, which, if it applied to the land which is the subject of the agreement, would be a breach of such agreement, shall not apply to such land without an amendment of such agreement.
    After the effective term of any annexation agreement and unless otherwise provided for within the annexation agreement or an amendment to the annexation agreement, the provisions of any ordinance relating to the zoning of the land that is provided for within the agreement or an amendment to the agreement, shall remain in effect unless modified in accordance with law. This amendatory Act of 1995 is declarative of existing law and shall apply to all annexation agreements.
(Source: P.A. 89-432, eff. 6-1-96; 89-537, eff. 1-1-97; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-2.1)
    Sec. 11-15.1-2.1. Annexation agreement; municipal jurisdiction.
    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c), property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality in all respects the same as property that lies within the annexing municipality's corporate limits.
    (b) This Section shall not apply in (i) a county with a population of more than 3,000,000, (ii) a county that borders a county with a population of more than 3,000,000 or (iii) a county with a population of more than 246,000 according to the 1990 federal census and bordered by the Mississippi River, unless the parties to the annexation agreement have, at the time the agreement is signed, ownership or control of all property that would make the property that is the subject of the agreement contiguous to the annexing municipality, in which case the property that is the subject of the annexation agreement is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the municipality in all respects the same as property owned by the municipality that lies within its corporate limits.
    (b-5) The limitations of item (iii) of subsection (b) do not apply to property that is the subject of an annexation agreement adopted under this Division within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly with a coterminous home rule municipality, as of June 1, 2009, that borders the Mississippi River, in a county with a population in excess of 258,000, according to the 2000 federal census, if all such agreements entered into by the municipality pertain to parcels that comprise a contiguous area of not more than 120 acres in the aggregate.
    (c) Except for property located in a county referenced in subsection (b) of this Section, if any property or any portion of a property that is located more than 1.5 miles from a municipality's corporate limits in a county where the county board has voted to maintain the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the property by a two-thirds affirmative vote, that property is subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the county.
    (d) If the county board retains jurisdiction under subsection (c) of this Section, the annexing municipality may file a request for jurisdiction with the county board on a case by case basis. If the county board agrees by the affirmative vote of a majority of its members, then the property covered by the annexation agreement shall be subject to the ordinances, control, and jurisdiction of the annexing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 96-163, eff. 1-1-10; 96-188, eff. 8-10-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-404, eff. 8-16-11.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-15.1-3)
    Sec. 11-15.1-3. Any such agreement executed after July 31, 1963 and all amendments of annexation agreements, shall be entered into in the following manner. The corporate authorities shall fix a time for and hold a public hearing upon the proposed annexation agreement or amendment, and shall give notice of the proposed agreement or amendment not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the annexing municipality. After such hearing the agreement or amendment may be modified before execution thereof. The annexation agreement or amendment shall be executed by the mayor or president and attested by the clerk of the municipality only after such hearing and upon the adoption of a resolution or ordinance directing such execution, which resolution or ordinance must be passed by a vote of two-thirds of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 76-912.)