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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-19-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-7)
    Sec. 11-19-7. When the corporate authorities of 2 or more cities, villages, or incorporated towns each declare by ordinance that it is in the best interests of such cities, villages, or incorporated towns to join with each other or with any one or more than one county in the collection and disposal or solely in the collection or solely in the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, they shall cause a contract to be prepared which shall set forth: (a) Whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall participate in a joint garbage department to be operated as an inter-municipal function; or whether the cities, villages or incorporated towns shall enter into a contract or contracts with a private party or parties for the collection and disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes; (b) The financial responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (c) The personnel responsibilities and contributions of the respective cities, villages and incorporated towns and counties; (d) Whether the financing shall be by service charges to be collected from persons, firms, and corporations receiving service, by tax levies, or both; (e) The term of the contract which shall be not less than one year nor more than 30 years: Provided, such contract may be modified from time to time as conditions may warrant, may be extended for periods not exceeding 30 years, may be opened to admit additional cities, villages, incorporated towns or counties and may be changed to permit the withdrawal of any participant on such conditions as shall be agreed to by all of the participants; (f) If the contracting parties so desire, an undertaking that they will provide by ordinance, license, contract or other means that the methods of disposal employed within any municipality with more than 130,000 but less than 2,000,000 population, or within any municipality which is a signatory to a plan providing for the management of solid waste generated by more than one municipality or county, shall be the exclusive methods of disposal to be allowed within their respective jurisdictions, notwithstanding the fact that competition may be displaced or that such ordinance or agreement may have an anti-competitive effect; and (g) Such other provisions as shall be deemed necessary to effectuate a workable system of collection and disposal or solely of collection or solely of disposal of garbage, refuse, and ashes.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village, or incorporated town and the governing body of any county entering into any such joint exercise of powers shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to make continuing studies of the operations of such joint exercise of powers. This committee shall also meet as necessary with the committees appointed by the other contracting parties and all of such committees shall together constitute a joint committee on garbage and refuse disposal. Such joint committee shall make recommendations necessary for the improvement of the garbage, refuse and ashes collection and disposal services or collection service or disposal service alone as the case may be, and shall prepare such rules and regulations as it may from time to time deem necessary. The corporate authorities may adopt such rules and regulations by ordinance and may provide penalties for the violation thereof. The committee chosen by each of the contracting parties shall have a single vote in all activities of the joint committee.
(Source: P.A. 84-963.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-8)
    Sec. 11-19-8. If a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with another city, village or incorporated town or county and it is agreed pursuant to the provisions of Section 11-19-7 that there shall be a joint garbage department to be operated as an intermunicipal function, employees assigned to such department shall nevertheless be considered employees of the appropriate individual city, village or incorporated town. The administrative head or superintendent of any such joint department shall be an employee of and shall be appointed by the mayor or president of the largest city, village or incorporated town participating in the joint department, but such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the joint committee on operations provided for in Section 11-19-7. Any rights, privileges or benefits, civil service status, pensions or otherwise, existing or hereinafter created, appertaining to any municipal employee assigned to any joint garbage department shall continue to exist as rights, privileges or benefits without regard to such assignment and as if this amendatory act of 1957 had not been adopted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-9)
    Sec. 11-19-9. Except as otherwise provided in Section 11-19-10, whenever a city, village or incorporated town exercises the powers granted by this Division 19 jointly and cooperatively with any other city, village or incorporated town or county, all proceeds of tax levies, service charges, sales or other income shall be placed in the treasury of the city, village or incorporated town levying the tax or assessing the service charge or making the sale, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19-10)
    Sec. 11-19-10. Every city, village, and incorporated town may acquire by purchase, gift or condemnation any real property within or without the corporate limits of such city, village or incorporated town for the purpose of providing facilities for the disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes. In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. In any village containing a population of less than 15,000 where the property sought to be acquired is to be used for a refuse derived fuel system and for industrial development that will utilize steam and electricity derived from such system, such property may be acquired pursuant to the "quick-take" procedures prescribed in Section 7-103 of such Code (now Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act) if such procedures are commenced on or before June 30, 1987. As used herein, "refuse derived fuel system" means a facility designed to convert refuse and other waste materials into steam and electricity to be used for industrial development and other commercial purposes.
    If a city, village or incorporated town joins with one or more than one other city, village or incorporated town or county in the exercise of the powers granted by this section, (a) any real property purchased shall be taken in the names of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, if any; (b) in case of condemnation, the city, village or incorporated town in which the real property lies, or the city, village or incorporated town nearest to the area of the real property to be condemned, shall institute condemnation proceedings; Provided, (1) any real property so acquired shall be held in trust by such city, village or incorporated town for the benefit of the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties, all of which shall bear the expense of condemnation according to agreement; (2) when real property acquired by condemnation is no longer used for joint disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes, it shall be sold by the city, village or incorporated town in whose name it is held and the proceeds shall be distributed to the contracting cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties as their interests shall appear. Any improvements existing on real property jointly acquired by purchase, gift or condemnation for garbage, refuse and ashes disposal purposes which cannot be used for such purposes may be disposed of in such manner as is mutually agreeable to the cities, villages, incorporated towns, and counties involved.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.1 heading)
DIVISION 19.1. AIR CONTAMINATION CONTROL

65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.1-11)
    Sec. 11-19.1-11. For the purposes of lessening or preventing the discharge of air contaminants, the corporate authorities of a city, village or incorporated town may prescribe by ordinance for the regulation of (1) the design and installation of accessory or appurtenant parts and equipment of buildings and structures and uses of land connected with the emission of air contaminants, (2) the operation or use of equipment and appliances emitting air contaminants, (3) the conduct or carrying on of uses of land which causes the emission into the atmosphere of air contaminants, and (4) the abatement of an operation, activity or use causing air contamination. For the purposes of this Section, "air contaminant" means and includes but is not limited to the following: dust, soot, mist, smoke, fumes, fly ash, vapor, corrosive gas or other discharge and any other air borne material or substance that is offensive, nauseous, irritating or noxious to humans or other animal life.
    The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town may make contracts providing for a program of joint air contamination control within the jurisdiction of the contracting parties and providing terms and conditions that are not in conflict with this Section with the corporate authorities of any one or more of the following:
        (a) any other city, village or incorporated town;
        (b) one or more counties; or
        (c) adjoining areas of another State.
    The corporate authorities of each city, village or incorporated town desiring to so contract shall appoint a committee of no more than 3 of its own members to negotiate the terms and conditions of the proposed contract which shall be subject to approval by those corporate authorities. The rules and regulations for air contamination control established pursuant to the terms and conditions of such approved contract shall be adopted by ordinance by each contracting city, village or incorporated town.
    Whenever the corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town enter a contract that is authorized by this Section they shall include in the annual appropriation ordinance for each fiscal year, an appropriation of a sum of money sufficient to pay the amount which, by the terms of the contract, is to become due and payable from that city, village or incorporated town during the current fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1340.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 19.2 heading)
DIVISION 19.2. SANITATION CODE VIOLATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-1)
    Sec. 11-19.2-1. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    (a) "Code" means any municipal ordinance that pertains to or regulates: sanitation practices; forestry practices; the attachment of bills or notices to public property; the definition, identification and abatement of public nuisances; and the accumulation, disposal and transportation of garbage, refuse and other forms of solid waste in a municipality.
    (b) "Sanitation inspector" means a municipal employee authorized to issue citations for code violations and to conduct inspections of public or private real property in a municipality to determine if code violations exist.
    (c) "Property owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of an improved or unimproved parcel of real estate.
    (d) "Hearing officer" means a person other than a sanitation inspector or law enforcement officer having the following powers and duties:
        (1) to preside at an administrative hearing called to
    
determine whether or not a code violation exists;
        (2) to hear testimony and accept evidence from the
    
sanitation inspector, the respondent and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
        (3) to preserve and authenticate the record of the
    
hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) to issue and sign a written finding, decision and
    
order stating whether a code violation exists; and
        (5) to impose penalties consistent with applicable
    
code provisions and to assess costs reasonably related to instituting the proceeding upon finding the respondent liable for the charged violation, provided, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have the authority to impose a penalty of incarceration.
    (e) "Respondent" means a property owner, waste hauler or other person charged with liability for an alleged code violation and the person to whom the notice of violation is directed.
    (f) "Solid waste" means demolition materials, food and industrial processing wastes, garden trash, land cleaning wastes, mixed refuse, non-combustible refuse, rubbish, and trash as those terms are defined in the Solid Waste Disposal District Act.
    (g) "Waste hauler" means any person owning or controlling any vehicle used to carry or transport garbage, refuse or other forms of solid waste.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11.19.2-2)
    Sec. 11-19.2-2. Code hearing unit. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of 100,000 or more inhabitants may establish by ordinance a code hearing unit within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the code hearing unit is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-3)
    Sec. 11-19.2-3. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division shall not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-4)
    Sec. 11-19.2-4. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a sanitation inspector observes or otherwise discovers a code violation, he shall note the violation on a violation notice and report form, indicating the name and address of the respondent, if known, the name, address and State vehicle registration number of the waste hauler who deposited the waste, if applicable, a citation to the specific code provision or provisions alleged to have been violated, a description of the circumstances present that constitute the alleged violation, the date and time the violation was observed, the names of witnesses to the violation, and the address of the location or property where the violation is observed.
    The violation notice and report form shall contain a file number and a hearing date noted by the sanitation inspector in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The violation notice and report form shall state that failure to appear at the hearing on the date indicated may result in a determination of liability for the cited violation and the imposition of fines and assessment of costs as provided by the applicable municipal ordinance. The violation notice and report form shall also state that upon a determination of liability and the exhaustion or failure to exhaust procedures for judicial review, any unpaid fines or costs imposed will constitute a debt due and owing the municipality.
    A copy of the violation notice and report form shall be served upon the respondent either personally or by first class mail, postage prepaid, and sent to the address of the respondent. If the municipality has an ordinance requiring all or certain property owners to register with the municipality, service may be made on the respondent property owner by mailing the violation notice and report to the owner's address registered with the municipality. If the name of the respondent property owner cannot be ascertained or if service on such respondent cannot be made by mail, service may be made on the respondent property owner by posting a copy of the violation notice and report form in a prominent place upon the property where the violation is found, not less than 10 days before the hearing is scheduled.
(Source: P.A. 97-1088, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-5) (was 65 ILCS 5/19.2-5)
    Sec. 11-19.2-5. Subpoenas - Defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of the sanitation inspector or the attorney for the municipality, or the respondent or his attorney, issue subpoenas directing witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the respondent or his attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the respondent in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relating to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-42-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-42-16)
    Sec. 11-42-16. Household goods recycling bins.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any municipality may by ordinance require that all household goods recycling bins have a permanent, written, printed label affixed to the bin that is prominently displayed and includes the following: (1) the name, address, and contact information of the person or entity owning, operating, or maintaining that bin; and (2) whether the person or entity owning, operating, or maintaining the bin is a not for profit entity or a for profit entity.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Household goods recycling bin" or "bin" means a container or receptacle held out to the public as a place for people to discard clothes, shoes, books, and other recyclable items until they are taken away for resale, re-use, recycling, or redistribution by the person or entity that owns, operates, or maintains the bin.
    "Not for profit entity" means any entity that is officially recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt entity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provision of federal tax law).
(Source: P.A. 98-1116, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/19.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/19.2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-5)
    Sec. 19.2-5. (Renumbered).
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-6)
    Sec. 11-19.2-6. Representation at code hearings. The case for the municipality may be presented by the sanitation inspector, by any other municipal employee or by an attorney designated by the municipality. However, in no event shall the case for the municipality be presented by an employee of the code hearing unit. The case for the respondent may be presented by the respondent, his attorney, or any other agent or representative.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-7)
    Sec. 11-19.2-7. Hearing - Evidence. The hearing officer shall preside at the hearing, shall hear testimony and accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation upon the property indicated. The sanitation inspector's signed violation notice and report form shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the code violation described therein. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)