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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-21-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-2)
    Sec. 11-21-2. "Public comfort station" means an institution where waiting rooms, rest rooms, toilet rooms for men and women, lavatories, check rooms, drinking water, and similar facilities are freely available for the convenience of the public. In addition, it may contain living quarters for attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-3)
    Sec. 11-21-3. In establishing, equipping, and maintaining public comfort stations the municipality specified in Section 11-21-1 may construct, purchase, lease, or accept donations of ground sites, buildings, rooms, and the necessary equipment, and may employ necessary attendants.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-21-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-21-4)
    Sec. 11-21-4. A tax of not to exceed .0333% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on the assessed value of all taxable property within each municipality, which has established a public comfort station, shall be assessed, levied, and collected by the municipality in the manner provided for the assessment, levy, and collection of other taxes for corporate purposes. The tax authorized by this Section is in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1. The proceeds of this tax shall be kept in a separate fund and shall be used for the establishment, equipment, and maintenance of public comfort stations and for no other purpose.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-280; 86-1028.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 Div 21.5 heading)
DIVISION 21.5. LOCAL EMERGENCY ENERGY PLANS

65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-21.5-5)
    Sec. 11-21.5-5. Local emergency energy plans.
    (a) Any municipality, including a home rule municipality, may, by ordinance, require any electric utility (i) that serves more than 1,000,000 customers in Illinois and (ii) that is operating within the corporate limits of the municipality to adopt and to provide the municipality with a local emergency energy plan. For the purposes of this Section, (i) "local emergency energy plan" or "plan" means a planned course of action developed by the electric utility that is implemented when the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility and (ii) "local emergency energy plan ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities of the municipality under this Section that requires local emergency energy plans.
    (b) A local emergency energy plan must include the following information:
        (1) the circumstances that would require the
    
implementation of the plan;
        (2) the levels or stages of the plan;
        (3) the approximate geographic limits of each outage
    
area provided for in the plan;
        (4) the approximate number of customers within each
    
outage area provided for in the plan;
        (5) any police facilities, fire stations, hospitals,
    
nursing homes, schools, day care centers, senior citizens centers, community health centers, blood banks, dialysis centers, community mental health centers, correctional facilities, stormwater and wastewater treatment or pumping facilities, water-pumping stations, buildings in excess of 80 feet in height that have been identified by the municipality, and persons on life support systems that are known to the electric utility that could be affected by controlled rotating interruptions of electric service under the plan; and
        (6) the anticipated sequence and duration of
    
intentional interruptions of electric service to each outage area under the plan.
    (c) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may require that, when an electric utility determines it is necessary to implement a controlled rotating interruption of electric service because the demand for electricity exceeds, or is at significant risk of exceeding, the supply of electricity available to the electric utility, the electric utility notify a designated municipal officer that the electric utility will be implementing its local emergency energy plan. The notification shall be made pursuant to a procedure approved by the municipality after consultation with the electric utility.
    (d) After providing the notice required in subsection (c), an electric utility shall reasonably and separately advise designated municipal officials before it implements each level or stage of the plan, which shall include (i) a request for emergency help from neighboring utilities, (ii) a declaration of a control area emergency, and (iii) a public appeal for voluntary curtailment of electricity use.
    (e) The electric utility must give a separate notice to a designated municipal official immediately after it determines that there will be a controlled rotating interruption of electric service under the local emergency energy plan. The notification must include (i) the areas in which service will be interrupted, (ii) the sequence and estimated duration of the service outage for each area, (iii) the affected feeders, and (iv) the number of affected customers in each area. Whenever practical, the notification shall be made at least 2 hours before the time of the outages. If the electric utility is aware that controlled rotating interruptions may be required, the notification may not be made less than 30 minutes before the outages.
    (f) A local emergency energy plan ordinance may provide civil penalties for violations of its provisions. The penalties must be permitted under the Illinois Municipal Code.
    (g) The notifications required by this Section are in addition to the notification requirements of any applicable franchise agreement or ordinance and to the notification requirements of any applicable federal or State law, rule, and regulation.
    (h) Except for any penalties or remedies that may be provided in a local emergency energy plan ordinance, in this Act, or in rules adopted by the Illinois Commerce Commission, nothing in this Section shall be construed to impose liability for or prevent a utility from taking any actions that are necessary at any time, in any order, and with or without notice that are required to preserve the integrity of the electric utility's electrical system and interconnected network.
    (i) Nothing in this Section, a local emergency energy plan ordinance, or a local emergency energy plan creates any duty of a municipality to any person or entity. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from its decision to adopt or to refrain from adopting a local emergency energy plan ordinance. No municipality may be subject to any claim or cause of action arising, directly or indirectly, from any act or omission under the terms of or information provided in a local emergency energy plan filed under a local emergency energy plan ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02; 93-293, eff. 7-22-03.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 22

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 22 heading)
HOSPITALS AND SANITARIUMS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 22

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 22 heading)
DIVISION 22. GENERAL POWERS OVER HOSPITALS,
SANITARIUMS AND UNDERTAKING PARLORS

65 ILCS 5/11-22-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-22-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-22-1)
    Sec. 11-22-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may erect, establish, and maintain hospitals, nursing homes and medical dispensaries, all on a nonprofit basis, and may locate and regulate hospitals, medical dispensaries, sanitariums, and undertaking establishments; provided that the corporate authorities of any municipality shall not regulate any pharmacy or drugstore registered under the Pharmacy Practice Act. Any hospital maintained under this Section is authorized to provide any service and enter into any contract or other arrangement not prohibited by a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.
    For purposes of erecting, establishing and maintaining a nursing home on a nonprofit basis pursuant to this Section, the corporate authorities of each municipality shall have the power to borrow money; execute a promissory note or notes, execute a mortgage or trust deed to secure payment of such notes or deeds, or execute such other security instrument or document as needed, and pledge real and personal nursing home property as security for any such promissory note, mortgage or trust deed; and issue revenue or general obligation bonds.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-22-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-22-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-22-2)
    Sec. 11-22-2. In the event any municipality has established a public hospital in accordance with the provisions of this Division 22 and in the further event the corporate authorities shall determine that the hospital is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was established, or that those purposes would be better served through the operation of the hospital by a corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education, the corporate authorities may by ordinance authorize the transfer, sale or lease of the hospital to such corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, or may authorize the sale or lease of the hospital to any mental health clinic which obtains any portion of its funds from the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities). Such transfer, sale or lease may be on such terms and under such conditions as the corporate authorities may deem proper without regard to any provisions of Division 9 or 10 of Article 8 or Divisions 75, 76, 77 and 78 of this Article 11. At least 10 days prior to the adoption of an ordinance under this Section, the corporate authorities shall make the proposed ordinance conveniently available for public inspection and shall hold at least one public hearing thereon. Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing. Such notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination.
    In the event that prior to the sale or lease of the hospital pursuant to this Section, a labor organization has been recognized by the hospital as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in a bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, and in the further event that a purchaser or lessor subject to the National Labor Relations Act retains or hires a majority of the employees in such a bargaining unit, such purchaser or lessor shall recognize the labor organization as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in that bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, provided that the labor organization makes a timely written assertion of its representational capacity to the purchaser or lessor.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 23

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 23 heading)
DIVISION 23. HOSPITALS IN CITIES OF LESS THAN 100,000

65 ILCS 5/11-23-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-1)
    Sec. 11-23-1. Whenever at least 100 electors of a city with a population of less than 100,000 present a petition to the city clerk of the city asking that an annual tax, not to exceed .06% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, be levied each year on all taxable property of the city for the establishment and maintenance of a public hospital, or for the purchase and maintenance of an existing nonsectarian public hospital, within the city, the city clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form: "Shall a ....% tax, for establishing and maintaining (or for purchasing and maintaining) a public hospital be levied against the taxable property of the city of ....?" and shall specify the rate of taxation mentioned in the petition. If a majority of all votes cast on the proposition are in favor of the proposition, the tax specified in the notice shall be levied and collected annually in the same manner as are other general taxes in the city, and shall be known as the hospital fund. However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967, shall have a rate limit of .06%, or the limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater. Thereafter, the city council shall include an appropriation in the annual appropriation ordinance of such sums of money as may be necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the hospital. This annual hospital tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1 and shall be exclusive thereof and not included within any limitation of rate or amount for other municipal purposes.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-2)
    Sec. 11-23-2. In case an annual hospital tax has been levied and collected under this Division 23 for 3 or more consecutive years, and the city has not established or maintained, or purchased and maintained, a hospital in accordance with this Division 23, the mayor of the city, with the approval of the city council, may authorize the payment of all funds in the city treasury derived from that tax, to any nonsectarian public hospital within or without the corporate limits of the city maintained for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city who are sick or are injured or maimed. These funds, when so turned over to such a hospital, shall be used solely for its maintenance under the sole control of the management of the hospital. Thereafter, funds derived from this annual hospital tax shall be turned over to that hospital as soon as received by the city, until the city council shall provide otherwise by an ordinance approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at any election. The city council may order such ordinance certified by the clerk and submitted by the proper election authority to the voters at any election in accordance with the general election law.
    The management of such a hospital shall submit to the city council a semi-annual report of the expenditure of such funds as have been received from the city from the hospital tax.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-3)
    Sec. 11-23-3. In the event any municipality has established a city public hospital in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-23-1 and in the further event the corporate authorities shall determine that the hospital is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was established or that those purposes would be better served through the operation of the city hospital by a corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education, the corporate authorities by ordinance may authorize the transfer, sale or lease of the hospital to such corporation, hospital, health care facility, unit of local government or institution of higher education within or without the corporate limits of the city, or may authorize the sale or lease of the hospital to any mental health clinic which obtains any portion of its funds from the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities). Such transfer, sale or lease may be on such terms and under such conditions as the corporate authorities may deem proper without regard to any provisions of Division 9 of Article 8 or Divisions 75, 76, 77 and 78 of this Article 11. At least 10 days prior to the adoption of an ordinance under this Section the corporate authorities shall make the proposed ordinance conveniently available for public inspection and shall hold at least one public hearing thereon. Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing. Such notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed ordinance will be accessible for examination.
    If a city public hospital is transferred, sold or leased as authorized by this section and if no bonds issued under the provisions of Section 11-23-6 or Section 11-23-13 are outstanding, the city council may transfer any excess funds remaining in the Hospital Fund to the general fund of the city to be expended for capital expenditures only and not for operating expenses of the city.
    In the event that prior to the sale or lease of the hospital pursuant to this Section, a labor organization has been recognized by the hospital as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in a bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, and in the further event that a purchaser or lessor subject to the National Labor Relations Act retains or hires a majority of the employees in such a bargaining unit, such purchaser or lessor shall recognize the labor organization as the exclusive representative of the majority of employees in that bargaining unit for purposes of collective bargaining, provided that the labor organization makes a timely written assertion of its representational capacity to the purchaser or lessor.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-4)
    Sec. 11-23-4. When such a city council has decided to establish and maintain, or to purchase and maintain, a public hospital under this Division 23, the mayor, with the approval of the city council, shall appoint a board of 3 directors for the hospital.
    One of the directors shall hold office for one year, one for 2 years, and one for 3 years, from the first day of July following their appointments. At their first regular meeting the directors shall cast lots for the respective terms. Before the first day of July each year thereafter, the mayor, with the approval of the city council, shall appoint one director to take the place of the retiring director, who shall hold office for 3 years, and until his successor is appointed.
    The city council may, by resolution, increase the membership of the board to 5 directors. Such resolution shall not affect the terms of the incumbent directors. Before the first day of July following the adoption of such resolution the mayor with the approval of the city council, shall appoint 3 directors, one to succeed the incumbent whose term expires and the 2 additional provided for in the resolution, for terms of 3, 4 and 5 years from July 1 of the year of the appointment. Thereafter, upon the expiration of the term of any director his successor shall be appointed for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed for a like term.
    If the city council has, by previous resolution, increased the membership of the board to 5 directors, the city council may by new resolution increase the membership of the board by 2 new members in any one year up to a maximum of 11 directors. Such new resolution shall not affect the terms of incumbent directors. Before the first day of July following the adoption of the new resolution the mayor with the approval of the city council shall appoint a sufficient number of directors so that there will be a successor for the full term of each incumbent whose term expires, and the 2 additional provided for in the resolution for terms of 4 and 5 years from July 1 of the year of appointment. Thereafter, upon the expiration of the term of any director, his successor shall be appointed for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed and qualified for a like term.
    The mayor, with the consent of the city council, may remove any director for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled for the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments. No director shall receive compensation for serving as a director. No director shall be interested, either directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale of any supplies for the hospital.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-23-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-23-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-5)
    Sec. 11-23-5. Immediately after their appointment the directors shall meet to organize by the election of one of their number president and one as secretary and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. They shall adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance and for the government of the hospital as may be expedient and not inconsistent with ordinances of the city. They have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the hospital fund. All money received for the hospital shall be deposited in the city treasury to the credit of the hospital fund, and drawn upon by the proper city officers upon the proper authenticated vouchers of the hospital board. The board has the power to purchase or lease ground and to occupy, lease, or erect appropriate buildings for the use of the hospital. It has the exclusive control of the supervision, care, and custody of the grounds, leases, and buildings constructed, leased, or set apart for that purpose. The board has the power to appoint a suitable superintendent or matron, or both, and necessary assistants, to fix their compensation and to remove such appointees. The board in general shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division 23 in establishing and maintaining or in purchasing and maintaining a public hospital. The board is authorized to approve the provision of any service and to approve any contract or other arrangement not prohibited by a hospital licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, incorporated under the General Not-For-Profit Corporation Act, and exempt from taxation under paragraph (3) of subsection (c) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. One or all of the directors shall visit and examine the hospital at least twice each month and the board shall make monthly reports of its condition to the city council.
(Source: P.A. 86-739.)