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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-8)
    Sec. 11-29.1-8. The board of directors is authorized to investigate the financial condition of each person liable under Section 11-29.1-6 and is further authorized to make determinations of the ability of each such person to pay the sums representing maintenance charges, and for such purposes to set a standard as a basis of judgment of ability to pay, which standard shall be recomputed periodically to reflect changes in the cost of living and other pertinent factors, and to make provisions for unusual and exceptional circumstances in the application of such standard. The board may issue to any person liable therefor statements of amounts due as maintenance charges, requiring payment in such manner as may be arranged, in an amount not exceeding the average per capita operating cost as determined under Section 11-29.1-7.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-9)
    Sec. 11-29.1-9. The use of the facilities or services specified in Section 11-29.1-1 shall not be limited or conditioned in any manner by the financial status or ability to pay of any recipient or person responsible. Records pertaining to the payment of maintenance charges shall not be made available for inspection, but all such records shall be deemed confidential and used only when required for the purpose of Section 11-29.1-8.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-10)
    Sec. 11-29.1-10. Any person who has been issued a statement of any sum due for maintenance charges for a mentally deficient person may petition the board of directors for a modification thereof, and the board shall provide for a hearing thereon. The board may, after such hearing, grant such relief as seems proper.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-11)
    Sec. 11-29.1-11. Upon request of the board of directors, the attorney for the municipality in which a person who is liable for payment of maintenance charges resides shall file suit to collect the amount due. The court may order the payment of sums due for maintenance for such period or periods as the circumstances require. Such order may be entered against any or all such defendants and may be based upon the proportionate ability of each defendant to contribute to the payment of sums due. Orders for the payment of money may be enforced by attachment as for contempt against the persons of the defendants, and in addition as other judgments for the payment of money, and costs may be adjudged against the defendants and apportioned among them, but if the complaint is dismissed the costs shall be borne by the municipality.
    The provisions of the Civil Practice Law, and all amendments thereto, shall apply to and govern all actions instituted under the provisions of this Division 29.1.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-12)
    Sec. 11-29.1-12. Upon the death of a person who is liable for maintenance charges imposed by Section 11-29.1-6 and who is possessed of property, the executor or administrator of his estate shall ascertain from the board of directors the extent of such charges. Such claim shall be allowed and paid as other lawful claims against the estate.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 828.)

65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.1-13)
    Sec. 11-29.1-13. The Department of Human Services shall adopt general rules for the guidance of any board of directors, prescribing reasonable standards in regard to program, facilities and services for mentally deficient residents.
    The Department of Human Services may conduct such investigation as may be necessary to ascertain compliance with rules adopted pursuant to this Division 29.1.
    If any such board of directors fails to comply with such rules, the Department of Human Services shall withhold distribution of any State grant in aid until such time as such board complies with such rules.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.2 heading)
DIVISION 29.2. CONTRACTS WITH COMMUNITY
MENTAL HEALTH BOARD

65 ILCS 5/11-29.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.2-1)
    Sec. 11-29.2-1. Any city, village or incorporated town may enter into contractual agreements with any Community Mental Health Board having jurisdiction within the city, village or incorporated town. Such agreement shall be written and shall provide for the rendition of service by the Community Mental Health Board to the residents of such city, village or incorporated town. For this purpose, the city, village or incorporated town is authorized to expend its funds and any funds made available to it through the Federal State and Local Assistance Act of 1972.
(Source: P.A. 78-576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 29.3 heading)
DIVISION 29.3. SENIOR CITIZEN HOUSING

65 ILCS 5/11-29.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-29.3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29.3-1)
    Sec. 11-29.3-1. It being considered essential to the welfare of any municipality that decent, safe and sanitary housing be provided for senior citizens; any such municipality shall have the following powers with respect to senior citizens housing:
        (1) To construct, own, manage, acquire, lease,
    
purchase, reconstruct, improve, or rehabilitate any real estate or personal property.
        (2) To employ or contract with others for management.
        (3) To donate land.
        (4) To acquire by any means, including eminent
    
domain, any property deemed necessary and convenient.
        (5) To mortgage real and personal property.
        (6) To borrow money, and secure the payment of such
    
borrowing by a pledge of revenue.
        (7) To guarantee the repayment of money borrowed to
    
finance any purpose hereunder.
        (8) To sell or convey real and personal property upon
    
such terms as deemed necessary.
        (9) To accept grants, contributions, and gifts.
        (10) To charge rents and fees of residents.
        (11) To enter into leases.
        (12) To expend municipal funds in the exercise of its
    
powers hereunder.
        (13) To make all such contracts as may be necessary
    
in the exercise of its powers hereunder.
    Senior citizen housing shall mean housing where at least 50% of the tenants are intended to be of age 55 or older.
    After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994, any municipality, except for municipalities with a population in excess of 10,000 located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000, may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money after the question has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question. The clerk shall certify the proposition of the corporate authorities to the proper election authority who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of municipality) be authorized to borrow
    
$(amount) to provide senior citizen housing under Division 29.3 of the Illinois Municipal Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    No municipality with a population in excess of 10,000 located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000 may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money unless it adopts an ordinance declaring its intention to do so and directs that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality. The notice shall set forth (1) the intention of the municipality to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money; (2) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the proposition to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money be submitted to the voters of the municipality; (3) the time within which a petition must be filed requesting the submission of the proposition; and (4) the date of the prospective referendum. At the time of publication of the notice and for 30 days thereafter, the Clerk shall provide a petition form to any person requesting one. If within 30 days after the publication a petition is filed with the Clerk, signed by not less than 10% of the voters of the municipality requesting that the proposition to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money be submitted to the voters thereof then the municipality shall not be authorized to so act until the proposition has been certified to the proper election authorities and has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at any regularly scheduled election. If no such petition is so filed, or if any and all petitions filed are invalid, the municipality may proceed to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money. In addition to the requirements of the general election law the notice of the referendum election shall set forth the intention of the municipality to borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money under this Division. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of village) be authorized to borrow
    
$(amount) (or guarantee the repayment of $(amount)) to provide senior citizen housing under Division 29.3 of the Illinois Municipal Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, municipalities with a population in excess of 10,000 and less than 15,000 and located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000 may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money for new construction of senior citizen housing only after the question has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question.
(Source: P.A. 87-1153; 87-1208; 88-45; 88-646, eff. 1-1-95.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 30 heading)
CONTROL OVER BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 30 heading)
DIVISION 30. GENERAL REGULATORY POWERS

65 ILCS 5/11-30-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-1)
    Sec. 11-30-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate fences and party walls. Provisions of this act do not apply to railroad right of way fences which are regulated under Section 57 of the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1027.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-2)
    Sec. 11-30-2. For the purpose of lessening or avoiding the hazards to persons and damage to property resulting from flooding, the corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe rules and regulations for the construction and alteration of buildings and structures and parts and appurtenances thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-3)
    Sec. 11-30-3. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities may license, locate and regulate the use and construction of rooming houses. In municipalities of more than 500,000 inhabitants the fee for any license authorized under this Section shall not exceed the sum of $25 per year.
    For the purposes of this section, the term "rooming house" means a building or portion of a building other than a hotel, motel, apartment hotel, or residential hotel, in which sleeping accommodations not constituting an apartment are furnished at a fee for 4 or more persons ordinarily renting such accommodations at a specified rate for a specified time, and occupying the premises as a permanent place of abode rather than on a transient basis for a short term period of occupancy. An apartment is herein defined as a self-contained unit with private bath and cooking facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2614.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-4)
    Sec. 11-30-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe the strength and manner of constructing all buildings, structures and their accessories and of the construction of fire escapes thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-5)
    Sec. 11-30-5. In order to promote the public health and safety and the health and safety of the occupants of the premises herein defined, the corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and provide for supervision of every building, structure or any part thereof used or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished or maintained for 20 or more persons for a period of one day or more, and in connection therewith, but not as a limitation thereon, to regulate and provide for supervision of desk clerks in such buildings or structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-30-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-30-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-30-6)
    Sec. 11-30-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the lighting of stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways in premises containing more than 2 flats or apartments and to require the owner, lessee, person, firm or corporation having control of such stairs, vestibules, passageways and common ways to light the same.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)