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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-2)
    Sec. 11-52.1-2. Any city or village owning or controlling a municipal cemetery lying within or without, or partly within or without, the corporate limits of such city or village, shall have the power to appoint by the mayor or president, with the advice and consent of the city council or board of trustees, a board of 3 persons who shall be known as the cemetery board of managers. Such managers shall hold their office for a period of 2 years or until their successors are appointed. Such board of managers may receive in trust from the proprietors or owners of any lot in the cemetery, or any person interested in the maintenance of the cemetery, any gift or legacy of any money or property, either real, personal or mixed, which may be donated to the board of managers for the use and maintenance of the lot or cemetery. The board of managers may convert property donated into money and invest the same in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance of the city or village and apply the income therefrom perpetually for the care of the cemetery lot or the care and maintenance of the cemetery, as shall be specified in the gift or legacy and as may be provided by ordinance of the city or village.
    Every gift or legacy for any of the purposes mentioned in this section, made to a cemetery by its name, having a board of managers, appointed as provided herein, shall vest in such board of managers and take effect to all intents and purposes as if made to such board, and shall not fail merely because such cemetery is not incorporated.
    The board of managers shall, as soon as may be convenient after appointment, meet and organize by selecting one of their number to be president and another of their number to be clerk of such board, and also to select a treasurer of such board, who may or may not be one of their number. The treasurer, before entering upon his duties as such, shall execute a bond to the People of the State of Illinois for the use of the board of managers, in a penal sum not less than double the value of the money or property coming into his hands as such treasurer, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties and for the faithful accounting for all property which, by virtue of his office, comes into his possession. The bond shall be in such form and with such sureties as may be approved by the city council or board of trustees appointing the board of managers, to be approved and preserved in the same manner as is the bond of the treasurer of such city or village.
    The board treasurer shall have the custody of all money and property received in trust by the board of managers, and shall pay out the same only upon the written order of the board, signed by at least 2 of them, and he shall keep permanent books of record of all such trust funds and of all receipts and disbursements thereof, and for what purposes received and disbursed. The treasurer shall annually make a written report to the board of managers, under oath, showing balances, receipts and disbursements, including a statement showing the amount and principal of trust funds on hand and how invested. This report shall be audited by the board, and if found correct, shall be transmitted to the city council or board of trustees, at the same time that the treasurer of the city or village is required by law to make his report, and shall be approved and preserved in the same manner, if found to be correct.
    The clerk of the board of managers shall keep, in a book provided for such purpose, a permanent record of the proceedings of the board, signed by the president and attested by the clerk, and shall also keep a permanent record of the several trust funds, from what sources received, the amounts thereof, and for what uses and purposes, respectively. The clerk shall annually, at the time of transmitting the treasurer's report to the city council or board of trustees, make a written report, under oath, to the city council or board of trustees, stating therein, substantially the same matter required to be reported by the treasurer of the board. The clerk's report, if found to be correct, shall be approved and preserved by the city council or board of trustees. The city council or board of trustees shall have the power to remove from office any or all of the board of managers or the treasurer, for non-performance of duties or for misappropriation or wrongful use of the funds or property, and to require a just and proper accounting for the same.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52.1-3)
    Sec. 11-52.1-3. Two or more cities, villages and townships may jointly unite in establishing and maintaining cemeteries within and without their territory or corporate limits, and acquire lands therefor in common, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, and may lay out lots of convenient size for families, and may sell lots for family burying ground or to individuals for burial purposes.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 832.)