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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 62.1 heading)
DIVISION 62.1. PROVIDING FOR COURT ROOMS

65 ILCS 5/11-62.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-62.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-62.1-1)
    Sec. 11-62.1-1. Any municipality may set aside and maintain space in its public buildings or may obtain space and maintain such space in privately owned buildings for court room and office use by the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located and may supply all maintenance employees and supplies needed to maintain such court room and office space and to assist the court in any way the court deems fit in conducting its business. The appearance and furnishings of the court rooms thus established shall meet reasonable minimum standards as prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Such standards shall be substantially the same as those generally accepted in court rooms as to general furnishings, arrangement of bench, tables and chairs, cleanliness, convenience to litigants, decorations, lighting and other matters relating to the physical appearance of the court room.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 837.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 63

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 63 heading)
DIVISION 63. COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AND
GYMNASIUMS

65 ILCS 5/11-63-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-1)
    Sec. 11-63-1. Subject to the provisions of this Division 63, the corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may establish, equip, maintain and operate a community building or buildings which may include a gymnasium to be connected thereto and may levy annually a tax of .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all of the taxable property in the municipality for these purposes. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-2)
    Sec. 11-63-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1 may not exercise the authorities granted by Section 11-63-1 until the question of establishing, equipping, maintaining and operating a community building or buildings and the levying of an annual tax therefor in the amount specified by Section 11-63-1 is submitted to the electors of such municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question.
    Whenever a petition signed by the electors of any specified municipality equal in number to 5% or more of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election, is filed with the municipal clerk of any such municipality requesting the establishment, equipment, operation and maintenance of a community building or buildings and the levy of an annual tax therefor, the question shall be certified by the clerk and submitted to the municipal electors.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the corporate authorities
of (here insert name of                     YES
municipality).... establish, equip,
maintain and operate a community        ----------------------
building or buildings and levy
annually a tax of ....% for these           NO
purposes?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities shall have the authority granted to them by Section 11-63-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-3)
    Sec. 11-63-3. Any municipality which votes favorably upon the proposition stated in Section 11-63-2 may also issue bonds, as herein provided, for the acquisition or construction, or both, of such property, either real or personal, or both, as may be necessary to establish, equip, operate and maintain a community building or buildings.
    Whenever a petition, signed by the electors of any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1, equal in number to 5% or more of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election, is filed with the municipal clerk of any such municipality requesting the submission of the proposition to authorize the issuance of bonds for the acquisition or construction, or both, of property, either real or personal, or both, to establish, equip, operate and maintain a community building or buildings, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the municipal electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The corporate authorities by ordinance shall, (1) designate the election at which the question shall be submitted, and (2) designate the amount of bonds to be issued, This question may be submitted at the same time as the question stated in Section 11-63-2.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall bonds for community
 building purposes to the amount           YES
 of $.... be issued by the city       ------------------------
 (or village or incorporated               NO
 town, as the case may be) of ....?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities shall issue general obligation bonds of the municipality, not exceeding the amount authorized at the election. The bonds shall mature not more than 20 years after the date of their issuance, shall be in denominations of $100, or any multiple thereof, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall be sold at not less than par, all in such manner as the corporate authorities may determine. The corporate authorities, in the manner and at the time provided by law, shall provide by ordinance for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest on the bonds. Such tax shall not be included within any tax rate limitation, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and be in excess thereof, and it shall be the duty of the recording officer of any such municipality to file a certified copy of any such ordinance with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of such municipality is situated and it shall be the duty of such county clerk to extend taxes against all of the taxable property of such municipality situated in the county in amounts sufficient to pay the principal of and interest upon any such bonds as the same becomes due without limitation as to rate or amount.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-4)
    Sec. 11-63-4. Whenever the proposition stated in Section 11-63-2 has been adopted by any municipality specified in Section 11-63-1, the corporate authorities may assume the management of any community building or buildings or may vest the management of the community building or buildings in the playground and recreation board, or may, by ordinance, create a special board therefor. Such special board, if created, shall consist of 3 directors appointed by the mayor or president with the approval of the corporate authorities. The first appointees shall hold office for terms of one, 2 and 3 years, respectively, as determined by lot, beginning July 1st following their appointment. Annually thereafter, prior to July 1st, a director shall be appointed in like manner for a term of 3 years. All directors shall hold office until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner as original appointments. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct in office or neglect of duty. If a special board is created as herein provided, the directors shall within 10 days meet and organize, one member shall be elected chairman and one member shall be elected clerk of the board.
    No person connected with the management of any community building at any time, either directly or indirectly, shall be interested in any contract for the purchase or sale of any supplies or materials used in the construction, repair, operation or maintenance of any community building. No director or person serving in a similar capacity shall receive compensation for his services.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-5)
    Sec. 11-63-5. The corporate authorities may acquire a site or sites for a community building or buildings by condemnation in the name of the municipality in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-6)
    Sec. 11-63-6. The corporate authorities may dedicate and set apart for the use of any community building any land or building which is owned or leased by the municipality and which is not dedicated or devoted to another and inconsistent public use and may make appropriations from the general corporate funds for any of the purposes provided by this Division 63.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-7)
    Sec. 11-63-7. The managing authority may accept any gift of real or personal property, but if the acceptance will subject the municipality to expense, or is subject to a condition, it shall be subject to approval by the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-8)
    Sec. 11-63-8. Any 2 or more contiguous municipalities, which have voted to establish a community building or buildings, may jointly establish, equip, operate and maintain the same. Any school board or park board, if otherwise authorized, may join with any municipality in the establishment, equipment, operation and maintenance of a community building or buildings. In any case of joint management, the terms shall be fixed by agreement of the corporate authorities thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-63-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-63-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-63-9)
    Sec. 11-63-9. Any community building may be dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of the municipality in such manner as the managing authority determines, or in the event that 50% or more of the cost of the building is paid for by donations or legacies, it may be dedicated in accordance with the terms, if any, of the instrument by which the donation or legacy is made.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)