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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-65-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-6)
    Sec. 11-65-6. Every such municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 has the power under this Division 65 to contract for the management of all or any portion of the municipal convention hall, including, but not limited to, long-term multi-year contracts and to license or lease all or any part of the municipal convention hall to assemblages for definite short periods of time, upon such terms and compensation as may be prescribed by the corporate authorities or as may be determined by ordinances, rules, or regulations passed or prescribed by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-7)
    Sec. 11-65-7. The corporate authorities, under rules and regulations prescribed by a general ordinance, and not otherwise, may provide for granting the free use of such a municipal convention hall to the inhabitants of the municipality, or to local bodies or organizations existing within the municipality, for civic, patriotic, educational, charitable, or political purposes and also for historic celebrations, free amusements, concerts, entertainments, lectures and discussions.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-8)
    Sec. 11-65-8. The corporate authorities from time to time may establish by ordinance all needful rules and regulations for the management and control of such a municipal convention hall. All these ordinances, for the violation of which fines are imposed shall be published in the same manner and form as is required for other ordinances of the municipality, and these ordinances may be printed in book or pamphlet form in such manner as the corporate authorities shall direct. Rules established by these ordinances shall be brought to the notice of the public by being posted in conspicuous places in the municipal convention hall. When these ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities, the book or pamphlet shall be received in all courts as evidence of the contents of these ordinances, and of the passage and publication thereof as of the dates therein mentioned, without further proof.
(Source: P.A. 92-774, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-9)
    Sec. 11-65-9. Every municipality owning and operating such a municipal convention hall shall keep books of account for the municipal convention hall separate and distinct from other municipal accounts and in such manner as to show the true and complete financial standing and results of the municipal ownership and operation. These accounts shall be so kept as to show: (1) the actual cost to the municipality of maintenance, extension, and improvement, (2) all operating expenses of every description, (3) if water or other service is furnished for the use of the municipal convention hall without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service, and also the value of any use or service rendered by the municipal convention hall to the municipality without charge, (4) reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation, and insurance, and (5) estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against the property if owned by a private corporation. The corporate authorities shall publish a report annually showing the financial results, in the form specified in this section, of the municipal ownership and operation in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.
    The accounts of the convention hall shall be examined at least once a year by a licensed Certified Public Accountant permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act who shall report to the corporate authorities the results of his examination. This accountant shall be selected as the corporate authorities may direct, and he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be paid out of the revenue from the municipal convention hall, as the corporate authorities may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-10)
    Sec. 11-65-10. Public-facilities corporations authorized.
    (a) Each municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 is authorized to incorporate a public-facilities corporation to exercise, as business agent of the municipality, the powers of the municipality set forth in Section 11-65-2, Section 11-65-6, and Section 11-65-7, and also the power of the municipality to acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, or purchase all property and rights, necessary or proper, within the corporate limits of the municipality, for municipal convention hall purposes.
    (b) In this Division 65, unless the context otherwise requires, a "public-facilities corporation" means an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is charitable and civic, organized solely for the purpose of (i) acquiring a site or sites appropriate for a municipal convention hall; (ii) constructing, building, and equipping thereon a municipal convention hall; and (iii) collecting the revenues therefrom, entirely without profit to the public-facilities corporation, its officers, or directors. A public-facilities corporation shall assist the municipality it serves in the municipality's essential governmental purposes.
    (c) The municipality shall retain control of the public-facilities corporation by means of the municipality's expressed legal right, set forth in the articles of incorporation of the public-facilities corporation, to appoint, remove, and replace the members of the board of directors of the public-facilities corporation. The directors and officers of the public-facilities corporation shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses that are incurred on behalf of the public-facilities corporation. Upon retirement or redemption of any bonds or other debt instruments issued by the public-facilities corporation in connection with the development of the municipal convention hall, the legal title to the municipal convention hall shall be transferred to the municipality without any further consideration by or on behalf of the municipality.
    (d) The municipality may designate a public-facilities corporation to include a facility that operates for the benefit of multiple units of local government through a management board created by a duly executed intergovernmental cooperation agreement and ratified by each duly elected board.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-15)
    Sec. 11-65-15. Exemption from use and occupation taxes. No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-20)
    Sec. 11-65-20. Exemptions from property taxation. All real property and the municipal convention hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-25)
    Sec. 11-65-25. Tax exemptions for existing public-facilities corporations. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, a municipality has incorporated a public-facilities corporation and the public-facilities corporation complies with the requirements set forth in Section 11-65-10, then, for all purposes:
        (1) No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the
    
Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall; and
        (2) all real property and the municipal convention
    
hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)