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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-67-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-2)
    Sec. 11-67-2. Whenever, in a specified municipality not less than 5% of the electors voting at the last preceding general municipal election petition the municipal clerk for the submission to a referendum vote the proposition of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or            YES
incorporated town) of .... establish    ----------------------
and maintain a municipal coliseum?           NO
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, a municipal coliseum shall be established and maintained in that municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-3)
    Sec. 11-67-3. Every such municipality has the power 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 coliseum purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-4)
    Sec. 11-67-4. Every such municipality has the power to levy and collect taxes for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum. However, any tax levied to establish and maintain such a coliseum shall not exceed .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within that municipality.
    These taxes shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes under Section 8-3-1.
    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. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-5)
    Sec. 11-67-5. Every such municipality has the power to borrow money on the credit of the municipality and to issue bonds, in the manner provided by law, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a municipal coliseum. But no issue of bonds shall be valid unless the proposition of issuing the bonds is first certified by the municipal clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality and is approved by a majority of those voting on the proposition. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall bonds for the purpose of
establishing and maintaining a                   YES
municipal coliseum, in the amount            -----------------
of $....(insert amount), be issued               NO
by the ....(insert name of municipality)?
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    Each year after bonds are issued under this Division 67 and until all bonds so issued are retired, there shall be included in and added to the taxes levied for municipal purposes, a direct annual tax for an amount sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on each bond so issued, and also to pay the principal of these bonds at par value, as the bonds respectively fall due. Any tax levied to pay off any bond issue hereafter approved shall not exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon the taxable property within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-6)
    Sec. 11-67-6. Every such municipality which establishes and owns a municipal coliseum has the power to license or lease all or any part of the coliseum 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: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-7)
    Sec. 11-67-7. The corporate authorities may provide for granting the free use of such a municipal coliseum 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: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-8)
    Sec. 11-67-8. 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 coliseum. 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 coliseum. When these ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities of a designated municipality, 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 date therein mentioned, without further proof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-9)
    Sec. 11-67-9. Every municipality owning and operating such a municipal coliseum shall keep books of account for the coliseum 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 coliseum without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service, and also the value of any use or service rendered by the municipal coliseum 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 that property if owned by a private corporation. The corporate authorities shall have printed annually for public distribution, a report showing the financial results, in the form specified in this section, of the municipal ownership and operation.
    The accounts of the municipal coliseum 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 coliseum, as the corporate authorities may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-67-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-67-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-67-10)
    Sec. 11-67-10. If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition in any municipality have voted for a municipal coliseum under "An Act to enable cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of seventy-five thousand or less, to establish and maintain municipal coliseums," approved May 19, 1927, as amended, that municipality has the same powers and is subject to the same duties as a municipality whose electors approve the establishment and maintenance of a municipal coliseum under this Division 67. If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition in any municipality have voted for the issuance of bonds or obligations under that Act, that municipality has the same powers and is subject to the same duties as a municipality whose electors approve the issuance of bonds under this Division 67.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 68

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 68 heading)
DIVISION 68. STADIUMS AND ATHLETIC FIELDS
IN CITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-68-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-1)
    Sec. 11-68-1. For the purpose of promoting the health and welfare of its citizens, any city with a population of more than 30,000 whose corporate limits coincide with the limits of the township in which the city is located, subject to a referendum vote, may acquire and improve not to exceed 10 acres of land, within or without the city, to be set apart, held, and maintained as a stadium and athletic field for the use of the public.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-2)
    Sec. 11-68-2. Whenever, in such a city, not less than 100 of its electors petition the city clerk for submission to a referendum vote the proposition of acquiring and maintaining a stadium and athletic field, the proposition shall be certified by the city clerk and submitted at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the city of ..............       YES
 acquire  and  maintain  a stadium    ------------------------
 and athletic field?                       NO
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-3)
    Sec. 11-68-3. If a majority of the votes cast on the specified proposition are in favor of acquiring and maintaining a stadium and athletic field, a board of 5 stadium and athletic field commissioners shall be elected at the next regular election for such officers as provided in the general election law. The election for said commissioners shall be governed by the general election law. Two of the commissioners shall hold office for one year; 3 shall hold office for 2 years. Their respective terms shall be determined by lot. Successors shall be elected for a term of 2 years. Vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointments of the mayor. The commissioners shall serve without compensation.
    The board of commissioners shall organize by electing one of their number chairman and one secretary. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, which, at all reasonable times, shall be open to inspection.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)