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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-11)
    Sec. 11-74.2-11. In carrying out the provisions of a final redevelopment plan the corporate authorities may pave and improve streets in the redevelopment area, construct sidewalks and install or relocate sewers, water pipes and other similar facilities. The corporate authorities shall advertise for sealed bids for doing such work. The advertisement shall describe the nature of the work to be performed and the time when and place where sealed bids for the work may be delivered to the corporate authorities. The advertisement shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least 20 days prior to the date for receiving bids. A contract for doing the work shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, but the corporate authorities may reject any and all bids received and readvertise for bids. The contractor shall enter into bond in an amount equal to 1/3 of the amount of his bid conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract. The sureties on such bond and on the bond given pursuant to Section 11-74.2-10 shall be approved by the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3213.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-12)
    Sec. 11-74.2-12. When the corporate authorities have acquired title to, and possession of any or all real property in the redevelopment area, they may convey any part of the redevelopment area to any public body having jurisdiction over schools, parks or playgrounds in the area. The property so conveyed shall be used for parks, playgrounds, schools and other public purposes as the corporate authorities may determine. The corporate authorities may charge for such conveyances whatever price they and the officials of the public bodies receiving the land may agree upon. The corporate authorities may also grant with or without charge, easements for public utilities, sewerage and other similar facilities.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3213.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-13)
    Sec. 11-74.2-13. No member of the corporate authority or employee of a municipality subject to this Division shall acquire any interest direct or indirect in any redevelopment area or in any property included or planned to be included in any redevelopment area. Nor shall they have any interest direct or indirect in any contract or proposed contract in connection with any such redevelopment area. If any such member or employee owns or controls an interest direct or indirect in any property included in any redevelopment area he shall disclose the same in writing to the municipality and such disclosure shall be entered upon the minute books of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3213.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-14)
    Sec. 11-74.2-14. The corporate authorities may at any time transfer and sell the fee simple title, or any lesser estate that they acquired to all or any part of the real property within the redevelopment area. No such sale shall be inconsistent with the provisions of paragraph (e) of Section 11-74.2-8.
    Such sales and transfers may be made to:
    (1) Any individual, association or corporation, organized under the laws of this State or of any other State or country, which may legally make such investments in this State, including foreign and alien insurance companies, as defined in Section 2 of the "Illinois Insurance Code"; or
    (2) Any body politic and corporate, public corporation or private individual, corporation, association or interest empowered by law to acquire, develop and use such real property for such uses, public or private, as are in accordance with the final redevelopment plan.
    To provide that the real property sold by the corporate authorities is used in accordance with the final redevelopment plan, the corporate authorities shall inquire into and satisfy themselves concerning the financial ability of the purchaser to complete the redevelopment in accordance with the redevelopment plan and shall require the purchaser to execute in writing such undertakings as the corporate authorities may deem necessary to obligate the purchaser to:
    (1) Use the land for the purposes designated in the approved plan;
    (2) Commence and complete the building of the improvements or the renovation of the property within the periods of time which the corporate authorities fix as reasonable; and
    (3) Comply with such other conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of the final redevelopment plan.
    Any redevelopment area may be sold either as an entirety or in such parcels as the corporate authorities may select. It is not necessary that title be acquired to all real property within the redevelopment area before the sale of a part thereof may be made as provided in this Section. All real property sold shall be sold at its use value which may be less than its acquisition cost. For purposes of this Division, use value represents the value at which the corporate authorities determine that such land should be made available in order that it may be developed or redeveloped for the purposes specified in the final redevelopment plan.
(Source: P.A. 81-3.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-15)
    Sec. 11-74.2-15. Any real property in the redevelopment area that has not been sold, or in the case of commercial projects sold or leased, by the corporate authorities within 5 years after they have acquired title to all the real property in the area shall be sold by the corporate authorities at public sale for cash to the highest bidder who obligates himself to redevelop the property in accordance with the final redevelopment plan. Notice of the sale and of the place where the final redevelopment plan may be inspected shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality in which the real property is situated at least 20 days prior to the date of the public sale. The notice shall contain a description of the real property to be sold and a general statement of the use for which such property may be developed under the redevelopment plan.
    The corporate authorities may reject the bids received if in their opinion the highest bid does not equal or exceed the use value of the land to be sold. Within 6 months after the bids have been rejected, the corporate authorities shall again advertise for sale any real property then remaining unsold. Each additional publication and offer for bids shall be subject to the same requirements and conditions as the original publication.
    Any deed executed by the corporate authorities under this Division may contain such restrictions as are required by the final redevelopment plan and necessary building and zoning ordinances. All such deeds of conveyance shall be executed in the name of the municipality by its chief executive officer, and the seal of the municipality shall be attached to the deeds.
(Source: P.A. 78-1155.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-16)
    Sec. 11-74.2-16. The corporate authorities are authorized and empowered to incur indebtedness and issue revenue bonds in such amounts as they deem necessary for the purpose of raising funds for carrying out the provisions of a final redevelopment plan providing for the eradication and elimination of commercial blight and conditions likely to create blight and the acquisition, development or redevelopment of commercial blight or conservation areas and any other area which may constitute a redevelopment area within the municipality or for the purpose of financing in whole or in part the cost of acquisition, construction and financing of any commercial projects. The ordinance authorizing the issuance of such revenue bonds shall specify the total amount of bonds to be issued, the form and denomination, the date they are to bear, the place at which they are payable, the date or dates of maturity which shall not be later than 40 years after date, the rate of interest which shall not exceed that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. The ordinance shall also specify the dates on which interest is payable. Such bonds shall be sold at private or public sale at a price of not less than 97% of par. The bonds shall be executed by such officials as may be provided in the bond ordinance. The bonds may be made registerable to principal and may be made callable on any interest payment date, with or without premium, plus accrued interest after notice has been given in the manner provided in the bond ordinance. The bonds shall remain valid even though one or more of the officers executing the bonds cease to hold office before the bonds are delivered.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-902.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-17)
    Sec. 11-74.2-17. The bonds shall contain a provision that the principal and interest thereon shall be payable exclusively from the proceeds and revenues of any commercial redevelopment plan or commercial project which is financed in whole or in part with the proceeds of such bonds, together with whatever funds of the municipality from whatever source derived as are necessary to constitute a local matching cash grant-in-aid or contribution for the redevelopment plan within the meaning of any applicable federal or State law. Such bonds may be additionally secured by a pledge of any loan, grant or contribution, or parts thereof, received from the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or any loan, grant or contribution from any other public or private body, instrumentality, corporation or individual, or any duly executed contract for such pledge, loan, grant or contribution or by the assignment of any lease obligation of any commercial concern.
    The corporate authorities executing the revenue bonds shall not be personally liable on the bonds because of their issuance. The bonds shall not be the debt of any municipality or the State, or any subdivision thereof. The bonds shall not be payable out of any funds of the municipality except those indicated in this Section.
    The bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitation or restriction.
(Source: P.A. 78-1155.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-18)
    Sec. 11-74.2-18. The revenue bonds issued pursuant to this Division shall be sold to the highest and best bidder at not less than their par value and accrued interest. The municipality shall, from time to time as bonds are to be sold, advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds. Each such advertisement may be published in such newspapers and journals as the corporate authorities may determine but must be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least 10 days prior to the date of the opening of the bids. The municipality may reserve the right to reject any and all bids and readvertise for bids. Revenue bonds issued solely for the purpose of financing a commercial project may, notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section, be sold at private sale without advertisement at not less than par and accrued interest.
    The bonds may be issued without submitting any proposition to the electorate by referendum or otherwise. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)