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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-74-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74-13)
    Sec. 11-74-13. The powers conferred by this Division 74 are in addition and supplemental to, and the limitations imposed by this Division 74 shall not affect, the powers conferred by any other law. Industrial project may be acquired, purchased, constructed, reconstructed, improved, bettered and extended, and bonds may be issued under this Division 74 for such purposes, notwithstanding that any other law may provide for the acquisition, purchase, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment and extension of a like industrial project, or the issuance of bonds for like purposes, and without regard to the requirements, restrictions, limitation or other provisions contained in any other law.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1453.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74-14)
    Sec. 11-74-14. Disclosure of interest. Any member of the corporate authority of a municipality shall disclose any pecuniary interest in any employment, financing, agreement or other contract made under the provisions of this Division 74 before any action by the corporate authority on it, and shall not vote on any such matter. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, any financing agreement or other contract made or procured in conformity with the provisions of this Section shall not be void by reason of the pecuniary interest of any member of the corporate authority of the municipality therein; nor shall such person be subject to any penalty by reason of the making or procuring thereof.
(Source: P.A. 81-1376.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.1 heading)
DIVISION 74.1. ACQUIRING LAND FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES

65 ILCS 5/11-74.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.1-1)
    Sec. 11-74.1-1. For the public purposes set forth in the Illinois Finance Authority Act, the corporate authorities of each municipality may (1) acquire, singly or jointly with other municipalities or counties, by gift, purchase or otherwise, but not by condemnation, except in furtherance of the Illinois Finance Authority Act, land, or any interest in land, whether located within or without its corporate limits, and, singly or jointly, may improve or arrange for the improvement of such land for industrial or commercial purposes and may donate and convey such land, or interest in land, so acquired and so improved, to the Illinois Finance Authority; and (2) donate corporate funds to such Authority.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 74.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 74.2 heading)
COMMERCIAL BLIGHT AREAS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.2 heading)
DIVISION 74.2. COMMERCIAL RENEWAL AND
REDEVELOPMENT AREAS

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-1)
    Sec. 11-74.2-1. It is hereby found and declared:
    (a) In certain municipalities of the State there exist commercial blight or conservation areas where a major portion of the commercial buildings and structures are detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the occupants and the welfare of the urban community because of age, dilapidation, overcrowding or faulty arrangement, or lack of ventilation, light, sanitation facilities, adequate utilities or access to transportation, commercial marketing centers or to adequate labor supplies.
    (b) Such commercial blight or conservation areas are usually situated in the older and centrally located areas of the municipalities involved, and once existing, spread unless eradicated.
    (c) As a result of these degenerative conditions the commercial properties embraced in a commercial blight or conservation area fall into a state of non-productiveness or limited productiveness, and fail to produce their due and proper share of taxes.
    (d) The conditions in a commercial blight or conservation area necessitate excessive and disproportionate expenditures of public funds for crime prevention, public health and safety, fire and accident protection, and other public services and facilities and constitute a drain upon the public revenue. These conditions impair the efficient, economical and indispensable governmental functions of the municipalities embracing such areas, as well as the governmental functions of the State.
    (e) In order to promote and protect the health, safety, morals and welfare of the public it is necessary to provide for the eradication and elimination of commercial blight or conservation areas and the construction of redevelopment projects and commercial projects in these areas.
    (f) The eradication and elimination of commercial blight or conservation areas and the construction of redevelopment projects financed by private capital, with financial assistance from governmental bodies, in the manner provided in this Division are hereby declared to be a public use essential to the public interest.
(Source: P.A. 81-3.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-2)
    Sec. 11-74.2-2. As used in this Act unless the context requires otherwise:
    (a) "Real property" means lands, lands under water, structures, and any and all easements, franchises and incorporeal hereditaments, estates and rights, legal and equitable, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise.
    (b) "Commercial blight area" or "blight area" means any improved or vacant area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres located within the territorial limits of a municipality where, if improved, industrial, commercial and residential buildings or improvements, because of a combination of 5 or more of the following factors: age; dilapidation; obsolescence; deterioration; illegal use of individual structures; presence of structures below minimum code standards; excessive vacancies; overcrowding of structures and community facilities; lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities; inadequate utilities; or excessive land coverage; deleterious land use or layout; depreciation or lack of physical maintenance; lack of community planning, are detrimental to the public safety, health, morals or welfare, or if vacant, the sound growth of the area is impaired by, (1) a combination of 2 or more of the following factors: obsolete platting of the vacant land; diversity of ownership of such land; tax and special assessment delinquencies on such land; deterioration of structures or site improvements in neighboring areas to the vacant land, or (2) the area immediately prior to becoming vacant qualified as a blighted improved area.
    (c) "Commercial project" means any building or buildings or building addition or other structures to be newly constructed, renovated or improved and suitable for use by a commercial enterprise or an entity engaged in providing housing and ancillary services, and includes the sites and other rights in the land on which such buildings or structures are located.
    (d) "Commercial conservation area" or "conservation area" means any area located within the territorial limits of the municipality, of not less, in the aggregate, than 2 acres in which 50% or more of the structures have an age of 35 years or more. Such an area is not yet a blight area but because of a combination of 3 or more of the following factors: dilapidation; obsolescence; deterioration; illegal use of individual structures; presence of structures below minimum code standards; abandonment; excessive vacancies; overcrowding of structures and community facilities; lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities; inadequate utilities; excessive land coverage; deleterious land use or layout; depreciation of physical maintenance; or lack of community planning, is detrimental to the public safety, health, morals or welfare and such an area may become a blight area.
    (e) "Commercial redevelopment plan" or "redevelopment plan" means the comprehensive program for the clearing or rehabilitation and physical development of a commercial blight or conservation area, and includes an analysis and projection of the steps necessary for the elimination or rehabilitation of a commercial blight or conservation area and the protection of adjacent areas, and all administrative, funding and financial details and proposals necessary to effectuate the plan.
    (f) "Redevelopment area" means the blighted or conservation area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres, to be developed in accordance with the redevelopment plan.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)