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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.3-3)
    Sec. 11-74.3-3. Powers of municipalities. In addition to the powers a municipality may now have, a municipality shall have the following powers:
        (1) To make and enter into all contracts necessary or
    
incidental to the implementation and furtherance of a business district plan. A contract by and between the municipality and any developer or other nongovernmental person to pay or reimburse said developer or other nongovernmental person for business district project costs incurred or to be incurred by said developer or other nongovernmental person shall not be deemed an economic incentive agreement under Section 8-11-20, notwithstanding the fact that such contract provides for the sharing, rebate, or payment of retailers' occupation taxes or service occupation taxes (including, without limitation, taxes imposed pursuant to subsection (10)) the municipality receives from the development or redevelopment of properties in the business district. Contracts entered into pursuant to this subsection shall be binding upon successor corporate authorities of the municipality and any party to such contract may seek to enforce and compel performance of the contract by civil action, mandamus, injunction, or other proceeding.
        (2) Within a business district, to acquire by
    
purchase, donation, or lease, and to own, convey, lease, mortgage, or dispose of land and other real or personal property or rights or interests therein; and to grant or acquire licenses, easements, and options with respect thereto, all in the manner and at such price authorized by law. No conveyance, lease, mortgage, disposition of land or other property acquired by the municipality, or agreement relating to the development of property, shall be made or executed except pursuant to prior official action of the municipality. No conveyance, lease, mortgage, or other disposition of land owned by the municipality, and no agreement relating to the development of property, within a business district shall be made without making public disclosure of the terms and disposition of all bids and proposals submitted to the municipality in connection therewith.
        (2.5) To acquire property by eminent domain in
    
accordance with the Eminent Domain Act.
        (3) To clear any area within a business district by
    
demolition or removal of any existing buildings, structures, fixtures, utilities, or improvements, and to clear and grade land.
        (4) To install, repair, construct, reconstruct, or
    
relocate public streets, public utilities, and other public site improvements within or without a business district which are essential to the preparation of a business district for use in accordance with a business district plan.
        (5) To renovate, rehabilitate, reconstruct, relocate,
    
repair, or remodel any existing buildings, structures, works, utilities, or fixtures within any business district.
        (6) To construct public improvements, including but
    
not limited to buildings, structures, works, utilities, or fixtures within any business district.
        (7) To fix, charge, and collect fees, rents, and
    
charges for the use of any building, facility, or property or any portion thereof owned or leased by the municipality within a business district.
        (8) To pay or cause to be paid business district
    
project costs. Any payments to be made by the municipality to developers or other nongovernmental persons for business district project costs incurred by such developer or other nongovernmental person shall be made only pursuant to the prior official action of the municipality evidencing an intent to pay or cause to be paid such business district project costs. A municipality is not required to obtain any right, title, or interest in any real or personal property in order to pay business district project costs associated with such property. The municipality shall adopt such accounting procedures as shall be necessary to determine that such business district project costs are properly paid.
        (8.5) Utilize up to 1% of the revenue from a business
    
district retailers' occupation tax and service occupation tax imposed under paragraph (10) and a hotel operators' occupation tax under paragraph (11) of Section 11-74.3-3 in connection with one business district for eligible costs in another business district that is:
            (A) contiguous to the business district from
        
which the revenues are received;
            (B) separated only by a public right of way from
        
the business district from which the revenues are received; or
            (C) separated only by forest preserve property
        
from the business district from which the revenues are received if the closest boundaries of the business districts that are separated by the forest preserve property are less than one mile apart.
        (9) To apply for and accept grants, guarantees,
    
donations of property or labor or any other thing of value for use in connection with a business district project.
        (10) If the municipality has by ordinance found and
    
determined that the business district is a blighted area under this Law, to impose a retailers' occupation tax and a service occupation tax in the business district for the planning, execution, and implementation of business district plans and to pay for business district project costs as set forth in the business district plan approved by the municipality.
        (11) If the municipality has by ordinance found and
    
determined that the business district is a blighted area under this Law, to impose a hotel operators' occupation tax in the business district for the planning, execution, and implementation of business district plans and to pay for the business district project costs as set forth in the business district plan approved by the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-452, eff. 1-1-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.3-4)
    Sec. 11-74.3-4. The powers granted to municipalities in this Law shall not be construed as a limitation on the powers of a home rule municipality granted by Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 96-1394, eff. 7-29-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-5)
    Sec. 11-74.3-5. Definitions. The following terms as used in this Law shall have the following meanings:
    "Blighted area" means an area that is a blighted area which, by reason of the predominance of defective, non-existent, or inadequate street layout, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site improvements, improper subdivision or obsolete platting, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire or other causes, or any combination of those factors, retards the provision of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability, an economic underutilization of the area, or a menace to the public health, safety, morals, or welfare.
    "Business district" means a contiguous area which includes only parcels of real property directly and substantially benefited by the proposed business district plan. A business district may, but need not be, a blighted area, but no municipality shall be authorized to impose taxes pursuant to subsection (10) or (11) of Section 11-74.3-3 in a business district which has not been determined by ordinance to be a blighted area under this Law.
    "Business district plan" shall mean the written plan for the development or redevelopment of a business district. Each business district plan shall set forth in writing: (i) a specific description of the boundaries of the proposed business district, including a map illustrating the boundaries; (ii) a general description of each project proposed to be undertaken within the business district, including a description of the approximate location of each project and a description of any developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the proposed business district; (iii) the name of the proposed business district; (iv) the estimated business district project costs; (v) the anticipated source of funds to pay business district project costs; (vi) the anticipated type and terms of any obligations to be issued; and (vii) the rate of any tax to be imposed pursuant to subsection (10) or (11) of Section 11-74.3-3 and the period of time for which the tax shall be imposed.
    "Business district project costs" shall mean and include the sum total of all costs incurred by a municipality, other governmental entity, or nongovernmental person in connection with a business district, in the furtherance of a business district plan, including, without limitation, the following:
        (1) costs of studies, surveys, development of plans
    
and specifications, implementation and administration of a business district plan, and personnel and professional service costs including architectural, engineering, legal, marketing, financial, planning, or other professional services, provided that no charges for professional services may be based on a percentage of tax revenues received by the municipality;
        (2) property assembly costs, including but not
    
limited to, acquisition of land and other real or personal property or rights or interests therein, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for property assembly costs incurred by that developer or other nongovernmental person;
        (3) site preparation costs, including but not limited
    
to clearance, demolition or removal of any existing buildings, structures, fixtures, utilities, and improvements and clearing and grading of land;
        (4) costs of installation, repair, construction,
    
reconstruction, extension, or relocation of public streets, public utilities, and other public site improvements within or without the business district which are essential to the preparation of the business district for use in accordance with the business district plan, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for site preparation costs incurred by the developer or nongovernmental person;
        (5) costs of renovation, rehabilitation,
    
reconstruction, relocation, repair, or remodeling of any existing buildings, improvements, and fixtures within the business district, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursement for costs incurred by those developers or nongovernmental persons;
        (6) costs of installation or construction within the
    
business district of buildings, structures, works, streets, improvements, equipment, utilities, or fixtures, and specifically including payments to developers or other nongovernmental persons as reimbursements for such costs incurred by such developer or nongovernmental person;
        (7) financing costs, including but not limited to all
    
necessary and incidental expenses related to the issuance of obligations, payment of any interest on any obligations issued under this Law that accrues during the estimated period of construction of any development or redevelopment project for which those obligations are issued and for not exceeding 36 months thereafter, and any reasonable reserves related to the issuance of those obligations; and
        (8) relocation costs to the extent that a
    
municipality determines that relocation costs shall be paid or is required to make payment of relocation costs by federal or State law.
    "Business district tax allocation fund" means the special fund to be established by a municipality for a business district as provided in Section 11-74.3-6.
    "Dissolution date" means the date on which the business district tax allocation fund shall be dissolved. The dissolution date shall be not later than 270 days following payment to the municipality of the last distribution of taxes as provided in Section 11-74.3-6.
(Source: P.A. 99-452, eff. 1-1-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-6)
    Sec. 11-74.3-6. Business district revenue and obligations; business district tax allocation fund.
    (a) If the corporate authorities of a municipality have approved a business district plan, have designated a business district, and have elected to impose a tax by ordinance pursuant to subsection (10) or (11) of Section 11-74.3-3, then each year after the date of the approval of the ordinance but terminating upon the date all business district project costs and all obligations paying or reimbursing business district project costs, if any, have been paid, but in no event later than the dissolution date, all amounts generated by the retailers' occupation tax and service occupation tax shall be collected and the tax shall be enforced by the Department of Revenue in the same manner as all retailers' occupation taxes and service occupation taxes imposed in the municipality imposing the tax and all amounts generated by the hotel operators' occupation tax shall be collected and the tax shall be enforced by the municipality in the same manner as all hotel operators' occupation taxes imposed in the municipality imposing the tax. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall deposit the proceeds of the taxes imposed under subsections (10) and (11) of Section 11-74.3-3 into a special fund of the municipality called the "[Name of] Business District Tax Allocation Fund" for the purpose of paying or reimbursing business district project costs and obligations incurred in the payment of those costs.
    (b) The corporate authorities of a municipality that has designated a business district under this Law may, by ordinance, impose a Business District Retailers' Occupation Tax upon all persons engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property, other than an item of tangible personal property titled or registered with an agency of this State's government, at retail in the business district at a rate not to exceed 1% of the gross receipts from the sales made in the course of such business, to be imposed only in 0.25% increments. The tax may not be imposed on food for human consumption that is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption), prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, modifications to a motor vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes, and needles used by diabetics, for human use.
    The tax imposed under this subsection and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident thereof shall be collected and enforced by the Department of Revenue. The certificate of registration that is issued by the Department to a retailer under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act shall permit the retailer to engage in a business that is taxable under any ordinance or resolution enacted pursuant to this subsection without registering separately with the Department under such ordinance or resolution or under this subsection. The Department of Revenue shall have full power to administer and enforce this subsection; to collect all taxes and penalties due under this subsection in the manner hereinafter provided; and to determine all rights to credit memoranda arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty under this subsection. In the administration of, and compliance with, this subsection, the Department and persons who are subject to this subsection shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, exclusions, exemptions, and definitions of terms and employ the same modes of procedure, as are prescribed in Sections 1, 1a through 1o, 2 through 2-65 (in respect to all provisions therein other than the State rate of tax), 2c through 2h, 3 (except as to the disposition of taxes and penalties collected), 4, 5, 5a, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 5k, 5l, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and all provisions of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act, as fully as if those provisions were set forth herein.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed under this subsection may reimburse themselves for their seller's tax liability under this subsection by separately stating the tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with State taxes that sellers are required to collect under the Use Tax Act, in accordance with such bracket schedules as the Department may prescribe.
    Whenever the Department determines that a refund should be made under this subsection to a claimant instead of issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for the amount specified and to the person named in the notification from the Department. The refund shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the business district retailers' occupation tax fund.
    The Department shall immediately pay over to the State Treasurer, ex officio, as trustee, all taxes, penalties, and interest collected under this subsection for deposit into the business district retailers' occupation tax fund.
    As soon as possible after the first day of each month, beginning January 1, 2011, upon certification of the Department of Revenue, the Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer shall transfer, to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund the local sales tax increment, as defined in the Innovation Development and Economy Act, collected under this subsection during the second preceding calendar month for sales within a STAR bond district.
    After the monthly transfer to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund, on or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the disbursement of stated sums of money to named municipalities from the business district retailers' occupation tax fund, the municipalities to be those from which retailers have paid taxes or penalties under this subsection to the Department during the second preceding calendar month. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected under this subsection during the second preceding calendar month by the Department plus an amount the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts that were erroneously paid to a different taxing body, and not including an amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department, less 2% of that amount, which shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund and shall be used by the Department, subject to appropriation, to cover the costs of the Department in administering and enforcing the provisions of this subsection, on behalf of such municipality, and not including any amount that the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts that were payable to a different taxing body but were erroneously paid to the municipality, and not including any amounts that are transferred to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund. Within 10 days after receipt by the Comptroller of the disbursement certification to the municipalities provided for in this subsection to be given to the Comptroller by the Department, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in the certification. The proceeds of the tax paid to municipalities under this subsection shall be deposited into the Business District Tax Allocation Fund by the municipality.
    An ordinance imposing or discontinuing the tax under this subsection or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall either (i) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of April, whereupon the Department, if all other requirements of this subsection are met, shall proceed to administer and enforce this subsection as of the first day of July next following the adoption and filing; or (ii) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of October, whereupon, if all other requirements of this subsection are met, the Department shall proceed to administer and enforce this subsection as of the first day of January next following the adoption and filing.
    The Department of Revenue shall not administer or enforce an ordinance imposing, discontinuing, or changing the rate of the tax under this subsection, until the municipality also provides, in the manner prescribed by the Department, the boundaries of the business district and each address in the business district in such a way that the Department can determine by its address whether a business is located in the business district. The municipality must provide this boundary and address information to the Department on or before April 1 for administration and enforcement of the tax under this subsection by the Department beginning on the following July 1 and on or before October 1 for administration and enforcement of the tax under this subsection by the Department beginning on the following January 1. The Department of Revenue shall not administer or enforce any change made to the boundaries of a business district or address change, addition, or deletion until the municipality reports the boundary change or address change, addition, or deletion to the Department in the manner prescribed by the Department. The municipality must provide this boundary change information or address change, addition, or deletion to the Department on or before April 1 for administration and enforcement by the Department of the change beginning on the following July 1 and on or before October 1 for administration and enforcement by the Department of the change beginning on the following January 1. The retailers in the business district shall be responsible for charging the tax imposed under this subsection. If a retailer is incorrectly included or excluded from the list of those required to collect the tax under this subsection, both the Department of Revenue and the retailer shall be held harmless if they reasonably relied on information provided by the municipality.
    A municipality that imposes the tax under this subsection must submit to the Department of Revenue any other information as the Department may require for the administration and enforcement of the tax.
    When certifying the amount of a monthly disbursement to a municipality under this subsection, the Department shall increase or decrease the amount by an amount necessary to offset any misallocation of previous disbursements. The offset amount shall be the amount erroneously disbursed within the previous 6 months from the time a misallocation is discovered.
    Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the municipality to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging in any business which under the Constitution of the United States may not be made the subject of taxation by this State.
    If a tax is imposed under this subsection (b), a tax shall also be imposed under subsection (c) of this Section.
    (c) If a tax has been imposed under subsection (b), a Business District Service Occupation Tax shall also be imposed upon all persons engaged, in the business district, in the business of making sales of service, who, as an incident to making those sales of service, transfer tangible personal property within the business district, either in the form of tangible personal property or in the form of real estate as an incident to a sale of service. The tax shall be imposed at the same rate as the tax imposed in subsection (b) and shall not exceed 1% of the selling price of tangible personal property so transferred within the business district, to be imposed only in 0.25% increments. The tax may not be imposed on food for human consumption that is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption), prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, modifications to a motor vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes, and needles used by diabetics, for human use.
    The tax imposed under this subsection and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident thereof shall be collected and enforced by the Department of Revenue. The certificate of registration which is issued by the Department to a retailer under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or under the Service Occupation Tax Act shall permit such registrant to engage in a business which is taxable under any ordinance or resolution enacted pursuant to this subsection without registering separately with the Department under such ordinance or resolution or under this subsection. The Department of Revenue shall have full power to administer and enforce this subsection; to collect all taxes and penalties due under this subsection; to dispose of taxes and penalties so collected in the manner hereinafter provided; and to determine all rights to credit memoranda arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty under this subsection. In the administration of, and compliance with this subsection, the Department and persons who are subject to this subsection shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, exclusions, exemptions, and definitions of terms and employ the same modes of procedure as are prescribed in Sections 2, 2a through 2d, 3 through 3-50 (in respect to all provisions therein other than the State rate of tax), 4 (except that the reference to the State shall be to the business district), 5, 7, 8 (except that the jurisdiction to which the tax shall be a debt to the extent indicated in that Section 8 shall be the municipality), 9 (except as to the disposition of taxes and penalties collected, and except that the returned merchandise credit for this tax may not be taken against any State tax), 10, 11, 12 (except the reference therein to Section 2b of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act), 13 (except that any reference to the State shall mean the municipality), the first paragraph of Section 15, and Sections 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of the Service Occupation Tax Act and all provisions of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act, as fully as if those provisions were set forth herein.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed under the authority granted in this subsection may reimburse themselves for their serviceman's tax liability hereunder by separately stating the tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with State tax that servicemen are authorized to collect under the Service Use Tax Act, in accordance with such bracket schedules as the Department may prescribe.
    Whenever the Department determines that a refund should be made under this subsection to a claimant instead of issuing credit memorandum, the Department shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for the amount specified, and to the person named, in such notification from the Department. Such refund shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the business district retailers' occupation tax fund.
    The Department shall forthwith pay over to the State Treasurer, ex-officio, as trustee, all taxes, penalties, and interest collected under this subsection for deposit into the business district retailers' occupation tax fund.
    As soon as possible after the first day of each month, beginning January 1, 2011, upon certification of the Department of Revenue, the Comptroller shall order transferred, and the Treasurer shall transfer, to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund the local sales tax increment, as defined in the Innovation Development and Economy Act, collected under this subsection during the second preceding calendar month for sales within a STAR bond district.
    After the monthly transfer to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund, on or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the disbursement of stated sums of money to named municipalities from the business district retailers' occupation tax fund, the municipalities to be those from which suppliers and servicemen have paid taxes or penalties under this subsection to the Department during the second preceding calendar month. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected under this subsection during the second preceding calendar month by the Department, less 2% of that amount, which shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund and shall be used by the Department, subject to appropriation, to cover the costs of the Department in administering and enforcing the provisions of this subsection, and not including an amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department on behalf of such municipality, and not including any amounts that are transferred to the STAR Bonds Revenue Fund. Within 10 days after receipt, by the Comptroller, of the disbursement certification to the municipalities, provided for in this subsection to be given to the Comptroller by the Department, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in such certification. The proceeds of the tax paid to municipalities under this subsection shall be deposited into the Business District Tax Allocation Fund by the municipality.
    An ordinance imposing or discontinuing the tax under this subsection or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall either (i) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of April, whereupon the Department, if all other requirements of this subsection are met, shall proceed to administer and enforce this subsection as of the first day of July next following the adoption and filing; or (ii) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of October, whereupon, if all other conditions of this subsection are met, the Department shall proceed to administer and enforce this subsection as of the first day of January next following the adoption and filing.
    The Department of Revenue shall not administer or enforce an ordinance imposing, discontinuing, or changing the rate of the tax under this subsection, until the municipality also provides, in the manner prescribed by the Department, the boundaries of the business district in such a way that the Department can determine by its address whether a business is located in the business district. The municipality must provide this boundary and address information to the Department on or before April 1 for administration and enforcement of the tax under this subsection by the Department beginning on the following July 1 and on or before October 1 for administration and enforcement of the tax under this subsection by the Department beginning on the following January 1. The Department of Revenue shall not administer or enforce any change made to the boundaries of a business district or address change, addition, or deletion until the municipality reports the boundary change or address change, addition, or deletion to the Department in the manner prescribed by the Department. The municipality must provide this boundary change information or address change, addition, or deletion to the Department on or before April 1 for administration and enforcement by the Department of the change beginning on the following July 1 and on or before October 1 for administration and enforcement by the Department of the change beginning on the following January 1. The retailers in the business district shall be responsible for charging the tax imposed under this subsection. If a retailer is incorrectly included or excluded from the list of those required to collect the tax under this subsection, both the Department of Revenue and the retailer shall be held harmless if they reasonably relied on information provided by the municipality.
    A municipality that imposes the tax under this subsection must submit to the Department of Revenue any other information as the Department may require for the administration and enforcement of the tax.
    Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the municipality to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging in any business which under the Constitution of the United States may not be made the subject of taxation by the State.
    If a tax is imposed under this subsection (c), a tax shall also be imposed under subsection (b) of this Section.
    (d) By ordinance, a municipality that has designated a business district under this Law may impose an occupation tax upon all persons engaged in the business district in the business of renting, leasing, or letting rooms in a hotel, as defined in the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act, at a rate not to exceed 1% of the gross rental receipts from the renting, leasing, or letting of hotel rooms within the business district, to be imposed only in 0.25% increments, excluding, however, from gross rental receipts the proceeds of renting, leasing, or letting to permanent residents of a hotel, as defined in the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act, and proceeds from the tax imposed under subsection (c) of Section 13 of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Act.
    The tax imposed by the municipality under this subsection and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident to that tax shall be collected and enforced by the municipality imposing the tax. The municipality shall have full power to administer and enforce this subsection, to collect all taxes and penalties due under this subsection, to dispose of taxes and penalties so collected in the manner provided in this subsection, and to determine all rights to credit memoranda arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty under this subsection. In the administration of and compliance with this subsection, the municipality and persons who are subject to this subsection shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers, and duties, shall be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, and definitions of terms, and shall employ the same modes of procedure as are employed with respect to a tax adopted by the municipality under Section 8-3-14 of this Code.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed under the authority granted in this subsection may reimburse themselves for their tax liability for that tax by separately stating that tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with State taxes imposed under the Hotel Operators' Occupation Tax Act, and with any other tax.
    Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize a municipality to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging in any business which under the Constitution of the United States may not be made the subject of taxation by this State.
    The proceeds of the tax imposed under this subsection shall be deposited into the Business District Tax Allocation Fund.
    (e) Obligations secured by the Business District Tax Allocation Fund may be issued to provide for the payment or reimbursement of business district project costs. Those obligations, when so issued, shall be retired in the manner provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations by the receipts of taxes imposed pursuant to subsections (10) and (11) of Section 11-74.3-3 and by other revenue designated or pledged by the municipality. A municipality may in the ordinance pledge, for any period of time up to and including the dissolution date, all or any part of the funds in and to be deposited in the Business District Tax Allocation Fund to the payment of business district project costs and obligations. Whenever a municipality pledges all of the funds to the credit of a business district tax allocation fund to secure obligations issued or to be issued to pay or reimburse business district project costs, the municipality may specifically provide that funds remaining to the credit of such business district tax allocation fund after the payment of such obligations shall be accounted for annually and shall be deemed to be "surplus" funds, and such "surplus" funds shall be expended by the municipality for any business district project cost as approved in the business district plan. Whenever a municipality pledges less than all of the monies to the credit of a business district tax allocation fund to secure obligations issued or to be issued to pay or reimburse business district project costs, the municipality shall provide that monies to the credit of the business district tax allocation fund and not subject to such pledge or otherwise encumbered or required for payment of contractual obligations for specific business district project costs shall be calculated annually and shall be deemed to be "surplus" funds, and such "surplus" funds shall be expended by the municipality for any business district project cost as approved in the business district plan.
    No obligation issued pursuant to this Law and secured by a pledge of all or any portion of any revenues received or to be received by the municipality from the imposition of taxes pursuant to subsection (10) of Section 11-74.3-3, shall be deemed to constitute an economic incentive agreement under Section 8-11-20, notwithstanding the fact that such pledge provides for the sharing, rebate, or payment of retailers' occupation taxes or service occupation taxes imposed pursuant to subsection (10) of Section 11-74.3-3 and received or to be received by the municipality from the development or redevelopment of properties in the business district.
    Without limiting the foregoing in this Section, the municipality may further secure obligations secured by the business district tax allocation fund with a pledge, for a period not greater than the term of the obligations and in any case not longer than the dissolution date, of any part or any combination of the following: (i) net revenues of all or part of any business district project; (ii) taxes levied or imposed by the municipality on any or all property in the municipality, including, specifically, taxes levied or imposed by the municipality in a special service area pursuant to the Special Service Area Tax Law; (iii) the full faith and credit of the municipality; (iv) a mortgage on part or all of the business district project; or (v) any other taxes or anticipated receipts that the municipality may lawfully pledge.
    Such obligations may be issued in one or more series, bear such date or dates, become due at such time or times as therein provided, but in any case not later than (i) 20 years after the date of issue or (ii) the dissolution date, whichever is earlier, bear interest payable at such intervals and at such rate or rates as set forth therein, except as may be limited by applicable law, which rate or rates may be fixed or variable, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon, registered, or book-entry, carry such conversion, registration and exchange privileges, be subject to defeasance upon such terms, have such rank or priority, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium or payment at such place or places within or without the State, make provision for a corporate trustee within or without the State with respect to such obligations, prescribe the rights, powers, and duties thereof to be exercised for the benefit of the municipality and the benefit of the owners of such obligations, provide for the holding in trust, investment, and use of moneys, funds, and accounts held under an ordinance, provide for assignment of and direct payment of the moneys to pay such obligations or to be deposited into such funds or accounts directly to such trustee, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium, and be sold at such price, all as the corporate authorities shall determine. No referendum approval of the electors shall be required as a condition to the issuance of obligations pursuant to this Law except as provided in this Section.
    In the event the municipality authorizes the issuance of obligations pursuant to the authority of this Law secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, or pledges ad valorem taxes pursuant to this subsection, which obligations are other than obligations which may be issued under home rule powers provided by Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution or which ad valorem taxes are other than ad valorem taxes which may be pledged under home rule powers provided by Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution or which are levied in a special service area pursuant to the Special Service Area Tax Law, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in a newspaper having a general circulation within the municipality. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (i) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of the issuance of the obligations or pledging such ad valorem taxes to be submitted to the electors; (ii) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (iii) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk, as hereinafter provided in this Section, within 21 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. However, if within that 21-day period a petition is filed with the municipal clerk, signed by electors numbering not less than 15% of the number of electors voting for the mayor or president at the last general municipal election, asking that the question of issuing obligations using full faith and credit of the municipality as security for the cost of paying or reimbursing business district project costs, or of pledging such ad valorem taxes for the payment of those obligations, or both, be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the municipality shall not be authorized to issue obligations of the municipality using the full faith and credit of the municipality as security or pledging such ad valorem taxes for the payment of those obligations, or both, until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters voting on the proposition at a regularly scheduled election. The municipality shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission in accordance with the general election law.
    The ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide that the obligations shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to this Law, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.
    In the event the municipality authorizes issuance of obligations pursuant to this Law secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, the ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the municipality sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures, which levy may be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the municipality, which levy, however, shall be abated to the extent that monies from other sources are available for payment of the obligations and the municipality certifies the amount of those monies available to the county clerk.
    A certified copy of the ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the municipality is situated, and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of the taxes to be deposited in the business district tax allocation fund.
    A municipality may also issue its obligations to refund, in whole or in part, obligations theretofore issued by the municipality under the authority of this Law, whether at or prior to maturity. However, the last maturity of the refunding obligations shall not be expressed to mature later than the dissolution date.
    In the event a municipality issues obligations under home rule powers or other legislative authority, the proceeds of which are pledged to pay or reimburse business district project costs, the municipality may, if it has followed the procedures in conformance with this Law, retire those obligations from funds in the business district tax allocation fund in amounts and in such manner as if those obligations had been issued pursuant to the provisions of this Law.
    No obligations issued pursuant to this Law shall be regarded as indebtedness of the municipality issuing those obligations or any other taxing district for the purpose of any limitation imposed by law.
    Obligations issued pursuant to this Law shall not be subject to the provisions of the Bond Authorization Act.
    (f) When business district project costs, including, without limitation, all obligations paying or reimbursing business district project costs have been paid, any surplus funds then remaining in the Business District Tax Allocation Fund shall be distributed to the municipal treasurer for deposit into the general corporate fund of the municipality. Upon payment of all business district project costs and retirement of all obligations paying or reimbursing business district project costs, but in no event more than 23 years after the date of adoption of the ordinance imposing taxes pursuant to subsection (10) or (11) of Section 11-74.3-3, the municipality shall adopt an ordinance immediately rescinding the taxes imposed pursuant to subsection (10) or (11) of Section 11-74.3-3.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-7)
    Sec. 11-74.3-7. Existing business districts. Except as hereinafter provided, business districts that were designated prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall continue to operate and be governed by the terms of this Law in effect prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. Any municipality which has designated a business district prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly may, by ordinance, amend or supplement any proceedings taken in connection with the designation of a business district as shall be necessary to provide that this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall apply to such business district.
(Source: P.A. 96-1394, eff. 7-29-10.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 74.4 heading)
DIVISION 74.4. TAX INCREMENT
ALLOCATION REDEVELOPMENT ACT

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-1)
    Sec. 11-74.4-1. This Division 74.4 shall be known and may be cited as the "Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-1417.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-2)
    Sec. 11-74.4-2. (a) It is hereby found and declared that there exist in many municipalities within this State blighted conservation and industrial park conservation areas, as defined herein; that the conservation areas are rapidly deteriorating and declining and may soon become blighted areas if their decline is not checked; that the stable economic and physical development of the blighted areas, conservation areas and industrial park conservation areas is endangered by the presence of blighting factors as manifested by progressive and advanced deterioration of structures, by the overuse of housing and other facilities, by a lack of physical maintenance of existing structures, by obsolete and inadequate community facilities and a lack of sound community planning, by obsolete platting, diversity of ownership, excessive tax and special assessment delinquencies, by the growth of a large surplus of workers who lack the skills to meet existing or potential employment opportunities or by a combination of these factors; that as a result of the existence of blighted areas and areas requiring conservation, there is an excessive and disproportionate expenditure of public funds, inadequate public and private investment, unmarketability of property, growth in delinquencies and crime, and housing and zoning law violations in such areas together with an abnormal exodus of families and businesses so that the decline of these areas impairs the value of private investments and threatens the sound growth and the tax base of taxing districts in such areas, and threatens the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the public and that the industrial park conservation areas include under-utilized areas which, if developed as industrial parks, will promote industrial and transportation activities, thereby reducing the evils attendant upon involuntary unemployment and enhancing the public health and welfare of this State.
    (b) It is hereby found and declared that in order to promote and protect the health, safety, morals, and welfare of the public, that blighted conditions need to be eradicated and conservation measures instituted, and that redevelopment of such areas be undertaken; that to remove and alleviate adverse conditions it is necessary to encourage private investment and restore and enhance the tax base of the taxing districts in such areas by the development or redevelopment of project areas. The eradication of blighted areas and treatment and improvement of conservation areas and industrial park conservation areas by redevelopment projects is hereby declared to be essential to the public interest.
    (c) It is found and declared that the use of incremental tax revenues derived from the tax rates of various taxing districts in redevelopment project areas for the payment of redevelopment project costs is of benefit to said taxing districts for the reasons that taxing districts located in redevelopment project areas would not derive the benefits of an increased assessment base without the benefits of tax increment financing, all surplus tax revenues are turned over to the taxing districts in redevelopment project areas and all said districts benefit from the removal of blighted conditions, the eradication of conditions requiring conservation measures, and the development of industrial parks.
(Source: P.A. 84-1090.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-3)
    Sec. 11-74.4-3. Definitions. The following terms, wherever used or referred to in this Division 74.4 shall have the following respective meanings, unless in any case a different meaning clearly appears from the context.
    (a) For any redevelopment project area that has been designated pursuant to this Section by an ordinance adopted prior to November 1, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-478), "blighted area" shall have the meaning set forth in this Section prior to that date.
    On and after November 1, 1999, "blighted area" means any improved or vacant area within the boundaries of a redevelopment project area located within the territorial limits of the municipality where:
        (1) If improved, industrial, commercial, and
    
residential buildings or improvements are detrimental to the public safety, health, or welfare because of a combination of 5 or more of the following factors, each of which is (i) present, with that presence documented, to a meaningful extent so that a municipality may reasonably find that the factor is clearly present within the intent of the Act and (ii) reasonably distributed throughout the improved part of the redevelopment project area:
            (A) Dilapidation. An advanced state of disrepair
        
or neglect of necessary repairs to the primary structural components of buildings or improvements in such a combination that a documented building condition analysis determines that major repair is required or the defects are so serious and so extensive that the buildings must be removed.
            (B) Obsolescence. The condition or process of
        
falling into disuse. Structures have become ill-suited for the original use.
            (C) Deterioration. With respect to buildings,
        
defects including, but not limited to, major defects in the secondary building components such as doors, windows, porches, gutters and downspouts, and fascia. With respect to surface improvements, that the condition of roadways, alleys, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, off-street parking, and surface storage areas evidence deterioration, including, but not limited to, surface cracking, crumbling, potholes, depressions, loose paving material, and weeds protruding through paved surfaces.
            (D) Presence of structures below minimum code
        
standards. All structures that do not meet the standards of zoning, subdivision, building, fire, and other governmental codes applicable to property, but not including housing and property maintenance codes.
            (E) Illegal use of individual structures. The
        
use of structures in violation of applicable federal, State, or local laws, exclusive of those applicable to the presence of structures below minimum code standards.
            (F) Excessive vacancies. The presence of
        
buildings that are unoccupied or under-utilized and that represent an adverse influence on the area because of the frequency, extent, or duration of the vacancies.
            (G) Lack of ventilation, light, or sanitary
        
facilities. The absence of adequate ventilation for light or air circulation in spaces or rooms without windows, or that require the removal of dust, odor, gas, smoke, or other noxious airborne materials. Inadequate natural light and ventilation means the absence of skylights or windows for interior spaces or rooms and improper window sizes and amounts by room area to window area ratios. Inadequate sanitary facilities refers to the absence or inadequacy of garbage storage and enclosure, bathroom facilities, hot water and kitchens, and structural inadequacies preventing ingress and egress to and from all rooms and units within a building.
            (H) Inadequate utilities. Underground and
        
overhead utilities such as storm sewers and storm drainage, sanitary sewers, water lines, and gas, telephone, and electrical services that are shown to be inadequate. Inadequate utilities are those that are: (i) of insufficient capacity to serve the uses in the redevelopment project area, (ii) deteriorated, antiquated, obsolete, or in disrepair, or (iii) lacking within the redevelopment project area.
            (I) Excessive land coverage and overcrowding of
        
structures and community facilities. The over-intensive use of property and the crowding of buildings and accessory facilities onto a site. Examples of problem conditions warranting the designation of an area as one exhibiting excessive land coverage are: (i) the presence of buildings either improperly situated on parcels or located on parcels of inadequate size and shape in relation to present-day standards of development for health and safety and (ii) the presence of multiple buildings on a single parcel. For there to be a finding of excessive land coverage, these parcels must exhibit one or more of the following conditions: insufficient provision for light and air within or around buildings, increased threat of spread of fire due to the close proximity of buildings, lack of adequate or proper access to a public right-of-way, lack of reasonably required off-street parking, or inadequate provision for loading and service.
            (J) Deleterious land use or layout. The
        
existence of incompatible land-use relationships, buildings occupied by inappropriate mixed-uses, or uses considered to be noxious, offensive, or unsuitable for the surrounding area.
            (K) Environmental clean-up. The proposed
        
redevelopment project area has incurred Illinois Environmental Protection Agency or United States Environmental Protection Agency remediation costs for, or a study conducted by an independent consultant recognized as having expertise in environmental remediation has determined a need for, the clean-up of hazardous waste, hazardous substances, or underground storage tanks required by State or federal law, provided that the remediation costs constitute a material impediment to the development or redevelopment of the redevelopment project area.
            (L) Lack of community planning. The proposed
        
redevelopment project area was developed prior to or without the benefit or guidance of a community plan. This means that the development occurred prior to the adoption by the municipality of a comprehensive or other community plan or that the plan was not followed at the time of the area's development. This factor must be documented by evidence of adverse or incompatible land-use relationships, inadequate street layout, improper subdivision, parcels of inadequate shape and size to meet contemporary development standards, or other evidence demonstrating an absence of effective community planning.
            (M) The total equalized assessed value of the
        
proposed redevelopment project area has declined for 3 of the last 5 calendar years prior to the year in which the redevelopment project area is designated or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the balance of the municipality for 3 of the last 5 calendar years for which information is available or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor or successor agency for 3 of the last 5 calendar years prior to the year in which the redevelopment project area is designated.
        (2) If vacant, the sound growth of the redevelopment
    
project area is impaired by a combination of 2 or more of the following factors, each of which is (i) present, with that presence documented, to a meaningful extent so that a municipality may reasonably find that the factor is clearly present within the intent of the Act and (ii) reasonably distributed throughout the vacant part of the redevelopment project area to which it pertains:
            (A) Obsolete platting of vacant land that results
        
in parcels of limited or narrow size or configurations of parcels of irregular size or shape that would be difficult to develop on a planned basis and in a manner compatible with contemporary standards and requirements, or platting that failed to create rights-of-ways for streets or alleys or that created inadequate right-of-way widths for streets, alleys, or other public rights-of-way or that omitted easements for public utilities.
            (B) Diversity of ownership of parcels of vacant
        
land sufficient in number to retard or impede the ability to assemble the land for development.
            (C) Tax and special assessment delinquencies
        
exist or the property has been the subject of tax sales under the Property Tax Code within the last 5 years.
            (D) Deterioration of structures or site
        
improvements in neighboring areas adjacent to the vacant land.
            (E) The area has incurred Illinois Environmental
        
Protection Agency or United States Environmental Protection Agency remediation costs for, or a study conducted by an independent consultant recognized as having expertise in environmental remediation has determined a need for, the clean-up of hazardous waste, hazardous substances, or underground storage tanks required by State or federal law, provided that the remediation costs constitute a material impediment to the development or redevelopment of the redevelopment project area.
            (F) The total equalized assessed value of the
        
proposed redevelopment project area has declined for 3 of the last 5 calendar years prior to the year in which the redevelopment project area is designated or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the balance of the municipality for 3 of the last 5 calendar years for which information is available or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor or successor agency for 3 of the last 5 calendar years prior to the year in which the redevelopment project area is designated.
        (3) If vacant, the sound growth of the redevelopment
    
project area is impaired by one of the following factors that (i) is present, with that presence documented, to a meaningful extent so that a municipality may reasonably find that the factor is clearly present within the intent of the Act and (ii) is reasonably distributed throughout the vacant part of the redevelopment project area to which it pertains:
            (A) The area consists of one or more unused
        
quarries, mines, or strip mine ponds.
            (B) The area consists of unused rail yards, rail
        
tracks, or railroad rights-of-way.
            (C) The area, prior to its designation, is
        
subject to (i) chronic flooding that adversely impacts on real property in the area as certified by a registered professional engineer or appropriate regulatory agency or (ii) surface water that discharges from all or a part of the area and contributes to flooding within the same watershed, but only if the redevelopment project provides for facilities or improvements to contribute to the alleviation of all or part of the flooding.
            (D) The area consists of an unused or illegal
        
disposal site containing earth, stone, building debris, or similar materials that were removed from construction, demolition, excavation, or dredge sites.
            (E) Prior to November 1, 1999, the area is not
        
less than 50 nor more than 100 acres and 75% of which is vacant (notwithstanding that the area has been used for commercial agricultural purposes within 5 years prior to the designation of the redevelopment project area), and the area meets at least one of the factors itemized in paragraph (1) of this subsection, the area has been designated as a town or village center by ordinance or comprehensive plan adopted prior to January 1, 1982, and the area has not been developed for that designated purpose.
            (F) The area qualified as a blighted improved
        
area immediately prior to becoming vacant, unless there has been substantial private investment in the immediately surrounding area.
    (b) For any redevelopment project area that has been designated pursuant to this Section by an ordinance adopted prior to November 1, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-478), "conservation area" shall have the meaning set forth in this Section prior to that date.
    On and after November 1, 1999, "conservation area" means any improved area within the boundaries of a redevelopment project area located within the territorial limits of the municipality in which 50% or more of the structures in the area have an age of 35 years or more. Such an area is not yet a blighted area but because of a combination of 3 or more of the following factors is detrimental to the public safety, health, morals or welfare and such an area may become a blighted area:
        (1) Dilapidation. An advanced state of disrepair or
    
neglect of necessary repairs to the primary structural components of buildings or improvements in such a combination that a documented building condition analysis determines that major repair is required or the defects are so serious and so extensive that the buildings must be removed.
        (2) Obsolescence. The condition or process of
    
falling into disuse. Structures have become ill-suited for the original use.
        (3) Deterioration. With respect to buildings,
    
defects including, but not limited to, major defects in the secondary building components such as doors, windows, porches, gutters and downspouts, and fascia. With respect to surface improvements, that the condition of roadways, alleys, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, off-street parking, and surface storage areas evidence deterioration, including, but not limited to, surface cracking, crumbling, potholes, depressions, loose paving material, and weeds protruding through paved surfaces.
        (4) Presence of structures below minimum code
    
standards. All structures that do not meet the standards of zoning, subdivision, building, fire, and other governmental codes applicable to property, but not including housing and property maintenance codes.
        (5) Illegal use of individual structures. The use of
    
structures in violation of applicable federal, State, or local laws, exclusive of those applicable to the presence of structures below minimum code standards.
        (6) Excessive vacancies. The presence of buildings
    
that are unoccupied or under-utilized and that represent an adverse influence on the area because of the frequency, extent, or duration of the vacancies.
        (7) Lack of ventilation, light, or sanitary
    
facilities. The absence of adequate ventilation for light or air circulation in spaces or rooms without windows, or that require the removal of dust, odor, gas, smoke, or other noxious airborne materials. Inadequate natural light and ventilation means the absence or inadequacy of skylights or windows for interior spaces or rooms and improper window sizes and amounts by room area to window area ratios. Inadequate sanitary facilities refers to the absence or inadequacy of garbage storage and enclosure, bathroom facilities, hot water and kitchens, and structural inadequacies preventing ingress and egress to and from all rooms and units within a building.
        (8) Inadequate utilities. Underground and overhead
    
utilities such as storm sewers and storm drainage, sanitary sewers, water lines, and gas, telephone, and electrical services that are shown to be inadequate. Inadequate utilities are those that are: (i) of insufficient capacity to serve the uses in the redevelopment project area, (ii) deteriorated, antiquated, obsolete, or in disrepair, or (iii) lacking within the redevelopment project area.
        (9) Excessive land coverage and overcrowding of
    
structures and community facilities. The over-intensive use of property and the crowding of buildings and accessory facilities onto a site. Examples of problem conditions warranting the designation of an area as one exhibiting excessive land coverage are: the presence of buildings either improperly situated on parcels or located on parcels of inadequate size and shape in relation to present-day standards of development for health and safety and the presence of multiple buildings on a single parcel. For there to be a finding of excessive land coverage, these parcels must exhibit one or more of the following conditions: insufficient provision for light and air within or around buildings, increased threat of spread of fire due to the close proximity of buildings, lack of adequate or proper access to a public right-of-way, lack of reasonably required off-street parking, or inadequate provision for loading and service.
        (10) Deleterious land use or layout. The existence
    
of incompatible land-use relationships, buildings occupied by inappropriate mixed-uses, or uses considered to be noxious, offensive, or unsuitable for the surrounding area.
        (11) Lack of community planning. The proposed
    
redevelopment project area was developed prior to or without the benefit or guidance of a community plan. This means that the development occurred prior to the adoption by the municipality of a comprehensive or other community plan or that the plan was not followed at the time of the area's development. This factor must be documented by evidence of adverse or incompatible land-use relationships, inadequate street layout, improper subdivision, parcels of inadequate shape and size to meet contemporary development standards, or other evidence demonstrating an absence of effective community planning.
        (12) The area has incurred Illinois Environmental
    
Protection Agency or United States Environmental Protection Agency remediation costs for, or a study conducted by an independent consultant recognized as having expertise in environmental remediation has determined a need for, the clean-up of hazardous waste, hazardous substances, or underground storage tanks required by State or federal law, provided that the remediation costs constitute a material impediment to the development or redevelopment of the redevelopment project area.
        (13) The total equalized assessed value of the
    
proposed redevelopment project area has declined for 3 of the last 5 calendar years for which information is available or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the balance of the municipality for 3 of the last 5 calendar years for which information is available or is increasing at an annual rate that is less than the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor or successor agency for 3 of the last 5 calendar years for which information is available.
    (c) "Industrial park" means an area in a blighted or conservation area suitable for use by any manufacturing, industrial, research or transportation enterprise, of facilities to include but not be limited to factories, mills, processing plants, assembly plants, packing plants, fabricating plants, industrial distribution centers, warehouses, repair overhaul or service facilities, freight terminals, research facilities, test facilities or railroad facilities.
    (d) "Industrial park conservation area" means an area within the boundaries of a redevelopment project area located within the territorial limits of a municipality that is a labor surplus municipality or within 1 1/2 miles of the territorial limits of a municipality that is a labor surplus municipality if the area is annexed to the municipality; which area is zoned as industrial no later than at the time the municipality by ordinance designates the redevelopment project area, and which area includes both vacant land suitable for use as an industrial park and a blighted area or conservation area contiguous to such vacant land.
    (e) "Labor surplus municipality" means a municipality in which, at any time during the 6 months before the municipality by ordinance designates an industrial park conservation area, the unemployment rate was over 6% and was also 100% or more of the national average unemployment rate for that same time as published in the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics publication entitled "The Employment Situation" or its successor publication. For the purpose of this subsection, if unemployment rate statistics for the municipality are not available, the unemployment rate in the municipality shall be deemed to be the same as the unemployment rate in the principal county in which the municipality is located.
    (f) "Municipality" shall mean a city, village, incorporated town, or a township that is located in the unincorporated portion of a county with 3 million or more inhabitants, if the county adopted an ordinance that approved the township's redevelopment plan.
    (g) "Initial Sales Tax Amounts" means the amount of taxes paid under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places located in a State Sales Tax Boundary during the calendar year 1985.
    (g-1) "Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts" means the amount of taxes paid under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places located within the State Sales Tax Boundary revised pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8a(9) of this Act.
    (h) "Municipal Sales Tax Increment" means an amount equal to the increase in the aggregate amount of taxes paid to a municipality from the Local Government Tax Fund arising from sales by retailers and servicemen within the redevelopment project area or State Sales Tax Boundary, as the case may be, for as long as the redevelopment project area or State Sales Tax Boundary, as the case may be, exist over and above the aggregate amount of taxes as certified by the Illinois Department of Revenue and paid under the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act by retailers and servicemen, on transactions at places of business located in the redevelopment project area or State Sales Tax Boundary, as the case may be, during the base year which shall be the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which the municipality adopted tax increment allocation financing. For purposes of computing the aggregate amount of such taxes for base years occurring prior to 1985, the Department of Revenue shall determine the Initial Sales Tax Amounts for such taxes and deduct therefrom an amount equal to 4% of the aggregate amount of taxes per year for each year the base year is prior to 1985, but not to exceed a total deduction of 12%. The amount so determined shall be known as the "Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts". For purposes of determining the Municipal Sales Tax Increment, the Department of Revenue shall for each period subtract from the amount paid to the municipality from the Local Government Tax Fund arising from sales by retailers and servicemen on transactions located in the redevelopment project area or the State Sales Tax Boundary, as the case may be, the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, the Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts for the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act. For the State Fiscal Year 1989, this calculation shall be made by utilizing the calendar year 1987 to determine the tax amounts received. For the State Fiscal Year 1990, this calculation shall be made by utilizing the period from January 1, 1988, until September 30, 1988, to determine the tax amounts received from retailers and servicemen pursuant to the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act, which shall have deducted therefrom nine-twelfths of the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, the Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts as appropriate. For the State Fiscal Year 1991, this calculation shall be made by utilizing the period from October 1, 1988, to June 30, 1989, to determine the tax amounts received from retailers and servicemen pursuant to the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act which shall have deducted therefrom nine-twelfths of the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts as appropriate. For every State Fiscal Year thereafter, the applicable period shall be the 12 months beginning July 1 and ending June 30 to determine the tax amounts received which shall have deducted therefrom the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, the Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts, as the case may be.
    (i) "Net State Sales Tax Increment" means the sum of the following: (a) 80% of the first $100,000 of State Sales Tax Increment annually generated within a State Sales Tax Boundary; (b) 60% of the amount in excess of $100,000 but not exceeding $500,000 of State Sales Tax Increment annually generated within a State Sales Tax Boundary; and (c) 40% of all amounts in excess of $500,000 of State Sales Tax Increment annually generated within a State Sales Tax Boundary. If, however, a municipality established a tax increment financing district in a county with a population in excess of 3,000,000 before January 1, 1986, and the municipality entered into a contract or issued bonds after January 1, 1986, but before December 31, 1986, to finance redevelopment project costs within a State Sales Tax Boundary, then the Net State Sales Tax Increment means, for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1990, and July 1, 1991, 100% of the State Sales Tax Increment annually generated within a State Sales Tax Boundary; and notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, for those fiscal years the Department of Revenue shall distribute to those municipalities 100% of their Net State Sales Tax Increment before any distribution to any other municipality and regardless of whether or not those other municipalities will receive 100% of their Net State Sales Tax Increment. For Fiscal Year 1999, and every year thereafter until the year 2007, for any municipality that has not entered into a contract or has not issued bonds prior to June 1, 1988 to finance redevelopment project costs within a State Sales Tax Boundary, the Net State Sales Tax Increment shall be calculated as follows: By multiplying the Net State Sales Tax Increment by 90% in the State Fiscal Year 1999; 80% in the State Fiscal Year 2000; 70% in the State Fiscal Year 2001; 60% in the State Fiscal Year 2002; 50% in the State Fiscal Year 2003; 40% in the State Fiscal Year 2004; 30% in the State Fiscal Year 2005; 20% in the State Fiscal Year 2006; and 10% in the State Fiscal Year 2007. No payment shall be made for State Fiscal Year 2008 and thereafter.
    Municipalities that issued bonds in connection with a redevelopment project in a redevelopment project area within the State Sales Tax Boundary prior to July 29, 1991, or that entered into contracts in connection with a redevelopment project in a redevelopment project area before June 1, 1988, shall continue to receive their proportional share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund distribution until the date on which the redevelopment project is completed or terminated. If, however, a municipality that issued bonds in connection with a redevelopment project in a redevelopment project area within the State Sales Tax Boundary prior to July 29, 1991 retires the bonds prior to June 30, 2007 or a municipality that entered into contracts in connection with a redevelopment project in a redevelopment project area before June 1, 1988 completes the contracts prior to June 30, 2007, then so long as the redevelopment project is not completed or is not terminated, the Net State Sales Tax Increment shall be calculated, beginning on the date on which the bonds are retired or the contracts are completed, as follows: By multiplying the Net State Sales Tax Increment by 60% in the State Fiscal Year 2002; 50% in the State Fiscal Year 2003; 40% in the State Fiscal Year 2004; 30% in the State Fiscal Year 2005; 20% in the State Fiscal Year 2006; and 10% in the State Fiscal Year 2007. No payment shall be made for State Fiscal Year 2008 and thereafter. Refunding of any bonds issued prior to July 29, 1991, shall not alter the Net State Sales Tax Increment.
    (j) "State Utility Tax Increment Amount" means an amount equal to the aggregate increase in State electric and gas tax charges imposed on owners and tenants, other than residential customers, of properties located within the redevelopment project area under Section 9-222 of the Public Utilities Act, over and above the aggregate of such charges as certified by the Department of Revenue and paid by owners and tenants, other than residential customers, of properties within the redevelopment project area during the base year, which shall be the calendar year immediately prior to the year of the adoption of the ordinance authorizing tax increment allocation financing.
    (k) "Net State Utility Tax Increment" means the sum of the following: (a) 80% of the first $100,000 of State Utility Tax Increment annually generated by a redevelopment project area; (b) 60% of the amount in excess of $100,000 but not exceeding $500,000 of the State Utility Tax Increment annually generated by a redevelopment project area; and (c) 40% of all amounts in excess of $500,000 of State Utility Tax Increment annually generated by a redevelopment project area. For the State Fiscal Year 1999, and every year thereafter until the year 2007, for any municipality that has not entered into a contract or has not issued bonds prior to June 1, 1988 to finance redevelopment project costs within a redevelopment project area, the Net State Utility Tax Increment shall be calculated as follows: By multiplying the Net State Utility Tax Increment by 90% in the State Fiscal Year 1999; 80% in the State Fiscal Year 2000; 70% in the State Fiscal Year 2001; 60% in the State Fiscal Year 2002; 50% in the State Fiscal Year 2003; 40% in the State Fiscal Year 2004; 30% in the State Fiscal Year 2005; 20% in the State Fiscal Year 2006; and 10% in the State Fiscal Year 2007. No payment shall be made for the State Fiscal Year 2008 and thereafter.
    Municipalities that issue bonds in connection with the redevelopment project during the period from June 1, 1988 until 3 years after the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1988 shall receive the Net State Utility Tax Increment, subject to appropriation, for 15 State Fiscal Years after the issuance of such bonds. For the 16th through the 20th State Fiscal Years after issuance of the bonds, the Net State Utility Tax Increment shall be calculated as follows: By multiplying the Net State Utility Tax Increment by 90% in year 16; 80% in year 17; 70% in year 18; 60% in year 19; and 50% in year 20. Refunding of any bonds issued prior to June 1, 1988, shall not alter the revised Net State Utility Tax Increment payments set forth above.
    (l) "Obligations" mean bonds, loans, debentures, notes, special certificates or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the municipality to carry out a redevelopment project or to refund outstanding obligations.
    (m) "Payment in lieu of taxes" means those estimated tax revenues from real property in a redevelopment project area derived from real property that has been acquired by a municipality which according to the redevelopment project or plan is to be used for a private use which taxing districts would have received had a municipality not acquired the real property and adopted tax increment allocation financing and which would result from levies made after the time of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing to the time the current equalized value of real property in the redevelopment project area exceeds the total initial equalized value of real property in said area.
    (n) "Redevelopment plan" means the comprehensive program of the municipality for development or redevelopment intended by the payment of redevelopment project costs to reduce or eliminate those conditions the existence of which qualified the redevelopment project area as a "blighted area" or "conservation area" or combination thereof or "industrial park conservation area," and thereby to enhance the tax bases of the taxing districts which extend into the redevelopment project area, provided that, with respect to redevelopment project areas described in subsections (p-1) and (p-2), "redevelopment plan" means the comprehensive program of the affected municipality for the development of qualifying transit facilities. On and after November 1, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-478), no redevelopment plan may be approved or amended that includes the development of vacant land (i) with a golf course and related clubhouse and other facilities or (ii) designated by federal, State, county, or municipal government as public land for outdoor recreational activities or for nature preserves and used for that purpose within 5 years prior to the adoption of the redevelopment plan. For the purpose of this subsection, "recreational activities" is limited to mean camping and hunting. Each redevelopment plan shall set forth in writing the program to be undertaken to accomplish the objectives and shall include but not be limited to:
        (A) an itemized list of estimated redevelopment
    
project costs;
        (B) evidence indicating that the redevelopment
    
project area on the whole has not been subject to growth and development through investment by private enterprise, provided that such evidence shall not be required for any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3;
        (C) an assessment of any financial impact of the
    
redevelopment project area on or any increased demand for services from any taxing district affected by the plan and any program to address such financial impact or increased demand;
        (D) the sources of funds to pay costs;
        (E) the nature and term of the obligations to be
    
issued;
        (F) the most recent equalized assessed valuation of
    
the redevelopment project area;
        (G) an estimate as to the equalized assessed
    
valuation after redevelopment and the general land uses to apply in the redevelopment project area;
        (H) a commitment to fair employment practices and an
    
affirmative action plan;
        (I) if it concerns an industrial park conservation
    
area, the plan shall also include a general description of any proposed developer, user and tenant of any property, a description of the type, structure and general character of the facilities to be developed, a description of the type, class and number of new employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed; and
        (J) if property is to be annexed to the municipality,
    
the plan shall include the terms of the annexation agreement.
    The provisions of items (B) and (C) of this subsection (n) shall not apply to a municipality that before March 14, 1994 (the effective date of Public Act 88-537) had fixed, either by its corporate authorities or by a commission designated under subsection (k) of Section 11-74.4-4, a time and place for a public hearing as required by subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-5. No redevelopment plan shall be adopted unless a municipality complies with all of the following requirements:
        (1) The municipality finds that the redevelopment
    
project area on the whole has not been subject to growth and development through investment by private enterprise and would not reasonably be anticipated to be developed without the adoption of the redevelopment plan, provided, however, that such a finding shall not be required with respect to any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3.
        (2) The municipality finds that the redevelopment
    
plan and project conform to the comprehensive plan for the development of the municipality as a whole, or, for municipalities with a population of 100,000 or more, regardless of when the redevelopment plan and project was adopted, the redevelopment plan and project either: (i) conforms to the strategic economic development or redevelopment plan issued by the designated planning authority of the municipality, or (ii) includes land uses that have been approved by the planning commission of the municipality.
        (3) The redevelopment plan establishes the estimated
    
dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs. Those dates may not be later than the dates set forth under Section 11-74.4-3.5.
        A municipality may by municipal ordinance amend an
    
existing redevelopment plan to conform to this paragraph (3) as amended by Public Act 91-478, which municipal ordinance may be adopted without further hearing or notice and without complying with the procedures provided in this Act pertaining to an amendment to or the initial approval of a redevelopment plan and project and designation of a redevelopment project area.
        (3.5) The municipality finds, in the case of an
    
industrial park conservation area, also that the municipality is a labor surplus municipality and that the implementation of the redevelopment plan will reduce unemployment, create new jobs and by the provision of new facilities enhance the tax base of the taxing districts that extend into the redevelopment project area.
        (4) If any incremental revenues are being utilized
    
under Section 8(a)(1) or 8(a)(2) of this Act in redevelopment project areas approved by ordinance after January 1, 1986, the municipality finds: (a) that the redevelopment project area would not reasonably be developed without the use of such incremental revenues, and (b) that such incremental revenues will be exclusively utilized for the development of the redevelopment project area.
        (5) If: (a) the redevelopment plan will not result in
    
displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units, and the municipality certifies in the plan that such displacement will not result from the plan; or (b) the redevelopment plan is for a redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3, and the applicable project is subject to the process for evaluation of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., then a housing impact study need not be performed. If, however, the redevelopment plan would result in the displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units, or if the redevelopment project area contains 75 or more inhabited residential units and no certification is made, then the municipality shall prepare, as part of the separate feasibility report required by subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-5, a housing impact study.
        Part I of the housing impact study shall include (i)
    
data as to whether the residential units are single family or multi-family units, (ii) the number and type of rooms within the units, if that information is available, (iii) whether the units are inhabited or uninhabited, as determined not less than 45 days before the date that the ordinance or resolution required by subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-5 is passed, and (iv) data as to the racial and ethnic composition of the residents in the inhabited residential units. The data requirement as to the racial and ethnic composition of the residents in the inhabited residential units shall be deemed to be fully satisfied by data from the most recent federal census.
        Part II of the housing impact study shall identify
    
the inhabited residential units in the proposed redevelopment project area that are to be or may be removed. If inhabited residential units are to be removed, then the housing impact study shall identify (i) the number and location of those units that will or may be removed, (ii) the municipality's plans for relocation assistance for those residents in the proposed redevelopment project area whose residences are to be removed, (iii) the availability of replacement housing for those residents whose residences are to be removed, and shall identify the type, location, and cost of the housing, and (iv) the type and extent of relocation assistance to be provided.
        (6) On and after November 1, 1999, the housing impact
    
study required by paragraph (5) shall be incorporated in the redevelopment plan for the redevelopment project area.
        (7) On and after November 1, 1999, no redevelopment
    
plan shall be adopted, nor an existing plan amended, nor shall residential housing that is occupied by households of low-income and very low-income persons in currently existing redevelopment project areas be removed after November 1, 1999 unless the redevelopment plan provides, with respect to inhabited housing units that are to be removed for households of low-income and very low-income persons, affordable housing and relocation assistance not less than that which would be provided under the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 and the regulations under that Act, including the eligibility criteria. Affordable housing may be either existing or newly constructed housing. For purposes of this paragraph (7), "low-income households", "very low-income households", and "affordable housing" have the meanings set forth in the Illinois Affordable Housing Act. The municipality shall make a good faith effort to ensure that this affordable housing is located in or near the redevelopment project area within the municipality.
        (8) On and after November 1, 1999, if, after the
    
adoption of the redevelopment plan for the redevelopment project area, any municipality desires to amend its redevelopment plan to remove more inhabited residential units than specified in its original redevelopment plan, that change shall be made in accordance with the procedures in subsection (c) of Section 11-74.4-5.
        (9) For redevelopment project areas designated prior
    
to November 1, 1999, the redevelopment plan may be amended without further joint review board meeting or hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any such changes by mail to each affected taxing district and registrant on the interested party registry, to authorize the municipality to expend tax increment revenues for redevelopment project costs defined by paragraphs (5) and (7.5), subparagraphs (E) and (F) of paragraph (11), and paragraph (11.5) of subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3, so long as the changes do not increase the total estimated redevelopment project costs set out in the redevelopment plan by more than 5% after adjustment for inflation from the date the plan was adopted.
    (o) "Redevelopment project" means any public and private development project in furtherance of the objectives of a redevelopment plan. On and after November 1, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-478), no redevelopment plan may be approved or amended that includes the development of vacant land (i) with a golf course and related clubhouse and other facilities or (ii) designated by federal, State, county, or municipal government as public land for outdoor recreational activities or for nature preserves and used for that purpose within 5 years prior to the adoption of the redevelopment plan. For the purpose of this subsection, "recreational activities" is limited to mean camping and hunting.
    (p) "Redevelopment project area" means an area designated by the municipality, which is not less in the aggregate than 1 1/2 acres and in respect to which the municipality has made a finding that there exist conditions which cause the area to be classified as an industrial park conservation area or a blighted area or a conservation area, or a combination of both blighted areas and conservation areas.
    (p-1) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, on and after August 25, 2009 (the effective date of Public Act 96-680), a redevelopment project area may include areas within a one-half mile radius of an existing or proposed Regional Transportation Authority Suburban Transit Access Route (STAR Line) station without a finding that the area is classified as an industrial park conservation area, a blighted area, a conservation area, or a combination thereof, but only if the municipality receives unanimous consent from the joint review board created to review the proposed redevelopment project area.
    (p-2) Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, a redevelopment project area may include areas within a transit facility improvement area that has been established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 without a finding that the area is classified as an industrial park conservation area, a blighted area, a conservation area, or any combination thereof.
    (q) "Redevelopment project costs", except for redevelopment project areas created pursuant to subsections (p-1) or (p-2), means and includes the sum total of all reasonable or necessary costs incurred or estimated to be incurred, and any such costs incidental to a redevelopment plan and a redevelopment project. Such costs include, without limitation, the following:
        (1) Costs of studies, surveys, development of plans,
    
and specifications, implementation and administration of the redevelopment plan including but not limited to staff and professional service costs for architectural, engineering, legal, financial, planning or other services, provided however that no charges for professional services may be based on a percentage of the tax increment collected; except that on and after November 1, 1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-478), no contracts for professional services, excluding architectural and engineering services, may be entered into if the terms of the contract extend beyond a period of 3 years. In addition, "redevelopment project costs" shall not include lobbying expenses. After consultation with the municipality, each tax increment consultant or advisor to a municipality that plans to designate or has designated a redevelopment project area shall inform the municipality in writing of any contracts that the consultant or advisor has entered into with entities or individuals that have received, or are receiving, payments financed by tax increment revenues produced by the redevelopment project area with respect to which the consultant or advisor has performed, or will be performing, service for the municipality. This requirement shall be satisfied by the consultant or advisor before the commencement of services for the municipality and thereafter whenever any other contracts with those individuals or entities are executed by the consultant or advisor;
        (1.5) After July 1, 1999, annual administrative costs
    
shall not include general overhead or administrative costs of the municipality that would still have been incurred by the municipality if the municipality had not designated a redevelopment project area or approved a redevelopment plan;
        (1.6) The cost of marketing sites within the
    
redevelopment project area to prospective businesses, developers, and investors;
        (2) Property assembly costs, including but not
    
limited to acquisition of land and other property, real or personal, or rights or interests therein, demolition of buildings, site preparation, site improvements that serve as an engineered barrier addressing ground level or below ground environmental contamination, including, but not limited to parking lots and other concrete or asphalt barriers, and the clearing and grading of land;
        (3) Costs of rehabilitation, reconstruction or repair
    
or remodeling of existing public or private buildings, fixtures, and leasehold improvements; and the cost of replacing an existing public building if pursuant to the implementation of a redevelopment project the existing public building is to be demolished to use the site for private investment or devoted to a different use requiring private investment; including any direct or indirect costs relating to Green Globes or LEED certified construction elements or construction elements with an equivalent certification;
        (4) Costs of the construction of public works or
    
improvements, including any direct or indirect costs relating to Green Globes or LEED certified construction elements or construction elements with an equivalent certification, except that on and after November 1, 1999, redevelopment project costs shall not include the cost of constructing a new municipal public building principally used to provide offices, storage space, or conference facilities or vehicle storage, maintenance, or repair for administrative, public safety, or public works personnel and that is not intended to replace an existing public building as provided under paragraph (3) of subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3 unless either (i) the construction of the new municipal building implements a redevelopment project that was included in a redevelopment plan that was adopted by the municipality prior to November 1, 1999, (ii) the municipality makes a reasonable determination in the redevelopment plan, supported by information that provides the basis for that determination, that the new municipal building is required to meet an increase in the need for public safety purposes anticipated to result from the implementation of the redevelopment plan, or (iii) the new municipal public building is for the storage, maintenance, or repair of transit vehicles and is located in a transit facility improvement area that has been established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3;
        (5) Costs of job training and retraining projects,
    
including the cost of "welfare to work" programs implemented by businesses located within the redevelopment project area;
        (6) Financing costs, including but not limited to all
    
necessary and incidental expenses related to the issuance of obligations and which may include payment of interest on any obligations issued hereunder including interest accruing during the estimated period of construction of any redevelopment project for which such obligations are issued and for not exceeding 36 months thereafter and including reasonable reserves related thereto;
        (7) To the extent the municipality by written
    
agreement accepts and approves the same, all or a portion of a taxing district's capital costs resulting from the redevelopment project necessarily incurred or to be incurred within a taxing district in furtherance of the objectives of the redevelopment plan and project.
        (7.5) For redevelopment project areas designated (or
    
redevelopment project areas amended to add or increase the number of tax-increment-financing assisted housing units) on or after November 1, 1999, an elementary, secondary, or unit school district's increased costs attributable to assisted housing units located within the redevelopment project area for which the developer or redeveloper receives financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the assisted housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing as authorized by this Act, and which costs shall be paid by the municipality from the Special Tax Allocation Fund when the tax increment revenue is received as a result of the assisted housing units and shall be calculated annually as follows:
            (A) for foundation districts, excluding any
        
school district in a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000, by multiplying the district's increase in attendance resulting from the net increase in new students enrolled in that school district who reside in housing units within the redevelopment project area that have received financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing as authorized by this Act since the designation of the redevelopment project area by the most recently available per capita tuition cost as defined in Section 10-20.12a of the School Code less any increase in general State aid as defined in Section 18-8.05 of the School Code attributable to these added new students subject to the following annual limitations:
                (i) for unit school districts with a district
            
average 1995-96 Per Capita Tuition Charge of less than $5,900, no more than 25% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act;
                (ii) for elementary school districts with a
            
district average 1995-96 Per Capita Tuition Charge of less than $5,900, no more than 17% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act; and
                (iii) for secondary school districts with a
            
district average 1995-96 Per Capita Tuition Charge of less than $5,900, no more than 8% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act.
            (B) For alternate method districts, flat grant
        
districts, and foundation districts with a district average 1995-96 Per Capita Tuition Charge equal to or more than $5,900, excluding any school district with a population in excess of 1,000,000, by multiplying the district's increase in attendance resulting from the net increase in new students enrolled in that school district who reside in housing units within the redevelopment project area that have received financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing as authorized by this Act since the designation of the redevelopment project area by the most recently available per capita tuition cost as defined in Section 10-20.12a of the School Code less any increase in general state aid as defined in Section 18-8.05 of the School Code attributable to these added new students subject to the following annual limitations:
                (i) for unit school districts, no more than
            
40% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act;
                (ii) for elementary school districts, no more
            
than 27% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act; and
                (iii) for secondary school districts, no more
            
than 13% of the total amount of property tax increment revenue produced by those housing units that have received tax increment finance assistance under this Act.
            (C) For any school district in a municipality
        
with a population in excess of 1,000,000, the following restrictions shall apply to the reimbursement of increased costs under this paragraph (7.5):
                (i) no increased costs shall be reimbursed
            
unless the school district certifies that each of the schools affected by the assisted housing project is at or over its student capacity;
                (ii) the amount reimbursable shall be reduced
            
by the value of any land donated to the school district by the municipality or developer, and by the value of any physical improvements made to the schools by the municipality or developer; and
                (iii) the amount reimbursed may not affect
            
amounts otherwise obligated by the terms of any bonds, notes, or other funding instruments, or the terms of any redevelopment agreement.
        Any school district seeking payment under this
        
paragraph (7.5) shall, after July 1 and before September 30 of each year, provide the municipality with reasonable evidence to support its claim for reimbursement before the municipality shall be required to approve or make the payment to the school district. If the school district fails to provide the information during this period in any year, it shall forfeit any claim to reimbursement for that year. School districts may adopt a resolution waiving the right to all or a portion of the reimbursement otherwise required by this paragraph (7.5). By acceptance of this reimbursement the school district waives the right to directly or indirectly set aside, modify, or contest in any manner the establishment of the redevelopment project area or projects;
        (7.7) For redevelopment project areas designated (or
    
redevelopment project areas amended to add or increase the number of tax-increment-financing assisted housing units) on or after January 1, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 93-961), a public library district's increased costs attributable to assisted housing units located within the redevelopment project area for which the developer or redeveloper receives financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the assisted housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing as authorized by this Act shall be paid to the library district by the municipality from the Special Tax Allocation Fund when the tax increment revenue is received as a result of the assisted housing units. This paragraph (7.7) applies only if (i) the library district is located in a county that is subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law or (ii) the library district is not located in a county that is subject to the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law but the district is prohibited by any other law from increasing its tax levy rate without a prior voter referendum.
        The amount paid to a library district under this
    
paragraph (7.7) shall be calculated by multiplying (i) the net increase in the number of persons eligible to obtain a library card in that district who reside in housing units within the redevelopment project area that have received financial assistance through an agreement with the municipality or because the municipality incurs the cost of necessary infrastructure improvements within the boundaries of the housing sites necessary for the completion of that housing as authorized by this Act since the designation of the redevelopment project area by (ii) the per-patron cost of providing library services so long as it does not exceed $120. The per-patron cost shall be the Total Operating Expenditures Per Capita for the library in the previous fiscal year. The municipality may deduct from the amount that it must pay to a library district under this paragraph any amount that it has voluntarily paid to the library district from the tax increment revenue. The amount paid to a library district under this paragraph (7.7) shall be no more than 2% of the amount produced by the assisted housing units and deposited into the Special Tax Allocation Fund.
        A library district is not eligible for any payment
    
under this paragraph (7.7) unless the library district has experienced an increase in the number of patrons from the municipality that created the tax-increment-financing district since the designation of the redevelopment project area.
        Any library district seeking payment under this
    
paragraph (7.7) shall, after July 1 and before September 30 of each year, provide the municipality with convincing evidence to support its claim for reimbursement before the municipality shall be required to approve or make the payment to the library district. If the library district fails to provide the information during this period in any year, it shall forfeit any claim to reimbursement for that year. Library districts may adopt a resolution waiving the right to all or a portion of the reimbursement otherwise required by this paragraph (7.7). By acceptance of such reimbursement, the library district shall forfeit any right to directly or indirectly set aside, modify, or contest in any manner whatsoever the establishment of the redevelopment project area or projects;
        (8) Relocation costs to the extent that a
    
municipality determines that relocation costs shall be paid or is required to make payment of relocation costs by federal or State law or in order to satisfy subparagraph (7) of subsection (n);
        (9) Payment in lieu of taxes;
        (10) Costs of job training, retraining, advanced
    
vocational education or career education, including but not limited to courses in occupational, semi-technical or technical fields leading directly to employment, incurred by one or more taxing districts, provided that such costs (i) are related to the establishment and maintenance of additional job training, advanced vocational education or career education programs for persons employed or to be employed by employers located in a redevelopment project area; and (ii) when incurred by a taxing district or taxing districts other than the municipality, are set forth in a written agreement by or among the municipality and the taxing district or taxing districts, which agreement describes the program to be undertaken, including but not limited to the number of employees to be trained, a description of the training and services to be provided, the number and type of positions available or to be available, itemized costs of the program and sources of funds to pay for the same, and the term of the agreement. Such costs include, specifically, the payment by community college districts of costs pursuant to Sections 3-37, 3-38, 3-40 and 3-40.1 of the Public Community College Act and by school districts of costs pursuant to Sections 10-22.20a and 10-23.3a of The School Code;
        (11) Interest cost incurred by a redeveloper related
    
to the construction, renovation or rehabilitation of a redevelopment project provided that:
            (A) such costs are to be paid directly from the
        
special tax allocation fund established pursuant to this Act;
            (B) such payments in any one year may not exceed
        
30% of the annual interest costs incurred by the redeveloper with regard to the redevelopment project during that year;
            (C) if there are not sufficient funds available
        
in the special tax allocation fund to make the payment pursuant to this paragraph (11) then the amounts so due shall accrue and be payable when sufficient funds are available in the special tax allocation fund;
            (D) the total of such interest payments paid
        
pursuant to this Act may not exceed 30% of the total (i) cost paid or incurred by the redeveloper for the redevelopment project plus (ii) redevelopment project costs excluding any property assembly costs and any relocation costs incurred by a municipality pursuant to this Act; and
            (E) the cost limits set forth in subparagraphs
        
(B) and (D) of paragraph (11) shall be modified for the financing of rehabilitated or new housing units for low-income households and very low-income households, as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act. The percentage of 75% shall be substituted for 30% in subparagraphs (B) and (D) of paragraph (11).
            (F) Instead of the eligible costs provided by
        
subparagraphs (B) and (D) of paragraph (11), as modified by this subparagraph, and notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act to the contrary, the municipality may pay from tax increment revenues up to 50% of the cost of construction of new housing units to be occupied by low-income households and very low-income households as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act. The cost of construction of those units may be derived from the proceeds of bonds issued by the municipality under this Act or other constitutional or statutory authority or from other sources of municipal revenue that may be reimbursed from tax increment revenues or the proceeds of bonds issued to finance the construction of that housing.
            The eligible costs provided under this
        
subparagraph (F) of paragraph (11) shall be an eligible cost for the construction, renovation, and rehabilitation of all low and very low-income housing units, as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act, within the redevelopment project area. If the low and very low-income units are part of a residential redevelopment project that includes units not affordable to low and very low-income households, only the low and very low-income units shall be eligible for benefits under subparagraph (F) of paragraph (11). The standards for maintaining the occupancy by low-income households and very low-income households, as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act, of those units constructed with eligible costs made available under the provisions of this subparagraph (F) of paragraph (11) shall be established by guidelines adopted by the municipality. The responsibility for annually documenting the initial occupancy of the units by low-income households and very low-income households, as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act, shall be that of the then current owner of the property. For ownership units, the guidelines will provide, at a minimum, for a reasonable recapture of funds, or other appropriate methods designed to preserve the original affordability of the ownership units. For rental units, the guidelines will provide, at a minimum, for the affordability of rent to low and very low-income households. As units become available, they shall be rented to income-eligible tenants. The municipality may modify these guidelines from time to time; the guidelines, however, shall be in effect for as long as tax increment revenue is being used to pay for costs associated with the units or for the retirement of bonds issued to finance the units or for the life of the redevelopment project area, whichever is later.
        (11.5) If the redevelopment project area is located
    
within a municipality with a population of more than 100,000, the cost of day care services for children of employees from low-income families working for businesses located within the redevelopment project area and all or a portion of the cost of operation of day care centers established by redevelopment project area businesses to serve employees from low-income families working in businesses located in the redevelopment project area. For the purposes of this paragraph, "low-income families" means families whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the municipal, county, or regional median income, adjusted for family size, as the annual income and municipal, county, or regional median income are determined from time to time by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
        (12) Unless explicitly stated herein the cost of
    
construction of new privately-owned buildings shall not be an eligible redevelopment project cost.
        (13) After November 1, 1999 (the effective date of
    
Public Act 91-478), none of the redevelopment project costs enumerated in this subsection shall be eligible redevelopment project costs if those costs would provide direct financial support to a retail entity initiating operations in the redevelopment project area while terminating operations at another Illinois location within 10 miles of the redevelopment project area but outside the boundaries of the redevelopment project area municipality. For purposes of this paragraph, termination means a closing of a retail operation that is directly related to the opening of the same operation or like retail entity owned or operated by more than 50% of the original ownership in a redevelopment project area, but it does not mean closing an operation for reasons beyond the control of the retail entity, as documented by the retail entity, subject to a reasonable finding by the municipality that the current location contained inadequate space, had become economically obsolete, or was no longer a viable location for the retailer or serviceman.
        (14) No cost shall be a redevelopment project cost in
    
a redevelopment project area if used to demolish, remove, or substantially modify a historic resource, after August 26, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-934), unless no prudent and feasible alternative exists. "Historic resource" for the purpose of this item (14) means (i) a place or structure that is included or eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places or (ii) a contributing structure in a district on the National Register of Historic Places. This item (14) does not apply to a place or structure for which demolition, removal, or modification is subject to review by the preservation agency of a Certified Local Government designated as such by the National Park Service of the United States Department of the Interior.
    If a special service area has been established pursuant to the Special Service Area Tax Act or Special Service Area Tax Law, then any tax increment revenues derived from the tax imposed pursuant to the Special Service Area Tax Act or Special Service Area Tax Law may be used within the redevelopment project area for the purposes permitted by that Act or Law as well as the purposes permitted by this Act.
    (q-1) For redevelopment project areas created pursuant to subsection (p-1), redevelopment project costs are limited to those costs in paragraph (q) that are related to the existing or proposed Regional Transportation Authority Suburban Transit Access Route (STAR Line) station.
    (q-2) For a redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3, redevelopment project costs means those costs described in subsection (q) that are related to the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, remodeling, or repair of any existing or proposed transit facility.
    (r) "State Sales Tax Boundary" means the redevelopment project area or the amended redevelopment project area boundaries which are determined pursuant to subsection (9) of Section 11-74.4-8a of this Act. The Department of Revenue shall certify pursuant to subsection (9) of Section 11-74.4-8a the appropriate boundaries eligible for the determination of State Sales Tax Increment.
    (s) "State Sales Tax Increment" means an amount equal to the increase in the aggregate amount of taxes paid by retailers and servicemen, other than retailers and servicemen subject to the Public Utilities Act, on transactions at places of business located within a State Sales Tax Boundary pursuant to the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, and the Service Occupation Tax Act, except such portion of such increase that is paid into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Local Government Distributive Fund, the Local Government Tax Fund and the County and Mass Transit District Fund, for as long as State participation exists, over and above the Initial Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts for such taxes as certified by the Department of Revenue and paid under those Acts by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places of business located within the State Sales Tax Boundary during the base year which shall be the calendar year immediately prior to the year in which the municipality adopted tax increment allocation financing, less 3.0% of such amounts generated under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act and Service Use Tax Act and the Service Occupation Tax Act, which sum shall be appropriated to the Department of Revenue to cover its costs of administering and enforcing this Section. For purposes of computing the aggregate amount of such taxes for base years occurring prior to 1985, the Department of Revenue shall compute the Initial Sales Tax Amount for such taxes and deduct therefrom an amount equal to 4% of the aggregate amount of taxes per year for each year the base year is prior to 1985, but not to exceed a total deduction of 12%. The amount so determined shall be known as the "Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amount". For purposes of determining the State Sales Tax Increment the Department of Revenue shall for each period subtract from the tax amounts received from retailers and servicemen on transactions located in the State Sales Tax Boundary, the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts for the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act and the Service Occupation Tax Act. For the State Fiscal Year 1989 this calculation shall be made by utilizing the calendar year 1987 to determine the tax amounts received. For the State Fiscal Year 1990, this calculation shall be made by utilizing the period from January 1, 1988, until September 30, 1988, to determine the tax amounts received from retailers and servicemen, which shall have deducted therefrom nine-twelfths of the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts as appropriate. For the State Fiscal Year 1991, this calculation shall be made by utilizing the period from October 1, 1988, until June 30, 1989, to determine the tax amounts received from retailers and servicemen, which shall have deducted therefrom nine-twelfths of the certified Initial State Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts as appropriate. For every State Fiscal Year thereafter, the applicable period shall be the 12 months beginning July 1 and ending on June 30, to determine the tax amounts received which shall have deducted therefrom the certified Initial Sales Tax Amounts, Adjusted Initial Sales Tax Amounts or the Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts. Municipalities intending to receive a distribution of State Sales Tax Increment must report a list of retailers to the Department of Revenue by October 31, 1988 and by July 31, of each year thereafter.
    (t) "Taxing districts" means counties, townships, cities and incorporated towns and villages, school, road, park, sanitary, mosquito abatement, forest preserve, public health, fire protection, river conservancy, tuberculosis sanitarium and any other municipal corporations or districts with the power to levy taxes.
    (u) "Taxing districts' capital costs" means those costs of taxing districts for capital improvements that are found by the municipal corporate authorities to be necessary and directly result from the redevelopment project.
    (v) As used in subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-3 of this Act, "vacant land" means any parcel or combination of parcels of real property without industrial, commercial, and residential buildings which has not been used for commercial agricultural purposes within 5 years prior to the designation of the redevelopment project area, unless the parcel is included in an industrial park conservation area or the parcel has been subdivided; provided that if the parcel was part of a larger tract that has been divided into 3 or more smaller tracts that were accepted for recording during the period from 1950 to 1990, then the parcel shall be deemed to have been subdivided, and all proceedings and actions of the municipality taken in that connection with respect to any previously approved or designated redevelopment project area or amended redevelopment project area are hereby validated and hereby declared to be legally sufficient for all purposes of this Act. For purposes of this Section and only for land subject to the subdivision requirements of the Plat Act, land is subdivided when the original plat of the proposed Redevelopment Project Area or relevant portion thereof has been properly certified, acknowledged, approved, and recorded or filed in accordance with the Plat Act and a preliminary plat, if any, for any subsequent phases of the proposed Redevelopment Project Area or relevant portion thereof has been properly approved and filed in accordance with the applicable ordinance of the municipality.
    (w) "Annual Total Increment" means the sum of each municipality's annual Net Sales Tax Increment and each municipality's annual Net Utility Tax Increment. The ratio of the Annual Total Increment of each municipality to the Annual Total Increment for all municipalities, as most recently calculated by the Department, shall determine the proportional shares of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to be distributed to each municipality.
    (x) "LEED certified" means any certification level of construction elements by a qualified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.
    (y) "Green Globes certified" means any certification level of construction elements by a qualified Green Globes Professional as determined by the Green Building Initiative.
(Source: P.A. 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.1)
    Sec. 11-74.4-3.1. Redevelopment project area within an intermodal terminal facility area.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if a municipality designates an area within the territorial limits of the municipality as an intermodal terminal facility area, then that municipality may establish a redevelopment project area within the intermodal terminal facility area for the purpose of developing new intermodal terminal facilities, rehabilitating obsolete intermodal terminal facilities, or both. If there is no existing intermodal terminal facility within the redevelopment project area, then the municipality must establish a new intermodal terminal facility within the redevelopment project area. If there is an obsolete intermodal terminal facility within the redevelopment project area, then the municipality may establish a new intermodal terminal facility, rehabilitate the existing intermodal terminal facility for use as an intermodal terminal facility or for any other commercial purpose, or both.
    (b) For purposes of this Division, an intermodal terminal facility area is deemed to be a blighted area and no proof of blight need be shown in establishing a redevelopment project area in accordance with this Section.
    (c) As used in this Section:
    "Intermodal terminal facility area" means an area that: (i) does not include any existing intermodal terminal facility or includes an obsolete intermodal terminal facility; (ii) comprises a minimum of 150 acres and not more than 2 square miles in total area, exclusive of lakes and waterways; (iii) has at least one Class 1 railroad right-of-way located within it or within one quarter mile of it; and (iv) has no boundary limit further than 3 miles from the right-of-way.
    "Intermodal terminal facility" means land, improvements to land, equipment, and appliances necessary for the receipt and transfer of goods between one mode of transportation and another, at least one of which must be transportation by rail.
(Source: P.A. 94-546, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.3)
    Sec. 11-74.4-3.3. Redevelopment project area within a transit facility improvement area.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Redevelopment project area" means the area identified in: the Chicago Union Station Master Plan; the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Modernization Program; the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line Extension Program; and the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line Modernization and Extension Program, each as may be amended from time to time after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly.
    "Transit" means any one or more of the following transportation services provided to passengers: inter-city passenger rail service; commuter rail service; and urban mass transit rail service, whether elevated, underground, or running at grade, and whether provided through rolling stock generally referred to as heavy rail or light rail.
    "Transit facility" means an existing or proposed transit passenger station, an existing or proposed transit maintenance, storage or service facility, or an existing or proposed right of way for use in providing transit services.
    "Transit facility improvement area" means an area whose boundaries are no more than one-half mile in any direction from the location of a transit passenger station, or the existing or proposed right of way of transit facility, as applicable; provided that the length of any existing or proposed right of way or a transit passenger station included in any transit facility improvement area shall not exceed: 9 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line Modernization and Extension Program; 17 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Red and Purple Modernization Program (running from Madison Street North to Linden Avenue); and 20 miles for the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line Extension Program (running from Madison Street South to 130th Street).
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if the corporate authorities of a municipality designate an area within the territorial limits of the municipality as a transit facility improvement area, then that municipality may establish one or more redevelopment project areas within that transit facility improvement area for the purpose of developing new transit facilities, expanding or rehabilitating existing transit facilities, or both. With respect to a transit facility whose right of way is located in more than one municipality, each municipality may designate an area within its territorial limits as a transit facility improvement area and may establish a redevelopment project area for each of the qualifying projects identified in subsection (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-3.5)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-508)
    Sec. 11-74.4-3.5. Completion dates for redevelopment projects.
    (a) Unless otherwise stated in this Section, the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer, as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act, is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 23rd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on or after January 15, 1981.
    (b) The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 32nd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on September 9, 1999 by the Village of Downs.
    The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 33rd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on May 20, 1985 by the Village of Wheeling.
    The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 28th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on October 12, 1989 by the City of Lawrenceville.
    (c) The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 35th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted:
        (1) If the ordinance was adopted before January 15,
    
1981.
        (2) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1983,
    
April 1984, July 1985, or December 1989.
        (3) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1987 and
    
the redevelopment project is located within one mile of Midway Airport.
        (4) If the ordinance was adopted before January 1,
    
1987 by a municipality in Mason County.
        (5) If the municipality is subject to the Local
    
Government Financial Planning and Supervision Act or the Financially Distressed City Law.
        (6) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1984 by
    
the Village of Rosemont.
        (7) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31, 1986
    
by a municipality located in Clinton County for which at least $250,000 of tax increment bonds were authorized on June 17, 1997, or if the ordinance was adopted on December 31, 1986 by a municipality with a population in 1990 of less than 3,600 that is located in a county with a population in 1990 of less than 34,000 and for which at least $250,000 of tax increment bonds were authorized on June 17, 1997.
        (8) If the ordinance was adopted on October 5, 1982
    
by the City of Kankakee, or if the ordinance was adopted on December 29, 1986 by East St. Louis.
        (9) If the ordinance was adopted on November 12, 1991
    
by the Village of Sauget.
        (10) If the ordinance was adopted on February 11,
    
1985 by the City of Rock Island.
        (11) If the ordinance was adopted before December 18,
    
1986 by the City of Moline.
        (12) If the ordinance was adopted in September 1988
    
by Sauk Village.
        (13) If the ordinance was adopted in October 1993 by
    
Sauk Village.
        (14) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Galva.
        (15) If the ordinance was adopted in March 1991 by
    
the City of Centreville.
        (16) If the ordinance was adopted on January 23, 1991
    
by the City of East St. Louis.
        (17) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Aledo.
        (18) If the ordinance was adopted on February 5, 1990
    
by the City of Clinton.
        (19) If the ordinance was adopted on September 6,
    
1994 by the City of Freeport.
        (20) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Tuscola.
        (21) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the City of Sparta.
        (22) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the City of Beardstown.
        (23) If the ordinance was adopted on April 27, 1981,
    
October 21, 1985, or December 30, 1986 by the City of Belleville.
        (24) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Collinsville.
        (25) If the ordinance was adopted on September 14,
    
1994 by the City of Alton.
        (26) If the ordinance was adopted on November 11,
    
1996 by the City of Lexington.
        (27) If the ordinance was adopted on November 5, 1984
    
by the City of LeRoy.
        (28) If the ordinance was adopted on April 3, 1991 or
    
June 3, 1992 by the City of Markham.
        (29) If the ordinance was adopted on November 11,
    
1986 by the City of Pekin.
        (30) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1981 by the City of Champaign.
        (31) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1986 by the City of Urbana.
        (32) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1986 by the Village of Heyworth.
        (33) If the ordinance was adopted on February 24,
    
1992 by the Village of Heyworth.
        (34) If the ordinance was adopted on March 16, 1995
    
by the Village of Heyworth.
        (35) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the Town of Cicero.
        (36) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the City of Effingham.
        (37) If the ordinance was adopted on May 9, 1991 by
    
the Village of Tilton.
        (38) If the ordinance was adopted on October 20, 1986
    
by the City of Elmhurst.
        (39) If the ordinance was adopted on January 19, 1988
    
by the City of Waukegan.
        (40) If the ordinance was adopted on September 21,
    
1998 by the City of Waukegan.
        (41) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the City of Sullivan.
        (42) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1991 by the City of Sullivan.
        (43) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the City of Oglesby.
        (44) If the ordinance was adopted on July 28, 1987 by
    
the City of Marion.
        (45) If the ordinance was adopted on April 23, 1990
    
by the City of Marion.
        (46) If the ordinance was adopted on August 20, 1985
    
by the Village of Mount Prospect.
        (47) If the ordinance was adopted on February 2, 1998
    
by the Village of Woodhull.
        (48) If the ordinance was adopted on April 20, 1993
    
by the Village of Princeville.
        (49) If the ordinance was adopted on July 1, 1986 by
    
the City of Granite City.
        (50) If the ordinance was adopted on February 2, 1989
    
by the Village of Lombard.
        (51) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the Village of Gardner.
        (52) If the ordinance was adopted on July 14, 1999 by
    
the Village of Paw Paw.
        (53) If the ordinance was adopted on November 17,
    
1986 by the Village of Franklin Park.
        (54) If the ordinance was adopted on November 20,
    
1989 by the Village of South Holland.
        (55) If the ordinance was adopted on July 14, 1992 by
    
the Village of Riverdale.
        (56) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Galesburg.
        (57) If the ordinance was adopted on April 1, 1985 by
    
the City of Galesburg.
        (58) If the ordinance was adopted on May 21, 1990 by
    
the City of West Chicago.
        (59) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Oak Forest.
        (60) If the ordinance was adopted in 1999 by the City
    
of Villa Grove.
        (61) If the ordinance was adopted on January 13, 1987
    
by the Village of Mt. Zion.
        (62) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the Village of Manteno.
        (63) If the ordinance was adopted on April 3, 1989 by
    
the City of Chicago Heights.
        (64) If the ordinance was adopted on January 6, 1999
    
by the Village of Rosemont.
        (65) If the ordinance was adopted on December 19,
    
2000 by the Village of Stone Park.
        (66) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of DeKalb.
        (67) If the ordinance was adopted on December 2, 1986
    
by the City of Aurora.
        (68) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the Village of Milan.
        (69) If the ordinance was adopted on September 8,
    
1994 by the City of West Frankfort.
        (70) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the Village of Libertyville.
        (71) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the Village of Hoffman Estates.
        (72) If the ordinance was adopted on September 17,
    
1986 by the Village of Sherman.
        (73) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Macomb.
        (74) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002 by
    
the City of East Peoria to create the West Washington Street TIF.
        (75) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002 by
    
the City of East Peoria to create the Camp Street TIF.
        (76) If the ordinance was adopted on August 7, 2000
    
by the City of Des Plaines.
        (77) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Washington to create the Washington Square TIF #2.
        (78) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Morris.
        (79) If the ordinance was adopted on July 6, 1998 by
    
the Village of Steeleville.
        (80) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Pontiac to create TIF I (the Main St TIF).
        (81) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Pontiac to create TIF II (the Interstate TIF).
        (82) If the ordinance was adopted on November 6, 2002
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Madden/Wells TIF District.
        (83) If the ordinance was adopted on November 4, 1998
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Roosevelt/Racine TIF District.
        (84) If the ordinance was adopted on June 10, 1998 by
    
the City of Chicago to create the Stony Island Commercial/Burnside Industrial Corridors TIF District.
        (85) If the ordinance was adopted on November 29,
    
1989 by the City of Chicago to create the Englewood Mall TIF District.
        (86) If the ordinance was adopted on December 27,
    
1986 by the City of Mendota.
        (87) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the Village of Cahokia.
        (88) If the ordinance was adopted on September 20,
    
1999 by the City of Belleville.
        (89) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the Village of Bellevue to create the Bellevue TIF District 1.
        (90) If the ordinance was adopted on December 13,
    
1993 by the Village of Crete.
        (91) If the ordinance was adopted on February 12,
    
2001 by the Village of Crete.
        (92) If the ordinance was adopted on April 23, 2001
    
by the Village of Crete.
        (93) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Champaign.
        (94) If the ordinance was adopted on December 20,
    
1986 by the City of Charleston.
        (95) If the ordinance was adopted on June 6, 1989 by
    
the Village of Romeoville.
        (96) If the ordinance was adopted on October 14, 1993
    
and amended on August 2, 2010 by the City of Venice.
        (97) If the ordinance was adopted on June 1, 1994 by
    
the City of Markham.
        (98) If the ordinance was adopted on May 19, 1998 by
    
the Village of Bensenville.
        (99) If the ordinance was adopted on November 12,
    
1987 by the City of Dixon.
        (100) If the ordinance was adopted on December 20,
    
1988 by the Village of Lansing.
        (101) If the ordinance was adopted on October 27,
    
1998 by the City of Moline.
        (102) If the ordinance was adopted on May 21, 1991 by
    
the Village of Glenwood.
        (103) If the ordinance was adopted on January 28,
    
1992 by the City of East Peoria.
        (104) If the ordinance was adopted on December 14,
    
1998 by the City of Carlyle.
        (105) If the ordinance was adopted on May 17, 2000,
    
as subsequently amended, by the City of Chicago to create the Midwest Redevelopment TIF District.
        (106) If the ordinance was adopted on September 13,
    
1989 by the City of Chicago to create the Michigan/Cermak Area TIF District.
        (107) If the ordinance was adopted on March 30, 1992
    
by the Village of Ohio.
        (108) If the ordinance was adopted on July 6, 1998 by
    
the Village of Orangeville.
        (109) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1997 by the Village of Germantown.
        (110) If the ordinance was adopted on April 28, 2003
    
by Gibson City.
        (111) If the ordinance was adopted on December 18,
    
1990 by the Village of Washington Park, but only after the Village of Washington Park becomes compliant with the reporting requirements under subsection (d) of Section 11-74.4-5, and after the State Comptroller's certification of such compliance.
        (112) If the ordinance was adopted on February 28,
    
2000 by the City of Harvey.
        (113) If the ordinance was adopted on January 11,
    
1991 by the City of Chicago to create the Read/Dunning TIF District.
        (114) If the ordinance was adopted on July 24, 1991
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Sanitary and Ship Canal TIF District.
        (115) If the ordinance was adopted on December 4,
    
2007 by the City of Naperville.
        (116) If the ordinance was adopted on July 1, 2002 by
    
the Village of Arlington Heights.
        (117) If the ordinance was adopted on February 11,
    
1991 by the Village of Machesney Park.
        (118) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1993 by the City of Ottawa.
        (119) If the ordinance was adopted on June 4, 1991 by
    
the Village of Lansing.
        (120) If the ordinance was adopted on February 10,
    
2004 by the Village of Fox Lake.
        (121) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1992 by the City of Fairfield.
        (122) If the ordinance was adopted on February 10,
    
1992 by the City of Mt. Sterling.
        (123) If the ordinance was adopted on March 15, 2004
    
by the City of Batavia.
        (124) If the ordinance was adopted on March 18, 2002
    
by the Village of Lake Zurich.
        (125) If the ordinance was adopted on September 23,
    
1997 by the City of Granite City.
        (126) If the ordinance was adopted on May 8, 2013 by
    
the Village of Rosemont to create the Higgins Road/River Road TIF District No. 6.
        (127) If the ordinance was adopted on November 22,
    
1993 by the City of Arcola.
        (128) If the ordinance was adopted on September 7,
    
2004 by the City of Arcola.
        (129) If the ordinance was adopted on November 29,
    
1999 by the City of Paris.
        (130) If the ordinance was adopted on September 20,
    
1994 by the City of Ottawa to create the U.S. Route 6 East Ottawa TIF.
        (131) If the ordinance was adopted on May 2, 2002 by
    
the Village of Crestwood.
        (132) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002
    
by the City of Oak Forest.
    (d) For redevelopment project areas for which bonds were issued before July 29, 1991, or for which contracts were entered into before June 1, 1988, in connection with a redevelopment project in the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary, the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may be extended by municipal ordinance to December 31, 2013. The termination procedures of subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 are not required for these redevelopment project areas in 2009 but are required in 2013. The extension allowed by Public Act 87-1272 shall not apply to real property tax increment allocation financing under Section 11-74.4-8.
    (e) Those dates, for purposes of real property tax increment allocation financing pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 only, shall be not more than 35 years for redevelopment project areas that were adopted on or after December 16, 1986 and for which at least $8 million worth of municipal bonds were authorized on or after December 19, 1989 but before January 1, 1990; provided that the municipality elects to extend the life of the redevelopment project area to 35 years by the adoption of an ordinance after at least 14 but not more than 30 days' written notice to the taxing bodies, that would otherwise constitute the joint review board for the redevelopment project area, before the adoption of the ordinance.
    (f) Those dates, for purposes of real property tax increment allocation financing pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 only, shall be not more than 35 years for redevelopment project areas that were established on or after December 1, 1981 but before January 1, 1982 and for which at least $1,500,000 worth of tax increment revenue bonds were authorized on or after September 30, 1990 but before July 1, 1991; provided that the municipality elects to extend the life of the redevelopment project area to 35 years by the adoption of an ordinance after at least 14 but not more than 30 days' written notice to the taxing bodies, that would otherwise constitute the joint review board for the redevelopment project area, before the adoption of the ordinance.
    (g) In consolidating the material relating to completion dates from Sections 11-74.4-3 and 11-74.4-7 into this Section, it is not the intent of the General Assembly to make any substantive change in the law, except for the extension of the completion dates for the City of Aurora, the Village of Milan, the City of West Frankfort, the Village of Libertyville, and the Village of Hoffman Estates set forth under items (67), (68), (69), (70), and (71) of subsection (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13; 98-135, eff. 8-2-13; 98-230, eff. 8-9-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-614, eff. 12-27-13; 98-667, eff. 6-25-14; 98-889, eff. 8-15-14; 98-893, eff. 8-15-14; 98-1064, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1136, eff. 12-29-14; 98-1153, eff. 1-9-15; 98-1157, eff. 1-9-15; 98-1159, eff. 1-9-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-136, eff. 7-24-15; 99-263, eff. 8-4-15; 99-361, eff. 1-1-16; 99-394, eff. 8-18-15; 99-508, eff. 6-24-16.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 99-495 and 99-792)
    Sec. 11-74.4-3.5. Completion dates for redevelopment projects.
    (a) Unless otherwise stated in this Section, the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer, as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act, is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 23rd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on or after January 15, 1981.
    (a-5) If the redevelopment project area is located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3, the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer, as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 35th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted.
    (a-7) A municipality may adopt tax increment financing for a redevelopment project area located in a transit facility improvement area that also includes real property located within an existing redevelopment project area established prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 99th General Assembly. In such case: (i) the provisions of this Division shall apply with respect to the previously established redevelopment project area until the municipality adopts, as required in accordance with applicable provisions of this Division, an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for such redevelopment project area and terminating the designation of such redevelopment project area as a redevelopment project area; and (ii) after the effective date of the ordinance described in (i), the provisions of this Division shall apply with respect to the subsequently established redevelopment project area located in a transit facility improvement area.
    (b) The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 32nd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on September 9, 1999 by the Village of Downs.
    The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 33rd calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on May 20, 1985 by the Village of Wheeling.
    The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 28th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on October 12, 1989 by the City of Lawrenceville.
    (c) The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 35th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted:
        (1) If the ordinance was adopted before January 15,
    
1981.
        (2) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1983,
    
April 1984, July 1985, or December 1989.
        (3) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1987 and
    
the redevelopment project is located within one mile of Midway Airport.
        (4) If the ordinance was adopted before January 1,
    
1987 by a municipality in Mason County.
        (5) If the municipality is subject to the Local
    
Government Financial Planning and Supervision Act or the Financially Distressed City Law.
        (6) If the ordinance was adopted in December 1984 by
    
the Village of Rosemont.
        (7) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31, 1986
    
by a municipality located in Clinton County for which at least $250,000 of tax increment bonds were authorized on June 17, 1997, or if the ordinance was adopted on December 31, 1986 by a municipality with a population in 1990 of less than 3,600 that is located in a county with a population in 1990 of less than 34,000 and for which at least $250,000 of tax increment bonds were authorized on June 17, 1997.
        (8) If the ordinance was adopted on October 5, 1982
    
by the City of Kankakee, or if the ordinance was adopted on December 29, 1986 by East St. Louis.
        (9) If the ordinance was adopted on November 12, 1991
    
by the Village of Sauget.
        (10) If the ordinance was adopted on February 11,
    
1985 by the City of Rock Island.
        (11) If the ordinance was adopted before December 18,
    
1986 by the City of Moline.
        (12) If the ordinance was adopted in September 1988
    
by Sauk Village.
        (13) If the ordinance was adopted in October 1993 by
    
Sauk Village.
        (14) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Galva.
        (15) If the ordinance was adopted in March 1991 by
    
the City of Centreville.
        (16) If the ordinance was adopted on January 23, 1991
    
by the City of East St. Louis.
        (17) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Aledo.
        (18) If the ordinance was adopted on February 5, 1990
    
by the City of Clinton.
        (19) If the ordinance was adopted on September 6,
    
1994 by the City of Freeport.
        (20) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Tuscola.
        (21) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the City of Sparta.
        (22) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the City of Beardstown.
        (23) If the ordinance was adopted on April 27, 1981,
    
October 21, 1985, or December 30, 1986 by the City of Belleville.
        (24) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Collinsville.
        (25) If the ordinance was adopted on September 14,
    
1994 by the City of Alton.
        (26) If the ordinance was adopted on November 11,
    
1996 by the City of Lexington.
        (27) If the ordinance was adopted on November 5, 1984
    
by the City of LeRoy.
        (28) If the ordinance was adopted on April 3, 1991 or
    
June 3, 1992 by the City of Markham.
        (29) If the ordinance was adopted on November 11,
    
1986 by the City of Pekin.
        (30) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1981 by the City of Champaign.
        (31) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1986 by the City of Urbana.
        (32) If the ordinance was adopted on December 15,
    
1986 by the Village of Heyworth.
        (33) If the ordinance was adopted on February 24,
    
1992 by the Village of Heyworth.
        (34) If the ordinance was adopted on March 16, 1995
    
by the Village of Heyworth.
        (35) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the Town of Cicero.
        (36) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the City of Effingham.
        (37) If the ordinance was adopted on May 9, 1991 by
    
the Village of Tilton.
        (38) If the ordinance was adopted on October 20, 1986
    
by the City of Elmhurst.
        (39) If the ordinance was adopted on January 19, 1988
    
by the City of Waukegan.
        (40) If the ordinance was adopted on September 21,
    
1998 by the City of Waukegan.
        (41) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the City of Sullivan.
        (42) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1991 by the City of Sullivan.
        (43) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the City of Oglesby.
        (44) If the ordinance was adopted on July 28, 1987 by
    
the City of Marion.
        (45) If the ordinance was adopted on April 23, 1990
    
by the City of Marion.
        (46) If the ordinance was adopted on August 20, 1985
    
by the Village of Mount Prospect.
        (47) If the ordinance was adopted on February 2, 1998
    
by the Village of Woodhull.
        (48) If the ordinance was adopted on April 20, 1993
    
by the Village of Princeville.
        (49) If the ordinance was adopted on July 1, 1986 by
    
the City of Granite City.
        (50) If the ordinance was adopted on February 2, 1989
    
by the Village of Lombard.
        (51) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the Village of Gardner.
        (52) If the ordinance was adopted on July 14, 1999 by
    
the Village of Paw Paw.
        (53) If the ordinance was adopted on November 17,
    
1986 by the Village of Franklin Park.
        (54) If the ordinance was adopted on November 20,
    
1989 by the Village of South Holland.
        (55) If the ordinance was adopted on July 14, 1992 by
    
the Village of Riverdale.
        (56) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Galesburg.
        (57) If the ordinance was adopted on April 1, 1985 by
    
the City of Galesburg.
        (58) If the ordinance was adopted on May 21, 1990 by
    
the City of West Chicago.
        (59) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Oak Forest.
        (60) If the ordinance was adopted in 1999 by the City
    
of Villa Grove.
        (61) If the ordinance was adopted on January 13, 1987
    
by the Village of Mt. Zion.
        (62) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the Village of Manteno.
        (63) If the ordinance was adopted on April 3, 1989 by
    
the City of Chicago Heights.
        (64) If the ordinance was adopted on January 6, 1999
    
by the Village of Rosemont.
        (65) If the ordinance was adopted on December 19,
    
2000 by the Village of Stone Park.
        (66) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of DeKalb.
        (67) If the ordinance was adopted on December 2, 1986
    
by the City of Aurora.
        (68) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the Village of Milan.
        (69) If the ordinance was adopted on September 8,
    
1994 by the City of West Frankfort.
        (70) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1986 by the Village of Libertyville.
        (71) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the Village of Hoffman Estates.
        (72) If the ordinance was adopted on September 17,
    
1986 by the Village of Sherman.
        (73) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Macomb.
        (74) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002 by
    
the City of East Peoria to create the West Washington Street TIF.
        (75) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002 by
    
the City of East Peoria to create the Camp Street TIF.
        (76) If the ordinance was adopted on August 7, 2000
    
by the City of Des Plaines.
        (77) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1986 by the City of Washington to create the Washington Square TIF #2.
        (78) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Morris.
        (79) If the ordinance was adopted on July 6, 1998 by
    
the Village of Steeleville.
        (80) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Pontiac to create TIF I (the Main St TIF).
        (81) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1986 by the City of Pontiac to create TIF II (the Interstate TIF).
        (82) If the ordinance was adopted on November 6, 2002
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Madden/Wells TIF District.
        (83) If the ordinance was adopted on November 4, 1998
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Roosevelt/Racine TIF District.
        (84) If the ordinance was adopted on June 10, 1998 by
    
the City of Chicago to create the Stony Island Commercial/Burnside Industrial Corridors TIF District.
        (85) If the ordinance was adopted on November 29,
    
1989 by the City of Chicago to create the Englewood Mall TIF District.
        (86) If the ordinance was adopted on December 27,
    
1986 by the City of Mendota.
        (87) If the ordinance was adopted on December 31,
    
1986 by the Village of Cahokia.
        (88) If the ordinance was adopted on September 20,
    
1999 by the City of Belleville.
        (89) If the ordinance was adopted on December 30,
    
1986 by the Village of Bellevue to create the Bellevue TIF District 1.
        (90) If the ordinance was adopted on December 13,
    
1993 by the Village of Crete.
        (91) If the ordinance was adopted on February 12,
    
2001 by the Village of Crete.
        (92) If the ordinance was adopted on April 23, 2001
    
by the Village of Crete.
        (93) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1986 by the City of Champaign.
        (94) If the ordinance was adopted on December 20,
    
1986 by the City of Charleston.
        (95) If the ordinance was adopted on June 6, 1989 by
    
the Village of Romeoville.
        (96) If the ordinance was adopted on October 14, 1993
    
and amended on August 2, 2010 by the City of Venice.
        (97) If the ordinance was adopted on June 1, 1994 by
    
the City of Markham.
        (98) If the ordinance was adopted on May 19, 1998 by
    
the Village of Bensenville.
        (99) If the ordinance was adopted on November 12,
    
1987 by the City of Dixon.
        (100) If the ordinance was adopted on December 20,
    
1988 by the Village of Lansing.
        (101) If the ordinance was adopted on October 27,
    
1998 by the City of Moline.
        (102) If the ordinance was adopted on May 21, 1991 by
    
the Village of Glenwood.
        (103) If the ordinance was adopted on January 28,
    
1992 by the City of East Peoria.
        (104) If the ordinance was adopted on December 14,
    
1998 by the City of Carlyle.
        (105) If the ordinance was adopted on May 17, 2000,
    
as subsequently amended, by the City of Chicago to create the Midwest Redevelopment TIF District.
        (106) If the ordinance was adopted on September 13,
    
1989 by the City of Chicago to create the Michigan/Cermak Area TIF District.
        (107) If the ordinance was adopted on March 30, 1992
    
by the Village of Ohio.
        (108) If the ordinance was adopted on July 6, 1998 by
    
the Village of Orangeville.
        (109) If the ordinance was adopted on December 16,
    
1997 by the Village of Germantown.
        (110) If the ordinance was adopted on April 28, 2003
    
by Gibson City.
        (111) If the ordinance was adopted on December 18,
    
1990 by the Village of Washington Park, but only after the Village of Washington Park becomes compliant with the reporting requirements under subsection (d) of Section 11-74.4-5, and after the State Comptroller's certification of such compliance.
        (112) If the ordinance was adopted on February 28,
    
2000 by the City of Harvey.
        (113) If the ordinance was adopted on January 11,
    
1991 by the City of Chicago to create the Read/Dunning TIF District.
        (114) If the ordinance was adopted on July 24, 1991
    
by the City of Chicago to create the Sanitary and Ship Canal TIF District.
        (115) If the ordinance was adopted on December 4,
    
2007 by the City of Naperville.
        (116) If the ordinance was adopted on July 1, 2002 by
    
the Village of Arlington Heights.
        (117) If the ordinance was adopted on February 11,
    
1991 by the Village of Machesney Park.
        (118) If the ordinance was adopted on December 29,
    
1993 by the City of Ottawa.
        (119) If the ordinance was adopted on June 4, 1991 by
    
the Village of Lansing.
        (120) If the ordinance was adopted on February 10,
    
2004 by the Village of Fox Lake.
        (121) If the ordinance was adopted on December 22,
    
1992 by the City of Fairfield.
        (122) If the ordinance was adopted on February 10,
    
1992 by the City of Mt. Sterling.
        (123) If the ordinance was adopted on March 15, 2004
    
by the City of Batavia.
        (124) If the ordinance was adopted on March 18, 2002
    
by the Village of Lake Zurich.
        (125) If the ordinance was adopted on September 23,
    
1997 by the City of Granite City.
        (126) If the ordinance was adopted on May 8, 2013 by
    
the Village of Rosemont to create the Higgins Road/River Road TIF District No. 6.
        (127) If the ordinance was adopted on November 22,
    
1993 by the City of Arcola.
        (128) If the ordinance was adopted on September 7,
    
2004 by the City of Arcola.
        (129) If the ordinance was adopted on November 29,
    
1999 by the City of Paris.
        (130) If the ordinance was adopted on September 20,
    
1994 by the City of Ottawa to create the U.S. Route 6 East Ottawa TIF.
        (131) If the ordinance was adopted on May 2, 2002 by
    
the Village of Crestwood.
        (132) If the ordinance was adopted on October 27,
    
1992 by the City of Blue Island.
        (133) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1993 by the City of Lacon.
        (134) If the ordinance was adopted on May 4, 1998 by
    
the Village of Bradford.
        (135) If the ordinance was adopted on June 11, 2002
    
by the City of Oak Forest.
        (136) If the ordinance was adopted on November 16,
    
1992 by the City of Pinckneyville.
        (137) If the ordinance was adopted on March 1, 2001
    
by the Village of South Jacksonville.
        (138) If the ordinance was adopted on February 26,
    
1992 by the City of Chicago to create the Stockyards Southeast Quadrant TIF District.
        (139) If the ordinance was adopted on January 25,
    
1993 by the City of LaSalle.
        (140) If the ordinance was adopted on December 23,
    
1997 by the Village of Dieterich.
        (141) If the ordinance was adopted on February 10,
    
2016 by the Village of Rosemont to create the Balmoral/Pearl TIF No. 8 Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Area.
    (d) For redevelopment project areas for which bonds were issued before July 29, 1991, or for which contracts were entered into before June 1, 1988, in connection with a redevelopment project in the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary, the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.4-7) may be extended by municipal ordinance to December 31, 2013. The termination procedures of subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-8 are not required for these redevelopment project areas in 2009 but are required in 2013. The extension allowed by Public Act 87-1272 shall not apply to real property tax increment allocation financing under Section 11-74.4-8.
    (e) Those dates, for purposes of real property tax increment allocation financing pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 only, shall be not more than 35 years for redevelopment project areas that were adopted on or after December 16, 1986 and for which at least $8 million worth of municipal bonds were authorized on or after December 19, 1989 but before January 1, 1990; provided that the municipality elects to extend the life of the redevelopment project area to 35 years by the adoption of an ordinance after at least 14 but not more than 30 days' written notice to the taxing bodies, that would otherwise constitute the joint review board for the redevelopment project area, before the adoption of the ordinance.
    (f) Those dates, for purposes of real property tax increment allocation financing pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 only, shall be not more than 35 years for redevelopment project areas that were established on or after December 1, 1981 but before January 1, 1982 and for which at least $1,500,000 worth of tax increment revenue bonds were authorized on or after September 30, 1990 but before July 1, 1991; provided that the municipality elects to extend the life of the redevelopment project area to 35 years by the adoption of an ordinance after at least 14 but not more than 30 days' written notice to the taxing bodies, that would otherwise constitute the joint review board for the redevelopment project area, before the adoption of the ordinance.
    (f-5) Those dates, for purposes of real property tax increment allocation financing pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 only, shall be not more than 47 years for redevelopment project areas that were established on December 29, 1981 by the City of Springfield; provided that (i) the city of Springfield adopts an ordinance extending the life of the redevelopment project area to 47 years and (ii) the City of Springfield provides notice to the taxing bodies that would otherwise constitute the joint review board for the redevelopment project area not more than 30 and not less than 14 days prior to the adoption of that ordinance.
    (g) In consolidating the material relating to completion dates from Sections 11-74.4-3 and 11-74.4-7 into this Section, it is not the intent of the General Assembly to make any substantive change in the law, except for the extension of the completion dates for the City of Aurora, the Village of Milan, the City of West Frankfort, the Village of Libertyville, and the Village of Hoffman Estates set forth under items (67), (68), (69), (70), and (71) of subsection (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13; 98-135, eff. 8-2-13; 98-230, eff. 8-9-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-614, eff. 12-27-13; 98-667, eff. 6-25-14; 98-889, eff. 8-15-14; 98-893, eff. 8-15-14; 98-1064, eff. 8-26-14; 98-1136, eff. 12-29-14; 98-1153, eff. 1-9-15; 98-1157, eff. 1-9-15; 98-1159, eff. 1-9-15; 99-78, eff. 7-20-15; 99-136, eff. 7-24-15; 99-263, eff. 8-4-15; 99-361, eff. 1-1-16; 99-394, eff. 8-18-15; 99-495, eff. 12-17-15; 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-4)
    Sec. 11-74.4-4. Municipal powers and duties; redevelopment project areas. The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly do not apply to a municipality that, (i) before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, has adopted an ordinance or resolution fixing a time and place for a public hearing under Section 11-74.4-5 or (ii) before July 1, 1999, has adopted an ordinance or resolution providing for a feasibility study under Section 11-74.4-4.1, but has not yet adopted an ordinance approving redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects or designating redevelopment project areas under this Section, until after that municipality adopts an ordinance approving redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects or designating redevelopment project areas under this Section; thereafter the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly apply to the same extent that they apply to redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects that were approved and redevelopment projects that were designated before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
    A municipality may:
        (a) By ordinance introduced in the governing body of
    
the municipality within 14 to 90 days from the completion of the hearing specified in Section 11-74.4-5 approve redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects, and designate redevelopment project areas pursuant to notice and hearing required by this Act. No redevelopment project area shall be designated unless a plan and project are approved prior to the designation of such area and such area shall include only those contiguous parcels of real property and improvements thereon substantially benefited by the proposed redevelopment project improvements. Upon adoption of the ordinances, the municipality shall forthwith transmit to the county clerk of the county or counties within which the redevelopment project area is located a certified copy of the ordinances, a legal description of the redevelopment project area, a map of the redevelopment project area, identification of the year that the county clerk shall use for determining the total initial equalized assessed value of the redevelopment project area consistent with subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-9, and a list of the parcel or tax identification number of each parcel of property included in the redevelopment project area.
        (b) Make and enter into all contracts with property
    
owners, developers, tenants, overlapping taxing bodies, and others necessary or incidental to the implementation and furtherance of its redevelopment plan and project. Contract provisions concerning loan repayment obligations in contracts entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall terminate no later than the last to occur of the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of the obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs as required by item (3) of subsection (n) of Section 11-74.4-3. Payments received under contracts entered into by the municipality prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly that are received after the redevelopment project area has been terminated by municipal ordinance shall be deposited into a special fund of the municipality to be used for other community redevelopment needs within the redevelopment project area.
        (c) Within a redevelopment project area, acquire by
    
purchase, donation, lease or eminent domain; own, convey, lease, mortgage or dispose of land and other property, real or personal, or rights or interests therein, and grant or acquire licenses, easements and options with respect thereto, all in the manner and at such price the municipality determines is reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives of the redevelopment plan and project. No conveyance, lease, mortgage, disposition of land or other property owned by a municipality, or agreement relating to the development of such municipal property shall be made except upon the adoption of an ordinance by the corporate authorities of the municipality. Furthermore, no conveyance, lease, mortgage, or other disposition of land owned by a municipality or agreement relating to the development of such municipal property shall be made without making public disclosure of the terms of the disposition and all bids and proposals made in response to the municipality's request. The procedures for obtaining such bids and proposals shall provide reasonable opportunity for any person to submit alternative proposals or bids.
        (d) Within a redevelopment project area, clear any
    
area by demolition or removal of any existing buildings and structures.
        (e) Within a redevelopment project area, renovate or
    
rehabilitate or construct any structure or building, as permitted under this Act.
        (f) Install, repair, construct, reconstruct or
    
relocate streets, utilities and site improvements essential to the preparation of the redevelopment area for use in accordance with a redevelopment plan.
        (g) Within a redevelopment project area, fix, charge
    
and collect fees, rents and charges for the use of any building or property owned or leased by it or any part thereof, or facility therein.
        (h) Accept grants, guarantees and donations of
    
property, labor, or other things of value from a public or private source for use within a project redevelopment area.
        (i) Acquire and construct public facilities within a
    
redevelopment project area, as permitted under this Act.
        (j) Incur project redevelopment costs and reimburse
    
developers who incur redevelopment project costs authorized by a redevelopment agreement; provided, however, that on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, no municipality shall incur redevelopment project costs (except for planning costs and any other eligible costs authorized by municipal ordinance or resolution that are subsequently included in the redevelopment plan for the area and are incurred by the municipality after the ordinance or resolution is adopted) that are not consistent with the program for accomplishing the objectives of the redevelopment plan as included in that plan and approved by the municipality until the municipality has amended the redevelopment plan as provided elsewhere in this Act.
        (k) Create a commission of not less than 5 or more
    
than 15 persons to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the majority of the governing board of the municipality. Members of a commission appointed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987 shall be appointed for initial terms of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years, respectively, in such numbers as to provide that the terms of not more than 1/3 of all such members shall expire in any one year. Their successors shall be appointed for a term of 5 years. The commission, subject to approval of the corporate authorities may exercise the powers enumerated in this Section. The commission shall also have the power to hold the public hearings required by this division and make recommendations to the corporate authorities concerning the adoption of redevelopment plans, redevelopment projects and designation of redevelopment project areas.
        (l) Make payment in lieu of taxes or a portion
    
thereof to taxing districts. If payments in lieu of taxes or a portion thereof are made to taxing districts, those payments shall be made to all districts within a project redevelopment area on a basis which is proportional to the current collections of revenue which each taxing district receives from real property in the redevelopment project area.
        (m) Exercise any and all other powers necessary to
    
effectuate the purposes of this Act.
        (n) If any member of the corporate authority, a
    
member of a commission established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-4(k) of this Act, or an employee or consultant of the municipality involved in the planning and preparation of a redevelopment plan, or project for a redevelopment project area or proposed redevelopment project area, as defined in Sections 11-74.4-3(i) through (k) of this Act, owns or controls an interest, direct or indirect, in any property included in any redevelopment area, or proposed redevelopment area, he or she shall disclose the same in writing to the clerk of the municipality, and shall also so disclose the dates and terms and conditions of any disposition of any such interest, which disclosures shall be acknowledged by the corporate authorities and entered upon the minute books of the corporate authorities. If an individual holds such an interest then that individual shall refrain from any further official involvement in regard to such redevelopment plan, project or area, from voting on any matter pertaining to such redevelopment plan, project or area, or communicating with other members concerning corporate authorities, commission or employees concerning any matter pertaining to said redevelopment plan, project or area. Furthermore, no such member or employee shall acquire of any interest direct, or indirect, in any property in a redevelopment area or proposed redevelopment area after either (a) such individual obtains knowledge of such plan, project or area or (b) first public notice of such plan, project or area pursuant to Section 11-74.4-6 of this Division, whichever occurs first. For the purposes of this subsection, a property interest acquired in a single parcel of property by a member of the corporate authority, which property is used exclusively as the member's primary residence, shall not be deemed to constitute an interest in any property included in a redevelopment area or proposed redevelopment area that was established before December 31, 1989, but the member must disclose the acquisition to the municipal clerk under the provisions of this subsection. A single property interest acquired within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly or 2 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly by a member of the corporate authority does not constitute an interest in any property included in any redevelopment area or proposed redevelopment area, regardless of when the redevelopment area was established, if (i) the property is used exclusively as the member's primary residence, (ii) the member discloses the acquisition to the municipal clerk under the provisions of this subsection, (iii) the acquisition is for fair market value, (iv) the member acquires the property as a result of the property being publicly advertised for sale, and (v) the member refrains from voting on, and communicating with other members concerning, any matter when the benefits to the redevelopment project or area would be significantly greater than the benefits to the municipality as a whole. For the purposes of this subsection, a month-to-month leasehold interest in a single parcel of property by a member of the corporate authority shall not be deemed to constitute an interest in any property included in any redevelopment area or proposed redevelopment area, but the member must disclose the interest to the municipal clerk under the provisions of this subsection.
        (o) Create a Tax Increment Economic Development
    
Advisory Committee to be appointed by the Mayor or President of the municipality with the consent of the majority of the governing board of the municipality, the members of which Committee shall be appointed for initial terms of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years respectively, in such numbers as to provide that the terms of not more than 1/3 of all such members shall expire in any one year. Their successors shall be appointed for a term of 5 years. The Committee shall have none of the powers enumerated in this Section. The Committee shall serve in an advisory capacity only. The Committee may advise the governing Board of the municipality and other municipal officials regarding development issues and opportunities within the redevelopment project area or the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary. The Committee may also promote and publicize development opportunities in the redevelopment project area or the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary.
        (p) Municipalities may jointly undertake and perform
    
redevelopment plans and projects and utilize the provisions of the Act wherever they have contiguous redevelopment project areas or they determine to adopt tax increment financing with respect to a redevelopment project area which includes contiguous real property within the boundaries of the municipalities, and in doing so, they may, by agreement between municipalities, issue obligations, separately or jointly, and expend revenues received under the Act for eligible expenses anywhere within contiguous redevelopment project areas or as otherwise permitted in the Act. With respect to redevelopment project areas that are established within a transit facility improvement area, the provisions of this subsection apply only with respect to such redevelopment project areas that are contiguous to each other.
        (q) Utilize revenues, other than State sales tax
    
increment revenues, received under this Act from one redevelopment project area for eligible costs in another redevelopment project area that is:
            (i) contiguous to the redevelopment project area
        
from which the revenues are received;
            (ii) separated only by a public right of way from
        
the redevelopment project area from which the revenues are received; or
            (iii) separated only by forest preserve property
        
from the redevelopment project area from which the revenues are received if the closest boundaries of the redevelopment project areas that are separated by the forest preserve property are less than one mile apart.
        Utilize tax increment revenues for eligible costs
    
that are received from a redevelopment project area created under the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law that is either contiguous to, or is separated only by a public right of way from, the redevelopment project area created under this Act which initially receives these revenues. Utilize revenues, other than State sales tax increment revenues, by transferring or loaning such revenues to a redevelopment project area created under the Industrial Jobs Recovery Law that is either contiguous to, or separated only by a public right of way from the redevelopment project area that initially produced and received those revenues; and, if the redevelopment project area (i) was established before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly and (ii) is located within a municipality with a population of more than 100,000, utilize revenues or proceeds of obligations authorized by Section 11-74.4-7 of this Act, other than use or occupation tax revenues, to pay for any redevelopment project costs as defined by subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3 to the extent that the redevelopment project costs involve public property that is either contiguous to, or separated only by a public right of way from, a redevelopment project area whether or not redevelopment project costs or the source of payment for the costs are specifically set forth in the redevelopment plan for the redevelopment project area.
        (r) If no redevelopment project has been initiated in
    
a redevelopment project area within 7 years after the area was designated by ordinance under subsection (a), the municipality shall adopt an ordinance repealing the area's designation as a redevelopment project area; provided, however, that if an area received its designation more than 3 years before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994 and no redevelopment project has been initiated within 4 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994, the municipality shall adopt an ordinance repealing its designation as a redevelopment project area. Initiation of a redevelopment project shall be evidenced by either a signed redevelopment agreement or expenditures on eligible redevelopment project costs associated with a redevelopment project.
        Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section
    
to the contrary, with respect to a redevelopment project area designated by an ordinance that was adopted on July 29, 1998 by the City of Chicago, the City of Chicago shall adopt an ordinance repealing the area's designation as a redevelopment project area if no redevelopment project has been initiated in the redevelopment project area within 15 years after the designation of the area. The City of Chicago may retroactively repeal any ordinance adopted by the City of Chicago, pursuant to this subsection (r), that repealed the designation of a redevelopment project area designated by an ordinance that was adopted by the City of Chicago on July 29, 1998. The City of Chicago has 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act to repeal the ordinance. The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply retroactively to July 27, 2005.
(Source: P.A. 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4.1)
    Sec. 11-74.4-4.1. Feasibility study.
    (a) If a municipality by its corporate authorities, or as it may determine by any commission designated under subsection (k) of Section 11-74.4-4, adopts an ordinance or resolution providing for a feasibility study on the designation of an area as a redevelopment project area, a copy of the ordinance or resolution shall immediately be sent to all taxing districts that would be affected by the designation.
    On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the ordinance or resolution shall include:
        (1) The boundaries of the area to be studied for
    
possible designation as a redevelopment project area.
        (2) The purpose or purposes of the proposed
    
redevelopment plan and project.
        (3) A general description of tax increment allocation
    
financing under this Act.
        (4) The name, phone number, and address of the
    
municipal officer who can be contacted for additional information about the proposed redevelopment project area and who should receive all comments and suggestions regarding the redevelopment of the area to be studied.
    (b) If one of the purposes of the planned redevelopment project area should reasonably be expected to result in the displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units, the municipality shall adopt a resolution or ordinance providing for the feasibility study described in subsection (a). The ordinance or resolution shall also require that the feasibility study include the preparation of the housing impact study set forth in paragraph (5) of subsection (n) of Section 11-74.4-3. If the redevelopment plan will not result in displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units, and the municipality certifies in the plan that such displacement will not result from the plan, then a resolution or ordinance need not be adopted.
    (c) As used in this Section, "feasibility study" means a preliminary report to assist a municipality to determine whether or not tax increment allocation financing is appropriate for effective redevelopment of a proposed redevelopment project area.
(Source: P.A. 92-263, eff. 8-7-01; 92-624, eff. 7-11-02; 93-298, eff. 7-23-03.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-4.2)
    Sec. 11-74.4-4.2. Interested parties registry. On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the municipality shall by its corporate authority create an "interested parties" registry for activities related to the redevelopment project area. The municipality shall adopt reasonable registration rules and shall prescribe the necessary registration forms for residents and organizations active within the municipality that seek to be placed on the "interested parties" registry. At a minimum, the rules for registration shall provide for a renewable period of registration of not less than 3 years and notification to registered organizations and individuals by mail at the address provided upon registration prior to termination of their registration, unless the municipality decides that it will establish a policy of not terminating interested parties from the registry, in which case no notice will be required. Such rules shall not be used to prohibit or otherwise interfere with the ability of eligible organizations and individuals to register for receipt of information to which they are entitled under this statute, including the information required by:
    (1) subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-5;
    (2) paragraph (9) of subsection (d) of Section 11-74.4-5; and
    (3) subsection (e) of Section 11-74.4-6.
(Source: P.A. 91-478, eff. 11-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-5)
    Sec. 11-74.4-5. Public hearing; joint review board.
    (a) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly do not apply to a municipality that, (i) before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, has adopted an ordinance or resolution fixing a time and place for a public hearing under this Section or (ii) before July 1, 1999, has adopted an ordinance or resolution providing for a feasibility study under Section 11-74.4-4.1, but has not yet adopted an ordinance approving redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects or designating redevelopment project areas under Section 11-74.4-4, until after that municipality adopts an ordinance approving redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects or designating redevelopment project areas under Section 11-74.4-4; thereafter the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly apply to the same extent that they apply to redevelopment plans and redevelopment projects that were approved and redevelopment projects that were designated before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
    Prior to the adoption of an ordinance proposing the designation of a redevelopment project area, or approving a redevelopment plan or redevelopment project, the municipality by its corporate authorities, or as it may determine by any commission designated under subsection (k) of Section 11-74.4-4 shall adopt an ordinance or resolution fixing a time and place for public hearing. At least 10 days prior to the adoption of the ordinance or resolution establishing the time and place for the public hearing, the municipality shall make available for public inspection a redevelopment plan or a separate report that provides in reasonable detail the basis for the eligibility of the redevelopment project area. The report along with the name of a person to contact for further information shall be sent within a reasonable time after the adoption of such ordinance or resolution to the affected taxing districts by certified mail. On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the municipality shall print in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality a notice that interested persons may register with the municipality in order to receive information on the proposed designation of a redevelopment project area or the approval of a redevelopment plan. The notice shall state the place of registration and the operating hours of that place. The municipality shall have adopted reasonable rules to implement this registration process under Section 11-74.4-4.2. The municipality shall provide notice of the availability of the redevelopment plan and eligibility report, including how to obtain this information, by mail within a reasonable time after the adoption of the ordinance or resolution, to all residential addresses that, after a good faith effort, the municipality determines are located outside the proposed redevelopment project area and within 750 feet of the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment project area. This requirement is subject to the limitation that in a municipality with a population of over 100,000, if the total number of residential addresses outside the proposed redevelopment project area and within 750 feet of the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment project area exceeds 750, the municipality shall be required to provide the notice to only the 750 residential addresses that, after a good faith effort, the municipality determines are outside the proposed redevelopment project area and closest to the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment project area. Notwithstanding the foregoing, notice given after August 7, 2001 (the effective date of Public Act 92-263) and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly to residential addresses within 750 feet of the boundaries of a proposed redevelopment project area shall be deemed to have been sufficiently given in compliance with this Act if given only to residents outside the boundaries of the proposed redevelopment project area. The notice shall also be provided by the municipality, regardless of its population, to those organizations and residents that have registered with the municipality for that information in accordance with the registration guidelines established by the municipality under Section 11-74.4-4.2.
    At the public hearing any interested person or affected taxing district may file with the municipal clerk written objections to and may be heard orally in respect to any issues embodied in the notice. The municipality shall hear all protests and objections at the hearing and the hearing may be adjourned to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the subsequent hearing. At the public hearing or at any time prior to the adoption by the municipality of an ordinance approving a redevelopment plan, the municipality may make changes in the redevelopment plan. Changes which (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (3) substantially change the nature of or extend the life of the redevelopment project, or (4) increase the number of inhabited residential units to be displaced from the redevelopment project area, as measured from the time of creation of the redevelopment project area, to a total of more than 10, shall be made only after the municipality gives notice, convenes a joint review board, and conducts a public hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Section and in Section 11-74.4-6 of this Act. Changes which do not (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (3) substantially change the nature of or extend the life of the redevelopment project, or (4) increase the number of inhabited residential units to be displaced from the redevelopment project area, as measured from the time of creation of the redevelopment project area, to a total of more than 10, may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any such changes by mail to each affected taxing district and registrant on the interested parties registry, provided for under Section 11-74.4-4.2, and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected taxing district. Such notice by mail and by publication shall each occur not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of such changes. Hearings with regard to a redevelopment project area, project or plan may be held simultaneously.
    (b) Prior to holding a public hearing to approve or amend a redevelopment plan or to designate or add additional parcels of property to a redevelopment project area, the municipality shall convene a joint review board. The board shall consist of a representative selected by each community college district, local elementary school district and high school district or each local community unit school district, park district, library district, township, fire protection district, and county that will have the authority to directly levy taxes on the property within the proposed redevelopment project area at the time that the proposed redevelopment project area is approved, a representative selected by the municipality and a public member. The public member shall first be selected and then the board's chairperson shall be selected by a majority of the board members present and voting.
    For redevelopment project areas with redevelopment plans or proposed redevelopment plans that would result in the displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units or that include 75 or more inhabited residential units, the public member shall be a person who resides in the redevelopment project area. If, as determined by the housing impact study provided for in paragraph (5) of subsection (n) of Section 11-74.4-3, or if no housing impact study is required then based on other reasonable data, the majority of residential units are occupied by very low, low, or moderate income households, as defined in Section 3 of the Illinois Affordable Housing Act, the public member shall be a person who resides in very low, low, or moderate income housing within the redevelopment project area. Municipalities with fewer than 15,000 residents shall not be required to select a person who lives in very low, low, or moderate income housing within the redevelopment project area, provided that the redevelopment plan or project will not result in displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited units, and the municipality so certifies in the plan. If no person satisfying these requirements is available or if no qualified person will serve as the public member, then the joint review board is relieved of this paragraph's selection requirements for the public member.
    Within 90 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, each municipality that designated a redevelopment project area for which it was not required to convene a joint review board under this Section shall convene a joint review board to perform the duties specified under paragraph (e) of this Section.
    All board members shall be appointed and the first board meeting shall be held at least 14 days but not more than 28 days after the mailing of notice by the municipality to the taxing districts as required by Section 11-74.4-6(c). Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, a municipality that adopted either a public hearing resolution or a feasibility resolution between July 1, 1999 and July 1, 2000 that called for the meeting of the joint review board within 14 days of notice of public hearing to affected taxing districts is deemed to be in compliance with the notice, meeting, and public hearing provisions of the Act. Such notice shall also advise the taxing bodies represented on the joint review board of the time and place of the first meeting of the board. Additional meetings of the board shall be held upon the call of any member. The municipality seeking designation of the redevelopment project area shall provide administrative support to the board.
    The board shall review (i) the public record, planning documents and proposed ordinances approving the redevelopment plan and project and (ii) proposed amendments to the redevelopment plan or additions of parcels of property to the redevelopment project area to be adopted by the municipality. As part of its deliberations, the board may hold additional hearings on the proposal. A board's recommendation shall be an advisory, non-binding recommendation. The recommendation shall be adopted by a majority of those members present and voting. The recommendations shall be submitted to the municipality within 30 days after convening of the board. Failure of the board to submit its report on a timely basis shall not be cause to delay the public hearing or any other step in the process of designating or amending the redevelopment project area but shall be deemed to constitute approval by the joint review board of the matters before it.
    The board shall base its recommendation to approve or disapprove the redevelopment plan and the designation of the redevelopment project area or the amendment of the redevelopment plan or addition of parcels of property to the redevelopment project area on the basis of the redevelopment project area and redevelopment plan satisfying the plan requirements, the eligibility criteria defined in Section 11-74.4-3, and the objectives of this Act.
    The board shall issue a written report describing why the redevelopment plan and project area or the amendment thereof meets or fails to meet one or more of the objectives of this Act and both the plan requirements and the eligibility criteria defined in Section 11-74.4-3. In the event the Board does not file a report it shall be presumed that these taxing bodies find the redevelopment project area and redevelopment plan satisfy the objectives of this Act and the plan requirements and eligibility criteria.
    If the board recommends rejection of the matters before it, the municipality will have 30 days within which to resubmit the plan or amendment. During this period, the municipality will meet and confer with the board and attempt to resolve those issues set forth in the board's written report that led to the rejection of the plan or amendment.
    Notwithstanding the resubmission set forth above, the municipality may commence the scheduled public hearing and either adjourn the public hearing or continue the public hearing until a date certain. Prior to continuing any public hearing to a date certain, the municipality shall announce during the public hearing the time, date, and location for the reconvening of the public hearing. Any changes to the redevelopment plan necessary to satisfy the issues set forth in the joint review board report shall be the subject of a public hearing before the hearing is adjourned if the changes would (1) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (2) substantially change the nature of or extend the life of the redevelopment project, or (3) increase the number of inhabited residential units to be displaced from the redevelopment project area, as measured from the time of creation of the redevelopment project area, to a total of more than 10. Changes to the redevelopment plan necessary to satisfy the issues set forth in the joint review board report shall not require any further notice or convening of a joint review board meeting, except that any changes to the redevelopment plan that would add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area shall be subject to the notice, public hearing, and joint review board meeting requirements established for such changes by subsection (a) of Section 11-74.4-5.
    In the event that the municipality and the board are unable to resolve these differences, or in the event that the resubmitted plan or amendment is rejected by the board, the municipality may proceed with the plan or amendment, but only upon a three-fifths vote of the corporate authority responsible for approval of the plan or amendment, excluding positions of members that are vacant and those members that are ineligible to vote because of conflicts of interest.
    (c) After a municipality has by ordinance approved a redevelopment plan and designated a redevelopment project area, the plan may be amended and additional properties may be added to the redevelopment project area only as herein provided. Amendments which (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the redevelopment project, (4) increase the total estimated redevelopment project costs set out in the redevelopment plan by more than 5% after adjustment for inflation from the date the plan was adopted, (5) add additional redevelopment project costs to the itemized list of redevelopment project costs set out in the redevelopment plan, or (6) increase the number of inhabited residential units to be displaced from the redevelopment project area, as measured from the time of creation of the redevelopment project area, to a total of more than 10, shall be made only after the municipality gives notice, convenes a joint review board, and conducts a public hearing pursuant to the procedures set forth in this Section and in Section 11-74.4-6 of this Act. Changes which do not (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the redevelopment project, (4) increase the total estimated redevelopment project cost set out in the redevelopment plan by more than 5% after adjustment for inflation from the date the plan was adopted, (5) add additional redevelopment project costs to the itemized list of redevelopment project costs set out in the redevelopment plan, or (6) increase the number of inhabited residential units to be displaced from the redevelopment project area, as measured from the time of creation of the redevelopment project area, to a total of more than 10, may be made without further public hearing and related notices and procedures including the convening of a joint review board as set forth in Section 11-74.4-6 of this Act, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any such changes by mail to each affected taxing district and registrant on the interested parties registry, provided for under Section 11-74.4-4.2, and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected taxing district. Such notice by mail and by publication shall each occur not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of such changes.
    (d) After the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, a municipality shall submit in an electronic format the following information for each redevelopment project area (i) to the State Comptroller under Section 8-8-3.5 of the Illinois Municipal Code, subject to any extensions or exemptions provided at the Comptroller's discretion under that Section, and (ii) to all taxing districts overlapping the redevelopment project area no later than 180 days after the close of each municipal fiscal year or as soon thereafter as the audited financial statements become available and, in any case, shall be submitted before the annual meeting of the Joint Review Board to each of the taxing districts that overlap the redevelopment project area:
        (1) Any amendments to the redevelopment plan, the
    
redevelopment project area, or the State Sales Tax Boundary.
        (1.5) A list of the redevelopment project areas
    
administered by the municipality and, if applicable, the date each redevelopment project area was designated or terminated by the municipality.
        (2) Audited financial statements of the special tax
    
allocation fund once a cumulative total of $100,000 has been deposited in the fund.
        (3) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer of
    
the municipality that the municipality has complied with all of the requirements of this Act during the preceding fiscal year.
        (4) An opinion of legal counsel that the municipality
    
is in compliance with this Act.
        (5) An analysis of the special tax allocation fund
    
which sets forth:
            (A) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the beginning of the fiscal year;
            (B) all amounts deposited in the special tax
        
allocation fund by source;
            (C) an itemized list of all expenditures from the
        
special tax allocation fund by category of permissible redevelopment project cost; and
            (D) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the end of the fiscal year including a breakdown of that balance by source and a breakdown of that balance identifying any portion of the balance that is required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of or securing of obligations and anticipated redevelopment project costs. Any portion of such ending balance that has not been identified or is not identified as being required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of or securing of obligations or anticipated redevelopment projects costs shall be designated as surplus as set forth in Section 11-74.4-7 hereof.
        (6) A description of all property purchased by the
    
municipality within the redevelopment project area including:
            (A) Street address.
            (B) Approximate size or description of property.
            (C) Purchase price.
            (D) Seller of property.
        (7) A statement setting forth all activities
    
undertaken in furtherance of the objectives of the redevelopment plan, including:
            (A) Any project implemented in the preceding
        
fiscal year.
            (B) A description of the redevelopment activities
        
undertaken.
            (C) A description of any agreements entered into
        
by the municipality with regard to the disposition or redevelopment of any property within the redevelopment project area or the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary.
            (D) Additional information on the use of all
        
funds received under this Division and steps taken by the municipality to achieve the objectives of the redevelopment plan.
            (E) Information regarding contracts that the
        
municipality's tax increment advisors or consultants have entered into with entities or persons that have received, or are receiving, payments financed by tax increment revenues produced by the same redevelopment project area.
            (F) Any reports submitted to the municipality by
        
the joint review board.
            (G) A review of public and, to the extent
        
possible, private investment actually undertaken to date after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly and estimated to be undertaken during the following year. This review shall, on a project-by-project basis, set forth the estimated amounts of public and private investment incurred after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly and provide the ratio of private investment to public investment to the date of the report and as estimated to the completion of the redevelopment project.
        (8) With regard to any obligations issued by the
    
municipality:
            (A) copies of any official statements; and
            (B) an analysis prepared by financial advisor or
        
underwriter setting forth: (i) nature and term of obligation; and (ii) projected debt service including required reserves and debt coverage.
        (9) For special tax allocation funds that have
    
experienced cumulative deposits of incremental tax revenues of $100,000 or more, a certified audit report reviewing compliance with this Act performed by an independent public accountant certified and licensed by the authority of the State of Illinois. The financial portion of the audit must be conducted in accordance with Standards for Audits of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities, and Functions adopted by the Comptroller General of the United States (1981), as amended, or the standards specified by Section 8-8-5 of the Illinois Municipal Auditing Law of the Illinois Municipal Code. The audit report shall contain a letter from the independent certified public accountant indicating compliance or noncompliance with the requirements of subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3. For redevelopment plans or projects that would result in the displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units or that contain 75 or more inhabited residential units, notice of the availability of the information, including how to obtain the report, required in this subsection shall also be sent by mail to all residents or organizations that operate in the municipality that register with the municipality for that information according to registration procedures adopted under Section 11-74.4-4.2. All municipalities are subject to this provision.
        (10) A list of all intergovernmental agreements in
    
effect during the fiscal year to which the municipality is a party and an accounting of any moneys transferred or received by the municipality during that fiscal year pursuant to those intergovernmental agreements.
    (d-1) Prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, municipalities with populations of over 1,000,000 shall, after adoption of a redevelopment plan or project, make available upon request to any taxing district in which the redevelopment project area is located the following information:
        (1) Any amendments to the redevelopment plan, the
    
redevelopment project area, or the State Sales Tax Boundary; and
        (2) In connection with any redevelopment project area
    
for which the municipality has outstanding obligations issued to provide for redevelopment project costs pursuant to Section 11-74.4-7, audited financial statements of the special tax allocation fund.
    (e) The joint review board shall meet annually 180 days after the close of the municipal fiscal year or as soon as the redevelopment project audit for that fiscal year becomes available to review the effectiveness and status of the redevelopment project area up to that date.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) In the event that a municipality has held a public hearing under this Section prior to March 14, 1994 (the effective date of Public Act 88-537), the requirements imposed by Public Act 88-537 relating to the method of fixing the time and place for public hearing, the materials and information required to be made available for public inspection, and the information required to be sent after adoption of an ordinance or resolution fixing a time and place for public hearing shall not be applicable.
    (h) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the State Comptroller must post on the State Comptroller's official website the information submitted by a municipality pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section. The information must be posted no later than 45 days after the State Comptroller receives the information from the municipality. The State Comptroller must also post a list of the municipalities not in compliance with the reporting requirements set forth in subsection (d) of this Section.
    (i) No later than 10 years after the corporate authorities of a municipality adopt an ordinance to establish a redevelopment project area, the municipality must compile a status report concerning the redevelopment project area. The status report must detail without limitation the following: (i) the amount of revenue generated within the redevelopment project area, (ii) any expenditures made by the municipality for the redevelopment project area including without limitation expenditures from the special tax allocation fund, (iii) the status of planned activities, goals, and objectives set forth in the redevelopment plan including details on new or planned construction within the redevelopment project area, (iv) the amount of private and public investment within the redevelopment project area, and (v) any other relevant evaluation or performance data. Within 30 days after the municipality compiles the status report, the municipality must hold at least one public hearing concerning the report. The municipality must provide 20 days' public notice of the hearing.
    (j) Beginning in fiscal year 2011 and in each fiscal year thereafter, a municipality must detail in its annual budget (i) the revenues generated from redevelopment project areas by source and (ii) the expenditures made by the municipality for redevelopment project areas.
(Source: P.A. 98-922, eff. 8-15-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-6)
    Sec. 11-74.4-6. (a) Except as provided herein, notice of the public hearing shall be given by publication and mailing; provided, however, that no notice by mailing shall be required under this subsection (a) with respect to any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3. Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed redevelopment project area. Notice by mailing shall be given by depositing such notice in the United States mails by certified mail addressed to the person or persons in whose name the general taxes for the last preceding year were paid on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land lying within the project redevelopment area. Said notice shall be mailed not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the public hearing. In the event taxes for the last preceding year were not paid, the notice shall also be sent to the persons last listed on the tax rolls within the preceding 3 years as the owners of such property. For redevelopment project areas with redevelopment plans or proposed redevelopment plans that would require removal of 10 or more inhabited residential units or that contain 75 or more inhabited residential units, the municipality shall make a good faith effort to notify by mail all residents of the redevelopment project area. At a minimum, the municipality shall mail a notice to each residential address located within the redevelopment project area. The municipality shall endeavor to ensure that all such notices are effectively communicated and shall include (in addition to notice in English) notice in the predominant language other than English when appropriate.
    (b) The notices issued pursuant to this Section shall include the following:
        (1) The time and place of public hearing.
        (2) The boundaries of the proposed redevelopment
    
project area by legal description and by street location where possible.
        (3) A notification that all interested persons will
    
be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
        (4) A description of the redevelopment plan or
    
redevelopment project for the proposed redevelopment project area if a plan or project is the subject matter of the hearing.
        (5) Such other matters as the municipality may deem
    
appropriate.
    (c) Not less than 45 days prior to the date set for hearing, the municipality shall give notice by mail as provided in subsection (a) to all taxing districts of which taxable property is included in the redevelopment project area, project or plan and to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and in addition to the other requirements under subsection (b) the notice shall include an invitation to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and each taxing district to submit comments to the municipality concerning the subject matter of the hearing prior to the date of hearing.
    (d) In the event that any municipality has by ordinance adopted tax increment financing prior to 1987, and has complied with the notice requirements of this Section, except that the notice has not included the requirements of subsection (b), paragraphs (2), (3) and (4), and within 90 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, that municipality passes an ordinance which contains findings that: (1) all taxing districts prior to the time of the hearing required by Section 11-74.4-5 were furnished with copies of a map incorporated into the redevelopment plan and project substantially showing the legal boundaries of the redevelopment project area; (2) the redevelopment plan and project, or a draft thereof, contained a map substantially showing the legal boundaries of the redevelopment project area and was available to the public at the time of the hearing; and (3) since the adoption of any form of tax increment financing authorized by this Act, and prior to June 1, 1991, no objection or challenge has been made in writing to the municipality in respect to the notices required by this Section, then the municipality shall be deemed to have met the notice requirements of this Act and all actions of the municipality taken in connection with such notices as were given are hereby validated and hereby declared to be legally sufficient for all purposes of this Act.
    (e) If a municipality desires to propose a redevelopment plan for a redevelopment project area that would result in the displacement of residents from 10 or more inhabited residential units or for a redevelopment project area that contains 75 or more inhabited residential units, the municipality shall hold a public meeting before the mailing of the notices of public hearing as provided in subsection (c) of this Section. However, such a meeting shall be required for any redevelopment plan for a redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 if the applicable project is subject to the process for evaluation of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. The meeting shall be for the purpose of enabling the municipality to advise the public, taxing districts having real property in the redevelopment project area, taxpayers who own property in the proposed redevelopment project area, and residents in the area as to the municipality's possible intent to prepare a redevelopment plan and designate a redevelopment project area and to receive public comment. The time and place for the meeting shall be set by the head of the municipality's Department of Planning or other department official designated by the mayor or city or village manager without the necessity of a resolution or ordinance of the municipality and may be held by a member of the staff of the Department of Planning of the municipality or by any other person, body, or commission designated by the corporate authorities. The meeting shall be held at least 14 business days before the mailing of the notice of public hearing provided for in subsection (c) of this Section.
    Notice of the public meeting shall be given by mail. Notice by mail shall be not less than 15 days before the date of the meeting and shall be sent by certified mail to all taxing districts having real property in the proposed redevelopment project area and to all entities requesting that information that have registered with a person and department designated by the municipality in accordance with registration guidelines established by the municipality pursuant to Section 11-74.4-4.2. The municipality shall make a good faith effort to notify all residents and the last known persons who paid property taxes on real estate in a redevelopment project area. This requirement shall be deemed to be satisfied if the municipality mails, by regular mail, a notice to each residential address and the person or persons in whose name property taxes were paid on real property for the last preceding year located within the redevelopment project area. Notice shall be in languages other than English when appropriate. The notices issued under this subsection shall include the following:
        (1) The time and place of the meeting.
        (2) The boundaries of the area to be studied for
    
possible designation as a redevelopment project area by street and location.
        (3) The purpose or purposes of establishing a
    
redevelopment project area.
        (4) A brief description of tax increment financing.
        (5) The name, telephone number, and address of the
    
person who can be contacted for additional information about the proposed redevelopment project area and who should receive all comments and suggestions regarding the development of the area to be studied.
        (6) Notification that all interested persons will be
    
given an opportunity to be heard at the public meeting.
        (7) Such other matters as the municipality deems
    
appropriate.
    At the public meeting, any interested person or representative of an affected taxing district may be heard orally and may file, with the person conducting the meeting, statements that pertain to the subject matter of the meeting.
(Source: P.A. 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-7)
    Sec. 11-74.4-7. Obligations secured by the special tax allocation fund set forth in Section 11-74.4-8 for the redevelopment project area may be issued to provide for redevelopment project costs. Such obligations, when so issued, shall be retired in the manner provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such obligations by the receipts of taxes levied as specified in Section 11-74.4-9 against the taxable property included in the area, by revenues as specified by Section 11-74.4-8a and other revenue designated by the municipality. A municipality may in the ordinance pledge all or any part of the funds in and to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund created pursuant to Section 11-74.4-8 to the payment of the redevelopment project costs and obligations. Any pledge of funds in the special tax allocation fund shall provide for distribution to the taxing districts and to the Illinois Department of Revenue of moneys not required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment and securing of the obligations and anticipated redevelopment project costs and such excess funds shall be calculated annually and deemed to be "surplus" funds. In the event a municipality only applies or pledges a portion of the funds in the special tax allocation fund for the payment or securing of anticipated redevelopment project costs or of obligations, any such funds remaining in the special tax allocation fund after complying with the requirements of the application or pledge, shall also be calculated annually and deemed "surplus" funds. All surplus funds in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed annually within 180 days after the close of the municipality's fiscal year by being paid by the municipal treasurer to the County Collector, to the Department of Revenue and to the municipality in direct proportion to the tax incremental revenue received as a result of an increase in the equalized assessed value of property in the redevelopment project area, tax incremental revenue received from the State and tax incremental revenue received from the municipality, but not to exceed as to each such source the total incremental revenue received from that source. The County Collector shall thereafter make distribution to the respective taxing districts in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to the affected districts of real property taxes from real property in the redevelopment project area.
    Without limiting the foregoing in this Section, the municipality may in addition to obligations secured by the special tax allocation fund pledge for a period not greater than the term of the obligations towards payment of such obligations any part or any combination of the following: (a) net revenues of all or part of any redevelopment project; (b) taxes levied and collected on any or all property in the municipality; (c) the full faith and credit of the municipality; (d) a mortgage on part or all of the redevelopment project; or (e) any other taxes or anticipated receipts that the municipality may lawfully pledge.
    Such obligations may be issued in one or more series bearing interest at such rate or rates as the corporate authorities of the municipality shall determine by ordinance. Such obligations shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times not exceeding 20 years from their respective dates, be in such denomination, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place or places, contain such covenants, terms and conditions, and be subject to redemption as such ordinance shall provide. Obligations issued pursuant to this Act may be sold at public or private sale at such price as shall be determined by the corporate authorities of the municipalities. No referendum approval of the electors shall be required as a condition to the issuance of obligations pursuant to this Division except as provided in this Section.
    In the event the municipality authorizes issuance of obligations pursuant to the authority of this Division secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, which obligations are other than obligations which may be issued under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution, or pledges taxes pursuant to (b) or (c) of the second paragraph of this section, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such obligations or pledging such taxes shall be published within 10 days after such ordinance has been passed in one or more newspapers, with general circulation within such municipality. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of the issuance of such obligations or pledging taxes to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk, as hereinafter provided in this Section, within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. But, if within that 30 day period a petition is filed with the municipal clerk, signed by electors in the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality, asking that the question of issuing obligations using full faith and credit of the municipality as security for the cost of paying for redevelopment project costs, or of pledging taxes for the payment of such obligations, or both, be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall call a special election in the manner provided by law to vote upon that question, or, if a general, State or municipal election is to be held within a period of not less than 30 or more than 90 days from the date such petition is filed, shall submit the question at the next general, State or municipal election. If it appears upon the canvass of the election by the corporate authorities that a majority of electors voting upon the question voted in favor thereof, the ordinance shall be in effect, but if a majority of the electors voting upon the question are not in favor thereof, the ordinance shall not take effect.
    The ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide that the obligations shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to this Division, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of their issuance.
    In the event the municipality authorizes issuance of obligations pursuant to this Section secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, the ordinance authorizing the obligations may provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within the municipality sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures, which levy may be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the municipality, which levy, however, shall be abated to the extent that monies from other sources are available for payment of the obligations and the municipality certifies the amount of said monies available to the county clerk.
    A certified copy of such ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the municipality is situated, and shall constitute the authority for the extension and collection of the taxes to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund.
    A municipality may also issue its obligations to refund in whole or in part, obligations theretofore issued by such municipality under the authority of this Act, whether at or prior to maturity, provided however, that the last maturity of the refunding obligations may not be later than the dates set forth under Section 11-74.4-3.5.
    In the event a municipality issues obligations under home rule powers or other legislative authority the proceeds of which are pledged to pay for redevelopment project costs, the municipality may, if it has followed the procedures in conformance with this division, retire said obligations from funds in the special tax allocation fund in amounts and in such manner as if such obligations had been issued pursuant to the provisions of this division.
    All obligations heretofore or hereafter issued pursuant to this Act shall not be regarded as indebtedness of the municipality issuing such obligations or any other taxing district for the purpose of any limitation imposed by law.
(Source: P.A. 95-15, eff. 7-16-07; 95-164, eff. 1-1-08; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07; 95-346, eff. 8-21-07; 95-459, eff. 8-27-07; 95-653, eff. 1-1-08; 95-662, eff. 10-11-07; 95-683, eff. 10-19-07; 95-709, eff. 1-29-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 95-932, eff. 8-26-08; 95-964, eff. 9-23-08; 95-977, eff. 9-22-08; 95-1028, eff. 8-25-09 (see Section 5 of P.A. 96-717 for the effective date of changes made by P.A. 95-1028); 96-328, eff. 8-11-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-7.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-7.1)
    Sec. 11-74.4-7.1. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994 and prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, a municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000, prior to construction of a new municipal public building that provides governmental services to be financed with tax increment revenues as authorized in paragraph (4) of subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3, shall agree with the affected taxing districts to pay them, to the extent tax increment finance revenues are available, over the life of the redevelopment project area, an amount equal to 25% of the cost of the building, such payments to be paid to the taxing districts in the same proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to the affected taxing districts of real property taxes from taxable real property in the redevelopment project area.
    This Section does not apply to a municipality that, before March 14, 1994 (the effective date of Public Act 88-537), acquired or leased the land (i) upon which a new municipal public building is to be constructed and (ii) for which an existing redevelopment plan or a redevelopment agreement includes provisions for the construction of a new municipal public building.
(Source: P.A. 91-478, eff. 11-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-8)
    Sec. 11-74.4-8. Tax increment allocation financing. A municipality may not adopt tax increment financing in a redevelopment project area after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 that will encompass an area that is currently included in an enterprise zone created under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act unless that municipality, pursuant to Section 5.4 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, amends the enterprise zone designating ordinance to limit the eligibility for tax abatements as provided in Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act. A municipality, at the time a redevelopment project area is designated, may adopt tax increment allocation financing by passing an ordinance providing that the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon taxable real property in such redevelopment project area by taxing districts and tax rates determined in the manner provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-74.4-9 each year after the effective date of the ordinance until redevelopment project costs and all municipal obligations financing redevelopment project costs incurred under this Division have been paid shall be divided as follows, provided, however, that with respect to any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 in a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more, ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon taxable real property in such redevelopment project area shall be allocated as specifically provided in this Section:
        (a) That portion of taxes levied upon each taxable
    
lot, block, tract or parcel of real property which is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or the initial equalized assessed value of each such taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property in the redevelopment project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector to the respective affected taxing districts in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
        (b) Except from a tax levied by a township to retire
    
bonds issued to satisfy court-ordered damages, that portion, if any, of such taxes which is attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation of each taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property in the redevelopment project area over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property in the project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid to the municipal treasurer who shall deposit said taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the municipality for the purpose of paying redevelopment project costs and obligations incurred in the payment thereof. In any county with a population of 3,000,000 or more that has adopted a procedure for collecting taxes that provides for one or more of the installments of the taxes to be billed and collected on an estimated basis, the municipal treasurer shall be paid for deposit in the special tax allocation fund of the municipality, from the taxes collected from estimated bills issued for property in the redevelopment project area, the difference between the amount actually collected from each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property within the redevelopment project area and an amount determined by multiplying the rate at which taxes were last extended against the taxable lot, block, track, or parcel of real property in the manner provided in subsection (c) of Section 11-74.4-9 by the initial equalized assessed value of the property divided by the number of installments in which real estate taxes are billed and collected within the county; provided that the payments on or before December 31, 1999 to a municipal treasurer shall be made only if each of the following conditions are met:
        (1) The total equalized assessed value of the
        
redevelopment project area as last determined was not less than 175% of the total initial equalized assessed value.
        (2) Not more than 50% of the total equalized assessed
        
value of the redevelopment project area as last determined is attributable to a piece of property assigned a single real estate index number.
        (3) The municipal clerk has certified to the county
        
clerk that the municipality has issued its obligations to which there has been pledged the incremental property taxes of the redevelopment project area or taxes levied and collected on any or all property in the municipality or the full faith and credit of the municipality to pay or secure payment for all or a portion of the redevelopment project costs. The certification shall be filed annually no later than September 1 for the estimated taxes to be distributed in the following year; however, for the year 1992 the certification shall be made at any time on or before March 31, 1992.
        (4) The municipality has not requested that the total
        
initial equalized assessed value of real property be adjusted as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.4-9.
        The conditions of paragraphs (1) through (4) do not
    
apply after December 31, 1999 to payments to a municipal treasurer made by a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants that has adopted an estimated billing procedure for collecting taxes. If a county that has adopted the estimated billing procedure makes an erroneous overpayment of tax revenue to the municipal treasurer, then the county may seek a refund of that overpayment. The county shall send the municipal treasurer a notice of liability for the overpayment on or before the mailing date of the next real estate tax bill within the county. The refund shall be limited to the amount of the overpayment.
        It is the intent of this Division that after the
    
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 a municipality's own ad valorem tax arising from levies on taxable real property be included in the determination of incremental revenue in the manner provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-74.4-9. If the municipality does not extend such a tax, it shall annually deposit in the municipality's Special Tax Increment Fund an amount equal to 10% of the total contributions to the fund from all other taxing districts in that year. The annual 10% deposit required by this paragraph shall be limited to the actual amount of municipally produced incremental tax revenues available to the municipality from taxpayers located in the redevelopment project area in that year if: (a) the plan for the area restricts the use of the property primarily to industrial purposes, (b) the municipality establishing the redevelopment project area is a home-rule community with a 1990 population of between 25,000 and 50,000, (c) the municipality is wholly located within a county with a 1990 population of over 750,000 and (d) the redevelopment project area was established by the municipality prior to June 1, 1990. This payment shall be in lieu of a contribution of ad valorem taxes on real property. If no such payment is made, any redevelopment project area of the municipality shall be dissolved.
        If a municipality has adopted tax increment
    
allocation financing by ordinance and the County Clerk thereafter certifies the "total initial equalized assessed value as adjusted" of the taxable real property within such redevelopment project area in the manner provided in paragraph (b) of Section 11-74.4-9, each year after the date of the certification of the total initial equalized assessed value as adjusted until redevelopment project costs and all municipal obligations financing redevelopment project costs have been paid the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon the taxable real property in such redevelopment project area by taxing districts and tax rates determined in the manner provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-74.4-9 shall be divided as follows, provided, however, that with respect to any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 in a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or more, ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon the taxable real property in such redevelopment project area shall be allocated as specifically provided in this Section:
        (1) That portion of the taxes levied upon each
        
taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property which is attributable to the lower of the current equalized assessed value or "current equalized assessed value as adjusted" or the initial equalized assessed value of each such taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property existing at the time tax increment financing was adopted, minus the total current homestead exemptions under Article 15 of the Property Tax Code in the redevelopment project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector to the respective affected taxing districts in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
        (2) That portion, if any, of such taxes which is
        
attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the redevelopment project area, over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property existing at the time tax increment financing was adopted, minus the total current homestead exemptions pertaining to each piece of property provided by Article 15 of the Property Tax Code in the redevelopment project area, shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid to the municipal Treasurer, who shall deposit said taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the municipality for the purpose of paying redevelopment project costs and obligations incurred in the payment thereof.
        The municipality may pledge in the ordinance the
    
funds in and to be deposited in the special tax allocation fund for the payment of such costs and obligations. No part of the current equalized assessed valuation of each property in the redevelopment project area attributable to any increase above the total initial equalized assessed value, or the total initial equalized assessed value as adjusted, of such properties shall be used in calculating the general State school aid formula, provided for in Section 18-8 of the School Code, until such time as all redevelopment project costs have been paid as provided for in this Section.
        Whenever a municipality issues bonds for the purpose
    
of financing redevelopment project costs, such municipality may provide by ordinance for the appointment of a trustee, which may be any trust company within the State, and for the establishment of such funds or accounts to be maintained by such trustee as the municipality shall deem necessary to provide for the security and payment of the bonds. If such municipality provides for the appointment of a trustee, such trustee shall be considered the assignee of any payments assigned by the municipality pursuant to such ordinance and this Section. Any amounts paid to such trustee as assignee shall be deposited in the funds or accounts established pursuant to such trust agreement, and shall be held by such trustee in trust for the benefit of the holders of the bonds, and such holders shall have a lien on and a security interest in such funds or accounts so long as the bonds remain outstanding and unpaid. Upon retirement of the bonds, the trustee shall pay over any excess amounts held to the municipality for deposit in the special tax allocation fund.
        When such redevelopment projects costs, including
    
without limitation all municipal obligations financing redevelopment project costs incurred under this Division, have been paid, all surplus funds then remaining in the special tax allocation fund shall be distributed by being paid by the municipal treasurer to the Department of Revenue, the municipality and the county collector; first to the Department of Revenue and the municipality in direct proportion to the tax incremental revenue received from the State and the municipality, but not to exceed the total incremental revenue received from the State or the municipality less any annual surplus distribution of incremental revenue previously made; with any remaining funds to be paid to the County Collector who shall immediately thereafter pay said funds to the taxing districts in the redevelopment project area in the same manner and proportion as the most recent distribution by the county collector to the affected districts of real property taxes from real property in the redevelopment project area.
        Upon the payment of all redevelopment project costs,
    
the retirement of obligations, the distribution of any excess monies pursuant to this Section, and final closing of the books and records of the redevelopment project area, the municipality shall adopt an ordinance dissolving the special tax allocation fund for the redevelopment project area and terminating the designation of the redevelopment project area as a redevelopment project area. Title to real or personal property and public improvements acquired by or for the municipality as a result of the redevelopment project and plan shall vest in the municipality when acquired and shall continue to be held by the municipality after the redevelopment project area has been terminated. Municipalities shall notify affected taxing districts prior to November 1 if the redevelopment project area is to be terminated by December 31 of that same year. If a municipality extends estimated dates of completion of a redevelopment project and retirement of obligations to finance a redevelopment project, as allowed by this amendatory Act of 1993, that extension shall not extend the property tax increment allocation financing authorized by this Section. Thereafter the rates of the taxing districts shall be extended and taxes levied, collected and distributed in the manner applicable in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
        If a municipality with a population of 1,000,000 or
    
more has adopted by ordinance tax increment allocation financing for a redevelopment project area located in a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3, for each year after the effective date of the ordinance until redevelopment project costs and all municipal obligations financing redevelopment project costs have been paid, the ad valorem taxes, if any, arising from the levies upon the taxable real property in that redevelopment project area by taxing districts and tax rates determined in the manner provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-74.4-9 shall be divided as follows:
            (1) That portion of the taxes levied upon each
        
taxable lot, block, tract or parcel of real property which is attributable to the lower of (i) the current equalized assessed value or "current equalized assessed value as adjusted" or (ii) the initial equalized assessed value of each such taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property existing at the time tax increment financing was adopted, minus the total current homestead exemptions under Article 15 of the Property Tax Code in the redevelopment project area shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector to the respective affected taxing districts in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
            (2) That portion, if any, of such taxes which is
        
attributable to the increase in the current equalized assessed valuation of each taxable lot, block, tract, or parcel of real property in the redevelopment project area, over and above the initial equalized assessed value of each property existing at the time tax increment financing was adopted, minus the total current homestead exemptions pertaining to each piece of property provided by Article 15 of the Property Tax Code in the redevelopment project area, shall be allocated to and when collected shall be paid by the county collector as follows:
                (A) First, that portion which would be
            
payable to a school district whose boundaries are coterminous with such municipality in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing, shall be paid to such school district in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing; then
                (B) 80% of the remaining portion shall be
            
paid to the municipal Treasurer, who shall deposit said taxes into a special fund called the special tax allocation fund of the municipality for the purpose of paying redevelopment project costs and obligations incurred in the payment thereof; and then
                (C) 20% of the remaining portion shall be
            
paid to the respective affected taxing districts, other than the school district described in clause (a) above, in the manner required by law in the absence of the adoption of tax increment allocation financing.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as relieving property in such redevelopment project areas from being assessed as provided in the Property Tax Code or as relieving owners of such property from paying a uniform rate of taxes, as required by Section 4 of Article IX of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-792, eff. 8-12-16.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-8a)
    Sec. 11-74.4-8a. (1) Until June 1, 1988, a municipality which has adopted tax increment allocation financing prior to January 1, 1987, may by ordinance (1) authorize the Department of Revenue, subject to appropriation, to annually certify and cause to be paid from the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to such municipality for deposit in the municipality's special tax allocation fund an amount equal to the Net State Sales Tax Increment and (2) authorize the Department of Revenue to annually notify the municipality of the amount of the Municipal Sales Tax Increment which shall be deposited by the municipality in the municipality's special tax allocation fund. Provided that for purposes of this Section no amendments adding additional area to the redevelopment project area which has been certified as the State Sales Tax Boundary shall be taken into account if such amendments are adopted by the municipality after January 1, 1987. If an amendment is adopted which decreases the area of a State Sales Tax Boundary, the municipality shall update the list required by subsection (3)(a) of this Section. The Retailers' Occupation Tax liability, Use Tax liability, Service Occupation Tax liability and Service Use Tax liability for retailers and servicemen located within the disconnected area shall be excluded from the base from which tax increments are calculated and the revenue from any such retailer or serviceman shall not be included in calculating incremental revenue payable to the municipality. A municipality adopting an ordinance under this subsection (1) of this Section for a redevelopment project area which is certified as a State Sales Tax Boundary shall not be entitled to payments of State taxes authorized under subsection (2) of this Section for the same redevelopment project area. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent a municipality from receiving payment of State taxes authorized under subsection (2) of this Section for a separate redevelopment project area that does not overlap in any way with the State Sales Tax Boundary receiving payments of State taxes pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section.
    A certified copy of such ordinance shall be submitted by the municipality to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Department of Revenue not later than 30 days after the effective date of the ordinance. Upon submission of the ordinances, and the information required pursuant to subsection 3 of this Section, the Department of Revenue shall promptly determine the amount of such taxes paid under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places located in the redevelopment project area during the base year, and shall certify all the foregoing "initial sales tax amounts" to the municipality within 60 days of submission of the list required of subsection (3)(a) of this Section.
    If a retailer or serviceman with a place of business located within a redevelopment project area also has one or more other places of business within the municipality but outside the redevelopment project area, the retailer or serviceman shall, upon request of the Department of Revenue, certify to the Department of Revenue the amount of taxes paid pursuant to the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act at each place of business which is located within the redevelopment project area in the manner and for the periods of time requested by the Department of Revenue.
    When the municipality determines that a portion of an increase in the aggregate amount of taxes paid by retailers and servicemen under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, or the Service Occupation Tax Act is the result of a retailer or serviceman initiating retail or service operations in the redevelopment project area by such retailer or serviceman with a resulting termination of retail or service operations by such retailer or serviceman at another location in Illinois in the standard metropolitan statistical area of such municipality, the Department of Revenue shall be notified that the retailers occupation tax liability, use tax liability, service occupation tax liability, or service use tax liability from such retailer's or serviceman's terminated operation shall be included in the base Initial Sales Tax Amounts from which the State Sales Tax Increment is calculated for purposes of State payments to the affected municipality; provided, however, for purposes of this paragraph "termination" shall mean a closing of a retail or service operation which is directly related to the opening of the same retail or service operation in a redevelopment project area which is included within a State Sales Tax Boundary, but it shall not include retail or service operations closed for reasons beyond the control of the retailer or serviceman, as determined by the Department.
    If the municipality makes the determination referred to in the prior paragraph and notifies the Department and if the relocation is from a location within the municipality, the Department, at the request of the municipality, shall adjust the certified aggregate amount of taxes that constitute the Municipal Sales Tax Increment paid by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places of business located within the State Sales Tax Boundary during the base year using the same procedures as are employed to make the adjustment referred to in the prior paragraph. The adjusted Municipal Sales Tax Increment calculated by the Department shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of subsection (1) of this Section.
    When a municipality which has adopted tax increment allocation financing in 1986 determines that a portion of the aggregate amount of taxes paid by retailers and servicemen under the Retailers Occupation Tax Act, Use Tax Act, Service Use Tax Act, or Service Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Municipal Service Occupation Tax Act, includes revenue of a retailer or serviceman which terminated retailer or service operations in 1986, prior to the adoption of tax increment allocation financing, the Department of Revenue shall be notified by such municipality that the retailers' occupation tax liability, use tax liability, service occupation tax liability or service use tax liability, from such retailer's or serviceman's terminated operations shall be excluded from the Initial Sales Tax Amounts for such taxes. The revenue from any such retailer or serviceman which is excluded from the base year under this paragraph, shall not be included in calculating incremental revenues if such retailer or serviceman reestablishes such business in the redevelopment project area.
    For State fiscal year 1992, the Department of Revenue shall budget, and the Illinois General Assembly shall appropriate from the Illinois Tax Increment Fund in the State treasury, an amount not to exceed $18,000,000 to pay to each eligible municipality the Net State Sales Tax Increment to which such municipality is entitled.
    Beginning on January 1, 1993, each municipality's proportional share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund shall be determined by adding the annual Net State Sales Tax Increment and the annual Net Utility Tax Increment to determine the Annual Total Increment. The ratio of the Annual Total Increment of each municipality to the Annual Total Increment for all municipalities, as most recently calculated by the Department, shall determine the proportional shares of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to be distributed to each municipality.
    Beginning in October, 1993, and each January, April, July and October thereafter, the Department of Revenue shall certify to the Treasurer and the Comptroller the amounts payable quarter annually during the fiscal year to each municipality under this Section. The Comptroller shall promptly then draw warrants, ordering the State Treasurer to pay such amounts from the Illinois Tax Increment Fund in the State treasury.
    The Department of Revenue shall utilize the same periods established for determining State Sales Tax Increment to determine the Municipal Sales Tax Increment for the area within a State Sales Tax Boundary and certify such amounts to such municipal treasurer who shall transfer such amounts to the special tax allocation fund.
    The provisions of this subsection (1) do not apply to additional municipal retailers' occupation or service occupation taxes imposed by municipalities using their home rule powers or imposed pursuant to Sections 8-11-1.3, 8-11-1.4 and 8-11-1.5 of this Act. A municipality shall not receive from the State any share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund unless such municipality deposits all its Municipal Sales Tax Increment and the local incremental real property tax revenues, as provided herein, into the appropriate special tax allocation fund. If, however, a municipality has extended the estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations to finance redevelopment project costs by municipal ordinance to December 31, 2013 under subsection (n) of Section 11-74.4-3, then that municipality shall continue to receive from the State a share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund so long as the municipality deposits, from any funds available, excluding funds in the special tax allocation fund, an amount equal to the municipal share of the real property tax increment revenues into the special tax allocation fund during the extension period. The amount to be deposited by the municipality in each of the tax years affected by the extension to December 31, 2013 shall be equal to the municipal share of the property tax increment deposited into the special tax allocation fund by the municipality for the most recent year that the property tax increment was distributed. A municipality located within an economic development project area created under the County Economic Development Project Area Property Tax Allocation Act which has abated any portion of its property taxes which otherwise would have been deposited in its special tax allocation fund shall not receive from the State the Net Sales Tax Increment.
    (2) A municipality which has adopted tax increment allocation financing with regard to an industrial park or industrial park conservation area, prior to January 1, 1988, may by ordinance authorize the Department of Revenue to annually certify and pay from the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to such municipality for deposit in the municipality's special tax allocation fund an amount equal to the Net State Utility Tax Increment. Provided that for purposes of this Section no amendments adding additional area to the redevelopment project area shall be taken into account if such amendments are adopted by the municipality after January 1, 1988. Municipalities adopting an ordinance under this subsection (2) of this Section for a redevelopment project area shall not be entitled to payment of State taxes authorized under subsection (1) of this Section for the same redevelopment project area which is within a State Sales Tax Boundary. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent a municipality from receiving payment of State taxes authorized under subsection (1) of this Section for a separate redevelopment project area within a State Sales Tax Boundary that does not overlap in any way with the redevelopment project area receiving payments of State taxes pursuant to subsection (2) of this Section.
    A certified copy of such ordinance shall be submitted to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Department of Revenue not later than 30 days after the effective date of the ordinance.
    When a municipality determines that a portion of an increase in the aggregate amount of taxes paid by industrial or commercial facilities under the Public Utilities Act, is the result of an industrial or commercial facility initiating operations in the redevelopment project area with a resulting termination of such operations by such industrial or commercial facility at another location in Illinois, the Department of Revenue shall be notified by such municipality that such industrial or commercial facility's liability under the Public Utility Tax Act shall be included in the base from which tax increments are calculated for purposes of State payments to the affected municipality.
    After receipt of the calculations by the public utility as required by subsection (4) of this Section, the Department of Revenue shall annually budget and the Illinois General Assembly shall annually appropriate from the General Revenue Fund through State Fiscal Year 1989, and thereafter from the Illinois Tax Increment Fund, an amount sufficient to pay to each eligible municipality the amount of incremental revenue attributable to State electric and gas taxes as reflected by the charges imposed on persons in the project area to which such municipality is entitled by comparing the preceding calendar year with the base year as determined by this Section. Beginning on January 1, 1993, each municipality's proportional share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund shall be determined by adding the annual Net State Utility Tax Increment and the annual Net Utility Tax Increment to determine the Annual Total Increment. The ratio of the Annual Total Increment of each municipality to the Annual Total Increment for all municipalities, as most recently calculated by the Department, shall determine the proportional shares of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to be distributed to each municipality.
    A municipality shall not receive any share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund from the State unless such municipality imposes the maximum municipal charges authorized pursuant to Section 9-221 of the Public Utilities Act and deposits all municipal utility tax incremental revenues as certified by the public utilities, and all local real estate tax increments into such municipality's special tax allocation fund.
    (3) Within 30 days after the adoption of the ordinance required by either subsection (1) or subsection (2) of this Section, the municipality shall transmit to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the Department of Revenue the following:
        (a) if applicable, a certified copy of the ordinance
    
required by subsection (1) accompanied by a complete list of street names and the range of street numbers of each street located within the redevelopment project area for which payments are to be made under this Section in both the base year and in the year preceding the payment year; and the addresses of persons registered with the Department of Revenue; and, the name under which each such retailer or serviceman conducts business at that address, if different from the corporate name; and the Illinois Business Tax Number of each such person (The municipality shall update this list in the event of a revision of the redevelopment project area, or the opening or closing or name change of any street or part thereof in the redevelopment project area, or if the Department of Revenue informs the municipality of an addition or deletion pursuant to the monthly updates given by the Department.);
        (b) if applicable, a certified copy of the ordinance
    
required by subsection (2) accompanied by a complete list of street names and range of street numbers of each street located within the redevelopment project area, the utility customers in the project area, and the utilities serving the redevelopment project areas;
        (c) certified copies of the ordinances approving the
    
redevelopment plan and designating the redevelopment project area;
        (d) a copy of the redevelopment plan as approved by
    
the municipality;
        (e) an opinion of legal counsel that the municipality
    
had complied with the requirements of this Act; and
        (f) a certification by the chief executive officer of
    
the municipality that with regard to a redevelopment project area: (1) the municipality has committed all of the municipal tax increment created pursuant to this Act for deposit in the special tax allocation fund, (2) the redevelopment projects described in the redevelopment plan would not be completed without the use of State incremental revenues pursuant to this Act, (3) the municipality will pursue the implementation of the redevelopment plan in an expeditious manner, (4) the incremental revenues created pursuant to this Section will be exclusively utilized for the development of the redevelopment project area, and (5) the increased revenue created pursuant to this Section shall be used exclusively to pay redevelopment project costs as defined in this Act.
    (4) The Department of Revenue upon receipt of the information set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection (3) shall immediately forward such information to each public utility furnishing natural gas or electricity to buildings within the redevelopment project area. Upon receipt of such information, each public utility shall promptly:
        (a) provide to the Department of Revenue and the
    
municipality separate lists of the names and addresses of persons within the redevelopment project area receiving natural gas or electricity from such public utility. Such list shall be updated as necessary by the public utility. Each month thereafter the public utility shall furnish the Department of Revenue and the municipality with an itemized listing of charges imposed pursuant to Sections 9-221 and 9-222 of the Public Utilities Act on persons within the redevelopment project area.
        (b) determine the amount of charges imposed pursuant
    
to Sections 9-221 and 9-222 of the Public Utilities Act on persons in the redevelopment project area during the base year, both as a result of municipal taxes on electricity and gas and as a result of State taxes on electricity and gas and certify such amounts both to the municipality and the Department of Revenue; and
        (c) determine the amount of charges imposed pursuant
    
to Sections 9-221 and 9-222 of the Public Utilities Act on persons in the redevelopment project area on a monthly basis during the base year, both as a result of State and municipal taxes on electricity and gas and certify such separate amounts both to the municipality and the Department of Revenue.
    After the determinations are made in paragraphs (b) and (c), the public utility shall monthly during the existence of the redevelopment project area notify the Department of Revenue and the municipality of any increase in charges over the base year determinations made pursuant to paragraphs (b) and (c).
    (5) The payments authorized under this Section shall be deposited by the municipal treasurer in the special tax allocation fund of the municipality, which for accounting purposes shall identify the sources of each payment as: municipal receipts from the State retailers occupation, service occupation, use and service use taxes; and municipal public utility taxes charged to customers under the Public Utilities Act and State public utility taxes charged to customers under the Public Utilities Act.
    (6) Before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, any municipality receiving payments authorized under this Section for any redevelopment project area or area within a State Sales Tax Boundary within the municipality shall submit to the Department of Revenue and to the taxing districts which are sent the notice required by Section 6 of this Act annually within 180 days after the close of each municipal fiscal year the following information for the immediately preceding fiscal year:
        (a) Any amendments to the redevelopment plan, the
    
redevelopment project area, or the State Sales Tax Boundary.
        (b) Audited financial statements of the special tax
    
allocation fund.
        (c) Certification of the Chief Executive Officer of
    
the municipality that the municipality has complied with all of the requirements of this Act during the preceding fiscal year.
        (d) An opinion of legal counsel that the municipality
    
is in compliance with this Act.
        (e) An analysis of the special tax allocation fund
    
which sets forth:
            (1) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the beginning of the fiscal year;
            (2) all amounts deposited in the special tax
        
allocation fund by source;
            (3) all expenditures from the special tax
        
allocation fund by category of permissible redevelopment project cost; and
            (4) the balance in the special tax allocation
        
fund at the end of the fiscal year including a breakdown of that balance by source. Such ending balance shall be designated as surplus if it is not required for anticipated redevelopment project costs or to pay debt service on bonds issued to finance redevelopment project costs, as set forth in Section 11-74.4-7 hereof.
        (f) A description of all property purchased by the
    
municipality within the redevelopment project area including:
            1. Street address
            2. Approximate size or description of property
            3. Purchase price
            4. Seller of property.
        (g) A statement setting forth all activities
    
undertaken in furtherance of the objectives of the redevelopment plan, including:
            1. Any project implemented in the preceding
        
fiscal year
            2. A description of the redevelopment activities
        
undertaken
            3. A description of any agreements entered into
        
by the municipality with regard to the disposition or redevelopment of any property within the redevelopment project area or the area within the State Sales Tax Boundary.
        (h) With regard to any obligations issued by the
    
municipality:
            1. copies of bond ordinances or resolutions
            2. copies of any official statements
            3. an analysis prepared by financial advisor or
        
underwriter setting forth: (a) nature and term of obligation; and (b) projected debt service including required reserves and debt coverage.
        (i) A certified audit report reviewing compliance
    
with this statute performed by an independent public accountant certified and licensed by the authority of the State of Illinois. The financial portion of the audit must be conducted in accordance with Standards for Audits of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities, and Functions adopted by the Comptroller General of the United States (1981), as amended. The audit report shall contain a letter from the independent certified public accountant indicating compliance or noncompliance with the requirements of subsection (q) of Section 11-74.4-3. If the audit indicates that expenditures are not in compliance with the law, the Department of Revenue shall withhold State sales and utility tax increment payments to the municipality until compliance has been reached, and an amount equal to the ineligible expenditures has been returned to the Special Tax Allocation Fund.
    (6.1) After July 29, 1988 and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, any funds which have not been designated for use in a specific development project in the annual report shall be designated as surplus. No funds may be held in the Special Tax Allocation Fund for more than 36 months from the date of receipt unless the money is required for payment of contractual obligations for specific development project costs. If held for more than 36 months in violation of the preceding sentence, such funds shall be designated as surplus. Any funds designated as surplus must first be used for early redemption of any bond obligations. Any funds designated as surplus which are not disposed of as otherwise provided in this paragraph, shall be distributed as surplus as provided in Section 11-74.4-7.
    (7) Any appropriation made pursuant to this Section for the 1987 State fiscal year shall not exceed the amount of $7 million and for the 1988 State fiscal year the amount of $10 million. The amount which shall be distributed to each municipality shall be the incremental revenue to which each municipality is entitled as calculated by the Department of Revenue, unless the requests of the municipality exceed the appropriation, then the amount to which each municipality shall be entitled shall be prorated among the municipalities in the same proportion as the increment to which the municipality would be entitled bears to the total increment which all municipalities would receive in the absence of this limitation, provided that no municipality may receive an amount in excess of 15% of the appropriation. For the 1987 Net State Sales Tax Increment payable in Fiscal Year 1989, no municipality shall receive more than 7.5% of the total appropriation; provided, however, that any of the appropriation remaining after such distribution shall be prorated among municipalities on the basis of their pro rata share of the total increment. Beginning on January 1, 1993, each municipality's proportional share of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund shall be determined by adding the annual Net State Sales Tax Increment and the annual Net Utility Tax Increment to determine the Annual Total Increment. The ratio of the Annual Total Increment of each municipality to the Annual Total Increment for all municipalities, as most recently calculated by the Department, shall determine the proportional shares of the Illinois Tax Increment Fund to be distributed to each municipality.
    (7.1) No distribution of Net State Sales Tax Increment to a municipality for an area within a State Sales Tax Boundary shall exceed in any State Fiscal Year an amount equal to 3 times the sum of the Municipal Sales Tax Increment, the real property tax increment and deposits of funds from other sources, excluding state and federal funds, as certified by the city treasurer to the Department of Revenue for an area within a State Sales Tax Boundary. After July 29, 1988, for those municipalities which issue bonds between June 1, 1988 and 3 years from July 29, 1988 to finance redevelopment projects within the area in a State Sales Tax Boundary, the distribution of Net State Sales Tax Increment during the 16th through 20th years from the date of issuance of the bonds shall not exceed in any State Fiscal Year an amount equal to 2 times the sum of the Municipal Sales Tax Increment, the real property tax increment and deposits of funds from other sources, excluding State and federal funds.
    (8) Any person who knowingly files or causes to be filed false information for the purpose of increasing the amount of any State tax incremental revenue commits a Class A misdemeanor.
    (9) The following procedures shall be followed to determine whether municipalities have complied with the Act for the purpose of receiving distributions after July 1, 1989 pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section 11-74.4-8a.
        (a) The Department of Revenue shall conduct a
    
preliminary review of the redevelopment project areas and redevelopment plans pertaining to those municipalities receiving payments from the State pursuant to subsection (1) of Section 8a of this Act for the purpose of determining compliance with the following standards:
            (1) For any municipality with a population of
        
more than 12,000 as determined by the 1980 U.S. Census: (a) the redevelopment project area, or in the case of a municipality which has more than one redevelopment project area, each such area, must be contiguous and the total of all such areas shall not comprise more than 25% of the area within the municipal boundaries nor more than 20% of the equalized assessed value of the municipality; (b) the aggregate amount of 1985 taxes in the redevelopment project area, or in the case of a municipality which has more than one redevelopment project area, the total of all such areas, shall be not more than 25% of the total base year taxes paid by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places of business located within the municipality under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, and the Service Occupation Tax Act. Redevelopment project areas created prior to 1986 are not subject to the above standards if their boundaries were not amended in 1986.
            (2) For any municipality with a population of
        
12,000 or less as determined by the 1980 U.S. Census: (a) the redevelopment project area, or in the case of a municipality which has more than one redevelopment project area, each such area, must be contiguous and the total of all such areas shall not comprise more than 35% of the area within the municipal boundaries nor more than 30% of the equalized assessed value of the municipality; (b) the aggregate amount of 1985 taxes in the redevelopment project area, or in the case of a municipality which has more than one redevelopment project area, the total of all such areas, shall not be more than 35% of the total base year taxes paid by retailers and servicemen on transactions at places of business located within the municipality under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, and the Service Occupation Tax Act. Redevelopment project areas created prior to 1986 are not subject to the above standards if their boundaries were not amended in 1986.
            (3) Such preliminary review of the redevelopment
        
project areas applying the above standards shall be completed by November 1, 1988, and on or before November 1, 1988, the Department shall notify each municipality by certified mail, return receipt requested that either (1) the Department requires additional time in which to complete its preliminary review; or (2) the Department is issuing either (a) a Certificate of Eligibility or (b) a Notice of Review. If the Department notifies a municipality that it requires additional time to complete its preliminary investigation, it shall complete its preliminary investigation no later than February 1, 1989, and by February 1, 1989 shall issue to each municipality either (a) a Certificate of Eligibility or (b) a Notice of Review. A redevelopment project area for which a Certificate of Eligibility has been issued shall be deemed a "State Sales Tax Boundary."
            (4) The Department of Revenue shall also issue a
        
Notice of Review if the Department has received a request by November 1, 1988 to conduct such a review from taxpayers in the municipality, local taxing districts located in the municipality or the State of Illinois, or if the redevelopment project area has more than 5 retailers and has had growth in State sales tax revenue of more than 15% from calendar year 1985 to 1986.
        (b) For those municipalities receiving a Notice of
    
Review, the Department will conduct a secondary review consisting of: (i) application of the above standards contained in subsection (9)(a)(1)(a) and (b) or (9)(a)(2)(a) and (b), and (ii) the definitions of blighted and conservation area provided for in Section 11-74.4-3. Such secondary review shall be completed by July 1, 1989.
        Upon completion of the secondary review, the
    
Department will issue (a) a Certificate of Eligibility or (b) a Preliminary Notice of Deficiency. Any municipality receiving a Preliminary Notice of Deficiency may amend its redevelopment project area to meet the standards and definitions set forth in this paragraph (b). This amended redevelopment project area shall become the "State Sales Tax Boundary" for purposes of determining the State Sales Tax Increment.
        (c) If the municipality advises the Department of its
    
intent to comply with the requirements of paragraph (b) of this subsection outlined in the Preliminary Notice of Deficiency, within 120 days of receiving such notice from the Department, the municipality shall submit documentation to the Department of the actions it has taken to cure any deficiencies. Thereafter, within 30 days of the receipt of the documentation, the Department shall either issue a Certificate of Eligibility or a Final Notice of Deficiency. If the municipality fails to advise the Department of its intent to comply or fails to submit adequate documentation of such cure of deficiencies the Department shall issue a Final Notice of Deficiency that provides that the municipality is ineligible for payment of the Net State Sales Tax Increment.
        (d) If the Department issues a final determination of
    
ineligibility, the municipality shall have 30 days from the receipt of determination to protest and request a hearing. Such hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Sections 10-25, 10-35, 10-40, and 10-50 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The decision following the hearing shall be subject to review under the Administrative Review Law.
        (e) Any Certificate of Eligibility issued pursuant to
    
this subsection 9 shall be binding only on the State for the purposes of establishing municipal eligibility to receive revenue pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section 11-74.4-8a.
        (f) It is the intent of this subsection that the
    
periods of time to cure deficiencies shall be in addition to all other periods of time permitted by this Section, regardless of the date by which plans were originally required to be adopted. To cure said deficiencies, however, the municipality shall be required to follow the procedures and requirements pertaining to amendments, as provided in Sections 11-74.4-5 and 11-74.4-6 of this Act.
    (10) If a municipality adopts a State Sales Tax Boundary in accordance with the provisions of subsection (9) of this Section, such boundaries shall subsequently be utilized to determine Revised Initial Sales Tax Amounts and the Net State Sales Tax Increment; provided, however, that such revised State Sales Tax Boundary shall not have any effect upon the boundary of the redevelopment project area established for the purposes of determining the ad valorem taxes on real property pursuant to Sections 11-74.4-7 and 11-74.4-8 of this Act nor upon the municipality's authority to implement the redevelopment plan for that redevelopment project area. For any redevelopment project area with a smaller State Sales Tax Boundary within its area, the municipality may annually elect to deposit the Municipal Sales Tax Increment for the redevelopment project area in the special tax allocation fund and shall certify the amount to the Department prior to receipt of the Net State Sales Tax Increment. Any municipality required by subsection (9) to establish a State Sales Tax Boundary for one or more of its redevelopment project areas shall submit all necessary information required by the Department concerning such boundary and the retailers therein, by October 1, 1989, after complying with the procedures for amendment set forth in Sections 11-74.4-5 and 11-74.4-6 of this Act. Net State Sales Tax Increment produced within the State Sales Tax Boundary shall be spent only within that area. However expenditures of all municipal property tax increment and municipal sales tax increment in a redevelopment project area are not required to be spent within the smaller State Sales Tax Boundary within such redevelopment project area.
    (11) The Department of Revenue shall have the authority to issue rules and regulations for purposes of this Section. and regulations for purposes of this Section.
    (12) If, under Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, a municipality determines that property that lies within a State Sales Tax Boundary has an improvement, rehabilitation, or renovation that is entitled to a property tax abatement, then that property along with any improvements, rehabilitation, or renovations shall be immediately removed from any State Sales Tax Boundary. The municipality that made the determination shall notify the Department of Revenue within 30 days after the determination. Once a property is removed from the State Sales Tax Boundary because of the existence of a property tax abatement resulting from an enterprise zone, then that property shall not be permitted to be amended into a State Sales Tax Boundary.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8b

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8b)
    Sec. 11-74.4-8b. Cancellation and repayment of tax and other benefits. Any tax abatement or benefit granted by a taxing district under an agreement entered into under this Act to a private individual or entity for the purpose of originating, locating, maintaining, rehabilitating, or expanding a business facility shall be cancelled if the individual or entity relocated its entire facility in violation of the agreement, and the amount of the abatements or tax benefits granted before the cancellation shall be repaid to the taxing district within 30 days, as provided in Section 18-183 of the Property Tax Code.
    In addition, any private individual or entity that receives other benefits under this Act for the purpose of originating, locating, maintaining, rehabilitating, or expanding a business facility and that abandons or relocates its facility in violation of the agreement shall pay to the municipality an amount equal to the value of the benefit prorated based on (i) the time from the date of the agreement to the date of abandonment or relocation; compared to (ii) the time from the date of the agreement to the date upon which the redevelopment plan must be completed, determined at the time of the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 96-324, eff. 1-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8c

    (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-8c)
    Sec. 11-74.4-8c. Enterprise zone abatements. If a redevelopment project area is or has been established under Section 11-74.4-4 on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 and the redevelopment project area contains property that is located within an enterprise zone established under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, then the property that is located in both the redevelopment project area and the enterprise zone shall not be eligible for the abatement of taxes under Section 18-170 of the Property Tax Code if the requirements of Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act are satisfied. If an abatement is limited under Section 5.4.1 of the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, a municipality shall notify the county clerk and the board of review or board of appeals of the change in writing not later than July 1 of the assessment year to be first affected by the change.
(Source: P.A. 90-258, eff. 7-30-97.)