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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 80

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 80 heading)
DIVISION 80. GENERAL POWERS OVER
STREETS AND PUBLIC WAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-80-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-1)
    Sec. 11-80-1. All provisions of this Code relating to the control of streets, alleys, sidewalks and all other public ways are subject to the provisions of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", as now and hereafter amended, and the Illinois Highway Code, as now and hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-2)
    Sec. 11-80-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-2a)
    Sec. 11-80-2a. In areas zoned for residential use, the corporate authorities may restrict part of each street for "residents parking only".
(Source: P.A. 79-545.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-3)
    Sec. 11-80-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent and remove encroachments or obstructions upon the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-4)
    Sec. 11-80-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the lighting of streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-5)
    Sec. 11-80-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all of the aldermen, trustees or commissioners elected therein, may levy and collect annually, in addition to all other taxes now authorized by law, a tax of not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, to be used exclusively for the purpose of lighting streets. The tax authorized by this Section is in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing tax rate limitation, insofar as it is applicable to municipalities of less than 500,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-280.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-6)
    Sec. 11-80-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the cleaning of streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-7)
    Sec. 11-80-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the openings in streets and other municipal property for the laying, building, repairing, and removing of gas or water mains and pipes, or sewers, tunnels, and drains and may erect gas lights.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-8)
    Sec. 11-80-8. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of the space over the streets, alleys, other municipal property, and public places of the city, and upon payment of proper compensation, to be fixed by ordinance, may permit the use of the space more than 12 feet above the level of such streets, alleys, property or places, except for purely private uses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-9)
    Sec. 11-80-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may prevent and regulate all amusements and activities having a tendency to annoy or endanger persons or property on the sidewalks, streets, and other municipal property. However, no municipality may prohibit a charitable organization, as defined in Section 2 of the Charitable Games Act, from soliciting for charitable purposes, including solicitations taking place on public roadways from passing motorists, if all of the following requirements are met.
        (1) The persons to be engaged in the solicitation are
    
law enforcement personnel, firefighters, or other persons employed to protect the public safety of a local agency, and that are soliciting solely in an area that is within the service area of that local agency.
        (2) The charitable organization files an application
    
with the municipality having jurisdiction over the location or locations where the solicitation is to occur. The application shall be filed not later than 10 business days before the date that the solicitation is to begin and shall include all of the following:
            (A) The date or dates and times of day when the
        
solicitation is to occur.
            (B) The location or locations where the
        
solicitation is to occur along with a list of 3 alternate locations listed in order of preference.
            (C) The manner and conditions under which the
        
solicitation is to occur.
            (D) Proof of a valid liability insurance policy
        
in the amount of at least $1,000,000 insuring the charity or local agency against bodily injury and property damage arising out of or in connection with the solicitation.
    The municipality shall approve the application within 5 business days after the filing date of the application, but may impose reasonable conditions in writing that are consistent with the intent of this Section and are based on articulated public safety concerns. If the municipality determines that the applicant's location cannot be permitted due to significant safety concerns, such as high traffic volumes, poor geometrics, construction, maintenance operations, or past accident history, then the municipality may deny the application for that location and must approve one of the 3 alternate locations following the order of preference submitted by the applicant on the alternate location list. By acting under this Section, a local agency does not waive or limit any immunity from liability provided by any other provision of law.
    For purposes of this Section, "local agency" means a municipality, special district, fire district, joint powers of authority, or other political subdivision of the State of Illinois.
    A home rule unit may not regulate a charitable organization in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-692, eff. 6-15-12; 98-134, eff. 8-2-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-10)
    Sec. 11-80-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the depositing of ashes, offal, dirt, garbage, or any other offensive matter in, and to prevent injury to streets, alleys, or other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-11)
    Sec. 11-80-11. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and regulate cross-walks, curbs, and gutters. However, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1973, all new curbs which are provided for by any municipality, and all existing curbs which are a part of any reconstruction, within any block which is contiguous to any highway and in which more than 50% of the territory is devoted to or zoned for business, commercial or industrial use shall comply with this Section. In order to enable persons using wheelchairs to travel freely and without assistance, at each cross-walk a ramp with non-slip surface shall be built into the curb so that the sidewalk and street blend to a common level. Such ramp shall conform to the standards adopted by the Capital Development Board in accordance with the Environmental Barriers Act. Where because of surrounding buildings or other restrictions it is impossible to conform the slope with this requirement, the ramp shall contain a slope with as shallow a rise as possible under the circumstances. In all ramps there shall be a gradual rounding at the bottom of the slope.
(Source: P.A. 86-447.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-12)
    Sec. 11-80-12. The corporate authorities of each municipality may authorize the construction of and may regulate mills, mill-races, and feeders on, through, or across the streets and other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-13)
    Sec. 11-80-13. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of sidewalks, the construction, repair, and use of openings in sidewalks, and all vaults and structures thereon and thereunder, including telephone booths, and may require the owner or occupant of any premises to keep the sidewalks abutting the premises free from snow and other obstructions.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2430.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-14)
    Sec. 11-80-14. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the use of streets, sidewalks, and public property for signs, sign posts, awnings, awning posts, telegraph poles, watering places, racks, posting handbills and advertisements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-15)
    Sec. 11-80-15. Street advertising; adult entertainment advertising.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may license street advertising by means of billboards, sign boards, and signs and may regulate the character and control the location of billboards, sign boards, and signs upon vacant property and upon buildings.
    (b) The corporate authorities of each municipality may further regulate the character and control the location of adult entertainment advertising placed on billboards, sign boards, and signs upon vacant property and upon buildings that are within 1,000 feet of the property boundaries of schools, day care centers, cemeteries, public parks, and places of religious worship.
    For the purposes of this subsection, "adult entertainment" means entertainment provided by an adult bookstore, striptease club, or pornographic movie theater whose business is the commercial sale, dissemination, or distribution of sexually explicit materials, shows, or other exhibitions.
(Source: P.A. 89-605, eff. 8-2-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-16)
    Sec. 11-80-16. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the exhibition or carrying of banners, signs, placards, advertisements, or handbills on the sidewalks, streets, or other municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-17)
    Sec. 11-80-17. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prevent the flying of flags, banners, or signs across streets or from houses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-18)
    Sec. 11-80-18. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the numbering of buildings and lots. No change in the numbering of buildings and lots shall be effective until 30 days after the election authorities having jurisdiction in the area in which such numbering is changed and the post office branch serving that area have been notified by the corporate authority initiating such action of the change in writing by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 80-398.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-19)
    Sec. 11-80-19. The corporate authorities of each municipality may name originally and then may change the name of any street, avenue, alley, or other public place. No change in the name of any street, avenue, alley or other public place shall be effective until 30 days after the election authorities having jurisdiction in the area in which the name of the public place is changed and the post office branch serving that area have been notified by the corporate authority initiating such action of the change in writing by certified or registered mail.
(Source: P.A. 80-398.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-20)
    Sec. 11-80-20. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate traffic and sales upon the streets, sidewalks, public places, and municipal property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-21

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-21) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-21)
    Sec. 11-80-21. The corporate authorities by condemnation or otherwise may extend any street or alley over or across, or may construct any sewer under any railroad track, or through the right-of-way or land of any railroad company. Where no compensation is made to the railroad company, however, the municipality shall restore the railroad track, right-of-way, or land so that its usefulness will not be impaired more than is reasonably necessary.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-80-23

    (65 ILCS 5/11-80-23) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-80-23)
    Sec. 11-80-23. The corporate authorities of each municipality may employ and fix the compensation of persons to serve as school crossing guards, on a part-time basis, by directing traffic and protecting children crossing the streets in going to and from school. The corporate authorities of any municipality may pay such compensation from general corporate funds or may levy, annually, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000 a special tax for that purpose of not to exceed .02% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in that municipality. Such a tax is in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)