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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-94-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-1)
    Sec. 11-94-1. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 has the power to construct or acquire and purchase or improve and operate natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks and golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, borrow money and as evidence thereof to issue its bonds payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility, or any combination of said facilities, as the case may be. These bonds may be issued in such amounts as may be necessary to provide sufficient funds to pay all the cost of the construction or acquisition and purchase or improvement of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, including engineering, legal, and other expenses, together with interest on the bonds to a date 6 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. In addition such bonds may be issued for the purpose of paying or refunding any unpaid obligations which are payable from the revenues of any of said facilities referred to above or any combination thereof. The bonds are negotiable instruments and shall be executed by the mayor or president, and the municipal clerk.
    In case an officer whose signature appears on the bonds, or coupons attached thereto, ceases to hold his office before the delivery of the bonds, his signature, nevertheless, shall be as valid and sufficient for all purposes as if he had remained in office until the bonds were delivered.
    A municipality has the power to acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, property necessary or appropriate for the purpose of exercising the powers granted by this Section.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-437.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-1.1)
    Sec. 11-94-1.1. Whenever there are unpaid obligations previously issued which are payable solely from the revenue of any existing recreational facility, the unpaid obligations may be refunded by the issue and exchange therefor of revenue bonds, to be issued under this Division, with the consent of the respective holders of the unpaid obligations. The holders of revenue bonds issued under this Division, whether (1) for refunding or (2) for construction, acquisition, purchase or improvement, or both, have the same rights and privileges with respect to payment and there is no distinction between revenue bonds issued for the two purposes unless it is specifically provided in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of bonds that the bonds, or such ones thereof as may be specified, issued for such construction, acquisition, purchase or improvement, shall, to the extent and in the manner prescribed, be subordinated and be junior in standing, with respect to the payment of principal and interest and the security thereof, to such other bonds payable from the revenue of the facility or facilities specified in such ordinance. Whenever any unpaid obligations previously issued which are payable solely from the revenue or any facility or facilities under this Division are refunded, the unpaid obligations shall be surrendered and exchanged for revenue bonds of a total principal amount which shall not be more but may be less than the principal amount of the obligations exchanged and the interest thereon to the date of exchange. If any outstanding bonds issued under the provisions of this Division 94 are to be paid or refunded the ordinance shall state the means of paying or refunding such bonds.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-437.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-2)
    Sec. 11-94-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of a specified municipality determine to construct or acquire and purchase or improve natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of said facilities and to issue bonds under this Division 94 to pay the cost or purchase price thereof, the corporate authorities shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor when the project is to be constructed. These plans and specifications shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk and shall be open for inspection by the public.
    This ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the project, determine the period of usefulness thereof, fix the amount of revenue bonds to be issued, the maturities thereof, the interest rate, which shall not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% annually, payable annually or semi-annually and all the details in connection with the bonds. However, from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1976 through and including June 30, 1977, such interest rate shall not exceed 9%. The bonds shall mature within the period of usefulness of the project as determined by the corporate authorities. The ordinance may also contain such covenants and restrictions upon the issuance of additional revenue bonds thereafter as may be deemed necessary or advisable for the assurance of the payment of the bonds thereby authorized. The ordinance shall also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or the golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities as the case may be, for the purpose of paying maintenance and operation costs, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and the interest of the bonds issued under this Division 94. The ordinance may also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of existing natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any combination of facilities.
    Within 30 days after this ordinance has been passed it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
    The publication or posting 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 constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating such recreation facility and the issuance of bonds 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 within 30 days after the publication, or posting of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. But if within this 30 day period a petition is so filed, signed by electors of the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality asking that the question of constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating such natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of such bonds be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify that question for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon that question vote in favor of constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of the bonds, the ordinances shall be in effect. But if a majority of the votes cast are against constructing or acquiring and purchasing or improving and operating the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, and the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall not go into effect.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-3)
    Sec. 11-94-3. Bonds issued under this Division 94 shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, and shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that the bond has been issued under this Division 94 and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    The bonds shall be sold in such manner and upon such terms as the corporate authorities shall determine. If they are issued to bear interest at the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, they shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. If they are issued to bear interest at a rate of less than the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, the minimum price at which they may be sold shall be such that the interest cost to the municipality of the proceeds of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum annual rate authorized in Section 11-94-2, computed to maturity, according to the standard table of bond values.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 79-1420.)

65 ILCS 5/11-94-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-94-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-94-4)
    Sec. 11-94-4. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 94, all revenue derived from the operation of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities, as the case may be, shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the natatorium or swimming pool, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rink or golf course or recreational facilities fund of the municipality. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses, or any other recreational facility or any combination of facilities in providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of the municipality issued under this Division 94.
    A depreciation fund is a fund for such replacements as may be necessary from time to time for the continued effective and efficient operation of the facility or facilities. Such a fund shall not be allowed to accumulate beyond a reasonable amount necessary for that purpose and shall not be used for extensions to the natatoriums or swimming pools, indoor or outdoor tennis courts, handball, racquetball or squash courts, artificial ice skating rinks or golf courses.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)