Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-95-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-2)
    Sec. 11-95-2. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 may establish, maintain, and operate a recreation system in any public park of the municipality or in any land or building dedicated or set apart by the municipality for use as a playground or recreation center. The corporate authorities may vest the power to provide, maintain, and conduct playgrounds and recreation centers in the school board, park board, or other existing body, or in a recreation board. Any board so designated has the power to maintain, equip, and operate playgrounds and recreation centers and the buildings thereon, and for that purpose may employ recreation leaders, center directors, supervisors, recreation superintendents, or such other officers or employees as they may deem proper.
    The corporate authorities of the municipality, or the specified board when designated, has the power to provide, maintain, equip, and operate swimming pools as a part of such a recreation system or playgrounds or recreation centers in any public park or land or building dedicated or set apart as provided in this Division 95. The corporate authorities or the specified board shall provide for the sanitation of these swimming pools and shall provide proper protection for the public in the use thereof. They may charge and collect reasonable fees for the use of these swimming pools to cover the cost of operation thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-3)
    Sec. 11-95-3. If the corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 determine that the power to establish, conduct, and maintain a recreation system shall be exercised by a recreation board, the corporate authorities, by resolution or ordinance, shall establish a recreation board in the municipality. This board shall possess all of the powers and be subject to all of the responsibilities of the corporate authorities under this Division 95. When established, the board shall consist of 3, 5, 7, or 9 persons, as the corporate authorities may determine, to be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent of the corporate authorities. The board shall serve without compensation.
    Where the board is composed of 3 members their term of office shall be 3 years, and where composed of 5, 7, or 9 members, 5 years, or until their successors are appointed and have qualified, except that the members of the board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. If a vacancy occurs in the office of any board member, the mayor or president shall appoint a successor to serve for the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 87-1197.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-4)
    Sec. 11-95-4. Any school board or park board may join with any municipality in conducting and maintaining a recreation system.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-5)
    Sec. 11-95-5. A recreation board or other authority in which is vested the power to establish, conduct, and maintain playgrounds and recreation centers pursuant to this Division 95, may accept any grant or legacy of real estate or any gift or legacy of money or other personal property or any donation, the principal or income of which is to be applied for either temporary or permanent use for recreation purposes. But if the acceptance thereof for recreation purposes will subject the municipality to expense for improvements, maintenance, or renewal, the acceptance shall be subject to the approval of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    Money received for recreation purposes, unless otherwise provided by the terms of the gift or legacy, shall be deposited with the municipal treasurer to the account of the recreation board or other specified authority. This money may be withdrawn and paid out in the same manner as money appropriated for recreation purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)