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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/8-8-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-8)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-419)
    Sec. 8-8-8. The expenses of the audit and investigation of public accounts provided for in Division 8, whether ordered by the corporate authorities or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the municipality for which the audit is made. Payment shall be ordered by the corporate authorities out of the funds of the municipality and it shall be the duty of such authorities to make provisions for payment. Contracts for the performance of audits required by this Division 8 may be entered into without competitive bidding. If the audit is made by an accountant or accountants retained by the Comptroller, the municipality shall pay to the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of making such audit.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities coming under the provisions of this Division 8 shall have the power to annually levy a "Municipal Auditing Tax" upon all of the taxable property of the municipalities at the rate on the dollar which will produce an amount which will equal a sum sufficient to meet the cost of all auditing and reports thereunder. Such municipal auditing tax shall be held in a special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of expenses occasioned by this Division 8.
    The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-824.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-419)
    Sec. 8-8-8. The expenses of the audit and investigation of public accounts provided for in Division 8, whether ordered by the corporate authorities or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the municipality for which the audit is made. Payment shall be ordered by the corporate authorities out of the funds of the municipality and it shall be the duty of such authorities to make provisions for payment. Contracts for the performance of audits required by this Division 8 may be entered into without competitive bidding. If the audit is made by an auditor or auditors retained by the Comptroller, the municipality shall pay to the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of making such audit.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities coming under the provisions of this Division 8 shall have the power to annually levy a "Municipal Auditing Tax" upon all of the taxable property of the municipalities at the rate on the dollar which will produce an amount which will equal a sum sufficient to meet the cost of all auditing and reports thereunder. Such municipal auditing tax shall be held in a special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of expenses occasioned by this Division 8.
    The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-419, eff. 1-1-20.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-9)
    Sec. 8-8-9. The provisions of the Division 8 shall not be construed to relieve any officer of any duties now required by law of him with relation to the auditing of public accounts or the disbursement of public funds. Failure of the corporate authorities of any municipality to comply with any of the provisions of this Division 8 shall not affect the legality of taxes levied for any of the funds of such municipality.
    Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any municipality which files audits or audit reports with the Comptroller in compliance with this Act shall not be required to file any additional audits or audit reports with any state governmental agency providing motor fuel tax funds to such municipality. Any such state governmental agency may obtain copies of all audits and audit reports from the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 80-423.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-10

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-10)
    Sec. 8-8-10. The corporate authorities of a municipality may establish an audit committee, and may appoint members of the corporate authority or other appropriate officers to the committee, to review audit reports prepared under this Act and any other financial reports and documents, including management letters prepared by or on behalf of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 82-644.)

65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-8-10.5)
    Sec. 8-8-10.5. Audit report disclosure. Each fiscal year, within 60 days of the close of an audit under this Act, the auditor conducting the audit of all of the funds and accounts of a municipality shall do each of the following:
        (1) Provide a copy of any management letter and a
    
copy of any audited financial statements to each member of the municipality's corporate authorities. If the municipality maintains an Internet website, the corporate authorities shall post this information to its website.
        (2) Present the information from the audit to the
    
municipality's corporate authorities either in person or by a live phone or web connection during a public meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-738, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. PURCHASING AND PUBLIC
WORKS CONTRACTS IN MUNICIPALITIES
OF LESS THAN 500,000