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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 9 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 9 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. LOCAL IMPROVEMENT
PROCEDURES RESTRICTED TO
CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/9-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-1)
    Sec. 9-2-1. This Division 2 applies to all cities and villages incorporated under this Code and to any city, village or incorporated town organized under a special charter if such city, village or incorporated town has, prior to, on or after the effective date of this Code, adopted the provisions of this Division 2 as provided herein.
    The corporate authorities of the specified municipalities have the power to make such local improvements as are authorized by law, by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property, or by general taxation, or otherwise, as such corporate authorities prescribe by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-2)
    Sec. 9-2-2. In this Division 2, the following terms have the meaning ascribed to them unless the context indicates otherwise:
    "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town which comes within the scope of this Division 2 as determined by the provisions of Section 9-2-1.
    "Work" means labor performed or material used, or both, as the corporate authorities may determine.
    "Subways" means all tunnels, entrances, exits, passageways, connections, approaches, inclines, elevators, stations and other structures, equipment, appliances or appurtenant property appropriate to a system of subways.
    "Pedestrian Mall" means one or more streets, or portions thereof, on which vehicular traffic is or is to be restricted in whole or in part and which is or is to be used exclusively or primarily for pedestrian travel.
    "Prime Commercial Rate" means such prime rate as from time to time is publicly announced by the largest commercial banking institution located in this State, measured in terms of total assets.
(Source: P.A. 82-642.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-3)
    Sec. 9-2-3. Any municipality which after July 6, 1937, enters into an agreement with the Federal Government or any agency thereof or other governmental agency for the construction, extension, improvement or repair of any local improvements with the aid of a Federal grant of money, or any other governmental grant of money, services, or materials may, for the purpose of raising its portion of the funds necessary for such construction, extension, improvement, or repair, provide a special tax or special assessment of the property benefited, to pay for the share of that improvement to be met by the municipality. This special tax or special assessment shall be levied and collected, and the proceedings incident thereto shall be carried on, in conformance with the provisions of this Division 2, in so far as those provisions are applicable.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-4)
    Sec. 9-2-4. Any municipality in or adjacent to which any Federal defense project is in progress or is about to be in progress, may, if the Defense Department of the United States, or any officer thereof designated by the Secretary of Defense for such purpose, certifies that the water supply, sewage system or highway system of such municipality is inadequate to provide sufficient facilities due to the increase or anticipated increase in the population of such municipality on account of such project, provide a special tax or special assessment of the property benefited, (or in case the Federal Government or any agency thereof grants moneys, services or materials, for raising its portion of the funds necessary), for such construction, extension, improvement or repair. Such special tax or special assessment shall be levied and collected and the proceedings incident thereto shall be carried on, in conformance with the provisions of this Division 2, in so far as such provisions are applicable, with the following exceptions: (1) no public hearing, as provided in Section 9-2-10, shall be necessary; (2) if the improvement is accomplished through Federal aid which takes the form of the supplying of labor and materials rather than funds, no public letting of contract shall be required; (3) to meet such emergency, the municipality may secure temporary financing therefor and levy such special tax or assessment during construction of the improvement or at any time within one year thereafter and utilize the proceeds of such levy or assessment (or bonds issued in anticipation thereof) to retire such temporary financing when and if such tax or assessment shall be confirmed by the Circuit Court wherein such municipality shall be situated.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-4.5

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-4.5)
    Sec. 9-2-4.5. Special assessment for payment of costs associated with certain ordinance violations.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "Code" means any municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of grass and weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of inoperable motor vehicles, and rodent and vermin abatement.
    (b) In addition to any other method authorized by law, if (i) a property owner is cited with a Code violation, (ii) non-compliance is found upon reinspection of the property after the due date for compliance with an order to correct the Code violation or with an order for abatement, (iii) costs for services rendered by the municipality to correct the Code violation remain unpaid at the point in time that they would become a debt due and owing the municipality, as provided in Division 31.1 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, and (iv) a lien has been filed of record by the municipality in the office of the recorder in the county in which the property is located, then those costs may be collected as a special assessment on the property under this Division. Upon payment of the costs by the owner of record or persons interested in the property, the lien shall be released by the municipality and the release shall be filed of record in the same manner as the filing of notice of the lien.
(Source: P.A. 93-993, eff. 1-1-05.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-5)
    Sec. 9-2-5. When any municipality provides by ordinance for the making of any local improvement, it shall prescribe by the same ordinance whether the improvement shall be made by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property, or by general taxation, or by special assessment of contiguous property and by general taxation, or by special taxation of contiguous property and by general taxation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-6)
    Sec. 9-2-6. No ordinance for any local improvement, to be paid wholly or in part by special assessment or special taxation, shall be considered or passed by the corporate authorities of any such municipality unless the ordinance is first recommended by the board of local improvements; provided, however, that after the ordinance for any local improvement has been adopted by the corporate authorities and before the same is confirmed in court, the corporate authorities, upon recommendation of the board of local improvements, may by ordinance abandon any portion of the proposed improvement without further action by or hearing before the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2424.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-7)
    Sec. 9-2-7. In cities having a population of 500,000 or more, there is created a board of local improvements consisting of the superintendent of special assessments and 5 other members. These 5 other members shall be nominated by the mayor and shall be confirmed by the city council. None of the members of the board, except the superintendent of special assessments, shall hold any other office or position in any government department of the city. The Board shall elect from its members a president, a vice president, and an assistant secretary. The superintendent of special assessments shall be ex-officio secretary of the board. In the absence or the inability of the president or secretary to act, the vice president for the president and the assistant secretary for the secretary have full power to sign and execute contracts, vouchers, bonds, payrolls, and all other papers, documents, and instruments necessary. The board shall hold regular and special sessions, as it may determine, for the transaction of all business in rooms accessible to the public, to be provided by the city council. The city council of the city shall provide for salaries for the board of local improvements.
    In cities having a population of 50,000 or more and less than 500,000, there is created a board of local improvements consisting of 6 members, of which board the commissioner of public works shall be the president. The other members of this board shall be the superintendent of streets, the superintendent of sewers, the superintendent of special assessments, the city engineer and the city clerk, or if there is no office of City Clerk, the City Comptroller.
    In cities having a population of less than 50,000, and in villages and incorporated towns, the board of local improvements shall consist of the mayor of the city, or the president of the village or incorporated town, and the public engineer and the superintendent of streets of the municipality, where such officers are provided for by ordinance. But if at any time such officers are not so provided for, the corporate authorities, by ordinance, shall designate 2 or more members of their body who, with the mayor or president of the village or incorporated town shall constitute the members of the board, until otherwise provided by ordinance. The mayor or president, as the case may be, shall be president of the board.
    The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of more than 18,000 and less than 100,000, may provide by ordinance for the payment of salaries to the members of the board of local improvements, but if any member of such a board holds any other office in the government of that municipality, his salary as member of the board shall not exceed the sum of $100 per month.
    However, in cities, having a population of less than 100,000, and in villages, where such cities and villages prior to or after the effective date of this Code adopt the commission form of municipal government, corporate authorities of such cities and villages may provide by ordinance that the board of local improvements shall consist of the mayor and any 2 or more of the commissioners, regardless of whether or not the offices of public engineer and superintendent of streets are provided for by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 82-432.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-8)
    Sec. 9-2-8. In cities having a population of 500,000 or more, and having a chief clerk of special assessments, that chief clerk of special assessments, in the event of the absence or inability to act of the superintendent of special assessments, may, with full effect, perform all acts and duties provided for in this Division 2 to be performed by the superintendent of special assessments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-9)
    Sec. 9-2-9. Preliminary procedure for local improvements by special assessment. All ordinances for local improvements to be paid for wholly or in part by special assessment or special taxation shall originate with the board of local improvements. Petitions for any local improvement shall be addressed to that board. The board may originate a scheme for any local improvement to be paid for by special assessment or special tax, either with or without a petition, and in either case shall adopt a resolution describing the proposed improvement. This resolution may provide that specifications for the proposed improvement be made part of the resolution by reference to specifications previously adopted by resolution by the municipality, or to specifications adopted or published by the State of Illinois or a political subdivision thereof, provided that a copy of the specifications so adopted by reference is on file in the office of the clerk of the municipality. This resolution shall be at once transcribed into the records of the board.
    The proposed local improvement may consist of the acquisition of the necessary interests in real property and the construction of any public improvement or any combination of public improvements, including, but not limited to, streets, storm drain sewers, water mains, sanitary sewer improvements, sidewalks, walkways, bicycle paths, landscaping, lighting improvements, signage improvements, vehicular parking improvements, any additional improvements necessary to provide access to the public improvements, and all necessary appurtenances in a local contiguous area pursuant to a single special assessment project, provided that in assessing each lot, block, tract, and parcel of property, the commissioner so assessing shall take into consideration whether each lot, block, tract, or parcel is benefited by all or only some of the improvements combined into the single special assessment project. For purposes hereof, a local contiguous area shall be defined as an area in which all of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels located within the boundaries thereof will be benefited by one or more of the proposed improvements. The fact that more than one improvement is being constructed as part of a single special assessment project shall not be grounds for an objection by an assessee to the special assessment proceeding in court.
    Whenever the proposed improvement requires that private or public property be taken or damaged, the resolution shall describe the property proposed to be taken or damaged for that purpose. The board, by the same resolution, shall fix a day and hour for a public hearing thereon. The hearing shall not be less than 10 days after the adoption of the resolution. The board shall also have an estimate of the cost of the improvement (omitting land to be acquired) made in writing by the engineer of the board, (if there is an engineer, if not, then by the president) over his signature. This estimate shall be itemized to the satisfaction of the board and shall be made a part of the record of the resolution. However, such an estimate is not required in municipalities having a population of 100,000 or more when the proposed improvement consists only of taking or damaging private or public property. And in cities and villages which have adopted prior to the effective date of this Code or which after the effective date of this Code adopt the commission form of municipal government, the estimate of the cost of the improvement, (omitting land to be acquired), shall be made in writing by the public engineer if there is one, of the city or village, if not, then by the mayor or president of the city or village.
    Notice of the time and place of the public hearing shall be sent by mail directed to the person who paid the general taxes for the last preceding year on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land fronting on the proposed improvement not less than 5 days prior to the time set for the public hearing. These notices shall contain (1) the substance of the resolution adopted by the board, (2) when an estimate is required by this Division 2 the estimate of the cost of the proposed improvement, and (3) a notification that the extent, nature, kind, character, and (when an estimate is required by this article) the estimated cost of the proposed improvement may be changed by the board at the public hearing thereon. If upon the hearing the board deems the proposed improvement desirable, it shall adopt a resolution and prepare and submit an ordinance therefor. But in proceedings only for the laying, building, constructing, or renewing of any sidewalk, water service pipe, or house drain, no resolution, public hearing, or preliminary proceedings leading up to the same are necessary. In such proceedings the board may submit to the corporate authorities an ordinance, together with its recommendation and (when an estimate is required) the estimated cost of the improvement, as made by the engineer. Such proceedings shall have the same effect as though a public hearing had been held thereon.
    In the event that a local improvement is to be constructed with the assistance of any agency of the Federal government, or other governmental agency, the resolution of the board of local improvements shall set forth that fact and the estimate of cost shall set forth and indicate, in dollars and cents, the estimated amount of assistance to be so provided.
(Source: P.A. 93-196, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-10)
    Sec. 9-2-10. At the time and place fixed in the specified notice for the public hearing, the board of local improvements shall meet and hear the representations of any person desiring to be heard on the subject of the necessity for the proposed improvement, the nature thereof, or the cost as estimated. In case any person appears to object to the proposed improvement or any of the elements thereof, the board shall adopt a new resolution abandoning the proposed scheme or adhering thereto, or changing, altering, or modifying the extent, nature, kind, character, and estimated cost, provided the change does not increase the estimated cost of the improvement to exceed 20% of the same, without a further public hearing thereon, as it considers most desirable. Thereupon, if the proposed improvement is not abandoned, the board shall have an ordinance prepared therefor, to be submitted to the corporate authorities. This ordinance shall prescribe the nature, character, locality, and description of the improvement and shall provide whether the improvement shall be made wholly or in part by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property. This ordinance may provide that specifications for the proposed improvement be made part of the ordinance by reference to specifications previously adopted by ordinance by the municipality, or to specifications adopted or published by the State of Illinois or a political subdivision thereof, provided that a copy of the specifications so adopted by reference is on file in the office of the clerk of the municipality. If the improvement is to be paid in part only by special assessment or special taxation, the ordinance shall so state.
    If property is to be taken or damaged for the improvement, the ordinance shall describe the property with reasonable certainty.
    In cities having a population of 500,000 or over when a remonstrance petition is filed by the owners of a majority of the frontage on the line of the proposed improvement with the board of local improvements within 30 days after the public hearing thereon, the board shall thereupon stay all proceedings therein for one year from that date. This remonstrance petition shall contain the signatures of the owners or legal representatives, the description of the property owned or represented, and the number of feet so owned or represented and shall be verified by affidavit of one or more property owners fronting on the line of the proposed improvement, setting forth that the party making the affidavit is a property owner, fronting on the proposed improvement and that the parties who signed the petition are the owners or legal representatives of the property described therein.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-11)
    Sec. 9-2-11. Accompanying any ordinance for a local improvement presented by the board of local improvements to the corporate authorities shall be a recommendation of such improvement by the board, signed by at least a majority of the members thereof. The recommendation by the board shall be prima facie evidence that all the preliminary requirements of the law have been complied with. If a variance is shown on the proceedings in the court, it shall not affect the validity of the proceeding, unless the court deems the variance willful or substantial.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-12)
    Sec. 9-2-12. An estimate of the cost of the improvement, including the cost of engineering services, as originally contemplated, or as changed, altered, or modified at the public hearing, itemized so far as the board of local improvements thinks necessary, shall be presented to the corporate authorities, except when rendered unnecessary by Section 9-2-9, together with the specified ordinance and recommendation. This estimate of cost shall be presented over the signature of the engineer of the board, if there is one, if not, then of the signature of the president of the board, who shall certify that in his opinion the estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the improvement proposed and the lawful expenses attending the improvement.
    However, in a city or village which has adopted or which hereafter adopts the commission form of municipal government, this estimate of cost shall be over the signature of the public engineer, if there is one, and if there is no such public engineer, then over the signature of the mayor or president of that city or village, who shall certify that in his opinion the estimate does not exceed the probable cost of the improvement proposed and the lawful expenses attending the improvement.
    The recommendation by the board shall be prima facie evidence that it is based upon a full compliance with the requirements of this Division 2.
    In the event the improvement is to be constructed with assistance from any agency of the Federal Government, or other governmental agency, the estimate of cost shall state this fact and shall set forth the estimated amount in dollars and cents that is to be provided by the agency of the Federal Government or other governmental agency.
    The commissioners, superintendent of special assessments, or other person appointed to make the assessments as provided hereinafter, shall make a true and impartial assessment upon the petitioning municipality and the property benefited by such improvement, of that portion of the estimated cost that is within the benefits exclusive of the amount to be provided by the agency of the Federal Government or other governmental agency.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-13)
    Sec. 9-2-13. Publication and posting of ordinances. Upon the presentation to the corporate authorities of the proposed ordinance, together with the required recommendation and estimate, if the estimate of cost exceeds the sum of $1,000,000, exclusive of the amount to be paid for land to be taken or damaged, the ordinance shall be referred to the proper committee and published in the usual way or posted on the municipality's Internet website, in full, with the recommendation and estimate, at least 10 days before any action is taken thereon by the corporate authorities. Whenever any plat, plan, profile, or drawing is a part of the ordinance, or is attached thereto as a part thereof, or is referred to by the ordinance, it is not necessary to publish or post that plat, plan, profile, or drawing in connection with the publication or posting of the ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 96-1075, eff. 7-16-10.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-14

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-14)
    Sec. 9-2-14. If the ordinance provides for improvements which require the taking or damaging of property, the proceeding for making just compensation therefor shall be as described in Sections 9-2-15 through 9-2-37. Such a proceeding also shall be governed by the remaining sections of this Division 2, so far as not in conflict with Sections 9-2-15 through 9-2-37.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-15

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-15)
    Sec. 9-2-15. Whenever any local improvement ordinance is passed by the corporate authorities of any municipality, to be paid for wholly or in part by special assessment, or by special taxation, the making of which will require that private or public property be taken or damaged for public use, the municipality, either in that ordinance or by subsequent order, shall designate some officer to file a petition in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is situated, or if the municipality is situated in more than one county and the proposed improvement or the property to be taken or damaged, or both, lies in more than one county, then in the circuit court in the county in which the major part of the territory to be affected thereby is situated. Such petition shall be filed in the name of the municipality, praying that steps may be taken to ascertain the just compensation to be made for private or public property to be taken or damaged for the improvement or purpose specified in the ordinance, and to ascertain what property will be benefited by the improvement, and the amount of those benefits.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3762.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-16

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-16)
    Sec. 9-2-16. The petition required in Section 9-2-15 shall contain a reasonably accurate description of lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land which are to be taken or damaged; provided that in counties in which a property index number system has been established in accordance with Section 9-45 of the Property Tax Code, the index number shall be given in addition to the legal description. There shall be filed with or attached to the petition a copy of the specified condemnation ordinance, certified by the clerk, under the corporate seal. Failure to file such a copy shall not affect the jurisdiction of the court to proceed in that cause and to act upon the petition, but if it appears in the cause that a copy of the ordinance has not been attached to or filed with the petition before the report of the commissioners is filed, as provided in Section 9-2-18, then, upon motion of any person whose real estate is to be taken, or to be assessed, the entire petition and proceedings shall be dismissed.
    Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall enter an order designating 2 competent persons as commissioners, to act with the superintendent of special assessments where that officer is provided for by this Code, and in other cases to act with the president of the board of local improvements. These 3 commissioners shall investigate and report to the court the just compensation to be made to the respective owners of private or public property which is to be taken or damaged for the specified improvement, and also what real estate will be benefited by that improvement, and the amount of those benefits to each parcel. Neither of the persons designated by the court shall be an employee of the petitioning municipality and both shall be disinterested persons. They shall be allowed a fee for their services which shall be fixed by the court in advance. The amounts so allowed may be reviewed by the court upon motion, and may be taxed as costs and included in the amount to be assessed, except that in cities having a population of 500,000 or more, the commissioners' fees shall be either paid by the city out of its general fund or included among the expenses to be defrayed out of the sum not to exceed 5% of the amount of the assessment, for which provision is made in Section 9-2-139. These 3 commissioners shall be duly sworn to make a true and just assessment of the cost of the improvement according to law. The concurrence of any 2 in a report shall be sufficient.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-17

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-17)
    Sec. 9-2-17. When a petition is filed, a certified copy of the petition and the assessment roll of the municipality, hereinafter required in Section 9-2-18, shall be immediately delivered by the clerk of the court to the petitioner, who shall record the certified copy with the recorder of deeds of that county, to be kept as part of the permanent records of the office of the recorder.
    A certified copy of any order or judgment to divide, modify, alter, change, reduce, increase, annul, confirm, or deny anything contained within the assessment roll shall be immediately delivered by the clerk of the court to the petitioner, who shall record the certified copy with the recorder of that county, to be kept as part of the permanent records of the office of the recorder.
(Source: P.A. 85-1252.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-18

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-18)
    Sec. 9-2-18. The commissioners shall make an investigation as required and prepare and file in court their report accordingly. In this report the commissioners shall in one column describe the respective parcels of property to be taken or damaged for the specified improvement and, in counties in which a property index number system has been established in accordance with Section 9-45 of the Property Tax Code, shall give the index number in addition to the legal description; in another column the respective owners of record of those parcels of land, the name and residence of each such owner being set opposite his own property; in another column the name and residence of the occupant, where the property is occupied, so far as known to the commissioners or can be found upon diligent inquiry; in another column the amount of the value of each parcel to be taken for the improvement, setting the amount opposite the property to which it relates; and in another column the amount of damages, if any, which in the opinion of the commissioners, will result to any parcel of land not taken, by reason of the improvement, describing each parcel so damaged by a reasonably accurate description.
    The commissioners shall further estimate and report what proportion of the total cost of the improvement (including therein their estimate of value and damages, and, when an estimate is required by this Article, the estimate of the cost of such proceeding) will be of benefit to the public, and what proportion thereof will be of benefit to the property. The commissioners shall apportion the total cost of the improvement between the municipality and the property so that each will bear its relative equitable proportion. Having found these amounts, the commissioners shall further report what lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land will be specially benefited by the improvement, shall describe them by a reasonably accurate description, and shall apportion and assess the amount so found to be of benefit to the property upon the several lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land in the proportion in which they will be severally benefited by the improvement. But no lot, block, tract, or parcel of land shall be assessed a greater amount than it will be actually benefited, except that the apportionment and assessment shall include the anticipated fees for the recording of documents as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-19

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-19)
    Sec. 9-2-19. Whenever any local improvement provided in any ordinance passed by virtue of this Division 2 consists of a system of waterworks or a bridge or viaduct, or extension of water mains which are a part of any municipal waterworks system, any portion of the cost of which is to be defrayed by special assessment, it may be provided by the ordinance for the improvement or by ordinance passed at any time before the confirmation of the assessment roll, that the aggregate amount assessed and each individual assessment, and also the assessment against the municipality for public benefits and on account of property owned by it, may be divided into not exceeding 30 installments in the manner provided in Section 9-2-48. The provisions of this Section 9-2-19 shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-20

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-20)
    Sec. 9-2-20. If the amount awarded to any person for property taken or damaged for an improvement under this Division 2 is greater than the amount assessed against the property for that improvement, or if the benefit is greater than the damage, in either case the difference only shall be collectible of the owner or be paid to him.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-21

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-21) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-21)
    Sec. 9-2-21. In the assessment of damages and benefits for the opening of any street or alley, the commissioners, where part of the land to be laid out into that street or alley has been theretofore donated by any person for that street or alley, may appraise the value of the land so donated. Or in cases where such a donation is made after the filing of any petition in the circuit court praying that steps be taken to levy a special assessment for the opening of any street or alley, and after the making of the assessment roll as provided in this Division 2, the court may appraise, or may have a jury appraise, the value of the land so donated. The commissioners or the court, as the case may be, shall apply the value thereof, so far as the amount so appraised shall go, as an offset to the benefits assessed against the person making such a donation, or parties claiming under such person. Nothing contained in this section authorizes any person by whom such a donation is made to claim from the municipality the amount of that appraisement, except as an offset, as provided in this section. Where the assessment is only for the widening of any street which may have been theretofore donated either in whole or in part, to the public by the proprietors of the adjoining land, the commissioners, in their discretion, may make such allowance therefor in their assessment of benefits as seems to them equitable and just. But in either such case the commissioners shall state in their report the amount of that allowance, and the allowance shall be subject to review, as the court shall direct.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-22

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-22)
    Sec. 9-2-22. The commissioners shall return their report to the court in which the specified petition was filed, and file the report with the clerk thereof, with their certificate, duly verified, stating in substance that they have carefully examined the questions referred to in their report, and that in their opinion the amounts awarded for damages and value therein, and the respective amounts assessed against the property specially benefited, and also the apportionment of the cost of the improvement between the public and the property assessed, and the allowance for property theretofore dedicated, if any, are correct, equitable, and just. The return and filing of this report shall be deemed an application by the petitioner for judgment of condemnation of the property so to be taken or damaged, and for a confirmation of the assessment of benefit.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-23

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-23) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-23)
    Sec. 9-2-23. The superintendent of special assessments, or president of the board of local improvements, as the case may be, shall file with the commissioners' report an affidavit made by himself or by some employee of his office, that (1) the affiant has carefully examined the records in the recorder's office of the specified county or counties for the names of the owners of record of the several lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land to be taken or damaged for the improvement, (2) that the affiant made a careful examination of the collector's books showing the payments of general taxes during the last preceding year in which taxes were paid on the respective lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land against which benefits are assessed in the commissioners' report, to ascertain the person or persons who last paid the taxes on those respective lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land, (3) that the names of those owners of record and persons who paid those taxes are correctly shown in the columns or schedules of ownership and of persons who paid those taxes in the commissioners' report, (4) that he has diligently inquired as to the residence of the respective owners of property to be taken or damaged for the improvement and of the persons who paid the general taxes during the last preceding calendar year in which general taxes were paid on all the respective lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land against which benefits have been assessed in the commissioners' report (specifying the nature of the inquiry and examination he has made for that purpose), (5) that the residences of the owners and parties paying those general taxes are correctly stated, according to the result of his examination, in the column or schedule of residences in the commissioners' report, and (6) that in all cases where he has been unable to find the residence of the owner of the record title, he has examined the return of the collector's warrant for taxes on real estate for the last preceding year, in which the taxes were paid, and has set opposite each such parcel whose owner has not been found, the name of the person who last paid the tax on that parcel, together with his place of residence, wherever, on diligent inquiry, he was able to find the same. This affidavit, or an affidavit filed therewith, shall further state that the affiant has visited each of the parcels of land to be taken or damaged for the improvement described in the commissioners' report, for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the parcel was occupied, and the name and residence of the occupant, if any, and that in every case where those parcels of land were found to be occupied, upon such investigation, the name of the occupant is stated in the commissioners' report opposite that parcel, together with his residence, when ascertained. Such an affidavit and report shall be prima facie evidence that the requirements of this Division 2 have been complied with.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-24

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-24) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-24)
    Sec. 9-2-24. Every person who is named in the commissioners' report as an owner of property to be taken or damaged for the improvement, and every person who is therein named as an occupant of any parcel thereof, shall be made a party defendant in the proceeding. All other persons having or claiming interest in any of the premises shall be described and designated as "all whom it may concern," and by that description shall be made defendants. Upon the filing of the commissioners' report, a summons shall be issued and served upon the persons made party defendants, as in other civil actions, except that the summons shall require a defendant to appear within 15 days after service, exclusive of the day of service. As to such of the defendants as are shown by the affidavits to be non-residents of the State of Illinois, or whose residences are shown thereby to be unknown, and the defendants designated as "all whom it may concern," the clerk of the court shall publish 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, a notice of the pendency of the proceeding, the parties thereto, the title of the court, the time and place of the return of the summons in the case, the description of the property to be taken or damaged, the total cost of the improvement as shown by the estimate and report, and the nature of the proceeding. This notice shall further state that a special assessment has been made to raise the cost of the improvement, and the time and place of filing the report thereof. This notice shall be published at least once in each week for 3 weeks, the first notice to be published at least 30 days before the return day of the summons.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-25

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-25)
    Sec. 9-2-25. Where the residence of any defendant named in the commissioners' report is shown thereby to be outside of the State of Illinois, and the residence is stated therein, a copy of the specified notice shall be sent by mail to that party, at the address so given, at least 15 days prior to the return day of the summons. If the residence of any defendant is found to be unknown, as shown by the report and affidavit, a similar notice shall be sent to the person last paying taxes upon the premises, if his residence is stated in the report. Such service, publication, and notices shall be sufficient to give the court jurisdiction of all the parties whose land is to be taken or damaged, so as to determine all questions relating to the proceeding, and affecting the land described in the report.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-26

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-26) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-26)
    Sec. 9-2-26. There shall be sent by mail, post paid, to each of the persons paying the taxes during the last preceding year in which taxes were paid on the property which has been assessed for the benefits in the proceeding, directed to the address as shown in the commissioners' report, or where not so shown, then generally to the municipality in which the improvement is to be made, at least 15 days before the specified return day, a notice stating the nature of the improvement, the description of that taxpayer's property assessed therefor, the amount of the assessment, and the date when the summons in the cause will be returnable, and when objections thereto may be filed. An affidavit of one of the commissioners, or some other person showing such service, mailing, posting, and publication, shall be prima facie evidence of a compliance with all the requirements thereof, but the publication may be proved in any other manner provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-27

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-27) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-27)
    Sec. 9-2-27. Upon the return of the summons, or as soon thereafter as the business of the court will permit, the court shall proceed to a hearing of the cause, and shall impanel a jury to ascertain the just compensation to be paid to all owners of property to be taken or damaged. If objections are filed to the confirmation of the assessment of benefits, those objections shall be submitted to the same jury at the same time. Thereupon the jury shall ascertain the just compensation to be paid to the owner of each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land to be taken or damaged in the proceeding, and shall also determine whether or not any lot, piece, or parcel of land assessed in the proceeding, for which objections have been filed, has been assessed more than it will be benefited by the improvement. On this hearing the commissioners' report so returned and filed, shall be prima facie evidence, both of the amount of the compensation to be awarded, and of the benefits to be assessed, but either party may introduce such other evidence as may bear upon that issue or issues.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-28

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-28) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-28)
    Sec. 9-2-28. If any defendant or party interested demands, and if the court deems it proper, separate juries may be impaneled, either as to the benefits assessed, or as to the compensation or damages to be paid to any one or more of the defendants or parties in interest.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-29

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-29) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-29)
    Sec. 9-2-29. The court upon the motion of the petitioner, or of any person claiming any such compensation, may direct that the jury, under the charge of an officer, shall view the premises which it is claimed by any party to the proceeding will be taken or damaged by the improvement. In any case where there is no satisfactory evidence given to the jury as to the ownership of, or as to the extent of the interest of any defendant in, the property to be taken or damaged, the jury may return their verdict as to the compensation or damage to be paid for the property or part of property to be taken or damaged, and for the entire interests therein.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-30

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-30)
    Sec. 9-2-30. Upon the return of the jury's verdict, the court shall order the verdict to be recorded and shall enter such judgment thereon as the nature of the case may require. The court shall continue or adjourn the cause from time to time as to all occupants and owners named in the petition who have not been served with process, or brought in by notice or by publication, and shall order a new summons to issue and publication to be made. When those occupants or owners are brought into court, the court shall impanel a jury to ascertain the compensation to be paid to those defendants for property taken or damaged, and the amount of benefits to be assessed against them, if any. Like proceedings shall be had for that purpose as hereinbefore provided in the case of other owners. But no final judgment shall be entered as to any of the property embraced in the assessment roll until all the issues in the case have been disposed of, including revised rolls, if any.
(Source: P.A. 84-452; 84-545)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-31

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-31) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-31)
    Sec. 9-2-31. Upon proof that any owner named in such petition, who has not been served with process, has ceased to own the described property since the filing of the petition, the court has the power, at any time, to impanel a jury and ascertain the just compensation to be made for that property, or the damage thereto, and the benefits thereto. Upon any finding or findings of the jury, or at any time during the course of the proceedings, the court may enter such order, rule, or judgment as the nature of the case may require.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-32

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-32) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-32)
    Sec. 9-2-32. No delay in making an assessment of compensation shall be occasioned by any doubt or contest which may arise as to the ownership of the property or any part thereof, or as to the interests of the respective owners or claimants. In case of such a doubt or contest the court may require the jury to ascertain the entire compensation or damage that should be paid for the property, or part of the property, and the entire interests of all parties therein, and may require adverse claimants to interplead, so as to fully determine their rights and interests in the compensation so ascertained. And the court may make such order as may be necessary in regard to the deposit or payment of that compensation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-33

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-33) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-33)
    Sec. 9-2-33. When it appears from the petition, or otherwise at any time during the proceedings upon the petition, that any minor or person under legal disability is interested in any property that is to be taken or damaged, the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem for that person, to defend his or her interest in that property, or the compensation which is awarded therefor.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-34

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-34) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-34)
    Sec. 9-2-34. Any final judgment rendered by a court upon any finding of any jury or of any judge where trial by jury is waived by the parties concerned, shall be a lawful and sufficient condemnation of the land or property to be taken, upon the payment of the net amount of the finding, as hereinafter provided. It shall be final and conclusive as to the damages and benefits caused by the improvement, unless the judgment is appealed from. But no appeal shall delay proceedings under the ordinance, if the petitioner files in the case its written election to proceed with the improvement notwithstanding that appeal and deposits, as directed by the court, the amount of judgment and costs, after deducting the benefits assessed and adjudged against that property, if any. If the petitioner so elects to make such a deposit prior to the final determination of any appeal, it shall thereby become liable to pay to the owners of and parties interested in the property in question, the difference, if any, between the amount so deposited and the amount ultimately adjudged to be the just compensation to be paid on account of the property, and interest on any such difference at the rate of 5% annually from the date of the making of the deposit, and costs.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-35

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-35)
    Sec. 9-2-35. The court, upon proof that the amount of the just compensation as found by the jury or by the court in case a trial by jury is waived by the parties concerned, in excess of the benefits so assessed and adjudged against the same property, has been paid to the person entitled thereto, or has been deposited as directed by the court, shall enter an order that the petitioner has the right, at any time thereafter, to take possession of or damage the property, in respect to which compensation has been so paid or deposited.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-36

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-36) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-36)
    Sec. 9-2-36. Upon the return of a verdict in a proceeding to acquire property for a public improvement, if no motion for a new trial is made, or if made, is overruled, the petitioner, within 90 days after final judgment as to all defendants, both as to the amount of damages and compensation to be awarded and benefits to be assessed shall elect whether it will dismiss the proceeding or enter judgment on the verdict. If it elects to enter judgment on the verdict, it shall become bound thereby and liable to pay the amount thereof, whether the assessment is collected or not, and the judgment of condemnation shall not be conditional. But the judgment shall not draw interest until the petitioner takes possession of or damages the property, in respect to which the judgment is entered. After entry of judgment the petitioner shall not be permitted to withdraw from or to dismiss the proceeding, without the consent of all parties whose land is thereby condemned, except as hereinafter provided. In case an appeal is taken by either party from the judgment of condemnation or confirmation, then unless the petitioner files in the cause its written election to proceed with the improvement notwithstanding the appeal, no steps shall be taken to collect the assessment nor to compel payment of the compensation awarded until the appeal is disposed of and final judgment entered in the cause, or, in case of reversal, until there is a new trial and judgment. However, in case of a final reversal the petitioner may still elect, within a period of 60 days, to abandon the proceeding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-37

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-37) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-37)
    Sec. 9-2-37. If, in any case, upon the filing of the assessment roll by the commissioners, it appears that the amount assessed as benefits is not sufficient to pay the awards, with the costs, or if, upon the disposition of the whole case, any such deficiency appears, the court, on the application of the petitioner, may refer the roll again to the same or other commissioners, to be recast. In such cases the commissioners shall consider and report whether or not other premises will be benefited by the improvement, or whether or not the premises already assessed will be benefited thereby in any greater amount, and in what amount, if any, and shall make and return a revised assessment roll. This may be done from time to time, as often as any deficiency appears. But no lot, block, tract, or parcel of land shall be assessed more than it will be benefited by the improvement, nor more than its proportionate share of the costs of the improvement. If any premises not already described in the roll are assessed by the commissioners, the owners thereof shall be shown and notice given as for an original assessment. If the assessment on any premises previously assessed is increased thereby, or if any property is newly assessed, the owner thereof, if not already represented in court, shall be notified in like manner, and a hearing shall be had as above provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-38

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-38) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-38)
    Sec. 9-2-38. Any municipality which (1) has a population exceeding 15,000 but less than 500,000, (2) is not located within any sanitary district, (3) discharges its sewage into Lake Michigan without having provided any adequate provisions for otherwise disposing of its sewage, and (4) owns and operates a waterworks and sewerage system, the cost of the construction of which waterworks and sewerage system has been provided for by special assessment, and a large portion of which cost has been assessed against the municipality for public benefits, has the power to provide by ordinance for the levy, in addition to the taxes now authorized by law, and in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1, of a direct annual tax for not exceeding 20 successive years and not exceeding .1666% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property, in the municipality. This tax shall be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general tax in the municipality and shall be known as the public benefit tax. The fund arising therefrom shall be known as the public benefit fund, which fund shall be used solely for the purpose of paying that portion of the several amounts heretofore assessed against the municipality for such public benefits, as well as for paying any such amounts as may be hereafter so assessed for such public benefits under and in pursuance of any ordinance that may be hereafter passed. However, no such tax shall be levied in excess of .1% of the taxable property for any year until after the corporate authorities of the municipality have passed an ordinance providing for the levying of that excess. This ordinance shall not become effective until it has been submitted to the electors of the municipality in accordance with the provisions of Sections 8-4-1 and 8-4-2 and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
    Where any such tax has been levied, warrants may be drawn against the tax in the manner and with like effect as is provided by Sections 8-1-9, 8-1-11 and 8-1-12.
    This section is subject to the provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-39

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-39) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-39)
    Sec. 9-2-39. Any municipality having a population of less than 500,000 may provide by ordinance for the levy, in addition to the taxes now authorized by law, and in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1, of a direct annual tax not exceeding .05%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the municipality. This tax shall be known as the public benefit tax. The fund arising therefrom shall be known as a public benefit fund, which fund shall be used solely for the purpose of paying that portion of the several amounts heretofore assessed against the municipality for public benefit as well as paying any such amounts as may be hereafter assessed for public benefit under and in pursuance of any ordinance that may be hereafter passed. However, where and whenever any road or street is constructed or reconstructed by the State or any county or both jointly with any municipality, the municipality may consider, accept, and use, the amount estimated by the State of Illinois or the county, or both, to be its or their portion of the cost of construction, as a part or all of the municipal public benefit.
    Where any such tax has been so levied, warrants may be drawn against the tax, as and in the manner and with like effect as is provided by Sections 8-1-9, 8-1-11 and 8-1-12. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-40

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-40)
    Sec. 9-2-40. Whenever the owners of one-half of the property abutting on any street, alley, park, or public place, or portion thereof, petition for any local improvement thereon, the board of local improvements in any municipality shall take steps hereinbefore required for hearing thereon, but at that hearing shall consider only the nature of the proposed improvement and the cost thereof. The board shall determine, in the manner above provided, the nature of the improvement which it will recommend, and thereupon shall prepare and transmit to the corporate authorities a draft of an ordinance thereof, together with an estimate of the cost, as above described, and shall recommend the passage thereof. Such a recommendation shall be prima facie evidence that all the preliminary steps required by law have been taken. Thereupon it is the duty of the corporate authorities to pass an ordinance for that improvement and to take the necessary steps to have the ordinance carried into effect.
    Whenever an ordinance provides only for the building or renewing of any sidewalk, and the owner of any lot or piece of land fronting on that sidewalk builds or renews that sidewalk opposite to his land to conform in all respects to the requirements of that ordinance within 40 days after the ordinance takes effect, an allowance shall be made in the spreading of the assessment against that lot or piece of land of an amount equal to the estimated cost of that sidewalk, based on the cost per unit of the sidewalk as shown in the engineer's estimate.
    Notice of the passage of such a sidewalk ordinance shall be sent by mail within 10 days after the ordinance takes effect to the person who paid the taxes on the premises for the last preceding year, in which taxes were paid, if he can be found in that county. A like notice addressed to the occupant of the property, if the property is actually occupied at that time, and an affidavit of such service shall be filed with the official report of the assessment. Such an affidavit shall be prima facie evidence of a compliance with these requirements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-41

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-41) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-41)
    Sec. 9-2-41. When the ordinance under which a local improvement is ordered provides that the improvement shall be made wholly or in part by special taxation of contiguous property, that special tax shall be levied, assessed, and collected, as nearly as may be, in the manner provided in the section of this Division 2 providing for the mode of making, assessing, and collecting special assessments. No special tax shall be levied or assessed upon any property to pay for any local improvement in an amount in excess of the special benefit which the property will receive from the improvement. The ordinance shall not be deemed conclusive of the benefit, but the question of the benefit and of the amount of the special tax shall be subject to the review and determination of the court, and shall be tried in the same manner as in proceedings by special assessment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-42

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-42) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-42)
    Sec. 9-2-42. When the ordinance under which a local improvement is ordered to be made contains no provisions for the condemnation of private property therefor, and provides that the improvement shall be wholly or in part paid for by special assessment, the proceedings for the making of that assessment shall be as follows.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-43

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-43) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-43)
    Sec. 9-2-43. Upon the passage of any ordinance for a local improvement pursuant thereto, the officer specified therein shall file a petition in the circuit court in the county where the affected territory lies, or if the municipality is situated in more than one county and the proposed improvement lies in more than one county, then in the circuit court in the county in which the major part of the territory to be affected thereby is situated, in the name of the municipality, praying that steps be taken to levy a special assessment for the improvement in accordance with the provision of that ordinance. There shall be attached to or filed with this petition a copy of the ordinance, certified by the clerk under the corporate seal, and also a copy of the recommendation of the board of local improvements and of the estimate of cost as approved by the corporate authorities. The failure to file any or either of these copies shall not affect the jurisdiction of the court to proceed in the cause and to act upon the petition, but if it appears in any such cause that the copies have not been attached to or filed with the petition before the filing of the assessment roll therein, then, upon motion of any objector for that purpose on or before appearance day in the cause the entire petition and proceedings shall be dismissed.
    The several circuit courts of this State have jurisdiction of any proceeding under this Division 2.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3762.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-44

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-44) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-44)
    Sec. 9-2-44. Upon the filing of such a petition, either the superintendent of special assessments, in municipalities where that officer is provided for by law or some competent person appointed by the president of the board of local improvements in municipalities where the office of such superintendent does not exist, shall make a true and impartial assessment of the cost of the specified improvement upon the petitioning municipality and the property benefited by the improvement.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-45

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-45)
    Sec. 9-2-45. The officer specified in Section 9-2-44 shall estimate what proportion of the total cost of such improvement will be of benefit to the public, and what proportion thereof will be of benefit to the property to be benefited, and to apportion the total cost between the municipality and that property, so that each will bear its relative equitable proportion. Having found these amounts, such officer shall apportion and assess the amount so found to be of benefit to the property, upon the several lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land, in the proportion in which they will be severally benefited by the improvement. No lot, block, tract, or parcel of land shall be assessed a greater amount than it will be actually benefited, except that the apportionment and assessment shall include the anticipated fees for the recording of documents as provided in this Article. When the proposed improvement is for the construction of a sewer, it is the duty of such officer to investigate and report the district which will be benefited by the proposed sewer, describing the district by boundaries.
    Where the improvement is to be constructed with aid from any agency of the Federal Government, or other governmental agency, the proportion of the total cost of the improvement to be raised by the municipality in addition to such aid shall be the amount allocated between public benefits and benefits of the property affected as above provided.
(Source: P.A. 85-1252.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-46

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-46) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-46)
    Sec. 9-2-46. In levying any special assessment or special tax, each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land shall be assessed separately, in the same manner as upon assessment for general taxation. However, this requirement shall not apply to the property of railroad companies, or the right of way and franchise of street railway companies. Such property and right of way and franchise may be described in any manner sufficient to reasonably identify the property intended to be assessed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-47

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-47) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-47)
    Sec. 9-2-47. The assessment roll shall contain (1) a list of all the lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land assessed for the proposed improvement and, in counties in which a property index number system has been established in accordance with Section 9-45 of the Property Tax Code, the index number in addition to the legal description, (2) the amount assessed against each, (3) the name of the person who paid the taxes on each such parcel during the last preceding calendar year in which taxes were paid, as ascertained upon investigation by the officer making the return, or under his direction, and (4) the residence of the person so paying the taxes on each such parcel if the residence on diligent inquiry can be found. In case of an assessment in installments, the amount of each installment shall also be stated. The officer making the roll shall certify under oath that he believes that the amounts assessed against the public and each parcel of property are just and equitable, and do not exceed the benefit which in each case will be derived from the improvements, and that no lot, block, tract, or parcel of land has been assessed more than its proportionate share of the cost of the improvement.
    Several lots, or parts of land, owned and improved as one parcel may be assessed as one parcel.
    Notice shall be given of the nature of the improvement, of the pendency of the proceeding, of the time and place of filing the petition therefor, of the time and place of filing the assessment roll therein, and of the time and place at which application will be made for confirmation of the assessment, the same to be not less than 15 days after the mailing of such notices. The notices shall be sent by mail postpaid to each of the specified persons paying the taxes on the respective parcels during the last preceding year in which taxes were paid, at his residence as shown in the assessment roll, or, if not shown, then to such person so paying the taxes, directed generally to the municipality in which the improvement is proposed to be made.
    The notice shall state the amount assessed to the person to whom it is directed for the improvement proposed, the total amount of the cost of the improvement, and the total amount assessed as benefits upon the public.
    Where the improvement is to be constructed with aid furnished by any agency of the Federal Government, or other governmental agency, the notice shall set forth, in dollars and cents, the estimated amount of aid to be so furnished.
    An affidavit shall be filed before the final hearing showing a compliance with the requirements of this section, and also showing that the affiant, either the officer making the specified return, or some one acting under his direction, made a careful examination of the collector's books showing the payments of general taxes during the last preceding year in which the taxes were paid thereon, to ascertain the person who last paid the taxes on the respective parcels, and a diligent search for his residence, and that the report correctly states the persons and residences as ascertained by the affiant. This report and affidavit shall be conclusive evidence, for the purpose of this proceeding, of the correctness of the assessment roll in these particulars. In case the affidavit is found in any respect wilfully false, the person making it is guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished according to the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-48

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-48) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-48)
    Sec. 9-2-48. The corporate authorities may provide in the ordinance for any local improvement, any portion of the cost of which is to be defrayed by special assessment or special taxation, or by ordinance passed at any time before the confirmation of the assessment roll, that the aggregate amount assessed, and each individual assessment, and also the assessment against the municipality on account of property owned by the municipality and for public benefits be divided into installments not more than 10 in number. However, any such special assessment or special tax levy for building sewers or viaducts or for the acquisition, construction, and operation or maintenance of a pedestrian mall and parking facilities for a commercial or shopping center, notwithstanding the provisions of Division 71 of Article 11 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended, provided that the owners of a majority of the property abutting on any street, alley, park or public place or portion thereof within such commercial or shopping center area shall consent to such assessment and further provided that no such assessment as above authorized shall be made against a property used wholly for residential purposes, in like manner may be divided into not exceeding 20 installments, and any such special assessment or special tax levy for building subways may in like manner be divided into not exceeding 40 installments. In all cases such a division shall be made so that all installments shall be equal in amount, except that all fractional amounts shall be added to the first installment, so as to leave the remaining installments of the aggregate equal in amount and each a multiple of $100. The first installment shall be due and payable on January 2 next after the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done, and the second installment one year thereafter, and so on annually until all installments are paid. The board of local improvements shall file in the office of the clerk of the court in which such an assessment was confirmed, a certificate signed by its secretary, of the date of the first voucher and of the amount thereof, within 30 days after the issuance thereof.
    All installments shall bear interest as hereinafter provided until paid, at the rate set forth in the ordinance referred to in Section 9-2-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code and not to exceed the greater of (i) 9% annually or 70% of the Prime Commercial Rate in effect at the time of the passage of such ordinance or (ii) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract. Interest on assessments shall begin to run from 60 days after the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done, except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113. The interest on each installment shall be payable as follows: on January 2 next succeeding the date of the first voucher as certified, the interest accrued up to that time on all unpaid installments shall be due and payable and be collected with the installment, and thereafter the interest on all unpaid installments then payable, shall be payable annually and be due and payable at the same time as the installments maturing in that year and be collected therewith. In all cases the municipal collector, whenever payment is made of any installment, shall collect interest thereon up to the date of such payment whether the payment be made at or after maturity. Any person may at any time pay the whole assessment against any lot, piece, or parcel of land, or any installment thereof with interest as provided in this Division 2 up to the date of payment. Whenever any municipality heretofore has levied for any public improvement a special tax or a special assessment payable in not to exceed 10 installments of which all except the first draw interest at any rate specified in the ordinance under the authority of which the improvement is made, and judgment has been duly entered in the proceeding confirming the tax or the assessment so payable, the judgment in that proceeding shall not be invalid because the assessment is so divided or because the rate of interest therein is fixed at an interest rate of less than that set forth in said ordinance, but all such judgments, unless void for other reasons, shall be valid and enforceable. And when improvement bonds have been issued for the purpose of anticipating the collection of the deferred installments of any such special tax or assessment, the bonds, if otherwise valid, shall not be void either because of the number of series into which they are divided or the rate of interest they bear. If the bonds are in other respects in compliance with the statutes of the State of Illinois in such cases, they shall be valid and enforceable to the extent that the tax or assessment against which they are levied is enforceable or any re-levy thereof.
    The cost of operating and maintaining any pedestrian mall and parking facilities for a commercial or shopping center as provided for herein may be assessed not more than once in each calendar year against all property in a benefited area.
    Any municipality which has provided or does provide for the creation of a plan commission under Division 12 of Article 11 shall submit to and receive the approval of the plan commission before establishing, maintaining or operating any such pedestrian mall and parking facilities for a commercial or shopping center.
    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.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-48(1)

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-48(1)) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-48(1))
    Sec. 9-2-48(1). In addition to any other powers or procedures for the making of a local improvement by special tax or assessment, when a pedestrian mall and parking facilities improvement is proposed or made under Section 9-2-48, the corporate authorities may provide in the original ordinance for the improvement, or in a separate ordinance, that the costs and expenses of maintenance and operation thereof as provided in this Section shall be paid for by an annual assessment, upon the commercial or business property within the district of the improvement, which improvement district is primarily benefited by the provision for such costs and expenses which are necessary, convenient and desirable for the protection and preservation of the capital improvement so made and the operation, upkeep, repairs, replacement and/or maintenance of the said improvement and its component parts, fixtures, equipment or facilities. When an ordinance is so enacted, the annual assessment so provided for by such ordinance may be made under and in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
    (a) The annual assessment hereunder shall be made each year for a period of consecutive years not exceeding the number of years over which the cost for the making of the improvement has been spread, provided, however, that by consent of the owners of 66 2/3% of the frontage of private property within the district, the annual assessment can be continued for additional periods of years.
    The annual assessments hereunder shall be due and payable on January 2nd next after the date of confirmation of each annual assessment.
    (b) Upon the completion of the pedestrian mall or parking facility, the court in which the special assessment or tax for the making of the improvement was confirmed shall upon the application of the municipality or any assessee within the district, appoint a board of commissioners consisting of 5 members, at least 3 of whom shall be owners or lessees (or their duly authorized representatives) of property within the district. The board of commissioners shall determine and estimate the amount of the costs and expenses of the improvement for the year as provided in this Section, and shall file a report of said expenses and an assessment roll signed and certified to by the chairman of the board, spreading the total annual cost over the property of the district proportionate to the assessed valuation of said property for general real estate tax purposes. Notice of the filing of said report and assessment shall be given to the assessee of taxes for said property and a date for filing and hearing objections, if any, thereto shall be set. The court shall hear and determine objections and shall have full and complete power to revise, confirm, modify, amend or recast the said roll to comply with the provisions of this Section, including the power to revise individual assessments wherein the assessment as levied in accordance with this Section exceeds the benefit to the property or constitutes more than a proportionate share of the total annual assessment. Upon confirmation of the roll and the annual assessment, a warrant to collect the assessment shall issue by the County Clerk. The assessment hereunder shall have the same force and effect as other assessments under Article 9 Division 2 and shall be otherwise governed thereby except as provided otherwise herein. The annual assessments collected hereunder shall be paid over to the board of commissioners who shall apply same in discharge of the actual cost and expenses provided for herein as incurred during the course of said year. Any surplus in the estimated amount collected over the actual costs or expense of the year shall be credited on the next year's estimate and any deficiency shall be included as a permitted item of cost or expense to be defrayed by the assessment for the following year. In the event there is any surplus of assessments collected in the last year of collections, the same shall be rebated in proportion to the assessments for that year, and in the event there is any deficiency in collections of the last year, a final winding-up assessment to satisfy said deficit shall be made for the year following the said last year of assessment hereunder.
    (c) The items of cost and expense which may be included in the estimate and for which an annual assessment may be levied hereunder are as follows:
    1. The cost of repairs, upkeep and maintenance of any or all fixtures, equipment or facilities which comprised the improvement as originally made or any replacements thereof.
    2. The costs of repairs, upkeep and maintenance of any common areas within the improvement as originally made.
    3. The costs of any additions to or modifications of the improvement as originally made, any new or additional fixtures, equipment, facilities or service which is or are determined to be essential to public health, safety or welfare and to the protection and preservation of the improvement and the operation thereof.
    4. A reserve for contingencies in the item of costs and expense estimated, not to exceed 10% of the total of such costs for the year in question.
    5. A reserve to defray interest on funds borrowed or vouchers issued in anticipation of collection of annual installments.
    6. Any deficiencies in collection over the actual costs and expense of the preceding year.
    7. The costs and expenses of management employees and facilities, of making and levying the assessments and letting and executing contracts, of necessary estimates, examinations, advertisements and the like, including any court costs and fees, and for reimbursement of the expenses incurred by the commissioners in performing their duties hereunder.
    (d) The commissioners to be appointed hereunder shall receive no compensation for services and shall serve for a term of 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 year from the date of appointment and the term shall be selected by lot at the first meeting of the board after appointment by the court. The court shall thereafter appoint commissioners for 5 year terms upon termination of each term and shall appoint successors in the event of vacancy. Any commissioner shall be eligible to succeed himself.
    (e) The board of commissioners shall have authority:
    (1) To issue vouchers in anticipation of the collections of the annual assessments, in payment for the costs and expenses of maintenance and operation provided for hereunder and such vouchers shall be payable from the annual assessments when collected and shall bear interest at a rate set by the board, not to exceed the greater of 9% or 70% of the Prime Commercial Rate in effect at the time of the passage of the ordinance referred to in Section 9-2-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
    (2) To borrow funds for working capital in anticipation of collection of annual assessments at a rate of interest not to exceed the greater of (i) 9% annually or 70% of the Prime Commercial Rate in effect at the time of the passage of the ordinance referred to in Section 9-2-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code or (ii) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract.
    (3) To enter into agreements with the municipality relative to the payment of that portion of the costs of maintenance and operation provided for herein, which reflects the general public benefit derived from the protection and preservation of the pedestrian mall or parking facility improvement. In such agreements, the board shall have authority to accept the fair and reasonable value of service provided by the municipality in full or partial satisfaction of the public benefit portion of said costs.
    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.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-49

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-49) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-49)
    Sec. 9-2-49. Whenever an ordinance provides for the making of a local improvement which comprises either the construction of an improvement or the taking or damaging of property therefor, or both such construction and taking or damaging, and proceedings are instituted prior to, on or after January 1, 1942, for the confirmation of a special assessment or a special tax to defray the whole or any portion of the cost of any such improvement, including the cost of the construction thereof and the compensation for the taking or damaging of property therefor, or including only the cost of taking or damaging of property therefor, and including in each such proceeding the cost of making and collecting the special assessment or special tax (in the case of such municipalities as may lawfully include that cost in special assessment or special tax proceedings), the corporate authorities may provide by the ordinance for any such local improvement, or if proceedings authorized by any such ordinance have been filed in court, then by an ordinance passed at any time before the confirmation of the assessment roll filed in any such proceeding, that the aggregate amount assessed to defray the cost of the improvement, including the cost of the construction thereof and the compensation for the taking or damaging of property therefor or including only the cost of taking or damaging property therefor, and each individual assessment and also the assessment against the municipality on account of property owned by the municipality and for public benefits, be divided into not more than 20 installments. Such installments shall be equal in amount and each a multiple of $100, except that any fractional amounts of the aggregate assessment, after division as aforesaid, shall be apportioned to the first installment. However, if it is so provided by ordinance passed at any time before the confirmation of the assessment roll, so much of the aggregate amount assessed as represents the cost of the construction of the improvement shall be divided into as many parts as there are installments, which parts shall be equal in amount and each a multiple of $100, except that any fractional amounts of the cost of construction after division as aforesaid shall be apportioned to the first installment, and so much of the aggregate amount assessed as represents the compensation for property to be taken or damaged, together with the cost of making and collecting the special assessment or special tax (in the case of such municipalities as may lawfully include that cost in special assessment or special tax proceedings) shall be apportioned to the first installment of the special assessment or special tax.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-50

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-50)
    Sec. 9-2-50. Within 30 days after the entry of confirmation of the assessment roll in such a proceeding described in Section 9-2-49, the clerk of the court in which the judgment is rendered shall certify the assessment roll and judgment to the officer of the municipality authorized to collect the special assessment or tax. If, however, there has been an appeal taken on any part of the judgment, then the designated clerk shall certify such part of the judgment as is not included in that appeal and this certification shall be filed by the officer receiving it, in his office. With the assessment roll and judgment, the clerk of the specified court shall also issue and deliver a warrant for the collection of the assessment or tax. Upon the delivery of this warrant to the designated collecting officer, the first installment of such assessment or tax shall be immediately due and payable. The second installment of the assessment or tax shall be due and payable on the second day of January next after the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done, if the uncollected portion of the first installment has been returned delinquent to the authorized county officer as provided in this article, but if the same has not been so returned delinquent, then the second installment shall be due and payable one year after that second day of January. The third and subsequent installments shall be due and payable respectively at successive annual periods after the second installment becomes due and payable. The amount awarded to any person for property taken or damaged may be applied, at the option of the owner of that property, as an offset to the amount of benefits assessed in the first and succeeding installments against any property owned by that person and assessed in that proceeding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-51

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-51) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-51)
    Sec. 9-2-51. All installments established pursuant to Section 9-2-50 shall bear in Section 9-2-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code and not more than the greater of (i) 9% annually or 70% of the Prime Commercial Rate in effect at the time of the passage of such ordinance, or (ii) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually, and such interest shall begin to run from 60 days after the date when the first installment becomes due and payable. Interest on the first installment, if any, shall be due and payable and shall be collected at the same time as the first installment. Interest on the second and subsequent installments, if any, shall be due and payable and shall be collected with the installments respectively, as provided in this Division 2. Bonds to anticipate the collection of the installments of the assessment provided for in this Section may be issued after the entry of confirmation in any such proceeding, and such bonds shall draw interest from the date of issuing the same at the rate specified in said ordinance referred to in Section 9-2-10 and of not more than the rate the installments of the assessment against which the bonds are being issued bear, payable annually, and shall otherwise conform to the provisions of Section 9-2-119 or Sections 9-2-127 through 9-2-129.
    The special assessment or special tax described in Section 9-2-49 shall be collected in the manner prescribed in this Division 2 for other special assessments and special taxes, except that the collection of the first installment of such special assessment or special tax, or any part thereof, may be enforced if necessary by the sale of the property against which the same is levied, notwithstanding that the improvement for which the same is levied may not have been completed.
    The proceedings provided for in this Section also shall be governed by the other Sections of this Division 2 so far as they are applicable thereto, and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Section.
    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.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-52

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-52) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-52)
    Sec. 9-2-52. Whenever sufficient funds are on hand, the corporate authorities of the municipality issuing improvement bonds shall direct the treasurer, or such other officer as may be designated by ordinance for that purpose, to select by lot, bonds of series to be paid, or the corporate authorities shall direct the treasurer or the other officer so designated to make a pro rata payment on all unpaid bonds in the series. The treasurer or other officer so designated shall send notice by registered mail to the address of the known owner of each of the designated bonds as set out in the treasurer's records, specifying a day not less than 30 days after the date of the notice, upon which the designated bonds will be paid either in full or in part, as the case may be, at his office. He shall also supplement this notice by publishing a notice of the number of bonds to be so paid, not less than 15 days prior to the day set for payment, 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 series thereof, the assessment to which they relate and the particular bonds so selected to be paid if payment is to be made in full or in case a pro rata payment is to be made, naming the particular series upon which the partial payment is to be made, and that the same will be paid at a place to be specified.
    Thereupon from the specified date of payment these bonds shall be payable on demand either in full or in part, as the case may be, at the place so appointed. No further interest shall accrue on the bonds selected to be paid in full or on that portion of the principal on bonds to be paid in part. However, in municipalities, having a population of 100,000 or more, the selection by lot and the mailing and publishing of notice may be omitted if bonds or vouchers in any series having sufficient funds on hand are presented for payment. In this latter case the bonds so presented may be paid in full, both as to principal and interest, in their order of presentation, within the limits of the funds available.
    The provisions of this section shall apply to all proceedings now pending, proceedings in which judgment has been entered, and all future proceedings, except that the provisions of this section shall not apply to bonds issued under Section 9-2-127.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-53

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-53) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-53)
    Sec. 9-2-53. Petitioner, in addition to other notices hereinbefore provided for, shall publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the time at which confirmation of the specified assessment is to be sought, 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 be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notice shall be over the name of the officer levying the assessment, and shall be substantially as follows:
"SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE"
    "Notice is hereby given to all persons interested that the city council (or board of trustees, or other corporate authority, as the case may be) of .... having ordered that (here insert a brief description of the nature of the improvement), the ordinance for the improvement being on file in the office of the .... clerk, having applied to the .... court of .... county for an assessment of the costs of the improvement, according to benefits, and an assessment therefor having been made and returned to that court, the final hearing thereon will be had on (insert date), or as soon thereafter as the business of the court will permit. All persons desiring may file objections in that court before that day and may appear on the hearing and make their defense."
    (Here give date.)
    .....
 
    Where the assessment is payable in installments, the number of installments and the rate of interest also shall be stated.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-54

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-54) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-54)
    Sec. 9-2-54. If 15 days have not elapsed between the first publication or the putting up of such notice, and the day fixed in the notice for filing objections, the cause shall be continued for 15 days, and the time for filing objections shall be correspondingly extended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-55

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-55)
    Sec. 9-2-55. Any person interested in any real estate to be affected by an assessment, may appear and file objections to the report, by the time mentioned in the specified notice, or in case of incomplete notice then as specified in the last preceding section, or within such further time as the court may allow.
    As to all lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land, to the assessment of which objections are not filed within the specified time, or such other time as may be ordered by the court, default may be entered, and the assessment may be confirmed by the court, notwithstanding the fact that objections may be pending and undisposed of as to other property.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-56

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-56) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-56)
    Sec. 9-2-56. Upon objections or motion for that purpose, the court in which the specified proceeding is pending may inquire in a summary way whether the officer making the report has omitted any property benefited and whether or not the assessment, as made and returned, is an equitable and just distribution of the cost of the improvement, first, between the public and the property, and second, among the parcels of property assessed. The court has the power, on such application being made, to revise and correct the assessments levied, to change or modify the distribution of the total cost between the public and property benefited, to change the manner of distribution among the parcels of private property, and to strike out of the roll of awards by the commissioners filed in the case the amount or amounts shown as compensation for property which property has been theretofore donated by any person or persons for the making of the proposed improvement, so as to produce a just and equitable assessment, considering the nature of the property assessed, and its capacity for immediate use of the improvement when completed.
    The court may either make such corrections or changes, or determine in general the manner in which the corrections or changes shall be made, and refer the assessment roll to any competent person for revision, correction or alteration in such manner as the court may determine. The determination of the court as to the correctness of the distribution of the cost of the improvement between the public and the property to be assessed, is appealable as in other civil cases.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3762.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-57

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-57) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-57)
    Sec. 9-2-57. On the application of the petitioner, at any time after the return day, the court may set down all objections, except the objection that the property of the objector will not be benefited to the amount assessed against it, and that it is assessed more than its proportionate share of the cost of the improvement, for a hearing at a time to be fixed by the court. Upon this hearing the court shall determine all questions relating to the sufficiency of the proceedings, the distribution of the cost of the improvement between the public and the property, and of the benefits between the different parcels of property assessed, together with all other questions arising in that proceeding, with the exception specified, and shall thereupon enter an order in accordance with the conclusions it reaches. But this order shall not be a final disposition of any of those questions for the purpose of appeal, unless the objectors waive further controversy as to the remaining question upon the record.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-58

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-58) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-58)
    Sec. 9-2-58. If it is objected on the part of any property assessed for such an improvement, that it will not be benefited thereby to the amount assessed thereon, and that it is assessed more than its proportionate share of the cost of the improvement, and a jury is not waived by agreement of parties, the court shall impanel a jury to try that issue. In that case, unless otherwise ordered by the court, all such objections shall be tried and disposed of before a single jury. The assessment roll, as returned by the officer who made it, or as revised and corrected by the court on the hearing of the legal objections, shall be prima facie evidence of the correctness of the amount assessed against each objecting owner but shall not be counted as the testimony of any witness or witnesses in the cause. That assessment roll may be submitted to the jury and may be taken into the jury room by the jury when it retires to deliberate on its verdict. Either party may introduce such other evidence as may bear upon that issue or issues. The hearing shall be conducted as in other civil cases. If it appears that the property of any objector is assessed more than it will be benefited by the specified improvement, or more than its proportionate share of the cost of the improvement, the jury shall so find, and it shall also find the amount for which that property ought to be assessed, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-59

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-59) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-59)
    Sec. 9-2-59. Wherever, on a hearing by the court, or before a jury, the amount of any assessment is reduced or cancelled, so that there is a deficiency in the total amount remaining assessed in the proceeding, the court may, in the same proceeding, distribute this deficiency upon the other property in the district assessed, in such manner as the court finds just and equitable, not exceeding, however, the amount such property will be benefited by the specified improvement.
    In case any portion of this deficiency is charged against such property not represented in court, a new notice, of the same nature as the original notice, shall be given in like manner as the original notice, to show the cause why the assessment, as thus increased, should not be confirmed. The owners of or parties interested in such property have the right to object in the same form and with the same effect as in case of the original assessment, and the court has the same power to dispose thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-60

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-60)
    Sec. 9-2-60. The hearing in all the cases arising under this Division 2 shall have precedence over all other cases in any court, where they are brought, except criminal cases, or other cases in which the public is a moving party.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3740.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-61

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-61) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-61)
    Sec. 9-2-61. The court before which any such proceedings may be pending may modify, alter, change, annul, or confirm any assessment returned as specified, in addition to the authority already conferred upon it, and may take all such proceedings, and make all such orders, as may be necessary to the improvement, according to the principles of this article, and may from time to time, as may be necessary, continue the application for that purpose, as to the whole or any part of the premises.
    After an ordinance for any local improvement has been filed in court, and after the report and assessment roll relating thereto has been filed, but before the court has entered its final judgment thereupon, the corporate authorities may petition the court for the abandonment of any portion of the proposed improvement. Such petition shall be supported by a recommendation of the board of local improvements and an ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities pursuant to Section 9-2-6 hereof, as amended by this amendatory act of 1963. Upon the filing of such petition, the court may order the adjustment of the assessment roll according to the changes requested in the petition.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2424.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-62

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-62) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-62)
    Sec. 9-2-62. No special assessment or special tax shall be levied for any local improvement until the land necessary therefor has been acquired and is in possession of the municipality, except in cases where proceedings to acquire such land have begun and have proceeded to judgment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-63

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-63) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-63)
    Sec. 9-2-63. It is no objection to the legality of any local improvement that a similar improvement has been previously made in the same locality, if the ordinance therefor is recommended by the board of local improvements, as above provided. But nothing contained in this Division 2 shall interfere with any defense in this proceeding relating to the benefits received therefrom.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-64

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-64) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-64)
    Sec. 9-2-64. In case of a special assessment or a special tax levied to be paid by installments, under the provisions of this Division 2, the order of confirmation that is entered upon the return of the assessment roll shall apply to all of the installments thereof, and may be entered in one order.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-65

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-65)
    Sec. 9-2-65. Judgment for special tax or assessment. The judgments of the court shall be final as to all the issues involved, and the proceedings in the specified cause shall be subject to review by appeal as hereinafter provided, and not otherwise. By mutual consent, however, a judgment may be vacated or modified notwithstanding the expiration of 30 days from the rendition of the judgment, except as hereinafter provided.
    The judgment shall have the effect of several judgments as to each tract or parcel of land assessed, and no appeal from any judgment shall invalidate or delay the judgments, except as to the property concerning which the appeal is taken.
    The judgment shall be a lien on behalf of the municipality making an improvement, for the payment of which the special tax or special assessment is levied, on the property assessed from the date upon which a certified copy of the judgment and assessment roll is recorded in the office of the recorder of each county in which any part of the property is located, to the same extent and of equal force and validity as a lien for the general taxes until the judgment is paid or the property against which the judgment is entered is sold to pay the judgment, if the judgment is recorded within 60 days from the date the assessment roll is confirmed. A judgment recorded beyond the 60 days is not a valid lien against the property. This 60 day recording requirement does not apply to judgments entered before September 23, 1991.
    When the judgment against any property has been fully paid, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall execute and record, in the recorder's office of the county in which the land is located, a release of the lien of the judgment so paid, and shall deliver a copy of the release to the owner of the property.
    Nothing in this Section shall interfere with the right of the petitioner to dismiss its proceedings, and for that purpose to vacate a judgment at its election at any time before commencing the actual collection of the assessment. The court in which the judgment is rendered shall enter an order vacating or annulling the judgment of confirmation on motion of petitioner entered at any time after the expiration of 30 days from the rendition of that judgment or confirmation upon a showing by petitioner that no contract was let or entered into for the making of the specified improvement within the time fixed by law for the letting of the contract, that the making of the improvement under the original proceeding was never commenced, or that the making of the improvement under the prior proceedings was abandoned by petitioner. No judgment entered in a proceeding so dismissed and vacated shall be a bar to another like or different improvement. After the contract for the work has been entered into, or the improvement bonds have been issued, however, no judgment shall be vacated or modified or any petition dismissed after the expiration of 30 days from the rendition of the judgment, and the collection of the assessment shall not be in any way stayed or delayed by the corporate authorities, board of local improvements, or any officer of the municipality without the consent of the contractor and bondholder.
    Subject to Sections 9-2-66 through 9-2-71, the municipality or its assignee may file a complaint to foreclose the lien in the same manner that foreclosures are permitted by law in case of delinquent general taxes. No forfeiture of the property, however, shall be required as a prerequisite to foreclosure.
(Source: P.A. 87-728; 87-895.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-66

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-66) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-66)
    Sec. 9-2-66. A municipality may file a petition in the circuit court praying for the entry of an order authorizing the municipality to sell and assign special assessment liens. Any number of properties and special assessment liens may be included in a petition. Notice of the filing of the petition and notice of the time and place of hearing on the petition shall be given by the municipality to "Owners of the lots or tracts of land on which such special assessments are liens" and to "Owners and holders of special assessment bonds and vouchers" by publication in conformity with the provisions of "An Act to Revise the Law in Relation to Notices", approved February 13, 1874, as heretofore and hereafter amended. The municipality shall also, within 10 days of the first publication of the notice, send a copy thereof by mail addressed to each known owner and holder of special assessment bonds and vouchers whose addresses are shown on the books and records of the municipality. The municipality shall also, within 10 days of the first publication of the notice, send a copy thereof by mail addressed to each owner of lots or tracts of land on which the special assessment is a lien and to a representative number of owners of lots or tracts of land on which the special assessments have been paid, whose names and addresses appear in the owner's column on the county collector's warrant for general taxes for the year preceding the filing of the petition. A certificate of the collector of special assessments of the municipality that he has sent copies in pursuance of this section is evidence that he has done so. Except as otherwise provided in this section and Sections 9-2-67 through 9-2-71, the practice and procedure shall be the same as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-67

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-67) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-67)
    Sec. 9-2-67. The petition to sell and assign special assessment liens shall allege that the special assessments are past due and unpaid, the total amounts owing on each lot or tract of land, and that it is in the best interest of the municipality and the owners of the special assessment bonds and vouchers that the municipality be authorized to sell and assign the special assessment liens.
    The court shall hear the proceeding in a summary manner and there shall be no hearing on benefits or on any legal objections arising prior to the order or orders of confirmation of the special assessments. The Court on such petition may enter an order authorizing the sale and assignment of all or a part of the special assessment liens set forth in the petition. The court in such order shall determine and find the amount of the special assessment liens on each lot or tract of land on which it authorizes the liens to be sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-68

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-68) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-68)
    Sec. 9-2-68. Pursuant to authorization by order of court, the municipality may at public sale, after first giving notice by publication of the time and place of sale in conformity with the provisions of "An Act to Revise the Law in Relation to Notices", approved February 13, 1874, as heretofore and hereafter amended, sell the special assessment lien or liens.
    The special assessment liens shall be sold in the manner in which they are assessed. The municipality shall file a report of sale in the circuit court within 30 days of the date of sale of the lien on each tract or lot and pray for an order of court confirming the sale. Upon confirmation, the collector of special assessments of the municipality shall issue to the purchaser a certificate of sale and assignment by the municipality of the lien. Such certificate shall be countersigned by the county clerk. Each certificate of sale shall state the amount of the sale and the amount of the lien as determined by the court. Appropriate notations of the sale and assignment of special assessment liens shall be made on the public records of the municipality and the county by the official custodians thereof.
    The county clerk shall prepare and keep a record in his office which shall be known as the "special assessment sale, assignment and redemption record", in which shall be entered all sales and assignments of special assessment liens, the amount of the liens as determined by order of court, payments made by the owners of lots or tracts of land to the county clerk under the provisions of this Division 2 and redemptions. No sale and assignment or cancellation of the special assessment lien or redemption shall be valid unless and until the sale and assignment, cancellation or redemption is entered on the records of the county clerk. The county clerk shall be entitled to a fee of $1 for each lot or tract of land for entering a sale and assignment on his record, which fee shall be included as costs in case of redemption or foreclosure.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-69

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-69) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-69)
    Sec. 9-2-69. Redemption of special assessment liens may be made prior to the entry of a foreclosure judgment by payment to the county clerk of the amount of the lien as determined by order of court, together with interest thereon at the rate of 12% for each 6 months or portion thereof intervening between the time of sale and the time of redemption. Redemptions made after foreclosure judgment and sale shall be the same as provided for in Section 21-75 of the Property Tax Code.
    The county clerk shall be entitled to the same fees for issuing estimates of the cost of redemption, issuing certificates of cancellation, certificates of redemption and cancelling sales of special assessment liens as he is presently entitled to by law in regard to tax sales.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-70

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-70)
    Sec. 9-2-70. The assignee of a special assessment lien may, not later than 5 years after the date of the sale and assignment of the special assessment lien by the municipality, file a complaint to foreclose the lien. The lien of a special assessment which has been assigned and any right of action to foreclose the same shall not expire during the pendency of a proceeding to foreclose the lien commenced within 5 years from the date of the sale and assignment of the lien by the municipality. If no action is commenced within 5 years from the date the lien is assigned by the municipality, the lien and all right of action to enforce the same shall expire and cease to exist.
    The assignee of a special assessment lien sold or assigned on or prior to December 31, 1957 may, not later than 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975, file a complaint to foreclose the lien. The lien of a special assessment which has been assigned and any right of action to foreclose the same shall not expire during the pendency of a proceeding to foreclose the lien commenced within 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975. If no action is commenced within 5 years, the lien and all right of action to enforce the same shall expire and cease to exist.
(Source: P.A. 79-198.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-71

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-71) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-71)
    Sec. 9-2-71. The cost and expense attending the sale and assignment of a special assessment lien by a municipality, not exceeding 10% of the amount of the lien, shall be assessed as costs and shall be paid by the assignee. However, no lien created after September 1, 1949 shall be sold or assigned by a municipality as long as any obligation of any kind secured by such lien remains outstanding and unpaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-72

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-72) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-72)
    Sec. 9-2-72. If any special assessment or special tax before January 1, 1942 has been, or on or after January 1, 1942, is annulled by the corporate authorities, or set aside by any court or declared invalid or void for any reason whatsoever, a new assessment or tax may be made and returned and like notice shall be given and proceedings had as required in this Division 2 in relation to the first. If any local improvement before January 1, 1942 has been, or on or after January 1, 1942, is constructed under the direction of the board of local improvements and has been or is accepted by that board, and the special assessment or special tax levied or attempted to be levied to pay for the cost of such an improvement has been or is so annulled, set aside, or declared invalid or void, then a new special assessment or special tax may be made and returned to pay for the cost of the improvement so constructed, or to pay for the cost of such part thereof as the corporate authorities might lawfully have authorized to be constructed and paid for by special assessment or special tax. All parties in interest shall have like rights, and the corporate authorities and the court shall perform like duties and have like power in relation to any subsequent assessment or tax as are provided in relation to the first.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-73

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-73) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-73)
    Sec. 9-2-73. No special assessment or special tax shall be held invalid because levied for work already done, if it appears that the work was done under a contract which has been duly let and entered into pursuant to an ordinance providing that such an improvement should be constructed and paid for by special assessment or special tax, and that the work was done under the direction of the board of local improvements and has been accepted by that board. It shall not be a valid objection to the confirmation of this new assessment that the original ordinance has been declared invalid or that the improvement as actually constructed does not conform to the description thereof as set forth in the original special assessment ordinance, if the improvement so constructed is accepted by the board of local improvements. The provisions of this section shall apply whenever the prior ordinance is held insufficient or otherwise defective, invalid, or void, so that the collection of the special assessment or special tax therein provided for becomes impossible. In every such case, when such an improvement has been so constructed and accepted, and the proceedings for the confirmation and collection of the special assessment or special tax are thus rendered unavailing, the corporate authorities shall pass a new ordinance for the making and collection of a new special assessment or special tax, and this new ordinance need not be presented by the board of local improvements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-74

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-74) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-74)
    Sec. 9-2-74. At any time after the bids have been received pursuant to the provisions of this Division 2, if it appears to the satisfaction of the board of local improvements that the first assessment is insufficient to pay the contract price or the bonds or vouchers issued or to be issued in payment of the contract price, together with the amount required to pay the accruing interest thereon, the board shall make and file an estimate of the amount of the deficiency. Thereupon a second or supplemental assessment for the estimated deficiency of the cost of the work and interest may be made in the same manner as nearly as may be as in the first assessment, and so on until sufficient money has been realized to pay for the improvement and the interest. It shall be on objection to the supplemental assessment that the prior assessment has been levied, adjudicated, and collected unless it appears that in that prior cause upon proper issue made, it was specially found in terms, that the property objected for would be benefited by the improvement no more than the amount assessed against it in that prior proceedings.
    If too large a sum is raised at any time, the excess shall be refunded ratably to those against whom the assessment was made.
    But if the estimated deficiency exceeds 10% of the original estimate, no contract shall be awarded until a public hearing has been held on the supplemental proceeding in like manner as in the original proceedings. No more than one supplemental assessment shall be levied to meet any deficiency where the deficiency is caused by the original estimate made by the engineer being insufficient.
    Where the improvement is to be constructed with the aid and assistance of any federal agency or other governmental agency after judgment of confirmation if there appears a deficiency in assessments levied in excess of 10% of the original estimate the municipality shall not proceed with the construction of the work until a new hearing has been held upon the levy of a special assessment to make up that deficiency.
    However, the petitioner, in case it so elects, may dismiss the petition and vacate the judgment of confirmation at any time after the judgment of confirmation is rendered, and begin new proceedings for the same or a different improvement as provided in Section 9-2-65.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-75

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-75)
    Sec. 9-2-75. If from any cause any municipality fails to collect the whole or any portion of any special assessment or special tax which may be levied, which is not canceled or set aside by the order of any court, for any public improvement authorized to be made and paid for by a special assessment or a special tax, the corporate authorities, at any time within 5 years after the confirmation of the original assessment, may direct a new assessment to be made upon the delinquent property for the amount of the deficiency and interest thereon from the date of the original assessment, which assessment shall be made, as nearly as may be, in the same manner as is prescribed in this Division 2 for the first assessment. In all cases where partial payments have been made on such former assessments, they shall be credited or allowed on the new assessment to the property for which they were made, so that the assessment shall be equal and impartial in its results. If this new assessment proves insufficient, either in whole or in part, the corporate authorities, at any time within the specified period of 5 years, may order a third to be levied, and so on in the same manner and for the same purpose. It shall constitute no legal objection to any new assessment that the property may have changed hands, or been encumbered subsequent to the date of the original assessment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-76

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-76) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-76)
    Sec. 9-2-76. Within 30 days after the filing of the report of the amount and date of the first voucher issued on account of work done, as provided in Section 9-2-48, the clerk of the court in which such judgment is rendered shall certify the assessment roll and judgment to the officer of the municipality authorized to collect the special assessment, or, if there has been an appeal taken on any part of the judgment, he shall certify such part of the judgment as is not included in that appeal. This certification shall be filed by the officer receiving it in his office. With the assessment roll and judgment the clerk of the designated court shall also issue a warrant for the collection of the assessment. The court has the power to recall such warrants as to all or any of the property affected at any time before payment or sale, in case the proceedings are abandoned by the petitioner or the judgment is vacated or modified in a material respect as hereinbefore provided, but not otherwise. In case the assessment roll has been abated and the judgment reduced in accordance with the provisions of Section 9-2-114, the clerk of the designated court, within 30 days thereafter, shall certify the order of reduction or the roll as so reduced or re-cast, under the directions of the court, to the officer so authorized to collect the special assessment, and shall issue a warrant for the collection of the assessment as so reduced or re-cast.
(Source: P.A. 76-1556.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-77

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-77) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-77)
    Sec. 9-2-77. Whenever any warrant is issued by the clerk of the court in which the judgment of confirmation is rendered, for the collection of any special assessment specified in Section 9-2-19, that warrant shall not authorize the collection of any assessment levied against the municipality for and on account of public benefits, but the clerk shall likewise certify the assessment roll and judgment to the clerk or comptroller, if any, of that municipality upon being requested so to do by that officer. The several and respective installments of the amounts that may be assessed against the municipality for and on account of public benefits and confirmed by the court, shall be paid out by the municipal treasurer out of any money arising from the collection of the direct annual tax provided for in Section 9-2-38 and out of any other money in his hands that may be used for that purpose whenever he is legally authorized so to do, by an ordinance of that municipality. Any such municipality may pay for any land to be taken or damaged in the making of any local improvement specified in Section 9-2-19, before any such assessment or any installment thereof becomes due, and when the same becomes due, the amount so paid shall be credited upon the assessment against the municipality so paying in advance. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-78

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-78) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-78)
    Sec. 9-2-78. If an appeal is taken on any part of such judgment, and if the board elects to proceed with the improvement, notwithstanding such an appeal, as provided for in Section 9-2-102, the clerk shall certify the appealed portion, from time to time, in the manner above mentioned, as the judgment is rendered thereon, and the warrant accompanying this certificate in each case shall be authority for the collection of so much of the assessment as is included in the portion of the roll thereto attached.
    The warrant in all cases of assessment, under this Division 2, shall contain a copy of the certificate of the judgment describing lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land assessed so far as they are contained in the portion of the roll so certified, and shall state the respective amounts assessed on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land, and shall be delivered to the officer authorized to collect the special assessment. The collector having a warrant for any assessment levied to be paid by installments may receive any or all of the installments of that assessment, but if he receives only a part of the installments, then he shall receive them in their numerical order.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-79

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-79) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-79)
    Sec. 9-2-79. The collector receiving such a warrant shall give notice thereof within 10 days by publishing a notice once each week for 2 successive weeks 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. This notice may be substantially in the following form:
"SPECIAL ASSESSMENT NOTICE
Special Warrant, No. ....
Notice: Publication is hereby given that the (here insert title of court) has rendered judgment for a special assessment (or special tax) upon property benefited by the following improvement: (here describe the character and location of the improvement in general terms) as will more fully appear from the certified copy of the judgment on file in my office; that the warrant for the collection of this assessment (or special tax) is in my possession. All persons interested are hereby notified to call and pay the amount assessed at the collector's office (here insert location of office) within 30 days from the date hereof.
Dated (insert date).
.... (Collector)."

    When such an assessment or special tax is levied to be paid in installments, the notice shall contain also the amount of each installment, the rate of interest deferred installments bear, and the date when payable.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-80

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-80) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-80)
    Sec. 9-2-80. The collector, into whose possession the warrant comes, as far as practicable, shall call upon all persons, resident within the neighborhood, whose names appear upon the assessment roll, or the occupants of the property assessed, and personally, or by written or printed notices left at his or her usual place of abode or mailed to all persons whose names appear on the assessment roll, inform them of the special assessment, and request payment thereof. This notice shall be given by the collector within 10 days after his receipt of the warrant and shall indicate the date on or before which the assessment may be paid in whole or in part without interest. Under Section 9-2-48 interest on assessments shall begin to run from 60 days after the date of the first voucher issued on account of work done, except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113.
    Any collector omitting to do so is liable to a penalty of $10 for every such omission, but the validity of the special assessment, or the right to apply for and obtain judgment thereon, is not affected by such an omission. It is the duty of such collector to write the word "paid" opposite each tract or lot on which the assessment is paid, together with the name and post office address of the person making the payment, and the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 87-532.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-81

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-81) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-81)
    Sec. 9-2-81. In cities of this state having a population of 1,000,000 or more, when any officer is authorized to collect special assessments or special taxes, that officer, on or before March 10 each year, or if the general tax books have not been turned over to the county collector at that time then within 15 days after the county collector has received the general tax books, shall mark on the general tax books of the county collector, opposite the description of all lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land to be assessed, the number of the special assessment or special tax warrant. The county collector shall stamp or write in large letters on the face of all tax bills or receipts issued by him the number of the special assessment or special tax warrant, and the words, "Special assessment due and payable."
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-82

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-82) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-82)
    Sec. 9-2-82. In counties having a population of 1,000,000 or more the collector shall, on or before the first day of August in each year, make a report in writing to the general officer of the county (in which the respective lots, tracts, and parcels of land are situated) authorized by the general revenue laws of this State to apply for judgment and sell land for taxes due the county and State, of all the land, town lots, and real property on which he has been unable to collect special assessments or special taxes, or installments thereof matured and payable, or interest thereon, or interest due to the preceding January 2 on installments not yet matured on all warrants in his possession, with the amount of those delinquent special assessments or special taxes or installments and interest together with his warrants; or, in case of an assessment levied to be paid by installments, with a brief description of the nature of the warrant or warrants received by him authorizing the collection thereof. This report shall be accompanied with the oath of the collector (1) that the list is a correct return and report of the land, town lots, and real property on which the special assessment or special tax (levied by the authority of the city or incorporated town or village of .... as the case may be), or installments thereof, or interest, remains due and unpaid, (2) that he is unable to collect the same, or any part thereof, and (3) that he has given the notice required by law that the specified warrants have been received by him for collection.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-83

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-83) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-83)
    Sec. 9-2-83. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the general officer of the county having authority to receive State and county taxes shall, not later than August 15 each year, designate a day in the month of October upon which application will be made for judgment and order of sale for unpaid special assessments or installments thereof, and interest thereon, on delinquent land, town lots, and real property and also a Monday succeeding the date of that application, on which the land and lots for the sale of which an order is made will be exposed to public sale, and shall forthwith notify the collectors of all municipalities situated in whole or in part within the county of the dates so designated.
(Source: P.A. 85-1137.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-84

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-84) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-84)
    Sec. 9-2-84. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the collector of the municipality, at any time after August 15 in each year, shall publish an advertisement that a return will be made to the general officer of the county having authority to receive State and county taxes of all unpaid special assessments or installments thereof matured and payable, or interest thereon, or interest due to the preceding January 2 on installments not yet matured on all warrants in his hands. This advertisement (1) shall contain a list of the delinquent lands, town lots, and real property upon which the special assessment or installments thereof or interest thereon remain unpaid, the name of the person shown by the county collector's current warrant book to be the party in whose name the general real estate taxes were last assessed for each such property, the total amount due thereon, and the year for which the same are due; (2) shall give notice that the general officer of the county having authority to receive State and county taxes in the county in which those lands, town lots, or real property may be located, will make application on the day specified therein, for judgment against those lands, town lots, and real property for those special assessments, matured installments of special assessments, interest and costs due thereon, and for an order to sell those lands, town lots, and real property for the satisfaction thereof; and (3) shall give notice that on the Monday fixed by that general officer of the county for sale, all the lands, town lots, and real property, for the sale of which an order is made, will be exposed to public sale at the court house in that county for the amount of special assessments and matured installments of special assessments, interest and costs due thereon. The advertisement shall be sufficient notice of the intended application for judgment and of the sale of those lands, town lots, and real property under the order of the court.
    Publication of the advertisement shall be made at least once not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the date upon which the judgment is to be sought. Such publication shall be made 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 in the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 inhabitants, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
    The municipal collector shall add to all special assessments and matured installments of special assessments and the interest thereon, when paid after August 15 in the year when they became due and payable, an amount equal to the actual costs, not to exceed 0.2% of the assessed value of each lot, tract, or parcel of land upon which payment is made, to cover the cost of the advertisement as required in this Division 2.
(Source: P.A. 91-864, eff. 6-22-00.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-85

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-85)
    Sec. 9-2-85. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the collector of the municipality, not later than 5 days prior to the date fixed for application for judgment, shall make a return or report in duplicate upon forms to be provided by the county collector to the general officer of the county having authority to receive State and county taxes in the county in which the respective lots, tracts, and parcels of land are situated. Such report shall list all the land, town lots, and real property on which he has been unable to collect the special assessments or special taxes or installments, thereof, matured and payable or interest thereon, or interest due to the preceding January 2 on installments not yet matured on all warrants in his possession. Also contained in the report shall be a list of the amount of those delinquent special assessments or special taxes or installments and interest together with a brief description of the warrant or warrants received by him, authorizing the collection thereof. The original of this report shall be accompanied with the oath of the collector (1) that the list is a correct return and report of the land, town lots, and real property on which the special assessment or special tax (levied by the authority of the city or incorporated town or village of ...., as the case may be), or installments thereof, or interest, remains due and unpaid, (2) that he is unable to collect the same, or any part thereof, (3) that he has given the notice required by law that the specified warrants have been received by him for collection, and (4) that he has published an advertisement in the manner prescribed by law, giving notice that an application will be made on the date specified therefor for judgment against all of those delinquent lands, town lots, and real property.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-86

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-86) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-86)
    Sec. 9-2-86. The report of the municipal collector, when so made, shall be prima facie evidence that all the forms and requirements of the law, in relation to the making of the return have been complied with, and that the special assessments, or special taxes, or the matured installments thereof, and the interest thereon, and the interest accrued on installments not yet matured, mentioned in the report, are due and unpaid.
    Upon the application for judgment of sale upon such an assessment or matured installments thereof, or the interest thereon, or the interest accrued on installments not yet matured, no defense or objection shall be made or heard which might have been interposed in the proceeding for the making of that assessment, or the application for the confirmation thereof. No errors in the proceeding to confirm not affecting the power of the court to entertain and consider the petition therefor, shall be deemed a defense to the application provided for in this Division 2.
    When such an application is made for judgment of sale on an installment only of an assessment payable by installments, all questions affecting the jurisdiction of the court to enter the judgment of confirmation and the validity of the proceedings shall be raised and determined on the first of such applications. On application for judgment of sale on any subsequent installment, no defense, except as to the legality of the pending proceeding, the amount to be paid, or actual payment, shall be made or heard. And it shall be no defense to the application for judgment on any assessment or any installment thereof that the work done under any ordinance for an improvement does not conform to the requirements of that ordinance, if it appears that the work has been accepted by or under the direction of the board of local improvements. And the voluntary payment by the owner or his agent, of any installment, or of any assessment, levied on any lot, block, tract, or parcel of land, shall be held in law to be an assent to the confirmation of the assessment roll, and shall be held to release and waive the right of the owner to enter objections to the application for judgment of sale and order for sale.
    The judgment of sale on any installment shall include all interest accrued on the installment up to the date of that judgment of sale, and also the annual interest due as returned delinquent by the municipal collector on any installment or installments not matured. All judgments of sale for a matured installment shall bear interest on the amount of the principal of that matured installment to the date of payment or sale.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-87

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-87) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-87)
    Sec. 9-2-87. When the specified general officer in each county receives the report provided for, he shall proceed to obtain judgment against the lots and parcels of land and property for the special assessments and the special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest remaining due and unpaid, in the same manner as is or may be by law provided for obtaining judgment against lands for taxes due and unpaid the county or State except that in counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, no other notice of the application for this judgment shall be required than that specified in this Division 2 to be given by the collector of the municipality. The general collecting officer of the county shall proceed in the same manner to sell the same for the specified special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest remaining due and unpaid except that in counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, no other notice of sale shall be required than that specified in this Division 2 to be given by the collector of the municipality. In obtaining these judgments and making this sale, the general collecting officer of the county shall be governed by the general revenue law of the State except as otherwise provided in this Division 2.
    No application for judgment against land for unpaid special taxes or special assessments shall be made at a time different from the annual application for judgment against land upon which general taxes remain due and unpaid.
    The application for judgment upon delinquent special assessments or special taxes in each year shall include only such special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest, as have been returned as delinquent to the county collector on or before the first day of August in the year in which the application is made, and marked on the general tax books of the county collector on or before March 10, as provided in Section 9-2-81. However, in counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, such application shall include only the special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest as have been returned or reported as delinquent to the general collecting officer of the county not less than 5 days prior to the date designated for application for judgment, in the year in which the application is made. Such judgment of sale shall include interest on matured installments up to the date of the judgment, as provided in this Division 2.
    In the 5 years next following the completion of a general reassessment of real property in any county having a population of 1,000,000 or more, made pursuant to an order of the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois, notwithstanding that those special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest, have not been returned as delinquent to the county collector on or before the first day of August in the year in which the application is made, and notwithstanding that those special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest, were not marked on the general tax books of the county collector on or before March 10 of the same year as provided in Section 9-2-81 or within 15 days after the county collector received the general tax books in that year, such an application shall be made on the first day of September for judgment and order of sale for special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest, in each year on delinquent lands and lots. The county collector shall include in that application all special assessments, special taxes, and installments thereof, and interest, then remaining unpaid. Within 30 days after the county collector has received the general tax books the special assessments, special taxes, or installments thereof, and interest, then remaining unpaid, shall be marked therein, and if for any reason, that application cannot be made on the first day of September, it shall be made at any time not later than the first day of the next succeeding January.
    In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, the application for judgment and order of sale, and the sale, shall be made on the respective days previously designated by the general collecting officer of the county.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-88

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-88) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-88)
    Sec. 9-2-88. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000 in all cases, except where land or lots have been withdrawn from collection for want of bidders or forfeited to the State for nonpayment of special assessments 2 or more years in succession next preceding the year in which the application for judgment and order of sale is made, the collector of the municipality shall send a notice of the application for judgment and sale of the land or lots upon which special assessments remain due and unpaid, the date of sale, a description of the land or lots, and the amount of the special assessments together with interest and costs due thereon. The notice shall be sent by mail, either by letter or post card, postage prepaid, at least 5 days before the date of sale. The notice shall be addressed to the person shown by the county collector's current warrant book to be the party in whose name the general real estate taxes on such property were last assessed, and such notices shall be mailed to each such party at the address shown for such party in the county collector's current warrant book. For each such notice the collector of the municipality shall charge an amount equal to the actual costs, not to exceed 0.02% of the assessed value of each parcel, to be taxed and collected as costs.
(Source: P.A. 91-864, eff. 6-22-00.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-89

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-89) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-89)
    Sec. 9-2-89. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, any person owning or claiming land or lots upon which judgment is prayed, as provided in this Division 2, may pay the special taxes, special assessments, interest, and costs due thereon to the collector of the municipality in which the land or lots are situated at any time before sale. On the day fixed for sale, the collector shall report, under oath, to the county clerk, all the land or lots upon which special assessments have been paid, if any, after the time of making the return mentioned in Section 9-2-85 and prior to that day. The clerk shall note this fact opposite each tract or lot upon which those payments have been made. This report shall include a statement by the collector, under oath, that notice of sale has been sent by mail, by letter or post card, as to all other land or lots included in the report as required by Section 9-2-88.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-90

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-90) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-90)
    Sec. 9-2-90. After making the specified sale, the list of lots, parcels of land, and property sold thereat shall be returned to the office of the county clerk and redemption may be made as provided for by the general revenue laws of the State.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-91

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-91) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-91)
    Sec. 9-2-91. In counties having a population of less than 1,000,000, a list of all lots, parcels of land, and property withdrawn from collection at the sale by the corporate authorities levying the tax and a list of all lots, parcels of land, and property charged with delinquent special assessments which were forfeited to the State at that sale, shall be returned by the county clerk to the office of the municipal collector, where payment of any delinquent special assessment so withdrawn from collection or forfeited to the State may be made, as in the case of redemption from sale, at any time thereafter, unless and until again advertised and offered for sale and sold for the non-payment thereof.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-92

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-92) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-92)
    Sec. 9-2-92. In counties having a population of 1,000,000 or more, a list of all lots, parcels of land, and property withdrawn from collection at that sale by the corporate authorities levying the tax and a list of all lots, parcels of land, and property charged with delinquent special assessments which were forfeited to the State at that sale, shall also be returned to the office of the county clerk where payment of any delinquent special assessment so withdrawn from collection or forfeited to the State may be made, as in the case of redemption from sale at any time while the same is withdrawn from the county collector, or forfeited, or thereafter, if again advertised and sold, until the period of redemption at such subsequent sale under the general revenue laws of the State has expired and a tax deed is issued thereon.
(Source: P.A. 82-1013.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-93

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-93) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-93)
    Sec. 9-2-93. In case of such a payment of a withdrawn or forfeited special assessment, the municipal collector or county clerk, as the case may be, shall collect a penalty of 12% on the amount of the forfeiture and on the amount of the withdrawn special assessment together with interest and costs to the date of withdrawal or forfeiture for the first year after the date of that withdrawal or forfeiture, and after that first year interest at the rate of 6% annually. The municipal collector or the county clerk, as the case may be, shall pay over to the officer of the municipality entitled to receive the same, within 30 days after the collection has been made, all special assessments, together with interest, penalties, and also statutory costs advanced by the municipality and collected by him. But if any lot or parcel of land should again be offered for sale, because of failure to pay that delinquent special assessment, and again withdrawn from sale, there shall be no second charge of 12% for the first year following the subsequent withdrawal. Instead, the interest rate shall continue at the rate of 6% annually. There may be second and subsequent charges of 12% for successive forfeitures.
    The municipal collector or county clerk shall be entitled to charge and collect from the person for whom the service is rendered, a fee of 40 cents for each estimate of the amount necessary to pay a withdrawn or forfeited special assessment, including costs, and a fee of $1 for each certificate of deposit for payment of such a withdrawn or forfeited special assessment.
(Source: P.A. 85-1137.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-94

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-94) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-94)
    Sec. 9-2-94. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the city comptroller or other officer designated and authorized by the corporate authorities of any municipality which levies any special assessment has the power to collect the amounts due on tracts or lots which have been forfeited or withdrawn from sale, and the interest and penalties due thereon, based upon an estimate of the cost of redemption computed by the county clerk and at a rate to be fixed by the corporate authorities as to the interest and penalties thereon, and he shall issue a receipt therefor. However, the corporate authorities may authorize the municipal officer to waive the penalties for the first year in excess of 7%. The person receiving this receipt shall file it with the county clerk.
    Upon the presentation of such a receipt, the county clerk shall issue to the person a certificate of cancellation setting forth a description of the property, the special assessment warrant, and installment, and the amount received by the municipal officer, and this certificate of cancellation shall be evidence of the redemption of the property therein described. The form of such a certificate of redemption for filing with the county clerk shall be substantially as follows: Receipt of Deposit for Redemption.
Volume .... Page ....
State of IllinoisOffice of (give title of
County of Cookmunicipal office)
    I, (here give name, title of municipal officer), of the (give name of city, village, or incorporated town), do hereby certify that on (insert date), .... deposited in this office .... Dollars for the redemption of .... (describe property) .... which .... withdrawn or forfeited by the collector of this county on (insert date) for the nonpayment of .... installment of special assessment warrant.
    You are hereby authorized and ordered to cancel from the records and files in your office that withdrawal or forfeiture, and issue your certificate of redemption and cancellation.
(insert date).
(insert name of city, village, or incorporated town).
By .... (proper officer).
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-95

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-95) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-95)
    Sec. 9-2-95. If the collector receives any money for taxes or assessments, or installments thereof, and gives a receipt therefor, for any land or parcel of land, and afterwards makes a return that the tax assessment, or installment thereof was unpaid, to the State officers authorized to sell land for taxes, or receives the amount so payable after that return has been made, and that property is sold for any tax, assessment, or installment thereof which has been so paid and receipted for by himself or his clerks, the collector and his bondsmen shall be liable to the holder of the certificate given to the purchaser at that sale for double the amount of the face of the certificate. This sum may be demanded in 2 years from the date of the sale, and recovered in any court having jurisdiction of the amount. The municipality in no case shall be liable to the holder of such a certificate.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-96

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-96) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-96)
    Sec. 9-2-96. The collector and the general officer to whom the warrants are returned, shall pay over to the municipal treasury to which the money belongs, all money collected by them, respectively, by virtue of such warrants, or upon any sale for taxes, or otherwise, at such time or times and in such manner as shall be prescribed by ordinance. They shall be allowed such compensation for their services in the collection of these assessments as the ordinance of the municipality may provide, except when their compensation is fixed by a general law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-97

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-97) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-97)
    Sec. 9-2-97.
    The general revenue laws of this State, with reference to proceedings to recover judgment for delinquent taxes, the sale of property thereon, the execution of certificates of sale and deeds thereon, the force and effect of such sales and deeds, and all other laws in relation to the enforcement and collection of taxes, and redemption from tax sales, except as otherwise provided in this Division 2, shall be applicable to proceedings to collect the special assessments and special taxes provided for in this Division 2.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-98

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-98) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-98)
    Sec. 9-2-98. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, any municipality interested in the collection of any tax or special assessment, in default of other bidders, may become a purchaser at any sale of property to enforce the collection of that tax or special assessment, and by ordinance may authorize and make it the duty of one or more municipal officers to attend such sales and bid thereat in behalf of the municipality. Such a municipality, through its officer or officers, acting under like authority, in default of bidders, may withdraw from collection at such a sale any special assessment or installment thereof levied by it on any lot, parcel of land, or property subject to sale. But such a withdrawal from collection shall not operate to cancel the assessment or impair the lien of the municipality so withdrawing it, and the assessment shall remain delinquent and payable at the office of the municipal collector or county clerk, with all fees, costs, penalties, interest, and charges that have accrued thereon. Such a lot, parcel of land, or property, may be readvertised and resold at any subsequent tax sale for such delinquent special assessments or installments thereof.
    Where suit is instituted by a municipality to foreclose the lien of special assessments at the request of the owner of real property or his agent, the corporate authorities shall have the power to provide by ordinance for the payment by the owner of reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the municipality in connection with the suit. Any moneys collected for such purpose shall be expended by the municipality in the same manner and for the same purposes as provided for in Section 8-1-10.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-99

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-99) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-99)
    Sec. 9-2-99. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, no person obtaining contracts from the municipality and agreeing to be paid out of special assessments or special taxes, has any claim or lien upon the municipality in any event, except from the collection of special assessments or special taxes made or to be made for the work contracted for. However, the municipality shall cause collections and payments to be made with all reasonable diligence. If it appears that such an assessment or tax cannot be levied or collected, the municipality, nevertheless, is not in any way liable to a contractor in case of failure to collect the assessment or tax, but, so far as it can legally do so, with all reasonable diligence, it shall cause a valid assessment or assessments, or special taxes, to be levied and collected to defray the cost of the work until all contractors are fully paid. Any contractor is entitled to the summary relief of mandamus or injunction to enforce the provisions of this section.
    The municipal treasurer shall keep a separate account of each special assessment warrant number, and of the money received thereunder.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-100

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-100) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-100)
    Sec. 9-2-100. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, any work or other public improvement, to be paid for in whole or in part by special assessment or special taxation, when the expense thereof will exceed $10,000, shall be constructed by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner prescribed in this Division 2. Such contracts shall be approved by the president of the board of local improvements.
    In case of any work which it is estimated will not cost more than $10,000, if after receiving bids it appears to the board of local improvements that the work can be performed better and cheaper by the municipality, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall perform that work and employ the necessary help therefor. The cost of that work by the municipality in no case shall be more than the lowest bid received.
(Source: P.A. 96-138, eff. 8-7-09.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-101

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-101) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-101)
    Sec. 9-2-101. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, if the ordinance provides for alternate specifications for the kind, nature, character, and description of a proposed improvement, or the materials to be used in its construction, and more than one estimate has been prepared, then the assessing officer or commissioners appointed to make the assessment shall make his or their report and assessment roll, based upon the highest estimate of the cost of the proposed improvement.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-102

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-102) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-102)
    Sec. 9-2-102. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, within 90 days after judgment of confirmation of any special assessment or special tax, levied in pursuance of this Division 2, has been entered, if there is no appeal perfected, or other stay of proceedings by a court having jurisdiction, or in case the judgment for the condemnation of any property for any such improvement, or the judgment of confirmation as to any property is appealed from, then, if the petitioner files in the cause a written election to proceed with the work, notwithstanding the appeal, or other stay, steps shall be taken to let the contract for the work in the manner provided in this Division 2. If the judgment of condemnation or of confirmation of the special tax or special assessment levied for the work is appealed from, or stayed by order of a court having jurisdiction, and the petitioner files no such election, then the steps provided in this Division 2 for the letting of the contract for the work shall be taken within 15 days after the final determination of the appeal, or the determination of the stay, unless the proceeding is abandoned as provided in this Division 2.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-103

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-103) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-103)
    Sec. 9-2-103. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, notice shall be given by the board of local improvements that bids will be received for the construction of such an improvement, either as a whole or in such sections as the board shall specify in its notice, in accordance with the ordinance therefor. This notice shall state the time of opening of the bids, and shall further state where the specifications for the improvement are to be found, and whether the contracts are to be paid in cash or in bonds, and if in bonds, then the rate of interest the vouchers or bonds shall draw. The notice shall be published at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the opening of the bids, in one or more newspapers designated by the board of local improvements in an order entered in its records, 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.
    Proposals or bids may be made either for the work as a whole or for specified sections thereof. All proposals or bids offered shall be accompanied by cash, or by a check payable to the order of the president of the board of local improvements in his official capacity, certified by a responsible bank, for an amount which shall not be less than 10% of the aggregate of the proposal, or by a bid bond, for an amount which shall be not less than 10% of the aggregate of the proposal. These proposals or bids shall be delivered to the board of local improvements. That board, in open session, at the time and place fixed in the specified notice, shall examine and publicly declare the proposals or bids. However, no proposals or bids shall be considered unless accompanied by such a check or cash.
(Source: P.A. 91-296, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-104

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-104) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-104)
    Sec. 9-2-104. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, the successful bidder for the construction of such an improvement shall be required to enter into bond in a sum equal to one-third of the amount of his bid with sureties to be approved by the president of the board of local improvements. This bond shall be filed with the board of local improvements, or where there is no board of local improvements, with the municipal clerk. When entering into the contract for the construction of an improvement the bond shall provide that the contractor shall well and faithfully perform and execute the work in all respects according to the complete and detailed specifications, and full and complete drawings, profiles, and models therefor, and according to the time and terms and conditions of the contract, and also, that the bidder and contractor shall promptly pay all debts incurred by him in the prosecution of the work, including those for labor, and materials furnished.
    Suit may be brought on the bond in case of default, or failure to pay these debts promptly, by and in the name of the municipality for all damages sustained either by the municipality, or by any person interested or for the damages sustained by the municipality and all parties in interest, or by any beneficiary or party interested, in the name of the municipality for the use of the party interested as beneficial plaintiff, to recover for the labor and materials furnished. However, in no case shall costs be adjudged against the municipality in any suit brought by any party in interest wherein the municipality is the nominal, but not the beneficial, plaintiff.
    In advertising for bids or proposals for the construction of such an improvement, the board of local improvements shall give notice that such a bond will be required, and all bids or proposals shall contain an offer to furnish such a bond upon the acceptance of such a bid or proposal.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-105

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-105) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-105)
    Sec. 9-2-105. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, the board of local improvements may reject any and all proposals or bids, should they deem it best for the public good. If the board is of the opinion that a combination exists between contractors, either to limit the number of bidders, or to increase the contract price, and that the lowest bid is made in pursuance thereof, the board shall reject all proposals or bids. The board may reject the bid of any party who has been delinquent or unfaithful in any former contract with the municipality. It shall reject all proposals or bids other than the lowest regular proposals or bids of any responsible bidder and may award the contract for the specified work or improvement to the lowest responsible bidder at the prices named in his bid. Such an award shall be recorded in the record of its proceedings. Such an award, if any, shall be made within 20 days after the time fixed for receiving bids.
    If no award is made within that time, another advertisement for proposals or bids for the performance of the work, as in the first instance, shall be made, and thereafter the board shall proceed in the manner above provided in this Division 2. Such a re-advertisement shall be deemed a rejection of all former bids, and thereupon the respective checks and bonds corresponding to the bids so rejected shall be returned to the proper parties. However, the check accompanying any accepted proposal or bid shall be retained in the possession of the president of the board until the contract for doing the work, as hereinafter provided, has been entered into either by the lowest responsible bidder or by the owners of a majority of the frontage, whereupon the certified check shall be returned to the bidder. But if that bidder fails, neglects, or refuses to enter into a contract to perform that work or improvement, as provided in this Division 2, the certified check accompanying his bid and the amount therein mentioned, shall be declared to be forfeited to the municipality, and shall be collected by it and paid into its fund for the repairing and maintenance of like improvements. Any bond forfeited may be prosecuted, and the amount due thereon collected and paid into the same fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-106

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-106) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-106)
    Sec. 9-2-106. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, whenever any contract has been awarded to any bidder for the construction of any waterworks system, bridge, or viaduct referred to in Section 9-2-19, the bid of the party to whom the contract has been awarded and the award therefor shall be treated as provisional and shall not be binding upon the party to whom the contract is awarded, or upon the municipality, until the levying of the tax provided for in Section 9-2-38 has been authorized by the electors of that municipality voting at an election to be held as provided in Section 9-2-38. The provisions of this Section 9-2-106 shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-107

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-107) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-107)
    Sec. 9-2-107. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, any owner or person interested in any of the property assessed and any bidder shall be entitled to a hearing before the board on any question connected with any such award.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-108

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-108) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-108)
    Sec. 9-2-108. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, a notice of such an award of contract shall be published in one or more newspapers, designated by the board of local improvements in an order entered in its records, 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.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-109

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-109) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-109)
    Sec. 9-2-109. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, the owners of a majority of the frontage of the lots and land upon the street wherein the work is to be done, or their agents, who take oath that they are such owners or agents, shall not be required to present sealed proposals or bids, but, within 10 days after the first publication of the notice of such an award, may elect to take the work, and enter into a written contract to do the whole work at 10% less than the price at which the contract has been awarded.
    Should those owners fail to elect to take the work, and to enter into a written contract therefor within 10 days, or to commence the work within 30 days after the first publication of the award, and to prosecute the work with diligence, the board of local improvements shall enter into a contract with the original bidder, to whom the contract was awarded, at the prices specified in his bid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-110

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-110) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-110)
    Sec. 9-2-110. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, if such original bidder fails or refuses for 20 days after the first publication of the notice of award, or in case a contract is made with the owners, and default by them, then, within 10 days after notice that the owners are in default, to enter into a contract, which shall be simultaneously executed by the municipality and signed by the president of the board of local improvements and attested by the municipal clerk under the municipal seal, then the board of local improvements, without further proceedings, shall again advertise for proposals or bids, as in the first instance, and award the contract for the work to the then regular lowest bidder. The bids of all persons, and the election of all owners as specified in Section 9-2-109 who have failed to enter into the contract as provided in this Division 2, shall be rejected in any bidding or election subsequent to the first for the same work.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-111

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-111) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-111)
    Sec. 9-2-111. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, if the owners or contractors, who may have taken any contract, do not complete the work within the time mentioned in the contract, or within such further time as the board of local improvements may give them, the board may relet the unfinished portions of that work, after pursuing the formalities prescribed hereinbefore for the letting of the whole in the first instance.
    All contractors, contracting owners included, at the time of executing any contract for such public work, shall execute a bond to the satisfaction and approval of the board of local improvements of the municipality, in such sum as the board deems adequate, conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract. The sureties shall justify, before some person competent to administer an oath, in double the amount mentioned in that bond, over and above all statutory exemptions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-112

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-112) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-112)
    Sec. 9-2-112. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-38, the board of local improvements in cities of 500,000 and over, may appoint an engineer for the board, and such assistant engineers, clerks, and inspectors as may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this Division 2.
    The board is hereby authorized to make or cause to be made, the written contracts, and receive all bonds authorized by this Division 2, and to do any other act, expressed or implied, that pertains to the execution of the work provided for by such an ordinance. The board shall fix the time for the commencement of the work under such an ordinance and for the completion of the work under all contracts entered into by it. This work shall be prosecuted with diligence thereafter to completion and the board may extend the time so fixed from time to time, as they may think best for the public good. The work to be done pursuant to such contracts in all cases must be done under the direction and, except where the assessment is divided into installments, to the satisfaction of the board of local improvements, and all contracts made therefor must contain a provision to that effect, and also express notice that in no case, except as otherwise provided in the ordinance, or the judgment of the court, will the board, or municipality, except as otherwise provided in this Division 2, or any officer thereof, be liable for any portion of the expenses, nor for any delinquency of persons or property assessed.
    The acceptance by the board of any improvement shall be conclusive in the proceeding to make the assessment, and in all proceedings to collect the assessment, or installments thereof, on all persons and property assessed therefor, that the work has been performed substantially according to the requirements of the ordinance therefor. But if any property owner is injured by any failure so to construct the improvement, or suffers any pecuniary loss thereby, he may recover the amount of the injury in a civil action against the municipality making the improvement, if the action is commenced within one year from the date of the acceptance of the work by the board of local improvements.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-113

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-113) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-113)
    Sec. 9-2-113. In any case where an improvement is to be constructed with the aid and assistance of any agency of the Federal Government, or any other governmental agency, the provisions of Sections 9-2-100 through 9-2-112 shall not apply where they conflict with this section. The board of local improvements in cities having a population of 500,000 or more and the corporate authorities in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000 may proceed at any time within 90 days after the judgment of confirmation has been entered in the construction of the work. Within 90 days after the judgment of confirmation the board of local improvements in cities having a population of 500,000 or more and the corporate authorities in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, shall adopt a resolution determining to proceed with the construction of the work, publish the resolution within 10 days 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.
    Ten days after the publishing of this resolution a copy thereof, properly certified, shall be filed in the court in which the judgment of confirmation was entered. This resolution shall be authority for the issuing of the warrant to the collector for the collection of the assessment. Each assessment shall draw interest from the date of passage of the resolution of intention to proceed with the work, as provided in Sections 9-2-48 through 9-2-51.
    After this resolution has been filed and a warrant issued to the collector for the collection of the assessment, the municipality may issue bonds or vouchers to anticipate the collection of the unpaid portions of all installments of the assessment, including the first installment if it has not been certified delinquent, for the purpose of applying the proceeds of the bonds toward paying the cost of the improvement, including all expenses of making, levying, collecting the assessment and engineering and attorneys' fees. These bonds if issued shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and the proceeds used for that purpose, or the bonds may be issued, for not less than par and accrued interest, in payment for materials, labor, or services.
    No person furnishing materials or supplying labor for the construction of any such local improvement shall have any claim or lien against the municipality except from the collection of the special assessments or special taxes made or to be made for that work, or from the proceeds of the sale of bonds to anticipate the collection of the same in case such bonds have been sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-114

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-114) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-114)
    Sec. 9-2-114. Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-117, within 30 days after the final completion and, where required, acceptance of the work, as provided in Section 9-2-112, the board of local improvements shall have the cost thereof, including the cost of engineering services, certified in writing to the court in which the assessment was confirmed, together with an amount estimated by the board to be required to pay the accruing interest on bonds or vouchers issued to anticipate collection. Thereupon, if the total amount assessed for the improvement upon the public and private property exceeds the cost of the improvement, all of that excess, except the amount required to pay such interest as is provided for in this Division 2, shall be abated and the judgment reduced proportionately to the public and private property owners and shall be credited pro rata upon the respective assessments for the improvement under the direction of the court.
    In case the assessment is collectible in installments, this reduction shall be made so that all installments shall be equal in amount, except that all fractional amounts shall be added to the first installment so as to leave the remaining installments in the aggregate equal in amount and each a multiple of $100. If prior to the entry of the order abating and reducing the assessment the assessment has been certified for collection pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-2-76, and any of the installments of the assessment so certified for collection have become due and payable, the reduction and abatement above referred to shall be made pro rata upon the other installments. The intent and meaning of this is that no property owner shall be required to pay to the collector a greater amount than his proportionate share of the cost of the work and of the interest that may accrue thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-115

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-115) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-115)
    Sec. 9-2-115. In every assessment proceeding in which the assessment is divided into installments, the board of local improvements shall state in the certificate whether or not the improvement conforms substantially to the requirements of the original ordinance for the construction of the improvements, and shall make an application to the court to consider and determine whether or not the facts stated in the certificate are true. Thereupon the court, upon such an application, shall fix a time and place for a hearing upon the application, and shall record the application. The time of this hearing shall be not less than 15 days after the filing of the certificate and application. Public notice shall be given at least twice of the time and place fixed for that hearing by publishing in a newspaper, in the same manner and for the same period as provided in this Division 2 for publishing notice of application for the confirmation of the original assessment, the publication of this notice to be not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the day fixed by the order for that hearing.
    At the time and place fixed by the notice or at any time thereafter, the court shall proceed to hear the application and any objection which may be filed thereto within the time fixed in the order. Upon that hearing the specified certificate of the board of local improvements shall be prima facie evidence that the matters and things stated are true, but if any part thereof is controverted by objections duly filed thereto, the court shall hear and determine the objections in a summary manner and shall enter an order according to the fact.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-116

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-116) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-116)
    Sec. 9-2-116. If upon the hearing the court finds against the allegations of the certificate, it shall enter an order accordingly. The board of local improvements shall then procure the completion of the improvement in substantial accordance with the ordinance. The board, from time to time, may file additional or supplemental applications or petitions in respect thereto, until the court eventually is satisfied that the allegations of the certificate or applications are true, and that the improvement is constructed in substantial accordance with the ordinance.
    If before the entry of such an order upon such a certificate there has been issued to the contractor in the progress of any such work, bonds to apply upon the contract price thereof, that contractor or the then owner or holder of those bonds, shall be entitled to receive in lieu thereof new bonds of equivalent amount, dated and issued after the entry of that order. Nothing contained in Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116 shall apply to any proceedings under Sections 9-2-72 and 9-2-73, or either of them, for the confirmation of new assessments, levied to pay for the cost of work already done.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-117

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-117) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-117)
    Sec. 9-2-117. Where an improvement has been constructed with the aid of any agency of the Federal government, or other governmental agency, the provisions of Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116 shall not apply except as to the manner of the final hearing. In that case, upon completion of the project the board of local improvements shall adopt a resolution accepting the project as constructed in full conformance with the ordinance and specifications therefor and approving the cost of the work upon its completion as being in compliance with the ordinance and specifications. Whereupon a certified copy of this resolution shall be filed in the court in which the judgment of confirmation was entered and a hearing had upon the cost and completion in the same manner as is provided in Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-118

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-118) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-118)
    Sec. 9-2-118. The board of local improvements shall designate someone to carefully inspect the entire work done pursuant to any such proceeding and contract, and the materials therefor, during the progress of the work, to the end that the contractor shall comply fully and adequately with all the provisions of the ordinance, and of the contract under which the work is to be done, and the specifications therefor. Upon the complaint of any property owner that the work or materials do not comply with those requirements, the president of the board of local improvements shall either examine the work and materials himself, or designate some member of the board to do so. The president of the board shall make a personal examination, and certify in writing as to the result thereof. This written certificate shall be filed with the papers pertaining to the board, and shall be open to public inspection at any time.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-119

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-119) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-119)
    Sec. 9-2-119. For the purpose of anticipating the collection of the second and succeeding installments, provided for in this Division 2, a municipality may issue bonds, payable out of these installments, bearing interest at a rate specified in the ordinance referred to in Section 2-9-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code and not more than the rate the installments of the assessment against which the bonds are issued bear, payable annually and signed by such officers as may be by ordinance prescribed. Bonds shall be issued in sums of $100, or some multiple thereof, and shall be dated and draw interest from the date of their issuance. Each bond shall state on its face out of which installment it is payable, and shall state, by number or other designation, the assessment to which that installment belongs. The principal of these bonds shall not exceed, in the aggregate, the amount of the deferred installments, and shall be divided into as many series as there are deferred installments.
    However, if there is a surplus to the credit of any such installment which is not required for the payment of any vouchers or bonds issued against that installment, that surplus shall be applied toward the payment of any outstanding vouchers or bonds already issued or to be issued, as the case may be, against any other installment or installments.
    Each series shall become due at some time in the year in which the corresponding installment will mature, the date to conform, as nearly as may be, to the time when that installment will be actually collected. This time shall be estimated and determined by the municipal officers issuing the bonds. But it is lawful to provide in the case of any one or more of the bonds in any series, that that bond or bonds shall not become due until some subsequent date, not later than December 31 next succeeding the January in which the installment against which that series is issued will mature.
The bonds may be in the following form:
State of Illinois)
                 ) ss
County of .......)
$............................Series No. ...................
Bond No. .....................
.............................of ...........................
Improvement Bond
    The .... of .... in .... County, Illinois, for value received, promises to pay to the bearer on (insert date) the sum of .... dollars, with interest thereon from date hereof, at the rate of ....%, payable annually on presentation of the coupons hereto annexed.
    Both principal and interest of this bond are payable at the office of the treasurer of said .... of .....
    This bond is issued to anticipate the collection of a part of the .... installment of special assessment No. .... levied for the purpose of .... which installment bears interest from (insert date), and this bond and the interest thereon are payable solely out of the installment when collected.
    Dated (insert date).
 
    The bond may have coupons attached to represent the interest to accrue thereon.
    In lieu of the bonds described in this Section, a municipality may issue bonds of the type described in Section 9-2-127, but all bonds issued under any one special assessment proceeding must be of the same type.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-120

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-120) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-120)
    Sec. 9-2-120. The court having jurisdiction of the original assessment proceeding is authorized at any time after the assessment has been confirmed to extend the time of payment of the assessment, or any installment thereof, whether due or not due, heretofore or hereafter levied, and in case securities have been issued, to refund the securities and past due interest thereon, heretofore or hereafter issued in anticipation of the collection of the assessment or any installment thereof levied under the provisions of this Division 2, or any part thereof, and past due interest thereon (unless such past due interest is waived). In cases where no securities have been issued, the provisions of this section as to refunding securities shall not apply but the court, on petition of the municipality, has jurisdiction to extend the time of payment of the assessment. Securities not due may be refunded only when the holders thereof surrender the securities in exchange for refunding securities issued in lieu thereof, or deposit the securities as hereinafter provided and agree to accept payment therefor in cash in an amount not exceeding the par value thereof, together with accrued interest. This payment is to be made out of the proceeds of the sale by the municipality of those refunding securities. All securities against any installment to be refunded shall be so surrendered or deposited.
    The specified court is hereby vested with authority to divide any assessment or any installment or installments thereof into a greater number of installments than was originally provided for in the order confirming the assessment and to fix the amount of each installment, if, in its judgment, such a re-division into a greater number of installments is for the best interest of all parties concerned.
    As used in this section and Sections 9-2-121 through 9-2-124, "securities" means bonds, coupons (except bonds or coupons issued under Sections 9-2-127 through 9-2-129) and vouchers, public benefit vouchers, and warrants and accrued interest.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-121

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-121) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-121)
    Sec. 9-2-121. Whenever it is desired to extend the time of payment of any assessment or any of the installments thereof and issue refunding securities, any municipality that has issued securities in anticipation of the collection of the special assessment levied under the provisions of this Division 2, upon a petition of 75% of the holders of any securities issued against any assessment or any installment or installments thereof addressed to the corporate authorities of the issuing municipality, shall adopt an ordinance directing and providing for the extension of the time of payment of the assessment or any of the installments thereof and the sale and exchange of refunding securities in anticipation of the collection of the special assessment or any of the installments thereof the time of payment of which is to be extended. The ordinance so adopted shall direct the filing of a petition in the court having jurisdiction of the original assessment. In the ordinance, the municipality shall establish a date of issue of those refunding securities and this date of issue shall be also the date from which interest on those refunding securities shall run and from which interest on the assessment so extended shall run. The ordinance for this refunding shall refer to the original assessment proceeding and no estimate or recommendation by the board of local improvements shall be required.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-122

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-122) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-122)
    Sec. 9-2-122. The court shall hear the proceeding in a summary manner without a jury and there shall be no hearing on benefits or on any legal objections not arising subsequent and incidental to the proceeding provided for in Sections 9-2-120 through 9-2-124. No judgment confirming any such proceeding shall be entered until all unpaid securities have been either deposited in the court or with some depository under an escrow agreement approved by the court. The petition shall set forth the amount of the assessment or installments to be extended, the date of confirmation of the original assessment, the rate of interest of the original assessment, the amount of cash on hand in the particular assessment or installments, the unpaid securities or other obligations to be refunded, the date of maturity of the unpaid securities, and the rate of interest the unpaid securities bear. This petition shall also state that the holders of the securities issued in anticipation of the collection of the assessment or installments, will surrender their securities in exchange for refunding securities to be issued under the provisions of Sections 9-2-120 through 9-2-124, or accept in payment thereof an amount not exceeding the par value thereof, with accrued interest thereon. This petition shall also state what assessment or installments thereof are desired to be refunded, the desired maturity and the rate of interest of the extended installments, and the maturity, amount, and rate of interest of the refunding securities sought to be issued.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-123

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-123) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-123)
    Sec. 9-2-123. Accompanying the petition there shall be filed an assessment roll setting forth a description of the lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land assessed in the original proceeding, the total amount of the unpaid installments, and the interest thereon proposed to be extended against each tract, the amount, number and due date of each installment of the proposed extended assessment.
    The assessment as extended shall be collected in the same manner as the original assessment.
    When this petition is filed it shall be presented to the court and if found to be in proper form the court shall set the petition for hearing at such date as will enable the clerk of the court to give at least 10 days' notice of the hearing thereon, and it is the duty of the clerk to publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date set for hearing, 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. This notice shall set forth the filing of the petition, the docket and warrant number of the assessment and the installment or installments thereof proposed to be extended and the number of installments in which it is proposed to divide the extended assessment. The notice shall also state when and where the court will hear objections to the petition.
    At this hearing the court may extend the time of payment of one or more installments of the assessment, change the number of installments in which the assessment is divided, and subject to the provisions of Sections 9-2-120 through 9-2-124, provide for the details of the issuance of the refunding securities, in accordance with the prayer of the petition, and enter an order confirming the assessment as extended.
    Any property owner may pay the original assessment or any installment to be extended within 10 days after the entry of such an order. Upon the expiration of 10 days after the entry of such an order the corporate authorities shall issue the refunding securities authorized by the order of the court, but the delivery of the refunding securities shall be simultaneous with the surrender of the securities to be refunded or paid. The securities so surrendered shall be immediately cancelled. The collection and payment of the extended assessment and the securities issued under Sections 9-2-120 through 9-2-124 shall be in the manner as now provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-124

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-124) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-124)
    Sec. 9-2-124. Any assessment and all installments, the time for collection of which has been extended, shall continue to be a lien on the land assessed the same as in the original assessment and the refunding securities issued under the provisions of Section 9-2-120 through 9-2-124 shall be payable therefrom.
    Whenever the refunding of securities and the extending of the time of the payment of assessments or installments thereof include assessments or installments past due and these assessments or installments or any part thereof have been returned delinquent, withdrawn, or forfeited as provided by law, the court, in the order extending the time of payment and authorizing the refunding of the securities, shall order the county collector to withdraw those assessments or installments from the delinquent list and order the proper officers to release all property forfeited or withdrawn on account of those assessments or installments, the time of payment of which is to be extended, by a proper entry upon the tax sale and judgment record of the county. The county clerk shall charge the security holders a fee of 35 cents for each such service rendered by him in connection therewith.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-125

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-125) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-125)
    Sec. 9-2-125. Whenever, in a proceeding under Sections 9-2-120 through 9-2-124, the refunding of securities and the extending of the time of payment of any assessment or installments thereof include an assessment or installments past due and the property against which the past due assessment or installments or any part thereof were levied has been sold at a sale of property to enforce the collection of the past due assessment to the municipality levying the assessment and the municipality has not paid the purchase price at that sale and a certificate of purchase has been issued and delivered to the municipality, this past due assessment or installments or any part thereof shall be extended, and the securities issued to anticipate their collection shall be refunded, as in the case of an assessment returned delinquent, withdrawn, or forfeited, and the lien of the original assessment and of the certificate of purchase shall be continued and preserved by the assessment as extended.
    In such a case the court in which the proceeding is pending, in the order extending the time of payment and authorizing the refunding of the securities, shall order the municipality levying the assessment to present its certificate of purchase to the county clerk. The county clerk shall cancel this certificate by endorsing thereon the words "cancelled by assessment as extended" and shall enter a note of such cancellation upon his tax, judgment, sale redemption, and forfeiture record. Where this certificate or evidence thereof has been recorded with the recorder of deeds or registered with the registrar of titles the court shall order the county clerk to issue a certificate to the municipality showing the legal description of all lots, blocks, tracts, and parcels of land against which a certificate or evidence thereof has been recorded or registered and reciting the cancellation of the certificate of purchase by virtue of the extension of the assessment and refunding of the securities. This certificate shall be filed by the municipality with the recorder or the registrar of titles, as the case may be. Thereupon the lien of that assessment as extended shall stand in lieu of the lien of the original assessment and of the certificate of purchase, and the assessment as extended shall be collected in the same manner as the original assessment.
    The county clerk shall receive for his services rendered as set forth in this section a fee of 35 cents for each certificate so cancelled. This fee, together with the fees of the recorder and of the registrar of titles shall be paid by the security holders.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-126

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-126) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-126)
    Sec. 9-2-126. Whenever any voucher, bond or interest coupon issued by a municipality in anticipation of the collection of special assessments under any of the provisions of this Division 2 has been lost, destroyed or stolen and proof is made to the official of the municipality charged with making payments on the voucher, bond or interest coupon that the loss, theft or destruction occurred while the voucher, bond or interest coupon was owned by and in possession of the claimant, such official shall issue or cause to be issued and delivered to the claimant a duplicate of such voucher, bond or interest coupon alleged to have been lost, destroyed or stolen after first indorsing on the duplicate all payment of principal and interest made on the original voucher, bond or interest coupon. However, the claimant shall prior to issuance of any such duplicate execute and deliver to the municipality a bond in a penalty at least double the amount of the principal of such voucher, bond or interest coupon alleged to have been lost, destroyed or stolen with sufficient security to be approved by the municipal official, conditioned to indemnify the municipality against all claims by any other person on account of such voucher, bond or interest coupon and against all costs and expenses by reason thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-127

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-127) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-127)
    Sec. 9-2-127. In lieu of the bonds authorized in Section 9-2-119, the municipality upon the written request of the holders of all of the outstanding and unpaid vouchers issued in payment of the work, may issue and deliver to such voucher holders, in exchange for such vouchers, bonds provided for in this Section 9-2-127, provided that prior to the receipt of such request the municipality has not issued or has not made any commitment to issue any bonds the funds from which are to be used toward paying such outstanding and unpaid vouchers in full. The bonds shall be dated as of and shall draw interest from the date of their issuance, except when issued in exchange for vouchers theretofore issued in payment of the work. In such latter case the bonds shall be issued in the principal amount of the unpaid balance of the vouchers and shall bear the same date as the vouchers for which they are exchanged or the date to which interest was last paid on the vouchers, and the bonds shall draw interest from such date. The bonds shall be issued at not less than their par value. The bonds shall be executed by such officers as may be prescribed by ordinance of such municipality, with the corporate seal attached. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate specified in the ordinance referred to in Section 2-9-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code and of not more than the rate the installments of the assessment against which the bonds are issued bear. The bonds shall recite specifically that they are payable solely and only from the assessment levied for the payment of the cost of the improvement, designating the improvement for which the assessment has been levied, and shall mature on or before December 31 next succeeding the January 2 on which the last installment shall mature. Interest coupons attached to the bonds shall bear the official or facsimile signatures of the same officers who signed the bonds and shall be made payable at the office of the treasurer of the municipality. The bonds shall be numbered consecutively beginning with number one upwards and shall be payable in their numerical order and redeemable prior to maturity in numerical order as hereinafter provided. Each of the bonds issued pursuant to this Section 9-2-127 shall bear a legend on the face of the bond printed in bold face type and in a paragraph by itself to the effect that the bond is one of a series of bonds which are to be paid and redeemed in numerical order and not on a pro-rata basis.
    As used in this Section and in Sections 9-2-128 and 9-2-129, "treasurer" with respect to municipalities in which a comptroller is elected or appointed means treasurer or comptroller.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-642.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-128

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-128) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-128)
    Sec. 9-2-128. The bonds authorized in Section 9-2-127 may be in the following form:
United States of America
Number Dollars
.... ....
State of Illinois County of ....
.... of ....
IMPROVEMENT BOND
    KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That the .... of ...., in the County of ...., State of Illinois, hereby acknowledges itself to owe, and for value received promises to pay to the BEARER, the sum of .... Dollars ($....) on the .... day of ....,...., but subject to prepayment at the par value hereof at any time as hereinafter provided, together with interest thereon at the rate of .... per cent (....%) per annum, from date hereof until paid, payable on the .... day of ....,...., and annually thereafter on the .... day of .... in each year on presentation and surrender of the interest coupons hereto attached.
    Both principal and interest on this bond are payable at the office of the treasurer of said .... of ...., in lawful money of the United States of America.
    This bond is issued in exchange for part of the vouchers issued in payment of the work done under Special Assessment No. ...., levied for the purpose of ...., which assessment bears interest from the .... day of ....,...., and this bond and the interest thereon are payable solely out of the installments of the assessment when collected.
    THIS BOND IS ONE OF A SERIES OF BONDS WHICH ARE TO BE PAID AND REDEEMED IN NUMERICAL ORDER AND NOT ON A PRO-RATA BASIS.
    The bonds in the series, aggregating .... Dollars ($....), are numbered from .... to .... inclusive, bonds numbered .... to .... being of the denomination of $.... each, and bonds numbered .... to .... being of the denomination of $.... each.
    By the terms of the statute and ordinance authorizing these bonds, whenever there shall be sufficient funds in the hands of the treasurer of the .... of ...., after the payment of all interest due on the bonds, and after the establishment of such reserve, if any, as the treasurer in his discretion may deem advisable to pay interest to become due at the next interest coupon date, to prepay one or more of the bonds, then it is the duty of such treasurer to call and pay such bond or bonds. The treasurer shall cause notice of such call for prepayment to be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the .... of ...., Illinois, not less than 5 nor more than 30 days prior to the date fixed for prepayment. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, such notice shall be published in a newspaper with a general circulation in the municipality, and if there be no such newspaper, such notice shall be posted in at least 3 prominent places within the municipality. This bond will cease to bear interest on and after the date so fixed for prepayment. The presentation of the bond will waive the necessity of giving notice of its call for payment. Bonds shall be paid in numerical order beginning with the lowest numbered outstanding bond.
    IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the .... of .... has caused its corporate seal to be hereto affixed, and this bond to be signed by the officers prescribed by ordinance, and the coupons hereto attached to be signed by such officials by their original or facsimile signatures, which officials, if facsimile signatures are used, do adopt by the execution hereof as and for their proper signatures their respective facsimile signatures appearing on the coupons, all as of the .... day of ....,..... .... ....
SEAL
    Interest coupons which may be attached to bonds authorized in this section may be in the following form: Coupon No. .... $....
    On the .... day of ....,...., unless the bond to which this coupon is attached shall have theretofore been called for payment at an earlier date and payment made or provided for,
    The .... of .... in the County of ...., State of Illinois, will pay to BEARER .... Dollars ($....), out of funds realized from the collections of Special assessment No. .... of the municipality, at the office of the treasurer of the municipality, for interest due on that day on its improvement bond dated as of the .... day of ....,.... BOND NO. .....
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-129

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-129) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-129)
    Sec. 9-2-129. The municipality shall have the right to call and pay the bonds authorized in Section 9-2-127, or any number thereof, in the following manner:
    Whenever there are sufficient funds in the hands of the treasurer to redeem one or more of the bonds, after the payment of all interest due, and after the establishment of such reserve, if any, as the treasurer in his discretion may deem advisable to pay interest to become due at the next interest coupon date, the treasurer, by publication or posting of notice as provided in this section, shall call and pay such bond or bonds. The treasurer shall cause notice of such call for payment to be published in a newspaper published in the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in a newspaper with a general circulation within the municipality, and if there be no such newspaper, then by posting in at least 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notice shall specify the number or numbers of the bonds called, designating the assessment against which the bonds have been issued, and directing presentation of such bonds for payment and cancellation, and indicating that interest will cease on the bonds not less than 5 nor more than 30 days from the date of publication of such notice or posting, and thereafter the bonds shall cease to bear interest. The presentation of any bond to the treasurer for payment shall waive the necessity of giving notice of its call for payment.
    The treasurer upon accumulation of sufficient funds shall pay one or more bonds and shall call and pay such bonds. Any bondholder or holder of any interest coupon appertaining to any bond, after giving reasonable notice, shall be entitled to summary relief by mandamus or injunction to enforce these provisions.
    When bonds are issued under Section 9-2-127, all collections of the special assessment installments and all interest collected shall constitute a single fund which shall be applied first to the payment of interest due, and to the establishment of such reserve, if any, as the treasurer in his discretion may deem advisable to pay interest to become due at the next interest coupon date, and then to the redemption and payment of bonds as provided herein. However, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, where the ordinance for the improvement provides for the collection of costs, collections made on the first installment shall be used first to pay such costs, and any surplus shall be used to pay bonds and interest thereon as provided herein. Provision as to redemption and call of the bonds shall be inserted in each of the bonds issued in accordance with the provisions of this Section 9-2-129.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-130

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-130) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-130)
    Sec. 9-2-130. The bonds may be sold, or paid to the contractor having the contract for the improvement for which the assessment was levied, at not less than their par value and interest accrued to time of delivery, whether sold, or paid to the contractor.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-131

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-131) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-131)
    Sec. 9-2-131. Payment for any improvement done or performed under the provisions of this Division 2, to be paid for out of any special assessment or special tax levied in installments, as provided in this Division 2, may be made in the bonds provided for in this Division 2. In the event payment is made in the bonds authorized under Section 9-2-119, the first installment of such special assessment or special tax shall be paid to the person entitled thereto on the contract for that work. If this first installment is not collected when payments fall due, vouchers therefor may be issued, payable out of the first installment when collected. These vouchers shall bear interest at the rate specified in the ordinance referred to in Section 9-2-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code for bonds and not more than the rate the installments of the assessment against which the vouchers are issued bear, payable annually, and shall be signed by such officers as may be prescribed by ordinance.
    In the event payment is made in the bonds authorized under Section 9-2-127, the first installment of such special assessment or special tax and all other installments thereof shall be held and used to pay the bonds and interest thereon as provided in Section 9-2-127.
    However, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, where the ordinance for the improvement provides for the collection of costs, such costs shall be first paid out of this first installment and may be included in and evidenced by vouchers issued as provided in this Section 9-2-131.
    This amendatory Act of 1971 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-642.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-132

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-132) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-132)
    Sec. 9-2-132. Any property owner may pay his assessment wholly or in part, either before or after it is due, and whether or not the assessment has been withdrawn from collection or the property assessed has been sold to any municipality or forfeited to the State for nonpayment of that assessment, with the bonds or vouchers heretofore or hereafter issued under this Division 2 on account of that assessment, applying, however, bonds issued under Section 9-2-119 and vouchers of each series only to the payment of the installments to which they relate. If bonds issued under Section 9-2-127 are used to make such payments, such bonds may be applied to the payment of any and all installments, but only such of those bonds may be used as are next in numerical order of redemption at the time of making such payments. In making such payments, the vouchers and bonds shall be taken at their par value and interest accrued to the date of making the payment. All vouchers and bonds received in payment of such an assessment shall be cancelled by the officer receiving the vouchers, or bonds, as of the date of their receipt, and then deposited with the treasurer or the comptroller, as the case may be, of the municipality issuing the vouchers or bonds.
    However, when the amount of the assessment is less than that of a bond or voucher, the officer receiving the same shall issue a receipt for the balance which shall entitle the owner to the same rights, except as to negotiability, as if the receipt were the original bond or voucher in the amount of the balance. Any such indorsement on any such bond or voucher shall be made by writing or stamping across the face thereof the words "payments upon this bond (or voucher) are listed upon the back."
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-133

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-133) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-133)
    Sec. 9-2-133. When any municipality provides by ordinance for the construction of a waterworks system, any portion of the cost of which is to be paid by special assessment and a direct annual tax is authorized by a vote as provided in Section 9-2-38, in order to secure the payment of the cost of that construction, the contractor and holders of the bonds that may be issued in payment of that cost, in the manner provided in this Division 2, shall have a lien upon the waterworks system, and upon the income to be derived from its operation, to secure the payment of the amounts due them respectively. This lien shall be to the fullest extent that the municipality may be authorized by law to create. Upon a request in writing of the contractor for the construction of such a waterworks system, or of the holders of a majority in amount of the specified bonds, the municipality shall convey by a deed of trust in the nature of a mortgage the waterworks system so to be constructed, and all the property, both real and personal, pertaining thereto. Such a deed of trust shall secure the payment of the assessment for public benefit or of the bonds as the contractor or holders of the bonds may elect. The trustees in such a deed of trust shall be selected by the contractor or the holders of a majority in amount of such bonds. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-134

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-134) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-134)
    Sec. 9-2-134. The entire proceeds arising from the operation of such waterworks system shall be paid into the municipal treasury and shall be kept in a separate fund to be known as the "waterworks fund." After the payment therefrom of the necessary running and operating expenses of the waterworks system, the balance from time to time shall be credited by the municipal treasurer upon the assessment levied against the municipality for public benefits and the respective installments thereof, and shall be applied toward the payment of the cost of the waterworks system in the manner provided by this Division 2. Until the bonds so issued to pay the cost of the construction of the waterworks system and the interest thereon have been fully paid, the municipal treasurer shall not pay any warrant drawn on the "waterworks fund" for any other purpose except for the payment of the necessary operating expenses of the waterworks system.
    In case such a waterworks system is used and operated to supply water for any existing distributing system, the entire proceeds derived from the operation of the waterworks system and the distributing system so supplied with water shall be apportioned and divided in proportion to the original cost of the distributing system, and the cost of the waterworks system. These costs shall be determined by the municipal clerk. The portion of such income that is so determined to arise from the operation of the waterworks system shall be paid to the municipal treasurer and placed in the "waterworks fund" and used only in the manner specified in this section. The provision of this section shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-135

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-135) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-135)
    Sec. 9-2-135. No person accepting the vouchers or bonds as provided in this Division 2 shall have any claim or lien upon the municipality in any event for the payment of his vouchers or bonds or the interest thereon, except from the collection of the assessment against which the vouchers or bonds are issued. The municipality, nevertheless, shall not be in any way liable to the holders of these vouchers or bonds in case of a failure to collect the assessment, but with all reasonable diligence, so far as it can legally do so, it shall cause a valid special assessment or a special tax, as the case may be, to be levied and collected, to pay these bonds and vouchers, until all bonds and vouchers are fully paid. Any holder of vouchers or bonds, or his assigns, shall be entitled to summary relief by way of mandamus or injunction to enforce the provisions of this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-136

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-136) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-136)
    Sec. 9-2-136. From time to time, as the work under any contract for such an improvement progresses, upon certificates by the board of local improvements, or by some officer designated by the board for that purpose, payments may be made either in money, vouchers, or bonds, as provided in this Division 2, to apply upon the contract price, reserving, however, a sufficient amount upon each of the payments to properly secure, in the judgment of the board, the faithful performance of the contract. This reserve shall be paid over at such time and on such conditions as the board shall fix, after the specified work has been completed or accepted.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-137

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-137) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-137)
    Sec. 9-2-137. The board of local improvements before the crediting of the excess as provided for in Section 9-2-114, shall estimate an amount deemed sufficient to make up any probable deficiency of interest, in the event that from any cause, collections of interest may prove insufficient to meet the interest to be paid on the bonds until they mature as hereinbefore provided. This estimated amount shall be deducted out of the installments as an item of expense before crediting rebates of excess as directed in this Division 2 and shall be used for no other purpose than to make up such a deficiency until the bonds are fully paid, both principal and interest. Any balance remaining of this estimated amount after the principal and interest of the bonds are fully paid may be used to reimburse the corporate fund for any advances made from this fund on account of costs of the special assessment or special tax or other expenses of the improvement for which the special assessment or special tax is levied.
    However, in municipalities having a population of 500,000 or more, no deduction of this estimated amount out of the installments shall be made where the ordinance providing for the assessment provided that a certain sum not to exceed 5% of the amount of that special assessment or special tax shall be applied as provided in Sections 9-2-138 and 9-2-139, or in case such a municipality, at any time before the crediting of such excess, shall annually appropriate or set aside a fund sufficient in amount to meet all estimated deficiencies in interest which may arise during the year for which the fund is provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-138

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-138) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-138)
    Sec. 9-2-138. If, after final settlement with the contractor for any improvement and after full payment of all vouchers or bonds except those bonds and interest coupons not presented for payment, although called and for which funds are available and reserved, within the period of time specified in Section 9-1-5, issued on account of that improvement, there is any surplus remaining in the special assessment or special tax above the specified payments and above the amount necessary for the payment of interest on those vouchers or bonds, such surplus shall be applied to reimbursing the public benefit fund for any amounts paid from such fund on account of the improvement. If, after the public benefit fund has been reimbursed, a surplus still remains, the proper authorities of the municipality shall declare at once a rebate upon each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land assessed, of its pro rata proportion of that surplus. Such rebate shall be paid to the owner of record of each such lot, block, tract, or parcel at the time of the declaration of the rebate. Should any additional funds be collected after the original rebate is declared, the municipality shall not be required to declare a supplemental rebate for 5 years from the date the original rebate is declared. The municipality may deduct for its cost and expenses for declaring and making any rebate not more than 5% of the amount declared to be rebated. The board of local improvements shall keep and exhibit publicly in its office, an index of all warrants upon which rebates are due and payable and upon proper proof, the warrants shall be repaid to the persons entitled thereto.
    However, whenever any municipality having a population of 500,000 or more has appropriated or set aside a fund sufficient in amount to meet all estimated deficiencies in interest, cost of making, levying, and collecting a special assessment or special tax, and of letting and executing contracts, advertising, clerical hire, engineering and inspection, court costs and fees of commissioners in condemnation proceedings incurred in such a proceeding and has provided, in the ordinance providing for the assessment, that a certain sum not to exceed 5% of the amount of the assessment or special tax shall be applied toward the payment of the specified and other costs of making and collecting the assessment, the money collected in the fund created by this 5% so added as hereinbefore authorized shall be used to pay all deficiency in interest in the warrant, and the balance shall be used to reimburse the corporate funds for advances made from the corporate funds on account of costs of the special assessment or special tax or other expenses of the improvement for which the special assessment or special tax was levied.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2969.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-139

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-139) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-139)
    Sec. 9-2-139. The costs and expenses of maintaining the board of local improvements, for paying salaries of the members of the board, and the expense of making and levying special assessments or special taxes and of letting and executing contracts, and also the entire cost and expense attending the making and return of the assessment rolls and the necessary estimates, examinations, advertisements, and like matters, connected with the proceedings provided for in this Division 2, including the court costs and the fees to commissioners in condemnation proceedings, which are to be taxed as provided in this Division 2, shall be paid by the municipality out of its general corporate fund.
    However, in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, the municipality, in the ordinance providing for the prescribed assessment, may provide that a certain sum, not to exceed 6% of the amount of this assessment, shall be applied toward the payment of the specified and other costs of making and collecting this assessment. In municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, the estimate of cost of the improvement may also provide an item setting forth a reserve for deficiency in interest not to exceed 6% of the amount of the assessment.
    The limitation in the preceding paragraph shall not apply to the costs of engineering and inspection connected with any local improvement, but these costs in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000 may be included in the cost of the improvement to be defrayed by special assessment or special tax.
    In municipalities having a population of 500,000 or more, the municipality, in the ordinance providing for the prescribed assessment, may provide that a certain sum not to exceed 5% of the amount of this assessment, as finally determined after the completion of the improvement in accordance with Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116, shall be applied (but only by way of reimbursement of the general corporate fund as hereinafter in this Section provided) toward the payment of the cost of making, levying, and collecting the special assessment or special tax, and of letting and executing contracts, advertising, clerical hire, engineering and inspection, court costs and fees of commissioners in condemnation proceedings incurred in the proceeding and deficiency in interest in the matter of the special assessment or special tax. If the part of the assessment levied on account of the expenses specified in this paragraph, exceeds 5% of the entire assessment as finally determined in accordance with Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116, but does not exceed 5% of the assessment as originally levied and filed in court, that excess shall not constitute any objection to a judgment of confirmation of the assessment. But no larger sum on account of the expenses specified in this paragraph than 5% of the assessment as finally determined in accordance with Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116, shall be treated as a part of the cost of the improvement to be certified by the board of local improvements in accordance with Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116, and if the part of the assessment originally levied on account of the expenses specified in this paragraph exceeds 5% of the entire assessment as finally determined in accordance with that Section, any such excess shall be treated as a part of the excess to be abated in accordance with the provisions of Sections 9-2-114 through 9-2-116.
    Such a deficiency in interest, if any, shall be first paid out of the fund so created by this 5% so added as in this Section authorized. The application of this fund toward the payment of the expenses specified in the preceding paragraph shall be only by paying over and transferring the balance of the fund after the payment of such a deficiency in interest, to the general corporate fund of the municipality for reimbursement for expenses of the improvement for which the assessment is levied, theretofore paid out of that general corporate fund.
(Source: P.A. 76-758.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-140

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-140) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-140)
    Sec. 9-2-140. Appeals from final judgments or orders of any court made in the proceedings provided for by this Division 2, may be taken in the manner provided in other civil cases, by the municipality or by any of the owners or parties interested in land taken, damaged, or assessed therein. However, no appeal may be taken after 30 days from the entry of the final judgement or order. Such an appeal may be prosecuted jointly, and upon a joint bond, or severally, and upon several bonds, as may be specified in the order fixing the amount and terms of such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 76-1407.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-141

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-141) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-141)
    Sec. 9-2-141. After the expiration of the 30 day period allowed for filing a notice of appeal under this Division 2, an appeal from any such judgment may be filed in the manner provided in other civil cases on petition or application of owners or parties interested in the property affected thereby, as shown by the record, at any time after the disposition of the last remaining objections to the confirmation, if any, prior to the first day of June following the entry of the judgment.
    However, if the warrant for collection as to any parcel is not certified for collection so that an application for judgment of sale may be made in the year following the entry of the judgment, leave to appeal as to that parcel, on application, may be granted by the reviewing court within the period of one year after the entry of the judgment.
    In every case there shall be filed with the clerk of the reviewing court, with the application for leave to appeal, an affidavit by the appellant or his agent setting forth the time when the warrant for collection, as to the property, was so certified, and further setting forth that the person to whom the notice of the filing of assessment roll as to the property, as shown by the record, did not receive the notice, or otherwise learn of the pendency of the proceedings for the confirmation of the assessment until less than 10 days before the entry of default against his property in the court below. In all such cases the notice of appeal shall contain a statement that it is filed pursuant to leave granted by the reviewing court under authority of this Division 2 and the notice of appeal shall be filed and served on or before the dates hereinabove fixed.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3762.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-142

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-142) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-142)
    Sec. 9-2-142. Any municipality, not already controlled by this Division 2, if it so determines by ordinance, may adopt the provisions of this Division 2, and where it has so adopted this Division 2, it has the right to take all the proceedings provided for and to have the benefit of all the provisions of this Division 2.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-143

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-143) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-143)
    Sec. 9-2-143. Whenever, immediately prior to January 1, 1942, authority of law existed in corporate authorities to levy special assessments or special taxes for local improvements, and for that purpose to use the proceedings provided by Article 9 of an act entitled "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended, or by "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended, such corporate authorities are authorized to make use of the provisions of this Division 2 for the purpose, with the same effect, and to the same extent as heretofore authorized to use the provisions of either mentioned act. Any such corporate authorities as may be on and after January 1, 1942, authorized by law to levy such special assessments or special taxes, whether otherwise expressly authorized thereto or not, may make use of the provisions of this Division 2 in like manner.
    If, in any such case, a board of local improvements, as required in this Division 2, does not exist, the corporate authorities shall take such steps for a public hearing, on the subject of the proposed improvement, to be paid for by special assessment or special taxation, as are required in this Division 2 of the board of local improvements, and they shall act as such a board in the manner provided in this Division 2, as nearly as may be, both in originating the improvement and in executing the work and making payment therefor.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-2-144

    (65 ILCS 5/9-2-144) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-144)
    Sec. 9-2-144. The laws subsisting immediately prior to January 1, 1942, the time of the taking effect of this Division 2, shall continue to apply to all proceedings for the condemnation of land, or the confirmation of special assessment or special taxes for local improvements, which were pending in any court in this state at the time of the taking effect of this Division 2, and to all proceedings for the collection of any deficiency under past levies already made under any law existing at the time of the taking effect of this Division 2, and also to all proceedings for new assessments made in lieu of others annulled before this Division 2 took effect, by order of some court.
    Whenever any installment of an assessment confirmed under prior acts matures, proceedings to return the installment delinquent, and to collect the installment shall conform to the provisions of this Division 2.
    Whenever any bond issued under "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended, matures, proceedings to refund or enforce its payment shall conform to the provisions of this Division 2, so far as they are applicable.
    Nothing in this Division 2 shall be construed to repeal any of the laws relating to civil service, and nothing in this Division 2 shall be construed to repeal or modify any of the rules of the civil service commission of the city of Chicago adopted pursuant to the civil service laws, and nothing in this Division 2 shall be construed to repeal Division 84 of Article 11.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)