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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/9-3-39

    (65 ILCS 5/9-3-39) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-3-39)
    Sec. 9-3-39. The assessment authorized by this Division 3 shall constitute valid and binding liens upon the respective tracts of property against which they are assessed from the date of the confirmation of the assessment until paid, prior to all other claims and liens, and shall be coequal with the lien for general taxes, and shall not be questioned in any action or proceeding except on proof of failure to give notice of the hearing on the question of benefits, unless such suit shall be instituted within 10 days after the confirmation of the assessment roll by the court.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/9-3-40

    (65 ILCS 5/9-3-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-3-40)
    Sec. 9-3-40. Liens shall be enforced and collected independently of any other provision of the statutes contrary thereto notwithstanding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-3-41

    (65 ILCS 5/9-3-41) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-3-41)
    Sec. 9-3-41. Whenever any assessment has been levied against any real estate, the assessment or installments thereof shall become delinquent the first day of July next after the due date thereof and bear interest after delinquency at the rate as in this Division 3 provided until paid, or until such real estate is sold for the payment thereof, as in this Division 3 provided. The assessment after delinquency shall continue to be collected by the authorized collector of any such municipality. Such municipality shall institute proceedings to foreclose and sell property for the payment of any assessment, or installment thereof, remaining delinquent 6 months after delinquency date. Any holder of any bond or of any interest coupon is entitled to summary relief by mandamus or injunction to enforce the provisions hereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/9-3-42

    (65 ILCS 5/9-3-42) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-3-42)
    Sec. 9-3-42. The corporate authorities by resolution shall direct some officer of such municipality to file a petition in the name of such municipality in any court of competent jurisdiction to foreclose the lien as to the past due assessment, or installment thereof, and cause the real estate against which such assessment, or installment thereof, is levied to be sold to pay the same. As many lots, tracts and parcels of land as may be desired may be joined in one suit so long as the lots, tracts and parcels of land are delinquent for the same assessment or installment thereof constituting liens against the real estate created under this Division 3. Upon filing of the petition, notice shall be given by the clerk of the court addressed "To All Owners, Parties Concerned and Persons Interested" in the described tracts of real estate, setting forth a description of the several tracts of real estate sought to be sold, the pendency of the proceedings, the docket number of the cause, and stating the term of court at which the petition will be heard. The notice shall be published by the clerk of the court in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the municipality where such real estate is situated if there is such a newspaper. Otherwise, such notice shall be published in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the county. Such notice shall be published at least 30 days prior to the date set for the hearing in the cause. The petition and notice shall give the court full jurisdiction of all the parties interested as owner, occupant, lien claimant or otherwise, in the several tracts of real estate described in the petition and notice.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)