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LIBRARIES
(75 ILCS 5/) Illinois Local Library Act.

75 ILCS 5/Art. 4

 
    (75 ILCS 5/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4. TRUSTEES

75 ILCS 5/4-1

    (75 ILCS 5/4-1) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-1)
    Sec. 4-1. When the corporate authorities of a city establish a public library, the mayor shall, with the approval of the city council, appoint a board of 9 trustees chosen from city residents with reference to their fitness for such office. Not more than one member of the city council shall be at any one time a member of the library board.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-1.1

    (75 ILCS 5/4-1.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-1.1)
    Sec. 4-1.1. Term of office; removal.
    (a) The first library trustees of a city shall hold office as follows: one-third shall serve for one year, one-third for 2 years, and one-third for 3 years, from the first of July following their appointment. At their first regular meeting, those trustees shall cast lots for the respective terms. Annually thereafter the mayor shall, before the first of July of each year, appoint as before 3 trustees to take the place of the retiring trustees. The trustees appointed by the mayor shall hold office for 3 years and until their successors are appointed.
    (b) The mayor may remove any trustee in the manner provided in Section 3.1-35-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

75 ILCS 5/4-2

    (75 ILCS 5/4-2) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-2)
    Sec. 4-2. In villages under the commission form of government, the village council at its first regular meeting following the election establishing a public library, shall appoint a board of library trustees of 6 members who are village residents, 2 to hold until the first regular meeting of the next succeeding fiscal year, 2 to hold for one year thereafter and 2 to hold for 2 years thereafter. The respective successors of the initial appointees shall be appointed for 6 year terms and shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.
    Any board may provide by resolution that the term of its trustees shall be 4 years. If the board adopts such a resolution, then at the time the next appointments are made, one trustee shall be appointed for a 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-3

    (75 ILCS 5/4-3) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-3)
    Sec. 4-3. The election of the 7 trustees for the first board of library trustees shall be held at the time of the library establishment election. If a majority of the votes cast in any incorporated town or village (except a village under the commission form of government) on the proposition pursuant to Section 2-2 are in favor of the establishment of a public library, the 7 persons who receive, for the respective terms designated on the ballot, the highest number of votes for library trustees cast at such election shall constitute the board of library trustees. Two of these terms shall be until the next election held in an odd-numbered year in the incorporated town, village or township, 2 shall be until the second such election after the election establishing the library, and 3 shall be until the third such election after the election establishing the library. The trustees so elected shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)

75 ILCS 5/4-3.1

    (75 ILCS 5/4-3.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-3.1)
    Sec. 4-3.1. As the terms of the library trustees elected in any incorporated town or village expire, (except a village under the commission form of government) their successors shall be elected in accordance with the general election law to hold their office for 6 years until their successors are elected and qualified.
    Any board may provide by resolution that the term of its trustees shall be 4 years. If the board adopts such a resolution, then if 3 trustees are to be elected at the next election or if 2 trustees are to be elected at each of the next 2 elections, one of the trustees elected at the first election, to be determined by lot at the first meeting after that election, shall serve a 2 year term.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)

75 ILCS 5/4-3.2

    (75 ILCS 5/4-3.2) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-3.2)
    Sec. 4-3.2. The election of the 7 trustees for the first board of library trustees shall be held at the time of the library establishment election. The 7 persons who receive, for their respective terms designated on the ballot, the highest number of votes for library trustees cast at such election shall constitute the board of library trustees. Of the 7 trustees elected, 4 shall serve terms of 4 years, and 3 shall serve terms of 2 years. As the terms of the library trustees elected in any township expire, their successors shall be elected for terms of 4 years. Trustees shall serve for 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)

75 ILCS 5/4-3.3

    (75 ILCS 5/4-3.3) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-3.3)
    Sec. 4-3.3. Nominations for the position of library trustee including the first board of library trustees shall be by petition, signed by at least 25 legal voters residing in the incorporated town or village (except a village under the commission form of government) or township and filed with the clerk of such incorporated town, village, or township within the time prescribed by the general election law. Such clerk shall certify the candidates for library trustees to the proper election authorities who shall conduct the election in accordance with the general election law. All candidates must be residents of the incorporated town, village or township involved. The ballots shall not designate any political party, platform or political principle.
(Source: P.A. 95-65, eff. 1-1-08.)

75 ILCS 5/4-4

    (75 ILCS 5/4-4) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-4)
    Sec. 4-4. Vacancies shall be declared in the office of trustee by the board when the elected or appointed trustee declines or is unable to serve, or is absent without cause from all regular board meetings for a period of one year, or is convicted of a misdemeanor for failing, neglecting, or refusing to discharge any duty imposed upon a trustee by this Act, or becomes a nonresident of the city, village, incorporated town, or township, or who fails to pay the library taxes levied by the corporate authorities. Vacancies shall also be declared in the office of trustee by the board when, at the election of the first board of library trustees or at any subsequent election, there are not sufficient trustees elected to fill an entire board of 7 trustees.
    Vacancies in the board of trustees in a city or a village under the commission form of government shall be reported to the mayor or president and be filled in like manner as original appointments.
    If a vacancy occurs in the board of trustees in any incorporated town or village (other than a village under the commission form of government) or in any township, the vacancy may be filled by the remaining trustees until the next regular library election at which library trustees are scheduled to be elected under the consolidated schedule of elections in the general election law, at which election a trustee shall be elected to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. If, however, the vacancy occurs with less than 28 months remaining in the term, and if the vacancy occurs less than 88 days before the next regular scheduled election for this office, then the person so appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. If there is a failure to appoint a library trustee or a failure to elect a library trustee, or if the person elected or appointed fails to qualify for office, the trustee may continue in office if available and qualified until his successor has been elected or appointed and qualified. Vacancies shall be filled forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 87-424.)

75 ILCS 5/4-5

    (75 ILCS 5/4-5) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-5)
    Sec. 4-5. Trustees shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties from library funds.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-6

    (75 ILCS 5/4-6) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-6)
    Sec. 4-6. Within 60 days after their election or appointment, the trustees shall take the oath of office and meet to organize the board. The required oath may be taken and subscribed before the Secretary or Secretary pro tempore of the library board, the County Clerk of the county containing all or a larger portion of the library, the Judge entering the order for the establishment referendum or before any other person authorized to administer oaths.
    The first action taken at the organizational meeting of the board shall be the election of a President and a Secretary and such other officers as the board may deem necessary, and the board shall further provide in the bylaws of the board as to the length of the terms in office. The trustees shall determine the time and place of all official meetings of the board at which any legal action may be taken and shall post notice thereof at the public library maintained by the board and at not less than one public place within the corporate confines of the area of library service one day in advance thereof.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)

75 ILCS 5/4-7

    (75 ILCS 5/4-7) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-7)
    Sec. 4-7. Each board of library trustees of a city, incorporated town, village or township shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Act in establishing, supporting and maintaining a public library or libraries for providing library service and, in addition to but without limiting other powers conferred by this Act, shall have the following powers:
        1. To make and adopt such bylaws, rules and
    
regulations, for their own guidance and for the government of the library as may be expedient, not inconsistent with this Act;
        2. To have the exclusive control of the expenditure
    
of all moneys collected for the library and deposited to the credit of the library fund;
        3. To have the exclusive control of the construction
    
of any library building and of the supervision, care and custody of the grounds, rooms or buildings constructed, leased or set apart for that purpose;
        4. To purchase or lease real or personal property,
    
and to construct an appropriate building or buildings for the use of a library established hereunder, using, at the board's option, contracts providing for all or part of the consideration to be paid through installments at stated intervals during a certain period not to exceed 20 years with interest on the unpaid balance at any lawful rate for municipal corporations in this State, except that contracts for installment purchases of real estate shall provide for not more than 75% of the total consideration to be repaid by installments, and to refund at any time any installment contract entered into pursuant to this paragraph by means of a refunding loan agreement, which may provide for installment payments of principal and interest to be made at stated intervals during a certain period not to exceed 20 years from the date of such refunding loan agreement, with interest on the unpaid principal balance at any lawful rate for municipal corporations in this State, except that no installment contract or refunding loan agreement for the same property or construction project may exceed an aggregate of 20 years;
        5. To remodel or reconstruct a building erected or
    
purchased by the board, when such building is not adapted to its purposes or needs;
        6. To sell or otherwise dispose of any real or
    
personal property that it deems no longer necessary or useful for library purposes, and to lease to others any real property not immediately useful but for which plans for ultimate use have been or will be adopted but the corporate authorities shall have the first right to purchase or lease except that in the case of the City of Chicago, this power shall be governed and limited by the Chicago Public Library Act;
        7. To appoint and to fix the compensation of a
    
qualified librarian, who shall have the authority to hire such other employees as may be necessary, to fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees, subject to the approval of the board, but these powers are subject to Division 1 of Article 10 of the Illinois Municipal Code in municipalities in which that Division is in force. The board may also retain counsel and professional consultants as needed;
        8. To contract with any public or private corporation
    
or entity for the purpose of providing or receiving library service or of performing any and all other acts necessary and proper to carry out the responsibilities, the spirit, and the provisions of this Act. This contractual power includes, but is not limited to, participating in interstate library compacts and library systems, contracting to supply library services, and expending of any federal or State funds made available to any county, municipality, township or to the State of Illinois for library purposes. However, if a contract is for the supply of library services for residents without a public library established under the provisions of this Act, the terms of that contract will recognize the principle of equity or cost of services to non-residents expressed in this Section of this Act, and will provide for the assumption by the contracting party receiving the services of financial responsibility for the loss of or damage to any library materials provided to non-residents under the contract;
        9. To join with the board or boards of any one or
    
more libraries in this State in maintaining libraries, or for the maintenance of a common library or common library services for participants, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by and between the boards;
        10. To enter into contracts and to take title to any
    
property acquired by it for library purposes by the name and style of "The Board of Library Trustees of the (city, village, incorporated town or township) of ...." and by that name to sue and be sued;
        11. To exclude from the use of the library any person
    
who wilfully violates the rules prescribed by the board;
        12. To extend the privileges and use of the library,
    
including the borrowing of materials on an individual basis by persons residing outside of the city, incorporated town, village or township. If the board exercises this power, the privilege of library use shall be upon such terms and conditions as the board shall from time to time by its regulations prescribe, and for such privileges and use, the board shall charge a nonresident fee at least equal to the cost paid by residents of the city, incorporated town, village or township, with the cost to be determined according to the formula established by the Illinois State Library. A person residing outside of a public library service area must apply for a non-resident library card at the public library located closest to the person's principal residence. The nonresident cards shall allow for borrowing privileges at all participating public libraries in the regional library system. The nonresident fee shall not apply to privilege and use provided under the terms of the library's membership in a library system operating under the provisions of the Illinois Library System Act, under the terms of any reciprocal agreement with a public or private corporation or entity providing a library service, or to a nonresident who as an individual or as a partner, principal stockholder, or other joint owner owns taxable property or is a senior administrative officer of a firm, business, or other corporation owning taxable property within the city, incorporated town, village or township upon the presentation of the most recent tax bill upon that taxable property, provided that the privilege and use of the library is extended to only one such nonresident for each parcel of such taxable property. Nothing in this item 12 requires any public library to participate in the non-resident card reciprocal borrowing program of a regional library system as provided for in this Section;
        13. To exercise the power of eminent domain subject
    
to the prior approval of the corporate authorities under Sections 5-1 and 5-2 of this Act;
        14. To join the public library as a member and to
    
join the library trustees as members in the Illinois Library Association and the American Library Association, non-profit, non-political, 501(c)(3) associations, as designated by the federal Internal Revenue Service, having the purpose of library development and librarianship; to provide for the payment of annual membership dues, fees and assessments and act by, through and in the name of such instrumentality by providing and disseminating information and research services, employing personnel and doing any and all other acts for the purpose of improving library development;
        15. To invest funds pursuant to the Public Funds
    
Investment Act;
        16. To accumulate and set apart as reserve funds
    
portions of the unexpended balances of the proceeds received annually from taxes or other sources, for the purpose of providing self-insurance against liabilities relating to the public library.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 92-166, eff. 1-1-02.)

75 ILCS 5/4-7.05

    (75 ILCS 5/4-7.05)
    Sec. 4-7.05. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

75 ILCS 5/4-7.1

    (75 ILCS 5/4-7.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-7.1)
    Sec. 4-7.1. In addition to all other powers and authority now possessed by it, the board of library trustees shall have the following powers:
    (1) To lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for library purposes for a period of time not exceeding 20 years;
    (2) To pay for the use of this leased property in accordance with the terms of the lease and with the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, as now or hereafter amended;
    (3) Such lease may be entered into without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred. However, if the board undertakes to pay all or any part of the costs of operating and maintaining the property of a public building commission as authorized in subparagraph (4) of this Section, such expenses of operation and maintenance shall be included in the annual budget of such board annually during the term of such undertaking;
    (4) In addition, the board may undertake, either in the lease with a public building commission or by separate agreement or contract with a public building commission, to pay all or any part of the costs of maintaining and operating the property of a public building commission for any period of time not exceeding 40 years.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-7.2

    (75 ILCS 5/4-7.2) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-7.2)
    Sec. 4-7.2. The board of library trustees shall establish, and review at least biennially, a written policy for the selection of library materials and the use of library materials and facilities. No employee may be disciplined or dismissed for the selection of library materials when the selection is made in good faith and in accordance with the written policy required to be established pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-751.)

75 ILCS 5/4-7.3

    (75 ILCS 5/4-7.3) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-7.3)
    Sec. 4-7.3. In municipalities of more than 500,000 population, the board of library trustees shall make available at various branches of the public library of the municipality applications for examination for and appointment to positions as firefighters or police on the regularly constituted fire or police department of such municipality. It is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraph (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that this Section is a denial of the power of a home rule unit to fail to make applications available as required by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1342.)

75 ILCS 5/4-8

    (75 ILCS 5/4-8) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-8)
    Sec. 4-8. In cities of more than 500,000 population, the board of trustees shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended, in relation to the letting of contracts and purchase orders in behalf of any library and the power, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, board of standardization and corporate authority in such cities.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-9

    (75 ILCS 5/4-9) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-9)
    Sec. 4-9. In townships and in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of 500,000 or less, the board of trustees shall require the treasurer of such board or such other person as may be designated as the custodian of the moneys paid over to such board to give a bond to be approved by such board and in such amount, not less than 50% of the total funds received by the library in the last fiscal year, conditioned that he will safely keep and pay over upon the order of such board all funds received and held by him for such board of trustees. For a library in a city, village, incorporated town or township, the board of library trustees may designate the treasurer of the corporate authority, or the supervisor in the case of a township, as the custodian of the library fund, and the bond given by the treasurer or the supervisor shall satisfy the bond requirements of this section when properly endorsed. The cost of any surety bond shall be borne by the library. As an alternative to a personal bond on the treasurer or custodian of funds, the board of trustees may require the treasurer or custodian to secure for the library an insurance policy or other insurance instrument that provides the library with coverage for negligent or intentional acts by library officials and employees that could result in the loss of library funds. The coverage shall be in an amount at least equal to 50% of the average amount of the library's operating fund from the prior 3 fiscal years. The coverage shall be placed with an insurer approved by the board. The cost of any such coverage shall be borne by the library. The library shall provide the Illinois State Library a copy of the library's certificate of insurance at the time the library's annual report is filed.
(Source: P.A. 97-101, eff. 1-1-12.)

75 ILCS 5/4-10

    (75 ILCS 5/4-10) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-10)
    Sec. 4-10. Within 60 days after the expiration of each fiscal year of the city, incorporated town, village or township, the board of trustees shall make a report of the condition of their trust on the last day of the fiscal year, to the city council, board of trustees or board of town trustees, as the case may be. This report shall be made in writing and shall be verified under oath by the secretary, or some other responsible officer of the board of trustees. It shall contain (1) an itemized statement of the various sums of money received from the library fund and from other sources; (2) an itemized statement of the objects and purposes for which those sums of money have been expended; (3) a statement of the number of books and periodicals available for use, and the number and character thereof circulated; (4) a statement of the real and personal property acquired by legacy, purchase, gift or otherwise; (5) a statement of the character of any extensions of library service which have been undertaken; (6) a statement of the financial requirements of the library for the ensuing fiscal year for inclusion in the appropriation of the corporate authority, and of the amount of money which, in the judgment of the board of library trustees, it will be necessary to levy for library purposes in the next annual tax levy ordinance; (7) a statement as to the amount of accumulations and the reasons therefor; (8) a statement as to any outstanding liabilities including those for bonds still outstanding or amounts due for judgments, settlements, liability insurance, or for amounts due under a certificate of the board; (9) any other statistics, information and suggestions that may be of interest. A report shall also be filed, at the same time, with the Illinois State Library. The board of trustees in a township shall also submit its appropriation and levy determinations to the Board of Township Trustees as provided in "The Illinois Municipal Budget Law", as amended.
(Source: P.A. 97-101, eff. 1-1-12.)

75 ILCS 5/4-11

    (75 ILCS 5/4-11) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-11)
    Sec. 4-11. The powers granted boards of trustees shall be suspended during any period that the city, incorporated town, village or township is included within any public library district established under "The Illinois Public Library District Act", as hereafter amended. However, such board shall exercise its powers as to any portion of a city, village, incorporated town or township which is not included within the district.
    The board shall, under a court order or law, provide for payment of its liabilities, transfer of its assets to and continuation of library services by the library district within which has been wholly included, a city, or village, or incorporated town or township.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-12

    (75 ILCS 5/4-12) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-12)
    Sec. 4-12. Whenever any historical society or other civic body or corporation, organized for the promotion of historical education, is maintaining a historical museum and library within the territory served by a public library subject to this Act, the board of trustees of such public library may participate in the maintenance of such historical museum and library upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by the board of trustees of such public library and the governing board of such historical society or other civic body or corporation.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-13

    (75 ILCS 5/4-13) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-13)
    Sec. 4-13. A Board of Library Trustees may, by resolution, create and maintain a working cash fund, for the sole purpose of enabling the library board to have in its funds, at all times, sufficient money to meet demands thereon for ordinary and necessary and committed expenditures for library purposes.
    Such working cash fund shall be known as the local library working cash fund and may contain any amount deemed necessary by the Board to satisfy the purpose of the fund; provided, that the balance in the fund shall not at any time be allowed to exceed .2% of the full, fair cash value of all taxable property within the corporate limits, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue as of the year the fund is established or, if such fund is established after January 1, 1979, then for the year 1978. The money for such fund shall only accrue from the local library working cash fund tax authorized to be levied pursuant to Section 3-9. The Board may appropriate moneys to the Working cash fund up to the maximum amount allowable in the fund, and the working cash fund may receive such appropriations and any other contributions.
    Once the fund has been created, the proceeds shall be deposited in a special and separate fund, and may be carried over, from year to year without in any manner reducing or abating a future annual library tax levy. It shall be identified in the appropriation each year, but shall not be deemed as a current asset available for library purposes.
    The proceeds of such fund may be transferred from the local library working cash fund to the general library fund, and disbursed therefrom in anticipation of the collection of taxes lawfully levied for general library purposes or in anticipation of such taxes, as by law now or hereafter enacted or amended, imposed by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois to replace revenue lost by units of local government and school districts as a result of the abolition of ad valorem personal property taxes, pursuant to Article IX, Section 5(c) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois. Such taxes when collected, and after payment of tax warrants, shall be drawn upon to reimburse the working cash fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-459.)

75 ILCS 5/4-13.1

    (75 ILCS 5/4-13.1) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-13.1)
    Sec. 4-13.1. A Board of Library Trustees may, by resolution, abolish a working cash fund established pursuant to Section 4-13 and direct the transfer of any balance in such fund, including any interest that has accrued, to the general library fund at the close of the fiscal year. However, if the board abolished a working cash fund under this provision, it shall not establish another working cash fund, unless establishment of the fund is approved by a majority of the voters of the city, village, incorporated town or township voting on the question at a referendum.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-14

    (75 ILCS 5/4-14) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-14)
    Sec. 4-14. A Board of Library Trustees may, by resolution, provide for (a) the payment, in the manner provided for in Section 9-104 of the "Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act", of any judgment for which it is liable; (b) the making of payments to settle or compromise a claim or action against the board; and (c) the contracting and payment of premiums for insurance against loss or liability, as provided in Section 9-103 of the "Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act".
    In addition, the board may include in the statement of financial requirements in its annual report to the corporate authorities the specific sums required to make the payments provided for in the first paragraph of this Section and the amount of any additional taxes it will be necessary to levy for those purposes. The corporate authorities may levy a tax for these purposes under Section 9-107 of the "Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-15

    (75 ILCS 5/4-15) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-15)
    Sec. 4-15. Appropriations for library purposes within the annual appropriation ordinance of the corporate authority, shall terminate with the close of the fiscal year of the library, except that any remaining balances shall be available for 90 days thereafter for the authorization of the payment and the payment of obligations incurred either before the close of the fiscal year or within the 90-day period thereafter. All balances remaining after such 90-day period shall be available for transfer to be accumulated under Sections 5-1 and 5-8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-998.)

75 ILCS 5/4-16

    (75 ILCS 5/4-16) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-16)
    Sec. 4-16. When the board of trustees has determined to sell or otherwise dispose of real or personal property that it deems no longer necessary or useful for library purposes, such may be sold or disposed of at a public sale, but the corporate authorities shall have the first right to purchase such property for public or corporate purposes by meeting bids acceptable to the board.
    1. Personal property of any value may be donated or be sold to any other tax supported library or to any library system operating under the provisions of the Illinois Library System Act under such terms or conditions as the board may determine.
    2. Personal property having a unit value of $1,000 or less may be disposed of as the board may determine.
    3. Personal property having a unit value of more than $1,000 but less than $2,500 may be displayed at the library, and a public notice of its availability, the date and the terms of the proposed sale shall be posted.
    4. In all other cases, the board shall publish notice of the availability and location of the real or personal property and the date and terms of the proposed sale, giving such notice once each week for 2 successive weeks. Such notice shall be published in one or more newspapers published within the city, incorporated town, village or township, or, if there is no such newspaper, then at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the city, incorporated town, village, or township.
    On the day of a sale conducted pursuant to the provisions of this Section the board shall proceed with the sale and may sell such property for a price determined by the board, or, to the highest bidder. Where the board deems the bids inadequate, it may reject such bids and re-advertise the sale.
(Source: P.A. 84-770.)

75 ILCS 5/4-17

    (75 ILCS 5/4-17) (from Ch. 81, par. 4-17)
    Sec. 4-17. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)