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Public Act 098-0741





Public Act 098-0741
HB5619 EnrolledLRB098 19147 JLK 54299 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
changing Section 11-12-5 as follows:
    (65 ILCS 5/11-12-5)  (from Ch. 24, par. 11-12-5)
    Sec. 11-12-5. Every plan commission and planning
department authorized by this division 12 has the following
powers and whenever in this division 12 the term plan
commission is used such term shall be deemed to include the
term planning department:
    (1) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities a
comprehensive plan for the present and future development or
redevelopment of the municipality. Such plan may be adopted in
whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of
which, when adopted, shall be the official comprehensive plan,
or part thereof, of that municipality. This plan may include
reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys,
public grounds, and other improvements hereinafter specified.
The plan, as recommended by the plan commission and as
thereafter adopted in any municipality in this state, may be
made applicable, by the terms thereof, to land situated within
the corporate limits and contiguous territory not more than one
and one-half miles beyond the corporate limits and not included
in any municipality. Such plan may be implemented by ordinances
(a) establishing reasonable standards of design for
subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of
areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public
improvements as herein defined; (b) establishing reasonable
requirements governing the location, width, course, and
surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for
public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street
lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be
used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water
supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage
collection and treatment; and (c) may designate land suitable
for annexation to the municipality and the recommended zoning
classification for such land upon annexation.
    (2) To recommend changes, from time to time, in the
official comprehensive plan.
    (3) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities,
from time to time, plans for specific improvements in pursuance
of the official comprehensive plan.
    (4) To give aid to the municipal officials charged with the
direction of projects for improvements embraced within the
official plan, to further the making of these projects, and,
generally, to promote the realization of the official
comprehensive plan.
    (5) To prepare and recommend to the corporate authorities
schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities
which may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the
proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in
Section 1.2 of The Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977, or
to recommend changes in such schemes.
    (6) To exercise such other powers germane to the powers
granted by this article as may be conferred by the corporate
    (7) For purposes of implementing ordinances regarding
developer donations or impact fees, and specifically for
expenditures thereof, "school grounds" is defined as including
land or site improvements, which include school buildings or
other infrastructure, including technological infrastructure,
necessitated and specifically and uniquely attributed to the
development or subdivision in question. This amendatory Act of
the 93rd General Assembly applies to all impact fees or
developer donations paid into a school district or held in a
separate account or escrow fund by any school district or
municipality for a school district.
(Source: P.A. 93-330, eff. 7-24-03.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015