(65 ILCS 5/11-116-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-116-1)
    Sec. 11-116-1. Subject to the provisions of this Division 116, a municipality with a population of less than 100,000 may erect monuments or memorials in honor of its soldiers and sailors or in honor of any one or more of its notable or distinguished persons.
    To defray the cost of constructing such a monument or memorial the municipality may levy a direct tax of not more than .01% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality. This tax shall be in addition to the taxes now or hereafter authorized by law to be levied and collected by the municipality and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)