(65 ILCS 5/11-137-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-137-4)
    Sec. 11-137-4. Such municipalities may borrow money and levy and collect a general tax, in the same manner as other municipal taxes may be levied and collected, to procure funds to lease or purchase and maintain such a waterworks or sewerage system, or both, and to pay any existing indebtedness thereon. They may issue their bonds to procure funds to purchase such a system or systems and to pay off the existing bonds or indebtedness thereon, at the time of the purchase or at any time thereafter that the financial condition of the municipality will permit. Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
    If an appropriation has been made therefor, such a municipality may constitute and make any bond which falls due during the current year, and which is secured by a mortgage or trust deed on such a system or systems, and which was issued by any person to procure funds to construct the system or systems, a bond of the municipality for that year and levy and collect a tax to pay the appropriation. However, this action shall not increase the bonded indebtedness of the municipality in excess of the constitutional limitation for the year for which this tax is to be levied and collected.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)