(65 ILCS 5/11-23-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-23-2)
    Sec. 11-23-2. In case an annual hospital tax has been levied and collected under this Division 23 for 3 or more consecutive years, and the city has not established or maintained, or purchased and maintained, a hospital in accordance with this Division 23, the mayor of the city, with the approval of the city council, may authorize the payment of all funds in the city treasury derived from that tax, to any nonsectarian public hospital within or without the corporate limits of the city maintained for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city who are sick or are injured or maimed. These funds, when so turned over to such a hospital, shall be used solely for its maintenance under the sole control of the management of the hospital. Thereafter, funds derived from this annual hospital tax shall be turned over to that hospital as soon as received by the city, until the city council shall provide otherwise by an ordinance approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon at any election. The city council may order such ordinance certified by the clerk and submitted by the proper election authority to the voters at any election in accordance with the general election law.
    The management of such a hospital shall submit to the city council a semi-annual report of the expenditure of such funds as have been received from the city from the hospital tax.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)