(65 ILCS 5/11-29-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-29-1)
    Sec. 11-29-1. The corporate authorities of every city and village in the manner provided in this Division 29, may establish and maintain a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, including the establishment and maintenance of a public sanitarium and branches, dispensaries, and other auxiliary institutions connected therewith within or without the corporate limits of the city or village, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the city or village for the treatment and care of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. When, in cities and villages which have a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants and which maintain a public sanitarium under the provisions of this Division 29, part of the facilities of the sanitarium are vacant and therefor not needed for the care and treatment of tuberculosis inhabitants of such city or village, such vacant facilities may be used for the care and treatment of such inhabitants who are convalescent or chronically ill, or both, provided such facilities shall be separate so that tuberculosis patients shall be isolated from convalescent or chronically ill patients.
    When a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been established by a vote of the people in the manner provided in this Division 29 or in the manner provided by law at the time of its establishment, the corporate authorities of such a city or village may levy a tax annually thereafter, without submitting the question to a vote of the people, not to exceed .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in such a city or village with a population of less than 75,000 and not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in such a city or village, with a population of 75,000 or more but not exceeding 500,000 and not to exceed a rate that will produce, when extended, the sum of $9,000,000 per year on all taxable property in such city or village with a population of more than 500,000. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of a duly certified copy of an ordinance levying such tax the county clerk shall extend such tax in the manner provided for the extension of city and village taxes.
    All taxes specified in this Section or in Sections 11-29-17 through 11-29-22, shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of the city or village and shall be known as tuberculosis sanitarium fund. These taxes shall be in addition to all other taxes which the city or village is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy upon all property within the city or village, and shall be in addition, to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The corporate authorities of every city or village which levies an annual tax for the establishment and maintenance of a program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall appropriate from the tuberculosis sanitarium fund and include in the annual appropriation ordinance such sums of money as may be deemed necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities in carrying out the program for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)