(65 ILCS 5/11-43-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-43-1)
    Sec. 11-43-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may levy taxes for and provide general assistance for persons in need thereof as provided in "The Illinois Public Aid Code" as now or hereafter amended, in municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants. The administration of general assistance in any such municipality, including the expenditure of the proceeds of taxes levied and to be levied by the municipality for such purpose, shall be vested in the county department of public aid of the county in which such municipality is located, as provided in "The Illinois Public Aid Code". Any taxes levied or to be levied for such purpose in such municipalities may also be used for the payment of warrants issued against and in anticipation of such taxes and accrued interest thereon and for the payment of the cost of administering such assistance.
(Source: P.A. 77-880.)