(65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-6)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.4-6)
(a) Except as provided herein, notice of the public hearing
shall be given by publication and mailing; provided, however, that no notice by mailing shall be required under this subsection (a) with respect to any redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3. Notice by publication
shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be
not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper
of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the
proposed redevelopment project area. Notice by mailing shall be given by
depositing such notice in the United States mails by certified mail
addressed to the person or persons in whose name the general taxes for the
last preceding year were paid on each lot, block, tract, or parcel of land
lying within the project redevelopment area. Said notice shall be mailed
not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the public hearing. In the
event taxes for the last preceding year were not paid, the notice shall
also be sent to the persons last listed on the tax rolls within the
preceding 3 years as the owners of such property.
For redevelopment project areas with redevelopment plans or proposed
redevelopment plans that would require removal of 10 or more inhabited
units or that contain 75 or more inhabited residential units, the municipality
shall make a good faith effort to notify by mail all
the redevelopment project area. At a minimum, the municipality shall mail a
to each residential address located within the redevelopment project area. The
municipality shall endeavor to ensure that all such notices are effectively
communicated and shall include (in addition to notice in English) notice in
the predominant language
other than English when appropriate.
(b) The notices issued pursuant to this Section shall include the following:
(1) The time and place of public hearing.
(2) The boundaries of the proposed redevelopment
project area by legal description and by street location where possible.
(3) A notification that all interested persons will
be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
(4) A description of the redevelopment plan or
redevelopment project for the proposed redevelopment project area if a plan or project is the subject matter of the hearing.
(5) Such other matters as the municipality may deem
(c) Not less than 45 days prior to the date set for hearing, the
municipality shall give notice by mail as provided in subsection (a) to all
taxing districts of which taxable property is included in the redevelopment
project area, project or plan and to the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity, and in addition to the other requirements under
subsection (b) the notice shall include an invitation to the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity and each taxing district to submit comments
to the municipality concerning the subject matter of the hearing prior to
the date of hearing.
(d) In the event that any municipality has by ordinance adopted tax
increment financing prior to 1987, and has complied with the notice
requirements of this Section, except that the notice has not included the
requirements of subsection (b), paragraphs (2), (3) and (4), and within 90
days of December 16, 1991 (the effective date of Public Act 87-813), that
municipality passes an ordinance which contains findings that: (1) all taxing
districts prior to the time of the hearing required by Section 11-74.4-5
were furnished with copies of a map incorporated into the redevelopment
plan and project substantially showing the legal boundaries of the
redevelopment project area; (2) the redevelopment plan and project, or a
draft thereof, contained a map substantially showing the legal boundaries
of the redevelopment project area and was available to the public at the
time of the hearing; and (3) since the adoption of any form of tax
increment financing authorized by this Act, and prior to June 1, 1991, no
objection or challenge has been made in writing to the municipality in
respect to the notices required by this Section, then the municipality
shall be deemed to have met the notice requirements of this Act and all
actions of the municipality taken in connection with such notices as were
given are hereby validated and hereby declared to be legally sufficient for
all purposes of this Act.
(e) If a municipality desires to propose a redevelopment
for a redevelopment project area that
would result in the displacement of residents from
10 or more inhabited residential units or for a redevelopment project area that
contains 75 or more inhabited residential units, the
shall hold a public meeting before the mailing of the notices of public hearing
provided in subsection (c) of this Section. However, such a meeting shall be required for any redevelopment plan for a redevelopment project area located within a transit facility improvement area established pursuant to Section 11-74.4-3.3 if the applicable project is subject to the process for evaluation of environmental effects under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. The meeting shall be for the
enabling the municipality to advise the public, taxing districts having real
the redevelopment project area, taxpayers who own property in the proposed
redevelopment project area, and residents in the area as to the
municipality's possible intent to prepare a redevelopment plan and
redevelopment project area and to receive public comment.
The time and place for the meeting shall be set by the head of the
Department of Planning or other department official designated by the mayor or
or village manager without the necessity of a resolution or ordinance of the
municipality and may be held by a member of the staff of the Department of
Planning of the municipality or by any other person, body, or commission
designated by the corporate authorities. The meeting shall be held at
least 14 business
days before the mailing of the notice of public hearing provided for in
of this Section.
Notice of the public meeting shall be given by mail. Notice by mail shall be
not less than 15 days before the date of the meeting and shall be sent by
mail to all taxing districts having real property in the proposed redevelopment
project area and to all entities requesting that information that have
registered with a person and department designated by the municipality in
accordance with registration guidelines established by the
municipality pursuant to Section 11-74.4-4.2. The
municipality shall make a good faith effort to notify all residents and the
last known persons who paid
property taxes on real estate in a redevelopment project area. This
shall be deemed to be satisfied if the municipality mails, by regular mail, a
each residential address and the person or persons in whose name property taxes
were paid on real property for the last preceding year located within the
redevelopment project area. Notice shall be in languages other than English
appropriate. The notices issued under this subsection shall include the
(1) The time and place of the meeting.
(2) The boundaries of the area to be studied for
possible designation as a redevelopment project area by street and location.
(3) The purpose or purposes of establishing a
redevelopment project area.
(4) A brief description of tax increment financing.
(5) The name, telephone number, and address of the
person who can be contacted for additional information about the proposed redevelopment project area and who should receive all comments and suggestions regarding the development of the area to be studied.
(6) Notification that all interested persons will be
given an opportunity to be heard at the public meeting.
(7) Such other matters as the municipality deems
At the public meeting, any interested person or representative of an affected
may be heard orally and may file, with the person conducting the
meeting, statements that pertain to the subject matter of the meeting.
(Source: P.A. 99-792, eff. 8-12-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)