(65 ILCS 5/8-11-6c)
Home Rule food and beverage tax to support parking facilities.
(a) In addition to any other tax that it is authorized to impose, a home rule municipality that has not imposed a tax under Section 8-11-1 or 8-11-5 may impose a tax, as limited by this Section, on the gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption.
(b) If imposed, the tax may be imposed only for a defined and limited period of time and must be limited to a defined geographic area within the municipality. The defined geographic area must be a contiguous area of no more than one square mile. The tax may be imposed only in 0.25% increments, and the rate of tax may not exceed 2%.
At the time that the ordinance imposing the tax is adopted, the municipality must have obtained the certified written consent of at least three-fourths of the operators of the businesses upon which the tax will be imposed. This tax may not be imposed for longer than 25 years after the municipality first levies the tax.
(c) The municipality must maintain the proceeds of the tax in a separate account and may use those moneys only for the costs associated with land acquisition, design, construction, and maintenance of parking facilities within the defined geographic area.
(d) The tax shall be administered by the municipality imposing it.
(Source: P.A. 95-544, eff. 8-28-07.)