(70 ILCS 1205/5-3) (from Ch. 105, par. 5-3)
    Sec. 5-3. Any park district may levy and collect annually an additional tax of not to exceed .25% of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in such district for all corporate purposes, which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for such district. Such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected by such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    No such tax shall be levied in any such district until the question of levying such tax has first been submitted to the voters of such district at an election held in such district, and has been approved by a majority of such voters voting thereon. Notice of the referendum shall be given and such election shall be conducted in the manner provided by the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall.... Park District
be authorized to levy and               YES
collect an additional tax of
not to exceed .25% for all
corporate purposes (and,
optionally, insert specific         --------------------------
purposes or programs as
determined by the park
district board) as provided              NO
in Section 5-3 of "The Park
District Code"?
    If a majority of the voters of such district voting thereon shall vote for the levy and collection of the tax, such district shall be authorized and empowered to levy and collect such tax.
(Source: P.A. 93-434, eff. 8-5-03.)