(70 ILCS 1205/5-3a) (from Ch. 105, par. 5-3a)
    Sec. 5-3a. Any park district may levy and collect annually an additional tax of not to exceed 0.25% of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs carried on by such district, 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 in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    No such tax shall be levied in any such district, nor the rate of such tax be increased, until the question of levying or increasing 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 referendum shall be given and such referendum 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 collect
an additional tax of (insert               YES
percentage)% for the purpose
of recreational programs (and,     ---------------------------
optionally insert specific
purposes or programs as determined          NO
by the park district board) as
provided in "The Park District

(Source: P.A. 93-434, eff. 8-5-03.)