(70 ILCS 2105/11.1) (from Ch. 42, par. 394.1)
    Sec. 11.1. Whenever real estate is to be sold under the authority of this Act, the procedure shall be as follows:
    (1) Notice of such proposed sale, giving time, place and terms thereof, and an invitation for bids shall be published for 3 consecutive weeks prior to the date of the sale in a newspaper of general circulation published in the conservancy district or, if no such newspaper is published in the district, then in a newspaper having general circulation in each county within which a portion of the district lies. In any event, and without regard to whether the real estate to be sold is located inside or outside of the boundaries of the district, the notice and invitation shall be published in a newspaper published in the county where the real estate is situated and, if the real estate lies in more than one county, the publication shall be in a newspaper published in each such county.
    (2) On the day of the sale, the board of trustees shall proceed to sell the property to the highest bidder. If the board deems the bids to be inadequate, it may reject such bids, but notice and an invitation for bids must be published for a subsequent sale of the same property in the manner prescribed for any other sale of real estate.
    (3) If any natural person or persons from whom the land was acquired are still surviving and bid on the real estate, the real estate shall be sold to such person or persons if the bid submitted is equal to the highest acceptable bid otherwise received.
(Source: P.A. 80-371.)