(605 ILCS 5/5-605) (from Ch. 121, par. 5-605)
    Sec. 5-605. The county board of any county may in any manner provided by law for issuing county bonds, issue bonds of the county for the purpose of constructing county highways: Provided, that the question of issuing such county bonds shall first be submitted to the legal voters of such county at any election. The county board shall adopt a resolution to submit such question to a vote, specifying therein the particular highways to be constructed, the type of construction to be made on each section of such highways, the proposed widths of the paved and graded travel way, together with an estimate of the cost of such construction. Such bonds shall be issued to mature in not less than 10 nor more than 20 annual series, the last series to mature not more than 20 years from date of issue. If the question of an issue of such bonds is submitted to the people, notice of the referendum shall be given and the referendum shall be held in the manner provided by the general election laws of the State, and the proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall county bonds for            YES
highways be issued to          -------------------------------
the amount of $....?                  NO
    If a majority of the voters voting on such question vote in favor of the proposition the county board shall at once issue the bonds and take the necessary steps to construct the county highways provided for. This section shall not be construed to repeal any other law on the subject of issuing county bonds, except insofar as such other law is in direct conflict herewith.
    If it shall be deemed necessary to submit to a vote of the people at the same election the question of issuing bonds and the raising of an additional tax, the same may be included in one proceeding, and in that case the proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall county bonds for highways
be issued to the amount of $....             YES
and an additional tax levied for the    ----------------------
payment of interest and principal            NO
of such bonds?
    When the question of raising such additional tax to pay the interest and principal of such bonds has been approved by the legal voters of the county, the county board may, in its discretion, by appropriate resolution, when funds from other sources have been allocated and set aside for the purpose of paying the principal or interest, or both, of such bonds, abate the further collection of such additional tax or such portion thereof as shall not be required to meet such bonds or obligations.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)