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70 ILCS 1205/5-1

    (70 ILCS 1205/5-1) (from Ch. 105, par. 5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Each Park District has the power to levy and collect taxes on all the taxable property in the district for all corporate purposes. The commissioners may accumulate funds for the purposes of building repairs and improvements and may annually levy taxes for such purposes in excess of current requirements for its other purposes but subject to the tax rate limitation as herein provided.
    All general taxes proposed by the board to be levied upon the taxable property within the district shall be levied by ordinance. A certified copy of such levy ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the same is to be collected not later than the last Tuesday in December in each year. The county clerk shall extend such tax; provided, the aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of the principal and interest on bonded indebtedness of the district and taxes authorized by special referenda, shall not exceed, except as otherwise provided in this Section, the rate of .10%, or the rate limitation in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, a park district board of a park district lying wholly within one county is authorized to increase property taxes under this Section for corporate purposes for any one year so long as the increase is offset by a like property tax levy reduction in one or more of the park district's funds. At the time that such park district files its levy with the county clerk, it shall also certify to the county clerk that the park district has complied with and is authorized to act under this Section 5-1 of the Park District Code. In no instance shall the increase either exceed or result in a reduction to the extension limitation to which any park district is subject under Section 18-195 of the Property Tax Code.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, if a park district is subject to Section 18-195 of the Property Tax Code and does not levy the tax authorized by Section 5-3, then it may increase the property tax levy under this Section for corporate purposes to a total rate not to exceed the total of rates authorized by this Section and Section 5-3 as long as the increase is offset by a like property tax levy reduction in one or more of the park district's funds. In no instance shall the increase for corporate purposes cause the park district to exceed the limiting rate that the park district is subject to under Section 18-195 of the Property Tax Code.
    Any funds on hand at the end of the fiscal year that are not pledged for or allocated to a particular purpose may, by action of the board of commissioners, be transferred to a capital improvement fund and accumulated therein, but the total amount accumulated in the fund may not exceed 1.5% of the aggregate assessed valuation of all taxable property in the park district.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 97-974, eff. 8-17-12.)