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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/5-23020

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23020) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23020)
    Sec. 5-23020. Discontinuance of tax. In accordance with the general election law, any county which has adopted the provisions of this Division may discontinue it by a referendum initiated by a petition signed by not less than 5% of the registered voters in each of at least 2/3 of the townships or road districts within the county. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the tax for the county        YES
tuberculosis sanitarium be       -----------------------------
discontinued?                           NO
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are for the discontinuance, the board of directors shall proceed at once to close up the affairs of the county tuberculosis sanitarium. After the payment of all obligations the money in the tuberculosis sanitarium fund shall become a part of the general funds in the county treasury and the county board shall take over all property and equipment in the custody and under the control of the board of directors. The county board may sell such property or make such other disposition as is for the best interests of the county.
    The terms of the board of directors shall terminate when their duties in connection with closing up the affairs of the tuberculosis sanitarium have ended.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23021

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23021) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23021)
    Sec. 5-23021. Issuance of bonds. Any county having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants which has voted or hereafter votes to authorize a tax for tuberculosis sanitarium purposes at a rate in addition to the maximum rate now or hereafter authorized to be levied and extended for general county purposes is authorized to issue bonds as in this Division provided in an amount not to exceed one-half of one per cent on the dollar valuation of all taxable property of such county for the purpose of constructing or improving a county tuberculosis sanitarium within the county: Provided such bonds may not be issued to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of the constitutional limit of indebtedness.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23022

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23022) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23022)
    Sec. 5-23022. Adoption of plans. Before any such county shall be authorized to issue bonds as in this Division provided:
    (a) The Board of Directors of said tuberculosis sanitarium shall adopt plans and specifications describing the sanitarium to be constructed or improved, the type of construction of or improvement to be made on such sanitarium and shall make an estimate of the cost of such construction or improvement, and shall procure approval of such plans and specifications and estimate of cost by the State Department of Public Health; and
    (b) The Board of Directors of said tuberculosis sanitarium shall transmit such plans and specifications and estimate of cost, together with the approval thereof by the State Department of Public Health, to the County Board with a request that the County Board adopt a resolution providing for the construction or improvement of such tuberculosis sanitarium and for the issuance of bonds to pay all or a part of the cost thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23023

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23023) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23023)
    Sec. 5-23023. Bond maturity limitation referendum. Before any such county shall be authorized to issue bonds, as in this Division provided, having a maturity later than January first of the second calendar year following the period of years for which such additional tax for tuberculosis sanitarium purposes was voted (which January first of such year is hereafter referred to as the "maturity limitation heretofore mentioned"):
        (a) The County Board shall adopt a resolution of
    
determination to construct or improve a tuberculosis sanitarium and declare its intention to issue bonds therefor. Said resolution shall set forth the amount of bonds proposed to be issued and provide that notice of intention to issue such bonds be published at least once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in such county if there be one, or, if there be no such newspaper, then such notice shall be posted in at least three public places in such county. The notice of intention to issue bonds as herein provided shall state the purpose for which bonds are to be issued, the date upon which the resolution of intention was adopted by the County Board, the amount of bonds to be issued, the time within which a petition may be filed requesting submission to the legal voters of such county of the proposition to issue the bonds, the specific number of voters required to sign the petition and the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
        (b) If, within 30 days after publication or posting
    
of such notice, a petition is filed with the County Clerk signed by voters of the county numbering 10% or more of the registered voters of the county requesting that the proposition to issue said bonds as authorized by this Division be submitted to the legal voters of such county, then such county shall not be authorized to issue said bonds until the proposition has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the legal voters voting on the proposition at a regular election. The number of legal voters shall be determined from the total votes cast at the last preceding election held in said county for the election of county officers. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If no petition for referendum with the requisite number of signatures is filed within the time herein provided, it shall not be necessary for the County Board to cause submission to the legal voters of such county the question of issuing such bonds.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-767.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23024

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23024) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23024)
    Sec. 5-23024. When referendum unnecessary. It shall not be necessary for the County Board to submit to the legal voters of such county the question of issuing such bonds where the final maturity thereof is not beyond the maturity limitation heretofore mentioned in Section 5-23023, and said County Board shall be authorized to issue such bonds without complying with the provisions of Section 5-23023 by adopting a resolution as provided by Section 5-23026.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23025

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23025) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23025)
    Sec. 5-23025. Form of proposition. If, in the case of bonds the final maturity date of which is beyond the maturity limitation heretofore mentioned in Section 5-23023, a petition for referendum with the requisite number of signatures is filed within the time as herein provided, then the County Board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall.... county, Illinois,
issue bonds in the amount of
$.... for the purpose of               YES
constructing or improving a
tuberculosis sanitarium of
the county heretofore designed     ---------------------------
and approved by the board of
directors of the tuberculosis
sanitarium, as authorized by           NO
Division 5-23 of the
Counties Code?
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(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23026

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23026) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23026)
    Sec. 5-23026. Details of bonds. Before issuing any bonds as provided in this Division, the County Board shall adopt a resolution specifying the amount of bonds to be issued, the date, denominations, rate of interest and maturities, and fix all the details with respect to the issue and execution thereof, and shall levy a tax sufficient to pay both the principal of and interest upon such bonds as they mature. Such bonds issued in compliance with the provisions of Section 5-23023 hereof, shall mature at such time or times as the County Board shall fix, but not to exceed twenty years from date thereof. Any such bonds, the final maturity of which is within such maturity limitation heretofore mentioned in said Section 5-23023, shall mature at such times as the County Board shall fix within said maturity limitation heretofore mentioned. All of such bonds shall bear interest at not more than six per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be payable at such place as the County Board shall fix.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23027

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23027) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23027)
    Sec. 5-23027. Signatures on bonds. In case any officer whose signature appears on the bonds shall cease to be such officer before delivery of such bonds, such signature shall nevertheless be valid or sufficient for all purposes the same as if such officer had remained in office until such delivery was effected.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23028

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23028) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23028)
    Sec. 5-23028. Annual tax to pay bonds. After the resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds has been adopted, it shall be the duty of the County Clerk annually to extend taxes against all the taxable property situated in said County sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as they mature. The rate at which such taxes shall be extended shall be in addition to the maximum rate now or hereafter authorized to be levied and extended for General County Purposes, and shall be in addition to the rates extended for any and all taxes now or hereafter authorized or permitted to be levied or extended for county purposes in excess of the maximum rate for general county purposes now or hereafter permitted by law; such tax shall not be subject to any limitation as to amount or rate except the constitutional limitation of 75 per $100.00 valuation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23029

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23029) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23029)
    Sec. 5-23029. Tax for care and treatment of afflicted persons. The County Board of each County in this State shall have the power to provide for the care and treatment of the inhabitants thereof who may be afflicted with tuberculosis and to levy a tax not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue annually on all taxable property of such county, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with general taxes of such county and to form, when collected, a fund to be known as the "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund", which tax shall be in addition to, in excess of and excluded from all other taxes which such county is now or hereafter may be, authorized to levy, on the aggregate valuation of all property within such county, and the county clerk in reducing tax levies under the provisions of Section 18-165 of the Property Tax Code shall not consider the tax for the tuberculosis care and treatment fund, authorized by this Division, as part of the general tax levy for county purposes, and shall not include the same in the limitation of one per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23030

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23030) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23030)
    Sec. 5-23030. Petition for tax levy; submission to vote. Whenever 100 legal voters of any county shall present a petition to the County Board of such county asking that an annual tax may be levied for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, such County Board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax of not
to exceed .075 per cent of              YES
value as equalized or assessed
by the Department of Revenue     -----------------------------
for the care and treatment
of persons afflicted with               NO
tuberculosis be levied?
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    If a majority of all votes cast upon the proposition shall be for the levy of a tax for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis the County Board of such County shall thereafter levy a tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, which tax shall be collected in like manner with the other general taxes in the County and shall be known as "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund", and thereafter the County Board of such County shall in the annual appropriation bill, appropriate from such fund such sum or sums of money as may be deemed necessary to defray the necessary cost and expense of providing care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23031

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23031) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23031)
    Sec. 5-23031. Appointment of board of directors. When in any county such a proposition, for the levy of a tax for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted as aforesaid a board of directors shall be appointed, and the provisions of Section 5-23007 shall govern the appointment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23032

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23032) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23032)
    Sec. 5-23032. Term of office and removal. The terms of office and removal of the directors, appointed under Section 5-23031, shall be governed by the provisions of Section 5-23008.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23033

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23033) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23033)
    Sec. 5-23033. Vacancies; compensation of directors. Vacancies in the Board of Directors appointed under Section 5-23031, and their compensation shall be governed by Section 5-23009.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23034

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23034) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23034)
    Sec. 5-23034. Organization of board; rules and regulations. In counties where a proposition for the levy of tax for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted as aforesaid, said directors shall, immediately after appointment, meet and organize by the election of one of their number as president and one as secretary, and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary, they shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations, for their own guidance and for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis as may be expedient and helpful and not inconsistent with this Division. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected and appropriated to the credit of the tuberculosis care and treatment fund, provided that all moneys received for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis shall be deposited in the treasury of said county to the credit of the tuberculosis care and treatment fund and shall not be used for any other purpose and shall be drawn upon by the proper officers of said county upon the properly authenticated vouchers of said board of directors.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23035

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23035) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23035)
    Sec. 5-23035. Prompt payment. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23036

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23036) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23036)
    Sec. 5-23036. Use of tax funds. In counties where a proposition for the levy of a tax for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted as provided in this Division, the board of directors shall use funds secured under this Division in providing sanitarium care in private or public sanitariums and clinical and follow-up services for inhabitants of the county who may be afflicted with tuberculosis. The board of directors shall, upon the request or by the consent of the person afflicted or of his or her parent or guardian, under proper rules and regulations, care for and treat tuberculosis in the homes of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, shall furnish nurses, instruction, medicines, attendance and all other aid necessary to effect a cure and shall do all things in and about the treatment and care of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, which will have a tendency to effect a cure of the person or persons afflicted therewith and to eradicate tuberculosis in the county including the discovery of undiagnosed tuberculosis in the county. No person shall be compelled to undergo an examination or test for tuberculosis if he or she objects thereto on the ground that it is contrary to his or her religious convictions, unless there is probable cause to suspect that he or she is infected with tuberculosis in a communicable stage. Boards of directors shall provide out-patient clinical and follow-up services to tuberculosis patients, in accordance with minimum standards prescribed therefor, by the director of the Department of Public Health. The board of directors may make such arrangements and agreements with public or private health agencies for cooperation and assistance in providing case-finding services and out-patient clinical and follow-up services as it considers necessary or desirable.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1475.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23037

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23037) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23037)
    Sec. 5-23037. Discontinuance of treatment; referendum. Any county which has adopted the provisions of this Division under Sections 5-23028 and 5-23029 or Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040 for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis may discontinue it by a referendum initiated by a petition signed by not less than 5% of the registered voters in each of at least 2/3 of the townships or road districts within the county and presented to the county board. The board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the tax for care and          YES
treatment of persons afflicted     ---------------------------
with tuberculosis be discontinued?      NO
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are for the discontinuance, the board of directors shall proceed at once to close up the affairs of the board. After the payment of all obligations the moneys in the tuberculosis care and treatment fund shall become a part of the general funds in the county treasury and the county board shall take over all property and equipment in the custody and under the control of the board of directors. The county board may sell such property or make such other disposition as is for the best interests of the county.
    The terms of the board of directors shall terminate when their duties in connection with closing up the affairs of the Board have ended.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23038

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23038) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23038)
    Sec. 5-23038. Subsequent vote to levy tax. A vote under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030 or Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040 in favor of levying of the tax for the purpose stated, shall not prevent a subsequent vote to levy the tax under Sections 5-23001 and 5-23006 for the purpose stated in said Sections 5-23001 and 5-23006, but if such vote is in favor of levying the tax under Sections 5-23001 and 5-23006 for the purpose stated therein, the tax, previously authorized under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030 or Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040, as the case may be, shall be discontinued without submission of the question of discontinuing said tax to a vote of the electors.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23039

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23039) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23039)
    Sec. 5-23039. Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund. The county board of each county in this State shall have the power, in the manner provided hereinafter in Section 5-23040, to provide for the care and treatment of the inhabitants thereof who may be afflicted with tuberculosis and to levy in excess of the statutory limit, an additional annual tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property of the county, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with general taxes of such county and to form, when collected, a fund to be known as the "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23040

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23040) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23040)
    Sec. 5-23040. Additional taxes. Whenever 100 legal voters of any county shall present a petition to the county board of such county asking that there be levied, in excess of the statutory limit, an additional annual tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property of the county, for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, such county board shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall.... County levy, in
excess of the statutory limit, an              YES
additional annual tax of not to          ---------------------
exceed .075 per cent for the care
and treatment of persons afflicted             NO
with tuberculosis?
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    If a majority of all votes cast upon the proposition is in favor thereof, the county board of such county shall thereafter levy annually, in excess of the statutory limit, a tax of not to exceed .075 per cent of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, which tax shall be collected in like manner with the other general taxes in the county and shall be known as the "Tuberculosis Care and Treatment Fund", and thereafter the county board of such county shall in the annual appropriation bill, appropriate from such fund such sum or sums of money as may be deemed necessary to defray the necessary cost and expense of providing care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis. Such tax, when so voted, shall be an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit without any further authority or vote of any kind.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23041

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23041) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23041)
    Sec. 5-23041. Appointment of board of directors. When in any county a proposition for the levy of an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit for the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted as authorized by Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040, a board of directors shall be appointed and the provisions of Section 5-23007 shall govern the appointment, Section 5-23008 shall govern the terms of office and removal of such directors; and vacancies in the board of directors, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the county board, and be filled in like manner as original appointments; and no director shall receive compensation as such, or be interested, either directly or indirectly, financially, in any contract or purchase or sale of any supplies in connection with the care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23042

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23042) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23042)
    Sec. 5-23042. Powers and duties of board. All provisions in Sections 5-23034 and 5-23036 shall be applicable to the boards of directors in counties where a proposition for levy of an additional annual tax in excess of the statutory limit for care and treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis has been adopted and such boards shall have all the powers and authority therein contained.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-23043

    (55 ILCS 5/5-23043) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-23043)
    Sec. 5-23043. Effect of vote to levy tax. A vote under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030, in favor of the levying of the tax for the purpose stated, shall not prevent a subsequent vote to levy an additional tax in excess of the statutory limit under Sections 5-23039 and 5-23040 for the purpose stated in said Sections, but if the vote shall be in favor of levy of such additional tax in excess of the statutory limit, the tax under Sections 5-23029 and 5-23030 shall be discontinued without submission of question of discontinuance to the electors.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-24

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-24 heading)
Division 5-24. Cancer and Tumor Relief

55 ILCS 5/5-24001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24001)
    Sec. 5-24001. Funds for treatment of persons unable to pay. Each county of this State shall provide funds, in the manner hereinafter provided, for the treatment of persons in their respective counties afflicted with cancer or tumor who are unable to pay for such treatment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24002)
    Sec. 5-24002. Applications for benefits. It shall be the duty of the presiding officer of the county board of each county, with the advice and consent of that county board, to appoint a duly licensed physician, hereinafter called the examiner, who is familiar with cancer and tumor cases, who shall maintain an office in some convenient place during the entire year for the purpose of examining applicants for the benefits of the provisions of this Division.
    Such examiner shall examine all applicants desiring to receive the benefits of the provisions of this Division, referred to him by the county board and shall endorse on each such application a certificate to each such applicant, stating whether or not in his opinion such applicant is entitled to receive the benefits of the provisions of this Division.
    Such application may be filed with the county board by the person afflicted with cancer or tumor, and whenever it shall come to the notice of any public health nurse, any public health officer, or any physician of such county, that any person entitled to the benefits of this Division has not applied therefor, it shall be the duty of such nurse, health officer or physician to file such an application with such board on behalf of such afflicted person.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-24003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-24003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-24003)
    Sec. 5-24003. Petition; hearing. Whenever an examiner certifies that an applicant is entitled to the benefits of this Division, such examiner shall file a petition on behalf of such applicant in the circuit court, which petition shall set forth such facts as are necessary under this Division to give the court jurisdiction of the subject-matter thereof and a full statement of the financial condition of the applicant. The court shall set a day for a hearing on such petition which shall be not less than 3 nor more than 10 days after the date of the filing thereof. The court may require such persons as it deems necessary to appear and testify at any such hearing and may direct that process be issued requiring the attendance at such hearing of any such persons.
    If the applicant is too ill to be present in the court room at the time of such hearing, the court may, in its discretion, hold all or part of such hearing at the home of the applicant or at such other place wherein the applicant may be confined.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)