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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/6-12001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12001)
    Sec. 6-12001. Authorization. Any county having a population of less than 5,000 inhabitants is authorized to issue bonds for the purpose of paying claims against such county, which were incurred on or before January 1, 1964 for any purpose or purposes for which the county is obligated to pay or provide funds to pay. Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt, but not to exceed the constitutional debt limitation, without submitting the proposition of issuing the bonds or the levying of a tax to pay the same to the voters of said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12002)
    Sec. 6-12002. Resolution establishing validity of claims. Before any such county avails itself of the provisions of this Division, the county board shall examine and consider the claims proposed to be paid and if it appears that such claims were incurred on or before January 1, 1964 for any purpose or purposes for which the county is obligated to pay or provide funds to pay, it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such claims; the adoption of such resolution shall establish the validity of such claims for the purpose of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12003)
    Sec. 6-12003. Issuance of bonds; maturity. All bonds issued under the provisions of this Division shall be signed in the name of the county by the chairman of the county board and shall be countersigned by the county clerk and shall have the seal of the county attached thereto. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times as is fixed by said county board provided that all of such bonds shall mature within 20 years from their date and bear interest at not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, and may be sold as the county board may direct at not less than par and accrued interest, and the proceeds derived from the sale thereof shall be used solely and only for the payment of such claims, or the bonds may be exchanged par for par for such claims, such bonds may be delivered from time to time or all at one time.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 5,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds, and to provide for a tax to pay the principal and interest of said bonds", approved August 15, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize any county having a population of less than 5,000 to issue funding bonds and to provide for the validation of claims to be paid by or from the proceeds of such bonds, and to provide for a tax to pay the principal and interest of said bonds", approved August 15, 1961, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12004)
    Sec. 6-12004. Bond resolution; tax levy. Such bonds may be issued at any time and from time to time and at the time of issuing any such bonds, the county board shall provide by resolution the date of maturity of each bond, the rate of interest, and shall also provide in said resolution for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of any such bonds at maturity, and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. A certified copy of such resolution shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, as tax extension officer of said county, and he shall extend the tax therein provided for each of the years while any of such bonds are outstanding. Such tax shall be in addition to any and all other taxes now or hereafter authorized to be levied by such county within the Constitutional limitation, and shall not be included in any statutory limitation of rate or amount but shall be excluded therefrom and be in excess thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-12005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-12005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-12005)
    Sec. 6-12005. Existing statutes. This Division shall not be construed as repealing or modifying any existing statute with respect to the issuance of bonds, but shall be deemed to be additional authority to issue funding bonds. The purchaser of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims funded by reason of the issue of such bonds; and all such bonds issued hereunder shall be valid obligations of the issuing county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-13

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-13 heading)
Division 6-13. Bonds to Pay Claims - Counties
Between 180,000 and 200,000 Population

55 ILCS 5/6-13001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13001)
    Sec. 6-13001. Bonds to pay claims against counties of 180,000 to 200,000. Any county having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 is authorized to issue bonds at any time and from time to time prior to January 1, 1954 for the purpose of paying claims against such county heretofore or hereafter duly audited and allowed. Such bonds may be issued in an amount, including existing indebtedness, in excess of any statutory limitation as to debt, but not to exceed $400,000 nor the constitutional limitation, without submitting the proposition of issuing the bonds or the levying of a tax to pay the same to the voters of said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13002)
    Sec. 6-13002. Resolution establishing validity of claims. Before any such county avails itself of the provisions of this Division, the county board shall examine and consider the claims proposed to be paid and, if it appears that such claims were authorized and duly audited and allowed for corporate purposes, it shall adopt a resolution so declaring and set forth and describe in detail such claims; the adoption of such resolution shall establish the validity of such claims.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13003)
    Sec. 6-13003. Maturity of bonds; tax. All bonds issued under the provisions of this Division shall mature within 20 years from their date and bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, and may be sold as the county board may direct at not less than par and accrued interest, and the proceeds derived from the sale thereof shall be used solely and only for the payment of such claims, or the bonds may be exchanged par for par for such claims.
    Before or at the time of issuing any such bonds, the county board shall provide by resolution for the collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within such county sufficient to pay and discharge the principal of any such bonds at maturity, and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. A certified copy of such resolution shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, as tax extension officer of said county, and he shall extend the tax therein provided for each of the years while any of such bonds are outstanding. Such tax shall be in addition to any and all other county taxes now or hereafter authorized within the Constitutional limitation. Statutory tax limitations applicable to the county shall not apply to the levy of taxes for the payment of interest or principal of any bonds issued under this Division.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section or its predecessor either before, on, or after the effective date of Public Act 86-4, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 to issue bonds for the payment of claims", approved May 25, 1953, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section or its predecessor are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section or its predecessor within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Division or "An Act to authorize counties having a population of not less than 180,000 and not more than 200,000 to issue bonds for the payment of claims", approved May 25, 1953, that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/6-13004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-13004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-13004)
    Sec. 6-13004. Validity of bonds issued. The purchaser of any such bonds shall not be obligated to inquire into the validity of the claims funded by reason of the issue of such bonds; and all bonds issued hereunder shall be valid obligations of the issuing county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-14

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-14 heading)
Division 6-14. Bonds for Certain Unpaid Judgments -
Counties under 250,000 Population