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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-8

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 6-8 heading)
Division 6-8. Bonds - Payment of Outstanding Indebtedness

55 ILCS 5/6-8001

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8001) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8001)
    Sec. 6-8001. Bonds for excess claim against county. When any county has audited or allowed claims for county expenses or county purposes that are outstanding and that, when added to the sum levied for county purposes, exceed the sum of 25 cents on the $100 valuation of property, the county board may, by an order entered of record setting forth substantially the amount of the outstanding claims, provide for the submission of the question of issuing the bonds of the county for such sum as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose to a vote of the people of the county at a regular election after the passage of the resolution. The county board shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at a regular election in accordance with the general election law.
    The county board of any county having a population in excess of 200,000 may issue bonds for the purpose of paying claims for county expenses or county purposes audited or allowed by the county board without submitting the question of issuing the bonds to a vote of the people of the county. These bonds shall mature within 10 years from the date of issuance. The aggregate principal amount of bonds to pay such claims that may ever be issued without being authorized by referendum shall not exceed $2,500,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8002

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8002) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8002)
    Sec. 6-8002. Form of votes. The votes in favor of the proposition to issue bonds, at an election, shall be "For issuing bonds," and those against shall be "Against issuing bonds," and if a majority of the votes cast upon the question are "For issuing bonds" then the county board shall have power to cause to be issued bonds of said county in accordance with the terms of the order in Section 6-8001.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8003

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8003) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8003)
    Sec. 6-8003. Signature on bonds. The bonds issued under the authority of this Division shall be signed in the name of the county by the chairman of the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization and by the chairman of the county board in counties under township organization, and shall be countersigned by the county clerk and shall have the seal of the county attached thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8004

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8004) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8004)
    Sec. 6-8004. Payment of interest. The bonds issued by authority of this Division shall be payable at such time or times as the county board may in said order determine not exceeding, however, twenty years from the date of issue and shall bear interest at such rate per annum as shall by said order be fixed not exceeding five per cent.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8005

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8005) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8005)
    Sec. 6-8005. Sale of bonds. The said bonds or such as may be necessary shall be sold to the highest bidder under the direction of the county board by receiving sealed bids therefor, but no bond shall be sold for less than par and accrued interest and at least fifteen days notice of the time and place of receiving bids for such bonds shall be given by the county clerk by publication thereof for at least two successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation in said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8006

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8006) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8006)
    Sec. 6-8006. Proceeds to be separate fund. The money realized from the sale of said bonds, or any of them shall be kept as a separate fund and disbursed only for the purpose for which they were issued: Provided, that any surplus that may remain after the payment of all demands against said funds may be used for other county purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/6-8007

    (55 ILCS 5/6-8007) (from Ch. 34, par. 6-8007)
    Sec. 6-8007. Amount of taxes. The county board of each county issuing bonds under the provisions of this Division shall include in the amounts of all taxes to be raised for county purposes in each year a sum sufficient to pay the accruing interest on such bonds and also a sufficient sum to be set apart as a sinking fund to be accumulated and used for the payment of the principal of said bonds at their maturity.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)