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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-111-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-7)
    Sec. 11-111-7. In addition to the powers given by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 to municipalities to collect an amount sufficient to pay the interest and principal, the owner or holder of any bond has his personal remedy in any court against the endorser upon his endorsement, for failure to pay the interest or principal, and in case of 2 successive failures by any person liable on such a bond, the bond becomes due. Then the holder may enforce his lien for the interest and principal by foreclosure in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state.
    All the powers granted to municipalities by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 may be put into effect by proper ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-8)
    Sec. 11-111-8. Every city or village with a population of not more than 500,000 whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, whose site is wholly or partially subject to overflow, inundation, or the unsanitary accumulation of sipe water or surface water, and wholly or partially surrounded by levees, dykes, or embankments to prevent overflow: (1) may divide the municipality, or any part thereof, into improvement districts, (2) may fix the grade of streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds within the improvement districts at any height deemed necessary to give a surface drainage from each improvement district to the river or rivers which cause the overflow, inundation, or accumulation of sipe and surface water, and (3) may require all low lots, blocks, or parts thereof, or tracts of land, within each improvement district, to be filled to the established grade of adjoining streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds, or in such manner as to prevent the overflow or inundation thereof, or such accumulation of sipe or surface water therein as in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality would be unsanitary and injurious to the public health or safety.
    Such a city or village shall provide by ordinance for the making of such a local improvement and in that ordinance shall provide whether the improvement shall be made (1) by special assessment, or by special taxation of contiguous property, (2) by general taxation, or (3) by both methods. In order to carry out the purposes of Sections 11-111-8 through 11-111-10, such a city or village has all the power in relation to special assessment, special or general taxation, or for the issuance of bonds in payment of the cost of the specified local improvement, including the provisions of Article 9, granted to any city or village in this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-9)
    Sec. 11-111-9. When a specified improvement district has been created by ordinance under Sections 11-111-8 through 11-111-10, the corporate authorities shall have an accurate survey of the work contemplated to be done, made by the city engineer, if there is one, and if not, then by a competent civil engineer. This engineer shall make and file with the municipal clerk, plats, profiles, and estimates of the work to be done. The estimates shall include the cost of all walls or other structures necessary to hold the earth in its proper place and the cost of the fill upon each lot, block, or part thereof, and tract of land within the district, which must be filled under the ordinance. The survey, plat, profile, and estimates shall be used in estimating the benefit to be charged against the lots, blocks, or parts thereof, or tracts of land, within that improvement district by reason of the filing and protection thereof from overflow or unsanitary accumulation of sipe or surface water.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-10)
    Sec. 11-111-10. Each lot, block, or part thereof, or tract of land in an improvement district specified in Section 11-111-8, whether already filled to grade or not, may be assessed to pay the cost of the improvement according to the special benefit it will receive therefrom.
    When the ordinance under which the specified local improvement is ordered provides that the improvement shall be made wholly or partially by special taxation of contiguous property, the special tax shall be levied, assessed, and collected, as nearly as may be, in the manner provided by Article 9. However, no special tax shall be levied or assessed upon any property to pay for the improvement, in an amount in excess of the special benefit which that property will receive from the improvement. The ordinance is not conclusive of that benefit, but the question of that benefit and of the amount of the special tax are subject to court review, and shall be tried in the same manner as in proceedings by special assessment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111.1

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111.1 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-111.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111.1-1)
    Sec. 11-111.1-1. The corporate authorities may remove or cause the removal in such manner as they may direct, the driftwood and other obstructions from natural and other water courses causing flooding of any part of the corporate area whether such obstructions are located inside or outside the corporate limits, and for that purpose, after written notice to the owner at least 10 days prior thereto, may enter upon the lands or waters of any person, but subject to responsibility for all damages which shall be occasioned thereby.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2616.)