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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 112

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 112 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-1)
    Sec. 11-112-1. When a vote has been taken under "An Act to enable cities, villages and towns threatened with overflow or inundation to levy taxes by vote of the electors thereof, to strengthen, build, raise or repair the levees around same and to issue anticipation warrants on such taxes," approved June 11, 1897, as amended, or when a vote is taken under this section and Section 11-112-2 at a general municipal election in a municipality that is protected by levees or embankments, or that may deem it necessary to be so protected, and a majority of the legal votes cast at the election were or are for a tax to build, raise, strengthen, or repair the levees around the municipality, not exceeding the rate of .1666% annually, to be levied annually for a period of not exceeding 7 years on the taxable property of the municipality, the corporate authorities of the municipality may (1) make an appropriation by ordinance of the proceeds of the tax so authorized, (2) pass an ordinance levying the tax for the whole period as authorized by the vote to be annually extended, and (3) draw tax anticipation warrants thereon to the amount that the tax levy will produce based on the assessment of the preceding year of all the taxable property of the municipality. These warrants shall draw interest at not to exceed the rate authorized by the vote authorizing the tax, not exceeding 7% annually, but the warrants shall not be sold below par.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-2)
    Sec. 11-112-2. The county clerk of the county in which the municipality specified in Section 11-112-1 is located shall extend each year the taxes specified in Section 11-112-1, when the ordinance making the levy of the tax is certified to him. The tax shall be extended at the rate fixed in the ordinance, not exceeding .1666% for a period not exceeding 7 years. The county clerk shall extend the tax in a separate column designated the "Seven Year Levee Tax."
    The collector of state and county taxes, when he receives the money collected from this levee tax, shall pay it to the municipal treasurer, every 2 weeks, informing the treasurer that this money is from the 7 year levee tax; and he shall take the treasurer's receipt for the money as 7 year levee tax paid over.
    The municipal treasurer shall receive the money so paid over by the collector and shall pay the money out as rapidly as possible on warrants issued on the 7 year levee tax only, so long as such warrants remain unpaid.
    This tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-3)
    Sec. 11-112-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-112-7, every municipality, whether incorporated under general law or special charter, which is subject to overflow or inundation from a river or other sources may construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, and maintain levees, protective embankments and structures and has the power for any of these purposes to levy and collect annually a tax of not exceeding .1666% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property within its corporate limits.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-4)
    Sec. 11-112-4. This annual tax provided for in Section 11-112-3 shall be designated as the levee tax and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are the general taxes of that municipality. This tax shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes which that municipality is now or hereafter authorized to levy and collect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-5)
    Sec. 11-112-5. All taxes collected by virtue of Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-8 shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of what shall be called the levee fund. This fund shall be kept separate and apart from all other funds or money of the municipality and shall be used and paid out only for the purpose specified in those sections. The money in this levee fund, as far as possible, shall be kept at interest by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-6)
    Sec. 11-112-6. Such a municipality specified in Section 11-112-3 may purchase or condemn, by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, all real estate needed for the purpose of constructing thereon levees, protective embankments, and structures, and also for the purpose of obtaining earth or other materials, either within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, with which to construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, or maintain those levees, protective embankments, and structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-7)
    Sec. 11-112-7. The levee tax provided for by Section 11-112-3 shall not be levied and collected for any year until the question of its levy for that year has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors and has received the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-8)
    Sec. 11-112-8. Nothing contained in Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-7 limits the powers granted to municipalities by Sections 11-112-1 and 11-112-2, or possessed by a municipality under this Code or any other Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)