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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 144

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 144 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-144-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-144-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-144-1)
    Sec. 11-144-1. For the purpose of Sections 11-144-2 and 11-144-3, "sewerage system" means a sewage treatment plant or plants, collecting, intercepting and outlet sewers, force mains, conduits, lateral sewers and extensions, pumping stations, ejector stations and all other appurtenances, extensions, or improvements necessary or useful and convenient for the collection, treatment, and disposal, in a sanitary manner, of sewage and industrial wastes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-144-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-144-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-144-2)
    Sec. 11-144-2. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-144-3, when a municipality with a population of less than 3,000 has issued revenue bonds prior to July 22, 1939, for the purpose of constructing or acquiring sewerage systems, and payment of the principal and interest on these bonds has been defaulted, the corporate authorities thereof annually may levy and collect a tax upon the taxable real and personal property in the municipality not to exceed .5% on the dollar. The proceeds of this tax shall be used for the payment of the defaulted principal and interest on the specified bonds. The tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are other general taxes of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 76-1593.)

65 ILCS 5/11-144-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-144-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-144-3)
    Sec. 11-144-3. The corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-144-2, by ordinance, may cause the question of the levy of the tax to be submitted to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be certified by the clerk of the municipality to the proper election authority. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall a tax not exceeding .5%
be levied each year on all taxable             YES
property in the .... of .... for
the purpose of redeeming defaulted         -------------------
revenue bonds, and accrued interest
thereon, issued for the purpose of             NO
constructing or acquiring sewerage systems?
    The levy is authorized if the majority of votes cast on the proposition are in favor thereof. The corporate authorities shall then levy a tax annually, not exceeding the rate authorized by that election, until the amount necessary to redeem the principal and interest on the specified bonds is collected.
    Any municipality whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax under "An Act to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns to levy a tax for the redemption of defaulted revenue bonds, and accrued interest thereon, issued for the purpose of constructing or acquiring sewerage systems," approved July 22, 1939, shall continue to levy the tax annually, not exceeding one-half of the rate authorized at the election, until the amount necessary to redeem the principal of and interest on the specified bonds is collected.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)