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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 46

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 46 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-1)
    Sec. 11-46-1. Whenever the city council of any city deems it advisable, they may provide by ordinance for the creation of a commission to be known as the art commission of that city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-2)
    Sec. 11-46-2. Each art commission shall consist of the mayor of the city by virtue of his office and 6 other members to be appointed by the mayor. Three of these 6 members shall be appointed from one or more of the professions of painting, sculpture, architecture, and landscape gardening, but none of the 3 other members shall be appointed from these enumerated professions.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-3)
    Sec. 11-46-3. The 3 members of the commission required to be appointed from among the professions enumerated in Section 11-46-2 shall be appointed in the first instance for one, 2, and 3 year terms of office respectively, as the mayor may determine. The other appointed members of the commission also shall be appointed in the first instance for one, 2 and 3 year terms of office respectively. After the expiration of these first terms of office of all of the appointed members respectively, their successors shall be appointed for a term of 3 years in each case. All appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired term.
    In case a vacancy occurs in the commission for any reason the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the mayor. All appointees shall hold their offices for their respective terms and until their successors are appointed and have qualified.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-4)
    Sec. 11-46-4. The commission shall serve without compensation, and shall elect a president and a secretary from its own members, whose terms of office shall be for one year, and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
    The commission shall have power to adopt its own rules of procedure. Four commissioners shall constitute a quorum.
    The city council shall provide suitable offices for the commission and shall make annual appropriations for the payment of the commission's expenses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-5)
    Sec. 11-46-5. Hereafter no work of art shall be erected or placed in, over, or upon or allowed to be extended into, over, or upon any street, alley, avenue, square, common, boulevard, park, grounds used for school or other public purposes, municipal building, school building, or other public building or public place under the control of the city, or any department or officer thereof, unless the work of art, or a design thereof, together with a statement of the proposed location of the work of art first has been submitted to and approved by the commission. The commission, when they deem it proper, may also require a complete model of the proposed work of art to be submitted. The term "work of art" as used in this connection shall apply to and include all paintings, mural decorations, stained glass, statues, bas reliefs, sculptures, monuments, ornaments, fountains, arches, ornamental gateways, or other structures of a permanent character intended for ornament or commemoration. No existing work of art in the possession of the city, or in any park, or school building, or on any boulevard, public ground or school ground, shall be removed relocated, or altered in any way without a similar approval of the commission, except as provided in Section 11-46-7.
    The commission shall act in this same capacity and shall have these same powers (1) in respect to designs of buildings, bridges, approaches, gates, fences, lamps, or other structures to be erected upon land belonging to and occupied by the city, or in any park, public ground, or boulevard under the jurisdiction of the city, and (2) in respect of the lines, grades, and platting of public ways and grounds, and (3) in respect of the arches, bridges, structures, and approaches which will be the property of any corporation or private individual, and which are to be extended over or upon any street, avenue, highway, boulevard, park, or other public place belonging to or under the jurisdiction of the city, and the commission's approval shall be required for every such structure which is hereafter contracted for, erected, or altered. But in case any such structure, not including works of art, which is hereafter contracted for, erected, or altered at a total expense not exceeding $200,000, the approval of the art commission shall not be required if the city council so directs.
    The commission may offer advice or suggestions to the owners of private property in relation to the beautification of their property. Any person, who is about to erect any building or make any improvement, may submit the plans and designs thereof to the art commission for advice and suggestions. The art commission may receive and act upon the complaints and suggestions of citizens or voluntary associations having such objects and purposes in view as are specified in this section.
    The commission shall record its proceedings and make a report thereof in writing annually to the mayor of the city.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-6)
    Sec. 11-46-6. If the art commission, except as provided in Section 11-46-7, fails to decide upon any matter submitted to it within 60 days after the matter is submitted, its decision is unnecessary.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-46-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-46-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-46-7)
    Sec. 11-46-7. In case the removal or relocation of any existing work of art or other matter, which under Section 11-46-5 is within the control of the art commission, is deemed necessary by those having the power to order such a removal or relocation, the commission shall approve or disapprove of the proposed removal or relocation within 48 hours after it is notified thereof. In case the commission fails to act within this 48 hour period, it shall be deemed to have approved of the removal or relocation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)