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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 50

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 50 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-50-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-50-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-50-1)
    Sec. 11-50-1. Cities and villages of less than 25,000 population may levy a tax annually of not to exceed .025% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property in the city or village for the purpose of reconditioning and restoring neglected cemeteries, or any portion thereof, which are owned by that city or village, or over which that city or village exercises management and control.
    No such tax shall be levied in any such city or village until the question of levying the tax has first been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of that city or village and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall a tax of not exceeding .025%
be levied each year on the taxable             YES
property in the city (or village) of
.... for the purpose of reconditioning     -------------------
and restoring  neglected cemeteries as
provided in Section 11-50-1 of the             NO
Illinois Municipal Code?
    If a majority of the electors of the city or village voting thereon vote for the levy of the tax herein provided for, the city or village is authorized to levy and collect the tax. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which that city or village is now or hereafter may be authorized to levy on the taxable property within the city or village, and shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized to be levied as provided by Section 8-3-1. This tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for that city or village.
    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. 81-1489; 81-1509.)