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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 76.1

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 76.1 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-76.1-1)
    Sec. 11-76.1-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants have the power by ordinance adopted by an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the elected corporate authorities then holding office:
    (i) To purchase or lease real or personal property for public purposes pursuant to contracts or leases which provide for the consideration for such purchase or lease to be paid in annual installments during a period not exceeding 20 years;
    (ii) To lease as lessee and to purchase real property or personal property for public purposes pursuant to a lease or purchase agreement which lease or purchase agreement may provide that the municipality may, at its option, purchase the property which is subject to the agreement or lease upon terms wherein payments previously made, or a portion of them, are deducted from the purchase price of the property as provided for in such lease or agreement.
    A municipality, having adopted and filed with the municipal clerk such installment or lease agreement, executed by officers of the municipality, may issue debt certificates to any person either in lieu of or in evidence of the amounts payable under such lease or installment agreement. Such certificates may contain such terms as are provided for the issuance of bonds generally under Section 10 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act, as now or hereafter amended, except to the extent such terms expressly conflict with limitations set forth in this Division. Cash proceeds received upon issuance of such certificates shall be duly applied to the acquisition and construction and payment for the real or personal property which is the subject of such installment or lease agreement.
(Source: P.A. 85-1419.)

65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-76.1-2)
    Sec. 11-76.1-2. Whenever and as often as a municipality enters into a lease or purchase agreement, the governing body of such municipality shall provide by ordinance for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the annual installments or rent provided for by any such lease or agreement as and when it becomes due and payable. A certified copy of the lease or agreement as entered into by the municipality and a certified copy of the tax levy ordinance of such municipality providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the annual installments of such lease or agreement shall be filed in the office of the County Clerk of each county in which any portion of the territory of such municipality is situated, which certified copies shall constitute the authority for the clerk or clerks in each case to extend the taxes annually necessary to pay the annual installments payable under any such lease or agreement as and when the same become due and payable.
    Upon such filing in the office of the County Clerk, or clerks, of the proper county, it shall be the duty of such County Clerk, or clerks, to ascertain the rate per cent which, upon the value of all property subject to taxation within the municipality as that property is assessed or equalized by the Department of Revenue will produce a net amount of not less than the amount of the annual installments provided for in such lease or agreement. The County Clerk, or clerks, shall thereupon and thereafter annually extend taxes against all of the taxable property contained in that municipality sufficient to pay the annual installments provided for in such lease or agreement. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of such municipality and shall be in addition and in excess of all other taxes now or hereafter authorized to be levied by that municipality. This tax shall not be included within any statutory limitation of rate or amount for that municipality but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. The funds realized from such tax levy shall be set aside for the payment of the annual rent and shall not be disbursed for any other purpose until the annual installment has been paid in full.
    Notwithstanding anything in this Code to the contrary, each municipality may enter into leases and agreements as provided herein and such leases or agreements may be made and the obligation and expense thereunder incurred without making a previous appropriation therefor.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-76.1-3)
    Sec. 11-76.1-3. After the ordinance providing for the lease or purchase of real or personal property has been passed, it shall be published at least twice within 30 days after its passage in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The ordinance shall not become effective until 30 days after its second publication.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-76.1-4)
    Sec. 11-76.1-4. Whenever a petition signed by the electors of any specified municipality equal in number to 10% or more of the total number of registered voters in the municipality, is filed with the municipal clerk of any such municipality which has adopted an ordinance pursuant to the powers granted in Section 11-76.1-1 of this Code, and such petition has been filed with the clerk of the municipality within 30 days of the second publication of the notice required in Section 11-76.1-3 of this Code which notice shall include (1) the specific number of voters required to sign the petition; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum, the corporate authorities shall order the submission of the question to the municipal electors and designate the election at which the question shall be submitted. The municipal clerk shall certify the question to the proper election authority. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
Shall the ordinance passed by
the city council (or board of         YES
trustees, etc.)  of  (name of
municipality) on (insert date),   ----------------------------
entitled ............., which
provides (stating the nature of
the proposed ordinance), become       NO
    If a majority of the votes cast on the questions are in favor of the proposition, the corporate authorities shall have the authority granted to them by Section 11-76.1-1.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit on any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)