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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 78

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 78 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-78-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-78-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-78-1)
    Sec. 11-78-1. Any city or village, whether incorporated under a general or special law, which holds any real or personal estate which has been conveyed to it for school or academy purposes by ordinance or resolution of the corporate authorities may convey that real or personal estate to the school officers, authorized to hold it, for the use of the school district in which the real or personal estate is situated, by proper deeds of conveyance executed by the proper officers of the municipality, under the corporate seal thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-78-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-78-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-78-2)
    Sec. 11-78-2. If any real estate conveyed by virtue of Section 11-78-1 ceases at any time to be used for school purposes for a period of 3 years, the school officers, holding the title to the real estate, shall convey the real estate back to the grantor municipality to be by it thereafterwards held, enjoyed, and disposed of as other corporate property. A provision expressing this condition shall be inserted in every deed made by a municipality under Section 11-78-1. Such a reconveyance may be compelled and enforced by any taxpayer of the grantor municipality by proper proceedings to be instituted by him for that purpose.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)