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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 99 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-1)
    Sec. 11-99-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-99-3, the city council in every city with a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 100,000, whether incorporated under the general law or special charter, has the power, by ordinance, to levy annually a tax not to exceed .03% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property within the corporate limits of the city for the current year. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the other general taxes for that city are levied and collected. When collected, the money from this tax shall be placed in a separate fund to be used only for the purpose of purchasing land for parks and boulevards in and around the city, and for the purpose of opening, improving, and maintaining these parks and boulevards. This annual park and boulevard tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 and in addition to the taxes as limited by any provision of any special charter under which the city is now incorporated.
    An amount not to exceed 20% of this special fund may be expended for the purpose of providing music in city-owned parks during the months of May, June, July, August, and September in each year.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-2)
    Sec. 11-99-2. Where a boulevard and park association incorporated under the general law is doing the work provided for under Section 11-99-1, the proceeds of the specified tax may be transferred to that association for the purposes specified in that section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-99-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-99-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-99-3)
    Sec. 11-99-3. No city is authorized to levy or collect the tax provided for by Section 11-99-1 until the question of that levy has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law and authorized by a majority of the votes cast on the question.
    However, in any city whose electors have authorized the levy of a tax under "An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general tax by cities for parks and boulevard purposes," approved June 17, 1893, as amended, that tax may be continued to be levied under Sections 11-99-1 through 11-99-3 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)