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Public Act 098-0312





Public Act 098-0312
SB1824 EnrolledLRB098 06237 OMW 36278 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by changing Section
5-26005 as follows:
    (55 ILCS 5/5-26005)  (from Ch. 34, par. 5-26005)
    Sec. 5-26005. Maintenance. Whenever any memorial building
is erected through private subscriptions, as herein provided,
or any veterans' memorial is erected, it shall be lawful for
the county board or board of county commissioners, as the case
may be, to appropriate such sums of money from year to year as
it may deem reasonable and proper to cover any deficiency in
the cost of the maintenance thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
    Section 10. The Township Code is amended by changing
Section 160-5 as follows:
    (60 ILCS 1/160-5)
    Sec. 160-5. Township monuments; petition and referendum.
    (a) Upon the petition of 100 or more legal voters of a
township being filed with the township clerk praying that the
proposition of erecting or completing a monument or memorial in
honor of its soldiers and sailors or other notable persons
buried in the township be submitted to the voters of the
township at an election, the township clerk shall certify the
proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit
the proposition to the voters of the township at an election in
accordance with the general election law.
    (b) The form of the proposition shall be substantially as
        Shall a monument or memorial be erected in honor of
    (the soldiers and sailors of the township or other notable
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    (c) If a majority of all the votes cast upon the
proposition are in favor of it, the township supervisor,
township clerk, and township treasurer, within one year after
the election, shall purchase or procure a site and erect the
monument or memorial.
    (d) Provisions for the payment and maintenance for the
monument or memorial shall be made by the proper taxing and
financial officers in the same manner as for other township
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 88-62.)
    Section 15. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
changing Section 11-116-2 as follows:
    (65 ILCS 5/11-116-2)  (from Ch. 24, par. 11-116-2)
    Sec. 11-116-2. When the petition specified in this Division
116 is filed with the municipal clerk of a municipality
specified in this Division 116, the question of erecting a
monument or memorial shall be certified by the clerk and
submitted to the electors of the municipality. The question
shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall a monument (or memorial
 be erected in honor of                YES
 ....... (insert for whom to be    --------------------------
 erected) by .......... (insert
 name of the municipality) at a        NO
 cost not to exceed $....?
    If a majority of those voting on the question vote yes, the
corporate authorities shall have the monument or memorial
erected and, if necessary, shall levy and collect, in the same
manner as other general taxes are levied and collected, a tax
sufficient to raise the amount specified in the petition, and
to provide for the maintenance of the memorial.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)
    Section 20. The Park District Code is amended by changing
Section 10-4 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 1205/10-4)  (from Ch. 105, par. 10-4)
    Sec. 10-4. Any park district shall have the power to
acquire by gift, grant or purchase, real estate and lands for
use as a site for an armory and to convey, sell, donate, lease
or rent real estate or lands so acquired and any real estate or
lands now owned by such park district to the State of Illinois
or to any proper agency thereof for use as a site for an
armory, but the park district shall have no power to divert any
gift, grant or legacy from the specific purpose designated by
the donor.
    Such district shall have power to acquire by lease or
permit the right to occupy and use real estate, land and
riparian estates for park and playground purposes and to
improve, maintain and equip the same as a park or playground,
and to place permanent buildings and structures thereon.
    Such district may by ordinance lease, for any period not
exceeding 99 years, any tract or parcel of land of the park
district to any organization incorporated under the laws of
this State as a corporation not for pecuniary profit, as a site
for a memorial to the military and naval forces of this State
and of the United States, provided that such organization shall
be responsible for the maintenance of the memorial.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/12/2013