(35 ILCS 200/15-70)
Fire protection purposes.
All property used exclusively for
fire protection purposes and belonging to any city, village, or incorporated
town is exempt.
All property of a corporation or an association which maintains a fire patrol
and salvage corps for the public benefit is exempt if the property is:
(a) used exclusively for providing suitable rooms,
housing and storage facilities for fire and rescue equipment, and
(b) necessary for the accommodation of a fire patrol
and salvage corps, or otherwise used exclusively for the purpose of the fire patrol and salvage corps, and
(c) used to provide a service that is rendered
indiscriminately and without charge to the public, except reasonable charges for the use of fire covers after the lapse of 10 days following the occurrence of loss or damage.
If a portion of the property of the corporation or association is used
exclusively for fire protection purposes, the property shall be exempt only to
the extent of the value of that portion, and the remaining portion shall be
subject to taxation.
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)