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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/10-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-6)
    Sec. 10-5-6. Whenever the legal voters of such city, village or incorporated town equal in number to 10% of the legal votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election petition the city, village or incorporated town clerk for the submission of the proposition as to whether such city, village or incorporated town, shall adopt the provisions of this Division 5, then such clerk shall certify the proposition accordingly, for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, and if such proposition be not adopted at such election, the same may in like manner be submitted to any general municipal election thereafter.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or
incorporated town) of.... adopt               YES
Division 5 of Article 10 of the           --------------------
Illinois Municipal Code providing for          NO
insurance coverage for volunteer firemen?
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition shall be for such proposition, then this Division 5 shall be in force in such city, village or incorporated town, as of the beginning of the third month of the next fiscal year of such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 heading)
ARTICLE 11
CORPORATE POWERS AND FUNCTIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 1 heading)
PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE

POLICE PROTECTION AND PUBLIC ORDER

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. POLICE PROTECTION AND TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-1)
    Sec. 11-1-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass and enforce all necessary police ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-2)
    Sec. 11-1-2. Duties and powers of police officers.
    (a) Police officers in municipalities shall be conservators of the peace. They shall have the power (i) to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any criminal law of the State, (ii) to commit arrested persons for examination, (iii) if necessary, to detain arrested persons in custody over night or Sunday in any safe place or until they can be brought before the proper court, and (iv) to exercise all other powers as conservators of the peace prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (b) All warrants for the violation of municipal ordinances or the State criminal law, directed to any person, may be served and executed within the limits of a municipality by any police officer of the municipality. For that purpose, police officers have all the common law and statutory powers of sheriffs.
    (c) The corporate authorities of each municipality may prescribe any additional duties and powers of the police officers.
(Source: P.A. 90-540, eff. 12-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-2.1)
    Sec. 11-1-2.1. In addition to the powers of the police of any municipality under Section 7-4-8 of this Act, the corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 500,000 may enter into agreements with any other such municipality or municipalities to furnish police assistance on request. Such agreements shall contain provisions in relation to any liability, including any liability or obligation to indemnify created by Section 1-4-5 or Section 1-4-6, which may occur as a result of any police assistance furnished under such agreements.
    Police officers furnishing assistance under such agreements have all of the powers of police officers of any requesting municipality and are subject to the direction of the chief of police of a requesting municipality.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3284.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-3)
    Sec. 11-1-3. The corporate authorities of any city or village containing less than 500,000 inhabitants may levy, annually, a tax not to exceed .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, to provide revenue for the purpose of police protection in that municipality. This tax shall be in addition to and in excess of all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that city or village and shall be in addition to and in excess of the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limitation of .15% or the rate limitation in effect on July 31, 1969, whichever is greater.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-5)
    Sec. 11-1-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may by ordinance declare a curfew throughout all or any part of the municipality and establish the conditions and restrictions thereof.
(Source: Laws 1968. p. 80.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-5.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-5.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-5.1)
    Sec. 11-1-5.1. In any municipality which is authorized to levy a tax under Section 11-1-3 of this Division 1, the tax rate limit so authorized may be increased to not to exceed .40%, or beginning in taxable year 2000, .60%, of the value of all the taxable property in such municipality, provided the proposition for such tax rate increase has been submitted to the electors of that municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The corporate authorities may order the proposition submitted at any election. The municipal clerk shall certify the question to the proper election authority who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-299, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-6)
    Sec. 11-1-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may by ordinance grant to the mayor the extraordinary power and authority to exercise, by executive order, during a state of emergency, such of the powers of the corporate authorities as may be reasonably necessary to respond to the emergency. Such ordinance shall establish standards for the determination by the mayor of when a state of emergency exists, and shall provide that the mayor shall not exercise such extraordinary power and authority except after his signing, under oath, a statement finding that such standards have been met, setting forth facts to substantiate such findings, describing the nature of the emergency, and declaring that a state of emergency exists. Such statement shall be filed with the clerk of the municipality as soon as practicable. A state of emergency, declared as provided in this section, shall expire not later than the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the corporate authorities after the state of emergency is declared.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 80.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-7)
    Sec. 11-1-7. The corporate authorities of any incorporated municipality, the boundaries of which are not co-extensive with any township, may contract with any such township in the county within which the municipality is located to furnish police protection outside of the incorporated municipality in such township.
    The corporate authorities of any incorporated municipality situated in a county of fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants may contract, with advice and consent of the sheriff in the county in which the request for contract services is made, based upon a determination of law enforcement needs of the area in which contract services are sought, with the county in which the municipality is located to furnish police protection in the county outside of the incorporated municipality.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-1-8)
    Sec. 11-1-8. The corporate authorities of each municipality may:
    (a) Conduct programs and carry on and coordinate activities for the prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency within the municipality;
    (b) Cooperate, coordinate or act jointly with the State of Illinois or any other municipality, county or public or private agency in conducting programs and carrying on and coordinating activities for the prevention, reduction or control of juvenile delinquency, including but not limited to the establishment, support and maintenance of individual or joint public or private agencies or neighborhood accountability boards to conduct such programs and carry on such activities in cooperation with law enforcement officers through referral of juvenile offenders;
    (c) Spend municipal funds appropriated for the purposes of this Section;
    (d) Make application for, accept and use money, financial grants or contributions of services from any public or private source made available for the purposes of this Section;
    (e) All officials, agencies and employees of a municipality, which has exercised the authority granted by this Section, shall cooperate in so far as possible with the corporate authorities in coordinating and conducting activities and programs to carry out the purposes of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 80-853.)