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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-69-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-69-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-69-1)
    Sec. 11-69-1. Whenever the territories of any 2 or more municipalities in the State of Illinois comprise the same or partly the same territory, the municipalities concerned have the power jointly to purchase land and to construct buildings and all necessary appurtenances within their common corporate limits, and to own, operate, and maintain the land and buildings jointly with one another, for their joint municipal purposes, on terms and conditions to be agreed upon by the municipalities. Such municipalities have the power to exercise the right of eminent domain by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the state for the acquirement of property, advantageous or desirable for joint municipal purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-69-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-69-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-69-2)
    Sec. 11-69-2. The purpose of Section 11-69-1 is for the benefit of municipalities with common territory and whose building needs can be most efficiently and economically handled by joint buildings for the several municipalities. Section 11-69-1 shall be liberally construed to give effect to these purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 70

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 70 heading)
DIVISION 70. TAX FOR RESTORATION OF PUBLIC
BUILDINGS DAMAGED BY STORM OR FIRE

65 ILCS 5/11-70-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-1)
    Sec. 11-70-1. In any municipality, whether incorporated under general law or special charter, in which the municipal hall, or any municipal jail or police station, fire department house, or public library is destroyed or seriously impaired by storm or fire, the corporate authorities, in order to rebuild or restore any such building, thus destroyed or seriously impaired, may levy an annual tax for not exceeding 10 successive years of not exceeding .08333% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all of the taxable property in the municipality. This tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as the general taxes of that municipality and shall be known as the public building restoration fund tax. This tax shall not be included in the aggregate amount of taxes as limited by Section 8-3-1, or by any provision of any special charter under which such a municipality is now operating.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates in municipalities of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-70-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-2)
    Sec. 11-70-2. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality designated in Section 11-70-1 decides to rebuild or restore any of the specified buildings, it shall make provision therefor by an ordinance. This ordinance shall also state the number of years, not exceeding 10, that this annual public building restoration fund tax shall be levied, and the per cent, not exceeding .08333 on all of the taxable property in the municipality. This tax shall be included in the annual appropriation and tax levy ordinances of such a municipality for the years that it can be levied under the provisions of this section and Section 11-70-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates in municipalities of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 76-1236.)

65 ILCS 5/11-70-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-70-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-70-3)
    Sec. 11-70-3. All money received from this public building restoration fund tax shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of that fund. All money so received shall be kept separate and apart from other money of the municipality, and shall not be used or paid out for any other purpose than that of paying the cost of rebuilding or restoring the specified public buildings destroyed or seriously impaired by storm or fire, until all of the costs have been discharged. If the money so received can not be used annually to pay the cost but accumulates, the corporate authorities may invest this money in good interest-paying securities, until the money is needed for the payment of the costs of the rebuilding or restoration.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2685.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 71

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 71 heading)
PARKING FACILITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 71

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 71 heading)
DIVISION 71. OFF-STREET PARKING

65 ILCS 5/11-71-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-1)
    Sec. 11-71-1. Any municipality is hereby authorized to:
        (a) Acquire by purchase or otherwise, own, construct,
    
equip, manage, control, erect, improve, extend, maintain and operate motor vehicle parking lot or lots, garage or garages constructed on, above and/or below ground level, public off-street parking facilities for motor vehicles, parking meters, and any other revenue producing facilities, hereafter referred to as parking facilities, necessary or incidental to the regulation, control and parking of motor vehicles, as the corporate authorities may from time to time find the necessity therefor exists, and for that purpose may acquire property of any and every kind or description, whether real, personal or mixed, by gift, purchase or otherwise. Any municipality which has provided or does provide for the creation of a plan commission under Division 12 of this Article 11 shall submit to and receive the approval of the plan commission before establishing or operating any such parking facilities;
        (b) Maintain, improve, extend and operate any such
    
parking facilities and charge for the use thereof;
        (c) Enter into contracts dealing in any manner with
    
the objects and purposes of this Division 71, including the leasing of space on, or in connection with, parking meters for advertising purposes. Any contract for such advertising shall prohibit any interference with traffic control, shall prohibit placing any advertising sign or device on parking meters that exceeds the dimensions of 8 by 12 inches and shall contain such other provisions as the corporate authorities deem necessary in the public interest. All revenues derived from any such contract shall be used exclusively for traffic regulation and maintenance of streets within the municipality;
        (d) Acquire sites, buildings and facilities by gift,
    
lease, contract, purchase or condemnation under power of eminent domain, and pledge the revenues thereof for the payment of any revenue bonds issued for such purpose as provided in this Division 71. In all cases where property or rights are acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act, and the fee or such lesser interest in land may be acquired as the municipality may deem necessary;
        (e) Finance the acquisition, construction,
    
maintenance and/or operation of such parking facilities by means of general tax funds, special assessments, special taxation, revenue bonds, parking fees, special charges, rents or by any combination of such methods; and
        (f) Borrow money and issue and sell revenue bonds in
    
such amount or amounts as the corporate authorities may determine for the purpose of acquiring, completing, erecting, constructing, equipping, improving, extending, maintaining or operating any or all of its parking facilities, and refund and refinance the same from time to time as often as it shall be advantageous and to the public interest to do so.
    If any part of the financing of the acquisition and/or construction of such parking facilities is done by means of special assessments or special taxation, the provisions of Division 2 of Article 9 of this Code shall be followed with respect to the special assessments or special taxation for such purpose.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-2)
    Sec. 11-71-2. All bonds issued under authority of this Division 71 shall bear interest at not more than the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum and may be sold by the corporate authorities in such manner as they deem best in the public interest. However, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum, based on the average maturity of such bonds, and computed according to standard tables of bond values. Such bonds shall be payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from the operation of any or all of its parking facilities and shall be secured by a pledge of the revenues of any or all of its parking facilities, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1.
    Such bonds when issued shall have all the qualities of negotiable instruments under the Law Merchant and the Uniform Commercial Code. Such bonds may bear such date or dates and may mature at such time or times, not exceeding 30 years from their date or dates, and may be in such form, carry such registration privilege, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to such terms of redemption, prior to maturity, with or without premium, as so stated on the face of the bond, and contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided by ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. Such bonds shall be executed by such officers as the corporate authorities shall designate in the ordinance. Any bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall cease to be such officers.
    Each such bond shall state upon its face that it is payable solely and only from the proceeds derived from the operation of the parking facility or facilities, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1, and shall state upon its face that it does not constitute an obligation of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-3)
    Sec. 11-71-3. The corporate authorities of any such municipality availing of the provisions of this Division 71, other than that concerning advertising on parking meters, shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor, which shall be placed on file in the office of the clerk of such municipality, and which shall be open for the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall state the estimated cost of such project, and the method or methods of financing such project and the amount or proportion of cost of such project to be financed by each of such methods. If part or all of such project is to be financed by means of revenue bonds, the ordinance also shall fix the amount of the revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity or maturities, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof and shall contain such covenants and restrictions as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the corporate authorities. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such ordinance shall contain such provisions as may be determined by the corporate authorities as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional revenue bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of any such parking facilities and for the payment of the principal and interest upon such bonds;
    (b) The regulation as to the use of any such parking facilities to assure the maximum use or occupancy thereof;
    (c) The kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, the cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues to be derived from the project;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, and the keeping of records, reports and audits of any such parking facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the municipality to maintain the project in good condition and to operate the same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Such other provisions as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the project and prompt payment of principal of and interest upon any revenue bonds so authorized.
    If any part of such project is to be financed by means of special assessments or special taxation, any ordinances or other procedures required under Division 2 of Article 9 of this Code shall be adopted and followed.
    After the ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in such municipality, or if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality, and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2256.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-4)
    Sec. 11-71-4. Whenever bonds are issued as provided by this Division 71, it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities to establish charges and fees for the use of any such parking facilities sufficient at all times to pay maintenance and operation costs, and principal of and interest upon such bonds, and all revenues derived from the operation thereof shall be set aside as a separate fund and account and used only as hereinafter provided, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-71-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-71-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-71-5)
    Sec. 11-71-5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 71, the revenues derived from the operation of the project, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of Section 11-71-1, shall be set aside as collected and be deposited in a separate fund, separate and apart from all other funds of such municipality, and be used in paying the cost of maintenance and operation, paying the principal of and interest upon the bonds of such municipality, issued under this Division 71, and for the transfer of any surplus amounts annually to the general corporate fund of any such municipality only when and in the manner permitted and authorized in accordance with the covenants and provisions and terms of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of any such bonds under the provisions of this Division 71.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)