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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-68-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-6)
    Sec. 11-68-6. For the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance and development of the stadium and athletic field and for the purpose of retiring stadium and athletic field bonds, the board of stadium and athletic field commissioners of any city have the power to levy an annual tax of not more than .075% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property of the city, which shall be levied and collected at the time and in the manner that other taxes are required to be levied and collected. This tax, when levied and collected, shall be used to retire stadium and athletic field bonds and shall be applied to the expenses of maintenance and development of any stadium and athletic field theretofore acquired by the city.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-7)
    Sec. 11-68-7. Any stadium and athletic field which was acquired by such a city and which, immediately prior to January 1, 1942, was being maintained under "An Act to authorize the establishment and maintenance of stadium and athletic fields in cities, having a population of more than thirty thousand, the corporate limits of which coincide with the township limits in which said cities are located," approved June 27, 1921, as amended, shall be treated as if acquired under this Division 68 and may be continued to be maintained under this Division 68.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 69

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 69 heading)
DIVISION 69. JOINT OWNERSHIP OF MUNICIPAL
BUILDINGS

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.)