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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-95-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-7)
    Sec. 11-95-7. Whenever a petition signed by at least 10% of the electors of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is filed with the municipal clerk the municipal clerk shall certify the question of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of a recreation system for submission to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The petition shall request the corporate authorities of the municipality to establish, maintain, and conduct a supervised recreation system and to levy an annual tax for the establishment, conduct, and maintenance thereof. The petition shall designate the minimum tax to be levied except that in no case shall the tax be more than 0.09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    The corporate authorities may accumulate funds from the proceeds of such tax for the purpose of building, repairs and improvements for recreation purposes in excess of current requirements for such purposes but subject to the limitation set herein.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-8)
    Sec. 11-95-8. The corporate authorities of any municipality adopting this proposition shall thereafter levy and collect, annually, a tax of not less than the minimum set out in the specified petition nor more than the maximum specified in Section 11-95-7. If, however, the corporate authorities desire to levy a tax in excess of .09% but not in excess of .20% of value for such purposes, the corporate authorities may, by ordinance, stating the tax rate desired, cause a proposition for an assent thereto to be submitted to the voters of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the clerk for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are in favor thereof, the corporate authorities may thereafter levy a tax for recreation purposes at the authorized increased rate. This tax shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1, and shall be exclusive of all other taxes which the municipality may levy and collect.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-9)
    Sec. 11-95-9. The expense of the establishment, maintenance, and conduct of recreation facilities and programs shall be paid out of taxes or out of money received as, or realized from gifts received for recreation purposes. The expenditures shall be made under the direction of the recreation board upon warrants drawn upon the municipal treasury.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2586.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-10)
    Sec. 11-95-10. All playgrounds, recreation centers, recreation systems, and swimming pools which were provided, established, maintained and conducted under "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and which were being maintained and conducted immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly provided and established under this Division 95 and may be continued to be maintained and conducted under this Division 95.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance of a supervised recreation system under the specified Act may, by ordinance or resolution, and without referendum, increase the maximum rate at which it levies taxes for recreation system purposes to .09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality, applicable on August 3, 1967.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-11)
    Sec. 11-95-11. Whenever the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town lies within the boundaries of a single Park District, and the population of such city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with and relinquished to the Park District in the manner following: The governing board of the city, village or incorporated town shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members thereof. The ordinance shall set forth the intent and desire of the city, village or incorporated town to relinquish and turn over to the Park District the function of planning, establishing and maintaining the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town and to relinquish any and all powers which it may have to levy and collect a tax known as "The Recreation Tax". The clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the Park District. If the Park Commissioners of the Park District see fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members. This ordinance shall provide that the Park District assumes the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city and the Park District will levy and collect a tax at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, but that tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such District for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers.
    Six months from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance by the Park District, the District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers and which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Whenever the tax levied under this Section shall be levied in addition to the tax levied under Section 5-2 of "The Park District Code", the tax levied under this Section shall be levied and extended only upon that property located within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town, which lies within the boundaries of the park district.
    Six months from date of adoption of the ordinance by the District, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District any and all funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies as received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund known as the "Recreational Program Fund."
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)