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Full Text of HB4881  102nd General Assembly



State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Jim Durkin


65 ILCS 5/1-1-2  from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2

    Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning definitions.

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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5changing Section 1-1-2 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-2)  (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2)
7    Sec. 1-1-2. Definitions. In this Code:
8    (1) "Municipal" or "municipality" means a city, village,
9or incorporated town in the the State of Illinois, but, unless
10the context otherwise provides, "municipal" or "municipality"
11does not include a township, town when used as the equivalent
12of a township, incorporated town that has superseded a civil
13township, county, school district, park district, sanitary
14district, or any other similar governmental district. If
15"municipal" or "municipality" is given a different definition
16in any particular Division or Section of this Act, that
17definition shall control in that division or Section only.
18    (2) "Corporate authorities" means (a) the mayor and
19alderpersons or similar body when the reference is to cities,
20(b) the president and trustees or similar body when the
21reference is to villages or incorporated towns, and (c) the
22council when the reference is to municipalities under the
23commission form of municipal government.



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1    (3) "Electors" means persons qualified to vote for
2elective officers at municipal elections.
3    (4) "Person" means any individual, partnership,
4corporation, joint stock association, or the State of Illinois
5or any subdivision of the State; and includes any trustee,
6receiver, assignee, or personal representative of any of those
8    (5) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, "fiscal
9year" in all municipalities with fewer than 500,000
10inhabitants, and "municipal year" in all municipalities, means
11the period elapsing (a) between general municipal elections in
12succeeding calendar years, or (b) if general municipal
13elections are held biennially, then between a general
14municipal election and the same day of the same month of the
15following calendar year, and between that day and the next
16succeeding general municipal election, or (c) if general
17municipal elections are held quadrennially, then between a
18general municipal election and the same day of the same month
19of the following calendar year, and between that day and the
20same day of the same month of the next following calendar year,
21and between the last mentioned day and the same day of the same
22month of the next following calendar year, and between the
23last mentioned day and the next succeeding general municipal
24election. The fiscal year of each municipality with 500,000 or
25more inhabitants shall commence on January 1.
26    (6) Where reference is made to a county within which a



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1municipality, district, area, or territory is situated, the
2reference is to the county within which is situated the major
3part of the area of that municipality, district, area, or
4territory, in case the municipality, district, area, or
5territory is situated in 2 or more counties.
6    (7) Where reference is made for any purpose to any other
7Act, either specifically or generally, the reference shall be
8to that Act and to all amendments to that Act now in force or
9that may be hereafter enacted.
10    (8) Wherever the words "city council", "alderpersons",
11"commissioners", or "mayor" occur, the provisions containing
12these words shall apply to the board of trustees, trustees,
13and president, respectively, of villages and incorporated
14towns and councilmen in cities, so far as those provisions are
15applicable to them.
16    (9) The terms "special charter" and "special Act" are
18    (10) "General municipal election" means the biennial
19regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of
20cities, villages, and incorporated towns, as prescribed by the
21general election law; in the case of municipalities that elect
22officers annually, "general municipal election" means each
23regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of
24cities, villages, and incorporated towns.
25(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)