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Full Text of HB4902  97th General Assembly



State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/3/2012, by Rep. Tom Cross - Patricia R. Bellock


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, or
9incorporated town in the the State of Illinois, but, unless the
10context otherwise provides, "municipal" or "municipality" does
11not include a township, town when used as the equivalent of a
12township, incorporated town that has superseded a civil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
19aldermen or similar body when the reference is to cities, (b)
20the president and trustees or similar body when the reference
21is to villages or incorporated towns, and (c) the council when
22the reference is to municipalities under the commission form of
23municipal government.



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1    (3) "Electors" means persons qualified to vote for elective
2officers 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 municipal
14election and the same day of the same month of the following
15calendar year, and between that day and the next succeeding
16general municipal election, or (c) if general municipal
17elections are held quadrennially, then between a general
18municipal election and the same day of the same month of the
19following calendar year, and between that day and the same day
20of the same month of the next following calendar year, and
21between the last mentioned day and the same day of the same
22month of the next following calendar year, and between the last
23mentioned 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", "aldermen",
11"commissioners", or "mayor" occur, the provisions containing
12these words shall apply to the board of trustees, trustees, and
13president, respectively, of villages and incorporated towns
14and 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. 87-1119.)