(35 ILCS 200/9-175)
Owner on assessment date.
The owner of property on January 1 in
any year shall be liable for the taxes of that year, except that when coal has
been separated from the land by deed or lease, the owner or lessee of the coal
shall be liable for the taxes on the coal in the year of first production and
each year thereafter until production ceases. Subject to the provisions of
Section 20-210 for payment of current taxes on a specified part or undivided
share of property, in all cases of property having more than one owner as of
January 1 of any year, each owner is liable jointly and severally in any action
under Section 21-440 for all taxes of that year.
(Source: P.A. 86-949; 87-818; 88-455.)