(65 ILCS 5/11-61-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-3)
    Sec. 11-61-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall have the express power to purchase or lease either real estate or personal property for public purposes through contracts which provide for the consideration for such purchase or lease to be paid through installments to be made at stated intervals during a certain period of time, but, in no case, shall such contracts provide for the consideration to be paid during a period of time in excess of 20 years nor shall such contracts provide for the payment of interest at a rate of more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended. The indebtedness incurred under this Section when aggregated with existing indebtedness may not exceed the debt limits provided in Division 5 of Article 8 of this Code.
    The amendatory Acts of 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-493, eff. 8-13-99.)