(65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-76-4.2)
    Sec. 11-76-4.2. Surplus property; alternative method of sale.
    (a) This Section applies to any municipality with a population of less than 20,000 which is situated wholly or partially within a county that has an unemployment rate, as determined by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, higher than the national unemployment average, as determined by the U.S. Department of Labor, for at least one month during the 6 months preceding the adoption of a resolution to sell real estate under this Section.
    (b) If a municipality has either (1) adopted an ordinance to sell surplus real estate under Section 11-76-2 and has received no bid on a particular parcel or (2) adopted a resolution to sell surplus real estate under Section 11-76-4.1 and has received no acceptable offer on a particular parcel within 6 months after adoption of the resolution, then that parcel of surplus real estate may be sold in the manner set forth in subsection (c) of this Section.
    (c) If the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this Section are met, then the corporate authorities may, by resolution, authorize the sale of a parcel of surplus public real estate in either of the following manners: (1) by the staff of the municipality; (2) by listing with local licensed real estate agencies; or (3) by public auction. The terms of the sale, the compensation of the agent, if any, the time and the place of the auction, if applicable, a legal description of the property and its size, use and zoning shall be included in the resolution. The resolution shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the municipality or, if none, in a newspaper published in the county in which the municipality is located. No sale may be conducted until at least 30 days after the first publication. The corporate authorities may accept any offer or bid determined by them to be in the best interest of the municipality by a vote of three-fourths of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 86-331.)