(65 ILCS 5/7-1-5.1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 7-1-5.1)
(a) This Section shall apply when the following
conditions are met with respect to any tract within the territory sought to be annexed:
(1) the tract is commercial or industrial property;
(2) the tract is owned by a single owner;
(3) the tract is all or part of a parcel that lies on both sides of the
Illinois and Michigan Canal;
(4) the tract is all or part of a parcel containing more than 800 acres; and
(5) the tract is located entirely within a county having a population of
at least 300,000 but not more than 400,000.
(b) If the conditions of subsection (a) are met, then the following shall apply:
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-1-2, the notice of the
annexation petition or ordinance, as the case may be, shall be given by the
petitioner or corporate authorities, as the case may be, by publishing such
notice in one newspaper of general circulation for 3 consecutive days, the
third day of publication being not less than 30 and not more than 45 days
prior to the date fixed for the hearing.
(2) Every owner of record of commercial or industrial property of 50
acres or more which lies within the territory to be annexed shall be
notified by the petitioner or corporate authorities, as the case may be, by
certified mail, of the public hearing, any meeting of the corporate
authorities where a vote is to be taken in regard to the proposed
annexation, and any impending referendum to annex, at least 30 days prior
to any such public hearing, meeting, or referendum.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-1-5, the ordinance shall
be enacted not less than 30 and not more than 45 days after the public hearing.
(4) No territory shall be annexed by any proceeding which does not
require the consent of the owner of record unless at least one-third of
such territory is used and occupied for residential purposes at the time of
(Source: P.A. 85-1421.)