(65 ILCS 5/8-7-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-7-3)
    Sec. 8-7-3. For the purpose of providing money for such a working cash fund, the corporate authorities shall also have power to levy, annually, upon all the taxable property in the municipality, a tax of not to exceed .05% upon the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which each such levy is made.
    The collection of this tax shall not be anticipated by the issuance of any warrants drawn against the tax. This tax shall be levied and collected, except as otherwise provided in this Section, in like manner as are the general taxes of the collecting municipality. It shall be known as the working cash fund tax and shall be in addition to the maximum of all other taxes which that municipality is now, or may be hereafter, authorized by law to levy upon the taxable property within the municipality.
    This tax may be levied by a separate ordinance on or before the second Tuesday in September in each year, for the purpose specified in this Section, without any appropriation thereof being made in the annual or supplemental appropriation ordinance.
    No tax shall be levied under this Section if the municipality has previously issued the maximum amount of bonds permitted under Section 8-7-2.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)