(65 ILCS 5/8-8-8)
(from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-8)
The expenses of the audit and investigation of public accounts
provided for in Division 8, whether ordered by the corporate authorities
or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the municipality for which the
audit is made. Payment shall be ordered by the corporate authorities out
of the funds of the municipality and it shall be the duty of such
authorities to make provisions for payment. Contracts for the
performance of audits required by this Division 8 may be entered into
without competitive bidding. If the audit is made by an auditor or auditors retained by the Comptroller, the municipality shall pay to
the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him
for the cost of making such audit.
The corporate authorities of all municipalities coming under the
provisions of this Division 8 shall have the power to annually levy a
"Municipal Auditing Tax" upon all of the taxable property of the
municipalities at the rate on the dollar which will produce an amount
which will equal a sum sufficient to meet the cost of all auditing and
reports thereunder. Such municipal auditing tax shall be held in a
special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of expenses
occasioned by this Division 8.
The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to taxes for
general corporate purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-419, eff. 1-1-20