(65 ILCS 5/9-2-77) (from Ch. 24, par. 9-2-77)
    Sec. 9-2-77. Whenever any warrant is issued by the clerk of the court in which the judgment of confirmation is rendered, for the collection of any special assessment specified in Section 9-2-19, that warrant shall not authorize the collection of any assessment levied against the municipality for and on account of public benefits, but the clerk shall likewise certify the assessment roll and judgment to the clerk or comptroller, if any, of that municipality upon being requested so to do by that officer. The several and respective installments of the amounts that may be assessed against the municipality for and on account of public benefits and confirmed by the court, shall be paid out by the municipal treasurer out of any money arising from the collection of the direct annual tax provided for in Section 9-2-38 and out of any other money in his hands that may be used for that purpose whenever he is legally authorized so to do, by an ordinance of that municipality. Any such municipality may pay for any land to be taken or damaged in the making of any local improvement specified in Section 9-2-19, before any such assessment or any installment thereof becomes due, and when the same becomes due, the amount so paid shall be credited upon the assessment against the municipality so paying in advance. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any city having a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)