(65 ILCS 5/9-3-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 9-3-1)
Any municipality may make a local improvement whenever the
public necessity requires such improvement, subject only to the limitations
prescribed in this Division 3. This Division 3 shall not be construed as
repealing any other laws with respect to local improvements, but shall be
considered as an additional grant of power for the purposes herein set out.
Any number of streets, avenues, lanes or alleys, or any other public
places, or parts thereof, to be improved may be included in one proceeding
(even though they may be intersected by previously improved streets,
avenues, roads or alleys which are not included in the proceeding) where
they are contiguous or part of a connected system with reciprocal benefits.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)