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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-107-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-107-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-107-1)
    Sec. 11-107-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may construct, repair, and regulate the use of bridges, viaducts, and tunnels.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 108

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 108 heading)
DIVISION 108. FERRIES AND TOLL BRIDGES

65 ILCS 5/11-108-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-108-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-108-1)
    Sec. 11-108-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish ferries for hire and construct toll bridges, and also may regulate them and their charges.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 109

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 109 heading)
DRAINS, CULVERTS, CESSPOOLS, SEWERS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 109

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 109 heading)
DIVISION 109. REGULATION OF CULVERTS,
DRAINS SEWERS AND CESSPOOLS

65 ILCS 5/11-109-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-109-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-109-1)
    Sec. 11-109-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may construct, repair, and regulate the use of culverts, drains, sewers, and cesspools.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 110

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 110 heading)
FLOOD CONTROL AND DRAINAGE

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 110

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 110 heading)
DIVISION 110. DRAINAGE BY SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-110-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-110-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-110-1)
    Sec. 11-110-1. The corporate authorities of cities and villages for drainage purposes may lay out, establish, construct, and maintain drains, storm sewers, detention basins, retention basins and other "green infrastructure" facilities, such as green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, tree boxes, porous pavement, porous pipe systems, native plantings, constructed wetlands, and cisterns, ditches, levees, dykes, pumping works, and machinery, and may acquire the necessary land and machinery therefor, and in this manner may provide for draining or otherwise managing the runoff, such as by infiltration, evapotranspiration, or collection, on any portion of the land within their corporate limits, by special assessment upon the property benefited thereby, or by general taxation, or a combination. No lot, block, tract, or parcel of land, however, shall be assessed more than once in any one year by a municipality for maintenance.
(Source: P.A. 98-330, eff. 1-1-14.)

65 ILCS 5/11-110-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-110-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-110-2)
    Sec. 11-110-2. The corporate authorities of cities and villages may pass ordinances providing for the making of any improvements specified in Section 11-110-1, and for the nature, character, locality, and description thereof. Upon the passage of such an ordinance all proceedings thereafter had for the making of the improvements, and for the maintenance and repair thereof, and for the levy and collection of special assessments to defray the cost thereof, shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-110-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-110-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-110-3)
    Sec. 11-110-3. Whenever, in the judgment of the corporate authorities of a city or village, it becomes necessary or advantageous for the proper construction of improvements specified in Section 11-110-1 to enlarge, construct, or improve a natural or artificial drain outside the corporate limits of the city or village to obtain a proper outlet, the corporate authorities have the power to acquire the right of way therefor under the provisions of the statutes relating to the exercise of the right of eminent domain. Upon the establishment of this improvement, by the confirmation of the assessment therefor, the corporate authorities have the power to contract with all persons owning or interested in property or drains, outside the corporate limits of the city or village, who will be benefited by the improvement, for payment to the city or village of such an amount as the improvement will benefit those persons. In case of a failure to agree on the amount to be paid for these benefits the corporate authorities of the city or village have the power to sue for and recover the amount in a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state. The amount recovered or realized by such an agreement or proceeding shall become a part of the money raised to pay for the improvement, and may be refunded in accordance with the provisions of Section 9-2-74.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111 heading)
DIVISION 111. DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS

65 ILCS 5/11-111-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-1)
    Sec. 11-111-1. Every city or village, whether incorporated under the general law or under a special charter, whose site is wholly or partially subject to overflow and wholly or partially surrounded by levees, dykes, or embankments to prevent overflow: (1) may divide the municipality, or any part thereof, into improvement districts, (2) may fix the grade of the streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds within the improvement districts, at any height deemed necessary to give a surface drainage from each improvement district to the river or rivers which cause the overflow, and (3) may require low lots, blocks, or parts thereof, within an improvement district to be filled in such manner as to prevent water from standing thereon and thus to prevent them from becoming a nuisance or injurious to the public health, in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality.
    The work authorized to be done by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 shall be done by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property. Every city or village exercising the power granted by these sections has the same power in relation to special assessments or special taxation as is granted to any city, village, or drainage or improvement district in this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-2)
    Sec. 11-111-2. When an improvement district has been created by ordinance under Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 the corporate authorities shall have an accurate survey of the work contemplated to be done, made by a competent civil engineer, and shall have that engineer make plats, profiles, and estimates of the work to be done. The estimate shall include the cost of all walls or other structures necessary to be constructed to hold the earth to its proper place, the cost of the work opposite or adjacent to each lot in the district, and the cost of the fill upon each lot within the district necessary to be filled. The survey, plats, profiles, and estimates shall be used in estimating the benefits to be charged against the lot or block, or parts thereof, within the improvement district. In estimating those benefits, the benefit the lot, block, or parts thereof, will receive by reason of being secured from overflow or sipe water may be considered.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-3)
    Sec. 11-111-3. When specified improvement districts have been laid out, the cost of the improvement has been estimated and ascertained by a competent engineer, and the benefits to the lots, blocks, or parts thereof, have been assessed, the municipality may issue a series of bonds sufficient to pay the special assessments or special tax so ascertained for each district. When so issued and endorsed as provided for in this section, these bonds shall be a lien upon the respective lots, blocks, or parts thereof, which are designated in the bonds. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and may run for any term not exceeding 20 years. The style of the bonds shall be fixed and designated by ordinance. But before any bond is issued or put into circulation, the owner of any lot charged with such a special assessment or special tax shall endorse upon the back of the bond his consent thereto, substantially as follows:
    I hereby endorse the within bond, and consent that the lot or lots, or parts thereof therein designated, shall become liable for the interest and principal therein named, and that the bond shall be a lien upon the designated property from this date until paid off and discharged.
         ....
         (insert date)
         .... (Seal)
    The bond, when prepared and executed by the municipality, and endorsed by the owners of the property charged with the special assessments or special tax, shall be recorded in the recorder's office of the county in which the municipality is located. When so recorded the record is notice of the lien thereby created, to the same extent that records of mortgages are notices of the mortgage lien, and has the same force and effect. No coupon need be recorded. A record of the face of the bond and of the endorsement are sufficient.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-4)
    Sec. 11-111-4. Any municipality, issuing bonds under Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7, shall provide by ordinance for the collection of an amount sufficient to pay the interest and principal of these bonds from the property charged with the special assessment or special tax. The special assessment or special tax shall be placed upon the tax books for collection, and treated in the same manner, and have the same effect as special assessments or special taxes have under Article 9. The municipality shall not be liable for the payment of the interest or principal of any of these bonds except (1) for their payment out of the special fund of the improvement district to which the bonds apply, and (2) for the faithful enforcement of the ordinances that provide for the collection of an amount sufficient to pay the interest and principal of these bonds.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-5)
    Sec. 11-111-5. If a railroad or street railway company has tracks located upon, or across any street in such an improvement district, then, in estimating the cost of the work, the railroad or street railway company shall be charged with the cost of the fill upon that street or crossing in the amount that it would cost the railroad or street railway company to make an independent embankment of the same height to receive its tracks upon that street or crossing. However, any railroad or street railway company has the same right to build its embankment or make its proportion of the improvement as is allowed to individuals. If a railroad or street railway company fails or refuses to comply with the municipal ordinances in this regard, the tracks of the delinquent railroad or street railway company shall be a nuisance, all of the railroad or street railway company's rights upon that street or crossing shall be forfeited, and the tracks removed as the work progresses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-6)
    Sec. 11-111-6. If any property within an improvement district created under Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 belongs to a minor or any other person incapacitated to contract, the guardian, or other person in charge of his or her estate, may apply to the circuit court of the county in which the district is located, by petition, for leave to endorse the specified bonds. When endorsed by order of the court, the endorsement shall be valid.
(Source: P.A. 83-706.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-7)
    Sec. 11-111-7. In addition to the powers given by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 to municipalities to collect an amount sufficient to pay the interest and principal, the owner or holder of any bond has his personal remedy in any court against the endorser upon his endorsement, for failure to pay the interest or principal, and in case of 2 successive failures by any person liable on such a bond, the bond becomes due. Then the holder may enforce his lien for the interest and principal by foreclosure in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state.
    All the powers granted to municipalities by Sections 11-111-1 through 11-111-7 may be put into effect by proper ordinances.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-8)
    Sec. 11-111-8. Every city or village with a population of not more than 500,000 whether incorporated under the general law or a special charter, whose site is wholly or partially subject to overflow, inundation, or the unsanitary accumulation of sipe water or surface water, and wholly or partially surrounded by levees, dykes, or embankments to prevent overflow: (1) may divide the municipality, or any part thereof, into improvement districts, (2) may fix the grade of streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds within the improvement districts at any height deemed necessary to give a surface drainage from each improvement district to the river or rivers which cause the overflow, inundation, or accumulation of sipe and surface water, and (3) may require all low lots, blocks, or parts thereof, or tracts of land, within each improvement district, to be filled to the established grade of adjoining streets, avenues, alleys, or public grounds, or in such manner as to prevent the overflow or inundation thereof, or such accumulation of sipe or surface water therein as in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality would be unsanitary and injurious to the public health or safety.
    Such a city or village shall provide by ordinance for the making of such a local improvement and in that ordinance shall provide whether the improvement shall be made (1) by special assessment, or by special taxation of contiguous property, (2) by general taxation, or (3) by both methods. In order to carry out the purposes of Sections 11-111-8 through 11-111-10, such a city or village has all the power in relation to special assessment, special or general taxation, or for the issuance of bonds in payment of the cost of the specified local improvement, including the provisions of Article 9, granted to any city or village in this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-9)
    Sec. 11-111-9. When a specified improvement district has been created by ordinance under Sections 11-111-8 through 11-111-10, the corporate authorities shall have an accurate survey of the work contemplated to be done, made by the city engineer, if there is one, and if not, then by a competent civil engineer. This engineer shall make and file with the municipal clerk, plats, profiles, and estimates of the work to be done. The estimates shall include the cost of all walls or other structures necessary to hold the earth in its proper place and the cost of the fill upon each lot, block, or part thereof, and tract of land within the district, which must be filled under the ordinance. The survey, plat, profile, and estimates shall be used in estimating the benefit to be charged against the lots, blocks, or parts thereof, or tracts of land, within that improvement district by reason of the filing and protection thereof from overflow or unsanitary accumulation of sipe or surface water.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-111-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111-10)
    Sec. 11-111-10. Each lot, block, or part thereof, or tract of land in an improvement district specified in Section 11-111-8, whether already filled to grade or not, may be assessed to pay the cost of the improvement according to the special benefit it will receive therefrom.
    When the ordinance under which the specified local improvement is ordered provides that the improvement shall be made wholly or partially by special taxation of contiguous property, the special tax shall be levied, assessed, and collected, as nearly as may be, in the manner provided by Article 9. However, no special tax shall be levied or assessed upon any property to pay for the improvement, in an amount in excess of the special benefit which that property will receive from the improvement. The ordinance is not conclusive of that benefit, but the question of that benefit and of the amount of the special tax are subject to court review, and shall be tried in the same manner as in proceedings by special assessment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 111.1 heading)
DIVISION 111.1. REMOVAL OF STREAM OBSTRUCTIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-111.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-111.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-111.1-1)
    Sec. 11-111.1-1. The corporate authorities may remove or cause the removal in such manner as they may direct, the driftwood and other obstructions from natural and other water courses causing flooding of any part of the corporate area whether such obstructions are located inside or outside the corporate limits, and for that purpose, after written notice to the owner at least 10 days prior thereto, may enter upon the lands or waters of any person, but subject to responsibility for all damages which shall be occasioned thereby.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2616.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 112

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 112 heading)
DIVISION 112. TAXES FOR LEVEE PURPOSES

65 ILCS 5/11-112-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-1)
    Sec. 11-112-1. When a vote has been taken under "An Act to enable cities, villages and towns threatened with overflow or inundation to levy taxes by vote of the electors thereof, to strengthen, build, raise or repair the levees around same and to issue anticipation warrants on such taxes," approved June 11, 1897, as amended, or when a vote is taken under this section and Section 11-112-2 at a general municipal election in a municipality that is protected by levees or embankments, or that may deem it necessary to be so protected, and a majority of the legal votes cast at the election were or are for a tax to build, raise, strengthen, or repair the levees around the municipality, not exceeding the rate of .1666% annually, to be levied annually for a period of not exceeding 7 years on the taxable property of the municipality, the corporate authorities of the municipality may (1) make an appropriation by ordinance of the proceeds of the tax so authorized, (2) pass an ordinance levying the tax for the whole period as authorized by the vote to be annually extended, and (3) draw tax anticipation warrants thereon to the amount that the tax levy will produce based on the assessment of the preceding year of all the taxable property of the municipality. These warrants shall draw interest at not to exceed the rate authorized by the vote authorizing the tax, not exceeding 7% annually, but the warrants shall not be sold below par.
    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. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-2)
    Sec. 11-112-2. The county clerk of the county in which the municipality specified in Section 11-112-1 is located shall extend each year the taxes specified in Section 11-112-1, when the ordinance making the levy of the tax is certified to him. The tax shall be extended at the rate fixed in the ordinance, not exceeding .1666% for a period not exceeding 7 years. The county clerk shall extend the tax in a separate column designated the "Seven Year Levee Tax."
    The collector of state and county taxes, when he receives the money collected from this levee tax, shall pay it to the municipal treasurer, every 2 weeks, informing the treasurer that this money is from the 7 year levee tax; and he shall take the treasurer's receipt for the money as 7 year levee tax paid over.
    The municipal treasurer shall receive the money so paid over by the collector and shall pay the money out as rapidly as possible on warrants issued on the 7 year levee tax only, so long as such warrants remain unpaid.
    This tax shall be levied in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
    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. 76-845.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-3)
    Sec. 11-112-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-112-7, every municipality, whether incorporated under general law or special charter, which is subject to overflow or inundation from a river or other sources may construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, and maintain levees, protective embankments and structures and has the power for any of these purposes to levy and collect annually a tax of not exceeding .1666% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all the taxable property within its corporate limits.
    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.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-4)
    Sec. 11-112-4. This annual tax provided for in Section 11-112-3 shall be designated as the levee tax and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are the general taxes of that municipality. This tax shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes which that municipality is now or hereafter authorized to levy and collect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-5)
    Sec. 11-112-5. All taxes collected by virtue of Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-8 shall be deposited in the municipal treasury to the credit of what shall be called the levee fund. This fund shall be kept separate and apart from all other funds or money of the municipality and shall be used and paid out only for the purpose specified in those sections. The money in this levee fund, as far as possible, shall be kept at interest by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-6)
    Sec. 11-112-6. Such a municipality specified in Section 11-112-3 may purchase or condemn, by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, all real estate needed for the purpose of constructing thereon levees, protective embankments, and structures, and also for the purpose of obtaining earth or other materials, either within or without the corporate limits of the municipality, with which to construct, widen, raise, strengthen, improve, or maintain those levees, protective embankments, and structures.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-7)
    Sec. 11-112-7. The levee tax provided for by Section 11-112-3 shall not be levied and collected for any year until the question of its levy for that year has been certified by the clerk and submitted to a vote of the electors and has received the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors voting upon the question.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-112-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-112-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-112-8)
    Sec. 11-112-8. Nothing contained in Sections 11-112-3 through 11-112-7 limits the powers granted to municipalities by Sections 11-112-1 and 11-112-2, or possessed by a municipality under this Code or any other Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113 heading)
DIVISION 113. SURFACE WATER AND SEWAGE
REMOVAL TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-113-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113-1)
    Sec. 11-113-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population less than 500,000, subject to the referendum provision of Section 11-113-2, may levy, annually, a tax of not to exceed .15% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein to provide for the expense of pumping to remove surface water and sewage due to flood conditions. Revenue raised by this tax cannot be transferred to any other fund in the municipality and can be used only for pumping necessitated by flood conditions. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in the municipality and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes provided by Section 8-3-1.
    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.)

65 ILCS 5/11-113-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113-2)
    Sec. 11-113-2. This Division 113 shall not be in force in any municipality until the question of its adoption is certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality and approved by a majority of those voting on the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall Division 113 of the Illinois
Municipal Code permitting municipalities
to levy an additional annual tax of not        YES
to exceed .15% for the purpose of
providing revenue for pumping surface      -------------------
water and sewage brought about by flood
conditions be adopted by the City              NO
(Village or Incorporated Town, as the
case may be) of ....?
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of adopting this Division 113, then such division shall be adopted. It shall be in force in the adopting municipality for the purpose of the fiscal years succeeding the year in which the election is held.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 113.1 heading)
DIVISION 113.1. STORMWATER MANAGEMENT TAX

65 ILCS 5/11-113.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-113.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-113.1-1)
    Sec. 11-113.1-1. A non-home rule municipality located at least partly in a county which is preparing a stormwater management plan in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code may levy a tax upon all taxable property within its corporate limits, at a rate not to exceed 0.06% if the municipality owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant, and at a rate not to exceed 0.03% if it does not, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality, for the purposes of implementing the stormwater management plan, improving storm sewer and combined sewer facilities, protecting sanitary sewage treatment works from the 100-year frequency flood, and acquiring lands, buildings and properties in the 100-year floodplain, paying the principal of and interest on any bonds issued pursuant to this Section for any of the foregoing purposes, and paying the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and any fees relating to, any loan made to such municipality by the Illinois Finance Authority, pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act for any of the foregoing purposes, or any bond, note or other evidence of indebtedness of such municipality issued in connection with any such loan. Such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such municipality and shall be in addition to the maximum tax rate authorized by law for general municipal purposes. The limitations on tax rate provided in this Section may be increased or decreased by referendum in accordance with the provisions of Sections 18-120, 18-125, and 18-130 of the Property Tax Code.
    However, unless the municipality is located at least partly in a township declared after July 1, 1986 by presidential declaration to be a disaster area as a result of flooding, the tax authorized by this Section shall not be levied until the question of its adoption, either for a specified period or indefinitely, has been submitted to the electors thereof and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. This question may be submitted at any election held in the municipality after the adoption of a resolution by the governing body of the municipality providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the municipality. The governing body of the municipality shall certify the resolution and proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of the levy of such tax, it may thereafter be levied in such municipality for the specified period or indefinitely, as provided in the proposition. The question shall be put in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an annual tax be levied
for stormwater management purposes            YES
(for a period of not more than
...... years) at a rate not exceeding      -------------------
.....% of the equalized assessed
value of the taxable property of              NO
(municipality)?
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    Any municipality in a county which has established a stormwater management planning committee in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code is hereby authorized to borrow money and to issue its bonds for the purposes of implementing the stormwater management plan, improving storm sewer and combined sewer facilities, protecting sanitary sewage treatment works from the 100-year frequency flood, and acquiring lands, buildings and properties in the 100-year floodplain.
    Any municipality in a county which has established a stormwater management planning committee in accordance with Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code is hereby further authorized to borrow money from the Illinois Finance Authority for the purpose of financing the protection of storm sewer outfalls, the construction of adequate storm sewer outfalls and the provision for flood protection of sanitary sewage treatment plants, pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act, and is hereby authorized to enter into loan agreements and other documents with the Illinois Finance Authority and to issue its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to evidence its obligation to repay such loan to the Illinois Finance Authority. Without the submission of the question to the electors, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, such municipality is hereby authorized to execute such loan agreements and other documents and to issue such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, which loan agreements, documents, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness may bear such date or dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, payable at such time or times, may mature at any time or times not later than 40 years from the date of issuance, may be payable at such place or places, may be payable from any funds of such municipality on hand and lawfully available therefor, including without limitation the taxes levied pursuant to this Section or from any other taxes or revenues of such municipality pledged to their payment, may be negotiated at such price or prices, may be executed in such manner, may be subject to redemption prior to maturity, may be in such form, may be secured, and may be subject to such other terms and conditions, all as may be provided in a resolution or ordinance authorizing the execution of any such loan agreement or other document or the issuance of such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114 heading)
DIVISION 114. LEVEE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION

65 ILCS 5/11-114-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-1)
    Sec. 11-114-1. The corporate authorities of a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 which (1) is bounded by or through which flows a river, or (2) is contiguous to or contains within its corporate limits a portion of a navigable lake, may provide by ordinance for the creation of a levee improvement commission, consisting of four members and a chairman. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint the 4 members of the commission. The mayor or president shall be ex-officio chairman of the commission.
    The members of the levee improvement commission shall be electors of the municipality, and shall serve without compensation. Their terms of office shall be fixed by the ordinance creating the commission. Before entering upon their duties, the members shall execute a bond, payable to the municipality, in the sum of $2,000, conditioned upon the performance of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-114-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-2)
    Sec. 11-114-2. The levee improvement commission has full control and supervision of all improvements, docks, levees, industrial developments and facilities, including terminals and parks, on the river front or lake shore, and the land, whether developed or undeveloped, approximate to the river front or lake shore, located within the corporate limits of the municipality.
    All money derived from the tax or the sale of bonds authorized by Section 11-114-3 shall be under the control of the commission and shall be expended only upon the warrants of the commission for the purpose authorized by this Division 114.
    The commission may expend money over which it has control, for the construction, operation, or maintenance of improvements, docks, levees, industrial developments and facilities, including terminals and parks, on the river front or lake shore, or of land over which the commission has control.
    The commission may lease any property over which it has control and fix the terms of the lease, subject to the approval of the corporate authorities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-114-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-3)
    Sec. 11-114-3. Subject to the provisions of this Division 114 the corporate authorities of any municipality specified in this Division 114 may issue bonds for the purposes authorized. These bonds shall (1) be issued in the name of the municipality, (2) be attested by the municipal clerk, (3) bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually, and (4) mature at such time not exceeding 20 years from the date thereof, as is specified in the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds shall be used exclusively for the purposes authorized by this Division 114.
    An annual tax which, when considered in the aggregate for the period for which the bonds are issued, will be sufficient to pay the principal and interest of the bonds, may be levied for the payment thereof.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 114.1 heading)
DIVISION 114.1. FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS

65 ILCS 5/11-114.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-114.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-114.1-1)
    Sec. 11-114.1-1. The corporate authority of a municipality which is subject to the hazards of flooding due to the existence within or near its borders of a natural waterway shall prominently post copies of the most recent Flood Insurance Rate Maps, issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in the municipal hall. At least once every 5 years, the corporate authority shall replace each posted map with the most recently issued map.
(Source: P.A. 85-854.)