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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-58-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-3)
    Sec. 11-58-3. No such tax shall be levied or collected by such a municipality unless the electors of the municipality have approved an ordinance providing therefor as provided in Section 2 of "An Act to enable cities, villages and incorporated towns having less than two hundred thousand inhabitants, to provide for defraying whatever portion may be imposed upon them by law of the costs and expenses of separation of the grades of railroads and of public streets and public places, and to provide for a direct annual tax therefor," approved June 17, 1929, as amended, or until the question of the adoption of the ordinance specified in Section 11-58-2 has been certified by the clerk and submitted to the electors of the municipality at any election in the municipality designated in the ordinance and in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall an ordinance of the City
(Village or Incorporated Town, as the
case may be) of .... passed on the
.... day of .... providing for the              YES
levy of a tax of ....% each year
for the term of .... years on all
taxable property in the city for the
purpose of providing a fund to pay           -----------------
the proportion imposed by law upon
the city of the costs of separating
the grades of the roadbed and tracks
of the .... Railroad Company from
public streets and public places in             NO
the city (village or incorporated
town), specified in the ordinance,
be approved?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-4)
    Sec. 11-58-4. The levy of such a grade separation tax is authorized if the majority of the votes cast on the specified proposition are in favor thereof. The county clerk thereafter shall extend the tax upon the books of the collector of taxes in each of the years of the term specified in the ordinance in the manner provided by law for the extension of the taxes of the municipality, whether or not the tax in each of those years is included in the municipality's annual tax levy ordinance, as that tax levy ordinance is passed by the corporate authorities of the municipality and certified to the county clerk. This annual tax shall be exclusive of and in addition to the aggregate amount of taxes authorized by Section 8-3-1.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-58-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-58-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-58-5)
    Sec. 11-58-5. The tax levied and collected as provided in this Division 58 shall be deposited in a special municipal fund to be used solely for the purpose of paying the proportion that is lawfully imposed upon the municipality, of the costs of the grade separations designated and described in the specified ordinance. Lawful changes and alterations in the plans of these grade separations incidental and necessary thereto and lawful changes in the costs thereof shall in no way prevent the levy and collection of the tax or the payment of the proportion of the costs lawfully imposed upon the municipality out of the tax so levied and collected.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)