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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-117-12.2)
    Sec. 11-117-12.2. Military personnel in military service; no stoppage of gas or electricity; arrearage.
    (a) In this Section:
    "Military service" means any full-time training or duty, no matter how described under federal or State law, for which a service member is ordered to report by the President, Governor of a state, commonwealth, or territory of the United States, or other appropriate military authority.
    "Primary occupant" means the current residential customer of record in whose name the account is registered with the municipality owning a public utility.
    "Service member" means a resident of Illinois who is a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard of any state, the District of Columbia, a commonwealth, or a territory of the United States.
    (b) No municipality owning a public utility shall stop gas or electricity from entering the residential premises of which a service member was a primary occupant immediately before the service member entered military service for nonpayment for gas or electricity supplied to the residential premises.
    (c) Upon the return from military service of a residential consumer who is a service member, the municipality shall offer the residential consumer a period equal to at least the period of the residential consumer's military service to pay any arrearages incurred during the period of the residential consumer's military service. The municipality shall inform the residential consumer that, if the period the municipality offers presents a hardship to the consumer, the consumer may request a longer period to pay the arrearages.
    (d) In order to be eligible for the benefits granted to a service member under this Section, a service member must provide the municipality owning a public utility with a copy of the orders calling the service member to military service in excess of 29 consecutive days or copies of orders further extending the service member's period of service and provide documentation that his or her military service materially affects his or her ability to pay for such services when due. In the event the service member no longer claims to be the primary occupant of the residential premises, or if the customer account of record changes, then the municipality owning a public utility may enforce all applicable rules, regulations, and tariffs.
    (e) A violation of this Section constitutes a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act.
    All proceeds from the collection of any civil penalty imposed under this subsection shall be deposited into the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.
(Source: P.A. 97-913, eff. 1-1-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-117-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-117-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-117-13)
    Sec. 11-117-13. Any municipality, owning a public utility, shall keep the accounts for each public utility distinct from other municipal accounts and in such manner as to show the true and complete financial results of municipal ownership or ownership and operation, as the case may be. These accounts shall be so kept as to show (1) the actual cost of the municipality of each public utility owned; (2) all costs of maintenance, extension, and improvement; (3) all operating expenses of every description, in case of municipal operation; (4) the amounts set aside for sinking fund purposes; (5) if water or other service is furnished for the use of a public utility without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service and also the value of any similar service rendered by each public utility to any other municipal department without charge; (6) reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation, and insurance; and (7) estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against each public utility if owned by a private corporation.
    The corporate authorities shall print annually for public distribution, a report, in the form specified in this Section, showing the financial results of the municipal ownership or ownership and operation. The accounts of each public utility shall be examined once each year by a licensed Certified Public Accountant permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act who shall report to the corporate authorities the results of his examination. This accountant shall be selected in such manner as the corporate authorities may direct, and he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be paid out of the revenue from each public utility, as the municipality may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-117-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-117-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-117-14)
    Sec. 11-117-14. No referendum for the acquisition, construction or operation of any public utility shall be held in any municipality within the 10 months' period next following a submission to and failure of approval by the electors therein of a proposition or ordinance to acquire, construct or operate a public utility for the rendition of like public utility service.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.1

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 117.1 heading)
(Source: P.A. 94-480, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/11-117.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-117.1-1)
    Sec. 11-117.1-1. Terrorism prevention measures. A municipality that owns or operates a municipal utility may promulgate rules for the exclusion of any person, based upon criminal conviction information received about that person under the Criminal Identification Act, from all or a portion of any water treatment facility, water pumping station, electrical transfer station, electrical generation facility, natural gas facility, or any other utility facility owned or operated by the municipality. The rules must be promulgated by the appropriate municipal agency in cooperation with the principal law enforcement agency of the municipality and, in the case of rules concerning the exclusion of employees, in cooperation with bona fide collective bargaining representatives. The rules may apply to employees of the municipality, any other persons performing work at the facility, or any visitors to the facility. The rules must identify the types of criminal convictions that disqualify a person from entering a particular area, based solely on whether the person poses an unreasonable risk to the public safety because of the person's potential for future criminal conduct affecting a municipal utility facility. The rules may be amended from time to time and shall be available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-480, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 118

    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 118 heading)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 118

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 118 heading)