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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-122.1-2)
    Sec. 11-122.1-2. Any municipality may contract for the operation of privately owned, local passenger transportation system or a portion thereof within its corporate limits or within a radius of one-half mile thereof upon terms satisfactory to it and to the owner of such system. By the contract, the municipality may bind itself to pay to the owner and operator such sums as may be agreed upon by the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 76-100.)

65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-122.1-3)
    Sec. 11-122.1-3. Any municipality may lease, sell or purchase, on the installment basis or otherwise, real or personal property for use by such system.
(Source: P.A. 76-100.)

65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-122.1-4)
    Sec. 11-122.1-4. A municipality may apply for and accept loans, grants, services, or other financial assistance from, and may participate in projects of, the United States of America, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, under the Federal "Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964", as now or hereafter amended, or similar Federal mass transportation acts, and may enter into and carry out contracts in connection therewith.
    This Section applies to any contract which is otherwise valid and made for the purposes authorized in this Section, even though the contract was executed before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1969 or the municipality made no appropriation for the contract before it was executed either before or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-100.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 122.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 122.2 heading)
DIVISION 122.2. REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

65 ILCS 5/11-122.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-122.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-122.2-1)
    Sec. 11-122.2-1. In addition to all its other powers, every municipality shall, in all its dealings with the Regional Transportation Authority established by the "Regional Transportation Authority Act", enacted by the 78th General Assembly, have the following powers:
    (a) to cooperate with the Regional Transportation Authority in the exercise by the Regional Transportation Authority of all the powers granted it by the Act;
    (b) to receive funds from the Regional Transportation Authority upon such terms and conditions as shall be set forth in an agreement between the municipality and the Suburban Bus Board or the Commuter Rail Board, which contract or agreement may be for such number of years or duration as they may agree, all as provided in the "Regional Transportation Authority Act";
    (c) to receive financial grants from a Service Board, as defined in the "Regional Transportation Authority Act", upon such terms and conditions as shall be set forth in a Purchase of Service Agreement or other grant contract between the municipality and the Service Board, which contract or agreement may be for such number of years or duration as the Service Board and the municipality may agree, all as provided in the "Regional Transportation Authority Act";
    (d) to acquire from the Regional Transportation Authority or a Service Board any Public Transportation Facility, as defined in the "Regional Transportation Authority Act", by purchase contract, gift, grant, exchange for other property or rights in property, lease (or sublease) or installment or conditional purchase contracts, which contracts or leases may provide for consideration to be paid in annual installments during a period not exceeding 40 years; such property may be acquired subject to such conditions, restrictions, liens or security or other interests of other parties as the municipality may deem appropriate and in each case the municipality may acquire a joint, leasehold, easement, license or other partial interest in such property;
    (e) to sell, sell by installment contract, lease (or sublease) as lessor, or transfer to, or grant to or provide for the use by the Regional Transportation Authority or a Service Board any Public Transportation Facility, as defined in the "Regional Transportation Authority Act" upon such terms and for such consideration, or for no consideration, as the municipality may deem proper;
    (f) to cooperate with the Regional Transportation Authority or a Service Board for the protection of employees and users of public transportation facilities against crime and also to protect such facilities; such cooperation may include, without limitation, agreements for the coordination of police or security forces;
    (g) to file such reports with and transfer such records, papers or documents to the Regional Transportation Authority or a Service Board as may be agreed upon with, or required by, the Regional Transportation Authority or a Service Board.
    In exercising any of the powers granted in this Section the municipality shall not be subject to the provisions of this Code or any Act making public bidding or notice a requirement for any purchase or sale by a municipality. Notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the contrary, every municipality may enter into Purchase of Service Agreements, grant contracts, other contracts, agreements or leases, as provided in this Section, and may incur obligations and expenses thereunder without making a previous appropriation therefor.
(Source: P.A. 83-886.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 123

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 123 heading)
HARBORS AND TERMINALS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 123

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 123 heading)
DIVISION 123. HARBOR AND TERMINAL FACILITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-123-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-1)
    Sec. 11-123-1. The term "utility," as used in this Division 123 means and includes: (1) harbors, canals, slips, wharves, docks, levees, piers, quay walls, breakwaters, and all appropriate harbor structures, facilities, connections, and improvements; and (2) such elevators, vaults, warehouses, including cold storage warehouses which may be acquired, owned, maintained, or operated in connection therewith, as necessary adjuncts or incidental to transportation or railroad terminals; and (3) all other necessary or appropriate terminal facilities.
    The term "artificially made or reclaimed land," as used in this Division 123, includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the state, the title to which is in the state, and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part contrary to law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-2)
    Sec. 11-123-2. Every city and village may acquire, own, construct, maintain, and operate utilities anywhere within the jurisdiction or corporate limits of the city or village, or in, over, and upon public waters bordering thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-3)
    Sec. 11-123-3. Every city or village with only a river water frontage may acquire, own, construct, maintain, and operate railroad terminal facilities, tracks, and connections, necessary or appropriate to connect a utility with any railroad or interurban railroad entering the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-4)
    Sec. 11-123-4. Every city and village for the purpose of carrying out the powers granted in this Division 123, may acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, any property necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123. In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. Nothing in this Section limits the power of a municipality to acquire by grant from the state submerged land or artificially made or reclaimed land as provided in Section 11-123-9.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-5)
    Sec. 11-123-5. Every city and village may use, occupy, and reclaim such submerged land under the public waters of the state within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of, or bordering on the municipality, as may be necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123. The power granted in this section is superior to and takes precedence over any similar power heretofore granted to any person, other than a city or village, in so far as that similar power has not been exercised at the time when a city or village by ordinance, as to land therein particularly described, determines to exercise the power granted in this section.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code or in any other law of this state, no person or corporation, private, public, or municipal, other than a city or village, shall hereafter construct a utility over and upon such submerged lands within the limits or jurisdiction of any such city or village, or over or upon any public waters bordering thereon, without first securing the consent of the corporate authorities of such city or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-6)
    Sec. 11-123-6. Every city and village may take possession of, use, and occupy any artificially made or reclaimed land (1) which before the artificial making or reclamation thereof constituted a portion of the submerged land under the public waters of the State of Illinois, and (2) which lies within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of or borders on the municipality, and (3) the title to which is in the State of Illinois, when the land is declared by an ordinance of the municipality particularly describing it to be necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123.
    Every city and village has the power to bring and maintain all necessary suits, actions, or proceedings, in its corporate name, against any person for the recovery of the possession of such artificially made or reclaimed land. This land, when so acquired, shall be held, used, and occupied by the city or village subject to the conditions stated in this Division 123.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-7)
    Sec. 11-123-7. Every city and village may take possession of, use, and occupy any artificially made or reclaimed land specified in Section 11-123-6, when the land is declared by an ordinance of the municipality particularly describing it to be necessary or appropriate for approaches to or connections with a utility.
    Every city and village may establish, widen, extend, grade, pave, and otherwise improve such approaches or connections over and upon such artificially made or reclaimed land and to vacate all or any part of the approaches or connections.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-8)
    Sec. 11-123-8. Every city and village may acquire the land, whether of natural or artificial formation, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, of any owner or claimant, other than a city or village, on the shores of public waters in, upon, or near which it is proposed to construct any utility.
    Every city and village may also acquire the title of such an owner or claimant to the land lying beneath, adjacent to or adjoining the specified public waters, without other compensation, by agreeing with the owner or claimant upon a boundary line dividing the land, whether of natural or artificial formation, to be acquired by the municipality, and the adjacent, adjoining, submerged, or other land, whether of natural or artificial formation, to be taken and acquired by the owner or claimant. The rights and property to be taken and acquired, respectively, by the city or village and by the owner or claimant, shall be specifically described and set forth in the judgment to be entered by the court as provided in Section 11-123-9.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-9)
    Sec. 11-123-9. When any city or village and the owner or claimant have agreed upon a boundary line as provided in Section 11-123-8, the city or village shall commence a civil action in the circuit court of the county in which the land is situated, praying that the boundary line be established and confirmed by judgment of the court. All persons interested in the land as owners or otherwise, who appear of record, if known, or if not known, upon stating the fact, shall be made parties defendant. Interested persons whose names are unknown may be made parties defendant by the description of unknown owners, but in all cases an affidavit shall be filed by or on behalf of the municipality, setting forth that the names of these persons are unknown.
    The municipality shall publish notice of the commencement of the action once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notices shall contain the title of the action and the return day at which the defendants are to appear, and the last of the notices shall be published not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the return day. The defendants who do not enter their appearances shall be served with process and the proceedings in the action shall be conducted in the same manner as provided by the Civil Practice Law, as heretofore and hereafter amended and the Supreme Court Rules, now or hereafter adopted, in relation to that Law, except as otherwise provided in this Division 123.
    If upon a hearing the court finds that the rights and interests of the public have been duly conserved by the agreement, the court shall confirm the agreement and establish the boundary line. Otherwise the court, in its discretion, shall dismiss the suit. If the boundary line agreed upon is so established and confirmed by a court judgment, it shall be the permanent boundary line thereafter and shall not be affected either by accretion or erosion.
    The establishment of such a boundary line operates as a conveyance and release to the municipality of all the right, title, and interest of owners to all land, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, lying upon the outer or water side of the boundary line. The municipality is hereby granted by the State of Illinois the title to all land, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, lying upon the outer or water side of the boundary line when so established. The owners of the shore land are hereby granted by the State of Illinois the title to the adjacent, adjoining, submerged, or other land, whether of natural or artificial formation, as specifically and particularly described in the court judgment, lying upon the inner or land side of the boundary line when so established. These owners may fill in, improve, protect, and use, sell, and convey this land lying upon the inner or land side of the boundary line free from any adverse claim in any way arising out of any question as to where the shore line was at any time in the past, or as to the title to any existing accretions.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-10)
    Sec. 11-123-10. Every city or village may occupy, hold, and use any land acquired by the municipality under this Division 123 or under any act providing for harbor construction. A specified municipality may occupy, hold, and use any submerged land of the State of Illinois filled in or reclaimed by the municipality in connection with or in construction of a utility for the uses and purposes provided for in this Division 123. A specified municipality may lease any of this land for a period not longer than 50 years to any person upon such terms and conditions as are prescribed by ordinance, but the ordinance shall provide that the rental value of the land shall be revalued near the end of each 10 years of the rental period and that the rental for the ensuing 10 years shall be adjusted and fixed in accordance with that evaluation.
    Before such a lease becomes effective, it shall be approved in writing by the Secretary of Transportation of the state, and, in case of approval, it shall be authenticated by the seal of that department.
    All money received by a specified municipality from the lease of land forming a part of any harbor development shall be credited to a fund entitled the harbor fund of that particular harbor development. All money expended by the municipality for any purpose in relation to that land or in relation to the construction and maintenance of any utility, may be charged to the harbor fund, and that fund shall be used for no other purpose.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-11)
    Sec. 11-123-11. Every city or village may levy and collect in each of 4 consecutive years a tax of .0125% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property therein, for the current year. This tax shall be in addition to all taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in that municipality. The proceeds of this additional tax shall be used for harbor construction purposes only and shall be credited to the harbor fund for that particular harbor development.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rate in cities and villages of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-12)
    Sec. 11-123-12. Any city or village may lease any part or all of any utility owned by it in the manner and subject to the limitations provided in Sections 11-76-1 and 11-76-2.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-13)
    Sec. 11-123-13. Every city and village may locate and establish dock lines and harbor lines in the public waters or rivers within the limits or jurisdiction of, or bordering on the city or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-14)
    Sec. 11-123-14. Every city and village owning and operating, or owning and leasing any portion of a utility, shall keep the accounts for the utilities separate and distinct from other municipal accounts and in such manner as to show the true and complete financial standing and results of the municipal ownership and operation or of the municipal ownership and leasing, as the case may be. These accounts shall be so kept as to show: (1) the actual cost of the municipality of the utilities owned; (2) all costs of maintenance, extension, and improvement; (3) all operating expenses of every description, in case of municipal operation, whether of the whole or of a part of the utilities; (4) if water or other service is furnished for the use of the utilities without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service, and also the value of any service rendered by the utilities to any reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation, and other municipal department without charge; (5) insurance; and (6) estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against the utilities if owned by a private corporation. The corporate authorities of the municipality shall have printed annually for public distribution, a report showing the financial standing and results, in the form specified in this section, of the municipal ownership and operation, or of municipal ownership and leasing. This report shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
    The accounts of the utilities shall be examined at least once a 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 the utilities, as the corporate authorities may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-15)
    Sec. 11-123-15. Every city and village has the power to use any portion of a utility for public recreation purposes if, in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality, the utility can be used for public recreation purposes without interfering with the use of the utility for transportation purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-16)
    Sec. 11-123-16. In connection with the use of any portion of a utility for recreation purposes, as specified in Section 11-123-15, every city and village has the power to provide, by lease or contract, for the sale in or on the utility of food, non-alcoholic drinks, and merchandise, and for the giving in or on the utility of dances, concerts, exhibitions, and other entertainments, and for check-room privileges incidental thereto. Upon reasonable notice, however, such a lease or contract is terminable by the municipality, either with or without compensation therefor as may be therein stipulated, whenever in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the municipality the transportation necessities make such termination desirable. No such lease or contract shall be entered into for a period exceeding 5 years except in conformity with the provisions of Section 11-123-12.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-17)
    Sec. 11-123-17. No portion of a utility, except a breakwater, shall be constructed within one-half mile of any intake of water for public consumption, and in constructing such a utility no ashes, cinders, or waste shall be dumped into any public waters within 4 miles of any intake of water for public consumption unless placed behind retaining bulkheads. This section does not apply to any city or village whose water frontage is exclusively on a river.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-18)
    Sec. 11-123-18. Every city and village by ordinance may authorize any public or municipal corporation, other than a city or village, which is authorized by law to construct or operate a utility, to construct and operate a utility within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of, or bordering on, the city or village, on such terms and conditions as may be determined in the ordinance, and on such terms and conditions as may be provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)