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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20)
    Sec. 11-15.4-20. Notice and public hearing; urban agricultural area ordinance. Prior to the adoption of an ordinance designating an urban agricultural area, the urban agricultural area committee shall fix a time and place for a public hearing and notify each taxing unit of local government located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the proposed urban agricultural area. The committee shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the area to be affected by the designation at least 20 days prior to the hearing but not more than 30 days prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the time, location, date, and purpose of the hearing. At the public hearing, any interested person or affected taxing unit of local government may file with the committee written objections or comments and may be heard orally in respect to, any issues embodied in the notice. The committee shall hear and consider all objections, comments, and other evidence presented at the hearing. The hearing may be continued to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the subsequent hearing.
    Following the conclusion of the public hearing required under this Section, the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance establishing and designating an urban agricultural area.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-25)
    Sec. 11-15.4-25. Taxation of property; water rates and charges.
    (a) If authorized by the ordinance that establishes an urban agricultural area under Section 11-15.4-20, a municipality may provide for the abatement of taxes it levies upon real property located within an urban agricultural area that is used by a qualifying farmer for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products under item (11) of subsection (a) of Section 18-165 of the Property Tax Code. Parcels of property assessed under Section 10-110 of the Property Tax Code are not eligible for the abatements provided in this subsection; except that if real property assessed under Section 10-110 is reassessed and is subsequently no longer assessed under Section 10-110, that property becomes eligible for the abatements provided for in this Section. Real property located in a redevelopment area created under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act and an urban agricultural area created under this Division may be eligible for an abatement under this Section, but only with respect to the initial equalized assessed value of the real property.
    (b) A municipality may authorize an entity providing water, electricity, or other utilities to an urban agricultural area to allow qualified farmers and partner organizations in the urban agricultural area to: (1) pay wholesale or otherwise reduced rates for service to property within the urban agricultural area that is used for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products; or (2) pay reduced or waived connection charges for service to property within the urban agricultural area that is used for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)