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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-9)
    Sec. 11-19.2-9. Administrative review. The findings, decision and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereto, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the final findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-10)
    Sec. 11-19.2-10. Sanctions appropriate to owner - property. The order to correct a code violation and the sanctions imposed by a municipality against a respondent property owner as the result of a finding of a code violation under this Division shall attach to the property as well as the owner of the property, so that the finding of a code violation against one owner cannot be avoided by conveying or transferring the property to another owner. Any subsequent transferee or owner of property takes subject to the findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division if a notice consisting of a copy of the order to correct a code violation and imposing any sanctions and costs, if applicable, and a description of the real estate affected sufficient for the identification thereof, has been filed in the office of the Recorder or the office of the Registrar of Titles in the county in which such real estate is located by the municipality prior to the transfer or conveyance to the subsequent transferee or owner.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-11)
    Sec. 11-19.2-11. (a) A person who contracts with the federal government or any of its agencies, including without limitation the Department of Housing and Urban Development, to care for vacant residential real estate shall be responsible for maintaining the property to prevent and correct municipal health and sanitation code violations.
    (b) A person who violates this Section shall be subject to the findings, decision and order of the hearing officer as provided in this Division.
    (c) A person who intentionally violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $501 and not more than $1,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-12)
    Sec. 11-19.2-12. (a) Any fine, other sanction or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction or costs imposed remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Any subsequent owner or transferee of property takes subject to this debt if a notice has been filed pursuant to Section 11-19.2-10.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located for purposes of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions and costs imposed by the findings, decision and order does not exceed $5,000. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision and order was entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance, and that the respondent had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division:
        (1) the court shall render judgment in favor of the
    
municipality and against the respondent for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus court costs. Such judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and
        (2) the court may also issue such other orders or
    
injunctions or both requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-13)
    Sec. 11-19.2-13. Adoption of Division by municipality. Any municipality establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance under this Division may adopt such other provisions as are necessary and proper to carry into effect the powers granted and the purposes stated herein.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 20 heading)
DIVISION 20. FOOD, WATER, DISEASE, OTHER
REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/11-20-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-1)
    Sec. 11-20-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may establish and regulate markets and markethouses.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-2)
    Sec. 11-20-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the sale of all beverages and food for human consumption except the wholesale sale of alcoholic beverages and except as provided in "An Act relating to the sale of bread", approved July 9, 1959, as heretofore and hereafter amended. The corporate authorities may locate and regulate the places where and the manner in which any beverage or food for human consumption is sold and also may prescribe the loaf-weight and quality of bread.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-3)
    Sec. 11-20-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and regulate the inspection of all food for human consumption and tobacco.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-4)
    Sec. 11-20-4. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the cleansing and purification of waters, watercourses, and canals, and, when necessary to prevent or abate a nuisance, may provide for the drainage and filling of ponds on private property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-5)
    Sec. 11-20-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may do all acts and make all regulations which may be necessary or expedient for the promotion of health or the suppression of diseases, including the regulation of plumbing and the fixtures, materials, design and installation methods of plumbing systems subject to the provisions of the plumbing code promulgated under Section 35 of the "Illinois Plumbing License Law", approved July 13, 1953, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-6)
    Sec. 11-20-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the destruction of weeds at the expense of the owners of the premises on which the weeds are growing.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-6.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-6.5)
    Sec. 11-20-6.5. Milkweed classification.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "milkweed" means Asclepias syriaca or other native Asclepias species.
    (b) The corporate authorities of a municipality may not classify milkweed as a noxious or exotic weed.
    (c) A municipality may not classify milkweed in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 100-557, eff. 6-1-18.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-7)
    Sec. 11-20-7. Cutting and removal of neglected weeds, grass, trees, and bushes.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the removal of nuisance greenery from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to remove the nuisance greenery. The municipality may collect, from the owners of that parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Removal of nuisance greenery" or "removal activities" means the cutting of weeds or grass, the trimming of trees or bushes, and the removal of nuisance bushes or trees.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the removal activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 95-183, eff. 8-14-07; 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-8)
    Sec. 11-20-8. Pest extermination; liens.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide pest-control activities on any parcel of private property in the municipality if, after reasonable notice, the owners of that parcel refuse or neglect to prevent the ingress of pests to their property or to exterminate pests on their property. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the underlying parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Pests" means undesirable arthropods (including certain insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and related organisms), wood infesting organisms, rats, mice, and other obnoxious undesirable animals, but does not include a feral cat, a "companion animal" as that term is defined in the Humane Care for Animals Act (510 ILCS 70/), "animals" as that term is defined in the Illinois Diseased Animals Act (510 ILCS 50/), or animals protected by the Wildlife Code (520 ILCS 5/).
    "Pest-control activity" means the extermination of pests or the prevention of the ingress of pests.
    "Removal cost" means the total cost of the pest-control activity.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 96-462, eff. 8-14-09; 96-856, eff. 3-1-10.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-9)
    Sec. 11-20-9. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate and prohibit the running at large of horses, asses, mules, cattle, swine, sheep, goats, geese, and dogs, and may impose a tax on dogs.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-10)
    Sec. 11-20-10. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the construction, repair, and use of cesspools, cisterns, hydrants, pumps, culverts, drains, and sewers and may regulate the covering or sealing of wells or cisterns.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-10.5)
    Sec. 11-20-10.5. Boil order; notification of certified local public health department required. If a municipality, or any department or agency of the municipality, issues a boil order, then the municipality must notify any certified local public health department that serves an area subject to the boil order as soon as is practical, but no later than 2 hours after issuing the order. In addition to the initial notice, the municipality must provide, to any affected certified local public health department, a written notification within 24 hours after issuing the boil order. The written notification must include the estimated duration of the order or warning and the geographic area covered by the order or warning.
(Source: P.A. 93-1020, eff. 8-24-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-11)
    Sec. 11-20-11. The corporate authorities of each municipality may adopt reasonable regulations for the control and eradication of a fungus disease of elms caused by Graphium ulmi, commonly known as Dutch elm disease or elm blight, and of other plant diseases.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3168.)

65 ILCS 5/11-20-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-20-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-20-12)
    Sec. 11-20-12. Removal of infected trees.
    (a) The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the treatment or removal of elm trees infected with Dutch elm disease or ash trees infected with the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) from any parcel of private property within the municipality if the owners of that parcel, after reasonable notice, refuse or neglect to treat or remove the infected trees. The municipality may collect, from the owners of the parcel, the reasonable removal cost.
    (b) The municipality's removal cost under this Section is a lien upon the underlying parcel in accordance with Section 11-20-15.
    (c) For the purpose of this Section, "removal cost" means the total cost of the removal of the infected trees. "Treatment" means the administration, by environmentally sensitive processes and methods, of products and materials proven by academic research to protect elm and ash trees from an invasive disease in order to prevent or reverse the damage and preserve the trees.
    (d) In the case of an abandoned residential property as defined in Section 11-20-15.1, the municipality may elect to obtain a lien for the removal cost pursuant to Section 11-20-15.1, in which case the provisions of Section 11-20-15.1 shall be the exclusive remedy for the removal cost.
    The provisions of this subsection (d), other than this sentence, are inoperative upon certification by the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, after consultation with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, that the Mortgage Electronic Registration System program is effectively registering substantially all mortgaged residential properties located in the State of Illinois, is available for access by all municipalities located in the State of Illinois without charge to them, and such registration includes the telephone number for the mortgage servicer.
(Source: P.A. 98-90, eff. 7-15-13.)