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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-47-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-47-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-47-2)
    Sec. 11-47-2. The authorities of such cities, incorporated towns and villages having so undertaken the publication of such proceedings, papers and documents, may cause the same to be printed or published in book or pamphlet form and may provide for the sale thereof at such prices as in their judgment will reimburse the cost of publication.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48 heading)
DIVISION 48. PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL
DOCUMENTS

65 ILCS 5/11-48-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-1)
    Sec. 11-48-1. The city council or board of trustees of every city, incorporated town or village may, by order or resolution authorize and direct to be transferred to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the State Archives or to the State University Library at Urbana, Illinois, or to any historical society duly incorporated and located within their respective counties, such official papers, drawings, maps, writings and records of every description as may be deemed of historic interest or value, and as may be in the custody of any officer of such county, city, incorporated town or village. Accurate copies of the same when so transferred shall be substituted for the original when in the judgment of such city council or board of trustees the same may be deemed necessary.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-2)
    Sec. 11-48-2. The officer or officers having the custody of such papers, drawings, maps, writings and records shall permit search to be made at all reasonable hours and under their supervision for such as may be deemed of historic interest, and whenever so directed by the city council or board of trustees of such city, incorporated town or village in the manner prescribed in Section 11-48-1 to deliver the same to the trustee, directors or librarian or other officer of the library or society designated by the city council or board of trustees, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48-3)
    Sec. 11-48-3. The city council and board of trustees of the several cities, incorporated towns and villages in this state may make reasonable appropriations from their respective revenues for the purpose of carrying the provisions of this Division 48 into effect.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.2 heading)
DIVISION 48.2. PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL
AND OTHER SPECIAL AREAS

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-1)
    Sec. 11-48.2-1. It is hereby found and declared that in all municipalities the movements and shifts of population and the changes in residential, commercial, and industrial use and customs threaten with disappearance areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects having special historical, community, or aesthetic interest or value and whose preservation and continued utilization are necessary and desirable to sound community planning for such municipalities and to the welfare of the residents thereof. The granting to such municipalities of the powers herein provided is directed to such ends, and the use of such rights and powers for the preservation and continued utilization of such property is hereby declared to be a public use essential to the public interest.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 957.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1A

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-1A) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-1A)
    Sec. 11-48.2-1A. (1) The development rights of a landmark site are the rights granted under applicable local law respecting the permissible bulk and size of improvements erected thereon. Development rights may be calculated in accordance with such factors as lot area, floor area, floor area ratios, height limitations, or any other criteria set forth under local law for this purpose.
    (2) A preservation restriction is a right, whether or not stated in the form of a restriction, easement, covenant or condition, in any deed, will or other instrument executed by or on behalf of the owner of the land or in any order of taking, appropriate to the preservation of areas, places, buildings or structures to forbid or limit acts of demolition, alteration, use or other acts detrimental to the preservation of the areas, places, buildings or structures in accordance with the purposes of the Division. Preservation restrictions shall not be unenforceable on account of lack of privity of estate or contract, or of lack of benefit to particular land or on account of the benefit being assignable or being assigned.
    (3) A transfer of development rights is the transfer from a landmark site of all or a portion of the development rights applicable thereto, subject to such controls as are necessary to secure the purposes of this Division. The transfer of development rights pursuant to sound community planning standards and the other requirements of this Division is hereby declared to be in accordance with municipal health, safety and welfare because it furthers the more efficient utilization of urban space at a time when this objective is made urgent by the shrinking land base of urban areas, the increasing incidence of large-scale, comprehensive development in such areas, the evolution of building technology and similar factors.
    (4) A development rights bank is a reserve into which may be deposited development rights associated with publicly and privately-owned landmark sites. Corporate authorities or their designees shall be authorized to accept for deposit within the bank gifts, donations, bequests or other transfers of development rights from the owners of said sites, and shall be authorized to deposit therein development rights associated with (i) the sites of municipally-owned landmarks and (ii) the sites of privately-owned landmarks in respect of which the municipality has acquired a preservation restriction through eminent domain or purchase. All transfers of development rights from the development rights bank shall be subject to the requirements of Sections 11-76-1 through 11-76-6 of the Municipal Code of Illinois, and all receipts arising from the transfers shall be deposited in a special municipal account to be applied against expenditures necessitated by the municipal landmarks program.
    (5) The term, public easement, shall have the same meaning and effects herein as it has in Article IX, Section 3 of the Illinois Constitution of 1870 and Article IX, Section 4(c) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 77-1372.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-2)
    Sec. 11-48.2-2. The corporate authorities in all municipalities shall have the power to provide for official landmark designation by ordinance of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects having a special historical, community, or aesthetic interest or value; and in connection with such areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects so designated by ordinance, whether owned or controlled privately or by any public body, to provide special conditions, to impose regulations governing construction, alteration, demolition and use, and to adopt other additional measures appropriate for their preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, perpetuation, or use, which additional measures may include, but are not limited to, (a) the making of leases and subleases (either as lessee or lessor of any such property) for such periods and upon such terms as the municipality shall deem appropriate; (b) inducing, by contract or other consideration, the creation of covenants or restrictions binding the land; (c) the acquisition by purchase or eminent domain of a fee or lesser interest, including a preservation restriction, in property so designated; the deposit, as appropriate, in a development rights bank of the development rights associated with said property; and the reconstruction, operation or transfer by the municipality of any such property so acquired or the transfer of any development rights so acquired, all in accordance with such procedures and subject to such conditions as are reasonable and appropriate to carrying out the purposes of this Division; (d) appropriate and reasonable control of the use or appearance of adjacent and immediately surrounding private property within public view; (e) acquisition by eminent domain or by other contract or conveyance of immediately surrounding private property, or any part thereof or interest therein, the alteration or clearance of which is important for the proper preservation, reconstruction or use of the designated property; (f) cooperative relations, including gifts, contracts and conveyances appropriate to the purposes of this Division, by and between the municipality and any other governmental body or agency and by and between the municipality and not-for-profit organizations which have as one of their objects the preservation or enhancement of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects of special historical, community or aesthetic interest or value; (g) acceptance and administration by the municipality of funds or property transferred on trust to the municipality by an individual, corporation or other governmental or private entity for the purpose of aiding, either in general or in connection with some specific designated property, the preservation or enhancement of areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects designed by law under the provisions hereof; (h) issuance of interest bearing revenue bonds, pursuant to ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities, payable from the revenues to be derived from the operation of any one or more areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art or other objects designated by ordinance and acquired by the municipality under the provisions hereof, such bonds to mature at a time not exceeding 50 years from their respective dates of issue and to be in such form, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be offered for sale in such manner and be payable at such place or places and under such conditions and terms as may be provided in the ordinance or in any subsequent ordinance adopted pursuant hereto for the purpose of refunding or refinancing any bonds issued hereunder; and the holder or holders of any such bonds may by mandamus, injunction or other civil action compel the municipality to perform any covenant or duty created by the ordinance authorizing their issuance; and (i) establishment of procedures authorizing owners of designated property to transfer development rights in such amount and subject to such conditions as are appropriate to secure the purposes of this Division.
    Any such special conditions, regulations, or other measures, shall, if adopted in the exercise of the police power, be reasonable and appropriate to the preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, perpetuation, or use of such areas, places, buildings, structures, works of art, or other objects so designated by law, or, if constituting a taking of private property, shall provide for due and just compensation. This amendatory Act of 1971 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)