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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 51

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 51 heading)
DIVISION 51. REMOVAL OF CEMETERIES

65 ILCS 5/11-51-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-51-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-51-1)
    Sec. 11-51-1. Cemetery removal. Whenever any cemetery is embraced within the limits of any city, village, or incorporated town, the corporate authorities thereof, if, in their opinion, any good cause exists why such cemetery should be removed, may cause the remains of all persons interred therein to be removed to some other suitable place. However, the corporate authorities shall first obtain the assent of the trustees or other persons having the control or ownership of such cemetery, or a majority thereof. When such cemetery is owned by one or more private parties, or private corporation or chartered society, the corporate authorities of such city may require the removal of such cemetery to be done at the expense of such private parties, or private corporation or chartered society, if such removal be based upon their application. Nothing in this Section limits the powers of the City of Chicago to acquire property or otherwise exercise its powers under Section 15 of the O'Hare Modernization Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 52 heading)
DIVISION 52. CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE OF
PUBLIC GRAVEYARDS

65 ILCS 5/11-52-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52-1)
    Sec. 11-52-1. Public graveyards, not under the control of any corporation sole, organization or society, and located within the limits of cities, villages, or incorporated towns, shall and may be controlled or vacated by the corporate authorities of such city, village, or incorporated town in such manner as such authorities deem proper.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-52-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-52-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-52-2)
    Sec. 11-52-2. The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town may accept a conveyance from any person, corporation, association or society of any property within the limits of the city, village or incorporated town, or within one mile of the corporate limits of the city, village or incorporated town, which has been or is used as a public graveyard or burial ground. After the acceptance of any such conveyance the property conveyed shall be under the control, management, maintenance and ownership of the city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)