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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-65-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-65-9)
    Sec. 11-65-9. Every municipality owning and operating such a municipal convention hall shall keep books of account for the municipal convention hall 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. These accounts shall be so kept as to show: (1) the actual cost to the municipality of maintenance, extension, and improvement, (2) all operating expenses of every description, (3) if water or other service is furnished for the use of the municipal convention hall without charge, as nearly as possible, the value of that service, and also the value of any use or service rendered by the municipal convention hall to the municipality without charge, (4) reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation, and insurance, and (5) estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against the property if owned by a private corporation. The corporate authorities shall publish a report annually showing the financial results, in the form specified in this section, of the municipal ownership and operation 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.
    The accounts of the convention hall 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 as the corporate authorities may direct, and he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be paid out of the revenue from the municipal convention hall, as the corporate authorities may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-10)
    Sec. 11-65-10. Public-facilities corporations authorized.
    (a) Each municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 is authorized to incorporate a public-facilities corporation to exercise, as business agent of the municipality, the powers of the municipality set forth in Section 11-65-2, Section 11-65-6, and Section 11-65-7, and also the power of the municipality to acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, or purchase all property and rights, necessary or proper, within the corporate limits of the municipality, for municipal convention hall purposes.
    (b) In this Division 65, unless the context otherwise requires, a "public-facilities corporation" means an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is charitable and civic, organized solely for the purpose of (i) acquiring a site or sites appropriate for a municipal convention hall; (ii) constructing, building, and equipping thereon a municipal convention hall; and (iii) collecting the revenues therefrom, entirely without profit to the public-facilities corporation, its officers, or directors. A public-facilities corporation shall assist the municipality it serves in the municipality's essential governmental purposes.
    (c) The municipality shall retain control of the public-facilities corporation by means of the municipality's expressed legal right, set forth in the articles of incorporation of the public-facilities corporation, to appoint, remove, and replace the members of the board of directors of the public-facilities corporation. The directors and officers of the public-facilities corporation shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses that are incurred on behalf of the public-facilities corporation. Upon retirement or redemption of any bonds or other debt instruments issued by the public-facilities corporation in connection with the development of the municipal convention hall, the legal title to the municipal convention hall shall be transferred to the municipality without any further consideration by or on behalf of the municipality.
    (d) The municipality may designate a public-facilities corporation to include a facility that operates for the benefit of multiple units of local government through a management board created by a duly executed intergovernmental cooperation agreement and ratified by each duly elected board.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-15)
    Sec. 11-65-15. Exemption from use and occupation taxes. No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-20)
    Sec. 11-65-20. Exemptions from property taxation. All real property and the municipal convention hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-65-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-65-25)
    Sec. 11-65-25. Tax exemptions for existing public-facilities corporations. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, a municipality has incorporated a public-facilities corporation and the public-facilities corporation complies with the requirements set forth in Section 11-65-10, then, for all purposes:
        (1) No tax is imposed under the Use Tax Act, the
    
Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, or the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act upon the use or sale of tangible personal property sold to a public-facilities corporation for purposes of constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall; and
        (2) all real property and the municipal convention
    
hall owned by the public-facilities corporation is exempt from property taxation.
(Source: P.A. 95-672, eff. 10-11-07.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 66

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 66 heading)
DIVISION 66. COLISEUMS IN CITIES AND VILLAGES
OF LESS THAN 500,000

65 ILCS 5/11-66-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-1)
    Sec. 11-66-1. Every city and village with a population of less than 500,000 in the manner provided in this Division 66, may establish and maintain a municipal coliseum to be used for general educational and amusement purposes for the benefit of its inhabitants. For this purpose, the corporate authorities may levy a tax not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the establishment of such a coliseum, and thereafter may annually levy a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the maintenance thereof. Those taxes shall be levied and collected in like manner as other taxes of the municipality are levied and collected for municipal purposes. This tax when collected shall be paid to the municipal treasurer and shall be designated as the municipal coliseum fund. This tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which the municipality is now or may be hereafter authorized to levy and collect, and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-2)
    Sec. 11-66-2. Whenever 100 or more electors of a specified municipality present a written petition to the municipal clerk asking that an annual tax be levied for the establishment and maintenance of a municipal coliseum in the municipality, the municipal clerk shall certify the proposition for submission to the electors of the municipality at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall an annual tax be levied
for the establishment and               YES
maintenance of a municipal         ---------------------------
coliseum in the city (or                NO
village) of ....?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-3)
    Sec. 11-66-3. If a majority of all votes cast at the election are in favor of the tax levy for a municipal coliseum, the corporate authorities, in the next annual tax levy, shall include a tax not to exceed .25% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality for the establishment of a municipal coliseum in the municipality, and thereafter may annually levy a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all the taxable property of the municipality, for the maintenance thereof and for the payment for the use of any money loaned or advanced to the municipality for the purpose of buying a site and building the municipal coliseum, and for the repayment of any money so loaned or advanced. Payment for the use of money so loaned or advanced shall be in such form and manner as the board of directors may determine, and the amount so paid shall not exceed 5% annually on any money so loaned or advanced. The corporate authorities of such a municipality, when real estate owned by the municipality is not necessary for any other municipal purpose, may authorize the use of the real estate for the municipal coliseum.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-4)
    Sec. 11-66-4. Whenever a one year period has elapsed after which a municipal coliseum has been sold by the municipality and during which the tax authorized by this Division 66 has not been levied, the municipal authorities may pass an ordinance transferring the unobligated balance in the municipal coliseum fund to the general corporate fund.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-5)
    Sec. 11-66-5. Whenever a specified municipality decides to establish and maintain a municipal coliseum, the mayor or president of the municipality, with the approval of the corporate authorities, shall appoint a board of 3 directors. None of the directors shall hold any other office with the government of the municipality, and all of them shall be citizens of the municipality and chosen with reference to their special fitness for the office. The first board of directors shall hold office, one for one year, one for 2 years, and the third for 3 years, from and after the first day of July following their appointment. At their first regular meeting after their appointment they shall cast lots for the respective terms. Annually thereafter, before the first of July of each year, the mayor or president shall appoint one director to take the place of the retiring director. These subsequent appointees shall hold office for a period of 3 years. All directors shall hold office until their respective successors are appointed. The mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities, may remove any director for misconduct in office or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the board of directors, however occasioned, shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term in like manner as original appointments.
    No director at any time, either directly or indirectly, shall be interested in any contract with the board or in the purchase or sale of any supplies or materials used in the building or maintenance of the municipal coliseum. No director shall receive compensation for his services as director.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-66-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-66-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-66-6)
    Sec. 11-66-6. These directors shall meet immediately after their appointment and organize by the election of one of their members as president and one as secretary. The president and secretary shall have the duties usually performed by such officers of similar boards. After the organization the board of directors shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance, for the transaction of the business of the board, and for the management of the municipal coliseum as they may deem expedient. These by-laws, rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with this Division 66. Subject to the approval of the corporate authorities, the board of directors may build, erect, construct, and equip a municipal coliseum for the uses designated in this Division 66, and may purchase or lease such real estate, and perform all such acts as may be reasonably necessary to accomplish that purpose. The board shall have exclusive care, custody, and management of the municipal coliseum after it is constructed, and the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the municipal coliseum fund. No money shall be drawn by the board from the municipal treasurer, except upon order of the board and upon checks or vouchers drawn upon the municipal treasurer, and signed by the president and secretary of the board.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)