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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-84-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-4)
    Sec. 11-84-4. Upon failure to collect the special tax as hereinbefore provided in this Division 84, the municipal collector, or the officer designated to collect the tax on or before the first day of August in each year, shall make a written report of this special tax to such general officer of the county as may be authorized by law to apply for judgment against and sell lands for taxes due the county or state. This report shall also contain an enumeration of (1) all the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land upon which this special tax remains unpaid, (2) the names of the respective owners thereof, so far as the names are known to the collecting officer, (3) the amount due and unpaid upon each lot, block, tract, or parcel and (4) a copy of the ordinance ordering the construction of the sidewalk. This report shall be accompanied by the oath of the officer that the list is a correct return of the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land on which the special tax levied by authority of the municipality for the cost or partial cost, as the case may be, of the sidewalk specified in that ordinance remains due and unpaid, and that the amounts therein stated as due and unpaid, have not been collected, nor any part thereof. This report, when so made, is prima facie evidence that all the forms and requirements of the law in relation to making that return have been complied with, and that the special tax, as mentioned in the report, is due and unpaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-5)
    Sec. 11-84-5. When the specified general officer of the county receives such a report, he shall at once proceed to obtain judgment against the lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land enumerated therein for the special tax remaining due and unpaid, in the same manner as may be provided by law for obtaining judgment against land for taxes due and unpaid to the county and state, and in the same manner shall proceed to sell the same for the special tax due and unpaid. In obtaining this judgment, and making this sale, the specified officer shall be governed by the general revenue laws of Illinois, except when otherwise provided in this Division 84. The general revenue laws shall also apply to the execution of certificates of sales and deeds, and to the force and effect of these sales and deeds. All other laws in relation to the enforcement and collection of taxes, and redemption from tax sales, shall apply to proceedings to collect this special tax, except as otherwise provided in this Division 84.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-6)
    Sec. 11-84-6. Whenever payment of the cost of such sidewalk is required to be made in part by special tax and in part out of any general fund of the municipality, and the owner of a lot, block, tract, or parcel of land constructs or repairs the sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance for its construction or repair the officer or board directed by the ordinance to superintend the construction or repair thereof shall thereupon have issued to that owner, an order on the municipal treasurer for the cost of the construction or repair of the sidewalk, less the amount of special tax chargeable to the lot, block, tract, or parcel of land of that owner on the line of which the sidewalk has been so constructed or repaired.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-7)
    Sec. 11-84-7. Except as herein otherwise provided for municipalities of more than 500,000 population, all contracts for the construction or repair of sidewalks as provided in this Division 84, when the expense thereof exceeds $1,500, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder in the following manner: Notice shall be given by the officer or board designated in the ordinance to take charge of the construction or repair and supervision of a sidewalk, by advertisement at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the day of opening the bids, that bids will be received for the construction or repair of that sidewalk in accordance with the ordinance therefor, in one or more newspapers published within the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notice shall state the time of opening the bids. All bids offered shall be accompanied by cash or a check payable to the order of the officer or board having charge of the improvement, and certified by a responsible bank, for an amount which shall not be less than 10% of the aggregate of the bid. All contracts shall be approved by the officer, or the presiding officer of the board, having the supervision of the construction or repair of that sidewalk.
    In municipalities of more than 500,000 population, the letting of contracts for the construction or repair of sidewalks as provided in this Division 84 shall be governed by the provisions of Division 10 of Article 8.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-84-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-84-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-84-8)
    Sec. 11-84-8. If a special tax for the construction or repair of a sidewalk is annulled by the corporate authorities or set aside by any court, a new ordinance may be passed and a new tax may be made and returned. This power to pass a new ordinance providing for a new tax exists only when (1) the prior ordinance was passed under "An Act to provide additional means for the construction of sidewalks in cities, towns and villages," approved April 15, 1875, as amended, or under this Division 84, and (2) when the prior ordinance was merely defective but not void.
    The proceedings therefor shall be the same as in the first instance, and all parties in interest shall have like rights and like powers in relation to any subsequent tax as are hereby given in relation to the first tax. No special tax shall be levied for work already done under a prior ordinance, unless it appears that the work was done in good faith, by the municipality, or under contract duly let and executed, pursuant to an ordinance providing that the sidewalk should be paid for by special tax.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)