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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 5

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 5 heading)

65 ILCS 5/8-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-5-1)
    Sec. 8-5-1. Except as hereinafter provided in this Division 5, no municipality having a population of less than 500,000 shall become indebted in any manner or for any purpose, to an amount, including existing indebtedness in the aggregate exceeding 8.625% on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for state and county purposes, previous to the incurring of the indebtedness or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the municipality's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979.
    The indebtedness limitation set forth in this Section may be inapplicable to indebtedness incurred for the purpose of pumping water from Lake Michigan to one or more municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, whether before or after such indebtedness is incurred, if the majority of voters in such municipality approve such inapplicability at an election on the issue held in accordance with the general election law. The governing authority of any such municipality may, by proper ordinance or resolution, cause the proposition of the inapplicability of the limitation of indebtedness set forth in this Section to the indebtedness incurred for such purpose to be certified to the proper election authorities and submitted to the voters of the municipality at a regularly scheduled election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition are in favor thereof, indebtedness incurred for the purpose of pumping water from Lake Michigan to one or more municipalities shall not be subject to the limitation set forth in this Section.
    The indebtedness limitation set forth in this Section shall not apply to any indebtedness of any municipality incurred to finance the cost of the acquisition, construction or improvement of water or wastewater treatment facilities mandated by an enforceable compliance schedule developed in connection with the federal Clean Water Act or a compliance order issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
    Any village or incorporated town may provide by resolution, and any city may provide by ordinance, for the taking of a census of the population thereof in order to determine the number of that population for any purpose of this Division 5. The courts in this state shall take judicial notice of the population of any municipality as it appears from the latest municipal census so taken. However, no municipal census shall be taken by the authority of this section, oftener than once in 3 years.
    The amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 85-925.)

65 ILCS 5/8-5-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-5-2)
    Sec. 8-5-2. The limitation prescribed in Section 8-5-1 shall not apply to any indebtedness of any municipality incurred in connection with the issuance of funding bonds.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-5-15

    (65 ILCS 5/8-5-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-5-15)
    Sec. 8-5-15. In a city or village having a population of less than 500,000, a petition, signed by electors of the city or village equal in number to not less than 10% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for mayor or president at the last preceding general municipal election at which a mayor or president was elected, may be presented to the corporate authorities of such a city or village asking that the question, whether that city or village shall incur additional indebtedness for the construction of impounding dams and artificial lakes for water supply purposes, together with the land and equipment necessary and incidental thereto, be submitted to the electors of that city or village. Thereupon, this question shall be certified by the clerk to the proper election authority and submitted at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    This question shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the city (or village) of.... incur
additional indebtedness for the construction        YES
of impounding dams and artificial lakes for     --------------
water supply purposes, together with the land       NO
and equipment necessary and incidental thereto?
    If a majority of the votes cast on this question are in the affirmative, the additional indebtedness for water supply purposes is approved.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/8-5-16

    (65 ILCS 5/8-5-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-5-16)
    Sec. 8-5-16. The corporate authorities of any municipality which is not a home rule unit under the Constitution of 1970 are authorized to issue the bonds of such municipality without referendum subject to the limitation contained herein and the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act. Such bonds shall be payable from ad valorem tax receipts. The amount of such bonds, together with other bonds issued pursuant to this Section and outstanding, shall not exceed at the time of issue one-half of 1% of the assessed value of all of the taxable property located within the municipality.
    Such bonds shall be authorized by a bond ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities of the municipality. The bond ordinance shall make provision for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds by the levy of a direct annual irrepealable tax upon all of the taxable property within the municipality. A properly certified copy of the bond ordinance shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of each county in which any portion of the municipality is situated. Such county clerk or clerks shall extend the taxes levied in the bond ordinance for collection against all of the taxable property situated within the municipality. The taxes levied in the bond ordinance shall be extended annually by the county clerk or clerks without limitation as to rate or amount and such taxes shall be in addition to and in excess of all other taxes levied or authorized to be levied by the municipality.
    Bonds heretofore or hereafter issued and outstanding which are approved by referendum, bonds issued under this Section which have been paid in full or for which provision for payment has been made by an irrevocable deposit of funds in an amount sufficient to pay the principal and interest on any such bonds to their respective maturity date, non-referendum bonds issued pursuant to other provisions of this Code, and bonded indebtedness assumed from another municipality, shall not operate to limit in any way the right of the municipality to issue its non-referendum bonds in accord with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)