Public Act 90-0175
SB155 Enrolled LRB9000650MWcdA
AN ACT to amend the Counties Code by adding Section
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
5-12009.5 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/5-12009.5 new)
Sec. 5-12009.5. Special use authorization. The county
board may provide for the classification of special uses.
"Special uses" may include but are not limited to public and
quasi-public uses affecting the public interest, uses that
may have unique, special, or unusual impact upon the use or
enjoyment of neighboring property, and planned developments.
A use may be a permitted use in one or more zoning districts
and a special use in one or more other zoning districts.
A special use may be permitted only after a public
hearing before the county zoning commission with prior notice
given as provided in Section 5-12009 of this Division. A
special use shall be permitted only upon evidence that the
use meets standards established for the classifications in
the ordinances, and the granting of permission therefore may
be subject to conditions reasonably necessary to meet the
Those municipalities whose boundaries are within 1 1/2
miles of any part of the area proposed to be classified as a
special use shall be given notice of the hearing. The owner
or owners of land immediately touching, or immediately across
a street, alley, or public right-of-way from, at least 20% of
the perimeter of the land to be affected by the special use
shall have standing to object to the granting of a special
use permit. A majority vote of the county board is required
to grant a special use permit, unless the county board
provides by ordinance that a two-thirds vote is required.