PUBLIC NOTICE GUIDE
Online directory to public notice laws in Illinois.  The following pages contain the Illinois statutes referring to public notice requirements and links to those sections.

To reach a statute, click the appropriate topic and read the brief synopsis of requirements for public notices in this section. For the actual statute, click on the specific link.
 
Agriculture Ch 505
Air Transportation Ch 620
Animals Ch 510
Business Organizations Ch 805
Business Transactions Ch 815
Civil Liabilities Ch 740
Civil Procedure Ch 735
Commercial Code Ch 810
Conservation Ch 525
Corrections Ch 730
Counties Ch 55
Courts Ch 705
Criminal Offenses Ch 720
Criminal Procedure Ch 725
Elections Ch. 10
Employment Ch 820
Environmental Safety Ch 415
Estates Ch 755
Executive Branch Ch 20
Executive Officers Ch 15
Families Ch 750
Finance Ch 30
Financial Regulation Ch 205
Fire Safety Ch 425
Gaming Ch 230
General Provisions Ch 5
Health Facilities Ch 210
Higher Education Ch 110
Housing Ch 310
Insurance Ch. 215
Interstate Compacts Ch 45
Legislature Ch 25
Libraries Ch. 75
Liens Ch. 770
Liquor Ch 235
Local Government Ch. 50
Mental Health Ch 405
Municipalities Ch 65
Notices Ch. 715
Nuclear Safety Ch 420
Professions and Occupations Ch 225
Property Ch 765
Public Aid Ch 305
Public Health Ch 410
Public Safety Ch 430
Railroads Ch 610
Revenue Ch 35
Roads and Bridges Ch 605
Schools Ch 105
Special Districts Ch. 70
Townships Ch 60
Urban Problems Ch 315
Utilities Ch 220
Vehicles Ch 625
Veterans Ch 330
Warehouses Ch 240
Wildlife Ch 520
No information on the Illinois statutes referring to Aging, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Children, Civil Immunities, Educational Labor Relations, Fish, Human Rights and Pensions.

 



Agricultural Issues
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to agricultural issues.

Duties of county board (505 ILCS 5/6)-
(a) Upon receipt of such a proposal, the county board shall provide notice of such proposal by publishing a notice in a newspaper having general circulation within the proposed area. If no such newspaper has a general circulation within the proposed area, then the notice shall appear in a newspaper having general circulation within the county and by posting such notice in 5 conspicuous places within the proposed area.

Public hearing required for designation of agricultural areas. (505 ILCS 5/7)-This link will direct you to the requirements concerning notices for county boards to classify agricultural areas.

Procedures for consideration of petition for withdrawal. (505 ILCS 5/13)-This link will direct you to the requirements concerning notices for public hearings on petitions for withdrawal.

Procedures for public hearings on petitions for withdrawal. (505 ILCS 5/14)-This link will direct you to the requirements concerning notices for public hearings on petitions for withdrawal.

Review of agricultural areas by county board. (505 ILCS 5/16)-

This link will offer information associated with hearings for county boards to review agricultural areas every 10 years. Governing Board (505 ILCS 25/4)-Notice of elections of members of the board shall be given at least once in trade publications, the pubic press, and statewide newspapers at least 30 days prior to such election.

Referendums (505 ILCS 25/5)-Notice of all referendums held under this Act shall be given at least once in trade publications, the public press and statewide newspapers at least 30 days prior to such referendum.

Voting-Polling places-qualifications (505 ILCS 40/9)-This link will direct you to the requirements concerning notices for voting and polling place qualifications for the corn marketing program.

Elections-Candidates-Vacancies (505 ILCS 40/12)-Notice of the initial election of members of the board shall be given in trade publications, the public press, and statewide newspapers at least 2 weeks prior to such election.

Pests and diseases in areas in this state-Quarantine-Operation in quarantined area-Hearing and review on quarantine (505 ILCS 90/20)-The notice of any hearing and the promulgation of any quarantine provided for in this Act, except as otherwise provided in Section 15 of this Act, shall be by publication in one ore more newspapers in circulation in the area affected. After a quarantine area has been established the Director may extend the quarantine area to include additional areas of the State upon publication of a notice to that effect in such newspapers in the affected area as the Director may select or direct written notice to those concerned without holding additional public hearings.

Notices for control and eradication of noxious weeds (505 ILCS 100/9)-General notice shall be published by each Control Authority, or any combination of Control Authorities among counties, in one or more legal newspapers of general circulation throughout the area, or areas, over which the Control Authority or Control Authorities, have jurisdiction as such times as the Director may direct of the Control Authority may determine.

Voting at referendum-notice (505 ILCS 115/9)-
This link covers sheep and wool production voting at referendum.

Voting; polling places; qualifications (505 ILCS 145/40-Reasonable publicity and notification of the referendum date and voting locations shall be provided in trade publications, the public press, and the official state newspaper, at least 2 weeks prior to the referendum date.

Elections; candidates; vacancies (505 ILCS 145/55)-Notice of the initial election of members of the board shall be given in trade publications, the pubic press, and statewide newspapers at least 2 weeks prior to the election.

 

Order without prior hearing(620 ILCS 5/60)-

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These links will provide information about the regulations to grant or deny a certificate of approval of an airport or a restricted landing area.

 

Notice and hearing for adoption of zoning regulations. (620 ILCS 25/19)-
This link provides information about notices for airport zoning regulations. Notices of hearings must be published no less than 15 days, nor more than 30 days, prior to the hearing.

Leases and contracts for operation and management of airport facilities, etc.-bids-notice-publication. (620 ILCS 40/6)-
This link provides for the regulations on public notices when leases or contracts are going to be offered by the county board. These notices must be made at least one week prior to the date of the lease or contract by at lease one publication.

Donations-Report by directors (620 ILCS 45/8)-
This link contains information about regulations for publication of a semi-annual report detailing donations to the airport. This report is to be filed in a newspaper of general circulation not more than 30 days subsequent to the filing of the report.

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Animal Issues

These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to agricultural issues.

Notice-Impoundment-Liability-Expenses-Liens-Sale-Proceeds (510 ILCS 55/1.2)-Before any livestock can be sold as herein provided, the person requesting the impoundment shall have published notice of the intended sale thereof in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the impounded animals were found to be running at large.

Impounding animals; notice of impoundment (510 ILCS 70/12)-If the investigator is not able to serve the violator in person or by registered or certified mail, the notice may be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the violator's last known address is located.

Public information meeting-Lagoons and non-lagoon structures (510 ILCS 77/12)-(a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999, within 7 days after receiving a form giving notice of intent to construct (i) a new livestock management facility or livestock waste handling facility serving 1,000 or more animal units that does not propose to utilize a lagoon or (ii) a livestock waste management facility or livestock waste handling facility that does propose to utilize a lagoon, the Department shall send a copy of the notice form to the county board of the county in which the facility is to be located and shall publish a public notice in a newspaper of general circulation within the county. If the Department conducts such a meeting, it shall cause notice of the meeting to be published in an newspaper of general circulation in the county and in the State newspaper and shall send a copy of the notice to the county board.

Rules; Livestock Management Facilities Advisory Committee (510 ILCS 77/55) and (ii) on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999, provide public notice in the State newspaper, the Illinois Register, and on the Department's Internet website; hold public hearings during the first notice period; and take pubic comments and adopt rules pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act for all Sections of this Act other than design and construction standards for livestock waste handling facility as set forth in Sections 13 and 15 (a-5).

 

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Business Organizations

These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to business organizations.


Practice in actions for judicial dissolution and for alternative remedies. (805 ILCS 5/12.60)-This link provides the regulations involved for filing a public notice concerning the dissolution of a corporation. The notice shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks. The first publication may begin at any time after the summons has been returned.

Process (805 ILCS 20/3)-This link provides details about the proper public notice process for responding to a complaint. The notice shall be published at least once a week for three consecutive weeks.

Agreement for sale, purchase, lease or consolidation-Meeting-Notice (805 ILCS 30/5)-
This link provides the requirements for publishing a public notice when the addresses of some of the board members is unknown. The notice shall be published at least once a week, for three consecutive weeks.

When companies declared consolidated or merged-Certificate-Filing-Publishing notice (805 ILCS 30/8)-Upon the purchase or lease or consolidation and merger hereby authorized being perfected, a notice thereof shall be published in some newspaper in the county in which the principal office of such corporation is located, for three successive weeks.

Receivership (805 ILCS 35/28)-This link contains the regulations for publishing legal notices when a corporation goes into receivership. Upon appointing a receiver, the director shall cause notice to be published in such newspaper as he or she may direct, once each week for 12 consecutive weeks.

Practice in actions for judicial dissolution or removal and for alternative remedies. (805 ILCS 105/112.60)-This link provides regulations concerning public notices required for the dissolution of a corporation, specifically, dealing with proceeds resulting from the corporation's sale. The notice shall be publicsed shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks. The notice published notice may begin after the summons has been returned.

Other claims against dissolved limited liability company (805 ILCS 180/25-50-(1) be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the dissolved limited liability company's principal office is located or, if none in this State, in which its designated office is or was last located.

Effect of dissolution upon power of partner to bind the firm (805 ILCS 205/35)-(II) Though he had no so extended credit, had nevertheless known of the partnership prior to dissolution, and, having no knowledge or notice of dissolution, the fact of dissolution had not been advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the place (or in each place if more than one) at which the partnership business was regularly carried on.

General and special meetings-How called. (805 ILCS 315/11)-This link contains the regulations for filing a public notice concerning a special meeting of the board of directors. The by-laws may require instead that notice be given by publication in newspaper of general circulation in the county where the principal corporate office is located.

Notice (805 ILCS 320/18)-In case such owner or owners cannot be found or are non residents of the State, notice may be had by publication in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, once each week, for four successive weeks, or in case no such paper is published in said county, then by posting four notices in four of the most public places in said county, at least four weeks prior to the day of hearing of said petition.

Certificate; misrepresentation (805 ILCS 405/1)-
Notice of the filing of such certificate shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published within the county in which the certificate is filed.

 

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Business Transactions
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to business transaction.

Investment advisor (815 ILCS 5/2.11)-(4) any publisher or regular employee of such publisher of a bona fide newspaper, news magazine or business or financial publication of regular and established paid circulation.

Advertising (815 ILCS 5/9)-(3) advertisements appearing in newspapers, magazines or periodicals of regular publication and established paid circulation, other than an advertisement which constitutes an offer of securities which is not covered by any of the exemptions set forth in Section 4 of this Act, and which securities are not exempt from registration pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of this Act.

Account numbers required; retention and maintenance of records (815 ILCS 175/15-75)-(A) All advertisements pamphlets, circulars, letters, articles or communications published in any newspaper, magazine or periodical.

Account numbers; retention and maintenance of records (815 ILCS 307/10-75)-(A) All advertisements, pamphlets, circulars, letters, articles, or communications published in any newspaper, magazine or periodical.

Persons exempt from registration and other duties under law; burden of proof thereof (815 ILCS 307/10-80)-(b-3) Any publisher, or regular employee of such publisher, of a bona fide newspaper or news magazine of regular and established paid circulation who, in the routine course of selling advertising, advertises businesses for sale and in which no other related services are provided is exempt from the requirements of this Act.

Fraudulent or misleading advertisements (815 ILCS 385/2)-It shall be unlawful for an optometrist, optician, manufacturer or ophthalmic lenses, frames, eyeglasses, spectacles, contact lenses, or any other optical devices or materials, or parts thereof, or any other person to publish or display, or cause or permit to be published or displayed, in any newspaper or by radio, television, window display, poster, sign or any other means or media, any statement or advertisement concerning ophthalmic lenses, frames, eyeglasses, spectacles, contact lenses or any other optical devices or materials, or parts thereof, which is fraudulent or of a character tending to deceive or mislead the public .

Prices; standards for advertisements; disclosures (815 ILCS 385/3)-It shall be unlawful for an optometrist, optician, manufacturer or ophthalmic lenses, frames, eyeglasses, spectacles, contact lenses, or any other optical devices or materials, or parts thereof, or any other person to publish or display, or cause or permit to be published or displayed, in any newspaper or by radio, television, window display, poster, sign ore any other means or media, any statements or advertisements of or reference to the price or prices of any ophthalmic lenses, frames, eyeglasses, spectacles, contact lenses or any other optical devices or materials, or parts thereof, unless such be consistent with the following standards deemed to protect the consumer interest.

Immigration services (815 ILCS 505/2AA)-Every person engaged in immigration assistance service who is not an attorney who advertises immigration assistance service in a language other than English, whether by radio, television, signs, pamphlets, newspapers, or other written communication with the exception of a single desks plaque, shall post or otherwise include with such advertisement a notice in English and the language in which the advertisement appears.

Application of Act (815 ILCS 505/10b)-(3) Acts done by the publisher, owner, agent, or employee of a newspaper, periodical or radio or television station in the publication or dissemination of an advertisement, when the owner, agent or employee did not have knowledge of the false, misleading or deceptive character of the advertisement, did not prepare the advertisement, or did not have a direct financial interest in the sale or distribution of the advertised product or services.

Advertising media exempt (815 ILCS 525/32)-
Nothing in this Act creates liability for acts by the publisher, owner, agent, or employee of a newspaper, periodical, radio station, television station, cable television system, or other advertising medium arising out of the publication or dissemination of a solicitation, notice, or promotion governed by this Section unless the publisher, owner agent, or employee had knowledge that the solicitation, notice, or promotion violated the requirements of this Section, or had a financial interest in the solicitation, notice, or promotion.

Newspaper advertising (815 ILCS 630/10)-
Newspaper advertising pertaining to employment opportunities offered or provided by aa Service appearing within or adjacent to help-wanted or classified job advertising shall contain the phrases "Not an Employment Agency" and "Advance Fee Required" in a clear, conspicuous, and prominent manner, and shall include the legal name and address from which business is actually conducted.

Definitions (815 ILCS 705/3)-(13) ìPublishî means publicly to issue or circulate by newspaper, mail, radio, or television, or otherwise to disseminate to the public. (b) An offer to sell a franchise is not made in this State merely because the franchisor circulates or there is circulated in this State an advertisement in (i) a bona fide newspaper or other publication of general, regular and paid circulation which has had more than 2/3 of its circulation outside this State during the past 12 months, or (ii) a radio or television program originating outside this State which is received in this State.

 

 

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Civil Liabilities
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to civil liabilities.
 
Lien on baggage-Auction-Notice-Deposit of proceeds, etc.(740 ILCS 90/2)-
Every hotel proprietor shall have a lien upon all the baggage and effects brought into said hotel by his guests for any and all proper charges due him from such guests for hotel accommodations, and said hotel proprietor shall have the right to detain such baggage and effects until the amount of such charges shall have been fully paid, and unless such charges shall have been paid within sixty days from the time when the same accrued, said hotel proprietor shall have the right to sell such baggage and effects at public auction after giving ten days' notice of the time and place of such sale, by publication of such notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which said hotel is situated, and also by mailing, ten days before such sale, a copy of such notice addressed to such guest at his post office then to his place of residence registered by said guest in the register of such hotel;

Remedy-Damages (740 ILCS 165/1)-
No person shall have more than one cause of action for damages for libel or slander or invasion of privacy or any other tort founded upon any single publication or exhibition or utterance, such as any one edition of a newspaper or book or magazine or any one presentation to an audience or any one broadcast over radio or television or any one exhibition of a motion picture.

 

 

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Civil Procedure
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to civil procedure.

Public corporations-Local actions-Libel-Insurance companies (735 ILCS 5/2-103)-
(d) Every action against any owner, publisher, editor, author or printer of a newspaper or magazine of general circulation for libel contained in that newspaper or magazine may be commenced only in the county in which the defendant resides or has his, her or its principal office or in which the article was composed or printed, except when the defendant resides or the article was printed without this State, in either of which cases the action may be commenced in any country in which the libel was circulated or published.

Service By Publication-Affidavit-Mailing-Certificate (735 ILCS 5/2-206)-
This link provides information about conveyance of land when the owner cannot be located or contacted. Notice must be published in a newspaper in the county in which the action is pending.

Notice by publication and mail (735 ILCS 5/4-127)-
it shall be the duty of the clerk of the court in which the action is pending to give notice, by publication at least once in each week for 3 weeks successively, in some newspaper published in this State, most convenient to the place where the court is held, of such attachment or garnishment, and at whose action, against whose estate, for what sum, and before what court the same is pending, and that unless the defendant shall appear, give bail, and plead within the time limited for his or her appearance in such case, judgment will be entered, and the estate so attached or garnisheed sold or otherwise disposed of as provided by law.

Definitions (735 ILCS 5/8-902)-
"News medium" means any newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals whether in print or electronic format and having a general circulation; a news service whether in print or electronic format; a radio station; a television station; a television network; a community antenna television service; and any person or corporation engaged in the making of news reels or other motion picture news for public showing.

Notice of sale of real estate (735 ILCS 5/12-115)-
With the exception of a sale of real estate due to foreclosure, no real estate shall be sold by virtue of any judgment, except at public sale, between the hours of 9 in the morning and the setting of the sun on the same day. The time and the place of such sale shall be advertised for 3 successive weeks, once each week, in a newspaper published in the county where the sale is made, and by placing written or printed notices in at least 3 of the most public places in the county where the real estate is situated. If there is more than one newspaper published in such county, the judgment creditor or his attorney may designate the newspaper in which such notice shall be published.

Nonrecord claimants (735 ILCS 5/15-1502)-
Such notice shall be given in the manner and upon the terms and conditions set forth in Sections 2-206 and 2-207 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that (i) such notice with respect to nonrecord claimants whose names are not set forth in such affidavit, instead of being addressed to such nonrecord claimants by name, may simply be addressed to "Nonrecord Claimants" and (ii) when the mortgaged real estate is located within a municipality in a county with a population under 2,000,000 publication shall be in a newspaper generally circulated in such municipality.

Judgement (735 ILCS 5/15-1506)-
(f)Without limiting the general authority and powers of the court, special matters may be included in hte judgment of foreclosure f sought by a party in the complaint or by separate motion. Such matters may include....(9) a particular newspaper or newspapers in which notice of sale shall be published.

Judicial Sale (735 ILCS 5/15-1507)-
This link contains the regulations for conducting a judicial sale. Notices shall be published at least three consecutive calendar weeks (Sunday through Saturday), once in each week, the first such notice to be published not more than 35 days prior to the sale, the last such notice to be published not less than 7 days prior to the sale.

Notice By Publication (735 ILCS 5/21-103)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of application for a name change. Notice must be published in some newspaper within the municipality in which the person resides.

 
 



 

Commercial Code
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to commercial code.

 

Admissibility of market quotations (810 ILCS 5/2-725)-
Whenever the prevailing price or value of any goods regularly brought and sold in any established commodity market is in issue, reports in official publications or trade journals or in newspapers of periodicals of general circulation published as the reports of such market shall be admissible in evidence.

Proof of market rent-Time and place (810 ILCS 5/2a-507)-
If the prevailing entry or value of any goods regularly leased in any established market is in issue, reports in official publications or trade journals or in newspapers or periodicals of general circulation published as the reports of that market are admissible in evidence.

Enforcement of warehouseman's lien. (810 ILCS 5/7-210)-
This link provides the regulations for the proper way to sell goods after a lien has been placed on a warehouse. Notice must be published once a week for 2 weeks consecutively in a newspaper of general circulation.

 

 

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Conservation
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to conservation.

Illinois Conservation Corps (525 ILCS 50/7)-
The Department shall make public notification of the availability of jobs for eligible youths and young adults in the Illinois Conservation Corps by the means of newspapers, electronic media, educational facilities, units of local government and the Department of Employment Security offices.

 

Illinois Youth Recreation Corps (525 ILCS 50/8)-
The local sponsors shall make public notification of the availability of jobs for eligible youth in the Illinois youth Recreation Corps by the means of newspapers, electronic media, educational facilities, units of local government and Department of Employment Security offices.

 

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Correctional
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to correctional issues.

Facilities (730 ILCS 5/3-7-2)-
(a) All institutions and facilities of the Department shall provide every committed person with access to toilet facilities, barber facilities, bathing facilities at least once each week, a library of legal materials and published materials including newspapers and magazines approved by the Director.

Community notification of sex offenders (730 ILCS 152/120)-
The sheriff or a municipal police department may publish the photographs of sex offenders where any victim was 13 years of age or younger and who are required to register in the municipality or county under the Sex Offender Registration Act in a newspaper or magazine of general circulation in the municipality or county or may disseminate the photographs of those sex offenders on the Internet or on television.

 

 

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Counties
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to county issues.

Notice of petition to move county seat (55 ILCS 5/1-5004)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing a legal notice to circulate a petition to moving the county seat. The notice shall be published, at least 10 days before the petition is circulated, in a newspaper printed in said county.

Notice of filing petition-Hearing (55 ILCS 5/1-5008)-
This link provides the regulations for filing of a petition, and the legal notice requirements for publishing the petition. The petition is to be published within 10 days from the date of the filing of the petition or petitions and affidavit with the county clerk.

Special Meetings (70 ILCS 5/2-1002)-
The clerk shall also cause notice of such meeting to be published in some newspaper printed in the county, if any there be.

Duties of auditor (55 ILCS 5/3-1005)-
The county auditor shall cause to be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county, a notice of the availability of the quarterly report for public inspection in the office of the county auditor.

Publication of rules and effective date (55 ILCS 5/3-14015)-
All rules made as hereinbefore provided, and all changes therein, shall forthwith be printed for distribution by said commission; and the commission shall give notice of the place or places where said rules may be obtained, by publication in one or more daily newspapers published in such county; and in each such publication shall be specified the date, not less than 10 days subsequent to the date of such publication, when said rules go into operation.

Notice of examination (55 ILCS 5/3-14017)-
Notice of the time and place and general scope and fee of every examination shall be given by the commission by publication for two weeks preceding such examination, in a newspaper of general circulation published in said county, and such notice shall also be posted by said commission in a conspicuous place in their office for two weeks before such examination.

Competitive Bids (55 ILCS 5/5-1022)-
Contract shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids in a newspaper published within the county or, if no newspaper is published within the county, then a newspaper having general circulation within the county.

Home rule real estate transfer taxes (55 ILCS 5/5-1031.1)-
The notice shall be published not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the county.

Stormwater management (55 ILCS 5/5-1062)-
Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once no less than 15 days in advance thereof in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county. Upon filing of the petition, the committee shall set a date for hearing not less than 2 3eeks, nor more than 4 weeks, from the filing thereof, and the committee shall give at least one weeks notice of the hearing in one ore more newspapers of general circulation within the district, and in addition shall cause a copy of the notice to be personally served upon each of the trustees of the district.

Transfer, sale or lease of hospital (55 ILCS 5/5-1040)-
Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the county, or if there is none published in the county, in a newspaper having general circulation in the county, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing.

County offices, equipment and expenditures (55 ILCS 5/5-1106)-
Fourth-to cause to be published at the close of each annual, regular or special meeting of the board, a brief statement of the proceedings thereof in one or more newspapers published in the county. This link also sets forth the requirements of language for the notice. No publication in a newspaper shall be required, unless it can be done without unreasonable expense. Fifth-to make out ant its meeting in September, annually, a full and accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of the preceding year. Within 30 days thereafter to cause the same to be posted up at the court house door, and at 2 other places in the county, an published for one week in some newspaper therein, if there is one, and the same can be done without unreasonable expense.

Discontinuance of issuing of building permits (55 ILCS 5/5-1112)-
A county board making such a determination must, however, give public notice by one publication in a newspaper having general circulation in its county of its decision to discontinue issuance of building permits in the prescribed area, designating that area and stating the condition or hazard constituting the danger to health or welfare.

Demolition, repair, or enclosure (55 ILCS 5/5-1121)-
(2) Cause to be published, in a newspaper published or circulated in the county where the building is located, a notice setting forth (i) the permanent tax index number and the address of the building, (ii) a statement that the property is open and vacant and constitutes an immediate and continuing hazard to the community, and (iii) a statement that the county intends to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if the owner or owners of lienholders of record fail to do so.

Local option (55 ILCS 5/5-8004)-
At least 30 days prior to the enacting of such an ordinance, the county board shall cause the ordinance to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county.

Ordinances-Publication (55 ILCS 5/5-11003)-
After said ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in such county, or if there be no such newspaper published in such county, then the ordinance shall be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such county, and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.

Leases-Disposition of revenue (55 ILCS 5/5-11008)-
The county board is hereby given the authority to lease all or any part of any such parking facilities, and to fix and collect the rentals therefore, and to fix, charge and collect rentals, fees and charges to be paid for the use of the whole or any part of any such parking facilities, and to make contracts for the operation and management of the same, and to provide for the use, management and operation of such parking facilities through lease or by its own employees, or otherwise; provided, however, that no lease for the operation or management of any such parking facilities shall be made for more than one year, except to the highest and best bidder after notice requesting bids shall have been given by at least one publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county, such publication to be made once each week for at least two weeks before the date of receiving bids therefore.

Authority to regulate certain specified facilities of a telecommunications carrier (55 ILCS 5/5-12001.1)-
Notice of any such public hearing shall be published at least 15 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county.

Zoning commission; Proposed ordinance (55 ILCS 5/5-12007)-
Notice of each hearing shall be published at least 15 days in advance thereof in a newspaper of general circulation published in the township or road district in which said property is located. If no newspaper is published in such township or road district, then such notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county and having circulation where the property in question is located.

Variation by board of appeals (55 ILCS 5/5-12009)-
All other variations sought shall be made only by ordinance resolution or otherwise in a specific case and after a public hearing before a board of appeals of which there shall be at least 15 days notice of the date, time, and place of such hearing published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the township or road district in which such property is located. If no newspaper is published in such township or road district, then such notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county and having circulation where such property is located.

Special uses (55 ILCS 5/5-12009.5)-
Notices must include the time, place, and date of the hearing and must be published in a newspaper published in the township or road district where the property is located. If there is no newspaper published in the township or road district where the property is located, the notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Hearing and decision of board of appeals (55 ILCS 5/5-12011)-
Where a public hearing before a board of appeals is required by this Division, or by any ordinance or resolution under the terms of this Division, notice of each hearing shall be published at least 15 days in advance thereof in a newspaper of general circulation published in the township or road district in which such property is located. If no newspaper is published in said township or road district, then such notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county and having circulation where such property is located.

Amendment of regulations and districts (55 ILCS 5/5-12014)-
At least 15 days notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in such county.

Amendments to regulations (55 ILCS 5/5-13003)-
At least fifteen days notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in an official newspaper, or a newspaper of general circulation, in such county.

Exercise powers (55 ILCS 5/5-15006)-
After such ordinance or resolution has been adopted it shall be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in such governmental unit.

Disposal of sewage, refuse and wastes; service contracts (55 ILCS 5/5-15010)-
Notice of any hearing shall b published at least 15 days in advance of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county.

Rules and regulations-Liens-Discontinuance of service (55 ILCS 5/5-15021)-
Any ordinance establishing rules and regulations or rates or charges for the use and service shall be published within 30 days after its adoption in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the county, and if there be no such newspaper then such ordinance shall be posted in not less than 10 of the most public places in the county, and shall become effective 10 days after such publication or posting as the case may be.

Rules governing county boards (55 ILCS 5/5-21006)-
The board shall advertise for bids by publishing a notice on at least 2 separate days in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days prior to the opening of bids.

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Said resolution shall set forth the amount of bonds proposed to be issued and provide that notice of intention to issue such bonds be published at least once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in such county if there be one, or, if there be no such newspaper, then such notice shall be posted in at least three pubic places in such county.

Presentation of preservation study committee report; termination of committee (55 ILCS 5/5-30009)-
Notice of each hearing shall be published at least 15 days in advance thereof in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Nomination of landmarks and preservation of districts (55 ILCS 5/5-30014)-
Notice of the pubic hearing shall be published at least 15 days in advance thereof in a newspaper of general circulation in the county. The newspaper and any individual or general notice shall state the date, time, place and purpose of the public hearing.

Election (55 ILCS 5/5-31004)-
Notice shall be given by the circuit court of the time and place where the hearing will be held, but publication on 3 separate days in one ore more newspapers having a general circulation within the territory proposed to be incorporated as a museum district, the first of which publications shall be not less than 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing. If there is no such newspaper, then such notice shall be posted in 10 of the most public places in such territory, not less than 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Ordinances (55 ILCS 5/5-31008)-
All ordinances of the bard imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall be published at least once a week for 2 weeks in at least one general circulation newspaper published in the museum district. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in the museum district, copies of such ordinances shall be posted in at least 15 conspicuous public places in the museum district.

Special assessment notice (55 ILCS 5/5-32014)-
The Committee in addition to the notice in this Division provided for shall publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days, in advance of the time at with the confirmation of the specified assessment is to be sought. The notice shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the county or if no newspaper is published therein, then the notice shall appear in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation in the county.

Notice by collector (55 ILCS 5/5-32030)-
The collector, or some person designated by him and under his direction, receiving such a warrant shall give notice thereof within 10 days by publishing a notice once each week for 2 successive weeks in one ore more newspapers published in the county or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation in the county.

Notice for bids; examination of bids (55 ILCS 5/5-32036)-
The notice shall be published at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the opening of the bids, in one ore more newspapers published in the county as designated by the Committee in an order entered in its records, or if no newspaper is published therein then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the county.

Notice of award of contract (55 ILCS 5/5-32040)-
A notice of such an award of contract shall be published in one or more newspapers, designated by the Committee in an order entered in its records, published in the county, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the county.

Hearing on certificate of costs (55 ILCS 5/5-32044)-
Public notice shall be given at least twice of the time and place fixed for that hearing by publishing in a newspaper, in the same manner and for the same period as provided in this Division for publishing notice of application for the confirmation of the original assessment, the publication of this notice to be not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the day fixed by the order for that hearing.

Form of bonds (55 ILCS 5/5-32050)-
.Illinois, not less than 5 nor more than 30 days prior to the date fixed for prepayment. If no newspaper is published in the county, such notice shall be published in a newspaper with a general circulation in the county.

Call and payment of bonds (55 ILCS 5/5-32051)-
The county treasures shall cause notice of such call for payment to be published in a newspaper published in the county, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in a newspaper with a general circulation within the county.

Superhighway bonds (55 ILCS 5/5-33001)-
The County Board shall, from time to time, as bonds are to be sold, advertise in a daily newspaper of general circulation in such county for proposals to purchase the bonds.

Bonds (55 ILCS 5/5-34002)-
The Board of Commissioners shall, from time to time, as bonds are to be sold, advertise in a daily newspaper of general circulation in such county for proposals to purchase the bonds.

Competitive bids, government surplus materials (55 ILCS 5/5-36006)-
If the amount involved is estimated to exceed $10,000, sealed bids shall be solicited by public notice, inserted at least once in a newspaper of countywide circulation and at least five calendar days before the final date of submitting bids. All purchases or sales of $10,000 or less may be made in the open market without publication in a newspaper as above provided, but whenever practical shall be based on at least three competitive bids.

Annual tax levy (55 ILCS 5/5-38008)-
Prior to the levy and collection of such a tax, the county board shall adopt a resolution authorizing the levy and collection of the tax at a rate not in excess of .08% of the value of all taxable property within the county as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and, within fifteen days after the adoption of such a resolution, it shall be published once in a newspaper published or having a general circulation in the county.

Payment of notes (55 ILCS 5/6-2009)-
The County Treasures shall take receipt from the bank for such remittance and thereafter such Treasurer shall be relieved of responsibility in connection therewith, a copy of which notice shall be published once by the County Treasurer in a newspaper published in the County at least 5 days prior to the date fixed for redemption.

Publication of resolution (55 ILCS 5/6-3002)-
After the resolution of the county board providing for the issuance of bonds has been adopted, it shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, once each week for three weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least five of the most public places in the county seat of the county.

Publication of resolution (55 ILCS 5/6-3007)-
After the resolution of the county boar providing for the issuance of bonds has been adopted, it shall be published in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the county, once each week for three weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in the county seat of the county.

Sale of bonds (55 ILCS 5/6-3011)-
Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids.

Sale of bonds (55 ILCS 5/6-4006)-
Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids.

Publication of resolution (55 ILCS 5/6-4007)-
(c.) After the resolution of the county board providing for the establishment of an annual levy has been adopted, it shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation in the county, once each week for 3 weeks. If there is no newspaper of general circulation in the county, then copies of the resolution shall be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in the county seat of the county.

Sale of bonds (55 ILCS 5/6-5005)-
Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids.

Sale of bonds (55 ILCS 5/6-5010)-
Such advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having circulation within the county at least 10 days prior to the date for opening the bids.

Sale of bonds (55 ILCS 5/6-8005)-
The said bonds or such as may be necessary shall be sold to the highest bidder under the direction of the county board by receiving sealed bids therefore, but no bonds shall be sold for less than par and accrued interest and at least fifteen days notice of the time and place of receiving bids for such bonds shall be given by the county clerk by publication thereof for at least two successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation in said county.

Regional plan (55 ILCS 5/6-14001)-
All such bonds shall be sold to the highest and best responsible bidder, and notice of the time and place bids may be submitted shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, if there is one, and if none, then in a newspaper of general circulation therein, such notice to be published once each week for three successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one day prior to the time specified in the notice.

Judgments rendered prior to May 1, 1961 (55 ILCS 5/6-16001)Notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the county issuing such bonds, one each week for 3 successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.

Judgments rendered prior to January 1, 1964 (55 ILCS 5/6-16002)-
Notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the county issuing such bonds, once each week for 3 successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.

Executive budget; annual appropriation ordinance (55 ILCS 5/6-24004)-
not less than one week after the publication of such tentative appropriation bill and prior to final action thereon, such committee on finance shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in such county at least one week prior to the time of such hearing.

Appropriation to pay for publication of assessments (55 ILCS 5/6-24006)-
Such appropriation bill shall not take effect until after it shall have been once published in a newspaper published in Chicago, and said board shall provide for and cause said appropriation bill to be published as aforesaid.

Validation of tax levy ordinances (55 ILCS 5/6-25001)-
In all cases where the board of county commissioners of any county having a population of 1,000,000 or more inhabitants at legally convened meetings held within the first quarter of the fiscal years 1966-1991 has adopted annual appropriation bills for such fiscal years and thereafter such appropriation bills were published in a newspaper as provided by law.

Care by county (55 ILCS 70/1)-
"Diligent search" includes, but is not limited to, publication of a notice in a newspaper of local circulation not more than 45 but at least 30 days prior to a county's entry and cleanup of cemetery grounds.

Establishment of Economic Development Project Area; Ordinance; Joint Review Board; Notice; Hearing; Changes; in Economic Development Plan; Annual Reporting Requirements (55 ILCS 85/4)-
This link provides information concerning the establishment of an economic development project area. Notice of the hearing must be published at least twice in a newspaper of general circulation within taxing districts having property in the proposed economic development project area. The first publication must appear not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs (55 ILCS 85/8)-
In the event the county (i) authorizes the issuance of obligations pursuant to the authority of this Act and secured by the full faith and credit of the county or (ii) pledges taxes levied and collected on any or all property in the county, which obligations or taxes are not obligations or taxes authorized under home rule powers pursuant to Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1070, or are not obligations or taxes authorized under ìAn Act to provide the manner of levying or imposing taxes for the provision of special services to areas within the boundaries of home rule units and non-home rule municipalities and countiesî, approved September 21, 1973, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the county.

Changes in plan (55 ILCS 90/25)-
(b) Changes that do not (i) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (v) change the description of the type, class, and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area may be made without further hearing, provided that the county shall give notice of its changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing district.

Establishment of economic development project areas; Notice (55 ILCS 90/30)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed economic development project area.

Amendment of plan (55 ILCS 90/35)-
(b) Amendments that do not (i) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project, (iv) change the general description of any proposed developer, user, or tenant of any property to be located or improved within the economic development project area, or (v) change the description of the type, class, and number of employees to be employed in the operation of the facilities to be developed or improved within the economic development project area may be made without further hearing, provided that the county shall give notice of its changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing district. The notice by mail and by publication shall each be given not later than 10 days following the adoption by ordinance of the amendment.

Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs (55 ILCS 90/55)-
the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been passed in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the county.

Resolution, Provisions and Publication of-Bonds Payable From Revenue Only-Recitals (55 ICLS 100/3)-
This link provides information regarding adoption of a resolution to construct a coal processing plant and the payment of bonds. After the resolution has been adopted, it must be published once in a newspaper having general circulation within the count. Use of Revenue-Rates-Redemption of Bonds-Notice (55 ILCS 100/4)-
This link provides rules for the use of revenue, issuance and redemption of bonds, and publication requirements for notices of bond redemption. Notice must be published in the newspaper if the bond holder is unknown.

Petition for submission to referendum; publication of notice (55 ILCS 105/2)-
Whenever any county first levies the tax authorized in Section, it shall cause the ordinance or resolution levying the tax to be published in one or more newspapers published in the county within 10 days after the levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the county, the ordinance shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the county.

 

 

 

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Courts
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to courts.
 

Holding court at another time and place. (705 ILCS 35/34)-
This link provides the regulations to publish a notice concerning a change of venue for a court proceeding, when some event would cause for unsafe conditions. The clerk of the court shall give at least twenty days' notice by publishing the notice in a newspaper in the county where the court resides. If there is no paper in the county, then the notice shall be published in a newspaper nearest to the place holding the court.

Substance of Record Supplied-Notice of Proceedings (705 ILCS 85/2)-
The court in which the application is pending may, in all cases in which publication is required, direct, by order or orders, to be entered of record, the form of the notice, and designate the newspaper or newspapers in which the same shall be published.

Fees; Counties over 180,000 but not more than 650,000 (705 ILCS 105/27.1a)-
(4) The executor, administrator, guardian, petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper. (4) The executor, administrator, guardian, petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper.

Fees-Counties over 650,000 but less than 3,000,000-Units of local government and school districts in counties over 3,000,000 (705 ILCS 105/27.2)- (4) The executor, administrator, guardian, petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication by the clerk directly to the newspaper.

Rules-Publication (705 ILCS 310/11)- This link provides information about amendments made to rules that pertain to jurors. Notice must be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation.

Notice by certified mail or publication (705 ILCS 405/2-16)- The clerk of the court as soon as possible shall cause publication to be made once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the action is pending.

Notice by certified mail or publication (705 ILCS 405/3-18)- The clerk of the court as soon as possible shall cause publication to be made once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the action is pending.

Notice by certified mail or publication (705 ILCS 405/4-15)- The clerk of the court as soon as possible shall cause publication to be made once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the action is pending.

Service (705 ILCS 405/5-525)- The clerk of the court as soon as possible shall cause publication to be made once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the action is pending.

 

 

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Criminal Offenses

These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to criminal offenses.

 

Definitions (720 ILCS 5/16B-1)-
(B) Library material includes any book, plate, picture, photograph, engraving, painting, sculpture, statute, artifact, drawing, map, newspaper, pamphlet, broadside, magazine, manuscript, document, letter, microfilm, sound recording, audiovisual material, magnetic or other tape, electronic data processing record or other documentary, written or printed material regardless of physical form or characteristics, or any part thereof, belonging to, or on loan to or otherwise in the custody of a library facility.

Witness-Prohibition on accepting payments before judgment or verdict (720 ILCS 5/32-4c)-
(3) To the lawful compensation paid to a publisher, editor, reporter, writer, or other person connected with or employed by a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station or any other publishing or media outlet for disclosing information obtained from another person relating to an offense. (e) For purposes of this Section, ìpublishing or media outletî means a news gathering organization that sells or distributes news to newspapers, television, or radio stations, or a cable or broadcast television or radio network that disseminates news and information.

Untrue, misleading or deceptive advertising-Misdemeanor (720 ILCS 295/1a)-
Any person, firm, corporation, or association or agent or employee thereof, who, with intent to sell, purchase, or in any wise dispose of, or to contract with reference to merchandise, securities, real estate, service, employment, money, credit, or anything offered by such person, firm, corporation or association , or agent or employee thereof, directly or indirectly, to the public for sale, purchase, loan, distribution, or the hire of personal services, or with intent to increase the consumption of or to contract with reference to any merchandise, real estate, securities, money, credit, loan, service or employment, or to induce the public in any manner to enter into any obligation relating thereto, or to acquire title thereto, or an interest therein, or to make any loan, makes, publishes, disseminates, circulates, or places before the public, or causes, directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated, or placed before the public, in this State, in a newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, sign, bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, placard, card, label, or over any radio or television station, or in any other way similar to dissimilar to the foregoing, an advertisement, announcement, or statement of any sort regarding merchandise, securities, real estate, money, credit, service, employment, or anything so offered for use, purchase, loan or sale, or the interest, terms or conditions upon which such loan will be made to the public, which advertisement contains any assertion, representation or statement of fact which is untrue, misleading or deceptive, shall be guilty of a Call A misdemeanor.

Advertisement of sale or lease of realty-Requisites-Injunctive relief-Misdemeanor (720 ILCS 295/1c)-
Any person, firm, or corporation who makes, publishes, disseminates, circulates or places before the public, or causes, directly or indirectly to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or places before the public, in this State, in a newspaper, magazine or other publication published in this State, or in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, sign, bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, placard, card, or label distributed in the State, or over any radio or television station located in this State or in any other way in this State similar or dissimilar to the forgoing, an advertisement, announcement, statement or representation of any kind to the public relating to the sale, offering for sale, purchase, use or lease of any real estate in a subdivision located outside the State of Illinois may be enjoined from such activity upon application for injunctive relief by the state's attorney or attorney general and shall also be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor unless such advertisement, announcement, statement or representation contains or is accompanied by a clear, concise statement of the proximity of such real estate in common units of measurement to public schools, public highways, fresh water supply, public sewers, electric power, stores and shops, and telephone service or contains a statement that one or more of such facilities are not readily available, and name those not available.

Definitions (720 ILCS 350/1)-
ìAdvertiseî or ìAdvertisingî means a notice in a newspaper, magazine, pamphlet or flyer; and announcement on television, cable television, or radio; and any other method of communicating to the public.

Obtaining service with intent to defraud (720 ILCS 365/1)-
As used in this Section ìpublishî means the communication or dissemination of information to any one or more persons, either orally, in person, or by telephone, radio or television or in writing of any kind, including, without limitation, a letter or memorandum, circular or handbill, newspaper of magazine article or book.

Sale of books, magazines, etc., without identification, prohibited (720 ILCS 380/1)-
Any person who knowingly sells, offers or exposes for sale (except in bulk as waste paper) any newspaper, magazine, periodical or other publication, except a rare book, manuscript or educational text, from which the cover or title page has been removed, or from which the title, trade name, trade mark or other identification mark has been removed or obliterated, is guilty of a petty offense.

Sale of certain publications to minors prohibited (720 ILCS 670/1)-
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, lend, give away or show, or have in his possession with intent to sell or give away, or to show or advertise, or otherwise offer for loan, gift or distribution to any minor child any book, pamphlet, magazine, newspaper, story paper or other printed paper devoted to the publication, or principally made up of criminal news, police reports, or accounts of criminal deeds, or pictures and stories of deeds of bloodshed, lust or crime.

Exhibition prohibited (720 ILCS 670/2)-
It shall be unlawful to exhibit upon any street or highway, or in any place within the view, or which may be within the view of any minor child, any book, magazine, newspaper, pamphlet, story paper or other paper or publication coming within the description of matters mentioned in the first section of this act, or any of them.

 

 

 

 

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Criminal Procedure

These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to criminal procedure.

 

Competitive bidding for appellate services (725 ILCS 105/10.5)-
The State Appellate Defender shall also advertise the letting of the bids in newspapers of general circulation in major municipalities to be determined by the State Appellate Defender.

Definitions (725 ILCS 5/108B-1)-
(1) "Journalist" means a person engaged in, connected with, or employed by news media, including newspapers, magazines, press associations, news agencies, wire services, radio, television or other similar media, for the purpose of gathering, processing, transmitting, compiling, editing or disseminating news for the general public.

Unclaimed bail deposits (725 ILCS 5/110-17)-
(a) The clerk of the circuit court, as soon thereafter as practicable, shall cause notice to be published once, n English, in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the county wherein the deposit of bond was received.

Notice to owner or interest holder (725 ILCS 150/4)-
(3) If the owner's or interest holder's address is not known, and its not on record as provided in paragraph (2), then by publication for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the seizure occurred.

 

 

 

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Election
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to election issues.

 

Temporary Places of Registration (10 ILCS 5/4-6-3)-
This link provides regulations for temporary places of registration. Notice must be published once not less than 3 nor more than 15 days in advance of the registration.

Precinct Registration-Pollwatchers-Electioneering (10 ILCS 5/4-7)-
This link provides information about registration, re-registration, and regulations about solicitation of votes at a place of registration. Notice of registration or re-registration must be published in a newspaper not less than 3 nor more than 15 days prior to the holding of such registration.

Temporary Places of Registration (10 ILCS 5/5-16.3)-
This link concerns the establishment of temporary registration places. Notice of the registration must be published in a newspaper of general circulation not less than 3 nor more than 15 days before the date of registration.

Notice of Registration-Publication (10 ILCS 5/5-18)-
This link concerns the notice required to inform the public about registration. At least 20 days prior to the registration date a notice must be published in the newspaper.

Submission of Proposition-Notice of Election-Duties of Officials-Expenses of Election (10 ILCS 5/6-3)-
The circuit court shall give at least 60 days notice of such election by publishing such notice in one or more newspapers published within such city, at least 5 times. The first publication shall be at least 60 days before the date of election. If no newspaper is published in the city, then at least 5 copies of the notice shall be pusted in each ward 60 days before such election.

Submission of Rejection of Act-Petition-Notice of Election (10 ILCS 5/6-7)-
This link concerns a petition for an election. Notice of the election must be published in the newspaper at least 20 days prior to the election.

Submission of rejection of Act-Petition-Notice of election (10 ILCS 5/6-17)-
Notice of election shall be given by the court at least 20 days prior to such election by publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation published within such city.

Validation of rejection (10 ILCS 5/6-19.1)-
When, prior to February 13, 1967, in any city with a population of 100,000 or less, a majority of the legal voters voting on the proposition of whether the city election law shall be rejected, as provided in Section 6-18, have voted in favor of the rejection of the city election law and the election is in other respects in conformity with law, the publication of the election notice is declared to be legal and valid and the election is validated, notwithstanding that the publication wa only 12 days prior to the election by publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation published within the city.

Temporary Places of Registration (10 ILCS 5/6-50.3)-
This link provides information concerning the establishment of temporary places of registration. Notice of registration must be published in at least one newspaper not less than 3 nor more than 15 days before the date of registration.

Supplemental Registration-Time and Place-Notice (10 ILCS 5/6-51)-
This link provides information about setting up places of registration for an election, where they should be, and what the hours of business should be. Notice of the time and place of registration must be published in a newspaper 20 days before registration.

Supplemental Registration-Manner of-Completion of Registration-Hearings on Application-Appeals (10 ILCS 5/6-52)-
This link deals with sending a petition to the Board of Election Commissioners for an appeal.

Notice of Assistance to Elderly and Handicapped-Notice of Primary Election-Publication-Posting (10 ILCS 5/7-15)-
This link provides information about the Federal Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act. Notice of the general primary must be published once in two or more newspapers. Notice of the consolidated primary must be published once in at least one newspaper.

Primary Ballots-Color, Texture, and Size of Paper-Notice (10 ILCS 5/7-18)-
This link concerns the publication of a notice informing the public of the color of the ballots for the respective political parties. Notice must be published in at least two newspapers for at least one week.

Specimen Ballots-Printing, Publication, and Posting (10 ILCS 5/7-21)-
This link provides information about the distribution of specimen ballots to election officials and the publication of specimen ballots. The specimen ballot must be published in 2 newspapers at least 5 days prior to the general primary.

Official canvass of returns-Canvassing boards-Tabulated statements of returns (10 ILCS 5/7-56)-
And, provided, further, that within 5 days after said returns shall be canvassed by te said Board, the Board shall cause to be published in one daily newspaper of general circulation at the seat of the State government in Springfield a certified statement of the returns filed in its office, showing the total vote cast in the State for each candidate of each political party for President of the United States, and showing the total vote for each candidate of each political party for President of the United States, cast in each of the several congressional districts in the State.

Soliciting, Receiving Contributions or Making Expenditures Without Authority of Candidate-Notice (10 ILCS 5/9-8)-
This link provides information about the publication of notice in case of unauthorized expenditures made by or contributions accepted by a political committee.

Notice on all Literature and Advertisements Soliciting Funds (10 ILCS 5/9-9)-
This link provides a sample of the form in which notice shall appear when included with literature and advertisements that solicit funds for a campaign.

Definitions Application of article to minor political parties (10 ILCS 5/10-1)-
For municipalities of over 500 population, notice of the caucus shall be published in a newspaper published in the municipality. If there is no such newspaper, then the notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the municipality.

Manner of Giving Notice-Form (10 ILCS 5/12-1)-
This link provides information about the requirement that election officials must publish notice of the availability of registration and voting aids for the elderly and handicapped. It also provides the format in which the notice should appear. At least 20 days before any special congressional election, and at least 30 days before any general election, notice of the election must be published in at least 2 newspapers having general circulation throughout the community.

Consolidated and Nonpartisan Election-Publication of Notice (10 ILCS 5/12-4)-
This link provides requirements and guidelines for the publication of a notice of an election. The notice of election must be published once in one or more newspapers not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the date of the consolidated and nonpartisan election.

Public Questions-Notice of Referendum-Publication (10 ILCS 5/12-5)-
This link provides publication requirements for an election at which a public question is to be submitted to the voters. Not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the date of the election, notice of the referendum is to be published in a newspaper. 20 days prior to an emergency referendum a publication must be made.

Posting Notice in Lieu of Publication (10 ILCS 5/12-6)-
This link provides guidelines for the posting of an election notice in the event that there is no newspaper of local or general circulation in accordance with the requirements.

Report of Appointments-Confirmation-Notice-Objections-Removal-Vacancies-Additional Appointments (10 ILCS 5/13-3)-
This link provides information concerning the selection and appointment of election judges. The names, addresses and precincts of the appointed election judges are to be published in one or more newspapers in the county.

Report of selections-Confirmation-Objections to appointment-Vacancies-Removal (10 ILCS 5/14-5)-
Pending confirmation, the board of commissioners shall give notice of the names of all judges, their residences, and the precinct for which they were selected. The notice shall be published in one ore more newspapers in such city, village or incorporated town. If no newspaper is published in the areas listed previously, the notice shall be posted in 3 of the most public places in the city, village, or town.

Posting cards of instruction-Publication of list of nominations (10 ILCS 5/16-10)-
In every county of not more than 500,000 inhabitants, each election authority shall cause to be published, prior to the day of any election, in at least two newspapers, if there be so many published in such county, a list of all the nominations made as in this Act provided and to be voted for at such election, as near as may be, in the form in which they shall appear upon the general ballot.

Abstract of Votes-Transmission of Copy-Canvass of Returns-Ties (10 ILCS 5/21-2)-
This link provides information about the formal announcement of the results of a presidential election.

Publication-Result-Certificates-Election (10 ILCS 5/21-3)-
This link provides information about the publication of the results of a presidential election. Within five days of the election, the governor must publish the results of the election.

Providing Materials and Machines-Counties and Municipalities Over 35,000-Notice (10 ILCS 5/24-1.1)-
This link provides information about the requirement to provide municipalities with a population over 35,000 with voting machines or electronic voting systems and the requirement to publish notice of the introduction of the new voting machine in a newspaper. Notice must be published at least once in one or more newspapers.

Adoption, Experimentation, or Abandonment of System-Boundaries of Precincts-Notice (10 ILCS 5/24A-3)-
This link concerns the adoption, experimentation or abandonment of state approved voting systems, the use of voting machines, and the tabulation of votes. Before a system is introduced in a precinct notice must be published at least once in a newspaper within the county or jurisdiction where the election is to be held.

Testing of Equipment and Program-Custody of Programs, Test Materials and Ballots (10 ILCS 5/24A-9)-
This link concerns notice of a public test of automatic tabulating equipment that is to be done prior to the election. Public notice of the time and place of the test must be published at least 48 hours prior to the test in a newspaper.

Specimen Ballot Labels-Publication (10 ILCS 5/24A-18)-
This link provides information concerning the publication of specimen ballot labels when an electronic voting system is used. At least five days before the election, a true and legible specimen ballot label is to be published in two or more newspapers.

Adoption-Experimentation or abandonment of precinct tabulation optical scan technology system-Boundaries of precincts-Notice (10 ILCS 5/24B-3)-
The election authority shall publish the notice at least once in one ore more newspapers published within the county, or other jurisdiction, where the election is held. If there is no newspaper, the notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation within such jurisdiction.

Specimen Ballot (10 ILCS 5/24b-18)-
When electronic precinct tabulation optical scan technology voting systems are used, the election authority shall cause to be published, at least 5 days before the day of each general and primary election, in 2 ore more newspapers published having general circulation in the county. A true and legible copy of the specimen ballot, may be in the form of an actual size ballot, containing the names of offices and candidates and statements of measure to be voted on, or as near as may be, in the form in which they will appear on the ballot. The specimen ballot shall be published, as an insert, in 2 or more newspapers of general circulation in the county.

Petitions, Resolutions, or Ordinances-Time of Filing-Back Door Referenda (10 ILCS 5/28-2)-
A petition for the incorporation or formation of a new political subdivision whose officers are to be elected rather than appointed must have attached to it an affidavit attesting that at least 108 days and no more than 138 days prior to such election notice of intention to file such petition was published in a newspaper published within the proposed political subdivision, or if none, in a newspaper of general circulation within the territory of the proposed political subdivision.

Objection to Petitions-Hearing-Notice (10 ILCS 5/28-4)-
Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper not less than 14 days after the filing and not less than 5 days before the hearing.

Objection to petitions-Hearing-Notice (10 ILCS 5/28-4)-
Unless otherwise provided in this statute, the court shall (1) set a hearing on the petition, (2) cause notice of such hearing to be published, as soon as possible after the filing of the petition but not later than 14 days after such filing and not less than 5 days before the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the political subdivision to which the public question relates. If there is no such newspaper, the notice shall be published a newspaper in the county having general circulation in the political subdivision. More information contained in the attached link.

Proposed Constitutional Amendments and Advisory Questions of Public Policy-Sample Verification of Petition Signatures (10 ILCS 5/28-11)-
This link provides information about the verification of petition signatures. Notice of the time and place of the test must be given at least 10 days before the date of the test.

Publication of Political Literature (10 ILCS 5/29-14)-
This link provides guidelines for the publication of political literature.

 

 

 

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Employment
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to employment issues.

 

Non-Observance of Order-Publication of Names (820 ILCS 125/9)-
This link concerns hearings regarding an employers failure to observe the orders as stated in section 7 of the Wages of Women and Minors Act and the publication of such employer's name.

Posting Prevailing Rates-Filing-Publication-Objections-Hearing-Review-Appeal (820 ILCS 130/9)-
This link concerns the responsibility of each public body to investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages and publication and hearings in connection with the findings. Within 30 days of the filing, notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the area that the determination is effective.

Exemptions (820 ILCS 205/2)-
Nothing in this Act applies to the work of a minor engaged in agricultural pursuits except for those persons restricted from working in a gainful occupation in connection with agriculture in Section 1 or in the sale and distribution of magazines and newspapers at hours when the schools of the district are not in session.

Rules requiring records and reports on deaths, injuries and illnesses-Federal safety and health standards as rules-Variances from rules-Emergency temporary standards-Requirements for Standards (820 ILCS 225/4)-
(2) In the event of the Department's failure to publish or file a certified copy with the Secretary of State, any resident of the State of Illinois may upon 5 days written notice to the Director publish such rule in one or more newspapers of general circulation and file a certified copy thereof with the office of the Secretary of State in Springfield, Illinois, whereupon such rule shall become effective provided that in no event shall such effective date be less than 60 days after the federal effective date. (g) The Director of Labor may promulgate emergency temporary standards or rules to take effect immediately by filing such rule or rules with the Illinois Secretary of State and publishing them in the "Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Bulletin" or if that is not available, in one or more newspapers of general circulation providing that the Director of Labor shall first expressly determine (1) that the employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful or from new hazards, and (2) that such emergency standard is necessary to protect employees from such danger.

Notice of Hearing (820 ILCS 225/7.05)-
This link provides the publication requirements for notice of a hearing called for by the Director of Labor. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least thirty days prior to the date of the hearing.

Rules and regulations (820 ILCS 405/1701)-
General rules shall become effective ten days after filing with the Secretary of State and publication in one or more newspapers of general circulation in this State.

 

 

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Environmental Safety
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to environmental safety issues.

Groundwater protection needs assessment (415 ILCS 5/17.1)-
(b) Upon completion of the groundwater protection needs assessment, the county or municipality shall publish, in a newspaper of general circulation within the county or municipality, notification of the completion of such assessment and of the availability of such assessment for public inspection. The Agency shall publish notice of such advisory in a newspaper of general circulation within the county or municipality and shall furnish a copy of such advisory to any applicable regional planning committee.

Regulated recharge area; proposing a boundary (415 ILCS 5/17.3)-
(c.) At least 60 days prior to the filing of a proposal to establish the boundary for a regulated recharge area, the Agency shall notify in writing each affected county, municipality, township, soil and water conservation district and water district, and shall publish a notice of such intended action in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected area.

Composting facilities; permits; notice (415 ILCS 5/22.26)-
The Agency shall not issue a development or construction permit after December 31, 1000 for any composting facility, unless the applicant has given notice thereof (1) in person or by mail to the members of the General Assembly from the legislative district in which the proposed facility is to be located, (2) by registered or certified mail to the owners of all real property located within 250 feet of the site of the proposed facility (determined as provided in subsection (b) of Section 39.2), and (3) to the general public by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the proposed facility is to be located.

Proposal of regulations; procedure (415 ILCS 5/28)-
At least 20 days prior to the scheduled date of the hearing the Board shall give notice of such hearing by public advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the state concerned of the date, time, place and purpose of such hearing; give written notice to any person in the are concerned who has in writing requested notice of public hearings; and make available to any person upon request copies of the proposed regulations, together with summaries of the reasons supporting their adoption.

Posting Regulations Providing For Subsequent Determinations of Adjusted Standard (415 ILCS 5/28.1)-
This link provides information regarding notice of adjusted regulatory standards for statewide toxic chemical reporting. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least twenty days prior to the date of the hearing.

Notice of Notice-Complaint-Hearing (415 ILCS 5/31)-
This link provides information about the violation of rules or regulations and the procedure for making complaints and holding hearings. 21 days prior to the date of the hearing notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Posting Determinations and Orders-Matters Considered-Notice of Proceedings Affecting Community Sewer or Water Facilities (415 ILCS 5/33)-
This link provides information regarding determinations made by the board in connection with a regulation violation, issuance of orders, and the publication of notice that proceedings from the board may affect the public's right to use community sewer or water facilities. At least thirty days prior to the date of the first hearing, notice of the time and place of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Petition-Notice-Investigation-Hearing (415 ILCS 5/37)-
This link provides information regarding the filing of a petition for variance, investigation procedures, and hearings held in connection with the petition. Notice of the filing of the petition must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Issuance of permits-Procedures (415 ILCS 5/39)-
The Agency shall publish notice of all final permit determinations for development permits for MSWLF units and for significant permit modifications for lateral expansions for existing MSWLF units one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the unit is or is proposed to be located. (p)(1) Any person submitting an application for a permit for a new MSWLF unit or for a lateral expansion under subsection (t) of Section 21 of this Act for an existing MSWLF unit that has not received and is not subject to local site approval under Section 39.2 of this Act shall publish notice of the application in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the MSWLF unit is or is proposed to be located.

Emission Control Strategies Alternative-Issuance of Permits-Economic Impact Analysis (415 ILCS 5/39.1)-
This link provides information regarding applications for and issuance of permits for alternative emission control strategies. At least thirty days prior to the date of the issuance of the permit, notice of the decision must be published in newspaper.

Local Sitting Review (415 ILCS 5/39.2)-
This link provides the criteria for the approval of site location for new regional pollution control facilities. Notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county that the site is located. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county of the proposed site.

Regional Pollution Control Facilities For Disposal of Hazardous Wastes-Application For Permit-Procedures For Determination (415 ILCS 5/39.3)-
This link provides information about the procedures for applying for permits that allow for the development of a new regional pollution control facility and the procedures for determination of whether or not a permit is to be issued. Notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county of the proposed site location.

Review By Board of Permit Decisions (415 ILCS 5/40)-
This link provides information about an applicants right to file a petition for a hearing to contest the Agency's decision to refuse the applicant a permit. Twenty-one days notice must be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

Regional pollution control facilities; permits; appeals (415 ILCS 5/40.1)-
The Board shall publish 21 day notice of the hearing on the appeal in a newspaper of general circulation published in that county. Lender liability; definitions (415 ILCS 5/57.12A)-
(i) A holder establishes that the ownership indicia maintained following foreclosure or its equivalents continue to be held primarily to protect a security interest by listening, within 12 months from the time that the holder acquires marketable title, the underground storage tank or underground storage tank system or the facility or property on which the underground storage tank or underground storage tank system is located, with a broker, dealer, or agent who deals with the type of property in question or by advertising the underground storage tank or underground storage tank system as being for sale or disposition on at least a monthly basis in either a real estate publication or a trade or other publication suitable for the underground storage tank or underground storage tank system in question, or a newspaper of general circulation (defined as one with a circulation over 10, 000, or one suitable under any applicable federal, State, or local rules of court for publication required by court order or rules of civil procedure) covering the area in which the underground storage tank or underground storage tank system is located.

Recycling program (415 ILCS 15/6)-
(10) shall include provisions for (i) recycling the collected materials, (ii) identifying potential markets for at least 3 recyclable materials, and (iii) promoting the use of products made from recovered or recycled materials among businesses, newspapers and local governments in the county.

State Agency Materials Recycling Programs (415 ILCS 20/3)-
(i) paper, paperboard, and fibrous wastes from retail stores, office buildings, homes, and so forth, after the waste has passed through its end usage as a consumer item, including used corrugated boxes, old newspapers, mixed waste paper, tabulating cards, and used cordage; and .

Department Powers and Duties (415 ILCS 35/5)-
(b) Conduct public hearing, upon not less than 30 days prior notice published in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the state, in connection with proposed rules and regulations and amendments thereto; and 

Consumer of newsprint (415 ILCS 110/2002.05)-
"Consumer of newsprint" means the entity that publishes that portion of a newspaper that is published or printed in this State at daily, weekly, or other short periodic intervals and that contains current news and information of a general interest to the public, exclusive of information that is solely of a commercial nature.

Old newspaper (415 ILCS 110/2002.15)-
(1) "Old newspaper" means any newsprint that is separated from other types of solid waste or collected separately from other types of solid waste and made available for reuse in making new newsprint and that meets quality standards for use as a raw material in the manufacture of a new paper product.

Recycled fiber (415 ILCS 110/2002.30)-
"Recycled fiber" means fiber of old newspaper or post consumer waste paper dissolved into pulp and de-inked and used to create recycled content newsprint.

 

 

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Estates
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to estate issues.

 

Notice-Waiver (755 ILCS 5/6-10)-
Not more than 14 days after entry of an order admitting or denying admission or a will to probate or appoint a representative, the representative or, if none, the petitioner must mail a copy of the petition to admit the will or for letters and a copy of the order showing the date of entry to each of the heirs and legatees whose names and post office addresses are stated in the petition. If the name or post office address of any heir or legatee is not stated in the petition, the representative or, if none, the petitioner must publish a notice one a week for 3 consecutive weeks, the first publication to be not more than 14 days after entry of the order, describing the order and the date of entry. The notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county where the order was entered and may be combined with a notice under Section 18-3.

Notice-Waiver (755 ILCS 5/9-5)-
Not less than 30 days before the hearing on the petition to issue letters, the petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition, endorsed with the time and place of the hearing, to each person named in the petition whose post office address is stated and who is entitled either to administer or to nominate a person to administer equally with or in preference to the petitioner (b) Not more than 14 days after entry of an order directing that original letters of office issue to an administrator, the administrator shall mail a copy of the petition to issue letters and a copy of the order showing the date of its entry to each of the decedent's heirs who was not entitled to notice of the hearing on the petition under subsection (a) If the name or post office address of any heir is not stated in the petition, the administrator shall publish a notice once a week for 3 successive weeks, the first publication to be not more than 14 days after entry of the order, describing the order and the date of entry. The notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county where the order was entered and may be combined with a notice under Section 18-3.

Petition to issue letters on presumption of death of descendent-Notice-Waiver (755 ILCS 5/9-6)-
Anyone desiring to have original letters of administration issued on the presumption of death of the decedent shall file a petition in the court of the proper county (b) Not less than 30 days before the hearing on the petition, the petitioner shall (1) mail a copy of the petition to the decedent at his last known address to each heir whose name and post office address are stated in the petition and to each person shown by the petition to be in possession or control of any property of the decedent, and (2) publish a notice of the hearing on the petition once a week for 3 successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than 30 days before the hearing. The notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county where the petition is filed.

Distribution on summary administration (755 ILCS 5/9-8)-
This link contains the requirements for filing a petition in court by interested persons, after ascertaining heir ship of the decedent and admission of the will. A requirement under this Section is that the petitioner publish a notice informing all persons of the death of the decedent, the filing of the petition for distribution of the estate on summary administration and of the date, time, and place of the hearing on the petition. The notice shall be published once a week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper published in the county where the petition has been filed.

Administrator to collect for missing person-Notice (755 ILCS 5/10-3)-
When letters of administration to collect are sought for the estate of a missing person, the petitioner must publish a notice of the hearing on the petition once a week for 3 successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than 30 days before the hearing.

Publication (755 ILCS 5/18-3)-
This link contains the regulations for publishing notice of the death of the decedent. Notice mush be published in a newspaper published in the county where the estate is being administered and may be combined with any notice under Section 6-10 or subsection 28-2(c).

Order of sale (755 ILCS 5/19-5)-
The court shall provide in its order whether the sale shall be public or private. A public sale shall be for cash or wholly or partly upon credit of not more than 12 months by taking a note with good security, as the court directs. Notice of a public sale shall be done by either of the following methods: (1) inserting a notice or advertisement of sale in a newspaper published in the county where the sale is to be made not less than once, nor more than 3 times, as the court directs. The first publication to be not less than 5 nor more than 21 days before the date of sale, or (2) posting a notice or advertisement of sale in at least 4 public places in the county where the sale is to be made for a period specified by the court of not less than 5 nor more than 21 days before the date of sale.

Proceedings by County for Escheated Property-Complaint-Scire Facias-Notice (755 ILCS 5/20-3)-
This link provides information about land escheated to a county and hearings to contest the escheatage. The order must be published for six successive weeks in a newspaper in the county.

Place and terms of sale (755 ILCS 5/20-7)-
The court may designate the place and manner of holding the sale, whether private or public, and whether for cash or on reasonable credit. Notice of the time, place and terms of holding the sale, containing a description of the property sought to be sold, must be published once ach week for 3 successive weeks, the first publication to be not less than 25 days prior to the sale, in some newspaper published in the county where the property sought to be sold, or the greater part thereof, lies.

Publication of notice by clerk (755 ILCS 5/27-9)-
When the clerk of the court is required by this Act to publish a notice in a newspaper, the representative or his attorney has the right to direct in what newspaper the notice shall be published. If the clerk makes publication contrary to directions, he may not collect the costs thereof. This Section does not apply in any case where the court directs in what newspaper publication is to be made.

Closing the estate (755 ILCS 5/28-11)-
An independent representative is accountable to all interested persons for his administration and distribution of the estate but need not present an account to the court unless an interested person requests court accounting as in supervised administration. The regulations and public notice requirements are listed in the link below.

Sale or mortgage of ward's real estate (755 ILCS 20/3)-
The court shall set forth in the order briefly the contents of the complaint, and require all persons interested in the estate to appear at the court and show cause why the same should not be vested in the county. The order shall be published for 6 weeks successively in some newspaper printed and published in the county. If no newspaper is printed in the county, then the notice shall be published in some newspaper in the adjoining county, the last insertion to be at least 2 weeks before the return day on which the parties are required to appear.

 

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Executive Branch
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to the Executive Branch.

 

Establishment of Economic Development Project Areas-Ordinance- Notice-Hearing-Changes in Economic Development Plan (20 ILCS 620/4)-
This link provides the procedures for establishing an Economic Development Plan. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing district twice. The first publication is not to be made more than 30 or less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing

Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs (20 ILCS 620/8)-
the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality.

Department review of enterprise zone applications (20 ILCS 655/5.2)-
(d) If any such designated area is found to be qualified to be an enterprise zone, the Department shall, no later than may 15, publish a notice in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the proposed zone area to notify the general public of the application and their opportunity to comment.

Definitions (20 ILCS 665/3)-
(c.) "Promotional activities" means preparing, planning and conducting campaigns of information, advertising and publicity through such media as newspapers, radio, television, magazines, trade journals, moving and still photography, posters, outdoor signboards and personal contact within and without the State of Illinois; dissemination of information, advertising, publicity, photographs and other literature and material designed to carry out the purpose of this Act; and material designed to carry out the purpose of this Act; and participation in and attendance at meetings and conventions concerned primarily with tourism, including travel to and from such meetings.

Powers of Department (20 ILCS 665/4)-
(d) To promote tourism in Illinois through all media, including but not limited to, the Internet, television, articles, and advertisements in magazines, newspapers and travel publications and by establishing promotional exhibitions at fairs, travel shows, and similar exhibitions.

Initiation of Enterprise Zones by Municipality or County (20 ILCS 655/5)-
This link provides guidelines for the initiation of enterprise zones. Public notice of the hearing must be published in at least one newspaper, not more than 20 nor less than five days prior to the date of the hearing.

Department Review of Enterprise Zone Applications (20 ILCS 655/5.2)-
This link provides information about the approval of applications for enterprise zones. Notice must be published, no later than May 15, in at least one newspaper.

Bond proceeds (20 ILCS 1110/10)-
The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the city of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds.

Reclamation (20 ILCS 1920/2.04)-
This link provides information about the restoration of abandoned lands by the Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council. Notice must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation if the owners are not known.

Powers and duties (20 ILCS 2805/2)-
Conduct educational programs through newspapers, periodicals and radio for the specific purpose of disseminating information affecting veterans and their dependents.

Limitations (20 ILCS 3305/3)-
(b) Interfere with dissemination of news or comment of pubic affairs; but any communications facility or organization (including, but not limited to radio and television stations, wire services, and newspapers) may be requested to transmit or print public service messages furnishing information or instructions in connection with a disaster.

Personal property loaned to or deposited with Agency-Abandonment (20 ILCS 3405/19)-
If no claim is made within 30 days of sending the certified letter, the Agency shall publish in the official State newspaper and in a local newspaper that distributes in the area of owner's last known address a notice containing the name of the owner, a description of the property, and the method of filing a claim.

Notice-Hearing-Certificate of Compliance (20 ILCS 3410/8)-
This link provides information concerning publication and hearing requirements when a critical historic feature is to be demolished. Notice of the meeting is to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the place is located.

Areawide Health Planning Organization (20 ILCS 3960/8)-
This link provides information regarding applications for the construction or modification of health care facilities and the process for reviewing such applications. Notice of the hearing must be published ten days prior to the date of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation.

Certificate of Recognition-Application-Hearing (20 ILCS 3960/9)-
This link provides information concerning the process for completion and submission of an application for a certificate of recognition. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the applicant intends to conduct health facilities planning.

 

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Executive Officers
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to Executive Officers.

 

Establishment of Economic Development Project Areas-Ordinance- Notice-Hearing-Changes in Economic Development Plan (20 ILCS 620/4)-
This link provides the procedures for establishing an Economic Development Plan. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing district twice. The first publication is not to be made more than 30 or less than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing

Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs (20 ILCS 620/8)-
the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality.

Department review of enterprise zone applications (20 ILCS 655/5.2)-
(d) If any such designated area is found to be qualified to be an enterprise zone, the Department shall, no later than may 15, publish a notice in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the proposed zone area to notify the general public of the application and their opportunity to comment.

Definitions (20 ILCS 665/3)-
(c.) "Promotional activities" means preparing, planning and conducting campaigns of information, advertising and publicity through such media as newspapers, radio, television, magazines, trade journals, moving and still photography, posters, outdoor signboards and personal contact within and without the State of Illinois; dissemination of information, advertising, publicity, photographs and other literature and material designed to carry out the purpose of this Act; and material designed to carry out the purpose of this Act; and participation in and attendance at meetings and conventions concerned primarily with tourism, including travel to and from such meetings.

Powers of Department (20 ILCS 665/4)-
(d) To promote tourism in Illinois through all media, including but not limited to, the Internet, television, articles, and advertisements in magazines, newspapers and travel publications and by establishing promotional exhibitions at fairs, travel shows, and similar exhibitions.

Initiation of Enterprise Zones by Municipality or County (20 ILCS 655/5)-
This link provides guidelines for the initiation of enterprise zones. Public notice of the hearing must be published in at least one newspaper, not more than 20 nor less than five days prior to the date of the hearing.

Department Review of Enterprise Zone Applications (20 ILCS 655/5.2)-
This link provides information about the approval of applications for enterprise zones. Notice must be published, no later than May 15, in at least one newspaper.

Bond proceeds (20 ILCS 1110/10)-
The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the city of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds.

Reclamation (20 ILCS 1920/2.04)-
This link provides information about the restoration of abandoned lands by the Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council. Notice must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation if the owners are not known.

Powers and duties (20 ILCS 2805/2)-
Conduct educational programs through newspapers, periodicals and radio for the specific purpose of disseminating information affecting veterans and their dependents.

Limitations (20 ILCS 3305/3)-
(b) Interfere with dissemination of news or comment of pubic affairs; but any communications facility or organization (including, but not limited to radio and television stations, wire services, and newspapers) may be requested to transmit or print public service messages furnishing information or instructions in connection with a disaster.

Personal property loaned to or deposited with Agency-Abandonment (20 ILCS 3405/19)-
If no claim is made within 30 days of sending the certified letter, the Agency shall publish in the official State newspaper and in a local newspaper that distributes in the area of owner's last known address a notice containing the name of the owner, a description of the property, and the method of filing a claim.

Notice-Hearing-Certificate of Compliance (20 ILCS 3410/8)-
This link provides information concerning publication and hearing requirements when a critical historic feature is to be demolished. Notice of the meeting is to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the place is located.

Areawide Health Planning Organization (20 ILCS 3960/8)-
This link provides information regarding applications for the construction or modification of health care facilities and the process for reviewing such applications. Notice of the hearing must be published ten days prior to the date of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation.

Certificate of Recognition-Application-Hearing (20 ILCS 3960/9)-
This link provides information concerning the process for completion and submission of an application for a certificate of recognition. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area where the applicant intends to conduct health facilities planning.

 

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Families
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to families.

 Initiation of Process-Practice-Proceedings-Publication (750 ILCS 5/410)-
This link provides insight into the requirements for publishing a notice concerning marriages. If publication is needed, it shall be done in a newspaper published in the municipality.

Information concerning obligors (750 ILCS 5/706.3)-
(c.) Whenever a court of competent jurisdiction finds that an obligor either owes an arrearage of more than $10,000 or is delinquent in payment of an amount equal to at least 3 months' support obligation pursuant to an order to cause the obligor's name and address to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the obligor resides.

Information concerning obligors (750 ILCS 45/20.5)-
(c.) Whenever a court of competent jurisdiction finds that an obligor either owes an arrearage of more than $10,000 or is delinquent in payment of an amount equal to at least 3 months' support obligation pursuant to an order to cause the obligor's name and address to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the obligor resides.

Process (750 ILCS 50/7)-
This link provided the regulations for filing a public notice regarding the adoption of a child. The clerk of the court shall cause publication to be made in some newspaper published in the county in which the action is pending. If no newspaper is published in said county, then the publication shall be in a newspaper published in an adjoining county in this state, having a circulation in the county in which such action is pending.

 

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Finance
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to finance issues.

 Annual statement of receipts and disbursements of public officers-Exceptions (30 ILCS 15/1)-
Each public officer, other than a state officer (and other than a city or village treasurer or municipal officer required by Article 3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, approved May 29, 1961,) is required to file an annual report to the city council or board of trustees which report is required to be published. The requirements of what is to be published can be found at the link below.

Time and manner of publication (30 ILCS 15/2)-
The appropriate public officer, shall within 6 months after the expiration of the fiscal year, cause a true, complete and correct copy of the Public Funds Statement to be published at least once in an English language newspaper published in the town, district or municipality in which the public officer holds his office. If no newspaper is published in such town, district, or municipality, then in a newspaper printed in the English language published in the county in which such public officer resides.

Copy and certificate of publication to be filed (30 ILCS 15/3)-
The publisher of the newspaper in which a copy of such statement is published shall, within ten days after the publication of such statement, file in the office of the county clerk a certificate of such publication with a printed copy of such statement attached, stating the number of times which the same shall have been published, and the dates of the first and last papers containing the same.

Certificate of publication as to moneys received (30 ILCS 15/3a)-
In counties having a population of less than 500,000, if any such public officer in the discharge of his official duties, receives all or any part of his funds from the county collector, the county treasurer or the township collector, he shall in addition to the duties already imposed by this Act, file with each such officer from whom funds are received, a copy of such published statement or audit accompanied by a certificate showing the date of publication and signed by the publisher of the newspaper in which such publication is made.

Sale of bonds (30 ILCS 330/11)-
If Bonds are to be sold pursuant to notice of sale and pubic bid, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall, from time to time, as Bonds are to be sold, advertise the sale of the Bonds in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago.

Backdoor referendum procedure (30 ILCS 350/5)-
Such authorizing ordinance, along with any other notice as required by applicable law, including any notice as to the right of electors to file a petition and the number of voters required to sign any such petition, shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the governmental unit. (d) If applicable law provides that notice alone shall be given to commence a backdoor referendum, the notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the governmental unit.

Double-barrelled bonds (30 ILCS 350/15)-
The authorizing ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the governmental unit.

Notice requirement (30 ILCS 352/15)-
The clerk or secretary of the governmental unit shall publish notice of the hearing at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the governmental unit not less than 7 nor more than 30 days before the date of the hearing.

Sale of bonds-Deposit of proceeds (30 ILCS 390/6)-
The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds.

Building bond board-Issuance and sale of bonds-Interest rate-Establishment of University Building Fund (30 ILCS 395/2)-
The Board shall, from time to time as bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least 2 daily newspapers one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago for proposals to purchase bonds.

Creation of building bond board-Issuance and sale of bonds-Interest rate-Public welfare building fund (30 ILCS 400/2)-
The Board shall, from time to time as bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least 2 daily newspapers one of which is published in the city of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago for proposals to purchase the bonds.

Supervision and control of issuance, sale and retirement of bonds-Environmental Protection Agency-Interest-Denominations-Temporary bonds-Sale upon bids-Registration-Anti-Pollution Fund (30 ILCS 405/3)-
The Agency shall, from time to time as the bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least 2 daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the bonds.

Publication prior to referendum (30 ILCS 405/9)-
The Secretary of State shall cause publication of this Act to be made, once each week, for 3 months at least before the vote of the people is taken on this Act, in at least 2 daily newspapers, one of which shall be published in the City of Springfield and the other in the City of Chicago.

Sale of bonds-Bids-Registration of bonds-Calling bonds-Proceeds (30 ILCS 415/4)-
The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds.

Sale of bonds-Capitol Development Fund (30 ILCS 420/6)-
The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, as the Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least two daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase the Bonds.

Request for information (30 ILCS 500/40-20)-
Public notice of the request for information for the availability of real property to lease shall be published in the appropriate volume of the Illinois Procurement Bulletin at least 14 days before the date set forth in the request for receipt of responses and shall also be published in similar manner in a newspaper of general circulation in the community or communities where the using agency is seeking space.

Letting of Bids (30 ILCS 525/4)-
This link provides information about advertisements for bids for the purchase of personal property, supplies, and services. Public notice must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation. The last publication must be made at least five days prior to the final date for submitting bids.

Public Notice (30 ILCS 535/25)-
Whenever a project requiring architectural, engineering, or land surveying services is proposed for a State agency, the State agency shall provide no less than a 14 day advance notice published in a professional services bulletin or advertised within the official State newspaper setting forth the projects and services to be procured.

Notice of contracts to Council (30 ILCS 575/6a)-
Notification may be made through direct written communication to the Secretary to be received at least 14 days before execution of the contract (or the solicitation response date, if applicable) or by advertising in the official State newspaper for at least 3 days, the last of which must be at least 10 days after the first publication. (Note, this Section is scheduled to be repealed on September 6, 2008)

Disposition of Transferable Property (30 ILCS 605/7)-
This link provides information regarding the disposal of transferable property by trading it for credit on a replacement of similar nature. At least seven days prior to the date of the sale, notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation once.

Disposal of Surplus Real Property (30 ILCS 605/7.1)-
This link provides information about the disposal of surplus real property, characteristics that constitute surplus property, and guidelines for the Annual Real Property Utilization Report. Notice of the sale must be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the county on three separate days. Publications must not be made less than 15 nor more than 30 days prior to the sale.

 

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Financial Regulations
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to financial regulations issues.
 

General Definitions (205 ILCS 5/2)-
This link is self-explanatory concerning banking and finance public notices.

Notice of receivership (205 ILCS 5/59)-
This link provides the regulations for public notices when dealing with a bank that is dissolving. Notice shall be given in a newspaper once each week for twelve consecutive weeks.

Publication-Publish-Published (205 ILCS 105/1-10.17)-
This link provides definitions for the above terms.

Notice of filing application; objections; certificate of authority (205 ILCS 105/2B-2)-
(a) Whenever such association has compiled with the provisions of this Act and the Commissioner is satisfied that such association and any subsidiary operating in this State are doing business according to the laws of this State and are in sound financial condition, he shall authorize the association to publish in newspapers of general circulation in the State of Illinois, notice of filing of its application provided that subsections (a) through (e) of this Section shall not apply in the case of merger, consolidation, or purchase as set forth in paragraph (c) of Section 2B-1.

Cancellation of authority to do business (205 ILCS 105/2B-5)-
Should the Commissioner find, upon examination, that any foreign association or any subsidiary operating in Illinois does not conduct its business in accordance with the law, or that the affairs of any such association or subsidiary are in an unsound condition, or if such association refuses to permit examination to be made, he may cancel the authority of such association to do business in this State, and cause a notice thereof to be sent to the home office of the association, and to be published in at least one newspaper in the City of Springfield.

Failure to comply with commissioner's report of examination; publication of reports (205 ILCS 205/9005)-
Whenever any savings band, after written notice of the recommendations of the Commissioner based on a report of examination, fails to comply with the recommendations within 45 days after the notice, the Commissioner is authorized to publish, as a legal notice in a newspaper of general circulation, the part of the report of examination that relates to any recommendation not complied with; provided, that notice of intention to publish is given to the savings bank at least 5 days before publication is made.

Receiver-Appointment-Security-Notice to claimants-Injunction (205 ILCS 405/15.1)-
This link provides information about public notices needed when a licensee is insolvent and a receiver takes possession of and title to the books, records and assets of the community currently exchange. The notices shall be published once each week for four consecutive weeks.

Closing up business-Procedure-Deposit-Notice. (205 ILCS 405/15.2)-
This is a link governing public notice requirements for a currency exchange when they close up the business. The notices shall be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in a public newspaper of general circulation published in the city or village where the currency exchange is located.

Statement of condition (205 ILCS 620/5-9)-
(c) The corporate fiduciary shall cause a proper abstract of the statements of assets and liabilities reported under sub-section (a) of this Section to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation, circulated in the city, town or village where the corporate fiduciary is located. Such publication shall be paid for by said corporate fiduciary, which shall cause to be provided to the commissioner a certificate of publication from the publishing newspaper in such form as the commissioner shall require.

Receivership (205 ILCS 620/6-9)-
The commissioner, represented by the Attorney General, shall file a complaint for the dissolution or winding up the affairs of such corporate fiduciary in a court of the county where the principal office of such corporate fiduciary is located and shall cause notice to be given in a newspaper of general circulation once each week for four consecutive weeks that persons who may have claims against the corporate fiduciary present them to the receive and to make legal proof thereof and notifying all such persons and all to whom it may concern of the filing of a complaint for the dissolution or winding up the affairs of the corporate fiduciary and stating the name and location of said court.

Holidays and half holidays-Days selected by banks to remain closed-Acts done during other than regular banking hours. (205 ILCS 630/17)-
This link offers information about notices required when banks choose to close office for a day. The notice shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Suspension, revocation of licenses; fines (205 ILCS 635/4-5)-
The commissioner shall publish notice of such order in the Illinois Register and a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the license is located and shall forthwith serve a copy of such order upon the licensee.

Receivership (205 ILCS 657/92)-
This link provides information about the appointment of a receiver if the director determines that the licensee is insolvent, and the liquidation of a business in a receivership. Notice of the appointment of a receiver must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the community once each week for four consecutive weeks. When a statement of termination has been filed with the Director, notice must be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in a public newspaper of general circulation in the community.

Receivership (205 ILCS 665/20.5)-
This link provides information about the appointment of a receiver if the director determines that the licensee is insolvent, and the liquidation of a business in a receivership. Notice of the appointment of a receiver must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the community once each week for four consecutive weeks. When a statement of termination has been filed with the Director, notice must be published once each week for three consecutive weeks in a public newspaper of general circulation in the community.

 

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Fire Safety
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to fire safety.

 Authorization to create district-Publication-Recordation (425 ILCS 40/2)-
The boundaries of each district so established shall be defined in the order of the Director and notice of the establishment of the district and its boundaries shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks in one or more newspapers published in the district or having a general circulation therein and such additional notice may be given as the Director deems necessary, after which notice the establishment of such district shall be recorded in the office of recorder in each county wholly or partly within the District established.

Forest fire hazards-proclamation prohibiting fires-Permits-Violations penalty (425 ILCS 40/3)-
Public notice of such proclamation shall be given by publication in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the district and by posting such proclamation conspicuously in public places.

 

 

 

 

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Gaming
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to gaming issues.

Illinois conceived and foaled horses-Eligibility-Illinois Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds-Qualifications (230 ILCS 5/33.1)-
This link provides information concerning the eligibility of horses to participate in Illinois conceived and foaled races.

 

 

 

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General Provisions
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to general provisions.

 

Duties of the County Board (5 ILCS 5/6)-
This link will direct you to the requirements and duties of county board officials.

General Provisions of Public Notices (5 ILCS 20/)-
This link provides the regulations for public notices when dealing with a bank that is dissolving. Notice shall be given in a newspaper once each week for twelve consecutive weeks.

Canvass of voters-Declaration of adoption-Proclamation of Governor (5 ILCS 20/7)-
The State Board of Elections created by The Election Code shall proceed, within 20 days after the election and sooner if all the returns are received, to canvass the votes given for and against said amendment or amendments, as shown by said abstracts, and if it appears that a majority of the electors voting in the election or 3/5 of the electors voting on any such proposed amendment have voted for the proposed amendment or amendments, the same shall be said board be declared adopted, and become a part of the constitution of this state, and the governor shall cause proclamation to be made of the result of the vote, and that said amendment has become a part of the constitution, by publication in at least 2 newspapers published at the seat of government.

Call Notice (5 ILCS 25/1)-
This link provides information regarding the publication of a call of a Constitutional Convention. Notice of the call must be published at least once in a secular newspaper of general circulation in every county in the state where a newspapre is published.

Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/1.01)-
This link contains the complete text of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.

Definitions (5 ILCS 120/1.02)-
This link contains some definitions for terms found in the Open Meetings Act.

Public Notice (5 ILCS 120/2.02)-
This link contains the requirements for publishing a notice under the Open Meetings Act.

Schedule of meetings (5 ILCS 120/2.03)-
In addition to the notice required under Section 2 of the Open Meetings Act, each body subject to the Act must, at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year, prepare and make available a schedule of all its regular meetings for such calendar or fiscal year, listing all the times and locations of such meetings. If changes are made in regular meeting dates, at least 10 days' notice of such change shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the body functions.

Other notices-Failure to receive notice (5 ILCS 120/2.04)-
The notice requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act are in addition to, and not in substitution of, any other notice required by law. Failure of any news medium to receive a notice provided for by this Act shall not invalidate any meeting provided notice was in fact given in accordance with this act.

Arrest reports (5 ILCS 160/4a)-
(c.) For the purposes of this Section, the term ìnews mediaî means personnel of a newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals whether in print or electronic format, a news service whether in print or electronic format, a radio station, a television station, a television network, a community antenna television service, or a person or corporation engaged in making news reels or other motion picture news for public showing.

Creation and control of signature devices (5 ILCS 175/10-125)-
(3) in the event that the signer, or any other person that rightfully has access to such signature device, knows or has reason to know that the secrecy or control of any such signature device has been compromised, such person must make a reasonable effort to promptly notify all persons that such person knows might foreseeably be damaged as a result of such compromise, or where an appropriate publication mechanism is available (which, for State agencies, may include the official newspaper designated pursuant to Section 4 of the Illinois Purchasing Act where appropriate), to publish notice of the compromise and disavowal of any signatures created thereafter.

Intergovernmental Cooperation-Self Insurance Mergers (5 ILCS 220/3.6)-
This link provides information about the abitity of special districts and townships that are coterminous to merge. After the ordinance is passed, it must be published in a newspaper within 30 days of its passage.

Notice (5 ILCS 312/3-103)-
(a) Every notary public who is not an attorney who advertises the services of a notary public in a language other than English, whether by radio, television, signs, pamphlets, newspapers, or other written communication, with the exception of a single desk plaque, shall post or otherwise include with such advertisement a notice in English and the language in which the advertisement appears.

Fact-finding (5 ILCS 315/13)-
Upon completion of the hearings, but no later than 45 days from the date of appointment, the fact-finder must make written findings of facts and recommendations for resolution of the dispute, must serve findings on the public employer and the labor organization involved, and must publicize such findings by mailing them to all newspapers of general circulation in the community.

Notice (5 ILCS 615/16)-
The Department is hereby required to prescribe and publish, for the information of the public, all reasonable rules and regulations necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act, and it may amend or rescind any rule or regulation promulgated by it under the authority contained herein: Provided, that no rule or regulation or amendment of the same or any order rescinding anay rule or regulation shall become effective until after 15 days from the promulgation of teh same by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published at the State capital and shall take effect and be in force at times specified therein.

 

 

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Health Facilities
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to health facilities.

 

Notice (210 ILCS 117/25)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of removal of abandoned mobile homes.

 

 

 

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Higher Education
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to higher education.

 

Request for proposals (110 ILCS 62/5-25)-
The request for proposals shall be announced by the public university that will administer the program through at least one public notice, at least 10 days before the request date, in a newspaper published in the county in which that public university is located, or if no newspaper is published in that county, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of that county, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures.

Action on petition-Report (110 ILCS 805/3-2)-
If the State Board finds, as the result of its study, that it is not possible for the proposed district to produce a desirable program of community college education at a reasonable cost, it shall provide a brief statement of the reasons for this decision and shall thereupon cause a copy of the statement to be published in a newspaper or newspapers having a general circulation in the territory of the proposed district and no election shall be held or further proceedings had on said petition to establish such a community college district.

Notice and hearing on petition (110 ILCS 805/3-3)-
If the Board of Higher Education approves the request to establish a community college district, the State Board shall cause notice of a hearing on the petition to be given by publishing a notice thereof at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the territory of the proposed district, and if no such newspaper exists, then the publication shall be made in 2 or more newspapers with together cover the territory with general circulation.

Additional tax for educational and operations, buildings and maintenance purposes (110 ILCS 805/3-14.2)-
The district board shall cause a copy of the resolution to be published in one or more newspapers published in the district within 10 days after such levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the district, then the resolution shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Additional tax (110 ILCS 805/3-14.3)-
Within 10 days after adoption of such resolution, the district shall cause to be published the resolution in at least one or more newspapers published in the district.

Adoption of annual budgets-Contents-Fiscal year (110 ILCS 805/3-20.1)-
Notice of availability of public inspection and of such public hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in such district, at least 30 days prior to the time of such hearing. If there is no newspaper published in such district, notice of such public hearing shall be given by posting notices thereof in 5 of the most public places in such district.

Issue of warrants; interest (110/805/3-20.10)-
Every warrant shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before July 1, 1971, and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of its issuance until paid or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid on presentation, unless a lower rate of interest is specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and paid at the lower rate.

Financial statements (110 805/3-22.2)-
Such statement shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the community college district.

Contracts (110 ILCS 805/3-27.1)-
For purposes of this Section due advertisement includes, but is not limited to, at least one public notice at least 10 before the bid date in a newspaper published in the district. If no newspaper is published in the district, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district.

Change in use of proceeds; excess funds; sale of site (110 ILCS 805/3a-2)-
The board of trustees shall cause notice of any such resolution and of the right to petition for an election under this Section to be published within 10 days after the adoption of the resolution in a newspaper having a general circulation in the district.

Examination and consideration of teachers' orders or claims prior to issuance of bonds-Resolution-Publication-Referendum (110 ILCS 805/3a-7)-
The resolution shall also declare the intention of the district to issue bonds for the purpose of paying such teachers' orders or claims, or both, and direct that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published within the district and if there be no newspaper published within the district then notice shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Request for proposals (110 ILCS 805/5a-25)-
The request for proposals shall be announced through at least one public notice, at least 10 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the district. If no newspaper is published in the district, then the notice shall appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district, by a community college district that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures.

Territory included in community college district-Disconnection and annexation to another community college district. (110 ILCS 805/6-5.3)-
Upon the receipt from a regional superintendent of a petition filed with him under this Section and signed by 2/3 of the resident voters of the territory described in the petition, the State Board shall notify the board of the community college district affected by the petition of the receipt of the petition and shall cause to be published in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the territory described in the petition a notice stating that a petition has been filed for certain described territory, stating the prayer of that petition and that any persons wishing to object to the prayer of that petition must file a petition signed by 10% or 25, whichever is less, of the resident voters of that territory requesting a public hearing on such petition with the State Board within 30 days of the publication of the notice. If a petition requesting a public hearing on the petition filed with the regional superintendent is so filed, the State Board shall set that petition for hearing not sooner than 10 nor more than 60 days from the date on which the petition for a public hearing was filed and shall cause notice of the date, time and place of the hearing to be published in one or more newspapers having a general circulation in the territory described in the petition and the community college district.

Budget; revision; adoption (110 805/7-11)-
Not less than one week after those copies are placed on file and prior to final action thereon, the board shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, of which notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the district at least one week prior to the time of the hearing.

Warrants in anticipation of taxes; issuance; conditions; interest rate (110 ILCS 805/7-22)-
The warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed 6% per annum, from the date of their issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.

Issuance of bonds not exceeding $15,000,000 aggregate (110 ILCS 805/7-26)-
The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, Illinois.

Issuance of bonds not exceeding $20,000,000 aggregate (110 ILCS 805/7-27)-
The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, IL.

 

 

 

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Housing
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to housing.

 

 

Acquisition of Real Property and Construction of Buildings (310 ILCS 5/26)-
This link provides information about gaining the approval of the Housing Development Authority in order to construct buildings or acquire real property. Notice of the public hearing must be published in a newspaper at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Schedule of Maximum Rents-Hearing-Notice-Charges on Which Rents to be Based-Reserve Fund for Purchase of Securities or Obligations Held by Tenants (310 ILCS 5/30)-
This link provides information about prescribing or altering rents. Notice must be published 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Increase of Rentals Beyond Maximum Schedule-Hearing-Notice-Filing and Service of Order (310 ILCS 5/31)-
This link provides information about the increase of rent. Ten days prior to the public hearing notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Powers Regarding Purchase, Lease, or Transfer of Property (310 ILCS 10/8.15)-
This link provides information regarding the purchase, lease or transfer of property by the housing authority. Notice must be published in a newspaper at least once a week for two consecutive weeks.

Hearing-Notice (310 ILCS 10/8.3)-
This link provides information about hearings to be held in case of construction or rehabilitation by a housing authority. Notice must be published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Hearing-Notice (310 ILCS 10/8.3a)-
There shall be a notice of the time and place of the hearing published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality of the project; where there is no newspaper which is published in the municipality, such notice shall be given in one ore more newspapers published in the county in which the municipality is located and having general circulation within such municipality.

Bonds of Municipality-Taxes to Pay Bonds-Sinking Fund-Referendum-Other Funds-Matching of Funds Not Required-Donations (310 ILCS 30/4)-
This link concerns the sale of bonds to raise funds for a housing authority. Each advertisement must be published once in a newspaper at least ten days prior to the date of the opening of the bids.

 

 

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Insurance
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to insurance issues.

 

 

Publication of Intention (215 ILCS 5/17)-
This link provides information about the intention to form an insurance company. Notice must be published in a newspaper once each week for three consecutive weeks.

Publication of intention (215 ILCS 5/47)-
(1) Upon compliance with the provisions of section 45, the incorporators shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in this State, in the county where the principal office of the company is to be located, once each week for three consecutive weeks, a notice setting forth: (a) their intent to form the company and the proposed name thereof; (b) the class or classes of insurance business in which the company proposes to engage; and (c) the address where its principal office shall be located. (2) Proof of such publication made by a certificate of the publisher or his agent shall be delivered to the Director.

Accumulation of guaranty fund or guaranty capital (215 ILCS 5/56)-
Said guaranty capital may, by vote of the board of directors of the company and the written consent of the Director be reduced or retired by any amount, provided that the net surplus of the company together with the remaining guaranty capital shall equal or exceed the among of surplus required by Section 43, and due notice of such proposed action on the part of the company shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation approved by the Director, not less than once each week for at least 4 consecutive weeks before such action is taken.

Withdrawal of deposits (215 ILCS 5/120)-
When a foreign or alien company has withdrawn from this State or has had its certificate of authority to transact business in this state revoked and such company desires to withdraw any deposit made in this State pursuant to this Code, the Director shall upon the application of the company and at its expense, give notice of such intention to the insurance commissioner or other proper supervisory official of each state or country where it appears from information on file with the Director, the company is authorized to transact business, and shall publish notice of such intention in a newspaper of general circulation in this State once a week for four consecutive weeks.

Service or process upon unauthorized insurers for false advertising (215 ILCS 5/123.1)-
(2) No unauthorized foreign or alien insurer of the kind described in subsection (1) shall make, issue, circulate or cause to be made, issued or circulated, to residents of this State any estimate, illustration, circular, pamphlet, or letter, or cause to be made in any newspaper, magazine or other publication or over any radio or television station, any announcement or statement to such residents misrepresenting its financial condition or the terms of any contracts issued or to be issued or the benefits or advantages promised thereby, or the dividends or share of the surplus to be received thereon in violation of Article XXVI, and whenever the Director shall have reason to believe that any such insurer is engaging in such unlawful advertising, it shall be his duty to give notice of such fact by certified or registered mail to such insurer and to the insurance supervisory official of the domiciliary state of such insurer.

Deceptive statements as to assets prohibited (215 ILCS 5/147)-
No company doing business in this State or agent thereof, shall state or represent by advertisement in any newspaper, periodical, magazine or over the radio, or by any sign, circulate, card, policy of insurance or certificate of renewal thereof, or otherwise that any funds or assets are owned by such company which are not actually owned by it and available for the payment of losses and claims and held for the protection of its policy holders and creditors.

Publication of intention (215 ILCS 5/263)-
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Annual operating report; public record (215 ILCS 5/529.5)-
The Industry Placement Facility shall compile an annual operating report, and publish such report in at least 2 newspapers having widespread circulation in the State, which report shall include.

Prohibited advertisement of action of the Insurance Guaranty Association in sale of insurance (215 ILCS 5/531.19)-
(a) No person, including an insurer, agent or affiliate of a insurer shall make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public, in any newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter or poster, or over any radio station or television station, or in any other way, any advertisement, announcement or statement, written or oral, which uses the existence of the Insurance Guaranty Association of this State for the purpose of sales, solicitation or inducement to purchase any form of insurance covered by this Article; provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the Illinois Life and Health Guaranty Association or any other entity which does not sell or solicit insurance.

Notification of policy holders of rights under this article (215 ILCS 5/543.3)-
Such notification shall be mailed to the last known address of such policy holders, where available, but if sufficient information for notification by mail is not available, notice by publication in a newspaper of general circulation shall be sufficient.

Definitions (215 ILCS 125/1-2)-
(1) ìAdvertisementî means any printed or published material, audiovisual material and descriptive literature of the health care plan used in direct mail, newspapers, magazines, radio scripts, television scripts, billboards and similar displays; and any descriptive literature or sales aids of all kinds disseminated by a representative of the health care plan for presentation to the public including, but not limited to, circulars, leaflets, booklets, depictions, illustrations, form letters and prepared sales presentations.

Prohibited advertisement of Action of the Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association in solicitation of enrollees (215 ILCS 125/6-19)-
No person, including an organization, agent or affiliate of an organization shall make, publish, disseminate, circulate, or place before the public, or cause directly or indirectly, to be made, published, disseminated, circulated or placed before the public in any newspaper, magazine or other publication, or in the form of a notice, circular, pamphlet, letter or poster, or over any radio station or television station, or in any other way, any advertisement, announcement or statement which uses the existence of the Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association of this State for the purpose of solicitation of enrollees in health care plans covered by this Article; provided, however, that this Section shall not apply to the Illinois Health Maintenance Organization Guaranty Association or any other entity which does not operate health care plans.

Definitions (215 ILCS 130/1002)-
ììAdvertisementî means any printed or published material, audiovisual material and descriptive literature of the health care plan used in direct mail, newspapers, magazines, radio scripts, television scripts, billboards and similar displays; and any descriptive literature or sales aids of all kinds disseminated by a representative of the health care plan for presentation to the public including, but not limited to, circulars, leaflets, booklets, depictions, illustrations, form letters and prepared sales presentations.

Amendment to 215 ILCS 5/143a and 215 ILCS 5/155 (SB 1207)

 

 

 

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Interstate Compacts
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to interstate compact issues.

 

Petition and public hearing (45 ILCS 35/15)-
(a) Upon the petition of eligible electors of a metropolitan area equal in number to at least 10% of the persons who voted in the last general election held in the metropolitan area for the office of President of the United States or governor, the governing body of the county shall adopt a resolution signifying its intention to initiate the question of participating in the creation of an Authority and shall publish the resolution at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan area giving notice of a hearing to be held on the question of the metropolitan area's entry into the Authority.

Election (45 ILCS 35/20)-
(b) Notice of the election shall be given by publication as required in the Election Code in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan area.

Budget and appropriation (45 ILCS 35/70)-
(d) The board shall set a time and place for a public hearing on the budget before the final certification date and shall publish notice of the hearing not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the hearing in one or more newspapers serving the greater metropolitan area.

Transfer of existing facilities (45 ILCS 35/95)-
If the governing body desires to sell, lease, lend, grant, or convey to the Authority a facility or any part of a facility, the governing body shall adopt a resolution signifying its intention. A notice of the resolution shall be published at least one time in a newspaper of general circulation in the county and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area served by the county, city, commission, or authority giving notice of a hearing to be held on the question of the sale, lease, loan, grant, or conveyance.

 

 

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Legislature
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to the legislature.

 

 Duties of Commission (25 ILCS 155/3)-
Publication must be in newspapers of general circulation in the various areas of the State to ensure distibution.

 

 

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Library
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to library issues.

 

 Disestablishment-Election (75 ILCS 5/2-6)-
This link provides information about elections held to determine if a library should be disestablished.

Cities of Less than 500,000-Tax Rate-Election on Increased Rates-Additional Tax Levy (75 ILCS 5/3-1)-
This link provides information about the increase of taxes for the purpose of building a library in a municipality of 500,000 or less. Within 15 days of the adoption of the resolution, it must be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation.

Tax Levy in Towns, Villages, or Townships-Rate-Election on Increase or Termination of Tax-Limitations (75 ILCS 5/3-4)-
This link provides information about the increase of taxes for the construction and maintenance of a library. Within 15 days of the resolution, it must be published once in a newspaper.

Sale or Disposition of Real or Personal Property (75 ILCS 5/4-16)-
This link provides guidelines concerning the sale of real or personal property that the board of trustees has deemed unnecessary. Notice of the sale must be published in at least one newspaper once each week for three successive weeks.

Disposal of Property (75 ILCS 10/16)-
This link provides information about the sale of real or personal property that Library Board has determined to be unnecessary.

Notice (75 ILCS 16/1-30)-
(b) Whenever notice must be given by any other provision in this Act, the notice shall be given by publication once in one or more daily or weekly newspapers published or circulated in the district or, where no such newspaper is published or circulated in the district, by posting 10 copies of the notice in conspicuous places within the district as far separated from the others as in conveniently possible.

Sale or Disposition of Property (75 ILCS 16/30-55.32)-
This link provides information regarding the sale or disposition of real or personal property that has been deemed no longer useful or necessary for library purposes by the board. Notice of the sale must be published in a newspaper at least once within the district.

Tax warrants (75 ILCS 16/30-105)-
(b)Every warrant shall bear interest payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not exceeding the interest rate established by statute, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that the warrant will be paid on presentation.

Validation of Creation (75 ILCS 45/1)-
This link provides information about the sale and transfer of real and personal property. Notice of intent to proceed to conversion must be duly published.

Library Associations-Sale or Lease of Property to Public Libraries-Meeting-Notice (75 ILCS 55/1)-
This link concerns the sale of property by a library association to a public library. Notice of the meeting must be published for at least thirty consecutive days prior to the date of the meeting.

 

 

 

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Liens
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to liens.

 

 Sale-Notice (770 ILCS 50/3)-

This link provides information about the publication of a notice that declares a sale held to enforce a lien. Notice must be published in a newspaper at least 10 days prior to the date of the sale.

Failure of Original Contractor to Complete Contract (770 ILCS 55/7)-
This link provides information about the filing of complaints against a contractor who has failed to fulfill the obligations named in the contract. Notice must be published for four successive weeks in a newspaper.

Sale pursuant to foreclosure (770 ILCS 70/16)-
(b) The notice of sale shall be published at least three consecutive calendar weeks (Sunday through Saturday,) once in each week, the first of such notices to be published not more than 35 days prior to the sale, the last such notice to be published not less than 7 days prior to the sale by an advertisement in a newspaper circulated to the general public in the county in which the foreclosure action was brought.

Sale of Unclaimed Property By Carrier or Warehouseman (770 ILCS 90/1)-
This link provides information about the sale of unclaimed property such as trunks, carpet-bags, valsies, bundles, or packages when the owner can not be located. Notice of the time and place of the sale must be published in a newspaper at least 15 days prior to the date of the sale.

Sale of property by others than common carriers-Notice (770 ILCS 90/3)-
notice of the sale may be given by publishing the same once in each week fro 3 successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county, and out of the proceeds of the sale all costs and charges for advertising and making the same, and the amount of the lien shall be paid, and the surplus, if any, shall be paid to the owner of the property or, if not claimed by said owner, such surplus, if any, shall be disposed under the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act.

Enforcement of lien (770 ILCS 95/4)-
An owner's lien, provided for in Section 3 of this Act, which has become due may be satisfied by the requirements listed in the link below. After the expiration of the time given in the notice, and advertisement of the sale or other disposition shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation where the self-storage facility is located.

Second notice-Publication (770 ILCS 105/5)-
(b) In addition to this notification by mail, the processor shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the place where the die, mold, or special tool is being held for sale by the processor, notice of the processor's intention to sell the die, mold, or special tool.

 

 

 

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Liquor
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to liquor.

 

 Direct shipments of alcoholic liquor (235 ILCS 5/6-29.1)-

Pursuant to the Twenty-First Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing states to regulate the distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor and pursuant to the federal Webb-Kenyon Act declaring that alcoholic liquor shipped in interstate commerce must comply with state laws, the General Assembly hereby finds and declares that selling alcoholic liquor from a point outside this State through various direct marketing means, such as catalogs, newspapers, mailers, and the Internet, directly to residents of this State poses a serious threat to the State's efforts to prevent youths from accessing alcoholic liquor; to State revenue collections; and to the economy of this State.

 

 

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Local Government
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to local government.

 

Ten days after the election the resolution must be published once in a daily newspaper.

Levy and collection of annual tax to pay lease rentals-Extensions-Filing certified copy of lease or tax ordinance or resolution (50 ILCS 20/18)-
The clerk of secretary of the governing body of the municipal corporation shall cause notice of the time and place of the hearing to be published at least once, at least 15 days before the hearing, in a newspaper published or having general circulation within the municipal corporation. If no such newspaper exists, the clerk or secretary shall publish the notice at least 15 days before the hearing, in at least 10 conspicuous places within the municipal corporation.

Contracts Let to Lowest Responsible Bidder-Competitive Bidding-Advertisements for Bids (50 ILCS 20/20)-
This link provides information about contracts for construction, improvement, removal or repairs to a building. The advertisement for bids must be published in a newspaper at least once each week for three consecutive weeks prior to the opening of bids.

Requirements for Sale or Lease-Restrictions-Conditions-Notice-Contents of Notice-Public Meeting-Notice of Meeting-Competitive Bidding-Fair Use Value-Bond (50 ILCS 25/3)-
This link provides information concerning the lease of land or space, owned by, but not in use by, the local government. Public notice must be published in a newspaper once each week for two consecutive weeks.

Arrest reports (50 ILCS 205/3b)-
© For the purposes of this Section the term ìnews mediaî means personnel of a newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals whether in print or electronic format, a news service whether in print or electronic format, a radio station, a television station, a television network, a community antenna television service, or a person or corporation engaged in making news reels or other motion picture news for public showing.

Semi-Annual Statement of Receipts and Expenditures (50 ILCS 305/1)-
This link concerns the publication of the statement of expenditures. The report must be published within sixty days after January 1st and July 1st of each year.

Adoption of Budget and Passage of Annual Appropriation Ordinance Required (50 ILCS 330-3)-
This link provides guidelines for the preparation of the budget and appropriation ordinance. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper at least 30 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Payment of notes (50 ILCS 425/9)-
The treasurer shall take receipt from the bank for such remittance and thereafter such treasurer shall be relieved of responsibility in connection therewith, a copy of which notice shall be published once by the treasurer in a newspaper published in the county at least 5 days prior to the date fixed for redemption.

Time of payment and interest rate-Notice-Juror's certificates-Application of Act (50 ILCS 430/3)-
Each warrant issued under this Act may be made payable at the time fixed in the warrant and shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate of interest specified in the warrant but not exceeding 7% if issued prior to January 1, 1972, and at the rate of not more than 8% if issued after January 1, 1972, and before November 12, 1981, and at a rate not to exceed the rate permitted in ìan Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth thereinî, approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended if issued on or after November 12, 1981, annually from the date of issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise, that the money for its payment is available, and that it will be paid on presentation.

Sale of Bonds (50 ILCS 450/8)-
This link provides information about advertisements for the sale of bonds. The advertisement must be published in a newspaper once at least 10 days before the date for opening the bids.

Public notice (50 ILCS 510/4)-
(2) Place an advertisement in a secular English language daily newspaper of general circulation throughout such political subdivision, requesting a statement of interest in the specific project and further requesting statements of qualifications and performance data from those firms which do not have such a statement on file with the political subdivision.

Definitions (50 ILCS 515/5)-
The request for proposals shall be announced through at least one public notice, at least 10 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the territory compromising the unit of local government. If no newspaper is published in that territory, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the unit of local government, from a unit of local government that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures.

Publication of Ordinance (50 ILCS 815/3)-
This link provides information about the publication of an ordinance so that it may be adopted. The ordinance must be published three times at weekly intervals in a newspaper of general circulation.

Amendment of Ordinance (50 ILCS 815/4)-
This link provides the publication requirements that must be fulfilled in order for an ordinance to be adopted.

 

 

 

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Mental Health
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to mental health issues.

 

 Powers and Duties of Board (405 ILCS 20/3e)-

This link explains the powers and duties of each individual officer on the mental health board and the powers and duties of the board as a whole. Within 60 days of the end of the fiscal year, the mental health board must publish its annual budget in a newspaper within the county.

 

 

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Municipalities
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to municipalities.

 

 Incorporation of cities; petition; notice (65 ILCS 5/2-2-6)-This notice shall be given by publication thereof at least once in one or more newspapers published in the proposed city or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the proposed city.

Time of hearing; notice (65 ILCS 5/2-4-4)-
The corporate authorities shall fix the time when such petition shall be considered, and published a notice thereof at least once, no more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Order filed with Secretary of State; judicial notice of change (65 ILCS 5/2-4-6)-
The Secretary of State shall publish a notice of the change at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Treasurer; copy of report filed with collector (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-70)-
This link provides information concerning the publication of specimen ballot labels when an electronic voting system is used. At least five days before the election, a true and legible specimen ballot label is to be published in two or more newspapers.

Collector; reports (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125)-
The clerk shall published the statement at least once, within 10 days, in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Treasurer; annual accounts (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65)-
(b)Upon receipt of the account from the municipal treasurer, the municipal clerk shall publish the account at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Statement of receipts and expenses; examination of books and accounts; expenditure greater than appropriation (65 ILCS 5/4-5-16)-
The council shall furnish printed copies of each statement to (i) the State Library, (ii) the city library, (iii) all the daily and weekly newspapers with a general circulation in the municipality, and (iv) persons who apply for a copy at the office of the municipal clerk.

Petition or Ordinance for Annexation-Filing-Notice-Fee-Restrictions on Annexation (65 ILCS 5/7-1-2)-
(b) The petitioners or corporate authorities, as the case may be, shall give notice of the annexation petition or ordinance, as the case may be, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall state that a petition for annexation or ordinance, as the case may be, has been filed and shall give the substance of the petition, including a description of the territory to be annexed, the name of the annexing municipality, and the date fixed for the hearing. This notice shall be given by publishing a notice at least once in one or more newspapers published in the annexing municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the annexing municipality, in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the annexing municipality and territory.

Commercial or industrial property-Notice of annexation (65 ILCS 5/7-1-5.1)-
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7-1-2, the notice of the annexation petition or ordinance, as the case may be, shall be given by the petitioner or corporate authorities, as the case may be, by publishing such notice in one newspaper of general circulation for 3 consecutive days, the third day of publication being not less than 30 and not more than 45 days prior to the date fixed for the hearing.

Annexation of contiguous territory contributing to groundwater contamination (65 ILCS 5/7-1-5.2)-
This notice shall be given by publishing it at least once in one ore more newspapers published in the annexing municipality.

Territory surrounded by 2 or more municipalities (65 ILCS 5/7-1-12)-
The corporate authorities of the annexing municipality shall cause notice of the filing of such petition to be published once, in a newspaper of general circulation within the territory to be annexed, not less than 10 days before the passage of the annexation ordinance.

Surrounded or nearly surrounded territory under 60 acres (65 ILCS 5/7-1-13)-
The corporate authorities shall cause notice, stating that annexation of the territory described in the notice is contemplated under this Section, to be published once, in a newspaper of general circulation within the territory to be annexed, not less than 10 days before the passage of the annexation ordinance.

Exclusion and annexation of surrounding territory (65 ILCS 5/7-1-26)-
The ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the excluding and annexing municipalities and shall contain a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of disconnection and annexation to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum.

Notice of hearing (65 ILCS 5/7-3-2)-
the court shall give at least 10 days notice of such hearing by publishing notice thereof once in a newspaper published in the municipality from which the territory is sought to be detached, or if there is no such newspaper published in such municipality, then such notice shall be published once in a newspaper then such notice shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation within such municipality, the date of such publication to be not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the public hearing.

Publication of consolidation ordinance (65 ILCS 5/7-7-6)-
At any time not less than 30 nor more than 60 days prior to the referendum thereon, the consolidation ordinance shall be published by the clerk in a newspaper of general circulation in each of the consolidating municipalities.

Warrants-Interest-Notice of payment (65 ILCS 5/8-1-12)-
Each warrant issued under Section 8-1-11 may be made payable at the time fixed in the warrant and shall bear interest payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice that the money for its payment is available, and that it will be paid on presentation, is given by publication in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Budget document; availability; hearing; limitations on appropriations (65 ILCS 5/8-2-6)-
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least one week before the time of the hearing.

Municipalities of less than 500,000 (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9)-
Notice of this hearing shall be given publication in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality or, if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the municipalities at least 10 days before the time of the public hearing.

Public inspection, notice and hearing on budget (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.9)-
Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least one week prior to the time of the hearing.

Home rule real estate transfer taxes (65 ILCS 5/8-3-19)-
The notice shall be published not more than 30 or less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality.

Publication of ordinance (65 ILCS 5/8-4-20)-
After the ordinance providing for the issuance of the refunding revenue bonds has been passed, it shall be published at least once within 10 days after its passage in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, I no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Advertisement for bids-Deposits (65 ILCS 5/8-10-7)-
All proposals to award purchase orders or contracts involving amounts in excess of $10,000 shall be published at least 10 days, excluding Sundays and legal holidays, in advance of the date announced for the receiving of bids, in a secular English language daily newspaper of general circulation throughout such municipality and shall simultaneously be posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the office of the purchasing agent. However, an extension of time may be granted for the opening of such bids upon publication in a secular English newspaper of general circulation throughout such municipality of the date to which the bid opening has been extended.

Notice-Certification-Recommendation (65 ILCS 5/9-1-6)-
Before the money so remaining undistributed or unclaimed and in the possession of a municipality is set aside and transferred into the unclaimed rebate fund, the board of local improvements, or the committee on local improvements, as the case may be, of the municipality shall have a notice published at least once a week for 8 successive weeks in a newspaper published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in a newspaper with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 populations in which no newspaper is published, publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Disposition of unclaimed property (65 ILCS 5/9-1-11)-
Whenever the treasurer of any municipality has petitioned a court of record for directions as to the distribution of undistributed or unclaimed money received from the making of any local improvement paid for wholly or in part by special assessment or special taxation, and, under order of the court, public notice has been given of the amounts of rebates payable and of the names of the persons entitled to them by publication one time in a secular newspaper of general circulation in the county where the municipality is located, and more than one year has elapsed since the publication of the notice, the judge of the court of record may order the money remaining unclaimed to be paid to the treasurer of the municipality in trust.

Parties defendant-Service of summons-Appearance-Non residents (65 ILCS 5/9-2-24)-
If an address is ìunknownî the clerk of the court shall publish in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality, a notice of the pendency of the proceeding, the parties thereto, the title of the court, the time and place of the return of the summons in the case, the description of the property to be taken or damaged, the total cost of the improvement as shown by the estimate and report, and the nature of the proceeding.

Retirement of Bonds (65 ILCS 5/9-2-52)-
A notice shall be published containing the number of bonds to be paid, not less than 15 days prior to the day set for payment, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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 series thereof, the assessment to which they relate and the particular bonds so selected to be paid if payment is to be made in full or in case a pro rata payment is to be made, naming the particular series upon which the partial payment is to be made, and that the same will be pad at a place to be specified.

Collector's notice (65 ILCS 5/9-2-79)-
The collector receiving such a warrant shall give notice thereof within 10 days by publishing a notice once each week for 2 successive weeks in one or more newspapers published in the municipality. If no newspaper is published therein, then the notice shall appear in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspapers is published, publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Advertisement of application for judgment (65 ILCS 5/9-2-84)-
Such publication shall be made in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation in the municipality.

Notice for letting contracts; bids (65 ILCS 5/9-2-103)-
The notice shall be published at least twice, not more than 30, or less than 15 days in advance of the opening of the bids, in one ore more newspapers designated by the board of local improvements in an order entered in its records, published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Notice of awarding of contract (65 ILCS 5/9-2-108)-
Except as otherwise provided in Section 9-2-113, a notice of such an award of contract shall be published in one or more newspapers, designated by the board of local improvements in an order entered in its records, published in 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 a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Improvement constructed with federal aid (65 ILCS 5/9-2-113)-
Within 90 days after the judgment of confirmation the board of local improvements in cities having a population of 500,000 ore more and the corporate authorities in municipalities having a population of less than 500,000, shall adopt a resolution determining to proceed with the construction of the work, publish the resolution within 10 days in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Report to court-Notice of hearing-Certificate of board as prima facie evidence (65 ILCS 5/9-2-115)-
Public notice shall be given at least twice of the time and place fixed for that hearing by publishing in a newspaper, in the same manner and for the same period as provided in this Division 2 for publishing notice of application for the confirmation of the original assessment, the publication of this notice to be not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the day fixed by the order for that hearing.

Proceedings for extension of time for payment-Notice-Hearing and order-Payments (65 ILCS 5/9-2-123)-
When this petition is filed it shall be presented to the court and if found to be in proper form the court shall set the petition for hearing at such date as will enable the clerk of the court to give at least 10 days' notice of the hearing thereon, and it is the duty of the clerk to publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date set for hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, therein one ore 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.

Bonds issued in exchange for vouchers issued in payment of work-Form (65 ILCS 5/9-2-128)-
., Illinois, not less than 5 nor more than 30 days prior to the date fixed for prepayment. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, such notice shall be published in a newspaper with a general circulation in the municipality, and if there be no such newspaper, such notice shall be posted in at least 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Bonds issued in exchange for vouchers issued in payment of work-Call and payment (65 ILCS 9-2-129)-
The treasures shall cause notice of such call for payment to be published in a newspaper published in the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in a newspaper with a general circulation within the municipality, and if there be no such newspaper, then by posting in at least 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Notice of date for consideration and passage of ordinance-Protest (65 ILCS 5/9-3-8)-
If published such notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper published and of general circulation in the municipality, if there be such a newspaper, not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the consideration of the ordinance. If no newspaper of general circulation is published within the municipality then no publication shall be necessary and notice given by posting will be sufficient.

Publication of ordinance (65 ILCS 5/9-3-11)-
Any local improvement ordinance passed by the corporate authorities shall be published one time in a newspaper published and of general circulation in such municipality, if there be one, and if there be no such newspaper, the such ordinance shall be posted in not less than 3 public places in such municipality.

Order for hearing on benefits-Notice (65 ILCS 5/9-3-13)-
In addition to the mailing of the notice, notice shall also be given by the committee on local improvements at least 15 days prior to the date set for the hearing by posting notice in at least 4 public places in such municipality, all of which shall be in the neighborhood of such proposed improvement, and within the boundaries of the area described as probably benefited, and as in this Division 3 provided, and by publishing the same once each week for 2 successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the municipality, the first publication thereof to be at least 15 days prior to the date set for the hearing on benefits, or if there be no newspaper published an of general circulation in such municipality, then by publication in a newspaper published in the county and of general circulation therein.

Notice for bids (65 ILCS 5/9-3-25)-
Notice for bids for the construction of the improvement shall be published in at least one issue of a newspaper published and of general circulation in such municipality, if there is one, and if there is no such newspaper then by publishing such notice in some newspaper published in and of general circulation in the county in which such municipality is located. Such publication shall be made at least 10 days prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids for such work, and an additional notice may be published in trade journals or other newspapers as the governing body may determine.

Adverse claimants (65 ILCS 5/9-3-32)-
Such notice shall be published at least once each week for 2 successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published and of general circulation in such municipality, if there is such a newspaper. If there Is no such newspaper, then notice shall be given by posting in not less than 4 public places in such municipality, and in at least 4 places within the boundaries of the area designated by the committee on local improvements as probably benefited by the improvement.

Litigation respecting sufficiency of plans, specifications, etc.-Limitations (65 ILCS 5/9-3-34)-
The advertisement shall be made in some newspaper published and of general circulation in the county at least 109 days prior to the date of sale.

Redemption of bonds (65 ILCS 5/9-3-36)-
In addition to giving notice by registered mail to the last registered holder of such bonds, the treasurer shall cause to be published in a newspaper published and of general circulation in such municipality, if there is such a newspaper. If there is no such newspaper, the notice shall be given by posting in at least 3 places within the area designated as probably benefited by the improvement.

Notice of expiration of redemption period (65 ILCS 5/9-3-46)-
The purchaser or his assignee shall also cause notice to be published in at least one issue of some newspaper published and of general circulation in the municipality where the real estate is situated, if there is such newspaper. Otherwise such publication shall be made in some newspaper published and of general circulation in the county, addressed to ìAll Owners, Parties Concerned and Persons Interestedî, not then redeemed, the date of sale, the date of the expiration of the period of redemption, when and where application will be made for deed to be issued pursuant to the provisions of this Division 3, and the docket number of the foreclosure proceedings.

Rules-Publication-Notice (65 ILCS 5/10-1-6)-
The commission shall give notice of the places where the rules may be obtained by publication in one or more newspapers published in such municipality and if no newspaper is published in such municipality, then in a newspaper of general circulation in such municipality.

Notice of examinations and fees-Publication (65 ILCS 5/10-1-11)-
Notice of the time and place and general scope and fee of every examination shall be given by the commission by publication for 2 weeks preceding such examination in a newspaper of general circulation published in such municipality, but if no newspaper is published in such municipality, then in a newspaper of general circulation in such municipality.

Rules-Publications (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-5)-
This notice shall be published in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.

Notice of examination (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-13)-
Notice of the time and place of every examination shall be given by the board by a publication at least 2 weeks preceding the examination, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality, except on promotional examinations, notice may be waived in writing by all members of the fire or police department, for which the promotional examination is to be given.

Use by counties (65 ILCS 5/11-4-8)-
Whenever such agreement is made, the country board for any country in behalf of which such agreement is made, or of the trustees of the village or incorporated town, in behalf of which, such agreement is made, as the case may be, shall give public notice thereof in some newspaper printed and published within the county for a period not less than 4 weeks.

Increase of rates (65 ILCS 5/11-7-3)-
However, any municipality whose rate limitation for fire protection purposes in .30% on July 1, 1967 may by ordinance increase its rate limit in the future for such purposes to .40% and any municipality which levied a tax for fire protection purposes in 1960 and whose rate limitation for protection such purposes is less than .30% on July 29, 1969 may be ordinance increase its rate limit to .30%. A notice of the passage of the ordinance establishing such rate limit at not to exceed .40% or .30% as the case may be, shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality.

Initiating plans and maps-Modification-Report-Hearing-Adoption-Notice (65 ILCS 5/11-12-7)-
Not less than 15 days' notice of the proposed hearing, and the time and place thereof, shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the municipality and contiguous unincorporated territory are located. The hearing may be recessed to another date if no concluded, if notice of the time and place thereof is publicly announced at the hearing or is given by newspaper publication not less than 5 days prior to the recessed hearing.

Ordinance describing conservation area or areas (65 ILCS 5/11-12.1-4)-
After such ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in such municipality or, if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.

Zoning commission-Ordinance (65 ILCS 5/11-13-2)-
Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers published in the county in which the municipality is located and having a general circulation within the municipality.

Variations-Hearing-Notice (65 ILCS 5/11-13-6)-
No variation shall be made by the board of appeals in municipalities of 500,000 or more population or by ordinance in municipalities of lesser population except in a specific case and after a public hearing before the board of appeals of which there shall be a notice of the time and place of the hearing published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality which is published in the county where the municipality is located.

Amendments of regulations and districts-Protests-Service (65 ILCS 5/11-13-14)-
Notice shall be given of the time and place of the hearing, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof at least once in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities a population less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within a municipality.

Amendment of regulations (65 ILCS 5/11-14-3)-
A notice of the time and place of such a hearing shall be given at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, by publishing a notice thereof in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Procedure (6f5 ILCS 5/11-15.1-3)-
This notice shall be published at least once 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 annexing municipality.

Transfer, sale or lease of hospital (65 ILCS 5/11-22-2)-
Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing.

Disposition of hospitals (ILCS 5/11-23-3)-
Notice of this hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality, at least 10 days prior to the time of the public hearing.

Redemption of revenue bonds (65 ILCS 5/11-23-15)-
(1) A written notice shall be mailed to the holder of such bond 30 days prior to an interest-paying date, notifying the holder that the bond will be redeemed on the next interest-paying date; or (2) if the holder of such bond is unknown, then a notice describing the bond to be redeemed and the date of its redemption shall be published 30 days prior to an interest-paying date in one ore more newspapers published in the city, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers having a general circulation within the city. When notice has been mailed to the holder of such bond, or when notice has been published in a newspaper in case the holder of the bond in unknown, the bond shall cease bearing interest from and after the next interest-paying date.

Petition for submission to referendum-Publication of notice (65 ILCS 5/11-29.1-2)-
Whenever any municipality first levies the tax authorized, it shall cause the ordinance levying the tax to be published in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality within 10 days after the levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, the ordinance shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the municipality.

Powers-Ordinance-Referendum (65 ILCS 5/11-29.3-1)-
No municipality with a population in excess of 10,000 located within a county having a population in excess of 2,000,000 may borrow money or guarantee the repayment of money unless it adopts an ordinance declaring its intention to do so and directs that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality.

Demolition, repair, enclosure, or remediation (65 ILCS 5/11-31-1)-
(2) Cause to be published, in a newspaper published or circulated in the municipality where the building is located, a notice setting forth (i) the permanent tax index number and the address of the building, (ii) a statement that the property is open and vacant and constitutes an immediate and continuing hazard to the community, and (iii) a statement that the municipality intends to demolish, repair, or enclose the building or remove any garbage, debris, or other hazardous, noxious, or unhealthy substances or materials if the owner or owners or lien holders of record fail to do so.

Community antenna television systems (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11)-
(2) Publish a notice of the hearing in 2 or more newspapers published in the county, city, village, incorporated town, or town as the case may be. If there is no such newspaper, then notice shall be published in any 22 or more newspapers published in the county and having a general circulation throughout the community. Not more than 30, or less than 15 days, before the date of the referendum, the municipal clerk must published the ordinance at least once in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality. If no newspaper is published in the municipality, than the notice shall appear in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the municipality.

Power to borrow money-Bonds (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Ordinance, rules and regulations-Fines-Penalties (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-23)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the Authority.

Advertisements for bids-Awards-Compliance (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-25)-
Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 calendar days before the time for receiving bids, and such advertisements shall also be posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the principal office of the Authority.

Establishment and regulation (65 ILCS 5/11-49-1)-
ìDiligent searchî includes, but is not limited to, publication of a notice in a newspaper of local circulation not more than 45 but at least 30 days prior to entry and cleanup of cemetery grounds by the corporate authorities of a municipality.

Accounts-Examination (65 ILCS 5/11-65-9)-
The city council shall publish a report annually showing the financial results, in the form specified in this section, of the city ownership and operation in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.

Ordinance (65 ILCS 5/11-71-3)-
After the ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in such municipality, or if there be no such newspaper published in such municipality, then the ordinance should be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in such municipality, and shall become effective 10 days after publication or posting thereof.

Lease of parking facilities (65 ILCS 5/11-71-8)-
However, other than for surface parking lots, no lease for the operation or management of any such parking facilities shall be made for more than one year except to the highest and best bidder after notice requesting bids shall have been given by at least one publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in such municipality, such publication to be made once each week for at least 2 weeks before the date of receiving bids therefore.

Revenues from industrial projects-Sufficiency (65 ILCS 5/11-74-11)-
The advertisement shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least 20 days prior to the date for receiving bids.

Commercial blight or conservation areas-Resolution setting forth boundaries-Notice of hearing (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-4)-
At least 20 days before the hearing the municipal clerk shall give notice of the hearing by publication at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality.

Demolition or removal of buildings and debris-Awarding contracts (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-10)-
The advertisement shall be published once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality 20 days prior to the date for receiving bids.

Sale of bonds (65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-18)-
Each such advertisement may be published in such newspapers and journals as the corporate authorities may determine but must be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least 10 days prior to the date of the opening of the bids.

Notice of public hearing (65 ILCS 5/74.4-6)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed redevelopment project area.

Issuance of obligations for project costs (65 ILCS 5/11-74.4-7)-
In the event the municipality authorized issuance of obligations pursuant to the authority of this Division secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, which obligations are other than obligations which may be issue under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution, or pledges taxes pursuant to (b) or (c) of the second paragraph of this section, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such obligations or pledging such taxes shall be published within 10 days after such ordinance has been passed in one ore more newspapers, with general circulation within such municipality.

Adoption of ordinance; requirements; changes (65 ILCS 5/11-74.6-22)-
Changes which do not (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, or (3) substantially change the nature of or extend the life of the redevelopment project may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any such changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected taxing district. Changes which do not (1) add additional parcels of property to the proposed redevelopment project area, (2) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the redevelopment plan, (3) substantially change the nature of the redevelopment project, (4) increase the total estimated redevelopment project cost set out in the redevelopment plan by more than 5% after adjustment for inflation from the date the plan was adopted, or (5) add additional redevelopment project costs to the itemized list of redevelopment project costs set out in the redevelopment plan may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of any such changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected taxing district.

Notice of public hearing (65 ILCS 5/11-74.6-25)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 or less than 10 days prior to the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts levying taxes on real property in the proposed redevelopment project area.

Financing (65 ILCS 5/11-74.6-30)-
If the municipality authorizes issuance of obligations under the authority of this Division secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality, which obligations are other than obligations that may be issued under home rule powers provided by Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, or pledges taxes levied and collected on real property in the municipality or pledges the full faith and credit of the municipality, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those obligations or pledging those taxes of the municipality's full faith and credit shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been passed in one ore more newspapers with general circulation within that municipality.

Ordinance directing sale ore lease-Publication-Bids (65 ILCS 5/11-76-2)-
The notice must be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the city or village, and if there is none, then in some paper published in the county in which the city or village is located.

Sale of surplus real estate (65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.1)-
The resolution shall be published at the first opportunity following its passage in a newspaper published in the municipality or, if none, then in a newspaper published in the county where the municipality is located.

Surplus property-Alternative method of sale (65 ILCS 5/11-76-4.2)-
The resolution shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the municipality or, if none, in a newspaper published in the county in which the municipality is located.

Purchase or lease of real or personal property (65 ILCS 5/11-76.1-3)-
After the ordinance providing for the lease or purchase of real or personal property has been passed, it shall be published at least twice within 30 days after its passage in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Time and place of hearing-Publication of notice-Contents (65 ILCS 5/11-76.2-2)-
Upon action being duly adopted pursuant to Section 5/11-76.2-1, a public hearing shall be held by the corporate authorities at a time and place to be designated by them upon such proposal, pursuant to notice of public hearing duly published in a newspaper of general circulation published in said municipality or if no such newspaper is so published then in a newspaper published in the county in which said municipality is wholly or partially situated that has a general circulation in said municipality.

Bids (65 ILCS 5/11-84-7)-
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, 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 of 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 therefore, in one or more newspapers published within the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Vote-hearing-Compensation from abutting owners-Reservations-Public interest-Damages (65 ILCS 5/11-91-1)-
At least 15 days prior to such a hearing, notice of its time, place and subject matter shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the unincorporated area which the street or alley proposed for vacation serves.

Trust agreements to pay bonds-Election (65 ILCS 5/11-92-8)-
After the ordinance has been adopted, it shall within 10 days after its passage to be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the city or village, or, if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county wherein such city or village, or the greater or greatest portion in area of the city or village, lies.

Ordinance-Publication-Referendum upon petition (65 ILCS 5/11-94-2)-
Within 30 days after this ordinance has been passed it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Notice of public hearing-Publication (65 ILCS 5/11-102-4b)-
The municipal clerk of the municipality which established the airport involved shall publish notice of the hearing at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing in the newspaper of general circulation in the municipalities affected. If no newspaper is generally circulated in such municipality, publication shall be in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the municipalities affected.

Operations-Lease-Use (65 ILCS 5/11-103-6)-
However, no lease for the operation or management of an airport, landing field, or air navigation facilities shall be made for more than one year except to the highest and best bidder, after notice of the lease or contract has been given not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the date of the lease or contract, by publishing a notice thereof at least twice in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or if no newspapers is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Ordinance to acquire or construct public utility-Referendum (65 ILCS 5/11-117-3)-
Prior to the referendum upon this ordinance, the municipal clerk shall have the ordinance published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.

Revenue from heating plants-Deposit-Rates-Redemption of bond (65 ILCS 5/11-118-3)-
Revenue bonds issued under Division 118 may be redeemed at any interest-paying date, by proceeding as follows: (1) a written notice shall be mailed to the holder of such bond 30 days prior to an interest paying date, notifying the holder that the bond will be redeemed on the next interest-paying date; or (2) if the holder of such a bond is unknown, then a notice describing the bond to be redeemed and the date of its redemption shall be published 30 days prior to an interest-paying date in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more new2spapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. When notice has been mailed to the holder of such a bond, or when notice has been published in a newspaper, in case the holder of the bond is unknown, the bond shall cease bearing interest from and after the next interest-paying date.

Ordinance -Payment of bonds (65 ILCS 5/11-119-2)-
After the ordinance has been adopted and approved it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the municipality, or if there is no such newspaper, copies of the ordinance shall be posted in at least 4 public places within the municipality.

Lease-Reservation of rights-Petition-Referendum (65 ILCS 5/11-122-2)-
The ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city.

Execution-Contents-Filing by owner-Order of commerce commission (65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-1)-
Upon the execution of such a contract and within 10 days after its effective date the owner of the system shall file 3 copies of such contract certified by the clerk of the municipal corporation executing the same with the Illinois Commerce Commission and shall cause public notice of such contract to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area to be served pursuant to such contract.

Discontinuance-Disposal of property-Referendum-Publication (65 ILCS 5/11-122-8)-
Prior to the election upon this ordinance, the city clerk shall have the ordinance published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the city, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the city.

Proceeding to establish boundary-Parties-Notice-Hearing-Judgment-Grant by State (65 ILCS 5/11-123-9)-
The municipality shall publish notice of the commencement of the action once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Accounts-Annual report-Examination (65 ILCS 5/11-123-14)-
This report shall be published in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Water supply-Joint construction-Contracts-Bids (65 ILCS 5/11-126-1)-
All contracts for the construction of such a system of waterworks or any part thereof shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder therefore, upon not less than 3 weeks' public notice of the terms and conditions upon which the contract is to be let having been given by publication in a newspaper published in the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in some newspaper published in the county.

Authorization (65 ILCS 5/11-127-1)-
This ordinance shall be published at least once, within 10 days after passage, in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Contract for purchase, construction, or enlargement of waterworks-Tax (65 ILCS 5/11-128-2)-
The contract for purchase, construction, or enlargement, together with a report from the municipal engineer recommending the same, shall be published at least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper with a general circulation in the municipality.

Publication or posting-Public hearing (65 ILCS 5/11-130-4)-
Within 10 days after such an ordinance has been passed it shall be published at least once, with a notice to all persons concerned stating that the ordinance has been adopted in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality. If no newspaper is published therein, then the notice shall appear in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Ordinance-Payment of certificates (65 ILCS 5/133-2)-
After this ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the municipality.

Use of revenue-Water rates-Actions to compel compliance-Bids (65 ILCS 5/11-135-5)-
A notice inviting bids shall be published in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the county or counties in which the municipalities represented by the commission are located, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the receipt of the bids.

Use of revenue-Water or sewer rates-Actions to compel compliance-bids (65 ILCS 5/11-136-5)-
A notice inviting bids shall be published in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the county or counties in which the municipalities represented by the commission are located, no more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the receipt of the bids.

Purchase or lease of waterworks or sewerage system-Ordinance-Petition-Election (65 ILCS 5/11-137-2)-
The ordinance shall be published at least once, within 10 days after passage, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Publication or posting of ordinance-Petition for referendum-Election (65 ILCS 5/11-139-6)-
Within 10 days after the ordinance for any project under this division has been passed, it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore 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.

Proceedings-Laws governing (65 ILCS 5/11-140-5)-
All proceedings preliminary to the passage of the ordinance, the enactment of the ordinance and the provisions thereof, and all subsequent proceedings, including the filing of the petition, steps necessary to the making of the assessment roll, the return thereof to the court, notices to parties assessed, newspaper publications, confirmation of assessment by court, delivery of roll to the collector, collection of assessments, return of delinquent lists, application for judgments against delinquents, tax sales on delinquents, and tax deeds necessary to be take to make, levy, confirm, and collect an assessment, and to pay the cost by special assessment or by special taxation of the outlet sewer provided for by Section 11-140-1, as well as proceedings for the condemnation of property, the manner of awarding contracts, doing and superintending the work, and paying the contractor therefore, shall be in accordance with the provisions of Article 9, except in so far as the provisions of this Division 140 are inconsistent therewith.

Publication-Referendum on petition-Election (65 ILCS 5/11-141-4)-
Within 10 days after this ordinance has been passed, it shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

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Notice shall also be published at least once, the first publication being not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date set for the hearing, in one ore 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. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Ordinance for bond issue-Publication (65 ILCS 5/11-141-17)-
Within 10 days after the ordinance has been passed, it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Notice for confirmation of assessment (65 ILCS 55/7)-
The petitioner shall, in addition to other notices hereinbefore provided for, cause notice to be given, not more than 30 nor less 15 days in advance of the time at which confirmation of the assessment is sought, by publishing a notice thereof at least twice in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality; except that, in municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Special assessment notice (65 ILCS 55/19)-
The collector receiving such warrant shall give notice thereof by publishing a notice at least twice, not more than 30 or less than 15 days in advance, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspapers is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality; except that, in municipalities with a population of less than 500, in which no newspaper is published publication may be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

Petition for judgment-Notice-Judgment (65 ILCS 60/4)-
The clerk of the court shall cause notice thereof by publication to be made in a newspaper published in the county, once in each week for 2 successive weeks, the first publication thereof to be made not less than 20 days before the day upon which the petition is set for hearing.

Petition for judgment against tracts-Notice-Hearing-Order-Judgment-Enforcement-Expense 65 ILCS 65/4)-
The clerk of the court shall cause notice thereof by publication to be made in a newspaper published in the county, once in each week or 2 successive weeks, the first publication thereof to be made not less than 20 days before the day upon which the petition is set for hearing.

Publication or posting of ordinance (65 ILCS 85/6)-
Within 30 days after any ordinance providing for the issuance of refunding revenue bonds has been passed, it shall be published in a newspaper published and having general circulation in such city, village or incorporated town, or if there be no newspaper published in such city, village or incorporated town, then by posting in at least three of the most public places in such city, village or incorporated town, and such ordinance shall not become effective until 10 days after its publication or posting, as the case may be.

Wastewater disposal zone (65 ILCS 90/3)-
Such rules and regulations may be adopted only after the corporate authorities conduct a public hearing after giving public notice in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality.

Notice-Hearing (65 ILCS 90/9)-
Notice of hearings required pursuant to Section 5 or 6 shall be given by publication of a copy of the ordinance or the petition, in a newspaper of general circulation circulated within the municipality no later than 10 days prior to the date of the hearing. If no newspaper meeting this requirement exists, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county.

Limitation on challenges (65 ILCS 100/4)-
The notice shall be published in full, in 8 point type or the equivalent thereof, within such 30-day period in one ore more newspapers of general circulation in the county in which such municipality is located and in the Illinois counties contiguous to such county.

Establishment of economic development project areas; Notice (65 ILCS 110/15)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least twice, the first publication to be not more than 30 nor less than 10 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the taxing districts having property in the proposed economic development project area.

Changes in plan (65 ILCS 110/25)-
(b) Changes that do not (i) alter the exterior boundaries of a proposed economic development project area, (ii) substantially affect the general land uses proposed in the proposed economic development plan, or (iii) substantially change the nature of the proposed economic development project may be made without further hearing, provided that the municipality shall give notice of its changes by mail to each affected taxing district and by publication in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the affected taxing district.

Issuance of obligations for economic development project costs (65 ILCS 110/55)-
(d) If the municipality authorizes the issuance of obligations under this Act, secured by the full faith and credit of the municipality or pledges ad valorem taxes under clause (ii) of subsection (b) of this Section (and the obligations are other than obligations that may be issued under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution, or the ad valorem taxes are other than ad valorem taxes that may pledged under home rule powers provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution or that are levied in a special service area under the Special Service Area Tax Act), the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the obligations or pledging those taxes shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been passed in one ore more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality.

Publication-Effect of government aid-Petition for referendum-Election (65 ILCS 5/11-129-4)-
Within 10 days after an ordinance for any project under this division has been passed, it shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of 500 or less in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.

 

 

 

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Notices
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to notices.

 

 
Proof of Publication (715 ILCS 5/1)-
When any notice shall be required by law, or the order of court, or by any contract, to be published in any newspaper, the certificate of the publisher, by himself or his authorized agent, with a written or printed copy of such notice annexed, stating the number of times which the same shall have been published, and the dates of the first and last papers containing the same, shall be sufficient evidence of the publication therein set forth. The certificate shall also contain the further certification of the publisher, by himself or his authorized agent, stating that the newspaper is a newspaper as defined.

Newspaper not published within unit of local government or school district-Publication in newspaper in county. (715 ILCS 5/2)-
Whenever an officer of a court, unit of local government, or school district is required by law to give notice by publication in a newspaper which is published in a particular unit of local government or school district, they shall, if there is no newspaper which is published in the unit of local government or school district, give notice by publication in a newspaper published in the county in which the unit of local government or school district is located and having general circulation within the unit of local government or school district.

Number of publications (715 ILCS 5/3)-
Whenever notice is required by law, or order of court, and the number of publications is not specified, it shall be intended that the same be published for three consecutive weeks.

Total circulation of each edition of newspaper as included in order (715 ILCS 5/3.1)-
When any notice is required by law, or order of court to be published in any newspaper, publication of such notice shall include the printing of such notice in the total circulation of each edition on the date of publication of the newspaper in which the notice is published.

When weekly newspaper sufficient-Costs (715 ILCS 5/4)-
When any notice is required by lay or order of court, or any contract, and it is not otherwise provided, it shall be sufficient to publish the same in a weekly newspaper, and in no case shall any reater amount to be chargeable as costs for the publication of such notice than will be sufficient to publish the same for such weekly newspaper.

Newspaper defined for purpose of publishing notice required by law or contract (715 ILCS 5/5)-
This link contains the regulations and definition of "newspaper" as defined for publishing public notices.

Computation of time (715 ILCS 5/6)-
In computing the time for which any notice is to be given, whether required by law, order of court or contract, the first day shall be excluded and the last included, unless the last is Sunday, and then it also shall be excluded.

Rules Expense, how paid and taxed (715 ILCS 5/7)-
When any notice relating to any cause, matter or thing depending in any court, shall have been duly published, it may be paid for by the party at whose instance the same was published, and the expense, or so much thereof as shall be deemed reasonable, may be taxed as costs, or otherwise allowed in the course of the proceedings to which such notice shall relate.

Expense of public notices, how paid (715 ILCS 5/8)-
When any notice shall be required by law to be published by a public officer in relation to public business, in pursuance of law, the reasonable expense thereof shall be allowed and paid out of the state or county treasury, as the case may require. Description of real property (715 ILCS 5/9)-
When any notice required by law sets forth the legal description of real property, the notice shall also designate the street address of the property, or, if there is no street address applicable to the property, shall describe the property with reference to location, ownership or occupancy or in some other manner that will reasonably identify the property to residents of the neighborhood. In the event of a conflict between the legal description and any other description required by this Section, the legal description shall control. No notice under this Section is invalid if the legal description is correct.

Home rule units-Laws applicable (715 ILCS 5/10)-
Laws which require notice to be published or posted by a municipality or a county or an officer of a municipality or county shall apply to municipalities and countries which are home rule units as well as municipalities and counties which are not home rule units. Any home rule unit may enact an ordinance prescribing more stringent requirements binding upon itself which would serve to give further notice to the public.

Newspaper defined for purpose of publishing legal notice or publication (715 ILCS 10/1)-
This link contains the requirements and definition of "newspaper" when publishing a legal notice.

Rate-Type (715 ILCS 15/1)-
When any notice, advertisement, proclamation, statement, proposal, ordinance or proceedings of an official body or board or any other matter or material is required by law or by the order or rule of any court to be published in any newspaper, the face of type in which such publication shall be made shall be not smaller than the body type used in the classified advertising in the newspaper in which such publication is made. The minimum reasonable rate shall be 20 cents per column line for each insertion.

 

 

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Nuclear Safety
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to nuclear safety.

 

 Creation of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Task Group; Adoption of Criteria; Selection of Site For Characterization (420 ILCS 20/10.2)-

This link provides information about the creation of a Low-Level Radioactive Waste Task Group, criteria for members, and the selection of a site for a disposal facility. Notice of the availability of the proposed criteria must be published in the state newspaper. Notice of the availibility of the report and the public hearing must be published in the a newspaper of general circulation within 45 days of the chairman of the task group receiving the report.

Site characterization; license application; adjudicatory hearing; exclusivity (420 ILCS 20/10.3)-
If the Department determines that the license should be issued, the Department shall publish in the State newspaper a notice of intent to issue the license.

 

 

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Professions and Occupations
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to professions and occupations.

 

 License requirement; application; notice (225 ILCS 10/4)-The department shall notify the public of the change in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality in which the applicants facility is or is proposed to be located.

Definitions (225 ILCS 55/10)-
ìAdvertiseî means, but is not limited to, issuing or causing to be distributed any card, sign or device to any person; or causing, permitting or allowing any sign or marking on or in any building, structure, newspaper, magazine or directory, or on radio or television; or advertising by any other means designed to secure public attention.

Advertising violations; third party payments (225 ILCS 60/27)-
As used in this Section, ìadvertiseî means solicitation by the licensee or through another by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers, television or in any other manner. (Note: this Section is scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2007)

Advertising (225 ILCS 65/15-40)-
(e) As used in this Section, ìadvertiseî means solicitation by the licensee or through another person or entity by means of handbills, posters, circulars, motion pictures, radio, newspapers, or television or any other manner. (Note: this Section is scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2008).

Disposition of abandoned animal-Emergency treatment of animals (225 ILCS 115/18)-
Unless otherwise provided, a veterinarian may dispose of any animal abandoned in his establishment, provided the vet gives notice of his intention to do so. Notice shall be sent to the last-known address of the owner by certified mail, return receipt requested. The vet shall allow a period of 7 days to elapse after the receipt is returned before disposing of the animal. If the owner cannot be located, then notice shall be published in a newspaper having circulation in the area in which the owner was last known to reside, and shall allow a period of 7 days to elapse after such publication before disposing of such animal. (Note: this Section is scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2004.)

Notice of application (225 ILCS 435/4)-
No license shall be granted to establish a ferry unless the petitioner shall give notice of his intended application by publication in some newspaper published in the county for at least four successive weeks preceding the session of the county board at which the application shall be made. If no newspaper is published in the county, then notice shall be posted in four public places at least 4 weeks previous to such session.

Examinations-Rules and regulations (225 ILCS 450/2)-
This link contains the regulations for how The University of Illinois determines the qualifications of persons applying for CPA certificates. The university also makes rules for thir examination, and the conducting of the exams. The time and place of holding the examinations shall be determined by the University and shall be duly advertised by the University for not less than three consecutive days, in one daily newspaper published in each of the places where the examinations are to be held, not less than 30 days prior to the date of each examination.

Definitions (225 ILCS 460/1)-
(m) ìPublic Safety Personnel Organizationî means any person who uses any of the words ìofficerî, ìpoliceî, ìpolicemanî, ìpolicemenî, ìtroopersî, ìsheriffî, ìlaw enforcementî, ìfiremanî, ìparamedicî, or similar words in its name or in conjunction with solicitations, or in the title or name of a magazine, newspaper, periodical, advertisement book, or any other medium of electronic or print publication, and is not a governmental entity.

Official Inspection Legend, marking and Labeling (225 ILCS 650/13)-
(g) No person, firm, or corporation shall advertise for sale, solicit, offer to sell or sell meats or frozen foods intended for storage in locker boxes, home freezers or freezer units by newspapers, handbills, placards, radio, television or other medium unless the advertising is truthful and accurate.

Notice and Public Review of Applications (225 ILCS 720/2.04)-
This link provides information about publication of a notice of application for a permit. Notice of the application must be published in a local newspaper of general circulation at least once a week for four consecutive weeks.

Procedures for approval (225 ILCS 720/2.11)-
The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in each county in which any part of the area of the affected land is located. The notice shall not be places in that portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.

Mining Board-Rules and Regulations (225 ILCS 705/2.12)-
This link provides standards and procedures for making rules and regulations in connection with methods of coal mining. Prior to the adoption of any rule, notice of rule making proceedings must be published in the official state newspaper.

Explosives (225 ILCS 720/3.13)-
This link provides information about the rules concerning the use of explosives. The planned blasting schedule must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Release of Bonds (225 ILCS 720/6.08)-
This link provides information about a hearing for the release of bonds after the mining of an area is complete. The time, date and location of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation for two consecutive weeks.

Rules (225 ILCS 715/12)-
This link provides procedures for the Department of Natural Resources in connection with adopting rules.

Hearing-Time and Place-Notice (225 ILCS 725/23.4)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of a hearing addressing a petition for unitization. Publication of the notice must be made once each week for two consecutive weeks. The first notice must appear at least ten days prior to the hearing.

 

 

 

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Property
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to property issues.

 

 

Notice (765 ILCS 35/20)-
This chapter concerning the publishing of public notices for conveyances was repealed July 1, 1997.

Proceedings to reproduce maps (765 ILCS 45/4)-
the clerk of such court shall cause such complaint to be published in full in one or more pubic newspapers published in such county, for the period of 3 weeks, together with a notice, addressed to ìall whom it may concern,î that the court will at a return day therein designated, which shall not be less than 4 weeks from the first publication o such information and notice, or as soon after such designated return day as the matter can be heard proceed to hear and determine the matters alleged in the complaint, and will take testimony for the purpose of reproducing and re-establishing such records of maps and plats as the court shall find to be damaged, lost of destroyed.

Entry of Petition-Publication Notice (765 ILCS 45/12)-
This link provides information regarding maintaining records of petitions filed and a sample of how the notice shall appear in the newspaper. The notice must be published once a week for three weeks and the first publication shall be at least 30 days prior to the return day named in the notice for appearance.

Exempt communications (765 ILCS 101/5-10)-
However, any rebroadcast or any other dissemination of such oral statements to a prospective purchaser by a seller in any manner, or any distribution of copies of newspaper magazine articles or press releases, or any other dissemination of such written statements to a prospective purchaser gby a seller in any manner, shall constitute an advertisements.

Re-establishment of Lost, Etc., Corners and Boundaries-Service or Publication of Notice (765 ILCS 215/2)-
This link provides information about the re-establishment of property boundaries that have been lost, destroyed, or are in dispute. Notices must be published in a public newspaper.

Parties-Petition-Notice-Guardian Ad Litem-Hearing-Appointment of Trustee (765 ILCS 515/5)-
The person seeking to impress a trust upon a severed mineral interest for the purpose of leasing and developing it must join as defendants to the action all persons having a legal interest who are unknown or missing and the unknown heirs, successors and assigns of all unknown or missing owners. Notices must be published in a newspaper at least once each week for three successive weeks.

Adverse Possession by Surface Owners-Petition-Notice-Guardian Ad Litem-Hearing (765 ILCS 515/11)-
Surface owners may gain title to severed mineral interests owned by unknown or missing owners under the theory of adverse possession in the manner provided in this link. Notices must be published at least once a week for three successive weeks.

Notice (765 ILCS 815/2)-
This link provides information about the requirements for filing a public notice for cemeteries. Notices are to be published at least once each week for three consecutive weeks.

Sale of abandoned lots (765 ILCS 835/14)-
This link provides public notice requirements for sale of abandoned property. The notice shall be published not less than 30 days prior to the sale.

Advertisement-Ownership to Vest in Finder Where Money or Goods Not Reclaimed (765 ILCS 1020/28)-
This link provides information about lost property that is found and not claimed. Within 20 days of the order the court must publish notice in the newspaper for 3 successive weeks.

Notice to owners (765 ILCS 1025/12)-
(a) Within 120 days from the filing of the annual report and delivery of the abandoned property specified in the report as required gby Section 11, the State Treasurer shall cause notice to be published once in an English language newspaper of general circulation in the county in this State in which is located the last known address of any person to be named in the notice.

Amendment to 765 ILCS 1065/12 (SB 1095)

Sale of property (765 ILCS 1025/17)-
(b) Any sale held under this Section, except a sale of securities or commodities, shall be preceded by a single publication of notice thereof, at least 3 eeks in advance of sale in an English language newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is to be sold.

Sale of unclaimed property or transfer of custody (765 ILCS 1030/3)-
If the identity or location of the owner or other person entitled to possession of the property has not been ascertained within 6 months after the police department or other law enforcement agency obtains such possession, the sheriff, chief of police or other principal official thereof shall effectuate the sale of the property for cash to the highest bidder at a public auction, notice of which (including time, place and a brief description of such property) shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county wherein such official has authority at least 10 days prior to such auction.

Notice requirements (765 ILCS 1033/15)-
(b)(1) for at least once per week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality in which the museum is located; and 92) if the museum has in its records the lender's or claimant's address, for at least once per week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or municipality in which the lender's or claimant's address is located.

 

 

 

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Public Aid
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to public aid.

 

 Foreclosure of lien (305 ILCS 5/3-10.7)-
This link provides the regulations for a public notice with respect to a lien on a piece of property. The notice must be published at least 10 days prior to actual sale of the property.

Healthy kids program (305 ILCS 5/5-19)-
(3) The Illinois Department shall utilize accepted methods for informing persons who are illiterate, blind, deaf, or cannot understand the English language, including buy not limited to public services announcements and advertisements in the foreign language media of radio, television and newspapers..

Information concerning obligors (305 ILCS 5/10-16.4)-
(c.) Whenever a court of competent jurisdiction finds that an obligor either owes an arrearage of more than $10,000 or is delinquent in payment of an amount equal to at least 3 months' support obligation pursuant to an order for support, the court shall direct the clerk of the court to cause the obligor's name and address to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area in which the obligor resides.

 

 

 

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Public Health
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to public health.

 

Rules; public comment (410 ILCS 66/30)-
Notification of a 30-day general public comment period shall be given to the community into which a grant applicant proposes to expand by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation in that community.

Definitions (410 ILCS 637/5)-
ìAdvertiseî means to engage in promotional activities including, but not limited to, newspaper, radio, Internet and electronic media, and television advertising; the distribution of fliers and circulars; and the display of window and interior signs.

 

 

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Public Safety
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to public safety.

 

Banned Hazardous Substance (430 ILCS 35/2-16)-
This link provides information about packaging and labeling requirements for objects or materials that contain hazardous substances. If the director finds that a hazardous substance distributed for household use presents imminent danger he must publish those findings in the official state newspaper.

Regulations Adopted Under Federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act-Hearings-Regulations-Effective Dates (430/ILCS 40/5)-
This link provides information about the Director of Public Health's ability to create new regulations establishing special packaging standards for household substances that do not coincide with those of the federal government. The Director must publish all other proposed regulations in the official state newspaper.

Notice of Hearing (430 ILCS 60/6.1)-
This link provides publication requirements for notices of hearings concerning the adoption of requirements for safety glazing material. Notice of such hearings must be published at least 30 days prior to the date of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation.

 

 

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These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to railroads.

 

 Called meetings (610 ILCS 5/9)-
A meeting may be called at any time during the interval between such annual meetings by the board of directors, or by the stockholders owning not less than one-forth of the stock. Notice must be published 30 days prior to the time of the hearing in a newspaper published in each county, through or into which the railway shall run.

Increase of capital stock-Meetings-Other business-Recording order or resolution (610 ILCS 5/15)-
In the event capital stock of any corporation shall be found insufficient for constructing and operating its road, such corporation may, with the concurrence of two-thirds in value of all its stock, increase its capitol stock. Any increase shall be sanctioned by a vote, in person or by proxy, of two-thirds in amount of all the stock of such corporation, at a meeting of such stockholders called by the directors of the corporation. Notice shall be delivered, in writing, to each stockholder and by advertising the same in some newspaper published in each county through or into which the said road shall run or be intended to run at least 60 days prior to the day appointed for such meeting

Notice of meeting for approval of change (610 ILCS 10/2)-
The special or annual meeting of the stockholders held for approval or changes shall be called by personally delivering notice to each stockholder. Notices including the time, place and purpose of each meeting shall also be published once a week for three weeks, prior to the time fixed for such meeting, in a newspaper published in or nearest the county in which the principal business office of the company is located.

Notice of meeting for creation of debt (610 ILCS 20/3)-
The directors of a corporation shall give notice of meetings for creation of debt by causing written or printed notices to be personally served to stockholders. Notices may be mailed to each stockholder, or directors shall insert the notices newspapers located in each county through which said road shall run at least 60 days prior to the day appointed for such meeting.

Certain railroads may consolidate (610 ILCS 25/1)-
When railroads are situated in more than one state, and owned by a corporation formed by consolidation of railroad companies of this, or another state, that has been sold, it shall be lawful for the corporation to consolidate its property franchises and capital stock with the property, franchise and capitol stock of the corporation is the other state.

Power to convey or lease-Consolidation or merger (610 ILCS 70/1)-
no lease or sale of al lor substantially all of its property, and no consolidation or merger, shall be made with any other railroad owning a parallel or competing line, nor without the consent or approval of the holders of two-thirds in amount of its outstanding capital stock, expressed at an annual or special meeting of the stock holders, of which sixty days' notice shall be published in newspapers in the place of the principal office in Illinois of the company or companies existing under Illinois law.

Location of Road-Consent-Notice-Damages-Extensions (610 ILCS 115/3)-
This link provides information about gaining consent for the construction of street railways and payment for damages caused by construction. Notice must be given by publication in a newspaper at least ten days prior to the presentation of the petition.

 

 

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Revenue
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to revenue.

 

Business income of persons other than residents (35 ILCS 5/304)-
(ii) The property is shipped from an office, store, warehouse, factory or other place of storage in this State and either the purchaser is the United States government or the person is not taxable in the state of the purchaser; provided, however, that the premises owned or leased by a person who has independently contracted with the seller for the printing of newspapers, periodicals or books shall not be deemed to be an office, store, warehouse, factory or other place of storage for purposes of this Section.

Certificate of Registration-Application-Bond-Security-Temporary Permit-Sub-certificate-Prior Continuous Compliance-Denial of Certificate-Review (35 ILCS 120/2a)-
This link provides information about applications for certificates of registration so that a person may sell tangible personal property at retail in Illinois. Notice of the time, date, and place of the sale must be published in the state official newspaper at least ten days prior to the date of the sale.

Original Packages Not Tax Stamped or Tax Imprinted in Vending Machines-Seizure and Forfeiture (35 ILCS 130/18a)-
This link provides information about the seizure of packages of cigarettes and hearings held to determine if they are tax stamped. Notice of the time and place of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least once a week for three successive weeks.

Seizures-Hearings-Confiscation and Forfeitures (35 ILCS 135/25)-
This link provides information about the confiscation of original cigarette packages or vending devices when the cigarette packages have not been tax stamped. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least once a week for three successive weeks.

Supervisor of assessments (35 ILCS 200/3-5)-
Notice of the time and place shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the counties, at least one week prior to the exam.

County clerk survey (35 ILCS 200/9-60)-
The notice shall be published at least three times in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county.

Publication of Assessments; Counties of Less Than 3,000,000 (35 ILCS 200/12-10)-
This link provides the publication requirements for assessments made by the chief county assessments officer. The publication must be made on or before December 31 in a newspaper published in the county.

Publication fee-Counties less than 3,000,000 (35 ILCS 200/12-15)-
The newspaper shall be paid a fee for publishing the assessment list according to the following schedule: (g) For the preamble, headings, and any other explanatory matter, either required by law, or requested by the supervisor of assessments, to be published, the newspaper's published rate for such advertising.

Publication of Assessments;Counties of 3,000,000 or More (35 ILCS 200/12-20)-
This link provides publication requirements for assessments or changes made. Publication of the assessments or changes must made in a newspaper of general circulation within the county.

Mailed notice of changed assessments; counties of less than 3,000,000 (35 ILCS 200/12-30)-
The notice must also state the name and price per copy by mail of the newspaper in which the list of assessments will be published.

Notice provisions; equalization by board of review (35 ILCS 200/12-40)-
The assessment of any class of property or of any township or multi township or part thereof, or any portion of the county, shall not be increased by an equalization factor applied by a board of review until the board has made one publication of notice in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county, of such proposed increase and has given an opportunity to be heard, within 20 days of the publication date, to the owners of the property affected or any one representing them, and other citizens of the territory.

Mailed notice to taxpayer after change by board of review or board of appeals (35 ILCS 200/12-50)-
The Board shall publish its transmittal date of final action on each township in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county.

List of Assessment Changes; Publications (35 ILCS 200/12-60)-
This link provides publication requirements for notices of changes made to actions of the chief county assessment officer. Notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the assessment is made.

Publication fee (35 ILCS 200/12-65)-
Any newspaper publishing the list of Board of Review changes shall be paid a fee according to the following schedule: (g) For the preamble, headings, and other explanatory matter either required by law, or requested by the board of review, the newspaper's published rate for such advertising.

Reassessment order by department (35 ILCS 200/13-10)-
The assessors making the reassessment shall give notice of the order under which it is made showing the class of property affected by the reassessment, each township or taxing district to be reviewed, revised and corrected and the time and place for the revision and correction, bu publishing the notice in one or more newspapers, published and having a general circulation in the county, at least 5 days before the time set for the revision in each township or taxing district.

Review and equalization of reassessments (35 ILCS 200/13-20)-
At least one week before the meeting, the board shall publish a notice of the time and place of its meeting, in at least one newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the reassessment is made, except that in every township in which there is published one ore more newspapers, the notice shall be published in one of the newspapers in each township.

Hearings by county assessor; counties of 3,000,000 or more (35 ILCS 200/14-35)-
At least one week before each sitting the county assessor shall publish a notice, in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county, of the time and place of the sitting, the township or townships, taxing district or taxing districts for which the assessments will be considered at the sitting, and the time within which applications for revisions of assessment may be made by taxpayers.

Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (35 ILCS 200/15-172)-
The notice shall appear in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Equalization process (35 ILCS 200/16-65)-
The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county.

Notice of meetings-Filing complaints (35 ILCS 200/16-110)-
All such notices shall be published once in at least one newspaper of general circulation published in the county.

Hearing on tentative equalization factor (35 ILCS 200/17-20)-
The Department shall, after publishing its tentative equalization factor and giving notice of hearing to the public in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, hold a hearing on its estimate not less than 10 days nor more than 30 days from the date of the publication.

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This link concerns the publication of the School Boards intent to amend a certificate of tax levy. Notice must be published in an English language newspaper of general circulation within the taxing district.

Time and form of notice (35 ILCS 200/18-80)-
The notice shall not be placed in that portion of the newspaper where legal notices and classified advertisements appear.

Abatement of levies (35 ILCS 200/18-120)-
Whenever a taxing district establishes a maximum tax rate, lower than that otherwise applicable, it shall publish the ordinance or resolution establishing the maximum tax fate. The ordinance shall be published in one ore more newspapers in the district within 10 days after the maximum tax rate is established. If no newspaper is published in the district, the ordinance shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

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This link provides information regarding the publication of notice for an application of judgement and the sale of property after taxes have become delinquent. The advertisement must be published in a newspaper in the township or road district in which the properties are located.

Service of notice (35 ILCS 200/22-15)-
The purchaser or his or her assignee shall give the notice required by Section 22-10 by causing it to be published in a newspaper as set forth in Section 22-20.

Proof of Service of Notice; Publication of Notice (35 ILCS 200/22-20)-
If the property is located in a county with a population less than 3,000,000, the purchaser or the assignee must publish notice in a newspaper published in the county.

Tax objection based on budget or appropriation ordinance (35 ILCS 200/23-25)-
Notice of the time and place where copies of the tentative budget and appropriation ordinances are available for pubic inspection, and the time and place of the hearing, has been given by publication in a newspaper published in the municipality at least 30 days prior to the time of the hearing. If there is no newspaper published in the municipality, notice of the pubic hearing has been given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality.

Manner of notice (35 ILCS 200/27-30)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least once not less than 15 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality or county.

Public hearing on petition; court order (35 ILCS 200/27-65)-
The court shall give at least 45 days notice of the hearing by publishing notice of the hearing once in a newspaper having a general circulation within the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected.

Confiscation and Forfeiture of Amusement Device-Notice and Hearing-Sale (35 ILCS 510/14)-
This link provides information about the seizure of coin-in-the-slot-operated amusement devices, hearings concerning the manner of display, and the sale of such amusement devices when they are improperly displayed. Notice of the time and place of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least once each week for three successive weeks.

 

 

 

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Roads and Bridges
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to roads and bridges.

 

Rights of way for future additions-Establishment of locations and widths (605 ILCS 5/4-510)-
The department may establish the approximate locations and widths or rights of way for future additions to the state highway system to inform the public and prevent costly and conflicting development of the land involved. A hearing shall be held in or near the county or counties where the land to be used is located and notice of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the county or counties involved. Public notice of the approval and filing shall be given in newspapers of general circulation in all counties where the land is located.

Vacation of county highways-Procedure-Damages (605 ILCS 5/5-109)-
If the county board determines that the public and economic interest is served by vacating a county highway, it may vacate that highway or part of it by resolution adopted by the favorable vote of 2/3 of the members of the county board, subject to the approval of the department. Prior to acting on such vacation resolution, the county board shall give at least 10 days' notice of the time and place of the county board meeting at which said resolution is to be considered, by publication in at least one newspaper published in the township or road district.

Special tax for county highways or assisting road districts-Form of proposition (605 ILCS 5/5-604)-
Upon receipt of a petition from 100 or more landowners who are legal voters in any county, the county clerk shall submit at the next general election for county officers, or at a regular election, the question of extending a special tax against all taxable property in the county. The county clerk shall give notice of such referendum and shall submit the proposition in accordance with the general election law of the state.

Procedure for the imposition of impact fees (605 ILCS 5/5-905)-
(d) The unit of local government shall publish notice of the hearing date once each week for 3 consecutive weeks, not less than 30 and not more than 60 days before the scheduled date of the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation within the unit of local government. The notice shall not be smaller than one-quarter page of standard size or tabloid-size newspaper.

Construction and maintenance of roads in district-Contracts-Bidding-Advertising for bids-Emergency contracts (605 ILCS 5/6-201.7)-
Except for professional services, then the cost of construction, materials, supplies, new machinery or equipment exceeds $5,000, the contract for such construction, materials, supplies, machinery or equipment shall be let, after the above written approval is obtained, to the lowest responsible bidder. Advertising for bids must be done at least once, and 10 days prior to the time set for the opening of such bids, in a newspaper published within the township or road district, or, if no newspaper is published within the township or road district than in one published within the county, or if no newspaper is published within the county then in a newspaper having general circulation within the township or road district.

Hearing on petition-Notice-Decision (605 ILCS 5/6-305)-
Whenever the highway commissioner receives a certificate from the department, or a petition praying for the laying out, widening, altering or vacating of a township or district road, he shall fix a time when and a place where he will examine the route of such township or district road and hear reasons for or against the laying out, widening, altering or vacating. The highway commissioner shall give at least 10 days' written notice of the time and place of such examination and hearing to the county superintendent of highways, and by publication in at least one newspaper published in the township or district, or in the absence of such published newspaper, in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the township or district.

Appeal (605 ILCS 5/6-306)-
In the instance the highway commissioner denies the prayer of the petition for work on a township or district road, any 3 petitioners may appeal such decision to the county superintendent of highways by joining in a notice of appeal and filing the same notice in the office of the district clerk within 10 days after the date of the decision appealed. The clerk shall then transmit the original petition and the notice of appeal to the county superintendent of highways. Upon receipt, the county superintendent shall establish a time and place for a public hearing.

Final order of highway commissioner or county superintendent of highways (605 ILCS 5/6-311)-
Within 20 days after the damages likely sustained by reason of the proposed laying out, widening, alteration or vacation of any township or district road have been ascertained, the highway commissioner or the county superintendent of highways shall hold a public hearing at which he shall hear and consider reasons for or against the proposed laying out, widening, alteration or vacation of such road. At this time, the commissioner shall announce this final decision relative thereto. The commissioner shall cause a notice of hearing to be published in at least one newspaper published in the township or district, or in the absence of such published newspaper, in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the township or district.

Appeal from commissioner's final order (605 ILCS 5/6-312)-
If the final order was entered by the highway commissioner, any 3 qualified petitioners who may have signed the petition for such proposed laying improvements to the road, or any 3 legal voters residing within 2 miles of any portion of the road may appeal the final decision to the county superintendent of highways by filing a notice of appeal in the office of the district clerk withing 10 days of the date of filing the appeal. The hearing shall be upon such notice and conducted in like manner as the hearing before the highway commissioner relative to such final decision and from which appeal has been taken.

Dedicated public roads or streets-When Inclusion in township or district road system-Procedure (605 ILCS 5/6-325)-
When roads and streets, laid out and dedicated to public use, which are not in platted subdivisions or are in a platted subdivision but do not conform to the rules, specifications and regulations as required by this Section, may be incorporated later in this Section. A petition shall be filed that prays that the roads or streets be incorporated into the township or district road system. If the commissioner grants the prayer of the petition, he shall so publicly announce and shall make an order to incorporate the roads or streets into the township or district road system, and shall, within 5 days thereafter, file one copy of such decision appealed from and in case the highway commissioner grants the prayer of the petition any 3 landowners in the district may appeal.

Temporary closing and reconstruction (605 ILCS 5/6-326.1)-
This link contains the regulations involving closing a portion of township or roadway. The petition shall be published in at least one newspaper published in the township or district or, in the absence of such published newspaper, in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the township or district.

General Tax levy for road purposes-Budget and appropriation-Hearing-Notice-Certification-Extension of taxes, limitations-Excess taxes-Road fund (605 ILCS 5/6-501)-
In accordance with "The Illinois Municipal Budge Law," the highway commissioner in each road district in each county shall, at least 30 days prior to the last Tuesday in March of each year prepare or cause to prepared a tentative budget and appropriation ordinance and file the same with the clerk of such township. The tentative budget shall be made available to public inspection at least 30 days prior to final action. One public hearing shall be held. The hearing shall be held on the last Tuesday in march prior to township board of trustees or the highway board of trustees, as the case may be. Notice of such hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in such road district at least one week prior to the time of such hearing. If no newspaper is published in such road district, notice of the public hearing shall be given by posting notices in 5 of the most public places in the district.

Increase of tax rate-Petition-Frequency of elections (605 ILCS 5/6-504)-
This link contains the regulations required for increasing is tax rate limitation for road projects. If a referendum is ordered at the town meeting, the district clerk shall give notice that at the next annual or special town meeting the proposition shall be voted upon. Such notice shall set forth the proposition and shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in the township, and if there is no such newspaper, then the notice shall be published in the county and having general circulation in the township.

Tax Levy For Acquisition of Machinery and Facilities For Housing Machinery (605 ILCS 5/6-508.1)-
This link provides information about tax levies for the acquisition of machinery and equipment or the construction of building to house machinery used in construction or repair of township or district roads. The ordinance levying the tax must be published in a newspaper in the district within ten days after the levy is made.

Bond elections-Form of proposition-Issuance and registration of bonds (605 ILCS 5/6-510)-
This link contains the language for a question to be placed on a referendum: "Shall bonds for road purposes be issued to the amount of $...?) at the next annual town meeting, or at an election in accordance with general election law." Such notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the township and by posting notices in at least 10 of the most public places in town, at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

Petition for road or improvement-Election-Form of proposition (605 ILCS 5/6-601)-
This link contains the regulations for a petition to the voters for levying a special tax, not to exceed .167% of the value of the taxable property, for the purpose of construction or maintaining a road surface. Such notice shall set forth the proposition and shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the township.

Repeal of tax-Referendum (605 ILCS 5/6-617)-
This link contains the regulations required to petition the voters to repeal a tax by referendum. If a referendum is ordered, the district clerk shall give notice that at the next annual town meeting the proposition shall be voted upon. Such notice shall set forth the proposition and shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the township.

Issuance of revenue bonds (605 ILCS 5/10-303)-
Such ordinance shall be published within 30 days after its passage in a newspaper, published and having a general circulation in such county, and shall not become effective until 10 days after its publication.

Bonds payable only from revenues-Letting contracts (605 ILCS 5/10-308)-
Notice inviting bids shall be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper, published and of general circulation in the county, the date of publication to be not less than 15 days prior to the date set for receiving bids.

Authority powers (605 ILCS 10/9)-
The hearing shall be held in or near the county or counties in which the land to be used is located and notice of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the county or counties involved. Public notice of the approval and filing shall be given in newspapers of general circulation in all counties in which the land is located and shall be served by registered mail within 60 days thereafter on all owners of record of the land needed for future additions.

Authority powers (605 ILCS 10/11)-
The authority shall give notice of the hearing by advertisement on 3 successive days at least 15 days prior to the date of the hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation within the county within which the hearing is held. No change or alteration in or modification of the rates for toll shall be effective unless at least 30 days prior to the effective date of such rates notice thereof shall be given to the public by publication in a newspaper of general circulation, and such notice, or notices, thereof shall be posed and publicly displayed at each and every toll station upon or along said toll highways.

Public Hearing prior to submission to Governor-Place of hearing-Notice-Transcription (605 ILCS 10/14.2)-
Prior to submitting preliminary plans to the Governor, the Authority shall hold a public hearing at which any person may appear, express opinions, suggestions or objections or direct inquiries relating to the proposed toll highway to the Directors. The Authority shall give notice of the hearing by advertisement on three successive days at least 15 days prior to the date of the hearing in a daily newspaper published in, and of, general circulation in each county through which the proposed toll highway is to be constructed. If no newspaper is published in the county, then the notice shall be published in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the county.

contracts and bids (605 ILCS 10/16)-
All contracts let for the construction of any work authorized to be done under the provisions of the Act, where the among thereof is in excess of the sum of $10,000, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, or bidders, on open, competitive bidding after public advertisement made at least 15 days prior to the opening of bids, in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of the seven largest cities of the State, as determined by the last preceding Federal census, in such manner and at such intervals, as may be prescribed by the Authority except for contracts for the completion of a terminated or defaulted contract.

Contracts for services or supplies-Requisites (605 ILCS 10/16.1)-
(A) All contracts for services or supplies required from time to time by the Authority in the maintenance and operation of any toll highway or part thereof under the provisions of this Act or all direct contracts for supplies to be used in the construction of any toll highway or part thereof to be awarded under this Section, rather than as a part of a contract pursuant to Section 16 of this Act, when the amount of any such supplies or services is in excess of the sum of $7500 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, on open, competitive bidding after pubic advertisement made at least 5 days prior to the opening of bids, in a newspaper of general circulation in any city of over 500,000 population, or in any county through which the tollway passes, in such manner an on one or more occasions as may be prescribed by the Authority, except that bidding shall not be required in the following cases.

Bonds payable only from revenues-Letting of contracts (605 ILCS 5/10-308)-
All contracts for the construction of any such bridge and its approaches involving the sum of $500 or more, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after notice inviting bids has been given by the county board. Notice inviting bids shall be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper, published and of general circulation in the county, the date of publication to be not less than 15 days prior to the date set for receiving bids.

Bond ordinance-Publication (605 ILCS 5/10-708)-
After the ordinance providing for the issuance of refunding revenue bonds has been passed, it shall be published in the same manner and form as is required for other ordinances of the municipality. The ordinance shall become effective 10 days after publication.

Notice of application-Publication (605 ILCS 115/4)-
No such consent shall be given unless the petitioner shall have given notice of his intended application in some newspaper published in the county, for at least four weeks, successively, next preceding the session of the county board at which the application is made; or, if no newspaper is published in such county, by posting notices in four public places therein, at least four weeks previous such session.

 

 

 

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Schools
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to schools.

 

 

Financial Audits (105 ILCS 5/2-3.17a)-
publish in a newspaper published in that educational service region or area served by the educational service center that is the subject of the audit a notice that the audit report has been prepared and is available for inspection during regular business hours at the office of the regional superintendent of schools of that educational service region or at the administrative office of the educational service center.

Waiver or modification of mandates within the School Code and administrative rules and regulations (105 ILCS 5/2-3.25g)-
The pubic hearing must be preceded by at least one published notice occurring at least 7 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district that sets forth the time, date, place, and general subject matter of the hearing.

Institute Fund (105 ILCS 5/3-12)-
This link provides information concerning the regional superintendent's responsibility to keep an institute fund and the uses for the fund. The regional superintendent must publish notice in a newspaper within the region on or before January 1 of each year.

Inspection of schools (105 ILCS 5/3-14.21)-
This plan shall be adopted following a public hearing that is conducted by the school board on the violations and the plan and that is preceded by at least 7 days' prior notice of the hearing published in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district.

Voluntary consolidation of educational service regions (105 ILCS 5/3a-3)-
When such a petition is filed, the regional board of school trustees shall conduct a hearing on the petition, after notice of the hearing has been published once, not more than 15 nor less than 10 days before the day of the hearing, in a newspaper having general circulation in the region.

Petition for consolidation (105 ILCS 5/3a-13)-
When the official results are received, the regional board of school trustees shall conduct a hearing on the petition, after notice of hearing has been published once, not more than 15, nor less than 10 days before the day of the hearing in one ore more newspapers having general circulation in the region, and in one ore more newspapers having general circulation in the county which is petitioning for the consolidation.

Payment of claims-Apportionment and distribution of funds (105 ILCS 5/5-17)-
The treasurer shall cause a copy of the order to be published in one ore more newspapers published in the county school unit within 10 days after the order is drawn. If no newspaper is published in the county school unit, the order shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the county school unit.

Sale of school sites-Buildings-Other real estate (105 ILCS 5/5-22)-
If the property is to be sold to another unit of local government or school district, the school board, trustees of schools, or other school officials having legal title to the land shall proceed in the manner provided in the Local Government Property Transfer Act. In all other cases, except if the property is to be sold to a tenant that has leased the property for10 or more years and that tenant is a non-profit agency, the school board, trustees of schools, or other school officials having legal title to the land shall, within 60 days after adoption of the resolution (if the school board holds legal title to the land), or within 60 days after the trustees of school or other school officials having legal title receive the notice (if the school board does not hold legal title to the land), sell the property at public sale, by auction or sealed bids, after first giving notice of the time, place, and terms thereof by notice published once each week for 3 successive weeks prior to the date of the sale if sale is by auction, or prior to the final date of acceptance of bids if sale is by sealed bids, in a newspaper published in the district or, if no such newspaper is published in the district, then in a newspaper published in the county and having a general circulation in the district; however, if territory containing a school site, building, or site with building thereon, is detached from the school district of which it is a part after proceedings have been commenced under this Section for the sale of that school site, building, or site with building thereon, but before the sale is held, then the school board, trustees of schools, or other school officials having legal title shall not advertise or sell that school site, building, or site with building thereon, pursuant to those proceedings. An example of the required language for the notices may be found at this link.

Lease or Sale of Lands (105 ILCS 5/5-28)-
This link provides information about the sale or lease of land that comes into the possession of school trustees or township land commissioners and when it is in the best interest of the schools, township or district. Notice of the sale must be published in a newspaper in the township that the real estate is located once each week for three successive weeks prior to the date of the sale.

Hearing board; organization; notice and hearing; order; rehearing (105 ILCS 5/7-2.6)-
The secretary shall cause a copy of such petition to be sent to each board of any district involved in the proposed boundary change, and shall cause a notice thereof to be published once in a newspaper having general circulation within the area of the territory described in the petition for the proposed change of boundaries.

Petitions for dissolutions (105 ILCS 5/7-2a)-
No petition shall be adopted or signed under this subsection until the board of education or the petitioners, as the case may be, shall have given at least 10 days' notice to be published once in a newspaper having general circulation in the district and shall have conducted a public informational meeting to inform the residents of the district of the proposed dissolution and to answer questions concerning the proposed dissolution.

Change of school district boundaries following annexation of vacant and unincorporated territory to a contiguous municipality (105 ILCS 5/7-2c)-
The State Superintendent of Education: (i) shall give written notice of the time and place of the hearing, not less than 30 days prior to the date of the hearing, to the school board of the school district from which the territory described in the petition is to be detached and to the school board of the school district to which that territory is to be annexed; and (ii) shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper that is published in the county in which the territory described in the petition is located and that has circulation within the school districts whose school boards are entitled to written notice of the hearing.

Petition filing; Notice; Hearing; Decision (105 ILCS 5/7-6)-
(a) Upon the filing of a petition with the secretary of the regional board of school trustees under the provisions of Section 7-1 or 7-2 of this Act the secretary shall cause a copy of such petition to be given to each board of any district involved in the proposed boundary change and shall cause a notice thereof to be published once in a newspaper having general circulation within the area of the territory described in the petition for the proposed change of boundaries.

Annexation of territory eliminated from non-high school district (105 ILCS 5/7-27)-
The notice shall be published once at least 10 days before such hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the territory and of general circulation in the districts adjoining such territory maintaining grades nice to twelve, each inclusive. Upon receipt of such order the county board of school trustees or school board, as the case may be, shall give 10 days notice of the hearing once in a newspaper of general circulation in the district and shall give a notice in writing by registered mail at least 10 days prior to the hearing to each school board with was given notice of the hearing conducted by the county board of school trustees of the county in which the territory is located.

Petition filing; notice; hearing; decision (105 ILCS 5/7a-2)-
The regional superintendent of schools with whom the petition is required to be filed shall cause a notice thereof to be published at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the area of all territory described in the petition.

Duties of treasurer (105 ILCS 5/8-17)-
8. Publish in some English language newspaper of his county an annual statement of the finances of the township.

Candidates for office-Nominating petitions (105 ILCS 5/9-10)-
The secretary may have petition forms available for issuance to potential candidates, and may give notice of the petition filing period by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district not less than 10 days prior to the first day of filing.

Statements of Affairs (105 ILCS 5/10-17)-
This link provides information about the responsibility of school boards using cash basis or accrual systems of accounting to maintain a record of assets, liabilities, and found balances. The statement of affairs must be published annually prior to December 1 in a newspaper of general circulation in the respective school district.

Better schools accountability (105 ILCS 5/10-17a)-
Such report card shall be presented at a regular school board meeting subject to applicable notice requirements, and such report cards shall be made available to a newspaper of general circulation serving the district and shall be sent home to parents.

Contracts (105 ILCS 5/10-20.21)-
For purposes of this Section due advertisement includes, but is not limited to, at least one public notice at least 10 days before the bid date in a newspaper published in the district. If no newspaper is published in the district, in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district.

Deactivation or Reactivation of High School Facilities (105 ILCS 5/10-22.22b-
This link provides information about the deactivation or reactivation of a high school facility when it is in the best interest of the students and the district. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper at least ten days prior to the date of the election in one or more newspapers in the district.

Cooperative high school attendance centers (105 ILCS 5/10-22.22c)-
Notice shall be published at least 10 days prior to the date of the election at least once in one or more newspapers published in the district or, if no newspaper is published in the district, in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the district.

Petition filing; notice; hearing; decision (105 ILCS 5/11a-3)-
Upon the filing of a petition with the Regional Superintendent of the Region in which the greater portion of the equalized assessed valuation of the territory described in the petition lies, the Regional Superintendent shall cause a copy of such petition to be given to each board of any district involved in the proposed formation of the new district and shall cause a notice thereof to be published at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the area of the territory of the proposed district.

Petition filing; notice; hearing; decision (105 ILCS 5/11B-3)-
Upon the filing of a petition with the regional superintendent under the provisions of Section 11B-2 of this Article, the Regional Superintendent shall cause a copy of such petition to be given to each board of any district involved in the proposed formation of the new district and shall cause a notice thereof to be published at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the area of the territory of the proposed district.

Petition; filing; notice; hearing; decision (105 ILCS 5/11D-2)-
Upon the filing of a petition with the regional superintendent of the region in which the greater portion of the equalized assessed valuation or the territory described in the petition lies, the regional superintendent shall cause a copy of such petition to be given to each board of any district involved in the proposed formation of the new districts and shall cause a notice thereof to be published at least once each week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper having general circulation within the area of the territory of the proposed districts.

Anticipation warrants (105 ILCS 5/12-12)-
Every warrant shall bear interest payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at the rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, for warrants issued before January 1, 1972, and not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, for warrants issued after January 1, 1972, from the date of its issuance until paid or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid on presentation, unless a lower rate of interest shall be specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and paid at the lower rate.

Bond Issue; Resolution; Election (105 ILCS 5/12-13)-
This link provides information concerning the issuance of bonds by a non-high school district in the event there is a delay in the extension and collection of taxes levied by the governing body. The resolution must be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Powers and duties of school boards (105 ILCS 5/14-6.01)-
A school board shall publish a public notice in its newsletter of general circulation or in the newsletter of another governmental entity of general circulation in the district or if neither is available in the district, then in a newspaper of general circulation in the district, the right of all children with disabilities to a free appropriate public education as provided under this Code.

Notice of sale (105 ILCS 5/15-11)-
Upon receipt of the plat and certificate of valuation the county superintendent shall advertise the sale of such land in lots, as divided and platted, by publishing notice thereof once each week for 3 successive weeks prior the date of the sale in a newspaper published in the county describing the land and stating the time, place and terms of the sale, and shall be in the following form:

Annual Budget (105 ILCS 5/17-1)-
Notice of availability for pubic inspection and of such public hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in such district, at least 30 days prior to the time of such hearing. If there is no newspaper published in such district, notice of such public hearing shall be given by posting notices thereof in 5 of the most public places in such district.

School board power to levy a tax or to borrow money and issue bonds for fire prevention, safety, energy, conservation, disabled accessibility, school security, and specified repair purposes (105 ILCS 5/17-2.11)-
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Back door referendum (105 ILCS 5/17-2.2)-
the district shall publish a notice concerning any resolution to levy a tax in at least one or more newspapers published in the district, within 10 days after such levy is made.

Tax for primary health care programs (105 ILCS 5/17-2.2b)-
Notice of the passage of a resolution pursuant to this Section shall be given by the Secretary of the board of education, by one publication within 5 days of such passage, in a newspaper having a general circulation within such district.

Interfund transfers (105 ILCS 5/17-2a)-
the school board of any district having a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants may, by proper resolution following a public hearing set by the school board or the president of the school board (that is preceded (i) by at least one published notice over the name of the clerk or secretary of the board, occurring at least 7 days and not more than 30 days prior the hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation within the school district and (ii) by posted notice over the name of the clerk or secretary of the board, at least 48 hours before the hearing, at the principal office of the school board or at the building where the hearing is to be held if a principal office does not exist, with both notices setting for the time, date, place, and subject matter of the hearing)...

Additional levies-Submission to voters (105 ILCS 5/17-3)-
If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition is in favor thereof at an election for which the election authorities have given notice either (i) in accordance with Section 12-5 of the Election Code or (ii) by publication of a true and legible copy of the specimen ballot label containing the proposition in the form in which it appeared or will appear on the official ballot label on the day of the election at least 5 days before the day of the election in at least one newspaper published in and having a general circulation in the district, the school board may thereafter, until such authority is revoked in like manner, levy annually the tax so authorized; provided that if the proposition as approved limits the increase in the annual tax rate of the district for educational purposes to a period of not less than 3 nor more than 10 years, the district may, unless such authority is sooner revoked in like manner, levy annually the tax so authorized for the limited number of years approved by a majority of the votes cast on the proposition.

Tax anticipation warrants (105 ILCS 5/17-16)-
Every warrant shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it is drawn, at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before July 1, 1971 and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of its issuance until paid or until notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid on presentation, unless a lower rate of interest is specified therein, in which case the interest shall be computed and paid at the lower rate.

Boards of education (105 ILCS 5/19-3)-
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Resolution to Issue Bonds-Submission to Voters (105 ILCS 5/19-9)-
This link concerns the adoption of a resolution to issue bonds to fund teachers' orders and claims. Notice must be published at least once in a newspaper in the district.

Request for proposals (105 ILCS 5/19b-1.4)-
The request for proposals shall be announced through at least one public notice, at least 10 days before the request date in a newspaper published in the district. If no newspaper is published in the district, than the notice shall run in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district, from a school district that will administer the program, requesting innovative solutions and proposals for energy conservation measures.

Resolution for issuance of bonds-Submission to voters-Ballot (105 ILCS 5/20-7)-
No school district may issue bonds under this Article unless it adopts a resolution declaring its intention to issue bonds for the purpose therein provided and directs that notice of such intention be published at least once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the district. If there is no newspaper published in the district, then notice shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation in the district.

Tax anticipation warrants (105 ILCS 5/32-4.11)-
Every warrant shall bear interest, payable only out of the taxes against which it shall be drawn, at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before January 1, 1972 and not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued after January 1, 1972, from the date of its issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for its payment is available and that it will be paid upon presentation.

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Within 10 days after this resolution has been adopted by the board of inspectors it shall be published at least once in 1 or more newspapers published in the school district. If no newspaper is published in such school district, then the notice shall appear in 1 or more newspapers with a general circulation therein.

Multi-area schools-Establishment of voting districts (105 ILCS 5/34-2.1c)-
(b) The Board shall publicize the location and description of these voting districts by posting notices at each multi-area school and in public places within each voting district, by distributing notices to students at the multi-area school and by placing notices both in daily newspapers of general circulation published in the city and in local and community newspapers published within each voting district.

Rentals and leases-Sale of real estate-Engagement of real estate broker-Indirect and participating ownership interest-Conveyance, payment and disclosure (105 ILCS 5/34-21)-
(A) Notice of intended sale shall be published once each week for 3 consecutive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper published in the city.

Numbering of warrants-Setting apart taxes-Interest (105 ILCS 5/34-24)-
Such warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, if issued before July 1, 1971 and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time for the making of the contract, from the date of their issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that they money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.

Public participation (105 ILCS 5/34-46)-
Not less than 5 days after such copies are so placed on file and prior to final action thereon, the board shall hold at least 2 public hearings thereon, of which notice shall be given at least once by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the city at least 5 days prior to the time of the hearing.

Numbering warrants-Contents-Interest (105 ILCS 5/34-64)-
The warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at a rate of not to exceed 7% per annum if issued before July 1, 1971 and if issued thereafter at the rate of not to exceed 6% per annum, from the date of their issuance until paid or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.

School reports (105 ILCS 5/34-88)-
The board shall make available to a newspaper of general circulation serving the district a report which provides information detailing the performance of the district.

Interim Operations for Fiscal Year 1994 Pending Budget Adoption and Approval (105 ILCS 5/34A-406.2)-
Public notice of the hearing shall be given once at least 2 days before the hearing by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the City.

Terms of Bonds (105 ILCS 5/34A-502)-
The authority shall, from time to time as Bonds are to be sold, advertise in at least 2 daily newspapers, one of which is published in the City of Springfield and one in the City of Chicago, for proposals to purchase Bonds.

Plans and Specifications (105 ILCS 5/35-10)-
This link provides information about the employment of architects and engineers for the design of the approved facilities and the submission of plans. Advertisements for bids must be published in a newspaper once each week for three successive weeks prior to the date the bids are to be opened.

Parties entitled to access; notice to parents; record of release; consent (105 ILCS 10/6)-
(b) No information may be released pursuant to subparagraphs (3) or (6) of paragraph (a) of this Section 6 unless the parent receives prior written notice of the nature and substance of the information proposed to be released, and an opportunity to inspect and copy such records in accordance with Section 5 and to challenge their contents in accordance with Section 7. Provided, however, that such notice shall be sufficient if published in a local newspaper of general circulation or other publication directed generally to the parents involved where the proposed release of information is pursuant to subparagraph 6 or paragraph (a) in this Section 6 and relates to more than 25 students.

Promulgation of standards (105 ILCS 425/3)-
The Board, after giving 10 days notice of the time of a hearing by advertisement in at least 2 newspapers having a general circulation in this State and after giving an opportunity to interested persons to be heard thereon at such hearing, may promulgate reasonable standards consistent with the provisions of this Act for courses of instruction offered by business or vocational schools approved by the Superintendent and the necessary facilities therefor.

 

 

 

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Special Districts
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to special districts. Due to the volume of the entries in this subsection, this topic has been divided into three sections.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Special Districts Part 1

Petition-Setting for public hearing and notice thereof. (70 ILCS 5/2.1)-
This link provides details about the about information required on petitions for hearings. These notices shall be published on 3 separate days in one or more daily or weekly newspapers having general circulation within the proposed territory to be incorporated as an airport authority. The first notice shall be published not less than 15 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Acquisition, construction or improvement of airport-Notice-Bond issues-Disconnection and reconnection of land (70 ILCS 5/2.1-
This link offers the regulations concerning public notice requirements when the site of any airport to be acquired, established or constructed by the authority has been determined. The notice shall be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper listing the location of the site, and if no newspaper, then the notice shall be posted in 5 of the most public places within the authority.

Ordinance adopting rules and regulations-fines-notice and hearing. (70 ILCS 5/8.14)-
This link offers information about the public notice requirements for rules and regulations adopted. These notices are to be published not more than 30, nor less than, 15 days prior to the public hearing.

Sale or disposition of surplus property, etc. (70 ILCS 5/16.1)-
This link provides information about the regulations of public notices for surplus property of an airport authority. Notices are only required if the property has a value of over $1,000. At least one publication of such notice shall be made 10 days prior to the consideration of any offer to purchase such property.

Dissolution of an Authority (70 ILCS 5/17)-
This link provided regulations concerning public notice requirements when an airport authority has ceased to be the owner of an airport.

Metropolitan Airport Authority-Runways (70 ILCS 5/17.3)-
This link covers public notice requirements if an airport plans to construct or extend a runway beyond 5,100 feet. These notices are to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the airport authority for three consecutive weeks.

Dissolution-Setting petition for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 10-6)-
Upon the filing of a petition for dissolution it shall be presented to the court, which shall fix the date and hour for hearing. Within 4 days after first publication of the notice, the clerk shall mail a copy thereof to each of the commissioners of the district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Contracts-Construction (70 ILCS 15/8)-
All contracts let for the construction of any work authorized to be done under the provisions of this Act, where the amount thereof exceeds $5,000, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders on open, competitive bidding after public advertisement made at least 15 days before the opening of bids, in a newspaper of general circulation in a county in which and Authority airport is located, in such manner and at such intervals as may be prescribed by the Authority.

Contracts-Services and supplies (70 ILCS 15/9)-
All contracts for services or supplies required from time to time by the Authority in the acquisition, establishment, maintenance and operation of any Authority airport under this Act or all direct contracts for supplies to be used in the construction of any Authority airport or part thereof to be awarded under this Section, rather than as a part of a contract under Section 8, when the amount of any such supplies or services exceeds $5,000 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder or bidders, on open, competitive bidding after public advertisement made at least 5 days prior to the opening of bids, in a newspaper of general circulation in a county in which an Authority airport is located, in such manner and on one or more occasions as may be prescribed by the Authority.

Organization-Petition-Election (70 ILCS 105/1)-
This link provides petitioning and public notice requirements for incorporating a cemetery maintenance district. The notice shall be published in one or more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed maintenance district.

Ordinances-Publication-Effective Date (70 ILCS 105/6)-
This link contains information about public notice requirements for publishing ordinances. This ordinance shall be published at least once in a newspaper published in said district. The notice shall take effect 10 days after the ordinance is published.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds-Mandamus or other actions to compel performance (70 ILCS 200/2-51)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds-Interest-Payable semi-annually-Bond sale price-Effect of omnibus bond acts (70 ILCS 200/2-52)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/2-70)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines and penalties (70 ILCS 200/2-120)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area.

Bids and advertisements (70 ILCS 200/2-130)-
Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 calendar days before the time for receiving bids, and such advertisements shall also be posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the principal office of the Authority.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds-Interest payable semi-annually-Bond sale price-Effect of omnibus bond acts (70 ILCS 200/10-16)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/10-18)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/20-25)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/20-45)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/50-15)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisements may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/75-40)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue Bonds (70 ILCS 200/80-20)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 120 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/80-30)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/100-35))-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/105-25)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Borrowing-Revenue Bonds (70 ILCS 200/115-13)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/125-20)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper r financial publication in the United States.

Borrowing-Revenue Bonds (70 ILCS 200/135-30)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Borrowing; revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/160-15)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper of financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/170-30)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/185-20)-
Before any such bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation, published in the metropolitan area, the last publication shall be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of the advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/185-35)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/190-30)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/200-30)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Bonds other than revenue bonds; election; tax (70 ILCS 200/205-40)-
Within 10 days after its adoption, the ordinance shall be published at least once in a newspaper published and having an general circulation within the City of Peoria.

Bidding; advertisement (70 ILCS 200/205-75)-
All contracts to be let for the construction, alteration, improvement, repair, enlargement, demolition or removal of any buildings or their facilities, or for materials or supplies to be furnished, where the amount thereof is in excess of $2,500.00 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, or bidders on open competitive bidding after pubic advertisement published at least once in each week for 3 consecutive weeks prior to the opening of bids, in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the county where they Authority is located.

Warrants in anticipation of taxes; forms and terms (70 ILCS 200/205-95)-
The warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, from the date of their issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.

Bonds other than revenue bonds; election (70 ILCS 200/215-25)-
No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section 2-50, or bonds issued pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement as contemplated by the exception contained in Section 215-20, shall be issued by the Authority until the proposition to issue the same has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of said metropolitan area voting upon the proposition at a general election, after at least 10 days notice of such submission has been given by publishing said notice one time in one or more newspapers published in said metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/215/30)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/240-23)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 200/255-30)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least three times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Ordinances and rules; fines and penalties (70 ILCS 200/240-45)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the Authority.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/255-40)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing; general obligation and revenue bonds; backdoor referendum (70 ILCS 200/255-45)-
After this ordinance has been passed by the Board it shall within 10 days be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Tax (70 ILCS 200/265-35)-
After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area.

Borrowing-Revenue Bonds (70 ILCS 200/280-30)-
Before any such revenue bonds (except refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Power to Pass Ordinances and Make Rules and Regulations-Imposition of Fines and Penalties by Ordinance-Publication (70 ILCS 210/23)-
This link provides information about the power of the Board to pass ordinances and impose fines. All fines and penalties must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Advertisement of Bids and Rebids-Contents-Responses-Cash Deposits and Bonds-Premature Disclosures-Rights of Bidders (70 ILCS 210/25)-
This link provides information about advertisements for bids, the content of the advertisements and the awarding of the contract. The advertisement must be published at least three times in a newspaper of general circulation and the official newspaper of Illinois. The last publication must be made at least 10 calendar days before the time for receiving bids.

Contracts or agreements; requests for proposals; public notice; evaluation of proposals; authorization; filing and inspection (70 ILCS 210/25.1)-
(b) When the Authority proposes to enter into a contract or agreements under this Section, the Authority shall give public notice soliciting proposals for the contract or agreement by publication at least twice in one ore more daily newspapers in general circulation in the metropolitan area.

Petition for Organization-Hearing-Referendum (70 ILCS 410/4)-
This link provides information about a petition to form a conservation district. Notice of the public hearing must be published in one or more daily or weekly newspapers at least twenty days prior to the date of the hearing.

Consolidation of districts (70 ILCS 405/26a)-
If the directors of all of the said districts approve the proposals to consolidate such districts, it shall be the duty of the Department to give 10 days notice of the holding of a referendum by causing such notice to be published at least once in one ore more newspapers having general circulation within the district and to hold a referendum within each such district upon the proposition or the proposed consolidation.

Division of Districts (70 ILCS 405/26a.1)-
If the directors favor the proposed division, the Department shall give 10 days notice of the holding of a referendum by causing such notice to be published at least once in one or more newspapers having general circulation within the district and hold a referendum within the district upon the question of the proposed division.

District enlarged (70 ILCS 405/26b.3)-
If the directors determine that the petition meets the requirements of Section 26b.1 and Section 26b.2, the shall, within 30 days after the conclusion of the hearing, give 10 days notice of the holding of a referendum by causing such notice to be published at least once in one ore more newspapers having general circulation within the sub-district.

Detachment of lands from a sub-district (70 ILCS 405/26b.8)-
Within 30 days after the receipt of such petition the governing body shall conduct a hearing, having first notified the petitioners by mail at least ten days in advance and by causing such notice to be published at least once in one ore more newspapers having general circulation within the sub-district.

Due notice (70 ILCS 405/31)-
Here are the requirements for publishing a legal notice concerning Agriculture and Horticulture issues.

Petition for organization-Hearing-Referendum (70 ILCS 410/4)-
Upon the filing of such petition with the circuit court, the circuit clerk shall give notice of the time and place of a hearing upon the subject of the petition which shall be inserted in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers published within the proposed district at least 20 days before such hearing. If no daily or weekly newspaper is published within such proposed district, notice may be given by posting at least 15 copies in each county in such proposed district at least 20 days before such meeting in conspicuous public places as far separated from each other as reasonably possible.

Ordinances (70 ILCS 410/8)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall be published once in at least one newspaper published in said district, or if no newspaper of general circulation is published therein, by posting copies of the same in at least 15 conspicuous public places in the district.

Ordinance-Publication-Contents-Execution of Bonds (70 ILCS 410/15.3)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance for the construction, extension, or improvement of recreational facilities. It also provides publication requirements for the ordinance and information about the execution of bonds to fund the project. The ordinance must be published in at least one newspaper within ten days after the passage of the ordinance.

Dissolution-Procedure (70 ILCS 410/18)-
This link provides the procedures for dissolving a conservation district. Notice of the hearing must be published at least once in one or more daily or weekly newspapers.

Notice of hearing (70 ILCS 605/3-5)-
This link contains the regulations for filing a notice of a hearing on a petition for organizing a drainage district. This notice shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date set for the hearing.

Time and manner of giving notice (70 ILCS 605/3-6)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing notice for land that is to be included in a drainage district. The notice shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks. The first publications of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date fixed for the public hearing. When the proposed district is situated in 2 or more counties, then the notice shall also be published in the same manner in a newspaper of general circulation, published in each of the respective counties. If no newspaper is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Alternate method of organization-Referendum (70 ILCS 605/3-26)-
This link provides information about alternatives to organizing a drainage district. A petition, filed in the county in which the greater part of land of the proposed district will lie, signed by one-tenth of the adult owners who own at least one-fifth of the land in the proposed district, shall request that the question of organizing the district be submitted to the voters by referendum. The notice shall be published once each week for 3 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. If the notice is given by publication, then no notice by mailing shall be required.

Meetings of commissioners-Minutes (70 ILCS 605/4-12)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing notice about the annual meeting of the district. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for the meeting. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Notice of Hearing (70 ILCS 605/4-21)-
This link contains the regulations for notices of hearings concerning assessments for work proposed in an area of the district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Time and manner of giving notice. (70 ILCS 605/4-22)-
This link provides regulations for publishing a notice for land to be included in a drainage district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publications of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for the public hearing. When the proposed district is situated in 2 or more counties, then the notice shall also be published in the same manner in a newspaper of general circulation, published in each of the respective counties. If no newspaper is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Sale of district owned real estate-Petition-Notice-Hearing-Order (70 ILCS 605/4-29)-
This link contains regulations for publishing notice when the commissioners decided to sell any real estate owned by the district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Financial reports of commissioners (70 ILCS 605/4-32)-
This link provides the regulations required for publishing a public notice concerning the hearing for review of the drainage district report by the commissioners of the county. The hearing notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the district was organized.

Original assessments-Notice of hearing-Contents of notice (70 ILCS 605/5-5)-
This link contains the regulations for publishing notice of a hearing for the assessment roll. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Original assessments-Time and manner of giving notice. (70 ILCS 605/5-6)-
This link provides regulations for filing a public notice for those assessments notices to land owners in the county. The notices are to be published once each week for 2 consecutive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date fixed for the hearing. When the district is situated in two or more counties, then such notice shall be given as previously stated by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, the publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Additional assessments (70 ILCS 605/5-16)-
This link provides the regulations for whenever commissioners have been authorized by the court to levy an additional assessment, and no additional assessment roll was filed with their petition for such authority, then they shall prepare and file their additional assessment roll, with the clerk of the court and notice thereof shall be given by the commissioners as previously specified for original assessments.

Acquisition, construction or improvement of airport-Notice-Bond Issues-Disconnection and reconnection of land (70 ILCS 605/5-18))-
After the site of any airport to be acquired, established or constructed by the Authority has been determined upon by the Board of Commissioners of an authority, the Board shall cause notice to be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper having general circulation within the Authority stating the location of the site. If no newspaper exists, then the notice shall be posted in 5 of the most pubic places within the Authority. Upon filing of the petition, the court shall set the petition for hearing not less than 30, nor more than 60, days after the filing thereof. The clerk of the court shall cause notice to be published in a daily or weekly newspaper having a general circulation within the Authority. If no newspaper exists, then the notice shall be posted in 5 of the most pubic places within the Authority, at least one of which shall be upon such land or territory, or a public place upon land adjacent to the property in question.

Annual maintenance assessments-Establishment (70 ILCS 605/5-19)-
This link contains regulations for whenever commissioners have received authorization from the court to levy or to increase an annual maintenance assessment, and no annual maintenance assessment roll was filed with the petition of the commissioners for such authorization, then the commissioners shall prepare and file their annual maintenance assessment roll with the clerk of the court and notice thereof shall be given as previously specified for original assessments.

Foreclosure of assessments-Acceleration (70 ILCS 605/5-25)-
This link provides regulations for publishing notices for property that is subject to liens for failure to pay tax assessment. If the owner of the property is unknown, or if upon inquiry, the residence of the party cannot be determined, the notice shall be published in some newspaper published in such county. If no newspaper is published in said county, then the notice shall be published in some newspaper published in another county but having general circulation in the county where the property in question is located.

Rebate of assessments illegally levied and collected (70 ILCS 605/5-27)-
This link contains the regulations for times when an assessment or a portion of an assessment has been illegally levied and has been collected and no lien has attached to those funds. Commissioners may use those funds, or any part thereof, for the purposes for which the assessment was levied. They may also petition the court to refund the balance of said funds. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Rebate and abatement of excess assessments-Commissioners' petition (70 ILCS 605/5-28)-
This link contains regulations for using excess funds from assessment, or offering a rebate to the citizens of the district, with court approval. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Rebate and abatement of excess assessment-Landowners' petition (70 ILCS 605/5-29)-
This link contains the regulations for when a landowners petition seeking the rebate, or rebate and abatement, of the excess or a portion of the excess of an assessment has been filed with the clerk of the court the petition shall be presented to the court and set for hearing by the court. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Advertising for bids on construction work and purchases (70 ILCS 605/6-1)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing a notice when the cost of any work to be performed by the district, or the cost of any machinery, equipment, materials or supplies to be purchased by the district. The commissioners shall advertise for sealed bids with a notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the county in which the district was organized, not less than once a week for 3 successive weeks.

Borrowing in excess of 90% of unpaid assessments (70 ILCS 605/6-7)-
Prior to borrowing in excess on 90% of any unpaid assessment, or installment of assessments, the commissioners shall petition the court for such authority. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Notes and bonds-Resolution-Register-Calling prior to maturity (70 ILCS 605/6-8)-
This link provides regulations for when the notes and bonds reach maturity. A list of notes and bonds scheduled are to be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the district was organized. If no newspaper of general circulations is published in that county, then the notice shall be published in a newspaper having general publication in that county.

Extending payment of assessments-Notice (70 ILCS 605/6-11)-
When it has been determined by the board to extend payment of assessments, a petition is filed, and the court must fix the date, and hour for the hearing. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Setting report for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 605/7-6)-
Upon filing the assessment report, it shall be presented to the court, which shall fix the date and hour for the public hearing. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the proposed district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in ach of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Annexation-Setting petition for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 605/8-5)-
Upon the filing of a petition for annexation, it shall be presented to the court, which shall fix the date and hour for hearing. The clerk of the court shall give notice of the hearing to the owners of the lands, proposed for annexation, substantially in the form proved. The notice shall include a description for the lands to be annexed. If the petition is filed by the landowners and all of the owners of the lands sought to be annexed have signed the petition, then no notice, other than 10 days written notice sent by the clerk to the commissioners, need be given. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Detachment-Setting petition for hearing-notice (70 ILCS 605/8-9)-
Upon the filing of a petition for detachment, it shall be presented to the court, which shall fix the date and hour for hearing. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Detachment of lands in municipal corporation exercising drainage powers-setting petition for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 605/8-17)-
This link provides the regulations for filing a public notice when a petition is filed to withdraw a piece of land from a drainage district.

Notice of hearing on petition (70 ILCS 605/9-3)-
The clerk of the court shall give notice of the hearing substantially in the form provided in Section 4-21. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Hearing on petition-Referendum-Order (70 ILCS 605/9-4)-
If the drainage districts are contiguous and the petition is so signed but is not signed by a majority of the adult owners in each district owning more than one-third of the land in each district, or by more than one-third of the adult owners in each district owning a major portion of the land in each district, the court shall then order the question of consolidation submitted to the adult owners of land in each district at a special election to be held in each district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Consolidation-Petition of commissioners (70 ILCS 605/9-4.1)-
This link contains regulations for holding a hearing to consolidate two contiguous drainage districts. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Prior obligations and assessments-Annual maintenance assessments (70 ILCS 605/9-8)-
If the commissioners of a consolidated district determine that (a) the annual maintenance assessment is insufficient or (b) is not properly equalized on the lands and other property in the consolidated district, they may petition the court for leave to levy an annual maintenance assessment to supersede the former annual maintenance assessment or assessments levied by the individual district or districts. Any such petition shall be filed, set for hearing and heard after notice in the manner provided in Sections 4-19 to 4-24, inclusive.

Abandonment of entire work (70 ILCS 605/10-1)-
A petition, signed by not less than 2/3 of the adult landowners owning not less that 2/3 of all lands in the area may, prior to any liens petition the court to cause the commissioners to abandon the work, rebate the assessments paid and abate the unpaid assessments attributable to such work. If notice is given by publication, then the clerk shall, within 4 days after the first publication mail a copy thereof to each of the commissioners.

Dissolution-Petition by landowners (70 ILCS 605/10-5)-
This link contains information for when land owners within a district desire to dissolve the district they may petition the court. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Dissolution-Petition of commissioners (70 ILCS 605/10-7.1)-
In addition to Section 10-5, the commissioners of a district may petition to dissolve the district. The petition shall be signed by a majority of the commissioners and be verified by at least one commissioner. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Dissolution-Sub-districts and minor sub-districts upon petition of landowners. (70 ILCS 605/10-9)-
Sub-districts and minor sub-districts may be dissolved upon petition of landowners in the same manner as provided in this article for main districts.

Dissolution-Sub-district or minor sub-district upon petition of commissioners (70 ILCS 605/10-10)-
When the drainage system of a sub-district is of the same character, type or nature as any part of the drainage system of the main district, the commissioners of the sub-district may petition the court to dissolve the sub-district. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Setting petition for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 605/11-6)-
This link contains the regulations for public notice requirements when a contract is between 2 drainage districts, or if the contract is between a drainage district and a municipal corporation, and the municipal corporation was not a party to that proceeding. The clerk of the court shall publish notice of the hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the petitioning district is situated. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 consecutive weeks and the first publication of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date for the hearing. When the district is located in two or more counties, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in each of said counties.

Setting petition for hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 605 11/16)-
This link contains information for filing a petition via public notice for approval of a contract establishing a joint system. The clerk of the court shall publish notice of the hearing on the petition in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the petitioning district is located. The notice shall be published once each week for 2 consecutive weeks and the first publication of the notice shall be at least 2 weeks prior to the date fixed for the hearing. When the petitioning district is located in two or more counties, the notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in a newspaper having general circulation in that county.

Creation Authorized-Petition-Hearing-Election-Order Organizing (70 ILCS 705/1)-
This link provides information regarding the creation of fire protection districts. At least 20 days prior to the date of the hearing, notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the proposed fire protection district.

Annexation of Territory-Petition-Hearing-Election-Resolution Accepting or Rejecting Territory (70 ILCS 705/3)-
This link provides information regarding the process for the annexation of land into a fire protection district. Notice of the hearing must be published in one or more daily or weekly newspapers in the fire protection district at least twenty days prior to the date of the hearing.

Annexation of surrounded unincorporated territory under 60 acres (70 ILCS 705/3.2)-
(b) The board of trustees of the annexing fire protection district shall publish notice of the proposed annexation once, at least 10 days before passing the annexation ordinance, in a newspaper of general circulation within the territory to be annexed.

Publication of Ordinances (70 ILCS 705/7)-
This link provides publication requirements for ordinances that impose penalties or make appropriations. Within one week of the passage of the ordinance, it must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least once.

Discontinuance-Requisites-Petition-Hearing-Election-Ordinance (70 ILCS 705/9)-
This link provides the procedures for disconnection from a fire protection district and annexation into a new one. Notice must be published in a newspaper at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Sale or Exchange of Property (70 ILCS 705/10a)-
This link provides information about the sale or lease of land that is no longer of use to the fire protection district and the transfer of land. Notice of the public auction must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the district at least once.

Taxes For Corporate Purposes-Levy and Collection-Abandonment or Increase of Taxes-Elections (70 ILCS 705/14)-
This link provides information about the Board of Trustees' ability to increase taxes for all corporate purposes including the payment of costs incurred in taking over fire protection facilities. Within 30 days of the passage of the ordinance, it must be published in one or more newspapers within the fire protection district.

Publication of Notice of Hearing (70 ILCS 705/14.04)-
This link provides publication requirements for public notice of the Proposed Consolidation of Fire Protection Districts hearing. Notice of the hearing must be published once each week for three successive weeks. The first publication must be made at least three weeks prior to the date of the hearing.

Disconnection of Territory From District-Petition-Hearing-Notice (70 ILCS 705/15)-
This link provides information about the filing of petitions for the purpose of withdrawing from a fire protection district. Two weeks notice of the hearing must be given in the manner provided in Section 1 of this act.

Disconnected Territory Added to Another District-Procedure (70 ILCS 705/16)-
This link provides the procedure for withdrawing from a fire protection district and joining a new district for the purpose of receiving greater or equal benefits from the district. Notice of the hearing must be published in a daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation at least two weeks prior to the hearing.

Disconnection From District and Organization in a New Fire Protection District-Procedure (70 ILCS 705/16c)-
This link provides the procedures for disconnection from a fire protection district and the formation of a new district. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper two weeks prior to the date of the hearing.

Rules-Making and Distribution (70 ILCS 705/16.05)-
This link provides information concerning changes made to rules that concern terms of office and payment of officers. Notice must be published in one or more newspapers within the fire protection district.

Notice of Examinations (70 ILCS 705/16.09)-
This link provides publication requirements for notices regarding examinations for the fire department. Notice of the time and place of the examination must be published in a newspaper within the fire protection district at least two weeks prior to the examination.

Discontinuance-Requisites-Petition-Hearing-Election-Ordinance (70 ILCS 705/19)-
Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set a day for hearing, not less than 2 weeks nor more than 4 weeks from the filing thereof, and the court, or the circuit clerk or sheriff upon order of the court, shall give 10 days notice of such hearing in one or more daily or weekly newspapers of general circulation in the county, or in each county wherein the district is organized and by posting at least 10 copies of the notice in conspicuous places in the district.

Transfer of territory in counties of more than 600,000 but less than 1,000,000-Petition-Proposition (70 ILCS 705/19a)-
(d) Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set a day for hearing, not less than 2 weeks or more than 4 weeks from the filing thereof, and the court, or the circuit clerk or sheriff upon order of the court, shall give 22 weeks notice of such hearing in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers of general circulation in the county or in each county wherein the district or districts from which the territory sought to be transferred is organized, and by posting at least 10 copies of the notice in conspicuous places in the district or in each of the districts from which the territory is sought to be transferred, and in addition shall cause a copy of the notice to be personally served upon each of the trustees of the district to which the transfer is sought to be made at least one week before the date set for the hearing.

Discontinuance Where Municipality Contains More Than 50% of District's Territory-Requisites-Petition-Hearing -Order For Disconnection (70 ILCS 705/21)-
This link provides information about the disconnection of any city, village or incorporated town from a fire protection district. Notice of the hearing must be published at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Ambulance Service-Referendum-Tax Levy (70 ILCS 705/22)-
This link provides information concerning the passage of referendums that would allow for a tax increase for the purpose of providing an ambulance service. Notice of the resolution must be published in a newspaper of general circulation twice.

Petition for organization-Procedure-Referendum (70 ILCS 805/1)-
Such circuit court shall cause a notice of the time and place of such public consideration to be published 3 successive days in some newspaper having a general circulation in the territory proposed to be placed in such district.

Corporate Authority-Powers and duties of officers-Contracts for supplies, materials and work-Salaries (70 ILCS 805/8)-
All contracts for supplies, material or work involving an expenditure in excess of $10,000 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after advertising at least once in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the district, excepting work requiring personal confidence or necessary supplies under the control of monopoles, where competitive bidding is impossible.

Ordinances, Orders, and Resolutions-Publication-Evidence (70 ILCS 805/11)-
This link provides information about the publication of ordinances and when they can go into effect. All ordinances imposing any fines or penalties or making any appropriation of money must be published in at least one newspaper within ten days of their passage.

Tax Levies (70 ILCS 805/13.1)-
This link provides information about the Board's ability to raise taxes for general corporate purposes. Notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district at least once. The publication must be made no less than 45 days prior to the effective date of the increase.

Disconnection of territory-Proposition (70 ILCS 805/14.1)-
The court, or the circuit clerk or sheriff upon order of the court, shall give 2 weeks notice of such hearing in one or more daily or weekly newspapers of general circulation in the county or in each county wherein the district from which the territory sought to be disconnected is organized, and post at least 10 copies of the notice in conspicuous places in the district from which the territory is sought to the disconnected.

Recreational facilities-Ordinance regarding financing-Bonds (70 ILCS 805/18.2)-
Any such ordinance shall be published within 10 days after passage at least once in a newspaper published in such district and having a general circulation therein to be designated by such board, and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published.

Ordinances-Publication-Effective Date-Evidence of Passage (70 ILCS 810/19)-
This link provides information about when an ordinance can go into effect and what the publication requirements for ordinances are. Any ordinances imposing and fines or penalties or making any appropriation of money must be published at least once within ten days of the passage of the ordinance.

Ordinances for Recreational Facilities-Publication-Contents (70 ILCS 810/32)-
This link provides information about passing an ordinance in order to construct, equip, aquire or improve any recreational facility in a forest preserve district. Any such ordinance must be published at least once in a newspaper within ten days of its passage.

Appropriation and tax levy ordinances in districts of 500,000 ore more during fiscal years 1961 and 1962 (70 ILCS 840/1)-
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Appropriation and tax levy ordinances-Districts of 500,000 or more-Certain fiscal years (70 ILCS 845/1)-

Counties of less than 3,000,000-Appropriation ordinances-Validation (70 ILCS 850/1)-

Election on annual levy of public health tax-Publication of notice (70 ILCS 905/21)-
(d) Whenever any public health district first levies the tax authorized in Section 15, it shall cause the resolution levying the tax to be published in one or more newspapers published in the district within 0 days after the levy is made. If no newspaper is published in the district, the resolution shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Petition-Notice of hearing-Filing fees and costs of printing and publishing notice. (70 ILCS 910/5)-
This link contains regulations governing the publishing of public notices by individuals or groups wishing to create a hospital district. A hearing is to be held, and a notice published on 3 separate days in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the proposed hospital district.

District as municipal corporation-Powers of district. (70 ILCS 910/15)-
This link lists the guidelines by which a hospital district governs itself. During a process where the district is for sale, a public notice is required to be published once each week for three consecutive weeks no less than 30 days prior to the public sale, or opening of bids for real estate.

Bonds-Submission to vote-Ordinance-State or federal aid. (70 ILCS 910/21)-
This link contains information about the regulations for administering revenue bonds for the hospital district. A notice of hearing must be published not more than 30 nor less than 15 days prior to the hearing.

Revenue bonds (70 ILCS 910/21.2)-
This link provides information about the public hearing and the public notice regarding the exchange of real estate. Notice of the public hearing is to be duly published in a newspaper of general circulation. The notice should not be published less than 15 days nor more than 30 days prior to the hearing.

Dissolution of District (70 ILCS 910/25)-
This link provides regulations concerning the dissolution of a hospital district. Notices are to be published on 3 separate days in one or more newspapers, the first of which is not to be less than 20 days prior to the hearing.

Institutions and Buildings-Authority to Construct (70 ILCS 915/4)-
This link provides information regarding authorization for the construction of hospitals, sanitariums, clinics, laboratories or other buildings of use to the practice of medical science. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing must be given by publication in a secular newspaper of general circulation at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Conveyance or Lease of Real Property (70 ILCS 915/6)-
This link provides information regarding the conveyance or lease or real estate for the construction of hospitals, sanitariums, clinics, or laboratories. Notice of the hearing must be given once in a secular newspaper of general circulation in the city of Chicago at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Improvement and Management of District-Building Regulations-Zoning (70 ILCS 915/8)-
This link provides information about zoning regulations in the city of Chicago for medical districts. Notice of the public hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Chicago for three consecutive days. The last publication must be made at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Organization of tuberculosis sanitarium districts-Petition-Election (70 ILCS 920/1)-
This link deals with territories lying wholly within one county, but entirely outside the corporate limits of any city or village, may incorporate themselves as a tuberculosis sanitarium district. The notice is to be published 3 successive days in some newspaper having a general circulation in the territory proposed to be placed in the district. The last notice is to appear no less than 5 days prior to the hearing.

Ordinances, orders and resolutions. (70 ILCS 920/2)-
This link regulates when ordinances concerning appropriation of moneys are to appear as notices in the paper. All these notices are to be published within 10 days of their passage, and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is published.

Ordinances, orders and resolutions (70 ILCS 920/12)-
All ordinances making any appropriation of moneys, shall within ten days after their passage, be published at least once in some newspaper published in such district or having a general circulation therein to be designated by the board of directors and no such ordinance shall take effect until ten days after it is so published.

 

 

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Special Districts Part 2

Annexation of Contiguous Territory (70 ILCS 1005/10)-
This link provides procedures for the annexation of territory to an established mosquito abatement district. The resolution must be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation in the territory.

Petition for referendum (70 ILCS 1105/4)-
The clerk of the circuit court shall cause a notice of the time and place of hearing to be published 3 successive days in a newspaper having a general circulation in the territory of the proposed district.

Contracts (70 ILCS 1105/12)-
All contracts for supplies, material, or work involving an expenditure in of more than $10,000 shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after advertising at least once in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the district, except work requiring personal confidence or necessary supplies where competitive bidding is impossible.

Ordinances (70 ILCS 1105/16)-
An ordinance imposing a fine or penalty or making an appropriations shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published at least once in a newspaper designated by the board and having a general circulation within the district, and the ordinance shall not take effect until 10 days after it published.

Filing of petition (70 ILCS 1205/2-3)-
Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be given by the clerk of the circuit court at least 20 days prior to the ate fixed for such hearing by at least one publication thereof in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers having a general circulation within the proposed park district.

Annexation (70 ILCS 1205/3-6c)-
(b) Notice of the time and place of the hearing shall be given by the clerk of the circuit court at least 20 days prior to the date fixed for the hearing by at least one publication thereof in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers having a general circulation within the park district.

Rules to be published (70 ILCS 1210/5)-
All rules made as herein provided, and all changes therein, shall forthwith be printed for distribution by the Civil Service Board and it shall give notice of the places where copies of said rules may be obtained, by publication in one ore more daily newspapers published in the county in which said park district is situated, and in each such publication shall specify the date when said rules shall go into operation.

Sales or leases to hospitals-Notice and hearing-Appraisals (70 ILCS 1205/9-2d)-

Lease of parking facilities and collection of rentals (70 ILCS 1505/25.8)-
The Commissioners of the Chicago Park District are hereby given the authority to lease all or any part of any such parking facilities, and to fix and collect the rentals therefore, and to fix, charge and collect rentals, fees and charges to be paid for the use of the whole or any part of any such parking facilities, and to make contracts for the operation and management of the same, and to provide for the use, management and operation of such parking facilities through lease or by its own employees, or otherwise; provided, however, that no lease for the operation or management of any such parking facilities shall be made for more than one year, except to the highest and best bidder after notice requesting bids shall have been given by at least one publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the Chicago Park District, such publication to be made once each week for at least two weeks before the date of receiving bids therefore.

Adoption of Budget and Passage of Annual Appropriation Ordinance Required (70 ILCS 1205/4-4)-
This link provides information about the requirement for the Park District to adopt a combined annual budget and appropriation ordinance. Notice of the public hearing must be published in a newspaper published within the park district at least one week prior to the time of the hearing.

Filing of Petition-Notice and Hearing (70 ILCS 1205/2-3)-
This link provides information about the filing of a petition for the reorganization of a park district. Notice of the time and place of the hearing must be published once in a newspaper at least twenty days prior to the date fixed for the hearing.

Disconnection of Territory Within One Year of Organization-Procedure (70 ILCS 1205/3-6a)-
This link provides regulations and procedures for the disconnection of territory from a park district. Notice must be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation.

Annexation of surrounded or nearly surrounded territory (70 ILCS 1205/3-9)-
Whenever territory, containing 80 acres or less, not incorporated within a park district, is wholly bounded by one ore more part districts, or is wholly bounded by one ore more part districts and a river, lake, railroad, or arterial street, the territory may be annexed by any park district by which it is bounded in whole or in part, by passage of an ordinance to that effect, after notice is given, as provided in this section. The corporate authorities shall give notice, stating that annexation of the territory described in this notice is contemplated under this Section, to be published once, in a newspaper published in the annexing park district. If no newspaper is published in the annexing park district, than the notice shall be published in a newspaper with a general circulation within the annexing park district, not more than 45 nor less than 30 days before passage of the annexation ordinance.

Adoption of budge and passage of annual appropriation ordinance required (70 ILCS 1205/4-4)-
At least one public hearing shall be held as to such budget and appropriation ordinance prior to final action thereupon, notice of which shall be given by publication in a newspaper published in such park district, at least one week prior to the time of such hearing. If there is no newspaper published in such park district, notices of such public hearing shall be given by posting notices thereof in 5 of the most public places in such park district.

Tax For Paving and Lighting Streets and Roadways-Referendum (70 ILCS 1205/5-6)-
This link provides information about the increase of taxes for the purpose of construction, maintenance, and lighting streets and roadways within the parks and playgrounds maintained by the district. Within 15 days of the adoption of the resolution, it must be published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Tax for Joint Recreational Programs for the Handicapped-Referendum (70 ILCS 1205/5-8)-
This link provides information about the park district's ability to increase taxes in order to provide recreational programs for the handicapped and the procedure for increasing taxes. Within 15 days of the adoption of the resolution, it must be published once in a newspaper.

Tax for Organizing and Maintaining Police Systems-Referendum (70 ILCS 1205/5-9)-
This link provides information about the park district's ability to increase taxes for the purpose of organizing and maintaining a police system within the parks and playgrounds maintained by the district. Within 15 days of the adoption of the resolution, it must be published once in a newspaper.

General corporate powers (70 ILCS 1205/8-1)-
For purposes of this subsection, ìdue advertisementî includes, but is not limited to, at least one public notice at least 10 days before the bid date in a newspaper published in the district. If no newspaper is published in the district, that the notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area of the district.

Ordinance-Specification-Bonds-Election (70 ILCS 1205/9-1a)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance that allows a park district to acquire, construct, extend or improve a swimming pool or artificial ice skating rink and issue bonds to fund the project. Within ten days of the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the park district.

Ordinance-Referendum (70 ILCS 1205/9.1-2)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of a golf course. Within ten days of the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published in a newspaper once.

Ordinance-Publication-Petition for Referendum (70 ILCS 1205/9.2-2)-
This link provides information about an ordinance that allows for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of an indoor or outdoor tennis court and the publication of the ordinance after it has be adopted. Within ten days of the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the park district.

Ordinance-Plans and Specifications (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-2)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance for the acquisition, construction, or improvement of outdoor recreational facilities. Within ten days after the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published once in a newspaper.

Sale, Lease or Exchange of Real Property (70 ILCS 1205/10-7)-
This link provides information about the sale or lease of property owned by a park district to another unit of Illinois government for public use. Notice of the meeting must be published no less than three times in a newspaper of general circulation. The first and last publications may not be less than ten days apart.

Publication of Resolution (70 ILCS 1205/10-7a)-
This link provides the publication requirements for the resolution concerning the sale of property owned by a park district. After the adoption of the resolution, it must be published in a newspaper not less than three times. The first and last publication can be made no less than ten days apart.

Sale By Competitive Bidding (70 ILCS 1205/10-7d)-
This link provides information about the sale of park district owned property at a public sale. Notice of the time and place of the sale must be published for two successive weeks, once each week, in a newspaper of general circulation in the said district. The first publication must be made no less than 15 days prior to the date of the sale.

Ordinances (70 ILCS 1205/11.1-7)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, improvement, operation and maintenance of a harbor and its facilities for public use. Within ten days after the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published once in a newspaper.

Funding-Tax Levy (70 ILCS 1205/11.2-2)-
This link provides information about the power of the governing board of a park district to increase taxes for a working cash fund. Within ten days of the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published in a newspaper once within the park district.

Notice of Hearing on Petition (70 ILCS 1205/13-9b)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of a hearing on a petition for dissolution. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the park district at least twenty days prior to the date fixed for the hearing.

Notice of Examination and Fees to be Published (70 ILCS 1210/7)-
This link provides information about what a public notice of an examination for a civil service position must contain. The notice must be published in a newspaper for 2 weeks proceeding the examination.

Printing of rules for distribution-Notice of availability (70 ILCS 1215/6)-
All rules are made as herein provided and all changes therein shall forthwith be printed for distribution by the Civil Service Board, and it shall give notice of the places where copies of said rules may be obtained by publication in one ore more daily newspapers published in the county in which said Park Employees" and Retirement Board Employees" Annuity and Benefit Fund is situated and in such publication shall specify the date when said rules or changes shall go into operation.

Notice of Examination and Fee (70 ILCS 1215/8)-
This link provides information about how and where notice is to be given of a civil service examination. The notice must be published 2 weeks preceding the examination in a daily newspaper of general circulation.

Dividing and Boundary Lines-Proceedings to Establish-Confirmation-Claim of State (70 ILCS 1230/2)-
This link provides information about hearings to establish boundary lines between privately owned and state owned land along a shore line. Notice of the filing of a complaint must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks. The last publication must be published not less than ten days nor more than twenty days before the designated date for the appearance.

Commissioners May Sell Land No Longer Needed (70 ILCS 1235/1)-
This link provides information about the sale of a piece of land that the Board of Park Commissioners has deemed no longer necessary or useful. Notice of application must be published in a newspaper in the said county at least ten days prior to the date when the application will be made.

Maintenance tax-Limitations-Levy and collection (70 ILCS 1290/2)-
Whenever the board of park commissioners of a park district of less than 500,000 population adopts a resolution that is shall levy and collect a tax for the purposes specified in this Section in excess of .03 percent but not to exceed .07 percent of the value of taxable property in the district, the board shall cause the resolution to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the district. If there is no such newspaper, the resolution shall be posted in at least 3 public places within the district.

Fiscal Year-Budget-Appropriation Ordinance-Transfer of Appropriations (70 ILCS 1505/17)-
This link provides information about the dates of the fiscal year, how and when to prepare a budget, and the adoption of an appropriation ordinance for the Chicago Park District. Notice of the hearing must be published at least once, no less than ten days prior to the date of the hearing. Supplemental Ordinance to Appropriate Bond Proceeds-Publication (70 ILCS 1505/17A)-
This link provides information about the adoption of supplemental ordinances or ordinances appropriating proceeds of bonds. Within one month of the adoption of the ordinance it must be published once in a newspaper in the city of Chicago.

Ordinance Providing For Issuance of Bonds (70 ILCS 1505/25.3)-
This link provides information regarding the adoption of an ordinance that would allow for the issuance of bonds to fund the Chicago Park Districts acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of motor vehicle parking lots, underground garages, and parking meters. After the adoption of the ordinance, it must be published once in a newspaper. The ordinance shall become effective ten days after the publication.

Lease of Parking Facilities and Collection of Rentals (70 ILCS 1505/25.8)-
This link provides information about the lease of parking facilities, the collection of rentals, and the use of the revenue. Notice requesting bids must be published once each week for at least two weeks prior to the date for receiving bids in a newspaper of general circulation within the Chicago Park District.

Harbor For Recreational Purposes-Ordinances (70 ILCS 1505/26.7)-
This link provides information about the adoption of an ordinance that would allow the Chicago Park District to acquire, construct, expand or improve a harbor and its facilities for public recreation. After the ordinance has been adopted it must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation within the Chicago Park District.

Bonds (70 ILCS 1605/40)-
Notice of the hearing giving the purpose, time, and place of the hearing shall be published at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the District.

Public Hearings Pursuant to Adoption of a Comprehensive Plan-Notice (70 ILCS 1705/30)-
This link provides information about the hearing and publication regarding adoption of a comprehensive plan for the development of the Counties Area. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper at least 14 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Public Hearings-Notice (70 ILCS 1710/30)-
This link provides guidelines for the hearing and publication of the public notice regarding the hearing. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper at least 14 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Leases or other contracts for operation of facilities Governing procedure (70 ILCS 1805/6)-

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1805/30)-
This link contains regulations concerning the regulations of the board concerning public notices. Ordinances shall take effect no earlier than 10 days following the published notice in a newspaper of general circulation.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1805/32)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation, published in the area embraced by the Port District.

Leases or other contracts for operation of public warehouses or grain elevators (70 ILCS 1810/5.02)-
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Ordinances and rules and regulations-Fines and penalties. (70 ILCS 1810/21)-
This link provides regulations for public notices when an ordinance or rule change is made. Notices shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the district. No ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after the notice is published.

Procedure for receiving bids for operation of facilities under contract-Notice-Contracts exempt (70 ILCS 1815/8)-
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Power of board to pass ordinances-Rules and regulations-Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 1815/42)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which hall be published in a newspaper of general circulation, published in the area embraced by the Port District.

Ordinances-Rules and regulations-Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 1820/24)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by o9rdinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area embraced by the district.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1820/32)-
This requests provides the regulations for the canal board to follow when annexing land. These notices shall be published at least 20 days prior to the public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the district.

Airports-Establishment and maintenance-Proposition (70 ILCS 1825/4.6)-
This link provides the public notice requirements for county boards to seek voter approval for establishing and maintaining an airport. Notices shall be published at least 10 days prior to the date of the referendum election at least once in one or more newspapers published in the district, or if no paper is published in the district, then one having general circulation within the district.

Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 1825/23)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the District.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1825/32)-
This link provides regulations concerning advertisement of public notices concerning the annexation of land into the canal district. Notices shall be publishes at least 20 days prior to the election at least once by a newspaper having general circulation within the area proposed to be annexed.

Leases or other contracts for operation of facilities-Governing procedure (70 ILCS 1830/9)-
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Sale of general obligation bonds. (70 ILCS 1830/25.1)-
This link provides the regulations for boards to follow when selling bonds for the district. The notices shall be published at least once, in a newspaper of general circulation. The results are to be tabulated not less than 10 days after date of publication.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1830/43-
This link discusses the regulations of the board concerning their enforcement of ordinances through legal notices. These notices must be published in a newspaper of general circulation, published in an area embraced by the port district. No ordinance can take effect earlier than 10 days from the initial publication.

Sale of general obligation bonds. (70 ILCS 1830/25.1)-
This link provides the regulations for boards to follow when selling bonds for the district. The notices shall be published at least once, in a newspaper of general circulation. The results are to be tabulated not less than 10 days after date of publication.

Procedure for leases or contracts for operation of warehouses and storage facilities (70 ILCS 1832/40)-
This notice shall state the time within which and the place where bids may be submitted, the time and place of opening of bids, and shall be published no more than 30 days nor less than 15 days in advance of the first day for the submission of bids in any one or more newspapers designated by the district that have a general circulation within the district.

Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 1832/145)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances that shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the district.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1832/165)-
Notice shall be given by the court to whom the petition is addressed or by the circuit clerk or sheriff of the county in which the petition is made at the order and direction of the court of the time and place of the hearing upon the subject of the petition at least 20 days before the hearing by at least one publication of the notice in any newspaper having general circulation within the area proposed to be annexed, and by mailing a copy of the notice to the mayor or president of the board of trustees of all cities, villages, and incorporated towns within the district.

Sale of general obligation bonds-Competitive bidding-Notice (70 ILCS 1835/14)-
This link contains regulations for proper sale of bonds for the district. The notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district.

Rules and regulations-Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 1835/29)-
This link provided regulations for boards to pass new ordinances and issue fines. The notices shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in an area embraced by the district. Ordinances cannot take effect earlier than 10 days from the initial publication.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1835/37)-
This link provides the regulatory authority of a board to annex land into the canal district. Notices must be published at least 20 days prior to the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1845/24)-
All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area embraced by the District.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1845/33)-
This link provides regulations for annexation property into district land. The notices shall be published at least 20 days prior, in a newspaper of general circulation, within the area proposed to be annexed.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1850/24)-
This link provided the requirements for filing public notices for changes in ordinances and rules. Ordinances must be filed in a newspaper of general circulation in the area embraced by the district. This ordinances will take effect 10 days after publication of the notice.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1850/33)-
This link provides the regulations of county boards when annexing land into the district. The notices must be published at least 20 days prior to the hearing in at least one publication having general circulation within the proposed annexed area.

General obligation bonds-Sale (70 ILCS 1855/13)-
This link provides the regulations for all public notice requirements concerning sealed bids during a bond sale. Notices shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation.

Ordinances-Enforcement Publication (70 ILCS 1855/28)-
This links lists the boards powers with respect to pass ordinances and make rules. It requires that a public notice be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area embraced by the district. The ordinance shall take effect 10 days after publication.

Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 1855/37).-
This link provides regulations on how a county board must publish legal notices concerning possible annexation of land. The notices must be published at least 20 days prior to a public hearing.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication (70 ILCS 1860/24)-
This link provides the regulations for board members enforcement of ordinances and fines. The notices shall take effect 10 days after publication in a newspaper.

Petition for annexation-Referendum (70 ILCS 1860/33)-
This link provides for the regulations required for a referendum to be placed on the ballot for annexation of property. The Notices shall be published at least 20 days prior to at least one publication with a general circulation within the area proposed to be annexed.

Ordinances-Enforcement-Publication. (70 ILCS 1865/24)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing ordinances concerning fines and penalties. Ordinances shall be published in an area embraced by the District. The Ordinance will take effect 10 days after publication.

Petition for annexation-Notice-Hearing-Election. (70 ILCS 1865/33)-
This link provides regulations for public notices and hearings associated with proposed annexation of property into the district. Notices on the subject shall be advertised at least 20 days prior by at least one newspaper having general circulation in the area proposed to be annexed.

Leases and contracts for operation of public warehouses, grain elevators or transportation facilities-Procedure-Notice Competitive bidding ( 70 ILCS 1870/6)-
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Rules and regulations-Fines and penalties-Publication of ordinances. (70 ILCS 1870/32)-
This link provides the regulatory language for a canal board to initiate fines and administer rules of the district. The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation. Ordinances cannot take effect earlier that 10 days following the initial notice.

Letting of contracts (70 ILCS 1905/24)-
All contracts to be let for the construction, alteration, improvement, repair, enlargement, demolition or removal of any buildings or other facilities when the amount is in excess of $10,000, shall be let to the lowest bidder. Bidding shall take place after the public has been notified with an advertisement published once at least three weeks prior to the opening of bids, in a secular English language newspaper of general circulation in the county where the Authority is located.

Annexation of adjacent and contiguous territory (70 ILCS 2005/13)-
the trustees may annex the territory by a resolution which shall be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the territory and shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the resolution be submitted to the electors of the territory, (2) the time in which the petition must be filed, and (3) the date of the prospective referendum.

 

 

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Special Districts Part 3

Hearing (70 ILCS 2005/3)-
The notice shall be published at least once each week for 2 weeks in one ore more newspapers of general circulation in the proposed district, and a copy of the notice shall be posted in at least 10 of the most public places in the proposed district at least 10 days before the hearing. In case the boundaries as fixed by the court include any territory not included in the boundaries as described in the original petition, the court shall cause a notice to be inserted at least twice in some newspaper of general circulation in the additional territory, which notice shall state the time and place at which a hearing will be held to permit the owners of the land in the additional territory to appear and be heard on the question of including the additional territory.

Organization of districts-Petition-Hearing-Election-Balloting and return (70 ILCS 2105/1)-
This link contains regulations for petitioning the circuit court for the county containing all or the largest portion of the proposed district to submit the question of organizing the proposed territory as a sanitary district. Notice shall be given by the court to whom the petition is addressed of the time and place where such commissioners shall meet for such hearing by a publication inserted once in one or more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed conservancy district. If no daily or weekly newspaper is published within the proposed conservancy district, then notice shall be posted, at least 10 copies, in such proposed district at least 20 days before such meeting, in a visible public place separated as far from each other as possible.

Addition of territory to district-Hearing-Referendum-Balloting and returns-Petition for annexation (70 ILCS 2105/3)-
This link details the procedure for adding land to a sanitary district. At least 1 percent of the legal voters residing in the district may petition the court to ask the legal voters of the proposed additional territory if the proposed territory shall become part of any conservancy district. Due notice shall be given by the court of the county in which the petition is filed of the time and place where the hearing shall be held. The court shall certify the question to the proper election officials who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.

Ordinances-Publication-Effective Date (70 ILCS 2105/7)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall within one month after they are passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in said district, or if no such newspaper of general circulation is published therein, by posting copies of the same in ten public places in the district; and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published, and all other ordinances and resolutions shall take effect from and after their passage unless otherwise provided therein.

Procedure for sale of real estate (70 ILCS 2105/11.1)-
This link contains the procedure for when real estate is to be sold. Notice of such proposed sale, giving time, place and terms thereof, and an invitation for bids shall be published for 3 consecutive weeks prior to the date of the sale in a newspaper of general circulation published in the conservancy district or, if no such newspaper is published in the district, then in a newspaper having general circulation in each county within which a portion of the district lies.

Letting of contracts-Public notice-Connection of sewers (70 ILCS 2105/16)-
All contracts for work other than professional services, to be done by such conservancy district, the expense of which will exceed $2500, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder upon not less than 30 days' public notice of the terms and conditions upon which the contract is to be let, having been given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in said district, and the said board shall have the power and authority to reject any and all bids, and re-advertise.

Sanitary districts-Incorporation-Contents of petition (70 ILCS 2205/1)-
When two counties, containing an area of contiguous territory, having within its limits two or more incorporated cities or villages and an aggregate population of not less than 3,500 inhabitants, subject to overflow from any river or tributary, and maintenance of one or more levees will contribute to the preservation of the public health and safety, the said territory may be incorporated as a sanitary district.

Fixing of boundaries by court-Notice-Hearing (70 ILCS 2205/2)-
Upon the filing of a petition to incorporate new territory into a sanitary district, the court shall consider establishing the boundaries of the proposed district. Four week's notice shall be given by the court of the time and place where such boundaries will be considered, by publication in one or more newspapers published in each of said counties.

Sanitary district-Body corporate-Powers-Claim for compensation of suit for damages-Written notice-Judicial notice of district's existence. (70 ILCS 2205/6)-
This link states that a sanitary district may be considered a corporate body, and designates the powers available by the body. If the board decides to change the corporate name of the sanitary district, the ordinance shall be published at least once in a newspaper having general circulation within the district and shall become effective 10 days after the first publication.

Ordinances-Publication-When effective (70 ILCS 2205/11)-
This link contains the regulations for all ordinances making appropriations. Within one month after the passing of an ordinance, notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper published in the district, and in each of the counties in which the same is situated. No such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after the notice was published.

Annexation agreement with landowners (70 ILCS 2205/14.3a)-
This notice shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published within the sanitary district.

Bond issue-Limitation-Sale of bonds (70 ILCS 2205/16)-
This link provides the regulations for borrowing money on the credit of the corporation and the issuance of bonds. The notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the district, once each week for 3 consecutive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.

Contracts and purchases-Competitive bidding-Notice-Emergencies-Citizenship required-Day's work (70 ILCS 2205/23)-
This link contains regulations for submitting bids for any work, supplies, and materials over $4,000, for the sanitation district to be awarded to the lowest bidder. A public notice of all bids shall be published at least 21 days prior to acceptance of the lowest bid.

Reports to county judge-Notice of filing-Objections (70 ILCS 2205/27)-
The sanitary board shall, annually between the first and tenth days of April, or more often, if required by said court, submit, to the circuit court of the county residing in said district, verified reports showing all moneys received and the manner in which the same may be been expended. Three weeks' notice of the filing of such report shall be given by publication in like manner as provided in section 2 of this act. Any person interested may appear and object to the approval of the report.

Multiple cities, towns or villages-Incorporation by referendum-Form of question (70 ILCS 2305/1)-
Whenever any area of contiguous territory within the limits of a single county shall contain 2 or more incorporated cities, towns or villages, owning or operating, a system of water works and procuring a supply of water from Lake Michigan, and were to be situated so that a common purification and treatment plant will conduce to the preservation of the public health, may be incorporated as a sanitary district. Notice shall be given by the Circuit Court of the time and place where such commissioners will meet by publication inserted in one or more daily papers published in such county, at least 20 days prior to such meeting.

Ordinances-Publications-Effective Date (70 ILCS 2305/5)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall, within one month after they are passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in such district, or if no such newspaper of general circulation is published in the district, then the notice must be posted in three public places in the district.

Borrowing money-Bond issues-Limitation-Referendum (70 ILCS 2305/9)-
Whenever the board of trustees of a district desire to issue bonds hereunder they shall certify the question to the proper election officials who shall submit the question at an election to be held in such district in accordance with general election law.

Contracts-Competitive bidding-Notice-Emergencies-Application of Municipal Code (70 ILCS 2305/11)-
This link provides the regulations by which all contracts for work done by a municipality, with an expense greater than $4,000, shall be let to the lowest bidder, not less than 21 days' public notice of the terms and conditions upon which the contract is to be let. The notice is to be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the sanitary district.

Annexation agreement with landowners (70 ILCS 2305/28a)-
This notice shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published within the sanitary district.

Multiple cities, towns or villages-Incorporation by referendum-Form of proposition. (70 ILCS 2405/1)-
This link contains the regulations for incorporating multiple municipalities and properties into a sanitary district. Notice shall be given of the time and place where the commissioners will meet, by a publication inserted in one or more daily or weekly papers published in such proposed district, at least 20 days prior to such meeting. If no newspaper is published in the proposed district, then 5 copies of the notice are to be posted in the proposed district at least 20 days before the hearing.

Change of sanitary district name-Procedure (70 ILCS 2405/4.1)-
This link contains the procedures for changing the name of the sanitary district when the district has 3 or more municipalities within its boundaries. This notice shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the sanitary district territory, or if no newspaper is published in the district, then it shall be published in one ore more newspapers with a general circulation within the sanitary district territory.

Ordinances-Publication-Effective Date (70 ILCS 2405/5)-
This link states that all ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall, within one month after they are passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in the sanitary district.

Contracts or purchases-Competitive bidding-Notice-Emergencies-Application of Municipal Code (70 ILCS 2405/11)-
This link contains the regulations for contracts for bid exceeding $10,000 for work to by done by the municipality in the sanitary district. Public notice of the bids shall be published no less than 14 days prior to awarding the bid to the contract's lowest bidder.

Waterworks-Ordinance-Publication-Election-Approval or rejection (70 ILCS 2405/16.4)-
This link contains the regulations for submitting a petition concerning the acquiring, construction, purchasing, improving, or extending the waterworks, and the issuance of revenue bonds to submit to the voters. Any ordinance is to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district undertaking the project. If no petition is file within 21 days after the publication of the ordinance, then the ordinance shall be in effect. If a petition is filed, then the question will go to the voters for action.

Borrowing Powers-Debt limitation-Referendum (70 ILCS 2405/19)-
Whenever the board of trustees of the district desires to issue bonds, they shall order a referendum to be held in the district. The board shall certify the question to the proper election officials who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.

Special Service areas (70 ILCS 2405/19.1)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least once not les than 15 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the district. The court shall give at least 45 days notice of the hearing by publishing notice of the hearing once in a newspaper having a general circulation within the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected.

Publication of ordinance (70 IL:CS 2405/22a.8)-
Publication shall be in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Notice by publication (70 ILCS 2405/22a.18)-
Petitioner, in addition to other required notices, shall publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 or less than 15 days in advance of the time at which confirmation of the specified assessment is to be sought, in a newspaper having a general circulation within the district.

Collector's notice (70 ILCS 2405/22a.36)-
The collector receiving such a warrant shall give notice thereof within 30 days by publishing a notice at least twice in a newspaper having a general circulation within the district.

Disconnection of territory-Proposition (70 ILCS 2405/22a.42)-
The notice shall be published at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the opening of the bids, in one or more newspapers designated by the committee with a general circulation within the district.

Report to court, notice of hearing, certificate of board and prima facie evidence and order (70 ILCS 2405/22a.49)-
Public notice shall be given at least twice of the time and place fixed for that hearing by publishing in a newspaper, in the same manner and for the same period as provided in this Act for publishing notice of application for the confirmation of the original assessment, the publication of this notice to be not more than 30 or less than 15 days before the day fixed by the order for that hearing.

Annexation of territory to sanitary district-Procedure (70 ILCS 2405/23)-
This link contains the regulations for when additional contiguous territory may be added to a sanitary district. At least 10% of the legal voters residing in the limits of the proposed district may petition the circuit court for the county, in which the original petition for the formation of said sanitary district was filed, to cause the question to be asked of the legal voters of the proposed territory if they shall assume a proportionate share of the bonded indebtedness.

Annexation agreement with landowners (70 ILCS 2405/23.6)-
This notice shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published within the sanitary district.

Disconnection of territory from district-Procedure (70 ILCS 2405/24)-
This link contains the regulations for disconnecting a plot of contiguous territory from a sanitary district. Notice shall be given by the court of the time and place when and where all persons interested will be heard substantially as provided in Section 1 of this Act. The court shall certify the question to the proper election officials who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.

Publication of rules (70 ILCS 2605/4.6)-
All rules made as herein provided, and all changes therein shall forthwith, be printed for distribution by the Director and it shall give notice of the places where said rules may be obtained, by publication in one or more daily newspapers published in the county in which said sanitary district is situated and in each such publication shall specify the date not less than 10 days subsequent to the date of such publication, when said rules shall go into operation.

Notice of examination and fee (70 ILCS 2605/4.8)-
This link contains the information for a public notice for a position to be filled. The notice will contain the time, place, general scope, fee of every examination, and duties, pay and nature of the position to be filled. This notice shall be published for 2 weeks preceding said examination in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which the sanitary district is located.

Inspection of tentative budget-Notice of hearing (70 ILCS 2605/5.6)-
This link contains the regulations governing the board of trustees and their budget. During the consideration, and before final action by the board, the tentative budget will be conveniently available to public inspection for at least 10 days. At the conclusion of these 10 days, and no longer than 20 days after the budget was made available for public inspection, the board of trustees shall hold at least one public hearing. Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the district at least 3 days prior to the public hearing.

Adoption of budget-Appropriation and tax levy ordinances-Amendment-Publication-Emergency appropriations (70 ILCS 2605/5.7)-
This link contains regulations for filing public notices concerning the budget of the board of a sanitary district. The appropriation ordinance, along with other parts of the budget, as recommended by the board of trustees, must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district, and must be made available for public inspection.

Notice of hearing-Publication-Contents (70 ILCS 2605/10.3)-
This link contains the requirements for filing a notice of hearing. The notice shall be published once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the sanitary district. The first publication shall be at least 15 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Bond issue ordinance (70 ILCS 2605/10.6)-
This link has information providing for the issuance of bonds by the sanitary district's board of trustees. Within 30 days after the adoption of the ordinance, it shall be published at lease once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district.

Leases; manner of negotiation, creation and execution (70 ILCS 2605/8c)-
(1) Notice of such proposed leasing shall be published for 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in such sanitary district, if any, and otherwise in the county containing such district.

Publication of proposals to award purchase orders or contracts-Deposits (70 ILCS 2605/11.7)-
This link contains the regulations for publishing legal notices about awarding contracts in amounts exceeding $10,000. The notice shall be published at least 12 calendar days in advance of the date announced for the receiving of bids in a newspaper of general circulation published in the sanitary district.

Ordinances (70 ILCS 2605/11.21)-
Official ordinances authorized by this Act shall be adopted by formal action of the board of trustees of the sanitary district and shall be published for the information of the public.

Disconnection of territory (70 ILCS 2605/28)-
Any territory within the sanitary district may be disconnected if the territory sought to be disconnected contains the information in the regulations attached below. Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set the same for public hearing which date of public hearing shall be within 30 days of the date of the filing of the petition. The court shall give at least 10 days notice of such hearing by publishing the notice once in a newspaper having a general circulation with the sanitary district the date of such publication to be not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the public hearing.

District enlarged (70 ILCS 2605/232)-
(b) Within 30 days after August 18, 1978, the corporate authorities of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago shall cause to be published for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the territory described in subsection (a), a notice that the voters of that described territory (describing it) have 30 days within which to file a petition with the Clerk of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago praying that the question of adoption of this Act be submitted to a vote of the electors of such territory, and that, if no such petition is filed, the described territory will become a part of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago.

Annexation (70 ILCS 2605/274)-
(b) Within 30 days after August 14, 1992, the corporate authorities of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago shall cause a notice to be published one a week for 3 successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the territory to be annexed under subsection (a).

Incorporation of area outside municipality-Petition-Hearing-Election (70 ILCS 2805/1)-
This link provides the requirements for incorporating areas of contiguous territory within the limits of a single county, however, not within the limits of any city, village or incorporated town. Notice shall be given by the circuit court of the time and place where such commissioners will meet, by a publication of such notice at least 20 days prior to such meeting in one or more daily or weekly newspapers published in such proposed district. If no such newspaper is published in the proposed district, then at least 5 copies of said notice are to be posted in the proposed district at least 20 days before the hearing.

Ordinances-Publication-Effective date (70 ILCS 2805/5)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall, within one week of passage, be published at least once in a daily or weekly newspaper published in such district, or if no such newspaper is published therein, by posting copies of the same in three public places in the district, and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published.

Issuance of bonds-Referendum (70 ILCS 2805/11)-
This link contains the regulations for when the board of trustees of a sanitary district desires to issue bonds under the provisions hereof, they shall certify the questions of issuing such bonds to the proper election officials who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law.

Contracts or purchases-Competitive biddings-Notice-Emergencies (70 ILCS 2805/14)-
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all contracts for work done by the sanitary district, exceeding $10,000, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. No less than 14 days' prior to publishing a public notice containing the terms and conditions upon which the contract is to be let, the notice shall be published is a daily or weekly newspaper published in the district, and the board may reject, any and all bids, and advertise the notice again. All purchases or sales of $10,000 or less may be made in the open market without publication in a newspaper as above provided, but whenever practical shall be based on at least 3 competitive bids.

Ordinance-Publication-Effective date (70 ILCS 2805/26d)-
Any ordinance adopted pursuant to the preceding section shall be published in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the district undertaking the project, or if there is no such newspaper, it shall be posted in at least 3 of the most public places in the district.

Special service areas (70 ILCS 2805/27.1)-
Notice by publication shall be given by publication at least once, not less than 15 days, before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the district. The court shall give at least 45 days notice of the hearing by publishing notice once in a newspaper having general circulation within the special service area from which the territory is sought to be disconnected.

Annexation agreement with landowners (70 ILCS 2805/32a.4a)-
This notice shall be published at least once in one ore more newspapers published within the sanitary district or, if there is no newspaper published in the district, in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the district.

Disconnection of contiguous territory (70 ILCS 2805/32a.5)-
This link contains regulations for disconnecting a piece of territory from a sanitary district.

Publication of bond ordinance-Petition for election-Submission to vote (70 ILCS 2805/32f)-
Any ordinance adopted pursuant to this ACT shall be published in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the district undertaking the project, or if there is no such newspaper, it shall be posted in at least three of the most public places in the district.

Defective organization-Validation (70 ILCS 2805/38)-
That all sanitary districts heretofore organized under the provisions of this Act and in which proceedings there was a substantial compliance with the provisions hereof and a majority of the voters voting upon the question at an election duly called and held by the county judge for the purpose of voting upon the organization and establishment into a sanitary district under the provisions of this Act of an area of contiguous territory within the limits of a single county and without the limits of any city, village or incorporated town and described in the notice given of such election were in favor of such question and such notice had been given by the county judge or by his order by publishing the same at least once in one or more daily or weekly newspapers published within the territory sought to be organized and established as a sanitary district under the provisions hereof, or if there was no such newspaper, then such notice had been given by posting at least 5 copies thereof within such territory, the date of such publication or posting, as the case may be, being at least 20 days before the day set for the election, are hereby declared validly and legally organized and shall be deemed to have been duly, legally and validly incorporated, organized and established under the provisions of this Act and to have all the powers, rights, duties and obligations conferred upon sanitary districts organized under the provisions of this Act....

Publication of ordinance (70 ILCS 2805/46)-
Publication shall be in a newspaper having general circulation within the district.

Notice by publication (70 ILCS 2805/56)-
Petitioner, in addition to other required notices, shall publish a notice at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the time at which confirmation of the specified assessment is to be sought, in a newspaper having a general circulation within the district.

Collector's Notice (70 ILCS 2805/74)-
The collector receiving such a warrant shall give notice thereof within 30 days by publishing a notice at least twice in a newspaper having a general circulation within the district.

Notice for letting contract and bids (70 ILCS 2805/80)-
The notice shall be published at least twice, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days in advance of the opening of the bids, in one or more newspapers designated by the committee with a general circulation within the district.

Report to court, notice of hearing, certificate of board as prima facie evidence and order (70 ILCS 2805/87)-
Public notices shall be given at least twice of the time and place fixed for that hearing by publishing in a newspaper, in the same manner and for the same period as provided in this Act for Publishing notice of application for the confirmation of the original assessment, the publication of this notice to be not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the day fixed by the order for that hearing.

Name of district-Powers-Notice of claim or suit against district-Change of corporate name (70 ILCS 2905/1-5)-
This link contains the regulations for changing the corporate name of the sanitary district. The ordinance may be proposed by the board of directors and shall be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation within the district and shall be come effective 10 days after first published.

Appropriations ordinances-Publication-When effective (70 ILCS 2905/3-6)-
All ordinances making any appropriation, shall within one month after they have been passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in such district, in each of the counties in which the same is situate; and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published.

Bond issue-Limitations-Sale of Bonds (70 ILCS 2905/5-2)-
Notice of the time and place bids will be publicly opened shall be given by publication in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, once each week for 3 successive weeks, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the time specified in the notice for the opening of bids.

Contracts and purchases-Competitive bidding-Notice-Workers to be citizens-Work day (70 ILCS 2905/5-4)-
All contracts, supplies, and materials, purchased by the sanitary district, expenses exceeding $5,000, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder. No contract shall take effect less than 21 days after the public notice for a hearing to discuss the terms and conditions has been published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the district. The board may reject and re-advertise any bid. All supplies, materials, and expenses purchased for under $5,000, may be made in the open market without publication in the newspaper.

Publication or posting of ordinance-Election (70 ILCS 3010/4)-
This link provides the regulations for publishing and ordinance for a petition questioning the voters of improving, extending, construction, or acquiring a sewerage system and issuing bonds to pay for the costs of said system. After the ordinance has been adopted, it shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the sanitary district.

Notice of public hearing-Mailing-Publication (70 ILCS 3010/15)-
This ling contains the regulations for serving notice to all owners of lots, blocks, tracts, or parcels of land within the boundaries of the locality to be served by the proposed project, and to each occupant of premises within the sanitary district. The notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the sanitary district.

Ordinance of issuance of bonds-Publication or posting (70 ILCS 3010/18)-
This link contains information pertaining to the board of trustee's issuance of construction bonds for a project in the sanitary district. Within 30 days after the adoption of the ordinance, the notice shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the sanitary district.

Notice of Filing of Petition (70 ILCS 3105/5)-
This link provides information about giving public notice of the filing of a petition for the organization of a solid waste disposal district. Public notice must be published in one or more daily or weekly newspapers within the proposed district at least 20 days before the hearing.

Ordinances-Publication-Time of Taking Effect-Proof of Ordinances, Orders and Resolution (70 ILCS 3105/12)-
This link provides information about the publication of ordinances, orders and resolutions. Ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations must be published at least once a week for two weeks.

Street lighting districts incorporation of-Procedures (70 ILCS 3305/1)-
This link provides regulations on how areas not included within the corporate boundaries of a city, village or incorporated town may be incorporated as a street lighting district. Notices shall be inserted at least once in a newspaper of general circulations published within the proposed street lighting district. If no newspaper of general circulation is published within such proposed street lightning district, then in a newspaper published in the county which contains all or the largest portion of such proposed district and having a general circulation in such district, at least 20 days prior to such meeting.

Addition of territory to street lighting district (70 ILCS 3305/2a)-
Additional territory having the qualifications set forth in Section 1 may be added to any street lighting district as provided for in this Section. Fifty or more of the legal resident voters within the limits of such proposed addition to such street lighting district may petition the circuit court of the county where said street lighting district petition was filed, causing the question to be submitted to the legal voters of the proposed additional territory whether the proposed additional territory shall become part of any new street lighting district organized under this Act and whether the voters of the additional territory shall assume a proportionate share of the bonded indebtedness of such district. Notice shall be given by the circuit court, or by the circuit clerk or sheriff upon order of the circuit court of the county in which such petition is filed, of the time and place of a hearing upon the petition in the manner as provided in Section 1 of this Act.

Publication of ordinances (70 ILCS 3305/6)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published in said district, or if no newspaper of general circulation is published therein, then in a newspaper published in the county which contains the larges portion of such district and having a general circulation in the district.

Petition for organization-Notice-Hearing-Election (70 ILCS 3405/3)-
Fifty or more of the legal voters, residing in the limits of the proposed territory may petition the circuit court, of the county containing the largest portion of the territory, for organizing the proposed territory into a surface water protection district. At least 20 days prior to a hearing, the time, place of the hearing, and subject shall be published in one or more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed surface water protection district. If no newspaper is published within the proposed district, then the publishing requirements will be satisfied by publication in any newspaper of general circulation within the territory, or buy posting at least 10 copies of the notice in conspicuous places at least 20 days prior to the hearing.

Organization of district without election (70 ILCS 3405/4a)-
A surface water protection district may be organized without an election upon petition by all the owners of the land included in the proposed district. Notice shall be given by the court to whom the petition is addressed, or by the circuit clerk or sheriff of the county in which such petition is made at the order and direction of the court, of the time and place of the hearing upon the subject of the petition at least 20 days prior thereto by one publication thereof in one or more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed surface water protection district. If no daily or weekly newspaper is published within the proposed surface water protection district, then either by publication thereof in any newspaper of general circulation within said territory or by posting at least ten copies of such notice in such district at least 20 days before such hearing in conspicuous places as far separated from each other as consistently possible), and by mailing a copy of such notice to the mayor or president of the board of trustees of all cities, villages and incorporated towns within such proposed surface water protection district.

Publication or posting of notices (70 ILCS 3405/13)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall within one month after they are passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in the district, or if no such newspaper of general circulation is published therein, by posting copies of the same in ten public places in the district. No such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published or posted.

Detachment of property from district-Petition-Hearing-Order (70 ILCS 3405/22)-
If any property within a surface water protection district does not have the territorial qualifications described earlier in this Act, any legal voter within such district may detach and disconnect such property from the surface water protection district any time prior to the district incurring any bonded debt. Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall set the same for hearing on a day not less than 2 weeks, nor more than 4 weeks, from the filing thereof, and shall give 2 weeks notice of such hearing in a manner similar to Section 3 of this Act.

Loans-Bonds and certificates-Trust agreements (70 ILCS 3605/12)-
The authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of acquiring any transportation system, or replace worn out or obsolete equipment. Before any bonds or certificates (except refunding bonds or certificates) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least three times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States.

Ordinances-Fines and penalties (70 ILCS 3605/31)-
All fines and penalties are to be imposed by ordinances. These ordinances shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area.

Creation of district with boundary to enclose participating area-Procedure (70 ILCS 3610/3.01)-
A "Local Mass Transit District" may be created with boundary to enclose a unit area of contiguous land, to be known as the "participating area". Regulations for creation of this district are found at the link below. The circuit clerk shall give publish notice at least 20 days prior to the hearing in two or more newspapers published, or circulating, generally among the people residing within the proposed district.

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The circuit clerk shall cause notice to be published by newspaper at least 20 days before the hearing is to be held, in 2 or more newspapers published or circulating among the people residing within the proposed district. (c.) After proof of newspaper publication, the circuit judge shall hear all persons who attend and so request, as to location, boundary and name for the proposed district.

Metro East Mass Transit District-Taxation (70 ILCS 3610/5.01)-
The Board of Trustees of any Metro East Mass Transit District may, by ordinance adopted with the concurrence of two-thirds of the then trustees, impose throughout such district any or all of the taxes provided for in this Section. Any ordinance imposing any tax under this Section or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall be effective on the first day of the calendar month next following the publication of such ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the District and the filing of a certified copy of such ordinance with the State Department of Revenue. Upon receipt, the Department of Revenue shall proceed to administer and enforce this Section on behalf of the Metro East Mass Transit District as of the effective date of the ordinance or resolution.

Annexation of contiguous territory-Petition-Filing-Notice of hearing (70 ILCS 3610/8.1)-
Any territory contiguous to a local mass transit district, organized under Section 3.1 of this Act, and which is not already included in any local mass transit district, may be annexed to such contiguous local mass transit district in the manner provided by this Section. The court shall give notice of the time, place and date of the hearing, by publication in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the local mass transit district and within the territory sought to be annexed thereto with publication shall be made at least 15 days before the date set for the hearing.

Annexation of contiguous territory-Ordinance-Notice of hearing (70 ILCS 3610/8.5)-
The annexing district shall cause to be published three times in a newspaper having general circulation within the are considered for annexation, at least 30 days prior to the public hearing thereon, a notice that the local mass transit district is considering the annexation of the territory specified.

Referendum on establishment (70 ILCS 3615/1.05)-
The notice given by the State Board of Elections shall be published in one ore more daily newspapers of general circulation in the metropolitan region at least once not less than 20 days prior to the election.

General powers (70 ILCS 3615/2.20)-
Except as otherwise provided, the Authority shall have all powers necessary to meet its responsibilities and carry out its purposes. A full list of these powers can be found at the link below. Any ordinance providing for any fine or penalty shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan area.

Compensation (70 ILCS 3615/3.04)-
Each Director, including the Chairman, shall be compensated at the rate of $25,000 per year. All directors shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. However, officers of the Authority shall not be required to comply with the requirements of "An Act requiring certain custodians of public moneys to file and publish statements of the receipts and disbursements thereof", approved June 24, 1919, as now or hereafter amended.

Taxes (70 ILCS 3615/4.03)-
In order to carry out any of the powers or purposes of the Authority, the Board may, by ordinance adopted, impose any and all taxes provided in this section, throughout the metropolitan region. Any ordinance imposing any tax under this Section or effecting a change in the rate shall be effective on the first day of the calendar month next following the publication of such ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan region and after filing a certified copy of the ordinance with the State Department of Revenue.

Issuance and pledge of bonds and notes (70 ILCS 3615/4.04)-
The Authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money and issue its negotiable bonds or notes, as provided in this Section. As the bonds or notes are to be sold, the Authority shall advertise for proposals to purchase the bonds or notes which advertisement shall be published at least once in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan region at least 10 days before the time set for the submission of bids.

Public bidding (70 ILCS 3615/4.06)-
..(ii) a notice of intention to negotiate for the acquisition of such public transportation equipment is published in a newspaper of general circulation within the City of Chicago inviting proposals from qualified vendors; and (iii) any contract with respect to such acquisition is authorized by a vote of 2/3 of the then Directors of the Service Board making the acquisition.

Hearing and citizen participation (70 ILCS 3615/5.01)-
The Authority shall provide for and encourage participation by the public in the development and review of public transportation policy, and the process by which major decisions significantly affecting the provision of public transportation are made. At least 20 days prior notice of any public hearing, as required in this Section, shall be given by public advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the metropolitan region.

Reduction in size of board (70 ILCS 3705/4.1)-
A public water district organized under this Act with a board of trustees consisting of 7 members may have the size of its board reduced to 5 or 3 members in accordance with this Section. Upon filing of such petition in the office of the clerk of the circuit court, the court shall set a date for hearing on the petition and shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing in the same manner as is provided in Section 2 for notice of a hearing on a petition relating to the creation of a district.

Referendum (70 ILCS 3705/2)-
Any 100 legal voters resident within the limits of any proposed public water district may petition the circuit court for the county in which the proposed district, or the major portion, is located, to cause the question of the creation of such proposed district under this Act to be submitted to the voters of the proposed district. Notice of said petition shall be inserted in one or more daily or weekly papers published in the proposed district at least 20 days prior to the date set for such a hearing. If no newspaper is published in the proposed district then by posting a notice of the time and place of the hearing on said petition in no less than 10 of the most public places in the district, at least 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Supervision and control of property-Contracts-Obligations incurred (70 ILCS 3705/11)-
All contracts involving the expenditure by the district of more than $5,000 for construction work or for the purchase of equipment as improvements, extensions or replacements shall be entered into only after notice is given. Notice inviting bids shall have been published in a newspaper published in the district, and if there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the district at least once not less than 10 days prior to the date of making any such contract.

Rules and regulations (70 ILCS 3705/23)-
Any ordinance establishing rules and regulations or rates or charges for the use and service shall be published within 30 days after its adoption in a newspaper published in the district, and if there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the district, and shall become effective 10 days after such publication.

Combined waterworks and sewerage system-Rates and Charges-Disposition (70 ILCS 3705/23f)-
Any ordinance establishing rates and charges shall be published within 30 days after is adoption in a newspaper published in the district, and if there is no such newspaper, in a newspaper published in the county and having a general circulation in the district. The ordinance shall be come effective 10 days after publication.

Annexation of contiguous territory-Petition (70 ILCS 3705/26)-
Any territory contiguous to a public water district organized under this Act, and not currently included in any public water district, may be annexed to such contiguous public water district in the manner provided by this Section. The court shall give notice of the time, place and date of the hearing by publication in one or more newspapers published in the district. If there is no such newspaper, notice shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the county and having a general circulation within the public water district and within the territory sought to be annexed thereto, which publication shall be made at least 15 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Hearing on petition (70 ILCS 3705/31)-
The Circuit Court shall set a date for the hearing on the petition for dissolution and shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing, by publication in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers having a general circulation within the district, at least 20 days prior to the date set for the hearing.

Organization of territory as water service district-Notice-Hearing-Election (70 ILCS 3710/1)-
Notice shall be given by the court to whom the petition is addressed of the time and place of a hearing upon the subject of the petition which shall be inserted in one ore more daily or weekly papers published within the proposed water service district, or if no daily or weekly newspaper is published within such proposed water service district, then by posting at least 10 copies in such district at least 20 days before such meeting in conspicuous places as far separated from each other as consistently possible.

Publication of ordinances, imposing penalties, or making appropriations (70 ILCS 3710/6)-
All ordinances imposing any penalty or making any appropriations shall be published at least once in a newspaper published in said district. If no newspaper of general circulation is published in the district, then copies of the notice shall be posted in ten public places in the district, and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published.

Dissolution of district (70 ILCS 3710/12)-
The clerk of the circuit court shall give notice of the time and place of the hearing by publication, in one ore more daily or weekly newspapers having a general circulation within the district, at least 20 days before the date set for the hearing.

Petition-Hearing-Election-Form of proposition (70 ILCS 3715/1)-
This link details the requirements for incorporating an area of contiguous territory into a water authority. Upon the filing of such petition, the court shall set the date, time, and place for a public hearing. Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in said proposed authority not less than 15 days prior to the hearing. If no newspaper exists in the proposed authority, then the notice shall be posted in at least 10 public places within the proposed authority, not less than 15 days prior to the hearing.

Taxes-Proposition-Enforcement-Reimbursement-Refunds-Trust Fund (70 ILCS 3720/4)-
The board of commissioners of any county water commission may, by ordinance, impose throughout the territory of the commission any or all of the taxes provided in this Section for its corporate purposes. Any ordinance imposing any tax under this Section or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall be effective on the first day of the calendar month next following the publication of such ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation in the territory.

 

 

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Townships
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to township issues.

 

County Board Powers (60 ILCS 1/10-5)-
The county board, however, before taking any final action in any of the matters relating to any of these townships, shall hold a public hearing on those matters after notice of the hearing has been published at least 3 times in a newspaper having a general circulation in the townships affected.

Townships within city-Organization-Petition-Hearing (60 ILCS 1/15-5)-
Notice of the hearing shall be published at least 3 times in a newspaper published in the city. If no newspaper exists, the notice shall be published in a newspaper in the county having general circulation in the territory described in the petition.

Notice of meeting (60 ILCS 1/30-10)-
Notice of the time and place of holding township meetings and the agenda approved by the township board at their prior meeting shall be given by the township clerk (or, in the clerk's absence, the supervisor, assessor, or collector) by posting written or printed notices in 3 of the most public places in the township at least 10 days before the meeting and, if there is an English language newspaper published in the township, by at least one publication in that newspaper before the meeting.

Purchase and Use of Property (60 ILCS 1/30-50)-
This link provides information about the publication of notice of a hearing concerning the purchase and use of property. Notice of the hearing must be published in a newspaper within the township or, if there is no newspaper published in the township, in a newspaper in the county that has general circulation in the township.

Notice of township regulations (60 ILCS 1/40-30)-
The clerk also shall cause the by-lawa, rules, and regulations to be inserted once in a newspaper published in the township if there is such a newspaper.

Political party caucus in township; notice (60 ILCS 1/45-10)-
Notice of the caucus shall be given at least 10 days before it is held by publication in some newspaper having a general circulation in the township.

Caucus in multi-township district (60 ILCS 1/45-25)-
The notices shall state the time and place where the caucus for each established political party will be held within the multi-township district and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the district 10 days before the caucuses are held.

Annual budget and appropriation ordinance (60 ILCS 1/80-60)-
Notice of the hearing must be given by publication in a newspaper published in the township at least 30 days before the time of the hearing. If there is no newspaper published in the township, notice of the public hearing may be given by posting notices in 5 of the most public places in the township.

Purchases; Bids(60 ILCS 1/85-30)-
(1) By a contract let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising for bids at least once (i) in a newspaper published within the township, or (ii) if no newspaper is published within the township, then in once published within the county, or (iii) if no newspaper is published within the county, then in a newspaper having general circulation within the township.

Proposed zoning ordinance or resolution; hearing; cessation of commission (60 ILCS 1/110-25)-
Notice of the hearing shall be published at least 15 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the township and shall also be posted at least 15 days before the hearing in 4 conspicuous places within the township.

Variations (60 ILCS 1/110-35)-
There shall be at least 15 days notice of the time and place of the hearing, published in a newspaper of general circulation in the township.

Public hearing (60 ILCS 1/115-15)-
The township clerk shall cause the notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the township not less than 15 nor more than 30 days before the date of the hearing.

Cemeteries; permitted activities (60 ILCS 1/130-5)-
ìDiligent searchî includes, but is not limited to, publication of a notice in a newspaper of local circulation not more than 45 but at least 30 days prior to a township's entry and cleanup of cemetery grounds.

Maintenance tax; referendum (60 ILCS 1/150-40)-
The notice shall set forth the proposition and shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the township and by posting notices in at least 10 of the most public places in the township at least 10 days before the annual meeting.

Sale of community building-General petition and referendum-Notice of sale (60 ILCS 150-75)-
(c.) If a majority of al the votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the sale, the board of managers shall within 60 days sell the property at public sale after first giving notice of the time, place, and terms of the sale. Publication shall be once each week for three consecutive weeks before the date of the sale in a newspaper published in the township. If no newspaper is published, then the notice shall be published in a newspaper published in the county, having general circulation in the township.

Board powers-Annual financial statements-Forfeiture (60 ILCS 1/170-20)-
The township clerk, within 30 days after receiving the statement, shall also cause the statement to be published in a newspaper of general circulation published within the township in which the hospital is situated. If no newspaper is published in the township, the report shall be published in any general newspaper circulated in the township.

Transfer of hospital; public hearing; recognition of labor organization (60 ILCS 1/170-25)-
Notice of the hearing shall be published in one or more newspapers having general circulation in the township at least 10 days before the time of the public hearing.

Use of money-Annual report (60 ILCS 1/175-15)-
The township clerk shall cause the report to be published in a newspaper of general circulation published within the township in which the hospital is situated. If no newspaper is published in the township, the report shall be published in any newspaper generally circulated in the township.

Referendum on issuance of bonds (60 ILCS 1/205-30)-
(a) After an ordinance authorizing a project under this Article has been adopted, it shall be published once in a an English language newspaper published and having general circulation in the township.

Rules and regulations-Publication (60 ILCS 1/205-80)-
(d) An ordinance establishing rules and regulations or rates or charges for use and service shall be published within 30 days after its adoption in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the township. If no such newspaper exists, then the ordinance shall be posted in at least 5 of the most public places in the township.

Construction contracts-Bids (60 ILCS 1/205-105)-
Notice for bids shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the township, if there is one. If there is no such newspaper, notice for bids shall be published in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the county.

Sale or lease for more than 20 years; bids (60 ILCS 1/205-125)-
The advertisement shall be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the township at least 30 days before the date fixed for opening bids.

Use of funds; financial statement (60 ILCS 1/220-35)-
The township clerk shall record the statement in the record book of the township and shall cause the statement to be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the township within 30 days after it is filed with the clerk.

Use of funds; financial statement (60 ILCS 1/275-15)-
The township clerk shall record the statement in the record book of the township and shall cause the statement to be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the township within 30 days after it is filed with the clerk.

 

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These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to urban problems.

Contracts for Removal of Buildings-Advertisement for Bids-Bond-Insurance (315 ILCS 5/15)-
This link concerns the awarding of a contract to demolish or remove a building from a piece of property. The advertisement must be published in a newspaper once, at least 20 days prior to the date when time for receiving bids will expire.

Paving and Improving Streets-Sidewalks-Sewers and Other Facilities-Bids-Contract-Bond (315 ILCS 5/16)-
This link provides information concerning the awarding of a contract for the improvement of streets, construction of sidewalks, or installation of sewers, water pipes and other similar facilities. The advertisement must be published once in a newspaper at least 20 days prior to the date when the time for receiving bids will expire.

Sale of Property Within Area of Redevelopment Project (315 ILCS 5/19)-
This link provides information about the sale of real property within a redevelopment area at a public sale. Notice must be published in a newspaper at least 20 days prior to the date of the public sale.

Bonds of Municipality-Taxes to Pay Bonds-Other Funds-Payments Not Matched by State Funds-Donations (315 ILCS 5/24)-
This link provides information about the advertisement of the sale of bonds. The advertisement is to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation, at least 10 days prior to the date of the opening of the bids.

Public Hearing Upon Development Plan-Issuance or Denial of Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (315 ILCS 20/18)-
This link provides information about the publication of a notice for a public hearing concerning a development plan. Notice of the hearing must be published at least once each week for three successive weeks, and the last publication must be made ten days prior to the date of the hearing.

Appointment, Compensation, Quorum and Powers of the Conservation Board (315 ILCS 25/4)-
This link provides information about the requirements for establishing a Conservation Board. Notice of the public hearing must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality.

Real Property Necessary or Appropriate for the Conservation of Urban Residential Areas-Acquisition, Use and Disposition (315 ILCS 25/6)-
This link concerns the acquisition of property for a redevelopment project. Notice of the public meeting must be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least 15, but not more than 30 days prior to the date of the meeting.

Contracts for Removal of Buildings-Advertisement for Bids-Bond-Insurance (315 ILCS 30/13)-
This link provides information about awarding contracts for demolition or removal of buildings within a redevelopment area. The advertisement must be published once in a newspaper at least 20 days prior to the date when time for receiving bids will expire.

Improvement of Streets-Sidewalks-Sewer and Other Facilities-Bids-Contract-Bond (315 ILCS 30/14)-
This link details information about awarding contracts for improvement of streets, construction of sidewalks, and installation or relocation of sewers. The advertisement must be published at once in a newspaper of general circulation at least 20 days prior to the date when the time for receiving bids has expired.

Sale of Realty Within Area of Redevelopment Project (315 ILCS 30/18)-
This link provides guidelines for the sale of real estate that lies in a redevelopment area. Notice of the public meeting must be published once in a newspaper at least 15, but not more than 30 days prior to the date of the meeting.

Acquisition and Disposition of Property (315 ILCS 30/22)-
This link provides information concerning the acquisition of property that is in the conservation area. Public notice must be published once each week for two consecutive weeks.

Bonds of Municipality-Tax Levy to Pay Bonds-Sinking Fund-Referendum (315 ILCS 30/25)-
This link provides information about the sale of bonds. The advertisement must be published once in a newspaper of general circulation at least ten days prior to the date of the opening of the bids.

 

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These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to utility issues.

 

Non-emergency vegetation management activities (220 ILCS 5/8-505.1)-
(D) Affected property owners shall be notified by a published notice in a newspaper or newspapers in general circulation and widely distributed within the entire area in which the vegetation management activities notice will occur.

Change of rates or other matters-Notice-New schedules-Suspension of rates-Hearings (220 ILCS 5/9-201)-
No changes shall be made by any public utility in any rate or other charge or classification, or in any rule, regulation, practice or contract relating to, or affecting any rate, or other charge, except after 45 days notice to the Commission and to the public as herein provided. The notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation or some other notice to persons affected by such change, as may be described by the commission.

Advertising expenditures (220 ILCS 5/9-225)-

Rate changes; competitive services (220 ILCS 5/13-505)-
Prior notice of an increase shall be given to all potentially affected customers by mail, publication in a newspaper of general circulation or equivalent means of notice. (Note: this section is scheduled to be repealed on July 1, 2005)

Certification of alternative retail electric suppliers (220 ILCS 5/16-115)-
The alternative retail electric supplier shall publish notice of its application in the official State newspaper within 10 days following the date of its filing.

Certification of alternative gas suppliers (220 ILCS 5/19-110)-
The alternative gas supplier shall publish notice of its application in the official State newspaper within 10 days following the date of its filing.

Notice of Hearing on Application (220 ILCS 15/3)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of a hearing concerning an application for the storage of gas. Notice of the hearing must be given by publication at least once each week for three successive weeks. The first publication must be made at least twenty one days prior to the date of the hearing.

Rules and regulations (220 ILCS 30/10)-
Before the adoption of any rules or regulations, or any amendment, the Commission shall set the rule, regulation or amendment for public hearing and shall give at least 30 days prior written notice of such hearing to all electric suppliers, accompanying such notice with a copy of each of the rules, regulations, or amendments that the Commission proposes to adopt.

 

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Vehicles
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to vehicles.

 

News media (625 ILCS 5/1-148.5)-
A newspaper or other periodical issued at regular intervals whether in print or electronic format, a news service whether in print or electronic format, a radio station, a television station, a television network, a community antenna television service, or a person or corporation engaged in making news reels or other motion picture news for public showing.

Foreclosure of lien-Service of processes-Notices (625 ILCS 5/3-829)-
In any action to foreclose the lien imposed by Section 3-828 service of process on all known owners and parties in interest shall be made in the manner now prescribed by law, and, as to all unknown owners and parties in interest, notice of the pendency of such action shall be given by publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the suit is pending, or if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper of general circulation published in an adjoining county in this State and having a general circulation in the county in which such suit is pending.

Notice of Pendency of Action-Time and Number of Publications-Default (625 ILCS 5/3-830)-
This link provides publication requirements for notice of the pendency of an action to foreclose a lien. Notice must be published at least once each week for three sucessive weeks.

Commercial vehicle relocators-Unlawful practices (625 ILCS 5/18a-300)-
(6) To advertise in any newspaper, book, list, classified directory or other publication unless there is contained in the advertisement the license number of the relocator.

Relocator's Licenses-Applications, Original Determinations (625 ILCS 5/18a-400)-
This link provides information about commercial vehicle relocator licenses and publication in a newspaper other than the official state newspaper.

Definitions (625 ILCS 5/18c-1104)-
This link provides definitions for terms used in chapter 625.

Interim Rulemaking (625 ILCS 5/18C-1402)-
This link explains the circumstances under which interim rulemaking may occur.

Safety Requirements for Track, Facilities, and Equipment (625 ILCS 5/18c-7401)-
This link provides rules and regulations for the construction, maintenance, and operation of railroads and equipment.

Form and contents of notice (625 ILCS 50/1)-
A notice shall be prominently displayed in each vehicle or conveyance used for the transportation of the public for hire which must state substantially the following: Any person who assaults or harms an individual whom he knows to be a driver, operator, employee or passenger of a transportation facility or system engaged in the business of transportation for hire and who is then performing in such capacity or using such public transportation as a passenger, if such individual is assaulted, commits a Class A misdemeanor, or if such individual is harmed, commits a Class 3 felony.

 

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Veterans
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to veterans.

 

Regulations-Department on Aging (320 ILCS 25/12)-
(4) through use of direct mail, newspaper advertisements and radio and television advertisements, and all other appropriate means of communication, conduct and on-going public relations program to increase awareness of eligible citizens of the grants under this Act and the procedures for applying for them.

 

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Warehouses
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to warehouses.

 

Adjudication of claims (240 ILCS 40/25-5)-
(2) The published notice as provided for in subsection (a) of this Section shall be published in at least 3 newspapers of general circulation in the area formerly served by the failed licensee.

 

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Wildlife
These links will provide information about the regulations on public notices pertaining to wildlife.

 

Listing of endangered or threatened species-delisting. (520 ILCS 10/7).-
This link will direct you to the regulations concerning endangered species. Notices of hearings shall be published at least 7 days prior to the hearing.

 

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