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Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1 – No owner of property who held title to the property when property …

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-31-1.1

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
     No owner of property who held title to the property when property taxes became delinquent and which taxes were still delinquent at the time of the foreclosure of a demolition lien by the corporate authorities of a municipality or the acceptance of a deed of conveyance in lieu of foreclosing such lien and no person, firm, association, corporation or other entity related to or associated with any such owner shall within 10 years after title vests in the municipality reacquire any right, title or interest in or to such property.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-1 – Definitions

     As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
     (a) “Code” means any municipal ordinance, law, housing or building code or zoning ordinance that establishes construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, fire prevention, sanitation or other health and safety standards that are applicable to structures in a municipality or any municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of inoperable motor vehicles, or the abatement of nuisances from private property;

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-1

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.

     (b) “Building inspector” means a full time state, county or municipal employee whose duties include the inspection or examination of structures or property in a municipality to determine if zoning or other code violations exist;
     (c) “Property owner” means the legal or beneficial owner of a structure;
     (d) “Hearing officer” means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a building inspector or law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
        (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to
determine whether or not a code violation exists;
        (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from the
building inspector, the building owner and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
        (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and
record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision and
order stating whether a code violation exists.