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    (55 ILCS 75/1)(from Ch. 23, par. 2681)
    Sec. 1. Establishment and maintenance of homes.
    (a) The board of county commissioners or the county board in any county in this State, may locate, purchase, erect, lease, or otherwise provide and establish, support and maintain a detention home for the care and custody of delinquent minors and a shelter care home for the temporary care of minors who are delinquent, dependent, neglected, addicted, abused or require authoritative intervention. They may levy and collect a tax to pay the cost of its establishment and maintenance in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Act. In counties with 300,000 or less inhabitants, the powers enumerated in this Act shall not be exercised unless this Act is adopted by the legal voters of the county as provided in this Act. In counties with over 300,000 but less than 1,000,000 inhabitants the county board by majority vote may establish county shelter care and detention homes without adoption of this Act by the legal voters and without referendum.
    (b) In any county, if the board of county commissioners or the county board, as the case may be, determines that a shelter care or detention home presently in use is obsolete, it may continue to operate the shelter care or detention home on a temporary basis and, by majority vote of that board, may rebuild or replace the home at its present location or another.
    (c) No county shall be required to discontinue the use of any shelter care or detention home in existence or in use on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975 because of the fact that the proposition to establish and maintain the shelter care or detention home has not been submitted to the voters as provided in this Act.
    This amendatory Act of 1975 is not a limit on any county which is a home rule unit.
    (d) Cook County is not required to discontinue the use of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center or of any other shelter care home or detention home in existence or in use on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly because of the fact that the proposition to establish and maintain it was not submitted to the voters as provided in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95‑194, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (55 ILCS 75/1.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2681.1)
    Sec. 1.1. As used in this Act: (a) "shelter" means the care of a minor in physically unrestricting facilities pending court hearing or disposition or execution of court order for placement; and (b) "detention" means the care of a minor alleged or adjudicated as a delinquent as defined in the Juvenile Court Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, who requires secure custody for his own or the community's protection in physically restricting facilities pending hearing by the court, execution of an order of court, placement or commitment.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1209.)

    (55 ILCS 75/1.2) (from Ch. 23, par. 2681.2)
    Sec. 1.2. A court acting under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 may, except as otherwise provided in that Act, place any minor coming within the terms of that Act in home detention or a shelter care or detention home established pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑1209.)

    (55 ILCS 75/2)(from Ch. 23, par. 2682)
    Sec. 2. Each county shelter care home and detention home authorized and established by this Act shall comply with minimum standards established by the Department of Juvenile Justice. No neglected or abused minor, addicted minor, dependent minor or minor requiring authoritative intervention, as defined in the Juvenile Court Act of 1987, or minor alleged to be such, may be detained in any county detention home.
(Source: P.A. 94‑696, eff. 6‑1‑06.)

    (55 ILCS 75/2.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2682.1)
    Sec. 2.1. Educational services shall be provided in accordance with Sections 14‑7.03 or 18‑3 of The School Code.
(Source: P.A. 85‑637.)

    (55 ILCS 75/3)(from Ch. 23, par. 2683)
    Sec. 3. Administrator; necessary personnel; supplies or repairs.
    (a) The administrator and all other necessary personnel of the shelter care home and detention home, shall be appointed by the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court or any Judge of that Circuit designated by the Chief Judge, to serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Each shall receive a monthly salary fixed by the county board. Personnel shall also be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The expenses shall be reimbursed at least monthly upon proper certification by the court.
    The supplies or repairs necessary to maintain, operate and conduct the shelter care home and the detention home shall be furnished upon the requisition of its administrator to the chairman of a committee as may be designated by the county board, and the bills therefor shall be audited, passed upon and paid as other bills for supplies furnished for county institutions.
    (b) Within 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, or any Judge of that Circuit designated by the Chief Judge, shall appoint an administrator to serve as the Superintendent of the Cook County Temporary Juvenile Detention Center. The Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, or any Judge of that Circuit designated by the Chief Judge shall appoint all other necessary personnel of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and any other shelter care home or detention home in Cook County in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of this Section. The term of the administrator and any personnel in office upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall terminate upon the appointment of his or her successor.
    (c) The Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, or any Judge of that Circuit designated by the Chief Judge, shall have administrative control over the budget of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and any other shelter care home or detention home in Cook County, subject to the approval of the Cook County Board and in accordance with subsections (a) and (d) of this Section.
    (d) The supplies or repairs necessary to maintain, operate, and conduct the shelter care home and the detention home shall be furnished upon the requisition of its administrator to the chairman of a committee as may be designated by the county board, however in Cook County the administrator shall submit such requisitions to the County Board and Office of the Purchasing Agent in accordance with the ordinances established by the Cook County Board. Those bills shall be audited, passed upon and paid as other bills for supplies furnished for county institutions.
(Source: P.A. 95‑194, eff. 1‑1‑08.)

    (55 ILCS 75/3.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2683.1)
    Sec. 3.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty‑fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84‑731.)

    (55 ILCS 75/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 2684)
    Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the administrator of the shelter care home and the staff of the detention home to receive all children who are committed to the homes by the court, until further order of the court, and to keep a complete record of all children residing therein, which record shall contain the name, residence, address, and age of each child, and the cause or reason for shelter care or detention, the length of time sheltered or detained, the offense alleged to have been committed by such child, if any, and other useful data or information that may be directed to be kept by the county board. A record shall also be kept by such administrator of all expenditures made by the county for the care and maintenance of such home. An annual report to the county board shall be made by December 1st in each year by the administrator who shall file a copy thereof with the county clerk of the county. It shall contain an itemized statement of all such expenses necessary to maintain such home, together with the number of residents therein during each month. The county board may at any time, demand, in which case it shall be the duty of the administrator to furnish, such information as the county board may require concerning the conduct, maintenance or residents of the home.
(Source: P.A. 85‑637.)

    (55 ILCS 75/5) (from Ch. 23, par. 2685)
    Sec. 5. The county board of any county may, in addition to taxes levied and collected for other county purposes, and in addition to the tax rate of .10% or a greater rate, as the case may be in certain counties, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, now provided for county purposes, annually levy and collect a tax not exceeding .015% or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon all property within the county for the purpose of purchasing, erecting, leasing or otherwise providing, establishing, supporting and maintaining such a shelter care or detention home if this Act has been adopted and the levy and collection of such tax authorized by the legal voters of the county in the manner provided by Section 6 of this Act. However, in counties with over 300,000 but less than 1,000,000 inhabitants that establish a shelter care or detention home by majority vote of their county boards, taxes for construction and maintenance of the home may be extended without adoption of this Act by the legal voters of the counties and without a referendum. They may levy and collect a tax not exceeding .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon all property within the county, for the purpose of constructing a home, and a tax of .02% for operation of the home.
    After September 20, 1987, in all counties subject to this Section, the additional tax authorized to be annually levied and collected pursuant to this Section may be increased to a rate not exceeding .10% if approved by a referendum submitted to the voters of such county pursuant to ordinance or resolution of the county board and in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:

    Shall the county increase the
additional annual tax levy authorized
by Section 5 of the County Shelter            YES
Care and Detention Home Act for shelter
care or detention homes for minors in     
..... county from the current rate of
.....% to .....% of the equalized             NO
assessed value of real property in
..... county?

    If a majority of the votes cast for and against such proposition shall be for such proposition, the county shall be authorized to levy such additional tax at the rate authorized by the referendum.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to counties of less than 1,000,000 population, may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the Property Tax Code.
    Taxes collected under this Act shall not be expended for any purpose except those purposes authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑670, eff. 12‑2‑94.)

    (55 ILCS 75/5.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2685.1)
    Sec. 5.1. The county board of any county which has adopted this Act in the manner provided in Section 6 may, without a further vote of the electors of the county, issue bonds for the purpose of acquiring or constructing a shelter care or detention home and may provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds from the tax authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81‑469.)

    (55 ILCS 75/6) (from Ch. 23, par. 2686)
    Sec. 6. The electors of any county may adopt this act in the following manner: Whenever the legal voters of such county to the number of 25 per cent of the votes cast at the general election or 1,000 legal voters of such county, whichever is less, shall petition the circuit court for such county not less than 30 days before any regular election in such county to submit the proposition whether or not the electors shall adopt this Act, it shall be the duty of the court to certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit such proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition so to be voted for shall be in substantially the following form:

    For adoption of the act to
authorize county authorities to
establish and maintain a detention
home for delinquent minors and a               YES
shelter care home for minors who are
delinquent, neglected, addicted, abused,
dependent or require authoritative         
intervention, and to levy and collect
a tax not exceeding .10 per cent of
the value, as equalized or assessed            NO
by the Department of Revenue, to
pay the cost of its establishment
and maintenance.

    If the majority of the votes cast for and against such proposition shall be for such proposition the act shall be adopted, and the court shall enter of record an order declaring this act in force in such county, and the tax provided for in the act shall thereafter be annually levied and collected in such county for the purposes specified in this act, until such time as the legal voters of the county shall abandon this act in manner provided in section 7 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85‑637.)

    (55 ILCS 75/7) (from Ch. 23, par. 2687)
    Sec. 7. The electors of any county which shall have adopted this Act as provided by Section 6 thereof, may abandon and repeal this Act in the following manner: Whenever the legal voters of such county, to the number of 25% of the votes cast at the last general election in such county, or 1,000 legal voters of such county, whichever is less, shall petition the circuit court not less than 30 days before any regular election to submit the proposition whether or not the electors of such county shall abandon this Act, it shall be the duty of the court to certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit such proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition so to be voted for shall be in substantially the following form:

    To abandon an Act to authorize
county authorities to establish
and maintain a detention home for
delinquent minors and a shelter care           YES
home for minors who are delinquent,
neglected, addicted, abused, dependent
or require authoritative intervention      
and to discontinue the levy and
collection of a tax of not exceeding
.10 per cent of the value, as equalized        NO
or assessed by the Department of Revenue,
to pay the cost of establishment and
maintenance.

    If a majority of the votes cast for and against such proposition shall be for such proposition to abandon this Act, the Act shall be deemed abandoned and the court shall enter of record an order declaring this Act abandoned in such county.
(Source: P.A. 85‑637.)

    (55 ILCS 75/9) (from Ch. 23, par. 2689)
    Sec. 9. Nothing in this Act prevents the county board of any county maintaining a county shelter care or detention home from making a binding agreement with the county board of any other county to accept and place in its shelter care or detention home any minor in need of shelter care or detention from that other county after the needs of the county maintaining the home have been met. Such agreements may run for any period of time and upon such terms of defraying the costs of shelter care or detention as the respective county boards may conclude. Such counties maintaining a county shelter care or detention home may also make agreements for any term of years and upon such terms as they may conclude with the authorities of any city government within the county or any other unit of government to share facilities for shelter care or detention, psychiatric and psychological testing and rehabilitative services related to shelter care or detention, together with space for the administration of juvenile services which fall within the powers of any participating governmental unit.
(Source: P.A. 85‑637.)

    (55 ILCS 75/9.1)(from Ch. 23, par. 2689.1)
    Sec. 9.1. (a) Within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1979, all county detention homes or independent sections thereof established prior to such effective date shall be designated as either shelter care or detention homes or both, provided physical arrangements are created clearly separating the two, in accordance with their basic physical features, programs and functions, by the Department of Juvenile Justice in cooperation with the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court and the county board. Within one year after receiving notification of such designation by the Department of Juvenile Justice, all county shelter care homes and detention homes shall be in compliance with this Act.
    (b) Compliance with this amendatory Act of 1979 shall not affect the validity of any prior referendum or the levy or collection of any tax authorized under this Act. All county shelter care homes and detention homes established and in operation on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1979 may continue to operate, subject to the provisions of this amendatory Act of 1979, without further referendum.
    (c) Compliance with this amendatory Act of 1987 shall not affect the validity of any prior referendum or the levy or collection of any tax authorized under this Act. All county shelter care homes and detention homes established and in operation on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987 may continue to operate, subject to the provisions of this amendatory Act of 1987, without further referendum.
    (d) Upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly,