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North Shore Sanitary Dist. v. Pollution Control Bd.

Citation: 2 ELR 20562
No. No. 71-113, 284 N.E.2d 376/4 ERC 1393/5 Ill. App. 3d 1050, (Ill. App. Ct., 06/07/1972)

The Illinois Pollution Control Board has statutory authority to order a municipality or sanitary district to abate pollution in violation of the 1970 Illinois Environmental Protection Act (Ill. Rev. Stat Ch. 111 1/2, Sec. 1040) and to authorize such municipalities or sanitary districts to issue general obligation or revenue bonds without referendum up to an amount, including previous indebtedness, not exceeding 5% of the value of the taxable property within the municipal corporation. Such authority does not, however, allow the Pollution Control Board to order the issuance of general obligation or revenue bonds, nor to authorize such issuance beyond the 5% limits established in the 1870 Illinois Constitution.

Counsel for Petitioner
Richard Johnson
Isham, Lincoln & Beale
4200 One First National Plaza
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Murray Conzelman
33 N. County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Counsel for Respondents
William J. Scott Attorney General
Morton Friedman
David Landgraf
Richard Crosby
188 W. Randolph Street, Room 2200
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Richard Kates
910 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Alexander Polikoff
109 N. Dearborn Avenue, Room 1001
Chicago, Illinois 60602