Section 8.17  TAXES - POWER OF TREASURER
   The City Treasurer shall have the same power and authority as conferred by law upon township treasurers for collecting taxes by suit, by distraint, or by the sale of good and chattels.  All proceedings for the return and collection of unpaid taxes, the sale of lands for payment of taxes, and all other proceedings necessary in the enforcement of these taxes, shall be in all respects, so far as applicable, the same as are set by the general tax laws of the State.