(70 ILCS 405/26a.5) (from Ch. 5, par. 131a-5)
    Sec. 26a.5. Upon the issuance, by the Secretary of State, of a certificate of organization to the new districts, property and things in action belonging to the original district shall become the property of the new districts in accordance with the plan of distribution approved by the Department. The liabilities of the divided district shall be assumed by the new districts also in accordance with the plan approved by the Department. All contracts theretofore entered into, to which the divided district was a party shall remain in force for the period provided in them. The new district to which they are allotted by the Department shall be substituted for the original district as party to such contracts and shall have the same right and liability to perform, to require performance, to sue and be sued thereon, and to modify or terminate such contracts by mutual consent or otherwise, as original district had. Any indebtedness, claim, demand or right owning or belonging to the original district shall vest in and become due to the new district to which it is allotted, which may demand, sue for, recover and enforce the same in its own name. Upon a division of a district, all land-use regulations theretofore adopted and in force and effect within the district shall remain in force and effect in each of the new districts until repealed, amended, supplemented or superseded by action of the new district.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2249.)