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HIGHER EDUCATION
(110 ILCS 805/) Public Community College Act.

110 ILCS 805/Art. VII

 
    (110 ILCS 805/Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII

110 ILCS 805/7-1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-1)
    Sec. 7-1.
    This Article applies only to community college districts in cities having a population of 500,000 or more inhabitants. Each such community college district shall maintain a system of community colleges under the charge of a board, which is appointed as provided in Section 7-2. Except as otherwise provided in this Article, such a community college district and its board have all the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities and are subject to the same limitations as are provided for other community college districts in this Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/7-1.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-1.1)
    Sec. 7-1.1. Additional powers.
    (a) In addition to other powers and authority now possessed by it, the board shall have power (1) to lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative functions or for community college purposes for a period of time not exceeding 40 years; and (2) to pay for the use of this leased property in accordance with the terms of the lease and with the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended.
    Such lease may be entered into without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred; provided, however, that if the board undertakes to pay all or any part of the costs of operating and maintaining the property of a public building commission as authorized in this Section, such expenses of operation and maintenance shall be included in the annual budget of such board annually during the term of such undertaking.
    In addition, the board may undertake, either in the lease with a public building commission or by separate agreement or contract with a public building commission, to pay all or any part of the costs of maintaining and operating the property of a public building commission for any period of time not exceeding 40 years.
    (b) In addition, the board shall have power to borrow money (including, without limitation, in the form of a line of credit which may vary from time to time as to outstanding principal amount) from any source, public or private, for the purpose of refunding or continuing to refund bonds, notes or other indebtedness when they become due and payable, and to enter into agreements in connection with such borrowing, including agreements providing for the issuance of indebtedness to evidence the obligation to repay such borrowing and agreements providing for the pledge of and the granting of a lien on tuition and fees established and collected by the board pursuant to Section 6-4; provided that the proceeds of any such indebtedness shall be used only to refund or continue to refund bonds, notes or other indebtedness initially issued between February 1, 1994 and March 1, 1994 in an amount not exceeding $34,000,000, and that any such indebtedness be repaid within 20 years.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-1.2

    (110 ILCS 805/7-1.2)
    Sec. 7-1.2. Power to deduct wages for municipal debts. Upon receipt of notice from the comptroller of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more that a debt is due and owing the municipality by an employee of the board, the board may withhold, from the compensation of that employee, the amount of the debt that is due and owing and pay the amount withheld to the municipality; provided, however, that the amount deducted from any one salary or wage payment shall not exceed 25% of the net amount of the payment. Before the board deducts any amount from any salary or wage of an employee under this Section, the municipality shall certify that the employee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to dispute the debt that is due and owing the municipality. For purposes of this Section, "net amount" means that part of the salary or wage payment remaining after the deduction of any amounts required by law to be deducted and "debt due and owing" means (i) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality for city services, work, or goods, after the period granted for payment has expired, or (ii) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality pursuant to a court order or order of an administrative hearing officer after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review.
(Source: P.A. 90-22, eff. 6-20-97.)

110 ILCS 805/7-2

    (110 ILCS 805/7-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-2)
    Sec. 7-2.
    The board shall consist of 7 members, appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. Prior to the expiration of the term of any member his successor shall be appointed in like manner and shall hold office for a term of 3 years from July 1 of the year in which he is appointed and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled through appointment by the mayor, with the approval of the city council, for the unexpired term. If any appointee fails to qualify within 30 days after his appointment, the office shall be filled by a new appointment for the unexpired term. To be eligible for appointment to a board under this Section, a person must possess the same qualifications and meet the same requirements as are prescribed by this Act for members of an elected board of a community college district.
(Source: P.A. 78-669.)

110 ILCS 805/7-3

    (110 ILCS 805/7-3) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-3)
    Sec. 7-3. The organization of the board and election of officers for a board appointed under Section 7-2 shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law and this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

110 ILCS 805/7-4

    (110 ILCS 805/7-4) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-4)
    Sec. 7-4. No power vested in the board or in any of its officers, agents or employees may be exercised by the city council.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-5

    (110 ILCS 805/7-5) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-5)
    Sec. 7-5.
    Until January 1, 1972, the fiscal year of the Board is the calendar year, and thereafter the fiscal year shall commence on the first day of July and end on the last day of June of each succeeding year. To effect this transition the Board shall adopt a resolution establishing the first fiscal year for the period commencing on January 1, 1972, and ending on June 30, 1973. All reports of the chief administrative officer, the budget and all appropriations shall be prepared for such period.
    The board and its officers shall have all necessary powers to effectuate such change in the fiscal year, but the proceedings had pursuant to this Section shall not alter the procedures for the levy of taxes as provided in Section 7-18.
(Source: P.A. 77-676.)

110 ILCS 805/7-6

    (110 ILCS 805/7-6)
    Sec. 7-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-1335. Repealed by P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-7

    (110 ILCS 805/7-7)
    Sec. 7-7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 77-676. Repealed by P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-8

    (110 ILCS 805/7-8) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-8)
    Sec. 7-8. Before or within the first quarter of each fiscal year, the board shall adopt a budget and pass a resolution to be termed the "annual budget", hereinafter called the "budget", in and by which the board, subject to the limitations in Sections 7-9 through 7-13, shall appropriate such sums of money as may be required to defray all of its estimated expenses and liabilities to be paid or incurred during that fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 82-1001.)

110 ILCS 805/7-9

    (110 ILCS 805/7-9) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-9)
    Sec. 7-9. The budget shall set forth estimates, by classes, of all current assets and liabilities of each fund of the board as of the beginning of the fiscal year, and the amounts of those assets estimated to be available for appropriation in that year, either for expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year or for liabilities unpaid at the beginning thereof. Estimates of taxes to be received from the levies of prior years shall be net, after deducting amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting those taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amount of those taxes extended or to be extended upon the collectors' books.
    Estimates of the liabilities of the respective funds shall include:
    1. All final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against the board and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
    2. The principal of all tax anticipation warrants and all temporary loans and all accrued interest thereon unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
    3. Any amount for which the board is required under this Act to reimburse the working cash fund from the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund; and
    4. The amount of all accounts payable including estimates of audited vouchers, participation certificates, interfund loans and purchase orders payable.
    The budget shall also set forth detailed estimates of all taxes to be levied for that year and of all current revenues to be derived from sources other than taxes, including State and Federal contributions, rents, fees, perquisites, and all other types of revenue, which will be applicable to expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year.
    No estimate of taxes to be levied during the fiscal year for educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes may exceed a sum equivalent to the product of the value of the taxable property in the district, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the passage of the budget, multiplied by the maximum per cent or rate of tax which the corporate authorities of the city are authorized by law to levy for the current fiscal year for those purposes: Provided that any estimate of taxes to be levied for the year 1975 collectible in 1976 and for the first half of the year 1976 collectible in 1977 for educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes may be equal to a sum equivalent to the product of the value of the taxable property in the district, as ascertained by the 1972 assessment for State and county taxes, multiplied by the maximum per cent or rate of tax which the corporate authorities of the city are authorized by law to levy for the current fiscal year for those purposes.
    All these estimates shall be so segregated and classified as to funds and in such other manner as to give effect to the requirements of law relating to the respective purposes to which the assets and taxes and other current revenues are applicable, so that no expenditure will be authorized or made for any purpose in excess of the money lawfully available therefor.
    The several estimates of assets, liabilities and expenditure requirements required or authorized to be made by this Section and by Section 7-10 shall be made on the basis of information known to the board at the time of the passage of the annual budget and are not invalidated or otherwise subject to attack merely because after that time additional information is known to or could be discovered by the board that would require a different estimate or because the board might have amended these estimates under Section 7-12.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/7-10

    (110 ILCS 805/7-10) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-10)
    Sec. 7-10. The budget shall specify the organizational unit, fund, activity and object to which an appropriation is applicable, as well as the amount of such appropriation.
    The budget shall include appropriations for:
    1. All estimated current expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that fiscal year, including interest to accrue on tax anticipation warrants and temporary loans;
    2. All final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against the board and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year;
    3. Any amount for which the board is required under this Act to reimburse the working cash fund from the educational fund and operations and maintenance fund;
    4. All other estimated liabilities, including the principal of all tax anticipation warrants and all temporary loans and all accrued interest thereon, incurred during prior years and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year; and
    5. An amount or amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting taxes levied for that fiscal year and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of those taxes as extended upon the collectors' books.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/7-11

    (110 ILCS 805/7-11) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-11)
    Sec. 7-11. The budget shall be prepared in tentative form by the board and in that form shall be made available to public inspection for at least 10 days prior to final action thereon, by having at least 5 copies thereof on file in the office of the secretary of the board. Not less than one week after those copies are placed on file and prior to final action thereon, the board shall hold at least one public hearing thereon, of which notice shall be given by publication in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the district at least one week prior to the time of the hearing. The board shall arrange for and hold the public hearing or hearings.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-12

    (110 ILCS 805/7-12) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-12)
    Sec. 7-12. Subsequent to the public hearing provided for in Section 7-11 and before final action on the budget, the board may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items contained therein, but the aggregate amount finally appropriated by the budget, including any subsequent amendment thereof, from any fund or for any purpose, including amounts appropriated for judgments and all other unpaid liabilities and all other purposes for which such authorities are herein or otherwise by law required to appropriate, may not exceed the aggregate amount available in that fund or for that purpose, as shown by the estimates of the available assets thereof at the beginning of that fiscal year and of taxes and other current revenues set forth in the budget. If the appropriations from any fund as set forth in the budget as finally adopted exceed in the aggregate the maximum amount which the board is authorized to appropriate therefrom, all appropriations made from that fund by the budget are void and the several amounts appropriated in the budget of the last preceding fiscal year, so far as they relate to operation and maintenance expenses, shall be considered to be appropriated for the current fiscal year for objects and purposes, respectively, as specified in the budget for the preceding fiscal year and the several amounts so appropriated shall constitute lawful appropriations for the current fiscal year. The board shall cause the budget to be entered in its proceedings within 10 days after its passage.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-13

    (110 ILCS 805/7-13) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-13)
    Sec. 7-13. After the adoption of the budget, the board may not make any other appropriations before the adoption or passage of the next succeeding budget. The board may not, either directly or indirectly, make any contract or do any act which will add to its expenditures or liabilities, in any fiscal year, any thing or sum above the amount provided for in the annual budget for that fiscal year, but the board, by a concurring vote of 2/3 of all the members thereof (this vote to be taken by yeas and nays and entered in the proceedings of the board), may make any expenditures and incur any liability rendered necessary to meet emergencies such as epidemics, fires, unforeseen damages or other catastrophes happening after the annual budget has been passed or adopted. However, the board may at any time after the adoption of the annual budget, by a vote of 2/3 of all the members of the board, pass an additional or supplemental budget, thereby adding appropriations to those made in the annual budget and such supplemental or additional budget shall be regarded as an amendment of the annual budget for that year, but any additional or supplemental appropriations so made may not exceed the amount of moneys which the board estimates it will receive in that year from State appropriations, from federal funds and from any increase in the authorized tax rates over and above the amount of moneys which the board, at the time of the adoption of its annual budget for that year, estimated would be received from those sources. This Section does not prevent the board from providing for and causing to be paid from its funds any charge imposed by law without the action of the board.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

110 ILCS 805/7-14

    (110 ILCS 805/7-14) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-14)
    Sec. 7-14. No contract may be made or expense or liability incurred by the board, by any member or committee of the board, or by any person for or in its behalf, notwithstanding the expenditure may have been ordered by the board, unless an appropriation therefor has been previously made. Neither the board, nor any member or committee, officer, head of any department or bureau, or employee thereof may during a fiscal year expend or contract to be expended any money, incur any liability, or enter into any contract which by its terms involves the expenditure of money for any of the purposes for which provision is made in the annual budget, in excess of the amounts appropriated in the annual budget. Any contract, verbal or written, made in violation of this Section is void as to the board, and no moneys belonging to the board may be paid on that contract. This Section does not prevent the making of lawful contracts for the construction of buildings, the purchase of insurance, or the leasing of realty, space and equipment, the terms of which conform with the requirements of this Act, or the making of lawful employment contracts and purchase orders the terms of which exceed one year.
    The board may, however, lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the "Public Building Commission Act", approved July 5, 1955, as now or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative functions or for community college purposes for any period of time not exceeding 40 years, and such lease may be made and the obligation or expense thereunder incurred without making a previous appropriation therefor, except as otherwise provided in Section 7-1.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-1456.)

110 ILCS 805/7-15

    (110 ILCS 805/7-15) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-15)
    Sec. 7-15. The board may at any regular meeting on or after July 1 in any year, by a vote of 2/3 of all its members, authorize the making of transfers within any fund under its jurisdiction of sums of money appropriated for one object or purpose to another object or purpose, which action shall be entered in its proceedings; but no appropriation for any purpose may be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all obligations incurred or to be incurred against the appropriation for that purpose.
    If, at the termination of any fiscal year or the time when the budget for the ensuing fiscal year should have been passed as provided in this Article, the appropriations necessary for the expenditures of the board for that ensuing fiscal year has not been made, the several amounts appropriated in the last budget for operation and maintenance expenses shall be considered to be appropriated for the current fiscal year for those purposes. Until the board passes an appropriation for the current fiscal year, the treasurer shall make the payments necessary for the support of the public community college on the basis of the appropriations of the preceding fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)

110 ILCS 805/7-15a

    (110 ILCS 805/7-15a) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-15a)
    Sec. 7-15a. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the board of a community college district which changes from a full accrual basis of accounting for the recognition of local property tax revenues to a basis of accounting consistent with generally accepted accounting principles as interpreted by National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3, may, by resolution of the board adopted by vote of a majority of the members voting on the measure at a meeting of the board at which a quorum is present, permanently transfer a portion of its working cash fund to its educational fund and to its operations and maintenance fund in an amount equal to the difference between the cumulative amount of local property tax revenues which it would have recognized in its educational fund and in its operations and maintenance fund through the then current fiscal year under the full accrual basis of accounting and the cumulative amount of local property tax revenues which it does recognize in those 2 funds through the then current fiscal year under the basis of accounting consistent with National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3. This transfer shall be a one-time occurrence in a year in which the community college district makes a change from the full accrual basis of accounting to a basis of accounting consistent with National Council on Governmental Accounting Interpretation No. 3.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)

110 ILCS 805/7-16

    (110 ILCS 805/7-16) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-16)
    Sec. 7-16. The appropriation resolution or budget, including the amounts for the payment of contract liabilities or to defray the expense of any project or purpose, does not constitute an approval by the board of any liability or of any project or purpose mentioned, but shall be regarded only as the provisions for a fund or funds for the payment of legal obligations of the board, which amounts have been properly vouchered, audited and approved by or under authority of the board, or of any project or purpose that has been approved and authorized by the board, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-17

    (110 ILCS 805/7-17) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-17)
    Sec. 7-17. Any member or officer of the board, any officer of the city or any other person holding any trust or employment under the board or city who wilfully violates any of the provisions of Sections 7-8 through 7-16 shall be guilty of a business offense and may be fined not exceeding $10,000 and forfeits his right to and shall be removed from his office, trust or employment. Any such member, officer or person is liable for the amount of any loss or damage suffered by the board resulting from his violation of any of those Sections, to be recovered by the board or by any taxpayer in the name and for the benefit of the board, in a civil action. Any taxpayer bringing an action under this Section must file a bond for all costs, and is liable for all costs taxed against the board in that suit. This Section does not bar any other remedy.
(Source: P.A. 95-1046, eff. 3-27-09.)

110 ILCS 805/7-18

    (110 ILCS 805/7-18) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-18)
    Sec. 7-18. Tax for operation and maintenance of facilities and purchase of grounds. For the purpose of establishing and supporting community colleges in each year and defraying the expenses incident to this purpose; for the purpose of building, acquiring, repairing and improving community college buildings, or procuring community college lands, furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, for building and architectural supplies, for the purchase, maintenance, repair and replacement of fixtures generally used in community college buildings, including but not limited to heating and ventilating systems, mechanical equipment, seats and desks, blackboards, window shades and curtains, gymnasium and recreation apparatus and equipment, auditorium and lunchroom equipment, and, if provided by resolution of the board, for the rental of buildings and property for community college purposes, for the payment of premiums for insurance upon buildings and building fixtures, for the payment of salaries of janitors, engineers, other custodial and security employees, for the costs of lights, gas, water, telephone service, custodial supplies and equipment and the cost of a professional survey of the conditions of school buildings, and all expenses incident to each of these purposes, the board may levy annually, upon all taxable property of the district, a tax for operation and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of grounds at a rate for each year not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the levy is made; and may levy annually, upon all taxable property of the district, for educational purposes a tax for each year at a rate not to exceed .175% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the year in which the levy is made. The taxes levied for operations and maintenance purposes and for educational purposes, respectively, may not exceed the estimated amounts of taxes to be levied for that year for those purposes as determined under Sections 7-8 through 7-17 and set forth in the annual budget of the board: But when bonds are issued by the board as authorized by Section 7-26 or Section 7-27, the rate of tax authorized in this Section to be levied for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes and the purchase of grounds shall be reduced each year by the rate of tax necessary to be levied for that year to pay the principal of and interest on all such bonds when issued. Except sums expended or obligations incurred for purposes described in any resolution and ordinance authorizing bonds issued under Sections 7-25, 7-26 and 7-27, any sum expended or obligations incurred for the purpose of building or acquiring community colleges, for procuring land, furniture, fuel, libraries and apparatus, for the improvement, repair or benefit of community college buildings and property, for building and architectural supplies, for the purchase, maintenance, repair and replacement of fixtures generally used in community college buildings, including but not limited to heating and ventilating systems, mechanical equipment, seats and desks, blackboards, window shades and curtains, gymnasium and recreational apparatus and equipment, auditorium and lunchroom equipment, and all expenses incident to each of these purposes shall be paid from that portion of the tax levied for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
    Educational purposes and operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, respectively, include expenses of administration incidental to each of those purposes.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-18.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-18.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-18.1)
    Sec. 7-18.1. Supplemental budget and taxes. When a supplemental budget has been adopted by the board under Section 7-13, the board may levy supplemental taxes which may not exceed the amount of the moneys appropriated in the supplemental budget nor the maximum rates of taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for the current fiscal year for the respective purposes. This Section shall be effective only until January 1, 1974.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-19

    (110 ILCS 805/7-19) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-19)
    Sec. 7-19. Limit on expenditures. The board may not add to the expenditures for community college purposes any amount above the total estimated receipts from the State or Federal government, from the rental of lands or property, from funds otherwise received, and from taxes levied for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes. The city is not liable for the board's expenditures which exceed those total estimated receipts. The board is authorized to levy all taxes as provided for in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-20

    (110 ILCS 805/7-20) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-20)
    Sec. 7-20. In ascertaining the rate per cent that will produce the amount of any tax levied under Section 7-18 the county clerk may not add any amount to cover any loss or cost of collecting the tax.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 9.)

110 ILCS 805/7-21

    (110 ILCS 805/7-21) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-21)
    Sec. 7-21. Tax anticipation warrants. When there is not sufficient money in the treasury to meet the ordinary and necessary expenses for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, the board may order issued warrants against and in anticipation of any taxes levied for the payment of the expenditures for educational purposes and for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes, to the extent of 85% of the total amount of the taxes levied for those purposes.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-22

    (110 ILCS 805/7-22) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-22)
    Sec. 7-22. Warrants drawn and issued under Section 7-21 shall be numbered consecutively in the order of their issuance and shall show upon their face that they are payable solely from the taxes when collected, and not otherwise, and that payment thereof will be made in the order of their issuance, beginning with the warrant having the lowest number, and shall be received by any collector of taxes in payment of taxes against which they are issued. The warrants shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the board. The taxes against which the warrants are drawn shall be set apart and held for their payment, as herein provided. The warrants shall bear interest, payable out of the taxes against which they are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed 6% per annum, from the date of their issuance until paid, or until notice is given by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for their payment is available and that they will be paid on presentation.
(Source: P.A. 76-1505.)

110 ILCS 805/7-23

    (110 ILCS 805/7-23) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-23)
    Sec. 7-23. The chairman of the board, with the approval of the board, may designate one or more persons to have authority, when so directed by the chairman to affix the signature of the chairman to any warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument, which by law is required to be signed by the chairman of the board. When the signature of the chairman of the board is so affixed to a written instrument, it is as binding upon the board as if signed personally by its chairman. Whenever the chairman of the board desires to designate a person to affix the signature of the chairman to any warrant, certificate, contract or any other written instrument, he shall send a written notice to the board containing the name of the person he has selected and a designation of the instruments that person shall have authority to sign. Attached to the notice shall be the written signature of the chairman of the board, executed by the person so designated, with the signature of the person so designated underneath. The notice shall be filed with the secretary, presented at the next meeting of the board for its approval and entered in the proceedings of that meeting.
(Source: P.A. 76-1505.)

110 ILCS 805/7-23.1

    (110 ILCS 805/7-23.1) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-23.1)
    Sec. 7-23.1. Contracts. The board shall let all contracts (other than those excepted by Section 3-27.1 of this Act) for supplies, materials or work involving an expenditure in excess of $25,000 or a lower amount as required by board policy by competitive bidding as provided in Section 3-27.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-990, eff. 10-3-08.)

110 ILCS 805/7-24

    (110 ILCS 805/7-24) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-24)
    Sec. 7-24. The board shall yearly, and may as often as necessary, appoint certified public accountants to examine the business methods and audit the accounts of the board, and to submit a report of that examination and audit, together with any of their recommendations as to changes in business methods of the board or any of its departments, officers or employees. That report shall be made to the mayor, the city council, and the board and be filed in the records of the board. The board shall prepare, publish and transmit to the mayor and the city council an annual report including in detail all receipts and expenditures, specifying the source of the receipts and the objects of the expenditures.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

110 ILCS 805/7-25

    (110 ILCS 805/7-25) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-25)
    Sec. 7-25. Issuance of bonds; terms and sale. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds for the purpose of erecting, purchasing or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Illinois Building Authority for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes.
    The bonds may not be issued until the proposition of authorizing such bonds has been certified to the proper election officials, who shall have submitted it to the electors of the city at a regular scheduled election in accordance with the general election law, and approved by a majority of the electors voting upon that question.
    The board shall adopt a resolution providing for certifying that proposition for such an election. In addition to the requirements of the general election law the notice of the referendum must contain the amount of the bond issue, maximum rate of interest and purpose for which issued. This notice shall be published in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall bonds in the amount of
$............ be issued by the
Board of community College District        YES
No....., County of.... and State of
Illinois for the purpose of (Here
print the purpose of the public       ------------------------
measure) bearing interest at the
rate of not to exceed the maximum
rate authorized  by the Bond               NO
Authorization Act, as amended at the
time of the making of the contract?
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    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity thereof, and optional provisions, if any, the rate of interest thereon, and the amount of taxes to be levied annually for the purpose of paying the interest upon and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall bear interest at the rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and they shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the community college board. The bonds shall also be registered, numbered and countersigned by the treasurer who receives the taxes of the district. The registration shall be in a book in which shall be entered the record of the election authorizing the board to borrow money and a description of the bonds issued, including the number, date, to whom issued, amount, rate of interest and when due.
    The bonds shall be sold by the board upon such terms as are approved by the board after advertisement for bids, and the proceeds thereof shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purposes provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties with a surety company authorized to do business in this State, which surety bond shall be approved by the community college board and filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with the law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the board shall by resolution provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property of such community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of the county wherein such community college district is located of a certified copy of any such ordinance, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books. The ordinance shall be in force upon its passage.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-26

    (110 ILCS 805/7-26) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-26)
    Sec. 7-26. Issuance of bonds not exceeding $15,000,000 aggregate. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $15,000,000 for the purpose of erecting, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Illinois Building Authority for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes. The bonds may be issued without submitting the question of issuance thereof to the voters of the community college district for approval.
    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the schedule of the maturities thereof; and optional provisions, if any, and the maximum rate of interest thereon and directing the sale upon such terms as are determined by the board.
    The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, Illinois. Such notice of sale shall be published not less than 7 nor more than 21 days prior to the date set for the sale of the bonds being advertised. The notice of sale shall state that sealed bids will be received by the board for its bonds and shall include: the amount, date, maturity or maturities of such bonds; the date, time and place of receipt of bids; the maximum permissible interest rate; the basis upon which the bonds will be awarded; call provisions, if any; and such other information as the board may deem pertinent.
    After the bonds have been awarded to the successful bidder, the board shall adopt a resolution confirming the sale of said bonds to the successful bidder, setting forth the terms of sale, designating the place of payment for the principal and interest, prescribing the form of bond and determining the amount of taxes to be levied annually for each of the years in which said bonds are outstanding for the purpose of paying the interest on and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and they shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the community college board. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature within 20 years from the date of issuance, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution. The proceeds of sale of said bonds shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purpose provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this State conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. That surety bond must pass approval by the community college board and, upon such approval, shall be filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with the law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the city council, upon the demand and under the direction of the board shall, by ordinance, provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes which the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing in the office of the county clerk of each county wherein such community college district is located of a certified copy of any such ordinance, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)

110 ILCS 805/7-27

    (110 ILCS 805/7-27) (from Ch. 122, par. 107-27)
    Sec. 7-27. Issuance of bonds not exceeding $20,000,000 aggregate. The board may incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in an amount or amounts not to exceed in the aggregate $20,000,000 for the purpose of erecting, purchasing, or otherwise acquiring buildings suitable for community college use, transferring funds to the Capital Development Board for community college building purposes, erecting temporary community college structures, erecting additions to, repairing, rehabilitating, and replacing existing community college buildings and temporary community college structures, furnishing and equipping community college buildings and temporary community college structures, and purchasing or otherwise acquiring and improving sites for such purposes. The bonds may be issued without submitting the question of issuance thereof to the voters of the community college district for approval.
    Whenever the board desires to issue bonds as herein authorized, it shall adopt a resolution designating the purpose for which the proceeds of the bonds are to be expended and fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the schedule of the maturities thereof, and optional provisions, if any, and the maximum rate of interest thereon and directing the sale upon such terms as are determined by the board.
    The secretary of the board shall cause such sale to be advertised by publication of a notice of sale once, as a legal notice in a newspaper having general circulation in the district, and once in a financial journal published in the City of New York, New York, or Chicago, Illinois. Such notice of sale shall be published not less than 7 nor more than 21 days prior to the date set for the sale of the bonds being advertised. The notice of sale shall state that sealed bids will be received by the board for its bonds and shall include: the amount, date, maturity or maturities of such bonds; the date, time and place of receipt of bids; the maximum permissible interest rate; the basis upon which the bonds will be awarded; call provisions, if any; and such other information as the board may deem pertinent.
    After the bonds have been awarded to the successful bidder, the board shall adopt a resolution confirming the sale of the bonds to the successful bidder setting forth the terms of sale, designating the place of payment for the principal and interest, prescribing the form of bond and determining the amount of taxes to be levied annually for each of the years in which said bonds are outstanding for the purpose of paying the interest on and the principal of such bonds.
    The bonds shall be issued in the corporate name of the community college district, and shall be signed by such officers of the district as may be designated in the bond resolution. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and shall mature not more than 20 years from the date of issuance, and may be made callable on any interest payment date at par and accrued interest, after notice has been given, at the time and in the manner provided in the bond resolution. The proceeds of sale of said bonds shall be received by the community college treasurer, and expended by the board for the purpose provided in the bond resolution.
    The community college treasurer shall, before receiving any of such money, execute a surety bond with a surety company authorized to do business in this State conditioned upon the faithful discharge of his duties. That surety bond must be approved by the community college board and, upon such approval, shall be filed as otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer's bond. The penalty of the surety bond shall be in the amount of such bond issue. The surety bond shall be in substantially the same form as the bond otherwise required under this Act for the treasurer and when so given shall fully describe the bond issue which it specifically covers and shall remain in force until the funds of the bond issue are fully disbursed in accordance with law.
    Before or at the time of issuing any bonds herein authorized, the board shall by resolution provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property within the community college district sufficient to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity and to pay the interest thereon as it falls due. Such tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the other taxes of the community college district and shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes that the board is authorized by law to levy for community college purposes. Upon the filing of a certified copy of any such ordinance in the office of the county clerk of each county wherein such community college district is located, the county clerk shall extend the tax therein provided for, including an amount to cover loss and cost of collecting such taxes and also deferred collections thereof and abatements in the amounts of such taxes as extended upon the collector's books.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-281, eff. 8-10-95.)