(40 ILCS 5/7-132.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 7-132.3)
    Sec. 7-132.3. The EDC Foundation of Chicago. The EDC Foundation of Chicago, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, may participate in the Fund and become subject to this Article as follows:
    (1) By October 1 of the year preceding the year in which participation is to begin, the Foundation may, with the authorization of at least two-thirds of the members of its governing body, file an application with the Board.
    (2) The Board shall review the application to determine whether it is in conformity with the provisions of this Article. Along with such other provisions as the Board may require, the application shall include a demonstration that (i) the Foundation has a reasonable expectation of continuing in existence for at least 10 years, and (ii) the Foundation has the prospective financial capacity to enable it to meet its current and future obligations to the Fund. Such financial capacity may be established by evidence of a contractual commitment by the City of Chicago to assume or guarantee any unpaid obligations of the Foundation to the Fund, or by the Foundation entering into an agreement with the Board to pay annually to the Fund any actuarially determined unfunded obligation relating to the Foundation, in addition to the employer contributions required under Section 7-172.
    (3) If the Board determines that the application is in conformity with the requirements of this Article, and that participation by the Foundation would not reasonably be expected to impair the actuarial soundness of the Fund, it shall approve the application. If the application is approved, the Foundation's employees shall begin participation on the following January 1, and the Foundation shall thereupon become a participating instrumentality for the purposes of Section 7-172.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)