(65 ILCS 5/11-119.2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.2-9)
    Sec. 11-119.2-9. A. In order to accomplish the purposes of this Division, a municipality may enter into and carry out contracts and agreements for the purchase from a municipal natural gas agency of natural gas and natural gas transmission services, natural gas supply development services and other services.
    (1) Each such contract and agreement shall be for a period not to exceed 50 years and shall contain such other terms, conditions and provisions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Division, as the governing body of such municipality shall approve, including, without limitation, provisions whereby the municipality is obligated to pay for the products and services of a municipal natural gas agency without set-off or counterclaim and irrespective of whether such products or services are furnished, made available or delivered to the municipality or whether any project contemplated by any such contract and agreement is completed, operable or operating, and notwithstanding suspension, interruption, interference, reduction or curtailment of the products and services of such project.
    (2) Each such contract and agreement may be pledged by such municipal natural gas agency to secure its obligations and may provide that if one or more municipalities defaults in the payment of its obligations under such contract and agreement, the remaining municipalities having such contracts and agreements shall be required to pay for and shall be entitled proportionately to use or otherwise dispose of the products and services which were to be purchased by the defaulting municipality.
    (3) Each such contract and agreement shall be a limited obligation of a municipality payable from and secured by a pledge of, and lien and charge upon, all or any part of the revenues derived or to be derived from the ownership and operation of its natural gas system as an expense of operation and maintenance thereof, and shall not constitute an indebtedness of such municipality for the purpose of any statutory limitation.
    (4) Nothing in this Division shall be construed to preclude a municipality from appropriating and using taxes and other revenues received in any year to make payments due or to comply with covenants to be performed during that year under any contract or agreement for a term of years entered into as contemplated in this Division, subject to the provisions of laws regarding local financing.
    B. Any such contract or agreement may include provisions for requirements purchases, restraints on resale or other dealings, exclusive dealing, pricing, territorial division, and other conduct or arrangements which may have an anti-competitive effect.
(Source: P.A. 84-1221.)