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70 ILCS 915/2
(70 ILCS 915/2)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5002)
Illinois Medical District Commission.
(a) There is hereby created a political subdivision, unit of local government, body politic and corporate under
the corporate name of Illinois Medical District Commission,
hereinafter called the
Commission, whose general purpose in addition to and not in limitation of
those purposes and powers set forth in other Sections of this Act shall be to:
(1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
center and a related technology center in order to attract, stabilize, and retain therein hospitals, clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or other facilities permitted under this Act;
(2) provide for the orderly creation and expansion of
(i) various county, and local governmental facilities as permitted under this Act, including, but not limited to, juvenile detention facilities, (ii) other ancillary or related facilities which the Commission may from time to time determine are established and operated for any aspect of the carrying out of the Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, or are established and operated for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and injuries, whether physical or mental, or to promote medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge as permitted under this Act, (iii) medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefore, and (iv) other facility development to generate and maintain revenue streams sufficient to fund the operations of the Commission and for the District, and to provide for any cash reserves as the Commission shall deem prudent.
(b) The Commission shall have perpetual succession, power
to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued in its corporate name, but judgment shall not in any case be issued against any property of the Commission, to have and use a common
seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All actions sounding in tort
against the Commission shall be prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The
principal office of the Commission shall be in the city of Chicago, and
the Commission may establish such other offices within the state of
Illinois at such places as to the Commission shall seem advisable. Such
Commission shall consist of 7 members, 4 of whom shall be appointed by the
Governor, 2 by the Mayor of Chicago, and one by the President of the County
Board of Cook County. All members shall hold office for a term of 5 years
and until their successors are appointed as provided in this
Act; provided, that as soon as possible after the effective date of this
amendatory Act, the Governor shall appoint 4 members for terms
expiring, respectively, on June 30, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955. The terms
of all members heretofore appointed by the Governor shall expire upon
the commencement of the terms of the members appointed pursuant to this
amendatory Act. Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission
occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, removal
or inability or refusal to act of any of the members of the Commission
shall be filled by the person who had appointed the particular member,
and for the unexpired term of office of that particular member. A vacancy
caused by the expiration of the period for which the member was appointed
shall be filled by a new appointment for a term of 5 years from the date of
such expiration of the prior 5 year term notwithstanding when such
appointment is actually made. The Commission shall obtain such personnel as to the Commission shall
seem advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act and the work of the
Commission. The Commission may appoint a General Attorney and define the
duties of that General Attorney.
The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually for the election
of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer and for the
adoption of a budget. Special meetings may be called by the President or
by any 2 members. Each member shall take an oath of office for the
faithful performance of his duties. Four members of the Commission shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The Commission shall submit, to the General Assembly not later than
March 1 of each odd-numbered year, a detailed report covering its
operations for the 2 preceding calendar years and a statement of its
program for the next 2 years.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied
by filing copies of the report as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act,
and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report
Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph
(t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1148, eff. 12-10-18.)