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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-68-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-3)
    Sec. 11-68-3. If a majority of the votes cast on the specified proposition are in favor of acquiring and maintaining a stadium and athletic field, a board of 5 stadium and athletic field commissioners shall be elected at the next regular election for such officers as provided in the general election law. The election for said commissioners shall be governed by the general election law. Two of the commissioners shall hold office for one year; 3 shall hold office for 2 years. Their respective terms shall be determined by lot. Successors shall be elected for a term of 2 years. Vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointments of the mayor. The commissioners shall serve without compensation.
    The board of commissioners shall organize by electing one of their number chairman and one secretary. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, which, at all reasonable times, shall be open to inspection.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-4)
    Sec. 11-68-4. The board of stadium and athletic field commissioners elected pursuant to the provisions of this Division 68 shall:
    (1) select a suitable site of not more than 10 acres in area, within or without the city, for a stadium and athletic field for the city;
    (2) acquire title to the site so selected by accepting a donation or legacy or by purchase or condemnation under the eminent domain laws of this State;
    (3) erect a stadium on the site so selected and lay it out as an athletic field for the use of the public;
    (4) maintain, manage, and control the stadium and athletic field and make and enforce proper rules and regulations for its beneficial use.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-5)
    Sec. 11-68-5. Bonds of a city for raising funds to acquire or to improve or to acquire and improve a stadium and athletic field may be issued in the following manner:
    Whenever 100 or more electors of any specified city, which has elected a board of stadium and athletic field commissioners, file a written petition in the office of the city clerk, asking that the proposition be submitted to authorize the issuance of bonds for the purpose of providing for the acquiring or improving or acquiring and improving of a stadium and athletic field for the city, and the petition designates the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, the city clerk shall certify the question of issuing bonds for that purpose, to the amount named in the petition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. The notice of the referendum shall state the amount of bonds proposed to be issued.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall stadium and athletic
field bonds of the city of              YES
.... be issued to the amount
of $.... for the purpose of         --------------------------
acquiring (or improving, or
acquiring and improving) a              NO
stadium and athletic field?
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon this proposition are in favor of the issuance of the bonds, the stadium and athletic field commissioners of the city shall issue bonds of the city, not exceeding the amount voted upon at this election. The bonds shall mature not more than 20 years after the date of their issuance and shall be in denominations of $100 or any multiple thereof, and shall bear interest, evidenced by coupons, at a rate not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, as shall be determined by the board of stadium and athletic field commissioners. These bonds shall be sold at not less than par and the proceeds thereof used solely for the purpose of acquiring or improving a stadium and athletic field for the city.
    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.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)