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Public Act 094-0790




Public Act 094-0790
SB2631 Enrolled LRB094 18581 DRJ 54453 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Civic Center Code is amended by changing
Section 280-20 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 200/280-20)
    Sec. 280-20. Rights and powers. The Authority shall have
the following rights and powers:
    (a) To purchase, own, construct, lease as lessee or in any
other way acquire, improve, extend, repair, reconstruct,
regulate, operate, equip and maintain fair and expositions
grounds, convention or exhibition centers, civic auditoriums,
including sites and parking areas and facilities therefor
located within the metropolitan area and office buildings, if
such buildings are acquired as part of the main auditorium
    (b) To plan for such grounds, centers and auditoriums and
to plan, sponsor, hold, arrange and finance fairs, industrial,
cultural, educational, theatrical, sports, trade and
scientific exhibits, shows and events and to use or allow the
use of such grounds, centers and auditoriums for the holding of
fairs, exhibits, shows and events whether conducted by the
Authority or some other person or governmental agency;
    (c) To exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire
sites for such grounds, centers and auditoriums, and parking
areas and facilities in the manner provided for the exercise of
the right of eminent domain under Article VII of the Code of
Civil Procedure, as amended;
    (d) To fix and collect just, reasonable and
nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such parking areas and
facilities, grounds, centers and auditoriums and admission
charges to fairs, shows, exhibits and events sponsored or held
by the Authority. The charges collected may be made available
to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay
the principal of and the interest on any bonds issued by the
    (d-5) To sell the following real property and retain the
proceeds from the sale: the 2 Rialto Square Building at the
southeast corner of Chicago Street and Clinton Street, legally
described as follows: Lot 1 and Lot 2 in Block 3 in East Juliet
(now Joliet) in the City of Joliet in Will County, Illinois;
    (e) To enter into contracts treating any manner with the
objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 5/19/2006