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Public Act 90-0328

HB0235 Enrolled                                LRB9000879DJcd

    AN ACT concerning civic centers.

    WHEREAS, Codification of laws relating to  civic  centers
will  achieve  the  goals  of (i) consolidating the many laws
relating to civic centers; (ii) updating the  often  obsolete
language   currently   in  use  in  these  many  laws;  (iii)
incorporating  uniform  terminology  that   will   ensure   a
constancy  of understanding and interpretation of these laws;
and  (iv)  eliminating  the  need  for  duplicative  language
throughout these laws; and

    WHEREAS, The Illinois General Assembly seeks  to  achieve
these  goals  by  consolidating the many civic center laws of
Illinois  into  a  Civic  Center  Code,  without  making  any
substantive changes in the meaning, effect, or application of
those laws; and

    WHEREAS, Because this Act is a codification  of  existing
law, the following matters of form are used:
    (a)  in  Articles 5 through 280, the parenthetic citation
before a Section in the form "(from XX ILCS XX/XX)" (i) is an
informational reference to  the  prior  law  from  which  the
Section  is  derived  and (ii) is not part of the text of the
law;
    (b)  in Articles 5 through 280, in the text of a Section,
(i) matter that is stricken indicates  a  deletion  from  the
prior  law  and  (ii) matter that is underscored indicates an
addition to the prior law; and
    (c)  in Articles 5 through 280, the parenthetic  citation
after  a  Section in the form "(Source: P.A. XX-XXXX)" (i) is
an informational reference to the most recent sources of  the
continued  text  in  the Session Laws of Illinois and (ii) is
not part of the law; therefore

    Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
                         ARTICLE 1.
                         SHORT TITLE

    Section  1-1.  Short title.  This Act may be cited as the
Civic Center Code.

                         ARTICLE 2.
              STANDARD CIVIC CENTER PROVISIONS

    Section 2-1.  Scope of Article.  This Article sets  forth
standard  provisions  that  apply to a civic center authority
only  when  the  specific  Section   of   this   Article   is
incorporated  by  reference into the Article authorizing that
civic center.

    Section 2-3. Purpose. The purpose of this Article  is  to
accomplish  the  aims of the State of Illinois to enhance the
ability of its citizens to  avail  themselves  of  civic  and
cultural   centers  geographically  situated  throughout  the
entire State of Illinois.

    Section 2-5.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    "Authority" means the Authority as defined in the Article
creating the Authority, except that in the case of provisions
incorporated by reference into Article 25, in the context  of
that   incorporation   by  reference  "Authority"  means  the
Committee as defined in Article 25.
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State,  any  unit of local government or school district, and
any agency or instrumentality thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation, company, association or joint stock association;
and  includes  any  trustee,  receiver,  assignee or personal
representative thereof.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the   Authority  as  defined  in  the  Article  creating  the
Authority, except that in the case of provisions incorporated
by  reference  into  Article  25,  in  the  context  of  that
incorporation by reference "Board"  means  the  Committee  as
defined in Article 25.
    "Metropolitan  area", for an Authority created under this
Act, means the metropolitan area for the Authority as defined
in the Article creating the Authority.

    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    (a)  The Authority may sue and be sued in  its  corporate
name  but  execution  shall not in any case issue against any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority may adopt a common seal and change the
same at its pleasure.

    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.  It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the
Authority  to  promote,  operate  and  maintain  expositions,
conventions,  and  theatrical, sports and cultural activities
from time to time in the metropolitan area and in  connection
therewith   to  arrange,  finance  and  maintain  industrial,
cultural,  educational,   theatrical,   sports,   trade   and
scientific  exhibits  and  to  construct,  equip and maintain
auditorium, exposition, recreational and office buildings for
such purposes.
    The provision of office space for lease  and  rental  and
the   lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to  such
structures shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of  the
Authority.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease  of  space.  It  shall  be the duty of the Authority to
promote, operate and maintain expositions,  conventions,  and
theatrical,  sports and cultural activities from time to time
in the metropolitan  area  and  in  connection  therewith  to
arrange,   finance   and   maintain   industrial,   cultural,
educational,   theatrical,   sports,   trade  and  scientific
exhibits and to construct,  equip  and  maintain  auditorium,
exposition and office buildings for such purposes.
    The  provision  of  office space for rental and lease and
the  lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to   such
structures  shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of the
Authority.
    The Authority is granted all rights and powers  necessary
to perform such duties.

    Section  2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings. It
shall be the duty of the Authority to  promote,  operate  and
maintain  expositions,  conventions, or theatrical, sports or
cultural activities from time to  time  in  the  metropolitan
area  and  in  connection  therewith  to arrange, finance and
maintain  industrial,  cultural,   educational,   theatrical,
sports,   trade  or  scientific  exhibits  and  to  lease  or
construct,  equip  and   maintain   auditoriums,   exposition
buildings or office buildings for such purposes.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.

    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.  The  Authority  shall  have the following rights and
powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition
centers,  civic  auditoriums,  cultural facilities and office
buildings, including sites and parking areas  and  commercial
facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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, buildings  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  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority;
    (e)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.

    Section 2-21. Rights and powers. The Authority shall have
the following rights and powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip and maintain fair or
exposition grounds, convention or exhibition  centers,  civic
auditoriums,  and  office  and municipal buildings, including
sites and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor  located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings and
auditoriums, and  to  collect  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
Authority.

    Section  2-25.   Incurring  obligations.   The  Authority
shall not incur any obligations for salaries or for office or
administrative  expenses  except  within the amounts of funds
that will be available to it  when  such  obligations  become
payable.

    Section  2-30. Prompt payment.  Purchases made under this
Article shall be made in compliance with the Local Government
Prompt Payment Act.

    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.  The Authority shall have  power  (i)
to  acquire  and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise
any property or rights useful for  the  Authority's  purposes
from  any  person or persons, from any municipal corporation,
body politic, or agency of  the  State,  or  from  the  State
itself,   (ii)  to  apply  for  and  accept  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations from the State of Illinois or
any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for  any  of
the  purposes  of  the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any
agreement with the State of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such
grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.

    Section  2-36.  Acquisition  of  property  from person or
governmental agency. The Authority shall have the  power  (i)
to  acquire  and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise
any property or rights from any person or governmental agency
useful for its purposes, (ii) to apply for and accept grants,
matching grants, loans or appropriations from  the  State  of
Illinois  or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used
for any of the purposes of the Authority, and (iii) to  enter
into  any agreement with the State of Illinois in relation to
such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.

    Section 2-40.  Federal money.  The Authority  shall  have
the  power  (i)  to  apply  for  and  accept grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations from the  federal  government
or  any  agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any
of the purposes of the Authority and (ii) to enter  into  any
agreement  with  the  federal  government in relation to such
grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.

    Section 2-45. Insurance.  The Authority  shall  have  the
power  to  procure  and  enter into contracts for any type of
insurance and indemnity against loss or  damage  to  property
from  any  cause,  against loss of use and occupancy, against
employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer,
or employee of the Board or Authority in the  performance  of
the duties of the office or employment, and against any other
insurable risk.

    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance. The Authority shall  have  continuing  power  to
borrow  money  for the purpose of carrying out and performing
its duties and exercising its powers under this Article.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.  All  such  bonds  shall  be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates,  may bear interest at such rate or rates not exceeding
the maximum rate permitted by the Bond Authorization Act, may
be in such form, may carry such registration privileges,  may
be  executed  in such manner, may be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner, and may contain
such terms and covenants, all as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond  ceases  (after attaching his signature) to hold office,
his signature shall nevertheless be valid and  effective  for
all purposes.  The holder or holders of any bonds or interest
coupons  appertaining  thereto  issued  by  the Authority may
bring suits at law or proceedings in  equity  to  compel  the
performance  and  observance  by  the Authority or any of its
officers, agents or employees of  any  contract  or  covenant
made  by  the  Authority  with  the  holders of such bonds or
interest coupons, to compel  the  Authority  or  any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees to perform any duties required
to be performed for the benefit of the holders  of  any  such
bonds  or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or employees from taking any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical,  and  cultural  expositions,  sports  activities,
exhibitions, office rentals, and air space leases and rentals
and from other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute and
deliver a trust agreement or  agreements;  provided  that  no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the  Authority may be by mandamus
proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor.  The  Authority  shall  have
the  right  to reject all bids and to readvertise for bids in
the  manner  provided  for  in  the  initial   advertisement.
However,  if  no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at
not less than par value, without further advertising,  within
60  days  after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to
any advertisement.

    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to  compel  performance.  The  Authority  shall  have
continuing  power to borrow money for the purpose of carrying
out and performing its duties and exercising its powers under
this Article.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.   All  such  bonds  shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities operated by the Authority, and from funds, if any,
received  and  to be received by the Authority from any other
source.  Such bonds may bear such date or dates,  may  mature
at  such  time  or  times  not  exceeding 40 years from their
respective dates, may bear interest at such  rate  or  rates,
not   exceeding  the  maximum  rate  permitted  by  the  Bond
Authorization Act, may  be  in  such  form,  may  carry  such
registration  privileges, may be executed in such manner, may
be payable at such place or places, may be  made  subject  to
redemption  in  such  manner  and  upon  such  terms, with or
without premium as is stated on  the  face  thereof,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner  and  may  contain  such terms and
covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance.  In  case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after
attaching  his signature) to hold office, his signature shall
nevertheless be valid and effective for  all  purposes.   The
holder   or   holders  of  any  bonds,  or  interest  coupons
appertaining thereto,  issued  by  the  Authority  may  bring
mandamus,  injunction,  or other civil actions or proceedings
to compel the performance and observance by the Authority  or
any  of  its officers, agents or employees of any contract or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or interest coupons, to compel the Authority and any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees to perform any duties required
to be performed for the benefit of the holders  of  any  such
bonds  or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or employees from taking any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of   leasing,   maintaining,   repairing,
regulating and operating the facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical  or  cultural   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,   office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases  and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien upon any physical property of  the  Authority  shall  be
created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority  may  be  by  mandamus,
injunction,  or  other  civil  actions  or proceedings in any
court of competent jurisdiction  to  compel  performance  and
compliance  therewith,  but the trust agreement may prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor.  The  Authority  shall  have
the  right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the
manner provided for in the initial  advertisement.   However,
if  no  bids  are received such bonds may be sold at not less
than par value, without further advertising, within  60  days
after  the  bids  are  required  to  be filed pursuant to any
advertisement.

    Section 2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest  payable
semi-annually;  bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
The Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for
the purpose of carrying out and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof. All such bonds shall  be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by it, and from funds, if  any,  received
and  to  be  received by the Authority from any other source.
Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may  mature  at  such
time  or  times  not exceeding 40 years from their respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, 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,   may   be   in  such  form,  may  carry  such
registration privileges, may be executed in such manner,  may
be  payable  at  such place or places, may be made subject to
redemption in such  manner  and  upon  such  terms,  with  or
without  premium  as  is  stated  on the face thereof, may be
executed in such  manner  and  may  contain  such  terms  and
covenants,  all as may be provided in said ordinance. In case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after
attaching his signature) to hold office, his signature  shall
nevertheless  be  valid  and  effective for all purposes. The
holder  or  holders  of  any  bonds,  or   interest   coupons
appertaining  thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may  bring
mandamus,  injunction,  or other civil actions or proceedings
to compel the performance and observance by the Authority  or
any  of  its officers, agents or employees of any contract or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or interest coupons, to compel the Authority and any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees to perform any duties required
to be performed for the benefit of the holders  of  any  such
bonds  or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or employees from taking any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less than the maximum rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, shall be such that the  interest  cost  to  the
Authority  of the money received from the sale of bonds shall
not  exceed  the  maximum  rate  authorized   by   the   Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds  or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,    cultural,   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil  actions  or  proceedings  in  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction  to compel performance and
compliance therewith, but the trust agreement  may  prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof,  shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right  to  reject  all  bids  and readvertise for bids in the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less  than
par  value, without further advertising, within 60 days after
the  bids  are  required  to  be  filed   pursuant   to   any
advertisement.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date of Public Act 86-4, 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 Article 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  Article that may appear to be or to have
been more restrictive than those Acts.

    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of  indebtedness.   Under  no
circumstances  shall  any bonds issued by the Authority be or
become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois
or of any political subdivision of or municipality within the
State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become  an
indebtedness  of  the  Authority  within  the  purview of any
constitutional limitation  or  provision,  and  it  shall  be
plainly stated on the face of each such bond that it does not
constitute  such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable
solely from the  revenues  or  income  as  provided  in  this
Article.

    Section  2-60.  Investment  in  bonds.  The State and all
counties, cities,  villages,  incorporated  towns  and  other
municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and public
bodies, and  public  officers  of  any  thereof;  all  banks,
bankers,  trust  companies,  savings  banks and institutions,
building   and   loan   associations,   savings   and    loan
associations, investment companies and other persons carrying
on  an insurance business; and all executors, administrators,
guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally  invest
any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or
within  their  control  in  any bonds issued pursuant to this
Article, it being the purpose of this  Section  to  authorize
the  investment  in  such  bonds  of  all sinking, insurance,
retirement, compensation, pension and  trust  funds,  whether
owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be  construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty of
exercising  reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities   for
investment.

    Section  2-65.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. No bonds,
other than revenue bonds issued  pursuant  to  Section  2-50,
shall  be  issued  by  the Authority until the proposition to
issue the bonds has been  submitted  to  and  approved  by  a
majority  of  the voters of the metropolitan area voting upon
the proposition at a general election in accordance with  the
general  election  law. The Authority may by resolution order
the proposition submitted at a regular election in accordance
with  the  general  election  law,  whereupon  the  recording
officer shall certify the resolution and the  proposition  to
the   proper   election   officials   for   submission.   Any
proposition to issue bonds under this  Section  shall  be  in
substantially the following form:
         Shall bonds of the (name of Authority) to the amount
    of   $(amount)  be  issued  for  the  purpose  of  (state
    purpose)?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".

    Section 2-70. Tax. If a majority of  the  voters  of  the
metropolitan  area  approve the issuance of bonds as provided
in Section 2-65, the Authority shall have power to  levy  and
collect  annually  a  sum  sufficient  to  pay for the annual
principal and interest charges on such bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the   metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk no later  than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in each year. Upon the filing of
the  ordinance  the  county  clerk  shall  extend  such  tax;
provided  the  aggregate  amount  of taxes levied for any one
year shall not exceed the rate of .0005%  of  the  full  fair
cash  value,  as  equalized  or assessed by the Department of
Revenue.

    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of  interest.  The  members  of the Board shall serve without
compensation, but shall be  reimbursed  for  actual  expenses
incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract, work or business of the Authority or in the sale or
lease of any property to or from the Authority.

    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest. The  members  of  the  Board  shall  serve  without
compensation,  but  shall  be  reimbursed for actual expenses
incurred by them in the performance of their duties. However,
any member of the Board who is appointed  to  the  office  of
secretary  or  treasurer  may receive compensation for his or
her services as such officer.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract, work or business of the Authority or in the sale or
lease of any property to or from the Authority.

    Section 2-80. Board members' oath. Within 30  days  after
certification  of  appointment,  and before entering upon the
duties of office, each member of the  Board  shall  take  and
subscribe  the  constitutional  oath of office and file it in
the office of the Secretary of State.

    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member  from  office.  The
appointing  officer  may  remove  any  member  of  the  Board
appointed by the officer, in case of incompetency, neglect of
duty,  or malfeasance in office, after service on the member,
by registered United States mail, return requested, of a copy
of the written charges against the member and an  opportunity
to  be publicly heard in person or by counsel in the member's
own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice.

    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in  office.  Members
of  the  Board  shall  hold  office  until  their  respective
successors  have been appointed and qualified. Any member may
resign from office; the resignation  takes  effect  when  the
member's successor has been appointed and has qualified.
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
abandonment of office,  death,  conviction  of  a  felony  or
removal  from  office, a member's office shall become vacant.
Each vacancy shall  be  filled  for  the  unexpired  term  by
appointment  in  like  manner as in the case of expiration of
the term of a member of the Board.

    Section 2-90.  Organization of the  Board.   As  soon  as
practicably  possible  after  the  appointment of the initial
members, the Board shall  organize  for  the  transaction  of
business,  select  a  chairman and a temporary secretary from
its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations  to  govern
its  proceedings.   The  initial  chairman and his successors
shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the  term
of  the chairman's office as a member of the Board or for the
term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.

    Section  2-95.  Meetings;  action  by  5  Board  members.
Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once  in
each  calendar  month, the time and place of such meetings to
be fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the  transaction of business.  All actions of the Board shall
be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of  at
least  5  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and  proceedings  of   the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use  in  negotiations,  actions  or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.

    Section  2-96.  Meetings;  action  by  4  Board  members.
Regular  meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in
each calendar month, the time and place of such  meetings  to
be fixed by the Board.
    Four  members  of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All actions of the Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 4 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All   ordinances,  resolutions  and  proceedings  of  the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for use in negotiations, actions or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.

    Section 2-97. Board  meetings;  public  records.  Regular
meetings  of  the  Board  shall be held at least once in each
calendar month, the time and place of  such  meetings  to  be
fixed by the Board.
    All   ordinances,  resolutions  and  proceedings  of  the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for use in negotiations, actions or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.

    Section 2-100. Secretary;  treasurer.   The  Board  shall
appoint  a secretary and a treasurer, who need not be members
of the Board, to hold office during the pleasure of the Board
and shall fix their duties and compensation. Before  entering
upon  the  duties of their respective offices they shall take
and subscribe the constitutional  oath  of  office,  and  the
treasurer  shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be
approved by the Board.  The bond  shall  be  payable  to  the
Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may be directed upon the
faithful performance of the duties  of  the  office  and  the
payment  of  all money received by the treasurer according to
law and the orders of the Board.  The Board may, at any time,
require a new bond from the treasurer in a penal sum  as  may
then  be  determined  by  the  Board.  The  obligation of the
sureties shall not  extend  to  any  loss  sustained  by  the
insolvency,  failure or closing of any national or state bank
wherein the treasurer has deposited funds  if  the  bank  has
been  approved  by the Board as a depositary for those funds.
The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond shall  be  filed
in the principal office of the Authority.

    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association. The Board shall appoint
a secretary and a treasurer, who need not be members  of  the
Board,  to  hold  office during the pleasure of the Board and
shall fix their duties and compensation. Before entering upon
the duties of their respective offices they  shall  take  and
subscribe   the   constitutional  oath  of  office,  and  the
treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to  be
approved  by  the  Board.  The  bond  shall be payable to the
Authority in whatever penal sum  may  be  directed  upon  the
faithful  performance  of  the  duties  of the office and the
payment of all money received by the treasurer  according  to
law  and the orders of the Board. The Board may, at any time,
require a new bond from the treasurer in such  penal  sum  as
may  then  be  determined by the Board. The obligation of the
sureties shall not  extend  to  any  loss  sustained  by  the
insolvency,  failure  or  closing  of  any  savings  and loan
association or national or State bank wherein  the  treasurer
has   deposited  funds  if  the  bank  or  savings  and  loan
association has been approved by the Board  as  a  depository
for those funds. The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond
shall be filed in the principal office of the Authority.

    Section   2-105.   Funds.  All  funds  deposited  by  the
treasurer in any bank shall be placed  in  the  name  of  the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft   upon   the   bank,   signed   by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned by the chairman of the Board.   The  Board  may
designate  any  of  its members or any officer or employee of
the Authority to affix the  signature  of  the  chairman  and
another  to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check
or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment  of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.

    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act. All funds deposited by the treasurer  in  any
bank  or  savings and loan association shall be placed in the
name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only
by  check  or  draft  upon  the  bank  or  savings  and  loan
association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the
chairman of the Board. The Board may  designate  any  of  its
members  or any officer or employee of the Authority to affix
the signature of  the  chairman  and  another  to  affix  the
signature  of the treasurer to any check or draft for payment
of salaries or wages and for payment of any other  obligation
of not more than $2,500.
    No  bank  or  savings  and loan association shall receive
public funds as permitted by  this  Section,  unless  it  has
complied   with  the  requirements  established  pursuant  to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act.

    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or  drafts.  In  case
any  officer  whose signature appears upon any check or draft
issued pursuant to this Article ceases to hold  office  after
attaching his or her signature and before the delivery of the
check  or  draft  to  the  payee, that signature nevertheless
shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the  same
effect  as  if  the  officer  had  remained  in  office until
delivery.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.  The
Board  may appoint a general manager who shall be a person of
recognized ability and business experience,  to  hold  office
during  the pleasure of the Board.  The general manager shall
have  management  of  the  properties  and  business  of  the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control of the Board, shall direct  the  enforcement  of  all
ordinances,  resolutions, rules and regulations of the Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time to time by the Board.
    The Board may appoint a  general  attorney  and  a  chief
engineer  and shall provide for the appointment of such other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and employees as may be necessary.  The  Board  shall  define
their  duties  and require bonds of such of them as the Board
may designate.
    The general manager, general  attorney,  chief  engineer,
and  all other officers provided for pursuant to this Section
shall be exempt from  taking  and  subscribing  any  oath  of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The   compensation   of   the  general  manager,  general
attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers,  attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.

    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.  The  Board  shall  have  power  to  pass  all
ordinances  and  make  all  rules  and  regulations proper or
necessary to carry into effect  the  powers  granted  to  the
Authority,  with  such  fines  or  penalties as may be deemed
proper.   All  fines  and  penalties  shall  be  imposed   by
ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation  published  in  the  metropolitan  area.  No such
ordinance imposing a fine or penalty shall take effect  until
10 days after its publication.

    Section  2-122.  Rules  and  regulations;  penalties. The
Board shall have power to  make  all  rules  and  regulations
proper  or  necessary to carry into effect the powers granted
to the Authority,  with  such  penalties  as  may  be  deemed
proper.

    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members. All  contracts  for
the  sale of property of the value of more than $2,500 or for
a concession in or lease of property, including  air  rights,
of  the  Authority  for a term of more than one year shall be
awarded to the highest responsible bidder, after  advertising
for  bids.   All  construction  contracts  and  contracts for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof will exceed  $2,500,  shall  be  let  to  the  lowest
responsible  bidder after advertising for bids, excepting (1)
when repair parts, accessories,  equipment  or  services  are
required  for  equipment  or services previously furnished or
contracted for; (2) when the nature of the services  required
is  such that competitive bidding is not in the best interest
of the public, including, without limiting the generality  of
the  foregoing,    the  services  of accountants, architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding is not
required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings owned or
controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered to offer
such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 members of the
Board,  and  unless such action is accompanied by a statement
in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity  by the terms of the civil law are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract without competitive bidding, provided that it  shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.

    Section 2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest  bidder  by vote of 4 Board members. All contracts for
the sale of property of the value of more than $2,500 or  for
a concession in or lease of property including air rights, of
the  Authority  for  a  term  of  more than one year shall be
awarded to the highest responsible bidder, after  advertising
for  bids.   All  construction  contracts  and  contracts for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof will exceed  $2,500,  shall  be  let  to  the  lowest
responsible bidder, after advertising for bids, excepting (1)
when  repair  parts,  accessories,  equipment or services are
required for equipment or services  previously  furnished  or
contracted  for; (2) when the nature of the services required
is such that competitive bidding is not in the best  interest
of  the public, including, without limiting the generality of
the  foregoing,  the  services  of  accountants,  architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding is not
required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings owned or
controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered to offer
such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 4 members of the
Board,  and  unless such action is accompanied by a statement
in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.

    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest  bidder by four-fifths vote. All contracts for sale of
property of the value of more than $2500, or for a concession
in or  lease  of  property,  including  air  rights,  of  the
Authority  for a term of more than one year, shall be awarded
to the highest  responsible  bidder,  after  advertising  for
bids.  All construction contracts and contracts for supplies,
materials,  equipment  and services, when the expense thereof
will exceed $2500, shall be let  to  the  lowest  responsible
bidder,  after  advertising for bids, except: (1) when repair
parts, accessories, equipment or services  are  required  for
equipment or services previously furnished or contracted for;
(2)  when  the  nature  of the services required is such that
competitive bidding is  not  in  the  best  interest  of  the
public,  including,  without  limiting  the generality of the
foregoing,   the   services   of   accountants,   architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take into account the past record of dealings  with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contract be awarded to any other than the
highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease) or  the
lowest  bidder  (in  case  of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote  of  at  least  4/5  of  the
members  of  the Board, and unless such action is accompanied
by a statement in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not
awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the
case  may  be,  which  statement shall be kept on file in the
principal  office  of  the  Authority  and  open  to   public
inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.

    Section 2-128. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest  bidder  by  three-fourths vote. All contracts for the
sale of property of the value of more than $2,500 or for  any
concession  in  or  lease  of property of the Authority for a
term of more than one year shall be awarded  to  the  highest
responsible   bidder,   after   advertising  for  bids.   All
construction contracts and contracts for supplies, materials,
equipment and services, when the expense thereof will  exceed
$2,500,  shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids,  excepting  (1)  when  repair  parts,
accessories, equipment or services are required for equipment
or services previously furnished or contracted for; (2)  when
the  nature of the services required is such that competitive
bidding is not in the best interest of the public, including,
without  limiting  the  generality  of  the  foregoing,   the
services  of  accountants,  architects, attorneys, engineers,
physicians,  superintendents  of  construction,  and   others
possessing a high degree of skill; and (3) when services such
as  water,  light,  heat,  power,  telephone or telegraph are
required.
    All contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let  by
competitive  bidding whenever possible, and in any event in a
manner calculated to ensure the best interests of the public.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the   members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected in the following manner:  to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
"Retailers'  Occupation  Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as
amended, there shall be added an  amount  equal  to  the  tax
which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and the
lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales the
gross  receipts  of which are taxable under said Act shall be
considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest bid
relates to a sale not taxable under said  Act,  any  contract
entered  into  thereon shall be in the amount of the original
bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures of less than $2,500 for the purposes of avoiding
the  provisions of this Section, and all such split contracts
shall be void.  If any  collusion  occurs  among  bidders  or
prospective  bidders  in restraint of freedom of competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or otherwise, the bids of such bidders shall be  void.   Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.

    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.    Advertisements
for  bids  shall  be  published  at  least  twice  in a daily
newspaper   of   general   circulation   published   in   the
metropolitan area, the last publication to  be  at  least  10
calendar  days  before  the time for receiving bids, and such
advertisements shall also be  posted  on  readily  accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place  for
receiving  and  opening  bids  and, by reference to plans and
specifications on file at the time of the first  publication,
or  in the advertisement itself, shall describe the character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to  ensure  free
and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.

    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in  compliance
with the requirements for bidding may bring a civil action in
the  circuit  court  in  the county in which the metropolitan
area is located to compel compliance with the  provisions  of
this  Article  relating  to  the awarding of contracts by the
Board.

    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.   As  soon
after  the  end  of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the
Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a  complete  and
detailed report and financial statement of its operations and
of  its  assets  and  liabilities.   A  reasonably sufficient
number  of  copies  of  such  report  shall  be  printed  for
distribution to persons interested upon request  and  a  copy
thereof  shall  be  filed  with  the  county  clerk  and  the
appointing officers.

    Section  2-140.  State  financial support.  The Authority
created by this Article shall receive financial support  from
the  State  in  the  amounts provided for in Section 4 of the
Metropolitan Civic Center Support Act.

    Section  2-145.  Antitrust  laws.    The   Authority   is
expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of Section 1
of  the  Local  Government  Antitrust  Exemption Act, and the
General Assembly intends that the "State action exemption" to
the application  of  the  federal  antitrust  laws  be  fully
available  to  the Authority to the extent its activities are
either (1) expressly or by necessary  implication  authorized
by   this  Article  or  other  Illinois  law  or  (2)  within
traditional areas of local governmental activity.

    Section  2-150.  Tax  exemption.   All  property  of  the
Authority shall be exempt from taxation by the State  or  any
taxing unit therein.

    Section  2-155.  Partial  invalidity. If any provision of
this Article is held invalid such provision shall  be  deemed
to  be  excised  from this Article and the invalidity thereof
shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Article.
If the application of any provision of this  Article  to  any
person  or  circumstance  is held invalid it shall not affect
the  application  of  such  provision  to  such  persons   or
circumstances  other  than  those  as  to  which  it  is held
invalid.

                         ARTICLE 5.
                     ALEDO CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/1-2)
    Section 5-1. Short title. Sec. 1-2. This Article shall be
known and may be cited as the Aledo Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/1-3, in part)
    Section 5-5. Definitions. Sec. 1-3.  When  used  in  this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Aledo Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Aledo Community Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries  of  Mercer
Township in the County of Mercer.
(Source: P.A. 85-1448.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-4, in part)
    Section  5-10.  Authority created; principal office. Sec.
1-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Aledo Community  Center  Authority  in  the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Aledo.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-14, in part)
    Section 5-15. Board created. Sec. 1-14. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Aledo Civic
Center Authority Board.  The members of the  board  shall  be
individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.

    (70 ILCS 220/1-15, in part)
    Section  5-20. Board members appointed. Sec. 1-15. Within
60 days after  September  3,  1985  (the  effective  date  of
Article  1  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article  becomes
effective: the Mayor of the City of Aledo with the advice and
consent  of the Aledo City Council shall appoint 3 members of
the Board for initial terms expiring June 1, 1986; 3  members
for  initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1987; and 3 members for
initial terms expiring June 1, 1988.  The successors  of  the
initial  members shall be appointed in like manner for 3 year
terms from the date of appointment,  except  in  case  of  an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-16, in part)
    Section  5-25.  Removal  of Board members. Sec. 1-16. The
appointing officer, with the advice and consent of the  Aledo
City Council, may remove any member of the Board appointed by
him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance
in  office, after service on him, by registered United States
mail, return requested, of a  copy  of  the  written  charges
against him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person
or  by counsel in his own defense upon not less than 10 days'
notice.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-25, in part)
    Section 5-30. Bidders; civil action to compel compliance.
Sec. 1-25.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in  compliance
with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this Article may
bring a civil action in the circuit court of Mercer county in
which the metropolitan area is located to  compel  compliance
with  the  provisions  of  this  Article  Act relating to the
awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   5-35.   Standard   civic   center    provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
                         ARTICLE 10.
                     AURORA CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 225/1)
    Section 10-1. Short title. Sec. 1. This Article Act shall
be known and may be cited as the Aurora Civic Center  Law  of
1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/2, in part)
    Section  10-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  2.  When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority"   means   Aurora   Metropolitan   Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Aurora  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium and Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Aurora and the Waubonsee Community College  District  #516
except  for those portions lying within counties which have a
civic center authority within the corporate  limits  of  such
counties.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 225/3, in part)
    Section  10-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
3. There is hereby  created  a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
Aurora  Metropolitan  Exposition,   Auditorium   and   Office
Building  Authority  in  the metropolitan area. The principal
office of the Authority shall be in the City of Aurora.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)
    (70 ILCS 225/5)
    Section 10-15. Rights and powers. Sec. 5.  The  Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions grounds, convention or exhibition centers,  civic
auditoriums, and office, educational and municipal buildings,
including  sites  and  parking  areas and facilities therefor
located within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To  exercise  the right of eminent domain to acquire
sites for such grounds, centers, buildings  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.
    (e)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 225/10)
    Section 10-16. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable
semi-annually;  bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
Sec. 10. The Authority shall have continuing power to  borrow
money  for  the  purpose  of  carrying out and performing its
duties and exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.  All  such  bonds  shall  be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, 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,  may  be  in  such  form,   may   carry   such
registration  privileges, may be executed in such manner, may
be payable at such place or places, may be  made  subject  to
redemption  in  such  manner  and  upon  such  terms, with or
without premium as is stated on  the  face  thereof,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner  and  may  contain  such terms and
covenants, all as may be provided in said ordinance. In  case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after
attaching  his signature) to hold office, his signature shall
nevertheless be valid and effective  for  all  purposes.  The
holder   or   holders  of  any  bonds,  or  interest  coupons
appertaining  thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may  bring
mandamus,  injunction,  or  other  civil   actions   or   and
proceedings  to  compel the performance and observance by the
Authority or any of its officers, agents or employees of  any
contract  or  covenant made by the Authority with the holders
of  such  bonds  or  interest  coupons,  and  to  compel  the
Authority and any of its officers,  agents  or  employees  to
perform  any  duties required to be performed for the benefit
of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons  by  the
provisions  of  the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and
to enjoin the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents  or
employees  from  taking  any action in conflict with any such
contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less than the maximum rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, shall be such that the  interest  cost  to  the
Authority  of the money received from the sale of bonds shall
not  exceed  the  maximum  rate  authorized   by   the   Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds  or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,    cultural,   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals,  and   other  revenue,  if  any,  the  Authority may
execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided
that no lien upon any  physical  property  of  the  Authority
shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the  Authority  may  be  by  mandamus
proceedings  in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper  or financial publication in the United States. All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for  bids  in  the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less than
par value, without further advertising, within 60 days  after
the   bids   are   required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 225/13)
    Section  10-17.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec. 13.
No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section
10-16  10,  shall  be  issued  by  the  Authority  until  the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Aurora              YES
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium
and Office Building Authority" to      ----------------------
the amount of.... Dollars ($    ) be
issued for the purpose of....?            NO
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 225/14)
    Section 10-18.  Tax. Sec. 14. If a majority of the voters
of  said  metropolitan  area approve the issuance of bonds as
provided in Section 10-17 13 of this Act, the Authority shall
have power to levy and collect annually a sum  sufficient  to
pay  for  the  annual  principal and interest charges on such
bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the   metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk no later  than
the  3rd  Tuesday  in  September  in each year. Thereupon the
county clerk shall extend such tax;  provided  the  aggregate
amount  of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the
rate of .0005% of the full fair cash value, as  equalized  or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 225/15, in part)
    Section  10-20. Board created. Sec. 15. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 9 members and shall  be  known  as  the  Aurora
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The  members  of  the board shall be individuals of generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/16, in part)
    Section 10-25. Board members appointed. Sec.  16.  Within
60  days after July 1, 1974 (the effective date of Public Act
78-927), this Act becomes effective the Mayor of Aurora, with
the advice and consent of  the  Aurora  city  council,  shall
appoint 9 members of the board, 3 members to be appointed for
terms  of  1  year,  3 members to be appointed for terms of 2
years, and 3 members to be appointed for terms  of  3  years,
such  terms  commencing on the date each is appointed. At the
expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall  be
appointed  by  the  Mayor  of  Aurora  in  like  manner.  All
successors  shall  hold office for a term of 3 years from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/19, in part)
    Section 10-30. Quorum; votes necessary for  action.  Sec.
19.  Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be
by ordinance or resolution and the  affirmative  vote  of  at
least  5  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/25, in part)
    Section 10-35. Lease of real estate; competitive  bidding
not  required.  Sec.  25. Competitive bidding is not required
for the lease of real estate or buildings owned or controlled
by the Authority on July 13,  1982  (the  effective  date  of
Public  this  Amendatory Act 82-786).  The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.

    Section   10-40.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

                         ARTICLE 15.
                     BENTON CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 230/1-2)
    Section  15-1.  Short title. Sec. 1-2. This Article shall
be known and may be cited as the Benton Civic Center  Law  of
1997.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-3, in part)
    Section  15-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 1-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Benton Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Benton Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Benton in the County of Franklin.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-4, in part)
    Section  15-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
1-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Benton Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Benton.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-14, in part)
    Section  15-15.  Board  created. Sec. 1-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members  and  shall be known as the Benton
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the Board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-15, in part)
    Section 15-20. Board members appointed. Sec. 1-15. Within
60 days after January 1, 1989 (the effective date of  Article
I  of Public Act 85-1314) this Article becomes effective, the
Mayor of the City of Benton, with the advice and  consent  of
the Benton City Council, shall appoint 3 members of the Board
for  initial  terms  expiring  June  1,  1990;  3 members for
initial terms expiring  June  1,  1991;  and  3  members  for
initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1992.  The successors of the
initial members shall be appointed in like manner for 3  year
terms  from  the  date  of  appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-16, in part)
    Section 15-25. Removal of Board members. Sec.  1-16.  The
Mayor  of  the City of Benton, with the advice and consent of
the Benton City Council, may remove any member of  the  Board
appointed  by him or her, in case of incompetency, neglect of
duty or malfeasance in office, after service on  the  member,
by  registered  United States mail, return receipt requested,
of a copy of the written charges against him or  her  and  an
opportunity  to  be publicly heard in person or by counsel in
his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-25, in part)
    Section  15-30.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 1-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the Circuit Court of
Franklin County in which the metropolitan area is located  to
compel   compliance  with  the  provisions  of  this  Article
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-26)
    Section 15-35. Report and financial statement. Sec. 1-26.
As soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested  upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the County Clerk and the
Mayor of the City of Benton.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    Section   15-40.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 20.
                  BLOOMINGTON CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 235/2)
    Section 20-1. Short title. Sec. 2. This Article Act shall
be  known  and  may  be cited as the Bloomington Civic Center
Authority Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/3, in part)
    Section 20-5. Definitions. Sec.  3.  When  used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Bloomington Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Bloomington Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Bloomington.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/4, in part)
    Section 20-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
4.  There  is hereby created a unit of local government known
as the Bloomington Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Bloomington.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/5)
    Section  20-14.  Sec.  5. Powers and Duties.  It shall be
the duty of the Authority to promote,  operate  and  maintain
expositions,  conventions,  theatrical,  sports  and cultural
activities from time to time in the metropolitan area and  in
connection   therewith   to  arrange,  finance  and  maintain
industrial, cultural, educational, theatrical, sports,  trade
and  scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and maintain
auditoriums  and  exposition   and   office   buildings   and
associated facilities for such purposes.
    The  provision  of office, hotel and restaurant space for
lease and  rental  and  the  lease  of  air  space  over  and
appurtenant  to  such  structures shall be deemed an integral
function of the Authority.
    The Authority is granted all rights and powers  necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 235/6)
    Section  20-15.  Rights and powers. Sec. 6. 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,
office  and  municipal  buildings, and associated facilities,
including but not limited to hotel and restaurant facilities;
and sites and parking areas and facilities  therefor  located
within the metropolitan area;
    (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,  lease
as  lessor,  or  allow  the  use  of  such  grounds, centers,
auditoriums and associated  facilities  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,  auditoriums, associated
facilities, 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, auditoriums and  associated
facilities  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 Authority;
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating any manner with the
objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 235/9)
    Section 20-20. Federal money. Sec. 9. The Authority shall
have the power to apply  for  and  accept  grants,  loans  or
appropriations  from  the federal government or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority and  to  enter  into  any  agreement  with  the
federal  government  in  relation  to  such  grants, loans or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)
    (70 ILCS 235/11)
    Section 20-25. Borrowing; revenue  bonds.  Sec.  11.  The
Authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money for
the  purpose  of  carrying  out and performing its duties and
exercising its rights and powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
of   its  interest  bearing  revenue  bonds  or  its  general
obligation  bonds  at  maturity  or  pursuant  to  redemption
provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of
the holders thereof.  All such interest bearing revenue bonds
of the Authority shall be payable solely  from  such  of  the
revenues  or  income  to be derived from the fairs, exhibits,
shows and events and other authorized activities operated  by
it,  the  charges  made for the use of its facilities and the
funds, if any, received and to be received by  the  Authority
from  any  other  source  as  are  pledged  by  the ordinance
authorizing the bonds.  Such bonds  may  bear  such  date  or
dates,  may  mature at such time or times not exceeding forty
years from their respective dates, may bear interest at  such
rate  or  rates, not exceeding the greater of (i) the maximum
rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended  at
the  time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum
payable semi-annually, may be in such form,  may  carry  such
registration  privileges,  may  be  payable  at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears  on
any  bond  ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature) to hold
office,  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid   and
effective  for  all  purposes.   The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity  to
compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any
of  its  officers,  agents  or  employees  of any contract or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or interest coupons, and to compel the Authority and  any  of
its  officers,  agents  or  employees  to  perform any duties
required to be performed for the benefit of  the  holders  of
any  such  bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the
ordinance authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the
Authority  and  any of its officers, agents or employees from
taking any action in  conflict  with  any  such  contract  or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the law of the State of Illinois.
    The  bonds  shall be sold by the corporate authorities of
the Authority in such manner as  said  corporate  authorities
shall  determine,  except  that if issued to bear interest at
the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, or (ii) the rate of 8%  per  annum,  the  bonds
shall  be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and
except that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at  a
rate  of  less  than  the  greater  of  (i)  the maximum rate
authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended  at  the
time  of  the  making  of  the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum
shall be such that the interest cost to the Authority of  the
money  received  from  the sale of the bonds shall not exceed
the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract,  or  (ii)  8%  annually  computed  to  absolute
maturity  of  said bonds according to standard tables of bond
values.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the  Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority so pledged to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of
the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the
issuance  of  any  additional bonds payable from such revenue
income to be derived from  the  fairs,  exhibits,  shows  and
events and from charges made for the use of its facilities or
for  admissions to its events, or from other revenue, if any,
the Authority may execute and deliver a  trust  agreement  or
agreements;  provided that no lien upon any physical property
of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust agreement by the Authority may be had by mandamus
proceedings in the circuit court to  compel  performance  and
compliance  therewith,  but the trust agreement may prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such revenue bonds (excepting refunding bonds)
are sold the entire authorized issue, or  any  part  thereof,
shall  be  offered  for  sale as a unit after advertising for
bids at least  3  times  in  a  daily  newspaper  of  general
circulation  published  in  the  metropolitan  area, the last
publication to be at least 10 days before bids  are  required
to  be  filed.  Copies of such advertisement may be published
in any newspaper  or  financial  publication  in  the  United
States.   All  bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and opened as
provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded  to  the
highest  and  best bidder or bidders therefor.  The Authority
shall have the right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for
bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement.
However,  if  no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at
not less than par value, without further advertising,  within
60  days  after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to
any advertisement.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)
    (70 ILCS 235/12)
    Section  20-27.  Bonds;  nature of indebtedness. Sec. 12.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority  under Section 20-25 11 of this Act be or become an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other political subdivision of  or  municipality  within  the
State,  nor  shall any such bond be or become an indebtedness
of the Authority within the  purview  of  any  constitutional
limitation  or  provision,  and it shall be plainly stated on
the face of each such bond that it does not  constitute  such
an  indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the
revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/14)
    Section  20-30.  Sec.  14.   General  obligation   bonds;
conditions. The Authority may borrow money for the purpose of
carrying  out its duties and exercising its powers under this
Article Act,  and  issue  its  general  obligation  bonds  as
evidence  of the indebtedness incurred.  In addition to other
purposes, such  bonds  may  be  issued  for  the  purpose  of
refunding  outstanding general obligation or revenue bonds of
the Authority.  Such general obligation bonds shall be in the
form, shall mature at the time (no later than 40  years  from
the  date of issuance), shall bear interest at the rates (not
to exceed the greater of (i) the maximum rate  authorized  by
the  Bond  Authorization  Act,  as amended at the time of the
making of the contract, or  (ii)  8%  per  annum),  shall  be
executed  by  the  officers,  and shall be sold in the manner
that the Board shall determine; except that if issued to bear
interest at the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized by
the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at  the  time  of  the
making of the contract, or (ii) the rate of 8% per annum, the
bonds  shall  be  sold  for  not  less  than  par and accrued
interest, and  that  the  selling  prices  of  bonds  bearing
interest  at  a  rate  of  less  than  the greater of (i) the
maximum rate authorized by the  Bond  Authorization  Act,  as
amended at the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8%
per  annum  shall  be  such  that  the  interest  cost to the
Authority of the money received from the sale  of  the  bonds
shall  not  exceed  the  greater  of  (i)  the  maximum  rate
authorized  by  the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the
time of the making of  the  contract,  or  (ii)  8%  annually
computed to absolute maturity of the bonds in accordance with
standard  tables  of  bond  values. In case any officer whose
signature appears on any  bond  ceases,  after  affixing  his
signature,  to  hold office, his signature shall nevertheless
be valid and effective for all purposes.
    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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 235/15)
    Section  20-35.  G.O.  bonds;  election. Sec. 15. General
obligation bonds of the Authority, shall not be issued  until
the  proposition  to issue the same has been submitted to and
approved by a majority of the voters of the metropolitan area
voting upon the proposition at an election in accordance with
the general election law.  Any such proposition shall  be  in
substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Bloomington
Civic Center Authority"                      YES
in the amount of ...............     ------------------------
Dollars ($..........) be issued              NO
for the purpose of ...............?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 235/16)
    Section  20-40.  G.O. bonds; canvass of election returns.
Sec. 16.  Any referendum required under  Sections  20-30  and
20-35 14 or 15 of this Act shall be certified by the Board to
the   proper   election  officials,  who  shall  conduct  the
referendum in accordance with the general election law.   The
returns  shall  be  filed with the secretary of the Board and
shall be canvassed and the results ascertained by  the  Board
and entered upon the records of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 235/17)
    Section  20-45. Tax. Sec. 17. If a majority of the voters
of the said metropolitan area approve the issuance  of  bonds
as  provided  in  Sections 20-30 14 and 20-35 15 of this Act,
the Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a
sum sufficient to pay for the annual principal  and  interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied by ordinance.  After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.   A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in  each  year.   Thereupon  the
county clerk shall extend such tax.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/18, in part)
    Section  20-50. Board created. Sec. 18. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 5 members and shall be known as the Bloomington
Civic Center Authority Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/19, in part)
    Section 20-55. Board members appointed. Sec.  19.  Within
60  days  after  September  15,  1978  (the effective date of
Public Act 80-1440), this Act becomes effective the Mayor  of
Bloomington  with  the  advice and consent of the Bloomington
city council shall appoint 5 members of the Board, one member
to be appointed for a term of  one  year,  2  members  to  be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 2 members to be appointed
for  terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date each
is appointed.  At the expiration of the term of  any  member,
his  successor shall be appointed by the Mayor of Bloomington
in like manner.  All successors shall hold office for a  term
of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/21)
    Section  20-58.  Organization  of the Board. Sec. 21.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial  members the Board shall organize for the transaction
of  business,  select  a  chairman,  vice-chairman,   and   a
temporary  secretary  from  its own number, and adopt by-laws
and regulations  to  govern  its  proceedings.   The  initial
chairman  and  his  successors  shall be elected by the Board
from time to time for the term of his office as a  member  of
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/22, in part)
    Section  20-60.  Quorum;  action by 3 Board members. Sec.
22. Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum  for
the  transaction  of business.  All action of the Board shall
be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of  at
least  3  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/24)
    Section  20-62.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment   Act.  Sec.  24.   All  funds  deposited  by  the
treasurer in any bank or savings and loan  association  shall
be placed in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn
or  paid  out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings
and loan association, signed by the chairman,  vice-chairman,
secretary  or  treasurer and countersigned by one of the same
officers, but no one officer shall both sign and  countersign
a check or draft.  The Board may designate any of its members
or  any  officer  or  employee  of the Authority to affix the
signature of the chairman and another to affix the  signature
of  the  treasurer  to  any  check  or  draft  for payment of
salaries or wages and for payment of any other obligation  of
not more than $2,500.
    No  bank  or  savings  and loan association shall receive
public funds as permitted by  this  Section,  unless  it  has
complied   with  the  requirements  established  pursuant  to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to certain investments of public funds by  public  agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 235/30)
    Section  20-65.  Report and financial statement. Sec. 30.
As soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon request.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    Section   20-70.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-128. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by three-fourths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 25.
                        BOONE COUNTY
                 COMMUNITY BUILDING COMPLEX

    (70 ILCS 260/1-1)
    Section 25-1. Sec. 1-1.  Short title.  This  Article  may
be cited as the Community Building Complex Committee of Boone
County Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-5)
    Section  25-5.  Sec.  1-5.  Purpose.  The purpose of this
Article is to allow the Citizens of Boone County to maintain,
operate and enhance the existing community  building  complex
and property geographically situated in Belvidere, Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-10, in part)
    Section 25-10. Sec. 1-10. Definitions.  In this Article:
    "Committee"   means   the   Community   Building  Complex
Committee of Boone County.
    "Committee" means the governing and  administrative  body
of the Community Building Complex Committee of Boone County.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within the corporate boundaries of Boone
County.
    "Community  organization"  means   a   not   for   profit
organization  that has been registered with this State for at
least 5 years as a not for profit organization, qualifies for
tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and has  been  established  in
Boone  County  for at least 5 years; such as the YMCA and the
Boone County Arts Council.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-15, in part)
    Section 25-15. Sec. 1-15. Creation of Committee.
    (a)  The Community Building Complex  Committee  of  Boone
County  is  created as a political subdivision, body politic,
and municipal corporation.
    (b)  The principal office of the Committee  shall  be  in
Boone County.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-20)
    Section  25-20.  Sec. 1-20.  Duties.  The Committee shall
promote, operate, and maintain civic meetings and theatrical,
sports, and cultural activities from  time  to  time  in  the
Boone  County  area.   In  connection  with  its  duties, the
Committee shall arrange, finance,  and  maintain  industrial,
cultural,   educational,   theatrical,   sports,  trade,  and
scientific exhibits and shall construct, equip, and  maintain
auditorium,  exposition,  recreational,  and office buildings
for those purposes.  Providing office  space  for  lease  and
rental  and  leasing  air space over and appurtenant to those
structures are integral functions  of  the  Committee.    The
Committee  is  granted  all  rights  and  powers necessary to
perform its duties.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-25)
    Section 25-25. Sec. 1-25.  Powers.  The Committee has the
following powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee, or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip,  and  maintain  the
Community Building Complex including  sites,  parking  areas,
and  commercial  facilities  for  those  structures,  located
within Boone County.
    (b)  To  plan  for  grounds, centers, and auditoriums; to
plan, sponsor, hold, arrange, and finance fairs,  industrial,
cultural, educational, trade, and scientific exhibits, shows,
and  events;  and  to  use or allow the use of those grounds,
centers, and auditoriums for the holding of fairs,  exhibits,
shows, and events, whether conducted by the Committee or some
other person or governmental agency.
    (c)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable,   and
nondiscriminatory  (i)  charges  and rents for the use of its
parking areas and facilities,  grounds,  centers,  buildings,
and  auditoriums  and (ii) admission charges to fairs, shows,
exhibits, and events sponsored or held by the Committee.  The
charges  collected  may  be  made  available  to  defray  the
reasonable expenses of the Committee and to pay the principal
of and interest on any bonds issued by the Committee.
    (d)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-35)
    Section  25-27. Sec. 1-35.  Acquisition of property.  The
Committee  has  the  power  (i)  to  acquire  and  accept  by
purchase, lease, gift, or otherwise any  property  or  rights
from   any   person   or   persons,  or  from  any  municipal
corporation, or body politic, (ii) to apply  for  and  accept
grants,  matching grants, or loans from the State of Illinois
or any agency or instrumentality of the State to be used  for
any   of  the  purposes  of  the Committee other than capital
development, and (iii) to enter into any agreement  with  the
State  of  Illinois  in  relation  to  those grants, matching
grants, or loans.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-65)
    Section 25-30. Sec. 1-65. Food and beverage tax.
    (a)  For the sole purpose  of  obtaining  funds  for  the
support,   construction,   maintenance,  or  financing  of  a
facility of the Committee, the city council of  the  City  of
Belvidere,  within  the  city,  and the county board of Boone
County, within those areas of the county outside the City  of
Belvidere,  may  jointly  impose  a tax on the retail sale of
food and beverages that  have  been  prepared  for  immediate
consumption.   The tax shall not exceed the rate of 1% of the
selling price of such food  and  beverages.   A  tax  imposed
under  this  Section  shall be in addition to any other taxes
imposed on food and beverages.
    (b)  The purchaser of food and beverages shall be  liable
for  the  payment  of  a tax imposed under this Section.  The
city council of the City of Belvidere and the county board of
Boone County may, however, jointly require  that  any  person
engaged  in  the  business  of  making  retail sales that are
subject to the tax must collect the  tax  and  pay  over  the
proceeds  of  the tax as prescribed by ordinances of the city
council and county board.
    (c)  For the  purposes  of  this  Section,  the  support,
construction,  maintenance, or financing of a facility of the
Committee may include the establishment of reserve funds  and
the expenditure of funds under an intergovernmental agreement
for those purposes.
    (d)  The  authority  to  impose  a tax under this Section
terminates 10 years after the effective date of the ordinance
authorizing the tax unless (i) a continuation of the  tax  is
approved   by  the  voters  of  Boone  County  by  referendum
conducted in accordance with the general election law or (ii)
there are outstanding bonds of the Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-70, in part)
    Section 25-35. Sec. 1-70. Creation of the Committee.  The
governing and administrative  body  of  the  Committee  shall
consist  of  11  members  and shall be known as the Community
Building Complex Committee.  The  members  of  the  Committee
shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized ability and
integrity.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-75, in part)
    Section 25-40.  Sec.  1-75.  Members  of  the  Committee.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1991 (the effective date of
Article   1  of  Public  Act  87-230)  this  Article  becomes
effective,  the  appointing  authorities  shall  appoint  the
initial members of the Committee as follows:
         (1)  The chairman  of  the  county  board  of  Boone
    County,  with the advice and consent of the county board,
    shall appoint 2 members, one  of  whom  shall  not  be  a
    member of the county board.
         (2)  The  mayor  of  the City of Belvidere, with the
    advice and consent of the city council, shall  appoint  2
    members,  one  of  whom shall not be a member of the city
    council.
         (3)  The supervisor of Belvidere Township, with  the
    advice  and  consent  of  the township board of trustees,
    shall appoint one member.
         (4)  The boards of trustees of all townships  within
    Boone    County,   except   Belvidere   Township,   shall
    collectively appoint one member.
         (5)  The president of the Belvidere Park Board, with
    the advice and consent of the park board,  shall  appoint
    one member.
         (6)  The  chairman  of  the  county  board  of Boone
    County, with the advice and consent of the county  board,
    shall  appoint  2  members  from nominations submitted by
    community organizations.
         (7)  The school board of  Belvidere  Community  Unit
    School District Number 100 shall appoint one member.
         (8)  The  school board of North Boone Community Unit
    School District Number 200 shall appoint one member.
    The initial members of  the  Committee  shall  serve  for
terms determined by lot at the first meeting of the Committee
as  follows:  4 members for a term of one year; 4 members for
a term of 2 years; and 3 members for a term of 3  years.  The
successors  of the initial members shall be appointed in like
manner for 3 year terms from the date of appointment,  except
in  case of an appointment to fill a vacancy for an unexpired
term.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)
    (70 ILCS 260/1-80, in part)
    Section 25-45.  Removal  of  Board  members.  Sec.  1-80.
Vacancy  in  office.  The appointing authority may remove any
member of the Committee in case of incompetency,  neglect  of
duty,  or malfeasance in office, after service on the member,
by registered United States mail, return  receipt  requested,
of a copy of the written charges against the member and after
an  opportunity  to be publicly heard in person or by counsel
in his or her own defense upon being notified not  less  than
10 days before the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-90, in part)
    Section   25-50.  Quorum;  action  by  6  Board  members;
approval by chairman. Sec. 1-90.  Meetings;  ordinances.  Six
members  of  the  Committee shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of business.  All actions of the Committee  shall
be by ordinance or resolution, and the affirmative vote of at
least  6  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance  or  resolution.    Before   taking   effect,   all
ordinances  and resolutions shall be approved by the chairman
of the Committee by signing the ordinance or resolution.   If
the  chairman does not approve of an ordinance or resolution,
he shall return it to the Committee with  written  objections
at  the  next  regular  meeting  of  the  Committee after the
passage of the ordinance  or  resolution.   If  the  chairman
fails  to  return  the  ordinance  or resolution with written
objections at that meeting, the ordinance or resolution takes
effect as if the chairman had approved it. Upon the return of
a resolution  or  ordinance  by  the  chairman  with  written
objections, the Committee shall reconsider its vote.  If upon
reconsideration  the  resolution  or ordinance passes with at
least 7 votes, it shall take effect notwithstanding the  veto
of the chairman.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-120)
    Section 25-55. Sec. 1-120. Contracts.
    (a)  All contracts for the sale of property of a value of
more than $5,000 or for a concession in or lease of property,
including  air  rights,  of  the Committee for a term of more
than one year shall be awarded  to  the  highest  responsible
bidder   after   advertising   for  bids.   All  construction
contracts and contracts for supplies,  materials,  equipment,
and  services,  when the expense will exceed $5,000, shall be
let to the lowest responsible bidder  after  advertising  for
bids,  except  (i) when repair parts, accessories, equipment,
or services are required for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for, (ii)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including without limitation
the   services   of   accountants,   architects,   attorneys,
engineers, physicians, superintendents of  construction,  and
others  possessing  a  high  degree  of skill, and (iii) when
services such as water, light,  heat,  power,  telephone,  or
telegraph are required.
    (b)  All  contracts  involving  less than $5,000 shall be
let by competitive bidding to the lowest  responsible  bidder
whenever  possible  and, in any event, in a manner calculated
to  ensure  insure  the  best  interests   of   the   public.
Competitive  bidding  is  not  required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or  controlled  by  the  Committee.
The  Committee  is empowered to offer those leases upon terms
it deems advisable.
    (c)  In determining the responsibility of any bidder, the
Committee may take into account the past records of  dealings
with   the  bidder,  the  bidder's  experience,  adequacy  of
equipment, and ability to  complete  performance  within  the
time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility,
but  in  no  case shall any contracts be awarded to any other
than the highest bidder (in  case  of  sale,  concession,  or
lease)   or  the  lowest  bidder  (in  case  of  purchase  or
expenditure) unless authorized or approved by a  vote  of  at
least  7  members  of  the Committee and unless the action is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Committee and
open to public inspection.
    (d)  Members of the Committee, officers and employees  of
the Committee, and their relatives within the third degree of
consanguinity  by the terms of the civil law are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies, or equipment.
    (e)  The Committee shall have the  right  to  reject  all
bids  and  to  readvertise  for  bids.  If no responsible and
satisfactory bid within the terms  of  the  advertisement  is
received,  the  Committee  may  award  the  contract  without
competitive  bidding if the contract is not less advantageous
to the Committee than any valid bid received in  response  to
advertisement.
    (f)  The  Committee  shall adopt rules and regulations to
carry into effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-150)
    Section   25-60.   State   appropriations   for   capital
development  prohibited.  Sec.  1-150.    Prohibition.    The
Committee is prohibited from receiving or accepting any funds
appropriated by the General Assembly to the Committee for the
purpose of capital development.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    Section   25-65.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section  2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE  30.
                BOWDRE TOWNSHIP CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 305/3-1)
    Section  30-1. Short title. Sec. 3-1.  This Article shall
be known and may be cited  as  the  Bowdre  "Bowdre  Township
Civic Center Law of 1997".
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-2, in part)
    Section  30-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  3-2.  As used in this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"  means  the  Bowdre   Township   Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Bowdre Township Metropolitan Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan  area"  means all that territory which lies
within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Bowdre, in
the County of Douglas.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-3, in part)
    Section 30-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
3-3.  There is hereby created  a  unit  of  local  government
known   as   the  Bowdre  Township  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority in the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Hindsboro.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-11)
    Section 30-12.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 3-11.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority  be  or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or any unit of local government  or  school
district  within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond  that  it  does  not  constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-12)
    Section 30-13.  Investment in  bonds.   Sec.  3-12.   The
State  and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns
and other units of local government and  public  bodies,  and
public  officers  of  any  thereof, all banks, bankers, trust
companies, savings banks and institutions, building and  loan
associations,   savings  and  loan  associations,  investment
companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business
and all executors, administrators,  guardians,  trustees  and
other  fiduciaries  may  legally  invest  any  sinking funds,
moneys or other funds  belonging  to  them  or  within  their
control  in  any  bonds  issued  pursuant to this Article, it
being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment
in  such  bonds  of  all  sinking,   insurance,   retirement,
compensation,  pension  and  trust  funds,  whether  owned or
controlled  by  private  or  public  persons   or   officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be  construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty of
exercising  reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities   for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-13, in part)
    Section  30-15.  Board  created. Sec. 3-13. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority shall  be  known  as
the  Bowdre  Township Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and
Office Building Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-14)
    Section 30-20. Board members appointed. Sec.  3-14.   The
Village  President  of  Hindsboro  and  the Hindsboro Village
Board  of  Trustees  shall  constitute  the  Bowdre  Township
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Board.   However,  within 30 days after the effective date of
this  amendatory  Act  of  1988,  the  Village  President  of
Hindsboro, with the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Hindsboro
Village  Board  of  Trustees,  shall appoint 2 members of the
Bowdre Township Board of  Trustees  to  serve  as  additional
members of the Board.  Before entering upon the duties of his
office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the
constitutional  oath  of  office and file it in the office of
the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 85-1371.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-15)
    Section 30-25. Board members;  concurrent  offices.  Sec.
3-15.  Members  of  the  Board shall hold office during their
term of office as the Village President of Hindsboro, on  the
Hindsboro Village Board of Trustees or on the Bowdre Township
Board  of  Trustees.  If  any  member  appointed to the Board
pursuant to this amendatory Act of 1988 ceases to be a member
of the Bowdre Township Board of Trustees, a  vacancy  in  his
office  on  the  Board  shall be deemed to have occurred, and
such vacancy shall be  filled  in  the  same  manner  as  the
original appointment.
(Source: P.A. 85-1371.)
    (70 ILCS 305/3-25)
    Section 30-30. Report and financial statement. Sec. 3-25.
As  soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested upon request, and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  county  clerk  and  the
Village President of Hindsboro.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    Section   30-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-36. Acquisition  of  property  from  person  or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to compel performance.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 35.
                       BROWNSTOWN PARK
                    DISTRICT CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/5-2)
    Section 35-1. Short title. Sec. 5-2. This  Article  shall
be  known  and  may  be cited as the Brownstown Park District
Civic Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-3, in part)
    Section 35-5. Definitions. Sec. 5-3. When  used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority"  means  the  Brownstown  Park  District Civic
Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Brownstown Park District Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
Brownstown Park District in the County of Fayette.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/5-4, in part)
    Section 35-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
5-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Brownstown  Park  District Civic Center Authority in the
metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Brownstown.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-14, in part)
    Section  35-15.  Board  created. Sec. 5-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of 9 members and shall be known as the Brownstown
Park District Civic Center Authority Board.  The  members  of
the  board  shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized
ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-15, in part)
    Section 35-20. Board members appointed. Sec. 5-15. Within
60  days  after  September  3,  1985  (the  effective date of
Article  5  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article  becomes
effective: the President of the Village  of  Brownstown  with
the advice and consent of the Village board of trustees shall
appoint  3  members  of  the Board for initial terms expiring
June 1, 1986; 3 members for initial terms  expiring  June  1,
1987;  and 3 members for initial terms expiring June 1, 1988.
The successors of the initial members shall be  appointed  in
like  manner  for  3 year terms from the date of appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-16, in part)
    Section 35-25. Removal of Board members. Sec.  5-16.  The
appointing  officer,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the
village board of trustees, may remove any member of the Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect  of  duty,
or malfeasance in office, after service on him, by registered
United  States  mail,  return  requested,  of  a  copy of the
written charges against him and an opportunity to be publicly
heard in person or by counsel in his  own  defense  upon  not
less than 10 days' notice.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-25, in part)
    Section   35-30.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance. Sec. 5-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may  bring a civil action in  the  circuit  court  of
Fayette  county  in which the metropolitan area is located to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions  of  this   Article
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   35-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 40.
                   CARBONDALE CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/2-2)
    Section 40-1. Short title. Sec. 2-2. This Article may  be
cited as the Carbondale Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-3, in part)
    Section  40-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 2-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Carbondale Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Carbondale Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Carbondale.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-4, in part)
    Section  40-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
2-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Carbondale Civic Center  Authority  in  the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Carbondale.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-14, in part)
    Section 40-15. Board created. Sec.  2-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the  Carbondale
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the Board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-15, in part)
    Section 40-20. Board members appointed. Sec. 2-15. Within
60  days  after  September  11,  1989  (the effective date of
Article 2 of Public Act 86-907) this Act  becomes  effective,
the  mayor  of Carbondale, with the advice and consent of the
city council, shall  appoint  3  members  of  the  Board  for
initial  terms  expiring  June 1, 1990; 3 members for initial
terms expiring June 1, 1991; and 3 members for initial  terms
expiring June 1, 1992.  The successors of the initial members
shall  be  appointed in like manner for 3 year terms from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-16, in part)
    Section 40-25. Removal of Board members. Sec.  2-16.  The
mayor  of Carbondale, with the advice and consent of the city
council, may remove any member of the Board appointed by him,
in case of incompetency, neglect of duty  or  malfeasance  in
office,  after  service  on  him, by registered United States
mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of  the  written
charges  against  him and an opportunity to be publicly heard
in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than
10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-25, in part)
    Section  40-30.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 2-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the Circuit Court of
Jackson County in which the metropolitan area is  located  to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions of this Article Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section   40-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
                         ARTICLE 45.
             CAVE IN ROCK TOWNSHIP CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 240/1001)
    Section  45-1.  Sec. 1001. Short title.  This Article may
be cited as the Cave in Rock Township  Civic  Center  Law  of
1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1003, in part)
    Section 45-5. Sec. 1003.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    "Authority"  means the Cave in Rock Township Civic Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Cave in Rock Township Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of Cave in
Rock Township in Hardin County.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1004, in part)
    Section 45-10. Sec. 1004. Creation of Authority.
    (a)  The Cave in Rock Township Civic Center Authority  is
created   as  a  political  subdivision,  body  politic,  and
municipal corporation in the metropolitan area.
    (b)  The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in
Cave in Rock Township.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1006)
    Section  45-12.   Sec.  1006.  Powers.  The Authority has
the following powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee, or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip,   and   maintain
exhibition centers, civic auditoriums,  cultural  facilities,
and  office  buildings,  including  sites, parking areas, and
commercial facilities for those  structures,  located  within
the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  plan  for  grounds, centers, and auditoriums; to
plan, sponsor, hold, arrange, and finance fairs,  industrial,
cultural, educational, trade, and scientific exhibits, shows,
and  events;  and  to  use or allow the use of those 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   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable,   and
nondiscriminatory  (i)  charges  and rents for the use of its
parking areas and facilities,  grounds,  centers,  buildings,
and  auditoriums  and (ii) 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 interest on any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (d)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1014, in part)
    Section  45-15.  Sec.  1014.  Creation of the Board.  The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the  Cave
in  Rock  Township Civic Center Authority Board.  The members
of the Board shall be  individuals  of  generally  recognized
ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1015, in part)
    Section 45-20. Sec. 1015. Members of the Board appointed.
Within  60  days after September 11, 1990 (the effective date
of Article 1 of Public  Act  86-1414)  this  Article  becomes
effective,  the  village  president of the village of Cave in
Rock,  with  the  advice  and  consent   of   the   corporate
authorities  of  the village of Cave in Rock, shall appoint 3
members of the Board for initial terms expiring June 1, 1991;
2 members for initial terms expiring  June  1,  1992;  and  2
members  for  initial  terms  expiring  June  1,  1993.   The
successors  of the initial members shall be appointed in like
manner for 3 year terms from the date of appointment,  except
in  case of an appointment to fill a vacancy for an unexpired
term.  At least 3 members of the Board shall be residents  of
that  part  of  the  township  of  Cave  in  Rock outside the
corporate limits  of  the  village  of  Cave  in  Rock.   The
remaining  members  shall be residents of the village of Cave
in Rock.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1016, in part)
    Section 45-25.  Removal  of  Board  members.  Sec.  1016.
Vacancy  in  office.  The village president of the village of
Cave in Rock, with the advice and consent  of  the  corporate
authorities  of  the  village of Cave in Rock, may remove any
member of the Board in case of incompetency, neglect of duty,
or malfeasance in office, after service  on  the  member,  by
registered United States mail, return receipt requested, of a
copy  of  the written charges against the member and after an
opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by  counsel  in
his  or  her own defense upon being notified not less than 10
days before the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    Section   45-30.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section  2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 50.
                  CENTRE EAST CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/5-1)
    Section 50-1. Short title. Sec. 5-1. This Article 5 shall
be  known  and  may be cited as the Centre "Centre East Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act".
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-2, in part)
    Section 50-5. Definitions. Sec.  5-2.  As  used  in  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"    means   the   Centre   East   Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Centre  East  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within the corporate boundaries of Niles
Township  or any municipality a part  of  which  lies  within
Niles Township.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-3, in part)
    Section  50-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
5-3. There is hereby created a unit of local government known
as the Centre East Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Skokie.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-10)
    Section 50-15. Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec.  5-10.  The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof.  All such bonds shall be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by the Authority, and from funds, if any,
received and to be received by the Authority from  any  other
source.   Such  bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature
at such time or times  not  exceeding  40  years  from  their
respective  dates,  may  bear interest at such rate or rates,
may be in such form, may carry such registration  privileges,
may  be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place
or places, may be made subject to redemption in  such  manner
and  upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on
the face thereof, may be executed  in  such  manner  and  may
contain  such  terms and covenants, all as may be provided in
the ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears
on  any  bond  ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold
office,;  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective for all purposes.  The holder  or  holders  of  any
bonds,  or  interest  coupons appertaining thereto, issued by
the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, or other  civil
actions  or  and  proceedings  to  compel the performance and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and to compel the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents
or  employees  to perform any duties required to be performed
for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or  interest
coupons  by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers, agents or  employees  from  taking  any  action  in
conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the   cost   of   leasing,  maintaining,  repairing,
regulating and operating the facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical   or   cultural   expositions,  sport  activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil actions or and proceedings in  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction  to compel performance and
compliance therewith, but the trust agreement  may  prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best  bidder  or  bidders therefor.  The Authority shall have
the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in  the
manner  provided  for in the initial advertisement.  However,
if no bids are received such bonds may be sold  at  not  less
than  par  value, without further advertising, within 60 days
after the bids are required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-11)
    Section 50-16.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 5-11.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-12)
    Section  50-17.  Investment  in  bonds.  Sec.  5-12.  The
State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated  towns
and  other  units  of local government and public bodies, and
public officers of any thereof,  all  banks,  bankers,  trust
companies,  savings banks and institutions, building and loan
associations,  savings  and  loan  associations,   investment
companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business
and  all  executors,  administrators, guardians, trustees and
other fiduciaries  may  legally  invest  any  sinking  funds,
moneys  or  other  funds  belonging  to  them or within their
control in any bonds issued pursuant to this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-13, in part)
    Section 50-20. Board created. Sec.  5-13.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Centre East
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Board.  The  members  of  the  board  shall be individuals of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)



    (70 ILCS 270/5-14, in part)
    Section 50-25. Board members appointed. Sec. 5-14. Within
60 days after September  17,  1984  (the  effective  date  of
Article  5 of Public Act 83-1456) this Act becomes effective,
the Mayor of Skokie shall appoint 3 members of the Board, one
member to be appointed for a term of one year, one member  to
be  appointed  for  a  term  of 2 years, and one member to be
appointed for a term of 3 years; and the Township  Supervisor
of  Niles  Township shall appoint 3 members of the Board, one
member to be appointed for a term of one year, one member  to
be  appointed  for  a  term  of 2 years, and one member to be
appointed for a term of 3 years; such terms commencing on the
date each is appointed. Within 90 days  after  September  17,
1984  this  Act becomes effective, the 6 members of the Board
so appointed shall appoint the remaining  3  members  of  the
Board, one member to be appointed for a term of one year, one
member  to be appointed for a term of 2 years, and one member
to be appointed for a term of 3 years; such terms  commencing
on the date each is appointed.  After September 1, 1990, upon
the expiration of the terms of the remaining 3 members of the
Board  (formerly  appointed  by  the  other 6 members), their
successors shall thereafter be  appointed  by  the  Mayor  of
Skokie.   After  September  1, 1990, all appointments made by
the Mayor of Skokie shall be made with the advice and consent
of the corporate authorities of Skokie, and all  appointments
made  by  the  Township Supervisor of Niles Township shall be
made with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities
of Niles Township. At the  expiration  of  the  term  of  any
member,  his successor shall be appointed in like manner. All
successors shall hold office for a term of 3 years  from  the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)
    (70 ILCS 270/5-25)
    Section  50-30.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
5-25.   As  soon  after the end of each fiscal year as may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested upon request, and a
copy thereof shall  be  filed  with  the  county  clerk,  the
Village  of  Skokie  and  the Township of Niles, and with the
clerk of any other municipality to  whose  mayor  or  village
president the power to appoint a member of the Board has been
delegated.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section   50-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-36. Acquisition  of  property  from  person  or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 55.
                 CHICAGO SOUTH CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 245/1-2)
    Section 55-1. Short title. Sec. 1-2. This Article may  be
cited as the Chicago South Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-3, in part)
    Section  55-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 1-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Chicago   South   Civic   Center
Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Chicago South Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Harvey and  the  Villages  of  Flossmoor,  Lansing,  South
Holland,  Homewood,  East Hazel Crest, and Glenwood, together
with the territory within the boundaries  of  other  Illinois
municipalities  that  become part of the metropolitan area as
provided in Section 55-15 1-13.1.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-4, in part)
    Section 55-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
1-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Chicago South Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Harvey.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-13.1)
    Section  55-15.  Inclusion of contiguous territory within
metropolitan  area.  Sec.  1-13.1.  A  municipality  that  is
contiguous  to  the  metropolitan  area  may,  by  ordinance,
request  that  its   territory   be   included   within   the
metropolitan  area. The request shall be made to the Board of
the Authority.  If the  Board,  by  ordinance,  approves  the
request,  the  territory of the requesting municipality shall
thereafter be part of the metropolitan area.
(Source: P.A. 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-14, in part)
    Section 55-20. Board created. Sec.  1-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of the Authority shall be known as
the Chicago South Civic Center Authority Board.  The  members
of  the  Board  shall  be individuals of generally recognized
ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-15, in part)
    Section 55-25. Board members appointed. On September  26,
1991  (Sec.  1-15.  Upon  the  effective  date of Public this
amendatory Act 87-738), of 1991 the terms of all the  current
Board  members  shall  expire.  Within 60 days after that the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, the  mayor  or
president,  as  the  case  may  be,  of each of the following
municipalities, with the advice and consent of the  corporate
authorities of that municipality, shall appoint one member to
the  Board,  for  a  total  of 7 members:  Harvey, Flossmoor,
Lansing, South  Holland,  Homewood,  East  Hazel  Crest,  and
Glenwood.  Two members shall serve for terms expiring June 1,
1993, 2 members for  terms  expiring  June  1,  1994,  and  3
members for terms expiring June 1, 1995. Terms of the members
shall  be determined by lot at the first meeting of the Board
after all appointments are made.  Within 60  days  after  the
territory  of a municipality becomes part of the metropolitan
area as provided  in  Section  55-15  1-13.1,  the  mayor  or
president, as the case may be, of that municipality, with the
advice  and  consent  of  the  corporate  authorities of that
municipality, shall appoint one  member  to  the  Board,  who
shall  be  an additional member; that additional member shall
serve an initial term  expiring  on  June  1  of  the  second
calendar  year  after  appointment.    The  successors of the
members shall be appointed in like manner for  3  year  terms
from   the   date  of  appointment,  except  in  case  of  an
appointment to fill a vacancy.  The Board may, by  ordinance,
appoint  from one to 5 additional members of the Board, those
additional members to serve at the pleasure of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-16)
    Section 55-30. Board members;  vacancy  in  office.  Sec.
1-16.   Members  of  the  Board,  except  additional  members
appointed  by  the  Board,  shall  hold  office  until  their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member, except additional members appointed by the Board, may
resign from office to take effect when his or  her  successor
has  been  appointed and has qualified.  An additional member
appointed by the Board may resign from office to take  effect
upon  the  date the member specifies. The mayor or president,
as the case may be,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the
corporate  authorities  of  the  municipality, may remove any
member of the Board appointed  by  him  or  her  in  case  of
incompetency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office, after
service  on  the  member,  by  registered United States mail,
return receipt requested, of a copy of  the  written  charges
against him or her and an opportunity to be publicly heard in
person  or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less
than 10 days notice.  In case of failure  to  qualify  within
the  time  required or of abandonment of office or in case of
death, conviction of a  felony  or  removal  from  office,  a
member's  office  shall become vacant.  Each vacancy shall be
filled for the unexpired term by appointment in like  manner,
as  in  case  of  expiration  of  the term of a member of the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-17)
    Section 55-35. Organization of the Board. Sec.  1-17.  As
soon  as  practicably  possible  after the appointment of the
members as provided in Public Act 87-738 this amendatory  Act
of  1991,  the  Board  shall  organize for the transaction of
business, select a chairperson and a temporary secretary from
its own number and adopt by-laws and  regulations  to  govern
its  proceedings.   The  initial  chairperson  and his or her
successors shall be elected by the Board from  time  to  time
for the term of his or her office as a member of the Board or
for the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.  Actions taken
by the Board before September 26, 1991 (the effective date of
Public  this  amendatory  Act 87-738) of 1991 shall remain in
force until changed  by  the  Board  on  or  after  that  the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-18, in part)
    Section  55-40.  Quorum;  action  by  majority  of  Board
members.  Sec.  1-18. A majority of all the appointed members
of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of
business.  All actions of the Board shall be by ordinance  or
resolution,  and  the affirmative vote of at least a majority
of all the appointed  members  shall  be  necessary  for  the
adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-24)
    Section  55-45.  Contracts.  Sec. 1-24. All contracts for
the sale of property of the value of more than $2,500 or  for
a  concession in or lease of property including air rights of
the Authority for a term of  more  than  one  year  shall  be
awarded  to  the highest responsible bidder after advertising
for bids.   All  construction  contracts  and  contracts  for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof  will  exceed  $2,500,  shall  be  let  to the lowest
responsible bidder after advertising for bids, excepting  (1)
when  repair  parts,  accessories,  equipment or services are
required for equipment or services  previously  furnished  or
contracted  for; (2) when the nature of the services required
is such that competitive bidding is not in the best  interest
of  the public, including, without limiting the generality of
the  foregoing,  the  services  of  accountants,  architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction  and  others  possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible and, in any event, in a manner calculated to  insure
the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding is not
required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings owned or
controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered to offer
such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board may take into account the past records of dealings with
the  bidder,  experience,  adequacy  of equipment, ability to
complete performance within the time set, and  other  factors
besides  financial  responsibility,  but in no case shall any
such contracts be awarded  to  any  other  than  the  highest
bidder  (in  case of sale, concession or lease) or the lowest
bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless authorized
or approved by a vote of at  least  a  majority  of  all  the
appointed  members  of  the  Board, and unless such action is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority  and  their  relatives  within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid  within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement  shall  be  received,  the Board may award such
contract without competitive bidding provided that  it  shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-8; 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-25, in part)
    Section  55-50.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 1-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article may bring a civil action in the Circuit Court of Cook
County  in  which  the metropolitan area is located to compel
compliance with the provisions of this  Article  relating  to
the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/1-26)
    Section 55-55. Report and financial statement. Sec. 1-26.
As  soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons  interested upon request and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  County  Clerk  and  the
Mayor of the City of Harvey.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    Section   55-60.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 60.
                  COLLINSVILLE CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 250/2)
    Section  60-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  2.  This Article Act
shall be known and may be cited  as  the  Collinsville  Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1127.)

    (70 ILCS 250/3, in part)
    Section  60-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  3.  When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority"   means   the    Collinsville    Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the  Collinsville  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Collinsville.
(Source: P.A. 83-1127.)

    (70 ILCS 250/4, in part)
    Section 60-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
4.   There  is  hereby  created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
Collinsville  Metropolitan  Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan  area.  The  principal
office of the Authority shall be in the City of Collinsville.
(Source: P.A. 83-1127.)

    (70 ILCS 250/13.1)
    Section 60-15. Food and beverage tax. Sec. 13.1.
    (a)  For  the  sole  purpose  of  obtaining funds for the
support, construction, maintenance or financing of a facility
of the Authority, the corporate authorities of  the  City  of
Collinsville  may impose a tax on the retail sale of food and
beverages that have been prepared for immediate  consumption.
The  tax shall not exceed the rate of 1% of the selling price
of such food and beverages.  A tax imposed pursuant  to  this
Section  shall be in addition to any other taxes imposed with
respect to such food and beverages.
    (b)  The purchaser of such food and  beverages  shall  be
liable  for  the  payment  of  a tax imposed pursuant to this
Section.  However, the corporate authorities of the  City  of
Collinsville  may  require  that  any  person  engaged in the
business of making retail sales that are subject to  the  tax
collect  the  tax  and  pay  over  the proceeds of the tax as
prescribed by ordinance of the corporate authorities.
    (c)  If  the  corporate  authorities  of  the   City   of
Collinsville  determine  that  all  persons  engaged  in  the
business  of  making  retail sales of such food and beverages
within  the  City  of  Collinsville  will  benefit  from  the
support,  construction,  maintenance  or  financing  of   the
facility   for  which  the  tax  is  imposed,  the  corporate
authorities shall impose the tax throughout  the  City.   If,
however,   the  corporate  authorities  determine  that  only
persons engaged in such retail sales within a particular area
within the  City  of  Collinsville  will  benefit  from  such
support,   construction,   maintenance   or   financing,  the
corporate authorities shall by ordinance establish that  area
as  a  special purpose district and shall impose the tax only
within the district.  In such case the corporate  authorities
of  the  City  of Collinsville shall be the governing body of
the district and shall have the authority to impose  the  tax
pursuant to this Section and expend revenues from the tax for
the purposes specified in this Section.
    (d)  For   purposes   of   this   Section,  the  support,
construction, maintenance or financing of a facility  of  the
Authority  may include the establishment of reserve funds and
the expenditure of funds  pursuant  to  an  intergovernmental
agreement for such purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-1006.)

    (70 ILCS 250/14, in part)
    Section  60-20. Board created. Sec. 14. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members  and  shall  be   known   as   the
Collinsville  Metropolitan  Exposition  Auditorium and Office
Building Board. The members of the board shall be individuals
of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    (70 ILCS 250/15, in part)
    Section 60-25. Board members appointed. Sec. 15.   Within
60  days  after January 1, 1985 (the effective date of Public
Act  83-1127),  this  Act  becomes  effective  the  Mayor  of
Collinsville with the advice and consent of the  Collinsville
City  Council shall appoint 9 members of the Board, 3 members
to be appointed for a term of  one  year,  3  members  to  be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for  terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date each
is  appointed.   One  of  the  members  appointed  may  be  a
representative from the Collinsville  City  Council.  At  the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Mayor of Collinsville in a like manner.  All
successors  shall  hold office for a term of 3 years from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    Section   60-30.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section  2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 65.
                    COLUMBIA CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 255/2001)
    Section  65-1. Sec. 2001.  Short title.  This Article may
be cited as the Columbia Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 255/2003, in part)
    Section 65-5. Sec. 2003.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    "Authority" means the Columbia Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Columbia Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the city
of Columbia in Monroe County.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 255/2004, in part)
    Section  65-10. Sec. 2004. Creation of Authority. (a) The
Columbia Civic Center Authority is  created  as  a  political
subdivision,  body  politic, and municipal corporation in the
metropolitan area. (b) The principal office of the  Authority
shall be in the City of Columbia.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 255/2006)
    Section 65-12. Sec. 2006.  Powers.  The Authority has the
following powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee, or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip,   and   maintain
exhibition  centers,  civic auditoriums, cultural facilities,
and office buildings, including  sites,  parking  areas,  and
commercial  facilities  for  those structures, located within
the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To plan for grounds, centers,  and  auditoriums;  to
plan,  sponsor, hold, arrange, and finance fairs, industrial,
cultural, educational, trade, and scientific exhibits, shows,
and events; and to use or allow the  use  of  those  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   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable,   and
nondiscriminatory (i) charges and rents for the  use  of  its
parking  areas  and  facilities, grounds, centers, buildings,
and auditoriums and (ii) 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 interest on any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (d)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 255/2014, in part)
    Section 65-15. Sec. 2014.  Creation  of  the  Board.  The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board  consisting  of  7  members  and  shall be known as the
Columbia Civic Center Authority Board.  The  members  of  the
Board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)
    (70 ILCS 255/2015, in part)
    Section 65-20. Sec. 2015. Members of the Board appointed.
Within 60 days after September 11, 1990 (the  effective  date
of  Article  2  of  Public  Act 86-1414) this Article becomes
effective, the mayor of Columbia, with the advice and consent
of the Columbia city council, shall appoint 3 members of  the
Board  for initial terms expiring June 1, 1991; 2 members for
initial terms expiring  June  1,  1992;  and  2  members  for
initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1993.  The successors of the
initial members shall be appointed in like manner for 3  year
terms  from  the  date  of  appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 255/2016, in part)
    Section 65-25.  Removal  of  Board  members.  Sec.  2016.
Vacancy in office. The mayor of Columbia, with the advice and
consent  of  the Columbia city council, may remove any member
of the Board in case of incompetency,  neglect  of  duty,  or
malfeasance  in  office,  after  service  on  the  member, by
registered United States mail, return receipt requested, of a
copy of the written charges against the member and  after  an
opportunity  to  be publicly heard in person or by counsel in
his or her own defense upon being notified not less  than  10
days before the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    Section   65-30.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 70.
                  CRYSTAL LAKE CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 305/2-2)
    Section 70-1. Short title. Sec. 2-2. This  Article  shall
be  known  and  may be cited as the Crystal Lake Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-3, in part)
    Section 70-5. Definitions. Sec. 2-3.  When used  in  this
Article:
    "Authority"   means   the   Crystal   Lake  Civic  Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Crystal Lake Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
municipality of Crystal Lake in the County of McHenry.
(Source: P.A. 87-1208.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-4, in part)
    Section 70-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
2-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Crystal  Lake Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Crystal Lake.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-14, in part)
    Section  70-15.  Board  created. Sec. 2-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members  and shall be known as the Crystal
Lake Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the  Board
shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized ability and
integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-15, in part)
    Section  70-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.   2-15.
Within  60  days after January 1, 1988 (the effective date of
Article  II  of  Public  Act  85-793)  this  Article  becomes
effective, the Mayor of the City of Crystal  Lake,  with  the
advice  and  consent  of the Crystal Lake City Council, shall
appoint 3 members of the Board  for  initial  terms  expiring
June  1,  1988;  3 members for initial terms expiring June 1,
1989; and 3 members for initial terms expiring June 1,  1990.
The  successors  of the initial members shall be appointed in
like manner for 3 year terms from the  date  of  appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-16, in part)
    Section  70-25.  Removal of Board members. Sec. 2-16. The
appointing officer,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of  the
Crystal Lake City Council, may remove any member of the Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or
malfeasance  in  office,  after service on him, by registered
United States mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of
the  written  charges  against  him  and an opportunity to be
publicly heard in person or by counsel  in  his  own  defense
upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/2-25, in part)
    Section   70-30.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance. Sec. 2-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  Circuit  Court  of
McHenry  County  in which the metropolitan area is located to
compel compliance with the provisions  of  this  Article  Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    Section   70-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 75.
                    DECATUR CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 265/1.1)
    Section 75-1. Short title. Sec. 1.1.  This Article may be
cited Act shall be known as the Decatur Civic Center  Law  of
1997 "Decatur and Vermilion County Civic Centers Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/1)
    Section  75-5. Purpose. Sec. 1. It is the purpose of this
Article  Act  to  provide  for  a  2  separate   Metropolitan
Exposition,   Auditorium   and   Office   Building  Authority
Authorities, one in Decatur and one in Vermilion County.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/2, in part)
    Section 75-10. Definitions. In this Article: Sec. 2.
    "Authority" means the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority. The term also means
the  Vermilion County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and
Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority. The term also  means  the  governing  and
administrative  body  of  the  Vermilion  County Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Decatur or the County of Vermilion, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/3, in part)
    Section 75-15. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
3.  There  is hereby created a unit of local government known
as the Decatur or Vermilion  County,  as  the  case  may  be,
Metropolitan   Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office  Building
Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City  of  Decatur or the County of Vermilion, as the case may
be.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/5)
    Section 75-20. Rights and powers. Sec. 5.  The  Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions grounds, convention or exhibition centers,  civic
auditoriums,  and  office  and municipal buildings, including
sites and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor  located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To exercise the right of eminent domain  to  acquire
sites  for  such grounds, centers, buildings 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.
    (e)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 265/11)
    Section 75-25.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness.  Sec.  11.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 79-794.)

    (70 ILCS 265/12)
    Section  75-30.  Investment  in bonds. Sec. 12. The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other units of local government and public bodies, and public
officers   of  any  thereof;  ,  all  banks,  bankers,  trust
companies, savings banks and institutions, building and  loan
associations,   savings  and  loan  associations,  investment
companies  and  other  persons  carrying  on   an   insurance
business;   and  all  executors,  administrators,  guardians,
trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking
funds, moneys or other funds  belonging  to  them  or  within
their  control  in  any bonds issued pursuant to this Article
Act, it if being the purpose of this Section to authorize the
investment  in  such  bonds  of   all   sinking,   insurance,
retirement,  compensation,  pension  and trust funds, whether
owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty  of
exercising   reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities  for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 79-794.)

    (70 ILCS 265/13)
    Section 75-35.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec.  13.
No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section
2-52   10,  shall  be  issued  by  the  Authority  until  the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with the general election law.  The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission. Any proposition to  issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Decatur
 (or Vermilion County, as the case       YES
 may be) Metropolitan Exposition,
 Auditorium and Office Building     -------------------------
 Authority" to the  amount of
 ........  Dollars ($    ) be            NO
 issued  for the purpose of
 ..........?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/14)
    Section 75-40.  Tax. Sec. 14. If a majority of the voters
of  said  metropolitan  area approve the issuance of bonds as
provided in Section 75-35 13 of this Act, the Authority shall
have power to levy and collect annually a sum  sufficient  to
pay  for  the  annual  principal and interest charges on such
bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.   A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in  each  year.   Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005% of the full fair cash value, as equalized or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    If  the   Vermilion   County   Metropolitan   Exposition,
Auditorium   and   Office  Building  Authority  has  made  an
intergovernmental cooperation agreement with other  units  of
local  government  that provides that the tax shall be levied
only in part of the metropolitan area, then the tax shall  be
levied  only in the part of the metropolitan area as provided
in the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/15, in part)
    Section 75-45. Board created. Sec. 15. The governing  and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority shall be a board and
shall  be  known  as  the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Board  and  or  the  Vermilion
County   Metropolitan   Exposition,   Auditorium  and  Office
Building Board, as the case may be.  The Decatur Metropolitan
Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Board   shall
consist  of  9  members.  The  Vermilion  County  Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Board  shall consist of 12
members.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/16, in part)
    Section 75-50. Board members appointed. Sec.  16.  Within
60  days  after October 1, 1975 (the effective date of Public
Act 79-794), this Act becomes effective the Mayor of Decatur,
or the Mayor of Danville, as the case may be with the  advice
and  consent  of the Decatur or Danville city council, as the
case may be, shall appoint 9 members of the board, 3  members
to  be  appointed  for  terms  of  1  year,  3  members to be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date  each
is appointed. Within 60 days after the effective date of this
amendatory  Act  of 1989, the chairman of the county board of
Vermilion County, with the advice and consent of  the  county
board,  shall  appoint  3  members  to  the  Vermilion County
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Board
to  serve for terms of one, 2, or 3 years, respectively, such
terms commencing on  the  date  each  is  appointed.  At  the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Mayor of Decatur, the Mayor of Danville,  or
the  chairman of the county board of Vermilion County, as the
case may be, in like manner. All successors shall hold office
for a term of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in
case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/19, in part)
    Section 75-55. Quorum; action by 5  Board  members.  Sec.
19.  Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All action of the  Board  shall
be by ordinance or resolution, and the affirmative vote of at
least  5  members  in  the  case  of the Decatur Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Board and at least
7 members in the case of the  Vermilion  County  Metropolitan
Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office  Building Board shall be
necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    Section   75-60.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-36. Acquisition  of  property  from  person  or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable
semi-annually; bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

                         ARTICLE 80.
                 DUPAGE COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/1-1)
    Section  80-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1-1.  This Article 1
shall be known and may be cited as the  DuPage  County  Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-2, in part)
    Section  80-5.  Definitions. Sec. 1-2.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means DuPage County Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the DuPage County  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  DuPage  County, except for those
portions lying  within  municipalities  which  have  a  civic
center   authority   within  the  corporate  limits  of  such
municipalities, and except  for  those  portions  within  the
metropolitan  area  of  the  Illinois-Michigan Canal National
Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-3, in part)
    Section 80-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
1-3.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
DuPage  County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority shall be in  DuPage
County.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-5)
    Section 80-15. Rights and powers. Sec. 1-5. The Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions grounds, convention or exhibition centers,  civic
auditoriums, and office and county buildings, including sites
and  parking areas and facilities therefor located within the
metropolitan area.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To  exercise  the right of eminent domain to acquire
sites for such grounds, centers, buildings  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.
    (e)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-10)
    Section  80-20.  Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 1-10. The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.  All  such  bonds  shall  be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, may be in
such form, may carry such  registration  privileges,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold  office,;
his  signature  shall nevertheless be valid and effective for
all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds, or interest
coupons appertaining thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may
bring  mandamus,  injunction,  or  other civil actions or and
proceedings to compel the performance and observance  by  the
Authority  or  any of its officers, agents or employees of or
any contract or covenant  made  by  the  Authority  with  the
holders  of such bonds or interest coupons, and to compel the
Authority and any of its officers,  agents  or  employees  to
perform  any  duties required to be performed for the benefit
of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons  by  the
provisions  of  the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and
to enjoin the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents  or
employees  from  taking  any action in conflict with any such
contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds shall be  negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    The  bonds  shall be sold by the corporate authorities of
the Authority in such manner as  said  corporate  authorities
shall  determine,  except  that if issued to bear interest at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended at the time of the making of the contract, the  bonds
shall  be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and
except that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at  a
rate  of  less  than  the maximum rate authorized by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract,  shall  be  such that the interest cost to the
Authority of the money received from the sale of bonds  shall
not   exceed   the   maximum  rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical,   cultural,   expositions,   sport    activities,
exhibitions,   office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases  and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien upon any physical property of  the  Authority  shall  be
created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority  may  be  by  mandamus,
injunction,  or other civil actions or and proceedings in any
court of competent jurisdiction  to  compel  performance  and
compliance  therewith,  but the trust agreement may prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold  the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper  or financial publication in the United States. All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for  bids  in  the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less than
par value, without further advertising, within 60 days  after
the   bids   are   required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-13)
    Section  80-25.  Bonds  other  than  revenue  bonds. Sec.
1-13.  No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant  to
Section  80-20  1-10,  shall be issued by the Authority until
the proposition to issue the same has been submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "DuPage County       YES
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium
and Office Building Authority" to      ----------------------
the amount of.... Dollars ($    ) be
issued for the purpose of....?            NO
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-14)
    Section  80-30.  Tax.  Sec.  1-14.   If a majority of the
voters of said metropolitan  area  approve  the  issuance  of
bonds  as  provided  in  Section  80-25 1-13 of this Act, the
Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied  by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such   levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September  in  each  year.  Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005% of the full fair cash value, as equalized or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-15, in part)
    Section 80-35. Board created. Sec.  1-15.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall  be  known  as  the  DuPage
County Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building
Board.  The  members  of  the  board  shall be individuals of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/1-16, in part)
    Section 80-40. Board members appointed. Sec. 1-16. Within
60 days after September  17,  1984  (the  effective  date  of
Article  1 of Public Act 83-1456), this Act becomes effective
the Chairman of the DuPage County Board, with the advice  and
consent  of  the DuPage County Board, shall appoint 9 members
of the DuPage County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium  and
Office  Building  Authority,  3  members  to be appointed for
terms of 1 year, 3 members to be appointed  for  terms  of  2
years,  and  3  members to be appointed for terms of 3 years,
such terms commencing on the date each is appointed.  At  the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Chairman of the DuPage County Board in  like
manner.  All  successors  shall  hold  office for a term of 3
years from the date of appointment,  except  in  case  of  an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section   80-45.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
                         ARTICLE 85.
                     ELGIN CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/3-2)
    Section 85-1. Short title. Sec. 3-2. This Article 3 shall
be known and may be cited as the Elgin Civic  Center  Law  of
1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-3, in part)
    Section  85-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 3-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Elgin  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Elgin  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Elgin.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-4, in part)
    Section 85-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
3-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Elgin  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Elgin.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-16, in part)
    Section  85-15.  Board  created. Sec. 3-16. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7  members  and  shall  be known as the Elgin
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The members of the board shall be  individuals  of  generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-17, in part)
    Section   85-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  3-17.
Within 60 days after September 17, 1984 (the  effective  date
of  Article  3  of  Public  Act  83-1456),  this  Act becomes
effective the Mayor of Elgin with the advice and  consent  of
the  Elgin City Council shall appoint 7 members of the Board,
2 members to be appointed for a term of one year,  2  members
to  be  appointed  for  terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be
appointed for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on  the
date  each is appointed.  One of the members appointed may be
a  representative  from  the  Elgin  City  Council.  At   the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Mayor of  Elgin  in  a  like  manner.    All
successors  shall  hold office for a term of 3 years from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-22)
    Section  85-25.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment  Act.  Sec.  3-22.   All  funds  deposited  by the
treasurer in any bank shall be placed  in  the  name  of  the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft   upon   the   bank,   signed   by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned by the Chairman of the  Board.  The  Board  may
designate  any  of  its members or any officer or employee of
the Authority to affix the  signature  of  the  chairman  and
another  to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check
or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment  of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
    No  bank  or  savings  and loan association shall receive
public funds as permitted  by  this  Section  unless  it  has
complied   with  the  requirements  established  pursuant  to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to certain investments of public agencies", approved July 23,
1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/3-27, in part)
    Section  85-30.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 3-27. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court in Kane
County  to  compel compliance with the provisions of this Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section   85-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-65.  Bonds other than revenue bonds.
    Section 2-70. Tax.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 90.
                  FOREST PARK CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 275/3001)
    Section 90-1. Sec. 3001.  Short title.  This Article  may
be cited as the Forest Park Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)
    (70 ILCS 275/3003, in part)
    Section 90-5. Sec. 3003.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    "Authority" means the Forest Park Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Forest Park Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
village of Forest Park in Cook County.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3004, in part)
    Section 90-10. Sec. 3004.  Creation of Authority.
    (a)  The Forest Park Civic Center Authority is created as
a   political   subdivision,   body  politic,  and  municipal
corporation in the metropolitan area.
    (b)  The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in
the village of Forest Park.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3006)
    Section 90-12. Sec. 3006.  Powers.  The Authority has the
following powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee, or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip,   and   maintain
exhibition  centers,  civic auditoriums, cultural facilities,
and office buildings, including  sites,  parking  areas,  and
commercial  facilities  for  those structures, located within
the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To plan for grounds, centers,  and  auditoriums;  to
plan,  sponsor, hold, arrange, and finance fairs, industrial,
cultural, educational, trade, and scientific exhibits, shows,
and events; and to use or allow the  use  of  those  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   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable,   and
nondiscriminatory (i) charges and rents for the  use  of  its
parking  areas  and  facilities, grounds, centers, buildings,
and auditoriums and (ii) 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 interest on any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (d)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3014, in part)
    Section 90-15. Sec. 3014.  Creation of  the  Board.   The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board  consisting  of  5  members  and  shall be known as the
Forest Park Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the
Board shall be individuals of  generally  recognized  ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3015, in part)
    Section   90-20.   Sec.   3015.   Members  of  the  Board
appointed.  Within 60 days  after  September  11,  1990  (the
effective  date  of  Article  3  of  Public Act 86-1414) this
Article becomes effective, the mayor of Forest Park, with the
advice and  consent  of  the  corporate  authorities  of  the
village  of Forest Park, shall appoint 2 members of the Board
for initial terms  expiring  June  1,  1991;  2  members  for
initial  terms  expiring  June 1, 1992; and one member for an
initial term expiring June 1, 1993.  The  successors  of  the
initial  members shall be appointed in like manner for 3 year
terms from the date of appointment,  except  in  case  of  an
appointment to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3016, in part)
    Section  90-25.  Removal  of  Board  members.  Sec. 3016.
Vacancy in office. The mayor of Forest Park, with the  advice
and  consent  of  the corporate authorities of the village of
Forest Park, may remove any member of the Board  in  case  of
incompetency,  neglect  of  duty,  or  malfeasance in office,
after service on the  member,  by  registered  United  States
mail,  return  receipt  requested,  of  a copy of the written
charges against the member and after  an  opportunity  to  be
publicly  heard  in  person  or  by counsel in his or her own
defense upon being notified not less than 10 days before  the
hearing.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3018, in part)
    Section  90-30.  Quorum;  action by 3 Board members. Sec.
3018. Meetings; ordinances. Three members of the Board  shall
constitute  a  quorum  for  the transaction of business.  All
actions of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution, and
the affirmative vote of at least 3 members shall be necessary
for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 275/3024)
    Section 90-35. Sec. 3024. Contracts; award to other  than
highest or lowest bidder by vote of 3 Board members.
    (a)  All contracts for the sale of property of a value of
more than $2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property,
including  air  rights,  of  the Authority for a term of more
than one year shall be awarded  to  the  highest  responsible
bidder   after   advertising   for  bids.   All  construction
contracts and contracts for supplies,  materials,  equipment,
and  services,  when the expense will exceed $2,500, shall be
let to the lowest responsible bidder  after  advertising  for
bids,  except  (i) when repair parts, accessories, equipment,
or services are required for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for, (ii)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including without limitation
the   services   of   accountants,   architects,   attorneys,
engineers, physicians, superintendents of  construction,  and
others  possessing  a  high  degree  of skill, and (iii) when
services such as water, light,  heat,  power,  telephone,  or
telegraph are required.
    (b)  All  contracts  involving  less than $2,500 shall be
let by competitive bidding to the lowest  responsible  bidder
whenever  possible  and, in any event, in a manner calculated
to  ensure  insure  the  best  interests   of   the   public.
Competitive  bidding  is  not  required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or  controlled  by  the  Authority.
The  Board  is  empowered to offer those leases upon terms it
deems advisable.
    (c)  In determining the responsibility of any bidder, the
Board may take into account the past records of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  contracts  be awarded to any other than the
highest bidder (in case of sale, concession, or lease) or the
lowest bidder (in case of  purchase  or  expenditure)  unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 3 members of the
Board  and unless the action is accompanied by a statement in
writing setting  forth  the  reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    (d)  Members  of the Board, officers and employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity  by the terms of the civil law are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies, or equipment.
    (e)  The Board shall have the right to  reject  all  bids
and   to   readvertise  for  bids.   If  no  responsible  and
satisfactory bid within the terms  of  the  advertisement  is
received,   the   Board   may   award  the  contract  without
competitive bidding if the contract is not less  advantageous
to  the  Authority than any valid bid received in response to
advertisement.
    (f)  The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry
into effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    Section   90-40.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                         ARTICLE 95.
                     HERRIN CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 280/1-2)
    Section 95-1. Short title.  Sec.  1-2.   This  Article  1
shall  be  known and may be cited as the Herrin and Jefferson
County Civic Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-3, in part)
    Section 95-5. Definitions. Sec. 1-3.  When used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority"  means  the  Herrin  Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building  Authority  or  the  Jefferson
County   Metropolitan   Exposition,   Auditorium  and  Office
Building Authority, as the case may be.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Herrin  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium and Office
Building Authority or the governing and  administrative  body
of  the  Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium
and Office Building Authority, as the case may be.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Herrin or of the County of Jefferson, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-4, in part)
    Section 95-10. Authority created; principal office.  Sec.
1-4.   There  is are hereby created a 2 political subdivision
subdivisions, body politic politics and municipal corporation
corporations by the name names and style styles of the Herrin
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Authority  and  the Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Authority  in  the   their
respective metropolitan area areas.
    The   principal   office   of   the  Herrin  Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority shall be
in the City  of  Herrin  and  the  principal  office  of  the
Jefferson  County  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office  Building  Authority  shall  be  in  the City of Mount
Vernon.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-14, in part)
    Section 95-15. Board created. Sec. 1-14.   The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall  be  known  as  the  Herrin
Metropolitan  Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board
or the Jefferson County Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium
and Office Building Board, as the case may be. The members of
the  Board  shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized
ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-15, in part)
    Section   95-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  1-15.
Within 60 days after January 1, 1984 (the effective  date  of
Article  1  of Public Act 83-911), this Act becomes effective
the Mayor of Herrin or Mount Vernon, as the case may be, with
the advice and consent of the Herrin  or  Mount  Vernon  City
Council,  shall  appoint 7 members of the Board, 2 members to
be appointed for  a  term  of  one  year,  2  members  to  be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for  terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date each
is  appointed.   One  of  the  members  appointed  may  be  a
representative from the Herrin or Mount Vernon City  Council.
At  the  expiration  of the term of any member, his successor
shall be appointed by the Mayor of Herrin or Mount Vernon  in
a  like  manner.  All successors shall hold office for a term
of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    Section   95-25.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section  2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
                        ARTICLE 100.
          ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/6-1)
    Section  100-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  6-1. This Article 6
shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois International
Convention Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-2, in part)
    Section 100-5. Definitions. Sec. 6-2.  As  used  in  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"  means  the Illinois International Convention
Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Illinois International Convention Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan  area"  means all that territory which lies
within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Schaumburg.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-3, in part)
    Section 100-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
6-3. There is hereby created a unit of local government known
as the Illinois International Convention Center Authority  in
the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Schaumburg.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-10)
    Section 100-15. Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 6-10.  The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof.  All such bonds shall be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by the Authority, and from funds, if any,
received and to be received by the Authority from  any  other
source.   Such  bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature
at such time or times  not  exceeding  40  years  from  their
respective  dates,  may  bear interest at such rate or rates,
may be in such form, may carry such registration  privileges,
may  be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place
or places, may be made subject to redemption in  such  manner
and  upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on
the face thereof, may be executed  in  such  manner  and  may
contain  such  terms and covenants, all as may be provided in
the ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears
on  any  bond  ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold
office,;  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective for all purposes.  The holder  or  holders  of  any
bonds,  or  interest  coupons appertaining thereto, issued by
the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, or other  civil
actions  or  and  proceedings  to  compel the performance and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and to compel the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents
or  employees  to perform any duties required to be performed
for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or  interest
coupons  by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers, agents or  employees  from  taking  any  action  in
conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the   cost   of   leasing,  maintaining,  repairing,
regulating and operating the facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical   or   cultural   expositions,  sport  activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil actions or and proceedings in  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction  to compel performance and
compliance therewith, but the trust agreement  may  prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best  bidder  or  bidders therefor.  The Authority shall have
the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in  the
manner  provided  for in the initial advertisement.  However,
if no bids are received such bonds may be sold  at  not  less
than  par  value, without further advertising, within 60 days
after the bids are required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-11)
    Section  100-20.  Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness.  Sec.
6-11.   Under  no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-12)
    Section  100-25.  Investment  in  bonds.  Sec. 6-12.  The
State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated  towns
and  other  units  of local government and public bodies, and
public officers of any thereof;, all  banks,  bankers,  trust
companies,  savings banks and institutions, building and loan
associations,  savings  and  loan  associations,   investment
companies   and   other  persons  carrying  on  an  insurance
business;  and  all  executors,  administrators,   guardians,
trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking
funds,  moneys  or  other  funds  belonging to them or within
their control in any bonds issued pursuant  to  this  Article
Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-13)
    Section 100-30. Bonds other than revenue bonds; election.
Sec. 6-13. No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant
to  Section  100-15  6-10,  shall  be issued by the Authority
until the proposition to issue the same has been submitted to
and approved by a majority of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the Illinois
International Convention Center          YES
Authority to the amount of......     ------------------------
Dollars ($    ) be issued for the        NO
purpose of....?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-14)
    Section  100-35.  Tax.  Sec.  6-14.  If a majority of the
voters of said metropolitan  area  approve  the  issuance  of
bonds  as  provided  in  Section 100-30 6-13 of this Act, the
Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied  by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such   levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the County Clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September  in  each  year.  Thereupon  the
County  Clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005%  of  the full fair cash value of the taxable
property in the metropolitan area, as equalized  or  assessed
by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-15, in part)
    Section  100-40.  Board created. Sec. 6-15. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members and shall be known as the Illinois
International Convention Center Board.  The  members  of  the
board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-16, in part)
    Section  100-45.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  6-16.
Within 60 days after September 17, 1984 (the  effective  date
of  Article  6  of  Public  Act  83-1456)  this  Act  becomes
effective,  the  Village  President  of  Schaumburg, with the
advice  and  consent  of  the  Schaumburg  Village  Board  of
Trustees, shall appoint 7 members of the Board, 2 members  to
be appointed for terms of one year, 2 members to be appointed
for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed for terms
of  3  years,  such  terms  commencing  on  the  date each is
appointed.  Within 60 days  after  September  11,  1990  (the
effective  date  of  Article  4  of  Public Act 86-1414) this
amendatory  Act  of  1990  becomes  effective,  the   Village
President  of  Schaumburg, with the advice and consent of the
Schaumburg  Village  Board  of  Trustees,  shall  appoint   2
additional  members  of the Board, one member to be appointed
for a term of 2 years and one member to be  appointed  for  a
term  of  3  years,  the terms commencing on the date each is
appointed.   One  of  the  members   appointed   may   be   a
representative from the Schaumburg Village Board of Trustees.
At  the  expiration  of the term of any member, his successor
shall be appointed by the Village President of Schaumburg  in
a like manner. All successors shall hold office for a term of
3  years  from  the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 270/6-27)
    Section 100-50.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
6-27.   As  soon  after the end of each fiscal year as may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested upon request, and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  county  clerk  and  the
Village President of Schaumburg.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section   100-55.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-36.  Acquisition  of  property  from person or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 105.
                   ILLINOIS-MICHIGAN CANAL
           NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 285/1)
    Section  105-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1. This Article Act
shall be known and may  be  cited  as  the  Illinois-Michigan
"Illinois-Michigan  Canal  National  Heritage  Corridor Civic
Center Authority Law of 1997 Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/2, in part)
    Section 105-5. Definitions. Sec. 2.  When  used  in  this
Article: Act
    "Authority"  means  the  Illinois-Michigan Canal National
Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic
Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the municipalities of Lyons, McCook,
Hodgins,  Countryside,  Indianhead  Park,   Willow   Springs,
Justice, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Summit and Lemont, and all
the incorporated area lying within the Village of Burr Ridge,
all  the  unincorporated  area  lying  within Cook and DuPage
County, which is bounded on the North by the  north  line  of
the Des Plaines River, on the west by a line 10,000 feet west
of  the  center  line of Illinois Rt. 83, on the south by the
north line  of  the  Sanitary  &  Ship  Canal,  and  all  the
unincorporated area lying within Cook and DuPage County which
is bounded on the northwest by the north line of the Sanitary
Drainage  &  Ship  Canal,  on  the  South  by the Calumet Sag
Channel, and on the East by the center line of  Illinois  Rt.
83,  and  all  the  area  not lying within a city, village or
incorporated town lying  within  Lemont   Township  which  is
located north of a line commencing at the intersection of the
east  line  of  Lemont  Township  and  McCarthy  Road  (123rd
Street),  thence  westerly until the intersection of McCarthy
Road  and  Archer  Avenue,  thence  southwesterly  until  the
intersection  of  Archer  Avenue  and  127th  Street,  thence
westerly to the west line of Lemont  Township,  and  all  the
unincorporated  municipal area lying within Community College
District No. 524, located in Lyons and Palos Townships, lying
north  of  a  line  commencing  at  a  point  which  is   the
intersection  lines  of Harlem Avenue and Archer Road, thence
southwesterly along the center line of  Archer  Road  to  the
center  line of 96th Avenue (LaGrange Road), thence southerly
along said center line of 96th Avenue to the center  line  of
McCarthy  Road  (123rd  Street),  thence  westerly  along the
center line of McCarthy  Road  to  the  west  line  of  Palos
Township.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/3, in part)
    Section 105-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
3.  There  is  hereby  created  a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
Illinois-Michigan  Canal  National  Heritage  Corridor  Civic
Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The   principal   office   of   the  Authority  shall  be
temporarily in the Village of Summit.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/4)
    Section 105-15. Duties. Sec. 4. It shall be the  duty  of
the  Authority  to  promote  the  Illinois-Michigan Canal and
those capital projects which are in support of the  operation
of  the  Illinois-Michigan  Canal  National  Corridor  and to
operate and maintain boat ramps,  nature  paths,  campgrounds
and  other  recreational facilities in the metropolitan area.
The Authority is granted all rights and powers  necessary  to
perform such duties, except the power of eminent domain.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 285/5)
    Section  105-20. Rights and powers. Sec. 5. The Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate, equip and maintain land and
buildings,  including  sites  for  boat  ramps,  campgrounds,
nature paths and other recreational  and  parking  areas  and
facilities  therefor  located  within  the metropolitan area.
Nothing in this Section  shall  be  construed  to  grant  the
Authority the power of eminent domain.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To plan for such facilities and to allow the use  of
such  facilities  whether  conducted by the Authority or some
other person or governmental agency.
    (d)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds and buildings  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
Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 285/10)
    Section   105-25.  Borrowing;  revenue  bonds.  Sec.  10.
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to ordinance adopted  by  the  Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof. All such bonds shall  be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues   or  income  to  be  derived  from  the  authorized
activities operated by it, and from funds, if  any,  received
and  to  be  received by the Authority from any other source.
Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may  mature  at  such
time  or  times  not exceeding 40 years from their respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates as provided in
Section 2 of the Bond Authorization Act "AN ACT to  authorize
public  corporations  to  issue  bonds,  other  evidences  of
indebtedness   and   tax  anticipation  warrants  subject  to
interest rate limitations set forth  therein",  approved  May
26,  1970,  as now or hereafter amended, may be in such form,
may carry such registration privileges, may  be  executed  in
such  manner,  may be payable at such place or places, may be
made subject to redemption  in  such  manner  and  upon  such
terms,  with  or  without  premium  as  is stated on the face
thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain  such
terms   and  covenants,  all  as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond ceases (after attaching his signature) to hold  office,;
his  signature  shall nevertheless be valid and effective for
all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds, or interest
coupons appertaining thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may
bring  suits  at  law  or proceedings in equity to compel the
performance and observance by the Authority  or  any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees of or any contract or covenant
made by the Authority with  the  holders  of  such  bonds  or
interest  coupons, and to compel the Authority and any of its
officers, agents or employees to perform any duties  required
to  be  performed  for the benefit of the holders of any such
bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the  ordinance
authorizing  their  issuance, and to enjoin the Authority and
any of its officers, agents  or  employees  from  taking  any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that  it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the  maximum  rate  permitted by law, the bonds shall be sold
for not less than par and accrued interest.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating such facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue income to be derived from the recreational activities
and  other  revenue,  if  any,  the Authority may execute and
deliver a trust agreement or  agreements;  provided  that  no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the  Authority may be by mandamus
proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold  the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper  or financial publication in the United States. All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for  bids  in  the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less than
par value, without further advertising, within 60 days  after
the   bids   are   required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

    (70 ILCS 285/13, in part)
    Section 105-30. Board created. Sec. 13. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  12  members  and  shall  be  known   as   the
Illinois-Michigan  Canal  National  Heritage  Corridor  Civic
Center  Board.  The members of the board shall be individuals
of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/14, in part)
    Section 105-35. Board members appointed. Sec. 14.  Within
60 days after July 1, 1984 (the effective date of Public  Act
83-893),  this  Act  becomes  effective  the  Mayor  of  each
municipality  within  the  metropolitan area, with the advice
and consent of the governing body thereof, shall appoint  one
member  of  the  board  for  a  term  of 4 years,  such terms
commencing on the date  each  is  appointed.  The  additional
member authorized by Public Act 85-791 this amendatory Act of
1987  shall  be  appointed  by  the Village President of Burr
Ridge within 60 days after January  1,  1988  (the  effective
date  of  Public  Act  85-791)  the  effective  date  of this
amendatory Act of 1987. At the expiration of the term of  any
member,  his successor shall be appointed by the Mayor of the
appropriate municipality in like manner. All successors shall
hold  office  for  a  term  of  4  years  from  the  date  of
appointment, except in case  of  an  appointment  to  fill  a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/16)
    Section  105-38.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 16.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from
its  own  number,  select a location for its principal office
and adopt bylaws and regulations to govern  its  proceedings.
The  initial  chairman and his successors shall be elected by
the Board from time to time for the term of his office  as  a
member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 285/17, in part)
    Section  105-40.  Quorum;  action  by  vote  of  7  Board
members.  Sec.  17.  Board.  A majority of the members of the
Board shall  constitute  a  quorum  for  the  transaction  of
business.  All  action  of the Board shall be by ordinance or
resolution and the affirmative vote of  at  least  7  members
shall  be  necessary  for  the  adoption  of any ordinance or
resolution.
(Source: P.A. 85-791.)

    (70 ILCS 285/23)
    Section  105-45.  Contracts;  bidding.  Sec.   23.    All
contracts  for  sale  of  property  of the value of more than
$2500 or for a concession in or lease of property,  including
air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year
shall  be  awarded  to  the highest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids.  All   construction   contracts   and
contracts  for  supplies,  materials, equipment and services,
when the expense thereof will exceed $2500, shall be  let  to
the  lowest  responsible  bidder, after advertising for bids,
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    Competitive bidding is not required for the lease of real
estate  or  buildings  owned  or controlled by the Authority.
The Board is empowered to offer such leases upon  such  terms
as it deems advisable.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take in account the past record  of  dealings  with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contracts be awarded to  any  other  than
the  highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease) or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote  of  at  least  4/5  of  the
members  of  the Board, and unless such action is accompanied
by a statement in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not
awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the
case  may  be,  which  statement shall be kept on file in the
principal  office  of  the  Authority  and  open  to   public
inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids. If  after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    Section  105-50.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 110.
                ILLINOIS VALLEY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/6-2)
    Section 110-1. Short title. Sec. 6-2. This Article  shall
be known and may be cited as the Illinois Valley Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-3, in part)
    Section  110-5.  Definitions. Sec. 6-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Illinois  Valley  Civic   Center
Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Illinois Valley Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
Cities  of  LaSalle,  Oglesby,  Peru and Spring Valley in the
County of LaSalle.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-4, in part)
    Section 110-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
6-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the  Illinois  Valley   Civic   Center   Authority   in   the
metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the  Authority  shall  be  as
determined  by  the  Mayors  of    LaSalle, Oglesby, Peru and
Spring Valley.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-14, in part)
    Section 110-15. Board created. Sec. 6-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known  as  the  Illinois
Valley  Civic  Center  Authority  Board.   The members of the
Board shall be individuals of  generally  recognized  ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-15, in part)
    Section  110-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  6-15.
Within  60  days after September 11, 1989 (the effective date
of Article 6 of  Public  Act  86-907)  this  Article  becomes
effective, the Mayors of the Cities of LaSalle, Oglesby, Peru
and  Spring  Valley,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the
respective City Councils, shall appoint 1 member each of  the
Board  for initial terms expiring June 1, 1990; 1 member each
for initial terms expiring June 1, 1991.  The  successors  of
the  initial  members shall be appointed in like manner for 3
year terms from the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-16, in part)
    Section 110-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 6-16.  The
Mayors  of  the  Cities  of LaSalle, Oglesby, Peru and Spring
Valley, with the advice and consent of  the  respective  City
Councils, may remove any member of the Board appointed by him
or   her,  in  case  of  incompetency,  neglect  of  duty  or
malfeasance in  office,  after  service  on  the  member,  by
registered United States mail, return receipt requested, of a
copy  of  the  written  charges  against  him  or  her and an
opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by  counsel  in
his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/6-26)
    Section  110-30.  Report  and  financial  statement. Sec.
6-26. As soon after the end of each fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested  upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the County Clerk and the
Mayors of the Cities of LaSalle,  Oglesby,  Peru  and  Spring
Valley.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section   110-35.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 115.
                 JASPER COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/4-2)
    Section 115-1. Short title. Sec. 4-2.  This Article shall
be known and may be cited as the Jasper County  Civic  Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-3, in part)
    Section  115-5.  Definitions. Sec. 4-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Jasper   County   Civic   Center
Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Jasper County Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
county of Jasper.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-4, in part)
    Section 115-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
4-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Jasper County Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority shall be in  Jasper
County.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-11)
    Section  115-13.  Borrowing;  revenue  bonds.  Sec. 4-11.
The Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for
the purpose of carrying out and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof. All such bonds shall  be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by it, and from funds, if  any,  received
and  to  be  received by the Authority from any other source.
Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may  mature  at  such
time  or  times  not  exceeding  40  forty  years  from their
respective dates, may bear interest at such  rate  or  rates,
not   exceeding  the  maximum  rate  permitted  by  the  Bond
Authorization Act "An Act to authorize public corporations to
issue  bonds,  other  evidences  of  indebtedness   and   tax
anticipation  warrants  subject  to interest rate limitations
set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended, may be
in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond ceases (after attaching his signature) to  hold  office,
his  signature  shall nevertheless be valid and effective for
all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds, or interest
coupons appertaining thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may
bring  suits  at  law  or proceedings in equity to compel the
performance and observance by the Authority  or  any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees of or any contract or covenant
made by the Authority with  the  holders  of  such  bonds  or
interest  coupons, and to compel the Authority and any of its
officers, agents or employees to perform any duties  required
to  be  performed  for the benefit of the holders of any such
bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the  ordinance
authorizing  their  issuance, and to enjoin the Authority and
any of its officers, agents  or  employees  from  taking  any
action  in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a) The  cost  of  maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b) The bonds and interest thereon as they  shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,  and  cultural,  expositions,  sport  activities,
exhibitions,   office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases  and
rentals, and from other revenue, if any,  the  Authority  may
execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided
that  no  lien  upon  any  physical property of the Authority
shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the  Authority may be by mandamus
proceedings in the circuit court of Jasper County  to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold  the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least   3  three  times  in  a  daily  newspaper  of  general
circulation published in  the  metropolitan  area,  the  last
publication  to  be  at  least  10  ten  days before bids are
required to be filed. Copies of  such  advertisement  may  be
published  in  any  newspaper or financial publication in the
United States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened  as
provided  by  ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the
highest and best bidder or bidders  therefor.  The  Authority
shall  have  the right to reject all bids and readvertise for
bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement.
However, if no bids are received such bonds may  be  sold  at
not  less than par value, without further advertising, within
60 days after the bids are required to be filed  pursuant  to
any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-14, in part)
    Section  115-15.  Board created. Sec. 4-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members  and  shall be known as the Jasper
County Civic Center Authority  Board.   The  members  of  the
board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-15, in part)
    Section  115-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  4-15.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  4  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article  becomes
effective: the chairman of the county board of Jasper County,
with the advice and consent of the  county  board  of  Jasper
County shall appoint 3 members of the Board for initial terms
expiring  July  1, 1986; 3 members for initial terms expiring
July 1, 1987; and 3 members for initial terms  expiring  July
1,  1988.   The  successors  of  the initial members shall be
appointed in like manner for 3 year terms from  the  date  of
appointment,  except  in  case  of  an  appointment to fill a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-16, in part)
    Section 115-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 4-16.  The
appointing officer, with the advice and consent of the county
board,  may  remove any member of the Board appointed by him,
in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or  malfeasance  in
office,  after  service  on  him, by registered United States
mail, return requested, of a  copy  of  the  written  charges
against him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person
or  by counsel in his own defense upon not less than 10 days'
notice.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/4-25, in part)
    Section  115-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 4-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court of
Jasper County in which the metropolitan area  is  located  to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions of this Article Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section  115-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 120.
                JEFFERSON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 280/1-2)
    Section  120-1.  Short  title.  Sec. 1-2.  This Article 1
shall be known and may be cited as the Herrin  and  Jefferson
County Civic Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-3, in part)
    Section  120-5.  Definitions. Sec. 1-3. When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means  the  Herrin  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Authority or the Jefferson
County  Metropolitan  Exposition,   Auditorium   and   Office
Building Authority, as the case may be.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Herrin Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office
Building  Authority  or the governing and administrative body
of the Jefferson County Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium
and Office Building Authority, as the case may be.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Herrin or of the County of Jefferson, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-4, in part)
    Section 120-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
1-4.  There  is  are hereby created a 2 political subdivision
subdivisions, body politic politics and municipal corporation
corporations by the name names and style styles of the Herrin
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Authority  and  the Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Authority  in  the   their
respective  metropolitan  area areas. The principal office of
the Herrin Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office
Building  Authority  shall  be  in the City of Herrin and the
principal  office  of  the  Jefferson   County   Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority shall be
in the City of Mount Vernon.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 280/1-14, in part)
    Section  120-15.  Board created. Sec. 1-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7  members  and  shall be known as the Herrin
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building  Board
or  the  Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium
and Office Building Board, as the case may be. The members of
the  board  shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized
ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)
    (70 ILCS 280/1-15, in part)
    Section  120-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  1-15.
Within 60 days after January 1, 1984 (the effective  date  of
Article  1 of Public Act 83-911),  this Act becomes effective
the Mayor of Herrin or Mount Vernon, as the case may be, with
the advice and consent of the Herrin  or  Mount  Vernon  City
Council,  shall  appoint 7 members of the Board, 2 members to
be appointed for  a  term  of  one  year,  2  members  to  be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for  terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date each
is  appointed.   One  of  the  members  appointed  may  be  a
representative from the Herrin or Mount Vernon City  Council.
At  the  expiration  of the term of any member, his successor
shall be appointed by the Mayor of Herrin or Mount Vernon  in
a  like  manner.  All successors shall hold office for a term
of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    Section  120-25.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 125.
               JO DAVIESS COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/6-1)
    Section 125-1. Short title. Sec. 6-1. This Article  shall
be  known  and  may  be  cited as the Jo Daviess County Civic
Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-2, in part)
    Section 125-5. Definitions. Sec. 6-2.  When used in  this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Jo  Daviess  County Civic Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Jo Daviess County Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within Jo Daviess County.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-3, in part)
    Section 125-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
6-3.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the   Jo   Daviess  County  Civic  Center  Authority  in  the
metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the  Authority  shall  be  in  Jo
Daviess County.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-5)
    Section   125-15.   Rights  and  powers.  Sec.  6-5.  The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions  grounds, convention or exhibition centers, civic
auditoriums, and office and county buildings, including sites
and parking areas and facilities therefor located within  the
metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To exercise the right of eminent domain  to  acquire
sites  for  such grounds, centers, buildings 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.
    (e)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-10)
    Section 125-20. Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 6-10.  The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof.  All such bonds shall be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by it, and from funds, if  any,  received
and  to  be  received by the Authority from any other source.
Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may  mature  at  such
time  or  times  not exceeding 40 years from their respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended at the time of the making of the contract, may be  in
such  form,  may  carry  such registration privileges, may be
executed in such manner, may be  payable  at  such  place  or
places,  may be made subject to redemption in such manner and
upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on  the
face  thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain
such terms and covenants, all as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance.   In  case  any officer whose signature appears on
any bond ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature)  to  hold
office,;  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective  for  all  purposes.   The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority may bring  mandamus,  injunction,  or  other  civil
actions  or  and  proceedings  to  compel the performance and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and to compel the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents
or  employees  to perform any duties required to be performed
for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or  interest
coupons  by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers, agents or  employees  from  taking  any  action  in
conflict  with  any action in conflict with any such contract
or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds shall be  negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    The  bonds  shall be sold by the corporate authorities of
the Authority in such manner as  said  corporate  authorities
shall  determine,  except  that if issued to bear interest at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended at the time of the making of the contract, the  bonds
shall  be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and
except that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at  a
rate  of  less  than  the maximum rate authorized by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract,  shall  be  such that the interest cost to the
Authority of the money received from the sale of bonds  shall
not   exceed   the   maximum  rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical,   cultural,   expositions,   sport    activities,
exhibitions,   office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases  and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien upon any physical property of  the  Authority  shall  be
created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority  may  be  by  mandamus,
injunction,  or other civil actions or and proceedings in any
court of competent jurisdiction  to  compel  performance  and
compliance  therewith,  but the trust agreement may prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold  the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper  or financial publication in the United States. All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for  bids  in  the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less than
par value, without further advertising, within 60 days  after
the   bids   are   required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
    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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-11)
    Section  125-22.  Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness.  Sec.
6-11.   Under  no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the
Authority  under  Section  125-20  6-10  be  or   become   an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other  political  subdivision  of  or municipality within the
State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become  an
indebtedness  of  the  Authority  within  the  purview of any
constitutional limitation  or  provision,  and  it  shall  be
plainly  stated  on  the  face  of each bond that it does not
constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is  payable
solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/6-13)
    Section 125-25. Bonds other than revenue bonds; election.
Sec. 6-13. No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant
to  Section 125-20 10, shall be issued by the Authority until
the proposition to issue the same has been submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Jo Daviess
County Civic Center Authority"          YES
to the amount of.... Dollars        -------------------------
($    ) be issued for the purpose       NO
of....?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 5014)
    Section  125-30.  Tax.  Sec.  6-14.  If a majority of the
voters of said metropolitan  area  approve  the  issuance  of
bonds as provided in Section 125-25 6-13 of this Article, the
Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum
sufficient  to  pay  for  the  annual  principal and interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the   metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance shall be filed with the County Clerk no later  than
the  3rd  Tuesday  in  September  in each year. Thereupon the
County Clerk shall extend such tax;  provided  the  aggregate
amount  of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the
rate of .0005% of the full fair cash value, as  equalized  or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-15, in part)
    Section  125-35.  Board created. Sec. 6-15. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of 9 members and shall be known as the Jo Daviess
County Civic Center Board.  The members of the board shall be
individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/6-16, in part)
    Section  125-40.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  6-16.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  6  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article  becomes
effective the Jo Daviess County Board shall appoint 9 members
of the Jo Daviess County  Civic  Center  Board  Authority,  3
members  to be appointed for terms of 1 year, 3 members to be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date  each
is  appointed.  At  the expiration of the term of any member,
his successor shall be appointed by  the  Jo  Daviess  County
Board  in like manner. All successors shall hold office for a
term of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in  case
of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/6-28)
    Section  125-45.  Report  and  financial  statement. Sec.
6-28.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and  liabilities.  A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the County Clerk and the
County Board of Jo Daviess County.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section  125-50.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130.  Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 130.
                KATHERINE DUNHAM METROPOLITAN
             EXPOSITION AND AUDITORIUM AUTHORITY

    (70 ILCS 220/9-2)
    Section 130-1. Short title. Sec. 9-2.  This Article shall
be  known  and  may  be  cited  as   the   Katherine   Dunham
Metropolitan  Exposition and Auditorium Authority Law of 1997
Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/9-3, in part)
    Section 130-5. Definitions. Sec. 9-3.  When used in  this
Article:
    "Authority"   means  the  Katherine  Dunham  Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Katherine Dunham Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of East St. Louis.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/9-4, in part)
    Section 130-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
9-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
Katherine  Dunham  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of East St. Louis.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/9-14, in part)
    Section  130-15.  Board created. Sec. 9-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7 members and shall be known as the Katherine
Dunham Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building
Board. The members of  the  board  shall  be  individuals  of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/9-15, in part)
    Section  130-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  9-15.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  9  of Public Act 84-245), this Act becomes effective
the Mayor of East St. Louis  with the advice and  consent  of
the  East  St.  Louis City Council shall appoint 7 members of
the Board, 2 members to be appointed for a term of one  year,
2 members to be appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members
to  be  appointed for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing
on the date each is appointed.  One of the members  appointed
may be a representative from the East St. Louis City Council.
At  the  expiration  of the term of any member, his successor
shall be appointed by the Mayor of East St. Louis in  a  like
manner.   All  successors  shall  hold office for a term of 3
years from the date of appointment,  except  in  case  of  an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/9-25, in part)
    Section   130-25.   Bidders;   civil   action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 9-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court in  St.
Clair County to compel compliance with the provisions of this
Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   130-30.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 135.
                  LAKE COUNTY METROPOLITAN
             EXPOSITION AND AUDITORIUM AUTHORITY

    (70 ILCS 290/2)
    Section 135-1. Short title.  Sec.  2.  This  Article  Act
shall  be  known and may be cited as the Lake County and Will
County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium  Authority  Law
of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/3, in part)
    Section  135-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  3. When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Lake County Metropolitan Exposition
and Auditorium Authority  or  the  Will  County  Metropolitan
Exposition and Auditorium Authority, as the case may be.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the  Lake  County  Metropolitan  Exposition  and   Auditorium
Authority  or  the  governing  and administrative body of the
Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority,
as the case may be.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
County of Lake, except that area within the City of Waukegan,
or of the County of Will, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/4, in part)
    Section 135-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
4. There is hereby created a unit 2 units of local government
known   as   the  Lake  County  Metropolitan  Exposition  and
Auditorium  Authority  and  the  Will   County   Metropolitan
Exposition  and  Auditorium Authority in the their respective
metropolitan area areas.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
County of Lake or the County of Will, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1441.)

    (70 ILCS 290/5)
    Section  135-15.  Duties. Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of
the Authority to promote, operate  and  maintain  expositions
and  conventions  from  time to time in the metropolitan area
and in connection therewith to arrange, finance and  maintain
industrial,  cultural, educational, theatrical, sports, trade
and scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and  maintain
auditoriums  and exposition buildings for such purposes.  The
Authority is granted  all  rights  and  powers  necessary  to
perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/6)
    Section  135-20. Rights and powers. Sec. 6. 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
complex;
    (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 Authority;
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating any manner with the
objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 290/9)
    Section 135-25. Federal money.  Sec.  9.   The  Authority
shall have the power to apply for and accept grants, loans or
appropriations  from  the federal government or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority and  to  enter  into  any  agreement  with  the
federal  government  in  relation  to  such  grants, loans or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/11)
    Section 135-30. Borrowing; revenue bonds.  Sec.  11.  The
Authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money for
the  purpose  of  carrying  out and performing its duties and
exercising its rights and powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
of   its  interest  bearing  revenue  bonds  or  its  general
obligation  bonds  at  maturity  or  pursuant  to  redemption
provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of
the holders thereof.  All such interest bearing revenue bonds
of the Authority shall be payable solely  from  such  of  the
revenues  or  income  to be derived from the fairs, exhibits,
shows and events and other authorized activities operated  by
it,  the  charges  made for the use of its facilities and the
funds, if any, received and to be received by  the  Authority
from  any  other  source  as  are  pledged  by  the ordinance
authorizing the bonds.  Such bonds  may  bear  such  date  or
dates,  may  mature at such time or times not exceeding forty
years from their respective dates, may bear interest at  such
rate  or  rates, not exceeding the greater of (i) the maximum
rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended  at
the  time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum
payable semi-annually, may be in such form,  may  carry  such
registration  privileges,  may  be  payable  at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears  on
any  bond  ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature) to hold
office,  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid   and
effective  for  all  purposes.   The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity  to
compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any
of  its  officers,  agents  or  employees  of any contract or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or interest coupons, and to compel the Authority and  any  of
its  officers,  agents  or  employees  to  perform any duties
required to be performed for the benefit of  the  holders  of
any  such  bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the
ordinance authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the
Authority  and  any of its officers, agents or employees from
taking any action in  conflict  with  any  such  contract  or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the law of the State of Illinois.
    The  bonds  shall be sold by the corporate authorities of
the Authority in such manner as  said  corporate  authorities
shall  determine,  except  that if issued to bear interest at
the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, or (ii) the rate of 8%  per  annum,  the  bonds
shall  be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and
except that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at  a
rate  of  less  than  the  greater  of  (i)  the maximum rate
authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended  at  the
time  of  the  making  of  the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum
shall be such that the interest cost to the Authority of  the
money  received  from  the sale of the bonds shall not exceed
the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract,  or  (ii)  8%  annually  computed  to  absolute
maturity  of  said bonds according to standard tables of bond
values.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the  Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority so pledged to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of
the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the
issuance  of  any  additional bonds payable from such revenue
income to be derived from  the  fairs,  exhibits,  shows  and
events and from charges made for the use of its facilities or
for  admissions to its events, or from other revenue, if any,
the Authority may execute and deliver a  trust  agreement  or
agreements;  provided that no lien upon any physical property
of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust agreement by the Authority may be had by mandamus
proceedings in any Court of competent jurisdiction to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such revenue bonds (excepting refunding bonds)
are sold the entire authorized issue, or  any  part  thereof,
shall  be  offered  for  sale as a unit after advertising for
bids at least  3  times  in  a  daily  newspaper  of  general
circulation  published  in  the  metropolitan  area, the last
publication to be at least 10 days before bids  are  required
to  be  filed.  Copies of such advertisement may be published
in any newspaper  or  financial  publication  in  the  United
States.   All  bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and opened as
provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded  to  the
highest  and  best bidder or bidders therefor.  The Authority
shall have the right to reject all bids and  readvertise  for
bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement.
However,  if  no  bids are received such bonds may be sold at
not less than par value, without further advertising,  within
60  days  after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to
any advertisement.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 290/12)
    Section  135-35.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 12.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority under Section 135-30 11 of this Act be or become an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other  political  subdivision  of  or municipality within the
State, nor shall any such bond be or become  an  indebtedness
of  the  Authority  within  the purview of any constitutional
limitation or provision, and it shall be  plainly  stated  on
the  face  of each such bond that it does not constitute such
an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from  the
revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/14)
    Section  135-40.  General obligation bonds. Sec. 14.  The
Authority may borrow money for the purpose  of  carrying  out
its  duties and exercising its powers under this Article Act,
and issue its general obligation bonds  as  evidence  of  the
indebtedness  incurred.   In addition to other purposes, such
bonds may be issued for the purpose of refunding  outstanding
general  obligation  or revenue bonds of the Authority.  Such
general obligation bonds shall be in the form,  shall  mature
at  the  time  (no  later  than  40  years  from  the date of
issuance), shall bear interest at the rates  (not  to  exceed
the  greater  of  (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum), shall be executed by the
officers  and  shall be sold in the manner as the Board shall
determine; except that if issued  to  bear  interest  at  the
greater  of  (i)  the  maximum  rate  authorized  by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract,  or  (ii)  the rate of 8% per annum, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest, and
that the selling prices of bonds bearing interest at  a  rate
of  less  than the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized
by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the
making  of  the  contract, or (ii) 8% per annum shall be such
that the interest cost to the Authority of the money received
from the sale of the bonds shall not exceed  the  greater  of
(i)  the  maximum  rate  authorized by the Bond Authorization
Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or
(ii) 8% annually computed to absolute maturity of  the  bonds
in  accordance  with  standard tables of bond values. In case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases, after
affixing his signature, to hold office, his  signature  shall
nevertheless be valid and effective for all purposes.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date  of  Public  Act  86-4 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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 290/15)
    Section 135-45. G.O. bonds; election.  Sec.  15.  General
obligation  bonds of the Authority, shall not be issued until
the proposition to issue the same has been submitted  to  and
approved by a majority of the voters of the metropolitan area
voting upon the proposition at an election in accordance with
the  general  election law.  Any such proposition shall be in
substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Lake County
(or Will County, as the case may be)             YES
Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority"     -------
in the amount of ....... Dollars ($   ) be issued       NO
for the purpose of       ?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/16)
    Section 135-50. Conduct of election; canvass of  returns.
Sec.  16.  Any  referendum required under Sections 135-40 and
135-45 14 or 15 of this Act shall be certified by  the  Board
to  the  proper  election  officials,  who  shall conduct the
referendum in accordance with the general election law.   The
returns  shall  be  filed with the secretary of the Board and
shall be canvassed and the results ascertained by  the  Board
and entered upon the records of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 290/17, in part)
    Section 135-55. Board created. Sec. 17. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the Lake County
Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board or the
Will County Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board, as the
case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/18, in part)
    Section  135-60. Board members appointed. Sec. 18. Within
60 days after September  22,  1977  (the  effective  date  of
Public  Act  80-909)  of  the effective date of this Act, the
Governor, with the advice and consent of  the  Senate,  shall
appoint  3 members to the each Board, one to serve an initial
term expiring December 1, 1979, and 2 to serve initial  terms
expiring  December  1,  1981;  and  the Mayor of Waukegan, or
Joliet, as the case may be, with the advice  and  consent  of
the  respective  city council, shall appoint 4 members to the
Board, 3 to serve initial terms expiring  December  1,  1979,
and  one  to serve an initial term expiring December 1, 1981.
Thereafter all terms shall be for 5 years.   Vacancies  shall
be  filled  in  the  same manner as the original appointment,
except as otherwise provided in this Section.   When  a  term
expires,   the  same  appointing  authority  shall  make  the
appointment for the next  term.  Members  shall  serve  until
their  successors  are  appointed  and  qualified.  When  the
appointments  are  final,  the  Governor,  the  Mayor, or the
chairman of the county board,  as  the  case  may  be,  shall
certify the appointees to the Secretary of State.
    On September 11, 1990 (the effective date of Article 4 of
Public   Act   86-1414)  Upon  the  effective  date  of  this
amendatory Act of 1990, the terms of all members of the  Lake
County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board
that  were  appointed by the Mayor of Waukegan shall end, and
the vacancies of those members shall thereafter be filled  by
appointment  by  the  chairman  of  the  county board of Lake
County, with the advice and consent of the  county  board  of
Lake  County. Upon and after September 11, 1990 the effective
date of this amendatory Act of 1990, all members, by whomever
appointed, of the Lake  County  Metropolitan  Exposition  and
Auditorium  Authority Board shall be residents of Lake County
outside the City of Waukegan.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/19)
    Section 135-65. Organization of Board. Sec. 19.  As  soon
as  practicably possible after the appointment of the initial
members and, thereafter, within 15 days of each  election  of
members,  the  Board  shall  organize  for the transaction of
business, select a chairman, vice-chairman, and  a  temporary
secretary   from  its  own  number,  and  adopt  by-laws  and
regulations to govern its proceedings.  The initial  chairman
and his successors shall be elected by the Board from time to
time for the term of his office as a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/20)
    Section  135-70.  Meetings;  approval  of  ordinances and
resolutions by chairman; public  records.  Sec.  20.  Regular
meetings  of  the  Board  shall be held at least once in each
calendar month, the time and place of  such  meetings  to  be
fixed  by  the  Board.   Five  members  of  the  Board  shall
constitute  a  quorum  for  the transaction of business.  All
action of the Board shall be by ordinance or  resolution  and
the affirmative vote of at least 4 members shall be necessary
for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
    All  such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect
shall be approved by the chairman of the  Board,  and  if  he
shall  approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he
shall not approve he shall  return  to  the  Board  with  his
objections  thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of
the Board occurring after the passage thereof.  But  in  case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with  his  objections thereto by the time aforesaid, he shall
be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take  effect
accordingly.   Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution
by the chairman with his objections, the vote  by  which  the
same  was  passed  shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if
upon such reconsideration said  ordinance  or  resolution  is
passed  by  the  affirmative  vote  of at least 4 members, it
shall  go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of   the
chairman.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 82-349.)

    (70 ILCS 290/22)
    Section  135-75.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act. Sec. 22. All funds deposited by the treasurer
in  any  bank or savings and loan association shall be placed
in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn  or  paid
out  only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan
association, signed by the chairman, vice-chairman, secretary
or treasurer and countersigned by one of the  same  officers,
but no one officer shall both sign and countersign a check or
draft.   The  Board  may  designate any of its members or any
officer or employee of the Authority to affix  the  signature
of  the  chairman  and  another to affix the signature of the
treasurer to any check or draft for payment  of  salaries  or
wages  and  for  payment  of any other obligation of not more
than $2,500.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this Section, unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to  certain  investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 290/26)
    Section  135-80.  Contracts;  bidding.   Sec.   26.   All
contracts  for the sale of property of the value of more than
$2500 or for any concession in or lease of  property  of  the
Authority  for  a term of more than one year shall be awarded
to the highest  responsible  bidder,  after  advertising  for
bids.  All construction contracts and contracts for supplies,
materials,  equipment  and services, when the expense thereof
will exceed $2500, shall be let  to  the  lowest  responsible
bidder,  after advertising for bids excepting (1) when repair
parts, accessories, equipment or services  are  required  for
equipment or services previously furnished or contracted for;
(2)  when  the  nature  of the services required is such that
competitive bidding is  not  in  the  best  interest  of  the
public,  including,  without  limiting  the generality of the
foregoing,   the   services   of   accountants,   architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding whenever possible, and in any event in  a
manner  calculated to ensure insure the best interests of the
public.
    Competitive bidding is not required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or controlled by the  Authority  on
July  13,  1982 (the effective date of Public Act 82-786) the
effective date of this Amendatory Act. The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the   members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected in the following manner:  to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
"Retailers'  Occupation  Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as
amended, there shall be added an  amount  equal  to  the  tax
which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and the
lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales the
gross  receipts  of which are taxable under said Act shall be
considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest bid
relates to a sale not taxable under said  Act,  any  contract
entered  into  thereon shall be in the amount of the original
bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures  of less than $2500 for the purposes of avoiding
the provisions of this Section, and all such split  contracts
shall  be  void.   If  any  collusion occurs among bidders or
prospective bidders in restraint of freedom  of  competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or  otherwise,  the bids of such bidders shall be void.  Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  of  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 82-786.)
    (70 ILCS 290/28)
    Section  135-85. Report and financial statement. Sec. 28.
As soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon request.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    Section  135-90.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 140.
                       LEYDEN TOWNSHIP
                    SPACE NEEDS AUTHORITY

    (70 ILCS 300/1)
    Section 140-1. Sec. 1.  Short title. This Article Act may
be cited as the Leyden Township Space Needs Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/5)
    Section 140-5. Sec.  5.  Purpose.  The  purpose  of  this
Article  Act  is  to  provide  a  mechanism for the efficient
planning,  construction  and  utilization  of  facilities  in
Leyden Township.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/10, in part)
    Section 140-10. Sec. 10.  Definitions.  In  this  Article
Act:
    "Authority"   means   the  Leyden  Township  Space  Needs
Authority.
    "Facilities" means  offices,  meeting  rooms,  space  for
child  care,  food,  senior citizen and health care services,
and parking lots and access roads.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Leyden Township Space Needs Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying within the corporate boundaries of Leyden
Township in Cook County.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/15, in part)
    Section 140-15. Sec. 15. Creation of Authority.
    (a)  The Leyden Township Space Needs Authority is created
as a  political  subdivision,  body  politic,  and  municipal
corporation in the metropolitan area.
    (b)  The  principal  office  of the Authority shall be in
Leyden Township.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/20)
    Section 140-20. Sec. 20. Duties. The Authority shall plan
for, promote, operate, and maintain facilities from  time  to
time  in  the  metropolitan  area.   In  connection  with its
duties, the Authority shall arrange,  finance,  and  maintain
facilities  for  those  purposes.  Providing office space for
lease and rental is an integral function  of  the  Authority.
The  Authority  is granted all rights and powers necessary to
perform its duties.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/25)
    Section 140-25. Sec. 25.  Powers.  The Authority has  the
following powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee, or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip,   and   maintain
facilities,  including  sites,  parking areas, and commercial
facilities  for  those   structures,   located   within   the
metropolitan area.
    (b)  To plan for grounds and buildings; to plan, sponsor,
hold,  arrange, and finance cultural, educational, trade, and
scientific exhibits, shows, and events; and to use  or  allow
the  use  of  those  grounds and buildings for the holding of
fairs, exhibits, shows, and events, whether conducted by  the
Authority or some other person or governmental agency.
    (c)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable,   and
nondiscriminatory  (i)  charges  and rents for the use of its
parking areas and facilities, and (ii) 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.
    (d)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/35)
    Section 140-30. Sec. 35.  Acquisition of  property.   The
Authority  has  the  power  (i)  to  acquire  and  accept  by
purchase,  lease,  gift,  or otherwise any property or rights
from any person or persons or from any  governmental  agency,
useful for its purposes, (ii) to apply for and accept grants,
matching   grants,   loans,   or   appropriations   from  any
governmental agency to be used for any of the purposes of the
Authority, and (iii) to  enter  into  any  agreement  with  a
governmental  agency  in  relation  to those grants, matching
grants, loans, or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/50, in part)
    Section 140-35. Sec. 50.  Creation  of  the  Board.   The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board  consisting  of  9  members  and  shall be known as the
Leyden Township Space Needs Authority Board.  The members  of
the  Board  shall  be  individuals  of  generally  recognized
ability and integrity.  The Supervisor of Leyden Township and
the  members  of the Leyden Township Board of Trustees may be
appointed members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 87-716; 87-1181.)

    (70 ILCS 300/55, in part)
    Section 140-40. Sec. 55.  Members of the  Board.   Within
60  days  after January 1, 1992 (the effective date of Public
Act 87-716) this Act becomes  effective,  the  supervisor  of
Leyden  Township,  with  the advice and consent of the Leyden
Township board of trustees, shall appoint 3  members  of  the
Board for initial terms expiring December 31, 1992; 3 members
for  initial  terms expiring December 31, 1993; and 3 members
for initial terms expiring December 31, 1994.  The successors
of the initial members shall be appointed in like manner  for
3  year terms from the date of appointment, except in case of
an appointment to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/60, in part)
    Section  140-45.  Removal  of  Board  members.  Sec.  60.
Vacancy in office. The supervisor of  Leyden  Township,  with
the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Leyden  Township board of
trustees, may remove any member  of  the  Board  in  case  of
incompetency,  neglect  of  duty,  or  malfeasance in office,
after service on the  member,  by  registered  United  States
mail,  return  receipt  requested,  of  a copy of the written
charges against the member and after  an  opportunity  to  be
publicly  heard  in  person  or  by counsel in his or her own
defense upon being notified not less than 10 days before  the
hearing.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    (70 ILCS 300/100)
    Section 140-50. Sec. 100. Contracts.
    (a)  All contracts for the sale of property of a value of
more than $2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property,
including  air  rights,  of  the Authority for a term of more
than one year shall be awarded  to  the  highest  responsible
bidder   after   advertising   for  bids.   All  construction
contracts and contracts for supplies,  materials,  equipment,
and  services,  when the expense will exceed $2,500, shall be
let to the lowest responsible bidder  after  advertising  for
bids,  except  (i) when repair parts, accessories, equipment,
or services are required for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for, (ii)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including without limitation
the   services   of   accountants,   architects,   attorneys,
engineers, physicians, superintendents of  construction,  and
others  possessing  a  high  degree  of skill, and (iii) when
services such as water, light,  heat,  power,  telephone,  or
telegraph are required.
    (b)  All  contracts  involving  less than $2,500 shall be
let by competitive bidding to the lowest  responsible  bidder
whenever  possible  and, in any event, in a manner calculated
to  ensure  insure  the  best  interests   of   the   public.
Competitive  bidding  is  not  required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or  controlled  by  the  Authority.
The  Board  is  empowered to offer those leases upon terms it
deems advisable.
    (c)  In determining the responsibility of any bidder, the
Board may take into account the past records of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  contracts  be awarded to any other than the
highest bidder (in case of sale, concession, or lease) or the
lowest bidder (in case of  purchase  or  expenditure)  unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 members of the
Board  and unless the action is accompanied by a statement in
writing setting  forth  the  reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    (d)  Members  of the Board, officers and employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within  the  third  degree  of
consanguinity  by the terms of the civil law are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies, or equipment.
    (e)  The Board shall have the right to  reject  all  bids
and   to   readvertise  for  bids.   If  no  responsible  and
satisfactory bid within the terms  of  the  advertisement  is
received,   the   Board   may   award  the  contract  without
competitive bidding if the contract is not less  advantageous
to  the  Authority than any valid bid received in response to
advertisement.
    (f)  The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry
into effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-716.)

    Section  140-55.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 145.
                    MARENGO CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 305/1-2)
    Section 145-1. Short title. Sec. 1-2. This Article  shall
be  known and may be cited as the Marengo Civic Center Law of
1997.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/1-3, in part)
    Section 145-5. Definitions. Sec. 1-3. When used  in  this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Marengo Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Marengo Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries  of  School
District No. 154 in the County of McHenry.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)
    (70 ILCS 305/1-4, in part)
    Section 145-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
1-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the Marengo Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Marengo Park District.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/1-14, in part)
    Section 145-15. Board created. Sec. 1-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be  known  as  the  Marengo
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the Board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/1-15, in part)
    Section  145-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  1-15.
Within  60  days after January 1, 1988 (the effective date of
Article  I  of  Public  Act  85-793)  this  Article   becomes
effective,  the  President of the Marengo Park District, with
the advice and consent  of  the  Marengo  Park  Board,  shall
appoint  3  members  of  the Board for initial terms expiring
June 1, 1988; 3 members for initial terms  expiring  June  1,
1989;  and 3 members for initial terms expiring June 1, 1990.
The successors of the initial members shall be  appointed  in
like  manner  for  3 year terms from the date of appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/1-16, in part)
    Section 145-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 1-16.  The
appointing  officer,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the
Marengo Park Board,  may  remove  any  member  of  the  Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or
malfeasance  in  office,  after service on him, by registered
United States mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of
the  written  charges  against  him  and an opportunity to be
publicly heard in person or by counsel  in  his  own  defense
upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/1-25, in part)
    Section   145-30.   Bidders;   civil   action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 1-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  circuit  court  of
McHenry  County  in which the metropolitan area is located to
compel compliance with the provisions  of  this  Article  Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    Section   145-35.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 150.
                  MASON COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/3-2)
    Section 150-1. Short title. Sec. 3-2.  This Article shall
be  known  and  may be cited as the Mason County Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-3, in part)
    Section 150-5. Definitions. Sec. 3-3.  When used in  this
Article:
    "Authority"   means   the   Mason   County  Civic  Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Mason County Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
County of Mason.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-4, in part)
    Section 150-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
3-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Mason County Civic Center Authority in  the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office of the Authority shall be in Mason
County.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-14, in part)
    Section 150-15. Board created. Sec. 3-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and  shall  be  known  as  the  Mason
County  Civic  Center  Authority  Board.   The members of the
board shall be individuals of  generally  recognized  ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-15, in part)
    Section  150-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  3-15.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  3  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article  becomes
effective:  the  chairman of the county board of Mason County
with the advice and consent of  the  county  board  of  Mason
County shall appoint 3 members of the Board for initial terms
expiring  June  1, 1986; 2 members for initial terms expiring
June 1, 1987; and 2 members for initial terms  expiring  June
1,  1988.   The  successors  of  the initial members shall be
appointed in like manner for 3 year terms from  the  date  of
appointment,  except  in  case  of  an  appointment to fill a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-16, in part)
    Section 150-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 3-16.  The
appointing officer, with the advice and consent of the county
board  of  Mason  County,  may remove any member of the Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect  of  duty,
or malfeasance in office, after service on him, by registered
United  States  mail,  return  requested,  of  a  copy of the
written charges against him and an opportunity to be publicly
heard in person or by counsel in his  own  defense  upon  not
less than 10 days' notice.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/3-25, in part)
    Section   150-30.   Bidders;   civil   action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 3-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  circuit  court  of
Mason  county  in  which  the metropolitan area is located to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions  of  this   Article
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   150-35.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 155.
                    MATTESON CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/4-1)
    Section  155-1. Sec. 4-1.  Short title.  This Article may
be cited as the Matteson Civic Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-2, in part)
    Section 155-5. Sec. 4-2.  Definitions.  As used  in  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"  means the Matteson Metropolitan Civic Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Matteson Metropolitan Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan  area"  means all that territory which lies
within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Matteson.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-3, in part)
    Section 155-10. Sec. 4-3.   Matteson  Metropolitan  Civic
Center Authority; creation. There is hereby created a unit of
local  government  known  as  the Matteson Metropolitan Civic
Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Matteson.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-5)
    Section   155-15.  Sec.  4-5.  Rights  and  powers.   The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip and maintain fair or
exposition grounds, convention or exhibition  centers,  civic
auditoriums,  and  office  and municipal buildings, including
sites and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor  located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  trade  and   scientific
exhibits,  shows  and  events  and to use or allow the use of
such grounds, centers and  auditoriums  for  the  holding  of
fair,  exhibits,  shows  and events, whether conducted by the
Authority or some other person or governmental agency.
    (d)  To exercise the right of eminent domain  to  acquire
sites  for  such  grounds, centers, building and auditoriums,
and parking areas and facilities in the manner  provided  for
the exercise of the right to eminent domain under Article VII
of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended.
    (e)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings and
auditoriums,  and  to  collect  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
Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-8)
    Section  155-18.  Sec.  4-8.   Acquisition  of  property;
grants, loans and appropriations. The  Authority  shall  have
the  power (i) to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift
or otherwise any  property  or  rights  from  any  person  or
governmental  agency  useful  for  its  purposes, (ii) and to
apply for  and  accept  grants,  matching  grants,  loans  or
appropriations  from  the  State of Illinois or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State of Illinois or any governmental agency in  relation  to
such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-10)
    Section  155-20. Sec. 4-10. State and municipal financial
support.
    (a)  The Authority created by this Article shall  receive
financial  support from the State in the amounts provided for
in Section 4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center Support Act, as
now or hereafter amended.  Notwithstanding  anything  to  the
contrary, the Authority's base sum of State financial support
under subdivision (3)(a)(ii) of Section 4 of the Metropolitan
Civic  Center Support Act, as now or hereafter amended, shall
be calculated by using the multiplier contained in  that  Act
times  the  total  assessed  valuation,  as  equalized by the
Department of Revenue, of all taxable property located within
the metropolitan area of the Authority for the year 1987.
    (b)  The Authority created by this  Article  may  receive
financial  support  from  any  municipality  in order for the
Authority to undertake  any  of  its  authorized  rights  and
powers.   Any  municipality,  both  within and outside of the
metropolitan area, is authorized to pay  and  to  irrevocably
pledge  to  the  Authority or the holders of any bonds issued
and sold by the Authority pursuant to this Article any or all
of  its  existing  and  future  revenues  derived  from   its
imposition  of  a  tax  upon  all  persons  engaged  in  such
municipality  in  the business of renting, leasing or renting
rooms  in  a  hotel,  as  defined  in  the  Hotel  Operator's
Occupation Tax Act, as now  or  hereafter  amended,  provided
such  municipality  determines,  in its discretion, that such
payment or  pledge  shall  assist  in,  among  other  things,
attracting    nonresident,   overnight   visitors   to   that
municipality.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-12)
    Section 155-25. Sec. 4-12.  Power to borrow money; bonds;
issuance and sale. The Authority shall have continuing  power
to   borrow  money  for  the  purpose  of  carrying  out  and
performing its duties and exercising its  powers  under  this
Article.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and sell its revenue bonds, and may
also from time to time issue and sell its  revenue  bonds  to
refund  or advance refund any bonds.  All such bonds shall be
payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from
the fairs, expositions, exhibitions, rentals and  leases  and
other  authorized  activities  operated by the Authority, and
from funds, if any,  received  and  to  be  received  by  the
Authority  or  pledged  as  security  for such bonds from any
other source.  Such bonds may bear such date  or  dates,  may
mature  at  such  time  or  times not exceeding 40 years from
their respective date, may bear  interest  at  such  rate  or
rates,  may  be  in  such  form,  may  carry such conversion,
registration and  exchange  privileges,  may  be  subject  to
defeasance on such terms, may be executed in such manner, may
be  payable  at  such place or places, may be made subject to
redemption in such  manner  and  upon  such  terms,  with  or
without  premium  as  is  stated  on the face thereof and may
contain such terms and covenants, all as may be  provided  in
the  ordinance.   In case any officer whose signature appears
on any bond ceases (after attaching his or her signature)  to
hold office, his or her signature shall nevertheless be valid
and effective for all purposes.  The holder or holders of any
bonds,  or  interest  coupons appertaining thereto, issued by
the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, or other  civil
actions  or  and  proceedings  to  compel the performance and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and to compel the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents
or  employees  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority  with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons
and to compel the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents
or  employees  to perform any duties required to be performed
for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or  interest
coupons  by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers, agents or  employees  from  taking  any  action  in
conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that  it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform  Commercial  Code,  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the   cost   of   leasing,  maintaining,  repairing,
regulating and operating the facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue  to  be  derived  from   the   fairs,   recreational,
theatrical   or   cultural   expositions,  sport  activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil actions or and proceedings in  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction  to compel performance and
compliance therewith, but the trust agreement  may  prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    The  Authority  shall have the right to sell its bonds by
negotiated sale or pursuant to advertisement and sealed bid.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-13)
    Section 155-30. Sec. 4-13. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority   under   Section   155-25  12  be  or  become   an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of  Illinois  or  any
unit of local government (other than the Authority) or school
district  within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such  bond  that it does not constitute such  an indebtedness
or obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-14)
    Sec. 155-32.  Sec.  4-14.   Investments  in  bonds  under
Article.   The  State  and  all  counties,  cities, villages,
incorporated towns and other units of  local  government  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of any thereof; , all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment  companies  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, and trustees and other fiduciaries
may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant to this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-15)
    Section  155-35. Sec. 4-15. Elections; general obligation
bonds; form of ballot.  No bonds  other  than  revenue  bonds
issued  pursuant to Section 155-25 12, shall be issued by the
Authority until a proposition to  issue  the  same  has  been
submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of said
metropolitan  area  voting  upon the proposition at a general
election in accordance with the general  election  law.   The
Authority  may by resolution order such proposition submitted
at a regular election in accordance with the general election
law,  whereupon  the  recording  officer  shall  certify  the
resolution  and  the  proposition  to  the  proper   election
officials  for submission.  Any proposition to issue bonds as
herein set forth shall  be  in  substantially  the  following
form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall general obligation
bonds of the Matteson
Metropolitan Civic Center            YES
Authority to the amount of
.....................Dollars
($........) be issued for         ---------------------------
the purpose of .............
and shall annual taxes be
authorized to be levied                NO
on all taxable property
within the metropolitan area
to pay such bond?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-16)
    Section  155-40. Sec. 4-16. Bonds; principal and interest
payments; taxation. If a  majority  of  the  voters  of  said
metropolitan  area  approve the issuance of bonds as provided
in Section 155-35 15 of this  Article,  the  Authority  shall
have power to issue general obligation bonds, pledge its full
faith  and  credit  to  the  payment  thereof  and levy taxes
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges  on  such  bonds.   Such  bonds may bear such date or
dates, may mature at such time  or  times  not  exceeding  40
years  from  their respective date, may bear interest at such
rate  or  rates,  may  be  in  such  form,  may  carry   such
conversion,  registration  and  exchange  privileges,  may be
subject to defeasance upon such terms,  may  be  executed  in
such  manner,  may be payable at such place or places, may be
made subject to redemption  in  such  manner  and  upon  such
terms,  with  or  without  premium  as  is stated on the face
thereof, may be  sold  by  negotiated  sale  or  pursuant  to
advertisement  and sealed bid, and may contain such terms and
covenants, all as may be provided by the Authority.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance and be unlimited as to rate and amount. A
certified copy of such levy ordinance shall be filed with the
county clerk, and thereupon the  county  clerk  shall  extend
such  tax  in  each year as provided in such ordinance and in
accordance with law.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-17, in part)
    Section 155-45. Sec. 4-17. Board  created;  Compensation;
Conflicts  of interest. The governing and administrative body
of the Authority shall be a Board consisting of 7 members and
shall be known as  the  Matteson  Metropolitan  Civic  Center
Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-18)
    Section   155-50.   Sec.  4-18.   Members;  terms;  oath.
Membership on the Board shall consist of those  persons  duly
elected  to  serve on the Matteson Village Board of Trustees.
Terms for  members  of  the  Board  of  the  Authority  shall
coincide  with their respective terms of office as members of
the Matteson Village Board of Trustees.  Before entering upon
the duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take
and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and  file  it
in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-26)
    Section  155-55.  Sec.  4-26.  Contracts,  concessions or
leases; Bidding. All contracts for sale of  property  of  the
value of more than $2,500, or for a concession in or lease of
property,  including  air rights, of the Authority for a term
of more than one  year,  shall  be  awarded  to  the  highest
responsible   bidder,   after   advertising   for  bids.  All
construction contracts and contracts for supplies, materials,
equipment and services, when the expense thereof will  exceed
$2,500,  shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids,  except:  (1)  when   repair   parts,
accessories, equipment or services are required for equipment
or  services previously furnished or contracted for; (2) when
the nature of the services required is such that  competitive
bidding is not in the best interest of the public, including,
without   limiting  the  generality  of  the  foregoing,  the
services of accountants,  architects,  attorneys,  engineers,
financial    advisors,    investment   bankers,   physicians,
superintendents of construction, and others possessing a high
degree of skill; and (3) when services such as water,  light,
heat, power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take into account the past record of dealings  with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contract be awarded to any other than the
highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease), or the
lowest bidder (in case of purchase  or  expenditure),  unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 of the members
of  the  Board,  and  unless  such action is accompanied by a
statement in  writing  setting  forth  the  reasons  for  not
awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the
case  may  be,  which  statement shall be kept on file in the
principal  office  of  the  Authority  and  open  to   public
inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/4-28)
    Section 155-60. Sec. 4-28. Report;  financial  statement.
As  soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested upon request, and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  county  clerk  and  the
Village President of Matteson.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section   155-65.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 160.
                    MAYWOOD CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 310/5-2)
    Section 160-1. Short title. Sec. 5-2. This Article may be
cited as the Maywood Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-3, in part)
    Section  160-5.  Definitions. Sec. 5-3. When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Maywood Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Maywood Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
village of Maywood.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-4, in part)
    Section 160-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
5-4. There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Maywood Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Maywood.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-11)
    Section  160-15. Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 5-11. The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds  and  may  also  from  time  to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.   All  such  bonds  shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, may be in
such form, may carry such  registration  privileges,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears  on
any  bond  ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature) to hold
office,  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid   and
effective  for  all  purposes.   The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons  appertaining  thereto  issued  by
the Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity
to  compel the performance and observance by the Authority or
any of its officers, agents or employees of or  any  contract
or  covenant  made  by the Authority with the holders of such
bonds or interest coupons, and to compel  the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or  employees to perform any
duties required to  be  performed  for  the  benefit  of  the
holders  of  any  such  bonds  or  interest  coupons  by  the
provisions  of  the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and
to enjoin the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents  or
employees  from  taking  any action in conflict with any such
contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform  Commercial  Code,  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents  and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all such  bonds  and  for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,   cultural,   expositions,   sports   activities,
exhibitions, office rentals and air space leases and rentals,
and  other  revenue,  if  any,  the Authority may execute and
deliver a trust agreement or  agreements;  provided  that  no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the  Authority may be by mandamus
proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor.  The  Authority  shall  have
the  right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the
manner provided for in the initial  advertisement.   However,
if  no  bids are received, such bonds may be sold at not less
than par value, without further advertising, within  60  days
after  the  bids  are  required  to  be filed pursuant to any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-14, in part)
    Section 160-20. Board created. Sec. 5-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall be  known  as  the  Maywood
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the Board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-15, in part)
    Section  160-25.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  5-15.
Within  60  days after January 1, 1990 (the effective date of
Article  5  of  Public  Act  86-888)  this  Article   becomes
effective,  the  President  of  the  Village of Maywood shall
appoint 3 members of the Board  for  initial  terms  expiring
June  1,  1990;  2 members for initial terms expiring June 1,
1991; and 2 members for initial terms expiring June 1,  1992.
The  successors  of the initial members shall be appointed in
like manner for 3 year terms from the  date  of  appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a  vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    (70 ILCS 310/5-25, in part)
    Section   160-30.   Bidders;   civil   action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 5-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action in the Circuit Court of Cook
County in which the metropolitan area is  located  to  compel
compliance  with  the  provisions of this Article relating to
the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-888.)

    Section  160-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 165.
                  MELROSE PARK CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 245/2-2)
    Section  165-1.  Short  title. Sec. 2-2. This Article Act
may be cited as the Melrose Park Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-3, in part)
    Section 165-5. Definitions. Sec. 2-3. When used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority"   means   the   Melrose   Park   Metropolitan
Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the  Melrose  Park  Metropolitan  Exposition  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan Area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
Village of Melrose Park.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-4, in part)
    Section 165-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
2-4.  There  is  hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
the  Melrose  Park  Metropolitan  Exposition  Auditorium  and
Office Building  Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Melrose Park.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-14, in part)
    Section 165-15. Board created. Sec. 2-14.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall be  known  as  the  Melrose
Park  Metropolitan  Exposition Auditorium and Office Building
Board.  The members of the  Board  shall  be  individuals  of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-15, in part)
    Section  165-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  2-15.
Within  60  days after January 1, 1990 (the effective date of
Article II of Public Act 86-8) this  Act  becomes  effective,
the  Village  President  of the Village of Melrose Park, with
the advice and consent of the Village of Melrose  Park  Board
of Trustees, shall appoint 2 members of the Board for initial
terms  expiring  June  1,  1990;  2 members for initial terms
expiring June 1,  1991;  and  3  members  for  initial  terms
expiring June 1, 1992.  The successors of the initial members
shall  be  appointed in like manner for 3 year terms from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-16, in part)
    Section 165-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 2-16.  The
Village  President  of  the Village of Melrose Park, with the
advice and consent of the Village of Melrose  Park  Board  of
Trustees,  may  remove  any  member of the Board appointed by
him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or  malfeasance
in  office, after service on him, by registered United States
mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of  the  written
charges  against  him and an opportunity to be publicly heard
in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than
10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    (70 ILCS 245/2-25, in part)
    Section  165-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 2-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article may bring a civil action in the Circuit Court of Cook
County  in  which  the metropolitan area is located to compel
compliance with the provisions of this Article  Act  relating
to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-8.)

    Section   165-35.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 170.
                  METROPOLITAN CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 205/1)
    Section  170-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1. This Article Act
shall be known and may be cited  as  the  Metropolitan  Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1770.)

    (70 ILCS 205/2, in part)
    Section  170-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  2. When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means any Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium
and Office Building Authority, as provided  in  this  Article
Act.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
any Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and  Office  Building
Authority, as provided in this Article Act.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
county or counties establishing an authority as  provided  in
this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1770.)

    (70 ILCS 205/3, in part)
    Section  170-10. Creation of Authority; principal office.
Sec. 3. The county board of any  county  having  an  assessed
valuation,  as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all
real property located within the  county  of  at  least  $300
million  but  less  than  $5  billion,  or the county boards,
acting jointly, of any  combination  of  counties  having  an
assessed   valuation,  as  equalized  by  the  Department  of
Revenue, of all real  property  within  such  combination  of
counties within the limits established by this Section may by
resolution  or  ordinance  provide  for  the  formation  of a
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Authority  with  the  powers,  duties,  responsibilities  and
privileges provided in this Article Act.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be at the
site of the Authority's buildings.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

    (70 ILCS 205/5)
    Section 170-15. Rights and powers. Sec. 5. The  Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  own,  construct,  lease,  operate  and
maintain   fair,   exposition,  arena,  office  building  and
associated facilities and grounds, to fix and  collect  just,
reasonable  and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such
facilities, and to lease air space over  and  appurtenant  to
such  facilities.  The  charges  so  collected  shall be made
available to defray the reasonable expenses of the  Authority
and  to  pay the principal of and the interest upon any bonds
issued by the Authority.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1770.)

    (70 ILCS 205/7)
    Section  170-20.  Acquisition  of  property;  money  from
State.  Sec. 7. The Authority shall have the power to acquire
and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property
or  rights  from  any  person  or  persons,   any   municipal
corporation,  body  politic,  or agency of the State, or from
the State itself, useful for its purposes, and to  apply  for
an  accept  grants,  matching grants, loans or appropriations
from the State of Illinois or any agency  or  instrumentality
thereof  to  be used for any of the purposes of the Authority
and to enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois in
relation  to  such  grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations.  An  Authority  located  in  a  county with a
population over 50,000 and under 70,000 according to the 1980
federal census may acquire real property or interests in real
property by condemnation for  any  of  the  purposes  of  the
Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 205/13)
    Section 170-25.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec. 13.
No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section
2-52   10,  shall  be  issued  by  the  Authority  until  the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Metropolitan
 Exposition, Auditorium and Office       YES
 Building Authority" to the amount  -------------------------
 of.... Dollars ($    ) be issued        NO
 for the purpose of       ?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 205/14)
    Section 170-30.  Tax Sec. 14. If a majority of the voters
of  said  metropolitan  area approve the issuance of bonds as
provided in Section 170-25 13  of  this  Act,  the  Authority
shall   have  power  to  levy  and  collect  annually  a  sum
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges  by  a sum equal to such grants or matching grants as
the Authority shall receive, in any year, for this purpose.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the   metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk no later  than
the  3rd  Tuesday  in  September  in each year. Thereupon the
county clerk shall extend such tax;  provided  the  aggregate
amount  of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the
rate of .0005% of the full fair cash value, as  equalized  or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 205/15, in part)
    Section 170-35. Board created. Sec. 15. The governing and
administrative  body  of  the  Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting   of   9   members  and  shall  be  known  as  the
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The members of the board shall be  individuals  of  generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

    (70 ILCS 205/16, in part)
    Section  170-40. Board members appointed. Sec. 16. Within
60 days after a county board of a single county qualified  as
an Authority under the provisions of Section 170-10 3 of this
Act  shall  adopt  a resolution or ordinance providing for an
Authority, the county board chairman,  with  the  advice  and
consent  of  the county board, shall appoint 3 members of the
board for an initial term  expiring  the  second  June  first
after  appointment; and 3 members of the board for an initial
term expiring the third June first after appointment;  and  3
members  of  the board for an initial term expiring the fifth
June first after appointment, and until their successors have
been appointed and qualified. At the expiration of  the  term
of any member, the county board chairman, with the advice and
consent  of  the county board, shall appoint his successor in
like manner for a term of 5 years from the first day of  June
of the year in which they are appointed, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
    The  Board  of  Authorities  comprised of combinations of
counties, as provided in Section 170-10 3 of this Act,  shall
be  appointed  in  the  following manner: memberships for the
Board shall be apportioned  among  the  member  counties,  as
nearly as possible, according to the proportion each county's
assessed   valuation,  as  equalized  by  the  Department  of
Revenue, of all real property located within the county bears
to  the  total  assessed  valuation,  as  equalized  by   the
Department  of  Revenue,  of all real property located within
the Authority. The initial terms of such appointees for  each
such county shall then be determined by lot. Each such county
chairman,  with  the  advice  and  consent  of his respective
county board, shall then appoint the members allotted to  him
in the manner provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 205/19)
    Section  170-45. Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances
and resolutions by chairman; public records. Sec. 19. Regular
meetings of the Board shall be held at  least  once  in  each
calendar  month,  the  time  and place of such meetings to be
fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be
by  ordinance  or  resolution  and the affirmative vote of at
least 5 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect
shall be approved by the chairman of the  Board,  and  if  he
shall not approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as
he  shall  not  approve he shall return to the Board with his
objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting  of
the  Board  occurring  after the passage thereof. But in case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid,  he  shall
be  deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect
accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance  or  resolution
by  the  chairman  with his objections, the vote by which the
same was passed shall be reconsidered by the  Board,  and  if
upon  such  reconsideration  said  ordinance or resolution is
passed by the affirmative vote of  at  least  6  members,  it
shall   go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of  the
chairman.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use  in  negotiations,  actions  or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)
    (70 ILCS 205/25)
    Section  170-50.  Contracts.  Sec. 25.  All contracts for
sale of property of the value of more than $2500  or  for  an
concession  in or lease of property, including air rights, of
the Authority for a term of  more  than  one  year  shall  be
awarded  to the highest responsible bidder, after advertising
for  bids.  All  construction  contracts  and  contracts  for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof will  exceed  $2500,  shall  be  let  to  the  lowest
responsible   bidder,   after   advertising   for  bids.  All
construction contracts and contracts for supplies, materials,
equipment and services, when the expense thereof will  exceed
$2500,  shall  be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids,  excepting  (1)  when  repair  parts,
accessories, equipment or services are required for equipment
or services previously furnished or contracted for; (2)  when
the  nature of the services required is such that competitive
bidding is not in the best interest of the public, including,
without  limiting  the  generality  of  the  foregoing,   the
services  of  accountants,  architects, attorneys, engineers,
physicians,  superintendents  of  construction,  and   others
possessing a high degree of skill; and (3) when services such
as  water,  light,  heat,  power,  telephone or telegraph are
required.
    All contracts involving less than $2500 shall be  let  by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible,  and  in any event in a manner calculated to ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the   members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected  in the following manner: to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
Retailers'  "Retailers Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28,
1933, as amended, there shall be added an amount equal to the
tax which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and
the lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales
the gross receipts of which are taxable under said Act  shall
be  considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest
bid relates to  a  sale  not  taxable  under  said  Act,  any
contract  entered  into thereon shall be in the amount of the
original bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures  of less than $2500 for the purposes of avoiding
the provisions of this Section, and all such split  contracts
shall  be  void.  If  any  collusion  occurs among bidders or
prospective bidders in restraint of freedom  of  competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or  otherwise,  the  bids of such bidders shall be void. Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.  If  after  any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1770.)

    (70 ILCS 205/26, in part)
    Section   170-55.   Bidders;   civil   action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 26. Any bidder who has submitted  a  bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court  within
the boundaries of the Authority to compel compliance with the
provisions  of  this  Article Act relating to the awarding of
contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-1358.)

    Section  170-60.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable
semi-annually; bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

                        ARTICLE 175.
                    MILFORD CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/7-1)
    Section 175-1. Short title. Sec. 7-1.  This Article shall
be known and may be  cited  as  the  Milford  "Milford  Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/7-2, in part)
    Section  175-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 7-2.  As used in this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority" means the  Milford  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Milford Metropolitan Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan  Area"  means all that territory which lies
within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Milford.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/7-3, in part)
    Section 175-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
7-3. There is hereby created a unit of local government known
as the Milford Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Milford.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/7-11)
    Section  175-12.   Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness. Sec.
7-11.  Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued  by  the
Authority  be  or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or any unit of local government  or  school
district  within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond  that  it  does  not  constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/7-12)
    Section 175-13.  Investment in  bonds.  Sec.  7-12.   The
State  and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns
and other units of local government and  public  bodies,  and
public  officers  of  any  thereof, all banks, bankers, trust
companies, savings banks and institutions, building and  loan
associations,   savings  and  loan  associations,  investment
companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business
and all executors, administrators,  guardians,  trustees  and
other  fiduciaries  may  legally  invest  any  sinking funds,
moneys or other funds  belonging  to  them  or  within  their
control  in any bonds issued pursuant to this Article Act, it
being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment
in  such  bonds  of  all  sinking,   insurance,   retirement,
compensation,  pension  and  trust  funds,  whether  owned or
controlled  by  private  or  public  persons   or   officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be  construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty of
exercising  reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities   for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/7-13, in part)
    Section  175-15.  Board created. Sec. 7-13. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7  members  and shall be known as the Milford
Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office   Building
Board.  The  members  of  the  board  shall be individuals of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/7-14, in part)
    Section  175-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  7-14.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article 7 of Public Act 84-245) this Act  becomes  effective,
the Village President of Milford, with the advice and consent
of  the  Milford  Village  Board of Trustees, shall appoint 7
members of the Board, 2 members to  be  appointed  for  terms
expiring  July  1,  1988, 2 members to be appointed for terms
expiring July 1, 1987, and 3  members  to  be  appointed  for
terms  expiring  July  1,  1986, such terms commencing on the
date each is appointed. At the expiration of the term of  any
member,  his  successor  shall  be  appointed  by the Village
President of Milford in a like manner.  All successors  shall
hold  office  for  a  term  of  3  years  from  the  date  of
appointment,  except  in  case  of  an  appointment to fill a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/7-25)
    Section 175-25.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
7-25.   As  soon  after the end of each fiscal year as may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested upon request, and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  county  clerk  and  the
Village President of Milford.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   175-30.   Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference. The  following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-36.  Acquisition  of  property  from person or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to compel performance.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 180.
                     NORMAL CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/2-2)
    Section 180-1. Short title. Sec. 2-2.  This Article shall
be  known  and may be cited as the Normal Civic Center Law of
1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-3, in part)
    Section 180-5. Definitions. Sec. 2-3.  When used in  this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Normal Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Normal Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Normal in the County of McLean.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-4, in part)
    Section 180-10. Authority created; principal office. Sec.
2-4.  There is hereby created a political  subdivision,  body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
the Normal Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Normal.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-14, in part)
    Section  180-15.  Board created. Sec. 2-14. The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  9  members  and  shall be known as the Normal
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-15, in part)
    Section  180-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  2-15.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article 2  of  Public  Act  84-245),   this  Article  becomes
effective:  the  Mayor  of the City of Normal with the advice
and consent of  the  Normal  City  Council  shall  appoint  3
members of the Board for initial terms expiring June 1, 1986;
3  members  for  initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1987; and 3
members  for  initial  terms  expiring  June  1,  1988.   The
successors of the initial members shall be appointed in  like
manner  for 3 year terms from the date of appointment, except
in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-16, in part)
    Section 180-25. Removal of Board members. Sec. 2-16.  The
appointing officer, with the advice and consent of the Normal
City Council, may remove any member of the Board appointed by
him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance
in  office, after service on him, by registered United States
mail, return requested, of a  copy  of  the  written  charges
against him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person
or  by counsel in his own defense upon not less than 10 days'
notice.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/2-25, in part)
    Section  180-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 2-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court of
McLean County in which the metropolitan area  is  located  to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions of this Article Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    Section  180-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

                        ARTICLE 185.
                    OAK PARK CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/10-1)
    Section 185-1. Short  title.  Sec.  10-1.   This  Article
shall  be known and may be cited as the Oak Park Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-2, in part)
    Section 185-5. Definitions. Sec. 10-2.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Oak Park Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Oak Park Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois lying within the corporate limits of the Village
of Oak Park.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-3, in part)
    Section 185-10.  Authority   created;  principal  office.
Sec.  10-3.  There is hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of  the  Oak  Park Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Oak Park.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/10-5)
    Section   185-15.  Rights  and  powers.  Sec.  10-5.  The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions  grounds, convention or exhibition centers, civic
auditoriums, and office and county buildings, including sites
and parking areas and facilities therefor located within  the
metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To exercise the right of eminent domain  to  acquire
sites  for  such grounds, centers, buildings 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.
    (e)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/10-10)
    Section 185-20. Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 10-10. The
Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.   All  such  bonds  shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, may be in
such form, may carry such  registration  privileges,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may  contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance.  In case any officer whose  signature  appears  on
any  bond  ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature) to hold
office,;  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective for all purposes.  The holder  or  holders  of  any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority  may  bring  mandamus,  injunction,  or other civil
actions or and proceedings  to  compel  the  performance  and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and  to  compel the Authority and any of its officers, agents
or employees to perform any duties required to  be  performed
for  the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or interest
coupons by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing  their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers,  agents  or  employees  from  taking  any action in
conflict with any action in conflict with any  such  contract
or covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that  it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less than the maximum rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, shall be such that the  interest  cost  to  the
Authority  of the money received from the sale of bonds shall
not  exceed  the  maximum  rate  authorized   by   the   Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds  or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,    cultural,   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil actions or and proceedings in  any
court  of  competent  jurisdiction  to compel performance and
compliance therewith, but the trust agreement  may  prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof,  shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the
right  to  reject  all  bids  and readvertise for bids in the
manner provided for in the initial advertisement. However, if
no bids are received such bonds may be sold at not less  than
par  value, without further advertising, within 60 days after
the  bids  are  required  to  be  filed   pursuant   to   any
advertisement.
    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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-11)
    Section  185-25.  Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness.  Sec.
10-11.  Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by  the
Authority   under  Section  185-20  10-10  be  or  become  an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other political subdivision of  or  municipality  within  the
State,  nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become an
indebtedness of the  Authority  within  the  purview  of  any
constitutional  limitation  or  provision,  and  it  shall be
plainly stated on the face of each  bond  that  it  does  not
constitute  such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable
solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-13)
    Section 185-30. Bonds other than revenue bonds; election.
Sec.  10-13.  No  bonds,  other  than  revenue  bonds  issued
pursuant to  Section  185-20  10,  shall  be  issued  by  the
Authority  until  the  proposition to issue the same has been
submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of said
metropolitan area voting upon the proposition  at  a  general
election  in  accordance  with  the general election law. The
Authority may by resolution order such proposition  submitted
at a regular election in accordance with the general election
law,  whereupon  the  recording  officer  shall  certify  the
resolution   and  the  proposition  to  the  proper  election
officials for submission.  Any proposition to issue bonds  as
herein  set  forth  shall  be  in substantially the following
form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Oak Park Civic
Center Authority"                       YES
to the amount of.... Dollars        -------------------------
($    ) be issued for the purpose       NO
of....?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/10-14)
    Section 185-35. Tax. Sec. 10-14.  If a  majority  of  the
voters  of  said  metropolitan  area  approve the issuance of
bonds as provided in Section 185-30 10-13  of  this  Article,
the Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a
sum  sufficient  to pay for the annual principal and interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the   metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk no later  than
the  3rd  Tuesday  in  September  in each year. Thereupon the
county clerk shall extend such tax;  provided  the  aggregate
amount  of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the
rate of .0005% of the full fair cash value, as  equalized  or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-15, in part)
    Section 185-40. Board created. Sec. 10-15.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known as  the  Oak  Park
Civic  Center  Board.  The  members  of  the  board  shall be
individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-16, in part)
    Section 185-45.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  10-16.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  10  of  Public  Act  84-245),  this  Article becomes
effective the President of the  Village  of  Oak  Park  shall
appoint 9 members of the Oak Park Civic Center Authority with
the  advice  and  consent  of  the  Board  of Trustees of the
Village of Oak Park, 3 members to be appointed for terms of 1
year, 3 members to be appointed for terms of 2 years,  and  3
members  to  be  appointed  for  terms of 3 years, such terms
commencing on the date each is appointed. At  the  expiration
of  the  term of any member, his successor shall be appointed
in like manner. All successors shall hold office for  a  term
of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in case of an
appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/10-28)
    Section  185-50.  Report  and  financial  statement. Sec.
10-28. As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and  liabilities.  A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the County Clerk of Cook
County and the President of the Village of Oak Park.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section  185-55.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.  The  following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-35. Acquisition of property from person, State,
or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

           ARTICLE 190.  ORLAND PARK CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/4-1)
    Section 190-1. Short title. Sec.  4-1.   This  Article  4
shall  be  known  and may be cited as the Orland "Orland Park
Civic Center Law of 1997 Act".
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 270/4-2, in part)
    Section 190-5.  Definitions. Sec. 4-2.  As used  in  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"    means   the   Orland   Park   Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Orland  Park  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan  area"  means all that territory which lies
within the corporate boundaries  of  the  Village  of  Orland
Park.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-3, in part)
    Section  190-10.   Authority  created;  principal office.
Sec. 4-3.  There is hereby created a unit of local government
known as the Orland Park Metropolitan Exposition,  Auditorium
and Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Orland Park.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-11)
    Section 190-15.   Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness.  Sec.
4-11.  Under  no  circumstances shall any bonds issued by the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 270/4-12)
    Section  190-20.   Investment  in  bonds. Sec. 4-12.  The
State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated  towns
and  other  units  of local government and public bodies, and
public officers of any thereof,  all  banks,  bankers,  trust
companies,  savings banks and institutions, building and loan
associations,  savings  and  loan  associations,   investment
companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business
and  all  executors,  administrators, guardians, trustees and
other fiduciaries  may  legally  invest  any  sinking  funds,
moneys  or  other  funds  belonging  to  them or within their
control in any bonds issued pursuant to this Article Act,  it
being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment
in   such   bonds  of  all  sinking,  insurance,  retirement,
compensation, pension  and  trust  funds,  whether  owned  or
controlled   by   private  or  public  persons  or  officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty  of
exercising   reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities  for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-13)
    Section 190-25.  Bonds other  than  revenue  bonds.  Sec.
4-13.   No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to
Section 2-51 4-10, shall be issued by the Authority until the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Orland Park         YES
Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building         ----------------------
Authority" to the amount of.....
Dollars ($    ) be issued for the
purpose of....?                             NO
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-14)
    Section  190-30.   Tax.  Sec. 4-14.  If a majority of the
voters of said metropolitan  area  approve  the  issuance  of
bonds  as  provided  in  Section 190-25 4-13 of this Act, the
Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied  by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such   levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September  in  each  year.  Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005%  of  the full fair cash value of the taxable
property in the metropolitan area, as equalized  or  assessed
by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 270/4-15, in part)
    Section 190-35.  Board created. Sec. 4-15.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the Orland Park
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The members of the board shall be  individuals  of  generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-16, in part)
    Section  190-40.   Board  members  appointed.  Sec. 4-16.
Within 60 days after September 17, 1984 (the  effective  date
of  Article  4  of  Public  Act  83-1456)  this  Act  becomes
effective,  the  Village  President  of Orland Park, with the
advice and consent  of  the  Orland  Park  Village  Board  of
Trustees,  shall appoint 7 members of the Board, 2 members to
be appointed for terms of one year, 2 members to be appointed
for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed for terms
of 3 years,  such  terms  commencing  on  the  date  each  is
appointed.    One   of   the   members  appointed  may  be  a
representative  from  the  Orland  Park  Village   Board   of
Trustees.  At  the  expiration of the term of any member, his
successor shall be appointed  by  the  Village  President  of
Orland  Park  in  a  like  manner.  All successors shall hold
office for a term of 3 years from the  date  of  appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-23)
    Section  190-45.  General  manager;  other  appointments.
Sec. 4-23.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall
be  a person of recognized ability and business experience to
hold office at  the  pleasure  of  the  Board.   The  general
manager  shall  manage  the  properties  and  business of the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control of the Board, and shall direct the enforcement of all
ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of the  Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time  to  time  by  the  Board.   The  Board may delegate its
authority to appoint and act as  employer  to  the  governing
body  of  the Village of Orland Park, and any such delegation
of power occurring before September 26, 1991  (the  effective
date  of  Public  Act  87-738)  the  effective  date  of this
amendatory Act of 1991 is hereby validated.
    The Board may appoint a  general  attorney  and  a  chief
engineer  and shall provide for the appointment of such other
officers,  attorneys,  engineers,  consultants,  agents   and
employees  as may be necessary.  The Board shall define their
duties and require bonds of such of them  as  the  Board  may
designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant to this  Section
shall  be  exempt  from  taking  and  subscribing any oath of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
consultants, agents and  employees  shall  be  fixed  by  the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 87-738.)

    (70 ILCS 270/4-27)
    Section  190-50.   Report  and  financial statement. Sec.
4-27.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested upon  request,  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
Village President of Orland Park.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section  190-55.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-36. Acquisition  of  property  from  person  or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to compel performance.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section   2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section  2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

              ARTICLE 195. OTTAWA CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/5-2)
    Section 195-1.  Short title.   Sec.  5-2.   This  Article
shall  be  known  and may be cited as the Ottawa Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/5-3, in part)
    Section 195-5.  Definitions. Sec. 5-3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Ottawa Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Ottawa Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Ottawa in the County of LaSalle.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/5-4, in part)
    Section  195-10.   Authority  created;  principal office.
Sec. 5-4.  There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of the Ottawa Civic  Center  Authority  in  the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Ottawa.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/5-14, in part)
    Section  195-15.   Board  created.    Sec.   5-14.    The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board  consisting  of  9  members  and  shall be known as the
Ottawa Civic Center Authority  Board.   The  members  of  the
Board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/5-15, in part)
    Section 195-20.   Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  5-15.
Within  60  days after September 11, 1989 (the effective date
of Article 5 of  Public  Act  86-907)  this  Article  becomes
effective,  the  Mayor of the City of Ottawa, with the advice
and consent of the  Ottawa  City  Council,  shall  appoint  3
members of the Board for initial terms expiring June 1, 1990;
3  members  for  initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1991; and 3
members  for  initial  terms  expiring  June  1,  1992.   The
successors of the initial members shall be appointed in  like
manner  for 3 year terms from the date of appointment, except
in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/5-16, in part)
    Section 195-25. Removal of Board members.  Sec. 5-16. The
Mayor of the City of Ottawa, with the advice and  consent  of
the  Ottawa  City Council, may remove any member of the Board
appointed by him or her, in case of incompetency, neglect  of
duty  or  malfeasance in office, after service on the member,
by registered United States mail, return  receipt  requested,
of  a  copy  of the written charges against him or her and an
opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by  counsel  in
his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/5-26)
    Section  195-30.   Report  and financial statement.  Sec.
5-26.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested  upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
Mayor of the City of Ottawa.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section  195-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section  2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

               ARTICLE 200. PEKIN CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 320/2-1)
    Section  200-1.   Short  title.  Sec.  2-1.  This Article
shall be known and may be cited as  the  Pekin  Civic  Center
Authority Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-2, in part)
    Section 200-5.  Definitions. Sec. 2-2.  When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Pekin Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Pekin Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory which is  in
the corporate boundaries of the City of Pekin.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-3, in part)
    Section  200-10.   Authority  created;  principal office.
Sec. 2-3.  There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of the Pekin Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal offices of the Authority  shall  be  within
the metropolitan area.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-5)
    Section  200-15.   Rights  and  powers.  Sec.  2-5.   The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip   and    maintain
exhibitions  grounds, convention or exhibition centers, civic
auditoriums, and office and  municipal  buildings,  including
sites  and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To  exercise  the right of eminent domain to acquire
sites for such grounds, centers, buildings  and  auditoriums,
and  parking  areas and facilities in the manner provided for
by Article VII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (e)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-11)
    Section  200-20.   Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness. Sec.
2-11.  Under no  circumstances,  except  by  express  written
agreement  of  the  Authority  and  the  State or a political
subdivision or subdivision adopted pursuant to  Article  VII,
Section  10,  of  the Constitution, shall any bonds issued by
the Authority  be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of
the  State  of Illinois or of any other political subdivision
of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such  bond
or  obligation  be or become an indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation  but is payable solely from the revenues or income
as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-13)
    Section  200-25.   Bonds  other   than   revenue   bonds;
election.  Sec.  2-13.    No  bonds, other than revenue bonds
issued  pursuant  to  Section  2-50  2-10,  or  bonds  issued
pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement as contemplated by
the exception contained in  Section  200-20  2-11,  shall  be
issued  by  the  Authority until the proposition to issue the
same has been submitted to and approved by a majority of  the
voters  of said metropolitan area voting upon the proposition
at a general election, after at least 10 days notice of  such
submission  has been given by publishing said notice one time
in one or more  newspapers  published  in  said  metropolitan
area.   Any  proposition  to  issue bonds as herein set forth
shall be submitted upon ballot separate and distinct from any
other ballot and may be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Pekin
 Civic Center Authority" to                YES
 the amount of ___________ Dollars      ---------------------
 ($        ) be issued for the              NO
 purpose of                   ?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-14)
    Section 200-30.  Tax. Sec. 2-14.  If a  majority  of  the
voters  of  said  metropolitan  area  approve the issuance of
bonds as provided in Section 200-25 2-13 of this Act,  or  if
an  intergovernmental  agreement is executed with a political
subdivision or subdivisions for the issuance  of  full  faith
and  credit bonds, the Authority shall have power to levy and
collect annually a sum  sufficient  to  pay  for  the  annual
principal  and interest charges on such bonds; provided, that
such tax levy shall be reduced by a sum equal to such  grants
or  matching  grants  as  the Authority shall receive, in any
year, for this purpose and provided, in  the  case  of  bonds
issued  pursuant  to intergovernmental agreement, said tax is
valid only within the subdivisions  executing  the  agreement
with the Authority.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied by ordinance.  After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.   A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in  each  year.   Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .05%  of  the  value of the taxable property of the
metropolitan area, as equalized or assessed by the Department
of Revenue Commerce and Community Affairs.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-15, in part)
    Section 200-35.  Board created. Sec. 2-15.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the Pekin Civic
Center  Authority  Board.   The members of the board shall be
individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-16, in part)
    Section 200-40.   Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  2-16.
Within  60  days after September 16, 1984 (the effective date
of Article  II  of  Public  Act  83-1435)  this  Act  becomes
effective,  the Mayor of Pekin with the advice and consent of
the Pekin City Council shall appoint 7 members of the  Board,
2 members to be appointed for terms of one year, 2 members to
be  appointed  for  terms  of  2  years,  and 3 members to be
appointed for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on  the
date  each is appointed.  One of the members appointed may be
a  representative  from  the  Pekin  City  Council.   At  the
expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall  be
appointed  by  the  Mayor  of  Pekin  in  a like manner.  All
successors shall hold office for a term of 3 years  from  the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-19)
    Section 200-45.  Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances
and  resolutions  by  chairman;  public  records.  Sec. 2-19.
Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once  in
each  calendar  month, the time and place of such meetings to
be fixed by the Board.
    Four members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the  transaction  of business.  All action of the Board shall
be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of  at
least  4  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
    All such ordinances and resolutions before taking  effect
shall  be  approved  by  the chairman of the Board, and if he
shall approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as  he
shall  not  approve  he  shall  return  to the Board with his
objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting  of
the  Board  occurring after the passage thereof.  But in case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid,  he  shall
be  deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect
accordingly.  Upon the return of any ordinance or  resolution
by  the  chairman  with his objections, the vote by which the
same was passed shall be reconsidered by the  Board,  and  if
upon  such  reconsideration  said  ordinance or resolution is
passed by the affirmative vote of  at  least  5  members,  it
shall   go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of  the
chairman.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use  in  negotiations,  actions  or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-25)
    Section 200-50.  Contracts. Sec. 2-25.  All contracts for
sale  of  property of the value of more than $2500 or for any
an concession in or lease of property, including air  rights,
of  the  Authority  for a term of more than one year shall be
awarded to the highest responsible bidder, after  advertising
for  bids.   All  construction  contracts  and  contracts for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof will  exceed  $2500,  shall  be  let  to  the  lowest
responsible bidder, after advertising for bids, excepting (1)
when  repair  parts,  accessories,  equipment or services are
required for equipment or services  previously  furnished  or
contracted  for; (2) when the nature of the services required
is such that competitive bidding is not in the best  interest
of  the public, including, without limiting the generality of
the  foregoing,  the  services  of  accountants,  architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take in account the past record  of  dealings  with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contracts be awarded to  any  other  than
the  highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease) or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the  members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action   is
accompanied  by  a  statement  in  writing  setting forth the
reasons for not awarding  the  contract  to  the  highest  or
lowest  bidder,  as the case may be, which statement shall be
kept on file in the principal office  of  the  Authority  and
open to public inspection.
    From  the  group of responsible bidders the lowest bidder
shall be selected in the following manner: to  all  bids  for
sales  the  gross receipts of which are not taxable under the
Retailers' "Retailers Occupation Tax Act", approved June  28,
1933, as amended, there shall be added an amount equal to the
tax which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and
the lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales
the  gross receipts of which are taxable under said Act shall
be considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said  lowest
bid  relates  to  a  sale  not  taxable  under  said Act, any
contract entered into thereon shall be in the amount  of  the
original bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts   shall  not  be  split  into  parts  involving
expenditures of less than $2500 for the purposes of  avoiding
the  provisions of this Section, and all such split contracts
shall be void.  If any  collusion  occurs  among  bidders  or
prospective  bidders  in restraint of freedom of competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or otherwise, the bids of such bidders shall be  void.   Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-26, in part)
    Section  200-55.   Bidders;  civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 2-26. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court in
Tazewell County to compel compliance with the  provisions  of
this Article Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/2-27)
    Section  200-60.   Report  and  financial statement. Sec.
2-27.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
Mayor of Pekin.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    Section  200-65.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

              ARTICLE 205.  PEORIA CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 315/1)
    Section 205-1. Sec. 1. Short  title  and  Citation.  This
Article  Act  shall  be  known and may be cited as the Peoria
Civic Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/2, in part)
    Section 205-5. Sec. 2.  Definitions. When  used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means Peoria Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Peoria Civic Center Authority.
    "City" means the City of Peoria, Illinois.
    "City clerk" means the City Clerk of the City of  Peoria,
Illinois.
    "City  council"  means  the  City  Council of the City of
Peoria, Illinois.
    "Net  revenues"  means  the  revenues  of  the  Authority
exclusive of taxes after deducting all costs of operation and
maintenance and such reserves as may be deemed  necessary  or
advisable by the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/3, in part)
    Section 205-10.  Creation of Authority; principal office.
Sec.  3.  Creation-  Political  Entity,  etc. There is hereby
created a political subdivision, body politic  and  municipal
corporation  by  the  name  and  style of Peoria Civic Center
Authority whose boundaries are coextensive with the  City  of
Peoria, as the same are now or may be in the future.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Peoria.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/4)
    Section 205-15. Sec. 4.  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  exposition
grounds,   convention   or   exhibition   centers  and  civic
auditoriums, including sites and parking areas and facilities
therefor located within the City area, and to lease air space
over and appurtenant to such facilities;
    (b)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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 of any
bonds issued by the Authority;
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 315/5)
    Section  205-20.  Sec.  5. Power to acquire property. The
Authority shall have the power (i) to acquire and  accept  by
purchase,  lease,  gift,  or otherwise any property or rights
useful for  the  Authority's  purposes  from  any  person  or
persons,  any  municipal corporation, body politic, or agency
of the State, or from the State itself, (ii) useful  for  its
purposes,  and  to  apply  for  and  accept  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations from the State of Illinois or
any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for  any  of
the  purposes  of  the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any
agreement with the State of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such
grants,  matching  grants,  loans or appropriations, with the
power to use any gift, grant, or other income for any  lawful
purpose of the Authority including the abatement of any taxes
levied or assessed pursuant to the terms of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/6)
    Section   205-25.  Sec.  6.  Grants,  etc.  from  federal
government. The Authority shall have the power to  apply  for
and  accept  grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations
from the federal government or any agency or  instrumentality
thereof  to  be used for any of the purposes of the Authority
and to enter into any agreement with the  federal  government
in  relation  to  such  grants,  matching  grants,  loans  or
appropriations  with  the  power  to  use any gift, grant, or
other  income  for  any  lawful  purpose  of  the   Authority
including  the  abatement  of  any  taxes  levied or assessed
pursuant to the terms of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/8)
    Section  205-30.  Sec.  8.  Levy  of   taxes.   For   all
preliminary     expenses,     architectural     architectual,
engineering,   accounting,   legal  and  otherwise  that  are
incident to the proper planning and development  of  a  civic
center;  for  the purpose of payment for land that is leased,
condemned  or  purchased  for  an   exposition,   convention,
exhibition   center   for  auditorium  and  other  supporting
facilities of a like nature necessary or  desirable  for  the
proper  development  of  a  civic  center;  for the purchase,
construction, equipping, supplying  and  furnishing  of  such
grounds  and  buildings  and  for the payment of all expenses
incident thereto;  for  the  payment  of  the  principal  and
interest on bonds of the Authority issued pursuant to Section
205-35 9 of this Act and for all other corporate purposes set
forth  in  this  Article  Act, the City Council may, upon the
request of the Board, levy, upon all taxable property in  the
City,   without  referendum,  a  tax  that  will  produce  an
aggregate amount not exceeding  $300,000,  exclusive  of  any
amounts  levied  for the payment of principal and interest on
the bonded interest of the Authority. This tax  need  not  be
levied  in one year but may be levied in a period of up to 10
years so long as the total limit of $300,000 is not exceeded.
Thereafter, if the proposition for the levy of such a tax has
been submitted to the electors of the City at an election and
has received the affirmative vote  of  those  voting  on  the
proposition,  the  City  Council  may levy annually, upon all
taxable property in the City, a tax at a rate  not  exceeding
.05%  of  the  value  of the taxable property in the City, as
equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue which rate
limitation is exclusive of any amount levied for the  payment
of  principal  and interest on the bonded indebtedness of the
Authority.  The  City  Council  may  order  such  proposition
submitted,  in  accordance  with  the general election law by
adoption  of  a  resolution  so  ordering  and  certified  in
accordance therewith.
    All net revenues  received  by  the  Authority  shall  be
credited  against  all  taxes  that  are  levied  or assessed
pursuant to the provisions  of  this  Section  and  said  tax
levied shall be abated accordingly on an annual basis.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 315/9)
    Section  205-35.  Sec. 9. Borrowing money; revenue bonds;
nature of indebtedness; investment in bonds.   The  Authority
shall  have  continuing power to borrow money for the purpose
of carrying out and performing its duties and exercising  its
powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority  may,  pursuant  to ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.  All  such  bonds  shall  be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding forty years from their respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, 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,   may   be   in  such  form,  may  carry  such
registration privileges, may be executed in such manner,  may
be  payable  at  such place or places, may be made subject to
redemption in such  manner  and  upon  such  terms,  with  or
without  premium  as  is  stated  on the face thereof, may be
executed in such  manner  and  may  contain  such  terms  and
covenants,  all as may be provided in said ordinance. In case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after
attaching his signature) to hold office, his signature  shall
nevertheless  be  valid  and  effective for all purposes. The
holder  or  holders  of  any  bonds,  or   interest   coupons
appertaining  thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may  bring
mandamus,  injunction,  or  other  civil  actions  action  or
proceedings  to  compel the performance and observance by the
Authority or any of its officers, agents or employees of  any
contract  or  covenant made by the Authority with the holders
of  such  bonds  or  interest  coupons,  and  to  compel  the
Authority and any of its officers,  agents  or  employees  to
perform  any  duties required to be performed for the benefit
of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons  by  the
provisions  of  the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and
to enjoin the Authority and any of its  officers,  agents  or
employees  from  taking  any action in conflict with any such
contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine except that if issued to bear interest at the
maximum rate authorized by the  Bond  Authorization  Act,  as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less than the maximum rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, shall be such that the  interest  cost  to  the
Authority  of the money received from the sale of bonds shall
not  exceed  the  maximum  rate  authorized   by   the   Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, computed to absolute maturity of said bonds  or
certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees for the use of its facilities sufficient  at  all  times
with other revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,    cultural,   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien  upon  any  physical  property of the Authority shall be
created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the Authority may be by mandamus,
injunction, or other civil actions or action and  proceedings
in  any court of competent jurisdiction to compel performance
and  compliance  therewith,  but  the  trust  agreement   may
prescribe  by  whom  or  on  whose  behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Under no circumstances shall any revenue bonds issued  by
the  Authority  be or become an indebtedness or obligation of
the State of Illinois or of any other  political  subdivision
of  or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond
or obligation be or become an indebtedness of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond  that  it  does  not  constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or  income
as aforesaid.
    The   State   and   all   counties,   cities,   villages,
incorporated   towns   and   other   municipal  corporations;
political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers
of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies,  savings
banks  and  institutions,  building  and  loan  associations,
savings and loan associations, investment companies and other
persons  carrying on an insurance business and all executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article Act, it being the purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for investment.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 315/10)
    Section 205-40. Sec. 10. Borrowing Money Bonds other than
revenue  bonds;  election;  tax.  The Authority may, with the
consent of the  City  Council  expressed  by  ordinance,  and
pursuant  to referendum hereinafter provided borrow money and
incur an indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in the  amount
or  amounts  not  to  exceed in the aggregate 2% of the total
value of the taxable property of the Authority  as  equalized
or  assessed  by the Department of Revenue for the purpose of
exercising its powers under this Article Act,  including  but
not  to  be  limited  to the purpose of project planning, the
purchasing, leasing, condemning or otherwise  acquiring  site
property,  the  construction  and furnishing of all buildings
and other improvements directed pursuant to this Article  Act
including  all  reasonable landscape and site preparation and
including  interest  on  its  bonds   for   the   period   of
construction  and  not  exceeding one year thereafter; and to
issue  general  obligation   bonds   as   evidence   of   the
indebtedness  incurred.  In  addition to other purposes, such
bonds may be issued for the purpose of refunding  outstanding
general  obligation bonds of the Authority, provided that any
refunding bonds will not require consent of the City Council.
Such bonds shall be issued  in  the  corporate  name  of  the
Authority and they shall be sealed with the corporate seal of
the Authority and signed by the chairman and the secretary of
the Board, provided that the signature of the chairman may be
his  facsimile signature. Coupons on all bonds shall bear the
facsimile signatures of the chairman and the secretary. Bonds
may be made registrable as to principal only on the books  of
the   treasurer   but   coupons   shall  remain  transferable
transferrable by delivery  merely  notwithstanding  any  such
registration.  The  bonds  shall  bear  interest at a rate or
rates of not more than the maximum  rate  authorized  by  the
Bond  Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making
of the contract, and shall mature within 40  years  from  the
date  of  issuance,  and may be made callable on any interest
payment date at par and accrued interest,  after  notice  has
been given, at the time and in the manner and at such premium
as  may  be  provided in the bond resolution. The proceeds of
the sale of said bonds shall be received by the treasurer  of
the  Authority  and  expended by the Board for the purpose or
purposes provided in the bond resolution.
    Bonds may be sold upon such terms and in such  manner  as
may  be  designated  by  the  Authority provided that no sale
shall be made at less  than  par  and  accrued  interest  and
further  provided  that  the principal of and interest on any
such bonds shall be made payable at such bank or banks as may
be designated by the Authority.
    No bonds, other than revenue  bonds  issued  pursuant  to
Section  205-35 9, shall be issued by the Authority until the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by a majority of the voters residing in the City of
Peoria  voting  upon  the  proposition  at  an  election   in
accordance  with the general election law.  The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the Peoria Civic Center      YES
 Authority to the amount of Dollars ($....) -----------------
 be issued for the purpose of....?             NO
-------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the votes cast on the proposition are in
the  affirmative, the Authority may levy and collect annually
a sum sufficient to pay for the annual principal and interest
charges on such bonds; provided, that such tax levy shall  be
reduced  by  a sum equal to such grants or matching grants as
the Authority shall receive, in any year, for this purpose.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within  the  City  of Peoria shall be
levied in the ordinance providing for  the  issuance  of  the
bonds. Within 10 days after its adoption, the ordinance shall
be  published  at  least  once  in  a newspaper published and
having a general circulation within the City of Peoria. After
it has been so published, a certified copy of  the  ordinance
shall be filed with the county clerk and shall constitute the
authority for the county clerk annually to extend and collect
the  taxes necessary to pay the principal of and the interest
on the bonds so issued.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 315/11)
    Section  205-45.   Sec.  11.  Board of Commissioners. The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
Board of Commissioners consisting of 7 seven  members  to  be
appointed  by the Mayor of the City of Peoria with the advice
and consent of the City Council. Within 10 ten (10)  days  of
such appointments, the Mayor of the City of Peoria shall file
with  the  City  Clerk  a certificate of appointment for each
commissioner so appointed. Upon such filing, the  persons  so
appointed  shall constitute the Board of Commissioners of the
Peoria Civic Center Authority and upon  taking  the  oath  of
office  as  hereinafter  provided  shall  be  deemed  to have
qualified and to be empowered  to  exercise  the  powers  and
authority prescribed in this Article Act.
    The  initial  terms  of such Commissioners shall be 2 two
terms for 5 five years, 2 two terms for 4 four years and  one
term  for  each  of  3  three years, 2 two years and one year
respectively.  The  length  of  the   term   of   the   first
Commissioners  shall  be  determined  by  lots at their first
meetings. The initial terms of office  of  Commissioners  who
are to so hold office shall continue until July 1, which next
follows  the  expiration  of  the respective periods from the
date of the filing of the certificate of appointments in  the
office  of  the  City  Clerk,  as  aforesaid, and until their
successors are appointed and qualified by taking  their  oath
of office.
    At   the   expiration   of   the  term  of  each  of  the
Commissioners, and of each succeeding Commissioner or in  the
event  of  a vacancy, resignation, removal or refusal to act,
the Mayor of the City of Peoria shall appoint a  Commissioner
in  the  manner  hereinabove  provided, to hold office in the
case of a vacancy occurring  for  whatever  reason,  for  the
unexpired  term or in the case of expiration, for a term of 5
five years, and until his  successor  is  appointed  and  has
qualified.  Each  appointment shall become effective upon the
filing by the Mayor of a certificate of  the  appointment  in
the  office  of  the  City  Clerk.  Any  commissioner  may be
appointed to succeed himself.
    No commissioner shall receive any  compensation,  whether
in form of salary, per diem allowance or otherwise, for or in
connection  with  his  services  as  such  commissioner. Each
Commissioner, however, shall be entitled to reimbursement for
any necessary expenditures in connection with the performance
of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/12)
    Section 205-50. Sec. 12.  Oath  and  qualification.  Each
person  appointed  as  a member of the Board of Commissioners
shall qualify by taking or subscribing to an oath  to  uphold
the  Constitution  of  the  United States and of the State of
Illinois and to well and  faithfully  discharge  his  duties,
which   oath  shall  be  filed  with  the  secretary  of  the
Commission.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/13)
    Section 205-55. Sec. 13. Meetings; selection of chairman,
secretary, and treasurer Notices. The Commissioners appointed
in pursuant to of the foregoing provisions  of  this  Article
Act shall constitute the Board of Commissioners of the Peoria
Civic   Center   Authority.   The   government,  control  and
management of the affairs of the Civic Center shall be vested
in the Board of Commissioners and such  Board  shall  possess
and exercise all of the powers granted under this Article Act
and such other powers, but not inconsistent with this Article
Act,  as  may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this
Article Act.
    The Mayor of the City of  Peoria  shall  call  the  first
meeting  of  the Board of Commissioners. He shall give notice
in writing to each member of the Board of the time and  place
of  the meeting not less than 5 days prior to the meeting and
shall preside over the meeting until the members have elected
a chairman. The members, at the initial meeting, shall  first
draw  lots  to determine their terms of office which shall be
entered of record in the proceedings of the Board.
    The Board of Commissioners at the initial  meeting  shall
elect one of their members as chairman. At such meeting or at
a later meeting, the Board shall elect or appoint a secretary
and  treasurer  and  such  other  officers  as  they may deem
necessary for  such  terms  as  they  may  decide  upon.  The
secretary  and  treasurer  need  not be commissioners, and if
such officers  are  not  commissioners,  they  shall  receive
compensation  in  such  amount  as shall be determined by the
Board.  At  such  meeting,  or  at  a  later   meeting,   the
Commissioners  shall  adopt  a corporate seal, by laws, rules
and regulations suitable to the purposes of this Article Act,
which shall provide a time for the election of  officers  and
of  other  regular and special meetings of the Commissioners,
and shall contain the rules  for  the  transaction  of  other
business  of  such  Peoria  Civic  Center  Authority  and for
amending such by-laws, rules and regulations.
    The Board of Commissioners shall have full power to  pass
all  necessary ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations
for the proper management and conduct of the business of  the
Board  of  Commissioners  and  of  the  Peoria  Civic  Center
Authority  and  for carrying into effect the object for which
such Peoria Civic Center Authority is created.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/14)
    Section 205-60. Sec. 14. Quorum; records. A  majority  of
the  Board of Commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of the business thereof. The concurring vote of a
majority of all the Commissioners shall be required  for  the
exercise of any of the powers granted by this Article Act.
    All  records  of  the  Authority  shall be open to public
inspection at all reasonable hours.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/15)
    Section 205-65. Sec. 15. Treasurer; deposit of funds. The
treasurer of the Peoria Civic Center Authority shall  be  the
legal  custodian  of  all  funds derived from the issuance of
bonds provided for under this Article Act and of all revenues
derived from the operation of any project under this  Article
Act  and of all other revenues from whatever source received.
The treasurer shall keep all funds and  monies  belonging  to
the  Peoria  Civic Center Authority in such places of deposit
as  may  be  designated  by  resolution  of  the   Board   of
Commissioners,  provided,  however,  that  only  a  regularly
organized  State  or  national  bank which is a member of the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or a savings and  loan
association which is a member of the Federal Savings and Loan
Insurance Corporation may be designated as a depository. When
a bank or savings and loan association has been designated as
a  depository  it  shall continue as such depository until 10
ten  (10)  days  have  elapsed  after  a  new  depository  is
designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements  of
resources and liabilities as required by this Section. When a
new  depository  is  designated,  the  Board of Commissioners
shall notify the surety of the treasurer  of  that  fact,  in
writing,  at  least  5  five  (5) days before the transfer of
funds. The treasurer shall be discharged from  responsibility
for all funds or money which he deposits in a designated bank
or  savings  and  loan association, while the funds and money
are so deposited. The treasurer may, and at the direction  of
the  Authority  shall, invest all monies of the Authority not
needed  within  30  days  thereafter  in  direct   or   fully
guaranteed  obligations of the United States Government or in
certificates  of  deposit  of  banks  or  savings  and   loan
associations   eligible  as  depositories  of  funds  of  the
Authority and fully secured by such obligations.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this Section, unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to  certain  investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 315/16)
    Section 205-70. Sec. 16. Contracts. Any contract let  for
the  construction,  repair,  alteration or improvement of any
building or buildings, the demolition thereof, or removal  of
debris resulting therefrom, or any other contract let for any
other  type  of  construction  or  repair work, shall contain
provisions requiring the contractor or other person, firm  or
corporation undertaking such work to give bond in such amount
and   with   such   surety,   conditioned  for  the  faithful
performance of the contract as the Board of Commissioners may
determine. The Board of Commissioners shall also require such
contractor or other persons, firm or corporation  to  furnish
insurance  of  a character and amount to be determined by the
Board  of  Commissioners,  protecting  the   Authority,   its
Commissioners,  officers,  agents, and employees, against any
claims for personal injuries (including death)  and  property
damage that may be asserted because of the doing of the work.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/17)
    Section  205-75.  Sec.  17.   Bidding; advertisement. All
contracts  to  be  let  for  the  construction,   alteration,
improvement,  repair,  enlargement,  demolition or removal of
any buildings  or  their  facilities,  or  for  materials  or
supplies  to  be  furnished,  where  the amount thereof is in
excess of $2,500.00 shall be let to  the  lowest  responsible
bidder,  or  bidders on open competitive bidding after public
advertisement published at least once  in  each  week  for  3
three  consecutive  weeks  prior to the opening of bids, in a
daily newspaper of general circulation in  the  county  where
the  Authority  is located. Nothing contained in this Section
shall be construed to prohibit  the  Board  of  Commissioners
from  placing  additional  advertisements in recognized trade
journals.  Advertisements  for  bids   shall   describe   the
character  of  the  proposed contract in sufficient detail to
enable the bidders thereon to know what their obligation will
be, either in the advertisement itself, or  by  reference  to
detailed  plans  and  specifications on file in the office of
the  Peoria  Civic  Center  Authority  at  the  time  of  the
publication of the  first  announcement.  Such  advertisement
shall  also  state the date, time, and place assigned for the
opening of bids and no bids shall be  received  at  any  time
subsequent  to  the time indicated in said advertisement. The
Board of Commissioners may reject any and all  bids  received
and  readvertise  for  bids. All bids shall be open to public
inspection in the office of the Peoria Civic Center Authority
for a period of at least 48  forty-eight  (48)  hours  before
award  is  made.  The  successful  bidder for such work shall
enter into contracts furnished and prescribed by the Board of
Commissioners and in addition to  any  other  bonds  required
under  this  Article  Act the successful bidder shall execute
and  give  bond,  payable  to  and  to  be  approved  by  the
Authority, with a corporate surety authorized to do  business
under  the  laws of the State of Illinois, in an amount to be
determined by the Board of  Commissioners,  conditioned  upon
the  payment of all labor furnished and materials supplied in
the prosecution of the contracted work. If the  bidder  whose
bid  has  been accepted shall neglect or refuse to accept the
contract within 5 five (5) days after written notice that the
same has been awarded to him, or if he accepts but  does  not
execute  the contract and give proper security, the Authority
may accept the next lowest bidder, or readvertise  and  relet
in manner above provided.
    In case any work shall be abandoned by any contractor the
Authority  may,  if  the  best  interest  of the Authority be
thereby  served,  adopt  on  behalf  of  the  Authority   all
sub-contracts made by such contractor for such contractor for
such  work  and  all  sub-contractors  shall be bound by such
adoption if made; and the  Authority  shall,  in  the  manner
provided  herein, readvertise and relet the work specified in
the original contract exclusive of so much thereof  as  shall
be  accepted.  Every contract, when made and entered into, as
herein provided for, shall be executed in duplicate, one copy
of which shall be held by the Authority,  and  filed  in  its
records  and  one  copy  of  which  shall  be  given  to  the
contractor.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

    (70 ILCS 315/19)
    Section  205-80.  Sec.  19.  Dissolution of Authority. If
there have not been any bonds issued and the Authority has no
other indebtedness, the Authority may be dissolved  upon  the
filing  in the office of the recorder a resolution adopted by
both the Board of Commissioners of the Authority and the City
Council of the City of Peoria approving such dissolution.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

    (70 ILCS 315/20)
    Section 205-85. Sec.  20.  Annual  report  and  financial
statement.  As  soon after the end of each fiscal year as may
be expedient, the Authority shall cause to  be  prepared  and
printed   a   complete  and  detailed  report  and  financial
statement  of  its  operations  and   of   its   assets   and
liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such
report   shall   be  printed  for  distribution  for  persons
interested, upon request, and a certified copy thereof  shall
be filed with the City Clerk.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/21)
    Section 205-90. Sec. 21. Ordinary and necessary expenses;
tax anticipation warrants. When there is not sufficient money
in  the  treasury to meet the ordinary and necessary expenses
and liabilities of the  Authority,  the  City  Council,  upon
request of the Board, shall order issued warrants against and
in  anticipation  of  any taxes levied for the payment of the
expenditures for such expenses and liabilities, to the extent
of 75% of the total amount of  the  taxes  levied  for  those
purposes.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    (70 ILCS 315/22)
    Section  205-95.  Sec.  22.  Warrants  in anticipation of
taxes; form and  terms.   Warrants  drawn  and  issued  under
Section  205-90  20  shall  be  numbered consecutively in the
order of their issuance and shall show upon their  face  that
they  are  payable  solely from the taxes when collected, and
not otherwise, and that payment thereof will be made  in  the
order  of  their  issuance, beginning with the warrant having
the lowest number, and shall be received by any collector  of
taxes  in payment of taxes against which they are issued. The
warrants shall be signed by the chairman and secretary of the
Board. The taxes against which the warrants are  drawn  shall
be  set  apart and held for their payment as herein provided.
The warrants shall bear interest, payable out  of  the  taxes
against  which  they  are drawn, at the rate of not to exceed
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended at the time of the making of the contract,  from  the
date  of  their issuance until paid, or until notice is given
by publication in a newspaper or otherwise that the money for
their payment is available and that  they  will  be  paid  on
presentation.  The  Authority  may  alternatively  issue  its
corporate  notes  in  lieu  of  tax  anticipation warrants in
accordance with the provisions of the law  of  the  State  of
Illinois then in effect.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date  of  Public  Act  86-4 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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 315/23)
    Section  205-100.  Sec.  23.  Partial   invalidity.   The
provisions  of  this Article Act and the applications thereof
to any person or circumstance are declared to be severable.
    If any Section,  clause,  sentence,  paragraph,  part  or
provision  of this Article Act shall be held to be invalid by
any  court,  it  shall  be  conclusively  presumed  that  the
remaining portions of this Article Act would have been passed
by the Legislature  without  such  invalid  Section,  clause,
sentence, paragraph, part or provision.
    If  the  application  of  any  Section, clause, sentence,
paragraph, part or provision  of  this  Article  Act  to  any
person  or  circumstances  is  held  invalid, such invalidity
shall not effect the application thereof to other persons  or
circumstances.
(Source: P.A. 78-948.)

    Section   205-105.    Standard  civic  center  provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

             ARTICLE 210.  PONTIAC CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/8-2)
    Section  210-1.   Short title. Sec. 8-2. This Article may
be cited as the Pontiac Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/8-3, in part)
    Section 210-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  8-3.   When  used  in
this Article:
    "Authority" means the Pontiac Civic Center Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Pontiac Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Pontiac.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/8-4, in part)
    Section 210-10.   Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  8-4.   There is hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of  the  Pontiac  Civic  Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Pontiac.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/8-14, in part)
    Section 210-15.  Board created. Sec. 8-14.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 11 members and shall be known  as  the  Pontiac
Civic Center Authority Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/8-15)
    Section  210-20.   Board  members  designated. Sec. 8-15.
The mayor and aldermen, ex officio, of the  City  of  Pontiac
shall  be  the members of the Board. Before entering upon the
duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take and
subscribe the constitutional oath of office and  file  it  in
the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/8-16)
    Section   210-25.    Board  members;  terms.  Sec.  8-16.
Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective
successors as mayor aldermen of the City of Pontiac have been
appointed and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/8-25, in part)
    Section  210-30.   Bidders;  civil   action   to   compel
compliance. Sec. 8-25.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  Circuit  Court  of
Livingston  Lake  County  in  which  the metropolitan area is
located to compel compliance  with  the  provisions  of  this
Article  Act  relating  to  the  awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    Section  210-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

            ARTICLE 215.  QUAD CITY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 320/1-1)
    Section 215-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1-1.   This  Article
shall  be  known  and  may be cited as the Illinois Quad City
Civic Center Authority Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-2, in part)
    Section 215-5.  Definitions. Sec. 1-2.  When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Illinois  Quad  City  Civic  Center
Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
County  of  Rock  Island  and not within the territory of any
other civic center authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-1002.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-3, in part)
    Section 215-10.   Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  1-3.   There is hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of  the  Illinois  Quad  City  Civic  Center Authority in the
metropolitan area.
    The principal offices of the Authority  shall  be  within
the metropolitan area.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)
    (70 ILCS 320/1-5)
    Section  215-15.   Rights  and  powers.  Sec.  1-5.   The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,   regulate,   operate,   equip   and    maintain
exhibitions  grounds, convention or exhibition centers, civic
auditoriums, and office and  municipal  buildings,  including
sites  and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To  exercise  the right of eminent domain to acquire
sites for such grounds, centers, buildings  and  auditoriums,
and  parking  areas and facilities in the manner provided for
by Article VII of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    (e)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-11)
    Section  215-20.   Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness. Sec.
1-11.  Under no  circumstances,  except  by  express  written
agreement  of  the  Authority  and  the  State or a political
subdivision or subdivision adopted pursuant to  Article  VII,
Section  10,  of  the Constitution, shall any bonds issued by
the Authority  be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of
the  State  of Illinois or of any other political subdivision
of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such  bond
or  obligation  be or become an indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation  but is payable solely from the revenues or income
as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-13)
    Section  215-25.   Bonds  other   than   revenue   bonds;
election.  Sec.  1-13.    No  bonds, other than revenue bonds
issued pursuant to Section 2-50 10, or bonds issued  pursuant
to  an  intergovernmental  agreement  as  contemplated by the
exception contained in Section 215-20 11, shall be issued  by
the  Authority  until  the  proposition to issue the same has
been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of
said metropolitan area  voting  upon  the  proposition  at  a
general  election,  after  at  least  10  days notice of such
submission has been given by publishing said notice one  time
in  one  or  more  newspapers  published in said metropolitan
area.  Any proposition to issue bonds  as  herein  set  forth
shall  be  submitted upon a ballot separate and distinct from
any other ballot and may be in  substantially  the  following
form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Illinois Quad
 City Civic Center Authority" to            YES
 the amount of ___________ Dollars      ---------------------
 ($        ) be issued for the              NO
 purpose of                   ?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-14)
    Section  215-30.   Tax.  Sec. 1-14.  If a majority of the
voters  of  said  Illinois  metropolitan  area  approve   the
issuance  of  bonds  as provided in Section 215-25 13 of this
Act, or if an intergovernmental agreement is executed with  a
political  subdivision  or  subdivisions  for the issuance of
full faith and credit bonds, the Authority shall  have  power
to  levy and collect annually a sum sufficient to pay for the
annual  principal  and  interest  charges  on   such   bonds;
provided,  that such tax levy shall be reduced by a sum equal
to such grants or matching  grants  as  the  Authority  shall
receive,  in  any year, for this purpose and provided, in the
case of bonds issued pursuant to intergovernmental agreement,
said tax is valid only within the subdivisions executing  the
agreement with the Authority.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied by ordinance.  After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.   A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in  each  year.   Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .05%  of  the  value of the taxable property of the
metropolitan area, as equalized or assessed by the Department
of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-15, in part)
    Section 215-35.  Board created. Sec. 1-15.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  10 members and shall be known as the Illinois
Quad City Civic Center Authority Board.  The members  of  the
Board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-1002.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-16)
    Section 215-40.   Board  members  appointed;  ex  officio
members.  Sec. 1-16.  Within 60 days after September 16, 1984
(the effective date of Article I of Public Act 83-1435)  this
Act becomes effective, the Mayor of Rock Island shall appoint
2 members of the  Board for initial terms expiring June first
of  the years 1986 and 1987 respectively; the Mayor of Moline
shall appoint 2  members  of  the  board  for  initial  terms
expiring  June first of the years 1986 and 1987 respectively;
the Mayor of East Moline shall appoint 2 members for  initial
terms  expiring  June  first  of  the  years  1986  and  1987
respectively;  the  City  Manager of Rock Island and the City
Administrator of Moline shall be ex-officio and voting  board
members.
    Within 60 days after January 14, 1988 (the effective date
of  Public Act 85-1002) the effective date of this amendatory
Act of 1987, the Chairman of the County Board of Rock  Island
County shall appoint 2 members of the Board for initial terms
expiring  June first of the years 1989 and 1990 respectively.
Of the 2 members so appointed, one shall be a member  of  the
first  leading  political  party and one shall be a member of
the second leading political party, as such terms are defined
in Section 1-3 of the Election Code.
    At the expiration of the term of any member appointed  by
the Mayor of Rock Island, his successor shall be appointed by
the Mayor of Rock Island in like manner; at the expiration of
the  term of any member appointed by the Mayor of Moline, his
successor shall be appointed in like manner by the  Mayor  of
Moline; at the expiration of the term of any member appointed
by the Mayor of East Moline, his successor shall be appointed
in like manner by the Mayor of East Moline; at the expiration
of  the  term  of any member appointed by the Chairman of the
County Board of Rock Island County, his  successor  shall  be
appointed  in like manner by the Chairman of the County Board
of Rock Island County.  The City Manager of Rock  Island  and
the   City  Administrator  of  Moline,  by  virtue  of  their
positions, shall continue in their positions on the board for
the  duration  of  their  appointments  to  their  respective
municipal positions.
    All appointed successors shall hold office for a term  of
three  years  from the first day of June of the year in which
they are appointed, except in case of an appointment to  fill
a vacancy.
    Within  30  days  after certification of his appointment,
and before entering the duties of his office, each member  of
the board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office  and  file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
The City Manager of Rock Island and the City Administrator of
Moline shall take and subscribe to the same oath as will  all
other subsequent persons holding these positions.
(Source: P.A. 85-1002.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-17, in part)
    Section  215-45.   Board  members;  removal;  vacancy  in
office.  Sec.  1-17.   Members of the Board shall hold office
until their respective successors  have  been  appointed  and
qualified.   Any  member  may  resign from his office to take
effect  when  his  successor  has  been  appointed  and   has
qualified.   The  appointing officer may remove any member of
the Board appointed by him, in case of incompetency,  neglect
of  duty,  or malfeasance in office, after service on him, by
registered United States mail, return requested, of a copy of
the written charges against him  and  an  opportunity  to  be
publicly  heard  in  person  or by counsel in his own defense
upon not less than 10 days notice.  This same action  may  be
taken  against  the  City Manager of Rock Island and the City
Administrator of Moline by their  respective  city  councils.
In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of
abandonment of his office, or in case of death, conviction of
a  felony  or  removal  from  office, his office shall become
vacant.  Each vacancy or position succession shall be  filled
for  the  unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as in
case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-19)
    Section 215-50.  Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances
and resolutions  by  chairman;  public  records.  Sec.  1-19.
Regular  meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in
each calendar month, the time and place of such  meetings  to
be fixed by the Board.
    Six  members  of  the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All action of the  Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 6 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect
shall be approved by the chairman of the  Board,  and  if  he
shall  approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he
shall not approve he shall  return  to  the  Board  with  his
objections  thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of
the Board occurring after the passage thereof.  But  in  case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with  his  objections thereto by the time aforesaid, he shall
be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take  effect
accordingly.   Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution
by the chairman with his objections, the vote  by  which  the
same  was  passed  shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if
upon such reconsideration said  ordinance  or  resolution  is
passed  by  the  affirmative  vote  of at least 7 members, it
shall  go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of   the
chairman.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for use in negotiations, actions or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 85-1002.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-25)
    Section 215-55.  Contracts. Sec. 1-25.  All contracts for
the sale of property of the value of more than $2500  or  for
any  an  concession  in  or  lease of property, including air
rights, of the Authority for a term of  more  than  one  year
shall  be  awarded  to  the highest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids.   All  construction   contracts   and
contracts  for  supplies,  materials, equipment and services,
when the expense thereof will exceed $2500, shall be  let  to
the  lowest  responsible  bidder, after advertising for bids,
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take into in account the past  record  of  dealings
with   the  bidder,  the  bidder's  experience,  adequacy  of
equipment, and ability to  complete  performance  within  the
time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility,
but  in  no  case  shall any such contracts be awarded to any
other than the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or
lease)  or  the  lowest  bidder  (in  case  of  purchase   or
expenditure)  unless  authorized  or approved by a vote of at
least three-fourths of the members of the Board,  and  unless
such  action is accompanied by a statement in writing setting
forth the reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to  the
highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement
shall  be  kept  on  file  in  the  principal  office  of the
Authority and open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected  in the following manner: to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
Retailers'  "Retailers Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28,
1933, as amended, there shall be added an amount equal to the
tax which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and
the lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales
the gross receipts of which are taxable under said Act  shall
be  considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest
bid relates to  a  sale  not  taxable  under  said  Act,  any
contract  entered  into thereon shall be in the amount of the
original bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures  of less than $2500 for the purposes of avoiding
the provisions of this Section, and all such split  contracts
shall  be  void.   If  any  collusion occurs among bidders or
prospective bidders in restraint of freedom  of  competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or  otherwise,  the bids of such bidders shall be void.  Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    (70 ILCS 320/1-26, in part)
    Section   215-60.    Bidders;   civil  action  to  compel
compliance. Sec. 1-26. Any bidder who has submitted a bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court of Rock
Island County to compel compliance  with  the  provisions  of
this Article Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1435.)

    Section   215-65.    Standard   civic  center  provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

              ARTICLE 220.  QUINCY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 280/2-2)
    Section  220-1.   Short  title. Sec. 2-2.  This Article 2
shall be known and may be cited as the  Quincy  Civic  Center
Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    (70 ILCS 280/2-3, in part)
    Section 220-5.  Definitions. Sec. 2-3.  When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority"  means  the  Quincy  Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Quincy  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium and Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Quincy.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    (70 ILCS 280/2-4, in part)
    Section 220-10.   Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  2-4.  There  is hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of  Quincy  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Quincy.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)
    (70 ILCS 280/2-14, in part)
    Section   220-15.    Board   created.   Sec.  2-14.   The
governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a
board consisting of 7 members  and  shall  be  known  as  the
Quincy Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building
Board.  The  members  of  the  board  shall be individuals of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    (70 ILCS 280/2-15, in part)
    Section 220-20.  Board  members  appointed.   Sec.  2-15.
Within  60  days after January 1, 1984 (the effective date of
Article 2 of Public Act 83-911), this Act  becomes  effective
the Mayor of Quincy with the advice and consent of the Quincy
City  Council shall appoint 7 members of the Board, 2 members
to be appointed for a term of  one  year,  2  members  to  be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for  terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date each
is  appointed.   One  of  the  members  appointed  may  be  a
representative  from  the  Quincy  City   Council.   At   the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Mayor of Quincy  in  a  like  manner.    All
successors  shall  hold office for a term of 3 years from the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    (70 ILCS 280/2-25, in part)
    Section  220-25.   Bidders;  civil   action   to   compel
compliance. Sec. 2-25.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  circuit  court  in
Adams County to compel compliance with the provisions of this
Article  Act  relating  to  the  awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-911.)

    Section  220-30.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

         ARTICLE 225.  RANDOLPH COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/1-2)
    Section  225-1.  Short title. Sec. 1-2.  This Article may
be cited as the Randolph County Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-3, in part)
    Section 225-5.  Definitions. Sec. 1-3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the  Randolph  County  Civic   Center
Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Randolph County Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within  the  corporate  boundaries  of  the
County of Randolph.
    The  principal  office  of  the  Authority  shall  be  in
Randolph County.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-4, in part)
    Section  225-10.   Authority  created;  principal office.
Sec. 1-4.  There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of  the  Randolph  County  Civic  Center  Authority  in   the
metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the  Authority  shall  be  in
Randolph County.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-14, in part)
    Section 225-15.  Board created. Sec. 1-14.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known  as  the  Randolph
County  Civic  Center  Authority  Board.   The members of the
Board shall be individuals of  generally  recognized  ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-15, in part)
    Section  225-20.   Board  members  appointed.  Sec. 1-15.
Within 60 days after September 11, 1989 (the  effective  date
of   Article  1  of  Public  Act  86-907)  this  Act  becomes
effective, the Chairman of the Randolph  County  Board,  with
the  advice  and  consent of the Randolph County Board, shall
appoint 3 members of the Board  for  initial  terms  expiring
June  1,  1990;  3 members for initial terms expiring June 1,
1991; and 3 members for initial terms expiring June 1,  1992.
The  successors  of the initial members shall be appointed in
like manner for 3 year terms from the  date  of  appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-16, in part)
    Section  225-25.   Removal  of Board members.  Sec. 1-16.
The appointing officer, with the advice and  consent  of  the
Randolph  County  Board,  may  remove any member of the Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or
malfeasance in office, after service on  him,  by  registered
United  States  mail,  return receipt requested, of a copy of
the written charges against him  and  an  opportunity  to  be
publicly  heard  in  person  or by counsel in his own defense
upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/1-25, in part)
    Section  225-30.   Bidders;  civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 1-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the Circuit Court of
Randolph County in which the metropolitan area is located  to
compel  compliance  with  the  provisions of this Article Act
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section  225-35.   Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

           ARTICLE 230.  RIVER FOREST CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 330/2)
    Section 230-1.  Short title. Sec. 2.   This  Article  Act
shall  be  known  and  may be cited as the River Forest Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/3, in part)
    Section 230-5.  Definitions. Sec. 3.  When used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority"   means   the   River   Forest   Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the River  Forest  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
Township of River Forest.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/4, in part)
    Section  230-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 4.  There is hereby  created  a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of the River Forest Metropolitan Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Township of River Forest.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/14, in part)
    Section 230-15.  Board created. Sec. 14.   The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 5 members and  shall  be  known  as  the  River
Forest Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/15)
    Section  230-20.  Members  of Board. Sec. 15.  Membership
on the Board shall consist of those persons duly  elected  to
serve  on  the  Board  of  Trustees of River Forest Township.
Terms for members of the  Board  shall  coincide  with  their
respective  terms  of  office  as  members  of  the  Board of
Trustees of River Forest Township. Before entering  upon  the
duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take and
subscribe  the  constitutional  oath of office and file it in
the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/17)
    Section 230-25.  Meetings; quorum; public  records.  Sec.
17.   Regular  meetings  of  the Board shall be held at least
once in each calendar month,  the  time  and  place  of  such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Three  members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All actions of the Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 3 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for  use in negotiations, action or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    (70 ILCS 330/24, in part)
    Section  230-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec.  24.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court in Cook
County  to  compel  compliance  with  the  provisions of this
Article Act relating to the  awarding  of  contracts  by  the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1451.)

    Section   230-35.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
            ARTICLE 235.  RIVERSIDE CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/3-2)
    Section  235-1.  Short title. Sec. 3-2.  This Article may
be cited as the Riverside Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-3, in part)
    Section 235-5.  Definitions. Sec. 3-3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Riverside Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Riverside Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
Village of Riverside in Cook County, Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-4, in part)
    Section  235-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 3-4.  There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of the Riverside Civic Center Authority in  the  metropolitan
area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
Village of Riverside.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-14, in part)
    Section 235-15.  Board created. Sec. 3-14.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7 members and shall be known as the Riverside
Civic Center Authority Board.  The members of the Board shall
be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-15)
    Section 235-20.  Board members. Sec. 3-15.  Membership on
the Board shall consist of  those  persons  duly  elected  to
serve  as  the President and members of the Board of Trustees
of the Village of Riverside, Illinois.  Terms for members  of
the  Board  shall  coincide  with  their  respective terms of
office as Village President  and  members  of  the  Board  of
Trustees  of  the Village of Riverside.  Before entering upon
the duties of office, each member of the Board shall take and
subscribe the constitutional oath of office and  file  it  in
the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-16)
    Section  235-25.  Board  members; vacancy in office. Sec.
3-16.  Members of the Board shall  hold  office  until  their
respective  successors have been appointed and qualified.  In
case of a failure to qualify within the time required, or  of
abandonment  of  office, or in case of death, conviction of a
felony,  permanent  removal  of  residence  from  beyond  the
boundaries of the metropolitan area, or removal from  office,
the  office  of such member of the Board shall become vacant.
Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired  term  in  the
same  manner  as provided by statute for filling a vacancy in
the office of Village President or Village Trustee.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-17)
    Section 235-30.  Organization of the  Board.  Sec.  3-17.
As  soon  as practicably possible after the effective date of
this Article, the Board shall organize for the transaction of
business, select a temporary secretary from  its  own  number
and  adopt  bylaws and regulations to govern its proceedings.
The Village President shall serve as chairman of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/3-25)
    Section  235-35.  Bids  and  advertisements.  Sec.  3-25.
Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice  in
a bi-weekly newspaper of general circulation published in the
metropolitan  area,  the  last  publication to be at least 10
calendar days before the time for receiving  bids,  and  such
advertisements  shall  also  be  posted on readily accessible
bulletin boards in the principal  office  of  the  Authority.
Such  advertisements  advertisement  shall state the time and
place for receiving and opening of bids and, by reference  to
plans  and  specifications  on  file at the time of the first
publication, or in the advertisement itself,  shall  describe
the  character  of the proposed contract in sufficient detail
to fully advise prospective bidders of their obligations  and
to ensure free and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    Any bidder who has submitted a bid in compliance with the
requirements  for  bidding  may  bring  a civil action in the
Circuit Court of Cook County in which the  metropolitan  area
is  located  to compel compliance with the provisions of this
Article relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section   235-40.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

             ARTICLE 240.  ROCKFORD CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 340/1)
    Section  240-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1. This Article Act
shall be known and may be cited as the Rockford Civic  Center
Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1769.)

    (70 ILCS 340/2, in part)
    Section  240-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  2. When used in this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Rockford  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the Rockford Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium  and  Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
County of Winnebago.
(Source: P.A. 76-1769.)

    (70 ILCS 340/3, in part)
    Section  240-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 3. There is hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic and municipal corporation by the name  and  style  of
Rockford   Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office
Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Rockford.
(Source: P.A. 76-1769.)

    (70 ILCS 340/5)
    Section   240-15.  Rights   and   powers.  Sec.  5.   The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To acquire, own, construct,  lease,  operate,  equip
and  maintain  fair,  exposition, arena, office and municipal
office buildings,  and  associated  facilities  and  grounds,
including  sites  and  parking  areas and facilities therefor
located within the metropolitan area.
    (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 body or agency.
    (c)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings and
auditoriums and admission charges to fairs,  shows,  exhibits
and  events  sponsored or held by the Authority  and to lease
air space over and appurtenant to such  areas,    facilities,
grounds,  centers,  buildings and auditoriums. The charges so
collected may be made  available  to  defray  the  reasonable
expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal of and the
interest upon any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (d)  To  own,  lease or otherwise acquire an interest, in
whole or in part, in any public or private firm,  corporation
or  association  useful  for  its purposes and in conformance
with its rights and powers.
    (e)  To enter into contracts, leases, obligations and the
like with any public or private person, firm, corporation  or
association  treating  in  any  manner  within the rights and
powers as set forth in this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 340/9.1)
    Section 240-20.  State office  building.   The  Authority
may  Sec.  9.1.    To  make  expenditures  for  the planning,
acquisition, development and construction of a  State  office
building  in  Rockford,  Illinois.   Such expenditures may be
made from funds appropriated for such purposes from the Build
Illinois Bond Fund  or  the  Build  Illinois  Purposes  Fund,
created by the 84th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-109.)

    (70 ILCS 340/13)
    Section 240-22.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec. 13.
No Bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section
2-52   10,  shall  be  issued  by  the  Authority  until  the
proposition to issue the  same  has  been  submitted  to  and
approved  by  a  majority  of the voters of said metropolitan
area voting upon the proposition at  a  general  election  in
accordance  with  the general election law. The Authority may
by resolution order such proposition submitted at  a  regular
election   in  accordance  with  the  general  election  law,
whereupon the recording officer shall certify the  resolution
and  the  proposition  to  the  proper election officials for
submission.  Any proposition to issue  bonds  as  herein  set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Rockford
 Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium Auditorim YES
 and Office Building Authority" to        -------------------
 the amount of ....  Dollars ($    )
 be issued for the purpose of ....?
                                                       NO
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 340/14)
    Section 240-23. Tax. Sec. 14. If a majority of the voters
of  said  metropolitan  area approve the issuance of bonds as
provided in Section 240-22 13  of  this  Act,  the  Authority
shall   have  power  to  levy  and  collect  annually  a  sum
sufficient to pay  for  the  annual  principal  and  interest
charges  on such bonds; provided, that such tax levy shall be
reduced by a sum equal to such grants or matching  grants  as
the Authority shall receive, in any year, for this purpose.
    Such  taxes  proposed  by the Authority to be levied upon
the taxable property within the metropolitan  area  shall  be
levied  by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.  A  certified  copy  of  such   levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September  in  each  year.  Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005% of the full fair cash value, as equalized or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 340/15, in part)
    Section 240-25.  Board created. Sec.  15.  The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known  as  the  Rockford
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The  members  of  the board shall be individuals of generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 76-1769.)

    (70 ILCS 340/16, in part)
    Section 240-30.  Board members appointed. Sec. 16. Within
60 days after October 7, 1969 (the effective date  of  Public
Act  76-1769),  this  act  becomes  effective  the  mayor  of
Rockford,  with  the  advice and consent of the Rockford city
council, shall appoint 5 members of  the  board  for  initial
terms  expiring  June  first  of  the years 1970, 1971, 1972,
1973, and 1974 respectively; the mayor of  Loves  Park,  with
the  advice and consent of the Loves Park city council, shall
appoint one member for an initial term expiring  June  first,
1972;  the  Chairman  of the Winnebago County Board, with the
advice and consent  of  the  Winnebago  County  Board,  shall
appoint  3  members  for initial terms expiring June first of
the  years  1970,  1972,  and  1974,  respectively.  At   the
expiration  of  the term of any member appointed by the Mayor
of Rockford, his successor shall be appointed by the Mayor of
Rockford in like manner; at the expiration of the term of the
member appointed by the Mayor of Loves  Park,  his  successor
shall be appointed in like manner by the Mayor of Loves Park;
at  the expiration of the term of any member appointed by the
Chairman of the Winnebago County Board, his  successor  shall
be appointed by the Chairman of the Winnebago County Board in
like  manner  as  appointments  for  the  initial  term.  All
successors  shall hold office for a term of 5 five years from
the first  day  of  June  of  the  year  in  which  they  are
appointed,  except  in  case  of  an  appointment  to  fill a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 76-1769.)

    (70 ILCS 340/19)
    Section 240-35.  Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances
and resolutions by chairman; public records. Sec. 19. Regular
meetings of the Board shall be held at  least  once  in  each
calendar  month,  the  time  and place of such meetings to be
fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be
by  ordinance  or  resolution  and the affirmative vote of at
least 5 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect
shall be approved by the chairman of the  Board,  and  if  he
shall  approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he
shall not approve he shall  return  to  the  Board  with  his
objections  thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of
the Board occurring after the passage thereof.  But  in  case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with  his  objections thereto by the time aforesaid, he shall
be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take  effect
accordingly.  Upon  the return of any ordinance or resolution
by the chairman with his objections, the vote  by  which  the
same  was  passed  shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if
upon such reconsideration said  ordinance  or  resolution  is
passed  by  the  affirmative  vote  of at least 6 members, it
shall  go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of   the
chairman.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for use in negotiations, actions or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 340/21)
    Section 240-37.   Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment Act. Sec. 21. All funds deposited by the treasurer
shall  be  placed  in  the name of the Authority and shall be
withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank or
savings and loan association, signed  by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned  by  the  chairman  of the Board. The Board may
designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee  of
the Authority to deposit funds or to sign any check or draft.
    No  bank  or  savings  and loan association shall receive
public funds as permitted by  this  Section,  unless  it  has
complied   with  the  requirements  established  pursuant  to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to certain investments of public funds by  public  agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

    (70 ILCS 340/23a)
    Section  240-40.  Security  police  force. Sec. 23a.  The
Board of the Authority may establish and maintain a  Security
Police  Force  and  may  define  and prescribe all such peace
officers' duties and  compensation.   Every  security  police
officer appointed by the Board to such Security Police Force,
as the same shall be from time to time hereafter constituted,
shall  have  and  is hereby vested with police powers, and is
hereby authorized to act as a conservator of the peace within
and upon driveways, sidewalks and property controlled by such
Authority, and shall have power to make arrests or  cause  to
be  arrested,  with or without process, any person who breaks
the peace, or  may  be  found  violating  any  of  the  penal
ordinances  of  such Authority, or of the City of Rockford or
any criminal law of the State.
    An arrest may be made  by  any  such  officer  without  a
warrant  when a criminal offense is committed or attempted in
his presence or when a criminal offense has,  in  fact,  been
committed,   and   the  officer  has  reasonable  ground  for
believing that the person to be arrested  has  committed  it.
Any  person  so arrested shall, without unnecessary delay, be
taken by such officer before the circuit court of the  county
having  jurisdiction  of  the  offense  committed  or charged
against such person, and such police officer shall  thereupon
make and file a complaint in writing under oath, against such
defendant,  charging  the violation by such defendant of such
statute or ordinance, and such offender  shall  thereupon  be
dealt  with  according to law in the same manner as if he had
been arrested in the first instance  under  warrant  lawfully
issued.  However, no member of any such Security Police Force
shall  be  vested with any police power outside the limits of
the metropolitan area except pursuant to  and  in  accordance
with  an intergovernmental cooperation agreement to which the
Authority is a party.
    In all actions for the violation of any ordinance of  the
Authority, the first process shall be a summons or a warrant.
A  warrant for the arrest of an accused person may issue upon
the affidavit of  any  person  that  an  ordinance  has  been
violated, and that person making the complaint has reasonable
grounds  to believe that the party charged is guilty thereof.
Every person arrested upon  a  warrant,  without  unnecessary
delay, shall be taken before the proper officer for trial.
    The  Board  of  the  Authority  may  establish reasonable
eligibility requirements for  appointment  to  such  Security
Police  Force relating to health, habits and moral character.
However, no person may be  appointed  hereunder  unless  that
person  is  at  least  21  years  of  age.   No person may be
appointed to or be retained  in  the  Security  Police  Force
unless  that  person  is of good character and not a habitual
drunkard, gambler or a person convicted  of  a  felony  or  a
crime  involving  moral  turpitude.  All such Security Police
Force personnel authorized to carry weapons shall  receive  a
course  of  training  in  the legal and practical use of such
weapons as is required of a police officer  under  the  Peace
Officer  Firearm Training Act "An Act in relation to firearms
training for peace officers", approved August  29,  1975,  as
amended,  and  all such Security Police Force personnel shall
also have received the training and certification required by
the  Illinois  "Illinois  Police  Training  Act"  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-535.)

    (70 ILCS 340/24)
    Section  240-45.  Ordinances   and   rules;   fines   and
penalties.  Sec.  24.  The Board shall have power to pass all
ordinances and make  all  rules  and  regulations  proper  or
necessary  to  carry  into  effect  the powers granted to the
Authority, with such fines or  penalties  as  may  be  deemed
proper.   No  fine or penalty, however, shall exceed $500 and
no imprisonment authorized by this Section for failure to pay
any fine, penalty or cost  shall  exceed  6  months  for  one
offense.   All  fines  and  penalties  shall  be  imposed  by
ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation  published in the area embraced by the Authority.
No such ordinance shall take effect until ten days after  its
publication.
    The   Board  is  authorized  to  recover  the  fines  and
penalties imposed for violation of its ordinances by suit  in
the  name  of  the  Authority  before  the  circuit  court of
Winnebago County.  The procedure in such suits shall  be  the
same as that provided by law for like suits for the violation
of   ordinances   in  cities  organized  under  the  Illinois
Municipal  Code,  and  offenders  may   be   imprisoned   for
nonpayment  of  fines and costs in the same manner as in such
cities.  All fines when collected  shall  be  paid  into  the
treasury of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-535.)

    (70 ILCS 340/25)
    Section  240-50.  Contracts.  Sec. 25.  All contracts for
sale of property of the value of more than $2500  or  for  an
concession  in  or lease of property including air rights, of
the Authority for a term of  more  than  one  year  shall  be
awarded  to the highest responsible bidder, after advertising
for  bids.  All  construction  contracts  and  contracts  for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof will  exceed  $2500,  shall  be  let  to  the  lowest
responsible bidder, after advertising for bids, excepting (1)
when  repair  parts,  accessories,  equipment or services are
required for equipment or services  previously  furnished  or
contracted  for; (2) when the nature of the services required
is such that competitive bidding is not in the best  interest
of  the public, including, without limiting the generality of
the  foregoing,  the  services  of  accountants,  architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take in account the past record  of  dealings  with
the  bidder,  experience,  adequacy  of equipment, ability to
complete performance within the time set, and  other  factors
besides  financial  responsibility,  but in no case shall any
such contracts be awarded  to  any  other  than  the  highest
bidder  (in  case of sale, concession or lease) or the lowest
bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless authorized
or approved by the affirmative vote of at least  6 six of the
members of the Board present at a meeting at which  a  quorum
is  present,  and  unless  such  action  is  accompanied by a
statement in  writing  setting  forth  the  reasons  for  not
awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the
case  may  be,  which  statement shall be kept on file in the
principal  office  of  the  Authority  and  open  to   public
inspection.
    From  the  group of responsible bidders the lowest bidder
shall be selected in the following manner: to  all  bids  for
sales  the  gross receipts of which are not taxable under the
Retailers' "Retailers Occupation Tax Act", approved June  28,
1933, as amended, there shall be added an amount equal to the
tax which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and
the lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales
the  gross receipts of which are taxable under said Act shall
be considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said  lowest
bid  relates  to  a  sale  not  taxable  under  said Act, any
contract entered into thereon shall be in the amount  of  the
original bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts   shall  not  be  split  into  parts  involving
expenditures of less than $2500 for the purposes of  avoiding
the  provisions of this Section, and all such split contracts
shall be void. If  any  collusion  occurs  among  bidders  or
prospective  bidders  in restraint of freedom of competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or otherwise, the bids of such bidders shall  be  void.  Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids. If  after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 340/26, in part)
    Section  240-55.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec.  26.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court in
Winnebago County to compel compliance with the provisions  of
this Article Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-1358.)

    Section   240-60.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable
semi-annually; bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

              ARTICLE 245.  SALEM CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 335/2)
    Section 245-1.  Short title. Sec. 2. This Article may  be
cited as the Salem Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)
    (70 ILCS 335/3, in part)
    Section  245-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Salem Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Salem Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Salem in Marion County.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    (70 ILCS 335/4, in part)
    Section  245-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  4.   There  is  hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of the Salem Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Salem.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    (70 ILCS 335/11.5)
    Section 245-12. Sec. 11.5. Use and occupation taxes.
    (a)  The Authority may adopt a resolution that authorizes
a referendum on the question of whether the  Authority  shall
be  authorized  to  impose  a  retailers'  occupation  tax, a
service occupation tax, and a use tax in one-quarter  percent
increments  at  a  rate not to exceed 1%. The Authority shall
certify the question to the proper election  authorities  who
shall  submit  the question to the voters of the metropolitan
area at the next regularly scheduled election  in  accordance
with  the  general  election  law.  The  question shall be in
substantially the following form:
    "Shall the Salem Civic Center Authority be authorized  to
    impose  a retailers' occupation tax, a service occupation
    tax, and a use tax at the rate of  (rate)  for  the  sole
    purpose of obtaining funds for the support, construction,
    maintenance,   or   financing   of   a  facility  of  the
    Authority?"
    Votes shall be recorded as "yes" or "no". If  a  majority
of  all  votes  cast  on  the proposition are in favor of the
proposition, the Authority is authorized to impose the tax.
    (b)  The Authority shall impose the retailers' occupation
tax upon all persons  engaged  in  the  business  of  selling
tangible  personal  property  at  retail  in the metropolitan
area, at the  rate  approved  by  referendum,  on  the  gross
receipts  from  the sales made in the course of such business
within the metropolitan area.  The  tax  imposed  under  this
Section  and  all  civil penalties that may be assessed as an
incident thereof shall  be  collected  and  enforced  by  the
Department  of  Revenue.   The  Department  has full power to
administer and enforce this Section; to collect all taxes and
penalties  so  collected  in  the  manner  provided  in  this
Section; and to determine  all  rights  to  credit  memoranda
arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty
hereunder.   In  the  administration of, and compliance with,
this Section, the Department and persons who are  subject  to
this  Section  shall  (i)  have  the  same  rights, remedies,
privileges, immunities, powers and duties, (ii) be subject to
the same conditions,  restrictions,  limitations,  penalties,
exclusions,  exemptions,  and definitions of terms, and (iii)
employ the same modes  of  procedure  as  are  prescribed  in
Sections  1, 1a, 1a-1, 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1i, 1j, 1k, 1m, 1n, 2,
2-5, 2-5.5, 2-10 (in respect to all provisions therein  other
than the State rate of tax), 2-15 through 2-70, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3
(except   as  to  the  disposition  of  taxes  and  penalties
collected  and  provisions   related   to   quarter   monthly
payments),  4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 5k, 5l,
6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, 9, 10,  11,  11a,  12,  and  13  of  the
Retailers'  Occupation Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform
Penalty and Interest Act, as fully  as  if  those  provisions
were set forth in this subsection.
    Persons  subject to any tax imposed under this subsection
may reimburse themselves for their seller's tax liability  by
separately  stating  the  tax  as an additional charge, which
charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with
State  taxes  that  sellers  are  required  to  collect,   in
accordance  with such bracket schedules as the Department may
prescribe.
    Whenever the Department determines that a  refund  should
be  made  under  this  subsection  to  a  claimant instead of
issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify  the
State  Comptroller,  who  shall cause the warrant to be drawn
for the amount specified, and to the  person  named,  in  the
notification  from  the Department.  The refund shall be paid
by the State Treasurer out of the tax fund  referenced  under
paragraph (g) of this Section.
    If  a  tax  is  imposed  under this subsection (b), a tax
shall also be imposed at the same rate under subsections  (c)
and (d) of this Section.
    For  the  purpose of determining whether a tax authorized
under this  Section  is  applicable,  a  retail  sale,  by  a
producer  of  coal  or  other mineral mined in Illinois, is a
sale at retail at the place where the coal or  other  mineral
mined   in  Illinois  is  extracted  from  the  earth.   This
paragraph does not apply to coal or other mineral when it  is
delivered  or  shipped  by  the  seller to the purchaser at a
point outside Illinois so that the sale is exempt  under  the
Federal  Constitution  as  a  sale  in  interstate or foreign
commerce.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed  to  authorize
the  Authority to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging
in any business which under the Constitution  of  the  United
States may not be made the subject of taxation by this State.
    (c)  If  a  tax  has been imposed under subsection (b), a
service occupation tax shall also be imposed at the same rate
upon all persons engaged, in the metropolitan  area,  in  the
business  of  making sales of service, who, as an incident to
making those sales of  service,  transfer  tangible  personal
property  within  the  metropolitan  area as an incident to a
sale of service. The tax imposed under  this  subsection  and
all  civil  penalties  that  may  be  assessed as an incident
thereof shall be collected and enforced by the Department  of
Revenue.  The  Department  has  full  power to administer and
enforce this paragraph; to collect all  taxes  and  penalties
due hereunder; to dispose of taxes and penalties so collected
in  the  manner  hereinafter  provided;  and to determine all
rights  to  credit  memoranda  arising  on  account  of   the
erroneous  payment  of  tax  or  penalty  hereunder.   In the
administration of, and compliance with  this  paragraph,  the
Department  and  persons  who  are  subject to this paragraph
shall  (i)  have  the  same  rights,  remedies,   privileges,
immunities,  powers,  and duties, (ii) be subject to the same
conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, exclusions,
exemptions, and definitions of terms, and  (iii)  employ  the
same  modes  of  procedure  as  are  prescribed in Sections 2
(except that the reference to  State  in  the  definition  of
supplier  maintaining a place of business in this State shall
mean the metropolitan area),  2a,  2b,  3  through  3-55  (in
respect  to  all provisions therein other than the State rate
of tax), 4 (except that the reference to the State  shall  be
to  the  Authority), 5, 7, 8 (except that the jurisdiction to
which the tax shall be a debt to the extent indicated in that
Section 8 shall be  the  Authority),  9  (except  as  to  the
disposition of taxes and penalties collected, and except that
the returned merchandise credit for this tax may not be taken
against  any State tax), 11, 12 (except the reference therein
to Section 2b of  the  Retailers'  Occupation  Tax  Act),  13
(except  that  any  reference  to  the  State  shall mean the
Authority), 15,  16,  17,  18,  19  and  20  of  the  Service
Occupation Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty and
Interest  Act, as fully as if those provisions were set forth
herein.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed  under  the  authority
granted in this subsection may reimburse themselves for their
serviceman's  tax  liability by separately stating the tax as
an  additional  charge,  which  charge  may  be   stated   in
combination,   in  a  single  amount,  with  State  tax  that
servicemen are authorized to collect under  the  Service  Use
Tax  Act,  in  accordance  with such bracket schedules as the
Department may prescribe.
    Whenever the Department determines that a  refund  should
be  made  under  this  subsection  to  a  claimant instead of
issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify  the
State  Comptroller,  who  shall cause the warrant to be drawn
for the amount specified, and to the  person  named,  in  the
notification  from  the Department.  The refund shall be paid
by the State Treasurer out of the tax fund  referenced  under
paragraph (g) of this Section.
    Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to authorize
the  Authority to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging
in any business which under the Constitution  of  the  United
States may not be made the subject of taxation by the State.
    (d)  If  a  tax  has been imposed under subsection (b), a
use tax shall also be imposed  at  the  same  rate  upon  the
privilege  of  using,  in  the metropolitan area, any item of
tangible personal property  that  is  purchased  outside  the
metropolitan  area  at  retail  from  a retailer, and that is
titled or registered at a location  within  the  metropolitan
area  with  an  agency  of  this State's government. "Selling
price" is defined as in the Use Tax Act.  The  tax  shall  be
collected  from persons whose Illinois address for titling or
registration purposes is given as being in  the  metropolitan
area.   The  tax  shall  be  collected  by  the Department of
Revenue for the Authority. The tax must be paid to the State,
or an exemption  determination  must  be  obtained  from  the
Department  of  Revenue,  before  the title or certificate of
registration for the property may  be  issued.   The  tax  or
proof  of  exemption  may be transmitted to the Department by
way of the State agency with which, or the State officer with
whom, the  tangible  personal  property  must  be  titled  or
registered  if  the  Department and the State agency or State
officer determine  that  this  procedure  will  expedite  the
processing of applications for title or registration.
    The  Department  has full power to administer and enforce
this paragraph; to collect all taxes, penalties and  interest
due hereunder; to dispose of taxes, penalties and interest so
collected   in   the  manner  hereinafter  provided;  and  to
determine all rights to credit memoranda or  refunds  arising
on  account  of  the  erroneous  payment  of  tax, penalty or
interest hereunder. In the administration of, and  compliance
with,  this  subsection,  the  Department and persons who are
subject to this paragraph shall (i)  have  the  same  rights,
remedies, privileges, immunities, powers, and duties, (ii) be
subject  to  the  same conditions, restrictions, limitations,
penalties, exclusions, exemptions, and definitions of  terms,
and   (iii)  employ  the  same  modes  of  procedure  as  are
prescribed in Sections 2 (except the definition of  "retailer
maintaining  a  place  of  business  in this State"), 3, 3-5,
3-10, 3-45, 3-55, 3-65, 3-70, 3-85, 3a, 4, 6,  7,  8  (except
that the jurisdiction to which the tax shall be a debt to the
extent indicated in that Section 8 shall be the Authority), 9
(except provisions relating to quarter monthly payments), 10,
11,  12,  12a, 12b, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22 of the Use
Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty  and  Interest
Act,  that are not inconsistent with this paragraph, as fully
as if those provisions were set forth herein.
    Whenever the Department determines that a  refund  should
be  made  under  this  subsection  to  a  claimant instead of
issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify  the
State  Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for
the amount  specified,  and  to  the  person  named,  in  the
notification from the Department. The refund shall be paid by
the  State  Treasurer  out  of  the tax fund referenced under
paragraph (g) of this Section.
    (e)  A certificate of registration issued  by  the  State
Department  of  Revenue  to  a  retailer under the Retailers'
Occupation Tax Act or under the Service  Occupation  Tax  Act
shall  permit  the registrant to engage in a business that is
taxed under the tax imposed under paragraphs (b), (c), or (d)
of this Section  and  no  additional  registration  shall  be
required.  A  certificate issued under the Use Tax Act or the
Service Use Tax Act shall be applicable with  regard  to  any
tax imposed under paragraph (c) of this Section.
    (f)  The   results   of   any   election   authorizing  a
proposition to impose a tax under this Section or effecting a
change in the rate of tax shall be certified  by  the  proper
election  authorities  and filed with the Illinois Department
on or before  the  first  day  of  April.   In  addition,  an
ordinance  imposing,  discontinuing, or effecting a change in
the rate of tax under this Section shall  be  adopted  and  a
certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before
the  first  day  of  April.   After  proper  receipt  of such
certifications, the Department shall  proceed  to  administer
and  enforce  this  Section  as of the first day of July next
following such adoption and filing.
    (g)  The Department of Revenue shall, upon collecting any
taxes and penalties as provided  in  this  Section,  pay  the
taxes  and  penalties  over to the State Treasurer as trustee
for the Authority. The taxes and penalties shall be held in a
trust fund outside the State Treasury. On or before the  25th
day  of  each calendar month, the Department of Revenue shall
prepare and certify  to  the  Comptroller  of  the  State  of
Illinois  the amount to be paid to the Authority, which shall
be the balance in the fund, less any amount determined by the
Department to be necessary for the payment of refunds. Within
10 days after receipt by the Comptroller of the certification
of the amount to be paid to the  Authority,  the  Comptroller
shall  cause  an order to be drawn for payment for the amount
in  accordance  with  the   directions   contained   in   the
certification.  Amounts  received  from the tax imposed under
this  Section  shall  be   used   only   for   the   support,
construction,  maintenance, or financing of a facility of the
Authority.
    (h)  When certifying the amount of a monthly disbursement
to the Authority under this  Section,  the  Department  shall
increase  or  decrease  the amounts by an amount necessary to
offset any miscalculation  of  previous  disbursements.   The
offset  amount  shall  be  the  amount  erroneously disbursed
within the previous 6 months from the time  a  miscalculation
is discovered.
    (i)  This  Section may be cited as the Salem Civic Center
Use and Occupation Tax Law.
(Source: P.A. 89-460, eff. 5-24-96.)

    (70 ILCS 335/14, in part)
    Section 245-15.  Board created. Sec. 14.   The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the Salem Civic
Center Authority Board.  The members of the  Board  shall  be
individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)
    (70 ILCS 335/15, in part)
    Section   245-20.  Board   members  appointed.  Sec.  15.
Within 60 days after January 9, 1990 (the effective  date  of
Article  2  of  Public  Act  86-1017)  this  Article  becomes
effective,  the  mayor  of the City of Salem, with the advice
and consent of  the  Salem  city  council,  shall  appoint  3
members of the Board for initial terms expiring June 1, 1991;
2  members  for  initial  terms  expiring June 1, 1992; and 2
members  for  initial  terms  expiring  June  1,  1993.   The
successors of the initial members shall be appointed in  like
manner  for 3 year terms from the date of appointment, except
in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    (70 ILCS 335/16, in part)
    Section 245-25.  Removal of Board members. Sec.  16.  The
appointing  officer, with the advice and consent of the Salem
city council, may remove any member of the Board appointed by
him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or  malfeasance
in  office, after service on him, by registered United States
mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of  the  written
charges  against  him and an opportunity to be publicly heard
in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than
10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    (70 ILCS 335/25, in part)
    Section  245-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec.  25.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court of
Marion County in which the metropolitan area  is  located  to
compel   compliance  with  the  provisions  of  this  Article
relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1017.)

    Section   245-35.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-126. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

             ARTICLE 250.  SHELDON CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 220/8-1)
    Section  250-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  8-1.   This Article
shall be known and may be cited as the Sheldon "Sheldon Civic
Center Law of 1997 Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-2, in part)
    Section 250-5.  Definitions. Sec. 8-2.  As used  in  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Authority"  means  the  Sheldon Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Sheldon  Metropolitan  Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory  which  lies
within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Sheldon.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-3, in part)
    Section  250-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 8-3.  There is hereby created a unit of local government
known  as the Sheldon Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and
Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
Village of Sheldon.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-11)
    Section  250-15.  Bonds;  nature  of  indebtedness.  Sec.
8-11.   Under  no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-12)
    Section  250-20.  Investment  in  bonds.  Sec. 8-12.  The
State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated  towns
and  other  units  of local government and public bodies, and
public officers of any thereof; , all banks,  bankers,  trust
companies,  savings banks and institutions, building and loan
associations,  savings  and  loan  associations,   investment
companies   and   other  persons  carrying  on  an  insurance
business;  and  all  executors,  administrators,   guardians,
trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking
funds,  moneys  or  other  funds  belonging to them or within
their control in any bonds issued pursuant  to  this  Article
Act,  it  being  the purpose of this Section to authorize the
investment  in  such  bonds  of   all   sinking,   insurance,
retirement,  compensation,  pension  and trust funds, whether
owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty  of
exercising   reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities  for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-13, in part)
    Section 250-25.  Board created. Sec. 8-13.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7  members  and shall be known as the Sheldon
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The members of the board shall be  individuals  of  generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-14, in part)
    Section  250-30.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  8-14.
Within 60 days after September 3, 1985 (the effective date of
Article  8  of Public Act 84-245) this Act becomes effective,
the Village President of Sheldon, with the advice and consent
of the Sheldon Village Board of  Trustees,  shall  appoint  7
members  of  the  Board,  2 members to be appointed for terms
expiring July 1, 1988, 2 members to be  appointed  for  terms
expiring  July  1,  1987,  and  3 members to be appointed for
terms expiring July 1, 1986, such  terms  commencing  on  the
date  each is appointed. At the expiration of the term of any
member, his successor  shall  be  appointed  by  the  Village
President  of Sheldon in a like manner.  All successors shall
hold  office  for  a  term  of  3  years  from  the  date  of
appointment, except in case  of  an  appointment  to  fill  a
vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/8-25)
    Section  250-35.  Report  and  financial  statement. Sec.
8-25.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested upon  request,  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
Village President of Sheldon.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    Section   250-40.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-17. Duties; auditorium and other buildings.
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section  2-36.  Acquisition  of  property  from person or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to compel performance.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

      ARTICLE 255.  SPRINGFIELD METROPOLITAN EXPOSITION
                  AND AUDITORIUM AUTHORITY

    (70 ILCS 345/1)
    Section  255-1.  Short  title.  Sec.  1. This Article Act
shall  be  known  and  may  be  cited  as   the   Springfield
Metropolitan  Exposition and Auditorium Authority Law of 1997
Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2756.)

    (70 ILCS 345/2, in part)
    Section 255-5.  Definitions. Sec. 2. When  used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition
and Auditorium Authority.
    "Board"  means  the  governing and administrative body of
the  Springfield  Metropolitan  Exposition   and   Auditorium
Authority.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
Townships of Springfield, Woodside and Capital in the  County
of Sangamon.
(Source: P.A. 78-467.)
    (70 ILCS 345/3, in part)
    Section  255-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 3. There is hereby created a political subdivision, body
politic  and  municipal  corporation by the name and style of
Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium  Authority
in the metropolitan area.
    The  principal  office  of  the Authority shall be in the
City of Springfield.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2756.)

    (70 ILCS 345/4)
    Section 255-15.  Duties. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty  of
the  authority  to  promote, operate and maintain expositions
and conventions from time to time in  the  metropolitan  area
and  in connection therewith to arrange, finance and maintain
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  trade  and   scientific
exhibits and to construct, equip and maintain auditoriums and
exposition  buildings  for  such  purposes.  The Authority is
granted all rights  and  powers  necessary  to  perform  such
duties.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2756.)

    (70 ILCS 345/5)
    Section   255-20.  Rights   and   powers.  Sec.  5.   The
Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium  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 exposition
grounds,  convention  or   exhibition   centers   and   civic
auditoriums, including sites and parking areas and facilities
therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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 Authority;
    (e)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 345/8)
    Section 255-25.  Federal money.  Sec.  8.  The  Authority
shall have the power to apply for and accept grants, loans or
appropriations  from  the Federal Government or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority and  to  enter  into  any  agreement  with  the
Federal  Government  in  relation  to  such  grants, loans or
appropriations.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2756.)

    (70 ILCS 345/10)
    Section 255-30.  Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 10.   The
Authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money for
the  purpose  of  carrying  out and performing its duties and
exercising its rights and powers under this Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
of   its  interest  bearing  revenue  bonds  or  its  general
obligation  bonds  at  maturity  or  pursuant  to  redemption
provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of
the holders thereof.  All such interest bearing revenue bonds
of the Authority shall be payable solely  from  such  of  the
revenues  or  income  to be derived from the fairs, exhibits,
shows and events and other authorized activities operated  by
it,  the  charges  made for the use of its facilities and the
funds, if any, received and to be received by  the  Authority
from  any  other  source  as  are  pledged  by  the ordinance
authorizing the bonds. Such  bonds  may  bear  such  date  or
dates,  may  mature at such time or times not exceeding forty
years from their respective dates, may bear interest at  such
rate  or  rates, 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, may be in such
form,  may carry such registration privileges, may be payable
at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in
such manner and upon such terms, with or without  premium  as
is stated on the face thereof, may be executed in such manner
and  may  contain  such  terms  and  covenants, all as may be
provided in  said  ordinance.   In  case  any  officer  whose
signature  appears  on  any  bond ceases (after attaching his
signature) to hold office, his signature  shall  nevertheless
be  valid  and  effective  for  all  purposes.  The holder or
holders  of  any  bonds,  or  interest  coupons  appertaining
thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may  bring  a  mandamus,
injunction, or any other civil action or proceeding to compel
the performance and observance by the Authority or any of its
officers, agents or employees of  any  contract  or  covenant
made  by  the  Authority  with  the  holders of such bonds or
interest coupons, and to compel the Authority and any of  its
officers,  agents or employees to perform any duties required
to be performed for the benefit of the holders  of  any  such
bonds  or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or employees from taking any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the law of the State of Illinois.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended  at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less than the maximum rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, shall be such that the  interest  cost  to  the
Authority  of  the  money received from the sale of the bonds
shall not exceed the maximum  rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, computed to absolute  maturity  of  said  bonds
according to standard tables of bond values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents  and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority so pledged to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of
the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the
issuance of any additional bonds payable  from  such  revenue
income  to  be  derived  from  the fairs, exhibits, shows and
events and from charges made for the use of its facilities or
for admissions to its events, or from other revenue, if  any,
the  Authority  may  execute and deliver a trust agreement or
agreements; provided that no lien upon any physical  property
of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority may be had by mandamus,
injunction,  or  other  civil   actions   action   or   other
proceedings  in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before any such revenue bonds (excepting refunding bonds)
are  sold  the  entire authorized issue, or any part thereof,
shall be offered for sale as a  unit  after  advertising  for
bids  at  least  three  times in a daily newspaper of general
circulation published in  the  metropolitan  area,  the  last
publication  to be at least ten days before bids are required
to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in
any newspaper or financial publication in the United  States.
All  bids  shall  be  sealed, filed and opened as provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best  bidder  or  bidders therefor.  The Authority shall have
the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in  the
manner  provided  for in the initial advertisement.  However,
if no bids are received such bonds may be sold  at  not  less
than  par  value, without further advertising, within 60 days
after the bids are required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  any
advertisement.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date  of  Public  Act  86-4 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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 345/11)
    Section 255-35.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec.  11.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority under Section 255-30 10 of this Act be or become an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other political subdivision of  or  municipality  within  the
State,  nor  shall any such bond be or become an indebtedness
of the Authority within the  purview  of  any  constitutional
limitation  or  provision,  and it shall be plainly stated on
the face of each such bond that it does not  constitute  such
an  indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the
revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 76-1564.)

    (70 ILCS 345/13)
    Section 255-40.  Tax. Sec. 13.  For  the  year  1973  and
subsequent years, the Authority has power to levy and collect
annually,   taxes  upon  all  the  taxable  property  in  the
metropolitan area for the purpose of  the  payment  for  land
leased,  condemned  or  purchased  for  a fair and exposition
grounds,  convention  or   exhibition   centers   and   civic
auditoriums,  for  the  purchase,  construction,  leasing  as
lessee,  equipping,  supplying,  or other acquisition of such
grounds, centers and auditoriums,  and  for  the  payment  of
expenses  incident  thereto, for the payment of the principal
of and interest on all bonds of the  Authority  and  for  all
other  corporate  purposes  as set forth in this Article Act.
The Board may accumulate funds for the purposes  of  building
construction,  repairs and improvements, payment of principal
and interest on general obligation  bonds  and  may  annually
levy  taxes  for  such  purposes  in  excess  of  its current
requirements but  subject  to  the  tax  rate  limitation  as
provided in this Section.
    All general taxes proposed by the Board to be levied upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall within 10 days after its passage be published once in a
newspaper  published  and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area  and  shall  then  be  in  effect.  A
certified copy of such levy ordinance shall be filed with the
county clerk no later than the 3rd Tuesday  in  September  in
each  year. Thereupon the county clerk shall extend such tax.
However, the aggregate amount of taxes  levied  for  any  one
year  shall  not  exceed the rate of .05% of the value of the
taxable property of the metropolitan  area  as  equalized  or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 345/13(a))
    Section   255-45.  Borrowing;   general   obligation  and
revenue  bonds;  backdoor  referendum.   Sec.   13(a).    The
Authority  may  borrow  money for the purpose of carrying out
its duties and exercising its powers under this Article  Act,
and  issue  its  general  obligation  and  revenue  bonds  as
evidence  of the indebtedness incurred.  In addition to other
purposes, such  bonds  may  be  issued  for  the  purpose  of
refunding  outstanding general obligation or revenue bonds of
the Authority. Such  general  obligation  and  revenue  bonds
shall be in the form, shall mature at the time (no later than
40  years  from the date of issuance), shall bear interest at
the rates (not to exceed the maximum rate authorized  by  the
Bond  Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making
of the contract), shall be executed by the officers and shall
be sold in the manner as the Board  shall  determine;  except
that  if  issued  to  bear  interest  at the the maximum rate
authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended  at  the
time  of  the making of the contract, the bonds shall be sold
for not less than par and  accrued  interest,  and  that  the
selling  prices  of  bonds bearing interest at a rate of less
than the maximum rate authorized by  the  Bond  Authorization
Act,  as  amended  at the time of the making of the contract,
shall be such that the interest cost to the Authority of  the
money  received  from  the sale of the bonds shall not exceed
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as
amended at the time of the making of the  contract,  computed
to absolute maturity of the bonds in accordance with standard
tables  of  bond  values. In case any officer whose signature
appears on any bond ceases, after affixing his signature,  to
hold  office,  his  signature shall nevertheless be valid and
effective for all purposes.
    Before any such bonds (for  which  a  referendum  is  not
required  by  Section  255-50  13(b)  of  this  Act)  may  be
authorized to be issued, the Board shall by ordinance propose
the issuance of the bonds. This ordinance shall set forth the
total  principal  amount  of  bonds proposed to be issued and
shall in a general way describe the  purpose  for  which  the
bonds  are to be issued. After this ordinance has been passed
by the Board it shall within 10 days be published once  in  a
newspaper  published  and having a general circulation within
the metropolitan area. The publication of the ordinance shall
include a  notice  of  (1)  the  specific  number  of  voters
required  to  sign a petition requesting that the question of
the adoption of the ordinance be submitted to the electors of
the metropolitan area; (2) the time  in  which  the  petition
must   be   filed;  and  (3)  the  date  of  the  prospective
referendum. The  Secretary  of  the  Board  shall  provide  a
petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If  within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance
proposing the issuance of bonds for which a referendum is not
required by Section 255-50 13(b)  of  this  Act,  a  petition
signed by registered voters of the metropolitan area equal to
10%  or  more  of  the  registered voters in the metropolitan
area, is filed with the Secretary of the Board asking  for  a
referendum  on  the proposition to issue the bonds, the Board
shall certify  the  proposition,  in  the  form  provided  by
Section  255-50,  13(b)  of  this  Act to the proper election
officials in accordance with the general election law. If  no
such  petition  or  no valid petition is filed within 30 days
after the publication of the ordinance, it shall then  be  in
effect.  If  such  a  petition  is  so  filed  the  ordinance
proposing  the  issuance  of the bonds shall not be in effect
and the bonds proposed by the ordinance shall not  be  issued
until  the proposition has been approved by a majority of the
voters of the metropolitan area voting on the proposition.
    When the ordinance proposing the issuance of the bonds is
in effect, the Board may by ordinance authorize the  issuance
of  such  bonds setting forth the maturity schedule, interest
rate, form and other details of the bonds and their issuance.
A copy of the ordinance so authorizing the  issuance  of  the
bonds certified by the secretary shall be filed in the office
of the county clerk.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date  of  Public  Act  86-4 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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 87-767.)

    (70 ILCS 345/13(b))
    Section  255-50.  G.O.  bonds;  election.   Sec.   13(b).
General  obligation  bonds  of  the  Authority, the aggregate
outstanding unpaid balance of which exceeds  1  1/2%  of  the
total  assessed  valuation of all taxable property within the
metropolitan area shall not be issued until  the  proposition
to  issue  the same has been certified to the proper election
officials who shall submit the proposition at an election  in
accordance   with   the   general   election  law.  Any  such
proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Springfield
 Metropolitan Exposition and            YES
 Auditorium Authority" in the       -------------------------
 amount of.... Dollars ($....)          NO
 be issued for the purpose of ....?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 345/13(c))
    Section 255-55.  Election; canvass of returns;  expenses.
Sec.  13(c).  Any  referendum  required  under Section 255-45
13(a) or 255-50 13(b)  of  this  Act  shall  be  ordered  and
certified  by  the  Board  and  shall be conducted and notice
thereof given in accordance with the  general  election  law.
The returns of the election shall be filed with the Secretary
of   the  Board  and  shall  be  canvassed  and  the  results
ascertained by the Board and entered upon the records of  the
Authority.
    The  expenses  of  the  referendum  shall  be paid by the
Authority.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 345/14, in part)
    Section 255-60.  Board created. Sec. 14.   The  governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting  of  11  members  and  shall  be  known   as   the
Springfield  Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority
Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-529.)

    (70 ILCS 345/15(a))
    Section  255-65.  Sec.  15(a).  Term  of  Board  members;
election  of  successors.  Board  members  shall  be  elected
biennially by the electors of the metropolitan area  in  each
odd numbered year beginning with 1981 on the day fixed by the
general  election  law.   The 3 three members elected in 1974
shall serve for a term of 4 four years and  their  successors
to be elected in 1978 shall serve for a period of 6 six years
and  until  their  successors are elected and qualified under
the consolidated schedule of election in 1985.   The  4  four
members  to  be  elected  in  1976  shall  serve  until their
successors are elected and qualified at the regular elections
in 1981.  Their successors shall serve for a term  of  6  six
years.   The successors of the 4 four members elected in 1972
to serve for a term of 6 six years shall serve for a term  of
4  four years and until their successors are elected in 1983.
Their successors shall serve for a term of 6 six years.  Such
members elected after 1983  shall serve for a term of  6  six
years.  In each election after 1972 a number of members shall
be elected equal to the number of  members  whose  terms  are
then  expiring.   In elections after 1972 there shall also be
elected members to fill any vacancies with unexpired terms of
at least 2 two years, whether the vacancies  are  temporarily
filled  by  appointment  or  not.  The election of members to
fill each vacancy shall be by separate vote, but  the  ballot
for  such  vote  may be on the same ballot as for the regular
election of members.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)
    (70 ILCS 345/15(b))
    Section  255-70.  Qualifications  of  Board  members  and
voters. Sec. 15(b). Each Board member shall be  a  registered
voter,  as provided in the general election law, qualified to
vote within the metropolitan area. All persons  qualified  to
vote  and who are registered voters in the metropolitan area,
all as provided in the general election law, are eligible  to
vote in all elections held pursuant to this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

    (70 ILCS 345/15(c))
    Section 255-75.  Nomination of Board members. Sec. 15(c).
Nomination  of  a  candidate  for  member of the Board at any
election to be held after June 1, 1970, shall be  made  by  a
petition  filed  with the county clerk, signed by at least 50
fifty  voters  qualified  to  vote  at  the  election.    The
petition shall be in substantially the following form:
NOMINATING PETITION
    To the County Clerk of Sangamon County:
    We, the undersigned, being  50  or  more  of  the  voters
qualified  to  vote,  hereby  petition  that....  who resides
at....,  (Springfield,  Woodside,   Capital)   Township,   in
Sangamon County shall be a candidate for the office of member
of  the  Board of the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and
Auditorium Authority (for a full term) (to  fill  a  vacancy,
term expiring 19..) to be voted for at an election to be held
on...., 19...
NAME...............
ADDRESS............
    The foregoing petition shall be verified by a certificate
which may be substantially in the following form:
    I,....,  hereby  certify  that  I  am a voter residing in
(Springfield, Woodside, Capital) Township,  Sangamon  County,
Illinois,  and  qualified to vote at the election referred to
above, and that the signatures on this sheet were  signed  in
my  presence  and are genuine and to the best of my knowledge
and belief the persons so signing were at the time of signing
voters qualified to vote at said election.
s/.................
    SUBSCRIBED and SWORN to before  me  this....  day  of....
19....
...................
Notary Public
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

    (70 ILCS 345/15(d))
    Section  255-80.  Election  of Board members. Sec. 15(d).
Elections for members of the Board shall be governed  by  the
general  election  law.  Each voter may cast as many votes as
there are offices to be filled at such election for  trustee,
but such votes may not be cumulated.
    Upon  completion of the canvass of votes the county clerk
shall notify the  secretary  of  the  Board  of  the  results
thereof.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

    (70 ILCS 345/16)
    Section  255-85.  Board  members; vacancy in office. Sec.
16. Members of  the  board  shall  hold  office  until  their
respective  successors  have  been  elected and qualified. In
case of resignation, death, conviction of a felony or ceasing
to  reside  in  the  metropolitan  area   or   other   reason
established  by law, the member's office shall become vacant.
Each vacancy may be filled until the next regular election of
members by appointment by a majority vote  of  the  remaining
members of the Board of a person resident in the metropolitan
area.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)
    (70 ILCS 345/17)
    Section  255-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 17.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial  members  and,  thereafter,  within  15  days of each
election  of  members,  the  Board  shall  organize  for  the
transaction of business, select  a  chairman,  vice-chairman,
and  a  temporary  secretary  from  its own number, and adopt
by-laws and  regulations  to  govern  its  proceedings.   The
initial  chairman  and his successors shall be elected by the
Board from time to time for the  term  of  his  office  as  a
member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-529.)

    (70 ILCS 345/18)
    Section 255-95.  Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances
and resolutions by chairman; public records. Sec. 18. Regular
meetings  of  the  Board  shall be held at least once in each
calendar month, the time and place of  such  meetings  to  be
fixed by the Board.
    Six  members  of  the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be
by ordinance or resolution and the  affirmative  vote  of  at
least  6  six  members shall be necessary for the adoption of
any ordinance or resolution.
    All such ordinances and resolutions before taking  effect
shall  be  approved  by  the chairman of the Board, and if he
shall approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as  he
shall  not  approve  he  shall  return  to the Board with his
objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting  of
the  Board  occurring  after the passage thereof. But in case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid,  he  shall
be  deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect
accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance  or  resolution
by  the  chairman  with his objections, the vote by which the
same was passed shall be reconsidered by the  Board,  and  if
upon  such  reconsideration  said  ordinance or resolution is
passed by the affirmative vote of at least 7  seven  members,
it  shall  go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the veto of the
chairman.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2756.)

    (70 ILCS 345/20)
    Section 255-100.  Deposit of funds. Sec. 20.   All  funds
deposited  by  the  treasurer in any bank or savings and loan
association shall be placed in the name of the Authority  and
shall  be  withdrawn  or paid out only by check or draft upon
the bank or savings  and  loan  association,  signed  by  the
chairman,   vice-chairman,   secretary   or   treasurer   and
countersigned by one of the same officers, but no one officer
shall  both  sign and countersign a check or draft. The Board
may designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee
of  the  Authority to affix the signature of the chairman and
another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any  check
or  draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.00.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this Section, unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to  certain  investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 345/25, in part)
    Section  255-105.  Bidders;  civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec.  25.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a civil action in equity in any court of
competent  jurisdiction  in   Sangamon   County   to   compel
compliance  with  the provisions of this Article Act relating
to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

    (70 ILCS 345/26)
    Section 255-110.  Report and  financial  statement.  Sec.
26.   As  soon  after  the  end of each fiscal year as may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon request.
(Source: P.A. 79-529.)

    (70 ILCS 345/28)
    Section  255-115.  Disconnection  of  territory. Sec. 28.
The owner or owners of record of any area of land  consisting
of  one  or more tracts in Sangamon County located within the
corporate limits of the Springfield  Metropolitan  Exposition
and Auditorium Authority which (1) contains 20 or more acres;
(2)  is not subdivided into municipal lots and blocks; (3) is
located  on  the  border  of  the  Springfield   Metropolitan
Exposition  and  Auditorium  Authority;  and  (4)  which,  if
disconnected  will not result in the isolation of any part of
the "Authority" from the remainder of  the  "Authority",  may
have the area disconnected as follows:
    The owner or owners of record of any such area shall file
a  petition  in  the circuit court of the county in which the
land  is  situated,  alleging  facts  in   support   of   the
disconnection.  The  Springfield  Metropolitan Exposition and
Auditorium Authority shall be made a defendant and it or  any
taxpayer  residing in the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition
and Auditorium Authority may appear and  defend  against  the
petition.  If  the  court  finds  that the allegations of the
petition are true, and that the area of land is  entitled  to
disconnection,   it   shall   order   the   designated   land
disconnected from the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and
Auditorium Authority.
(Source: P.A. 78-467.)

    (70 ILCS 345/29)
    Section  255-120.  Tax  status of disconnected territory.
Sec.  29.  The  disconnection  of  any  territory  from   the
Springfield  Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority
shall not exempt it from taxation for the purpose  of  paying
any  indebtedness  contracted by the corporate authorities of
the  Springfield  Metropolitan  Exposition   and   Auditorium
Authority   prior   to   the   filing  of  the  petition  for
disconnection.  On  the  contrary,  the  territory  shall  be
assessed and  taxed  to  pay  such  indebtedness  until  this
indebtedness  is  completely  paid,  the  same  as though the
territory had not been disconnected. Except for this purpose,
the  county  clerk  of  Sangamon  County  shall  not  include
disconnected territory within the limits of  the  Springfield
Metropolitan  Exposition  and Auditorium Authority from which
the territory has been disconnected.
(Source: P.A. 78-467.)

    (70 ILCS 345/30)
    Section 255-125.  Reconnection of disconnected territory.
Sec. 30. Any  area  which  has  been  disconnected  from  the
Springfield  Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority
and which is subsequently subdivided into municipal lots  and
blocks  or is used for commercial purposes may be reconnected
and annexed to the Authority in the following manner:
    The Authority shall file in the circuit court a  petition
alleging facts in support of reconnection and annexation. The
owners  of  property within the area sought to be reconnected
shall be made defendants and may appear  and  defend  against
the  petition. If the court finds that the allegations of the
petition are true and that the Authority is entitled to  have
the  area  reconnected  under  the  terms of this Section, it
shall enter an order reconnecting and annexing  the  area  to
the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 78-467.)

    Section   255-130.  Standard   civic   center  provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-128. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by three-fourths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

             ARTICLE 260.  STERLING CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 270/2-2)
    Section  260-1.  Short  title.  Sec. 2-2.  This Article 2
shall be known and may be cited as the Sterling Civic  Center
Law of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/2-3, in part)
    Section 260-5.  Definitions. Sec. 2-3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority"  means  the Sterling Metropolitan Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Sterling  Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Sterling.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/2-4, in part)
    Section  260-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 2-4.  There is hereby created a  political  subdivision,
body  politic and municipal corporation by the name and style
of  the  Sterling  Metropolitan  Exposition,  Auditorium  and
Office Building Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Sterling.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/2-16, in part)
    Section 260-15.  Board created. Sec. 2-16.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known  as  the  Sterling
Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board.
The  members  of  the board shall be individuals of generally
recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/2-17, in part)
    Section  260-20.  Board  members  appointed.  Sec.  2-17.
Within 60 days after September 17, 1984 (the  effective  date
of  Article  2  of  Public  Act  83-1456),  this  Act becomes
effective the Mayor of Sterling with the advice  and  consent
of  the  Sterling City Council shall appoint 7 members of the
Board, 2 members to be appointed for a term of  one  year,  2
members  to  be appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members
to be appointed for terms of 3 years, such  terms  commencing
on  the date each is appointed.  One of the members appointed
may be a representative from the Sterling  City  Council.  At
the expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall
be  appointed by the Mayor of Sterling in a like manner.  All
successors shall hold office for a term of 3 years  from  the
date of appointment, except in case of an appointment to fill
a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 270/2-22)
    Section  260-25.  Deposit of funds. Sec. 2-22.  All funds
deposited by the treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the
name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only
by check or draft upon the bank, signed by the treasurer  and
countersigned  by the chairman of the Board.    The Board may
designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee  of
the  Authority  to  affix  the  signature of the chairman and
another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any  check
or  draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this  Section unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to  certain  investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/2-27, in part)
    Section  260-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 2-27. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article  may  bring  a  civil  action in the circuit court in
Whiteside County to compel compliance with the provisions  of
this Article Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    Section   260-35.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-65.  Bonds other than revenue bonds.
    Section 2-70. Tax.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

         ARTICLE 265.  VERMILION COUNTY CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 265/1.1)
    Section  265-1.  Short title. Sec. 1.1.  This Article may
be cited Act shall be known as  the  "Decatur  and  Vermilion
County Civic Center Law of 1997 Centers Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/1)
    Section  265-5.  Purpose.  Sec.  1.  It is the purpose of
this Article Act to provide for  a  2  separate  Metropolitan
Exposition,   Auditorium   and   Office   Building  Authority
Authorities, one in Decatur and one in Vermilion County.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/2, in part)
    Section 265-10.  Definitions.  In this Article: Sec. 2.
    "Authority" means the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Authority.   The term also
means   the   Vermilion   County   Metropolitan   Exposition,
Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority.  The term also means  the  governing  and
administrative  body  of  the  Vermilion  County Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Decatur or the County of Vermilion, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/3, in part)
    Section  265-15.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 3. There is hereby created a unit  of  local  government
known as the Decatur or Vermilion County, as the case may be,
Metropolitan   Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office  Building
Authority in the metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City  of  Decatur or the County of Vermilion, as the case may
be.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/5)
    Section  265-20.  Rights  and  powers.   Sec.   5.    The
Authority shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct,  regulate,  operate,  equip  and  maintain  fair
expositions grounds, convention or exhibition centers,  civic
auditoriums,  and  office  and municipal buildings, including
sites and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor  located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
    (c)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To exercise the right of eminent domain  to  acquire
sites  for  such grounds, centers, buildings 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.
    (e)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 265/11)
    Section 265-25.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec.  11.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation  of  the
State  of  Illinois or any unit of local government or school
district within  the  State,  nor  shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
bond that it does not  constitute  such  an  indebtedness  or
obligation but is payable solely from revenues or income.
(Source: P.A. 79-794.)

    (70 ILCS 265/12)
    Section  265-30.  Investment in bonds. Sec. 12. The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other units of local government and public bodies, and public
officers   of   any   thereof;,  all  banks,  bankers,  trust
companies, savings banks and institutions, building and  loan
associations,   savings  and  loan  associations,  investment
companies  and  other  persons  carrying  on   an   insurance
business;   and  all  executors,  administrators,  guardians,
trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking
funds, moneys or other funds  belonging  to  them  or  within
their  control  in  any bonds issued pursuant to this Article
Act, it if being the purpose of this Section to authorize the
investment  in  such  bonds  of   all   sinking,   insurance,
retirement,  compensation,  pension  and trust funds, whether
owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers;
provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may
be construed  as  relieving  any  person  from  any  duty  of
exercising   reasonable  care  in  selecting  securities  for
investment.
(Source: P.A. 79-794.)

    (70 ILCS 265/13)
    Section 265-32.  Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec. 13.
No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section
2-52  10,  shall  be  issued  by  the  Authority  until   the
proposition  to  issue  the  same  has  been submitted to and
approved by a majority of the  voters  of  said  metropolitan
area  voting  upon  the  proposition at a general election in
accordance with the general election law.  The Authority  may
by  resolution  order such proposition submitted at a regular
election  in  accordance  with  the  general  election   law,
whereupon  the recording officer shall certify the resolution
and the proposition to  the  proper  election  officials  for
submission.  Any  proposition  to  issue  bonds as herein set
forth shall be in substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Decatur
 (or Vermilion County, as the case       YES
 may be) Metropolitan Exposition,
 Auditorium and Office Building     -------------------------
 Authority" to the  amount of
 ........  Dollars ($    ) be            NO
 issued  for the purpose of
 ..........?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/14)
    Section 265-35.  Tax. Sec.  14.  If  a  majority  of  the
voters  of  said  metropolitan  area  approve the issuance of
bonds as provided in Section  265-32  13  of  this  Act,  the
Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum
sufficient  to  pay  for  the  annual  principal and interest
charges on such bonds.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to  be  levied  upon
the  taxable  property  within the metropolitan area shall be
levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted  it
shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in
a newspaper published and having a general circulation within
the  metropolitan  area.   A  certified  copy  of  such  levy
ordinance  shall be filed with the county clerk no later than
the 3rd Tuesday in September in  each  year.   Thereupon  the
county  clerk  shall  extend such tax; provided the aggregate
amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed  the
rate  of  .0005% of the full fair cash value, as equalized or
assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    If  the   Vermilion   County   Metropolitan   Exposition,
Auditorium   and   Office  Building  Authority  has  made  an
intergovernmental cooperation agreement with other  units  of
local  government  that provides that the tax shall be levied
only in part of the metropolitan area, then the tax shall  be
levied  only in the part of the metropolitan area as provided
in the agreement.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/15, in part)
    Section 265-40.  Board created. Sec.  15.  The  governing
and administrative body of the Authority shall be a board and
shall  be  known  as  the  Decatur  Metropolitan  Exposition,
Auditorium  and Office Building Board or the Vermilion County
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Board
and,  as  the  case  may  be.    The   Decatur   Metropolitan
Exposition,   Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Board  shall
consist of  9  members.   The  Vermilion  County  Exposition,
Auditorium  and  Office  Building  Board  shall consist of 12
members.  The members of the board shall  be  individuals  of
generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/16, in part)
    Section 265-45.  Board members appointed. Sec. 16. Within
60  days  after October 1, 1975 (the effective date of Public
Act 79-794), this Act becomes effective the Mayor of Decatur,
or the Mayor of Danville, as the case may be with the  advice
and  consent  of the Decatur or Danville city council, as the
case may be, shall appoint 9 members of the board, 3  members
to  be  appointed  for  terms  of  1  year,  3  members to be
appointed for terms of 2 years, and 3 members to be appointed
for terms of 3 years, such terms commencing on the date  each
is  appointed.  Within  60 days after September 11, 1989 (the
effective date of Public Act 86-907) the  effective  date  of
this amendatory Act of 1989, the chairman of the county board
of  Vermilion  County,  with  the  advice  and consent of the
county board, shall appoint 3 members to the Vermilion County
Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Board
to  serve for terms of one, 2, or 3 years, respectively, such
terms commencing on  the  date  each  is  appointed.  At  the
expiration  of the term of any member, his successor shall be
appointed by the Mayor of Decatur, the Mayor of Danville,  or
the  chairman of the county board of Vermilion County, as the
case may be, in like manner. All successors shall hold office
for a term of 3 years from the date of appointment, except in
case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 265/19, in part)
    Section 265-50.  Quorum; action by 7 Board members.  Sec.
19.  Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All action of the  Board  shall
be by ordinance or resolution, and the affirmative vote of at
least  5  members  in  the  case  of the Decatur Metropolitan
Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Board and at least
7 members in the case of the  Vermilion  County  Metropolitan
Exposition,  Auditorium  and  Office  Building Board shall be
necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 86-888; 86-907.)

    Section   265-55.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section  2-16.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings;
lease of space.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-36. Acquisition  of  property  from  person  or
governmental agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable
semi-annually; bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public records.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.

             ARTICLE 270.  WAUKEGAN CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 325/7-2)
    Section  270-1.  Short title. Sec. 7-2.  This Article may
be cited as the Waukegan Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 85-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-3, in part)
    Section 270-5.  Definitions. Sec. 7-3.  When used in this
Article:
    "Authority" means the Waukegan Civic Center Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the Waukegan Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of Waukegan.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-4, in part)
    Section  270-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  7-4.   There is hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of  the  Waukegan  Civic Center Authority in the metropolitan
area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of Waukegan.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-14, in part)
    Section 270-15.  Board created. Sec. 7-14.  The governing
and  administrative  body  of  the Authority shall be a board
consisting of 9 members and shall be known  as  the  Waukegan
Civic Center Authority Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-15)
    Section 270-20.  Board members. Sec. 7-15.  The mayor and
aldermen,  ex  officio,  of the City of Waukegan shall be the
members of the Board. Before entering upon the duties of  his
office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the
constitutional  oath  of  office and file it in the office of
the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-16)
    Section 270-25.  Board member terms. Sec. 7-16.   Members
of  the  Board  shall  hold  office  until  their  respective
successors  as mayor or aldermen of the City of Waukegan have
been appointed and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/7-25, in part)
    Section  270-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Sec. 7-25. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in
compliance with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under  this
Article may bring a civil action in the Circuit Court of Lake
County  in  which  the metropolitan area is located to compel
compliance with the provisions of this Article  Act  relating
to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    Section   270-35.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section  2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

          ARTICLE 275.  WEST FRANKFORT CIVIC CENTER

    (70 ILCS 350/2)
    Section 275-1.  Short title. Sec. 2.  This Article  shall
be  known and may be cited as the West Frankfort Civic Center
Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/3, in part)
    Section 275-5.  Definitions. Sec. 3.  When used  in  this
Article:
    "Authority"   means   the  West  Frankfort  Civic  Center
Authority.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the West Frankfort Civic Center Authority.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City
of West Frankfort.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/4, in part)
    Section  275-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec.  4.   There  is  hereby created a political subdivision,
body politic and municipal corporation by the name and  style
of   the   West  Frankfort  Civic  Center  Authority  in  the
metropolitan area.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
City of West Frankfort.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/14, in part)
    Section  275-15.  Board  created. Sec. 14.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting  of  7  members  and  shall  be  known as the West
Frankfort Civic Center Authority Board.  The members  of  the
Board  shall  be  individuals of generally recognized ability
and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/15, in part)
    Section  275-20.  Board  members  appointed.   Sec.   15.
Within  60  days  after  July  2, 1987 (the effective date of
Article  I  of  Public  Act  85-14)  this   Article   becomes
effective,  the Mayor of the City of West Frankfort, with the
advice and consent of the West Frankfort City Council,  shall
appoint  3  members  of  the Board for initial terms expiring
June 1, 1988; 2 members for initial terms  expiring  June  1,
1989;  and 2 members for initial terms expiring June 1, 1990.
The successors of the initial members shall be  appointed  in
like  manner  for  3 year terms from the date of appointment,
except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/16, in part)
    Section 275-25.  Removal of Board member.  Sec.  16.  The
appointing  officer,  with the advice and consent of the West
Frankfort City Council, may remove any member  of  the  Board
appointed by him, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty or
malfeasance  in  office,  after service on him, by registered
United States mail, return receipt requested, of  a  copy  of
the  written  charges  against  him  and an opportunity to be
publicly heard in person or by counsel  in  his  own  defense
upon not less than 10 days notice.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    (70 ILCS 350/25, in part)
    Section   275-30.  Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance. Sec. 25. Any bidder who has submitted  a  bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding  under this
Article may bring a civil action  in  the  Circuit  Court  of
Franklin  County  to compel compliance with the provisions of
this Article Act relating to the awarding of contracts by the
Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-14.)

    Section   275-35.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated by reference.  The following  Sections  of  this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space.
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-40.  Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section  2-75. Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-96. Meetings; action by 4 Board members.
    Section 2-100. Secretary; treasurer.
    Section 2-105. Funds.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-122. Rules and regulations; penalties.
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board members.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

      ARTICLE 280.  WILL COUNTY METROPOLITAN EXPOSITION
                  AND AUDITORIUM AUTHORITY

    (70 ILCS 290/2)
    Section  280-1.  Short  title.  Sec. 2.  This Article Act
shall be known and may be cited as the Lake County  and  Will
County  Metropolitan  Exposition and Auditorium Authority Law
of 1997 Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/3, in part)
    Section 280-5.  Definitions. Sec. 3.  When used  in  this
Article Act:
    "Authority" means the Lake County Metropolitan Exposition
and  Auditorium  Authority  or  the  Will County Metropolitan
Exposition and Auditorium Authority, as the case may be.
    "Board" means the governing and  administrative  body  of
the   Lake  County  Metropolitan  Exposition  and  Auditorium
Authority or the governing and  administrative  body  of  the
Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority,
as the case may be.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State
of  Illinois  lying  within  the  corporate boundaries of the
County of Lake, except that area within the City of Waukegan,
or of the County of Will, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/4, in part)
    Section  280-10.  Authority  created;  principal  office.
Sec. 4.  There is hereby created a  unit  2  units  of  local
government  known  as the Lake County Metropolitan Exposition
and Auditorium Authority and  the  Will  County  Metropolitan
Exposition  and  Auditorium Authority in the their respective
metropolitan area areas.
    The principal office of the Authority  shall  be  in  the
County of Lake or the County of Will, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1441.)
    (70 ILCS 290/5)
    Section 280-15.  Duties. Sec. 5.  It shall be the duty of
the  authority  to  promote, operate and maintain expositions
and conventions from time to time in  the  metropolitan  area
and  in connection therewith to arrange, finance and maintain
industrial, cultural, educational, theatrical, sports,  trade
and  scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and maintain
auditoriums and exposition buildings for such purposes.   The
Authority  is  granted  all  rights  and  powers necessary to
perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/6)
    Section  280-20.  Rights  and  powers.   Sec.   6.    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
complex;
    (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 Authority;
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating any manner with the
objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 290/9)
    Section  280-25.  Federal  money.  Sec. 9.  The Authority
shall have the power to apply for and accept grants, loans or
appropriations from the federal government or any  agency  or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the  Authority  and  to  enter  into  any  agreement with the
federal government in  relation  to  such  grants,  loans  or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/11)
    Section  280-30.  Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 11.  The
Authority shall have the continuing power to borrow money for
the purpose of carrying out and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its rights and powers under this Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
of  its  interest  bearing  revenue  bonds  or  its   general
obligation  bonds  at  maturity  or  pursuant  to  redemption
provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of
the holders thereof.  All such interest bearing revenue bonds
of  the  Authority  shall  be payable solely from such of the
revenues or income to be derived from  the  fairs,  exhibits,
shows  and events and other authorized activities operated by
it, the charges made for the use of its  facilities  and  the
funds,  if  any, received and to be received by the Authority
from any  other  source  as  are  pledged  by  the  ordinance
authorizing  the  bonds.   Such  bonds  may bear such date or
dates, may mature at such time or times not  exceeding  forty
years  from their respective dates, may bear interest at such
rate or rates, not exceeding the greater of (i)  the  maximum
rate  authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at
the time of the making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per  annum
payable  semi-annually,  may  be in such form, may carry such
registration privileges, may be  payable  at  such  place  or
places,  may be made subject to redemption in such manner and
upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on  the
face  thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain
such terms and covenants, all as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance.   In  case  any officer whose signature appears on
any bond ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature)  to  hold
office,   his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective for all purposes.  The holder  or  holders  of  any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority  may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity to
compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any
of its officers, agents  or  employees  of  any  contract  or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or  interest  coupons, and to compel the Authority and any of
its officers, agents  or  employees  to  perform  any  duties
required  to  be  performed for the benefit of the holders of
any such bonds or interest coupons by the provisions  of  the
ordinance  authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin the
Authority and any of its officers, agents or  employees  from
taking  any  action  in  conflict  with  any such contract or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the law of the State of Illinois.
    The bonds shall be sold by the corporate  authorities  of
the  Authority  in  such manner as said corporate authorities
shall determine, except that if issued to  bear  interest  at
the  greater  of  (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract,  or  (ii)  the rate of 8% per annum, the bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest  and
except  that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a
rate of less  than  the  greater  of  (i)  the  maximum  rate
authorized  by  the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the
time of the making of the contract,  or  (ii)  8%  per  annum
shall  be such that the interest cost to the Authority of the
money received from the sale of the bonds  shall  not  exceed
the  greater  of  (i) the maximum rate authorized by the Bond
Authorization Act, as amended at the time of  the  making  of
the  contract,  or  (ii)  8%  annually  computed  to absolute
maturity of said bonds according to standard tables  of  bond
values.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents  and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority so pledged to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of
the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the
issuance of any additional bonds payable  from  such  revenue
income  to  be  derived  from  the fairs, exhibits, shows and
events and from charges made for the use of its facilities or
for admissions to its events, or from other revenue, if  any,
the  Authority  may  execute and deliver a trust agreement or
agreements; provided that no lien upon any physical  property
of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority may be had by  mandamus
proceedings  in any Court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before any such revenue bonds (excepting refunding bonds)
are  sold  the  entire authorized issue, or any part thereof,
shall be offered for sale as a  unit  after  advertising  for
bids  at  least  3  times  in  a  daily  newspaper of general
circulation published in  the  metropolitan  area,  the  last
publication  to  be at least 10 days before bids are required
to be filed.  Copies of such advertisement may  be  published
in  any  newspaper  or  financial  publication  in the United
States.  All bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as
provided  by  ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the
highest and best bidder or bidders therefor.   The  Authority
shall  have  the right to reject all bids and readvertise for
bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement.
However, if no bids are received such bonds may  be  sold  at
not  less than par value, without further advertising, within
60 days after the bids are required to be filed  pursuant  to
any advertisement.
    With  respect  to  instruments  for  the payment of money
issued under this Section either before,  on,  or  after  the
effective  date  of  Public  Act  86-4 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 Article 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 Article Act that
may  appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 290/12)
    Section 280-35.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness; Sec.  12.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority under Section 280-30 11 of this Act be or become an
indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any
other political subdivision of  or  municipality  within  the
State,  nor  shall any such bond be or become an indebtedness
of the Authority within the  purview  of  any  constitutional
limitation  or  provision,  and it shall be plainly stated on
the face of each such bond that it does not  constitute  such
an  indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the
revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/14)
    Section 280-40.  General obligation bonds. Sec. 14.   The
Authority  may  borrow  money for the purpose of carrying out
its duties and exercising its powers under this Article  Act,
and  issue  its  general  obligation bonds as evidence of the
indebtedness incurred.  In addition to other  purposes,  such
bonds  may be issued for the purpose of refunding outstanding
general obligation or revenue bonds of the  Authority.   Such
general  obligation  bonds shall be in the form, shall mature
at the time  (no  later  than  40  years  from  the  date  of
issuance),  shall  bear  interest at the rates (not to exceed
the greater of (i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum), shall be executed by the
officers and shall be sold in the manner as the  Board  shall
determine;  except  that  if  issued  to bear interest at the
greater of (i)  the  maximum  rate  authorized  by  the  Bond
Authorization  Act,  as  amended at the time of the making of
the contract, or (ii) the rate of 8%  per  annum,  the  bonds
shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest, and
that  the  selling prices of bonds bearing interest at a rate
of less than the greater of (i) the maximum  rate  authorized
by  the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the
making of the contract, or (ii) 8% per annum  shall  be  such
that the interest cost to the Authority of the money received
from  the  sale  of the bonds shall not exceed the greater of
(i) the maximum rate authorized  by  the  Bond  Authorization
Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, or
(ii)  8%  annually computed to absolute maturity of the bonds
in accordance with standard tables of bond  values.  In  case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases, after
affixing  his  signature, to hold office, his signature shall
nevertheless be valid and effective for all purposes.
    With respect to instruments  for  the  payment  of  money
issued  under  this  Section  either before, on, or after the
effective date of Public Act  86-4  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  Article  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 Article Act that
may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than  those
Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 290/15)
    Section  280-45.  G.O. bonds; election. Sec. 15.  General
obligation bonds of the Authority, shall not be issued  until
the  proposition  to issue the same has been submitted to and
approved by a majority of the voters of the metropolitan area
voting upon the proposition at an election in accordance with
the general election law.  Any such proposition shall  be  in
substantially the following form:
-------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall bonds of the "Lake County
(or Will County, as the case may be)             YES
Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority"     -------
in the amount of ....... Dollars ($   ) be issued       NO
for the purpose of       ?
-------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/16)
    Section 280-50.  Conduct of election; canvass of returns.
Sec.  16.   Any referendum required under Sections 280-40 and
280-45 14 or 15 of this Act shall be certified by  the  Board
to  the  proper  election  officials,  who  shall conduct the
referendum in accordance with the general election law.   The
returns  shall  be  filed with the secretary of the Board and
shall be canvassed and the results ascertained by  the  Board
and entered upon the records of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 290/17, in part)
    Section  280-55.  Board  created. Sec. 17.  The governing
and administrative body of the Authority  shall  be  a  board
consisting of 7 members and shall be known as the Lake County
Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board or the
Will County Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board, as the
case may be.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/18, in part)
    Section   280-60.  Board   members  appointed.  Sec.  18.
Within 60 days after September 22, 1977 (the  effective  date
of  Public Act 80-909) of the effective date of this Act, the
Governor, with the advice and consent of  the  Senate,  shall
appoint  3 members to the each Board, one to serve an initial
term expiring December 1, 1979, and 2 to serve initial  terms
expiring  December  1,  1981;  and  the Mayor of Waukegan, or
Joliet, as the case may be, with the advice  and  consent  of
the  respective  city council, shall appoint 4 members to the
Board, 3 to serve initial terms expiring  December  1,  1979,
and  one  to serve an initial term expiring December 1, 1981.
Thereafter all terms shall be for 5 years.   Vacancies  shall
be  filled  in  the  same manner as the original appointment,
except as otherwise provided in this Section.   When  a  term
expires,   the  same  appointing  authority  shall  make  the
appointment for the next  term.  Members  shall  serve  until
their  successors  are  appointed  and  qualified.  When  the
appointments  are  final,  the Governor or, the Mayor, or the
chairman of the county board,  as  the  case  may  be,  shall
certify the appointees to the Secretary of State.
    Upon  the  effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990,
the terms of all members  of  the  Lake  County  Metropolitan
Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board that were appointed
by  the  Mayor  of  Waukegan  shall end, and the vacancies of
those members shall thereafter be filled  by  appointment  by
the  chairman  of  the  county board of Lake County, with the
advice and consent of the county board of Lake  County.  Upon
and  after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1990,
all members,  by  whomever  appointed,  of  the  Lake  County
Metropolitan  Exposition and Auditorium Authority Board shall
be residents of Lake County outside the City of Waukegan.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 290/19)
    Section 280-65.  Organization of Board. Sec. 19.  As soon
as practicably possible after the appointment of the  initial
members  and,  thereafter, within 15 days of each election of
members, the Board shall  organize  for  the  transaction  of
business,  select  a chairman, vice-chairman, and a temporary
secretary  from  its  own  number,  and  adopt  by-laws   and
regulations  to govern its proceedings.  The initial chairman
and his successors shall be elected by the Board from time to
time for the term of his office as a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    (70 ILCS 290/20)
    Section 280-70.  Meetings;  approval  of  ordinances  and
resolutions  by  chairman;  public records. Sec. 20.  Regular
meetings of the Board shall be held at  least  once  in  each
calendar  month,  the  time  and place of such meetings to be
fixed  by  the  Board.   Five  members  of  the  Board  shall
constitute a quorum for the  transaction  of  business.   All
action  of  the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution and
the affirmative vote of at least 4 members shall be necessary
for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
    All such ordinances and resolutions before taking  effect
shall  be  approved  by  the chairman of the Board, and if he
shall approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as  he
shall  not  approve  he  shall  return  to the Board with his
objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting  of
the  Board  occurring after the passage thereof.  But in case
the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution
with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid,  he  shall
be  deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect
accordingly.  Upon the return of any ordinance or  resolution
by  the  chairman  with his objections, the vote by which the
same was passed shall be reconsidered by the  Board,  and  if
upon  such  reconsideration  said  ordinance or resolution is
passed by the affirmative vote of  at  least  4  members,  it
shall   go  into  effect  notwithstanding  the  veto  of  the
chairman.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 82-349.)

    (70 ILCS 290/22)
    Section  280-75.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment  Act.  Sec.  22.   All  funds  deposited  by   the
treasurer  in  any bank or savings and loan association shall
be placed in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn
or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank  or  savings
and  loan association, signed by the chairman, vice-chairman,
secretary or treasurer and countersigned by one of  the  same
officers,  but no one officer shall both sign and countersign
a check or draft.  The Board may designate any of its members
or any officer or employee of  the  Authority  to  affix  the
signature  of the chairman and another to affix the signature
of the treasurer  to  any  check  or  draft  for  payment  of
salaries  or wages and for payment of any other obligation of
not more than $2,500.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this Section, unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to  certain  investments of public funds by public agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 290/26)
    Section  280-80.  Contracts;  bidding.  Sec.   26.    All
contracts  for the sale of property of the value of more than
$2500 or for any concession in or lease of  property  of  the
Authority  for  a term of more than one year shall be awarded
to the highest  responsible  bidder,  after  advertising  for
bids.  All construction contracts and contracts for supplies,
materials,  equipment  and services, when the expense thereof
will exceed $2500, shall be let  to  the  lowest  responsible
bidder,  after advertising for bids excepting (1) when repair
parts, accessories, equipment or services  are  required  for
equipment or services previously furnished or contracted for;
(2)  when  the  nature  of the services required is such that
competitive bidding is  not  in  the  best  interest  of  the
public,  including,  without  limiting  the generality of the
foregoing,   the   services   of   accountants,   architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding whenever possible, and in any event in  a
manner  calculated to ensure insure the best interests of the
public.
    Competitive bidding is not required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or controlled by the  Authority  on
July  13,  1982 (the effective date of Public Act 82-786) the
effective  date  of  this  Amendatory  Act.   The  Board   is
empowered  to  offer  such leases upon such terms as it deems
advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the   members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected in the following manner:  to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
"Retailers'  Occupation  Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as
amended, there shall be added an  amount  equal  to  the  tax
which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and the
lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales the
gross  receipts  of which are taxable under said Act shall be
considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest bid
relates to a sale not taxable under said  Act,  any  contract
entered  into  thereon shall be in the amount of the original
bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures  of less than $2500 for the purposes of avoiding
the provisions of this Section, and all such split  contracts
shall  be  void.   If  any  collusion occurs among bidders or
prospective bidders in restraint of freedom  of  competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or  otherwise,  the bids of such bidders shall be void.  Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  of  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 82-786.)

    (70 ILCS 290/28)
    Section 280-85.  Report and financial statement. Sec. 28.
As  soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon request.
(Source: P.A. 80-909.)

    Section   280-90.  Standard   civic   center   provisions
incorporated  by  reference.   The following Sections of this
Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-3. Purpose.
    Section 2-5.  Definitions.
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-25.  Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section   2-76.   Board   members;   financial   matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section   2-132.   Bidders;   civil   action   to  compel
compliance.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.

            ARTICLE 900.  CODIFICATION PROVISIONS

    Section 900-1.  Prior law.
    (a)  A provision of this Code that is a continuation of a
prior law shall not be construed as a new or different law.
    (b)  A citation in another Act to an Act or to a  Section
of  an  Act that is continued in this Code shall be construed
to be a citation to that continued provision in this Code.

    Section 900-5.  Other Acts of the General  Assembly.   If
any  Act  of the General Assembly changes, adds, or repeals a
provision of prior law that is continued in this  Code,  then
that  change,  addition,  or repeal in the other Act shall be
construed together with this Code.

    Section 900-10.  Home rule; mandates.   Nothing  in  this
Code  as  initially  enacted (i) is a denial or limitation on
home rule powers if no denial  or  limitation  existed  under
prior  law  or  (ii)  creates a State mandate under the State
Mandates Act if no mandate existed under prior law.

    Section  900-15.   Titles;   Articles;   captions.    The
language  contained  in  the  Titles,  Article  headings, and
Section and subsection captions in this Code:
         (1)  is intended only as a general description  that
    is not a part of the substantive provisions of this Code;
         (2)  does  not  take  precedence over the content of
    the substantive provisions of this Code; and
         (3)  shall not be used in construing the meaning  of
    the substantive provisions of this Code.

               ARTICLE 990.  STATUTES REPEALED

    Section   990-5.    Repeals.    The  following  Acts  are
repealed:

    (70 ILCS 205/Act rep.)
    The Metropolitan Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 220/Act rep.)
    The  Aledo,  Normal,   Mason   County,   Jasper   County,
Brownstown   Park   District,  Jo  Daviess  County,  Milford,
Sheldon, Katherine Dunham, and Oak Park Civic Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 225/Act rep.)
    The Aurora Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 230/Act rep.)
    The Benton Civic Center Law.

    (70 ILCS 235/Act rep.)
    The Bloomington Civic Center Authority Act.

    (70 ILCS 240/Act rep.)
    The Cave in Rock Township Civic Center Law.
    (70 ILCS 245/Act rep.)
    The Chicago South and Melrose Park Civic Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 250/Act rep.)
    The Collinsville Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 255/Act rep.)
    The Columbia Civic Center Law.

    (70 ILCS 260/Act rep.)
    The Community Building Complex Committee of Boone  County
Law.

    (70 ILCS 265/Act rep.)
    The Decatur and Vermilion County Civic Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 270/Act rep.)
    The  DuPage  County, Sterling, Elgin, Orland Park, Centre
East, and Schaumburg Civic Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 275/Act rep.)
    The Forest Park Civic Center Law.

    (70 ILCS 280/Act rep.)
    The Herrin, Jefferson County, and  Quincy  Civic  Centers
Act.

    (70 ILCS 285/Act rep.)
    The  Illinois-Michigan  Canal  National Heritage Corridor
Civic Center Authority Act.

    (70 ILCS 290/Act rep.)
    The Lake County and Will County  Metropolitan  Exposition
and Auditorium Authority Act.
    (70 ILCS 300/Act rep.)
    The Leyden Township Space Needs Law.

    (70 ILCS 305/Act rep.)
    The  Marengo,  Crystal  Lake,  and  Bowdre Township Civic
Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 310/Act rep.)
    The Maywood Civic Center Law.

    (70 ILCS 315/Act rep.)
    The Peoria Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 320/Act rep.)
    The Quad City and Pekin Civic Centers Act.

    (70 ILCS 325/Act rep.)
    The Randolph  County,  Carbondale,  Riverside,  Matteson,
Ottawa,  Illinois Valley, Waukegan, and Pontiac Civic Centers
Act.

    (70 ILCS 330/Act rep.)
    The River Forest Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 335/Act rep.)
    The Salem Civic Center Law.

    (70 ILCS 340/Act rep.)
    The Rockford Civic Center Act.

    (70 ILCS 345/Act rep.)
    The Springfield Metropolitan  Exposition  and  Auditorium
Authority Act.
    (70 ILCS 350/Act rep.)
    The West Frankfort Civic Center Law.

    Section  990-10.   The following Sections are repealed in
Section 990-5 without being continued  in  the  Civic  Center
Code:
    Section  0.01  (short  title) of the Aledo, Normal, Mason
County, Jasper County, Brownstown Park District,  Jo  Daviess
County,  Milford,  Sheldon,  Katherine  Dunham,  and Oak Park
Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 220/0.01)
    Section 0.01 (short  title)  of  the  Chicago  South  and
Melrose Park Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 245/0.01)
    Section   0.01   (short  title)  of  the  DuPage  County,
Sterling, Elgin, Orland Park,  Centre  East,  and  Schaumburg
Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 270/0.01)
    Section  0.01  (short  title)  of  the  Herrin, Jefferson
County, and Quincy Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 280/0.01)
    Section 0.01 (short title) of the Marengo, Crystal  Lake,
and Bowdre Township Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 305/0.01)
    Section  0.01  (short  title)  of the Quad City and Pekin
Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 320/0.01)
    Section  0.01  (short  title)  of  the  Randolph  County,
Carbondale, Riverside,  Matteson,  Ottawa,  Illinois  Valley,
Waukegan, and Pontiac Civic Centers Act. (70 ILCS 325/0.01)

            ARTICLE 998. COMPARISON OF PRIOR LAW
            AND STANDARD CIVIC CENTER PROVISIONS

                 PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
    Section   998-1.  Explanation.  Because  this  Act  is  a
codification of existing law, this Article is  included  only
for  informational  purposes to show the relationship between
provisions of prior civic center laws and  the  corresponding
standard  civic  center  provisions  of  Article  2  that are
incorporated by reference into Articles  5  through  280.  In
Parts  5 through 280 of this Article, each Part sets forth in
full only those provisions of prior civic  center  laws  that
have  been  replaced  by  standard civic center provisions. A
provision of a prior civic  center  law  that  has  not  been
replaced  by  a  standard civic center provision and that has
been retained in one of Articles 5 through  280  is  not  set
forth  in full in this Article, but there is set forth in the
appropriate Part of this Article (i)  a  Section  number  and
caption and (ii) a reference to the Section located in one of
Articles  5 through 280 in which the nonstandard provision is
contained. In Parts 5 through 280 of  this  Article,  in  the
text  of  a  Section,  (i)  matter that is stricken indicates
matter that is deleted from prior law in order to  state  the
corresponding  standard  civic  center provision, (ii) matter
that is underscored indicates matter that is added  to  prior
law in order to state the corresponding standard civic center
provision, and (iii) the symbol "* * *" indicates matter that
has not been replaced by standard civic center provisions and
that  has  been  retained  in  Articles  5 through 280.  If a
Section of prior law has been  replaced  by  2  or  more  new
Sections  representing  standard civic center provisions, the
beginning of the second and following of those  new  Sections
is  indicated in the text as a new paragraph beginning in the
form "Section 2-XX.". If the text of the second or  following
of  those  new  Sections appears in the middle of the text of
another of those new Sections, the point at which the text of
the other new Section resumes is indicated by a parenthetical
reference in the form "(Section 2-XX, resumed)".
    This Article is repealed on the effective  date  of  this
Act.

                 PART 5. ALEDO CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 220/1-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 4501)
    Section  2-3.  Purpose.  Sec.  1-1.   The purpose of this
Article is to accomplish the aims of the State of Illinois to
enhance the ability of its citizens to  avail  themselves  of
civic and cultural centers geographically situated throughout
the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 4502)
    Section  5-1.  Short  title. Sec. 1-2. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 5-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 4503)
    Section 2-5. Definitions. Sec. 1-3.  When  used  In  this
Article:
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 5-5) *
* *
    "Governmental  agency"  means the federal government, the
State, and any unit of local government  or  school  district
governmental   body,   and  any  agency  or  instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation,  both domestic and foreign, company, association
or  joint  stock  association;  and  includes  any   trustee,
receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 5-5) *
* *
(Source: P.A. 85-1448.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 4504)
    Section  2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal.  Sec. 1-4. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 5-10) * * *
    (a)  The Authority may sue and be sued in  its  corporate
name  but  execution  shall not in any case issue against any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority It may adopt a common seal and  change
the  same  at  its  pleasure.  *  * * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 5-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 4505)
    Section 2-15. Duties; auditorium, recreational, and other
buildings; lease of space. Sec. 1-5.  It shall be the duty of
the Authority to promote, operate and  maintain  expositions,
conventions,  and  theatrical, sports and cultural activities
from time to time in the metropolitan area and in  connection
therewith   to  arrange,  finance  and  maintain  industrial,
cultural,  educational,   theatrical,   sports,   trade   and
scientific  exhibits  and  to  construct,  equip and maintain
auditorium, exposition, recreational and office buildings for
such purposes.
    The provision of office space for lease  and  rental  and
the   lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to  such
structures shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of  the
Authority.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-6) (from Ch. 85, par. 4506)
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.  Sec.  1-6.  The  Authority  shall have the following
rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition
centers,  civic  auditoriums,  cultural facilities and office
buildings, including sites and parking areas  and  commercial
facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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, buildings  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  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority;
    (e)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-7) (from Ch. 85, par. 4507)
    Section  2-25.  Incurring  obligations.  Sec.  1-7.   The
Authority  shall  not  incur  any obligations for salaries or
for, office or  administrative  expenses  except  within  the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/1-8) (from Ch. 85, par. 4508)
    Section 2-35. Acquisition of property from person, State,
or  local  agency.  Sec. 1-8.  The Authority shall have power
(i) to  acquire  and  accept  by  purchase,  lease,  gift  or
otherwise  any  property or rights useful for the Authority's
purposes from any  person  or  persons,  from  any  municipal
corporation,  body  politic,  or agency of the State, or from
the State itself, (ii) useful for its purposes, and to  apply
for   and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans  or
appropriations from the State of Illinois or  any  agency  or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State  of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-9) (from Ch. 85, par. 4509)
    Section 2-40. Federal money.  Sec.  1-9.   The  Authority
shall  have  the  power  (i)  to apply for and accept grants,
matching grants, loans or  appropriations  from  the  federal
government  or  any  agency  or instrumentality thereof to be
used for any of the purposes of the  Authority  and  (ii)  to
enter  into  any  agreement  with  the  federal government in
relation  to  such  grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 4510)
    Section  2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 1-10. The Authority shall
have the power to procure and enter into  contracts  for  any
type  of  insurance  and  indemnity against loss or damage to
property from any cause, against loss of use  and  occupancy,
against  employers' liability, against any act of any member,
officer, or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in  the
performance  of  the  duties of the his office or employment,
and against or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-11) (from Ch. 85, par. 4511)
    Section 2-50. Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits  to  compel
performance.  Sec.  1-11. The Authority shall have continuing
power to borrow money for the purpose  of  carrying  out  and
performing  its  duties  and exercising its powers under this
Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.  All  such  bonds  shall  be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or  times  not  exceeding  40  forty  years  from  their
respective  dates,  may  bear interest at such rate or rates,
not  exceeding  the  maximum  rate  permitted  by  the   Bond
Authorization Act "An Act to authorize public corporations to
issue   bonds,   other  evidences  of  indebtedness  and  tax
anticipation warrants subject to  interest  rate  limitations
set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended, may be
in  such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be
executed in such manner, may be  payable  at  such  place  or
places,  may be made subject to redemption in such manner and
upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on  the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner, and may contain
such  terms  and  covenants,  all  as may be provided in said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond ceases (after attaching his signature) to  hold  office,
his  signature  shall nevertheless be valid and effective for
all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds, or interest
coupons appertaining thereto  issued  by  the  Authority  may
bring  suits  at  law  or proceedings in equity to compel the
performance and observance by the Authority  or  any  of  its
officers,  agents or employees of or any contract or covenant
made by the Authority with  the  holders  of  such  bonds  or
interest  coupons,  and to compel the Authority or and any of
its officers, agents  or  employees  to  perform  any  duties
required  to  be  performed for the benefit of the holders of
any such bonds or interest coupons by the provisions  of  the
ordinance  authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin the
Authority and any of its officers, agents or  employees  from
taking  any  action   in  conflict  with any such contract or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a)  the cost of maintaining, repairing,  regulating  and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical,   and   cultural,   expositions,   sports   sport
activities, exhibitions, office rentals, and air space leases
and rentals, and from other revenue, if  any,  the  Authority
may  execute  and  deliver  a  trust agreement or agreements;
provided that no lien  upon  any  physical  property  of  the
Authority shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the  Authority  may  be  by  mandamus
proceedings  in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least   3  three  times  in  a  daily  newspaper  of  general
circulation published in  the  metropolitan  area,  the  last
publication  to  be  at  least  10  ten  days before bids are
required to be filed. Copies of  such  advertisement  may  be
published  in  any  newspaper or financial publication in the
United States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened  as
provided  by  ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the
highest and best bidder or bidders  therefor.  The  Authority
shall  have  the  right to reject all bids and to readvertise
for  bids  in  the  manner  provided  for  in   the   initial
advertisement.  However,  if  no bids are received such bonds
may be sold at not  less  than  par  value,  without  further
advertising, within 60 days after the bids are required to be
filed pursuant to any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-12) (from Ch. 85, par. 4512)
    Section  2-55.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 1-12.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority   be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or
municipality within the State, nor shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or  income
as provided in this Article aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-13) (from Ch. 85, par. 4513)
    Section  2-60. Investment in bonds. Sec. 1-13.  The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any thereof;, all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment  companies  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article,  it  being  the  purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 4514)
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of  interest.  Sec.  1-14.  *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained  in  Section  5-15)  * * * The members of the Board
shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of  their
duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract,  work  or  business  of the Authority or nor in the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 4515)
    Section 2-80. Board members'  oath.  Sec.  1-15.  *  *  *
(nonstandard  provisions  contained  in  Section  5-20) * * *
Within 30 days after certification of  his  appointment,  and
before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of
the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-16) (from Ch. 85, par. 4516)
    Section  2-85.  Board  members;  vacancy  in office. Sec.
1-16.  Members of the Board shall  hold  office  until  their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member  may  resign from his office; the resignation takes to
take  effect  when  the  member's  his  successor  has   been
appointed  and  has  qualified. * * * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 5-25) * * *
    In case of failure to qualify within the  time  required,
or  of  abandonment  of  his  office,  or  in  case of death,
conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's his
office shall become vacant.  Each vacancy shall be filled for
the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as  in  the
case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-17) (from Ch. 85, par. 4517)
    Section  2-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 1-17.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from
its  own  number, and adopt by-laws and regulations to govern
its proceedings.  The initial  chairman  and  his  successors
shall  be elected by the Board from time to time for the term
of the chairman's his office as a member of the Board or  for
the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-18) (from Ch. 85, par. 4518)
    Section  2-95.  Meetings; action by 5 Board members. Sec.
1-18.  Regular meetings of the Board shall be held  at  least
once  in  each  calendar  month,  the  time and place of such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the  transaction  of business. All actions of the Board shall
be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of  at
least  5  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-19) (from Ch. 85, par. 4519)
    Section 2-100.  Secretary;  treasurer.  Sec.  1-19.   The
Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not
be  members  of the Board, to hold office during the pleasure
of the Board, and shall fix their  duties  and  compensation.
Before  entering  upon the duties of their respective offices
they shall take and  subscribe  the  constitutional  oath  of
office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate
sureties  to  be  approved  by  the Board.  The bond shall be
payable to  the  Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may  be
directed  upon  the faithful performance of the duties of the
office and the payment of all money received by the treasurer
him according to law and the orders of the Board.  The  Board
may,  at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in a
such penal sum as may then be determined by the  Board.   The
obligation  of  the  sureties  shall  not  extend to any loss
sustained by  the  insolvency,  failure  or  closing  of  any
national  or  state  bank wherein the treasurer has deposited
funds if the bank  has  been  approved  by  the  Board  as  a
depositary  for  those  these funds.  The oaths of office and
the treasurer's bond shall be filed in the  principal  office
of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 4520)
    Section  2-105.  Funds. Sec. 1-20. All funds deposited by
the treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the name of  the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft   upon   the   bank,   signed   by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned by the chairman of the  Board.  The  Board  may
designate  any  of  its members or any officer or employee of
the Authority to affix the  signature  of  the  chairman  and
another  to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check
or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment  of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-21) (from Ch. 85, par. 4521)
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts. Sec. 1-21.
In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or
draft,  issued  pursuant  to  this Article Act, ceases (after
attaching his signature) to hold his office  after  attaching
his  or her signature and before the delivery of the check or
draft thereof to the payee, that his  signature  nevertheless
shall  be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same
effect as if the officer he  had  remained  in  office  until
delivery.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-22) (from Ch. 85, par. 4522)
    Section  2-115. General manager; other appointments. Sec.
1-22.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a
person  of recognized ability  and  business  experience,  to
hold  office  during  the pleasure of the Board.  The general
manager shall have management of the properties and  business
of  the Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the
general control of the Board, shall direct the enforcement of
all ordinances, resolutions, rules  and  regulations  of  the
Board,  and  shall  perform  such  other  duties  as  may  be
prescribed from time to time by the Board.
    The  Board  may  appoint  a  general attorney and a chief
engineer and shall provide for the appointment of such  other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and  employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall define
their duties and require bonds of such of them as  the  Board
may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant to this  Section
shall  be  exempt  from  taking  and  subscribing any oath of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-23) (from Ch. 85, par. 4523)
    Section 2-122. Rules  and  regulations;  penalties.  Sec.
1-23.   The  Board  shall  have  power  to make all rules and
regulations proper or necessary  to  carry  into  effect  the
powers  granted  to the Authority, with such penalties as may
be deemed proper.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-24) (from Ch. 85, par. 4524)
    Section 2-125. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest  bidder  by  vote  of  5 Board members. Sec. 1-24. All
contracts for the sale of property of the value of more  than
$2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property, including
air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year
shall  be  awarded  to  the highest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids.   All  construction   contracts   and
contracts  for  supplies,  materials, equipment and services,
when the expense thereof will exceed $2,500, shall be let  to
the  lowest  responsible  bidder, after advertising for bids,
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding
is  not  required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings
owned or controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 members of the
Board,  and  unless such action is accompanied by a statement
in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 4525)
    Section 2-130. Bids  and  advertisements.  Advertisements
Sec. 1-25. Advertisement for bids shall be published at least
twice  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation published
in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least
10 calendar days before the time for receiving bids, and such
advertisements shall also be  posted  on  readily  accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place  for
receiving and opening of bids, and, by reference to plans and
specifications  on file at the time of the first publication,
or in the advertisement itself, shall describe the  character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to ensure insure
free and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 5-30)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-26) (from Ch. 85, par. 4526)
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement. Sec. 1-26.
As soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
appointing officers.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-27) (from Ch. 85, par. 4527)
    Section 2-140. State financial support. Sec.  1-27.   The
Authority  Authorities  created  by  this  Article  Act shall
receive financial support  from  the  State  in  the  amounts
provided  for  in  Section 4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center
Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-28) (from Ch. 85, par. 4528)
    Section 2-145. Antitrust laws. Sec. 1-28.  The  Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act  to  make  explicit  the authorization for units of local
government and certain other governmental bodies  to  act  as
permitted   by   statute   or   the   Illinois  Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that the "State action exemption" to the application  of  the
federal  antitrust  anti-trust laws be fully available to the
Authority  to  the  extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)
expressly or by  necessary  implication  authorized  by  this
Article  or  other  Illinois  law,  or (2) within traditional
areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/1-29) (from Ch. 85, par. 4529)
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption. Sec. 1-29. All property  of
the  Authority  shall be exempt from taxation by the State or
any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

                PART 10. AURORA CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 225/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1401)
    Section 10-1. Short title. Sec. 1.  *  *  *  (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 10-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1402)
    Section  2-5.   Definitions.  Sec.  2.  When used In this
Article Act:   *  *  *(nonstandard  provisions  contained  in
Section 10-5) * * *
    "Governmental  agency"  means the federal government, the
State, and any unit of local government  or  school  district
governmental   body,   and  any  agency  or  instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation,  both domestic and foreign, company, association
or joint stock  joint-stock  association;  and  includes  any
trustee,   receiver,   assignee  or  personal  representative
thereof.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  10-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 225/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 1403)
    Section   2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal.  Sec.  3.  *  *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 10-10) * * *
    (a) The Authority may sue and be sued  in  its  corporate
name  but  execution  shall not in any case issue against any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority It may adopt a common seal and  change
the  same  at  its  pleasure.  *  *  *(nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 10-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 1404)
    Section 2-16. Duties;  auditorium  and  other  buildings;
lease of space. Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Authority
to  promote,  operate  and maintain expositions, conventions,
and theatrical, sports and cultural activities from  time  to
time  in the metropolitan area and in connection therewith to
arrange,   finance   and   maintain   industrial,   cultural,
educational,  theatrical,  sports,   trade   and   scientific
exhibits  and  to  construct,  equip and maintain auditorium,
exposition and office buildings for such purposes.
    The provision of office space for rental  and  lease  and
the   lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to  such
structures shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of  the
Authority.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 1405)
    Section  10-15.  Rights  and  powers.  Sec.   5.*   *   *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 10-15) * * *
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 225/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 1406)
    Section   2-25.   Incurring   obligations.  Sec.  6.  The
Authority shall not incur any  obligations  for  salaries  or
for,  office  or  administrative  expenses  except within the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/6.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1406.1)
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment. Sec. 6.1.   Purchases  made
under   pursuant  to  this  Article  Act  shall  be  made  in
compliance with the Local "Local  Government  Prompt  Payment
Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

    (70 ILCS 225/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 1407)
    Section  2-35.   Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State,  or local agency. Sec. 7. The Authority shall have the
power (i) to acquire and accept by purchase, lease,  gift  or
otherwise  any  property or rights useful for the Authority's
purposes from any  person  or  persons,  from  any  municipal
corporation,  body  politic,  or agency of the State, or from
the State itself, (ii) useful for its purposes, and to  apply
for   and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans  or
appropriations from the State of Illinois or  any  agency  or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State  of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 1408)
    Section 2-40. Federal money. Sec. 8. The Authority  shall
have  the  power (i) to apply for and accept grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations from the  federal  government
or  any  agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any
of the purposes of the Authority and (ii) to enter  into  any
agreement  with  the  federal  government in relation to such
grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/9) (from Ch. 85, par. 1409)
    Section 2-45. Insurance. Sec. 9. The Authority shall have
the power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of
insurance and indemnity against loss or  damage  to  property
from  any  cause,  against loss of use and occupancy, against
employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer,
or employee of the Board or of Authority in  the  performance
of  the  duties of the his office or employment, and against 
or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)
    (70 ILCS 225/10)
    Section  10-16.   Borrowing;  revenue   bonds;   interest
payable  semi-annually;  bond  sale  price; effect of Omnibus
Bond Acts. Sec. 10. * * * (nonstandard  provisions  contained
in Section 10-16) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

    (70 ILCS 225/11) (from Ch. 85, par. 1411)
    Section  2-55.  Bonds;  nature  of indebtedness. Sec. 11.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority  be  or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or
municipality within the State, nor shall  any  such  bond  or
obligation  be  or  become  an  indebtedness of the Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or  income
as provided in this Article aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/12) (from Ch. 85, par. 1412)
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds. Sec. 12. The State and
all  counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other
municipal corporations,  political  subdivisions  and  public
bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any  thereof;, all banks,
bankers, trust companies,  savings  banks  and  institutions,
building    and   loan   associations,   savings   and   loan
associations, investment companies and other persons carrying
on an insurance business; and all executors,  administrators,
guardians,  trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest
any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or
within their control in any bonds  issued  pursuant  to  this
Article  Act,  it  if  being  the  purpose of this Section to
authorize the  investment  in  such  bonds  of  all  sinking,
insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds,
whether  owned  or controlled by private or public persons or
officers; provided, however, that nothing contained  in  this
Section  may  be  construed  as relieving any person from any
duty of exercising reasonable care  in  selecting  securities
for investment.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/13) (from Ch. 85, par. 1413)
    Section 10-17. Bonds other than revenue bonds. Sec. 13. *
* *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 10-17)* * *
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 225/14) (from Ch. 85, par. 1414)
    Section 10-18. Tax. Sec. 14. * * *(nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 10-18)* * *
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

    (70 ILCS 225/15) (from Ch. 85, par. 1415)
    Section   2-76.    Board   members;   financial  matters;
compensation  for  secretary  or   treasurer;   conflict   of
interest. Sec. 15. * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in
Section 10-20)* * * The members of the board They shall serve
without  compensation,  but  shall  be  reimbursed for actual
expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
However, any member of the board  who  is  appointed  to  the
office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for
his or her services as such officer.
    No member of the board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract,  work  or  business  of the Authority or nor in the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)
    (70 ILCS 225/16) (from Ch. 85, par. 1416)
    Section  2-80.   Board  members'  oath.  Sec.  16.  *   *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 10-25)* * *
Within  30  days  after certification of his appointment, and
before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of
the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/17) (from Ch. 85, par. 1417)
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office. Sec.  17.
Members of the board shall hold office until their respective
successors  have been appointed and qualified. Any member may
resign from his office; the resignation takes to take  effect
when  the  member's  his successor has been appointed and has
qualified.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member  from  office.  The
appointing  officer  may  remove  any  member  of  the  Board
appointed  by  the  officer  him,  in  case  of incompetency,
neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after  service  on
the  member  him,  by  registered  United States mail, return
requested, of a copy  of  the  written  charges  against  the
member  him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person
or by counsel in the member's his own defense upon  not  less
than 10 days' notice.
    (Section 2-85, resumed)
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
or of abandonment  of  his  office,  or  in  case  of  death,
conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's his
office  shall become vacant. Each vacancy shall be filled for
the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as  in  the
case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)
    (70 ILCS 225/18) (from Ch. 85, par. 1418)
    Section 2-90. Organization of the Board. Sec. 18. As soon
as  practicably possible after the appointment of the initial
members, the Board shall  organize  for  the  transaction  of
business,  select  a  chairman and a temporary secretary from
its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations  to  govern
its  proceedings.  The  initial  chairman  and his successors
shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the  term
of  the chairman's his office as a member of the Board or for
the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/19) (from Ch. 85, par. 1419)
    Section 2-97. Board meetings; public  records.  Sec.  19.
Regular  meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in
each calendar month, the time and place of such  meetings  to
be fixed by the Board. * * *(nonstandard provisions contained
in Section 10-30)* * *
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board  for use in negotiations, actions or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/20) (from Ch. 85, par. 1420)
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds  deposited  in
bank  or  savings  and  loan  association. Sec. 20. The Board
shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who  need  not  be
members  of  the Board, to hold office during the pleasure of
the Board, and  shall  fix  their  duties  and  compensation.
Before  entering  upon  the    its duties of their respective
offices they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath
of office, and  the  treasurer  shall  execute  a  bond  with
corporate  sureties  to  be  approved  by the Board. The bond
shall be payable to the Authority in whatever penal  sum  may
be  directed  upon  the faithful performance of the duties of
the office and the payment  of  all  money  received  by  the
treasurer   him according to law and the orders of the Board.
The Board may, at any time,  require  a  new  bond  from  the
treasurer  in such penal sum as may then be determined by the
Board. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any
loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing  of  any
savings  and  loan  association  or  national  or  State bank
wherein the treasurer has deposited  funds  if  the  bank  or
savings  and  loan association has been approved by the Board
as a depository for those these funds. The  oaths  of  office
and  the  treasurer's  bond  shall  be filed in the principal
office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 225/21) (from Ch. 85, par. 1421)
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment Act. Sec. 21. All funds deposited by the treasurer
in  any  bank or savings and loan association shall be placed
in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn  or  paid
out  only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan
association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the
chairman of the Board. The Board may  designate  any  of  its
members  or any officer or employee of the Authority to affix
the signature of  the  chairman  and  another  to  affix  the
signature  of the treasurer to any check or draft for payment
of salaries or wages and for payment of any other  obligation
of not more than $2,500.
    No  bank  or  savings  and loan association shall receive
public funds as permitted by  this  Section,  unless  it  has
complied   with  the  requirements  established  pursuant  to
Section 6 of The Public Funds Investment Act "An Act relating
to certain investments of public funds by  public  agencies",
approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 225/22) (from Ch. 85, par. 1422)
    Section  2-110.  Signatures on checks or drafts. Sec. 22.
In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or
draft, issued pursuant to this  Article  Act,  ceases  (after
attaching  his  signature) to hold his office after attaching
his or her signature and before the delivery of the check  or
draft  thereof  to the payee, that his signature nevertheless
shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the  same
effect  as  if  the  officer  he had remained in office until
delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/23) (from Ch. 85, par. 1423)
    Section 2-115. General manager; other appointments.  Sec.
23.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall  be  a
person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold
office  during the pleasure of the Board. The general manager
shall have management of the properties and business  of  the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control  of  the  Board,  shall direct the enforcement of all
ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of the  Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time to time by the Board.
    The  Board  may  appoint  a  general attorney and a chief
engineer and shall provide for the appointment of such  other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and  employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall define
their duties and require bonds of such of them as  the  Board
may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant to this  Section
shall  be  exempt  from  taking  and  subscribing any oath of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 81-257.)

    (70 ILCS 225/24) (from Ch. 85, par. 1424)
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations;  fines
and  penalties.  Sec.  24. The Board shall have power to pass
all ordinances and make all rules and regulations  proper  or
necessary  to  carry  into  effect  the powers granted to the
Authority, with such fines or  penalties  as  may  be  deemed
proper.   All   fines  and  penalties  shall  be  imposed  by
ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation published in the metropolitan  area  embraced  by
the  Authority.  No such ordinance imposing a fine or penalty
shall take effect until 10 days after its publication.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/25) (from Ch. 85, par. 1425)
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest bidder by four-fifths vote. Sec. 25. All contracts for
sale  of  property  of the value of more than $2500, or for a
concession in or lease of property, including air rights,  of
the  Authority  for  a  term  of more than one year, shall be
awarded to the highest responsible bidder, after  advertising
for  bids.  All  construction  contracts  and  contracts  for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof  will  exceed  $2500,  shall  be  let  to  the lowest
responsible  bidder,  after  advertising  for  bids,  except:
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 10-35)
* * *
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take into in account the past  record  of  dealings
with  the  bidder,  the  bidder's    experience,  adequacy of
equipment, and ability to  complete  performance  within  the
time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility,
but  in  no case shall any such contract contracts be awarded
to any other than  the  highest  bidder  (in  case  of  sale,
concession  or  lease)  or  the  lowest  bidder  (in  case of
purchase or expenditure) unless authorized or approved  by  a
vote  of at least 4/5 of the members of the Board, and unless
such action is accompanied by a statement in writing  setting
forth  the  reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract to the
highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement
shall be  kept  on  file  in  the  principal  office  of  the
Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids. If  after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 82-786.)

    (70 ILCS 225/26) (from Ch. 85, par. 1426)
    Section  2-130.  Bids  and   advertisements.   Sec.   26.
Advertisements  for bids shall be published at least twice in
a daily newspaper of general  circulation  published  in  the
metropolitan  area,  the  last  publication to be at least 10
calendar days before the time for receiving  bids,  and  such
advertisements  shall  also  be  posted on readily accessible
bulletin boards in the principal  office  of  the  Authority.
Such  advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place for
receiving and opening of bids, and, by reference to plans and
specifications on file at the time of the first  publication,
or  in the advertisement itself, shall describe the character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to ensure insure
free and open competitive bidding.
    All bids in response to advertisements  shall  be  sealed
and  shall  be  publicly opened by the Board, and all bidders
shall  be  entitled  to  be   present   in   person   or   by
representatives.   Cash   or   a  certified  or  satisfactory
cashier's check, as a deposit of good faith, in a  reasonable
amount  to be fixed by the Board before advertising for bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder. Bond  for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after  the opening of bids. The bid of the successful bidder,
as well as the bids of the  unsuccessful  bidders,  shall  be
placed  on  file  and  be open to public inspection. All bids
shall be void if any disclosure of the terms of  any  bid  in
response  to an advertisement is made or permitted to be made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/26a) (from Ch. 85, par. 1426a)
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption. Sec. 26a.   Exemption  from
taxation.   All property of the Aurora Civic Center Authority
shall be exempt from taxation by the State or any taxing unit
therein.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 225/26b) (from Ch. 85, par. 1426b)
    Section 2-145. Antitrust laws. Sec. 26b.   The  Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act  to  make  explicit  the authorization for units of local
government and certain other governmental bodies  to  act  as
permitted   by   statute   or   the   Illinois  Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that the "State action exemption" to the application  of  the
federal  antitrust  anti-trust laws be fully available to the
Authority  to  the  extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)
expressly or by  necessary  implication  authorized  by  this
Article  Act or other Illinois law, or (2) within traditional
areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 225/26c) (from Ch. 85, par. 1426c)
    Section 2-140. State financial support.  Sec.  26c.   The
Authority created by this Article Act shall receive financial
support from the State in the amounts provided for in Section
4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 225/27) (from Ch. 85, par. 1427)
    Section  2-135.  Report and financial statement. Sec. 27.
As soon  after  the  end  of  each  fiscal  year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and  liabilities.  A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested, upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
appointing officers as provided in Sec 16.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

    (70 ILCS 225/28) (from Ch. 85, par. 1428)
    Section  2-155.  Partial  invalidity.  Sec.  28.  If  any
provision of this Article Act is held invalid such  provision
shall  be  deemed to be excised from this Article Act and the
invalidity  thereof  shall  not  affect  any  of  the   other
provisions  of  this  Article  Act. If the application of any
provision of this Article Act to any person  or  circumstance
is  held  invalid it shall not affect the application of such
provision to such persons or circumstances other  than  those
as to which it is held invalid.
(Source: P.A. 78-927.)

                PART 15. BENTON CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 230/1-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6601)
    Section  2-3.  Purpose.  Sec.  1-1.   The purpose of this
Article is to accomplish the aims of the State of Illinois to
enhance the ability of its citizens to  avail  themselves  of
civic and cultural centers geographically situated throughout
the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 6602)
    Section  15-1. Short title. Sec. 1-2.  * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 15-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 6603)
    Section 2-5.  Definitions. Sec. 1-3.  When used  In  this
Article:
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 15-5)
* * *
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State,  and  any  unit of local government or school district
governmental  body,  and  any  agency   or   instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"   means   any   individual,  firm,  partnership,
corporation, both domestic and foreign, company,  association
or   joint  stock  association;  and  includes  any  trustee,
receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  15-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 6604)
    Section  2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal.  Sec. 1-4. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 15-10) * * *
    (a)  The Authority may sue and be sued in  its  corporate
name,  but  execution shall not in any case issue against any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority It may adopt a common seal and  change
the  same  at  its  pleasure.  *  * * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 15-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 6605)
    Section  2-15.  Duties;  auditorium,  recreational,   and
other  buildings;  lease of space. Sec. 1-5.  It shall be the
duty of  the  Authority  to  promote,  operate  and  maintain
expositions, conventions, and theatrical, sports and cultural
activities  from time to time in the metropolitan area and in
connection  therewith  to  arrange,  finance   and   maintain
industrial,  cultural, educational, theatrical, sports, trade
and scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and  maintain
auditorium, exposition, recreational and office buildings for
such purposes.
    The  provision  of  office space for lease and rental and
the  lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to   such
structures  shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of the
Authority.
    The Authority is granted all rights and powers  necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-6) (from Ch. 85, par. 6606)
    Section   2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including  eminent
domain. Sec. 1-6. The  Authority  shall  have  the  following
rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition
centers, civic auditoriums, cultural  facilities  and  office
buildings,  including  sites and parking areas and commercial
facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b)  To plan for such grounds,  centers  and  auditoriums
and  to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance fairs,
industrial,  cultural,  educational  education,   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, buildings  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 now or hereafter amended;
    (d)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority;
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-7) (from Ch. 85, par. 6607)
    Section  2-25.  Incurring  obligations.  Sec.  1-7.   The
Authority  shall  not  incur  any obligations for salaries or
for, office or  administrative  expenses  except  within  the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-8) (from Ch. 85, par. 6608)
    Section   2-35.  Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency. Sec. 1-8.  The Authority  shall  have
power  (i)  to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or
otherwise any property or rights useful for  the  Authority's
purposes  from  any  person  or  persons,  from any municipal
corporation, body politic, or agency of the  State,  or  from
the  State itself, (ii) useful for its purposes, and to apply
for  and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations  from  the  State of Illinois or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants,  matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-9) (from Ch. 85, par. 6609)
    Section  2-40.  Federal  money.  Sec. 1-9.  The Authority
shall have the power (i) to  apply  for  and  accept  grants,
matching  grants,  loans  or  appropriations from the federal
government or any agency or  instrumentality  thereof  to  be
used  for  any  of  the purposes of the Authority and (ii) to
enter into any  agreement  with  the  federal  government  in
relation   to   such   grants,   matching  grants,  loans  or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 6610)
    Section 2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 1-10.  The Authority shall
have the power to procure and enter into  contracts  for  any
type  of  insurance  and  indemnity against loss or damage to
property from any cause, against loss of use  and  occupancy,
against  employers' liability, against any act of any member,
officer, or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in  the
performance  of  the  duties  of  the  his  or  her office or
employment, and against or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-11) (from Ch. 85, par. 6611)
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.  Sec. 1-11.  The Authority shall have continuing
power to borrow money for the purpose  of  carrying  out  and
performing  its  duties  and exercising its powers under this
Article.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.   All  such  bonds  shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the  maximum rate permitted by the Bond Authorization Act "An
Act to authorize public corporations to  issue  bonds,  other
evidences  or  indebtedness  and  tax  anticipation  warrants
subject  to  interest  rate  limitations  set forth therein",
approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended, may be in
such form, may carry such  registration  privileges,  may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner, and may contain
such terms and covenants, all as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance.   In  case  any officer whose signature appears on
any bond ceases (after attaching his  or  her  signature)  to
hold office, his or her signature shall nevertheless be valid
and effective for all purposes.  The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the
Authority  may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity to
compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any
of its officers, agents or employees of or  any  contract  or
covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds
or  interest  coupons, and to compel the Authority or and any
of its officers, agents or employees to  perform  any  duties
required  to  be  performed for the benefit of the holders of
any such bonds or interest coupons by the provisions  of  the
ordinance  authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin the
Authority and any of its officers, agents or  employees  from
taking  any  action  in  conflict  with  any such contract or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any  express  recital  on the face fact
thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such  bonds  shall  be
negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority to pay:
    (a) the  cost  of  maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b) the bonds and interest thereon as they  shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,  and  cultural,  expositions,  sports activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals,  and  from  other revenue, if any, the Authority may
execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided
that no lien upon any  physical  property  of  the  Authority
shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the  Authority  may  be  by  mandamus
proceedings  in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best  bidder  or  bidders therefor.  The Authority shall have
the right to reject all bids and to readvertise for  bids  in
the   manner  provided  for  in  the  initial  advertisement.
However, if no bids are received, such bonds may be  sold  at
not  less than par value, without further advertising, within
60 days after the bids are required to be filed  pursuant  to
any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-12) (from Ch. 85, par. 6612)
    Section  2-55.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 1-12.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority  be  or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or  of  any  political  subdivision  of  or
municipality  within  the  State,  nor shall any such bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation  but is payable solely from the revenues or income
as provided in this Article aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-13) (from Ch. 85, par. 6613)
    Section 2-60.  Investment in bonds. Sec. 1-13.  The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any thereof;, all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment companies,  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article,  it  being  the  purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 6614)
    Section 2-75.  Board members; financial matters; conflict
of  interest.  Sec.  1-14.  *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 15-15) * * * The members  of  the  Board
shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual  expenses incurred by them in the performance of their
duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract, work or business of the Authority  or  nor  in  the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 6615)
    Section  2-80.  Board  members'  oath.  Sec.  1-15. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section  15-20)  *  *  *
Within 30 days after certification of his or her appointment,
and  before  entering  upon  the duties of his or her office,
each member  of  the  Board  shall  take  and  subscribe  the
constitutional  oath  of  office and file it in the office of
the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)
    (70 ILCS 230/1-16) (from Ch. 85, par. 6616)
    Section 2-85.  Board members;  vacancy  in  office.  Sec.
1-16.   Members  of  the  Board shall hold office until their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member may resign from office; the resignation takes to  take
effect  when  the  member's  his  or  her  successor has been
appointed and has qualified. * *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 15-25) * * *
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
or of abandonment of office, or in case of death,  conviction
of  a  felony or removal from office, a member's office shall
become  vacant.   Each  vacancy  shall  be  filled  for   the
unexpired  term  by appointment in like manner, as in case of
expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-17) (from Ch. 85, par. 6617)
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 1-17.   As
soon  as  practicably  possible  after the appointment of the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman chairperson  and  a  temporary
secretary   from  its  own  number,  and  adopt  by-laws  and
regulations to govern its proceedings.  The initial  chairman
chairperson and his or her successors shall be elected by the
Board from time to time for the term of the chairman's his or
her  office  as  a  member  of the Board or for the term of 3
years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-18) (from Ch. 85, par. 6618)
    Section 2-95.  Meetings; action by 5 Board members.  Sec.
1-18.    Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least
once in each calendar month,  the  time  and  place  of  such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five  members  of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All actions of the Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 5 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 86-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-19) (from Ch. 85, par. 6619)
    Section  2-100.  Secretary;  treasurer.  Sec.  1-19.  The
Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not
be members of the Board, to hold office during  the  pleasure
of  the  Board,  and shall fix their duties and compensation.
Before entering upon the duties of their respective  offices,
they  shall  take  and  subscribe  the constitutional oath of
office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate
sureties to be approved by the  Board.   The  bond  shall  be
payable  to  the  Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may be
directed upon the faithful performance of the duties  of  the
office and the payment of all money received by the treasurer
him or her according to law and the orders of the Board.  The
Board may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer
in  a  such penal sum as may then be determined by the Board.
The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to  any  loss
sustained  by  the  insolvency,  failure  or  closing  of any
national or state bank wherein the  treasurer  has  deposited
funds  if  the  bank  has  been  approved  by  the Board as a
depositary depository for those these funds.   The  oaths  of
office  and  the treasurer's bond bonds shall be filed in the
principal office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 6620)
    Section 2-105.  Funds. Sec. 1-20.  All funds deposited by
the treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the name of  the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft   upon   the   bank,   signed   by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned by the chairman chairperson of the Board.   The
Board  may  designate  any  of  its members or any officer or
employee of the Authority  to  affix  the  signature  of  the
chairman  chairperson  and  another to affix the signature of
the treasurer to any check or draft for payment  of  salaries
or  wages and for payment of any other obligation of not more
than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-21) (from Ch. 85, par. 6621)
    Section 2-110.  Signatures  on  checks  or  drafts.  Sec.
1-21.   In  case any officer whose signature appears upon any
check or draft issued pursuant to  this  Article  Act  ceases
(after  attaching  his or her signature) to hold office after
attaching his or her signature and before the delivery of the
check or  draft  thereof  to  the  payee,  that  his  or  her
signature,  nevertheless,  shall  be valid and sufficient for
all purposes with the same effect as if the officer he or she
had remained in office until delivery.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-22) (from Ch. 85, par. 6622)
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments. Sec.
1-22.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a
person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold
office during the pleasure of the Board.  The general manager
shall have management of the properties and business  of  the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control  of  the  Board,  shall direct the enforcement of all
ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of the  Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time to time by the Board.
    The  Board  may  appoint  a  general attorney and a chief
engineer and shall provide for the appointment of such  other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and  employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall define
their duties and require bonds of such of them as  the  Board
may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and  all  other  officers  provided  for,  pursuant  to  this
Section, shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath
of office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-23) (from Ch. 85, par. 6623)
    Section 2-122.  Rules and  regulations;  penalties.  Sec.
1-23.   The  Board  shall  have  power  to make all rules and
regulations, proper or necessary, to carry  into  effect  the
powers  granted  to the Authority, with such penalties as may
be deemed proper.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-24) (from Ch. 85, par. 6624)
    Section 2-125.  Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest bidder by vote of 5 Board  members.  Sec.  1-24.   All
contracts  for the sale of property of the value of more than
$2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property, including
air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year
shall be awarded to the  highest  responsible  bidder,  after
advertising   for   bids.   All  construction  contracts  and
contracts for supplies, materials,  equipment  and  services,
when  the expense thereof will exceed $2,500, shall be let to
the lowest responsible bidder  after  advertising  for  bids,
excepting  (1)  when  repair parts, accessories, equipment or
services are required for equipment  or  services  previously
furnished  or  contracted  for;  (2)  when  the nature of the
services required is such that competitive bidding is not  in
the  best interest of the public, including, without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of construction, and  others  possessing  a  high  degree  of
skill;  and  (3)  when  services  such as water, light, heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let  by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and, in any event, in a manner calculated to ensure
insure the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding
is  not  required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings
owned or controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board may take into account the past records of dealings with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contracts be awarded to  any  other  than
the  highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease) or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 members of the
Board, and unless such action is accompanied by  a  statement
in  writing  setting  forth  the reasons for not awarding the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract without competitive bidding, provided that it  shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 6625)
    Section  2-130.  Bids  and  advertisements.  Sec.   1-25.
Method  of conducting bidding.  Advertisements for bids shall
be published at least twice in a daily newspaper  of  general
circulation  published  in  the  metropolitan  area, the last
publication to be at least 10 calendar days before  the  time
for  receiving  bids,  and  such advertisements shall also be
posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the principal
office of the Authority.  Such advertisements shall state the
time and place for receiving and  opening  of  bids  and,  by
reference  to plans and specifications on file at the time of
the first publication, or in the advertisement itself,  shall
describe the character of the proposed contract in sufficient
detail   to   fully   advise  prospective  bidders  of  their
obligations and to ensure insure free  and  open  competitive
bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 15-30)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-26) (from Ch. 85, par. 6626)
    Section  2-135.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
1-26.   *  *  *  (nonstandard provisions contained in Section
15-35) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-27) (from Ch. 85, par. 6627)
    Section 2-140.  State financial support. Sec. 1-27.   The
Authority  created  by  this  Article shall receive financial
support from the State in the amounts provided for in Section
4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center Support  Act,  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-28) (from Ch. 85, par. 6628)
    Section 2-145.  Antitrust laws. Sec. 1-28.  The Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act  to  make  explicit  the authorization for units of local
government and certain other governmental bodies  to  act  as
permitted   by   statute   or   the   Illinois  Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, as now or hereafter amended, and
the  General  Assembly  intends  that   the   "State   action
exemption"  to  the  application  of  the  federal  antitrust
anti-trust  laws  be  fully available to the Authority to the
extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)  expressly  or   by
necessary  implication  authorized  by  this Article or other
Illinois law,  or  (2)  within  traditional  areas  of  local
governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-29) (from Ch. 85, par. 6629)
    Section  2-150.  Tax  exemption. Sec. 1-29.  All property
of the Authority shall be exempt from taxation by  the  State
or any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

    (70 ILCS 230/1-30) (from Ch. 85, par. 6630)
    Section 2-30.  Prompt payment. Sec. 1-30.  Purchases made
under  pursuant  to  this Article shall be made in compliance
with the Local Government  Prompt  Payment  Act,  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1314.)

              PART 20. BLOOMINGTON CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 235/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-1)
    Section  2-3.  Purpose.  Sec.  1.   The  purpose  of this
Article Act is  to  accomplish  the  aims  of  the  State  of
Illinois  to  enhance  the  ability  of its citizens to avail
themselves  of  civic  and  cultural  centers  geographically
situated throughout the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-2)
    Section 20-1.  Short title. Sec. 2. *  *  *  (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 20-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-3)
    Section  2-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  3.  When  used In this
Article Act:
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  20-5)
* * *
    "Governmental  agency"  means the federal government, the
State, and any unit of local government  or  school  district
governmental   body,   and  any  agency  or  instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation,  both domestic and foreign, company, association
or  joint  stock  association;  and  includes  any   trustee,
receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-4)
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common  seal.  Sec.  4.  *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-10) * * *
    (a)  The  Authority  may sue and be sued in its corporate
name but execution shall not in any case  issue  against  any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The  Authority It may adopt a common seal and change
the same at its pleasure.   *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 20-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-5)
    Section   20-14.  Duties.   Sec.  5.  *  *  *(nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 20-14)* * *
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 235/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-6)
    Section  20-15.  Rights  and  powers;  including  eminent
domain. Sec. 6.  * * * (nonstandard provisions  contained  in
Section 20-15) * * *
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

    (70 ILCS 235/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-7)
    Section   2-25.  Incurring   obligations.  Sec.  7.   The
Authority shall not incur any  obligations  for  salaries  or
for,  office  or  administrative  expenses  except within the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/7.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-7.1)
    Section 2-30.  Prompt payment. Sec. 7.1.  Purchases  made
under   pursuant  to  this  Article  Act  shall  be  made  in
compliance with the  the  "Local  Government  Prompt  Payment
Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

    (70 ILCS 235/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-8)
    Section   2-35.  Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency. Sec. 8.   The  Authority  shall  have
power  (i)  to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or
otherwise any property or rights useful for  the  Authority's
purposes  from  any  person  or  persons,  from any municipal
corporation, body politic, or agency of the  State,  or  from
the  State itself, useful for its purposes, and (ii) to apply
for  and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations  from  the  State of Illinois or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants,  matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/9) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-9)
    Section   20-20.  Federal   money.   Sec.   9.    *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-20) * * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/10) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-10)
    Section 2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 10.  The  Authority  shall
have  the  power  to procure and enter into contracts for any
type of insurance and indemnity against  loss  or  damage  to
property  from  any cause, against loss of use and occupancy,
against employers' liability, against any act of any  member,
officer,  or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in the
performance of the duties of the his  office  or  employment,
and against or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)
    (70 ILCS 235/11) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-11)
    Section 20-25.  Borrowing; revenue bonds. Sec. 11.  * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-25) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-4)

    (70 ILCS 235/12) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-12)
    Section 20-27.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 12. *
* *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-27)* * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/13) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-13)
    Section  2-60.  Investment  in bonds. Sec. 13.  The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any thereof;, all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment  companies  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article Act, it being the purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for purchase or investment.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/14) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-14)
    Section  20-30.  General  obligation  bonds;  conditions.
Sec. 14. * * *(nonstandard provisions  contained  in  Section
20-30)* * *
(Source: P.A. 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

    (70 ILCS 235/15) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-15)
    Section  20-35.  G.O.  bonds;  election.  Sec.  15.  *  *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-35)* * *
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 235/16) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-16)
    Section  20-40.  G.O. bonds; canvass of election returns.
Sec. 16.  * * *(nonstandard provisions contained  in  Section
20-40)* * *
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

    (70 ILCS 235/17) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-17)
    Section   20-45.  Tax.   Sec.   17.   *  *  *(nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 20-45)* * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/18) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-18)
    Section   2-76.  Board   members;   financial    matters;
compensation   for   secretary   or  treasurer;  conflict  of
interest. Sec. 18. * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in
Section 20-50) * * * The members of  the  Board  shall  serve
without  compensation,  but  shall  be  reimbursed for actual
expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
However, any member of the Board  who  is  appointed  to  the
office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for
his or her services as such officer.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract,  work  or  business  of the Authority or nor in the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/19) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-19)
    Section 2-80.  Board  members'  oath.  Sec.  19.  *  *  *
(nonstandard  provisions  contained  in  Section 20-55) * * *
Within 30 days after certification of  his  appointment,  and
before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of
the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/20) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-20)
    Section 2-85.  Board members; vacancy in office. Sec. 20.
Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective
successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any member may
resign  from his office; the resignation takes to take effect
when the member's his successor has been  appointed  and  has
qualified.
    Section  2-83.  Removal of Board member from office.  The
appointing  officer  may  remove  any  member  of  the  Board
appointed  by the  officer  him,  in  case  of  incompetency,
neglect  of  duty, or malfeasance in office, after service on
the member him, by  registered  United  States  mail,  return
requested,  of  a  copy  of  the  written charges against the
member him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in  person
or  by  counsel in the member's his own defense upon not less
than 10 days' notice.
    (Section 2-85, resumed)
    In case of failure to qualify within the  time  required,
or  of  abandonment  of  his  office,  or  in  case of death,
conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's his
office shall become vacant.  Each vacancy shall be filled for
the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as in  case
of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/21) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-21)
    Section  20-58.  Organization  of the Board. Sec. 21. * *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-58)* * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/22) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-22)
    Section 2-97.  Board meetings; public records.  Sec.  22.
Regular  meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in
each calendar month, the time and place of such  meetings  to
be  fixed  by  the  Board.    *  *  * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 20-60) * * *
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/23) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-23)
    Section 2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited  in
bank  or  savings  and  loan association. Sec. 23.  The Board
shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who  need  not  be
members  of  the Board, to hold office during the pleasure of
the Board, and  shall  fix  their  duties  and  compensation.
Before  entering  upon  the  its  duties  of their respective
offices they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath
of office, and  the  treasurer  shall  execute  a  bond  with
corporate  sureties  to  be  approved by the Board.  The bond
shall be payable to the Authority in whatever penal  sum  may
be  directed  upon  the faithful performance of the duties of
the office and the payment  of  all  money  received  by  the
treasurer  him  according to law and the orders of the Board.
The Board may, at any time,  require  a  new  bond  from  the
treasurer  in such penal sum as may then be determined by the
Board.  The obligation of the sureties shall  not  extend  to
any  loss  sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of
any savings and loan association or national  or  State  bank
wherein  the  treasurer  has  deposited  funds if the bank or
savings and loan association has been approved by  the  Board
as  a depository depositary for those these funds.  The oaths
of office and the treasurer's bond  shall  be  filed  in  the
principal office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 235/24) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-24)
    Section   20-62.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public  Funds
Investment  Act.  Sec.  24.  *  *  *(nonstandard   provisions
contained in Section 20-62)* * *
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

    (70 ILCS 235/25) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-25)
    Section  2-110.  Signatures on checks or drafts. Sec. 25.
In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or
draft, issued pursuant to this  Article  Act,  ceases  (after
attaching  his  signature) to hold his office after attaching
his or her signature and before the delivery of the check  or
draft  thereof  to the payee, that his signature nevertheless
shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the  same
effect  as  if  the  officer  he had remained in office until
delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/26) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-26)
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments. Sec.
26.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall  be  a
person  an  individual  of  recognized  ability  and business
experience, to hold office during the pleasure of the  Board.
The  general  manager shall have management of the properties
and business of the Authority and of  the  employees  thereof
subject to the general control of the Board, shall direct the
enforcement   of   all  ordinances,  resolutions,  rules  and
regulations of the Board, and shall perform such other duties
as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.
    The Board may appoint a  general  attorney  and  a  chief
engineer  and shall provide for the appointment of such other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and employees as may be necessary.  The Board It shall define
their duties and require bonds of such of them as  the  Board
may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant to this  Section
shall  be  exempt  from  taking  and  subscribing any oath of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/27) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-27)
    Section 2-120.  Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties. Sec. 27.  The Board shall have power  to  pass
all  ordinances  and make all rules and regulations proper or
necessary to carry into effect  the  powers  granted  to  the
Authority,  with  such  fines  or  penalties as may be deemed
proper.   All  fines  and  penalties  shall  be  imposed   by
ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation  published  in  the metropolitan area embraced by
the Authority.  No such ordinance imposing a fine or  penalty
shall take effect until 10 days after its publication.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/28) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-28)
    Section 2-128.  Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest  bidder by three-fourths vote. Sec. 28.  All contracts
for the sale of property of the value of more than $2,500  or
for  any  concession in or lease of property of the Authority
for a term of more than one year  shall  be  awarded  to  the
highest  responsible bidder, after advertising for bids.  All
construction contracts and contracts for supplies, materials,
equipment and services, when the expense thereof will  exceed
$2,500,  shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids  excepting  (1)  when  repair   parts,
accessories, equipment or services are required for equipment
or  services previously furnished or contracted for; (2) when
the nature of the services required is such that  competitive
bidding is not in the best interest of the public, including,
without   limiting  the  generality  of  the  foregoing,  the
services of accountants,  architects,  attorneys,  engineers,
physicians,   superintendents  of  construction,  and  others
possessing a high degree of skill; and (3) when services such
as water, light, heat,  power,  telephone  or  telegraph  are
required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding whenever possible, and in any event in  a
manner  calculated to ensure insure the best interests of the
public.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least three-fourths of
the   members  of  the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the  lowest  bidder
shall  be  selected in the following manner:  to all bids for
sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable  under  the
"Retailers'  Occupation  Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as
amended, there shall be added an  amount  equal  to  the  tax
which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and the
lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales the
gross  receipts  of which are taxable under said Act shall be
considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest bid
relates to a sale not taxable under said  Act,  any  contract
entered  into  thereon shall be in the amount of the original
bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts  shall  not  be  split  into  parts   involving
expenditures of less than $2,500 for the purposes of avoiding
the  provisions of this Section, and all such split contracts
shall be void.  If any  collusion  occurs  among  bidders  or
prospective  bidders  in restraint of freedom of competition,
by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding
or otherwise, the bids of such bidders shall be  void.   Each
bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he
has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction of maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/29) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-29)
    Section  2-130.  Bids  and   advertisements.   Sec.   29.
Advertisement for bids shall be published at least twice in a
daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation  published  in the
metropolitan area, the last publication to  be  at  least  10
calendar  days  before  the time for receiving bids, and such
advertisements shall also be  posted  on  readily  accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place  for
receiving and opening of bids, and, by reference to plans and
specifications  on file at the time of the first publication,
or in the advertisement itself, shall describe the  character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to ensure insure
free and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    Section   2-132.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance.  Any bidder who has submitted a bid in compliance
with the requirements for bidding may bring  a  civil  action
suit  in  equity  in the circuit court in the county in which
the metropolitan area is located to  compel  compliance  with
the  provisions  of this Article Act relating to the awarding
of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

    (70 ILCS 235/29a) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-29a)
    Section 2-150.  Tax exemption. Sec. 29a.  Exemption  from
taxation.    All  property  of  the  Bloomington Civic Center
Authority shall be exempt from taxation by the State  or  any
taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 83-893.)

    (70 ILCS 235/29b) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-29b)
    Section  2-145.  Antitrust laws. Sec. 29b.  The Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act to make explicit the authorization  for  units  of  local
government  and  certain  other governmental bodies to act as
permitted  by   statute   or   the   Illinois   Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that  the  "State action exemption" to the application of the
federal antitrust anti-trust laws be fully available  to  the
Authority  to  the  extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)
expressly  or  by  necessary  implication  authorized by this
Article Act or other Illinois law, or (2) within  traditional
areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 235/29c) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-29c)
    Section  2-140.  State  financial support. Sec. 29c.  The
Authority created by this Article Act shall receive financial
support from the State in the amounts provided for in Section
4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 235/30) (from Ch. 85, par. 1581-30)
    Section 20-65.  Report and financial statement. Sec.  30.
* * *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 20-65)* * *
(Source: P.A. 80-1440.)

      PART 25. BOONE COUNTY COMMUNITY BUILDING COMPLEX
    (70 ILCS 260/1-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-1)
    Section 25-1. Sec. 1-1.  Short title.  * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 25-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-5)
    Section  25-5.  Sec.  1-5.   Purpose.  * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 25-5) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)
    (70 ILCS 260/1-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-10)
    Section 2-5. Sec. 1-10.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-10)
* * *
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State,  and  any unit of local government or school district,
and any agency or instrumentality governmental body, together
with any of their agencies or instrumentalities, corporate or
otherwise thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
domestic  or  foreign  corporation,  company, association, or
joint stock association; and includes any trustee,  receiver,
assignee of their trustees, receivers, assignees, or personal
representative thereof representatives.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-10)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-15)
    Section  2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal. Sec. 1-15. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-15) * * *
    (a) (b)  The Authority Committee may sue and be  sued  in
its corporate name, but execution shall not in any case issue
against any property of the Authority Committee.
    (b)  The  Authority It may adopt a common seal and change
the same seal at its pleasure.  * * * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 25-15) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-20)
    Section 25-20. Sec. 1-20.  Duties.  *  *  *  (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 25-20) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)
    (70 ILCS 260/1-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-25)
    Section  25-25.  Sec.  1-25.   Powers. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 25-25) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-30) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-30)
    Section 2-25. Sec.  1-30.   Incurring  obligations.   The
Authority  Committee  shall  not  incur  any  obligations for
salaries or for  office  or  administrative  expenses  except
within the amounts of funds that will be available to it when
those obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-35) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-35)
    Section  25-27.  Sec. 1-35.  Acquisition of property. * *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-27)* * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-40) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-40)
    Section 2-40. Sec. 1-40.  Federal money.   The  Authority
shall  have  Committee  has  the  power  (i) to apply for and
accept grants, matching grants, loans, or appropriations from
the federal  government  or  any  agency  or  instrumentality
thereof  of  the federal government to be used for any of the
operating purposes of the Authority  Committee  and  (ii)  to
enter  into  any  agreement  with  the  federal government in
relation to such those grants,  matching  grants,  loans,  or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-45) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-45)
    Section 2-45. Sec. 1-45.  Insurance.  The Authority shall
have  Committee  has  the  power  to  procure  and enter into
contracts for any type of  insurance  and  indemnity  against
loss  or  damage  to property from any cause, against loss of
use and occupancy, against employers' liability, against  any
act  of  any  member,  officer,  or  employee of the Board or
Authority Committee in the performance of the duties  of  the
his  or  her  office  or  employment,  and  against any other
insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-50) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-50)
    Section 2-50. Sec. 1-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits
to  compel  performance.  (a)  The   Authority   shall   have
Committee  has  continuing  power  to  borrow  money  for the
purpose  of  carrying  out  and  performing  its  duties  and
exercising its powers under this Article.
    (b)  For the purpose of evidencing the obligation of  the
Authority  Committee  to  repay  any  money  so  borrowed  as
aforesaid,  the  Authority  Committee  may,  pursuant  to  an
ordinance  adopted  by the Board Committee, from time to time
issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds,  and
may  also from time to time issue and dispose of its interest
bearing revenue bonds to refund  any  bonds  at  maturity  or
pursuant  to  redemption  provisions  or  at  any time before
maturity with the consent  of  the  holders  thereof  of  the
bonds.   All  such The bonds shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and,  leases,  and  other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority Committee from any  other
source.  Such  The  bonds  (i) may bear such a date or dates,
(ii) may mature at such a time  or  times  not  exceeding  40
years from their respective dates, (iii) may bear interest at
such a rate or rates not exceeding the maximum rate permitted
by  the  Bond  Authorization Act, (iv) may be in such a form,
(v) may carry registration privileges, (vi) may  be  executed
in  such  a  manner,  (vii) may be payable at such a place or
places, (viii) may be made subject to redemption  in  such  a
manner  and  upon  such  terms, with or without premium as is
stated on the face thereof of the bonds, (ix) may be executed
in such  a  manner,  and  (x)  may  contain  such  terms  and
covenants,  all  as  may  be  provided  in said the ordinance
authorizing the issuance of the bonds.  In case  any  officer
whose  signature  appears  on  any bond ceases to hold office
(after attaching his or her signature) to  hold  office,  his
that  signature shall nevertheless be valid and effective for
all purposes.  The holder or holders of  any  bonds  or  bond
interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the Authority
Committee may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity (i)
to  compel  the  performance  and observance by the Authority
Committee or any of its officers, agents, or employees of any
contract or covenant made by the Authority Committee with the
holders of such those bonds  or  interest  coupons,  (ii)  to
compel  the  Authority  Committee  or  any  of  its officers,
agents, or employees to perform any  duties  required  to  be
performed for the benefit of the holders of any such of those
bonds  or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and (iii) to enjoin the Authority
Committee and any of its officers, agents, or employees  from
taking  any  action in conflict with any such the contract or
covenant.
    (c)  Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds
bond and in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face
thereof  of  the  bond  that  it is non-negotiable, all bonds
shall be negotiable instruments under the Uniform  Commercial
Code.
    (d)  From  and  after the issuance of any bonds as herein
provided in  this  Section  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the
corporate  authorities  of the Authority Committee to fix and
establish rates, charges, rents, and  fees  for  the  use  of
facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended, or
improved  with  the  proceeds of the sale of said those bonds
that are sufficient at all times, with other revenues of  the
Authority Committee, to pay:
    (a)  (i)  the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating,
and operating the said those facilities; and
    (b) (ii) the bonds principal of and interest  thereon  on
the  bonds  as  they  shall  become due, and all sinking fund
requirements and other requirements provided by the ordinance
authorizing the issuance of the bonds or as provided  by  any
trust  agreement  executed  to  secure payment thereof of the
bonds.
    (e)  To secure the payment of any or all  of  such  bonds
and  for  the  purpose  of  setting  forth  the covenants and
undertakings of the Authority Committee  in  connection  with
the  issuance  thereof  of  the bonds and the issuance of any
additional bonds payable from such the revenue income  to  be
derived   from   the  fairs,  recreational,  theatrical,  and
cultural expositions, sports activities, exhibitions,  office
rentals,  and  air  space  leases and rentals, and from other
revenue, if any, the  Authority  Committee  may  execute  and
deliver  a  trust agreement or agreements; provided that, but
no lien upon any physical property of the Authority Committee
shall be created thereby by a trust agreement.
    (f)  A remedy for any breach or default by the  Committee
of  the  terms of any such a trust agreement by the Authority
may be by mandamus proceedings  in  any  court  of  competent
jurisdiction  to compel performance and compliance therewith,
but the trust agreement may prescribe by  whom  or  on  whose
behalf such the action may be instituted.
    (g)  Before  any  such  bonds (excepting refunding bonds)
are sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof of
that issue, shall  be  offered  for  sale  as  a  unit  after
advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of
general  circulation  published in the metropolitan area, the
last publication to be at  least  10  days  before  bids  are
required  to  be filed.  Copies of such the advertisement may
be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the
United States.  All bids shall be sealed, filed,  and  opened
as  provided  by ordinance, and the bonds shall be awarded to
the  highest  and  best  bidder  or  bidders  therefor.   The
Authority Committee shall have the right to reject  all  bids
and to readvertise for bids in the manner provided for in the
initial  advertisement.   However,  if  no  bids are received
such, however, the bonds may be sold at  not  less  than  par
value,  without further advertising, within 60 days after the
bids  are  required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  under   any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-55) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-55)
    Section 2-55.  Bonds; nature of Sec. 1-55.  Limitation on
indebtedness.   Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued
by the Authority Committee be or become  an  indebtedness  or
obligation  of  the  State  of  Illinois  or of any political
subdivision of or municipality within the  State,  nor  shall
any  such  bond or obligation be or become an indebtedness of
the  Authority  Committee   within   the   purview   of   any
constitutional  limitation  or  provision,  and.  it shall be
plainly stated on the face of each such bond that it does not
constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is  payable
solely  from  the  revenues  or  income  as  provided in this
Article.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-60) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-60)
    Section 2-60. Sec. 1-60.  Investment in bonds.  The State
and, all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns  and,
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions, and
public bodies, and  any  of  their  public  officers  of  any
thereof;,  all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks
and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and
loan associations, investment companies,  and  other  persons
carrying  on  an  insurance  business;,  and  all  executors,
administrators,  guardians,  trustees,  and other fiduciaries
may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys, or other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to under this Article, it being the purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment in such  those  bonds  of
all  sinking,  insurance,  retirement, compensation, pension,
and trust funds, whether owned or controlled  by  private  or
public  persons or officers; provided, however, that. nothing
contained in this Section  may  be  construed  as  relieving,
however,  relieves  any  person  from  any duty of exercising
reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-65) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-65)
    Section 25-30. Sec. 1-65.  Food and beverage tax. *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-30) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-70) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-70)
    Section 2-75.  Board members; financial matters; conflict
of  interest.  *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions contained in
Section 25-35) * * * The members of  the  Board  shall  serve
without  compensation,  but  shall  be  reimbursed for actual
expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
    No member of the  Board  or  employee  of  the  Authority
Committee  shall have any private financial interest, profit,
or  benefit  in  any  contract,  work,  or  business  of  the
Authority or Committee nor  in  the  sale  or  lease  of  any
property to or from the Authority Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-75) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-75)
    Section  2-80.  Board  members'  oath.  Sec.  1-75. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section  25-40)  *  *  *
Within 30 days after certification of appointment, and before
entering  upon the duties of office, each member of the Board
Committee shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-80) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-80)
    Section 2-85.  Sec.  1-80.   Board  members;  vacancy  in
office.    Members  of  the Board Committee shall hold office
until their respective successors  have  been  appointed  and
qualified.      Any   member  may  resign  from  office;  the
resignation takes to take effect when the member's his or her
successor has  been  appointed  and  has  qualified.  *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-45) * * *
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
abandonment of office, death,  conviction  of  a  felony,  or
removal  from  office, a member's office shall become vacant.
Each vacancy shall  be  filled  for  the  unexpired  term  by
appointment  in  like  manner as in the case of expiration of
the term of a member of the Board Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-85) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-85)
    Section 2-90.  Sec.  1-85.   Organization  of  the  Board
Committee.    As  soon  as  practicably  possible  after  the
appointment of the initial members, the Board Committee shall
organize for the transaction of business, select  a  chairman
and  a  temporary  secretary  from  its own number, and adopt
by-laws bylaws and regulations  to  govern  its  proceedings.
The  initial  chairman  and  his  or  her successors shall be
elected by the Board Committee from time to time for the term
of the chairman's his or her office as a member of the  Board
Committee  or  for the term of 3 years one year, whichever is
shorter.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-90) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-90)
    Section 2-97.  Board meetings; public records. Sec. 1-90.
Meetings;  ordinances.   Regular  meetings   of   the   Board
Committee shall be held at least once in each calendar month,
the  time  and  place of such the meetings to be fixed by the
Board Committee. * * * (nonstandard provisions  contained  in
Section 25-50) * * *
    All  ordinances,  resolutions,  and  proceedings  of  the
Authority  Committee  and  all  documents  and records in its
possession shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to  public
inspection,  except such those documents and records as shall
be kept or  prepared  by  the  Board  Committee  for  use  in
negotiations,  actions, or proceedings to which the Authority
Committee is a party.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-95) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-95)
    Section 2-100. Sec.  1-95.   Secretary;  treasurer.   The
Board  Committee  shall  appoint a secretary and a treasurer,
who need not be members  of  the  Board  Committee,  to  hold
office  during the pleasure of the Board Committee, and shall
fix their duties and compensation.  Before entering upon  the
duties  of  their  respective  offices,  they  shall take and
subscribe  the  constitutional  oath  of  office,   and   the
treasurer  shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be
approved by the Board Committee.  The bond shall  be  payable
to  the  Authority  Committee  in  whatever  penal sum may be
directed  and  shall  be  conditioned   upon   the   faithful
performance  of  the  duties of the office and the payment of
all money received by the treasurer according to law and  the
orders  of  the  Board Committee. The Board Committee may, at
any time, require a new bond from the treasurer  in  a  penal
sum  as  may  then be determined by the Board Committee.  The
obligation of the sureties  shall  not  extend  to  any  loss
sustained  by  the  insolvency,  failure,  or  closing of any
national or state bank wherein the  treasurer  has  deposited
funds if the bank has been approved by the Board Committee as
a depositary depository for those funds.  The oaths of office
and  the  treasurer's  bond  bonds  shall  be  filed  in  the
principal office of the Authority Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-100) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-100)
    Section  2-105.  Sec. 1-100.  Funds.  All funds deposited
by the treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the  name  of
the  Authority  Committee  and shall be withdrawn or paid out
only by check or draft upon the bank, signed by the treasurer
and countersigned by the chairman of the Board Committee. The
Board Committee may designate  any  of  its  members  or  any
officer  or  employee of the Authority Committee to affix the
signature of the chairman and another to affix the  signature
of  the  treasurer  to  any  check  or  draft  for payment of
salaries or wages and for payment of any other obligation  of
not more than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-105) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-105)
    Section  2-110.  Sec.  1-105.   Signatures  on  checks or
drafts.  In case any officer whose signature appears upon any
check or draft issued pursuant to under this  Article  ceases
to  hold  office  after  attaching  his  or her signature and
before the delivery of the check or draft to the payee,  that
signature  nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all
purposes  with  the  same effect as if the officer person had
remained in office until delivery.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-110) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-110)
    Section  2-115.  Sec.  1-110.   General  manager;   other
appointments.   The  Board  Committee  may  appoint a general
manager who shall be  a  person  of  recognized  ability  and
business  experience,  to  hold office during the pleasure of
the  Board  Committee.  The  general   manager   shall   have
management  of  the  properties and business of the Authority
Committee and of the its employees thereof,  subject  to  the
general  control  of  the  Board  Committee, shall direct the
enforcement  of  all  ordinances,  resolutions,  rules,   and
regulations  of  the  Board Committee, and shall perform such
other duties as may be prescribed from time to  time  by  the
Board Committee.
    The  Board Committee may appoint a general attorney and a
chief engineer and shall provide for the appointment of  such
other  officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants,
agents, and employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall
define their duties and require bonds  of  such  of  them  as
those that the Board Committee may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant  to  under  this
Section  shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath
of office and shall not be members of the Board Committee.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents, and employees shall  be  fixed
by the Board Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-115) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-115)
    Section   2-122.  Sec.  1-115.   Rules  and  regulations;
penalties. The Board shall have the power  to  Committee  may
make  all  rules and regulations that are proper or necessary
to carry into effect the  powers  granted  to  the  Authority
Committee, with such penalties for violation as may be deemed
proper.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-120) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-120)
    Section 25-55. Sec. 1-120.  Contracts. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 25-55) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-125) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-125)
    Section 2-130.  Sec. 1-125.  Bids and advertisements. (a)
Advertisements  for bids shall be published at least twice in
a daily newspaper of general  circulation  published  in  the
metropolitan  area,  the  last  publication to be at least 10
calendar days before the time for receiving  bids,  and  such
the advertisements shall also be posted on readily accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal  office of the Authority
Committee. Such advertisements for bids shall state the  time
and place for receiving and opening bids and, by reference to
plans  and  specifications  on  file at the time of the first
publication, or in the advertisement itself,  shall  describe
the  character  of the proposed contract in sufficient detail
to fully advise prospective bidders of their obligations  and
to ensure insure free and open competitive bidding.
    (b)  All  bids  in  response  to  advertisements shall be
sealed and shall be publicly opened by the  Board  Committee,
and  all bidders shall be entitled to be present in person or

by representatives.  Cash  or  a  certified  or  satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board Committee before  advertising
for bids, shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.
Bond  for faithful performance of the contract with surety or
sureties satisfactory to the  Board  Committee  and  adequate
insurance  may  be required in reasonable amounts to be fixed
by the Board Committee before advertising for bids.
    (c) The contract shall be awarded as promptly as possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as well as the bids of the  unsuccessful  bidders,  shall  be
placed on file and open to public inspection.  All bids shall
be void if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in response
to  an  advertisement  is made or permitted to be made by the
Board Committee before the time fixed for opening bids.
    Section   2-132.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance. (d)  Any  bidder  who  has  submitted  a  bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding may bring a
civil action in the circuit court in of the county  in  which
the  metropolitan  area  is located to compel compliance with
the provisions of this Article relating to  the  awarding  of
contracts by the Board Committee.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-130) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-130)
    Section   2-135.   Sec.   1-130.   Report  and  financial
statement.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year as  may
be  expedient, the Board Committee shall cause to be prepared
and printed a complete  and  detailed  report  and  financial
statement   of   its   operations   and  of  its  assets  and
liabilities.  A reasonably sufficient  number  of  copies  of
such  the report shall be printed for distribution to persons
interested upon request, and a copy  thereof  of  the  report
shall  be  filed  with  the  county  clerk and the appointing
officers.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-135) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-135)
    Section 2-145. Sec. 1-135. Antitrust laws.  The Authority
Committee is expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions
of Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act,
and the General  Assembly  intends  that  the  "State  action
exemption"  to  the application of the federal antitrust laws
be fully available to the Authority Committee to  the  extent
its  activities  are either (1) (i) expressly or by necessary
implication authorized by this Article or other Illinois  law
or  (2)  (ii)  within traditional areas of local governmental
activity.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-140) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-140)
    Section 2-150. Sec. 1-140.  Tax exemption.  All  property
of  the  Authority Committee shall be exempt from taxation by
the State or any taxing unit therein within the State.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-145) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-145)
    Section 2-30. Sec.  1-145.   Prompt  payment.   Purchases
made  under this Article shall be made in compliance with the
Local Government Prompt Payment Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)

    (70 ILCS 260/1-150) (from Ch. 85, par. 7551-150)
    Section   25-60.  State   appropriations   for    capital
development  prohibited.  Sec.  1-150.   Prohibition.   * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 25-60) * * *
(Source: P.A. 87-230.)
            PART 30. BOWDRE TOWNSHIP CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 305/3-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6351)
    Section 30-1.  Short title. Sec. 3-1. * * *  (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 30-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 6352)
    Section  2-5.  Definitions.  Sec.  3-2.  As  used In this
Article:,  unless the context otherwise requires:
    * * *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-5) *
* *
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State  of  Illinois,  any  unit of local government or school
district, and any agency or instrumentality thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation,  foreign  or  domestic  company,  association or
joint  stock  joint-stock  association;  and   includes   any
trustee,   receiver,   assignee  or  personal  representative
thereof.
    * * *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-5) *
* *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 6353)
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal.  Sec.  3-3.  *  *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-10) * * *
    (a)  The  Authority  may sue and be sued in its corporate
own name but execution shall not in any  case  issue  against
any property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority may adopt a common seal and change the
same such seal at its pleasure. * * *(nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 30-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)
    (70 ILCS 305/3-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 6354)
    Section  2-17.  Duties;  auditorium  and other buildings.
Sec. 3-4.  It shall be the duty of the Authority to  promote,
operate and maintain expositions, conventions, or theatrical,
sports  or  cultural  activities  from  time  to  time in the
metropolitan area and in  connection  therewith  to  arrange,
finance   and  maintain  industrial,  cultural,  educational,
theatrical, sports, trade or scientific exhibits and to lease
or construct,  equip  and  maintain  auditoriums,  exposition
buildings or office buildings for such purposes.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 6355)
    Section 2-21. Rights and powers. Sec. 3-5. The  Authority
shall have the following rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee  or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and  maintain  fair  or
exposition  grounds,  convention or exhibition centers, civic
auditoriums,  and office and municipal  buildings,  including
sites  and  parking  areas  and  facilities  therefor located
within the metropolitan area.
    (b)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
    (c)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange,  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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.
    (d)  To    fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable   and
nondiscriminatory charges and  rents  for  the  use  of  such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings and
auditoriums,  and  to  collect  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
Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-6) (from Ch. 85, par. 6356)
    Section  2-25.  Incurring   obligations.   Sec.3-6.   The
Authority shall not incur any obligations for salaries or for
office  or  administrative expenses except within the amounts
of funds that  which  will  be  available  to  it  when  such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-7) (from Ch. 85, par. 6357)
    Section  2-36.  Acquisition  of  property  from person or
governmental agency.  Sec. 3-7.  The Authority shall have the
power (i) to acquire and accept by purchase, lease,  gift  or
otherwise   any   property  or  rights  from  any  person  or
governmental agency useful for  its  purposes,  and  (ii)  to
apply  for  and  accept  grants,  matching  grants,  loans or
appropriations from the State of Illinois or  any  agency  or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State  of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-8) (from Ch. 85, par. 6358)
    Section 2-40. Federal  money.  Sec.  3-8.  The  Authority
shall  have  the  power  (i)  to apply for and accept grants,
matching grants, loans or  appropriations  from  the  federal
government  or  any  agency  or instrumentality thereof to be
used for any of the purposes of the Authority,  and  (ii)  to
enter  into  any  agreement  with  the  federal government in
relation  to  such  grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-9) (from Ch. 85, par. 6359)
    Section  2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 3-9.  The Authority shall
have the power to procure and enter into  contracts  for  any
type  of  insurance  and  indemnity against loss or damage to
property from any cause, against loss of use  and  occupancy,
against  employers' liability, against any act of any member,
officer, or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in  the
performance  of  the  duties of the his office or employment,
and or against any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 6360)
    Section 2-51. Borrowing; revenue bonds; mandamus or other
actions to compel  performance.  Sec.  3-10.   The  Authority
shall  have  continuing power to borrow money for the purpose
of carrying out and performing its duties and exercising  its
powers under this Article.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof.  All such bonds shall be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by the Authority, and from funds, if any,
received and to be received by the Authority from  any  other
source.   Such  bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature
at such time or times  not  exceeding  40  years  from  their
respective  dates,  may  bear interest at such rate or rates,
not  exceeding  the  maximum  rate  permitted  by  the   Bond
Authorization Act "An Act to authorize public corporations to
issue   bonds,   other  evidences  of  indebtedness  and  tax
anticipation warrants subject to  interest  rate  limitations
set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended, may be
in  such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be
executed in such manner, may be  payable  at  such  place  or
places,  may be made subject to redemption in such manner and
upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on  the
face  thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain
such terms and covenants, all  as  may  be  provided  in  the
ordinance.   In  case  any officer whose signature appears on
any bond ceases  (after  attaching  his  signature)  to  hold
office,;  his  signature  shall  nevertheless  be  valid  and
effective  for  all  purposes.   The holder or holders of any
bonds, or interest coupons appertaining  thereto,  issued  by
the  Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, or other civil
actions or and proceedings  to  compel  the  performance  and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and  to  compel the Authority and any of its officers, agents
or employees to perform any duties required to  be  performed
for  the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or interest
coupons by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing  their
issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its
officers,  agents  or  employees  from  taking  any action in
conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of
Illinois.
    From and after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds  as  herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees   for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,  constructed,
reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of  the
sale  of  said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times, with other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of   leasing,   maintaining,   repairing,
regulating and operating the facilities; and
    (b)  the  bonds and interest thereon as they shall become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided by the ordinance authorizing  the  issuance  of  the
bonds  or  as  provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the purpose of setting forth the covenants  and  undertakings
of  the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and
the issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from  such
revenue  income  to  be derived from the fairs, recreational,
theatrical  or  cultural   expositions,   sport   activities,
exhibitions,   office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases  and
rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute
and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no
lien upon any physical property of  the  Authority  shall  be
created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the Authority  may  be  by  mandamus,
injunction,  or other civil actions or and proceedings in any
court of competent jurisdiction  to  compel  performance  and
compliance  therewith,  but the trust agreement may prescribe
by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least 3 times in a daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 days before bids are  required  to  be  filed.
Copies   of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in  any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided  by
ordinance  and  the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and
best bidder or bidders therefor.  The  Authority  shall  have
the  right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the
manner provided for in the initial  advertisement.   However,
if  no  bids  are received such bonds may be sold at not less
than par value, without further advertising, within  60  days
after  the  bids  are  required  to  be filed pursuant to any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-11) (from Ch. 85, par. 6361)
    Section 30-12. Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec.  3-11.
* * *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-12)* * *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-12) (from Ch. 85, par. 6362)
    Section  30-13.  Investment  in  bonds.  Sec.  3-12.  * *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-13)* * *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-13) (from Ch. 85, par. 6363)
    Section 2-75. Board members; financial matters;  conflict
of   interest.   Sec.  3-13.  *  *  *(nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 30-15) * * *  The members of  the  Board
shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual  expenses incurred by them in the performance of their
duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract, work or business of the Authority  or  nor  in  the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 6364)
    Section  30-20.  Board  members appointed.  Sec. 3-14.* *
*(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-20)* * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1371.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 6365)
    Section 30-25. Board members; concurrent  offices.   Sec.
3-15.* * *(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 30-25)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 85-1371.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-16) (from Ch. 85, par. 6366)
    Section  2-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 3-16.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial members practicable, the Board shall organize for the
transaction  of  business,  select a chairman and a temporary
secretary  from  its  own  number,  and  adopt  by-laws   and
regulations  to govern its proceedings.  The initial chairman
and his successors shall be elected by the Board from time to
time for the term of the chairman's his office as a member of
the Board or for the a term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)
    (70 ILCS 305/3-17) (from Ch. 85, par. 6367)
    Section 2-95. Meetings; action by 5 Board  members.  Sec.
3-17.    Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least
once in each calendar month,  the  time  and  place  of  such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five  members  of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All action of the  Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 5 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All ordinances, resolutions and records of proceedings of
the   Authority,   and  all  documents  and  records  in  its
possession, shall be  public  records,  and  open  to  public
inspection,  except  such  documents  and records as shall be
kept or prepared  by  the  Board  for  use  in  negotiations,
actions or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 85-1371.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-18) (from Ch. 85, par. 6368)
    Section  2-101.  Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in
bank or savings and loan association. Sec.  3-18.  The  Board
shall  appoint  a  secretary and a treasurer, who need not be
members of the Board, to hold office during at  the  pleasure
of  the  Board,  and shall fix their duties and compensation.
Before entering upon the their  duties  of  their  respective
offices they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath
of  office,  and  the  treasurer  shall  execute  a bond with
corporate sureties to be approved by  the  Board.   The  bond
shall  be  payable to the Authority in whatever penal sum may
be directed upon the faithful performance of  the  duties  of
the  office  and  the  payment  of  all money received by the
treasurer him according to law and the orders of  the  Board.
The  Board  may,  at  any  time,  require a new bond from the
treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by  the
Board.   The  obligation  of the sureties shall not extend to
any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or  closing  of
any  savings  and  loan association or national or State bank
wherein the treasurer has deposited  funds  if  the  bank  or
savings  and  loan association has been approved by the Board
as a depository for those these funds.  The oaths  of  office
and  the  treasurer's  bond  shall  be filed in the principal
office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-19) (from Ch. 85, par. 6369)
    Section  2-106.  Funds;  compliance  with  Public   Funds
Investment  Act.  Sec.  3-19.   All  funds  deposited  by the
treasurer in any bank or savings and loan  association  shall
be placed in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn
or  paid  out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings
and  loan  association,   signed   by   the   treasurer   and
countersigned  by  the  chairman of the Board.  The Board may
designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee  of
the  Authority  to  affix  the  signature of the chairman and
another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any  check
or  draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
    No bank or savings and  loan  association  shall  receive
public  funds  as  permitted  by  this Section, unless it has
complied  with  the  requirements  established  pursuant   to
Section  6  of  the  Public  Funds  Investment  Act.  "An Act
relating to certain investments of  public  funds  by  public
agencies",  approved  July  23,  1943,  as  now  or hereafter
amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 6370)
    Section 2-110. Signatures on  checks  or  drafts.    Sec.
3-20.   In  case any officer whose signature appears upon any
check or draft,  issued  pursuant  to  this  Article,  ceases
(after  attaching  his  signature)  to  hold his office after
attaching his or her signature and before the delivery of the
check or draft thereof  to  the  payee,  that  his  signature
nevertheless  shall  be valid and sufficient for all purposes
with the same effect as if the officer  he  had  remained  in
office until delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-21) (from Ch. 85, par. 6371)
    Section  2-115. General manager; other appointments. Sec.
3-21.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a
person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold
office during at the pleasure  of  the  Board.   The  general
manager  shall  have  management of manage the properties and
business of  the  Authority  and  of  the  employees  thereof
subject to the general control of the Board, and shall direct
the  enforcement  of  all  ordinances, resolutions, rules and
regulations of the Board, and shall perform such other duties
as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.
    The Board may appoint a  general  attorney  and  a  chief
engineer  and shall provide for the appointment of such other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and employees as may be necessary.  The  Board  shall  define
their  duties  and require bonds of such of them as the Board
may designate.
    The general manager, general  attorney,  chief  engineer,
and  all other officers provided for pursuant to this Section
shall be exempt from  taking  and  subscribing  any  oath  of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The   compensation   of   the  general  manager,  general
attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers,  attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-22) (from Ch. 85, par. 6372)
    Section  2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines
and penalties. Sec. 3-22.  The Board shall have power to pass
all ordinances and make all rules and regulations  proper  or
necessary  to  carry  into  effect  the powers granted to the
Authority, with such fines or  penalties  as  may  be  deemed
proper.    All  fines  and  penalties  shall  be  imposed  by
ordinance, which shall be published in a newspaper of general
circulation published in the  metropolitan  area.    No  such
ordinance  imposing a fine or penalty shall take effect until
10 days after its publication.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-23) (from Ch. 85, par. 6373)
    Section 2-127. Contracts; award to other than highest  or
lowest  bidder by four-fifths vote. Sec. 3-23.  All contracts
for sale of property of the value of more than $2500, or  for
a  concession  in or lease of property, including air rights,
of the Authority for a term of more than one year,  shall  be
awarded  to the highest responsible bidder, after advertising
for bids.   All  construction  contracts  and  contracts  for
supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense
thereof  will  exceed  $2500,  shall  be  let  to  the lowest
responsible bidder, after advertising for bids,  except:  (1)
when  repair  parts,  accessories,  equipment or services are
required for equipment or services  previously  furnished  or
contracted  for; (2) when the nature of the services required
is such that competitive bidding is not in the best  interest
of  the public, including, without limiting the generality of
the  foregoing,  the  services  of  accountants,  architects,
attorneys,   engineers,   physicians,   superintendents    of
construction,  and  others possessing a high degree of skill;
and (3) when services such  as  water,  light,  heat,  power,
telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts  involving less than $2500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take into account the past record of dealings  with
the  bidder,  the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment,
and ability to complete performance within the time set,  and
other  factors  besides  financial  responsibility, but in no
case shall any such contract be awarded to any other than the
highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease), or the
lowest bidder (in case of purchase  or  expenditure),  unless
authorized  or  approved  by  a  vote  of at least 4/5 of the
members of the Board, and unless such action  is  accompanied
by  a  statement in writing setting forth the reasons for not
awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the
case may be, which statement shall be kept  on  file  in  the
principal   office  of  the  Authority  and  open  to  public
inspection.
    Members of the  Board,  officers  and  employees  of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and  to
readvertise  for  bids.   If  after any such advertisement no
responsible and satisfactory bid, within  the  terms  of  the
advertisement,  shall  be  received, the Board may award such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-24) (from Ch. 85, par. 6374)
    Section   2-130.  Bids  and  advertisements.  Sec.  3-24.
Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice  in
a  daily  newspaper  of  general circulation published in the
metropolitan area, the last publication to  be  at  least  10
calendar  days  before  the time for receiving bids, and such
advertisements shall also be  posted  on  readily  accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place  for
receiving and opening of bids, and, by reference to plans and
specifications  on file at the time of the first publication,
or in the advertisement itself, shall describe the  character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to ensure insure
free and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 6375)
    Section  30-30.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
3-25. *  *  *(nonstandard  provisions  contained  in  Section
30-30) * * *
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-26) (from Ch. 85, par. 6376)
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption. Sec. 3-26.  All property of
the  Authority  shall be exempt from taxation by the State or
any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-27) (from Ch. 85, par. 6377)
    Section 2-145. Antitrust laws. Sec. 3-27.  The  Authority
is  expressly  made  the  beneficiary  of  the  provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act to make explicit the authorization  for  units  of  local
government  and  certain  other governmental bodies to act as
permitted  by   statute   or   the   Illinois   Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that  the  "State action exemption" to the application of the
federal antitrust anti-trust laws be fully available  to  the
Authority  to  the  extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)
expressly  or  by  necessary  implication  authorized by this
Article or other Illinois  law,  or  (2)  within  traditional
areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)
    (70 ILCS 305/3-28) (from Ch. 85, par. 6378)
    Section  2-140.  State financial support. Sec. 3-28.  The
Authority created by this  Article  shall  receive  financial
support from the State in the amounts provided for in Section
4 of the Metropolitan Civic Center Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

    (70 ILCS 305/3-29) (from Ch. 85, par. 6379)
    Section  2-30. Prompt payment. Sec. 3-29.  Purchases made
under pursuant to this Article shall be  made  in  compliance
with  the  "Local  Government  Prompt Payment Act", as now or
hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-793.)

       PART 35. BROWNSTOWN PARK DISTRICT CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 220/5-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 4901)
    Section 2-3.  Purpose. Sec. 5-1.   The  purpose  of  this
Article  Act  is  to  accomplish  the  aims  of  the State of
Illinois to enhance the ability  of  its  citizens  to  avail
themselves  of  civic  and  cultural  centers  geographically
situated throughout the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 4902)
    Section  35-1.  Short title. Sec. 5-2. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 35-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 4903)
    Section 2-5.  Definitions. Sec. 5-3.  When used  In  this
Article Act:
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 35-5)
* * *
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State,  and  any  unit of local government or school district
governmental  body,  and  any  agency   or   instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"   means   any   individual,  firm,  partnership,
corporation, both domestic and foreign, company,  association
or   joint  stock  association;  and  includes  any  trustee,
receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  35-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 4904)
    Section  2-10.  Lawsuits;  common  seal.  Sec. 5-4. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 35-10) * * *
    (a)  The Authority may sue and be sued in  its  corporate
name  but  execution  shall not in any case issue against any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority It may adopt a common seal and  change
the same at pleasure. * * * (nonstandard provisions contained
in Section 35-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 4905)
    Section   2-15.  Duties;  auditorium,  recreational,  and
other buildings; lease of space. Sec. 5-5.  It shall  be  the
duty  of  the  Authority  to  promote,  operate  and maintain
expositions, conventions, and theatrical, sports and cultural
activities from time to time in the metropolitan area and  in
connection   therewith   to  arrange,  finance  and  maintain
industrial, cultural, educational, theatrical, sports,  trade
and  scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and maintain
auditorium, exposition, recreational and office buildings for
such purposes.
    The provision of office space for lease  and  rental  and
the   lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to  such
structures shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of  the
Authority.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-6) (from Ch. 85, par. 4906)
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.  Sec.  5-6.    The Authority shall have the following
rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition
centers,  civic  auditoriums,  cultural facilities and office
buildings, including sites and parking areas  and  commercial
facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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, buildings  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  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority;
    (e)  To  enter into contracts treating in any manner with
the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-7) (from Ch. 85, par. 4907)
    Section  2-25.  Incurring  obligations.  Sec.  5-7.   The
Authority shall not incur any  obligations  for  salaries  or
for,  office  or  administrative  expenses  except within the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-8) (from Ch. 85, par. 4908)
    Section  2-35.  Acquisition  of  property  from   person,
State,  or  local agency. Sec. 5-8.  The Authority shall have
power (i) to acquire and accept by purchase, lease,  gift  or
otherwise  any  property or rights useful for the Authority's
purposes from any  person  or  persons,  from  any  municipal
corporation,  body  politic,  or agency of the State, or from
the State itself, (ii) useful for its purposes, and to  apply
for   and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans  or
appropriations from the State of Illinois or  any  agency  or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State  of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants, matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-9) (from Ch. 85, par. 4909)
    Section 2-40.  Federal money. Sec.  5-9.   The  Authority
shall  have  the  power  (i)  to apply for and accept grants,
matching grants, loans or  appropriations  from  the  federal
government  or  any  agency  or instrumentality thereof to be
used for any of the purposes of the  Authority  and  (ii)  to
enter  into  any  agreement  with  the  federal government in
relation  to  such  grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 4910)
    Section 2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 5-10.  The Authority shall
have  the  power  to procure and enter into contracts for any
type of insurance and indemnity against  loss  or  damage  to
property  from  any cause, against loss of use and occupancy,
against employers' liability, against any act of any  member,
officer,  or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in the
performance of the duties of the his  office  or  employment,
and against or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-11) (from Ch. 85, par. 4911)
    Section  2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to compel
performance. Sec. 5-11.  The Authority shall have  continuing
power  to  borrow  money  for the purpose of carrying out and
performing its duties and exercising its  powers  under  this
Article Act.
    For  the  purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation of the
Authority to repay  any  money  borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof. All such bonds shall  be  payable  solely  from  the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,   rentals   and   leases  and  other  authorized
activities operated by it, and from funds, if  any,  received
and  to  be  received by the Authority from any other source.
Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may  mature  at  such
time  or  times  not  exceeding  40  forty  years  from their
respective dates, may bear interest at such  rate  or  rates,
not   exceeding  the  maximum  rate  permitted  by  the  Bond
Authorization Act "An Act to authorize public corporations to
issue  bonds,  other  evidences  of  indebtedness   and   tax
anticipation  warrants  subject  to interest rate limitations
set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended, may be
in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may  be
executed  in  such  manner,  may  be payable at such place or
places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner  and
upon  such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the
face thereof, may be executed in such manner, and may contain
such terms and covenants, all as  may  be  provided  in  said
ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any
bond  ceases  (after attaching his signature) to hold office,
his signature shall nevertheless be valid and  effective  for
all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds, or interest
coupons  appertaining  thereto  issued  by  the Authority may
bring suits at law or proceedings in  equity  to  compel  the
performance  and  observance  by  the Authority or any of its
officers, agents or employees of or any contract or  covenant
made  by  the  Authority  with  the  holders of such bonds or
interest coupons, and to compel the Authority or and  any  of
its  officers,  agents  or  employees  to  perform any duties
required to be performed for the benefit of  the  holders  of
any  such  bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the
ordinance authorizing  their  issuance,  and  to  enjoin  the
Authority  and  any of its officers, agents or employees from
taking any action  in conflict  with  any  such  contract  or
covenant.
    Notwithstanding  the form and tenor of any such bonds and
in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face  thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,   and   cultural,   expositions,   sports   sport
activities, exhibitions, office rentals, and air space leases
and  rentals,  and  from other revenue, if any, the Authority
may execute and deliver  a  trust  agreement  or  agreements;
provided  that  no  lien  upon  any  physical property of the
Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the  terms  of  any
such  trust  agreement  by  the  Authority may be by mandamus
proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to  compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may  prescribe  by whom or on whose behalf such action may be
instituted.
    Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)  are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be  offered  for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at
least  3  three  times  in  a  daily  newspaper  of   general
circulation  published  in  the  metropolitan  area, the last
publication to be at  least  10  ten  days  before  bids  are
required  to  be  filed.  Copies of such advertisement may be
published in any newspaper or financial  publication  in  the
United  States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened as
provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded  to  the
highest  and  best  bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority
shall have the right to reject all bids  and  to  readvertise
for   bids   in  the  manner  provided  for  in  the  initial
advertisement. However, if no bids are  received  such  bonds
may  be  sold  at  not  less  than par value, without further
advertising, within 60 days after the bids are required to be
filed pursuant to any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-12) (from Ch. 85, par. 4912)
    Section 2-55.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec.  5-12.
Under   no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by  the
Authority  be or become an indebtedness or obligation of  the
State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or
municipality  within  the  State,  nor shall any such bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation  but is payable solely from the revenues or income
as provided in this Article aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/5-13) (from Ch. 85, par. 4913)
    Section 2-60.  Investment in bonds. Sec. 5-13.  The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any thereof;, all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment  companies  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article,  it  being  the  purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 4914)
    Section 2-75.  Board members; financial matters; conflict
of  interest.  Sec.  5-14.  *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 35-15) * * * The members  of  the  Board
shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual  expenses incurred by them in the performance of their
duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract, work or business of the Authority  or  nor  in  the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/5-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 4915)
    Section  2-80.  Board  members'  oath.  Sec.  5-15. * * *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section  35-20)  *  *  *
Within  30  days  after certification of his appointment, and
before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of
the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-16) (from Ch. 85, par. 4916)
    Section 2-85.  Board members;  vacancy  in  office.  Sec.
5-16.   Members  of  the  Board shall hold office until their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member may resign from his office; the resignation  takes  to
take   effect  when  the  member's  his  successor  has  been
appointed and has qualified. * *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 35-25) * * *
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
or of abandonment  of  his  office,  or  in  case  of  death,
conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's his
office shall become vacant.  Each vacancy shall be filled for
the  unexpired  term by appointment in like manner, as in the
case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-17) (from Ch. 85, par. 4917)
    Section 2-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 5-17.   As
soon  as  practicably  possible  after the appointment of the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from
its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations  to  govern
its  proceedings.   The  initial  chairman and his successors
shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the  term
of  the chairman's his office as a member of the Board or for
the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-18) (from Ch. 85, par. 4918)
    Section 2-95.  Meetings; action by 5 Board members.  Sec.
5-18.    Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least
once in each calendar month,  the  time  and  place  of  such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five  members  of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All actions of the Board  shall
be  by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at
least 5 members shall be necessary for the  adoption  of  any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions  and all proceedings of the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept  or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-19) (from Ch. 85, par. 4919)
    Section  2-100.  Secretary;  treasurer.  Sec.  5-19.  The
Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not
be members of the Board, to hold office during  the  pleasure
of  the  Board,  and shall fix their duties and compensation.
Before entering upon the duties of their  respective  offices
they  shall  take  and  subscribe  the constitutional oath of
office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate
sureties to be approved by the  Board.   The  bond  shall  be
payable  to  the  Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may be
directed upon the faithful performance of the duties  of  the
office and the payment of all money received by the treasurer
him  according to law and the orders of the Board.  The Board
may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in  a
such  penal  sum as may then be determined by the Board.  The
obligation of the sureties  shall  not  extend  to  any  loss
sustained  by  the  insolvency,  failure  or  closing  of any
national or state bank wherein the  treasurer  has  deposited
funds  if  the  bank  has  been  approved  by  the Board as a
depositary for those these funds.  The oaths  of  office  and
the  treasurer's  bond shall be filed in the principal office
of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 4920)
    Section 2-105.  Funds. Sec. 5-20.  All funds deposited by
the treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the name of  the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft   upon   the   bank,   signed   by  the  treasurer  and
countersigned by the chairman of the Board.   The  Board  may
designate  any  of  its members or any officer or employee of
the Authority to affix the  signature  of  the  chairman  and
another  to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check
or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment  of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-21) (from Ch. 85, par. 4921)
    Section  2-110.  Signatures  on  checks  or  drafts. Sec.
5-21.  In case any officer whose signature appears  upon  any
check  or  draft, issued pursuant to this Article Act, ceases
(after attaching his signature)  to  hold  his  office  after
attaching his or her signature and before the delivery of the
check  or  draft  thereof  to  the  payee, that his signature
nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for  all  purposes
with  the  same  effect  as if the officer he had remained in
office until delivery.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-22) (from Ch. 85, par. 4922)
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments. Sec.
5-22.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a
person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold
office during the pleasure of the Board.  The general manager
shall have management of the properties and business  of  the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control  of  the  Board,  shall direct the enforcement of all
ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of the  Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time to time by the Board.
    The  Board  may  appoint  a  general attorney and a chief
engineer and shall provide for the appointment of such  other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and employees as may be necessary.  The Board It shall define
their  duties  and require bonds of such of them as the Board
may designate.
    The general manager, general  attorney,  chief  engineer,
and  all other officers provided for pursuant to this Section
shall be exempt from  taking  and  subscribing  any  oath  of
office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The   compensation   of   the  general  manager,  general
attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers,  attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-23) (from Ch. 85, par. 4923)
    Section  2-122.  Rules  and  regulations; penalties. Sec.
5-23.  The Board shall have  power  to  make  all  rules  and
regulations  proper  or  necessary  to  carry into effect the
powers granted to the Authority, with such penalties  as  may
be deemed proper.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-24) (from Ch. 85, par. 4924)
    Section 2-125.  Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest  bidder  by  vote  of 5 Board members. Sec. 5-24.  All
contracts for the sale of property of the value of more  than
$2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property, including
air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year
shall  be  awarded  to  the highest responsible bidder, after
advertising  for  bids.   All  construction   contracts   and
contracts  for  supplies,  materials, equipment and services,
when the expense thereof will exceed $2,500, shall be let  to
the  lowest  responsible  bidder, after advertising for bids,
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and in any event in a manner calculated  to  ensure
insure the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding
is  not  required  for  the lease of real estate or buildings
owned or controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In determining the  responsibility  of  any  bidder,  the
Board  may take into account the past record of dealings with
the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy  of  equipment,
and  ability to complete performance within the time set, and
other factors besides financial  responsibility,  but  in  no
case  shall  any  such contracts be awarded to any other than
the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease)  or
the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless
authorized or approved by a vote of at least 5 members of the
Board,  and  unless such action is accompanied by a statement
in writing setting forth the reasons  for  not  awarding  the
contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be,
which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office
of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board  may  award  such
contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not  be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 4925)
    Section  2-130.  Bids  and  advertisements.  Sec.   5-25.
Advertisements  Advertisement  for bids shall be published at
least twice in  a  daily  newspaper  of  general  circulation
published  in  the metropolitan area, the last publication to
be at least 10 calendar days before the  time  for  receiving
bids, and such advertisements shall also be posted on readily
accessible  bulletin  boards  in  the principal office of the
Authority.  Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and
place for receiving and opening of bids, and, by reference to
plans  and  specifications  on  file at the time of the first
publication, or in the advertisement itself,  shall  describe
the  character  of the proposed contract in sufficient detail
to fully advise prospective bidders of their obligations  and
to ensure insure free and open competitive bidding.
    All  bids  in  response to advertisements shall be sealed
and shall be publicly opened by the Board,  and  all  bidders
shall   be   entitled   to   be   present  in  person  or  by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded  as  promptly  as  possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as  well  as  the  bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be
placed on file and be open to public  inspection.   All  bids
shall  be  void  if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in
response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be  made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 35-30)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-26) (from Ch. 85, par. 4926)
    Section  2-135.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
5-26.   As  soon  after the end of each fiscal year as may be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete and detailed report and financial statement  of  its
operations  and  of its assets and liabilities.  A reasonably
sufficient number of copies of such report shall  be  printed
for  distribution  to  persons interested, upon request and a
copy thereof shall be filed with the  county  clerk  and  the
appointing officers.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-27) (from Ch. 85, par. 4927)
    Section  2-140.  State financial support. Sec. 5-27.  The
Authority Authorities  created  by  this  Article  Act  shall
receive  financial  support  from  the  State  in the amounts
provided for in Section 4 of the  Metropolitan  Civic  Center
Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

    (70 ILCS 220/5-28) (from Ch. 85, par. 4928)
    Section 2-145.  Antitrust laws. Sec. 5-28.  The Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act  to  make  explicit  the authorization for units of local
government and certain other governmental bodies  to  act  as
permitted   by   statute   or   the   Illinois  Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that the "State action exemption" to the application  of  the
federal  antitrust  anti-trust laws be fully available to the
Authority  to  the  extent  its  activities  are  either  (1)
expressly or by  necessary  implication  authorized  by  this
Article  Act or other Illinois law, or (2) within traditional
areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)
    (70 ILCS 220/5-29) (from Ch. 85, par. 4929)
    Section 2-150.  Tax exemptions. Sec. 5-29.  All  property
of  the  Authority shall be exempt from taxation by the State
or any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 84-245.)

              PART 40. CARBONDALE CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 325/2-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-1)
    Section 2-3.  Purpose. Sec. 2-1.   The  purpose  of  this
Article  Act  is  to  accomplish  the  aims  of  the State of
Illinois to enhance the ability  of  its  citizens  to  avail
themselves  of  civic  and  cultural  centers  geographically
situated throughout the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-2)
    Section 40-1.  Short title. Sec. 2-2.  * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 40-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-3)
    Section  2-5.  Definitions.  Sec. 2-3.  When used In this
Article:
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  40-5)
* * *
    "Governmental  agency"  means the federal government, the
State, and any unit of local government  or  school  district
governmental   body,   and  any  agency  or  instrumentality,
corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person"  means  any   individual,   firm,   partnership,
corporation,  both domestic and foreign, company, association
or  joint  stock  association;  and  includes  any   trustee,
receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 40-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-4)
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal. Sec.  2-4.  *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 40-10) * * *
    (a)  The  Authority  may sue and be sued in its corporate
name, but execution shall not in any case issue  against  any
property of the Authority.
    (b)  The  Authority It may adopt a common seal and change
the same at its pleasure.   *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 40-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-5) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-5)
    Section   2-15.  Duties;  auditorium,  recreational,  and
other buildings; lease of space. Sec. 2-5.  It shall  be  the
duty  of  the  Authority  to  promote,  operate  and maintain
expositions, conventions, and theatrical, sports and cultural
activities from time to time in the metropolitan area and  in
connection   therewith   to  arrange,  finance  and  maintain
industrial, cultural, educational, theatrical, sports,  trade
and  scientific exhibits and to construct, equip and maintain
auditorium, exposition, recreational and office buildings for
such purposes.
    The provision of office space for lease  and  rental  and
the   lease  of  air  space  over  and  appurtenant  to  such
structures shall  be  deemed  an  integral  function  of  the
Authority.
    The  Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary
to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-6) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-6)
    Section  2-20.  Rights  and  powers,  including   eminent
domain.  Sec.  2-6.    The Authority shall have the following
rights and powers duties:
    (a)  To  acquire,  purchase,  own,  construct,  lease  as
lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend,  repair,
reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition
centers,  civic  auditoriums,  cultural facilities and office
buildings, including sites and parking areas  and  commercial
facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;.
    (b)  To  plan  for  such grounds, centers and auditoriums
and to  plan,  sponsor,  hold,  arrange  and  finance  fairs,
industrial,   cultural,  educational,  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,  buildings  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 now or hereafter amended;.
    (d)  To   fix   and   collect   just,   reasonable    and
nondiscriminatory  charges  and  rents  for  the  use of such
parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings 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 Authority;.
    (e)  To enter into contracts treating in any manner  with
the objects and purposes of this Article Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-7) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-7)
    Section  2-25.  Incurring  obligations.  Sec.  2-7.   The
Authority  shall  not  incur  any obligations for salaries or
for, office or  administrative  expenses  except  within  the
amounts of funds that which will be available to it when such
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-8) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-8)
    Section   2-35.  Acquisition  of  property  from  person,
State, or local agency. Sec. 2-8.  The Authority  shall  have
power  (i)  to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or
otherwise any property or rights useful for  the  Authority's
purposes  from  any  person  or  persons,  from any municipal
corporation, body politic, or agency of the  State,  or  from
the  State itself, (ii) useful for its purposes, and to apply
for  and   accept   grants,   matching   grants,   loans   or
appropriations  from  the  State of Illinois or any agency or
instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of
the Authority, and (iii) to enter into any agreement with the
State of  Illinois  in  relation  to  such  grants,  matching
grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-9) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-9)
    Section  2-40.  Federal  money.  Sec. 2-9.  The Authority
shall have the power (i) to  apply  for  and  accept  grants,
matching  grants,  loans  or  appropriations from the federal
government or any agency or  instrumentality  thereof  to  be
used  for  any  of  the purposes of the Authority and (ii) to
enter into any  agreement  with  the  Federal  government  in
relation   to   such   grants,   matching  grants,  loans  or
appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/2-10) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-10)
    Section 2-45.  Insurance. Sec. 2-10.  The Authority shall
have the power to procure and enter into  contracts  for  any
type  of  insurance  and  indemnity against loss or damage to
property from any cause, against loss of use  and  occupancy,
against  employers' liability, against any act of any member,
officer, or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in  the
performance  of  the  duties of the his office or employment,
and against or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-11) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-11)
    Section 2-50.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits to  compel
performance.  Sec. 2-11.  The Authority shall have continuing
power to borrow money for the purpose  of  carrying  out  and
performing  its  duties  and exercising its powers under this
Article Act.
    For the purpose  of  evidencing  the  obligation  of  the
Authority  to  repay  any  money  borrowed  as aforesaid, the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from time to time issue and dispose of its  interest  bearing
revenue  bonds,  and  may  also  from  time to time issue and
dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to  refund  any
bonds  at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at
any time before maturity with  the  consent  of  the  holders
thereof.   All  such  bonds  shall be payable solely from the
revenues or income to be derived from the fairs, expositions,
exhibitions,  rentals  and  leases   and   other   authorized
activities  operated  by it, and from funds, if any, received
and to be received by the Authority from  any  other  source.
Such  bonds  may  bear such date or dates, may mature at such
time or times not exceeding 40 years  from  their  respective
dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding
the  maximum rate permitted by the Bond Authorization Act, as
now or hereafter amended, may be in such form, may carry such
registration privileges, may be executed in such manner,  may
be  payable  at  such place or places, may be made subject to
redemption in such  manner  and  upon  such  terms,  with  or
without  premium  as  is  stated  on the face thereof, may be
executed in such manner,  and  may  contain  such  terms  and
covenants, all as may be provided in said ordinance.  In case
any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after
attaching  his signature) to hold office, his signature shall
nevertheless be valid and effective for  all  purposes.   The
holder   or   holders  of  any  bonds,  or  interest  coupons
appertaining thereto issued by the Authority may bring  suits
at law or proceedings in equity to compel the performance and
observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or
employees  of  or  any  contract  or  covenant  made  by  the
Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons,
and  to  compel  the  Authority  or  and any of its officers,
agents or employees to perform  any  duties  required  to  be
performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or
interest   coupons   by   the  provisions  of  the  ordinance
authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the  Authority  and
any  of  its  officers,  agents  or employees from taking any
action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds  and
in  the  absence  of  any express recital on the face thereof
that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable
instruments under the Uniform  Commercial  Code,  as  now  or
hereafter amended.
    From  and  after  the  issuance  of  any  bonds as herein
provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of
the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents, and
fees  for  the  use  of  facilities  acquired,   constructed,
reconstructed,  extended or improved with the proceeds of the
sale of said  bonds  sufficient  at  all  times,  with  other
revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a)  the  cost  of maintaining, repairing, regulating and
operating the said facilities; and
    (b)  the bonds and interest thereon as they shall  become
due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements
provided  by  the  ordinance  authorizing the issuance of the
bonds or as provided  by  any  trust  agreement  executed  to
secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for
the  purpose  of setting forth the covenants and undertakings
of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof  and
the  issuance  of  any  additional  bonds  payable  from such
revenue income to be derived from  the  fairs,  recreational,
theatrical,  and  cultural,  expositions,  sports activities,
exhibitions,  office  rentals,  and  air  space  leases   and
rentals,  and  from  other revenue, if any, the Authority may
execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided
that no lien upon any  physical  property  of  the  Authority
shall be created thereby.
    A  remedy  for  any breach or default of the terms of any
such trust agreement by the  Authority  may  be  by  mandamus
proceedings  in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel
performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement
may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action  may  be
instituted.
    Before  any  such  bonds  (excepting refunding bonds) are
sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall
be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for  bids  at
least  3  times  in  a daily newspaper of general circulation
published in the metropolitan area, the last  publication  to
be  at  least  10  days before bids are required to be filed.
Copies  of  such  advertisement  may  be  published  in   any
newspaper or financial publication in the United States.  All
bids  shall  be  sealed,  filed  and  opened  as  provided by
ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the  highest  and
best  bidder  or  bidders therefor.  The Authority shall have
the right to reject all bids and to readvertise for  bids  in
the   manner  provided  for  in  the  initial  advertisement.
However, if no bids are received, such bonds may be  sold  at
not  less than par value, without further advertising, within
60 days after the bids are required to be filed  pursuant  to
any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-907; 86-1028.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-12) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-12)
    Section  2-55.  Bonds; nature of indebtedness. Sec. 2-12.
Under  no  circumstances  shall  any  bonds  issued  by   the
Authority  be  or become an indebtedness or obligation of the
State of Illinois or  of  any  political  subdivision  of  or
municipality  within  the  State,  nor shall any such bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each
such bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or
obligation  but is payable solely from the revenues or income
as provided in this Article aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-13) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-13)
    Section 2-60.  Investment in bonds. Sec. 2-13.  The State
and all counties, cities, villages,  incorporated  towns  and
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions  and
public  bodies,  and  public  officers  of  any thereof;, all
banks,  bankers,   trust   companies,   savings   banks   and
institutions,  building  and  loan  associations, savings and
loan associations, investment companies,  and  other  persons
carrying   on  an  insurance  business;  and  all  executors,
administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may
legally invest any  sinking  funds,  moneys  or  other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to  this  Article Act, it being the purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment  in  such  bonds  of  all
sinking,  insurance,  retirement,  compensation,  pension and
trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public
persons  or  officers;  provided,   however,   that   nothing
contained  in  this Section may be construed as relieving any
person  from  any  duty  of  exercising  reasonable  care  in
selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-14) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-14)
    Section 2-75.  Board members; financial matters; conflict
of interest.  Sec.  2-14.   *  *  *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained  in  Section 40-15) * * *  The members of the Board
shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for
actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of  their
duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any
contract,  work  or  business  of the Authority or nor in the
sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-15) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-15)
    Section 2-80.  Board members' oath. Sec.  2-15.   *  *  *
(nonstandard  provisions  contained  in  Section 40-20) * * *
Within 30 days after certification of  his  appointment,  and
before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of
the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of
office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/2-16) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-16)
    Section  2-85.  Board  members;  vacancy  in office. Sec.
2-16.  Members of the Board shall  hold  office  until  their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member  may  resign from his office; the resignation takes to
take  effect  when  the  member's  his  successor  has   been
appointed  and  has qualified.  * * * (nonstandard provisions
contained in Section 40-25) * * *
    In case of failure to qualify within the  time  required,
or  of  abandonment  of  his  office,  or  in  case of death,
conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's his
office shall become vacant.  Each vacancy shall be filled for
the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as  in  the
case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-17) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-17)
    Section  2-90.  Organization of the Board. Sec. 2-17.  As
soon as practicably possible after  the  appointment  of  the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from
its  own  number, and adopt by-laws and regulations to govern
its proceedings.  The initial  chairman  and  his  successors
shall  be elected by the Board from time to time for the term
of the chairman's his office as a member of the Board or  for
the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-18) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-18)
    Section  2-95.  Meetings; action by 5 Board members. Sec.
2-18.  Regular meetings of the Board shall be held  at  least
once  in  each  calendar  month,  the  time and place of such
meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a  quorum  for
the  transaction of business.  All actions of the Board shall
be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of  at
least  5  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all  proceedings  of  the
Authority  and  all  documents  and records in its possession
shall be public  records,  and  open  to  public  inspection,
except  such  documents  and  records  as  shall  be  kept or
prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions action
or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-19) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-19)
    Section 2-100.  Secretary;  treasurer.  Sec.  2-19.   The
Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not
be  members  of the Board, to hold office during the pleasure
of the Board, and shall fix their  duties  and  compensation.
Before  entering upon the duties of their respective offices,
they shall take and  subscribe  the  constitutional  oath  of
office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate
sureties  to  be  approved  by  the Board.  The bond shall be
payable to  the  Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may  be
directed  upon  the faithful performance of the duties of the
office and the payment of all money received by the treasurer
him according to law and the orders of the Board.  The  Board
may,  at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in a
such penal sum as may then be determined by the  Board.   The
obligation  of  the  sureties  shall  not  extend to any loss
sustained by  the  insolvency,  failure  or  closing  of  any
national  or  state  bank wherein the treasurer has deposited
funds if the bank  has  been  approved  by  the  Board  as  a
depositary  depository  for  those these funds.  The oaths of
office and the treasurer's bond bonds shall be filed  in  the
principal office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-20) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-20)
    Section 2-105.  Funds. Sec. 2-20.  All funds deposited by
the  treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the name of the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft  upon  the  bank,   signed   by   the   treasurer   and
countersigned  by  the  chairman of the Board.  The Board may
designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee  of
the  Authority  to  affix  the  signature of the chairman and
another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any  check
or  draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-21) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-21)
    Section 2-110.  Signatures  on  checks  or  drafts.  Sec.
2-21.   In  case any officer whose signature appears upon any
check or draft issued pursuant to  this  Article  Act  ceases
(after  attaching  his  signature)  to  hold his office after
attaching his or her signature and before the delivery of the
check or draft thereof to  the  payee,  that  his  signature,
nevertheless,  shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes
with the same effect as if the officer  he  had  remained  in
office until delivery.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-22) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-22)
    Section 2-115.  General manager; other appointments. Sec.
2-22.  The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a
person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold
office during the pleasure of the Board.  The general manager
shall  have  management of the properties and business of the
Authority and of the employees thereof subject to the general
control of the Board, shall direct  the  enforcement  of  all
ordinances,  resolutions, rules and regulations of the Board,
and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from
time to time by the Board.
    The Board may appoint a  general  attorney  and  a  chief
engineer  and shall provide for the appointment of such other
officers, attorneys, engineers, planners, consultants, agents
and employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall  define
their  duties  and require bonds of such of them as the Board
may designate.
    The general manager, general  attorney,  chief  engineer,
and  all  other  officers  provided  for,  pursuant  to  this
Section, shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath
of office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The   compensation   of   the  general  manager,  general
attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers,  attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by
the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-23) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-23)
    Section  2-122.  Rules  and  regulations; penalties. Sec.
2-23.  The Board shall have  power  to  make  all  rules  and
regulations,  proper  or  necessary, to carry into effect the
powers granted to the Authority, with such penalties  as  may
be deemed proper.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-24) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-24)
    Section 2-125.  Contracts; award to other than highest or
lowest  bidder  by a vote of 5 Board members. Sec. 2-24.  All
contracts for the sale of property of the value of more  than
$2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property, including
air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year
shall  be  awarded  to  the  highest responsible bidder after
advertising  for  bids.   All  construction   contracts   and
contracts  for  supplies,  materials, equipment and services,
when the expense thereof will exceed $2,500, shall be let  to
the  lowest  responsible  bidder  after advertising for bids,
excepting (1) when repair parts,  accessories,  equipment  or
services  are  required  for equipment or services previously
furnished or contracted for;  (2)  when  the  nature  of  the
services  required is such that competitive bidding is not in
the best interest of the public, including, without  limiting
the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill; and (3) when services  such  as  water,  light,  heat,
power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All  contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by
competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever
possible, and, in any event, in a manner calculated to ensure
insure the best interests of the public.  Competitive bidding
is not required for the lease of  real  estate  or  buildings
owned or controlled by the Authority.  The Board is empowered
to offer such leases upon such terms as it deems advisable.
    In  determining  the  responsibility  of  any bidder, the
Board may take  into  account  the  past  record  records  of
dealings  with  the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy
of equipment, and ability to complete performance within  the
time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility,
but  in  no  case  shall any such contracts be awarded to any
other than the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or
lease)  or  the  lowest  bidder  (in  case  of  purchase   or
expenditure)  unless  authorized  or approved by a vote of at
least 5 members of the  Board,  and  unless  such  action  is
accompanied  by  a  statement  in  writing  setting forth the
reasons for not awarding  the  contract  to  the  highest  or
lowest  bidder,  as the case may be, which statement shall be
kept on file in the principal office  of  the  Authority  and
open to public inspection.
    Members  of  the  Board,  officers  and  employees of the
Authority, and their relatives within the  fourth  degree  of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be  interested  directly  or  indirectly  in any contract for
construction or maintenance  work  or  for  the  delivery  of
materials, supplies or equipment.
    The  Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids.  If after  any  such  advertisement  no
responsible  and  satisfactory  bid,  within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be received, the Board may   award  such
contract  without competitive bidding, provided that it shall
not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid  bid
received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into
effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-25) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-25)
    Section   2-130.  Bids  and  advertisements.  Sec.  2-25.
Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice  in
a  daily  newspaper  of  general circulation published in the
metropolitan area, the last publication to  be  at  least  10
calendar  days  before  the time for receiving bids, and such
advertisements shall also be  posted  on  readily  accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements  shall  state  the  time  and  place  for
receiving  and opening of bids and, by reference to plans and
specifications on file for receiving and opening of bids  and
by  reference to plans and specifications on file at the time
of the first publication, or  in  the  advertisement  itself,
shall  describe  the  character  of  the proposed contract in
sufficient detail to  fully  advise  prospective  bidders  of
their   obligations  and  to  ensure  insure  free  and  open
competitive bidding.
    All bids in response to advertisements  shall  be  sealed
and  shall  be  publicly opened by the Board, and all bidders
shall  be  entitled  to  be   present   in   person   or   by
representatives.    Cash   or  a  certified  or  satisfactory
cashier's check, as a deposit of good faith, in a  reasonable
amount  to be fixed by the Board before advertising for bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful performance of the contract with surety or  sureties
satisfactory  to  the  Board  and  adequate  insurance may be
required in reasonable amounts  to  be  fixed  by  the  Board
before advertising for bids.
    The  contract  shall  be  awarded as promptly as possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as well as the bids of the  unsuccessful  bidders,  shall  be
placed  on  file  and be open to public inspection.  All bids
shall be void if any disclosure of the terms of  any  bid  in
response  to an advertisement is made or permitted to be made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 40-30)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-26) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-26)
    Section  2-135.  Report  and  financial  statement.  Sec.
2-26.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year  as  may  be
expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a
complete  and  detailed report and financial statement of its
operations and of its assets and liabilities.   A  reasonably
sufficient  number  of copies of such report shall be printed
for distribution to persons interested  upon  request  and  a
copy  thereof  shall  be  filed with the county clerk and the
appointing officers.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-27) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-27)
    Section 2-140.  State financial support. Sec. 2-27.   The
Authority created by this Article Act shall receive financial
support from the State in the amounts provided for in Section
4  of  the  Metropolitan  Civic Center Support Act, as now or
hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-28) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-28)
    Section 2-145.  Antitrust laws. Sec. 2-28.  The Authority
is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act to make explicit the authorization  for  units  of  local
government  and  certain  other governmental bodies to act as
permitted  by   statute   or   the   Illinois   Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, as now or hereafter amended, and
the   General   Assembly   intends  that  the  "State  action
exemption" to the application of the federal  antitrust  laws
be  fully  available  to  the  Authority  to  the  extent its
activities  are  either  (1)  expressly   or   by   necessary
implication authorized by this Article or other Illinois law,
or   (2)  within  traditional  areas  of  local  governmental
activity.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

    (70 ILCS 325/2-29) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-29)
    Section 2-150.  Tax exemption. Sec. 2-29.   All  property
of  the  Authority shall be exempt from taxation by the State
or any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)
    (70 ILCS 325/2-30) (from Ch. 85, par. 7002-30)
    Section 2-30.  Prompt payment. Sec. 2-30.  Purchases made
under  pursuant  to  this  Article  Act  shall  be  made   in
compliance with the Local Government Prompt Payment Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-907.)

         PART 45. CAVE IN ROCK TOWNSHIP CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 240/1001) (from Ch. 85, par. 7301)
    Section   45-1.   Sec.   1001.    Short  title.   *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 45-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1002) (from Ch. 85, par. 7302)
    Section 2-3. Sec. 1002.  Purpose.  The  purpose  of  this
Article is to accomplish the aims of the State of Illinois to
enhance  the  ability  of its citizens to avail themselves of
civic and cultural centers geographically situated throughout
the entire State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1003) (from Ch. 85, par. 7303)
    Section 2-5. Sec. 1003.  Definitions.  In this Article:
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  45-5)
* * *
    "Governmental  agency"  means the federal government, the
State, and any unit of local government or  school  district,
governmental body and any agency or instrumentality, together
with any of their agencies or instrumentalities, corporate or
otherwise thereof.
    "Person"   means   any   individual,  firm,  partnership,
domestic or foreign  corporation,  company,  association,  or
joint  stock  association;  and includes any trustee of their
trustees, receiver receivers, assignee assignees, or personal
representative thereof representatives.
    * * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section  45-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1004) (from Ch. 85, par. 7304)
    Section   2-10.  Lawsuits;   common   seal.   Sec.  1004.
Creation  of  Authority.  *  *  *   (nonstandard   provisions
contained in Section 45-10) * * *
    (a)  (b)  The  Authority  may  sue  and  be  sued  in its
corporate name, but execution shall not  in  any  case  issue
against any property of the Authority.
    (b)  The  Authority It may adopt a common seal and change
the same seal at its pleasure. * * * (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 45-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1005) (from Ch. 85, par. 7305)
    Section    2-15.    Sec.   1005.    Duties;   auditorium,
recreational, and other buildings; lease of space.  It  shall
be  the  duty of the Authority to shall promote, operate, and
maintain expositions, conventions,  and  theatrical,  sports,
and cultural activities from time to time in the metropolitan
area  and.  in  connection  therewith to with its duties, the
Authority shall arrange, finance,  and  maintain  industrial,
cultural,   educational,   theatrical,   sports,  trade,  and
scientific  exhibits  and  to  shall  construct,  equip,  and
maintain auditorium,  exposition,  recreational,  and  office
buildings for such those purposes.
    The  provision  of  Providing  office space for lease and
rental  and  the  lease  of  leasing  air  space   over   and
appurtenant  to  such those structures shall be deemed an are
integral function functions of the Authority.
    The Authority is granted all rights and powers  necessary
to perform such its duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1006) (from Ch. 85, par. 7306)
    Section  45-12.  Sec.  1006.   Powers. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 45-12) * * *
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1007) (from Ch. 85, par. 7307)
    Section 2-25. Sec.  1007.   Incurring  obligations.   The
Authority shall not incur any obligations for salaries or for
office  or  administrative expenses except within the amounts
of funds that  will  be  available  to  it  when  such  those
obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1008) (from Ch. 85, par. 7308)
    Section  2-35.  Sec.  1008.  Acquisition of property from
person,;  State, or local agency money. The  Authority  shall
have  has  the  power  (i) to acquire and accept by purchase,
lease, gift, or otherwise any property or rights  useful  for
the Authority's purposes from any person or persons, from any
municipal  corporation, body politic, or agency of the State,
or from the State itself, useful for its  purposes,  (ii)  to
apply  for  and  accept  grants,  matching  grants, loans, or
appropriations from the State of Illinois or  any  agency  or
instrumentality  thereof  of  the State to be used for any of
the purposes of the Authority, and (iii) to  enter  into  any
agreement  with  the  State  of  Illinois in relation to such
those grants, matching grants, loans, or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1009) (from Ch. 85, par. 7309)
    Section 2-40. Sec. 1009.  Federal money.   The  Authority
shall  have has the power (i) to apply for and accept grants,
matching grants, loans, or appropriations  from  the  federal
government  or  any  agency or instrumentality thereof of the
federal government to be used for any of the purposes of  the
Authority  and  (ii)  to  enter  into  any agreement with the
federal government in relation to such those grants, matching
grants, loans, or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1010) (from Ch. 85, par. 7310)
    Section 2-45. Sec. 1010.  Insurance.  The Authority shall
have has the power to procure and enter  into  contracts  for
any type of insurance and indemnity against loss or damage to
property  from  any cause, against loss of use and occupancy,
against employers' liability, against any act of any  member,
officer,  or  employee  of  the  Board  or  Authority  in the
performance of the  duties  of  the  his  or  her  office  or
employment, and against any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1011) (from Ch. 85, par. 7311)
    Section 2-50. Sec. 1011.  Borrowing; revenue bonds; suits
to  compel  performance.  (a)  The  Authority  shall have has
continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of  carrying
out and performing its duties and exercising its powers under
this Article.
    (b)  For  the purpose of evidencing the obligation of the
Authority to repay any money so borrowed  as  aforesaid,  the
Authority may, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the Board,
from  time  to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing
revenue bonds, and may also  from  time  to  time  issue  and
dispose  of  its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any
bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or  at
any  time  before  maturity  with  the consent of the holders
thereof of the bonds.  All such The bonds  shall  be  payable
solely  from  the  revenues  or income to be derived from the
fairs, expositions, exhibitions,  rentals  and,  leases,  and
other  authorized  activities operated by it, and from funds,
if any, received and to be received by the Authority from any
other source. Such The bonds (i) may  bear  such  a  date  or
dates,  (ii) may mature at such a time or times not exceeding
40 years from their respective dates, (iii) may bear interest
at such a rate  or  rates  not  exceeding  the  maximum  rate
permitted  by the Bond Authorization Act, (iv) may be in such
a form, (v) may carry such registration privileges, (vi)  may
be  executed in such a manner, (vii) may be payable at such a
place or places, (viii) may be made subject to redemption  in
such a manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as
is  stated  on  the  face  thereof  of the bonds, (ix) may be
executed in such a manner, and (x) may contain such terms and
covenants, all as may  be  provided  in  said  the  ordinance
authorizing  the  issuance of the bonds.  In case any officer
whose signature appears on any bond ceases  (after  attaching
his  signature)  to  hold  office  after attaching his or her
signature, his that signature shall nevertheless be valid and
effective for all purposes.  The holder  or  holders  of  any
bonds or bond interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by
the Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity
(i) to compel the performance and observance by the Authority
or  any of its officers, agents, or employees of any contract
or covenant made by the Authority with the  holders  of  such
those bonds or interest coupons, (ii) to compel the Authority
or  any  of its officers, agents, or employees to perform any
duties required to  be  performed  for  the  benefit  of  the
holders of any such of those bonds or interest coupons by the
provisions  of  the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and
(iii) to enjoin  the  Authority  and  any  of  its  officers,
agents,  or employees from taking any action in conflict with
any such the contract or covenant.
    (c)  Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds
bond and in the absence of any express recital  on  the  face
thereof  of the bond that it is non-negotiable nonnegotiable,
all such bonds shall  be  negotiable  instruments  under  the
Uniform Commercial Code.
    (d)  From  and  after the issuance of any bonds as herein
provided in  this  Section  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  the
corporate  authorities  of  the  Authority  Board  to fix and
establish rates, charges, rents, and  fees  for  the  use  of
facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended, or
improved  with  the  proceeds of the sale of said those bonds
that are sufficient at all times, with other revenues of  the
Authority, to pay:
    (a)  (i)  the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating,
and operating the said those facilities; and
    (b) (ii)  the bonds and interest thereon principal of and
interest on the bonds as  they  shall  become  due,  and  all
sinking  fund requirements and other requirements provided by
the ordinance authorizing the issuance of  the  bonds  or  as
provided  by  any  trust agreement executed to secure payment
thereof of the bonds.
    (e)  To secure the payment of any or all  of  such  bonds
and  for  the  purpose  of  setting  forth  the covenants and
undertakings of the Authority in connection with the issuance
thereof of the bonds and the issuance of any additional bonds
payable from such the revenue income to be derived  from  the
fairs,  recreational,  theatrical,  and cultural expositions,
sports activities, exhibitions, office rentals, and air space
leases and rentals, and  from  other  revenue,  if  any,  the
Authority  may  execute  and  deliver  a  trust  agreement or
agreements; provided that, but  no  lien  upon  any  physical
property of the Authority shall be created thereby by a trust
agreement.
    (f)  A  remedy for any breach or default by the Authority
of the terms of any such a trust agreement by  the  Authority
may  be  by  mandamus  proceedings  in any court of competent
jurisdiction to compel performance and compliance  therewith,
but  the  trust  agreement  may prescribe by whom or on whose
behalf such the action may be instituted.
    (g)  Before any such bonds  (excepting  refunding  bonds)
are sold, the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof of
that  issue,  shall  be  offered  for  sale  as  a unit after
advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of
general circulation published in the metropolitan  area,  the
last  publication  to  be  at  least  10 days before bids are
required to be filed.  Copies of such the  advertisement  may
be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the
United  States.   All bids shall be sealed, filed, and opened
as provided by ordinance, and the bonds shall be  awarded  to
the  highest  and  best  bidder  or  bidders  therefor.   The
Authority  shall  have  the  right  to reject all bids and to
readvertise for bids  in  the  manner  provided  for  in  the
initial  advertisement.  However,  if  no  bids are received,
however, such the bonds may be sold  at  not  less  than  par
value,  without further advertising, within 60 days after the
bids  are  required  to  be  filed  pursuant  to  under   any
advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1012) (from Ch. 85, par. 7312)
    Section  2-55. Sec. 1012.  Limitation on Bonds; nature of
indebtedness.  Under no circumstances shall any bonds  issued
by  the  Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation
of the State of Illinois or of any political  subdivision  of
or  municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond or
obligation be or become  an  indebtedness  of  the  Authority
within  the  purview  of  any  constitutional  limitation  or
provision,  and.  it  shall  be plainly stated on the face of
each  such  bond  that  it  does  not  constitute   such   an
indebtedness  or  obligation  but  is payable solely from the
revenues or income as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1013) (from Ch. 85, par. 7313)
    Section 2-60. Sec. 1013.  Investment in bonds.  The State
and, all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns  and,
other  municipal  corporations,  political  subdivisions, and
public bodies, and  any  of  their  public  officers  of  any
thereof;,  all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks
and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and
loan associations, investment companies,  and  other  persons
carrying  on  an  insurance  business;,  and  all  executors,
administrators,  guardians,  trustees,  and other fiduciaries
may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys, or other  funds
belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued
pursuant  to under this Article, it being the purpose of this
Section to authorize the investment in such  those  bonds  of
all  sinking,  insurance,  retirement, compensation, pension,
and trust funds, whether owned or controlled  by  private  or
public  persons  or officers; provided, however, that nothing
contained in this Section  may  be  construed  as  relieving,
however,  relieves  any  person  from  any duty of exercising
reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1014) (from Ch. 85, par. 7314)
    Section 2-75. Sec. 1014.  Creation of the Board  members;
financial  matters;  conflict of interest. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 45-15) * * * The  members  of
the  Board  shall  serve  without  compensation, but shall be
reimbursed for  actual  expenses  incurred  by  them  in  the
performance of their duties.
    No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall
have  any  private  financial interest, profit, or benefit in
any contract, work, or business of the Authority  or  nor  in
the sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1015) (from Ch. 85, par. 7315)
    Section  2-80.  Sec. 1015.  Members of the Board members'
oath. * * *  (nonstandard  provisions  contained  in  Section
45-20)   *   *  *  Within  30  days  after  certification  of
appointment, and before entering upon the duties  of  office,
each  member  of  the  Board  shall  take  and  subscribe the
constitutional oath of office and file it in  the  office  of
the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1016) (from Ch. 85, par. 7316)
    Section  2-85.  Sec.  1016.  Board  members;  vacancy  in
office.    Members of the Board shall hold office until their
respective successors have been appointed and qualified.  Any
member may resign from office; the resignation takes to  take
effect  when  the  member's  his  or  her  successor has been
appointed and has qualified.  * * *  (nonstandard  provisions
contained in Section 45-25) * * *
    In  case  of failure to qualify within the time required,
abandonment of office, death,  conviction  of  a  felony,  or
removal  from  office, a member's office shall become vacant.
Each vacancy shall  be  filled  for  the  unexpired  term  by
appointment  in  like  manner as in the case of expiration of
the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1017) (from Ch. 85, par. 7317)
    Section 2-90. Sec. 1017.  Organization of the Board.   As
soon  as  practicably  possible  after the appointment of the
initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction
of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from
its own number, and adopt by-laws bylaws and  regulations  to
govern  its proceedings.  The initial chairman and his or her
successors shall be elected by the Board from  time  to  time
for  the term of the chairman's his or her office as a member
of the Board or  for  the  term  of  3  years,  whichever  is
shorter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1018) (from Ch. 85, par. 7318)
    Section  2-96.  Sec.  1018.   Meetings; action by 4 Board
members ordinances.  Regular meetings of the Board  shall  be
held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place
of such the meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Four  members  of the Board shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business.  All actions of the Board  shall
be by ordinance or resolution, and the affirmative vote of at
least  4  members  shall be necessary for the adoption of any
ordinance or resolution.
    All  ordinances,  resolutions,  and  proceedings  of  the
Authority and all documents and  records  in  its  possession
shall  be  public  records,  and  open  to public inspection,
except such those documents and records as shall be  kept  or
prepared  by  the  Board for use in negotiations, actions, or
proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1019) (from Ch. 85, par. 7319)
    Section 2-100. Sec.  1019.   Secretary;  treasurer.   The
Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not
be  members  of the Board, to hold office during the pleasure
of the Board, and shall fix their  duties  and  compensation.
Before  entering upon the duties of their respective offices,
they shall take and  subscribe  the  constitutional  oath  of
office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate
sureties  to  be  approved  by  the Board.  The bond shall be
payable to  the  Authority  in  whatever  penal  sum  may  be
directed   and   shall   be  conditioned  upon  the  faithful
performance of the duties of the office and  the  payment  of
all  money received by the treasurer according to law and the
orders of the Board.  The Board may, at any time,  require  a
new  bond  from  the  treasurer in a penal sum as may then be
determined by the Board.   The  obligation  of  the  sureties
shall  not  extend  to  any loss sustained by the insolvency,
failure, or closing of any national or state bank wherein the
treasurer has deposited funds if the bank has  been  approved
by the Board as a depositary depository for those funds.  The
oaths of office and the treasurer's bond bonds shall be filed
in the principal office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1020) (from Ch. 85, par. 7320)
    Section 2-105. Sec. 1020.  Funds.  All funds deposited by
the  treasurer in any bank shall be placed in the name of the
Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or
draft  upon  the  bank,   signed   by   the   treasurer   and
countersigned  by  the  chairman of the Board.  The Board may
designate any of its members or any officer  or  employee  of
the  Authority  to  affix  the  signature of the chairman and
another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any  check
or  draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of
any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1021) (from Ch. 85, par. 7321)
    Section  2-110.  Sec.  1021.   Signatures  on  checks  or
drafts.  In case any officer whose signature appears upon any
check or draft issued pursuant to under this  Article  ceases
to  hold  office  after  attaching  his  or her signature and
before the delivery of the check or draft to the payee,  that
signature  nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all
purposes with the same effect as if the  officer  person  had
remained in office until delivery.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1022) (from Ch. 85, par. 7322)
    Section   2-115.   Sec.  1022.   General  manager;  other
appointments.  The Board may appoint a  general  manager  who
shall   be  a  person  of  recognized  ability  and  business
experience, to hold office during the pleasure of the  Board.
The  general  manager shall have management of the properties
and business of  the  Authority  and  of  the  its  employees
thereof,  subject  to the general control of the Board, shall
direct the enforcement of all ordinances, resolutions, rules,
and regulations of the Board, and shall  perform  such  other
duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board.
    The  Board  may  appoint  a  general attorney and a chief
engineer and shall provide for the appointment of such  other
officers,   attorneys,   engineers,   planners,  consultants,
agents, and employees as may be necessary. The Board It shall
define their duties and require bonds  of  such  of  them  as
those that the Board may designate.
    The  general  manager,  general attorney, chief engineer,
and all other officers provided for pursuant  to  under  this
Section  shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath
of office and shall not be members of the Board.
    The  compensation  of  the   general   manager,   general
attorney,  chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys,
planners, consultants, agents, and employees shall  be  fixed
by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1023) (from Ch. 85, par. 7323)
    Section   2-122.   Sec.  1023.   Rules  and  regulations;
penalties. The Board shall have power to may make  all  rules
and  regulations  that  are proper or necessary to carry into
effect  the  powers  granted  to  the  Authority,  with  such
penalties for violation as may be deemed proper.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1024) (from Ch. 85, par. 7324)
    Section 2-126. Sec. 1024.  Contracts; award to other than
highest or lowest bidder by vote of 4 Board members. (a)  All
contracts  for  the  sale  of property of the a value of more
than $2,500 or for a concession  in  or  lease  of  property,
including  air  rights,  of  the Authority for a term of more
than one year shall be awarded  to  the  highest  responsible
bidder,   after   advertising  for  bids.   All  construction
contracts and contracts for supplies,  materials,  equipment,
and  services,  when  the expense thereof will exceed $2,500,
shall  be  let  to  the  lowest  responsible  bidder,   after
advertising  for  bids,  excepting (1) except (i) when repair
parts, accessories, equipment, or services are  required  for
equipment or services previously furnished or contracted for;
(2),  (ii)  when  the nature of the services required is such
that competitive bidding is not in the best interest  of  the
public,  including,  without  limiting  the generality of the
foregoing,   limitation   the   services   of    accountants,
architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents
of  construction,  and  others  possessing  a  high degree of
skill;, and (3) (iii) when services  such  as  water,  light,
heat, power, telephone, or telegraph are required.
    (b)  All  contracts  involving  less than $2,500 shall be
let by competitive bidding to the lowest  responsible  bidder
whenever  possible, and, in any event, in a manner calculated
to  ensure  insure  the  best  interests   of   the   public.
Competitive  bidding  is  not  required for the lease of real
estate or buildings owned or  controlled  by  the  Authority.
The  Board  is empowered to offer such those leases upon such
terms as it deems advisable.
    (c)  In determining the responsibility of any bidder, the
Board may take  into  account  the  past  record  records  of
dealings  with  the bidder, the bidder's experience, adequacy
of equipment, and ability to complete performance within  the
time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility,
but  in  no  case  shall any such contracts be awarded to any
other than the highest bidder (in case of  sale,  concession,
or  lease)  or  the  lowest  bidder  (in  case of purchase or
expenditure) unless authorized or approved by a  vote  of  at
least  4  members of the Board, and unless such the action is
accompanied by a  statement  in  writing  setting  forth  the
reasons  for  not  awarding  the  contract  to the highest or
lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement  shall  be
kept  on  file  in  the principal office of the Authority and
open to public inspection.
    (d)  Members of the Board, officers and employees of  the
Authority,  and  their  relatives within the fourth degree of
consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to
be interested directly or  indirectly  in  any  contract  for
construction  or  maintenance  work  or  for  the delivery of
materials, supplies, or equipment.
    (e)  The Board shall have the right to  reject  all  bids
and to readvertise for bids.  If after any such advertisement
no  responsible and satisfactory bid, within the terms of the
advertisement, shall be is received, the Board may award such
the contract, without competitive bidding, provided  that  it
shall  not be if the contract is not less advantageous to the
Authority than any valid bid received pursuant in response to
advertisement.
    (f)  The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry
into effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1025) (from Ch. 85, par. 7325)
    Section 2-130. Sec. 1025.  Bids and  advertisements.  (a)
Advertisements  for bids shall be published at least twice in
a daily newspaper of general  circulation  published  in  the
metropolitan  area,  the  last  publication to be at least 10
calendar days before the time for receiving  bids,  and  such
the advertisements shall also be posted on readily accessible
bulletin  boards  in  the  principal office of the Authority.
Such advertisements for bids shall state the time  and  place
for receiving and opening bids and, by reference to plans and
specifications  on file at the time of the first publication,
or in the advertisement itself, shall describe the  character
of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise
prospective bidders of their obligations and to ensure insure
free and open competitive bidding.
    (b)  All  bids  in  response  to  advertisements shall be
sealed and shall be publicly opened by  the  Board,  and  all
bidders  shall  be  entitled  to  be  present in person or by
representatives.   Cash  or  a  certified   or   satisfactory
cashier's  check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable
amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for  bids,
shall be required with the proposal of each bidder.  Bond for
faithful  performance of the contract with surety or sureties
satisfactory to the  Board  and  adequate  insurance  may  be
required  in  reasonable  amounts  to  be  fixed by the Board
before advertising for bids.
    (c) The contract shall be awarded as promptly as possible
after the opening of bids.  The bid of the successful bidder,
as well as the bids of the  unsuccessful  bidders,  shall  be
placed  on  file  and be open to public inspection.  All bids
shall be void if any disclosure of the terms of  any  bid  in
response  to an advertisement is made or permitted to be made
by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    Section   2-132.  Bidders;   civil   action   to   compel
compliance. (d)  Any  bidder  who  has  submitted  a  bid  in
compliance  with  the  requirements  for  bidding may bring a
civil action in the circuit court in of the county  in  which
the  metropolitan  area  is located to compel compliance with
the provisions of this Article relating to  the  awarding  of
contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1026) (from Ch. 85, par. 7326)
    Section   2-135.   Sec.   1026.    Report  and  financial
statement.  As soon after the end of each fiscal year as  may
be  expedient,  the  Board  shall  cause  to  be prepared and
printed  a  complete  and  detailed  report   and   financial
statement   of   its   operations   and  of  its  assets  and
liabilities.  A reasonably sufficient  number  of  copies  of
such  the report shall be printed for distribution to persons
interested upon request, and a copy  thereof  of  the  report
shall  be  filed  with  the  county  clerk and the appointing
officers.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1027) (from Ch. 85, par. 7327)
    Section  2-140.  State  financial  support.  Sec.   1027.
Civic  Center Support.  The Authority created by this Article
shall receive financial support from the State in the amounts
provided for in Section 4 of the  Metropolitan  Civic  Center
Support Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)
    (70 ILCS 240/1028) (from Ch. 85, par. 7328)
    Section 2-145. Sec. 1028.  Antitrust laws.  The Authority
is  expressly  made  the  beneficiary  of  the  provisions of
Section 1 of the Local Government Antitrust Exemption Act "An
Act to make explicit the authorization  for  units  of  local
government  and  certain  other governmental bodies to act as
permitted  by   statute   or   the   Illinois   Constitution,
notwithstanding  effects  on  competition",  amendatory  veto
overridden November 3, 1983, and the General Assembly intends
that  the  "State action exemption" to the application of the
federal antitrust laws be fully available to the Authority to
the extent its activities are either (1) (i) expressly or  by
necessary  implication  authorized  by  this Article or other
Illinois law or (2) (ii) within traditional  areas  of  local
governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1029) (from Ch. 85, par. 7329)
    Section  2-150.  Sec. 1029.  Tax exemption.  All property
of the Authority shall be exempt from taxation by  the  State
or any taxing unit therein within the State.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

    (70 ILCS 240/1030) (from Ch. 85, par. 7330)
    Section 2-30. Sec. 1030.  Prompt payment.  Purchases made
under this Article shall be made in compliance with the Local
Government Prompt Payment Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1414.)

              PART 50. CENTRE EAST CIVIC CENTER
    (70 ILCS 270/5-1) (from Ch. 85, par. 3801)
    Section  50-1.  Short title. Sec. 5-1. * * * (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 50-1) * * *
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)
    (70 ILCS 270/5-2) (from Ch. 85, par. 3802)
    Section 2-5.  Definitions. Sec. 5-2.   As  used  In  this
Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 50-5)
* * *
    "Governmental agency" means the federal  government,  the
State of Illinois, and any unit of local government or school
district, and any agency or instrumentality thereof.
    "Person"   means   any   individual,  firm,  partnership,
corporation, foreign  or  domestic  company,  association  or
joint   stock   joint-stock  association;  and  includes  any
trustee,  receiver,  assignee  or   personal   representative
thereof.
    *  * * (nonstandard provisions contained in Section 50-5)
* * *
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-3) (from Ch. 85, par. 3803)
    Section 2-10.  Lawsuits; common seal. Sec.  5-3.  *  *  *
(nonstandard provisions contained in Section 50-10) * * *
    (a)  The  Authority  may sue and be sued in its corporate
own name but execution shall not in any  case  issue  against
any property of the Authority.
    (b)  The Authority may adopt a common seal and change the
same   such  seal  at  its  pleasure.   *  *  *  (nonstandard
provisions contained in Section 50-10) * * *
(Source: P.A. 83-1456.)

    (70 ILCS 270/5-4) (from Ch. 85, par. 3804)
    Section 2-17.  Duties; auditorium  and  other  buildings.
Sec.  5-4.  It shall be the duty of the Authority to promote,
operate and maintain expositions, conventions, or theatrical,
sports or cultural  activities  from  time  to  time  in  the
metropolitan  area  and  in  connection therewith to arrange,
finance  and  maintain  industrial,  cultural,   educational,
theatrical, sports, trade or scientific exhibi