(20 ILCS 655/12-6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 623)
    Sec. 12-6. Enterprise Zone Loan Fund. (a) There is hereby created the Enterprise Zone Loan Fund to be held as part of the State Treasury. The Department is authorized to make loans from the Fund for the purposes established under this Act. The State Treasurer shall have custody of the Fund and may invest in securities constituting direct obligations of the United States Government, or in obligations the principal of and interest on which are guaranteed by the United States Government, or in certificates of deposit of any State or national bank which are fully secured by obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States Government. The purpose of the Fund is to offer loans to finance firms considering the location of a proposed plant in a certified Enterprise Zone and to provide financing to carry out the purposes and provisions of paragraph (h) of Section 12-3 of this Act. Such financing shall be in the form of a loan, mortgage or other debt instrument. All loans shall be conditioned on the project receiving financing from participating lenders or other sources. Loan proceeds shall be available for project costs associated with an expansion of business capacity and employment, except for debt refinancing. Targeted companies for the program shall primarily consist of established industrial and service companies with proven records of earnings which will sell their product to markets beyond Illinois and which have proven multistate location options. New ventures shall be considered only if the entity is protected with adequate security with regard to its financing and operation. The limitations and conditions with respect to the use of this Fund shall not apply in carrying out the purposes and provisions of paragraph (h) of Section 12-3 of this Act.
    (b) Deposits in the Fund shall include, but are not limited to:
    (1) All receipts, including principal and interest payments, royalties or other payments, from any loan made by the Department under this Act.
    (2) All proceeds of assets of whatever nature received by the Department as a result of default and delinquency with respect to loans made under this Act, including proceeds from the sale, disposal, lease or rental of real or personal property which the Department may receive as a result thereof.
    (3) Any appropriations, grants or gifts made to the Fund.
    (4) Any income received from interest on investments of amounts from the Fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the Fund.
(Source: P.A. 84-165.)