(20 ILCS 665/8a) (from Ch. 127, par. 200-28a)
    Sec. 8a. Tourism grants and loans.
    (1) The Department is authorized to make grants and loans, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly for this purpose from the Tourism Promotion Fund, to counties, municipalities, local promotion groups, not-for-profit organizations, or for-profit businesses for the development or improvement of tourism attractions in Illinois. Individual grants and loans shall not exceed $1,000,000 and shall not exceed 50% of the entire amount of the actual expenditures for the development or improvement of a tourist attraction. Agreements for loans made by the Department pursuant to this subsection may contain provisions regarding term, interest rate, security as may be required by the Department and any other provisions the Department may require to protect the State's interest.
    (2) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 94-91, eff. 7-1-05.)