(30 ILCS 355/19)
Annual payments of principal and interest; local option.
(a) If the State has issued its bonds pursuant to Section 7 of this Act on
behalf of a local Civic Center Authority to help fund the construction of the Authority's
facilities, if those bonds have been outstanding for at least 10 years, and if the board
of trustees or the city council of the village or city where the Civic Center Authority is
located makes a finding in a duly adopted ordinance that it is no longer feasible to operate
or cause the facilities of the Authority to be operated in such a manner that, collectively,
they will earn sufficient revenues for the Authority to pay all of its operating costs, then the board of trustees or city council may, at its option, apply to the State for relief from the terms of any and all Support Agreements between the State and the Authority.
(b) When applying to the State for relief from the terms of any such Support
Agreement, the board of trustees or city council must enter into a written agreement
with the State, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, whereby the board of trustees or city council agrees to make the annual principal and interest payments on any and all outstanding bonds issued by the State on behalf of the village's or city's Civic
Center Authority until all such outstanding bonds have been paid in full. In addition,
the written agreement shall provide that the board of trustees or city council shall deposit
the amount of each annual principal and interest payment on all such outstanding bonds
with the State Treasurer's Office at least 30 days before the due date of all such annual
payments. Upon the execution of such an agreement between the State of Illinois,
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the board of trustees or city
council, the Board of the local Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office
Building Authority of that village or city shall declare an abandonment of all of its
facilities and activities, and the board of trustees or city council may adopt an ordinance
dissolving its Civic Center Authority.
(Source: P.A. 96-1209, eff. 7-22-10.)