(30 ILCS 605/7.4)
    Sec. 7.4. James R. Thompson Center; Elgin Mental Health Center.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law to the contrary, the administrator is authorized under this Section to dispose of or mortgage (i) the James R. Thompson Center located in Chicago, Illinois and (ii) the Elgin Mental Health Center and surrounding land located at 750 S. State Street, Elgin, Illinois in any of the following ways:
        (1) The administrator may sell the property as
    
provided in subsection (b).
        (2) The administrator may sell the property as
    
provided in subsection (b), and the administrator may immediately thereafter enter into a leaseback or other agreement that directly or indirectly gives the State a right to use, control, and possess the property. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a lease entered into by the administrator under this subdivision (a)(2) may last for any period not exceeding 99 years.
        (3) The administrator may enter into a mortgage
    
agreement, using the property as collateral, to receive a loan or a line of credit based on the equity available in the property. Any loan obtained or line of credit established under this subdivision (a)(3) must require repayment in full in 20 years or less.
    (b) The administrator shall obtain 3 appraisals of the real property transferred under subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this Section, one of which shall be performed by an appraiser residing in the county in which the real property is located. The average of these 3 appraisals, plus the costs of obtaining the appraisals, shall represent the fair market value of the real property. No property may be conveyed under subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this Section by the administrator for less than the fair market value. The administrator may sell the real property by public auction following notice of the sale by publication on 3 separate days not less than 15 nor more than 30 days prior to the sale in a daily newspaper having general circulation in the county in which the real property is located. If no acceptable offers for the real property are received, the administrator may have new appraisals of the property made. The administrator shall have all power necessary to convey real property under subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this Section.
    The administrator shall have authority to order such surveys, abstracts of title, or commitments for title insurance as may, in his or her reasonable discretion, be deemed necessary to demonstrate to prospective purchasers, bidders, or mortgagees good and marketable title in any property offered for sale or mortgage under this Section. Unless otherwise specifically authorized by the General Assembly, all conveyances of property made by the administrator under subdivision (a)(1) or (a)(2) of this Section shall be by quit claim deed.
    (c) All moneys received from the sale or mortgage of real property under this Section shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (d) The administrator is authorized to enter into any agreements and execute any documents necessary to exercise the authority granted by this Section.
    (e) Any agreement to dispose of or mortgage (i) the James R. Thompson Center located in Chicago, Illinois or (ii) the Elgin Mental Health Center and surrounding land located at 750 S. State Street, Elgin, Illinois pursuant to the authority granted by this Section must be entered into no later than one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 93-19, eff. 6-20-03.)