(50 ILCS 15/1)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1021)
Governing bodies of counties, cities, or other local
governmental units, when authorized by the Department of Commerce and
Economic Opportunity, may cooperate with the governing bodies of the
counties and cities or other governing bodies of any adjoining state or
states in the creation of a joint planning commission where such
cooperation has been authorized by law by the adjoining state or states.
Such a joint planning commission may be designated to be a regional or
metropolitan planning commission and shall have powers, duties and
functions as authorized by "An Act to provide for regional planning and
for the creation, organization and powers of regional planning
commissions", approved June 25, 1929, as heretofore or hereafter
amended, and, as agreed among the governing bodies. Such a planning
commission shall be a legal entity for all purposes.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)