(50 ILCS 320/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 7207)
    Sec. 7. Judgment or lien; indebtedness.
    (a) No State agency, board, commission or department, no subdivision of the State, and no unit of local government (including municipalities or counties having a population of 25,000 or more, and all of the foregoing being the "stayed creditors") may enforce any judgment or lien against, or take any other action to collect any indebtedness, obligations or liabilities from, a unit of local government covered by this Act during the period provided in this Section. This prohibition of enforcement or action is hereafter referred to as the "stay". The period of the stay shall begin at the time of the determination of fiscal emergency by the Governor and end at the earlier of (1) the time of reversal of such determination by a court, (2) 2 years after the stay begins, or (3) when the commission dissolves pursuant to Section 12 of this Act. The 2 year stay so provided may be extended for an additional one year by the commission with the consent of the majority (by number and by dollar amounts) of the stayed creditors affected by the stay. The commission may upon application or upon its own initiative grant exceptions to the stay provisions of this Section as adequate protection of creditors' interests and equity may require. Any such decision shall be a final administrative decision subject to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law. The stay does not discharge the unit of local government from its indebtedness, obligations or liabilities.
    (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), any indebtedness, obligation or liability incurred by a unit of local government after the beginning of the period of the stay shall not be subject to that stay.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)