(65 ILCS 5/11-74.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-74.2-3)
    Sec. 11-74.2-3. The corporate authorities of any municipality may by resolution provide for an initial study and survey to determine if the municipality contains any commercial blight or conservation areas.
    In making the study and survey the corporate authorities shall:
    (a) Cooperate with and use any evidence gathered by any public or private organization relative to the existence, extent or likelihood of commercial blight in the municipality;
    (b) Hold public or private hearings, conduct investigations, hear testimony and gather evidence relating to commercial blight or likelihood of commercial blight and its elimination;
    (c) Create a representative Citizens Committee of not less than 9 persons, to be appointed by the chief executive officer of the municipality with the approval of a majority of the municipal council, which committee shall consist of representatives from among local merchants, owners of commercial real estate, the advertising media, residential property owners associations, human relations commissions, labor organizations and civic groups;
    (d) Formulate a proposed commercial redevelopment plan for any blight or conservation area, provided that such plan has received the approval and recommendation of a 2/3 majority vote of the members of the Citizens Committee created under paragraph (c) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 81-3.)