(70 ILCS 5/22.1)
Establishment of a Rail Authority.
(a) The Board of Commissioners of an airport authority in Winnebago County may, by resolution, establish a Rail Authority as provided in Sections 22.1 through 22.7 of this Act. A certified copy of that resolution shall be filed with the Secretary of State of Illinois. The Board of Commissioners of the airport authority shall not have the power to abolish such a Rail Authority.
(b) A Rail Authority established pursuant to this Section shall be a body politic and corporate and a public corporation.
(c) A Rail Authority shall be governed by a Board of Directors. Except as provided in paragraph (d) of this Section, the Board of Directors shall consist of the members of the Board of Commissioners of the airport authority that establishes the Rail Authority. The Board of Directors of the Rail Authority shall establish by-laws and procedures for their actions and may elect such officers of the Rail Authority and its Board of Directors as they shall determine, who shall serve terms as set by the by-laws of the Rail Authority, not to exceed 5 years.
(d) The composition of the Board of Directors of the Rail Authority may be increased from time to time to include members appointed by the Chairman or President of the County Board of any county that has members on the Board of Directors, all as shall be agreed by the Board of Directors of the Rail Authority, the chairman of the county board of the county in which the establishing airport authority is located, and the county board of the county for which members shall be added; upon such agreement providing for financial contribution to the Rail Authority by the county for which members are added.
(e) All non-procedural actions of the Board of Directors of the Rail Authority shall require the concurrence of the majority of members of the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors shall serve for terms as provided in the by-laws of the Rail Authority not to exceed 5 years, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(f) There shall be no prohibitions on members of the Board of Directors of the Rail Authority holding any other governmental office or position.
(Source: P.A. 95-641, eff. 10-11-07.)