(70 ILCS 910/21.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 1271.1)
    Sec. 21.1. Without submitting the question to the voters of the district and without complying with Section 21 of this Act, a Hospital District may borrow money and issue its notes secured by and payable solely from unencumbered accounts receivable of the District as follows:
    Whenever the district considers it advisable and in the interest of the district to borrow funds secured by such accounts receivable, the Board may from time to time and pursuant to an appropriate ordinance issue notes to evidence such borrowings. Any ordinance authorizing the issuance of such notes shall specify the principal amount, denomination, rate of interest (a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract), form of note, and such other terms as are necessary in connection with the issue of such notes. Notes shall mature in not to exceed 5 years from date of issue. Interest thereon shall be payable semiannually. There shall be attached to such ordinance a list of the accounts receivable pledged to the payment of principal of and interest on such notes. Each such note may be extended once for at least 3 years from its maturity date.
    The district may provide for the registration of the notes in the name of the owner either as to principal or interest or as to both principal and interest on such terms and conditions as its Board may determine by the ordinance authorizing their issue. No member of the Board or hospital administration shall have any personal economic interest in any notes issued in accordance with this Section.
    The notes shall be made redeemable at any time prior to maturity at the option of the district, in the manner and by the terms fixed by the ordinance authorizing the issuance thereof. The notes may be executed in the name of the district by the chairman of the Board and attested by the secretary thereof or shall be executed by such other officer or officers as may be designated in and by the ordinance authorizing the issue thereof and attested by the secretary thereof and be sealed with the district's corporate seal.
    All notes issued under this Section shall be payable solely from the accounts receivable pledged for the payment thereof and each note shall state that fact upon its face, and shall also state that it does not constitute an obligation of the district within the meaning of any provision of the Constitution or statutes of the State of Illinois and that no holder of any such note may compel any exercise of the taxing power of the Hospital District to pay such note or interest thereon.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)