(70 ILCS 915/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5002)
    Sec. 2. Illinois Medical District Commission.
    (a) There is hereby created a political subdivision, unit of local government, body politic and corporate under the corporate name of Illinois Medical District Commission, hereinafter called the Commission, whose general purpose in addition to and not in limitation of those purposes and powers set forth in other Sections of this Act shall be to:
        (1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
    
center and a related technology center in order to attract, stabilize, and retain therein hospitals, clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or other facilities permitted under this Act;
        (2) provide for the orderly creation and expansion of
    
(i) various county, and local governmental facilities as permitted under this Act, including, but not limited to, juvenile detention facilities, (ii) other ancillary or related facilities which the Commission may from time to time determine are established and operated for any aspect of the carrying out of the Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, or are established and operated for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and injuries, whether physical or mental, or to promote medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge as permitted under this Act, (iii) medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property therefore, and (iv) other facility development to generate and maintain revenue streams sufficient to fund the operations of the Commission and for the District, and to provide for any cash reserves as the Commission shall deem prudent.
    (b) The Commission shall have perpetual succession, power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued in its corporate name, but judgment shall not in any case be issued against any property of the Commission, to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All actions sounding in tort against the Commission shall be prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The principal office of the Commission shall be in the city of Chicago, and the Commission may establish such other offices within the state of Illinois at such places as to the Commission shall seem advisable. Such Commission shall consist of 7 members, 4 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor, 2 by the Mayor of Chicago, and one by the President of the County Board of Cook County. All members shall hold office for a term of 5 years and until their successors are appointed as provided in this Act; provided, that as soon as possible after the effective date of this amendatory Act, the Governor shall appoint 4 members for terms expiring, respectively, on June 30, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955. The terms of all members heretofore appointed by the Governor shall expire upon the commencement of the terms of the members appointed pursuant to this amendatory Act. Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, removal or inability or refusal to act of any of the members of the Commission shall be filled by the person who had appointed the particular member, and for the unexpired term of office of that particular member. A vacancy caused by the expiration of the period for which the member was appointed shall be filled by a new appointment for a term of 5 years from the date of such expiration of the prior 5 year term notwithstanding when such appointment is actually made. The Commission shall obtain such personnel as to the Commission shall seem advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act and the work of the Commission. The Commission may appoint a General Attorney and define the duties of that General Attorney.
    The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually for the election of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer and for the adoption of a budget. Special meetings may be called by the President or by any 2 members. Each member shall take an oath of office for the faithful performance of his duties. Four members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
    The Commission shall submit, to the General Assembly not later than March 1 of each odd-numbered year, a detailed report covering its operations for the 2 preceding calendar years and a statement of its program for the next 2 years.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act, and filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-825, eff. 7-18-12.)