(70 ILCS 1505/7.3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7c)
    Sec. 7.3. The Chicago Park District may insure against any loss or liability incurred by the park district, its commissioners or its employees by reason of civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits, death and bodily injury damage claims and suits, and property damage claims and suits, including defense thereof, when damages are sought for negligent or wrongful acts allegedly committed within the scope of employment, or under the direction of the commissioners of the Chicago Park District. Such insurance shall be carried with a company licensed to write such coverage in this State. The Chicago Park District may individually or jointly self-insure provided it complies with any other statutory requirements specifically related to individual or joint self-insurance by local public entities.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)