(70 ILCS 1510/8) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.28c)
    Sec. 8. In addition to the powers and authority now possessed by it, the Chicago Park District shall have the power:
    (a) To acquire by gift, lease or purchase, construct, reconstruct, improve, better or extend, or to finance the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment, or extension of any project within its boundaries, and to acquire by gift, lease or purchase lands or rights in land in connection therewith.
    (b) To issue its bonds to finance in whole or in part the cost of the acquisition, purchase, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment or extension of any project. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District in determining such cost may include all cost and estimated cost of the issuance of such bonds, all engineering, inspection, fiscal and legal expenses, and interest which it is estimated will accrue during the construction period and for 6 months thereafter on money borrowed or which it is estimated will be borrowed pursuant to the Project Sections.
    (c) To operate such project or to rent or lease such project or to loan the proceeds of its bonds to commercial enterprises (which may include corporations, partnerships or individuals engaged in business or commerce) in such manner that rents, charges, fees or other payments to be derived with respect to the project shall be fixed and revised from time to time so as to produce income and revenues sufficient to provide for the prompt payment of principal of and interest upon all bonds issued under the Project Sections when due, and to provide for the operation and maintenance of such project and other expenses incident thereto and to create and maintain reasonable reserves therefor.
    (d) To pledge to the punctual payment of bonds authorized under the Project Sections and interest thereon the income and revenues to be received with respect to such project (including improvements, betterments or extensions thereto thereafter constructed or acquired) sufficient to pay such bonds and interest as they become due and to create and maintain reasonable reserves therefor.
    (e) To issue its bonds to refund in whole or in part, bonds theretofore issued under authority of the Project Sections.
(Source: P.A. 82-493.)