(70 ILCS 1520/1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.38)
    Sec. 1. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District without submission of the question to the voters for approval may incur indebtedness and issue bonds therefor in the amount of not to exceed $6,000,000 for the purchase of any and all real estate, riparian estates or rights, and all other property required or needed for any such park or for parkways, driveways, or boulevards, or for extending, adorning, or maintaining the same, for the purpose of establishing, acquiring, completing, enlarging, ornamenting, building, rebuilding and improving public parks, boulevards, bridges, subways, viaducts and approaches thereto, wharfs, piers, jetties, air landing fields and basins, shore protection works, pleasure grounds and ways, walks, pathways, driveways, roadways, highways and all public works, grounds or improvements under the control of and within the jurisdiction of such park commissioners and including the filling in of submerged land for park purposes and constructing all buildings, field houses, stadiums, shelters, conservatories, museums, service shops, power plants, structures, playground devices, boulevard and building lighting systems and building all other types of permanent improvement and construction necessary to render the property under the control of said park commissioners usable for the enjoyment thereof as public parks, parkways, boulevards and pleasureways.
    Provided, however, such bonds may be authorized, issued and sold only in case the bonds are purchased by an agency of the United States of America in connection with the grant of money from the Federal government to be used in making any such park improvements.
    Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and shall be in form and denomination, payable at the place and bear such date as may be determined by the commissioners and shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date or, for bonds issued after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, within not to exceed 30 years from their date, but may be made callable on any interest payment date at the price of par and accrued interest after notice shall be given by publication or otherwise and at the time or times and in the manner as may be provided in the bond ordinance.
    Such bonds may be made registerable as to principal and shall bear interest at the rate of not to exceed six per cent per annum, such interest to be payable at such time and place and in such manner as may be provided in the bond ordinance. Bonds may be signed by the facsimile signature of the president with like effect as if signed by his genuine signature and shall be signed by such other officers of the park district as may be designated in the bond ordinance.
    The validity of any bonds shall remain unimpaired although one or more of the officers executing same shall have ceased to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    The bonds may be sold only as in this section provided for such price and upon such terms as shall be approved and directed by the commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 93-338, eff. 7-24-03.)