(70 ILCS 1600/1)
(from Ch. 32, par. 503b)
Exposition Authorities may be organized in the manner provided by
this Act to conduct expositions, theatricals, cinema exhibitions, concerts,
recitals, lectures and industrial, trade, scientific, cultural and
educational exhibits, amusement devices, convention halls, public
restaurants, stadia, athletic fields, athletic contests and games, and
other forms and places of public entertainment in any park district located
in whole or in part in any city having a population of two hundred thousand
or more. Each such authority shall be a body politic and corporate, but
shall not have the power to levy or impose taxes.
No certificate of authority shall be issued by the secretary of state to
any association or corporation other than one created under the provisions
of this Act who shall use the words "Exposition Authority" as a name or
part of a name for engaging in any enterprise in this state.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 613.)