(70 ILCS 1825/8) (from Ch. 19, par. 258)
    Sec. 8. The District has the continuing power to borrow money and issue either general obligation bonds, after approval by referendum as hereinafter provided, or revenue bonds, without referendum approval, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, extending, or improving terminals, terminal facilities, and port facilities, and for acquiring any property and equipment useful for the constructing, reconstructing, extending, improving, or operating of its terminals, terminal facilities, airports, airfields, and port facilities, and for acquiring necessary cash working funds.
    The District may pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board, and without submitting the question to referendum, from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds and may also in the same manner from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any revenue bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof.
    If the Board desires to issue general obligation bonds, it shall adopt an ordinance specifying the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which they will be issued, the maximum rate of interest they will bear which shall not be more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. Such interest may be paid semiannually. The ordinance shall also specify the date of maturity which shall not be more than 20 years after the date of issuance and shall levy a tax that will be required to amortize such bonds. This ordinance shall not be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of, and approved by, the legal voters of the District.
    The Board shall, by ordinance, order that the proposition be submitted at an election to be held within the District. The Board shall certify the ordinance and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The result of the referendum shall be entered upon the records of the Port District. If a majority of the vote cast on the proposition is in favor of the issuance of such general obligation bonds, the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all taxable property within the District at a rate sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest of these bonds.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall general obligation bonds in
 the amount  of $.... be issued by
 the Joliet Regional Port District             YES
 for the Purpose of ...., maturing     -----------------------
 in not more than .... years, bearing          NO
 not more than ....% interest, and
 a tax levied to pay the  principal
 and interest thereof?
(Source: P.A. 82-902.)