(220 ILCS 5/14-101)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 14-101)
Whenever the city council of any city in this state shall
pass and there shall become operative and effective an ordinance granting
consent, permission and authority for the establishment, maintenance and
operation of a comprehensive unified local transportation system, the major
portion of which is or is to be located within or the major portion of the
service of which is or is to be supplied to the inhabitants of such city,
and which system is used or to be used chiefly for the transportation of
persons, there shall be created and established a local transit commission
as and for the purposes hereinafter provided.
Such local transit commission shall be designated "Transit Commission"
preceded by the name of such city.
The term "transit commission" as hereinafter used in this Article means
the local transit commission created and established pursuant to the
provisions of this Article.
The term "city" as hereinafter used in this Article means any city
establishing a local transit commission pursuant to the provisions of this
The term "comprehensive unified local transportation system" as used in
this Article means a transportation system comprising all of the street
railways and also all of the local railroads the major portions of which
are within the city (provided there are such local railroads in such city)
and may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and/or any other
local public utility transportation facilities, the major portions of which
are within the city.
The term "local railroads" as herein used means railroads used chiefly
for local passenger transportation and does not include a railroad
constituting or used as part of a steam trunk line railroad system operated
as a common carrier of freight and passengers.
The transit commission shall consist of three members to be appointed by
the mayor by and with the advice and consent of the city council of the
city, one of which members shall be designated chairman of the commission.
Immediately upon appointment the members of the commission shall
respectively take and subscribe to the constitutional oath of office. Each
member of the commission shall before entering upon the duties of his
office give bond with a surety or sureties approved by the city council of
the city in the sum of $25,000.00 conditioned upon the faithful performance
of his duties as such member.
Upon the qualification of the members of the commission as herein
provided, the commission shall be deemed created and established for all of
the purposes of this Article, and the fact of such creation and
establishment shall by the Commission be certified to the Governor of the
State of Illinois and to the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-617.)