(315 ILCS 5/26.4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 88.4)
    Sec. 26.4. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds of a land clearance commission issued in connection with a project for which the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, the State, or any political subdivision of the State has extended or provided for or has agreed to extend or provide for, financial assistance which prior to the maturity of such bonds, will be in an amount which (together with any other monies irrevocably committed to the payment of the principal and interest on such bonds) will suffice to pay the principal of such bonds with interest to maturity thereon and which monies are required to be used for the purpose of paying the principal of and the interest on such bonds at their maturity, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this section may be construed as relieving any person, firm or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 1776.)