(605 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 121, par. 100-3)
    Sec. 3. There is hereby created an Authority to be known as The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, which is hereby constituted an instrumentality and an administrative agency of the State of Illinois. The said Authority shall consist of 11 directors; the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, ex officio, and 9 directors appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, from the State at large, which said directors and their successors are hereby authorized to carry out the provisions of this Act, and to exercise the powers herein conferred. Of the 9 directors appointed by the Governor, no more than 5 shall be members of the same political party. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. All appointments shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of State as a public record. It is the intention of this section that the Governor's appointments shall be made with due consideration to the location of proposed toll highway routes so that maximum geographic representation from the areas served by said toll highway routes may be accomplished insofar as practicable. The said Authority shall have the power to contract and be contracted with, to acquire, hold and convey personal and real property or any interest therein including rights of way, franchises and easements; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at will; to make and establish resolutions, by-laws, rules, rates and regulations, and to alter or repeal the same as the Authority shall deem necessary and expedient for the construction, operation, relocation, regulation and maintenance of a system of toll highways within and through the State of Illinois.
    Appointment of the additional directors provided for by this amendatory Act of 1980 shall be made within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1980.
(Source: P.A. 86-1164.)