(605 ILCS 10/3)
(from Ch. 121, par. 100-3)
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
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the term of office of each director of the Authority serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, other than the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, is abolished and a vacancy in each office is created on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly. The Governor shall appoint directors to the Authority for the vacancies created under this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly by February 28, 2019. Directors whose terms are abolished under this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be eligible for reappointment.
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
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. 100-1180, eff. 2-28-19.)