(805 ILCS 105/107.03)
(from Ch. 32, par. 107.03)
(a) A corporation may have one or more classes of members or may have no
(b) If the corporation has one or more classes of members,
the designation of the class or classes and the
qualifications and rights of the members of each class shall
be set forth in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws.
The articles of incorporation or the bylaws may provide for
representatives or delegates of members and may establish their
qualifications and rights.
(c) If the corporation is to have no members, that fact
shall be set forth in the articles of incorporation or the
(d) A corporation may issue certificate evidencing membership therein.
(e) The transfer of a certificate of membership in a
not-for-profit corporation in which assets are held for a
charitable, religious, eleemosynary, benevolent or
educational purpose, shall be without payment of any
consideration of money or property of any kind or value to
the transferor in respect to such transfer. Any transfer in
violation of this Section shall be void.
(f) Where the articles of incorporation or bylaws provide
that a corporation shall have no members, or where a
corporation has under its articles of incorporation, bylaws
or in fact no members entitled to vote on a matter, any
provision of this Act requiring notice to, the presence of,
or the vote, consent or other action by members of the
corporation in connection with such matter shall be
satisfied by notice to, the presence of, or the vote,
consent or other action of the directors of the corporation.
(g) A residential cooperative not-for-profit corporation containing 50 or
more single family units
with individual unit legal descriptions based upon a recorded plat of a
and located in a county with a population between
780,000 and 3,000,000 shall specifically set forth the qualifications and
rights of its members in the Articles of Incorporation and the bylaws.
(Source: P.A. 91-465, eff. 8-6-99.)