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(315 ILCS 20/) Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law.

315 ILCS 20/1

    (315 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 251)
    Sec. 1. Title of Act. This Act may be cited as the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

315 ILCS 20/2

    (315 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 252)
    Sec. 2. Necessity and purpose of act and declaration of public policy and public use.
    There exist in certain urban areas of the State these degenerative conditions, at once both characteristic and causative of Slum and Blight Areas, namely:
    (1) Disproportionate tax delinquency and consequent inadequacy of tax payments in relation to the cost of State and municipal services rendered;
    (2) Economic deterioration of properties and impaired investments;
    (3) A constant exodus of the population of such areas resulting in the further deterioration of such areas and in added costs to the municipalities of this State for the creation of new public facilities and services elsewhere;
    (4) Age, physical deterioration or obsolescence of improvements in such areas particularly those improvements affording family accommodations, to such a degree as to render such areas unfit and unsafe for human use and habitation; and
    (5) Prevalence of the factors conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency, crime and poverty.
    Such Slum and Blight Areas are usually situated in the older and more centrally located portions of the cities, villages and incorporated towns involved and, once existing, spread unless eradicated. As a result of these degenerative conditions, the territories and properties embraced in Slum and Blight Areas fall into a state of non-productiveness, fail to share their due and proper portion of the taxes necessary for the support of the municipalities within whose boundaries they are situated, and ultimately become waste territories, economic and social, producing but a meager, while consuming a disproportionate, share of the public revenue raised by government to defray the cost of police and fire protection, to preserve the public health and to promote the general welfare. The drain upon the public revenue necessitated by Slum and Blight Areas, if they are permitted to remain and spread, will impair these indispensable governmental functions not only as to such areas but as to the municipalities and the State as well.
    The elimination of these degenerative conditions, and the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Slum and Blight Areas, is in the best interests of the health, morals, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the State. The accomplishment of these ends by private initiative, through Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, supervised and regulated by the public, should be fostered, encouraged and aided. Accordingly, such elimination and rehabilitation and rebuilding, through the activities of Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations as provided by this Act, are hereby declared to be a public use, and Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, for these purposes, are hereby authorized to be created with the powers and subject to the public supervision and regulation as hereinafter set forth.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/3

    (315 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253)
    Sec. 3. Whenever used or referred to in this Act, the terms defined in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 4, inclusive, have the meanings and inclusions therein ascribed, unless a different intent clearly appears from the context.
(Source: P.A. 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)

315 ILCS 20/3-1

    (315 ILCS 20/3-1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-1)
    Sec. 3-1. "Development" means specific work repair or improvement to put into effect a Development Plan. The term includes the Real Property, buildings and improvements owned, constructed, managed or operated by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-2

    (315 ILCS 20/3-2) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-2)
    Sec. 3-2. "Development Area" means that portion of a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area to which a Development Plan is applicable and for the Redevelopment of which portion a certificate of convenience and necessity is issued by the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1138.)

315 ILCS 20/3-3

    (315 ILCS 20/3-3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-3)
    Sec. 3-3. "Development Cost" means the amount determined, either prospectively or otherwise, by the Redevelopment Commission to be the actual cost of the Development and includes, among other costs, the costs of planning the Development, including preliminary studies and surveys, neighborhood planning, and architectural, engineering and legal services, the costs of financing the Development, including carrying charges during construction, the cost of the Real Property included in the Development, the cost of demolition of existing structures, the costs of landscaping and roadways, the cost of installation of water, sewer and other utility services, the costs of construction, equipment and furnishing of buildings and improvements, including architectural, engineering, builders' and legal fees, the costs of reconstruction, rehabilitation, remodeling or repair of existing buildings, improvements and of utility services, the cost of management and operation until the Development is ready for use, and the cost of improving that portion of the Development Area which is to be devoted for use as a park, playground or recreation center, together with such additions to Development Cost as result from additions to the Development in accordance with the original Development Plan or amendments thereto.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-4

    (315 ILCS 20/3-4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-4)
    Sec. 3-4. "Development Plan" means a plan for the Redevelopment of all or any part of a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area, which plan may include but is not limited to (1) land uses, residential and non-residential; (2) improvement, alteration, or vacation of major and minor streets and alleys, provision for restricted service access, and off-street parking; (3) locations and easements for public utilities; (4) community facilities; (5) landscaping and site engineering; (6) building restrictions; (7) recommended construction and repair, including new buildings, rehabilitation and conversions, demolition of designated structures, and elimination of non-conforming uses; (8) population density, ground coverage, and number of dwelling units recommended; (9) recommended standards of maintenance, and requirements of applicable health and safety ordinances; (10) zoning and/or rezoning required; (11) the sale and resale of property; (12) costs and financing arrangements of public portions of the plan; (13) recommended time table of various stages of the program; (14) any and all other steps needed to carry out the plan and includes any amendments to such a plan approved by the Redevelopment Commission, in accordance with the requirements of Section 23 of this Act. Such plan shall conform to the comprehensive plan of the municipality if any and shall provide that there shall be no discrimination on account of race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
(Source: P.A. 81-266.)

315 ILCS 20/3-5

    (315 ILCS 20/3-5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-5)
    Sec. 3-5. "Mortgage" means a mortgage, trust indenture, deed of trust or other instrument creating a lien on Real Property, and the indebtedness secured thereby.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-6

    (315 ILCS 20/3-6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-6)
    Sec. 3-6. "Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation" means a corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-7

    (315 ILCS 20/3-7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-7)
    Sec. 3-7. "Plan Commission" means the plan commission of any city, village or incorporated town as authorized by Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1381.)

315 ILCS 20/3-8

    (315 ILCS 20/3-8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-8)
    Sec. 3-8. "Real Property" means lands, lands under water, structures, and any and all easements, franchises and incorporeal hereditaments and estates, and rights therein, legal and equitable, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-9

    (315 ILCS 20/3-9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-9)
    Sec. 3-9. "Redevelopment" means the eradication, rehabilitation, repair and rebuilding of all or any part of the structures within a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area, and the provision for such industrial, commercial, residential or public structures or spaces as may be appropriate or necessary, including recreational and other facilities incidental or appurtenant thereto.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1138.)

315 ILCS 20/3-10

    (315 ILCS 20/3-10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-10)
    Sec. 3-10. "Redevelopment Commission" means the commission created and established pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 685.)

315 ILCS 20/3-11

    (315 ILCS 20/3-11) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-11)
    Sec. 3-11. "Slum and Blight Areas" means those urban districts in which the major portion of the housing is detrimental to the health, safety, morality or welfare of the occupants by reason of age, dilapidation, overcrowding, faulty arrangement, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, or any combination of these factors. In St. Clair County, "slum and blighted area" also means any area of not less in the aggregate than 2 acres located within the territorial limits of a municipality where buildings or improvements, by reason of dilapidation, obsolescence, overcrowding, faulty arrangement or design, lack of ventilation, light and sanitary facilities, excessive land coverage, deleterious land use or layout or any combination of these factors, are detrimental to the public safety, health, morals, or welfare.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

315 ILCS 20/3-12

    (315 ILCS 20/3-12) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 253-12)
    Sec. 3-12. "Conservation Area" shall mean an area in which the structures in fifty per cent or more of the area are residential having an average age of thirty-five years or more. Such an area is not yet a Slum or Blighted Area as defined in the Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947, but such area by reason of dilapidation, obsolescence, or deterioration, or illegal use of individual structures, overcrowding of structures and community facilities, conversion of residential units into non-residential use, deleterious land use or layout or any combination of these factors may become such a Slum and Blighted Area.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1138.)

315 ILCS 20/4

    (315 ILCS 20/4) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 254)
    Sec. 4. Creation and establishment of redevelopment commissions.
    (a) Any city, village or incorporated town shall have the power to provide for the creation of a Redevelopment Commission to supervise and regulate Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations organized pursuant to the provisions of this Act to operate within the boundaries of such city, village or incorporated town.
        (1) Except as provided in subdivision (a)(2), such
    
Redevelopment Commission shall consist of not less than three nor more than five members, one of which members shall be designated as its chairman, to be appointed by the mayor of the city, by and with the advice and consent of the city council of the city, or by the president of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be, by and with the advice and consent of the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town. Each member of the Redevelopment Commission shall hold office for a term of two years and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the Redevelopment Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, inability or refusal to act of any of the members thereof shall be filled by appointment by the mayor or president, as the case may be, by and with the advice and consent of the city council of the city or board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be.
        (2) In St. Clair County, the Redevelopment Commission
    
shall consist of either 5 or 7 appointed members as determined by the mayor. The mayor and each member of the city council may nominate a person to fill each position on the Redevelopment Commission. The president of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be, and each member of the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town may nominate a person to fill each position on the Redevelopment Commission. Each nominee must be a person of recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: economic development; finance; banking; industrial development; small business management; real estate development; community development; venture finance; organized labor; or civic, community, or neighborhood organization. A nominated person shall be appointed to the Redevelopment Commission only upon a majority vote of the city council or the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be. Only one person may fill each open position on the Redevelopment Commission. One of the appointed members shall be designated as the chairman of the Redevelopment Commission by a majority vote of the city council or the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be. Only one member may serve as chairman at any given time.
        The initial terms of members of the Redevelopment
    
Commission appointed under this subdivision (a)(2) shall be as follows: for a Commission consisting of 5 members: 2 terms for 3 years, 2 terms for 2 years, and one term for one year; for a Commission consisting of 7 members: 3 terms for 3 years, 3 terms for 2 years, and one term for 1 year. The length of the term of the first Commissioners shall be determined by lots at their first meeting. The initial terms of office of members who are to hold office shall continue until the July 1 that next follows the expiration of the respective periods from the date of the appointment of the member, and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
        Each subsequent Commissioner appointed under this
    
subdivision (a)(2) shall hold office for a term of 4 years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
        The unexpired term of any vacancy in the membership
    
of the Redevelopment Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, inability, or refusal to act of any of the members thereof shall be filled in the same manner as the vacated position was filled.
        In addition to the 5 or 7 appointed members, the
    
Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee, and the Secretary of Transportation, or his or her designee, shall serve as ex officio non-voting members.
    (b) No person holding stocks or Mortgages in any Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, or who is in any other manner directly or indirectly pecuniarily interested in such Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, or in the Development undertaken by it, shall be appointed as a member of, or be employed by, that Redevelopment Commission to whose supervision and regulation such Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation is subject. If any such member or employee shall voluntarily become so interested his office or employment shall ipso facto become vacant. If any such member or employee becomes so interested otherwise than voluntarily he shall within ninety days divest himself of such interest and if he fails to do so his office or employment shall become vacant.
    (c) The Redevelopment Commission shall have power, subject to the approval of the city council of the city, or of the president and the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be, to appoint a secretary and from time to time to employ such accountants, engineers, architects, experts, inspectors, clerks and other employees and fix their compensation.
    (d) Each member of the Redevelopment Commission shall receive such salary as shall be fixed by the city council of the city, or by the president and the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be, and said city council or president and board of trustees shall have power to provide for the payment of the salaries of all members and the expenses of the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

315 ILCS 20/4.1

    (315 ILCS 20/4.1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 254.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

315 ILCS 20/5

    (315 ILCS 20/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 255)
    Sec. 5. Rules and regulations, seal and authentication of records, etc.
    Consistent with the provisions of this Act, the Redevelopment Commission may adopt such rules and regulations and may alter, amend and repeal the same as it shall deem advisable relative to the calling, holding and conduct of its meetings, the transaction of its business, the regulation and control of its employees, the conduct of hearings, inquiries and investigations, and the performance in general of its duties and powers hereunder.
    A majority of the members of the Redevelopment Commission shall constitute a quorum to transact business and no vacancy shall impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all its powers; and every order, rule or regulation of the Redevelopment Commission approved by a majority of the members thereof shall be deemed to be the order, rule or regulation of the Redevelopment Commission.
    The Redevelopment Commission may adopt, keep, and use a common seal, of which judicial notice shall be taken in all courts of this State. Any notice, instrument or document which the Redevelopment Commission may be authorized by law to issue shall be deemed sufficient if signed by its secretary and authenticated by such seal. All orders, rules, regulations and records of the Redevelopment Commission, and all instruments or documents filed with it may be proved in any court of this State by a copy thereof certified by the secretary under the seal of the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/6

    (315 ILCS 20/6) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 256)
    Sec. 6. Neighborhood redevelopment corporations authorized-Supervision by redevelopment commission.
    Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations may be organized in the manner provided by this Act to acquire Real Property, to alter, renovate, demolish or rebuild existing improvements thereon, and to construct, maintain and operate a Development therein, when authorized by and subject to the supervision of the Redevelopment Commission of the city, village or incorporated town wherein the Development Area is located, for the purpose of effecting the Redevelopment of Slum and Blight or Conservation Areas in the manner provided by this Act; Provided, that the business and conduct of each Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, until the Redevelopment of its Development Area has been achieved, shall be subject, as hereinafter provided, to the supervision and regulation of the Redevelopment Commission of the city, village or incorporated town wherein its Development Area is located.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1138.)

315 ILCS 20/7

    (315 ILCS 20/7) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 257)
    Sec. 7. Statement of incorporation.
    Whenever three or more adult persons, citizens of the United States of America, at least two of whom shall be citizens of this State, shall desire to form a corporation under this Act, they shall sign, acknowledge and verify under oath before some officer competent to take acknowledgment of deeds, a statement of incorporation in duplicate setting forth the following:
    (1) The name of the corporation.
    (2) The name and address, including street and number, if any, of each incorporator.
    (3) A statement of the objects for which it is formed, among which shall be included the elimination of degenerative conditions and the rehabilitation and rebuilding of that Development Area whose Redevelopment it is authorized to undertake pursuant to a certificate of convenience and necessity issued by the Redevelopment Commission.
    (4) The period of duration, which shall not be more than sixty years, and which shall be without reviver.
    (5) The address, including street and number, if any, of its initial registered office in this State, and the name of its initial registered agent at such address.
    (6) The total amount of authorized capital stock.
    (7) The number of shares into which the capital stock is to be divided, and the par value thereof; if the shares are to be divided into classes of common and preferred shares, the number of shares of each class and a statement of the preferences, qualifications, limitations, restrictions, and the special or relative rights in respect of the shares of each class; Provided, that no shares shall be without par value.
    (8) The names and addresses (including street and number, if any) of the pre-incorporation subscribers to the common shares, and the amount subscribed and paid by each; Provided, that no pre-incorporation subscription shall be made for preferred shares.
    (9) The number of common shares which it is proposed to issue at once, and the amount of currency or legal tender to be received by the corporation therefor; Provided, that no consideration other than currency or legal tender of the United States of America shall be received by the corporation for those common shares which it is proposed to issue at once, and that such consideration shall be fully paid at the time of the filing of the articles of incorporation by the Secretary of State.
    (10) The number, names, and addresses, including street and number, if any, of the directors, at least two of whom shall be residents of this State, and the terms for which elected.
    (11) Any provision which the incorporators may choose to insert limiting or denying to shareholders the preemptive right to acquire additional shares of the corporation.
    (12) Any other provision, not inconsistent with this Act or other law which the incorporators may choose to insert, for the regulation of the business and conduct of the affairs of the corporation.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/8

    (315 ILCS 20/8) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 258)
    Sec. 8. Filing-Issuance of articles of incorporation. Duplicate originals of the statement prescribed by Section 7 of this Act shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, on forms prescribed and furnished by the Secretary of State.
    If the Secretary of State finds that such statement is in conformity with the provisions of Section 7 of this Act, he shall, when all franchise taxes, fees, and charges have been paid:
        (1) Endorse on each of such duplicate originals the
    
word "Filed," and the month, day, and year of the filing thereof.
        (2) File one of such duplicate originals in his
    
office.
        (3) Issue to the incorporators the duplicate original
    
of the articles of incorporation to which he shall affix the other duplicate original.
(Source: P.A. 96-66, eff. 1-1-10.)

315 ILCS 20/9

    (315 ILCS 20/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 259)
    Sec. 9. Powers of neighborhood redevelopment corporations. Every corporation organized under this Act shall, subject to the conditions and limitations prescribed by this Act, have the following rights, powers and privileges:
        (1) To have succession by its corporate name for the
    
period limited in its articles of incorporation; Provided, that in no instance shall corporate succession exceed sixty years.
        (2) To sue and be sued in its corporate name.
        (3) To have and use a common seal and alter it at
    
pleasure.
        (4) To have a capital stock of such an amount and
    
divided into shares as may be provided in the articles of incorporation, or any amendment thereof, subject to the conditions prescribed by Section 7 of this Act; Provided, that the issuance of the shares of stock of every corporation organized under this Act shall be subject to supervision and regulation of the Redevelopment Commission, as in this Act provided.
        (5) To acquire, own, use, convey and otherwise
    
dispose of and deal in Real Property, however acquired, subject to the conditions and restrictions of this Act; Provided, that no single sale, mortgage, lease or conveyance of two-thirds or more of the corporate assets shall be made, except within a period of one year immediately preceding the expiration by lapse of time of the corporate charter, without the consent of the holders of two-thirds of all the outstanding capital stock of the corporation at any annual meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose; Provided further, that no Real Property shall ever be acquired, owned or used by such corporation outside its Development Area.
        (6) To borrow money for its corporate purposes at
    
such rate of interest as the corporation may determine, subject to the approval of the Redevelopment Commission as in this Act provided; and to mortgage or pledge its property, both real and personal, to secure the payment thereof.
        (7) To elect officers, appoint agents, define their
    
duties and fix their compensation.
        (8) Subject to the provisions of this Act, to acquire
    
Real Property by exercise of the power of eminent domain in the manner provided by the general laws of the State relating thereto.
        (9) To make and alter by-laws, not inconsistent with
    
its articles of incorporation or with the laws of this State, for the administration and regulation of the affairs of the corporation.
        (10) To conduct business in this State, subject to
    
the provisions of this Act.
        (11) To cease doing business and to surrender its
    
charter.
        (12) To have and exercise all the powers necessary
    
and convenient to carry into effect the purposes for which the corporation is formed.
(Source: P.A. 96-66, eff. 1-1-10.)

315 ILCS 20/9.5

    (315 ILCS 20/9.5)
    Sec. 9.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Law, any power granted under this Law to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

315 ILCS 20/10

    (315 ILCS 20/10) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 260)
    Sec. 10. Acts prohibited). No Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall:
    (1) Acquire title to any Real Property, or any interest therein except by way of unexercised option, unless it shall first have obtained a certificate from the Redevelopment Commission, given after the hearing prescribed by Section 18 of this Act, that the acquisition of Real Property and its Development in the Development Area is necessary and convenient for the public purposes defined by this Act and is part of the public use declared by this Act.
    (2) Sell, convey, lease or assign any Real Property without the imposition of those building and use restrictions which have been assumed by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, and which shall be included in all instruments of sale, conveyance, transfer, lease or assignment: Provided, that there are excepted from this prohibition those building and use restrictions which shall have been abandoned or altered due to change in the predominant character of the locality as determined by judicial decision.
    (3) Issue shares whether common, preferred, or both, in an amount greater than the Development Cost, as determined by the Redevelopment Commission, less the amount of any Mortgage thereon; Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the issuance of common shares subscribed by pre-incorporation subscription preceding the determination of the Development Cost.
    (4) Sell, convey, or mortgage any Real Property without the approval of the Redevelopment Commission.
    (5) Lease an entire building or entire tract of land in the Development Area to any person or corporation without the approval of the Redevelopment Commission.
    (6) Acquire any Real Property outside the Development Area allotted it by the Redevelopment Commission.
    (7) Change, alter, amend, add to or depart from an approved Development Plan, except as otherwise provided by this Act.
    (8) Make any guarantee without obtaining the approval of the Redevelopment Commission.
    (9) Reorganize without obtaining the approval of the Redevelopment Commission.
    (10) Merge or consolidate with any corporation.
    (11) Voluntarily dissolve without first having obtained the certificate of the Redevelopment Commission as provided in Section 13 of this Act.
    (12) Acquire title to any Real Property, or any interest therein, because of the race, color, creed, sex or national origin of any person owning or claiming an interest in that Real Property.
    (13) Refuse to sell shares, either common or preferred, or other securities to any person on account of the person's race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
(Source: P.A. 81-266.)

315 ILCS 20/11

    (315 ILCS 20/11) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 261)
    Sec. 11. Name.
    The name of every Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this Act shall include the words "Neighborhood" and "Redevelopment," and no corporation, hereafter organized under the laws of this State, nor any foreign corporation, hereafter authorized to transact business in this State, shall after the date of enactment of this Act include both the words "Neighborhood" and "Redevelopment" as part of its corporate name.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/12

    (315 ILCS 20/12) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 262)
    Sec. 12. Certificates of compliance. Unless it shall be accompanied by the certificate of the Redevelopment Commission, none of the following documents shall be filed by the Secretary of State:
    (1) Report of issuance of shares and increases in stated capital and paid-in surplus.
    (2) Amendment of articles of incorporation.
    (3) Statement of reduction or elimination of paid-in surplus pursuant to Section 9.15 of the "Business Corporation Act of 1983".
    The certificate of the Redevelopment Commission shall be in substantially the following form:
    "The Commission certifies that it has investigated the action of the (here insert the name of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation in question) proposed in the attached document and finds that the requirements of The Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation Law have been complied with by that corporation. ....(Naming city, town or village) Redevelopment Commission
By ....(Secretary)."
Dated:....(Seal of Redevelopment Commission)
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

315 ILCS 20/13

    (315 ILCS 20/13) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 263)
    Sec. 13. Dissolution. No statement of intent to dissolve a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, whether by voluntary consent of the shareholders or by voluntary action of the corporation, shall be filed by the Secretary of State unless it shall be accompanied by the certificate of the Redevelopment Commission that:
    (1) The proposed Development Plan of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation was rejected pursuant to paragraph 3 of Section 18 of this Act and such rejection has not been reversed upon judicial review pursuant to Section 30.01 of this Act; or
    (2) The Development Plan of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation was "Not Approved", after judicial review pursuant to Section 30.01 of this Act; or
    (3) The Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation has failed to initiate or has failed to complete the Development within the respective time limits, or authorized extensions thereof, prescribed by the Redevelopment Commission; and that the bond prescribed by subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act has been forfeited to the city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be, wherein the Development Area is located; or
    (4) The Redevelopment Commission has found that the Redevelopment of the Development Area has been achieved.
    The certificate of the Redevelopment Commission shall be in substantially the following form:
    "Relative to the annexed statement of intent to dissolve (here insert the name of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation in question), it is hereby certified that (here insert the appropriate one of the four above-named factors). ....(Naming city, town or village) Redevelopment Commission
By ....(Secretary)."
Dated:....(Seal of Redevelopment Commission)
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

315 ILCS 20/14

    (315 ILCS 20/14) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 264)
    Sec. 14. Fees, franchise taxes and charges to be collected by Secretary of State.
    Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations shall incur the same fees for filing documents and issuing certificates, and the same license fees, franchise taxes and miscellaneous charges as are imposed upon private corporations by Sections 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134 and 141 of "An Act to revise the law relating to corporations for pecuniary profit," filed July 13, 1933, as subsequently amended. The Secretary of State shall charge and collect such fees, taxes and charges.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/15

    (315 ILCS 20/15) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 265)
    Sec. 15. Taxation of Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations. Except as provided in Section 15-5, Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations organized under this Act, notwithstanding their function in the Redevelopment of Slum and Blight or Conservation Areas, shall be subject to the same taxation, general and special, as to their assets, tangible and intangible, and as to their capital stock, as is imposed by law upon the assets and capital stock of private corporations for profit organized pursuant to the laws of this State.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

315 ILCS 20/15-5

    (315 ILCS 20/15-5)
    Sec. 15-5. Property tax abatement; limitation.
    (a) Once the requirements of this Section have been complied with, except as otherwise provided in this Section, the general real estate taxes imposed on the real property located in St. Clair County of a neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor and acquired pursuant to this Law shall be abated for a period not in excess of 10 years after the date upon which the corporation becomes owner of that real property.
    (b) General real estate taxes may be imposed and collected, however, to the extent and in the amount as may be imposed upon that real property during that period measured solely by the amount of the assessed valuation of the land, exclusive of improvements, acquired pursuant to this Law and owned by the neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor, as was determined by the county, township, or multi-township assessor, for real estate taxes due and payable thereon during the calendar year preceding the calendar year during which the corporation acquired title to the real property. The assessed valuation shall not be increased during that period so long as the real property is owned by a neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor and used in accordance with a development plan authorized by the Redevelopment Commission under this Law.
    (c) If, however, the real property was exempt from general real estate taxes immediately prior to ownership by any neighborhood redevelopment corporation, the county, township, or multi-township assessor shall, upon acquisition of title by the neighborhood redevelopment corporation, promptly assess the land, exclusive of improvements, at a valuation that conforms to but does not exceed the assessed valuation made during the preceding calendar year of other land, exclusive of improvements, that is adjacent or in the same general neighborhood, and the amount of that assessed valuation shall not be increased during the period set pursuant to subsection (a) so long as the real property is owned by a neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor and used in accordance with a development plan authorized by the Redevelopment Commission.
    (d) For the next ensuing period not in excess of 15 years, general real estate taxes upon that real property shall be abated in an amount not to exceed 50% of the taxes imposed by each taxing district so long as the real property is owned by a neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor and used in accordance with an authorized development plan.
    (e) After a period totaling not more than 25 years, the real property shall be subject to assessment and payment of all real estate taxes, based on the full fair cash value of the real property.
    (f) The tax abatement authorized by this Section shall not become effective unless the governing body of the city, village, or incorporated town in which the property is located does all of the following:
        (1) Furnishes each taxing district whose boundaries
    
for real estate taxation purposes include any portion of the real property to be affected by the tax abatement with a written statement of the impact on real estate taxes the tax abatement will have on those taxing districts and written notice of the hearing to be held in accordance with subdivision (f)(2). The written statement and notice required by this subdivision (f)(1) shall be furnished as provided by local ordinance before the hearing and shall include, but need not be limited to, an estimate of the amount of real estate tax revenues of each taxing district that will be affected by the proposed tax abatement, based on the estimated assessed valuation of the real property involved as the property would exist before and after it is redeveloped.
        (2) Conducts a public hearing regarding the tax
    
abatement. At the hearing all taxing districts described in subdivision (f)(1) have the right to be heard on the grant of any tax abatement.
        (3) Enacts an ordinance that provides for expiration
    
of the tax abatement. The ordinance shall provide for a duration of time within which the real property must be acquired and may allow for acquisition of property under the plan in phases.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, payments in lieu of taxes may be imposed by contract between a city, village, or incorporated town and a neighborhood redevelopment corporation or its immediate successor that receives a tax abatement on property pursuant to this Section. The payments shall be made to the county collector of the county by December 31 of each year payments are due. The governing body of the city, village, or incorporated town shall furnish the collector with a copy of any such contract requiring payment in lieu of taxes. The collector shall allocate all revenues received from the payment in lieu of taxes among all taxing districts whose real estate tax revenues are affected by the abatement on the same pro rata basis and in the same manner as the real estate tax revenues received by each taxing district from that property in the year the payments are due.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

315 ILCS 20/16

    (315 ILCS 20/16) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 266)
    Sec. 16. Application of the "Business Corporation Act of 1983". Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations organized under this Act shall be subject to the provisions of the "Business Corporation Act of 1983" and all existing and future amendments and modifications thereof, so far as the same are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

315 ILCS 20/17

    (315 ILCS 20/17) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 267)
    Sec. 17. Acquisition of property and construction subject to approval - Application for and issuance of certificates of convenience and necessity). No Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall acquire title to any Real Property, or any interest therein except by way of unexercised option, or institute any Development without making written application to the Redevelopment Commission for approval of the proposed Development Plan in the manner hereinafter prescribed, and without securing the certificate of convenience and necessity to be issued by the Redevelopment Commission upon the conditions hereinafter mentioned.
    (1) The application of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation for approval of its proposed Development Plan shall contain:
        (a) The legal description of the proposed Development
    
Area and the description thereof by city blocks, street and number, if any.
        (b) A statement of the character of the estates in
    
Real Property to be acquired by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation.
        (c) A statement showing the present use of the Real
    
Property in the proposed Development Area, the zoning restrictions, if any, thereon, and the private restrictions, if any, of record, and that no interest in Real Property in the proposed Development Area is to be acquired because of the race, color, creed, national origin or sex of any person owning or claiming an interest in that Real Property.
        (d) A statement of the existing buildings or
    
improvements in the Development Area, if any, which are to be demolished.
        (e) A statement of the existing buildings or
    
improvements, if any, in the Development Area which are not to be immediately demolished and the approximate period of time within which the demolition, if any, of each such building or improvement is to take place.
        (f) A statement of the proposed improvements, if any,
    
of each building, if any, not to be demolished immediately, and any proposed repairs or alterations of such buildings.
        (g) A statement of the type, number and character of
    
each new industrial, commercial, residential, public or other building or improvement to be erected or made.
        (h) A metes and bounds description of that portion of
    
the proposed Development Area to be devoted for a park, playground or recreation center for the use of the Development, the specific use to which such portion is to be put and the manner in which it shall be improved.
        (i) A statement of those portions, if any, of the
    
proposed Development Area (other than the portions to be devoted for a park, playground or recreation center for the use of the Development) to be left as open land area and the manner in which such portions, if any, shall be maintained.
        (j) A statement of recommended changes, if any, in
    
the zoning ordinances, necessary or desirable for the Development and its protection against blighting influences.
        (k) A statement of recommended changes, if any, in
    
streets or street levels and of recommended vacations, if any, of streets, alleys, or other public spaces.
        (l) A statement in detail of the estimated
    
Development Cost and of the proposed method of financing the Development, sufficient to give assurance that the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation will be able to complete and operate the Development.
        (m) An estimate of the periods of time within which,
    
after the approval of the Development Plan, the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation will be able to initiate and to complete its Development, excepting unexpected delays not caused by it.
        (n) A statement of the character, approximate number
    
of units, approximate rentals and approximate date of availability of the proposed dwelling accommodations, if any, to be furnished during construction and upon completion of the Development.
        (o) Such other statements or material as the
    
applicant Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation deems relevant, including recommendations for the Redevelopment of one or more areas contiguous to the proposed Development Area.
    (2) No certificate of convenience and necessity shall be issued by the Redevelopment Commission upon application by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation except upon the fulfillment of the following conditions:
        (a) That the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation
    
has filed with the Redevelopment Commission a bond, in form and with surety or sureties satisfactory to the Redevelopment Commission, in the penal sum of ten per centum of the estimated Development Cost as set out in the application of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation but in no event to exceed $10,000.00, payable to the city, village or incorporated town creating the Redevelopment Commission, the payment to be deposited in the general corporate fund of such city, village or incorporated town, the bond to be conditioned upon the initiation and completion of the Development within the respective time limits, or authorized extensions thereof, prescribed by the Redevelopment Commission.
        (b) That the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation
    
has agreed in writing to incorporate in its instruments of sale, conveyance, transfer, lease or assignment such restrictions as the Redevelopment Commission may by rule, pursuant to paragraph 1 of Section 25 of this Act, impose as to the type of construction, use, landscape and architectural design of the Development.
        (c) That the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation,
    
other than for or in a Conservation Area, has agreed in writing to devote as a minimum ten per centum of the Development Area for a park, playground or recreation center for the use of the Development (the site or sites for which shall be determined by the Redevelopment Commission), to provide adequate financial arrangements for defraying the upkeep thereof during its corporate existence, and to place thereon, in the manner prescribed by subparagraph (b) of paragraph 2 of this Section, such use restrictions as the Development Commission may by rule impose; Provided, that in determining the proportion of open land area required by any zoning ordinance compared to the land area used for building purposes, the portion so devoted for park, playground or recreation center shall be counted as open land area.
        (d) That the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation
    
has agreed in writing that in selling, leasing and managing all Real Property subject to the plan there will be no discrimination against any person on account of race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
        (e) That the Redevelopment Commission shall, after
    
the public hearing provided by paragraph 1 of Section 18 of this Act, have made the determinations provided in paragraph 3 of this Section 17, either originally or after the application has been remanded upon judicial review.
    (3) The Redevelopment Commission, before the issuance of the certificate of convenience and necessity to a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, shall determine that:
        (a) The Development Area is within an area which,
    
under the conditions existing at the time, is a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area as defined by this Act and that no interest in Real Property in the proposed Development Area is to be acquired because of the race, color, creed, national origin or sex of any person owning or claiming any interest in that Real Property.
        (b) The Redevelopment of the Development Area in
    
accordance with the Development Plan is designed to effectuate the public purposes declared in Section 2 of this Act.
        (c) The Development Plan conforms to the zoning
    
ordinances, if any, applicable to the Development Area, and further conforms to the official plan of the city, village or incorporated town wherein the Development Area is located, or, in the absence of such an official plan, to the plan, if any, adopted by the Plan Commission, if any, of such city, village or incorporated town as evidenced by a report on such adopted plan prepared by such Plan Commission and on file with the Redevelopment Commission.
        (d) Public facilities, including, but not limited to,
    
fire and police protection, and recreation, are presently adequate, or will be adequate at the time that the Development is ready for use, to service the Development Area.
        (e) The execution of the Development Plan will not
    
cause undue hardship to the families, if any, occupying dwelling accommodations in the Development Area, to such a degree as to outweigh the public use defined in Section 2 of this Act to be achieved through the Redevelopment of such Development Area.
        (f) The estimated Development Cost of the Development
    
is sufficient for the proposed Redevelopment.
        (g) Other than in or for a Conservation Area, no
    
portion, greater by ten per centum in area, of the Development Area is designed by the Development Plan for use other than residential except in those instances wherein the Plan Commission, if any, of the city, village or incorporated town concerned, has filed with the Redevelopment Commission, pursuant to paragraph 1 of Section 18 of this Act, an advisory report recommending a greater portion by area than ten per centum, in which instances, no portion, greater than that so recommended, of the Development Area is designed by the Development Plan for use other than residential.
        (h) The conditions prescribed by paragraph 2 of this
    
Section have been fulfilled.
    (4) No certificate of convenience and necessity shall be issued by a Redevelopment Commission in St. Clair County without the approval, by a majority vote, of the city council or the board of trustees of the village or incorporated town, as the case may be, in which the Development Area is located.
(Source: P.A. 93-1037, eff. 6-1-05.)

315 ILCS 20/18

    (315 ILCS 20/18) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 268)
    Sec. 18. Public hearing upon development plan-Issuance or denial of certificate of convenience and necessity.
    (1) The Redevelopment Commission, after receipt of an application by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation for approval of a proposed Development Plan, and after the conditions in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act have been fulfilled, before determining the several conditions prescribed by paragraph 3 of Section 17 of this Act, shall do the following: Firstly, it shall transmit a copy of the application to the Plan Commission, if any, of the city, village or incorporated town wherein the Redevelopment Commission is acting, with the request that the Plan Commission file with it within thirty days' time such advisory report on the application as the Plan Commission may desire to make upon the appropriateness and desirability, from a municipal planning point of view, of the Development Plan proposed in the application, and upon the characterization of the proposed Development Area. Secondly, it shall after the expiration of said thirty days' time hold a public hearing upon the proposed Development Plan. Notice of the time, place and purpose of the hearing shall be published at least once each week for three consecutive weeks in a secular newspaper in general circulation in the city, village or incorporated town in which the proposed Development Area is located, which newspaper shall have been printed and published for at least six months prior to the first publication of notice, the time of the hearing to be within ten days from the last publication of notice. The notice shall specify by legal description and by city blocks, street and number, if any, the proposed Development Area and shall further specify the place where copies of the application for the approval of the proposed Development Plan are available. The Redevelopment Commission shall require the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation to file with the application such number of copies thereof, to be available without charge to the public, as the Redevelopment Commission may by rule determine. At the time and place of such hearing, informal criticisms, suggestions and objections to the application for approval of the proposed Development Plan may be made by any party in attendance; Provided, that in each instance wherein the Plan Commission has filed with the Redevelopment Commission within the thirty days' time its advisory report, the chairman of the Plan Commission shall designate a representative to appear before the Redevelopment Commission and be heard touching the matters and things contained in said advisory report. Within ten days after the conclusion of the hearing the Redevelopment Commission shall determine whether the proposed Development Plan fulfills the conditions prescribed by paragraph 3 of Section 17 of this Act.
    (2) In the event that the Redevelopment Commission shall determine, after the hearing prescribed by paragraph 1 of this Section, that the proposed Development Plan fulfills the conditions prescribed by paragraph 3 of Section 17 of this Act, the Redevelopment Commission shall make and enter upon its records an appropriate order approving the Development Plan, prescribing the respective time limits within which the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall firstly initiate and shall secondly complete the Development and reserving jurisdiction to extend the time limits upon application filed in the manner prescribed by Section 20 of this Act, and reciting as findings the determinative conditions and such additional findings as the Redevelopment Commission deems appropriate. Whenever a Development Plan, as approved, would be more adapted to effectuate the public use defined in Section 2 of this Act through the vacation of streets, alleys or other public spaces, or through the amendment to the zoning ordinance or ordinances applicable to the district wherein the Development Area is located, or through both such vacation and amendment, the Redevelopment Commission shall specify in its order the extent of the vacation or the desired amendment to the zoning ordinance or ordinances, or both as the case may be, and that the vacation or amendment is, or both the vacation and amendment are, appropriate to the Redevelopment sought to be achieved. A copy of the order approving the Development Plan shall immediately upon its entry be posted in the place where the hearing was held and, in order to initiate judicial review of the order, written objections thereto may be filed with the Redevelopment Commission within twenty days after its entry, but not thereafter, by any one or more of the owners or lienors of the Real Property which must be acquired, by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, in order to effectuate the Development Plan, or by any municipal corporation or agency thereof, or by any public corporation affected thereby. Concurrently with the entry of the order by the Redevelopment Commission, it shall issue to the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation a certificate that the acquisition of Real Property and its Development in the Development Area is necessary and convenient for the public purposes to be served thereby and is part of the public use declared by this Act.
    (3) In the event that the Redevelopment Commission shall determine, after the hearing prescribed by paragraph 1 of this Section, that the proposed Development Plan does not meet the conditions prescribed by paragraph 3 of Section 17 of this Act, the Redevelopment Commission shall make and enter upon its records an appropriate order rejecting the Development Plan, specifying in detail therein the determinative condition or conditions not fulfilled and for reason of which the rejection was ordered. Not earlier than forty days and not later than fifty days from the date of the entry of the order, the Redevelopment Commission, unless a judicial review of its order of rejection shall have been initiated pursuant to Section 30.01 of this Act, shall return the bond and agreements specified in subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 637.)

315 ILCS 20/20

    (315 ILCS 20/20) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 270)
    Sec. 20. Extension of time for initiation and completion of development.
    Upon application in writing filed by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation with the Redevelopment Commission for an extension of the time limit within which to initiate or to complete the Development, or both as the case may be, pursuant to the certificate of convenience and necessity possessed by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, the Redevelopment Commission shall hold a hearing and shall examine into the said application and the reasons for the failure to initiate or complete the Development, or both as the case may be, within the time limit originally allotted therefor, which reasons shall be stated in detail in the application, and the Redevelopment Commission, if satisfied that the failure was not occasioned by purposeful non-exercise, without excuse, of the authority contained in the certificate of convenience and necessity, shall grant such extension or extensions of the said time limits as the circumstances of the case may require. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation from making applications for successive extensions of the time limits.
    If the Redevelopment Commission shall grant an extension or extensions of the time limits, as in this Section provided, the secretary of said Redevelopment Commission shall notify in writing the surety or sureties upon the bond of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, filed pursuant to subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act, of the fact and duration of the extension or extensions. Every such bond made by such surety or sureties shall be subject to the power and authority of the Redevelopment Commission to authorize the extension or extensions, and no surety shall be discharged by reason of failure of notice or knowledge of the extension or extensions.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/21

    (315 ILCS 20/21) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 271)
    Sec. 21. Statement of development area-Filing with Secretary of State.
    (1) Not earlier than forty days and not later than sixty days from the date of the entry of the order approving a Development Plan, entered by the Redevelopment Commission pursuant to paragraph 2 of Section 18 of this Act, unless a judicial review of the order shall have been initiated pursuant to Section 19 of this Act, the Redevelopment Commission shall prepare and authenticate under its seal a statement that a certificate of convenience and necessity has been issued, pursuant to Section 18 of this Act, to the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, identifying it by name. The statement shall contain an identification of the Development Area of the corporation by legal description and by description by city blocks, street and number, if any, thereof. The Redevelopment Commission shall forthwith thereafter file the statement in the office of the Secretary of State.
    (2) The provisions of paragraph 1 of this Section shall be applicable to the approval of an amendment to a Development Plan, made pursuant to Section 23 of this Act, when the amendment operates to extend the Development Area beyond its former limits.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/22

    (315 ILCS 20/22) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 272)
    Sec. 22. Preference in issuance of certificates of convenience and necessity.
    The Redevelopment Commission, in its issuance of certificates of convenience and necessity pursuant to Section 18 of this Act, shall give preference, other things being equal, to such Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation (as opposed to any other Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation), the pre-incorporation subscribers to the common shares of which have been for two or more years preceding incorporation the owners of not less than ten per centum in area of the Real Property located within the proposed Development Area.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/23

    (315 ILCS 20/23) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 273)
    Sec. 23. Amendments to development plans.
    At any time prior to the Redevelopment of the Development Area, the Redevelopment Commission may approve an amendment to a Development Plan, but no such amendment shall be approved unless and until (1) an application therefor shall have been filed with the Redevelopment Commission by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation to which a certificate of convenience and necessity has been issued in connection with the Development Plan sought to be amended, which application shall contain the portions of the matters required by paragraph 1 of Section 17 of this Act relevant to the proposed amendment; (2) the bond and written agreements required by paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act, if applicable to the proposed amendment, shall have been furnished the Redevelopment Commission; and (3) the Redevelopment Commission shall have determined that the proposed amendment fulfills such of the conditions prescribed by paragraph 3 of Section 17 of this Act as are relevant to the proposed amendment. The procedure relating to the determination of the Redevelopment Commission made pursuant to this Section shall be the same as is provided by Section 18 of this Act for the determination of the Redevelopment Commission upon an initial application for approval of a Development Plan.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 637.)

315 ILCS 20/24

    (315 ILCS 20/24) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 274)
    Sec. 24. Limitation of development area. Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations subject to the supervision of the Redevelopment Commission of cities, villages or incorporated towns having a population of five hundred thousand or more shall not possess at any time a Development Area less than two city blocks nor more than 160 acres, and Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations subject to the supervision of the Redevelopment Commission of cities, villages or incorporated towns having a population of less than 500,000 shall not possess a Development Area less than one city block nor more than 40 acres, unless the Redevelopment Commission, in the interests of the orderly Redevelopment of a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area, shall, after a hearing upon its own motion or upon application of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, authorize a reduction or increase of the Development Area. It shall be in the interest of the orderly Redevelopment of a Slum and Blight or Conservation Area to increase or diminish the Development Area herein limited whenever the Development Areas of two or more Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations operating or to operate in the same locality shall not encompass an intervening area of less than two city blocks, and the Redevelopment Commission in such instances shall by rule, pursuant to paragraph 2 of Section 25 of this Act, prescribe the conditions under which contiguity, and the extent thereof, shall be mandatory of the two or more Development Areas. The words "city block" as used in this Act shall mean a parcel or parcels of land bounded by and without intermediation of, streets, public waterways, railroad rights of way or other similar public spaces (not including alleys), or any combination of them.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

315 ILCS 20/25

    (315 ILCS 20/25) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 275)
    Sec. 25. Duties of Redevelopment Commission.
    In addition to the duties elsewhere in this Act provided for it, the Redevelopment Commission shall be charged with the performance of the following duties:
    (1) By rules, to provide for those restrictions enumerated in subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act. Such restrictions shall take into consideration: (a) the location of the Development Area with reference to transportation, educational and recreational facilities and business opportunities; (b) the use of neighboring properties; (c) the manner of Redevelopment, including the proposed use, of the Development Area; (d) zoning ordinances applicable to the district; and (e) the official plan of the city, village or incorporated town or, in the absence of such an official plan, the plan, if any, adopted by the Plan Commission, if any, of such city, village or incorporated town as evidenced by a report on such adopted plan prepared by such Plan Commission and on file with the Redevelopment Commission. In the formulation of these restrictions the suggestions of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation may be heard prior to the application for approval of its Development Plan.
    (2) By rules, to prescribe the conditions, in instances where the Development Areas of two or more Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations operating or to operate in the same locality shall not encompass an intervening area of less than two city blocks, under which contiguity, and the extent thereof, shall be mandatory of the two or more Development Areas. Those rules shall take into consideration: (a) the zoning ordinances applicable to the Development Areas; (b) the extent of similarity of use of the Development Areas and of the intervening area; and (c) the official plan of the city, village or incorporated town or, in the absence of such official plan, the plan, if any, adopted by the Plan Commission, if any, of such city, village or incorporated town as evidenced by a report on such adopted plan prepared by such Plan Commission and on file with the Redevelopment Commission.
    (3) By rules, to prescribe the form of the bond required by subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act. In prescribing that form, the Redevelopment Commission shall take into consideration the requirements and purposes of this Act.
    (4) To determine the sufficiency in amount, in form and in the sureties thereof, of the bond or bonds specified in subparagraph (d) of paragraph 1 of Section 42 of this Act; and determine the sufficiency of the sureties of the bond required by subparagraph (a) of paragraph 2 of Section 17 of this Act. In determining sufficiency of the amount of the first type of bond or bonds, the Redevelopment Commission shall take into consideration (a) the Development Cost of the Development, as established by it; (b) the cost of the work, as fixed in the contract or contracts entered into by the contractor or contractors giving bond; (c) the period of time which the performance of the work will consume; all so as to satisfy the Redevelopment Commission that, in its opinion, the amount of such bond or bonds shall be sufficient to insure the expeditious performance of the contract or contracts. In determining the sufficiency of the form of the first type of bond or bonds, the Redevelopment Commission shall be guided by any form commonly used by contractors in operations of similar character in the city, village or incorporated town. In determining the sufficiency of the security of all bonds, the Redevelopment Commission shall investigate the financial responsibility of the sureties.
    (5) At any time prior to the Redevelopment of the Development Area, and through its members or agents duly authorized by it, to enter the lands, property, equipment, buildings, plants and offices of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation and make personal inspection thereof. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the provisions of the laws of this State or of any governmental subdivision thereof prescribing the qualifications of persons authorized to plan and to supervise the construction, enlargement or alterations of buildings.
    (6) From time to time, to determine the Redevelopment pursuant to the Development Plan of parcels of Real Property within the Development Area. Prior to that determination, no sale or conveyance, and no lease of an entire building or entire tract of land, shall be approved by the Redevelopment Commission. Upon that determination being made, sales or conveyances, and leases of entire buildings or entire tracts of land, if of Real Property so determined to be redeveloped, shall be approved (such approval being required by paragraphs 4 and 5 of Section 10 of this Act) by the Redevelopment Commission, upon application by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, without more.
    (7) To determine the Redevelopment of the entire Development Area.
    (8) At any time prior to the Redevelopment of the Development Area, to order every Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation: (a) to do such acts as may be required by the provisions of law or such administrative rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Redevelopment Commission in the carrying out of the provisions of this Act or of the terms of any application, contract or agreement herein provided to be approved by the Redevelopment Commission in the manner prescribed by this Act; and (b) to refrain from doing any acts in violation thereof.
    (9) From time to time, to make, amend and repeal rules and regulations for carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/26

    (315 ILCS 20/26) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 276)
    Sec. 26. Termination of control.
    (1) Anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding, the supervision and regulation of any parcel of the Development Area by the Redevelopment Commission shall without more cease and determine as to that parcel whenever the Redevelopment Commission shall have made the determination of the Redevelopment of that parcel, as required by paragraph 6 of Section 25 of this Act, and shall have approved a sale, conveyance or lease thereof, as required by paragraphs 4 and 5 of Section 10 of this Act.
    (2) Anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding, the supervision and regulation of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation by the Redevelopment Commission shall without more cease and determine whenever the Redevelopment Commission shall find that the Redevelopment of the Development Area of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation has been achieved. In such instance, the certificate of compliance required by Section 12 of this Act shall be issued by the Redevelopment Commission, upon request of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, without other requirement than the payment of the fee authorized by Section 43 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/27

    (315 ILCS 20/27) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 277)
    Sec. 27. Investigations, inquiries and hearings.
    In the discharge of its functions and duties set forth in this Act, the Redevelopment Commission shall have general supervision of all Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, the Development Areas of which are located within the city, village or incorporated town which has created the Redevelopment Commission, and the Redevelopment Commission shall have power to hold investigations, inquiries and hearings concerning the affairs of those Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, concerning their dealings, transactions and relationships with third persons, and concerning any other matters covered by the provisions of this Act. In the conduct of any investigation, inquiry or hearing the Redevelopment Commission shall not be bound by the technical rules of evidence and no informality in any proceeding or in the manner of taking testimony before the Redevelopment Commission shall invalidate any order, decision, rule or regulation there made. All hearings shall be open to the public.
    The Redevelopment Commission shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations, certify to all official acts, issue subpoenas, compel attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts and documents.
    Hearings shall be held by the Redevelopment Commission. All evidence presented at hearings shall become a part of the records of the Redevelopment Commission. In all cases in which the Redevelopment Commission bases any action on reports of investigations or inquiries not conducted as hearings, those reports shall be made a part of the records of the Redevelopment Commission.
    All records of the Redevelopment Commission shall be open to the inspection of all persons without reward. The Redevelopment Commission shall have the power to examine all books, contracts, records, documents and papers of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation and by subpoena duces tecum compel the production thereof.
    The Redevelopment Commission shall have power to adopt reasonable and proper administrative rules and regulations relating to the exercise of its powers, and proper administrative rules to govern its proceedings and to regulate the mode and manner of all investigations, inquiries and hearings and to alter and amend the same.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/28

    (315 ILCS 20/28) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 278)
    Sec. 28. Testimony-Immunity.
    No person shall be excused from testifying or from producing any papers, books, accounts or documents in any investigation or inquiry or upon any hearing ordered or held by the Redevelopment Commission, when ordered to do so, upon the ground that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. But no person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing concerning which he may testify or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before the Redevelopment Commission; Provided, that such immunity shall extend only to a natural person who in obedience to a subpoena gives testimony under oath or produces evidence, documentary or otherwise, under oath. No person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/29

    (315 ILCS 20/29) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 279)
    Sec. 29. Subpoenas - Service - Fees - Deposit - Production of books and papers - Compelling attendance or production - Deposition.) All subpoenas issued under the terms of this Act may be served by any person of full age. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State. Whenever a subpoena is issued at the instance of a party to any proceeding before the Redevelopment Commission, that party may be required to bear the cost of service thereof and to pay the fee of the witness, and in such case the Redevelopment Commission shall have power, in its discretion, to require a deposit to cover the cost of the service and the payment of the legal witness fee and mileage to the witness when served with subpoena. A subpoena issued as provided in this Act shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of a court.
    Any circuit court of this State, upon application of the Redevelopment Commission, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, accounts and documents, and the giving of testimony before the Redevelopment Commission, by an attachment for contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
    The Redevelopment Commission or any party may in any such investigation or hearing cause the deposition of witnesses residing within or without the State to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for like depositions in civil actions in the circuit courts of this State and to that end may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts and documents.
    The Redevelopment Commission may require the production within this State at such time and place as it may designate of any books, accounts, papers or documents kept by any Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation in any office or place without this State, or at its option, verified copies in lieu thereof, so that an examination thereof may be made by the Redevelopment Commission or under its direction.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

315 ILCS 20/30.01

    (315 ILCS 20/30.01) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 280-1)
    Sec. 30.01. All final administrative decisions of the Redevelopment Commission hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

315 ILCS 20/32

    (315 ILCS 20/32) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 282)
    Sec. 32. City attorney to represent Redevelopment Commission on appeals.
    It shall be the duty of the attorney for the city, village or incorporated town, and in the instance of the City of Chicago its corporation counsel, to represent the Redevelopment Commission created by such city, village or incorporated town in all actions and proceedings instituted by it under the provisions of this Act and to defend the orders of the Redevelopment Commission in all appeals taken therefrom or on judicial review thereof.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/33

    (315 ILCS 20/33) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 283)
    Sec. 33. Suspension of order of Redevelopment Commission pending judicial review or appeal.) (1) The pendency of a judicial review or appeal, taken from an order of the Redevelopment Commission pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.01 of this Act, shall not of itself stay or suspend the operation of the order of the Redevelopment Commission, but during the pendency of such judicial review or appeal the Circuit, Appellate or the Supreme Court, as the case may be, in its discretion may stay or suspend, in whole or in part, the operation of the order of the Redevelopment Commission.
    (2) The order of the Redevelopment Commission made pursuant to paragraph 2 of Section 18 of this Act shall, however, be automatically suspended by the filing of a written objection thereto by the persons or corporations and in the time and manner prescribed by paragraph 2 of Section 18 of this Act until the final decision of the Circuit Court or the reviewing court, as the case may be, approving such order.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

315 ILCS 20/34

    (315 ILCS 20/34) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 284)
    Sec. 34. Mandamus or injunction by a Redevelopment Commission against neighborhood redevelopment corporations.
    Whenever in the judgment of the Redevelopment Commission a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation fails or omits, or is about to fail or omit, to do anything required of it by law or by order of the Redevelopment Commission as in this Act provided, or does or is about to do, or permits or is about to permit to be done, anything contrary to or in violation of law or any such order, the Redevelopment Commission shall commence an action or proceeding in the Circuit Court of the county, wherein the Development Area of the Redevelopment Corporation concerned is located, for the purpose of enforcing or preventing such action or omission, either by a mandamus or injunction.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/35

    (315 ILCS 20/35) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 285)
    Sec. 35. Review of orders in mandamus or injunction.) Appeals from final orders of the circuit court in an action brought pursuant to Section 34 of this Act may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1362.)

315 ILCS 20/36

    (315 ILCS 20/36) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 286)
    Sec. 36. Use of land to conform to zoning ordinances, etc.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the provisions of the statutes of this State with reference to zoning and planning. The Redevelopment Commission shall not approve a Development Plan or the operation of a Development by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation in contravention of any zoning ordinance or in contravention of the official plan of the city, village or incorporated town or, in the absence of an official plan, of the plan, if any, adopted by the Plan Commission, if any, of the city, village or incorporated town as evidenced by a report on such adopted plan prepared by such Plan Commission and on file with the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/37

    (315 ILCS 20/37) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 287)
    Sec. 37. Determination of development cost.
    (1) The Redevelopment Commission shall upon the issuance of a certificate of convenience and necessity pursuant to Section 18 of this Act (unless the order by virtue of which the certificate was issued has been suspended pursuant to subsection (2) of Section 33 of this Act) proceed to a prospective determination of the Development Cost of the Development. In connection with such determination the Redevelopment Commission shall hold a hearing and may make such inquiry or investigation, and examine such witnesses, books, papers, accounts, documents and contracts and require the filing of such data, as it may deem of assistance. The Redevelopment Commission shall require the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation to disclose every interest of its directors in any transaction under investigation. The Redevelopment Commission shall have power to investigate all such transactions and inquire into the good faith thereof, to examine books, papers, accounts, documents and contracts of Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, construction companies or other companies or of firms and individuals with whom the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall have or shall have had financial transactions, for the purpose of enabling it to verify any statements furnished, and to examine into the cost of Real Property acquired or proposed to be acquired by such Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation. Upon the conclusion of the hearing, the Redevelopment Commission shall determine of its own judgment the prospective Development Cost and shall issue to the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation a certificate stating the amount thereof as so determined. The amount as so determined shall thereafter be conclusive upon the Redevelopment Commission.
    (2) A Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation may, at any time, whether prior or subsequent to the completion of its Development, whenever it appears that the actual Development Cost will be greater in amount than the prospective determination thereof made pursuant to subsection (1) of this Section, apply to the Redevelopment Commission for a determination of additional Development Cost. The Redevelopment Commission shall, upon such application, proceed to the determination thereof, in the same manner and with the same authority as provided by subsection (1) of this Section. Upon the conclusion of its hearing and the determination of the application, the Redevelopment Commission shall issue to the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation a certificate stating the amount of the additional Development Cost, if any. The additional amount as so determined shall thereafter be conclusive upon the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

315 ILCS 20/38

    (315 ILCS 20/38) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 288)
    Sec. 38. Supervision of issuance of stock and mortgages.
    The power of Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations to issue shares of stock and Mortgages is a special privilege and shall be exercised only under the supervision and regulation of the Redevelopment Commission, acting for the State, according to the provisions of this Act and under such administrative rules and regulations as may be adopted by the Redevelopment Commission in discharging the functions given it by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/39

    (315 ILCS 20/39) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 289)
    Sec. 39. Limitation upon issuance of stock and mortgages.
    (1) A Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation may issue shares and certificates of shares, both common and preferred, and Mortgages, both senior and junior, in an amount, all securities in all, not to exceed the Development Cost of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, determined as provided by Section 37 of this Act. For the purpose of the enforcement of this provision, prior to the issuance of securities the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall make application to the Redevelopment Commission for an order approving the issuance and stating the amount thereof and the purpose or purposes to which the securities or the proceeds thereof are to be applied; Provided, that the securities shall be issued for the following purposes and for no others, namely: For the defrayment of Development Cost, or for the discharge or refunding of securities originally issued to defray such Development Cost. Upon the approval of the application, the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation may proceed to issue the securities described in the application in the amount and for the purpose or purposes so approved; provided, that the prior approval of the Redevelopment Commission shall not be requisite to the issuance of the common shares of Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation issued upon pre-incorporation subscription as provided in paragraph 9 of Section 7 of this Act; provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be taken as exempting such securities from the provisions of the Illinois Securities Law, unless by the terms of that law the securities shall be so exempt.
    (2) The provisions of paragraph 1 of this Section shall apply, as far as pertinent, to any change in the capital structure of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, whether effected by increase or decrease of capital stock, by amendment to the articles of incorporation, or otherwise.
    (3) No Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall apply the securities, or any part thereof, or any of the proceeds thereof, to any purpose not specified in the order of the Redevelopment Commission or to any purpose specified in the order of the Redevelopment Commission in excess of the amount authorized for that purpose. No Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall issue or dispose of the securities on any terms less favorable than those specified in the order of the Redevelopment Commission. The Redevelopment Commission shall have the power to require Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations to account for the disposition of the proceeds of the securities in such form and detail as it may find to be advisable, and to establish such administrative rules and regulations as it may find to be reasonable and necessary to insure the disposition of those proceeds for the purpose or purposes specified in the Act.
    (4) The fact that the Redevelopment Commission has approved the issuance of the securities shall not be held to mean that the Redevelopment Commission has in any way endorsed their merits, and it shall be unlawful for any person or corporation so to represent.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/40

    (315 ILCS 20/40) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 290)
    Sec. 40. Stocks and mortgages unlawfully issued.
    All shares and certificates of shares and all Mortgages of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation issued without an order of the Redevelopment Commission approving such issuance, except the issuance of common shares upon pre-incorporation subscription, shall be void; and likewise every share and certificate of share and every Mortgage issued with the approval of the Redevelopment Commission, but not conforming in its provisions to the provisions, if any, which it is required by the order of approval of the Redevelopment Commission to contain, shall be void, but no failure in any other respect to comply with the terms or conditions of the order of approval of the Redevelopment Commission shall render void any such security except as to a corporation or person taking the same with notice of the failure to comply with the order of the Redevelopment Commission.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/41

    (315 ILCS 20/41) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 291)
    Sec. 41. Who may invest in mortgages of neighborhood redevelopment corporations.
    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, money or other funds belonging to them, or within their control in any Mortgage of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation approved in its issuance as in Section 39 of this Act provided, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such Mortgages of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; Provided, that nothing contained in this section shall be construed as relieving any person, firm or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in the selection of securities.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 1138.)

315 ILCS 20/42

    (315 ILCS 20/42) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 292)
    Sec. 42. Proceedings to condemn real property.
    (1) Before a condemnation proceeding may be instituted by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, such Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall present to the Redevelopment Commission an application requesting approval of the proposed condemnation proceeding, which shall contain, among other things:
        (a) The legal description, and the description
    
thereof by city blocks, street and number, if any, of the real property proposed to be condemned, and the character of the estates, in fee-simple or otherwise, thus to be acquired.
        (b) Proof that such real property is within the
    
Development Area of the applicant Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation.
        (c) Proof that the Neighborhood Redevelopment
    
Corporation has acquired by purchase or has secured options to purchase sixty per centum or more in area of the land within the Development Area, or, in alternative, that the owners of sixty percentum or more in the area of the land within the Development Area have, by an instrument in writing duly signed and acknowledged and delivered to the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, assented to and consented to be bound by the terms and provisions of the Development Plan of the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation as to themselves and their property.
        (d) A copy of any proposed contract or contracts with
    
contractors for the work proposed to be done in the development of the Development Area, and a copy of any bond or bonds to be required by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation from the contractors to insure the performance of the contract or contracts.
    (2) The Redevelopment Commission shall determine within a reasonable time thereafter the sufficiency of the statements in the application and the verity of the copies of the contracts and bonds appended to the application. If the Redevelopment Commission finds:
        (a) That the determination should be in the
    
affirmative;
        (b) That the bond or bonds are sufficient in form,
    
amount and security; and
        (c) That the Development Plan of the applicant
    
Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation has been approved by the Redevelopment Commission and the procedure for judicial review thereof has not been initiated within the time prescribed by this Act, or, if a judicial review has been so initiated, that a final order shall have been had, as specified in Section 18 of this Act, whereby the Development Plan was "Approved", then the Redevelopment Commission shall issue to the applicant Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation a certificate of approval of the institution of the proposed condemnation proceedings, which certificate shall contain a legal description of the real property proposed to be condemned and the character of the estates, in fee-simple or otherwise, thus to be acquired, the facts so determined with respect thereto, and a statement that the real property proposed to be condemned is required for a public use and that its acquisition for such use is necessary and convenient.
    (3) The acquisition by condemnation of real property by a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation shall be in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act, as amended.
    (4) The provisions of this section shall be applicable to any proceeding to condemn real property pursuant to a Development Plan amended in accordance with Section 23 of this Act; Provided, however, that in the instance of the increase of a Development Area pursuant to Section 24 of this Act, the provisions of subparagraph (c) of Paragraph 1 of this section shall not apply to the additional area forming the increase.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

315 ILCS 20/43

    (315 ILCS 20/43) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 293)
    Sec. 43. Fees of Redevelopment Commission for examinations, hearings, supervisions and inspections.
    (1) The Redevelopment Commission shall charge and collect the following fees:
    (a) For copies of papers and records not required to be certified or otherwise authenticated by it, ten cents for each folio; for certified copies of evidence and proceedings before it or of official documents and orders filed in its office, fifteen cents for each folio and one dollar for every certificate under seal affixed thereto; for certificates required by Sections 12, 13 and 21, twenty dollars for each certificate. Such fees are to be charged to and collected from the person or corporation requesting these services.
    (b) For the examination of any proposed Development Plan, or amendments thereto, and the inspection of buildings during construction, one-eighth of one per centum of the Development Cost, to be charged to and collected from the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation concerned.
    (c) For the determination of Development Cost, one-eighth of one per centum thereof, to be charged to and collected from the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation concerned.
    (d) For the supervision of the issuance of stock and Mortgages, permission to issue which is granted to Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, an amount equal to ten cents for every hundred dollars of such securities, to be charged to and collected from the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation concerned.
    (e) For the holding of any hearing, examination or investigation upon application of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation, an amount sufficient to meet the reasonable costs and expenses thereof, to be charged to and collected from the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation concerned.
    (f) For the defense of any appeal or judicial review taken or initiated by the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation from or upon an order issued by the Redevelopment Commission, its reasonable expenses incurred thereby, to be charged to and collected from the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation concerned.
    (2) All fees charged and collected by the Redevelopment Commission shall be paid not less than ten days after the receipt thereof to the city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be, by which the Redevelopment Commission was created, and shall be credited to its general corporate fund.
    (3) The Redevelopment Commission may authorize the Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation to include the fees paid by it under paragraph 1 of this Section as part of its Development Cost.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)

315 ILCS 20/44

    (315 ILCS 20/44) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 294)
    Sec. 44. Partial invalidity. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this Act shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which the judgment shall have been rendered.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)