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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 935/) Roseland Community Medical District Act.

70 ILCS 935/1

    (70 ILCS 935/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Roseland Community Medical District Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/5

    (70 ILCS 935/5)
    Sec. 5. Creation of District. There is created a medical center district, the Roseland Community Medical District, whose boundaries are West 110th Street on the North from South Stewart Avenue on the West to South Michigan Avenue on the East and West 112th Street and East 112th Street on the South. The District is created to attract and retain academic centers of excellence, viable health care facilities, medical research facilities, emerging high technology enterprises, and other facilities and uses as permitted by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/10

    (70 ILCS 935/10)
    Sec. 10. The Roseland Community Medical District Commission.
    (a) There is created a body politic and corporate under the corporate name of the Roseland Community Medical District Commission whose general purpose, in addition to and not in limitation of those purposes and powers set forth in this Act, is to:
        (1) maintain the proper surroundings for a medical
    
center and a related technology center in order to attract, stabilize, and retain within the District hospitals, clinics, research facilities, educational facilities, or other facilities permitted under this Act; and
        (2) provide for the orderly creation, maintenance,
    
development, and expansion of (i) health care facilities and other ancillary or related facilities that the Commission may from time to time determine are established and operated (A) for any aspect of the carrying out of the Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, (B) for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and injuries, whether physical or mental, or (C) to promote medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge as permitted under this Act; and (ii) medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment, and personal property for those parks.
    (b) The Commission has perpetual succession and the power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued except in tort actions, to plead and be impleaded, to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. All tort actions against the Commission shall be prosecuted in the Court of Claims. The principal office of the Commission shall be located at the Roseland Community Hospital. The Commission shall obtain any personnel as the Commission deems advisable to carry out the purposes of this Act and the work of the Commission.
    (c) The Commission shall consist of 9 appointed members and 3 ex officio members. Three members shall be appointed by the Governor. Three members shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago. Three members shall be appointed by the Chairman of the County Board of Cook County. All appointed members shall hold office for a term of 3 years ending on December 31, and until their successors are appointed and have qualified; except that of the initial appointed members, each appointing authority shall designate one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2011, one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2012, and one appointee to serve for a term ending December 31, 2013. The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or his or her designee, the Director of Public Health or his or her designee, and the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee shall serve as ex officio members.
    (d) Any vacancy in the appointed membership of the Commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, removal, or inability or refusal to act of any of the members of the Commission shall be filled by the authority that appointed the particular member, and for the unexpired term of office of that particular member.
    (e) The Commission shall hold regular meetings annually for the election of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, for the adoption of a budget, and for any other business as may properly come before it. The Commission shall establish the duties and responsibilities of its officers by rule. The President or any 3 members of the Commission may call special meetings of the Commission. Each commissioner shall take an oath of office for the faithful performance of his or her duties. The Commission may not transact business at a meeting of the Commission unless there is present at the meeting a quorum consisting of at least 7 commissioners. Meetings may be held by telephone conference or other communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can communicate with each other.
    (f) The Commission shall submit to the General Assembly, not later than March 1 of each odd numbered year, a detailed report covering its operations for the 2 preceding calendar years and a statement of its program for the next 2 years.
    The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader, and the Clerk of the House of Representatives; the President, the Minority Leader, and the Secretary of the Senate; the Legislative Research Unit as required by Section 3.1 of the General Assembly Organization Act; and the State Government Report Distribution Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of Section 7 of the State Library Act.
    (g) The Auditor General shall conduct audits of the Commission in the same manner as the Auditor General conducts audits of State agencies under the Illinois State Auditing Act.
    (h) Neither the Commission nor the District have any power to tax.
    (i) The Commission is a public body and subject to the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/15

    (70 ILCS 935/15)
    Sec. 15. Grants; loans; contracts. The Commission may apply for and accept grants, loans, or appropriations from the State of Illinois, the federal government, any State or federal agency or instrumentality, any unit of local government, or any other person or entity to be used for any of the purposes of the District. The Commission may enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois, the federal government, any State or federal instrumentality, any unit of local government, or any other person or entity in relation to the grants, matching grants, loans, or appropriations. The Commission also may, by contractual agreement, accept and collect assessments or fees from entities that enter into such a contractual agreement for District enhancement and improvements, common area shared services, shared facilities, or other activities or expenditures in furtherance of the purposes of this Act. The Commission may make grants to neighborhood organizations within the District for the purpose of benefitting the Medical District.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/20

    (70 ILCS 935/20)
    Sec. 20. Property; acquisition. The Commission is authorized to acquire the fee simple title to real property lying within the District and personal property required for its purposes, by gift, purchase, or otherwise. Title shall be taken in the corporate name of the Commission. The Commission may acquire by lease any real property located within the District and personal property found by the Commission to be necessary for its purposes and to which the Commission finds that it need not acquire the fee simple title for carrying out of those purposes. All real and personal property within the District, except that owned and used for purposes authorized under this Act by medical institutions or allied educational institutions, hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, dormitories or homes for the nurses, doctors, students, instructors, or other officers or employees of those institutions located in the District, or any real property that is used for offices or for recreational purposes in connection with those institutions, or any improved residential property within a historical district properly designated under a federal statute or a State or local statute that has been certified by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States as containing criteria that will substantially achieve the purpose of preserving and rehabilitating buildings of historical significance to the District, may be acquired by the Commission in its corporate name under the provisions for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. The Commission has no quick take powers, no zoning powers, and no power to establish or enforce building codes. The Commission may not acquire any property pursuant to this Section before a comprehensive master plan has been approved under Section 60. Property owned by and exclusively used by the Commission shall be exempt from taxation.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/25

    (70 ILCS 935/25)
    Sec. 25. Construction. The Commission may, in its corporate capacity, construct or cause to be constructed within the District hospitals, sanitariums, clinics, laboratories, or any other institution, building, or structure or other ancillary or related facilities that the Commission may, from time to time, determine are established and operated (i) for the carrying out of any aspect of the Commission's purposes as set forth in this Act, for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of human ailments and injuries, whether physical or mental, or to promote medical, surgical, and scientific research and knowledge, for any uses the Commission shall determine will support and nurture facilities and uses permitted by this Act, or for any nursing, extended care, or other facilities as the Commission shall find useful in the study of, research in, or treatment of illnesses or infirmities peculiar to aged people, after a public hearing to be held by any commissioner or other person authorized by the Commission to conduct the hearing, the commissioner or other person has the power to administer oaths and affirmations and take the testimony of witnesses and receive any documentary evidence as shall be pertinent, the commissioner or other person shall certify to the Commission the record of the hearing, the record shall become part of the records of the Commission, notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearings to be given by a single publication notice in a secular newspaper of general circulation in Cook County at least 10 days before the date of the hearing, or (ii) for any institutions that engage in the training, education, or rehabilitation of persons who by reason of illness or physical infirmity are wholly or partially deprived of their powers of vision or hearing or of the use of any other part or parts of their bodies as to prevent them from pursuing normal activities of life, for office buildings for physicians or dealers in medical accessories, for dormitories, homes, or residences for the medical profession, including interns, nurses, students, or other officers or employees of the institutions within the District, for the use of relatives of patients in the hospitals or other institutions within the District, for the rehabilitation or establishment of residential structures within a historic district properly designated under a federal statute or a State or local statute that has been certified by the Secretary of the Interior of the United States to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States as containing criteria that will substantially achieve the purpose of preserving and rehabilitating buildings of historic significance to the District, or any other areas of the District as the Commission shall designate, for research, development, and resultant production in any of the fields of medicine, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, physics, and genetically engineered products, for biotechnology, information technology, medical technology, or environmental technology, for the research and development of engineering, or for computer technology related to any of the purposes for which the Commission may construct structures and improvements within the District. All structures and improvements shall be erected and constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code that apply to State agencies. No construction may be undertaken pursuant to this Section before a comprehensive master plan has been approved under Section 60.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/30

    (70 ILCS 935/30)
    Sec. 30. Relocation assistance. The Commission may provide relocation assistance to persons and entities displaced by the Commission's acquisition of property and improvement of the District. Relocation assistance shall not be less than that provided under the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 and the regulations under that Act, including the eligibility criteria. Relocation assistance may include assistance with the moving of a residential unit to a new location. The Commission shall establish a single point of contact for all relocation assistance under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/35

    (70 ILCS 935/35)
    Sec. 35. Power to sell or lease. The Commission may sell, convey, transfer, or lease, all at fair market value, any title or interest in real property owned by it to any person or persons, to be used, subject to the restrictions of this Act, for the purposes stated in Section 25, for the purpose of serving persons using the facilities offered within the District, or for carrying out of any aspect of the Commission's purposes as set forth in Section 10 of this Act, subject to the restrictions as to the use of the real property as the Commission determines will carry out the purpose of this Act. To assure that the use of the real property sold or leased under this Section is in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Commission shall inquire into and satisfy itself concerning the financial ability of the purchaser to complete the project for which the real property is sold or leased in accordance with a plan to be presented by the purchaser or lessee, which plan shall be submitted, in writing, to the Commission. Under the plan, the purchaser or lessee shall undertake (i) to use the land for the purposes designated in the presented plan; (ii) to commence and complete the construction of the buildings or other structures to be included in the project within the periods of time as the Commission fixes as reasonable; and (iii) to comply with any other conditions as the Commission shall determine are necessary to carry out the project. All conveyances and leases authorized in this Section shall be on condition that, in the event of use for other than the purposes prescribed in this Act, or of nonuse for a period of one year, title to the property reverts to the Commission. All conveyances and leases made by the Commission to any corporation or person for the use of serving the residents or any person using the facilities offered within the District shall be on condition that in the event of violation of any of the restrictions as to the use of the property as the Commission shall have determined will carry out the purposes of this Act, that title to the property reverts to the Commission. If, however, the Commission finds that financing necessary for the acquisition or lease of any real estate or for the construction of any building or improvement to be used for purposes prescribed in this Act cannot be obtained if title to the land, building, or improvement is subject to such a reverter provision, the finding shall be made by the Commission after a public hearing held pursuant to a single publication notice given in a secular newspaper of general circulation in Cook County at least 10 days before the date of the hearing, the notice to specify the time, place, and purpose for the hearing, and upon that finding being made, the Commission may cause the real property to be conveyed free of a reverter provision, provided that at least 7 members of the Commission vote in favor thereof. The Commission may also provide in the conveyances, leases, or other documentation provisions for notice of such violations or default and the cure thereof for the benefit of any lender or mortgagee as the Commission shall determine are appropriate. If, at a regularly scheduled meeting, the Commission resolves that a parcel of real estate leased by it, or in which it has sold the fee simple title or any lesser estate, is not being used for the purposes prescribed in this Act or has been in nonuse for a period of one year, the Commission may file a lawsuit in the circuit court of Cook County to enforce the terms of the sale or lease. If a reverter of title to any property is ordered by the court under the terms of this Act, the interest of the Commission shall be subject to any then existing valid mortgage or trust deed in the nature of a mortgage, but if the title is acquired through foreclosure of that mortgage or trust deed or by deed in lieu of foreclosure of that mortgage or trust deed, then the title to the property shall not revert, but shall be subject to the restrictions as to use, but not any penalty for nonuse, contained in this Act with respect to any mortgagee in possession or its successor or assigns.
    The Commission may not sell, convey, transfer, or lease any property pursuant to this Section before a comprehensive master plan has been approved under Section 60.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/40

    (70 ILCS 935/40)
    Sec. 40. Notice. Before holding any public hearing prescribed in Section 35 of this Act, or any meeting regarding the passage of any resolution to file a lawsuit, the Commission shall give notice to the grantee or lessee, or his or her legal representatives, successors, or assigns, of the time and place of the proceeding. The notice shall be accompanied by a statement signed by the secretary of the Commission, or by any person authorized by the Commission to sign the same, setting forth any act or things done or omitted to be done in violation, or claimed to be in violation, of any restriction as to the use of the property, whether the restriction is prescribed in any of the terms of this Act or by any restriction as to the use of the property determined by the Commission under the terms of this Act. The notice of the time and place fixed for the proceeding shall also be given to any person or persons as the Commission shall deem necessary. The notice may be given by registered mail, addressed to the grantee, lessee, or legal representatives, successors, or assigns, at the last known address of the grantee, lessee, or legal representatives, successors, or assigns.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/45

    (70 ILCS 935/45)
    Sec. 45. Rules. The Commission may adopt reasonable and proper rules, in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, relative to the exercise of its powers, and proper rules to govern its proceedings, to regulate the mode and manner of all hearings held by it or at its direction, and to alter and amend those rules.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/50

    (70 ILCS 935/50)
    Sec. 50. Official documents. Copies of all official documents, findings, and orders of the Commission, certified by a commissioner or by the secretary of the Commission to be true copies of the originals, under the official seal of the Commission, shall be evidence in like manner as the originals.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/55

    (70 ILCS 935/55)
    Sec. 55. Judicial review. Any party may obtain a judicial review of a final order or decision of the Commission in the circuit court of Cook County only under and in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and the rules adopted under that Law. The circuit court shall take judicial notice of all the rules of practice and procedure of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/60

    (70 ILCS 935/60)
    Sec. 60. Master plan; improvement and management of District. The Commission shall prepare and approve a comprehensive master plan for the orderly development and management of all property within the District. The master plan, and any amendment to the master plan, shall not take effect, however, until it has been approved by the Board of the Roseland Community Medical District. The Commission shall take the actions permitted to be taken by it under this Act as it may determine are appropriate to provide conditions most favorable for the special care and treatment of the sick and injured, for the study of disease, and for any other purpose set forth in Section 25 of this Act. In the master plan, the Commission may provide for shared services and facilities within the District for the accredited schools of medicine and the licensed non-profit acute care hospitals within the District.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/65

    (70 ILCS 935/65)
    Sec. 65. Public hearing. The Commission shall conduct a public hearing prior to either acquiring through eminent domain under Section 20 of this Act real or personal property within the District or approving under Section 60 of this Act a comprehensive master plan. The Commission shall also conduct a public hearing whenever it is otherwise required by law to do so, and may conduct a public hearing whenever it may elect to do so.
    The Commission shall conduct the public hearing called by it in accordance with the requirements of the law mandating it, if any, or in accordance with the provisions of this Section if either the law mandating it is silent as to the procedures for its holding or if the Commission elects to hold a public hearing in the absence of any law mandating it.
    In the absence of any law, or of any procedures in any law, mandating the holding of a public hearing, the Commission may authorize a commissioner or other person of legal age to conduct a hearing. The commissioner or other authorized person has the power to: (i) administer oaths and affirmations, (ii) take the testimony of witnesses, (iii) take and receive the production of papers, books, records, accounts, and documents, (iv) receive pertinent evidence, and (v) certify the record of the hearing. The record of the hearing shall become part of the Commission's record. Notice of the time, place, and purpose of the hearing shall be given by a single publication notice in a secular newspaper of general circulation within Cook County at least 10 days before the date of the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/70

    (70 ILCS 935/70)
    Sec. 70. Disposition of money; income fund. All money received by the Commission from the sale or lease of any property, in excess of the amount expended by the Commission for authorized purposes under this Act shall be paid into the State treasury for deposit into the Roseland Community Medical District Income Fund. The Commission is authorized to use all money received as rentals for the purposes of planning, acquisition, and development of property within the District, for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of property of the Commission, and for all purposes and powers set forth in this Act. All moneys held pursuant to this Section shall be maintained in a depository approved by the State Treasurer. The Auditor General shall, at least biennially, audit or cause to be audited all records and accounts of the Commission pertaining to the operation of the District.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/75

    (70 ILCS 935/75)
    Sec. 75. Attorney General. The Attorney General of the State of Illinois is the legal advisor to the Commission and shall prosecute or defend, as the case may be, all actions brought by or against the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)

70 ILCS 935/90

    (70 ILCS 935/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11; text omitted.)

70 ILCS 935/100

    (70 ILCS 935/100)
    Sec. 100. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11; text omitted.)

70 ILCS 935/999

    (70 ILCS 935/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 97-259, eff. 8-5-11.)