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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 520/) Southwestern Illinois Development Authority Act.

70 ILCS 520/1

    (70 ILCS 520/1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6151)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Southwestern Illinois Development Authority Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)

70 ILCS 520/2

    (70 ILCS 520/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 6152)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly hereby determines and declares:
    (a) That labor surplus areas currently exist in the southwestern part of the State;
    (b) That the economic burdens resulting from involuntary unemployment fall in part upon the State in the form of increased need for public assistance and reduced tax revenues and, in the event that the unemployed worker and his family migrate elsewhere to find work, may also fall upon the municipalities and other taxing districts within the areas of unemployment in the form of reduced tax revenues, thereby endangering their financial ability to support necessary governmental services for their remaining inhabitants;
    (c) That the State has a responsibility to help create a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities for its citizens by encouraging the development of commercial and service businesses and industrial and manufacturing plants within the southwestern part of the State;
    (d) That a lack of decent housing contributes to urban blight, crime, anti-social behavior, disease, a higher need for public assistance, reduced tax revenues and the migration of workers and their families away from areas which fail to offer adequate, decent, affordable housing;
    (e) That decent, affordable housing is a necessary ingredient of life affording each citizen basic human dignity, a sense of self worth, confidence and a firm foundation upon which to build a family and educate children;
    (f) That in order to foster civic and neighborhood pride, citizens require access to educational institutions, recreation, parks and open spaces, entertainment and sports, a reliable transportation network, cultural facilities and theaters;
    (g) That the main purpose of this Act is to promote industrial, commercial, residential, service, transportation and recreational activities and facilities, thereby reducing the evils attendant upon unemployment and enhancing the public health, safety, morals, happiness and general welfare of this State.
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)

70 ILCS 520/3

    (70 ILCS 520/3) (from Ch. 85, par. 6153)
    Sec. 3. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Act, shall have the following meanings, except in such instances where the context may clearly indicate otherwise:
    (a) "Authority" means the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority created by this Act.
    (b) "Governmental agency" means any federal, State or local governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality thereof, corporate or otherwise.
    (c) "Person" means any natural person, firm, partnership, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    (d) "Revenue bond" means any bond issued by the Authority the principal and interest of which is payable solely from revenues or income derived from any project or activity of the Authority.
    (e) "Board" means the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority Board of Directors.
    (f) "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    (g) "City" means any city, village, incorporated town or township within the geographical territory of the Authority.
    (h) "Industrial project" means (1) a capital project, including one or more buildings and other structures, improvements, machinery and equipment whether or not on the same site or sites now existing or hereafter acquired, suitable for use by any manufacturing, industrial, research, transportation or commercial enterprise including but not limited to use as a factory, mill, processing plant, assembly plant, packaging plant, fabricating plant, office building, industrial distribution center, warehouse, repair, overhaul or service facility, freight terminal, research facility, test facility, railroad facility, solid waste and wastewater treatment and disposal sites and other pollution control facilities, resource or waste reduction, recovery, treatment and disposal facilities, and including also the sites thereof and other rights in land therefor whether improved or unimproved, site preparation and landscaping and all appurtenances and facilities incidental thereto such as utilities, access roads, railroad sidings, truck docking and similar facilities, parking facilities, dockage, wharfage, railroad roadbed, track, trestle, depot, terminal, switching and signaling equipment or related equipment and other improvements necessary or convenient thereto; or (2) any land, buildings, machinery or equipment comprising an addition to or renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of any existing capital project.
    (i) "Housing project" or "residential project" includes a specific work or improvement undertaken to provide dwelling accommodations, including the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of lands, buildings and community facilities and in connection therewith to provide nonhousing facilities which are an integral part of a planned large-scale project or new community.
    (j) "Commercial project" means any project, including but not limited to one or more buildings and other structures, improvements, machinery and equipment whether or not on the same site or sites now existing or hereafter acquired, suitable for use by any retail or wholesale concern, distributorship or agency, any cultural facilities of a for-profit or not-for-profit type including but not limited to educational, theatrical, recreational and entertainment, sports facilities, racetracks, stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, arenas, opera houses and theaters, waterfront improvements, swimming pools, boat storage, moorage, docking facilities, restaurants, velodromes, coliseums, sports training facilities, parking facilities, terminals, hotels and motels, gymnasiums, medical facilities and port facilities.
    (k) "Unit of local government" means a unit of local government, as defined in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, and any local public entity as that term is defined in the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act and such unit of local government or local public entity is located within the geographical territory of the Authority or, for the purposes of the Flood Prevention District Act, is located within Monroe County, Illinois.
    (l) "Local government project" means a project or other undertaking that is authorized or required by law to be acquired, constructed, reconstructed, equipped, improved, rehabilitated, replaced, maintained, or otherwise undertaken in any manner by a unit of local government.
    (m) "Local government security" means a bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness that a unit of local government is legally authorized to issue for the purpose of financing a public purpose project or to issue for any other lawful public purpose under any provision of the Illinois Constitution or laws of this State, whether the obligation is payable from taxes or revenues, rates, charges, assessments, appropriations, grants, or any other lawful source or combination thereof, and specifically includes, without limitation, obligations under any lease or lease purchase agreement lawfully entered into by the unit of local government for the acquisition or use of facilities or equipment.
    (n) "Project" means an industrial, housing, residential, commercial, local government, or service project or any combination thereof provided that all uses shall fall within one of the categories described above. Any project, of any nature whatsoever, shall automatically include all site improvements and new construction involving sidewalks, sewers, solid waste and wastewater treatment and disposal sites and other pollution control facilities, resource or waste reduction, recovery, treatment and disposal facilities, parks, open spaces, wildlife sanctuaries, streets, highways and runways.
    (o) "Lease agreement" shall mean an agreement whereby a project acquired by the Authority by purchase, gift or lease is leased to any person or corporation which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for lease rental payments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of and interest and premium, if any, on any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the Authority issued with respect to such project, providing for the maintenance, insurance and operation of the project on terms satisfactory to the Authority and providing for disposition of the project upon termination of the lease term, including purchase options or abandonment of the premises, with such other terms as may be deemed desirable by the Authority.
    (p) "Loan agreement" means any agreement pursuant to which the Authority agrees to loan the proceeds of its bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness issued with respect to a project to any person or corporation which will use or cause the project to be used as a project as heretofore defined upon terms providing for loan repayment installments at least sufficient to pay when due all principal of and interest and premium, if any, on any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the Authority issued with respect to the project, providing for maintenance, insurance and operation of the project on terms satisfactory to the Authority and providing for other matters as may be deemed advisable by the Authority.
    (q) "Financial aid" means the expenditure of Authority funds or funds provided by the Authority through the issuance of its revenue bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness for the development, construction, acquisition or improvement of a project.
    (r) "Costs incurred in connection with the development, construction, acquisition or improvement of a project" means the following: the cost of purchase and construction of all lands and improvements in connection therewith and equipment and other property, rights, easements and franchises acquired which are deemed necessary for such construction; financing charges; interest costs with respect to bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness of the Authority prior to and during construction and for a period of 6 months thereafter; engineering and legal expenses; the costs of plans, specifications, surveys and estimates of costs and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project, together with such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing, insuring, acquisition and construction of a specific project and the placing of the same in operation.
    (s) "Terminal" means a public place, station or depot for receiving and delivering passengers, baggage, mail, freight or express matter and any combination thereof in connection with the transportation of persons and property on water or land or in the air.
    (t) "Terminal facilities" means all land, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment and appliances useful in the operation of public warehouse, storage and transportation facilities and industrial, manufacturing or commercial activities for the accommodation of or in connection with commerce by water or land or in the air or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience to, the safe landing, taking off and navigation of aircraft or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of a public airport.
    (u) "Port facilities" means all public structures, except terminal facilities as defined herein, that are in, over, under or adjacent to navigable waters and are necessary for or incident to the furtherance of water commerce and includes the widening and deepening of slips, harbors and navigable waters.
    (v) "Airport" means any locality, either land or water, which is used or designed for the landing and taking off of aircraft or for the location of runways, landing fields, aerodromes, hangars, buildings, structures, airport roadways and other facilities.
(Source: P.A. 95-723, eff. 6-23-08.)

70 ILCS 520/4

    (70 ILCS 520/4) (from Ch. 85, par. 6154)
    Sec. 4. (a) There is hereby created a political subdivision, body politic and municipal corporation named the Southwestern Illinois Development Authority. The territorial jurisdiction of the Authority is that geographic area within the boundaries of Madison, St. Clair, Bond, and Clinton counties in the State of Illinois and any navigable waters and air space located therein.
    (b) The governing and administrative powers of the Authority shall be vested in a body consisting of 14 members including, as ex officio members, the Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee, and the Secretary of Transportation, or his or her designee. The other 12 members of the Authority shall be designated "public members", 6 of whom shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the county board chairman of Madison County, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the county board chairman of St. Clair County, one of whom shall be appointed by the county board chairman of Bond County, and one of whom shall be appointed by the county board chairman of Clinton County. All public members shall reside within the territorial jurisdiction of this Act. Eight members shall constitute a quorum. The public members shall be persons 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. The Chairman of the Authority shall be elected by the Board annually from the members appointed by the county board chairmen.
    (c) The terms of all members of the Authority shall begin 30 days after the effective date of this Act. Of the 8 public members appointed pursuant to this Act, 3 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 1988, 3 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 1989, and 2 shall serve until the third Monday in January, 1990. The public members initially appointed under this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall serve until the third Monday in January, 2008. All successors shall be appointed by the original appointing authority and hold office for a term of 3 years commencing the third Monday in January of the year in which their term commences, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy. Vacancies occurring among the public members shall be filled for the remainder of the term. In case of vacancy in a Governor-appointed membership when the Senate is not in session, the Governor may make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate when a person shall be nominated to fill such office, and any person so nominated who is confirmed by the Senate shall hold office during the remainder of the term and until a successor shall be appointed and qualified. Members of the Authority shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as members but shall be entitled to reimbursement for all necessary expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their duties as members.
    (d) The Governor may remove any public member of the Authority in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.
    (e) The Board shall appoint an Executive Director who shall have a background in finance, including familiarity with the legal and procedural requirements of issuing bonds, real estate or economic development and administration. The Executive Director shall hold office at the discretion of the Board. The Executive Director shall be the chief administrative and operational officer of the Authority, shall direct and supervise its administrative affairs and general management, shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the members and shall receive compensation fixed by the Authority. The Executive Director shall attend all meetings of the Authority; however, no action of the Authority shall be invalid on account of the absence of the Executive Director from a meeting. The Authority may engage the services of such other agents and employees, including attorneys, appraisers, engineers, accountants, credit analysts and other consultants, as it may deem advisable and may prescribe their duties and fix their compensation.
    (f) The Board may, by majority vote, nominate up to 4 non-voting members for appointment by the Governor. Non-voting members shall be persons 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. Non-voting members shall serve at the pleasure of the Board. All non-voting members may attend meetings of the Board and shall be reimbursed as provided in subsection (c).
    (g) The Board shall create a task force to study and make recommendations to the Board on the economic development of the city of East St. Louis and on the economic development of the riverfront within the territorial jurisdiction of this Act. The members of the task force shall reside within the territorial jurisdiction of this Act, shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and shall be persons 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. The number of members constituting the task force shall be set by the Board and may vary from time to time. The Board may set a specific date by which the task force is to submit its final report and recommendations to the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-443, eff. 8-14-09.)

70 ILCS 520/5

    (70 ILCS 520/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 6155)
    Sec. 5. All official acts of the Authority shall require the approval of at least 8 members. It shall be the duty of the Authority to promote development within the geographic confines of Madison, Bond, Clinton, and St. Clair counties. The Authority shall use the powers herein conferred upon it to assist in the development, construction and acquisition of industrial, commercial, housing or residential projects within Madison, Bond, Clinton, and St. Clair counties.
(Source: P.A. 94-1096, eff. 6-1-07.)

70 ILCS 520/6

    (70 ILCS 520/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 6156)
    Sec. 6. (a) The Authority possesses all the powers of a body corporate necessary and convenient to accomplish the purposes of this Act, including, without any intended limitation upon the general powers hereby conferred, the following:
    (1) to enter into loans, contracts, agreements and mortgages in any matter connected with any of its corporate purposes and to invest its funds;
    (2) to sue and be sued;
    (3) to employ agents and employees necessary to carry out its purposes;
    (4) to have and use a common seal and to alter the same at its discretion;
    (5) to adopt all needful ordinances, resolutions, by-laws, rules and regulations for the conduct of its business and affairs and for the management and use of the projects developed, constructed, acquired and improved in furtherance of its purposes;
    (6) to designate the fiscal year for the Authority;
    (7) to accept and expend appropriations; and
    (8) to have and exercise all powers and be subject to all duties usually incident to boards of directors of corporations.
    (b) The Authority shall not issue any bonds relating to the financing of a project located within the planning and subdivision control jurisdiction of any municipality or county unless: (1) notice, including a description of the proposed project and the financing therefor, is submitted to the corporate authorities of such municipality or, in the case of a proposed project in an unincorporated area, to the county board; and (2) such corporate authorities do not, or the county board does not, adopt a resolution disapproving the project within 45 days after receipt of the notice.
    (c) If any of the powers set forth in this Act are exercised within the jurisdictional limits of any municipality, all ordinances of such municipality shall remain in full force and effect and shall be controlling.
    (d) To acquire, own, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated thereon and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Authority.
    (e) To engage in any activity or operation which is incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the Authority's primary purpose.
    (f) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and maintain bridges, terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities and to fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities. The charges so collected shall be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal and interest of any revenue bonds issued by the Authority.
    (g) Subject to any applicable condition imposed by this Act, to locate, establish and maintain a public airport, public airports and public airport facilities within its corporate limits or within or upon any body of water adjacent thereto and to construct, develop, expand, extend and improve any such airport or airport facility.
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)

70 ILCS 520/7

    (70 ILCS 520/7) (from Ch. 85, par. 6157)
    Sec. 7. (a) The Authority, with the written approval of the Governor, shall have the continuing power to issue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness for the purpose of developing, constructing, acquiring or improving projects, including without limitation those established by business entities locating or expanding property within the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority, for entering into venture capital agreements with businesses locating or expanding within the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority, for acquiring and improving any property necessary and useful in connection therewith, for the purposes of the Employee Ownership Assistance Act, and any local government projects. With respect to any local government project, the Authority is authorized to purchase from time to time pursuant to negotiated sale or to otherwise acquire from time to time any local government security upon terms and conditions as the Authority may prescribe in connection therewith. For the purpose of evidencing the obligations of the Authority to repay any money borrowed for any project, the Authority may, pursuant to resolution, from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness and may also from time to time issue and dispose of such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness to refund, at maturity, at a redemption date or in advance of either, any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity. All such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness shall be payable solely and only from the revenues or income to be derived from loans made with respect to projects, from the leasing or sale of the projects or from any other funds available to the Authority for such purposes. The bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness may bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, notwithstanding any other law to the contrary may bear interest at such rate or rates payable annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be authenticated in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants as may be provided by an applicable resolution.
    (b)(1) The holder or holders of any bonds, notes or other
    
evidences of indebtedness issued by the Authority may bring suits at law or proceedings in equity to compel the performance and observance by any corporation or person or by the Authority or any of its agents or employees of any contract or covenant made with the holders of such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, to compel such corporation, person, the Authority and any of its agents or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness by the provision of the resolution authorizing their issuance and to enjoin such corporation, person, the Authority and any of its agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
        (2) If the Authority fails to pay the principal of or
    
interest on any of the bonds or premium, if any, as the same become due, a civil action to compel payment may be instituted in the appropriate circuit court by the holder or holders of the bonds on which such default of payment exists or by an indenture trustee acting on behalf of such holders. Delivery of a summons and a copy of the complaint to the Chairman of the Board shall constitute sufficient service to give the circuit court jurisdiction of the subject matter of such a suit and jurisdiction over the Authority and its officers named as defendants for the purpose of compelling such payment. Any case, controversy or cause of action concerning the validity of this Act relates to the revenue of the State of Illinois.
    (c) Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness shall be negotiable instruments. Pending the preparation and execution of any such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, temporary bonds, notes or evidences of indebtedness may be issued as provided by ordinance.
    (d) To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, the revenues to be received by the Authority from a lease agreement or loan agreement shall be pledged, and, for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertakings of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness payable from such revenues, income or other funds to be derived from projects, the Authority may execute and deliver a mortgage or trust agreement. A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such mortgage or trust agreement by the Authority may be by mandamus proceedings in the appropriate circuit court to compel the performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    (e) Such bonds or notes shall be secured as provided in the authorizing ordinance which may, notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, include in addition to any other security a specific pledge or assignment of and lien on or security interest in any or all revenues or money of the Authority from whatever source which may by law be used for debt service purposes and a specific pledge or assignment of and lien on or security interest in any funds or accounts established or provided for by ordinance of the Authority authorizing the issuance of such bonds or notes and, with respect to any local government project, may include without limitation a pledge of any local government securities, including any payments thereon.
    (f) In the event that the Authority determines that monies of the Authority will not be sufficient for the payment of the principal of and interest on its bonds during the next State fiscal year, the Chairman, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required by the Authority to enable it to pay such principal of and interest on the bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year. This subsection shall not apply to any bonds or notes as to which the Authority shall have determined, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or notes, that this subsection shall not apply. Whenever the Authority makes such a determination, that fact shall be plainly stated on the face of the bonds or notes, and that fact shall also be reported to the Governor.
    In the event of a withdrawal of moneys from a reserve fund established with respect to any issue or issues of bonds of the Authority to pay principal or interest on those bonds, the Chairman of the Authority, as soon as practicable, shall certify to the Governor the amount required to restore the reserve fund to the level required in the resolution or indenture securing those bonds. The Governor shall submit the amount so certified to the General Assembly as soon as practicable, but no later than the end of the current State fiscal year.
    (g) The State of Illinois pledges to and agrees with the holders of the bonds and notes of the Authority issued pursuant to this Section that the State will not limit or alter the rights and powers vested in the Authority by this Act so as to impair the terms of any contract made by the Authority with such holders or in any way impair the rights and remedies of such holders until such bonds and notes, together with interest thereon, with interest on any unpaid installments of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceedings by or on behalf of such holders, are fully met and discharged. In addition, the State pledges to and agrees with the holders of the bonds and notes of the Authority issued pursuant to this Section that the State will not limit or alter the basis on which State funds are to be paid to the Authority as provided in this Act, or the use of such funds, so as to impair the terms of any such contract. The Authority is authorized to include these pledges and agreements of the State in any contract with the holders of bonds or notes issued under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455; 87-778.)

70 ILCS 520/7.1

    (70 ILCS 520/7.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6157.1)
    Sec. 7.1. Any unit of local government which is authorized to issue, sell and deliver its local government securities under any provision of the Illinois Constitution or laws of this State may issue, sell, and deliver such local government securities to the Authority as provided by this Act, provided that and notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any such unit of local government may issue and sell any such local government security at any interest rate, which rate or rates may be established by an index or formula which may be implemented by persons appointed or retained therefor, payable at such time or times and at such price or prices to which the unit of local government and the Authority may agree. Any unit of local government may pay any amount charged by the Authority. Any unit of local government may pay out of the proceeds of its local government securities or out of any other moneys or funds available to it for such purposes any costs, fees, interest deemed necessary, premiums or revenues incurred or required for financing or refinancing this program, including without limitation any fees charged by the Authority and its share, as determined by the Authority, of any costs, fees, interest deemed necessary, premiums or revenues incurred or required pursuant to this Act. All local government securities purchased by the Authority pursuant to this Act shall upon delivery to the Authority be accompanied by an approving opinion of bond counsel as to the validity of such securities. The Authority shall have discretion to purchase or otherwise acquire those local government securities as it shall deem to be in the best interest of its financing program for all units of local government taken as a whole.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455.)

70 ILCS 520/7.2

    (70 ILCS 520/7.2) (from Ch. 85, par. 6157.2)
    Sec. 7.2. (a) Any unit of local government which receives funds from the Department of Revenue, including without limitation funds received pursuant to Sections 8-11-1, 8-11-1.4 or 8-11-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Home Rule County Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or the Home Rule County Service Occupation Tax Act, Section 5.01 of the Local Mass Transit District Act, Sections 2 or 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local governmental entities", approved July 31, 1969, from the Department of Transportation pursuant to Section 8 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law, or from the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools) pursuant to Article 18 of The School Code, or any unit of local government which receives other funds which are at any time in the custody of the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education may, by appropriate proceedings, pledge to the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee), any or all of such receipts to the extent that such receipts are necessary to provide revenues to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, or to secure, any of the local government securities of such unit of local government which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee or to pay lease rental payments to be made by such unit of local government to the extent that such lease rental payments secure the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, any local government securities which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee. Any pledge of such receipts (or any portion thereof) shall constitute a first and prior lien thereon and shall be binding from the time the pledge is made.
    (b) Any such unit of local government may, by such proceedings, direct that all or any of such pledged receipts payable to such unit of local government be paid directly to the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) for the purpose of paying the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and fees relating to, such local government securities or for the purpose of paying such lease rental payments to the extent necessary to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, such local government securities secured by such lease rental payments. Upon receipt of a certified copy of such proceedings by the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education, as the case may be, such Department or State Superintendent shall direct the State Comptroller and State Treasurer to pay to, or on behalf of, the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) all or such portion of the pledged receipts from the Department of Revenue, or the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools), as the case may be, sufficient to pay the principal of and premium, if any, and interest on, and other fees related to, the local governmental securities for which the pledge was made or to pay such lease rental payments securing such local government securities for which the pledge was made. The proceedings shall constitute authorization for such a directive to the State Comptroller to cause orders to be drawn and to the State Treasurer to pay in accordance with such directive. To the extent that the Authority or its designee notifies the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education, as the case may be, that the unit of local government has previously paid to the Authority or its designee the amount of any principal, premium, interest and fees payable from such pledged receipts, the State Comptroller shall cause orders to be drawn and the State Treasurer shall pay such pledged receipts to the unit of local government as if they were not pledged receipts. To the extent that such receipts are pledged and paid to the Authority or such other entity, any taxes which have been levied or fees or charges assessed pursuant to law on account of the issuance of such local government securities shall be paid to the unit of local government and may be used for the purposes which the pledged receipts would have been used.
    (c) Any such unit of local government may, by such proceedings, direct that such pledged receipts payable to such unit of local government be paid to the Authority or such other entity (including without limitation any trustee) upon a default in the payment of any principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, any of the local government securities of such unit of local government which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee or any of the local government securities which have been sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee and which are secured by such lease rental payments. If such local governmental security is in default as to the payment of principal thereof, premium, if any, or interest thereon, or fees relating thereto, to the extent that the State Treasurer, the State Comptroller, the Department of Revenue, the Department of Transportation or the State Superintendent of Education (directly or indirectly through regional superintendents of schools) shall be the custodian at any time of any other available funds or moneys pledged to the payment of such local government securities or such lease rental payments securing such local government securities pursuant to this Section and due or payable to such a unit of local government at any time subsequent to written notice to the State Comptroller and State Treasurer from the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee) to the effect that such unit of local government has not paid or is in default as to payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, any local government security sold or delivered to the Authority or any such entity (including, without limitation, any trustee) or has not paid or is in default as to the payment of such lease rental payments securing the payment of the principal of, premiums, if any, or interest on, or other fees relating to, any local government security sold or delivered to the Authority or such other entity (including, without limitation, any trustee):
        (i) The State Comptroller and the State Treasurer
    
shall withhold the payment of such funds or moneys from such unit of local government until the amount of such principal, premium, if any, interest or fees then due and unpaid has been paid to the Authority or any such entity (including, without limitation, any trustee), or the State Comptroller and the State Treasurer have been advised that arrangements, satisfactory to the Authority or such entity, have been made for the payment of such principal, premium, if any, interest and fees; and
        (ii) Within 10 days after a demand for payment by the
    
Authority or such entity given to such unit of local government, the State Treasurer and the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer shall pay such funds or moneys as are legally available therefor to the Authority or such entity for the payment of principal of, premium, if any, or interest on, or fees relating to, such local government securities. The Authority or any such entity may carry out this Section and exercise all the rights, remedies and provisions provided or referred to in this Section.
    (d) Upon the sale or delivery of any local government securities of the Authority or its designee, the local government which issued such local government securities shall be deemed to have agreed that upon its failure to pay interest or premium, if any, on, or principal of, or fees relating to, the local government securities sold or delivered to the Authority or any entity acting on behalf of the Authority (including, without limitation, any trustee) when payable, all statutory defenses to nonpayment are thereby waived. Upon a default in the payment of principal of or interest on any local government securities issued by a unit of local government and sold or delivered to the Authority or its designee, and upon demand on the unit of local government for payment, if the local government securities are payable from property taxes and funds are not legally available in the treasury of the unit of local government to make payment, an action in mandamus for the levy of a tax by the unit of local government to pay the principal of or interest on the local government securities shall lie, and the Authority or such entity shall be constituted a holder or owner of the local government securities as being in default. Upon the occurrence of any failure or default with respect to any local government securities issued by a unit of local government, the Authority or such entity may thereupon avail itself of all remedies, rights and provisions of law applicable in the circumstances, and the failure to exercise or exert any rights or remedies within a time or period provided by law may not be raised as a defense by the unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455.)

70 ILCS 520/7.3

    (70 ILCS 520/7.3) (from Ch. 85, par. 6157.3)
    Sec. 7.3. The Authority may issue a single bond issue pursuant to this Act for a group of industrial projects, a group of housing projects, a group of residential projects, a group of commercial projects, a group of local government projects, or any combination thereof. A bond issue for multiple projects as provided in this Section shall be subject to all requirements for bond issue as established by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455.)

70 ILCS 520/7.5

    (70 ILCS 520/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Tax exemption of bonds. The issuance of bonds under this Act is deemed an essential public and governmental purpose. Interest on the bonds issued under this Act after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 is exempt from taxation within this State.
    For purposes of Section 250 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, the exemption of the interest from bonds granted under this Section shall terminate after all of the bonds have been paid. The amount of such income that shall be added and then subtracted on the Illinois income tax return of a taxpayer, pursuant to Section 203 of the Illinois Income Tax Act, from federal adjusted gross income or federal taxable income in computing Illinois base income shall be the interest net of any bond premium amortization.
(Source: P.A. 89-460, eff. 5-24-96.)

70 ILCS 520/8

    (70 ILCS 520/8) (from Ch. 85, par. 6158)
    Sec. 8. (a) The Authority may, but need not, acquire title to any project with respect to which it exercises its authority.
    (b) The Authority shall have power to acquire by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property or rights therein from any person or persons, the State of Illinois, any municipal corporation, any local unit of government, the government of the United States and any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any body politic or any county useful for its purposes, whether improved for the purposes of any prospective project or unimproved. The Authority may also accept any donation of funds for its purposes from any such source. The Authority may acquire any real property, or rights therein, upon condemnation. The acquisition by eminent domain of such real property or any interest therein by the Authority shall be in the manner provided by the Eminent Domain Act, including Article 20 thereof (quick-take power).
    The Authority shall not exercise any quick-take eminent domain powers granted by State law within the corporate limits of a municipality unless the governing authority of the municipality authorizes the Authority to do so. The Authority shall not exercise any quick-take eminent domain powers granted by State law within the unincorporated areas of a county unless the county board authorizes the Authority to do so.
    (c) The Authority shall have power to develop, construct and improve, either under its own direction or through collaboration with any approved applicant, or to acquire through purchase or otherwise any project, using for such purpose the proceeds derived from its sale of revenue bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness or governmental loans or grants and to hold title in the name of the Authority to such projects.
    (d) The Authority shall have the power to enter into intergovernmental agreements with the State of Illinois, the counties of Madison or St. Clair, the Southwest Regional Port District, the Illinois Finance Authority, the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the United States government and any agency or instrumentality of the United States, the city of East St. Louis, any unit of local government located within the territory of the Authority or any other unit of government to the extent allowed by Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
    (e) The Authority shall have the power to share employees with other units of government, including agencies of the United States, agencies of the State of Illinois and agencies or personnel of any unit of local government.
    (f) The Authority shall have the power to exercise powers and issue bonds as if it were a municipality so authorized in Divisions 12.1, 74, 74.1, 74.3 and 74.5 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04; 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 520/8.5

    (70 ILCS 520/8.5)
    Sec. 8.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act 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.)

70 ILCS 520/9

    (70 ILCS 520/9) (from Ch. 85, par. 6159)
    Sec. 9. In addition to the power and authority heretofore conferred upon the Authority, the Authority, in its own name, shall have full power and authority: to acquire and thereafter operate and maintain any existing vehicular toll bridge across any waters which form a common boundary between any city within the territory of the Authority and any other city either within or without the State and to reconstruct, improve and repair such existing bridge; to construct, maintain and operate an additional vehicular toll bridge and approaches across these waters at a point suitable to the interests of navigation and to reconstruct, repair and improve the same; to construct, maintain and operate a tunnel under these waters and to reconstruct, repair and improve the same; to reconstruct, improve, and repair or to provide financial aid for the reconstruction, improvement, and repair of any existing vehicular toll bridge; and to issue and sell bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness for such purposes as provided in Section 7.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455.)

70 ILCS 520/10

    (70 ILCS 520/10) (from Ch. 85, par. 6160)
    Sec. 10. Enterprise Zone. The Authority may by ordinance designate a portion of the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority for certification as an Enterprise Zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act in addition to any other enterprise zones which may be created under that Act, which area shall have all the privileges and rights of an Enterprise Zone pursuant to the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, but which shall not be counted in determining the number of Enterprise Zones to be created in any year pursuant to that Act.
    Prior to January 1, 1999, the Authority may by ordinance designate a portion of the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority located in the southeastern portion of Chouteau Township and the southwestern portion of Edwardsville Township along FAR 310 for certification as an Enterprise Zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act in addition to any other enterprise zones which may be created under that Act, which area shall have all the privileges and rights of an Enterprise Zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act, but which shall not be counted in determining the number of Enterprise Zones to be created in any year pursuant to that Act.
    Prior to January 1, 2000 the Authority may by ordinance designate a portion of the territorial jurisdiction of the Authority located in the townships of O'Fallon, Lebanon, Mascoutah, and Shiloh Valley of the county of St. Clair for certification as an Enterprise Zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act in addition to any other Enterprise Zones which may be created under that Act. The area shall have all the privileges and rights of an Enterprise Zone under the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act but shall not be counted in determining the number of Enterprise Zones to be created in any year under that Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-5, eff. 3-19-97; 91-567, eff. 8-14-99.)

70 ILCS 520/11

    (70 ILCS 520/11) (from Ch. 85, par. 6161)
    Sec. 11. The Authority shall biennially designate a national or State bank or banks as depositories of its money. Such depositories shall be designated only within the State and upon condition that bonds approved as to form and surety by the Authority and at least equal in amount to the maximum sum expected to be on deposit at any one time shall be first given by such depositories to the Authority, such bonds to be conditioned for the safe keeping and prompt repayment of such deposits. When any of the funds of the Authority shall be deposited by the treasurer in any such depository, the treasurer and the sureties on his official bond shall, to such extent, be exempt from liability for the loss of any such deposited funds by reason of the failure, bankruptcy or any other act or default of such depository; provided that the Authority may accept assignments of collateral by any depository of its funds to secure such deposits to the same extent and conditioned in the same manner as assignments of collateral are permitted by law to secure deposits of the funds of any city.
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)

70 ILCS 520/11.1

    (70 ILCS 520/11.1) (from Ch. 85, par. 6161.1)
    Sec. 11.1. (a) No member of the Authority or officer, agent, or employee of the Authority shall, in his or her own name or in the name of a nominee, be an officer or director of or hold an ownership of more than 7.5% in any person, association, trust, corporation, partnership, or other entity that is, in its own name or in the name of a nominee, a party to a contract or agreement upon which the member, officer, agent, or employee may be called upon to act or vote.
    (b) With respect to any direct or any indirect interest, other than an interest prohibited in subsection (a), in a contract or agreement upon which the member, officer, agent, or employee may be called upon to act or vote, the member, officer, agent, or employee shall disclose that interest to the secretary of the Authority before the taking of final action by the Authority concerning that contract or agreement and shall also disclose the nature and extent of that interest and his or her acquisition of that interest, which disclosures shall be publicly acknowledged by the Authority and entered upon the minutes of the Authority. If a member of the Authority or an officer, agent, or employee of the Authority holds such an interest, then he or she shall refrain from any further official involvement in regard to the contract or agreement, from voting on any matter pertaining to the contract or agreement, and from communicating with other members of the Authority or its officers, agents, and employees concerning the contract or agreement. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any contract or agreement entered into in conformity with this subsection (b) shall not be void or invalid by reason of an interest described in this subsection, nor shall any person so disclosing the interest and refraining from further official involvement as provided in this subsection be guilty of an offense, be removed from office, or be subject to any other penalty on account of that interest.
    (c) Any contract or agreement made in violation of subsection (a) or (b) is void and gives rise to no action against the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-1455.)

70 ILCS 520/12

    (70 ILCS 520/12) (from Ch. 85, par. 6162)
    Sec. 12. The Authority shall have no right or authority to levy any tax or special assessment, to pledge the credit of the State or any other subdivision or municipal corporation thereof or to incur any obligation enforceable upon any property, either within or without the territory of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)

70 ILCS 520/13

    (70 ILCS 520/13) (from Ch. 85, par. 6163)
    Sec. 13. The Authority may collect fees and charges in connection with its loans, commitments and servicing and provide technical assistance in the development of the region.
(Source: P.A. 85-591.)