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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1505/) Chicago Park District Act.

70 ILCS 1505/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1505/0.01) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Chicago Park District Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1505/1

    (70 ILCS 1505/1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.1)
    Sec. 1. The Chicago Park District shall be created and established immediately upon the adoption of this act as hereinafter provided. Such park district shall be in succession to all park districts now existing within the territory included within the proposed Chicago Park District and shall exercise control over and supervise the operation of all parks, boulevards, ways and other public property now under the jurisdiction of any of said park districts. The Chicago Park District shall comprise all of the City of Chicago and such territory located without the corporate limits of the City of Chicago as may be included in any existing park district lying partly within and partly without the limits of such city.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/1a

    (70 ILCS 1505/1a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.1a)
    Sec. 1a. The territory located without the corporate limits of the City of Chicago that prior to May 1, 1934, was included in any existing park district lying partly within and partly without the limits of such city is hereby disconnected from the Chicago Park District provided, however, such disconnected territory so lying outside of the limits of the City of Chicago shall remain liable for its proportionate part of its bonded and unfunded indebtedness.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 1021.)

70 ILCS 1505/2

    (70 ILCS 1505/2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.2)
    Sec. 2. The question of the adoption of this Act shall be submitted at the election held on the second Tuesday in April, 1934. Such question shall be submitted to the electors of the entire district upon a ballot substantially in the following form:
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    For the adoption of "An Act
in relation to the creation,            YES
maintenance, operation and           -------------------------
improvement of the Chicago Park         NO
District."
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    Notice of the submission of such question at the election to be held on the second Tuesday in April, 1934, or of any resubmission of such question provided for in this act shall be given by the same officer or board whose duty it is to give notice of the general primary election or other election to be held on the second Tuesday in April, 1934, or of any election or elections at which such question may be submitted or resubmitted. The time for giving such notice shall be the same as that required for the primary or other election at which such proposition may be submitted or resubmitted. The ballots upon which such question is submitted or resubmitted shall be furnished and distributed, received, returned and canvassed in the same manner and by the same officers as are authorized by law to perform these duties at any election or elections within the boundaries of the proposed Chicago park district, at which such question may be submitted or resubmitted.
    If a majority of the legal voters voting on such proposition vote for the adoption of this Act it shall immediately take effect and upon the appointment of the commissioners, as hereinafter provided, the offices of commissioners in such existing park districts shall cease to exist and all powers and duties vested in or exercised by such commissioners shall be vested in and exercised by the Chicago Park District or the commissioners thereof.
    If this Act should fail to be adopted, it may again be resubmitted in like manner to the legal voters thereof by petition of 25,000 of the legal voters within such proposed district, such petition of the voters to be presented or made to the county clerk not less than thirty days before the general or special election at which the question is to be submitted. If a majority of those voting thereon at any such election shall vote "yes" it shall thereupon be adopted and shall immediately take effect.
    If, at any election, this Act shall be adopted, the proposed Chicago Park District shall reimburse the county of Cook and the city of Chicago for all additional expenses necessarily incurred at such election in submitting the Act to the voters of the proposed Chicago Park District; if, at any election, the Act should fail of adoption, each established park district located within the proposed Chicago Park District, shall pay its proportionate part of such additional expenses necessarily incurred by the county of Cook and the city of Chicago in submitting or resubmitting the Act to the voters of the proposed Chicago Park District, said proportionate share of expense to be arrived at by taking the number of votes cast in each established park district as against the whole number of votes cast in the proposed Chicago Park District.
(Source: Laws 1933-34, Third Sp. Sess., p. 208.)

70 ILCS 1505/3

    (70 ILCS 1505/3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.3)
    Sec. 3. Commissioners; corporate body. There shall be 7 commissioners of the Chicago Park District. Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 the Mayor of the City of Chicago, with the approval of the City Council, shall appoint the 2 additional commissioners of the Chicago Park District authorized by this amendatory Act of 1988, one to serve a term ending June 30, 1992, and the other to serve a term ending June 30, 1993, as designated by the Mayor. The 5 commissioners holding office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 shall continue in office until his or her term otherwise ends.
    Annually in the same manner as the original appointments are made, a commissioner shall be appointed to succeed each commissioner whose term then expires to serve for a term of 5 years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Vacancies in the office of commissioner shall be filled by appointment by the mayor with the approval of the City Council.
    Each commissioner shall be a legal voter of and reside within the district and before entering upon the duties of his or her office shall take and subscribe an oath to faithfully discharge his or her duties as commissioner. Each commissioner shall be required to post a bond in the sum of $50,000 for the use and benefit of the district subject to the approval of the Circuit Court of Cook County with whom such bond shall be posted.
    In performing their functions as commissioners for the Chicago Park District, the commissioners are subject to the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act.
    From the time of the beginning of the term of the first commissioners, the Chicago Park District shall constitute a body politic and corporate and by such name and style may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold real property necessary for corporate purposes, and adopt a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.
(Source: P.A. 91-918, eff. 7-7-00.)

70 ILCS 1505/3a

    (70 ILCS 1505/3a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.3a)
    Sec. 3a. Regular meetings; notice. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall give public notice of the schedule of regular meetings at the beginning of each calendar or fiscal year and shall state the regular dates and places of those meetings. At least3 regular meetings shall be held in different fieldhouses located throughout the District, with each of the 3 meetings being held in a different fieldhouse during each 4-month period of the calendar or fiscal year. Public notice of the fieldhouse meetings shall be given as prescribed in Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of the Open Meetings Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1274.)

70 ILCS 1505/4

    (70 ILCS 1505/4) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.4)
    Sec. 4. Annually the commissioners shall choose from among their members a president to serve for a term of one year and until his or her successor is chosen and qualified, and shall choose a vice-president to serve in the absence of the president. The president shall preside at all meetings of the commissioners and shall have the same power to vote as any other member and shall not have the power of veto. No official action shall be taken except upon the favorable vote of 4 commissioners. The commissioners may receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses necessarily incurred in performance of their duties as commissioners of the park district.
    The commissioners shall appoint otherwise than from among their own members a secretary and a treasurer each of whom shall be residents of the district and shall be required to post a bond in the sum of fifty thousand dollars for the use and benefit of the district, subject to the approval of the commissioners with whom such bond shall be posted.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1505/5

    (70 ILCS 1505/5) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.5)
    Sec. 5. General superintendent; Director of Human Resources. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall appoint a general superintendent. Such superintendent shall be chosen without regard to his or her political affiliations and upon the sole basis of his or her administrative and technical qualifications to manage the affairs of the district. He or she shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the district.
    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 2 of the Park System Civil Service Act or any other law, the commissioners shall appoint a Director of Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the district.
(Source: P.A. 91-918, eff. 7-7-00.)

70 ILCS 1505/6

    (70 ILCS 1505/6) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.6)
    Sec. 6. The commissioners shall prescribe the powers and duties and fix the compensation of the secretary, treasurer and general superintendent and shall fix the compensation of all other officers and employees of the district.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/7

    (70 ILCS 1505/7) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7)
    Sec. 7. The Chicago Park District is vested with all powers heretofore vested in park districts or corporate authorities whose authority is abrogated by this Act or by the operation thereof. All powers now vested in such commissioners or districts with regard to the extension of parks, boulevards and driveways by reclaiming submerged lands and by the acquisition of riparian rights and shore lands shall hereafter be exercised by the Chicago Park District; provided, that the city shall exercise the power to operate, maintain and govern boulevards, driveways, roadways and highways used as thoroughfares for vehicular traffic into or within parks, including bridges, subways, viaducts and approaches appurtenant thereto as provided by "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000", approved July 5, 1957, including the duty of regulating traffic on such boulevards, driveways, roadways and highways. Such city shall provide police for the parks of the park district.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3354.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.01

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.01) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7-01)
    Sec. 7.01. The Chicago Park District, except as otherwise herein provided, may acquire, lay out, establish, construct, and maintain parks, driveways and boulevards in such district, and control, manage, and govern such parks, driveways and boulevards and the use thereof and exercise the powers stipulated in Section 15 hereof. The commissioners of such district constitute the corporate authorities thereof, and have full power to manage and control all the officers and property of the district, and all parks, driveways, boulevards and parkways maintained by such district or committed to its care and custody.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3354.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.02

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.02) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7-02)
    Sec. 7.02. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District, except as otherwise herein provided, may from time to time establish by ordinance all needful rules and regulations for the government and protection of parks, boulevards and driveways and other property under its jurisdiction and provide penalties not exceeding $500 for any one offense for violation of such rules and regulations. The city may exclude all objectionable travel and traffic and may make and enforce reasonable traffic and other regulations and provide penalties not exceeding $500 for any one offense for the violation of such rules and regulations. However, the Chicago Transit Authority, without permission of the city to which the boulevards and driveways have been transferred, may operate any standard type motor buses in and upon the boulevards and driveways under the jurisdiction of said city.
(Source: P.A. 80-408.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.03

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.03) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7-03)
    Sec. 7.03. The City of Chicago may, by ordinance, grant to Chicago Transit Authority the exclusive right to construct and operate any transportation facilities in, along, over, under, upon or across the boulevards, driveways and other property under its jurisdiction, in connection with, as extensions of or additions to the transportation system of said Authority, for a term equal to and concurrent with the term of any grant to said Authority by the City of Chicago to use the streets and other public places in the city for local transportation of passengers. Such ordinance shall not be effective until it has been accepted in writing by the Authority and the acceptance has been filed with the city clerk; provided, that nothing herein contained shall affect the validity of any right, privilege or permit granted by the Chicago Park District to Chicago Transit Authority prior to January 1, 1959.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3354.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.04

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.04) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7-04)
    Sec. 7.04. The Chicago Park District may convey, sell, donate, lease or rent any real estate or lands, now owned or hereafter acquired, to the State, or any agency thereof, to be used as a site for an armory for the National Guard or Naval Militia. Such district shall not divert any gift, grant or legacy from the specific purpose designated by any donor. Any instrument of conveyance executed pursuant to the power herein granted shall be signed by the President and attested by the Secretary of the Chicago Park District, with its corporate seal. No such instrument shall be so executed unless authorized by resolution passed by the vote of 3/5 of the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.05

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.05) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7-05)
    Sec. 7.05. The Chicago Park District may permit the erection by the Marine Corps League of a proper and suitable memorial building or monument to the members of the United States Marine Corps who have been killed in action in the various wars in which the Marine Corps has participated. The Park District shall select the place at which the building or monument is to be erected, shall approve its design and specifications and provide by regulation for its control.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3354.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.06

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.06)
    Sec. 7.06. Recreational programs for persons with disabilities; tax.
    (a) The Chicago Park District is authorized to establish, maintain, and manage recreational programs for persons with disabilities, including both persons with mental disabilities and persons with physical disabilities, to provide transportation for persons with disabilities to and from these programs, to provide for the examination of participants in such programs as deemed necessary, to charge fees for participating in the programs (the fee charged for non-residents of the district need not be the same as the fees charged the residents of the district), and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
    (b) For the purposes of the recreational programs for persons with disabilities established under this Section, the Chicago Park District is authorized to adopt procedures for approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures, location of recreational areas, acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, and employment of a director and other professional workers for the programs.
    (c) For the purposes of providing recreational programs for persons with disabilities under this Section, the Chicago Park District may levy and collect annually a tax of not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the district for the purpose of funding the district's expenses of providing these programs. This tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the district. The tax shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in the district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Act or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom, in addition thereto, and in excess thereof.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.07

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.07)
    Sec. 7.07. Olympic and paralympic games; contracts and employment.
    (a) All contracting and employment related to the planning, organization, and staging of the games shall be subject to all applicable ordinances contained in the Code of the Chicago Park District, including but not limited to Chapter I (General Provisions and Definitions), Chapter IV (Human Rights), Chapter V (Personnel), and Chapter XI (Purchasing and Contracting).
    (b) The Chicago Park District shall comply with subsection (e) of Section 5-42 of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (2016) Law.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, the term "games" has the meaning set forth in the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (2016) Law.
(Source: P.A. 96-7, eff. 4-3-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.1

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7a)
    Sec. 7.1. Except where the equipment does not burn or consume Illinois coal as efficiently as other coal, the Chicago Park District shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1746.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.2

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7b)
    Sec. 7.2. The Chicago Park District shall indemnify and protect its commissioners and employees against civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits, death and bodily injury damage claims and suits, and property damage claims and suits, including defense thereof, when damages are sought for negligent or wrongful acts alleged to have been committed within the scope of employment, or under the direction of the commissioners of the Chicago Park District. Such indemnification and protection shall extend to persons who are commissioners or employees of the Chicago Park District at the time of the incident from which a claim arises.
(Source: P.A. 83-807.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.3

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7c)
    Sec. 7.3. The Chicago Park District may insure against any loss or liability incurred by the park district, its commissioners or its employees by reason of civil rights damage claims and suits, constitutional rights damage claims and suits, death and bodily injury damage claims and suits, and property damage claims and suits, including defense thereof, when damages are sought for negligent or wrongful acts allegedly committed within the scope of employment, or under the direction of the commissioners of the Chicago Park District. Such insurance shall be carried with a company licensed to write such coverage in this State. The Chicago Park District may individually or jointly self-insure provided it complies with any other statutory requirements specifically related to individual or joint self-insurance by local public entities.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1505/7.4

    (70 ILCS 1505/7.4) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.7d)
    Sec. 7.4. 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.)

70 ILCS 1505/8

    (70 ILCS 1505/8) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.8)
    Sec. 8. All ordinances, orders, and resolutions of the Chicago Park District may be proved by the certificate of its secretary under the seal of the district and when printed in book or pamphlet form and purporting to be published by the commissioners, such book or pamphlet shall be received as evidence of the passage of such ordinances, orders, and resolutions as of the dates mentioned in such publications, in all courts or places without further proof.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/9

    (70 ILCS 1505/9) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.9)
    Sec. 9. All legal acts, lawfully done by or in favor of any of the park districts or corporate authorities superseded by the Chicago Park District by the terms of this act shall be valid and binding upon the respective parties affected by such acts except that the Chicago Park District shall be substituted in lieu of such park district or corporate authority. This provision shall apply among other things to contracts, grants, licenses, warrants, orders, notices, assignments, and official bonds, but shall not affect any existing or contingent rights to modify, revoke, or rescind such acts of such park districts or corporate authorities. Any arrangement or agreement existing at the time this act takes effect with any museum, art institute, aquarium, library, or other institution, agency or association, public or private, that shall now be located or authorized to be located in any park, shall not be impaired or affected, but shall be continued in force by the provisions of this act.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/10

    (70 ILCS 1505/10) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.10)
    Sec. 10. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures incurred or imposed before this act takes effect for the violation of the ordinances, by-laws, or rules of any of the park districts or corporate authorities hereby superseded by the Chicago Park District shall be enforced or collected under the authority of the Chicago Park District.
    All powers of taxation or assessment that may have become part of any contract of indebtedness incurred or entered into by any of the park districts or corporate authorities hereby superseded by the Chicago Park District shall be preserved only insofar as their exercise may become necessary to save and protect or enforce the rights of creditors or those holding obligations created in view or in respect of any tax, assessment, or power of taxation or assessment, and in the event of any such powers so becoming necessary shall be exercised by the corporate authorities of the Chicago Park District to the same extent as the park districts or corporate authorities contracting such indebtedness would have been bound to exercise the same.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/11

    (70 ILCS 1505/11) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.11)
    Sec. 11. All lawful ordinances, resolutions, by-laws, orders, or rules in force in any park district or authority superseded by the Chicago Park District, at the time this act takes effect and not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall notwithstanding any change of organization effected by this act, continue in full force and effect within the territory included within the jurisdiction of the authorities by which such ordinances, resolutions, by-laws, orders, or rules were respectively enacted, until repealed, abrogated, or amended by the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/12

    (70 ILCS 1505/12) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.12)
    Sec. 12. The title to all lands, property and funds of every description now owned or held by the park districts and corporate authorities superseded by the Chicago Park District shall be vested in the Chicago Park District, and funds held by any such superseded park districts or corporate authorities for a particular purpose shall be set aside and used by the Chicago Park District only for the purpose originally designated.
    Any surplus of such funds remaining after accomplishing such purpose shall become a part of the general corporate fund of the Chicago Park District.
    Any property or funds held by any of the park districts or corporate authorities superseded by the Chicago Park District upon any special expressed trust shall be held by said Chicago Park District under such trust.
    The proceeds of taxes and special assessments, levied before this Act takes effect, shall be applied to the purposes for which they were levied or imposed.
    Any surplus of such proceeds available after application to and completion of such purposes shall revert to and become a part of the general corporate fund of the Chicago Park District.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 1043.)

70 ILCS 1505/13

    (70 ILCS 1505/13) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.13)
    Sec. 13. Any officer ceasing to hold office by virtue of this act shall deliver and turn over to the commissioners of the Chicago Park District, or to such officer as such commissioners may designate, all papers, records, and property of every kind in his possession and custody by virtue of his office, and shall account to said commissioners of the Chicago Park District for all funds, credits, or property of any kind with which he is properly chargeable.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 725.)

70 ILCS 1505/14

    (70 ILCS 1505/14) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.14)
    Sec. 14. Civil service. The Park System Civil Service Act shall apply to the Chicago Park District, and upon the coming into effect of this act there shall be appointed but one Director of Human Resources and but one civil service board for such district.
    Every officer and employe in the classified civil service at the time this Act takes effect shall be assigned to a position having, so far as possible, duties equivalent to his former office or employment, and such officers and employes shall have the same standing, grade, and privilege which they respectively had in the districts from which they were transferred, subject, however, to existing and future civil service laws. This Section shall not be construed to require the retention of more officers and employes than are necessary to the proper performance of the functions of the Chicago Park District and the rules of the civil service board made in pursuance of the civil service law shall control in the making of layoffs and reinstatements of such officers and employes as are not necessary to be retained. This act shall in no way be construed to affect the operation of Article 5 or Article 12 of the Illinois Pension Code nor to affect the rights of employees to pensions or annuities nor any taxes authorized to be levied therefor. In the case of employes and policemen of superseded park districts not having annuity benefit funds retained as employes or policemen of the Chicago Park District such employes and policemen shall have the right to enter as new employes and policemen.
(Source: P.A. 91-918, eff. 7-7-00.)

70 ILCS 1505/15

    (70 ILCS 1505/15) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.15)
    Sec. 15. Acquisition of real estate.
    (a) The Chicago Park District may acquire by gift, grant, purchase, or condemnation (and may incur indebtedness for the purchase of) any real estate lands, riparian estates or rights, and other property (including abandoned railroad rights-of-way) required or needed for any park, for parkways, driveways, or boulevards, or for extending, adorning, or maintaining the same for the purpose of establishing, acquiring, completing, enlarging, ornamenting, building, rebuilding, and improving public parks, boulevards, bridges, subways, viaducts, and approaches thereto, wharfs, piers, jetties, air landing fields and basins, shore protection works, pleasure grounds and ways, walks, pathways, driveways, roadways, highways, and all public works, grounds, or improvements under the control of and within the jurisdiction of the park commissioners, including (i) filling in submerged land for park purposes, (ii) constructing all buildings, field houses, stadiums, shelters, conservatories, museums, service shops, power plants, structures, playground devices, and boulevard and building lighting systems, and (iii) building all other types of permanent improvement and construction necessary to render the property under the control of the park commissioners usable for the enjoyment of that property as public parks, parkways, boulevards, and pleasureways, whether the land is located within or without the district, if the land is deemed necessary for park purposes or for parkways, driveways, or boulevards. The Chicago Park District shall have no power of condemnation, however, as to real estate lands, riparian rights or estates, or other property located outside the district, but shall only have power to acquire that property by gift, grant, or purchase.
    (b) After December 31, 1958, the powers granted in this Section are subject to and limited by the Chicago Park and City Exchange of Functions Act. As provided in that Act and in Section 7 of this Act, the Chicago Park District may not after that date acquire, extend, and maintain boulevards, driveways, roadways, and highways used as thoroughfares for vehicular traffic into or within parks, or any bridges, subways, viaducts, and approaches thereto.
    (c) The Chicago Park District may acquire by lease or permit the right to occupy and use real estate lands and riparian estates for park and parkway purposes and may improve, maintain, and equip the lands and estates when authorized by the Commissioners.
    (c-5) The Chicago Park District may sell, lease, or otherwise convey all or any portion of District-owned property that is used solely and exclusively as office or administrative space.
    (d) The power of condemnation conferred by this Act shall be exercised in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07; 95-936, eff. 1-1-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/15.5

    (70 ILCS 1505/15.5)
    Sec. 15.5. 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 1505/15a

    (70 ILCS 1505/15a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.15a)
    Sec. 15a. In addition to the powers and authority now possessed by it, the Chicago Park District shall have the power:
    (1) To lease from any public building commission created pursuant to the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as heretofore or hereafter amended, any real or personal property for the purpose of securing office or other space for its administrative corporate functions for a period of time not exceeding 40 years;
    (2) To pay for the use of this leased property in accordance with the terms of the lease and with the provisions of the Public Building Commission Act, approved July 5, 1955, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
    (3) Such lease may be entered into without making a previous appropriation for the expense thereby incurred; provided, however, that if the Chicago Park District undertakes to pay all or any part of the costs of operating and maintaining the property of a Public Building Commission as authorized in sub-paragraph (4) of this Section, such expenses of operation and maintenance shall be included in the annual appropriation ordinance of the Chicago Park District annually during the term of such undertaking.
    (4) In addition, the Chicago Park District may undertake, either in the lease with a Public Building Commission or by separate agreement or contract with a Public Building Commission, to pay all or any part of the costs of maintaining and operating the property of a Public Building Commission for any period of time not exceeding 40 years.
(Source: P.A. 77-1350.)

70 ILCS 1505/15b

    (70 ILCS 1505/15b)
    Sec. 15b. Licenses, easements, and rights of way. In addition to the other powers and authority now possessed by it, the Chicago Park District shall have the power to grant licenses, easements, and rights of way, subject to any conditions that may be determined by the District, to municipalities, corporations, or persons for the construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities on, under, or across any property of the Chicago Park District for water, sewer, telephone, electricity, gas, or other public services.
(Source: P.A. 90-695, eff. 1-1-99.)

70 ILCS 1505/15c

    (70 ILCS 1505/15c)
    Sec. 15c. Lease for equipment and machinery. In addition to the other powers and authority now possessed by it, the Chicago Park District may, when authorized by the Commissioners, enter into leases for a period not to exceed 5 years for any equipment and machinery that may be required for corporate purposes.
(Source: P.A. 90-695, eff. 1-1-99.)

70 ILCS 1505/15d

    (70 ILCS 1505/15d)
    Sec. 15d. Assistance agreements; facilities; private seat licenses; naming rights. In addition to the powers and authority now possessed by it, the Chicago Park District shall have the power and authority:
        (1) to enter into and perform its obligations under
    
one or more "assistance agreements" with respect to any "facility" of which the Chicago Park District is the "governmental owner", as each of those terms is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, and to enter into and perform its obligations under other contracts related thereto, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Chicago Park District;
        (2) to enter into and perform its obligations under a
    
lease, license, or agreement with a professional sports team or other sports team with respect to a "facility", as that term is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Chicago Park District;
        (3) to sell, convey, lease, or grant a permit or
    
license with respect to, or authorize another person on its behalf to sell, convey, lease, or grant a permit or license with respect to: (A) the right to use or the right to purchase tickets to use, or any other interest in, any seat or area within a "facility", as that term is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, (B) the right to name or place advertising in all or any part of such a facility, or (C) any intangible personal property rights, including intellectual property rights, appurtenant to any such facility; and to enter into and perform its obligations with respect to any contract, understanding, agreement, or arrangement related thereto, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Chicago Park District;
        (4) to accept the transfer of and assume the
    
obligations under a contract or contracts entered into by the "Authority" or its agent for the design and construction services or design/build services for a "facility", as each such term is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, and exercise such rights and perform such obligations thereunder without regard to the procedures, regulations and laws which would otherwise have been applicable to the Chicago Park District had the Chicago Park District originally entered into such contract or contracts; and
        (5) to enter into leases, license agreements, permit
    
agreements or other agreements with respect to parking facilities, concessions, restaurants and other facilities providing goods and services relating to a "facility" of which the Chicago Park District is the "governmental owner", as each such term is defined in the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority Act, upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Chicago Park District.
(Source: P.A. 91-935, eff. 6-1-01.)

70 ILCS 1505/16

    (70 ILCS 1505/16) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.16)
    Sec. 16. When any improvement to be made by the Chicago Park District is local in character and confined within the limits of said park district and the commissioners of said district shall deem it advisable that the same should be made by special assessment, it shall have power to proceed under and in accordance with the provisions of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended. The same provision shall apply to the collection of assessments by installments and to the issuing of bonds and vouchers therefor as is provided in cases of special assessments of cities and villages in the above act as amended and also an act of the General Assembly entitled, "An Act to authorize the division of special assessments in cities, towns, and villages into installments and authorizing the issue of bonds to anticipate the collection of the deferred installments," approved June 17, 1893, as amended. The 5 commissioners shall constitute the board of local improvements for such park district and shall act as such board of local improvements without compensation, and the secretary of the park district shall be ex-officio superintendent of special assessments and secretary of said board of local improvements.
    The mode of making special assessments and the filing of the assessment roll and proceedings thereon shall be the same as provided by law for making special assessments for local improvements in cities of over 50,000 inhabitants.
    The secretary shall perform the duties in regard to the collection of said assessments, provided in "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended, provided by said act to be performed by the city clerk and city collector.
    The same provisions shall apply to the collection of the assessment by installments and to the issuing of bonds and vouchers therefor as provided in the case of special assessments of cities and villages in "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, as amended and also in "An Act to authorize the division of special assessment in cities, towns, and villages into installments, and authorizing the issue of bonds to anticipate the collection of deferred installments," approved June 17, 1893, as amended. All moneys collected by virtue of any such special assessment shall be paid over to the treasurer of the Chicago Park District and shall be expended only for improvement for which such special assessment was levied.
    The word, "improvement" as used herein shall include the condemnation of property for park and boulevard purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

70 ILCS 1505/16a

    (70 ILCS 1505/16a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.16a)
    Sec. 16a. Personnel code.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Park System Civil Service Act or the provisions of any other law, the board of commissioners by ordinance may establish a personnel code for the Chicago Park District creating a system of personnel administration based on merit principles and scientific methods.
    (b) The passage by the board of commissioners of a personnel code that complies with the provisions of this Section shall suspend the applicability to the Chicago Park District of the Park System Civil Service Act. That Act shall again become applicable to the Chicago Park District immediately upon the repeal by the board of commissioners of the personnel code or of any provision of that Code that is required by this Section.
    (c) Any personnel code passed by the board of commissioners under the authority of this Section shall contain provisions necessary to create a personnel system based on merit principles and scientific methods and shall at a minimum contain the following provisions:
        (1) The code shall create the office of Director of
    
Human Resources. The Director of Human Resources shall be a resident of the district and shall be appointed by the board of commissioners.
        (2) The code shall provide for a personnel board
    
consisting of 3 members. Two members shall be commissioners and the third shall be the Director of Human Resources or the person lawfully acting in that capacity. Terms for members shall be prescribed by the personnel code. The commissioner members of the personnel board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary travel and other expenses. The personnel board may administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and compel the production of books and papers pertinent to any hearing authorized by this Section. Any circuit court, upon application by the personnel board or any member of the board, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and the giving of testimony before the board or its hearing officer in relation to a hearing. Any person who shall refuse to comply with a lawfully served order to appear or testify before the personnel board or its hearing officer, or to produce books and papers relevant to the hearing as commanded in a lawfully served subpoena, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Any person who, having taken an oath or made affirmation before the board or its hearing officer, knowingly swears or affirms falsely is guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.
        (3) The code shall subject all positions of
    
employment in the Park District to the jurisdiction of the personnel board, with the exception of offices or high-ranking senior executive positions, confidential positions, or special program positions that cannot be subject to career service due to program requirements. The board of commissioners shall, by resolution, specifically exempt those offices or positions from the jurisdiction of the personnel board.
        (4) The substantive provisions of the code shall
    
provide, at a minimum, for the following:
            (A) With the exceptions listed below, all
        
vacancies in positions of employment subject to the jurisdiction of the personnel board shall be filled only after providing reasonable public notice of the vacancy and inviting those who meet the published minimum requirements for the position as further provided in this Section to apply for it. The district shall specify in the announcement of the vacancy the minimum requirements necessary to be considered for the position, as contained in the official position description for the position. The district shall specify in the announcement of the vacancy whether competition for the vacancy is open to non-employees of the district, or to employees of the district, or to both. The district may dispense with this requirement of public announcement when a vacancy, for reasons promoting the efficiency of the district service, is to be filled by demotion, recall from layoff or leave of absence, or lateral transfer of an employee; or as the result of a lawful order of a court, arbitrator, or administrative agency; or as the result of a bona fide settlement of a legal claim; or in accordance with the provisions of this Section governing emergency appointments; or as a result of a reclassification of an employee's job title made in accordance with rules prescribed by the district for correcting misclassifications; or as the result of a need to correct or avoid violations of any ethics ordinance of the district.
            (B) All vacancies that have been publicly
        
announced in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (4) shall thereafter be filled by a competitive evaluation of the relative qualifications of those who apply for it. Any method of evaluation shall be reasonably designed to select candidates on the basis of job-related criteria. The personnel board shall prescribe by rule the various methods of evaluation that may be used. The public announcement of the vacancy shall specify the method that will be used for the particular vacancy. The Director of Human Resources shall document the process of conducting each competitive evaluation for each vacancy in sufficient detail that the personnel board may determine the process by which, and the basis on which, the person selected to fill the vacancy was selected.
            (C) The district, where it determines that it is
        
in the interest of the efficiency of the service, may specify reasonable lines of promotion or "career ladder" progressions grouping related positions. The district may, in its discretion, restrict competition for a particular vacancy (i) to existing employees who seek promotion to that vacancy from the position class at the next lower step in the relevant line of promotion or career ladder progression or (ii) if there is no such lower step, to existing employees seeking promotion from a particular job classification or classifications whose duties are reasonably related to the duties of the vacancy being filled. No restriction of competition for a vacancy to be filled by promotion shall be applied unless the line of promotion or similar restriction has first been approved by the personnel board.
            (D) Persons appointed to a position of permanent
        
employment shall acquire "career service" status following successful completion of a 6-month period of probation.
            (E) The district may prescribe reasonable rules
        
that extend appropriate preference in filling vacancies to qualified persons who have been members of the armed forces of the United States in time of hostilities with a foreign country or to qualified persons who, while citizens of the United States, were members of the armed forces of allies of the United States in time of hostilities with a foreign country. A "time of hostilities with a foreign country" means the period of time from December 7, 1941, to December 31, 1945, and from June 27, 1950, to December 31, 1976 and during any other period prescribed by the Board of Commissioners to take account of periods in which the armed forces were subjected to the risks of hostilities with a foreign country. To qualify for this preference, a person must have served in the armed forces for at least 6 months, been discharged on the ground of hardship, or been released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; the person must not have received a dishonorable discharge.
            (F) The district may make emergency appointments
        
without public announcement or competition where immediate appointment is required for reasons of the security or safety of the public or of the district's property. Emergency appointments shall be immediately reported to the personnel board, which may disapprove them and order them ended. No emergency appointment may last more than 30 days, and no emergency appointment shall be renewed.
            (G) The district may make temporary appointments
        
to positions in which it is determined by the personnel board that the continuous services of the employee will be needed for less than 12 months. Appointments shall be made by public announcement and competitive methods as provided in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph (4), but the employee thus appointed shall not acquire career service status during the period of his or her temporary appointment.
            (H) The district may transfer employees without
        
competitive procedures from a position to a similar position involving similar qualifications, duties, responsibilities, and salary ranges.
            (I) The district may make layoffs by reason of
        
lack of funds or work, abolition of a position, or material change in duties or organization. The personnel code may provide for reemployment of employees so laid off, giving consideration in both layoffs and reemployment to performance record, seniority in service, and impact on achieving equal employment opportunity goals.
            (J) Any employee with career service status shall
        
be discharged or suspended without pay for more than 30 days only for cause and only upon written charges for the discharge or suspension. The employee shall have an opportunity to appeal the action to the personnel board and to receive a hearing before the personnel board or a hearing officer appointed by it. The district may suspend, without pay, the charged employee pending a hearing and determination of an appeal by the personnel board. All final administrative decisions by the personnel board discharging or suspending, for more than 30 days, an employee with career service status are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law.
            (K) The district shall extend, to persons who are
        
working in a position in which they lawfully acquired civil service status by virtue of being examined under the Park System Civil Service Act, career service status in that position without further examination.
            (L) In filling any position subject to the
        
jurisdiction of the personnel board and not exempted under paragraph (3) of subsection (c), the district shall take no account, whether favorably or unfavorably, of any candidate's political affiliation, political preferences or views, or service to any political party or organization. The district shall maintain procedures through which employees may complain of violations of this prohibition and through which any established violation may be corrected.
            (M) The district shall provide, by rule of the
        
personnel board, by collective bargaining agreements with the appropriate collective bargaining representatives, or both, for continued recognition of any right acquired on or before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 by an employee of the district to be employed or reemployed, as the result of a layoff or a recall, in a position in which the employee previously held civil service status. Those previously acquired rights may be modified by mutual agreement between the district and the appropriate collective bargaining representative.
            (N) The code shall provide that in filling
        
vacancies, the district will follow the provisions of any lawful affirmative action plan approved by the board of commissioners.
            (O) The code shall set forth specific standards
        
of employee performance that all district employees shall be required to follow.
        (5) The code shall provide for the preparation,
    
maintenance, and revision by the personnel board of a position classification plan for all positions of employment within the district, based on similarity of duties performed, responsibilities assigned, and conditions of employment, so that the same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to all positions in the same class. Every class of positions shall have a position description approved by the personnel board, specifying the duties expected of the occupant of the position, the minimum requirements of education, training, or experience required for the position, and any other information the personnel board by rule may prescribe for inclusion in the position descriptions. No position shall be filled, and no salary or other remuneration paid to an occupant of a position, until the position has been incorporated by the personnel board into the position classification plan.
        (6) The code shall provide for the preparation,
    
maintenance, and revision of a pay plan. The pay plan shall be approved, and all revisions to it shall be approved, by the board of commissioners. The pay plan shall assign rates of pay to each position within the approved position classification plan of the district. No salary for any position of employment in the district shall be paid unless and until that position has been lawfully included in the pay plan. Nothing in this Section shall relieve the district from the obligation to bargain over rates of pay under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act or any other statute that regulates the labor relations of the district.
        (7) The code shall provide that no disbursing or
    
auditing officer of the district shall make or approve any payment for personal service to any person holding a position in the service of the district unless the payroll voucher or account of the payment bears the certification of the Director of Human Resources that each person named therein has been appointed and employed in accordance with the provisions of the personnel code and the provisions of this Section. The certification shall be based either upon verification of the individual items in each payroll period or upon procedures developed for avoiding unnecessary repetitive verification when other evidence of compliance with applicable laws and rules is available. The procedures may be based either upon a continuation of payroll preparation by individual departments or upon the use of a central payroll preparation unit. The Director of Human Resources shall furnish the personnel board with a copy of each payroll as certified.
(Source: P.A. 91-918, eff. 7-7-00.)

70 ILCS 1505/16a-5

    (70 ILCS 1505/16a-5)
    Sec. 16a-5. Criminal background investigations.
    (a) An applicant for employment with the Chicago Park District is required as a condition of employment to authorize an investigation to determine if the applicant has been convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d) of this Section, or adjudicated a delinquent minor for any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d) of this Section, or has been convicted, within 7 years of the application for employment with the Chicago Park District, of any other felony under the laws of this State or of any offense committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws of the United States that, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been punishable as a felony under the laws of this State. Authorization for the investigation shall be furnished by the applicant to the Chicago Park District. Upon receipt of this authorization, the Chicago Park District shall submit the applicant's name, sex, race, date of birth, and social security number to the Department of State Police on forms prescribed by the Department of State Police. The Department of State Police shall conduct a search of the Illinois criminal history record information database to ascertain if the applicant being considered for employment has been convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d) of this Section, or adjudicated a delinquent minor for committing or attempting to commit any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d) of this Section, or has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit, within 7 years of the application for employment with the Chicago Park District, any other felony under the laws of this State. The Department of State Police shall charge the Chicago Park District a fee for conducting the investigation, which fee shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the cost of the inquiry. The applicant shall not be charged a fee by the Chicago Park District for the investigation.
    (b) If the search of the Illinois criminal history record database indicates that the applicant has been convicted of any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d), or adjudicated a delinquent minor for committing or attempting to commit any of the enumerated criminal or drug offenses in subsection (c) or (d), or has been convicted of committing or attempting to commit, within 7 years of the application for employment with the Chicago Park District, any other felony under the laws of this State, the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall furnish, pursuant to a fingerprint based background check, records of convictions or adjudications as a delinquent minor, until expunged, to the General Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Park District. Any information concerning the record of convictions or adjudications as a delinquent minor obtained by the General Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer shall be confidential and may only be transmitted to those persons who are necessary to the decision on whether to hire the applicant for employment. A copy of the record of convictions or adjudications as a delinquent minor obtained from the Department of State Police shall be provided to the applicant for employment. Any person who releases any confidential information concerning any criminal convictions or adjudications as a delinquent minor of an applicant for employment shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless the release of such information is authorized by this Section.
    (c) The Chicago Park District may not knowingly employ a person who has been convicted, or adjudicated a delinquent minor, for committing attempted first degree murder or for committing or attempting to commit first degree murder, a Class X felony, or any one or more of the following criminal offenses: (i) those defined in Sections 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 11-6, 11-9, 11-14.3, 11-14.4, 11-15, 11-15.1, 11-16, 11-17, 11-18, 11-19, 11-19.1, 11-19.2, 11-20, 11-20.1, 11-20.1B, 11-20.3, 11-21, 11-30 (if convicted of a Class 4 felony), 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-7.5, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; (ii) (blank); (iii) (blank); (iv) (blank); and (v) any offense committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws of the United States, which, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of the foregoing offenses. Further, the Chicago Park District may not knowingly employ a person who has been found to be the perpetrator of sexual or physical abuse of any minor under 18 years of age pursuant to proceedings under Article II of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. The Chicago Park District may not knowingly employ a person for whom a criminal background investigation has not been initiated.
    (d) The Chicago Park District shall not knowingly employ a person who has been convicted of the following drug offenses, other than an offense set forth in subsection (c), until 7 years following the end of the sentence imposed for any of the following offenses: (i) those defined in the Cannabis Control Act, except those defined in Sections 4(a), 4(b), 4(c), 5(a), and 5(b) of that Act; (ii) those defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act; (iii) those defined in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act; and (iv) any offense committed or attempted in any other state or against the laws of the United States, which, if committed or attempted in this State, would have been punishable as one or more of the foregoing offenses. For purposes of this paragraph, "sentence" includes any period of supervision or probation that was imposed either alone or in combination with a period of incarceration.
    (e) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) or (d), the Chicago Park District may, in its discretion, employ a person who has been granted a certificate of good conduct under Section 5-5.5-25 of the Unified Code of Corrections by the Circuit Court.
(Source: P.A. 99-884, eff. 8-22-16.)

70 ILCS 1505/16b

    (70 ILCS 1505/16b)
    Sec. 16b. Power to deduct wages for debts. Upon receipt of notice from the comptroller of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or a housing authority of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more that a debt is due and owing the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority by an employee of the Chicago Park District, the District may withhold, from the compensation of that employee, the amount of the debt that is due and owing and pay the amount withheld to the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority; provided, however, that the amount deducted from any one salary or wage payment shall not exceed 25% of the net amount of the payment. Before the District deducts any amount from any salary or wage of an employee under this Section, the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority shall certify that (i) the employee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to dispute the debt that is due and owing the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority and (ii) the employee has received notice of a wage deduction order and has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to object to the order. For purposes of this Section, "net amount" means that part of the salary or wage payment remaining after the deduction of any amounts required by law to be deducted and "debt due and owing" means (i) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority for services, work, or goods, after the period granted for payment has expired, or (ii) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality, the county, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority pursuant to a court order or order of an administrative hearing officer after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review.
(Source: P.A. 92-109, eff. 7-20-01.)

70 ILCS 1505/17

    (70 ILCS 1505/17) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.17)
    Sec. 17. Fiscal year; budget report; appropriation ordinance.
    (a) After the year in which this Act is adopted, the fiscal year of the Chicago Park District shall commence on the first day of January and end on the thirty-first day of December. This period shall constitute the budget year of the district. The fiscal provisions set forth in this Section shall apply only in the years following the year of the adoption of this Act.
    (b) At least 60 days before the beginning of each fiscal year, the secretary shall prepare and submit to the president a budget report to the commission which shall include, among other things, a statement of proposed expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year. The statement of proposed expenditures shall show separately the amounts for ordinary recurring expenses, for extraordinary expenditures, for debt service, and for capital outlays and shall be accompanied by detailed estimates of expenditure requirements setting forth the objects of expenditure (such as personal service, contractual services, supplies and materials, and the like) and showing further classification, by character, object, or purpose, as required by the system of expenditure accounts adopted by the commission. The secretary shall also submit with his or her statement of proposed expenditures (i) a consolidated summary statement of the financial condition of the district; (ii) classified statements of income and receipts and of expenditures and disbursements for the last completed fiscal year and as estimated for the fiscal year then in progress; and (iii) a statement of the means of financing the operations of the district, indicating the cash and other current resources to be available at the beginning of the next fiscal year and the estimated cash receipts of that year. Estimated receipts from taxes levied from property shall in no event exceed an amount produced by multiplying the maximum statutory rate of tax by the last known assessed valuation of taxable property within the district as equalized for State and county taxes. The secretary shall submit, with the budget report, a draft of an appropriation ordinance and a pertinent description of the proposed financial and operating program and of its anticipated effects on the district's finances and affairs.
    (c) The amounts of proposed expenditures, and of revenues for appropriations, as set forth in the proposed appropriation ordinance shall include, in addition to the other requirements for operation, maintenance, and improvement, the full amounts reasonably to be anticipated as needed for (i) interest on district debt coming due and payable, (ii) paying off principal debt maturing during the year, (iii) annual installments on sinking funds for the meeting of any anticipated cash deficit from the operations of the fiscal year then in progress, (iv) payments due to any retirement or other special funds, (v) paying off any final judgments in effect at the time, (vi) making good any deficiency in any sinking, endowment, or trust fund to be kept inviolate, and (vii) any payments for any contracts for capital improvements properly entered into during the current fiscal year or any previous fiscal year for work to be performed in the fiscal year for which the budget is prepared. These requirements shall be adequately provided for in the appropriation ordinance adopted by the commission.
    (d) Upon receiving the budget report, the commission shall make the report and a tentative budget appropriation bill available to public inspection for at least 10 days by having at least 3 copies of the report and bill on file in the office of the district secretary. The commission shall hold at least one public hearing on the budget report and tentative budget appropriation bill. Seven days public notice of the hearing shall be given by at least one publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the district.
    (e) After the hearing, the commission shall consider the budget report and shall, before the beginning of the new fiscal year, adopt an annual appropriation ordinance in which the commission shall appropriate the sums of money required to meet all necessary expenditures during the fiscal year. In no event shall the aggregate amounts appropriated exceed the total means of financing. The vote of the commissioners upon the appropriation ordinance shall be taken by yeas and nays and recorded in the proceedings of the commission.
    (f) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection (f), after the adoption of the appropriation ordinance, the commission shall not make any further or other appropriation before the adoption or passage of the next succeeding annual appropriation ordinance and shall have no power either directly or indirectly to make any contract or do any act that will add to the expense or liabilities of the district a sum over and above the amount provided for in the annual appropriation ordinance for that fiscal year. Notwithstanding the foregoing provision, the commission may adopt a supplemental appropriation ordinance for any corporate purpose in an amount not in excess of any additional receipts available to the Chicago Park District, or estimated to be received by the district, after the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance. The supplemental appropriation ordinance shall, however, only affect revenue that becomes available after the annual appropriation ordinance is adopted. For purposes of supplemental appropriation ordinances, notice of the public hearing at which the ordinance is to be considered shall be given by publishing notice of the hearing at least once no less than 10 days before the hearing.
    (g) When the voters have approved a bond ordinance for a particular purpose and the bond ordinance had not been passed at the time of the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance, the commission may pass a supplemental appropriation ordinance (upon compliance with the terms of this Act) making appropriations for the particular purpose for which the bonds were authorized. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to forbid the commission from making any expenditure or incurring any liability rendered necessary to meet emergencies such as floods, fires, storms, unforeseen damages, or other catastrophes happening after the annual appropriation ordinance has been passed or adopted. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to deprive the commission of the power to provide for and cause to be paid from the district's funds any charge upon the district imposed by law without the action of the commission.
    (h) The Chicago Park District shall, at any time after the beginning of each fiscal year, have power to authorize the making of transfers among appropriations within a department or other separate division under its jurisdiction or of sums of money appropriated for one object or purpose to another object or purpose. The commission shall adopt an ordinance establishing procedures by which the transfers shall be made. In no event shall transfers from appropriations for ordinary recurring expenses to appropriations for capital outlays or from capital outlays to ordinary recurring expenses be authorized or made. No appropriation for any purpose shall be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all unliquidated and outstanding contracts or obligations certified from or against the appropriation for that purpose.
    (i) No contract shall be made or expense or liability incurred by the commission, by any member or committee of the commission, or by any person or persons for or on its behalf, notwithstanding the expenditures may have been ordered by the commission, unless an appropriation for the contract, expense, or liability has been previously made by the commission in the manner provided in this Section. No officer or employee shall during a fiscal year expend, or contract to be expended, any money or incur any liability or enter into any contract that by its terms involves the expenditures of money for any purpose for which provisions are made in the appropriation ordinance in excess of the amounts appropriated in the ordinance. Any contract, verbal or written, made in violation of this Section shall be null and void as to the district, and no moneys belonging to the district shall be paid on the contract. Nothing contained in this subsection (i) shall prevent the making of contracts for the lawful purposes of the district for a period of more than one year, but any contract so made shall be executory only for the amounts for which the district may become lawfully liable in succeeding fiscal years.
    (j) If, at the termination of any fiscal year or at the time when the appropriation ordinance is required to have been passed and published as provided by this Act, the appropriations necessary for the support of the district for the ensuing fiscal year have not been made, the several amounts appropriated in the last appropriation ordinance for the objects and purposes specified in that ordinance, so far as the amounts related to operation and maintenance expenses, shall be deemed to be re-appropriated for the several objects and purposes specified in the last appropriation ordinance. Until the commission acts in that behalf, the proper officer shall make the payments necessary for the support of the district on the basis of the preceding fiscal year.
    (k) The appropriation ordinance shall not be construed as an approval by the commission of any contract liabilities or of any project or purpose mentioned in the ordinance but should be regarded only as a provision of a fund or funds for the payment of the liabilities, project, or purpose when contract liabilities have been found to be valid and legal obligations against such district and when properly vouchered, audited, and approved by the commission, or when any project or purpose is approved and authorized by the commission, as the case may be.
    (l) During the year in which this Act is adopted, the commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall provide for the necessary expenses of the district by ordinance filed in the records of the commission, and no expenditure shall be made nor obligation incurred except pursuant to that ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

70 ILCS 1505/17a

    (70 ILCS 1505/17a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.17a)
    Sec. 17a. After the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance, the commissioners may pass a supplemental ordinance or ordinances appropriating proceeds of bonds of any superseded park districts for the purposes for which such bonds shall have been authorized.
    The annual appropriation ordinance and any supplemental appropriation ordinance, within one month after adoption, shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation and published in the City of Chicago and shall be in force 10 days after such publication. It is not necessary that such notice appear in any copies of said publication which are distributed outside the City of Chicago.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1505/18

    (70 ILCS 1505/18) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.18)
    Sec. 18. The original districts superseded by, or consolidated with, the Chicago Park District shall remain liable for the payment of all bonded indebtedness of each such districts as if not superseded by the Chicago Park District. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall constitute a board for the purpose of determining and certifying and they shall determine and certify, to the county clerk the amount of tax required yearly for the purpose of paying the interest and principal of such bonded debt, which tax shall be extended by the county clerk against all property embraced within the original district, as if it had not been superseded by or consolidated with the Chicago Park District. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall have the power to dispose of authorized and unsold bonds of superseded park district; to provide for the application of the proceeds thereof and to levy a tax for the payment thereof in the same manner as the commissioners of such superseded districts were empowered so to do. The proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be expended only for the purposes for which such bonds were originally authorized.
    Provided, however, the liability of any superseded park district upon its bonds shall not continue to such bonds that may be refunded by the commissioners of the Chicago Park District under "An Act authorizing the Chicago Park District to assume and become liable for the payment of certain indebtedness of superseded park districts and to issue its bonds to refund and/or fund same, legalizing such indebtedness and providing for the levy and collection of taxes for the payment of such bonds," enacted at the regular session of the 59th General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 1043.)

70 ILCS 1505/19

    (70 ILCS 1505/19) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.19)
    Sec. 19. The Chicago Park District Commission is empowered to levy and collect a general tax on the property in the park district for necessary expenses of said district for the construction and maintenance of the parks and other improvements hereby authorized to be made, and for the acquisition and improvement of lands herein authorized to be purchased or acquired by any means provided for in this Act.
    The commissioners shall cause the amount to be raised by taxation in each year to be certified to the county clerk on or before March 30 of each year, in the manner provided by law and all taxes so levied and certified shall be collected and enforced in the same manner and by the same officers as for State and county purposes. All such general taxes, when collected, shall be paid over to the proper officer of the commission who is authorized to receive and receipt for the same. All taxes authorized to be levied under this Act shall be levied annually prior to March 28 in the same manner as nearly as practicable as taxes are now levied for city and village purposes under the laws of this State. The aggregate amount of taxes so levied exclusive of levies for Park Employee's Annuity and Benefit Funds, Park Policemen's Pension Funds, Park Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Funds, levies to pay the principal of and interest on bonded indebtedness and judgments and levies for the maintenance and care of aquariums and museums in public parks shall not exceed a rate of .66 per cent for the year 1980 and each year thereafter of the full, fair cash value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in said district.
    For the purpose of establishing and maintaining a reserve fund for the payment of claims, awards, losses, judgments or liabilities which might be imposed on such park district under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, such park district may also levy annually upon all taxable property within its territorial limits a tax not to exceed .005% of the full, fair cash value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of the taxable property in said district as equalized and determined for State and local taxes; provided, however, the aggregate amount which may be accumulated in such reserve fund shall not exceed .05% of such assessed valuation.
    If any of the park authorities superseded by this Act shall have levied and collected taxes pursuant to the provisions of "An Act concerning aquariums and museums in public parks," approved June 17, 1893, as amended, the park commissioners of the Chicago Park District may continue to levy an annual tax pursuant to the provisions of such Act, but such tax levied by such commissioners shall not exceed a rate of .15 per cent, of the full, fair cash value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of taxable property within such Chicago Park District and such tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such park commissioners may levy. Said tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for such Park District and shall not be included within any limitation of rate for general park purposes as now or hereafter provided by law but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. The proceeds of such tax shall be kept as a separate fund.
    In addition, the treasurer of the Chicago Park District shall deposit 7.5340% of its receipts in each fiscal year from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund in the State Treasury into such aquarium and museum fund for appropriation and disbursement of assets of such fund as if such receipts were property taxes made available pursuant to Section 2 of "An Act concerning aquariums and museums in public parks", approved June 17, 1893, as amended. This amendatory Act of 1983 is not intended to nor does it make any change in the meaning of any provision of this or any other Act but is intended to be declarative of existing law.
    The treasurer of the Chicago Park District shall deposit 0.03968% of its receipts in each fiscal year from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund in the State Treasury into the Park Employee's Annuity and Benefit Fund.
(Source: P.A. 84-635.)

70 ILCS 1505/20

    (70 ILCS 1505/20) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.20)
    Sec. 20. The Chicago Park District is authorized to issue the bonds of such district for the payment of land condemned or purchased for park or boulevards, for the building, maintaining, improving and protecting of such for the purpose of establishing, acquiring, completing, enlarging, ornamenting, building, rebuilding and improving public parks, boulevards, bridges, subways, viaducts and approaches thereto, wharfs, piers, jetties, air landing fields and basins, shore protection works, pleasure grounds and ways, walks, pathways, driveways, roadways, highways and all public works, grounds, or improvements under the control of and within the jurisdiction of such park commissioners and including the filling in of submerged lands for park purposes and constructing all buildings, field houses, stadiums, shelters, conservatories, museums, service shops, power plants, structures, playground devices, boulevard and building lighting systems and building all other types of permanent improvement and construction necessary to render the property under the control of such park commissioners usable for the enjoyment thereof as public parks, parkways, boulevards and pleasure ways and for the payment of the expenses incident thereto, and may pledge its property and credit therefor.
    Such district shall not incur any bonded indebtedness, exclusive of outstanding indebtedness to an amount in the aggregate exceeding 2.3% of the assessed valuation of all taxable property therein as last equalized and determined for state and local taxes preceding the incurring of such indebtedness. Bonds may be issued from time to time to an amount which together with the outstanding bonded indebtedness of such district, exclusive of bonds issued to create a working cash fund, will not exceed 1% of the assessed valuation of all taxable property therein as last equalized and determined for state and local taxes preceding the issuance of such bonds without submitting the question to the legal voters for approval.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section and except for working cash fund bonds issued and to be issued under Section 2 of "An Act authorizing the Chicago Park District to provide for the creation, maintenance and administration of a working cash fund", approved July 11, 1935, as amended, bonds shall not be issued until the proposition to issue such has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the legal voters of such park district voting upon the proposition, at an election, after notice of such submission has been given in the manner provided by the general election law.
    Submission of any proposition of issuing bonds shall be authorized by resolution to be adopted by the Chicago Park District commissioners, which shall designate the election at which the question is to be submitted the amount of bonds and purpose for which such bonds are to be issued.
    Any proposition to issue bonds shall be certified by the Chicago Park District commissioners to the proper election officials, who shall submit that proposition in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall bonds of the Chicago
Park District to the amount of         YES
........ Dollars ($........) be     --------------------------
issued for the purpose of......        NO
...............................?
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    Bonds shall be issued in the name of the Chicago Park District in such form and denomination and shall be payable at such place and time, not exceeding 20 years from date thereof or, for bonds issued after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, not exceeding 30 years from the date thereof, and may be redeemable prior to maturity with or without premium at the option of the commissioners, as such commissioners may determine by ordinance duly adopted and the bonds shall be signed by the president and attested by the secretary under the corporate seal. After such advertising as the commissioners shall deem necessary, the bonds shall be sold at such price and upon such terms as determined by the commissioners and which will not cause the net effective interest rate to be paid by the Chicago Park District to exceed that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. The validity of any bond so executed shall remain unimpaired, although one or more of the officers executing such shall have ceased to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof to the purchaser.
    For the purpose of paying the principal of and interest upon such bonds, the Chicago Park District is authorized to levy and have collected a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within its jurisdiction, in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected for park purposes, sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and to pay the principal thereof as it matures, and the county clerk of the county in which such park district is located upon receiving a certificate from the commissioners that the amount set out in such certificate is necessary to pay the interest on and principal of such bonds, shall assess and extend such amount upon the taxable property embraced in such park district, the same as other park taxes are by law assessed and extended, and such taxes shall be collected and paid over in like manner as other park taxes are required by law to be collected and paid.
(Source: P.A. 93-338, eff. 7-24-03.)

70 ILCS 1505/20a

    (70 ILCS 1505/20a) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.20a)
    Sec. 20a. Bonds; issuance; interest. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 20 of this Act, the Chicago Park District is authorized to issue from time to time bonds of such district in the principal amount of $84,000,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of erecting, enlarging, ornamenting, building, rebuilding, rehabilitating and improving any aquarium or any museum or museums of art, industry, science or natural or other history located within any public park or parks under the control of the Chicago Park District, without submitting the question of issuing such bonds to the voters of the District.
    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 20 of this Act, and in addition to any other amount of bonds authorized to be issued under this Act, the Chicago Park District is authorized to issue from time to time, before January 1, 2004, bonds of the district in the principal amount of $128,000,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of erecting, enlarging, ornamenting, building, rebuilding, rehabilitating, and improving any aquarium or any museum or museums of art, industry, science, or natural or other history located within any public park or parks under the control of the Chicago Park District, without submitting the question of issuing the bonds to the voters of the District.
    The bonds authorized under this Section shall be of such denomination or denominations, may be registerable as to principal only, and shall mature serially within a period of not to exceed 20 years or, for bonds issued after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, within a period of not to exceed 30 years, may be redeemable prior to maturity with or without premium at the option of the commissioners on such terms and conditions as the commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall fix by the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. The bonds shall bear interest at the rate of not to exceed that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended.
    Such bonds shall be executed for and on behalf of the Park District by such officers as shall be specified in the bond ordinance, and one of such officers may be authorized to execute the bonds by his facsimile signature, which officer shall adopt as and for his official manual signature the facsimile signature as it appears upon the bonds.
    The ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall provide for the levy and collection, in each of the years any of such bonds shall be outstanding, a tax without limitation as to rate or amount and in addition to all other taxes upon all the taxable property within the corporate boundaries of the Chicago Park District, sufficient to pay the principal of and the interest upon such bonds as the same matures and becomes due.
    A certified copy of the ordinance providing for the issuance of the bonds and the levying and collecting of the tax to pay the same shall be filed with the County Clerk of the county in which the Chicago Park District is located or with the respective County Clerks of each county in which the Chicago Park District is located. Such ordinance shall be irrevocable and upon receipt of the certified copy thereof the County Clerk or County Clerks, as the case may be, shall provide for, assess and extend the tax as therein provided upon all the taxable property located within the corporate boundaries of the Chicago Park District, in the same manner as other park taxes by law shall be provided for, assessed and extended, and such taxes shall be collected and paid out in the same manner as other park taxes by law shall be collected and paid.
    The interest on any unexpended proceeds of bonds issued under this Section shall be credited to the Chicago Park District and shall be paid into the District's general corporate fund. The Chicago Park District may transfer such amount of interest from the general corporate fund to the aquarium and museum bond fund.
    The amount of the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the Chicago Park District issued under this Section shall not be included in the bonded indebtedness of the District in determining whether or not the District has exceeded its limitation of 1/2 of 1% of the assessed valuation of all taxable property in the District as last equalized and determined by the Department of Revenue for the issuance of any bonds authorized under the provisions of Section 20 of this Act without submitting the question to the legal voters for approval.
(Source: P.A. 93-338, eff. 7-24-03.)

70 ILCS 1505/20b

    (70 ILCS 1505/20b) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.20b)
    Sec. 20b. After the issuance of bonds for any park district purpose under Section 20 or 20a has been authorized by ordinance, the Chicago Park District shall have power to borrow money from time to time for the purposes for which such bonds are to be issued in anticipation of the receipt of the proceeds of the sale of such bonds and in an amount which does not exceed the authorized amount of such bond issue, and without submitting the question of such borrowing to the legal voters of such park district for approval.
    Any such borrowing shall be evidenced by the issuance of bond anticipation notes, which notes shall mature not more than one year after the date of issuance of such notes, may be callable prior to their maturity, and may be offered for sale in such manner as determined by the Chicago Park District Commissioners.
    The notes shall be authorized by ordinance, shall be in such denomination or denominations, bear interest at such rate or rates not exceeding the maximum rate permitted by law and fixed by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing the bonds, shall be in such form and shall be executed in such manner as the Chicago Park District Commissioners shall prescribe.
    The notes may be made payable, both principal and interest to date of payment, from the funds derived from the sale of bonds for the permanent financing, or from other available funds, or a combination thereof. The Chicago Park District Commissioners, at their discretion, may provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in the park district, sufficient to pay the interest on such notes to maturity, or any portion of such interest. Upon the filing in the office of the County Clerk of the county in which the Chicago Park District is located of a certified copy of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of such notes and levying a tax to pay the interest thereon, it shall be the duty of such County Clerk to extend the tax therefor in addition to and in excess of all other taxes heretofore or hereafter authorized to be levied. Any portion of the tax so levied and collected, which is not needed to pay interest on the notes, shall be used to pay interest on the bonds. The notes shall be surrendered for payment and cancellation when the bonds are issued, or when other funds are made available for the payment of such notes and the interest thereon. The notes may also be refunded by the issuance of refunding notes or may be renewed upon mutual agreement with the holder of the notes.
(Source: P.A. 79-1447.)

70 ILCS 1505/20c

    (70 ILCS 1505/20c) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.20c)
    Sec. 20c. The Chicago Park District may enter into agreements with banks or other financial institutions to obtain letters of credit. Such letters of credit shall be obtained for the best price available after such advertising as the commissioners deem necessary.
(Source: P.A. 84-676.)

70 ILCS 1505/21

    (70 ILCS 1505/21) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.21)
    Sec. 21. The commissioners of the Chicago Park District, without submitting the question to the legal voters for approval, are authorized to issue negotiable coupon bonds to refund and/or fund outstanding indebtedness hereinafter described of the several park districts which were superseded by it, together with accrued interest and interest on bonds after their maturity, on such indebtedness as is evidenced by bonds.
    Refunding and/or funding bonds of a superseded park district shall be issued by the Chicago Park District for and on behalf of such superseded park district and shall be payable from taxes levied upon the taxable property within the territory of such superseded park district.
    Such indebtedness as is evidenced by bonds of superseded park districts issued for proper corporate purposes is described as follows:
Total of bonds
Name of Park District                outstanding
Albany..........................$ 568,000.00
Calumet.........................82,000.00
Edison..........................88,666.67
Fernwood.........................95,000.00
Forest Glen.......................7,000.00
Hollywood........................99,000.00
Irving..........................1,598,000.00
Jefferson........................876,000.00
Lincoln.........................18,534,000.00
North Shore.......................692,000.00
Northwest........................4,518,000.00
Norwood.........................171,000.00
Old Portage.......................1,392,000.00
Ravenswood.......................22,000.00
Ridge Avenue......................373,000.00
Ridge...........................892,500.00
River...........................1,387,500.00
Sauganash........................83,000.00
South...........................48,267,000.00
West Chicago......................14,273,338.87
West Pullman......................46,000.00
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    Total                        $94,065,005.54
    Indebtedness in the amount of $3,137,045 evidenced by bonds and interest coupons of Lincoln Park District that were paid at maturity from bond and/or corporate funds to avoid default thereof which bonds and interest coupons have not been cancelled and such funds have not been reimbursed.
    Indebtedness as of May 1, 1934 represented by unfunded and floating obligations of superseded park districts incurred for proper corporate purposes is described as follows:
Total of unfunded
Name of Park District             indebtedness
Albany.......................$ 21,130.81
Calumet......................3,255.86
Forest Glen....................643.55
Hollywood.....................17,815.98
Jefferson.....................861.23
Lincoln......................46,983.02
North Shore....................52,014.06
Northwest.....................370,561.10
Norwood......................1,148.47
Old Portage....................839.65
Ridge Avenue...................1,032.97
Ridge.......................5,000.00
River.......................5,113.68
Sauganash.....................974.32
South.......................113,132.57
West........................1,518,393.78
West Pullman...................249.80
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    Total                     $2,159,150.85
    Indebtedness existing by reason of unauthorized expenditure of money from special funds of West Chicago Park District and which funds have not been reimbursed described as follows:
Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund.................$593,135.25
Park Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund...........$11,084.38
Public Benefit Fund................................$371,769.47
Additional Land Fund...............................$107,182.79
Special Assessment Fund............................$492,867.28
    Indebtedness of the Northwest Park District in the amount of $1,283,876.09 existing by reason of unauthorized expenditure for corporate purposes of money received from the proceeds of the sale of its bonds issued and sold for park improvements.
    Refunding bonds may be issued to refund any of said bonds prior to their maturity; to refund any of said bonds that have matured; to refund any matured coupons evidencing interest on any of said bonds; to refund any of said bonds which by their terms are subject to redemption before maturity; to refund any of said bonds and interest coupons that were paid at maturity from bond and/or corporate funds to avoid default thereof where such bonds and interest coupons shall not have been cancelled and such funds shall not have been reimbursed; and to refund interest at the coupon rate upon any of said matured bonds that has accrued since the maturity date thereof.
    The refunding of bonds, of interest coupons and/or of interest not represented by coupons may be authorized by one ordinance or by several ordinances.
    Refunding bonds may be exchanged on the basis of par for par for the bonds, interest not represented by coupons and/or interest coupons refunded, or refunding bonds may be sold at not less than their par value and the proceeds received shall be used to pay the bonds, interest not represented by coupons and/or interest coupons refunded; such payment may be made without any prior appropriation thereof under any budget law.
    Bonds and interest coupons refunded shall be cancelled and interest not represented by coupons shall be cancelled and payment thereof evidenced by written acknowledgment.
    Funding bonds may be issued to fund the floating and unfunded indebtedness of the superseded park districts and to reimburse the special funds of the West Chicago Park District and the bond proceeds fund of the Northwest Park District hereinabove described.
    Funding bonds may be exchanged on the basis of par for par for the indebtedness funded or reimbursed or the funding bonds may be sold at not less than their par value and the proceeds received shall be used to pay such floating indebtedness and/or to reimburse such special funds; such payment may be made without any prior appropriation thereof under any budget law.
    Floating indebtedness funded shall be cancelled and payment thereof and reimbursement of special funds shall be evidenced by written acknowledgment.
    Refunding and/or funding bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and may be made registerable as to principal and shall be of the form and denomination, payable at the place and bear such date as may be determined by the commissioners and shall mature within not to exceed 20 years from their date or, for bonds issued after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, within not to exceed 30 years from their date, but may be made callable on any interest payment date at the price of par and accrued interest after notice shall be given by publication or otherwise and at the time or times and in the manner as may be provided in the bond ordinance. Such bonds may bear interest at the rate of not to exceed six per cent per annum payable at the time and place provided in the bond ordinance.
    The ordinance authorizing such refunding and/or funding bonds of any superseded park district shall prescribe all details thereof and shall provide for the levy and collection of an annual tax upon all the taxable property within the superseded park district sufficient to pay the principal thereof and interest thereon as it matures which tax shall be in addition to and exclusive of the maximum of all other taxes authorized to be levied by said commissioners.
    A duly certified copy of the bond ordinance shall be filed in the office of the County Clerk of Cook County and shall constitute authority for the extension and collection of such bond and interest taxes as required by the constitution.
    Refunding and funding bonds shall be signed by the facsimile signature of the president with like effect as if signed with his genuine signature and shall be signed by such other officers of the Chicago Park District as may be designated in the bond ordinance.
    The validity of any refunding and funding bonds shall remain unimpaired although one or more of the officers executing same shall have ceased to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    Prior to the maturity of the refunding and/or funding bonds, after setting aside a sum of money equal to the amount of interest that will accrue thereon within the next six months period from the time it is proposed to purchase and/or redeem any such refunding and/or funding bonds, or the commissioners may require that said sum of money be equal to the amount of interest that will so accrue within the next twelve months period, the treasurer of the Chicago Park District shall use the money available from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of the refunding and/or funding bonds, first, in the purchase of such refunding and/or funding bonds at the lowest price obtainable, but not to exceed their par value and accrued interest, after sealed tenders for such purchase shall have been advertised for as may be directed by the commissioners thereof and thereafter such money shall be used by said official in calling said bonds for payment, if, by their terms, they are subject to redemption.
    Refunding and funding bonds called for payment and paid or purchased shall be marked paid and cancelled.
    Whenever refunding or funding bonds are purchased and/or redeemed and cancelled, the taxes thereafter to be extended for payment of interest shall be reduced in an amount equal to the interest that thereafter would have accrued upon such refunding and funding bonds so cancelled and a resolution shall be adopted by the commissioners finding such facts and a certified copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of Cook County whereupon it shall be the duty of such official to reduce and extend such tax levies in accordance therewith.
    After bonds are refunded proper reduction of taxes theretofore levied for the payment of the bonds refunded and next to be extended for collection shall be made by the County Clerk upon receipt of a certificate signed by the secretary of the Chicago Park District describing the bonds refunded and amount thereof and the tax to be abated.
    Money available from uncollected taxes levied for prior years for payment of bonds and/or interest coupons that have been paid or refunded, after payment of all warrants that may have been issued in anticipation of such taxes shall be placed in the Sinking Fund Account hereinafter designated and used to purchase, call for payment or to pay at maturity such refunding bonds and interest thereon as herein provided.
    Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of principal of and interest upon such refunding and funding bonds shall be deposited in the depositary bank or savings and loan association of the Chicago Park District in a special account designated as "Chicago Park District and Superseded Park Districts Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account." Said money shall be faithfully applied to the payment of the refunding and/or funding bonds and interest thereon for which such taxes were levied.
    If such money is not immediately necessary for the payment or redemption of refunding and/or funding bonds or if such bonds cannot be purchased before maturity, then said money may be invested under the direction of the commissioners in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States and bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the invested securities shall be prior to the due date of the refunding and/or funding bonds for the payment of which said money was collected. Such securities may be sold when ordered by the commissioners if necessary to obtain cash to meet bond and interest payments.
    The commissioners of the Chicago Park District are authorized to take any action that may be necessary to inform the owners of such outstanding bonds and floating indebtedness of the financial condition of the superseded park districts and the necessity of refunding said outstanding bonds and readjusting their maturities and funding such floating indebtedness in order that sufficient taxes may be collected to take care of all financial obligations. Said commissioners may enter into such agreements as may be deemed essential to prepare and complete any refunding and funding plan and are authorized, without previous appropriation therefor under any budget law, to incur and pay from any available revenues all expenditures necessary to complete the refunding of such bonds and the funding of such floating indebtedness of the superseded park districts and reestablish the credit of the Chicago Park District.
    The outstanding indebtedness of the several superseded park districts as evidenced by their official records and described in this section is declared to be the legal and binding obligation of said several superseded park districts in the amounts therein described, respectively, and when refunding and/or funding bonds shall have been issued in lieu thereof, such bonds will constitute the legal and binding obligation of the superseded park districts, respectively, for the payment of which all taxable property therein will be liable.
    Nothing herein contained shall prevent the commissioners of the Chicago Park District from accepting the provisions of and issuing funding and refunding bonds under "An Act authorizing the Chicago Park District to assume and become liable for the payment of certain indebtedness of superseded park districts and to issue its bonds to refund and/or fund same, legalizing such indebtedness and providing for the levy and collection of taxes for the payment of such bonds," enacted at the regular session of the 59th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 93-338, eff. 7-24-03.)

70 ILCS 1505/22

    (70 ILCS 1505/22) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.22)
    Sec. 22. For the purpose of paying the principal of and interest upon refunding and funding bonds of any superseded park district, the commissioners are authorized to levy and have collected a direct annual tax upon all the taxable property in such superseded park district, in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected for park purposes, sufficient to pay the interest upon said refunding and funding bonds as it falls due and to pay the principal thereof as it matures, and the County Clerk of Cook County upon receiving a certificate from the commissioners that the amount set out in such certificate is necessary to pay the interest on and principal of said refunding and funding bonds, shall assess and extend such amount upon the taxable property embraced in the superseded park district, the bonds and/or floating indebtedness of which are refunded and/or funded, the same as other park taxes are by law assessed and extended, and such taxes shall be collected and paid over in like manner as other park taxes are required by law to be collected and paid.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 1043.)

70 ILCS 1505/23

    (70 ILCS 1505/23) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23)
    Sec. 23. The treasurer or other officer responsible for the funds of the district, shall be discharged from the responsibility for all moneys deposited by him pursuant to order, or ordinances of the commission with any depository which may be so named and qualified, and this shall be considered by said commission in fixing the bond of such treasurer. The commission shall have full authority to regulate by ordinance all details with respect to the matters covered by this Section and to establish active and inactive banks or savings and loan associations or to make any other provisions appropriate or incident to the proper exercise of the duties imposed by this Section.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Act or of any other law, the treasurer or other officer responsible for the funds of the district, including, without limitation, each person properly designated as official custodian of any funds held for the district, including, without limitation, the official custodian of district funds held by an intergovernmental risk management association or self-insurance pool composed solely of participating park districts, forest preserve districts or joint recreational programs, is permitted to (i) combine moneys from more than one fund of the district, a risk management association, including the district, or a self-insurance pool, including the district for the purpose of investing such moneys, (ii) enter into agreements of any definite or indefinite term regarding the deposit, redeposit, investment, reinvestment or withdrawal of district, risk management association or self-insurance pool funds and (iii) join with any custodians or treasurers of park district, joint recreational program, risk management association, self-insurance pool or forest preserve district funds for the purpose of investing any district, risk management association or self-insurance pool funds in his custody. When funds are combined for investment purposes as authorized herein, the moneys combined for such purposes shall be accounted for separately in all respects, and the earnings from such investment shall be separately and individually computed and recorded, and credited to the fund, district, joint recreational program, risk management association, self-insurance pool or other entity as the case may be, for which the investment was acquired. The grant of authority contained in this Section is cumulative and supplemental and in addition to all other powers or authority granted by any other law and shall not be construed as a limitation of any power or authority otherwise granted.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1505/24

    (70 ILCS 1505/24) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23a)
    Sec. 24. The Chicago Park District shall not be liable for passive negligence on its part for claims arising on and after October 1, 1983.
(Source: P.A. 83-972.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.1

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23b)
    Sec. 25.1. The Chicago Park District is hereby authorized to:
        (a) Acquire by purchase or otherwise, own, construct,
    
equip, manage, control, erect, improve, extend, maintain and operate motor vehicle parking lot or lots, underground garage or garages, parking meters, and any other revenue producing facilities necessary or incidental to the regulation, control and parking of motor vehicles (hereinafter referred to as parking facilities), as the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District may from time to time find the necessity therefor exists, and for that purpose may acquire property of any and every kind or description, whether real, personal or mixed, by gift, purchase or otherwise;
        (b) Maintain, improve, extend and operate any such
    
parking facilities and charge for the use thereof;
        (c) Enter into contracts dealing in any manner with
    
the objects and purposes of sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended;
        (d) Acquire sites and facilities by gift, lease,
    
contract, purchase or condemnation under power of eminent domain, and to pledge the revenues thereof for the payment of any bonds issued for such purpose as provided for in sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended. In all cases where property or rights are acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act;
        (e) Borrow money and issue and sell bonds in such
    
amount or amounts as the Commissioners may determine for the purpose of acquiring, completing, erecting, constructing, equipping, improving, extending, maintaining or operating any or all of its parking facilities, and to refund and refinance the same from time to time as often as it shall be advantageous and to the public interest to do so.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.2

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23c)
    Sec. 25.2. All bonds issued under authority of sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, shall bear interest at not more than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, and may be sold by the Commissioners in such manner as they deem best in the public interest; provided, however, such bonds shall be sold at such price that the interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, based on the average maturity of such bonds, and computed according to standard tables of bond values. Such bonds shall be payable solely and only from the revenues to be derived from the operation of any or all of its parking facilities and shall be secured by a pledge of the revenues of any or all of its parking facilities.
    Such bonds when issued shall have all the qualities of negotiable instruments under the Law Merchant and the Negotiable Instrument Law. Such bonds may bear such date or dates and may mature at such time or times, not exceeding forty years from their date or dates, and may be in such form, carry such registration privilege, may be payable at such place or places, may be subject to such terms of redemption, prior to maturity, with or without premium, as so stated on the face of the bond, and contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided by ordinance authorizing the issuance of such bonds. To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertakings of the Chicago Park District in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds, as well as the use and application of the revenue and income to be derived from the said facilities, the Chicago Park District may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements. Such bonds shall be executed by such officers as the Commissioners shall designate in the said ordinance. Any bonds bearing the signatures of officers in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall cease to be such officers.
    Each such bond shall state upon its face that it is payable solely and only from the proceeds derived from the operation of the parking facility or facilities constructed, acquired, erected, completed or equipped with the proceeds of the sale of said bonds, and shall state upon its face that it does not constitute a debt of the Chicago Park District within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation or provision.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.3

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23d)
    Sec. 25.3. If the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District desire to issue bonds pursuant to the provisions of sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, they shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor, which shall be placed on file in the office of the secretary of the Chicago Park District, and which shall be open for the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall state the estimated cost of such project, fix the amount of the revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity or maturities, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. Such ordinance shall contain such covenants and restrictions as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the Commissioners, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, such ordinance shall contain such covenants as may be determined by the Commissioners as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of any such parking facilities and for the payment of the principal and interest upon such bonds;
    (b) The regulation as to the use of any such parking facilities to assure the maximum use or occupancy thereof;
    (c) The kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, the cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues to be derived from the project;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, and the keeping of records, reports and audits of any such parking facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the municipality to maintain the project in good condition and to operate the same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Such other covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the project and prompt payment of principal of and interest upon the said bonds so authorized;
    (g) The execution of any trust agreement or agreements containing such covenants and conditions as may be agreed upon between any purchaser and the Chicago Park District to secure payment of any such revenue bonds.
    After said ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having general circulation in the Chicago Park District, and shall become effective ten days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.4

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.4) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23e)
    Sec. 25.4. Whenever bonds are issued as provided by sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, it shall be the duty of the Commissioners to establish charges and fees for the use of any such parking facilities sufficient at all times to pay maintenance and operation costs, and principal of and interest upon such bonds, and all revenues derived from the operation thereof shall be set aside as a separate fund and account and used only as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 398.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.5

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.5) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23f)
    Sec. 25.5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, the revenues derived from the operation of the project shall be set aside as collected and be deposited in a separate fund, separate and apart from all other funds of such Chicago Park District, and be used in paying the cost of maintenance and operation, paying the principal of and interest upon the bonds of such Chicago Park District, issued under sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, and for the transfer of any surplus amounts annually to the general corporate fund of said Chicago Park District only when and in the manner permitted and authorized in accordance with the covenants and provisions and terms of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of any such bonds under the provisions of sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 398.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.6

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.6) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23g)
    Sec. 25.6. The provisions of Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, and of any ordinance or other proceeding authorizing the issuance of bonds under the provisions of Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, shall constitute a contract with the holders of such bonds, and any holder of a bond or bonds, or any of the coupons of any bond or bonds of the Chicago Park District, issued under Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, may, by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce and compel the performance of all duties required by Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, including the making and collecting of sufficient charges and fees for service and use thereof, and the application of income and revenue thereof. In the event a trust agreement or agreements are executed and delivered to secure the payment of any such bonds, the trust agreement or agreements may prescribe by whom and on whose behalf such action may be instituted to compel performance and compliance therewith and of the duties and obligations required by Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.7

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.7) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23h)
    Sec. 25.7. The Commissioners of the Chicago Park District are hereby granted authority to make all reasonable rules and regulations of the Chicago Park District regarding the management and control and use of any such parking facility or facilities.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 398.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.8

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.8) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23i)
    Sec. 25.8. The Commissioners of the Chicago Park District are hereby given the authority to lease all or any part of any such parking facilities, and to fix and collect the rentals therefor, and to fix, charge and collect rentals, fees and charges to be paid for the use of the whole or any part of any such parking facilities, and to make contracts for the operation and management of the same, and to provide for the use, management and operation of such parking facilities through lease or by its own employees, or otherwise; provided, however, that no lease for the operation or management of any such parking facilities shall be made for more than one year, except to the highest and best bidder after notice requesting bids shall have been given by at least one publication in some newspaper of general circulation published in the Chicago Park District, such publication to be made once each week for at least two weeks before the date of receiving bids therefor. All income and revenue derived from any such lease or contract shall be deposited in a separate account and used solely and only for the purpose of maintaining and operating the project, and paying the principal of and interest on any bonds issued pursuant to ordinance under the provisions of sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended. Further any contract or obligation involving the borrowing of money for such purposes, incurred by the Chicago Park District in the maintenance and operation of any such parking facilities shall be payable solely and only from the revenues derived from the operation of the project.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 398.)

70 ILCS 1505/25.9

    (70 ILCS 1505/25.9) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23j)
    Sec. 25.9. Sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, shall not be construed as authorizing the Chicago Park District to make any expenditure under this Act except from revenue bonds as above provided or from revenues derived from the operation of parking facilities, nor shall sections 25.1 to 25.9, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, be construed as authorizing the Chicago Park District to engage in any proprietary activity at or with any such parking facilities other than the parking of motor vehicles. However, in cases of national emergency the Chicago Park District may permit the use of such underground garage or garages as bomb shelters.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 398.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.1

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23l)
    Sec. 26.1. The term "harbor," as used in this section includes harbors, marinas, slips, docks, piers, breakwaters, and all buildings, structures, facilities, connections, equipment, parking areas and all other improvements for use in connection therewith.
    The term "public waters" has the same meaning as the term defined in Section 18 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois," approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
    The term "artificially made or reclaimed land", as used in this section, includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the State, the title to which is in the State, and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2014.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.2

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23m)
    Sec. 26.2. The Chicago Park District, bordering upon public waters, has the power to acquire, construct, replace, enlarge, improve, maintain and operate a harbor for recreational use and benefit of the public anywhere within the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District, or in, over, and upon public waters bordering thereon, subject to the approval of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois and approval of the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.3

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23n)
    Sec. 26.3. The Chicago Park District, to carry out the purposes of this section, has all the rights and powers over its harbor as it does over its other property, and its rights and powers include but are not limited to the following:
        (a) To furnish complete harbor facilities and
    
services, including but not limited to: launching, mooring, docking, storing, and repairing facilities and services; parking facilities for motor vehicles and boat trailers; and roads for access to the harbor.
        (b) To acquire by gift, legacy, grant, purchase,
    
lease, or by condemnation in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act, any property necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this Section, including riparian rights, within or without the Chicago Park District.
        (c) To use, occupy and reclaim submerged land under
    
the public waters of the State and artificially made or reclaimed land anywhere within the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District, or in, over, and upon bordering public waters.
        (d) To acquire property by agreeing on a boundary
    
line in accordance with the provisions of "An Act to enable the commissioners of Lincoln Park to extend certain parks, boulevards and driveways under its control from time to time and granting submerged lands for the purpose of such extensions and providing for the acquisition of riparian rights and shore lands and interests therein for the purpose of such extensions and to defray the cost thereof," approved May 25, 1931, and "An Act to enable Park Commissioners having control of a park or parks bordering upon public waters in this state, to enlarge and connect the same from time to time by extensions over lands and the bed of such waters, and defining the use which may be made of such extensions, and granting lands for the purpose of such enlargements," approved May 14, 1903, as amended, and the other Statutes pertaining to Park Districts bordering on navigable waters in the State of Illinois.
        (e) To locate and establish dock, shore and harbor
    
lines.
        (f) To license, regulate, and control the use and
    
operation of the harbor, including the operation of all water-borne vessels in the harbor, or otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District.
        (g) To establish and collect fees for all facilities
    
and services, and compensation for materials furnished. Fees charged nonresidents of such district need not be the same as fees charged to residents of the district.
        (h) To appoint a director of special services, harbor
    
masters and other personnel, defining their duties and authority.
        (i) To enter into contracts and leases of every kind,
    
dealing in any manner with the objects and purposes of this section, upon such terms and conditions as the Chicago Park District determines.
        (j) To establish an impoundment area or areas within
    
the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District.
        (k) To remove and store within the impoundment area
    
or areas a water-borne vessel that:
            (1) is tied or attached to any docks, piers or
        
buoys or other moorings in or upon any harbors or waters of the park system in contravention of those Sections of the Code of the Chicago Park District pertaining to the use of harbors or any rules promulgated by the general superintendent thereunder;
            (2) is located in the waters or harbors for a
        
period of 12 hours or more without a proper permit;
            (3) is abandoned or left unattended in the waters
        
or harbors that impedes navigation on the waters;
            (4) is impeding navigation on the waters, because
        
the persons in charge are incapacitated due to injury or illness;
            (5) is abandoned in the waters or harbors for a
        
period of 10 hours or more;
            (6) is seized under Article 36 of the Criminal
        
Code of 2012, having been used in the commission of a crime;
            (7) is reported stolen and the owner has not been
        
located after a reasonable search.
        (l) To impose a duty on the director of special
    
services or other appointed official to manage and operate the impoundment process and to keep any impounded vessel until such vessel is repossessed by the owner or other person legally entitled to possession thereof or otherwise disposed of in accordance with ordinances or regulations established by the Chicago Park District.
        (m) To impose fees and charges for redemption of any
    
impounded vessel to cover the cost of towing and storage of the vessel while in custody of the Chicago Park District.
        (n) To release any impounded vessel to a person
    
entitled to possession or to dispose of such vessel which remains unclaimed after a reasonable search for the owner has been made in full compliance with ordinances and regulations of the Chicago Park District.
        (o) To control, license and regulate, including the
    
establishment of permits and fees therefor, the chartering, renting or letting for hire of any vessel operating on the waters or harbors within the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District.
        (p) To rent storage space to owners of vessels during
    
such seasons and at such fees as are prescribed from time to time in regulations of the Chicago Park District.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.3-1

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.3-1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23n-1)
    Sec. 26.3-1. In addition to any other penalties provided in this or any other Act, any person who violates an ordinance or regulation of the Chicago Park District pertaining to the waters or harbors under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District or to the licensing, operation, or chartering of vessels therein is guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each violation. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 81-883.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.3-2

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.3-2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23n-2)
    Sec. 26.3-2. In addition to any other penalties provided in this or any other Act, any person who is convicted of a violation of an ordinance or regulation pertaining to the chartering of vessels may, in the discretion of the commissioners of the Chicago Park District, be refused operating and mooring privileges within the Chicago Park District harbor for a period not to exceed 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 81-883.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.4

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.4) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23o)
    Sec. 26.4. The Chicago Park District shall submit its plan for any construction to be undertaken under this section for approval to: (a) the Department of Transportation of the State of Illinois, and to (b) the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.5

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.5) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23p)
    Sec. 26.5. All right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to submerged lands, naturally and artificially made or reclaimed lands, both within the boundaries of the harbor and adjoining its outer or water side, are vested in the Chicago Park District for harbor and other public purposes, and the same shall be a part of the public park under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District. The harbor, and all real and personal property connected therewith, owned and operated by the Chicago Park District under the provisions of this section are exempt from taxation.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2014.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.6

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.6) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23q)
    Sec. 26.6. The Chicago Park District has power to borrow money by issuing its bonds in anticipation of its revenue from such harbor or from any buildings, structures or facilities to accomplish any of the purposes of this section and to refund such bonds. Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and may be issued in one or more series, and bear dates of maturity at such time or times not to exceed 40 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rates not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, be in such denominations, be in such form either coupon or registered, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium, and may be registrable as to principal or as to both principal and interest as the ordinance may provide.
    The bonds are negotiable instruments.
    The bonds shall be sold at a price so that the interest cost of the proceeds thereof shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, computed to maturity according to standard tables of bond values, and shall be sold in such manner and at such time as the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District shall determine.
    Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of these bonds. These bonds bearing the signature of officers in office on the date of the signing thereof shall be valid and binding obligations notwithstanding that before delivery thereof and payment therefor any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon cease to be such officers.
    No holder of any bond issued under this law shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of taxing power of the Chicago Park District to pay the bond or interest thereon. Each bond issued under this section is payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the harbor and facilities. The bond shall not in any event constitute a debt of the Chicago Park District within any statutory or constitutional limitations, and this shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.7

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.7) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23r)
    Sec. 26.7. If the Commissioners of the Chicago Park District desire to issue bonds pursuant to the provisions of Sections 26.1 to 26.10, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, they shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the harbor and facilities thereof, or relating thereto, to be acquired, constructed, enlarged, improved, operated and maintained as a harbor for the use and benefit of the public, and refer to the general plans and specifications therefor prepared for that purpose. These plans and specifications shall be placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Chicago Park District and shall be open to the inspection of the public. Such ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the harbor or facilities thereof, or relating thereto, and shall fix the maximum amount of revenue bonds proposed to be issued therefor. This amount shall not exceed the estimated cost of the harbor and facilities, including engineering, legal and other expenses, together with interest cost to a date 12 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. Such ordinance may contain such covenants which shall be part of the contract between the Chicago Park District and the holders of such bonds and the Trustee, if any, for the bondholders having such rights and duties as may be provided therein for the enforcement and protection of such covenants as may be deemed necessary and advisable as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of such harbor or buildings, structures and facilities, and for the payment of the principal and interest on such bonds;
    (b) The regulations as to the use of any such harbor and facilities to assure the efficient use and occupancy thereof;
    (c) Kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues derived from the harbor and facilities;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, employment of harbor engineers and consultants, and keeping of records, reports and audits of any such harbor and facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the Chicago Park District to maintain the harbor and facilities in good condition and to operate same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Providing for setting aside any sinking funds, reserve funds, depreciation funds and such other special funds as may be found needful and the regulation and disposition thereof;
    (g) Providing for the setting aside of a sinking fund into which shall be payable from the revenues of such harbor and facilities from month to month as such revenues are collected such sums as will be sufficient to pay the accruing interest and retire the bonds at maturity;
    (h) Agreeing to fix and collect fees and rents and other charges for the use of such harbor or facilities, sufficient together with other available money to produce revenue adequate to pay the bonds at maturity and accruing interest and reserves therefor, and sufficient to pay cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation thereof in such order of priority as shall be provided by the ordinance authorizing the bonds;
    (i) Fixing procedure by which the terms of any contract with the holders of the bonds may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which consent may be given;
    (j) Providing the procedure for refunding such bonds;
    (k) Providing whether and to what extent and upon what terms and conditions, if any, the holder of bonds or coupons issued under such ordinance, or the Trustee, if any, may by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, enforce or compel the performance of all duties required by this Act, including the fixing, maintaining and collecting of fees, rates or other charges for the use of the harbor or other facilities, or for any service rendered by the Chicago Park District in the operation thereof as will be sufficient, together with other available money, to pay the principal of and interest upon these revenue bonds as they become due and reserves therefor and sufficient to pay the cost of maintenance and operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in the order of priority as provided in the ordinance authorizing the bonds and application of the income and revenue thereof;
    (l) Such other covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the harbor and facilities, and prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon the bonds so authorized.
    The Chicago Park District may enter into a trust agreement to secure payment of the bonds issued hereunder.
    After the ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the Chicago Park District and shall become effective ten days after publication or posting thereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.8

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.8) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23s)
    Sec. 26.8. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under Sections 26.1 to 26.10, both inclusive, of this Act as now enacted and as may hereafter be amended, the revenues received from the operation of the harbor or facilities shall be deposited in a separate fund which shall be used only in paying the principal and interest of these revenue bonds and reserves therefor and the cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in such order of priority as shall be provided by the respective ordinances authorizing revenue bonds, provided, however, no priority accorded by such an ordinance may be impaired by a subsequent ordinance authorizing revenue bonds unless specifically so permitted by a covenant of the kind authorized to be included in an ordinance by Section 26.7. Such revenue in excess of requirements for payment of principal of and interest upon these bonds and reserves and for payment of cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities may be used for rehabilitation of the harbor and facilities, necessary reconstructions and expansion, construction of new facilities or for retirement of any outstanding bonds issued for harbor purposes. After all such bonds have been paid, such revenues may be transferred to the general corporate fund of the Chicago Park District and be used for the maintenance, operation, repair and development of the harbor or facilities or for any corporate purpose.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2014.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.9

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.9) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23t)
    Sec. 26.9. The Chicago Park District has the power to secure grants and loans, or either, from the United States Government, or any agency thereof, for financing the planning, establishment and constructions, enlargement and improvement of any harbor or any part thereof, authorized by this law. For such purposes it may issue and sell or pledge to the United States Government, or any agency thereof, all or any part of the revenue bonds authorized under this law, and execute contracts and documents and do all things that may be required by the United States Government, or any agency thereof, provided that such contracts and documents do not conflict with the provisions of any ordinance authorizing and securing the payment of outstanding bonds of the Chicago Park District theretofore issued that are payable from the revenues derived from the operation of the harbor or facilities.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2014.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23u)
    Sec. 26.10. 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, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds, including refunding bonds, issued pursuant to this law, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this section may be construed as relieving any person, firm, or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purpose of investment.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 2014.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-1

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23u-1)
    Sec. 26.10-1. The territory known as Grant Park shall be under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Park District and shall be subject to the provisions of "An Act in relation to Grant Park and to amend an Act in relation thereto", enacted by the 84th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-978.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-2

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-2) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23u-2)
    Sec. 26.10-2. It is hereby declared that the transfer of land effected by this Section is intended for the improvement of certain park facilities, in order to further the public interest, including the expansion of the John G. Shedd Aquarium lying within the boundaries of the Chicago Park District. In furtherance thereof, all right, title and interest that the State of Illinois has or may have in and to the following described land, now or heretofore submerged beneath the waters of Lake Michigan, shall be vested in and is hereby quitclaimed and conveyed in fee to the Chicago Park District, its successors or assigns: An approximately 2.01 acre irregular shaped tract of submerged land bounded to the west and south by the toe of the existing lake wall surrounding the Shedd Aquarium; to the east by a 320' radius taken from a point 113' due east of the center of the existing Shedd Aquarium building, which radius will intersect a north-south line 184.5 feet due east of the existing north-south lake wall on the north side of Solidarity Drive. In the event that the reclamation of submerged lands in association with the expansion of the John G. Shedd Aquarium upon the above described real property has not begun by January 1, 1997, such right, title and interest vested in and conveyed hereby to the Chicago Park District, its successors or assigns, shall revert back to the State of Illinois. The provisions of this Section shall not affect in any way whatsoever the requirements of "An Act in relation to the regulation of the rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois", approved June 10, 1911, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-133.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-3

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-3) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23u-3)
    Sec. 26.10-3. As soon after the end of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the commissioners shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete and detailed report and financial statement of the district's operations and of the district's assets and liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such report shall be delivered to the appropriate committee of the Chicago City Council.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-4

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-4)
    Sec. 26.10-4. Definitions. The following terms, whenever used or referred to in this Act, have the following meaning unless the context requires a different meaning:
    "Delivery system" means the design and construction approach used to develop and construct a project.
    "Design-bid-build" means the traditional delivery system used on public projects that incorporates the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act (50 ILCS 510/) and the principles of competitive selection.
    "Design-build" means a delivery system that provides responsibility within a single contract for the furnishing of architecture, engineering, land surveying and related services as required, and the labor, materials, equipment, and other construction services for the project.
    "Design-build contract" means a contract for a public project under this Act between the Chicago Park District and a design-build entity to furnish architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, and related services as required, and to furnish the labor, materials, equipment, and other construction services for the project. The design-build contract may be conditioned upon subsequent refinements in scope and price and may allow the Chicago Park District to make modifications in the project scope without invalidating the design-build contract.
    "Design-build entity" means any individual, sole proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, professional corporation, or other entity that proposes to design and construct any public project under this Act. A design-build entity and associated design-build professionals shall conduct themselves in accordance with the laws of this State and the related provisions of the Illinois Administrative Code, as referenced by the licensed design professionals Acts of this State.
    "Design professional" means any individual, sole proprietorship, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, professional corporation, or other entity that offers services under the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989 (225 ILCS 305/), the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 (225 ILCS 325/), the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989 (225 ILCS 340/), or the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989 (225 ILCS 330/).
    "Landscape architect design professional" means any person, sole proprietorship, or entity such as a partnership, professional service corporation, or corporation that offers services under the Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.
    "Evaluation criteria" means the requirements for the separate phases of the selection process for design-build proposals as defined in this Act and may include the specialized experience, technical qualifications and competence, capacity to perform, past performance, experience with similar projects, assignment of personnel to the project, and other appropriate factors. Price may not be used as a factor in the evaluation of Phase I proposals.
    "Proposal" means the offer to enter into a design-build contract as submitted by a design-build entity in accordance with this Act.
    "Request for proposal" means the document used by the Chicago Park District to solicit proposals for a design-build contract.
    "Scope and performance criteria" means the requirements for the public project, including but not limited to, the intended usage, capacity, size, scope, quality and performance standards, life-cycle costs, and other programmatic criteria that are expressed in performance-oriented and quantifiable specifications and drawings that can be reasonably inferred and are suited to allow a design-build entity to develop a proposal.
    "Guaranteed maximum price" means a form of contract in which compensation may vary according to the scope of work involved but in any case may not exceed an agreed total amount.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-5

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-5)
    Sec. 26.10-5. Authorization for design-build; advertisement.
    (a) The Chicago Park District shall have the power to enter into design-build contracts. In addition to the requirements set forth in its ordinances, the Chicago Park District shall advertise a design-build solicitation at least once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Cook County. The date that Phase I submissions by design-build entities are due must be at least 14 calendar days after the date the newspaper advertisement for design-build proposals is first published. The advertisement shall identify the design-build project, the due date, the place and time for Phase I submissions, and the place where proposers can obtain a complete copy of the request for design-build proposals, including the criteria for evaluation and the scope and performance criteria. The Chicago Park District is not precluded from using other media or from placing advertisements in addition to the one required under this subsection.
    (b) The Chicago Park District may reject any and all bids and proposals received and may readvertise for bids or issue a new request for design-build proposals.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-6

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-6)
    Sec. 26.10-6. Solicitation of design-build proposals.
    (a) When the Chicago Park District elects to use the design-build delivery method, it must issue a notice of intent to receive proposals for the project at least 14 days before issuing the request for the proposal. The Chicago Park District must publish the advance notice in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Cook County. The Chicago Park District is encouraged to use publication of the notice in related construction industry service publications. A brief description of the proposed procurement must be included in the notice. The Chicago Park District must provide a copy of the request for proposal to any party requesting a copy.
    (b) The request for proposal shall be prepared for each project and must contain, without limitation, the following information:
        (1) A preliminary schedule for the completion of the
    
contract.
        (2) The proposed budget for the project, the source
    
of funds, and the currently available funds at the time the request for proposal is submitted.
        (3) Prequalification criteria for design-build
    
entities wishing to submit proposals. The Chicago Park District shall include, at a minimum, its normal prequalification, licensing, registration, and other requirements, but nothing contained herein precludes the use of additional prequalification criteria by the Chicago Park District.
        (4) Material requirements of the contract, including
    
but not limited to, the proposed terms and conditions, required performance and payment bonds, insurance, and the entity's plan to comply with the utilization goals established by the corporate authorities of the Chicago Park District for minority and women business enterprises and to comply with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
        (5) The performance criteria.
        (6) The evaluation criteria for each phase of the
    
solicitation.
        (7) The number of entities that will be considered
    
for the technical and cost evaluation phase.
    (c) The Chicago Park District may include any other relevant information that it chooses to supply. The design-build entity shall be entitled to rely upon the accuracy of this documentation in the development of its proposal.
    (d) The date that proposals are due must be at least 21 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. In the event the cost of the project is estimated to exceed $12,000,000, then the proposal due date must be at least 28 calendar days after the date of the issuance of the request for proposal. The Chicago Park District shall include in the request for proposal a minimum of 30 days to develop the Phase II submissions after the selection of entities from the Phase I evaluation is completed.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-7

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-7)
    Sec. 26.10-7. Development of design-build scope and performance criteria.
    (a) The Chicago Park District shall develop, with the assistance of a licensed design professional or a landscape architect design professional, as appropriate, a request for proposal, which shall include scope and performance criteria. The scope and performance criteria must be in sufficient detail and contain adequate information to reasonably apprise the qualified design-build entities of the Chicago Park District's overall programmatic needs and goals, including criteria and preliminary design plans, general budget parameters, schedule, and delivery requirements.
    (b) Each request for proposal shall also include a description of the level of design to be provided in the proposals. This description must include the scope and type of renderings, drawings, and specifications that, at a minimum, will be required by the Chicago Park District to be produced by the design-build entities.
    (c) The scope and performance criteria shall be prepared by a design professional or a landscape architect design professional, as appropriate, who is an employee of the Chicago Park District, or the Chicago Park District may contract with an independent design professional selected under the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act (50 ILCS 510/) to provide these services.
    (d) The design professional or landscape architect design professional that prepares the scope and performance criteria is prohibited from participating in any design-build entity proposal for the project.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-8

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-8)
    Sec. 26.10-8. Procedures for design-build selection.
    (a) The Chicago Park District must use a two-phase procedure for the selection of the successful design-build entity. Phase I of the procedure will evaluate and shortlist the design-build entities based on qualifications, and Phase II will evaluate the technical and cost proposals.
    (b) The Chicago Park District shall include in the request for proposal the evaluating factors to be used in Phase I. These factors are in addition to any prequalification requirements of design-build entities that the Chicago Park District has set forth. Each request for proposal shall establish the relative importance assigned to each evaluation factor and subfactor, including any weighting of criteria to be employed by the Chicago Park District. The Chicago Park District must maintain a record of the evaluation scoring to be disclosed in event of a protest regarding the solicitation.
    The Chicago Park District shall include the following criteria in every Phase I evaluation of design-build entities: (1) experience of personnel; (2) successful experience with similar project types; (3) financial capability; (4) timeliness of past performance; (5) experience with similarly sized projects; (6) successful reference checks of the firm; (7) commitment to assign personnel for the duration of the project and qualifications of the entity's consultants; and (8) ability or past performance in meeting or exhausting good faith efforts to meet the utilization goals for minority and women business enterprises established by the corporate authorities of the Chicago Park District and in complying with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act. The Chicago Park District may include any additional relevant criteria in Phase I that it deems necessary for a proper qualification review.
    The Chicago Park District may not consider any design-build entity for evaluation or award if the entity has any pecuniary interest in the project or has other relationships or circumstances, including but not limited to, long-term leasehold, mutual performance, or development contracts with the Chicago Park District, that may give the design-build entity a financial or tangible advantage over other design-build entities in the preparation, evaluation, or performance of the design-build contract or that create the appearance of impropriety. No design-build proposal shall be considered that does not include an entity's plan to comply with the requirements established in the minority and women business enterprises and economically disadvantaged firms established by the corporate authorities of the Chicago Park District and with Section 2-105 of the Illinois Human Rights Act.
    Upon completion of the qualifications evaluation, the Chicago Park District shall create a shortlist of the most highly qualified design-build entities. The Chicago Park District, in its discretion, is not required to shortlist the maximum number of entities as identified for Phase II evaluation, provided however, no less than 2 design-build entities nor more than 6 are selected to submit Phase II proposals.
    The Chicago Park District shall notify the entities selected for the shortlist in writing. This notification shall commence the period for the preparation of the Phase II technical and cost evaluations. The Chicago Park District must allow sufficient time for the shortlist entities to prepare their Phase II submittals considering the scope and detail requested by the Chicago Park District.
    (c) The Chicago Park District shall include in the request for proposal the evaluating factors to be used in the technical and cost submission components of Phase II. Each request for proposal shall establish, for both the technical and cost submission components of Phase II, the relative importance assigned to each evaluation factor and subfactor, including any weighting of criteria to be employed by the Chicago Park District. The Chicago Park District must maintain a record of the evaluation scoring to be disclosed in event of a protest regarding the solicitation.
    The Chicago Park District shall include the following criteria in every Phase II technical evaluation of design-build entities: (1) compliance with objectives of the project; (2) compliance of proposed services to the request for proposal requirements; (3) quality of products or materials proposed; (4) quality of design parameters; (5) design concepts; (6) innovation in meeting the scope and performance criteria; and (7) constructability of the proposed project. The Chicago Park District may include any additional relevant technical evaluation factors it deems necessary for proper selection.
    The Chicago Park District shall include the following criteria in every Phase II cost evaluation: the guaranteed maximum project cost and the time of completion. The Chicago Park District may include any additional relevant technical evaluation factors it deems necessary for proper selection. The guaranteed maximum project cost criteria weighing factor shall not exceed 30%.
    The Chicago Park District shall directly employ or retain a licensed design professional or landscape architect design professional, as appropriate, to evaluate the technical and cost submissions to determine if the technical submissions are in accordance with generally accepted industry standards.
    Upon completion of the technical submissions and cost submissions evaluation, the Chicago Park District may award the design-build contract to the highest overall ranked entity.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-9

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-9)
    Sec. 26.10-9. Small design-build projects. In any case where the total overall cost of the project is estimated to be less than $12,000,000, the Chicago Park District may combine the two-phase procedure for design-build selection described in Section 26.10-8 into one combined step, provided that all the requirements of evaluation are performed in accordance with Section 26.10-8.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-10

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-10)
    Sec. 26.10-10. Submission of design-build proposals. Design-build proposals must be properly identified and sealed. Proposals may not be reviewed until after the deadline for submission has passed as set forth in the request for proposals. All design-build entities submitting proposals shall be disclosed after the deadline for submission, and all design-build entities who are selected for Phase II evaluation shall also be disclosed at the time of that determination.
    Phase II design-build proposals shall include a bid bond in the form and security as designated in the request for proposals. Proposals shall also contain a separate sealed envelope with the cost information within the overall proposal submission. Proposals shall include a list of all design professionals, landscape architect design professionals, and other entities to which any work may be subcontracted during the performance of the contract.
    Proposals must meet all material requirements of the request for proposal or they may be rejected as non-responsive. The Chicago Park District shall have the right to reject any and all proposals.
    The drawings and specifications of any unsuccessful design-build proposal shall remain the property of the design-build entity.
    The Chicago Park District shall review the proposals for compliance with the performance criteria and evaluation factors.
    Proposals may be withdrawn prior to the due date and time for submissions for any cause. After evaluation begins by the Chicago Park District, clear and convincing evidence of error is required for withdrawal.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-11

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-11)
    Sec. 26.10-11. Design-build award. The Chicago Park District may award a design-build contract to the highest overall ranked entity. Notice of award shall be made in writing. Unsuccessful entities shall also be notified in writing. The Chicago Park District may not request a best and final offer after the receipt of proposals. The Chicago Park District may negotiate with the selected design-build entity after award but prior to contract execution for the purpose of securing better terms than originally proposed, provided that the salient features of the request for proposal are not diminished.
(Source: P.A. 96-777, eff. 8-28-09.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.10-12

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.10-12)
    Sec. 26.10-12. Vaccinations administered on Chicago Park District property. The Chicago Park District may not prohibit licensed medical personnel from using appropriate medical equipment, including needles, to administer vaccinations as part of a health related program or fair held on property owned or leased by the Chicago Park District, provided that all permit requirements, policies, and procedures of the Chicago Park District are complied with in full as determined by the Chicago Park District.
(Source: P.A. 97-211, eff. 7-28-11.)

70 ILCS 1505/26.11

    (70 ILCS 1505/26.11) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.23v)
    Sec. 26.11. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid application or provision, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 79-1053.)