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(70 ILCS 1540/) Chicago Park District Judgment Indebtedness Bond Act.

70 ILCS 1540/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1540/0.01) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.45h)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Chicago Park District Judgment Indebtedness Bond Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1540/1

    (70 ILCS 1540/1) (from Ch. 105, par. 333.46)
    Sec. 1. The Chicago Park District, without the submission thereof to the voters for approval, is authorized to issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,100,000 to pay judgment indebtedness based upon the order or judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction heretofore entered; provided bonds shall not be issued to pay any judgments rendered for money due upon unpaid claims for services rendered, for supplies, or for materials.
    Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and shall be of the form and denomination, payable at the place, and bear such date as may be determined by the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Park District, and shall mature within not to exceed20 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 be registerable as to principal and shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, such interest to be payable at such time and place and in such manner as may be provided in the bond ordinance.
    The bonds may 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 bond shall remain unimpaired although one or more of the officers executing the same shall have ceased to be such officer or officers before delivery thereof.
    Such bonds may be sold at not less than par and after such advertising as shall be approved and directed by the Board of Commissioners.
    Money received from the proceeds of taxes levied for the payment of principal of and interest upon said bonds shall be deposited in a special fund of such municipality and designated as "Judgment Bond and Interest Sinking Fund Account of the Chicago Park District." Said fund shall be faithfully applied to the payment of the bonds and interest thereon for which such taxes were levied.
    If such money is not immediately necessary for the payment of said bonds or if the bonds cannot be purchased before maturity, then said money may be invested under the direction of the Board of Commissioners in bonds or other interest bearing obligations of the United States or bonds of the State of Illinois.
    The maturity date of the invested securities shall be prior to the due date of the bonds for the payment of which said money was collected. Such securities may be sold when ordered by the Commissioners if necessary to obtain money to meet bond and interest payments.
    Bonds called for payment and paid and purchased shall be marked paid and cancelled.
    Whenever any bonds are so purchased and/or redeemed and cancelled the taxes thereafter to be extended for the payment of interest shall be reduced in the amount of interest that would have thereafter accrued upon such bonds so cancelled and a resolution shall be adopted by the Board of Commissioners finding such facts and a certified copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the County Clerk, whereupon it shall be the duty of such official to reduce and extend such taxes in accordance therewith.
    The ordinance authorizing said bonds shall prescribe all details thereof and designate the judgment to be paid, and shall provide for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax upon all taxable property within said Chicago Park District, in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected for park purposes, sufficient to pay interest upon and the principal of said bonds as the same become due.
    A copy of the bond ordinance duly certified 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.
    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. 93-338, eff. 7-24-03.)