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(70 ILCS 1600/) Exposition Authority Incorporation Act.

70 ILCS 1600/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1600/0.01) (from Ch. 32, par. 503a90)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Exposition Authority Incorporation Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1600/1

    (70 ILCS 1600/1) (from Ch. 32, par. 503b)
    Sec. 1. Exposition Authorities may be organized in the manner provided by this Act to conduct expositions, theatricals, cinema exhibitions, concerts, recitals, lectures and industrial, trade, scientific, cultural and educational exhibits, amusement devices, convention halls, public restaurants, stadia, athletic fields, athletic contests and games, and other forms and places of public entertainment in any park district located in whole or in part in any city having a population of two hundred thousand or more. Each such authority shall be a body politic and corporate, but shall not have the power to levy or impose taxes.
    No certificate of authority shall be issued by the secretary of state to any association or corporation other than one created under the provisions of this Act who shall use the words "Exposition Authority" as a name or part of a name for engaging in any enterprise in this state.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 613.)

70 ILCS 1600/2

    (70 ILCS 1600/2) (from Ch. 32, par. 503c)
    Sec. 2. Whenever the commissioners, or a majority of the commissioners, of any park district located in whole or in part in any city having a population of two hundred thousand or more shall cause to be filed with the secretary of state a petition requesting the formation of an Exposition Authority under this Act the secretary of state shall issue a certificate of incorporation to the Exposition Authority by the name designated in such petition reciting that the purposes for which it has been incorporated and the powers of the corporation are set forth in "An Act to provide for the incorporation of Exposition Authorities" and the date of approval of said Act and if subsequently amended adding thereto the words "as amended."
    Such petition shall be signed and verified under oath before some officer competent to take acknowledgment of deeds by at least a majority of the commissioners of such park district, and shall set forth the following: (1) a copy of a resolution passed by such park district authorizing the commissioners to file such petition; (2) the name of the proposed corporation which shall include the words "Exposition Authority"; (3) a description of the territorial area of the park district and of the site to be occupied by such Authority, together with a specification of the park area of the park district to be devoted to the use of such authority.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 613.)

70 ILCS 1600/3

    (70 ILCS 1600/3) (from Ch. 32, par. 503d)
    Sec. 3. Every such Authority shall have a board of ten commissioners, to be appointed by the mayor, with the approval of the city council of the city in which the property of such Authority is located. One of such commissioners shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for five years, one for six years, one for seven years, one for eight years, one for nine years and one for ten years, and until their successors, respectively, are appointed and qualified. Upon expiration of the term of each of such commissioners his successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of ten years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Each commissioner shall be a legal voter of said city, and before entering upon the duties of his office shall take and subscribe an oath to support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Illinois and to faithfully discharge his duties as commissioner. Each commissioner before entering upon the duties of his office shall also execute a bond, with security to be approved by a circuit judge residing in the county wherein the Authority is located, in the penal sum of $30,000 payable to such Authority conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such commissioner. The commissioners shall serve without compensation.
(Source: P.A. 77-1288.)

70 ILCS 1600/4

    (70 ILCS 1600/4) (from Ch. 32, par. 503e)
    Sec. 4. Annually the commissioners shall choose from among their members a president and vice-president, to serve for a term of one year and until their successors are chosen and qualified. The president shall preside at the meetings of the commissioners but shall have the power to vote as any other member and shall not have the power of veto. In the absence of the president, the vice-president shall perform the president's functions. No official action shall be taken except upon the affirmative vote of six commissioners.
    The commissioners shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, either from within or outside of their own membership, who shall be residents of the city in which the property of the Authority is located and shall serve for a term prescribed by the commissioners. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices the secretary and treasurer shall execute a bond, with security to be approved by the commissioners of such Authority, in the penal sum of $30,000 payable to such Authority conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of the office.
    The commissioners shall prescribe the powers and duties and fix the compensation of the secretary, treasurer and all other officers and employees of the Authority.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 613.)

70 ILCS 1600/5

    (70 ILCS 1600/5) (from Ch. 32, par. 503f)
    Sec. 5. Every Authority organized under this Act shall have the following rights, powers and privileges in addition to the powers expressed in the purposes for which such Authority is authorized to be organized:
    (1) to have succession by its corporate name;
    (2) to sue and be sued in its corporate name;
    (3) to adopt and use a corporate seal;
    (4) to acquire park lands by lease from any park district and to construct, reconstruct or acquire by gift, grant, purchase, lease or otherwise buildings and other structures and personal property for any purpose within the powers of such Authority and to sell, transfer or convey its property, or any part thereof, except that acquired by lease, when no longer necessary or useful for its purposes or to exchange any such property for other property which it may use for any purpose within the powers of such Authority;
    (5) to charge and collect rentals, license or permit fees and admission fees;
    (6) to purchase and enter into contracts for any type of insurance or surety bond covering fire, use and occupancy, tornado, weather, damage to property, theft, robbery, workers' compensation, public liability, fidelity, contract obligations, and all other types of insurance and indemnity that may be desirable in the performance of the functions of such Authority;
    (7) to enter into any contract or agreement which may be desirable in the opinion of the board of commissioners of such Authority for the performance of any functions or the exercise of any powers granted to it;
    (8) to borrow money and to issue and sell or pledge to any person its notes, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness which, however, shall not be a lien upon any rights or property of such Authority but may be secured by a lien only upon its revenue or upon the revenue of any project of such Authority;
    (9) to invest and reinvest any money held in reserves or sinking funds or in any funds not required for immediate disbursement in bonds and tax anticipation warrants issued by the park district, sanitary district, school district, county or city in which the property of such Authority is located, or in the bonds of the state of Illinois or of the United States, and to sell or pledge such securities for any purpose within the powers of such Authority;
    (10) to secure grants and loans, or either, from the United States government, or any agency thereof, for financing projects authorized under this Act and for such purposes to sell or pledge its notes, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness, and its securities, and execute any contracts and documents and do all things that may be required by the United States government or such agency.
(Source: P.A. 81-992.)