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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-23

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-23) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-23)
    Sec. 11-48.3-23. The Board shall have power to pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary to carry into effect the powers granted to the Authority, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper. All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinance, which shall be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the Authority. No such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after its publication.
(Source: P.A. 97-146, eff. 1-1-12.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-24

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-24) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-24)
    Sec. 11-48.3-24. All contracts for sale of property of the value of more than $2,500 or for a concession in or lease of property, including air rights, of the Authority for a term of more than one year shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidder, after advertising for bids. All construction contracts and contracts for supplies, materials, equipment and services, when the expense thereof will exceed $2,500, shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder, after advertising for bids, excepting (1) when repair parts, accessories, equipment or services are required for equipment or services previously furnished or contracted for; (2) when the nature of the services required is such that competitive bidding is not in the best interest of the public, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the services of accountants, architects, attorneys, engineers, physicians, superintendents of construction and others possessing a high degree of skill; (3) when services such as water, light, heat, power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All contracts involving less than $2,500 shall be let by competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever possible, and in any event in a manner calculated to insure the best interests of the public.
    In determining the responsibility of any bidder, the Board may take into account the past record of dealings with the bidder, experience, adequacy of equipment, ability to complete performance within the time set, and other factors besides financial responsibility, but in no case shall any such contracts be awarded to any other than the highest bidder (in case of sale, concession or lease) or the lowest bidder (in case of purchase or expenditure) unless authorized or approved by a vote of at least 7 of the members of the Board, and unless such action is accompanied by a statement in writing setting forth the reasons for not awarding the contract to the highest or lowest bidder, as the case may be, which statement shall be kept on file in the principal office of the Authority and open to public inspection.
    From the group of responsible bidders the lowest bidder shall be selected in the following manner: to all bids for sales the gross receipts of which are not taxable under the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act", approved June 28, 1933, as now or hereafter amended, there shall be added an amount equal to the tax which would be payable under said Act, if applicable, and the lowest in amount of said adjusted bids and bids for sales the gross receipts of which are taxable under said Act shall be considered the lowest bid; provided, that, if said lowest bid relates to a sale not taxable under said Act, any contract entered into thereon shall be in the amount of the original bid not adjusted as aforesaid.
    Contracts shall not be split into parts involving expenditures of less than $2,500 for the purposes of avoiding the provisions of this Section, and all such split contracts shall be void. If any collusion occurs among bidders or prospective bidders in restraint of freedom of competition, by agreement to bid a fixed amount or to refrain from bidding or otherwise, the bids of such bidders shall be void. Each bidder shall accompany his bid with a sworn statement that he has not been a party to any such agreement.
    Members of the Board, officers and employees of the Authority, and their relatives within the fourth degree of consanguinity by the terms of the civil law, are forbidden to be interested directly or indirectly in any contract for construction or maintenance work or for the delivery of materials, supplies or equipment.
    The Board shall have the right to reject all bids and to readvertise for bids. If after any such advertisement no responsible and satisfactory bid, within the terms of the advertisement, shall be received, the Board may award such contract, without competitive bidding, provided that it shall not be less advantageous to the Authority than any valid bid received pursuant to advertisement.
    The Board shall adopt rules and regulations to carry into effect the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-25)
    Sec. 11-48.3-25. Advertisements for bids shall be published at least twice in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 calendar days before the time for receiving bids, and such advertisements shall also be posted on readily accessible bulletin boards in the principal office of the Authority. Such advertisements shall state the time and place for receiving and opening of bids, and by reference to plans and specifications on file at the time of the first publication, or in the advertisement itself, shall describe the character of the proposed contract in sufficient detail to fully advise prospective bidders of their obligations and to insure free and open competitive bidding.
    All bids in response to advertisements shall be sealed and shall be publicly opened by the Board, and all bidders shall be entitled to be present in person or by representatives. Cash or a certified or satisfactory cashier's check, as a deposit of good faith, in a reasonable amount to be fixed by the Board before advertising for bids, shall be required with the proposal of each bidder. Bond for faithful performance of the contract with surety or sureties satisfactory to the Board and adequate insurance may be required in reasonable amounts to be fixed by the Board before advertising for bids.
    The contract shall be awarded as promptly as possible after the opening of bids. The bid of the successful bidder, as well as the bids of the unsuccessful bidders, shall be placed on file and be open to public inspection. All bids shall be void if any disclosure of the terms of any bid in response to an advertisement is made or permitted to be made by the Board before the time fixed for opening bids.
    Any bidder who has submitted a bid in compliance with the requirements for bidding may bring a civil action in the circuit court within the boundaries of the Authority to compel compliance with the provisions of this Division relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-26

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-26) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-26)
    Sec. 11-48.3-26. As soon after the end of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete and detailed report and financial statement of its operations and of its assets and liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such report shall be printed for distribution to persons interested, upon request, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the county clerk and the appointing officers as provided in Section 11-48.3-15.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-27

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-27) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-27)
    Sec. 11-48.3-27. Exemption from taxation. All property of an Authority created pursuant to this Division shall be exempt from taxation by the State or any taxing unit therein.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-28

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-28) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-28)
    Sec. 11-48.3-28. The Authority is hereby expressly made the beneficiary of the provisions of Section 1 of "An Act to make explicit the authorization for units of local government and certain other governmental bodies to act as permitted by statute or the Illinois Constitution, notwithstanding effects on competition", amendatory veto overridden November 3, 1983, as now or hereafter amended, and the General Assembly intends that the "State action exemption" to the application of the federal anti-trust laws be fully available to the Authority to the extent its activities are either (1) expressly or by necessary implication authorized by this Division or other Illinois law, or (2) within traditional areas of local governmental activity.
(Source: P.A. 86-249.)