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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-10)
    Sec. 11-48.3-10. The Authority shall have the power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, loss of use and occupancy, against employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer or employee of the Board or Authority in the performance of the duties of his or her office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-11)
    Sec. 11-48.3-11. The Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of carrying out and performing its duties and exercising its powers under this Division.
    For the purpose of evidencing the obligation of the Authority to repay any money borrowed as aforesaid, the Authority may, pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board, from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, and may also from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof. All such bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the exhibitions, rentals and leases and other authorized activities operated by it, and from funds, if any, received and to be received by the Authority from any other source. Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding the maximum rate permitted by "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, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after attaching his or her signature) to hold office, his or her signature shall nevertheless be valid and effective for all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, civil actions and proceedings to compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or employees of any contract or covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons and to compel the Authority and any of its officers, agents or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their issuance, or to enjoin the Authority and any of its officers, agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after the issuance of any bonds as herein provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents and fees for the use of facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of the sale of said bonds sufficient at all times, with other revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a) The cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the said facilities; and
    (b) The bonds and interest thereon as they shall become due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements provided by the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds or as provided by any trust agreement executed to secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertakings of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds payable from such revenue income to be derived from the exhibitions, office rentals, air space leases and rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no lien upon any physical property of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such trust agreement by the Authority may be by mandamus, injunction, civil action and proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds (excepting refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened as provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement. If no bids are received, however, such bonds may be sold at not less than par value, without further advertising, within 60 days after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-12)
    Sec. 11-48.3-12. Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become an indebtedness of the Authority within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-13)
    Sec. 11-48.3-13. 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 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 issued pursuant to this Division, 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 from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-14)
    Sec. 11-48.3-14. The governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a Board consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Municipal Zoo Authority Board. The members of the Board shall be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity. They shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Any member of the Board, however, who is appointed to the office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for his or her services as such officer. No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any contract, work or business of the Authority or in the sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)