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(70 ILCS 200/) Civic Center Code.

70 ILCS 200/Art. 170

    (70 ILCS 200/Art. 170 heading)

70 ILCS 200/170-1

    (70 ILCS 200/170-1)
    Sec. 170-1. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Metropolitan Civic Center Law of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-5

    (70 ILCS 200/170-5)
    Sec. 170-5. Definitions. When used in this Article:
    "Authority" means any Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority, as provided in this Article.
    "Board" means the governing and administrative body of any Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority, as provided in this Article.
    "Metropolitan area" means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the county or counties establishing an authority as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-10

    (70 ILCS 200/170-10)
    Sec. 170-10. Creation of Authority; principal office. The county board of any county having an assessed valuation, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all real property located within the county of at least $300 million but less than $5 billion, or the county boards, acting jointly, of any combination of counties having an assessed valuation, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all real property within such combination of counties within the limits established by this Section may by resolution or ordinance provide for the formation of a Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority with the powers, duties, responsibilities and privileges provided in this Article.
    The principal office of the Authority shall be at the site of the Authority's buildings.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-15

    (70 ILCS 200/170-15)
    Sec. 170-15. Rights and powers. The Authority shall have the following rights and powers:
    (a) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and maintain fair, exposition, arena, office building and associated facilities and grounds, to fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities, and to lease air space over and appurtenant to such facilities. The charges so collected shall be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest upon any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (b) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-20

    (70 ILCS 200/170-20)
    Sec. 170-20. Acquisition of property; money from State. The Authority shall have the power to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property or rights from any person or persons, any municipal corporation, body politic, or agency of the State, or from the State itself, useful for its purposes, and to apply for an accept grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations from the State of Illinois or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the Authority and to enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois in relation to such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations. An Authority located in a county with a population over 50,000 and under 70,000 according to the 1980 federal census may acquire real property or interests in real property by condemnation for any of the purposes of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-22

    (70 ILCS 200/170-22)
    Sec. 170-22. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, any power granted under this Article 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 200/170-25

    (70 ILCS 200/170-25)
    Sec. 170-25. Bonds other than revenue bonds. No bonds, other than revenue bonds issued pursuant to Section 2-52, shall be issued by the Authority until the proposition to issue the same has been submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of said metropolitan area voting upon the proposition at a general election in accordance with the general election law. The Authority may by resolution order such proposition submitted at a regular election in accordance with the general election law, whereupon the recording officer shall certify the resolution and the proposition to the proper election officials for submission. Any proposition to issue bonds as herein set forth shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall bonds of the "Metropolitan
 Exposition, Auditorium and Office       YES
 Building Authority" to the amount  --------------------------
 of.... Dollars ($    ) be issued        NO
 for the purpose of       ?
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-30

    (70 ILCS 200/170-30)
    Sec. 170-30. Tax. If a majority of the voters of the metropolitan area approve the issuance of bonds as provided in Section 170-25, the Authority shall have power to levy and collect annually a sum sufficient to pay for the annual principal and interest charges by a sum equal to such grants or matching grants as the Authority shall receive, in any year, for this purpose.
    Such taxes proposed by the Authority to be levied upon the taxable property within the metropolitan area shall be levied by ordinance. After the ordinance has been adopted it shall, within 10 days after its passage, be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation within the metropolitan area. A certified copy of such levy ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk no later than the 3rd Tuesday in September in each year. Thereupon the county clerk shall extend such tax; provided the aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the rate of .0005% of the full fair cash value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-35

    (70 ILCS 200/170-35)
    Sec. 170-35. Board created. The governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a board consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Board. The members of the board shall be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-40

    (70 ILCS 200/170-40)
    Sec. 170-40. Board members appointed. Within 60 days after a county board of a single county qualified as an Authority under the provisions of Section 170-10 shall adopt a resolution or ordinance providing for an Authority, the county board chairman, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint 3 members of the board for an initial term expiring the second June first after appointment; and 3 members of the board for an initial term expiring the third June first after appointment; and 3 members of the board for an initial term expiring the fifth June first after appointment, and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of any member, the county board chairman, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint his successor in like manner for a term of 5 years from the first day of June of the year in which they are appointed, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
    The Board of Authorities comprised of combinations of counties, as provided in Section 170-10, shall be appointed in the following manner: memberships for the Board shall be apportioned among the member counties, as nearly as possible, according to the proportion each county's assessed valuation, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all real property located within the county bears to the total assessed valuation, as equalized by the Department of Revenue, of all real property located within the Authority. The initial terms of such appointees for each such county shall then be determined by lot. Each such county chairman, with the advice and consent of his respective county board, shall then appoint the members allotted to him in the manner provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-45

    (70 ILCS 200/170-45)
    Sec. 170-45. Meetings; quorum; approval of ordinances and resolutions by chairman; public records. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place of such meetings to be fixed by the Board.
    Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at least 5 members shall be necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution.
    All such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect shall be approved by the chairman of the Board, and if he shall not approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he shall not approve he shall return to the Board with his objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of the Board occurring after the passage thereof. But in case the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid, he shall be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the chairman with his objections, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if upon such reconsideration said ordinance or resolution is passed by the affirmative vote of at least 6 members, it shall go into effect notwithstanding the veto of the chairman.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all proceedings of the Authority and all documents and records in its possession shall be public records, and open to public inspection, except such documents and records as shall be kept or prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, actions or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-50

    (70 ILCS 200/170-50)
    Sec. 170-50. Contracts. All contracts for sale of property of the value of more than $10,000 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 $10,000, 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; and (3) when services such as water, light, heat, power, telephone or telegraph are required.
    All contracts involving less than $10,000 shall be let by competitive bidding to the lowest responsible bidder whenever possible, and in any event in a manner calculated to ensure 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, the bidder's experience, adequacy of equipment, and 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 three-fourths 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, 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 $10,000 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. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

70 ILCS 200/170-55

    (70 ILCS 200/170-55)
    Sec. 170-55. Bidders; civil action to compel compliance. Any bidder who has submitted a bid in compliance with the requirements for bidding under this Article may bring a civil action in the circuit court within the boundaries of the Authority to compel compliance with the provisions of this Article relating to the awarding of contracts by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)

70 ILCS 200/170-60

    (70 ILCS 200/170-60)
    Sec. 170-60. Standard civic center provisions incorporated by reference. The following Sections of this Code are incorporated by reference into this Article:
    Section 2-5. Definitions.
    Section 2-10. Lawsuits; common seal.
    Section 2-16. Duties; auditorium and other buildings; lease of space.
    Section 2-25. Incurring obligations.
    Section 2-30. Prompt payment.
    Section 2-40. Federal money.
    Section 2-45. Insurance.
    Section 2-52. Borrowing; revenue bonds; interest payable semi-annually; bond sale price; effect of Omnibus Bond Acts.
    Section 2-55. Bonds; nature of indebtedness.
    Section 2-60. Investment in bonds.
    Section 2-76. Board members; financial matters; compensation for secretary or treasurer; conflict of interest.
    Section 2-80. Board members' oath.
    Section 2-83. Removal of Board member from office.
    Section 2-85. Board members; vacancy in office.
    Section 2-90. Organization of the Board.
    Section 2-101. Secretary; treasurer; funds deposited in bank or savings and loan association.
    Section 2-106. Funds; compliance with Public Funds Investment Act.
    Section 2-110. Signatures on checks or drafts.
    Section 2-115. General manager; other appointments.
    Section 2-120. Ordinances, rules, and regulations; fines and penalties.
    Section 2-130. Bids and advertisements.
    Section 2-135. Report and financial statement.
    Section 2-140. State financial support.
    Section 2-145. Anti-trust laws.
    Section 2-150. Tax exemption.
    Section 2-155. Partial invalidity.
(Source: P.A. 90-328, eff. 1-1-98.)