(30 ILCS 425/16)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2816)
Compel Payment - Remedies of Bondholders.
If the State
fails to pay the principal of or interest on any of the Bonds or premium,
if any, as the same become due, a civil action to compel payment may be
instituted in the Supreme Court of Illinois as a court of original
jurisdiction by the holder or holders of the Bonds on which such default of
payment exists or by an indenture trustee acting on behalf of such holders.
Delivery of a summons and a copy of the complaint to the Attorney General
shall constitute sufficient service to give the Supreme Court of Illinois
jurisdiction of the subject matter of such a suit and jurisdiction over the
State and its officers named as defendants for the purpose of compelling
such payment. Any case, controversy or cause of action concerning the
validity of this Act relates to the revenue of the State of Illinois.
If the Supreme Court of Illinois denies the holder or holders of Bonds or
an indenture trustee acting on their behalf leave to file an original
action in the Supreme Court, the Bond holder or holders or such indenture
trustee may bring the action in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County.
(Source: P.A. 84-111.)