(40 ILCS 5/11-190) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-190)
    Sec. 11-190. To invest the reserves. To invest the reserves of the fund in accordance with Sections 1-109, 1-109.1, 1-109.2, 1-110, 1-111, 1-114, and 1-115 of this Act. Investments made in accordance with Section 1-113 shall be deemed to be prudent.
    The retirement board may sell any security held by it at any time it deems it desirable.
    The board may enter into any agreements and execute any documents that it determines to be necessary to complete any investment transaction.
    All investments shall be clearly held and accounted for to indicate ownership by the board. The board may direct the registration of securities in its own name or in the name of a nominee created for the express purpose of registration of securities by a savings and loan association or national or State bank or trust company authorized to conduct a trust business in the State of Illinois.
    Investments shall be carried at cost or at book value in accordance with accounting procedures approved by the board. No adjustments shall be made in investment carrying values for ordinary current market price fluctuations, but reserves may be provided to account for possible losses or unrealized gains, as determined by the board.
    The book value of investments held by the fund in commingled investment accounts shall be the cost of its units of participation in those commingled accounts as recorded on the books of the board.
    The board of trustees of any fund established under this Article may not transfer its investment authority, nor transfer the assets of the fund, to any other person or entity for the purpose of consolidating or merging its assets and management with any other pension fund or public investment authority, unless the board resolution authorizing that transfer is submitted for approval to the contributors and retirees of the fund at elections held not less than 30 days after the adoption of the resolution by the board and the resolution is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question in both the contributors election and the retirees election. The election procedures and qualifications governing the election of trustees shall govern the submission of resolutions for approval under this paragraph, insofar as they may be made applicable.
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97.)