(40 ILCS 5/5-187) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-187)
    Sec. 5-187. To invest money. To invest the monies of the fund in accordance with the provisions set forth in 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 Board may sell any of the securities belonging to the fund and borrow money upon such securities as collateral whenever in its judgment such action is necessary to meet the cash requirements of the fund.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended. The limitations set forth in such Section 6 shall be applicable only at the time of investment and shall not require the liquidation of any investment at any time.
    The board shall have the authority to enter into such agreements and to execute such documents as 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 a 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 pension fund in one or more commingled investment accounts shall be the cost of its units of participation in such commingled account or 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 such transfer is submitted for approval to the contributors and pensioners of the fund at elections held not less than 30 days after the adoption of such resolution by the board, and such resolution is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question in both the contributors election and the pensioners 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. 85-964.)