(50 ILCS 30/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1202)
    Sec. 2. The county board of any county having a population of more than 100,000 but less than 500,000 inhabitants and the corporate authorities of any city with a population of more than 80,000 but less than 500,000 inhabitants may by resolution or ordinance provide for the formation of an Exhibition Council, which shall be a body politic and corporate, with the power to certify the need for the levy of taxes within the limits provided in this Act. Such Council shall have the power and authority to conduct expositions, theatricals, cinema exhibitions, concerts, recitals, lectures and industrial, trade, scientific, cultural and educational exhibits, amusement devices, convention halls, public restaurants, stadia, athletic fields, athletic contests and games, and other forms and places of public entertainment in the county or city where the Council is organized.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2861.)