(50 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 85, par. 1205)
    Sec. 5. Annually the commissioners of the Exhibition Council shall choose from among their members a president and vice-president, to serve for a term of one year and until their successors are chosen and qualified. The president shall preside at the meetings of the commissioners but may vote as any other member and shall not have the power of veto. In the absence of the president, the vice-president shall perform the president's functions. No official action may be taken except upon the affirmative vote of 4 commissioners.
    The commissioners shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, either from within or outside of their own membership, who shall be residents of the city or county in which the property of the Council is located and shall serve for a term prescribed by the commissioners. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices the secretary and treasurer shall execute a bond, with security to be approved by the commissioners of such Council in the penal sum of $30,000 payable to the Council conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of office.
    The commissioners shall prescribe the powers and duties and fix the compensation of the secretary, treasurer and all other officers and employees of the Council.
    All ordinances, resolutions and all proceedings of the Exhibition Council shall be public records and open to public inspection, except such documents and records as are kept or prepared by the board of commissioners for use in negotiations, legal actions or proceedings to which the Council is a party.
    Within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year the board shall cause to be prepared by a certified public accountant a complete and detailed report and financial statement of the operations and assets and liabilities of the Exhibition Council and shall distribute copies thereof to the appropriate authorities appointing the commissioners and to the city clerk, or county clerk, as the case may be, to be kept as a public record.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 585.)