(50 ILCS 455/4)
(from Ch. 85, par. 2404)
An Authority has the power under this Act:
(1) To construct, acquire by gift, purchase or lease, to reconstruct,
improve, better or extend any facility, whether or not now or hereafter
in existence, within or without the boundaries of the authority or partially
within and partially without the authority, but in no event further than
10 miles from the territorial boundaries of such authority, and to acquire
by gift, purchase or lease lands or rights in connection with any facility.
(2) To issue its revenue bonds to defray in whole or in part the costs
of any facility which include the sum total of all reasonable or necessary
costs incidental to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, repair,
alteration, improvement and extension of a facility including without
limitation the cost of studies and surveys; plans, specifications,
architectural and engineering services; legal, marketing or other special
services; financing, acquisition, demolition, construction, equipment and site
development of new and rehabilitated buildings, rehabilitation, reconstruction,
repair or remodeling of existing buildings and all other necessary and
incidental expenses including an initial bond and interest reserve and interest
which it is estimated will accrue during the construction period and for six
months thereafter or money borrowed or which it is estimated will be borrowed
pursuant to this Act, and to designate an appropriate name for such bonds.
(3) To rent, lease or sell any facility to any person in such manner that
payments to be received with respect to the facility shall produce revenues
and receipts sufficient to provide for the prompt payment at maturity of
principal, interest and redemption premiums, if any, upon all bonds issued
to finance the cost of such facility.
(4) As an alternative, to lend the proceeds of any such revenue bonds
to any person to finance the cost of such facility on terms that will provide
for the prompt payment at maturity of principal, interest and redemption
premiums, if any, upon all bonds issued to finance the cost of such facility.
(5) To pledge to the punctual payment of bonds authorized under this Act,
the interest thereon and the redemption premiums, if any, the revenues
and receipts to be received from such facility.
(6) To mortgage such facility in favor of the holder or holders of bonds
(7) To sell and convey such facility, including without limitation the
sale and conveyance thereof subject to a mortgage, if any, as provided in
this Act, for such price and at such time as the governing body of the
authority may determine. However, no sale or conveyance of such facility shall
ever be made in such manner as to impair the rights or interests of the holder
or holders of any bonds issued to finance the costs of such facility.
(8) To issue its bonds to refund in whole or in part bonds theretofore
issued by such authority under the authority of this Act.
Property acquired by the authority pursuant to the provisions of this Act
shall be exempt from the imposition and collection of taxes thereon while
owned by the authority, but the use of such property is subject to taxation
to be paid by the lessee or occupant as provided in Section 9-195 of the
Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)