(65 ILCS 5/11-45.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45.1-3)
    Sec. 11-45.1-3. The corporate authorities may expend corporate funds for the purpose of acquiring, maintaining and operating cultural centers, including but not limited to compensation of employees and payment of operating expenses. The corporate authorities may issue revenue bonds pursuant to ordinance adopted for such purpose. Such bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues to be derived from the operation of the cultural center. Such bonds shall mature at a time not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates of issue and shall be in such form, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be offered for sale in such manner, and be payable at such place or places and under such conditions and terms as may be provided in the ordinance or in any subsequent ordinance adopted pursuant hereto for the purpose of refunding or refinancing any bonds issued hereunder. The holder or holders of such bonds may bring suit to compel the municipality to perform any covenant or duty created by the ordinance authorizing their issuance. The bonds shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract.
    The corporate authorities may receive gifts and donations for the purpose of acquiring, operating and maintaining a cultural center and may enter into contractual arrangements with any public body, private corporation or foundation for the purpose of receiving such grants or gifts. The corporate authorities may acquire and operate one or more buildings or one or more sites as cultural centers pursuant to the powers herein granted.
    The foregoing provisions and powers may be administered by such special commission, board, department, or bureau of the municipality or by any existing commission, board, department or bureau of the municipality, as may be provided by ordinance adopted by the corporate authorities.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    Any bonds issued under this Section as limited bonds as defined in Section 3 of the Local Government Debt Reform Act shall comply with the requirements of the Bond Issue Notification Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-655, eff. 1-1-97.)