(65 ILCS 5/11-65-10)
Public-facilities corporations authorized.
(a) Each municipality referenced in Section 11-65-2 is authorized to incorporate a public-facilities corporation to exercise, as business agent of the municipality, the powers of the municipality set forth in Section 11-65-2, Section 11-65-6, and Section 11-65-7, and also the power of the municipality to acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, or purchase all property and rights, necessary or proper, within the corporate limits of the municipality, for municipal convention hall purposes.
(b) In this Division 65, unless the context otherwise requires, a "public-facilities corporation" means an Illinois not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is charitable and civic, organized solely for the purpose of (i) acquiring a site or sites appropriate for a municipal convention hall; (ii) constructing, building, and equipping thereon a municipal convention hall; and (iii) collecting the revenues therefrom, entirely without profit to the public-facilities corporation, its officers, or directors. A public-facilities corporation shall assist the municipality it serves in the municipality's essential governmental purposes.
(c) The municipality shall retain control of the public-facilities corporation by means of the municipality's expressed legal right, set forth in the articles of incorporation of the public-facilities corporation, to appoint, remove, and replace the members of the board of directors of the public-facilities corporation. The directors and officers of the public-facilities corporation shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for their reasonable expenses that are incurred on behalf of the public-facilities corporation. Upon retirement or redemption of any bonds or other debt instruments issued by the public-facilities corporation in connection with the development of the municipal convention hall, the legal title to the municipal convention hall shall be transferred to the municipality without any further consideration by or on behalf of the municipality.
(d) The municipality may designate a public-facilities corporation to include a facility that operates for the benefit of multiple units of local government through a management board created by a duly executed intergovernmental cooperation agreement and ratified by each duly elected board.
(Source: P.A. 98-109, eff. 7-25-13.)