(70 ILCS 210/25.5)
Prohibition on political contributions.
(a) Any business entity whose contracts with the Authority, in the aggregate, annually total more than $50,000, and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, are prohibited from making any contributions to any political committees established to promote the candidacy of (i) the officeholder responsible for awarding the contracts or (ii) any other declared candidate for that office. This prohibition shall be effective for the duration of the term of office of the incumbent officeholder awarding the contracts or for a period of 2 years following the expiration or termination of the contracts, whichever is longer.
(b) Any business entity whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on contracts with the Authority total more than $50,000, or whose aggregate pending bids and proposals on contracts with the Authority combined with the business entity's aggregate annual total value of contracts with the Authority exceed $50,000, and any affiliated entities or affiliated persons of such business entity, are prohibited from making any contributions to any political committee established to promote the candidacy of the officeholder responsible for awarding the contract on which the business entity has submitted a bid or proposal during the period beginning on the date the invitation for bids or request for proposals is issued and ending on the day after the date the contract is awarded.
(c) All contracts between the Authority and a business entity that violate subsection (a) or (b) shall be voidable. If a business entity violates subsection (b) 3 or more times within a 36-month period, then all contracts between the Authority and that business entity shall be void, and that business entity shall be prohibited from entering into any contract with the Authority for 3 years after the date of the last violation.
(d) Any political committee that has received a contribution in violation of subsection (a) or (b) shall pay an amount equal to the value of the contribution to the State no more than 30 days after notice of the violation. Payments received by the State pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited into the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund.
(e) For purposes of this Section, the Governor and the Mayor of the City of Chicago shall each be considered the officeholder responsible for awarding contracts by the Authority. The terms "contribution", "declared candidate", "sponsoring entity", "affiliated entity", "business entity", and "executive employee" have the meanings established in Section 50-37 of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-898, eff. 5-27-10.)