(70 ILCS 1855/10) (from Ch. 19, par. 460)
    Sec. 10. If the Board desires to issue general obligation bonds it shall adopt an ordinance specifying the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which they will be issued, the maximum rate of interest they will bear which shall not be more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. Such interest may be paid semiannually. The ordinance shall also specify the date of maturity which shall not be more than 20 years after the date of issuance. This ordinance shall not be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of, and approved by, a majority of the legal voters of the District. The Board shall certify its ordinance and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition is in favor of the issuance of such general obligation bonds the District shall thereafter be authorized to issue and, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of this Act, to sell the bonds specified in such ordinance and to adopt an ordinance levying an annual tax against all of the taxable property within the District sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest of such bonds and to file a certified copy of both such ordinances in the office of the county clerk of St. Clair County. Thereafter the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all the taxable property within the District at the rate specified in such ordinance levying such taxes. The aggregate amount of principal of general obligation bonds issued under the provisions of this section of this Act shall not exceed 2.5% of the assessed valuation of all taxable property in the District.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall general obligation bonds
 in the amount of $.... be issued             YES
 by the Southwest Regional Port
 District for the purpose of ....,
 maturing in not more than .... years,    --------------------
 bearing not more than ....% interest,
 and a tax levied to pay the principal        NO
 and interest thereof?
(Source: P.A. 82-902.)