(215 ILCS 5/29)
(from Ch. 73, par. 641)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Amendment of articles of incorporation.
(1) A company subject to the provisions of this article may amend its
articles of incorporation in any respect not in violation of law but may
not amend its articles to insert any provision prohibited, or to delete any
provision required, in original articles of incorporation for a similar
domestic company organized under this Code, except as provided by Section
(2) Amendments to the articles of incorporation, after a certificate of
authority has been issued to the company, shall be made in the following
(a) The board of directors shall adopt a resolution
setting forth the proposed amendment and directing that it be submitted to a vote of shareholders at either an annual or special meeting.
(b) Written or printed notice setting forth the
proposed amendment or a summary of the changes to be effected thereby and stating the time and place of the meeting at which the same will be considered, shall be mailed, postage prepaid and properly addressed, to each shareholder at least ten days before the time fixed for such meeting. A written waiver of notice signed by the shareholders, whether before or after the date of the meeting mentioned therein, shall be deemed equivalent to the notice in this Section provided.
(c) At such meeting a vote of the shareholders shall
be taken on the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the outstanding shares.
(3) Amendments to the articles of incorporation, prior to the issuance
of a certificate of authority to the company, shall be made by the
submission of the proposed amendment by the incorporators to a vote of the
subscribers in the same manner as provided in subsection (2) for submission
to shareholders. The proposed amendment in such cases shall be adopted upon
receiving the affirmative vote of all subscribers. If such company has no
subscribers the proposed amendment shall be adopted by the written consent
of all the incorporators.
(4) Upon the adoption of the amendment to the articles of incorporation,
the restated articles of incorporation shall be executed in duplicate
by the company by its president or
vice-president and its secretary or assistant secretary, or officers
corresponding thereto, and the corporate seal shall be thereunto affixed.
(5) There shall be delivered to the Director duplicate originals of the
restated articles of incorporation and an
affidavit of the secretary or assistant
secretary of the company, setting forth the facts showing that the
requirements of this Section have been complied with.
(Source: P.A. 84-502