(220 ILCS 10/11) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 911)
    Sec. 11. Appointment of Interim Board of Directors. (1) Within 90 days after the effective date of this Act, an interim board of directors shall be appointed. The Board shall consist of 11 members. The Governor shall appoint 3 members. The President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the House shall each appoint 2 members. The appointees shall reflect the geographical diversity of this State and shall include representation from minority groups, low-income persons, labor organizations, business, women and senior citizens. No interim director appointed under this Section may hold an elective position, be a candidate for any elective position, or be a State public official.
    (2) The interim board appointed under this Section shall:
    (a) As soon as possible after appointment, organize for the transaction of business.
    (b) Inform the utility consumers of this State of the existence, nature and purposes of the corporation, and encourage utility consumers to join the corporation, to participate in the corporation's activities and to contribute to the corporation.
    (c) Establish annual dues to be in effect until such time as an elected board assumes the duty as provided in paragraph (2) (f) of Section 5.
    (d) Elect officers as provided under Section 12.
    (e) Employ such staff as the interim directors deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section. The interim board appointed under this Section shall follow the procedures required under Section 7.2 if it hires an executive director of the corporation.
    (f) Make all necessary preparations for the first election of directors, oversee the election campaign and tally the votes under Section 12.
    (g) Solicit funds for the corporation.
    (h) Carry out all other duties and exercise all other powers accorded to the board under this Act including the powers given to the corporation under Section 9.
(Source: P.A. 83-945.)