(315 ILCS 5/23a) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 85a)
    Sec. 23a. For the purpose of aiding in the planning, undertaking or carrying out of a redevelopment project, the governing body of any municipality, after public hearing, may direct the municipality to enter into cooperation and conveyance agreements with any hospital or educational institution of higher learning, both public and private, or any private corporation acting on behalf of such institutions, respecting the redevelopment or renewal of slum or blighted areas embracing, adjacent to, or in the immediate vicinity of such hospital, educational institution or a major branch thereof and may, in addition to its other powers and upon such terms, with or without consideration, as it may determine, perform such cooperation and conveyance agreements and do and perform any or all of the actions or things necessary or desirable to assure that the municipality obtains credit as a local grant-in-aid for the aggregate amount of expenditures made by any such hospital, educational institution, or private corporation acting on behalf of such institutions, which would be eligible as such under Title I of the Federal Housing Act of 1949, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3616.)