(315 ILCS 5/26.1) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 88.1)
    Sec. 26.1. (a) A Commission shall have power to issue bonds from time to time in its discretion to procure funds for any of its corporate purposes, including the payment of principal and interest upon any advances for surveys and plans for redevelopment projects. A Commission shall also have power to issue refunding bonds for the purpose of paying or retiring or in exchange for bonds previously issued by it. "Bonds" as used in Sections 11, 26.1, 26.2 and 26.4 of this Act shall mean any bonds (including refunding bonds) notes, interim certificates, debentures, or other obligations issued by a commission pursuant to this Section, and the words "bondholder" or "bondholders" as used in Section 26.3 of this Act shall mean the holder or holders of any such bonds. A Commission shall issue such types of bonds as it may determine, provided that the principal of and interest on such bonds shall be payable, and such bonds shall contain a provision that the principal thereof and interest thereon shall be payable exclusively from the proceeds and revenues of any redevelopment project which is financed in whole or in part with the proceeds of such bonds, together with that amount of the funds of the Commission from whatever source derived as is necessary to constitute the local cash grant-in-aid for the project within the meaning of applicable federal law; provided, however, that any such bonds may be additionally secured by a pledge of any loan, grant or contribution, or parts thereof, thereafter to be received from the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or by the contracts therefor.
    (b) Neither the members of a Land Clearance Commission nor any person executing such bonds shall be liable personally thereon by reason of the issuance thereof. Such bonds (and the same shall so state on their face) shall not be a debt of any city, village, incorporated town, county, the State or any political subdivision thereof and neither the city, village, incorporated town or the county, nor the State or any political subdivision thereof, shall be liable thereon, nor in any event shall such bonds be payable out of any funds or properties of a Land Clearance Commission other than those enumerated in this Section. Such bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory debt limitation or restriction. Bonds of a Commission are declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose.
    (c) Bonds of a Commission shall be authorized by its resolution and may be issued in one or more series and shall bear such date or dates, shall mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, be in such denomination or denominations, be in such form either coupon or registered, carry registration privileges, have such priority, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such place or places, and be subject to such terms of redemption (with or without premium) as such resolution, any trust indenture relating thereto, and the bonds issued may provide. Notwithstanding any other laws to the contrary, bonds authorized under this section may be issued without submitting any proposition thereon to the electorate by referendum or otherwise.
    (d) The bonds shall be sold at not less than par and accrued interest.
    (e) In case any of the commissioners or officers of the Commission whose signatures appear on any bonds or coupons shall cease to be such commissioners or officers before the delivery of such bonds, such signatures shall, nevertheless, be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such commissioners or officers had remained in office until such delivery. Any provision of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, any bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be fully negotiable.
    (f) In any suit, action or proceedings involving the validity or enforceability of any bond of a Commission or the security therefor, any such bond reciting in substance that it has been issued by the Commission, to aid in financing any redevelopment projects pursuant to this Act and for any other purposes authorized by this Act shall be conclusively deemed to have been issued for such projects and other purposes and such projects shall be conclusively deemed to have been planned, located and carried out in accordance with the purposes and provisions of this Act.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)