(805 ILCS 5/6.25) (from Ch. 32, par. 6.25)
    Sec. 6.25. Consideration for shares. (a) Shares may be issued for such consideration as shall be authorized from time to time by the board of directors through action which establishes a price in cash or other consideration, or both, or a minimum price or a general formula or method by which the price can be determined.
    (b) Upon authorization by the board of directors, the corporation may issue its own shares in exchange for or in conversion of its outstanding shares, or may distribute its own shares pro rata to its shareholders or the shareholders of one or more classes or series to effectuate dividends or splits provided, that the value fixed by the board of directors in connection with such dividend or split shall be transferred to paid-in capital of the corporation and; provided, that no such issuance of shares of any class or series shall be made to the holders of shares of any other class or series unless it is either expressly provided for in the articles of incorporation or authorized by an affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the outstanding shares of the class or series in which the distribution is to be made.
(Source: P.A. 84-1412.)