(805 ILCS 5/6.50) (from Ch. 32, par. 6.50)
    Sec. 6.50. Shareholders' preemptive rights.
    (a) The shareholders of a corporation organized on or after January 1, 1982, shall have no preemptive rights to acquire unissued shares of the corporation, or securities of the corporation convertible into or carrying a right to subscribe to or acquire shares, except to the extent, if any, that such right is provided in the articles of incorporation.
    (b) The preemptive right of a shareholder to acquire unissued or treasury shares, whether then or thereafter authorized, of a corporation organized prior to January 1, 1982 may be limited or denied to the extent provided in the articles of incorporation.
    (c) Unless otherwise provided by its articles of incorporation, any corporation having preemptive rights may issue and sell its shares to its employees or to the employees of any subsidiary corporation, without first offering the same to its shareholders, for such consideration and upon such terms and conditions as shall be approved by the holders of two-thirds of its shares entitled to vote with respect thereto or by its board of directors pursuant to like approval of the shareholders.
    (d) Unless otherwise provided in the articles of incorporation of a corporation having preemptive rights, shareholders have a preemptive right to acquire treasury shares to the same extent that they have a preemptive right to acquire unissued shares.
(Source: P.A. 88-151.)