(805 ILCS 5/7.50) (from Ch. 32, par. 7.50)
    Sec. 7.50. Proxies.
    (a) A shareholder may appoint a proxy to vote or otherwise act for him or her by delivering a valid appointment form to the person so appointed or to a proxy solicitation firm, proxy support service organization, or like agent duly authorized by the person or persons to receive the transmission. Without limiting the manner in which a shareholder may appoint such a proxy pursuant to this Section 7.50, the following shall constitute valid means by which a shareholder may make such an appointment:
        (1) A shareholder may sign a proxy appointment form.
The shareholder's signature may be affixed by any reasonable means, including, but not limited to, by facsimile signature.
        (2) A shareholder may transmit or authorize the
transmission of a telegram, cablegram, or other means of electronic transmission; provided that any such transmission must either set forth or be submitted with information from which it can be determined that the telegram, cablegram, or other electronic transmission was authorized by the shareholder. If it is determined that the telegram, cablegram, or other electronic transmission is valid, the inspectors or, if there are no inspectors, such other persons making that determination shall specify the information upon which they relied.
    Any copy, facsimile telecommunication, or other reliable reproduction of the writing or transmission may be substituted or used in lieu of the original writing or transmission for any and all purposes for which the original writing or transmission could be used, provided that the copy, facsimile telecommunication, or other reproduction shall be a complete reproduction of the entire original writing or transmission.
    (b) No proxy shall be valid after the expiration of 11 months from the date thereof unless otherwise provided in the proxy. Every proxy continues in full force and effect until revoked by the person executing it prior to the vote pursuant thereto, except as otherwise provided in this Section. Such revocation may be effected by a writing delivered to the corporation stating that the proxy is revoked or by a subsequent proxy executed by, or by attendance at the meeting and voting in person by, the person executing the proxy. The dates contained on the forms of proxy presumptively determine the order of execution, regardless of the postmark dates on the envelopes in which they are mailed.
    (c) An appointment of a proxy is revocable by the shareholder unless the appointment form conspicuously states that it is irrevocable and the appointment is coupled with an interest in the shares or in the corporation generally. By way of example and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a proxy is coupled with an interest when the proxy appointed is one of the following:
        (1) a pledgee;
        (2) a person who has purchased or has agreed to
purchase the shares;
        (3) a creditor of the corporation who has extended it
credit under terms requiring the appointment, if the appointment states the purpose for which it was given, the name of the creditor, and the amount of credit extended;
        (4) an employee of the corporation whose employment
contract requires the appointment, if the appointment states the purpose for which it was given, the name of the employee, and the period of employment; or
        (5) a party to a voting agreement created under
Section 7.70.
    (d) The death or incapacity of the shareholder appointing a proxy does not revoke the proxy's authority unless notice of the death or incapacity is received by the officer or agent who maintains the corporation's share transfer book before the proxy exercises his or her authority under the appointment.
    (e) An appointment made irrevocable under subsection (c) becomes revocable when the interest in the proxy terminates such as when the pledge is redeemed, the shares are registered in the purchaser's name, the creditor's debt is paid, the employment contract ends, or the voting agreement expires.
    (f) A transferee for value of shares subject to an irrevocable appointment may revoke the appointment if the transferee was ignorant of its existence when the shares were acquired and both the existence of the appointment and its irrevocability were not noted conspicuously on the certificate (or information statement for shares without certificates) representing the shares.
    (g) Unless the appointment of a proxy contains an express limitation on the proxy's authority, a corporation may accept the proxy's vote or other action as that of the shareholder making the appointment. If the proxy appointed fails to vote or otherwise act in accordance with the appointment, the shareholder is entitled to such legal or equitable relief as is appropriate in the circumstances.
(Source: P.A. 90-666, eff. 7-30-98.)