(805 ILCS 315/26) (from Ch. 32, par. 465)
    Sec. 26. Any corporation or association organized under any general or special Act of this State, shall have the benefits of this Act, and be bound thereby, upon filing with the Secretary of State, a written declaration, attested by the secretary or assistant secretary and verified under oath by the president, or vice-president to the effect that the corporation has decided by the written consent or vote of the holders of two-thirds (2/3) of all of the shares of outstanding capital stock, or if organized without capital stock, by the written consent or vote representing two-thirds (2/3) of all members, to accept the benefits of the provisions of this Act, and be bound thereby.
    Any corporation re-organizing under this Act shall at the same time amend its articles of incorporation to conform to the provisions of this Act and shall include the certification of such necessary amendments thereto in such written declaration.
    Any other amendment to the articles of incorporation consistent with the provisions of this Act, may be authorized by shareholders or members at the same time and in the same manner, as provided in this section for re-organizing the corporation under this Act. Certification of such amendments may also be included in such written declaration of re-organization. The filing fee for such written declaration of re-organization and amendment shall be the same as for filing an amendment to the articles of incorporation.
    In event any member or stockholder of any corporation, which shall have accepted the benefits of this act as aforesaid, shall object to such action the rights of such objecting member or stockholder shall be determined and discharged upon the same conditions, in the same manner and by like proceedings as are provided by law for objecting stockholders to the merger or consolidation of corporations for pecuniary profit.
(Source: Laws 1931, p. 390.)