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65 ILCS 5/11-135.5-30

    (65 ILCS 5/11-135.5-30)
    Sec. 11-135.5-30. Revenue bonds.
    (a) Revenue bonds; power; purposes. A commission may from time to time issue its revenue bonds in such principal amounts as the commission deems necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out any of its corporate purposes and powers, including, without limitation: developing, acquiring, constructing, extending, or improving a waterworks system or common source of supply of water, or any combination thereof; the funding or refunding of the principal of, redemption premium on, if any, and interest on bonds issued by it, whether or not such bonds or interest to be funded or refunded have or have not become due; the payment of engineering, legal, and other expenses, together with interest to a date one year subsequent to the estimated date of completion of the project; the establishment or increase of reserves to secure or to pay such bonds and interest thereon; the providing of working capital; and the payment of all other costs or expenses of the commission incident to and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes and powers. These bonds shall have all the qualities of negotiable instruments under the laws of this State and shall not constitute indebtedness of any of the municipalities constituting the commission.
    (b) Source of payment. Every issue of bonds of a commission shall be payable out of the revenues to be derived pursuant to contracts with the specified municipalities and other purchasers of water or by virtue of the operation of any properties acquired or to be acquired or constructed. A commission may issue such types of bonds as it determines, including bonds as to which the principal and interest are payable from the revenues from one or more projects, or from an interest therein or a right to the products and services thereof, or from one or more revenue producing contracts made by the commission, or its revenues generally. Any such bonds may be additionally secured by a pledge of any grant, subsidy, contribution, or other revenue source from the United States, the State of Illinois, or any unit of local government, or any combination thereof.
    (c) Receipt of funds by treasurer. Before the treasurer of the commission is entitled to receive the proceeds of the sale of such a bond issue, the treasurer shall supply a corporate surety bond in an amount equivalent to the amount of funds to be derived from the sale of the bonds, and, in addition thereto, the treasurer shall supply a separate corporate surety bond for the faithful accounting of any funds that may come into that individual's possession in an amount equal to the amount of funds likely to come into the treasurer's hands in any one year from the revenue to be derived from the operation of any of the properties of the commission. The cost of these surety bonds shall be paid by the commission. The requirement to supply corporate surety bonds under this subsection does not apply to the extent that the proceeds of the sale of the bonds and other funds are subject to the administration of the trustee pursuant to a trust indenture with a bank or trust company.
    (d) Approval process; terms. The revenue bonds shall be issued pursuant to an ordinance or resolution, or, in the alternative, pursuant to a master trust indenture as well as a supplemental trust indenture with each issuance, and may be issued in one or more series, and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times within the estimated period of usefulness of the project involved and, in any event, not more than 50 years from the date thereof, bear interest at such rate or rates as authorized under Section 2 of the Bond Authorization Act, which rates may be fixed or variable, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such conversion, registration, and exchange privileges, have such rank or priority, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place or places within or without the State, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium, and contain or be subject to such other terms as the ordinance or resolution, or the master trust indenture or supplemental trust indenture or both, may provide, and shall not be restricted by the provisions of any other law limiting the amounts, maturities, interest rates, or other terms of obligations of public agencies or private persons. The master trust indenture and any supplemental trust indenture shall be entered into with a bank or trust company within or outside the State having trust powers and possessing capital and surplus of not less than $50,000,000. The bonds shall be sold in such manner as the commission shall determine, at private or public sale. It shall not be necessary that the ordinance or resolution, or the master trust indenture or supplemental trust indenture or both, refer to plans and specifications nor that there be on file for public inspection prior to the adoption of such ordinance or resolution, or the master trust indenture or supplemental trust indenture or both, detailed plans and specifications of the project. This ordinance or resolution, or the master trust indenture or supplemental trust indenture or both, may contain such covenants and restrictions in relation to the operation of the properties under the control of the commission and the issuance of additional revenue bonds thereafter as may be deemed necessary or advisable for the assurance of payment of the bonds thereby authorized and as may be thereafter issued. It shall be plainly stated on each bond that it does not constitute an indebtedness of any municipality represented by the commission within the meaning of any statutory or constitutional limitation. Upon the issuance of revenue bonds, the revenue of the commission derived pursuant to contracts entered into for the sale of water to the municipalities that have formed the commission and to other municipalities that have become members pursuant to the intergovernmental agreement, as well as contracts entered into with other persons, corporations, political subdivisions, municipal corporations, or other governmental or non-governmental entities and from the operation of its properties, shall be accounted for as provided in the ordinance or resolution, or the master trust indenture or supplemental trust indenture or both, authorizing the issuance of the bonds. Any commission created under the provisions of this Division may also issue bonds for the purpose of providing funds for the payment, refunding, or redemption of any of the commission's bonds or notes before, after, or at their maturity, including the payment of redemption premiums or interest accruing or to accrue on such bonds or notes being paid or redeemed, and for the payment of any installments of interest accrued or to accrue on any bond or note.
    (e) No limitation. The provisions of this Section are not a limit upon a municipality that is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 102-684, eff. 12-16-21.)