Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5 School Code. Section 34A-201

    (105 ILCS 5/34A-201) (from Ch. 122, par. 34A-201)

    Sec. 34A-201. General powers. The purposes of the Authority shall be to exercise financial control over the Board, and to furnish financial assistance so that the Board can provide public education within the Board's jurisdiction while permitting the Board to meet its obligations to its creditors and the holders of its notes and bonds. Except as expressly limited by this Article, the Authority shall have all powers necessary to meet its responsibilities and to carry out its purposes and the purposes of this Article, including, but not limited to, the following powers:

    (a) to sue and be sued;

    (b) to provide for its organization and internal management and, subject to agreements with or for the benefit of holders of its Obligations, to make rules and regulations governing the use of its property and facilities;

    (c) to make and execute contracts, leases, subleases and all other instruments or agreements necessary or convenient for the exercise of the powers and functions granted by this Article;

    (d) to purchase real or personal property necessary or convenient for its purposes; to execute and deliver deeds for real property held in its own name; to mortgage, pledge or otherwise grant security interests in such properties; and to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of such of its property as, in the judgment of the Authority, is no longer necessary for its purposes;

    (e) to appoint officers, agents, and employees of the Authority, define their duties and qualifications and fix their compensation and employee benefits;

    (f) to lend or otherwise transfer to the Board such sums of money as are not required for other purposes;

    (g) to borrow money and to issue Obligations pursuant to this Article, to fund, refund or advance refund the same, to provide for the rights of the holders of its Obligations, and to repay any advances;

    (h) subject to the provisions of any contract with or for the benefit of the holders of its Obligations, to purchase or redeem its Obligations or to purchase the notes, bonds or obligations of the Board or the notes, bonds or obligations of the City;

    (i) to procure insurance against any loss in such amounts and from such insurers as it deems desirable;

    (j) to engage the services of consultants for rendering professional and technical assistance and advice on matters within the Authority's power;

    (k) to contract for and to accept any gifts, grants or loans of funds or property or financial or other aid in any form from the federal government, state government, unit of local government, school district or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or from any other private or public source, and to comply with the terms and conditions thereof;

    (l) as security for the payment of the principal of and interest on its Obligations and for the performance of any agreements made in connection therewith, to grant a security interest or lien upon all or any part of its property or revenues;

    (m) to pay the expenses of its operations; and

    (n) to do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out its purposes and exercise the powers given to the Authority by this Article.

(Source: P.A. 81-1221.)

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