(110 ILCS 676/21-15)
Sec. 21-15. Issuance of Bonds.
(a) The Board shall have power, and is hereby authorized from time to time, to issue negotiable bonds (i) to acquire any one project, or more than one, or any combination thereof, for such University, or (ii) to refund bonds heretofore and hereafter issued as hereinafter provided for, or (iii) for either or both of said purposes. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the Board. The bonds may be issued in one or more series, may bear such date or dates, may be in such denomination or denominations, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from the respective dates thereof, may mature in such amount or amounts, may bear interest at such rate or rates, including variable rates, not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable at such time or times, may be in such form either coupon or registered as to principal only or as to both principal and interest, may carry such registration privileges (including the conversion of a fully registered bond to a coupon bond or bonds and the conversion of a coupon bond to a fully registered bond), may be executed in such manner by such officers of the Board, may be made payable in such medium of payment, at such place or places within or without the State, may be subject to such terms of redemption prior to their expressed maturity, with or without premium, as such resolution or other resolutions may provide. All bonds issued under this Article shall be sold in such manner as the Board may deem best in the public interest; provided that such bonds shall be sold at such price that the true interest cost of the proceeds therefrom will not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract. The resolution may provide that one of the officers of the Board, or the bond registrar or trustee appointed under the resolution authorizing the bonds shall sign such bonds manually and that the other signatures may be printed, lithographed or engraved thereon. The coupon bonds shall be fully negotiable within the meaning of the Uniform Commercial Code.
(b) The Board shall have power, and is hereby authorized from time to time, to issue negotiable refunding bonds (i) to refund unpaid matured bonds; (ii) to refund unpaid matured coupons evidencing interest upon its unpaid matured bonds; and (iii) to refund interest at the coupon rate upon its unpaid matured bonds that has accrued since the maturity of those bonds. Bond and interest coupons which have been received in exchange or paid shall be cancelled and the obligation for interest, not represented by coupons, which has been discharged, shall be evidenced by a written acknowledgment of the exchange or payment thereof.
(c) The Board shall have power, and is hereby authorized from time to time, to also issue negotiable refunding bonds hereunder, to refund bonds at or prior to their maturity or which by their terms are subject to redemption before maturity, or both, in an amount necessary to refund (i) the principal amount of the bonds to be refunded, (ii) the interest to accrue up to and including the maturity date or dates, or to the next succeeding redemption date, thereof, and (iii) the applicable redemption premiums, if any. All proceeds received at the sale thereof (excepting the accrued interest received and an amount sufficient to pay the costs of issuance of such bonds and to create or maintain any reserves required under the resolution authorizing such bonds) shall be used:
(1) if the bonds to be refunded are then due, for the
(2) if the bonds to be refunded are voluntarily
surrendered with the consent of the holder or holders thereof, for the payment thereof;
(3) if the bonds to be refunded are then subject to
prior redemption by their terms, for the redemption thereof;
(4) if the bonds to be refunded are not then subject
to payment or redemption, to purchase direct obligations of, or obligations which are fully guaranteed by, the United States of America so long as such obligations will mature at such time or times, with interest thereon or the proceeds received therefrom, to provide funds adequate to pay when due or called for redemption prior to maturity the bonds to be refunded, together with the interest accrued thereon and any redemption premium due thereon; and such proceeds or such obligations shall, with all other funds legally available for such purpose, be deposited in escrow with a banking corporation, or national banking association, located in and doing business in the State of Illinois, with power to accept and execute trusts, or any successor thereto, which is also a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and of the Federal Reserve System, to be held in an irrevocable trust solely for and until the payment and redemption of the bonds so to be refunded; and any balance remaining in such escrow after the payment and retirement of the bonds to be refunded shall be returned to the Board to be used and held for use as revenues pledged for the payment of such refunding bonds; or
(5) for any combination thereof.
With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section, it is the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Article that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Article that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015