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    (110 ILCS 305/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 21m)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the University of Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 22)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall be a body corporate and politic, and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to plead and be impleaded, to acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and establish by‑laws, and to alter or repeal the same as they shall deem necessary, for the management or government, in all its various departments and relations, of the University of Illinois, for the organization and endowment of which provision is made by this act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1236.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1a) (from Ch. 144, par. 22a)
    Sec. 1a. The Board of Trustees shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937; provided that in the purchase of any coal or other fuel used in the operation of the University of Illinois, the provisions of Section 30 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (repealed by P.A. 90‑572) shall not apply to limit the price authorized to be paid by the Board of Trustees for any such coal or fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑239, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1b) (from Ch. 144, par. 22b)
    Sec. 1b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1c) (from Ch. 144, par. 22c)
    Sec. 1c. Armed forces training. The Board of Trustees shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, course catalogs, transcripts, campus, or school facilities of the University of Illinois any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, or department thereof.
(Source: P.A. 87‑788; 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1d) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1d. Child care services.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child care services" means day care home or center services as defined by the Child Care Act of 1969.
    (b) The Board may contract for the provision of child care services for its employees. The Board may, in accordance with established rules, allow day care centers to operate in State‑owned or leased facilities. Such day care centers shall be primarily for use by State employees of the university but use by non‑employees may be allowed.
    Where the Board enters into a contract to construct, acquire or lease all or a substantial portion of a building, in which more than 50 persons shall be employed, other than a renewal of an existing lease, after July 1, 1992, and where a need has been demonstrated, according to subsection (c), on‑site child care services shall be provided for employees of the university.
    The Board shall implement this Section and shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary for this purpose. By April 1, 1993, the Board shall propose rules setting forth the standards and criteria, including need and feasibility, for determining if on‑site child care services shall be provided. The Board shall consult with the Department of Children and Family Services in defining standards for child care service centers established pursuant to this Section to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act of 1969. The Board shall establish a schedule of fees that shall be charged for child care services under this Section. The schedule shall be established so that charges for service are based on the actual cost of care. Except as otherwise provided by law for employees who may qualify for public assistance or social services due to indigency or family circumstance, each employee obtaining child care services under this Section shall be responsible for full payment of all charges. The Board shall report, on or before December 31, 1993, to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly, on the feasibility and implementation of a plan for the provision of comprehensive child care services.
    (c) Prior to contracting for child care services, the Board shall determine a need for child care services. Proof of need may include a survey of university employees as well as a determination of the availability of child care services through other State agencies, or in the community. The Board may also require submission of a feasibility, design and implementation plan, that takes into consideration similar needs and services of other State universities.
    The Board shall have the sole responsibility for choosing the successful bidder and overseeing the operation of its child care service program within the guidelines established by the Board. The Board shall promulgate rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that detail the specific standards to be used in the selection of a vendor of child care services.
    The contract shall provide for the establishment of or arrangement for the use of a licensed day care center or a licensed day care agency, as defined in the Child Care Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1019; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1e) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1e. Flexible hours positions. The Board of Trustees is authorized to use flexible hours positions. A flexible hours position is one that does not require an ordinary work schedule and includes but is not limited to: (1) a part‑time job of 20 hours or more per week, (2) a job which is shared by 2 employees, or (3) a job with a compressed work week consisting of an ordinary number of working hours performed on fewer than the number of days ordinarily required to perform that job. The Board may define flexible hours positions to include other types of jobs than are defined above.
    The Board shall establish goals for flexible hours positions to be available at each campus under its jurisdiction, governance or supervision. The Board shall give technical assistance to campuses in achieving their goals, and shall report to the Governor and General Assembly prior to May 1, 1993, on the progress of each institution in achieving its goals.
    When a goal of 20% of the positions on a campus being available on a flexible hours basis has been reached, the Board shall evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand the number of positions available for flexible hours.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1155; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1f)
    Sec. 1f. Chief Illiniwek. Consistent with a long‑standing, proud tradition, the General Assembly hereby declares that Chief Illiniwek is, and may remain, the honored symbol of a great university, the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign.
(Source: P.A. 89‑421, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 305/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 24)
    Sec. 3. In case the board of trustees shall at any time determine to establish a branch or department of said university at any points elected by them, such branch or department shall be under the control of the members of said board residing in the grand division and congressional district where said branch shall be located, unless otherwise ordered by said board of trustees: Provided, that no portion of the funds resulting from the congressional grant of land for the endowment of said University, or from any donation now or hereafter to be made by the county, city or town at or near which the University is located; and no portion of the interest or proceeds of either of said funds shall ever be applied to the support of any branch or department located outside of the county wherein said University is located by this act.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 25)
    Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall elect a regent who shall be charged with the general supervision of the educational facilities and interests of the university. Said regent shall be known as President of the University and his term of office shall be at the pleasure of the board of trustees.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 873.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 25.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Chancellor search committee. Whenever the board of trustees establishes a search committee to fill the position of chancellor at any campus of the University of Illinois, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee.
(Source: P.A. 87‑378.)

    (110 ILCS 305/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 26)
    Sec. 5. At the first, and at each biennial meeting thereafter, it shall be the duty of the board to appoint a treasurer, who shall not be a member of the board, and who shall give bonds, with such security as the board of trustees shall deem amply sufficient to guard the University from danger of loss or diminution of the funds intrusted to his care. The trustees may appoint, also, the corresponding secretary, whose duty it shall be, under the direction or with the approval of the trustees, to issue circulars, directions for procuring needful materials for conducting experiments, and eliciting instructive information from persons in various counties, selected for that purpose, and skilled in any branch of agricultural, mechanical and industrial art; and to do all other acts needful to enable him to prepare such reports and financial statements regarding the University and its departments as may from time to time be required by law or by action of the board of trustees. The trustees may appoint, also, a recording secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep faithful record of the transactions of the board of trustees, and prepare the same for publication in a biennial report. The treasurer and the corresponding and recording secretaries shall receive such compensation as the trustees may fix, to be paid in the same manner as the teachers and other employees of the University are paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1189.)

    (110 ILCS 305/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 27)
    Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the University except by order of the board of trustees, on warrant of the regent, drawn upon the treasurer, and countersigned by the recording secretary.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7)(from Ch. 144, par. 28)
    Sec. 7. Powers of trustees.
    (a) The trustees shall have power to provide for the requisite buildings, apparatus, and conveniences; to fix the rates for tuition; to appoint such professors and instructors, and to establish and provide for the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and professorships, as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner, such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies. The trustees shall, upon the written request of an employee withhold from the compensation of that employee any dues, payments or contributions payable by such employee to any labor organization as defined in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall be withheld from each regular payroll period which is equal to the pro rata share of the annual dues plus any payments or contributions, and the trustees shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding. They may accept the endowments and voluntary professorships or departments in the University, from any person or persons or corporations who may offer the same, and, at any regular meeting of the board, may prescribe rules and regulations in relation to such endowments and declare on what general principles they may be admitted: Provided, that such special voluntary endowments or professorships shall not be incompatible with the true design and scope of the act of congress, or of this Act: Provided, that no student shall at any time be allowed to remain in or about the University in idleness, or without full mental or industrial occupation: And provided further, that the trustees, in the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act, shall not create any liability or indebtedness in excess of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the University at the time of creating such liability or indebtedness, and which may be specially and properly applied to the payment of the same. Any lease to the trustees of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the trustees the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board of Trustees may, directly or in cooperation with other institutions of higher education, acquire by purchase or lease or otherwise, and construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the University of Illinois may deem advisable and enter into any contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may be necessary or suitable for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance and management of any such park; and may lease to any person, firm, partnership or corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the land, building, facilities, equipment or other property of such park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and conditions as the University may deem advisable; and may finance all or part of the cost of any such park, including the purchase, lease, construction, reconstruction, improvement, remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all or part of such high technology park, and all equipment and furnishings, by legislative appropriations, government grants, contracts, private gifts, loans, receipts from the operation of such high technology park, rentals and similar receipts; and may make its other facilities and services available to tenants or other occupants of any such park at rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
    The Trustees shall have power (a) to purchase real property and easements, and (b) to acquire real property and easements in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and in the event negotiations for the acquisition of real property or easements for making any improvement which the Trustees are authorized to make shall have proven unsuccessful and the Trustees shall have by resolution adopted a schedule or plan of operation for the execution of the project and therein made a finding that it is necessary to take such property or easements immediately or at some specified later date in order to comply with the schedule, the Trustees may acquire such property or easements in the same manner provided in Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act (quick‑take procedure).
    The Board of Trustees also shall have power to agree with the State's Attorney of the county in which any properties of the Board are located to pay for services rendered by the various taxing districts for the years 1944 through 1949 and to pay annually for services rendered thereafter by such district such sums as may be determined by the Board upon properties used solely for income producing purposes, title to which is held by said Board of Trustees, upon properties leased to members of the staff of the University of Illinois, title to which is held in trust for said Board of Trustees and upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board of Trustees. A certified copy of any such agreement made with the State's Attorney shall be filed with the County Clerk and such sums shall be distributed to the respective taxing districts by the County Collector in such proportions that each taxing district will receive therefrom such proportion as the tax rate of such taxing district bears to the total tax rate that would be levied against such properties if they were not exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, subject to the applicable civil service law, may appoint persons to be members of the University of Illinois Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be peace officers and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only in counties wherein the University and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate state or local law enforcement officials; provided, however, that such officer shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
    The Board of Trustees must authorize to each member of the University of Illinois Police Department and to any other employee of the University of Illinois exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the University of Illinois and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the University of Illinois. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the Board of Trustees from issuing shields or other distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a peace officer if the Board of Trustees determines that a shield or distinctive identification is needed by the employee to carry out his or her responsibilities.
    The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by or through the College of Medicine at Peoria, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    The powers of the trustees as herein designated are subject to the provisions of "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as amended.
    The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to adopt all administrative rules which may be necessary for the effective administration, enforcement and regulation of all matters for which the Board has jurisdiction or responsibility.
    (b) To assist in the provision of buildings and facilities beneficial to, useful for, or supportive of University purposes, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois may exercise the following powers with regard to the area located on or adjacent to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and bounded as follows: on the West by Morgan Street; on the North by Roosevelt Road; on the East by Union Street; and on the South by 16th Street, in the City of Chicago:
        (1) Acquire any interests in land, buildings, or
     facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a period allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by exercise of the power of eminent domain;
        (2) Sub‑lease or contract to purchase through
     installments all or any portion of buildings or facilities for such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees shall determine, including a term that exceeds 5 years, provided that each such lease or purchase contract shall be and shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent or purchase installments payable under the terms of such lease or purchase contract; and
        (3) Sell property without compliance with the State
     Property Control Act and retain proceeds in the University Treasury in a special, separate development fund account which the Auditor General shall examine to assure compliance with this Act.
Any buildings or facilities to be developed on the land shall be buildings or facilities that, in the determination of the Board of Trustees, in whole or in part: (i) are for use by the University; or (ii) otherwise advance the interests of the University, including, by way of example, residential facilities for University staff and students and commercial facilities which provide services needed by the University community. Revenues from the development fund account may be withdrawn by the University for the purpose of demolition and the processes associated with demolition; routine land and property acquisition; extension of utilities; streetscape work; landscape work; surface and structure parking; sidewalks, recreational paths, and street construction; and lease and lease purchase arrangements and the professional services associated with the planning and development of the area. Moneys from the development fund account used for any other purpose must be deposited into and appropriated from the General Revenue Fund. Buildings or facilities leased to an entity or person other than the University shall not be subject to any limitations applicable to a State supported college or university under any law. All development on the land and all use of any buildings or facilities shall be subject to the control and approval of the Board of Trustees.
    (c) The Board of Trustees shall have the power to borrow
     money, as necessary, from time to time in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c). The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c), the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this subsection (c) shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this subsection (c) shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
    For the purposes of this subsection (c), "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7a) (from Ch. 144, par. 28a)
    Sec. 7a. (a) The board of trustees shall provide each member of the University of Illinois Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering each member for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000, unless such indemnification is provided by a program of self‑insurance under subsection (b).
    (b) The board of trustees may establish a program of self‑insurance to defend members of the University of Illinois Police Department, without cost to them, against liability claims which arise out of their employment, and indemnify them for any such liability in an amount not less than $50,000.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have power to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, in whole or in part, the University police, paid and unpaid University employees, members of The Board of Trustees, and any students, volunteer workers, or visiting faculty or professionals who are agents of the University in the delivery of University programs or services, against civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of statements, acts, or omissions in the discharge of their University duties. The Board of Trustees may establish and accumulate reserves for the payment of such civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses, or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service, or act, the Board of Trustees may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of function, service, or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
    If the University undertakes a self insurance program, the University may accumulate reserves for such purposes, subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience and independent actuarial determinations:
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used:
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments on civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their University duties, and covered by the self insurance program:
    (d) All funds collected for such self insurance program or earmarked for such self insurance program must be placed in the reserves:
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
(Source: P.A. 82‑374.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7b) (from Ch. 144, par. 28b)
    Sec. 7b. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have the power to acquire, own, construct, enlarge, improve, and equip, and to operate, control and manage, directly or through others, central heating, steam and other energy generating and processing plants and distribution facilities to serve University buildings, facilities and activities. The Board of Trustees may contract for periods not to exceed 10 years for delivery of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, with payments to be made from appropriations for the year in which the coal, fuel oil or natural gas is delivered; provided that all such contracts for the delivery of fuel shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of such contract. To the extent any such plant produces or processes energy in excess of the University's requirements, the Board of Trustees may at its discretion sell, transport and deliver to others all or a part of said excess energy at such fees, rates and charges as the Board of Trustees may determine from time to time. No sale or other disposition of energy by the Board of Trustees pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute the University of Illinois a public utility, nor shall the University be otherwise deemed a public utility, that is subject to "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 88‑494.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7c) (from Ch. 144, par. 28c)
    Sec. 7c. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall establish a program to assess the oral English language proficiency of all persons providing classroom instruction to students at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board, and shall ensure that each person who is not orally proficient in the English language attain such proficiency prior to providing any classroom instruction to students. The program required by this Section shall be fully implemented to ensure the oral English language proficiency of all classroom instructors at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board by the beginning of the 1987‑88 academic year. Any other provisions of this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to apply to, or to require such oral English language proficiency of any person who provides classroom instruction to students in foreign language courses only.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1434.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7d) (from Ch. 144, par. 28d)
    Sec. 7d. (a) The Board of Trustees may acquire, through merger, a domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which is affiliated with the University of Illinois and carries on athletic sports and promotes athletic interests among students of the University. The Board of Trustees and the not‑for‑profit corporation may accomplish the merger by adopting a plan of merger setting forth:
    (1) The names of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which propose to merge; and the name of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as the entity into which they propose to merge, which is hereinafter designated as the surviving corporation;
    (2) The terms and conditions of the proposed merger; and
    (3) Such other provisions with respect to the proposed merger as are deemed necessary or desirable, including provisions, if any, under which the proposed merger may be abandoned prior to the filing of Articles of Merger in the office of the Secretary of State.
    Adoption of the plan by the Board of Trustees shall be at a meeting of the Trustees and by affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees who are qualified to vote.
    (b)(1) Articles of Merger shall be executed by the Board and the affiliated corporation and shall set forth:
    (A) the name of each corporation;
    (B) the plan of merger;
    (C) as to the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of members by the affirmative vote of the members having not less than the minimum number of votes necessary to adopt a plan, as provided in Section 111.20 of the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, and the date of the meeting; and
    (D) as to the Board of Trustees, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of Trustees by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees qualified to vote, and the date of the meeting.
    (2) The Articles of Merger shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
    (c)(1) When the provisions of subsection (b) have been complied with, the Secretary of State shall issue a Certificate of Merger. The merger shall become effective upon the issuance of the Certificate of Merger by the Secretary of State or on such later date, not more than 30 days after the issuance of the Certificate by the Secretary of State, as may be provided for in the plan.
    (2) The Certificate of Merger, with a copy of the Articles of Merger affixed thereto by the Secretary of State, shall be returned to the Board of Trustees and such Certificate and Articles, or a copy thereof certified by the Secretary of State, shall be filed for record in the office of the Recorder of Champaign County.
    (d) When such merger has been effected:
    (1) The parties to the plan of merger shall be a single corporation designated in the plan of merger as The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, a body corporate and politic.
    (2) The separate existence of the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, which has merged into The Board of Tr

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter110 > 1086

    (110 ILCS 305/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 21m)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the University of Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 22)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall be a body corporate and politic, and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to plead and be impleaded, to acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and establish by‑laws, and to alter or repeal the same as they shall deem necessary, for the management or government, in all its various departments and relations, of the University of Illinois, for the organization and endowment of which provision is made by this act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1236.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1a) (from Ch. 144, par. 22a)
    Sec. 1a. The Board of Trustees shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937; provided that in the purchase of any coal or other fuel used in the operation of the University of Illinois, the provisions of Section 30 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (repealed by P.A. 90‑572) shall not apply to limit the price authorized to be paid by the Board of Trustees for any such coal or fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑239, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1b) (from Ch. 144, par. 22b)
    Sec. 1b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1c) (from Ch. 144, par. 22c)
    Sec. 1c. Armed forces training. The Board of Trustees shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, course catalogs, transcripts, campus, or school facilities of the University of Illinois any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, or department thereof.
(Source: P.A. 87‑788; 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1d) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1d. Child care services.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child care services" means day care home or center services as defined by the Child Care Act of 1969.
    (b) The Board may contract for the provision of child care services for its employees. The Board may, in accordance with established rules, allow day care centers to operate in State‑owned or leased facilities. Such day care centers shall be primarily for use by State employees of the university but use by non‑employees may be allowed.
    Where the Board enters into a contract to construct, acquire or lease all or a substantial portion of a building, in which more than 50 persons shall be employed, other than a renewal of an existing lease, after July 1, 1992, and where a need has been demonstrated, according to subsection (c), on‑site child care services shall be provided for employees of the university.
    The Board shall implement this Section and shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary for this purpose. By April 1, 1993, the Board shall propose rules setting forth the standards and criteria, including need and feasibility, for determining if on‑site child care services shall be provided. The Board shall consult with the Department of Children and Family Services in defining standards for child care service centers established pursuant to this Section to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act of 1969. The Board shall establish a schedule of fees that shall be charged for child care services under this Section. The schedule shall be established so that charges for service are based on the actual cost of care. Except as otherwise provided by law for employees who may qualify for public assistance or social services due to indigency or family circumstance, each employee obtaining child care services under this Section shall be responsible for full payment of all charges. The Board shall report, on or before December 31, 1993, to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly, on the feasibility and implementation of a plan for the provision of comprehensive child care services.
    (c) Prior to contracting for child care services, the Board shall determine a need for child care services. Proof of need may include a survey of university employees as well as a determination of the availability of child care services through other State agencies, or in the community. The Board may also require submission of a feasibility, design and implementation plan, that takes into consideration similar needs and services of other State universities.
    The Board shall have the sole responsibility for choosing the successful bidder and overseeing the operation of its child care service program within the guidelines established by the Board. The Board shall promulgate rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that detail the specific standards to be used in the selection of a vendor of child care services.
    The contract shall provide for the establishment of or arrangement for the use of a licensed day care center or a licensed day care agency, as defined in the Child Care Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1019; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1e) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1e. Flexible hours positions. The Board of Trustees is authorized to use flexible hours positions. A flexible hours position is one that does not require an ordinary work schedule and includes but is not limited to: (1) a part‑time job of 20 hours or more per week, (2) a job which is shared by 2 employees, or (3) a job with a compressed work week consisting of an ordinary number of working hours performed on fewer than the number of days ordinarily required to perform that job. The Board may define flexible hours positions to include other types of jobs than are defined above.
    The Board shall establish goals for flexible hours positions to be available at each campus under its jurisdiction, governance or supervision. The Board shall give technical assistance to campuses in achieving their goals, and shall report to the Governor and General Assembly prior to May 1, 1993, on the progress of each institution in achieving its goals.
    When a goal of 20% of the positions on a campus being available on a flexible hours basis has been reached, the Board shall evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand the number of positions available for flexible hours.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1155; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1f)
    Sec. 1f. Chief Illiniwek. Consistent with a long‑standing, proud tradition, the General Assembly hereby declares that Chief Illiniwek is, and may remain, the honored symbol of a great university, the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign.
(Source: P.A. 89‑421, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 305/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 24)
    Sec. 3. In case the board of trustees shall at any time determine to establish a branch or department of said university at any points elected by them, such branch or department shall be under the control of the members of said board residing in the grand division and congressional district where said branch shall be located, unless otherwise ordered by said board of trustees: Provided, that no portion of the funds resulting from the congressional grant of land for the endowment of said University, or from any donation now or hereafter to be made by the county, city or town at or near which the University is located; and no portion of the interest or proceeds of either of said funds shall ever be applied to the support of any branch or department located outside of the county wherein said University is located by this act.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 25)
    Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall elect a regent who shall be charged with the general supervision of the educational facilities and interests of the university. Said regent shall be known as President of the University and his term of office shall be at the pleasure of the board of trustees.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 873.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 25.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Chancellor search committee. Whenever the board of trustees establishes a search committee to fill the position of chancellor at any campus of the University of Illinois, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee.
(Source: P.A. 87‑378.)

    (110 ILCS 305/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 26)
    Sec. 5. At the first, and at each biennial meeting thereafter, it shall be the duty of the board to appoint a treasurer, who shall not be a member of the board, and who shall give bonds, with such security as the board of trustees shall deem amply sufficient to guard the University from danger of loss or diminution of the funds intrusted to his care. The trustees may appoint, also, the corresponding secretary, whose duty it shall be, under the direction or with the approval of the trustees, to issue circulars, directions for procuring needful materials for conducting experiments, and eliciting instructive information from persons in various counties, selected for that purpose, and skilled in any branch of agricultural, mechanical and industrial art; and to do all other acts needful to enable him to prepare such reports and financial statements regarding the University and its departments as may from time to time be required by law or by action of the board of trustees. The trustees may appoint, also, a recording secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep faithful record of the transactions of the board of trustees, and prepare the same for publication in a biennial report. The treasurer and the corresponding and recording secretaries shall receive such compensation as the trustees may fix, to be paid in the same manner as the teachers and other employees of the University are paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1189.)

    (110 ILCS 305/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 27)
    Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the University except by order of the board of trustees, on warrant of the regent, drawn upon the treasurer, and countersigned by the recording secretary.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7)(from Ch. 144, par. 28)
    Sec. 7. Powers of trustees.
    (a) The trustees shall have power to provide for the requisite buildings, apparatus, and conveniences; to fix the rates for tuition; to appoint such professors and instructors, and to establish and provide for the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and professorships, as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner, such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies. The trustees shall, upon the written request of an employee withhold from the compensation of that employee any dues, payments or contributions payable by such employee to any labor organization as defined in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall be withheld from each regular payroll period which is equal to the pro rata share of the annual dues plus any payments or contributions, and the trustees shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding. They may accept the endowments and voluntary professorships or departments in the University, from any person or persons or corporations who may offer the same, and, at any regular meeting of the board, may prescribe rules and regulations in relation to such endowments and declare on what general principles they may be admitted: Provided, that such special voluntary endowments or professorships shall not be incompatible with the true design and scope of the act of congress, or of this Act: Provided, that no student shall at any time be allowed to remain in or about the University in idleness, or without full mental or industrial occupation: And provided further, that the trustees, in the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act, shall not create any liability or indebtedness in excess of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the University at the time of creating such liability or indebtedness, and which may be specially and properly applied to the payment of the same. Any lease to the trustees of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the trustees the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board of Trustees may, directly or in cooperation with other institutions of higher education, acquire by purchase or lease or otherwise, and construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the University of Illinois may deem advisable and enter into any contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may be necessary or suitable for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance and management of any such park; and may lease to any person, firm, partnership or corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the land, building, facilities, equipment or other property of such park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and conditions as the University may deem advisable; and may finance all or part of the cost of any such park, including the purchase, lease, construction, reconstruction, improvement, remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all or part of such high technology park, and all equipment and furnishings, by legislative appropriations, government grants, contracts, private gifts, loans, receipts from the operation of such high technology park, rentals and similar receipts; and may make its other facilities and services available to tenants or other occupants of any such park at rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
    The Trustees shall have power (a) to purchase real property and easements, and (b) to acquire real property and easements in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and in the event negotiations for the acquisition of real property or easements for making any improvement which the Trustees are authorized to make shall have proven unsuccessful and the Trustees shall have by resolution adopted a schedule or plan of operation for the execution of the project and therein made a finding that it is necessary to take such property or easements immediately or at some specified later date in order to comply with the schedule, the Trustees may acquire such property or easements in the same manner provided in Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act (quick‑take procedure).
    The Board of Trustees also shall have power to agree with the State's Attorney of the county in which any properties of the Board are located to pay for services rendered by the various taxing districts for the years 1944 through 1949 and to pay annually for services rendered thereafter by such district such sums as may be determined by the Board upon properties used solely for income producing purposes, title to which is held by said Board of Trustees, upon properties leased to members of the staff of the University of Illinois, title to which is held in trust for said Board of Trustees and upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board of Trustees. A certified copy of any such agreement made with the State's Attorney shall be filed with the County Clerk and such sums shall be distributed to the respective taxing districts by the County Collector in such proportions that each taxing district will receive therefrom such proportion as the tax rate of such taxing district bears to the total tax rate that would be levied against such properties if they were not exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, subject to the applicable civil service law, may appoint persons to be members of the University of Illinois Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be peace officers and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only in counties wherein the University and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate state or local law enforcement officials; provided, however, that such officer shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
    The Board of Trustees must authorize to each member of the University of Illinois Police Department and to any other employee of the University of Illinois exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the University of Illinois and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the University of Illinois. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the Board of Trustees from issuing shields or other distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a peace officer if the Board of Trustees determines that a shield or distinctive identification is needed by the employee to carry out his or her responsibilities.
    The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by or through the College of Medicine at Peoria, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    The powers of the trustees as herein designated are subject to the provisions of "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as amended.
    The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to adopt all administrative rules which may be necessary for the effective administration, enforcement and regulation of all matters for which the Board has jurisdiction or responsibility.
    (b) To assist in the provision of buildings and facilities beneficial to, useful for, or supportive of University purposes, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois may exercise the following powers with regard to the area located on or adjacent to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and bounded as follows: on the West by Morgan Street; on the North by Roosevelt Road; on the East by Union Street; and on the South by 16th Street, in the City of Chicago:
        (1) Acquire any interests in land, buildings, or
     facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a period allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by exercise of the power of eminent domain;
        (2) Sub‑lease or contract to purchase through
     installments all or any portion of buildings or facilities for such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees shall determine, including a term that exceeds 5 years, provided that each such lease or purchase contract shall be and shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent or purchase installments payable under the terms of such lease or purchase contract; and
        (3) Sell property without compliance with the State
     Property Control Act and retain proceeds in the University Treasury in a special, separate development fund account which the Auditor General shall examine to assure compliance with this Act.
Any buildings or facilities to be developed on the land shall be buildings or facilities that, in the determination of the Board of Trustees, in whole or in part: (i) are for use by the University; or (ii) otherwise advance the interests of the University, including, by way of example, residential facilities for University staff and students and commercial facilities which provide services needed by the University community. Revenues from the development fund account may be withdrawn by the University for the purpose of demolition and the processes associated with demolition; routine land and property acquisition; extension of utilities; streetscape work; landscape work; surface and structure parking; sidewalks, recreational paths, and street construction; and lease and lease purchase arrangements and the professional services associated with the planning and development of the area. Moneys from the development fund account used for any other purpose must be deposited into and appropriated from the General Revenue Fund. Buildings or facilities leased to an entity or person other than the University shall not be subject to any limitations applicable to a State supported college or university under any law. All development on the land and all use of any buildings or facilities shall be subject to the control and approval of the Board of Trustees.
    (c) The Board of Trustees shall have the power to borrow
     money, as necessary, from time to time in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c). The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c), the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this subsection (c) shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this subsection (c) shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
    For the purposes of this subsection (c), "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7a) (from Ch. 144, par. 28a)
    Sec. 7a. (a) The board of trustees shall provide each member of the University of Illinois Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering each member for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000, unless such indemnification is provided by a program of self‑insurance under subsection (b).
    (b) The board of trustees may establish a program of self‑insurance to defend members of the University of Illinois Police Department, without cost to them, against liability claims which arise out of their employment, and indemnify them for any such liability in an amount not less than $50,000.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have power to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, in whole or in part, the University police, paid and unpaid University employees, members of The Board of Trustees, and any students, volunteer workers, or visiting faculty or professionals who are agents of the University in the delivery of University programs or services, against civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of statements, acts, or omissions in the discharge of their University duties. The Board of Trustees may establish and accumulate reserves for the payment of such civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses, or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service, or act, the Board of Trustees may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of function, service, or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
    If the University undertakes a self insurance program, the University may accumulate reserves for such purposes, subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience and independent actuarial determinations:
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used:
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments on civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their University duties, and covered by the self insurance program:
    (d) All funds collected for such self insurance program or earmarked for such self insurance program must be placed in the reserves:
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
(Source: P.A. 82‑374.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7b) (from Ch. 144, par. 28b)
    Sec. 7b. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have the power to acquire, own, construct, enlarge, improve, and equip, and to operate, control and manage, directly or through others, central heating, steam and other energy generating and processing plants and distribution facilities to serve University buildings, facilities and activities. The Board of Trustees may contract for periods not to exceed 10 years for delivery of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, with payments to be made from appropriations for the year in which the coal, fuel oil or natural gas is delivered; provided that all such contracts for the delivery of fuel shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of such contract. To the extent any such plant produces or processes energy in excess of the University's requirements, the Board of Trustees may at its discretion sell, transport and deliver to others all or a part of said excess energy at such fees, rates and charges as the Board of Trustees may determine from time to time. No sale or other disposition of energy by the Board of Trustees pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute the University of Illinois a public utility, nor shall the University be otherwise deemed a public utility, that is subject to "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 88‑494.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7c) (from Ch. 144, par. 28c)
    Sec. 7c. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall establish a program to assess the oral English language proficiency of all persons providing classroom instruction to students at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board, and shall ensure that each person who is not orally proficient in the English language attain such proficiency prior to providing any classroom instruction to students. The program required by this Section shall be fully implemented to ensure the oral English language proficiency of all classroom instructors at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board by the beginning of the 1987‑88 academic year. Any other provisions of this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to apply to, or to require such oral English language proficiency of any person who provides classroom instruction to students in foreign language courses only.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1434.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7d) (from Ch. 144, par. 28d)
    Sec. 7d. (a) The Board of Trustees may acquire, through merger, a domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which is affiliated with the University of Illinois and carries on athletic sports and promotes athletic interests among students of the University. The Board of Trustees and the not‑for‑profit corporation may accomplish the merger by adopting a plan of merger setting forth:
    (1) The names of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which propose to merge; and the name of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as the entity into which they propose to merge, which is hereinafter designated as the surviving corporation;
    (2) The terms and conditions of the proposed merger; and
    (3) Such other provisions with respect to the proposed merger as are deemed necessary or desirable, including provisions, if any, under which the proposed merger may be abandoned prior to the filing of Articles of Merger in the office of the Secretary of State.
    Adoption of the plan by the Board of Trustees shall be at a meeting of the Trustees and by affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees who are qualified to vote.
    (b)(1) Articles of Merger shall be executed by the Board and the affiliated corporation and shall set forth:
    (A) the name of each corporation;
    (B) the plan of merger;
    (C) as to the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of members by the affirmative vote of the members having not less than the minimum number of votes necessary to adopt a plan, as provided in Section 111.20 of the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, and the date of the meeting; and
    (D) as to the Board of Trustees, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of Trustees by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees qualified to vote, and the date of the meeting.
    (2) The Articles of Merger shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
    (c)(1) When the provisions of subsection (b) have been complied with, the Secretary of State shall issue a Certificate of Merger. The merger shall become effective upon the issuance of the Certificate of Merger by the Secretary of State or on such later date, not more than 30 days after the issuance of the Certificate by the Secretary of State, as may be provided for in the plan.
    (2) The Certificate of Merger, with a copy of the Articles of Merger affixed thereto by the Secretary of State, shall be returned to the Board of Trustees and such Certificate and Articles, or a copy thereof certified by the Secretary of State, shall be filed for record in the office of the Recorder of Champaign County.
    (d) When such merger has been effected:
    (1) The parties to the plan of merger shall be a single corporation designated in the plan of merger as The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, a body corporate and politic.
    (2) The separate existence of the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, which has merged into The Board of Tr

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    (110 ILCS 305/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 21m)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the University of Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1324.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 22)
    Sec. 1. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall be a body corporate and politic, and by that name and style shall have perpetual succession, have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued, provided that any suit against the Board based upon a claim sounding in tort must be filed in the Court of Claims, to plead and be impleaded, to acquire, hold, and convey real and personal property; to have and use a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure; to make and establish by‑laws, and to alter or repeal the same as they shall deem necessary, for the management or government, in all its various departments and relations, of the University of Illinois, for the organization and endowment of which provision is made by this act.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1236.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1a) (from Ch. 144, par. 22a)
    Sec. 1a. The Board of Trustees shall comply with the provisions of "An Act concerning the use of Illinois mined coal in certain plants and institutions", filed July 13, 1937; provided that in the purchase of any coal or other fuel used in the operation of the University of Illinois, the provisions of Section 30 of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois (repealed by P.A. 90‑572) shall not apply to limit the price authorized to be paid by the Board of Trustees for any such coal or fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑239, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1b) (from Ch. 144, par. 22b)
    Sec. 1b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90‑372, eff. 7‑1‑98. Repealed internally, eff. 7‑1‑98.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1c) (from Ch. 144, par. 22c)
    Sec. 1c. Armed forces training. The Board of Trustees shall not bar or exclude from the curriculum, course catalogs, transcripts, campus, or school facilities of the University of Illinois any armed forces training program or organization operated under the authority of the United States government because the program or organization complies with rules, regulations, or policies of the United States government or any agency, branch, or department thereof.
(Source: P.A. 87‑788; 88‑555, eff. 7‑27‑94.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1d) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1d. Child care services.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "child care services" means day care home or center services as defined by the Child Care Act of 1969.
    (b) The Board may contract for the provision of child care services for its employees. The Board may, in accordance with established rules, allow day care centers to operate in State‑owned or leased facilities. Such day care centers shall be primarily for use by State employees of the university but use by non‑employees may be allowed.
    Where the Board enters into a contract to construct, acquire or lease all or a substantial portion of a building, in which more than 50 persons shall be employed, other than a renewal of an existing lease, after July 1, 1992, and where a need has been demonstrated, according to subsection (c), on‑site child care services shall be provided for employees of the university.
    The Board shall implement this Section and shall promulgate all rules and regulations necessary for this purpose. By April 1, 1993, the Board shall propose rules setting forth the standards and criteria, including need and feasibility, for determining if on‑site child care services shall be provided. The Board shall consult with the Department of Children and Family Services in defining standards for child care service centers established pursuant to this Section to ensure compliance with the Child Care Act of 1969. The Board shall establish a schedule of fees that shall be charged for child care services under this Section. The schedule shall be established so that charges for service are based on the actual cost of care. Except as otherwise provided by law for employees who may qualify for public assistance or social services due to indigency or family circumstance, each employee obtaining child care services under this Section shall be responsible for full payment of all charges. The Board shall report, on or before December 31, 1993, to the Governor and the members of the General Assembly, on the feasibility and implementation of a plan for the provision of comprehensive child care services.
    (c) Prior to contracting for child care services, the Board shall determine a need for child care services. Proof of need may include a survey of university employees as well as a determination of the availability of child care services through other State agencies, or in the community. The Board may also require submission of a feasibility, design and implementation plan, that takes into consideration similar needs and services of other State universities.
    The Board shall have the sole responsibility for choosing the successful bidder and overseeing the operation of its child care service program within the guidelines established by the Board. The Board shall promulgate rules under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act that detail the specific standards to be used in the selection of a vendor of child care services.
    The contract shall provide for the establishment of or arrangement for the use of a licensed day care center or a licensed day care agency, as defined in the Child Care Act of 1969.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1019; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1e) (from Ch. 144, par. 22d)
    Sec. 1e. Flexible hours positions. The Board of Trustees is authorized to use flexible hours positions. A flexible hours position is one that does not require an ordinary work schedule and includes but is not limited to: (1) a part‑time job of 20 hours or more per week, (2) a job which is shared by 2 employees, or (3) a job with a compressed work week consisting of an ordinary number of working hours performed on fewer than the number of days ordinarily required to perform that job. The Board may define flexible hours positions to include other types of jobs than are defined above.
    The Board shall establish goals for flexible hours positions to be available at each campus under its jurisdiction, governance or supervision. The Board shall give technical assistance to campuses in achieving their goals, and shall report to the Governor and General Assembly prior to May 1, 1993, on the progress of each institution in achieving its goals.
    When a goal of 20% of the positions on a campus being available on a flexible hours basis has been reached, the Board shall evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand the number of positions available for flexible hours.
(Source: P.A. 87‑1155; 88‑45.)

    (110 ILCS 305/1f)
    Sec. 1f. Chief Illiniwek. Consistent with a long‑standing, proud tradition, the General Assembly hereby declares that Chief Illiniwek is, and may remain, the honored symbol of a great university, the University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign.
(Source: P.A. 89‑421, eff. 6‑1‑96.)

    (110 ILCS 305/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 24)
    Sec. 3. In case the board of trustees shall at any time determine to establish a branch or department of said university at any points elected by them, such branch or department shall be under the control of the members of said board residing in the grand division and congressional district where said branch shall be located, unless otherwise ordered by said board of trustees: Provided, that no portion of the funds resulting from the congressional grant of land for the endowment of said University, or from any donation now or hereafter to be made by the county, city or town at or near which the University is located; and no portion of the interest or proceeds of either of said funds shall ever be applied to the support of any branch or department located outside of the county wherein said University is located by this act.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 25)
    Sec. 4. The board of trustees shall elect a regent who shall be charged with the general supervision of the educational facilities and interests of the university. Said regent shall be known as President of the University and his term of office shall be at the pleasure of the board of trustees.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 873.)

    (110 ILCS 305/4.1) (from Ch. 144, par. 25.1)
    Sec. 4.1. Chancellor search committee. Whenever the board of trustees establishes a search committee to fill the position of chancellor at any campus of the University of Illinois, there shall be minority representation, including women, on that search committee.
(Source: P.A. 87‑378.)

    (110 ILCS 305/5) (from Ch. 144, par. 26)
    Sec. 5. At the first, and at each biennial meeting thereafter, it shall be the duty of the board to appoint a treasurer, who shall not be a member of the board, and who shall give bonds, with such security as the board of trustees shall deem amply sufficient to guard the University from danger of loss or diminution of the funds intrusted to his care. The trustees may appoint, also, the corresponding secretary, whose duty it shall be, under the direction or with the approval of the trustees, to issue circulars, directions for procuring needful materials for conducting experiments, and eliciting instructive information from persons in various counties, selected for that purpose, and skilled in any branch of agricultural, mechanical and industrial art; and to do all other acts needful to enable him to prepare such reports and financial statements regarding the University and its departments as may from time to time be required by law or by action of the board of trustees. The trustees may appoint, also, a recording secretary, whose duty it shall be to keep faithful record of the transactions of the board of trustees, and prepare the same for publication in a biennial report. The treasurer and the corresponding and recording secretaries shall receive such compensation as the trustees may fix, to be paid in the same manner as the teachers and other employees of the University are paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1189.)

    (110 ILCS 305/6) (from Ch. 144, par. 27)
    Sec. 6. No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the University except by order of the board of trustees, on warrant of the regent, drawn upon the treasurer, and countersigned by the recording secretary.
(Source: Laws 1867, p. 123.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7)(from Ch. 144, par. 28)
    Sec. 7. Powers of trustees.
    (a) The trustees shall have power to provide for the requisite buildings, apparatus, and conveniences; to fix the rates for tuition; to appoint such professors and instructors, and to establish and provide for the management of such model farms, model art, and other departments and professorships, as may be required to teach, in the most thorough manner, such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, and military tactics, without excluding other scientific and classical studies. The trustees shall, upon the written request of an employee withhold from the compensation of that employee any dues, payments or contributions payable by such employee to any labor organization as defined in the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Act. Under such arrangement, an amount shall be withheld from each regular payroll period which is equal to the pro rata share of the annual dues plus any payments or contributions, and the trustees shall transmit such withholdings to the specified labor organization within 10 working days from the time of the withholding. They may accept the endowments and voluntary professorships or departments in the University, from any person or persons or corporations who may offer the same, and, at any regular meeting of the board, may prescribe rules and regulations in relation to such endowments and declare on what general principles they may be admitted: Provided, that such special voluntary endowments or professorships shall not be incompatible with the true design and scope of the act of congress, or of this Act: Provided, that no student shall at any time be allowed to remain in or about the University in idleness, or without full mental or industrial occupation: And provided further, that the trustees, in the exercise of any of the powers conferred by this Act, shall not create any liability or indebtedness in excess of the funds in the hands of the treasurer of the University at the time of creating such liability or indebtedness, and which may be specially and properly applied to the payment of the same. Any lease to the trustees of lands, buildings or facilities which will support scientific research and development in such areas as high technology, super computing, microelectronics, biotechnology, robotics, physics and engineering shall be for a term not to exceed 18 years, and may grant to the trustees the option to purchase the lands, buildings or facilities. The lease shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent payable under the terms of the lease.
    Leases for the purposes described herein exceeding 5 years shall have the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
    The Board of Trustees may, directly or in cooperation with other institutions of higher education, acquire by purchase or lease or otherwise, and construct, enlarge, improve, equip, complete, operate, control and manage medical research and high technology parks, together with the necessary lands, buildings, facilities, equipment and personal property therefor, to encourage and facilitate (a) the location and development of business and industry in the State of Illinois, and (b) the increased application and development of technology and (c) the improvement and development of the State's economy. The Board of Trustees may lease to nonprofit corporations all or any part of the land, buildings, facilities, equipment or other property included in a medical research and high technology park upon such terms and conditions as the University of Illinois may deem advisable and enter into any contract or agreement with such nonprofit corporations as may be necessary or suitable for the construction, financing, operation and maintenance and management of any such park; and may lease to any person, firm, partnership or corporation, either public or private, any part or all of the land, building, facilities, equipment or other property of such park for such purposes and upon such rentals, terms and conditions as the University may deem advisable; and may finance all or part of the cost of any such park, including the purchase, lease, construction, reconstruction, improvement, remodeling, addition to, and extension and maintenance of all or part of such high technology park, and all equipment and furnishings, by legislative appropriations, government grants, contracts, private gifts, loans, receipts from the operation of such high technology park, rentals and similar receipts; and may make its other facilities and services available to tenants or other occupants of any such park at rates which are reasonable and appropriate.
    The Trustees shall have power (a) to purchase real property and easements, and (b) to acquire real property and easements in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and in the event negotiations for the acquisition of real property or easements for making any improvement which the Trustees are authorized to make shall have proven unsuccessful and the Trustees shall have by resolution adopted a schedule or plan of operation for the execution of the project and therein made a finding that it is necessary to take such property or easements immediately or at some specified later date in order to comply with the schedule, the Trustees may acquire such property or easements in the same manner provided in Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act (quick‑take procedure).
    The Board of Trustees also shall have power to agree with the State's Attorney of the county in which any properties of the Board are located to pay for services rendered by the various taxing districts for the years 1944 through 1949 and to pay annually for services rendered thereafter by such district such sums as may be determined by the Board upon properties used solely for income producing purposes, title to which is held by said Board of Trustees, upon properties leased to members of the staff of the University of Illinois, title to which is held in trust for said Board of Trustees and upon properties leased to for‑profit entities the title to which properties is held by the Board of Trustees. A certified copy of any such agreement made with the State's Attorney shall be filed with the County Clerk and such sums shall be distributed to the respective taxing districts by the County Collector in such proportions that each taxing district will receive therefrom such proportion as the tax rate of such taxing district bears to the total tax rate that would be levied against such properties if they were not exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, subject to the applicable civil service law, may appoint persons to be members of the University of Illinois Police Department. Members of the Police Department shall be peace officers and as such have all powers possessed by policemen in cities, and sheriffs, including the power to make arrests on view or warrants of violations of state statutes and city or county ordinances, except that they may exercise such powers only in counties wherein the University and any of its branches or properties are located when such is required for the protection of university properties and interests, and its students and personnel, and otherwise, within such counties, when requested by appropriate state or local law enforcement officials; provided, however, that such officer shall have no power to serve and execute civil processes.
    The Board of Trustees must authorize to each member of the University of Illinois Police Department and to any other employee of the University of Illinois exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states that the badge is authorized by the University of Illinois and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the University of Illinois. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits the Board of Trustees from issuing shields or other distinctive identification to employees not exercising the powers of a peace officer if the Board of Trustees determines that a shield or distinctive identification is needed by the employee to carry out his or her responsibilities.
    The Board of Trustees may own, operate, or govern, by or through the College of Medicine at Peoria, a managed care community network established under subsection (b) of Section 5‑11 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    The powers of the trustees as herein designated are subject to the provisions of "An Act creating a Board of Higher Education, defining its powers and duties, making an appropriation therefor, and repealing an Act herein named", approved August 22, 1961, as amended.
    The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to adopt all administrative rules which may be necessary for the effective administration, enforcement and regulation of all matters for which the Board has jurisdiction or responsibility.
    (b) To assist in the provision of buildings and facilities beneficial to, useful for, or supportive of University purposes, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois may exercise the following powers with regard to the area located on or adjacent to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and bounded as follows: on the West by Morgan Street; on the North by Roosevelt Road; on the East by Union Street; and on the South by 16th Street, in the City of Chicago:
        (1) Acquire any interests in land, buildings, or
     facilities by purchase, including installments payable over a period allowed by law, by lease over a term of such duration as the Board of Trustees shall determine, or by exercise of the power of eminent domain;
        (2) Sub‑lease or contract to purchase through
     installments all or any portion of buildings or facilities for such duration and on such terms as the Board of Trustees shall determine, including a term that exceeds 5 years, provided that each such lease or purchase contract shall be and shall recite that it is subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to pay the rent or purchase installments payable under the terms of such lease or purchase contract; and
        (3) Sell property without compliance with the State
     Property Control Act and retain proceeds in the University Treasury in a special, separate development fund account which the Auditor General shall examine to assure compliance with this Act.
Any buildings or facilities to be developed on the land shall be buildings or facilities that, in the determination of the Board of Trustees, in whole or in part: (i) are for use by the University; or (ii) otherwise advance the interests of the University, including, by way of example, residential facilities for University staff and students and commercial facilities which provide services needed by the University community. Revenues from the development fund account may be withdrawn by the University for the purpose of demolition and the processes associated with demolition; routine land and property acquisition; extension of utilities; streetscape work; landscape work; surface and structure parking; sidewalks, recreational paths, and street construction; and lease and lease purchase arrangements and the professional services associated with the planning and development of the area. Moneys from the development fund account used for any other purpose must be deposited into and appropriated from the General Revenue Fund. Buildings or facilities leased to an entity or person other than the University shall not be subject to any limitations applicable to a State supported college or university under any law. All development on the land and all use of any buildings or facilities shall be subject to the control and approval of the Board of Trustees.
    (c) The Board of Trustees shall have the power to borrow
     money, as necessary, from time to time in anticipation of receiving tuition, payments from the State of Illinois, or other revenues or receipts of the University, also known as anticipated moneys. The borrowing limit shall be capped at 100% of the total amount of payroll and other expense vouchers submitted and payable to the University for fiscal year 2010 expenses, but unpaid at the State Comptroller's office. Prior to borrowing any funds, the University shall request from the Comptroller's office a verification of the borrowing limit and shall include the estimated date on which such borrowing shall occur. The borrowing limit cap shall be verified by State Comptroller's office not prior to 45 days before any estimated date for executing any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c). The principal amount borrowed under a promissory note or line of credit shall not exceed 75% of the borrowing limit. Within 15 days after borrowing funds under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c), the University shall submit to the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, and Minority Leader of the Senate, an Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan. The Emergency Short Term Cash Management Plan shall outline the amount borrowed, the terms for repayment, the amount of outstanding State vouchers as verified by the State Comptroller's office, and the University's plan for expenditure of any borrowed funds, including, but not limited to, a detailed plan to meet payroll obligations to include collective bargaining employees, civil service employees, and academic, research, and health care personnel. The establishment of any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) must be finalized within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly. The borrowed moneys shall be applied to the purposes of paying salaries and other expenses lawfully authorized in the University's State appropriation and unpaid by the State Comptroller. Any line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be paid in full one year after creation or within 10 days after the date the University receives reimbursement from the State for all submitted fiscal year 2010 vouchers, whichever is earlier. Any promissory note established under this subsection (c) shall be repaid within one year after issuance of the note. The Chairman, Comptroller, or Treasurer of the Board shall execute a promissory note or similar debt instrument to evidence the indebtedness incurred by the borrowing. In connection with a borrowing, the Board may establish a line of credit with a financial institution, investment bank, or broker/dealer. The obligation to make the payments due under any promissory note or line of credit established under this subsection (c) shall be a lawful obligation of the University payable from the anticipated moneys. Any borrowing under this subsection (c) shall not constitute a debt, legal or moral, of the State and shall not be enforceable against the State. The promissory note or line of credit shall be authorized by a resolution passed by the Board and shall be valid whether or not a budgeted item with respect to that resolution is included in any annual or supplemental budget adopted by the Board. The resolution shall set forth facts demonstrating the need for the borrowing, state an amount that the amount to be borrowed will not exceed, and establish a maximum interest rate limit not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act or 9%, whichever is less. The resolution may direct the Comptroller or Treasurer of the Board to make arrangements to set apart and hold the portion of the anticipated moneys, as received, that shall be used to repay the borrowing, subject to any prior pledges or restrictions with respect to the anticipated moneys. The resolution may also authorize the Treasurer of the Board to make partial repayments of the borrowing as the anticipated moneys become available and may contain any other terms, restrictions, or limitations not inconsistent with the powers of the Board.
    For the purposes of this subsection (c), "financial
     institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association or government‑sponsored enterprise organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 96‑909, eff. 6‑8‑10.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7a) (from Ch. 144, par. 28a)
    Sec. 7a. (a) The board of trustees shall provide each member of the University of Illinois Police Department without cost to him public liability insurance covering each member for any liability which arises out of his employment to the extent of the insurance policy limits which shall be not less than $50,000, unless such indemnification is provided by a program of self‑insurance under subsection (b).
    (b) The board of trustees may establish a program of self‑insurance to defend members of the University of Illinois Police Department, without cost to them, against liability claims which arise out of their employment, and indemnify them for any such liability in an amount not less than $50,000.
    The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have power to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, in whole or in part, the University police, paid and unpaid University employees, members of The Board of Trustees, and any students, volunteer workers, or visiting faculty or professionals who are agents of the University in the delivery of University programs or services, against civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of statements, acts, or omissions in the discharge of their University duties. The Board of Trustees may establish and accumulate reserves for the payment of such civil suits, claims, damages, losses, and expenses, or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters. When permitted by law to enter into an agreement with any unit of government, institution of higher education, person, or corporation for the use of property or the performance of any function, service, or act, the Board of Trustees may agree to the sharing or allocation of liabilities and damages resulting from such use of property or performance of function, service, or act. Such agreement may provide for contribution or indemnification by any or all of the parties to the agreement upon any liability arising out of the performance of the agreement.
    If the University undertakes a self insurance program, the University may accumulate reserves for such purposes, subject to the following conditions:
    (a) The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper, based on past experience and independent actuarial determinations:
    (b) All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used:
    (c) Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments on civil suits, claims, damages, losses and expenses, including attorneys fees, claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements, acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their University duties, and covered by the self insurance program:
    (d) All funds collected for such self insurance program or earmarked for such self insurance program must be placed in the reserves:
    (e) Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper, then contributions, charges, assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased.
(Source: P.A. 82‑374.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7b) (from Ch. 144, par. 28b)
    Sec. 7b. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall have the power to acquire, own, construct, enlarge, improve, and equip, and to operate, control and manage, directly or through others, central heating, steam and other energy generating and processing plants and distribution facilities to serve University buildings, facilities and activities. The Board of Trustees may contract for periods not to exceed 10 years for delivery of coal, fuel oil and natural gas, with payments to be made from appropriations for the year in which the coal, fuel oil or natural gas is delivered; provided that all such contracts for the delivery of fuel shall recite that they are subject to termination and cancellation in any year for which the General Assembly fails to make an appropriation to make payments under the terms of such contract. To the extent any such plant produces or processes energy in excess of the University's requirements, the Board of Trustees may at its discretion sell, transport and deliver to others all or a part of said excess energy at such fees, rates and charges as the Board of Trustees may determine from time to time. No sale or other disposition of energy by the Board of Trustees pursuant to this Section shall be deemed to constitute the University of Illinois a public utility, nor shall the University be otherwise deemed a public utility, that is subject to "An Act concerning public utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 88‑494.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7c) (from Ch. 144, par. 28c)
    Sec. 7c. The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois shall establish a program to assess the oral English language proficiency of all persons providing classroom instruction to students at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board, and shall ensure that each person who is not orally proficient in the English language attain such proficiency prior to providing any classroom instruction to students. The program required by this Section shall be fully implemented to ensure the oral English language proficiency of all classroom instructors at each campus under the jurisdiction, governance or supervision of the Board by the beginning of the 1987‑88 academic year. Any other provisions of this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, nothing in this Section shall be deemed or construed to apply to, or to require such oral English language proficiency of any person who provides classroom instruction to students in foreign language courses only.
(Source: P.A. 84‑1434.)

    (110 ILCS 305/7d) (from Ch. 144, par. 28d)
    Sec. 7d. (a) The Board of Trustees may acquire, through merger, a domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which is affiliated with the University of Illinois and carries on athletic sports and promotes athletic interests among students of the University. The Board of Trustees and the not‑for‑profit corporation may accomplish the merger by adopting a plan of merger setting forth:
    (1) The names of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation which propose to merge; and the name of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois as the entity into which they propose to merge, which is hereinafter designated as the surviving corporation;
    (2) The terms and conditions of the proposed merger; and
    (3) Such other provisions with respect to the proposed merger as are deemed necessary or desirable, including provisions, if any, under which the proposed merger may be abandoned prior to the filing of Articles of Merger in the office of the Secretary of State.
    Adoption of the plan by the Board of Trustees shall be at a meeting of the Trustees and by affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees who are qualified to vote.
    (b)(1) Articles of Merger shall be executed by the Board and the affiliated corporation and shall set forth:
    (A) the name of each corporation;
    (B) the plan of merger;
    (C) as to the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of members by the affirmative vote of the members having not less than the minimum number of votes necessary to adopt a plan, as provided in Section 111.20 of the General Not For Profit Corporation Act of 1986, as now or hereafter amended, and the date of the meeting; and
    (D) as to the Board of Trustees, a statement that the plan was adopted at a meeting of Trustees by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Trustees qualified to vote, and the date of the meeting.
    (2) The Articles of Merger shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State.
    (c)(1) When the provisions of subsection (b) have been complied with, the Secretary of State shall issue a Certificate of Merger. The merger shall become effective upon the issuance of the Certificate of Merger by the Secretary of State or on such later date, not more than 30 days after the issuance of the Certificate by the Secretary of State, as may be provided for in the plan.
    (2) The Certificate of Merger, with a copy of the Articles of Merger affixed thereto by the Secretary of State, shall be returned to the Board of Trustees and such Certificate and Articles, or a copy thereof certified by the Secretary of State, shall be filed for record in the office of the Recorder of Champaign County.
    (d) When such merger has been effected:
    (1) The parties to the plan of merger shall be a single corporation designated in the plan of merger as The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, a body corporate and politic.
    (2) The separate existence of the domestic not‑for‑profit corporation, which has merged into The Board of Tr

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