(605 ILCS 130/95)
(a) The Department may apply for, execute, or endorse applications submitted by contractors and other third parties to obtain federal, State, or local credit assistance to develop, finance, maintain, or operate the Illiana Expressway project.
(b) The Department may take any action to obtain federal, State, or local assistance for the Illiana Expressway project that serves the public purpose of this Act and may enter into any contracts required to receive the federal assistance. The Department may determine that it serves the public purpose of this Act for all or any portion of the costs of the Illiana Expressway project to be paid, directly or indirectly, from the proceeds of a grant or loan, line of credit, or loan guarantee made by a local, State, or federal government or any agency or instrumentality of a local, State, or federal government. Such assistance may include, but not be limited to, federal credit assistance pursuant to the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA).
(c) The Department may agree to make grants or loans for the development, financing, construction, management, or operation of the Illiana Expressway project from time to time, from amounts received from the federal, State, or local government or any agency or instrumentality of the federal, State, or local government.
(d) Any financing of the Illiana Expressway project may be in the amounts and subject to the terms and conditions contained in the public private agreement.
(e) For the purpose of financing the Illiana Expressway project, the contractor and the Department may do the following:
(1) propose to use any and all revenues that may be available to them;
(2) enter into grant agreements;
(3) access any other funds available to the Department; and
(4) accept grants from any public or private agency or entity.
(f) For the purpose of financing the Illiana Expressway project, public funds may be used and mixed and aggregated with funds provided by or on behalf of the contractor or other private entities.
(g) For the purpose of financing the Illiana Expressway project, the Department is authorized to apply for, execute, or endorse applications for an allocation of tax-exempt bond financing authorization provided by Section 142(m) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as financing available under any other federal law or program.
(h) Any bonds, debt, or other securities or other financing issued by or on behalf of a contractor for the purposes of a project undertaken pursuant to this Act shall not be deemed to constitute a debt of the State or any political subdivision of the State or a pledge of the faith and credit of the State or any political subdivision of the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-913, eff. 6-9-10; 97-808, eff. 7-13-12.)