(310 ILCS 10/28) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 27a)
    Sec. 28. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds or other obligations of a housing authority issued in connection with a project for which the Federal government, the State, or any political subdivision of the State has extended or provided for or has agreed to extend or provide for, financial assistance either in the form of a capital grant, a loan, or an annual subsidy, or by means of tax exemption, the sale, lease, gift or bailment of real or personal property, the furnishing of services, or in any other form, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such bonds or other obligations of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this section may be construed as relieving any person, firm, or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 1013.)