(70 ILCS 200/2-20)
    Sec. 2-20. Rights and powers, including eminent domain. The Authority shall have the following rights and powers:
    (a) To acquire, purchase, own, construct, lease as lessee or in any other way acquire, improve, extend, repair, reconstruct, regulate, operate, equip and maintain exhibition centers, civic auditoriums, cultural facilities and office buildings, including sites and parking areas and commercial facilities therefor located within the metropolitan area;
    (b) To plan for such grounds, centers and auditoriums and to plan, sponsor, hold, arrange and finance fairs, industrial, cultural, educational, trade and scientific exhibits, shows and events and to use or allow the use of such grounds, centers, and auditoriums for the holding of fairs, exhibits, shows and events whether conducted by the Authority or some other person or governmental agency;
    (c) To exercise the right of eminent domain to acquire sites for such grounds, centers, buildings and auditoriums, and parking areas and facilities in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act;
    (d) To fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges and rents for the use of such parking areas and facilities, grounds, centers, buildings and auditoriums and admission charges to fairs, shows, exhibits and events sponsored or held by the Authority. The charges collected may be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest on any bonds issued by the Authority;
    (e) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Article.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, any power granted under this Article to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)