(70 ILCS 516/25)
    Sec. 25. Powers. The Authority possesses all powers of a body corporate necessary and convenient to accomplish the purpose of this Act, including without limitation the following:
        (a) to enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and
mortgages in any matter connected with any of its corporate purposes and to invest its funds;
        (b) to sue and be sued;
        (c) to employ agents and employees necessary to carry
out its purposes;
        (d) to have, use, and alter a common seal;
        (e) to adopt all needful ordinances, resolutions,
bylaws, rules, and regulations for the conduct of its business and affairs and for the management and use of the projects developed, constructed, acquired, and improved in furtherance of its purposes;
        (f) to designate the fiscal year for the Authority;
        (g) to accept and expend appropriations;
        (h) to have and exercise all powers and be subject to
all duties usually incident to boards of directors of corporations;
        (i) to acquire, own, lease, sell, or otherwise
dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated thereon and in personal property from any person, the State of Illinois, any municipal corporation, any unit of local government, the government of the United States, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any body politic, or any county, whether the property is improved for the purposes of any prospective project or unimproved, useful and necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Authority;
        (j) to acquire title to any project with respect to
which it exercises its authority;
        (k) to engage in any activity or operation, including
brownfield remediation, that is incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the Authority's primary purpose;
        (l) to acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, and
maintain, within its corporate limits, terminals and terminal facilities and to fix and collect just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of those facilities;
        (m) to collect fees and charges in connection with
its loans, commitments, and services;
        (n) to use the charges and fees collected as
authorized under paragraphs (l) and (m) of this Section to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal and interest of any revenue bonds issued by the Authority;
        (o) to borrow money and issue revenue bonds, notes,
or other evidences of indebtedness under the supervision of the Illinois Finance Authority, as set forth under Section 825-13 of the Illinois Finance Authority Act;
        (p) to apply for and accept grants, loans or
appropriations from the federal government; the State of Illinois, including the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; and the Village of Riverdale;
        (q) to accept donations, contributions, capital
grants or gifts from individuals, associations and private corporations in aid of any purposes of this Act and to enter into agreements in connection therewith;
        (r) to enter into intergovernmental agreements with
the State of Illinois, the County of Cook, the Illinois Finance Authority, the United States government, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of local government located within the territory of the Authority, or any other unit of government to the extent allowed by Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution and the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act;
        (s) to petition any federal, State, municipal or
local authority, and any unit of local government having jurisdiction in the premises for the adoption and execution of any physical improvement, change in method or system of handling freight, warehousing, docking, lightering, and transfer of freight which, in the opinion of the Authority, is designed to improve the handling of commerce in and through its territorial jurisdiction or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein;
        (t) to enter into agreements with businesses, form
public-private partnership entities and appropriate funds to such entities as needed to achieve the purpose of this Act; and
        (u) to share employees with other units of
government, including agencies of the United States, agencies of the State of Illinois, and agencies or personnel of any unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 94-1093, eff. 1-26-07.)