(70 ILCS 518/30)
    Sec. 30. Powers.
    (a) The Authority possesses all the powers of a body corporate necessary and convenient to accomplish the purposes of this Act, including, without any intended limitation upon the general powers hereby conferred, the following powers:
        (1) to enter into loans, contracts, agreements, and
mortgages in any matter connected with any of its corporate purposes and to invest its funds;
        (2) to sue and be sued;
        (3) to utilize services of the Illinois Finance
        (4) to have and use a common seal and to alter the
seal at its discretion;
        (5) to adopt all needful ordinances, resolutions,
by-laws, 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;
        (6) to own or finance communications projects such as
telecommunications, fiber optics, and data transfer projects;
        (7) to designate the fiscal year for the Authority;
        (8) to accept and expend appropriations;
        (9) to acquire, own, lease, sell, or otherwise
dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated on that real property and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Authority;
        (10) to engage in any activity or operation which is
incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the Authority's primary purpose;
        (11) to acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, and
maintain bridges, terminals, terminal facilities, and port facilities and to fix and collect just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities. These charges shall be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal and interest of any revenue bonds issued by the Authority;
        (12) subject to any applicable condition imposed by
this Act, to locate, establish and maintain a public airport, public airports and public airport facilities within its corporate limits or within or upon any body of water adjacent thereto and to construct, develop, expand, extend and improve any such airport or airport facility; and
        (13) to have and exercise all powers and be subject
to all duties usually incident to boards of directors of corporations.
    (b) The Authority shall not issue any bonds relating to the financing of a project located within the planning and subdivision control jurisdiction of any municipality or county unless notice, including a description of the proposed project and the financing for that project, is submitted to the corporate authorities of the municipality or, in the case of a proposed project in an unincorporated area, to the county board.
    (c) If any of the powers set forth in this Act are exercised within the jurisdictional limits of any municipality, all ordinances of the municipality remain in full force and effect and are controlling.
(Source: P.A. 93-968, eff. 8-20-04.)