(70 ILCS 1807/5)
In this Act:
"Airport" means any locality, either land or water, that is used or designed
the landing and taking off of aircraft or for the location of runways, landing
airdromes, hangars, buildings, structures, airport roadways, and other
"Board" means Heart of Illinois Regional Port District Board.
"District" means the Heart of Illinois Regional Port District created by
"Governmental agency" means the United States, the State of Illinois, any
local governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality, corporate or
"Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
"Intermodal" means a type of international freight system that
permits transshipping among sea, highway, rail, and air modes of
transportation through use of ANSI/International Organization for
Standardization containers, line haul assets, and handling equipment.
"Navigable waters" mean any public waters that are or can be made usable for
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, trust, corporation, both
domestic and foreign, company, association, or joint stock association and
trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof.
"Port facilities" mean all public and other buildings, structures, works,
improvements, and equipment, except terminal facilities as defined in this
that are upon, in, over, under, adjacent, or near to navigable waters, harbors,
and basins and that are necessary or useful for or incident to the furtherance
of water and
land commerce and the operation of small boats and pleasure craft. "Port
includes the widening and deepening of basins, slips, harbors, and navigable
"Port facilities" also mean all lands, buildings, structures, improvements,
and appliances located on district property that are used for industrial,
commercial, or recreational purposes.
"Terminal" means a public place, station, depot, or area for receiving and
delivering articles, commodities, baggage, mail, freight, or express matter and
combination of those purposes in connection with the transportation and
by water and land of persons and property.
"Terminal facilities" mean all lands, buildings, structures, improvements,
equipment, and appliances useful in the operation of public warehouse, storage,
transportation facilities for water and land commerce and for handling,
storing, and servicing small boats and pleasure craft.
(Source: P.A. 93-262, eff. 7-22-03.)