(70 ILCS 1832/5)
In this Act:
"Airport" means any locality, either land or water, that is used or
designed for the landing and taking off of aircraft or for the location of
runways, landing fields, airdromes, hangars, buildings, structures, airport
roadways, and other facilities.
"Board" means Mid-America Intermodal Authority
Port District Board.
"District" means the Mid-America Intermodal Authority
Port District created by this Act.
"Governmental agency" means the United States, the State of Illinois, any
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
assets, and handling equipment.
"Navigable waters" mean any public waters that are or can be made
usable for water commerce.
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, trust, corporation,
both domestic and foreign, company, association, or joint stock association
and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative
"Port facilities" mean all public and other buildings, structures,
works, improvements, and equipment, except terminal facilities as defined
in this Section, that are upon, in, over, under, adjacent, or near to
waters, harbors, slips, 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 facilities" includes the widening and
basins, slips, harbors, and navigable waters. "Port facilities" also mean
all lands, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment, and appliances
located on district property that are used for industrial, manufacturing,
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 for any combination of those purposes in connection
transportation and movement 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, and transportation facilities for water and land
commerce and for handling, docking, storing, and servicing small boats and
(Source: P.A. 90-636, eff. 7-24-98.)