(70 ILCS 1832/50)
Acquisition of property.
(a) The district shall have power to
acquire and accept by
purchase, lease, gift, grant, or otherwise any and all real property,
whether a fee simple absolute or a lesser estate, and personal property
either within or without its corporate limits or any right that
may be useful for its purposes and to provide for the development of
adequate channels, ports, harbors, terminals, port facilities,
terminal facilities, and intermodal facilities adequate to serve the needs of
commerce within the
district. The district shall have the right to grant easements and
permits for the use of any real property, rights of way, or
privileges that, in the opinion of the Board, will not interfere with the
use of the district's property by the district for its primary purposes and the
and permits may contain any conditions and retain any interest therein
that may be deemed for the best interest of the district by the Board.
(b) Any property or facility shall be leased or operated, if
at all, only by 2 or more unrelated contracting parties in parcels
that are as nearly equal in all respects as practicable unless the
Board determines that it is in the best interest of the district to
lease the property or facility to a single contracting party.
The district, subject to the public bid requirements prescribed
in Section 40 with respect to public warehouses or public grain
elevators, may lease to others for any period of time not to exceed 99
years upon any terms that the Board may determine any of its real
property, rights of way, or privileges, any interest therein, or any part
thereof for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, recreational, or harbor
purposes, that is in the opinion of the Board no longer
required for its primary purposes in the development of port, harbor,
and intermodal facilities or that may
immediately needed for those purposes. Where the leases will in the
opinion of the Board aid and promote those purposes, and in
conjunction with those leases, the district may grant rights of way and
privileges across the property of the district, which rights of way and
privileges may be assignable and irrevocable during the term of any
lease and may include the right to enter upon the property of the
district to do any things that may be necessary for the enjoyment of the
leases, rights of way, and privileges and the leases may contain any
conditions and retain any interest that may be deemed for the
best interest of the district by the Board.
With respect to any and all leases, easements, rights of way,
privileges, and permits made or granted by the Board, the Board may agree
upon and collect the rentals, charges, and fees that may be deemed for
the best interest of the district by the Board. The rentals, charges, and fees
used to defray the reasonable expenses of the district and to pay the
principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the district.
(c) The district may dedicate to the public for highway purposes
any of its real property and those dedications may be subject to any
conditions and the retention of any interest that may be deemed
for the best interest of the district by the Board.
(d) The district may sell, convey, or operate any of its
buildings, structures, or other improvements located upon district property
may be deemed in the best interest of the district by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-636, eff. 7-24-98.)