(70 ILCS 1835/7)
(from Ch. 19, par. 707)
The District has power to apply for and accept grants, loans, or
appropriations from the Federal Government or any agency or instrumentality
thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the District and to enter
into any agreements with the Federal Government in relation to such grants,
loans or appropriations.
The District may petition any federal, state, municipal, or local
authority, administrative, judicial and legislative, having jurisdiction,
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 District is likely to
improve or better the handling of commerce in and through the Port District
or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein.
(Source: P.A. 76-1788