(70 ILCS 1860/2)
(from Ch. 19, par. 285)
When used in this Act:
"District" or "Port District" means America's Central Port District
created by this Act.
"Terminal" means a public place, station or depot for receiving and
delivering baggage, mail, freight or express matter and for any combination
of such purposes, in connection with the transportation of persons and
property on water or land or in the air.
"Terminal facilities" means all land, buildings, structures,
improvements, equipment and appliances useful in the operation of public
warehouse, storage and transportation facilities and industrial,
manufacturing, processing and conversion activities for the accommodation
of or in connection with commerce by water or land or in the air or useful
as an aid to further the public interest, or constituting an advantage or
convenience to, the safe
landing, taking off and navigation of aircraft, or the safe and efficient
operation or maintenance of a public airport; except that nothing in this
definition contained shall be interpreted as granting authority to the
District to acquire, purchase, create, erect or construct a bridge across
any waterway which serves as a boundary between the State of Illinois and
any other state.
"Port facilities" means all public structures, except terminal
facilities as defined herein, that are in, over, under or adjacent to
navigable waters and are necessary for or incident to the furtherance of
water commerce and includes the widening and deepening of slips, harbors
and navigable waters.
"Aircraft" means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used
or designed for navigation of, or flight in, the air.
"Airport" means any locality, either land or water, which 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.
"Airport hazard" means any structure, or object of natural growth,
located on or in the vicinity of an airport, or any use of land near an
airport which is hazardous to the use of such airport for the landing and
take-off of aircraft.
"Approach" means any path, course or zone defined by an ordinance of the
District or by other lawful regulation, on the ground or in the air, or
both, for the use of aircraft in landing and taking off from an airport
located within the District.
"Commercial aircraft" means any aircraft other than public aircraft
engaged in the business of transporting persons or property.
"Private aircraft" means any aircraft other than public and commercial
"Public aircraft" means an aircraft used exclusively in the governmental
service of the United States, or of any state or of any public agency,
including military and naval aircraft.
"Public airport" means an airport owned by a Port District, an airport
authority or other public agency which is used or is intended for use by
public, commercial and private aircraft and by persons owning, managing,
operating or desiring to use, inspect or repair any such aircraft or to use
any such airport for aeronautical purposes.
"Public incinerator" means a facility for the disposal of waste by
incineration by any means or method for public use, including, but not
limited to, incineration and disposal of industrial wastes.
"Public interest" means the protection, furtherance and advancement of
the general welfare and of public health and safety and public necessity
"Navigable waters" means any public waters which are or can be made
usable for water commerce.
"Governmental agency" means the Federal, State and any local
governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality, corporate or
"Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, both
domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association; and
includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative
"General obligation bond" means any bond issued by the District any part
of the principal or interest of which bond is to be paid by taxation.
"Revenue bond" means any bond issued by the District the principal and
interest of which bond is payable solely from revenues or income derived
from terminal, terminal facilities or port facilities of the District.
"Board" means the America's Central Port District Board.
"Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
"Mayor" means the Mayor of the city of Venice, the Mayor of the city of
Madison or the Mayor of the city of Granite City, as the case may require.
(Source: P.A. 98-854, eff. 1-1-15