(620 ILCS 5/38.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.38a)
    Sec. 38.01. Project applications.
    (a) No municipality or political subdivision in this state, whether acting alone or jointly with another municipality or political subdivision or with the state, shall submit any project application under the provisions of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, or any amendment thereof, unless the project and the project application have been first approved by the Department. No such municipality or political subdivision shall directly accept, receive, or disburse any funds granted by the United States under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, but it shall designate the Department as its agent to accept, receive, and disburse such funds, provided, however, nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit any municipality or any political subdivision of more than 500,000 inhabitants from disbursing such funds through its corporate authorities. It shall enter into an agreement with the Department prescribing the terms and conditions of such agency in accordance with federal laws, rules and regulations and applicable laws of this state. This subsection (a) does not apply to any project application submitted in connection with the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act.
    (b) The City of Chicago may submit a project application under the provisions of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as now or hereafter amended, or any other federal law providing for airport planning or development, if the application is submitted in connection with the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act, and the City may directly accept, receive, and disburse any such funds.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01; 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)