(620 ILCS 40/1)
(from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 69)
Every county has the power to locate, establish, acquire, own,
construct, manage, maintain and operate, develop, expand, extend and
improve airports, landing fields, or airport facilities within its
boundaries or within or upon any land adjacent thereto, together with all
land, appurtenances, and easements, necessary or useful in connection
therewith. Such power includes every kind of structure.
No land may be used for the expansion of airport landing fields until it
has been zoned for airport purposes by the county or municipality having
the zoning power over such land, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 78-720