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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1810/) Illinois International Port District Act.

70 ILCS 1810/1

    (70 ILCS 1810/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 152)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois International Port District Act."
(Source: P.A. 84-892.)

70 ILCS 1810/2

    (70 ILCS 1810/2) (from Ch. 19, par. 153)
    Sec. 2. When used in this Act:
    "District" means the Illinois International Port District created by this Act. "Lake Calumet area" means that area in and about Lake Calumet, in Cook County, Illinois, described in the deed heretofore made by the City of Chicago to the District dated April 19, 1955, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois on the 22nd day of April 1955 as Document number 16212736.
    "Terminal" means a public place, station, depot, or area for receiving and delivering articles, commodities, baggage, mail, freight or express matter and for any combination of such purposes in connection with the transportation and movement by water and land of persons and property.
    "Terminal facilities" means all lands, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment and appliances useful in the operation of public warehouse, storage and transportation facilities for water and land commerce and for handling, docking, storing and servicing small boats and pleasure craft.
    "Port facilities" means all public and other buildings, structures, works, improvements and equipment except terminal facilities as defined herein and that are upon, in, over, under, adjacent or near to navigable waters, harbors, slips and basins, and are necessary or useful for or incident to the furtherance of water and land commerce and the operation of small boats and pleasure craft and includes the widening and deepening of basins, slips, harbors and navigable waters. "Port facilities" also means all lands, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment, and appliances located on District property that are used for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, or recreational purposes.
    "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 otherwise, thereof.
    "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, trust, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    "Board" means Illinois International Port District Board.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    "Mayor" means the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
    "Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor" means the inundated land in Lake Calumet in Cook County, Illinois.
    "Federal Navigational Channel" means the 27 foot deep channel in Lake Calumet approximately 3,000 feet long and 1,000 feet wide authorized by Section 101 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1962, (P.L. 87-874), and described in House Document No. 581, 87th Cong., 2nd Session.
(Source: P.A. 88-539.)

70 ILCS 1810/3

    (70 ILCS 1810/3) (from Ch. 19, par. 154)
    Sec. 3. There is created a political subdivision, body politic and municipal corporation by the name of the Illinois International Port District embracing all the area within the corporate limits of the City of Chicago. The District may sue and be sued in its corporate name but execution shall not in any case issue against any property of the District. It may adopt a common seal and change the same at pleasure. The principal office of the District shall be in the city of Chicago.
(Source: P.A. 84-892.)

70 ILCS 1810/3.1

    (70 ILCS 1810/3.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 154.1)
    Sec. 3.1. All property of every kind belonging to the Illinois International Port District shall be exempt from taxation, provided that a tax may be levied upon a lessee of the District by reason of the value of a leasehold estate separate and apart from the fee, or upon such improvements as are constructed and owned by others than the Port District.
    All property of the Illinois International Port District shall be construed as constituting public grounds owned by a municipal corporation and used exclusively for public purposes within the tax exemption provisions of Section 15-155 of the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

70 ILCS 1810/4

    (70 ILCS 1810/4) (from Ch. 19, par. 155)
    Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Port District:
    (a) To study the existing harbor plans within the area of the Port District and to recommend to the appropriate governmental agency, including the General Assembly of Illinois, such changes and modifications as may from time to time be required by the continuing development therein and to meet changing business and commercial needs.
    (b) To make an investigation of conditions within the area of the Port District and to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan for the development of the port facilities for the said Port District. In preparing and recommending changes and modifications in existing harbor plans, or a comprehensive plan for the development of said port facilities, as above provided, the District may if it deems desirable set aside and allocate an area, or areas, within the lands held by it, to be used and operated by the District or leased to private parties for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, recreational, or harbor purposes, where such area or areas are not, in the opinion of the District, required for its primary purposes in the development of harbor and port facilities for the use of public water and land transportation, or will not be immediately needed for such purposes, and where such use and operation or leasing will in the opinion of the District aid and promote the development of terminal and port facilities.
    (c) To study and make recommendations to the proper authority for the improvement of terminal, lighterage, wharfage, warehousing, transfer and other facilities necessary for the promotion of commerce and the interchange of traffic within, to and from the Port District.
    (d) To study, prepare and recommend by specific proposals to the General Assembly of Illinois changes in the jurisdiction of the Port District.
    (e) To petition any federal, state, municipal or local authority, administrative, judicial and legislative, having jurisdiction in the premises, for the adoption and execution of any physical improvement, change in method, system of handling freight, warehousing, docking, lightering and transfer of freight, which in the opinion of the Port District may be designed to improve or better the handling of commerce in and through the Port District or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein.
    (f) To foster, stimulate and promote the shipment of cargoes and commerce through such ports, whether originating within or without the State of Illinois.
    (g) To acquire, construct, own, lease and develop terminals, wharf facilities, piers, docks, warehouses, bulk terminals, grain elevators, tug boats and other harbor crafts, and any other port facility or port-related facility or service as it finds necessary and convenient.
    (h) To perform any other act or function which may tend to or be useful toward development and improvement of harbors, sea ports, and port-related facilities and services and to increase foreign and domestic commerce through the harbors and ports within the City of Chicago.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

70 ILCS 1810/4a

    (70 ILCS 1810/4a) (from Ch. 19, par. 155a)
    Sec. 4a. Any changes and modifications in harbor plans within the area of the Port District from time to time recommended by the District or any comprehensive plan for the development of the port facilities adopted by said District, pursuant to authority granted by this Act, shall be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois for approval, and the approval thereof by that Department shall be conclusive evidence, for all purposes, that such changes and modifications conform to the provisions of this Act; provided, however, that no such changes or modifications shall be submitted by the District or approved by the Department of Natural Resources which reduce the total area of Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor to less than 350 acres, or the basin thereof to an area less than the Federal Navigational Channel. The title to certain lands in and near Lake Calumet in the City of Chicago acquired by the Port District by the deed heretofore made by the City of Chicago to said District is hereby confirmed; excepting, however, so much of such lands as fall within the limits of the water area of Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor. If any changes or modifications should at any time or times hereafter be made in harbor plans, as herein authorized, which have the effect of altering the water area of the Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor, then and in that event the District shall have and be entitled to all the right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to any of the lands so reclaimed which, by reason of such future changes or modifications, thereafter cease to form a part of the water area of the Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

70 ILCS 1810/5

    (70 ILCS 1810/5) (from Ch. 19, par. 156)
    Sec. 5. The Port District shall have the following rights and powers:
    (a) To issue permits: for the construction of all wharves, piers, dolphins, booms, weirs, breakwaters, bulkheads, jetties, bridges or other structures of any kind, over, under, in, or within 40 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District; for the deposit of rock, earth, sand or other material, or any matter of any kind or description in said waters;
    (b) To prevent or remove obstructions, including the removal of wrecks;
    (c) To locate and establish dock lines and shore or harbor lines;
    (d) Beyond the limits or jurisdiction of any municipality to regulate the anchorage, moorage and speed of vessels and to establish and enforce regulations for the operation of bridges and to regulate the anchorage, moorage, and speed of water borne vessels in the entrance channel, anchorage basin and slips in the Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor at Lake Calumet;
    (e) To acquire, own, construct, sell, lease, operate, and maintain port and harbor, water, and land terminal facilities, and, subject to the provisions of Section 5.01 to operate or contract for the operation of such facilities, and to fix and collect just, reasonable and non-discriminatory charges, rentals or fees for the use of such facilities. The charges, rentals or fees so collected shall be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the Port District and to pay the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the District;
    (f) To enter into contracts dealing in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Act;
    (g) To police its property and exercise police powers in respect thereto or in respect to the enforcement of any rule or regulation provided by the ordinances of the District and employ and commission police officers and other qualified persons to enforce the same. The use of any property of the District or property under the regulation of the District for activities including, but not limited to, vehicular traffic or commercial maritime traffic shall be subject to the reasonable regulation and control of the District and upon such reasonable terms and conditions as shall be established by its Board. A regulatory ordinance of the District adopted under any provision of this Section or Section 21 may provide for a suspension or revocation of any rights or privileges within the control of the District for a violation of any such regulatory ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 93-250, eff. 7-22-03.)

70 ILCS 1810/5.01

    (70 ILCS 1810/5.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 156.1)
    Sec. 5.01. Any public warehouse or other public storage facility owned or otherwise controlled by the District shall be operated by persons under contracts with the District. Any such contract shall reserve reasonable rentals or other charges payable to the District sufficient to pay the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the facilities and to pay principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the District and may contain such other conditions as may be mutually agreed upon. However, upon the breach of such a contract or if no contract is in existence as to any such facility, the District shall temporarily operate such facility until a contract for its operation can be negotiated.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 28.)

70 ILCS 1810/5.02

    (70 ILCS 1810/5.02) (from Ch. 19, par. 156.2)
    Sec. 5.02. All leases or other contracts for operation of any public warehouse or public grain elevator to which this Section is applicable owned or otherwise controlled by the District which are entered into on or after July 1, 1955 shall be governed by the following procedure: Notice shall be given by the District that bids will be received for the operation of such public warehouse or public grain elevator. This notice shall state the time within which and the place where bids may be submitted, the time and place of opening of bids, and shall be published not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days in advance of the first day for the submission of bids in any one or more newspapers designated by the District which have a general circulation within the District; this notice shall specify sufficient data of the proposed operation to enable bidders to understand the scope of the operation; provided, however, that contracts which by their nature are not adapted to award by competitive bidding, such as contracts for the services of individuals possessing a high degree of personal skill, contracts for the purchase or binding of magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets, reports and similar articles, and contracts for utility services such as water, light, heat, telephone or telegraph, shall not be subject to the competitive bidding requirements of this section.
    The Board may, by ordinance, promulgate reasonable regulations prescribing the qualifications of the bidders as to experience, adequacy of equipment, ability to complete performance within the time set, and other factors in addition to financial responsibility, and may by ordinance provide for suitable performance guaranties to qualify a bid. Copies of all such regulations shall be made available to all bidders.
    The District may determine in advance the minimum rental that should be produced by the public warehouse or public grain elevator offered and, if no qualified bid will produce such minimum rental, all bids may be rejected and the District shall then readvertise for bids. If after such readvertisement no responsible and satisfactory bid within the terms of the advertisement is received, the District may then negotiate a lease for not less than the amount of minimum rental so determined. If, after negotiating for a lease as herein provided, it is found necessary to revise the minimum rental to be produced by the facilities offered for lease, then the District shall again readvertise for bids, as herein provided, before negotiating a lease.
    If the District shall temporarily operate any public warehouse or public grain elevator as in this Act provided, such temporary operation shall not continue for more than one year without advertising for bids for the operation of such facility as herein provided.
    This Section applies only to structures in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1963. It does not apply to warehouses and grain elevators on which construction is completed after such date.
(Source: P.A. 83-1360.)

70 ILCS 1810/6

    (70 ILCS 1810/6) (from Ch. 19, par. 157)
    Sec. 6. Unless and until the revenues from operations conducted by the Port District are adequate to meet all expenditures or unless and until otherwise determined by act of the General Assembly, the Port District shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or administrative expenses prior to the making of appropriations to meet such expenses.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/7

    (70 ILCS 1810/7) (from Ch. 19, par. 158)
    Sec. 7. The Port 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 therein that may be useful for its purposes and to provide for the development of adequate channels, ports, harbors, terminals, port facilities, and terminal facilities adequate to serve the needs of commerce within the District. The District may acquire by condemnation any and all real property lying within the Lake Calumet area (as hereinbefore defined) and also any and all real property lying within 1/2 mile of the Calumet River or Lake Calumet and the whole of any parcel of real property adjacent to such River or Lake which is wholly within the corporate limits of the City of Chicago even though part of such parcel may be more than 1/2 mile from such River or Lake, whether a fee simple absolute or a lesser estate, or any right or rights therein (including riparian rights) that may be required for its corporate purposes in the manner as near as may be, as is provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act; except that no rights or property of any kind or character now or hereafter owned, leased, controlled or operated and used by, or necessary for the actual operations of, any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce, shall be taken or appropriated by the District without first obtaining the approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission. The District shall have no power to acquire by condemnation any property other than as prescribed in this Section.
    Any property or facility shall be leased or operated, if at all, only by two 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.
    Also, the District may dedicate to the public for highway purposes any of its real property and such dedications may be subject to such conditions and the retention of such interest therein as may be deemed for the best interest of the District by its Board.
    The District may sell, convey, or operate any of its buildings, structures or other improvements located upon District property as may be deemed in the best interest of the District by its Board.
    Also, the District, subject to the public bid requirements prescribed in Section 5.02 in respect to public warehouses or public grain elevators, may lease to others for any period of time, not to exceed 99 years, upon such terms as its Board may determine, any of its real property, rights of way or privileges, or any interest therein, or any part thereof, for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, recreational, or harbor purposes, which is in the opinion of the Port District Board no longer required for its primary purposes in the development of port and harbor facilities for the use of public transportation, or which may not be immediately needed for such purposes, but where such leases will in the opinion of the Port District Board aid and promote such purposes, and in conjunction with such 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 such lease and may include the right to enter upon the property of the District to do such things as may be necessary for the enjoyment of such leases, rights of way and privileges, and such leases may contain such conditions and retain such interest therein as may be deemed for the best interest of the District by such Board.
    Also, the District shall have the right to grant easements and permits for the use of any such real property, rights of way or privileges which in the opinion of the Board will not interfere with the use thereof by said District for its primary purposes and such easements and permits may contain such conditions and retain such interest therein as may be deemed for the best interest of said District by said 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 by its Board. Such rentals, charges and fees shall be 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.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 1810/7.5

    (70 ILCS 1810/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 1810/8

    (70 ILCS 1810/8) (from Ch. 19, par. 159)
    Sec. 8. The District has power to apply for and accept grants, loans or appropriations from the Federal Government or any agency or instrumentality thereof, the State of Illinois or any agency or instrumentality thereof or the City of Chicago to be used for any of the purposes of the District and to enter into any agreement with the Federal Government, the State of Illinois or any agency or instrumentality thereof or the City of Chicago in relation to such grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 80-766.)

70 ILCS 1810/8.01

    (70 ILCS 1810/8.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 159.1)
    Sec. 8.01. The Port District has power to apply to proper authorities of the United States of America pursuant to appropriate law for the right to establish, operate, maintain, and lease foreign trade zones and sub-zones within the limits of the Chicago Regional Port District or within the jurisdiction of the United States Customs Service Office of the Chicago Port of Entry and to establish, operate, maintain, and lease such foreign trade zones and sub-zones.
(Source: P.A. 83-1360.)

70 ILCS 1810/9

    (70 ILCS 1810/9) (from Ch. 19, par. 160)
    Sec. 9. The District has power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, including loss of use and occupancy, against death or injury of any person, against employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer or employee of the Board or of the District in the performance of the duties of his office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/9.01

    (70 ILCS 1810/9.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 160.1)
    Sec. 9.01. The District has the continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, extending, operating, or improving terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities, and for acquiring any property and equipment useful for the construction, reconstruction, extension, improvement or operation of its terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities, and for acquiring necessary cash working funds. For the purpose of evidencing the obligation of the District to repay any money borrowed as aforesaid the District may pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, notes, or certificates and may also from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, notes, or certificates to refund any bonds, notes, or certificates at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof. All such bonds, notes, and certificates shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities or port facilities or any part thereof, may bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding forty years from their respective dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates payable semiannually, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be authenticated in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided in said ordinance. The holder or holders of any bonds, notes, certificates, or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the district may bring civil actions to compel the performance and observance by the district or any of its officers, agents or employees of any contract or covenant made by the district with the holders of such bonds, notes, certificates, or interest coupons and to compel the district and any of its officers, agents or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds, notes, certificates or interest coupons by the provision in the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the district and any of its officers, agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant, including the establishment of charges, fees and rates for the use of facilities as hereinafter provided.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds, notes, or certificates and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds, notes, and certificates shall be negotiable instruments. Pending the preparation and execution of any such bonds, notes, or certificates, temporary bonds, notes, or certificates may be issued with or without interest coupons as may be provided by ordinance.
    The bonds, notes, or certificates shall be sold by the corporate authorities of the district in such manner as the corporate authorities shall determine, except that if issued to bear interest at the minimum rate permitted by the Bond Authorization Act, the bonds shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest and except that the selling price of bonds bearing interest at a rate less than the maximum rate permitted in that Act shall be such that the interest cost to the district of the money received from the bond sale shall not exceed such maximum rate annually computed to absolute maturity of said bonds or certificates according to standard tables of bond values.
    From and after the issue of any bonds, notes, or certificates as herein provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of the district to fix and establish rates, charges and fees for the use of facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds derived from the sale of the bonds, notes, or certificates sufficient at all times with other revenues of the district, if any, to pay: (a) the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the facilities; and (b) the bonds, notes, or certificates and interest thereon as they shall become due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements provided by the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds, notes, or certificates or as provided by any trust agreement executed to secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds, notes, or certificates and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of the district in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds, notes, or certificates payable from such revenue income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities the district may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements. A lien upon any physical property of the district may be created thereby. A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such trust agreement by the district may be by mandamus proceedings in the circuit court to compel performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
(Source: P.A. 88-539.)

70 ILCS 1810/9.02

    (70 ILCS 1810/9.02) (from Ch. 19, par. 160.2)
    Sec. 9.02. Under no circumstances shall any bonds, notes, or certificates issued by the District or any other obligation of the District be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond, note, certificate, or obligation be or become an indebtedness of the District within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond, note, and certificate that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 88-539.)

70 ILCS 1810/9.03

    (70 ILCS 1810/9.03) (from Ch. 19, par. 160.3)
    Sec. 9.03. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds, notes, or certificates issued pursuant to this Act, it being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment in such bonds, notes, or certificates of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any person from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purchase or investment.
(Source: P.A. 88-539.)

70 ILCS 1810/10

    (70 ILCS 1810/10) (from Ch. 19, par. 161)
    Sec. 10. The District shall not have power to levy taxes for any purpose whatsoever.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/11

    (70 ILCS 1810/11) (from Ch. 19, par. 162)
    Sec. 11. It shall be unlawful to make any fill or deposit of rock, earth, sand, or other material, or any refuse matter of any kind or description, or build or commence the building of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, weir, breakwater, bulkhead, jetty, bridge, or other structure over, under, in, or within forty (40) feet of any navigable waters within the said Port District without first submitting the plans, profiles, and specifications therefor, and such other data and information as may be required, to the Port District and receiving a permit therefor; and any person, corporation, company, city or municipality or other agency, which shall do any of the things above prohibited, without securing a permit therefor as above provided, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any structure, fill or deposit erected or made in any of the public bodies of water within the Port District, in violation of the provisions of this section, is hereby declared to be purpresture and may be abated as such at the expense of the person, corporation, company, city, municipality or other agency responsible therefor, or if, in the discretion of said Port District it be decided that said structure, fill or deposit may remain, the Port District may fix such rule, regulation, requirement, restrictions, or rentals or require and compel such changes, modifications and repairs as shall be necessary to protect the interest of the Port District.
(Source: P.A. 77-2331.)

70 ILCS 1810/12

    (70 ILCS 1810/12) (from Ch. 19, par. 163)
    Sec. 12. The governing and administrative body of the District shall be a board consisting of 9 members, to be known as the Illinois International Port District Board. Members of the Board shall be residents of a county whose territory, in whole or in part, is embraced by the District and persons of recognized business ability. The members of the Board shall receive compensation for their services, set by the Board at an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 annually, except the Chairman may receive an additional $5,000.00 annually, if approved by the Board. All such compensation shall be paid directly from the Port District's operating funds. The members shall receive no other compensation whatever, whether in form of salary, per diem allowance or otherwise, for or in connection with his service as a member. The preceding sentence shall not prevent any member from receiving any non-salary benefit of the type received by employees of the District. Each member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Any person who is appointed to the office of secretary or treasurer of the Board may receive compensation for services as such officer, as determined by the Board, provided such person is not a member of the Board. No member of the Board or employee of the District shall have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any contract, work or business of the District nor in the sale or lease of any property to or from the District.
(Source: P.A. 93-250, eff. 7-22-03.)

70 ILCS 1810/13

    (70 ILCS 1810/13) (from Ch. 19, par. 164)
    Sec. 13. The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint four members of the Board for initial terms expiring June first of the years 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955, respectively, at least one of which members shall be a resident of that portion of the District which is outside the corporate limits of the city of Chicago, and the Mayor, with advice and consent of the city council of the city of Chicago, shall appoint three members of the Board for initial terms expiring June first of the years 1952, 1953 and 1954, respectively. Within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1955, the Governor shall appoint in like manner as other appointments for initial terms one additional member who is a resident of Du Page County for an initial term expiring June 1, 1960, and the Mayor shall appoint in like manner as other appointments for initial terms one additional member for an initial term expiring June 1, 1960. Except as hereinafter provided in this Section, at the expiration of the term of any member appointed by the Governor, his successor shall be appointed by the Governor in like manner, and at the expiration of the term of any member appointed by the Mayor, his successor shall be appointed by the Mayor in like manner, as appointments for the initial terms. All successors shall hold office for the term of five years from the first day of June of the year in which they are appointed, except in the case of an appointment to fill a vacancy. In case of vacancy in the office of any member appointed by the Governor during the recess of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate when he shall nominate some person to fill such office; and any person so nominated, who is confirmed by the Senate, shall hold his office during the remainder of the term and until his successor shall be appointed and qualified. Each appointment by the Governor shall be subject to approval by the Mayor and each appointment by the Mayor shall be subject to approval by the Governor, and, when so approved, the Governor and the Mayor shall certify their respective appointments and approvals to the Secretary of State. Within thirty days after certification and approval of his appointment, and before entering upon the duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
    All members of the Board, except those appointed by the Governor, must reside within the area of the District as defined in Section 3 of this Act. If, as a result of this amendatory Act of 1977, any member of the Board no longer lives within such area, a vacancy exists, which shall be filled by appointment within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1977.
    The appointment of the successor of the member of the Board appointed by the Governor whose term of office expires next after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1977 shall be made by the Mayor, rather than by the Governor. It is the intention of this amendatory Act of 1977 that hereafter 5 members shall be appointed by the Mayor, and 4 by the Governor, but that the terms of office of members serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1977 should not be disturbed.
(Source: P.A. 80-766.)

70 ILCS 1810/14

    (70 ILCS 1810/14) (from Ch. 19, par. 165)
    Sec. 14. Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Any member may resign from his office, to take effect when his successor has been appointed and has qualified. The Governor and the Mayor, respectively, may remove any member of the Board appointed by him in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. They shall give him a copy of the charges against him and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than ten days' notice. In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of abandonment of his office, or in case of death, conviction of a crime or removal from office, his office shall become vacant. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, and with like regard as to the place of residence of the appointee, as in case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/15

    (70 ILCS 1810/15) (from Ch. 19, par. 166)
    Sec. 15. As soon as possible after the appointment of the initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations to govern its proceedings. The initial chairman and successors shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the term of his office as a member of the Board or for the term of three years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/16

    (70 ILCS 1810/16) (from Ch. 19, par. 167)
    Sec. 16. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place of such meeting to be fixed by the Board. Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at least five members shall be necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution. All such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect shall be approved by the chairman of the Board, and if he shall approve thereof he shall sign the same, and such as he shall not approve he shall return to the Board with his objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of the Board occurring after the passage thereof. But in the case the chairman shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution with his objections thereto by the time aforesaid, he shall be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the chairman with his objections, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if upon such reconsideration said ordinance or resolution is passed by the affirmative vote of at least six members, it shall go into effect notwithstanding the veto of the chairman. All ordinances, resolutions and all proceedings of the District and all documents and records in its possession shall be public records, and open to public inspection, except such documents and records as shall be kept or prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, action or proceedings to which the District is a party.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 588.)

70 ILCS 1810/17

    (70 ILCS 1810/17) (from Ch. 19, par. 168)
    Sec. 17. The Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not be members of the board, to hold office during the pleasure of the Board, and fix their duties and compensation. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be approved by the Board. The bond shall be payable to the District in whatever penal sum may be directed by the Board conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties to the office and the payment of all money received by him according to law and the orders of the Board. The Board may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by the Board. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any savings and loan association or national or State bank wherein the treasurer has deposited funds if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the Board as a depositary for these funds. The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond shall be filed in the principal office of the District.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

70 ILCS 1810/18

    (70 ILCS 1810/18) (from Ch. 19, par. 169)
    Sec. 18. All funds deposited by the treasurer in any bank or savings and loan association shall be placed in the name of the District and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the chairman of the Board. The Board may designate any of its members or any officer or employee of the District to affix the signature of the chairman and another to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of any other obligation of not more than $10,000.00.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-1393.)

70 ILCS 1810/19

    (70 ILCS 1810/19) (from Ch. 19, par. 170)
    Sec. 19. In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or draft, issued pursuant to this Act, ceases to hold his office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/19.1

    (70 ILCS 1810/19.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 170.1)
    Sec. 19.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

70 ILCS 1810/20

    (70 ILCS 1810/20) (from Ch. 19, par. 171)
    Sec. 20. The Board may appoint an executive director, who shall be a person of recognized ability and business experience, to hold office during the pleasure of the Board. The executive director shall have management of the properties and business of the District and the employees thereof subject to the general control of the Board, shall direct the enforcement of all ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board. The Board may appoint a general attorney and a chief engineer, and shall provide for the appointment of other officers, attorneys, engineers, consultants, agents and employees as may be necessary. It shall define their duties and require bonds of such of them as the Board may designate. The executive director, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers provided for pursuant to this section shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath of office and shall not be members of the Board. The compensation of the executive director, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by the Board, subject to the provisions of Section 17 hereof.
(Source: P.A. 83-1360.)

70 ILCS 1810/21

    (70 ILCS 1810/21) (from Ch. 19, par. 172)
    Sec. 21. The Board shall have power to pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, and to carry into effect the powers granted to the District, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper. All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation published in the area embraced by the District. No such ordinance shall take effect until ten days after its publication.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/22

    (70 ILCS 1810/22) (from Ch. 19, par. 173)
    Sec. 22. As soon after the end of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete and detailed report and financial statement of its operations and of its assets and liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such report shall be printed for distribution to persons interested, upon request, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the Governor and the county clerk of each county which is partially or wholly within the area of operation of the District. A copy of such report shall be addressed to and mailed to the Mayor and city council or president and board of trustees of each municipality within the area of the District.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 256.)

70 ILCS 1810/24

    (70 ILCS 1810/24) (from Ch. 19, par. 175)
    Sec. 24. The Board may investigate conditions in which it has an interest within the area of the District, the enforcement of its ordinances, rules and regulations, and the action, conduct and efficiency of all officers, agents and employees of the District. In the conduct of such investigations the Board may hold public hearings on its own motion, and shall do so on complaint of any municipality within the District. Each member of the Board shall have power to administer oaths, and the secretary, by order of the Board, shall issue subpoenas to secure the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigations and to any hearing before the Board or any member thereof.
    Any circuit court of this State, upon application of the Board, or any member thereof, may in its discretion compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the Board or before any member thereof or any officers' committee appointed by the Board, by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before such court.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

70 ILCS 1810/25

    (70 ILCS 1810/25) (from Ch. 19, par. 176)
    Sec. 25. All final administrative decisions of the Board hereunder, shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

70 ILCS 1810/26

    (70 ILCS 1810/26) (from Ch. 19, par. 177)
    Sec. 26. If any provision of this Act is held invalid such provision shall be deemed to be exercised from this Act and the invalidity thereof shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Act. If the application of any provision of this Act to any person or circumstance is held invalid it shall not affect the application of such persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is invalid. The provisions of this Act shall not be considered as impairing, altering, modifying, repealing or superseding any of the jurisdiction or powers of the Illinois Commerce Commission or of the Department of Natural Resources under the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Nothing in this Act or done under its authority shall apply to, restrict, limit or interfere with the use of any terminal, terminal facility or port facility owned or operated by any private person for the storage or handling or transfer of any commodity moving in interstate commerce or the use of the land and facilities of a common carrier or other public utility and the space above such land and facilities or the right to use such land and such facilities in the business of such common carrier or other public utility, without approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission and without the payment of just compensation to any such common carrier or other public utility for damages resulting from any such restriction, limitation or interference.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

70 ILCS 1810/27

    (70 ILCS 1810/27) (from Ch. 19, par. 178)
    Sec. 27. The provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended, shall not be effective within the area of the District insofar as the provisions of said Act conflict with the provisions of this Act or grant substantially the same powers to any municipal corporation as are granted to the District by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 569.)

70 ILCS 1810/28

    (70 ILCS 1810/28)
    Sec. 28. Cessation of district organization. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a majority vote of the Board is in favor of the proposition to annex the district to another district whose boundaries are contiguous, or consolidate the district into a municipality with which the district is coterminous or substantially coterminous, or consolidate the district into the county in which the district sits, and if the governing authorities of the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former district agree by resolution to accept the functions (and jurisdiction over the territory, if applicable) of the consolidated or annexed district, then the district shall cease. On the effective date of the annexation or consolidation, all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, indebtedness, obligations, bonding authority, taxing authority, and responsibilities of the district shall vest in and be assumed by the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former district.
    The employees of the former district shall be transferred to the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former district. The governmental unit assuming the functions of the former district shall exercise the rights and responsibilities of the former district with respect to those employees. The status and rights of the employees of the former district under any applicable contracts or collective bargaining agreements, historical representation rights under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1002, eff. 8-18-14.)