(70 ILCS 1855/6)
(from Ch. 19, par. 456)
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 in
the premises, 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 designated to improve or better the handling of commerce in and through
the Port District or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2993.)