(70 ILCS 1865/6)
(from Ch. 19, par. 184)
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 agreement 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
designed to improve or better the handling of commerce in and through the
Port District or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 657.)