(620 ILCS 55/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 261)
    Sec. 1. The Department of Transportation is authorized to acquire property by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, and to construct, maintain and operate a major airport facility in the East St. Louis metropolitan area. Such airport shall be located within the tri-county area consisting of St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)