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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.)