§ 13. The District has power to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift, grant or
otherwise any property and rights useful for its purposes and to provide for the development
of channels, ports, harbors, airports, airfields, terminals, port facilities, terminal
facilities, and other transportation facilities within the Port District adequate
to serve the needs of commerce within the area served by the Port District. The Port District may acquire real or personal property or any rights therein 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, 1 except that no property owned by any municipality within the Port District shall
be taken or appropriated without first obtaining consent of the governing body of
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