The Illinois International Port District is an Illinois municipal corporation created to promote the shipment of cargoes and commerce through its facilities. The IIPD is the owner and master landlord controlling two land areas in South Chicago: the Iroquois Landing Terminal, an open paved terminal with 3,000 linear feet of ship and barge berthing space located at the mouth of the Calumet River in the southwest corner of Lake Michigan; and Senator Dan Dougherty Harbor (Lake Calumet Terminal) which encompasses approximately 1,600 acres of land and currently is home to various harbor operations and terminals located at the junction of the Grand Calumet and Little Calumet Rivers, situated six miles inland from Lake Michigan. The IIPD’s harbor facilities are served by rail facilities and are adjacent to three interstate highways and feature an abundance of warehouse facilities.
Board of Directors
The governing and administrative body of the Illinois International Port District is a board consisting of nine (9) members. Appointments to the Board consist of four (4) members appointed by the Governor of the State of Illinois and five (5) members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago. Their five year staggered appointments require confirmation by the State Senate for the Governor’s appointments and the City Council for the Mayor’s appointments. The Board elects from its membership a Chairman and Vice-Chairman for a term of three (3) years or for the term of the appointment as a member of the Board, whichever is shorter. Learn more about each member below.