(35 ILCS 200/28-20)
Apportionment by court.
If the owners are unable to agree as to
the apportionment, or any of them are under legal disability, one or more of
them may file a petition with the circuit court of the county in which the land
so assessed is situated, substantially in the form provided in Section 28-10.
The corporate authority, together with all owners or persons interested, not
joined as petitioners, and unknown owners, if any, shall be made parties
defendant. All proceedings shall be had as in other civil cases. The court may
hear and determine the case according to the right of the matter. A copy of the
record of the proceedings of the court relating to the premises in case of an
apportionment, duly certified, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the
county clerk. As to the land covered by the court's order, the owners of the
land, the apportionment, and the collection of the several amounts
apportioned, the proceedings have the same force and effect as is provided in
Section 28-15 when the corporate authorities approved a petition.
(Source: P.A. 83-345; 88-455.)