(605 ILCS 10/14)
(from Ch. 121, par. 100-14)
(a) The Authority shall, prior to the commencement of any
and traffic study or studies to determine the feasibility of constructing
additional toll highways within the State of Illinois, submit to the
Governor for his approval, the route, or routes, proposed for additional
toll highways together with an estimate of the cost of the proposed study
or studies. If the Governor shall approve such proposed study or studies
and the estimated cost thereof, or shall fail to disapprove such proposed
study or studies and estimate of cost thereof, within 30 days after receipt
thereof, the Authority may, thereupon, proceed with such study or studies.
(b) The Authority shall create a local advisory committee of members from
each county in which any portion of an additional toll highway is proposed to
be constructed. The committee members shall be designated by township and
bodies in proportion to the percentage of corridor property situated
area of a
township and incorporated municipalities located in the
township. No less than 50% of the members of this committee shall be
representatives of organized citizen groups directly affected by the
corridor. All meetings shall be held in compliance with the Open Meetings Act.
The committee shall consider and advise the Authority with
respect to the impact on property owners, land use, and other impacts of the
proposed highway. The committee shall be dissolved when one year has elapsed since the opening of the tollway for which the committee was created.
(Source: P.A. 96-304, eff. 8-11-09.)