(610 ILCS 120/1) (from Ch. 131 1/4, par. 5)
    Sec. 1. Any company, domestic or foreign, owning, operating, controlling, leasing, using or holding a license to use a bridge or bridges, or any part thereof, spanning a stream or streams flowing between any city, town or village of this state, and any city, town or village of any adjoining state, or any bridge or bridges, or any part thereof, connecting any such cities, towns or villages, may lease, own, use, construct, operate and maintain a street railway over and upon such bridge or bridges, and in cities, towns or villages in counties in which such bridge or bridges, or any part thereof, may be situated, and in such counties and adjoining counties, and acquire stock in and guarantee bonds of any company operating such street railway or railways: Provided, however, that this act shall not be held to authorize the location, construction or operation of any such railway upon or across any street in any city, town or village, without the consent of the corporate authorities thereof, either heretofore or hereafter given, and any such consent heretofore given is hereby ratified and confirmed: Provided further, any such foreign corporation shall be subjected to all the liabilities, restrictions and duties that are imposed upon corporations organized under the general laws of this state for the purpose of constructing, maintaining or operating a street railroad, and shall have no other or greater powers.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)