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AIR TRANSPORTATION
(620 ILCS 40/) General County Airport and Landing Field Act.

620 ILCS 40/0.01

    (620 ILCS 40/0.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 68.90)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the General County Airport and Landing Field Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

620 ILCS 40/1

    (620 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 69)
    Sec. 1.
    Every county has the power to locate, establish, acquire, own, construct, manage, maintain and operate, develop, expand, extend and improve airports, landing fields, or airport facilities within its boundaries or within or upon any land adjacent thereto, together with all land, appurtenances, and easements, necessary or useful in connection therewith. Such power includes every kind of structure.
    No land may be used for the expansion of airport landing fields until it has been zoned for airport purposes by the county or municipality having the zoning power over such land, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 78-720.)

620 ILCS 40/2

    (620 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 70)
    Sec. 2. Every county has the power for airport, landing field or airport facilities purposes: (1) to acquire by dedication, gift, lease, contract, purchase, or condemnation under power of eminent domain within its boundaries or adjacent thereto, land in fee simple, rights in and over land, easements upon, over or across land, tangible and intangible personal property, and all property and rights necessary or proper; (2) to use any property now or hereafter owned by the county; (3) to appropriate money; (4) to levy and collect taxes; (5) to borrow money and issue bonds on the credit of the county; and (6) to be responsible for and have jurisdiction over all public roads and streets within the boundaries of any county airport, landing field or airport facility. The county has the same powers and duties with respect to such roads, as township highway commissioners, county boards, and city and village officers have over public roads and streets within their respective jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 76-1875.)

620 ILCS 40/2.5

    (620 ILCS 40/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

620 ILCS 40/3

    (620 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 71)
    Sec. 3. In all cases where property or rights are acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

620 ILCS 40/4

    (620 ILCS 40/4) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 72)
    Sec. 4. All land and appurtenances thereto, acquired, owned, leased or occupied by a county for any purpose specified in Section 1 of this Act are acquired, owned, leased, or occupied for a public purpose.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)

620 ILCS 40/5

    (620 ILCS 40/5) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 73)
    Sec. 5. The county board of every county has the power to establish, maintain, extend and improve roadways and approaches by land, water or air to any airport and to contract or otherwise provide, by condemnation if necessary, for the removal of any airport hazard or the removal or relocation of all private structures, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, expansion, development, or improvement of airports or with the safe approach thereto or take off therefrom by aircraft, and to pay the cost of removal or relocation; and, to adopt, administer and enforce airport zoning regulations for and within the county and within any territory outside the county which extends not more than 2 miles beyond the boundaries of any Airport under the County Board's control, and to make all reasonable rules and regulations for air traffic and airport or landing field conduct, and for the management and control of such an airport or landing field and other air navigation facilities and property under the county board's control. These rules and regulations shall not be in conflict with the laws of this State, or the laws or regulations of the United States, or the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission or the Department of Transportation of this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

620 ILCS 40/6

    (620 ILCS 40/6) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 74)
    Sec. 6. The county board of every county has the power (1) to lease all or any part of such an airport, landing field, facilities, and other structures, and fix and collect rentals therefor, (2) to fix, charge, and collect rentals, tolls, fees, and charges to be paid for the use of the whole or any part of such an airport or landing field, buildings, or other facilities, (3) to make contracts for the operation and management of such an airport, landing field, or other air navigation facilities, and (4) to provide for the use, management, and operation of such an airport, landing field, or air navigation facilities through lessees thereof, or through its own employees, or otherwise. However, no lease for the operation or management of such an airport, landing field, or air navigation facilities shall be made for more than one year except to the highest and best bidder, after notice of the lease or contract has been given by at least one publication, made at least one week before the date of the lease or contract, in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)

620 ILCS 40/7

    (620 ILCS 40/7) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 75)
    Sec. 7. The county board of every county has the power to vacate or relocate roads, highways, streets, and alleys, or parts thereof, including roads, highways and streets outside the county but within the boundaries of a county airport, landing field or airport facility, when the vacation is deemed essential to the proper and safe construction and maintenance of such airport, landing field or airport facility.
(Source: P.A. 81-1196.)

620 ILCS 40/8

    (620 ILCS 40/8) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 76)
    Sec. 8. All appropriations and bond issues for the use of such an airport, landing field, or other air navigation facilities shall be made by the county board of the county in the manner provided by law for other county purposes. All warrants upon which any portion of this fund is to be paid out shall bear the signature of the official or officials that may be designated by the county board of the county.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)

620 ILCS 40/8.1

    (620 ILCS 40/8.1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 76.1)
    Sec. 8.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

620 ILCS 40/9

    (620 ILCS 40/9) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 77)
    Sec. 9. The county board of every county, in the manner and at the time or times provided by law, shall provide by resolution for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest on the bonds issued under sections 1 to 8, inclusive, of this Act. Any tax so levied shall not exceed .05 per cent of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the county. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates, insofar as they are applicable to counties of less than 500,000 population, are subject to the provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

620 ILCS 40/10

    (620 ILCS 40/10) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 78)
    Sec. 10. The county board of every county, for the purpose of acquiring land for an airport or landing field or airport facility, or constructing an airport, landing field or airport facility, or to exercise any of the powers enumerated in Section 1, may borrow money and may issue bonds, payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof. These bonds may be issued in such amounts as may be necessary to provide sufficient funds to pay all costs of acquiring the land for an airport or landing field or constructing an airport or landing field, or to pay the costs of exercising the powers enumerated in Section 1, including engineering, legal, and other expenses, together with interest on these bonds, to a date 2 years after the estimated date of completion of the airport or landing field, or to a date as determined by the bond sale contract.
    Whenever the county board determines to acquire land for an airport or landing field or to construct an airport or landing field or to pay the costs of exercising the powers enumerated in Section 1, and to issue bonds under this Section for the payment of the cost thereof, the county board shall adopt a resolution describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to the plans and specifications therefor.
    This resolution shall set out the estimated cost of the project, fix the amount of revenue bonds to be issued, the maturity or maturities thereof, the interest rate, which shall not exceed 6 1/2% annually, payable annually or semi-annually, and all details in connection with the bonds. The resolution shall also declare that a statutory mortgage lien shall exist upon the property of the airport or landing field, and shall pledge the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and the facilities and appurtenances thereof for the payment of maintenance and operating costs, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and interest of the revenue bonds issued thereunder.
    Bonds issued under this Section are negotiable instruments.
(Source: P.A. 76-1876.)

620 ILCS 40/11

    (620 ILCS 40/11) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 79)
    Sec. 11. No county shall issue any bonds under this Act, except bonds issued under Section 10 of this Act which are payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof, until the question whether the bonds shall be issued is submitted to the legal voters of the county and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. The county board may by resolution order the submission of this question to a vote of the people at any election held in the county after the adoption of such a resolution. Such resolution and the question shall be certified to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall..................        YES
  county issue bonds in  the     -----------------------------
  amount of................
  to (state purpose)?               NO
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

620 ILCS 40/12

    (620 ILCS 40/12) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 80)
    Sec. 12. Bonds issued under Section 10 of this Act shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation or leasing of the airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof. These bonds shall not, in any event, constitute an indebtedness of the county, within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. Each bond shall plainly state on its face that it has been issued under the provisions of this Act and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the county within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    These bonds shall be sold in such manner and upon such terms as the county board shall determine. If the bonds are issued to bear interest at the rate of six per cent annually, they shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. If the bonds are issued to bear interest at a rate of less than six per cent annually, the minimum price at which they may be sold shall be such that the interest cost of the county of the proceeds of the bonds shall not exceed six per cent annually, computed to maturity, according to the standard table of bond values.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)

620 ILCS 40/13

    (620 ILCS 40/13) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 81)
    Sec. 13. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under section 10 of this Act, all revenue derived from the operation of such airport, landing field, and facilities or appurtenances thereof, shall be set aside as collected and shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the "Airport Fund" of the county. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the airport or landing field, in providing an adequate depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds issued under section 10 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)

620 ILCS 40/14

    (620 ILCS 40/14) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 82)
    Sec. 14. A statutory mortgage lien exists upon the airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof acquired by or constructed from the proceeds of the revenue bonds authorized to be issued under Section 10 of this Act. This lien shall exist in favor of the holders of these bonds, and each of them, and in favor of the holders of the coupons attached to these bonds. The airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof shall remain subject to this statutory mortgage lien until payment in full of the principal and interest of these revenue bonds. Any holder of a bond issued under Section 10 of this Act or of any coupon representing interest accrued thereon, may, in any civil action, enforce the statutory mortgage lien created by this Section and may, by proper suit, compel the performance of the duties of the officials of the issuing county set forth in this Act.
    If there is a default in the payment of the principal of or interest upon any of these bonds, the circuit court may appoint a receiver to administer the airport or landing field and the facilities and appurtenances thereof on behalf of the county with power to charge and collect fees sufficient to provide for the payment of the operating expenses and for the payment of these bonds and interest thereon and to apply the income and revenue in conformity with this Act and the resolution providing for the issuance of these bonds.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

620 ILCS 40/15

    (620 ILCS 40/15) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 83)
    Sec. 15. If any provision of this Act is held invalid, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 463.)