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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-123-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-2)
    Sec. 11-123-2. Every city and village may acquire, own, construct, maintain, and operate utilities anywhere within the jurisdiction or corporate limits of the city or village, or in, over, and upon public waters bordering thereon.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-3)
    Sec. 11-123-3. Every city or village with only a river water frontage may acquire, own, construct, maintain, and operate railroad terminal facilities, tracks, and connections, necessary or appropriate to connect a utility with any railroad or interurban railroad entering the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-4)
    Sec. 11-123-4. Every city and village for the purpose of carrying out the powers granted in this Division 123, may acquire by purchase, gift, or condemnation, any property necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123. In all cases where property is 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. Nothing in this Section limits the power of a municipality to acquire by grant from the state submerged land or artificially made or reclaimed land as provided in Section 11-123-9.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-5)
    Sec. 11-123-5. Every city and village may use, occupy, and reclaim such submerged land under the public waters of the state within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of, or bordering on the municipality, as may be necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123. The power granted in this section is superior to and takes precedence over any similar power heretofore granted to any person, other than a city or village, in so far as that similar power has not been exercised at the time when a city or village by ordinance, as to land therein particularly described, determines to exercise the power granted in this section.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code or in any other law of this state, no person or corporation, private, public, or municipal, other than a city or village, shall hereafter construct a utility over and upon such submerged lands within the limits or jurisdiction of any such city or village, or over or upon any public waters bordering thereon, without first securing the consent of the corporate authorities of such city or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-6)
    Sec. 11-123-6. Every city and village may take possession of, use, and occupy any artificially made or reclaimed land (1) which before the artificial making or reclamation thereof constituted a portion of the submerged land under the public waters of the State of Illinois, and (2) which lies within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of or borders on the municipality, and (3) the title to which is in the State of Illinois, when the land is declared by an ordinance of the municipality particularly describing it to be necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123.
    Every city and village has the power to bring and maintain all necessary suits, actions, or proceedings, in its corporate name, against any person for the recovery of the possession of such artificially made or reclaimed land. This land, when so acquired, shall be held, used, and occupied by the city or village subject to the conditions stated in this Division 123.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-7)
    Sec. 11-123-7. Every city and village may take possession of, use, and occupy any artificially made or reclaimed land specified in Section 11-123-6, when the land is declared by an ordinance of the municipality particularly describing it to be necessary or appropriate for approaches to or connections with a utility.
    Every city and village may establish, widen, extend, grade, pave, and otherwise improve such approaches or connections over and upon such artificially made or reclaimed land and to vacate all or any part of the approaches or connections.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-8)
    Sec. 11-123-8. Every city and village may acquire the land, whether of natural or artificial formation, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, of any owner or claimant, other than a city or village, on the shores of public waters in, upon, or near which it is proposed to construct any utility.
    Every city and village may also acquire the title of such an owner or claimant to the land lying beneath, adjacent to or adjoining the specified public waters, without other compensation, by agreeing with the owner or claimant upon a boundary line dividing the land, whether of natural or artificial formation, to be acquired by the municipality, and the adjacent, adjoining, submerged, or other land, whether of natural or artificial formation, to be taken and acquired by the owner or claimant. The rights and property to be taken and acquired, respectively, by the city or village and by the owner or claimant, shall be specifically described and set forth in the judgment to be entered by the court as provided in Section 11-123-9.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/11-123-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-123-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-9)
    Sec. 11-123-9. When any city or village and the owner or claimant have agreed upon a boundary line as provided in Section 11-123-8, the city or village shall commence a civil action in the circuit court of the county in which the land is situated, praying that the boundary line be established and confirmed by judgment of the court. All persons interested in the land as owners or otherwise, who appear of record, if known, or if not known, upon stating the fact, shall be made parties defendant. Interested persons whose names are unknown may be made parties defendant by the description of unknown owners, but in all cases an affidavit shall be filed by or on behalf of the municipality, setting forth that the names of these persons are unknown.
    The municipality shall publish notice of the commencement of the action once a week for 3 consecutive weeks, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notices shall contain the title of the action and the return day at which the defendants are to appear, and the last of the notices shall be published not less than 10 nor more than 20 days before the return day. The defendants who do not enter their appearances shall be served with process and the proceedings in the action shall be conducted in the same manner as provided by the Civil Practice Law, as heretofore and hereafter amended and the Supreme Court Rules, now or hereafter adopted, in relation to that Law, except as otherwise provided in this Division 123.
    If upon a hearing the court finds that the rights and interests of the public have been duly conserved by the agreement, the court shall confirm the agreement and establish the boundary line. Otherwise the court, in its discretion, shall dismiss the suit. If the boundary line agreed upon is so established and confirmed by a court judgment, it shall be the permanent boundary line thereafter and shall not be affected either by accretion or erosion.
    The establishment of such a boundary line operates as a conveyance and release to the municipality of all the right, title, and interest of owners to all land, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, lying upon the outer or water side of the boundary line. The municipality is hereby granted by the State of Illinois the title to all land, property, and property rights, including riparian rights, lying upon the outer or water side of the boundary line when so established. The owners of the shore land are hereby granted by the State of Illinois the title to the adjacent, adjoining, submerged, or other land, whether of natural or artificial formation, as specifically and particularly described in the court judgment, lying upon the inner or land side of the boundary line when so established. These owners may fill in, improve, protect, and use, sell, and convey this land lying upon the inner or land side of the boundary line free from any adverse claim in any way arising out of any question as to where the shore line was at any time in the past, or as to the title to any existing accretions.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)