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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-87-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-1)
    Sec. 11-87-1. Whenever in the judgment of the corporate authorities of any city or village it becomes necessary to change or re-locate the channel, course, or bed of any natural or artificial water course or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village, in order to properly lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve the streets, alleys, avenues, and sidewalks, or any of them in any part of the city or village, the corporate authorities are hereby vested with the power to provide by ordinance for the laying out, establishing, opening, altering, widening, extending, grading, paving, or otherwise improving those streets, alleys, avenues, and sidewalks, or any of them in any such part of the city or village, and by the same ordinance to provide for the changing or re-locating of the channel, course, or bed of any such water course or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village. The entire improvement provided for by such an ordinance shall constitute a local improvement, the cost of which may be paid for by special assessment, by special taxation of contiguous property, or by general taxation, or otherwise, as the corporate authorities by ordinance shall direct, and in providing for such an improvement they may proceed in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
    In case the corporate authorities re-locate any such channel or water course, the title of the State of Illinois in and to any land artificially made or reclaimed within the corporate limits of any city or village, which prior to the re-location was, but after the re-location is no longer a part of the channel, course, or bed of the natural or artificial water course or stream, shall vest in fee simple absolute, without further act or deed, in the city or village which so re-locates that channel, course, or bed. The State of Illinois shall take the same title and to the same extent in territory in metes and bounds in and to the channel course or bed of the watercourse or stream, after its re-location by the city or village, as it had in the channel course or bed of the watercourse or stream, before its re-location.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-2)
    Sec. 11-87-2. For the purpose of this Division 87, a water course or stream shall be construed to include all banks, beds, and waters connected with, adjacent, and leading to the watercourse, or stream.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-3)
    Sec. 11-87-3. Whenever any portion within the corporate limits of a city or village of a fork, branch, arm, canal, or slip terminating within the city or village of any natural or artificial watercourse or stream, or a fork, branch, arm, canal, or slip communicating therewith, has been declared non-navigable by the Congress of the United States of America, or the United States of America has surrendered, relinquished, or abandoned jurisdiction of such a portion thereof as a navigable body of water, and in the judgment of the corporate authorities of the city or village it becomes necessary to fill in all or any part of a portion of such a watercourse or stream in order to properly lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, avenues, or alleys, or any of them, in any part of the city or village, without the construction of a bridge over or along such a watercourse or stream, the corporate authorities have the power to provide by ordinance for the laying out, establishing, opening, altering, widening, extending, grading, paving, or otherwise improving such streets, avenues, and alleys, or any of them, in that part of the city or village and by the same ordinance to provide for the filling in of the channel, course, or bed of a part or all of any portion of such a watercourse or stream within the corporate limits of the city or village.
    By this ordinance the corporate authorities may provide for taking by eminent domain of so much of the specified portion of such a watercourse or stream as the city or village requires for the purposes of any such street, avenue, or alley and of the rights in such a watercourse or stream of all owners of land adjoining the specified portion of such a watercourse or stream. The entire improvement provided for by this ordinance shall constitute a local improvement, the cost of which may be paid for by special assessment or special taxation of contiguous property or by general taxation, or otherwise, as the corporate authorities shall direct by ordinance. In providing for such an improvement the corporate authorities may proceed in accordance with the provisions of Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-4)
    Sec. 11-87-4. The rights, powers, and authority granted in the preceding sections of this Division 87 shall be subject to the provisions of Section 18 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of the rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois," approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-87-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-87-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-87-5)
    Sec. 11-87-5. Whenever any city or village has changed, altered, or relocated or provides by ordinance to change, alter, or relocate the channel, course, or bed of any natural or artificial watercourse or stream, within the corporate limits of the city or village, and provides by ordinance to lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, construct, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, viaducts, subway tunnels, or any of them, and any such improvement consists of or requires the taking or damaging of property within one-half mile of any part of the channel, course, or bed of such a natural or artificial course or stream as changed or provided by ordinance to be changed, altered, or relocated, the corporate authorities of the city or village may acquire by condemnation, all property that may be required to enable them to make the improvement.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 88

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 88 heading)
DIVISION 88. GRANT TO PUBLIC AUTHORITY FOR
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

65 ILCS 5/11-88-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-88-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-88-1)
    Sec. 11-88-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may grant to any political subdivision, municipal corporation or public authority of this state with authority to construct and operate transportation facilities, the right to construct and operate any facilities for local transportation within the municipality and to use the streets and other public places therefor. Such right may be granted for any duration of time and may be exclusive, subject to unexpired franchise ordinances, but shall not be exclusive of the public right in any of the streets and public places. Such grant shall not be effective unless and until it is adopted or approved by a majority of the electors of the municipality voting upon the proposition, and if such grant is by ordinance prescribing terms, conditions and limitations, it shall not be effective unless and until such ordinance is accepted in writing by the grantee and such acceptance is filed with the municipal clerk. Such ordinance may be submitted for approval or adoption at the same election at which any act may be adopted to create any political subdivision, municipal corporation or public authority for transportation of persons or property. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such ordinance and proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law. It shall not be necessary to print such ordinance in full in the notice of election or on the ballot, but the notice and ballot shall briefly indicate the nature of the ordinance setting out its title and date of passage. After any ordinance prescribing the terms, conditions and limitations of such grant becomes effective, extensions and additions to such local transportation facilities may be authorized by ordinance with or without provision for referendum. After any ordinance prescribing the terms, conditions and limitations of such grant becomes effective, in cities of 500,000 or more population, amendments thereto may be made by ordinance, subject to acceptance in writing by the grantee, as herein provided, without provision for referendum. Such amendments shall not impair the security of any indebtedness of the grantee.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 89

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 89 heading)
DIVISION 89. TERMINABLE LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
PERMITS

65 ILCS 5/11-89-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-1)
    Sec. 11-89-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-89-2, every municipality may grant consent, permission, and authority to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate street railways, railroads and public utility motor vehicles, or a unified local transportation system comprising both street railways and railroads and which may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and any other local public utility transportation facilities in, over, across, along, under, or upon streets, alleys, subways, public ways or public grounds in the municipality, the major portion of which street railways, railroads, public utility motor vehicles, and other local public utility transportation facilities is or is to be located within, or the major portion of the service of which is or is to be supplied to the inhabitants of the municipality, without limiting or fixing any time for the duration of the grant, but reserving to the municipality the right or option to purchase and take over the local transportation properties of the grantee provided for in the grant at the time or times and at the price and upon the terms to be stated or provided for in the grant.
    The grant may also provide that the grantee, if so required by the municipality, shall sell, assign, transfer, and convey to any other corporation designated as permittee for the purpose the optional properties at such time or times and at such price and upon such terms as may be stated or provided for in the grant.
    Every such grant shall be known as a "terminable permit." The grantee therein, its successors and assigns have the right to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate the optioned properties until the municipality or its permittee has purchased and taken over those properties.
    In addition to the provisions as to purchase by the municipality or its permittee, a terminable permit may contain any other terms and conditions not contrary to or inconsistent with this Division 89 or with the lawful exercise of the power of the state to regulate public utilities. These other terms and conditions may include, but are not limited to reasonable provisions for specified extensions and additions to lines and facilities, the retirement of investment by amortization or otherwise, or for compensation for the use of a public property computed either by some proportion of the receipts from the operation of the property of the grantee, or otherwise. The circuit court may enforce the provisions of this paragraph by means of injunction, mandamus, or other appropriate proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/11-89-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-2)
    Sec. 11-89-2. No ordinance of any municipality granting a terminable permit shall become effective until a proposition to approve the ordinance has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition. Every such ordinance shall order such submission and shall designate the election at which the proposition is to be submitted. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such proposition for submission.
    The proposition need not include the ordinance in full but shall indicate the nature of the ordinance, and shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the ordinance passed by the
city council (or board of trustees)
of (name of municipality) on (insert           YES
date), entitled ...., which
granted a terminable permit to (here        ------------------
insert the name of the grantee) to
construct, maintain, and operate a              NO
transportation system upon the terms and
conditions therein stated, be approved?
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(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-89-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-89-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-3)
    Sec. 11-89-3. The term "railroads" as used in this Division 89 does not include a railroad constituting or used as a part of a trunk line railroad system operated as a common carrier of freight and passengers.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 90

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 90 heading)
DIVISION 90. STREET RAILWAYS