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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-91-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-1)
    Sec. 11-91-1. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated by special act or under any general law, determine that the public interest will be subserved by vacating any street or alley, or part thereof, within their jurisdiction in any incorporated area, they may vacate that street or alley, or part thereof, by an ordinance. The ordinance shall provide the legal description or permanent index number of the particular parcel or parcels of property acquiring title to the vacated property. But this ordinance shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the aldermen, trustees or commissioners then holding office. This vote shall be taken by ayes and noes and entered on the records of the corporate authorities.
    No ordinance shall be passed vacating any street or alley under a municipality's jurisdiction and within an unincorporated area without notice thereof and a hearing thereon. At least 15 days prior to such a hearing, notice of its time, place and subject matter shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the unincorporated area which the street or alley proposed for vacation serves. At the hearing all interested persons shall be heard concerning the proposal for vacation.
    The ordinance may provide that it shall not become effective until the owners of all property or the owner or owners of a particular parcel or parcels of property abutting upon the street or alley, or part thereof so vacated, shall pay compensation in an amount which, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, shall be the fair market value of the property acquired or of the benefits which will accrue to them by reason of that vacation, and if there are any public service facilities in such street or alley, or part thereof, the ordinance shall also reserve to the municipality or to the public utility, as the case may be, owning such facilities, such property, rights of way and easements as, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, are necessary or desirable for continuing public service by means of those facilities and for the maintenance, renewal and reconstruction thereof. If the ordinance provides that only the owner or owners of one particular parcel of abutting property shall make payment, then the owner or owners of the particular parcel shall acquire title to the entire vacated street or alley, or the part thereof vacated.
    The determination of the corporate authorities that the nature and extent of the public use or public interest to be subserved in such as to warrant the vacation of any street or alley, or part thereof, is conclusive, and the passage of such an ordinance is sufficient evidence of that determination, whether so recited in the ordinance or not. The relief to the public from further burden and responsibility of maintaining any street or alley, or part thereof, constitutes a public use or public interest authorizing the vacation.
    When property is damaged by the vacation or closing of any street or alley, the damage shall be ascertained and paid as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-383, eff. 7-25-03; 93-703, eff. 7-9-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-2)
    Sec. 11-91-2. Except in cases where the deed, or other instrument, dedicating a street or alley, or part thereof, has expressly provided for a specific devolution of the title thereto upon the abandonment or vacation thereof, whenever any street or alley, or any part thereof, is vacated under or by virtue of any ordinance of any municipality, the title to the land included within the street or alley, or part thereof, so vacated, vests in the then owners of the land abutting thereon, in the same proportions and to the same extent, as though the street or alley has been dedicated by a common law plat (as distinguished from a statutory plat) and as though the fee of the street or alley had been acquired by the owners as a part of the land abutting on the street or alley.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1 heading)
DIVISION 91.1. PERSONS DISPLACED BY FEDERAL AID SYSTEM OF STREETS AND
HIGHWAYS

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-1)
    Sec. 11-91.1-1. The municipality is authorized to pay, as part of the cost of construction of any project on the federal aid system of streets and highways, to a person displaced by said highway project the actual reasonable expenses in moving said person, his family, his business, or his farm operation, including the moving of personal property. The allowable expenses for transportation shall not exceed the cost of moving 50 miles from the point from which such person, family, business or farm is being displaced.
    The municipality is authorized to adopt rules and regulations as may be determined necessary to implement the payments as authorized by this section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-2)
    Sec. 11-91.1-2. In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may pay any person displaced, from a dwelling, who elects to accept such payment, a moving expense allowance determined according to a schedule to be established by the municipality, not to exceed $200, and a further dislocation allowance of $100.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-3)
    Sec. 11-91.1-3. In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may pay any person who moves or discontinues his business or farm operation, who elects to accept such payment, a fixed relocation payment in an amount equal to the average annual net earnings of the business or the farm operation, or $5,000, whichever is the lesser. In the case of a business, no payment shall be made unless the municipality is satisfied that the business (1) cannot be relocated without a substantial loss of its existing patronage, and (2) is not part of a commercial enterprise having at least one other establishment not being acquired for highway purposes which is engaged in the same or similar business. The term "average annual net earnings" means one-half of any net earnings of the business or farm operation, before Federal, State and local income taxes, during the two taxable years immediately preceding the taxable year in which such business or farm operation moves from the real property being acquired for such project, and includes any compensation paid by the business or farm operation to the owner, his spouse or his dependents during such two year period.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-4)
    Sec. 11-91.1-4. In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid by the municipality, the municipality may, as a part of the cost of construction, make a payment to the owner of real property acquired for a Federal Aid highway project which is improved by a single, two or three family dwelling actually owned and occupied by the owner for not less than one year prior to the initiation of negotiations for the acquisition of such property, an amount which, when added to the acquisition payment, equals the average price required for a comparable dwelling determined in accordance with standards established by the municipality to be a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling adequate to accommodate the displaced owner, reasonably accessible to public services and places of employment and available on the private market. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $5,000, and shall be made only to a displaced owner who purchases and occupies a dwelling that meets the standards established by the municipality within one year subsequent to the date on which he is required to move from the dwelling acquired for the highway project. Any individual or family not eligible to receive such payment, who is displaced from any dwelling which dwelling was actually and lawfully occupied by such individual and family for not less than ninety days prior to the initiation of negotiations for acquisition of such property, may be paid by the municipality an amount necessary to enable such individual or family to lease or rent for a period not to exceed two years, or to make the down payment on the purchase of a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling of standards adequate to accommodate such individual or family in areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $1,500.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-5)
    Sec. 11-91.1-5. In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid, the municipality may reimburse the owner of real property acquired for a Federal Aid highway project the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for (1) recording fees, transfer taxes, and similar expenses incidental to conveying such property; and (2) penalty costs for prepayment of any mortgages entered into in good faith encumbering such real property, if such mortgage is on record or has been filed for record under applicable State law on the date of final approval by the Department of Transportation of the location of such highway project.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-6)
    Sec. 11-91.1-6. Nothing contained in this amendatory Act creates in any proceedings brought under the power of eminent domain any element of damages not in existence as of the date of enactment of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.2 heading)
DIVISION 91.2. JURISDICTION OVER ROADS BY AGREEMENT