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(70 ILCS 1205/) Park District Code.

70 ILCS 1205/Art. 11

    (70 ILCS 1205/Art. 11 heading)

70 ILCS 1205/11-1

    (70 ILCS 1205/11-1) (from Ch. 105, par. 11-1)
    Sec. 11-1. Nothing in this code shall be deemed to repeal "An Act to enable park commissioners having control of a park or parks bordering upon public waters in this state, to enlarge and connect the same from time to time by extensions over lands and the bed of such waters and defining the use which may be made of such extensions, and granting lands for the purpose of such enlargements", approved May 14, 1903, as amended, or
    "An Act to enable park commissioners having control of any boulevard or driveway bordering upon any public waters in this state to extend the same", approved June 4, 1889, or
    "An Act to enable cities, towns, and villages having control of lands bordering upon public waters and riparian rights appurtenant thereto to grant, convey, or release the same for park purposes to park commissioners, park boards, or boards of park commissioners and to make agreements with park commissioners, park boards or boards of park commissioners for the reclamation of submerged lands under such public waters for park purposes", approved June 29, 1915, but said acts shall be available to and the powers, rights and duties therein confirmed shall apply to all park districts under this code which have heretofore acquired or shall hereafter acquire control over any lands bordering upon any public waters in this state and the riparian rights appurtenant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 83-333.)

70 ILCS 1205/11-2

    (70 ILCS 1205/11-2) (from Ch. 105, par. 11-2)
    Sec. 11-2. When any park district borders upon any navigable body of water, the title to the bed or submerged land of which is vested in the State of Illinois, said district may take possession of, enclose, fill in, reclaim and protect any portion of such submerged land bordering thereon, over which there shall be shoal and shallow water not fit for navigation and shall have the power to establish, construct and maintain parks and boulevards over and upon the same, and all right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the bed or submerged land of such body of water so taken possession of, enclosed, filled in and reclaimed is hereby granted and ceded to such park district and the title thereto shall vest in such park district to be held for the use and benefit of the public as a part of said park district for park and boulevard purposes exclusively, and said district shall have power for the purpose of reclaiming such submerged land and protecting the same thereafter, to construct all necessary break-waters, or protection for the building and maintenance of such parks and boulevards, and the enclosing or reclamation of such submerged lands.
    Any such submerged lands so enclosed and reclaimed as aforesaid shall forever be held and maintained for park and boulevard purposes and no portion thereof shall ever be granted or ceded away by any district for any purpose, and in case the same should ever cease to be used for park or boulevard purposes, then the title to the same shall revest in the State of Illinois, together with all the improvements thereon and the appurtenances thereof.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 113.)

70 ILCS 1205/11-3

    (70 ILCS 1205/11-3) (from Ch. 105, par. 11-3)
    Sec. 11-3. Whenever the land so taken possession of, enclosed, filled in, and reclaimed under Section 11-2 shall lie along property not belonging to such district, and by the taking possession of, enclosing and filling in such submerged land, such property shall be shut off from its access to such body of water and shall be injuriously affected thereby, such district shall pay all damages arising to such property therefrom, and in case the same cannot be agreed upon, they shall be ascertained in the manner hereinbefore provided for the acquiring of property for such district by condemnation proceedings.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 113.)

70 ILCS 1205/11-4

    (70 ILCS 1205/11-4) (from Ch. 105, par. 11-4)
    Sec. 11-4. Subject to the provisions of Section 1 of "An Act to define the powers of members of police forces established and maintained by park districts", approved April 29, 1931, as now or hereafter amended, whenever any park district is located along any such navigable body of water as set forth in Section 11-2, the right is hereby given to the corporate authorities thereof to take charge of, control and police such body of water and the land thereunder for a distance of three hundred feet along any park, boulevard or pleasure drive constructed by it and bordering thereon.
(Source: P.A. 80-414.)

70 ILCS 1205/11-5

    (70 ILCS 1205/11-5) (from Ch. 105, par. 11-5)
    Sec. 11-5. Nothing in Section 11-2 to 11-4 inclusive shall be construed as granting to any such district the right to interfere with the navigation of any navigable body of water or to shut off the access to any public dock or landing thereon, or to shut off the access of public highways or streets to such body of water at reasonable intervals in each municipality bordering thereon in said district.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 113.)