August 25, 2003
To the Honorable Members of the
93rd General Assembly
Quick-take authority should be limited in scope, limited in time, limited to specific property, and confined to a public purpose. The provision regarding Morton Grove has raised many questions as to the appropriate use of quick-take in regards to economic development. The provision regarding Morton Grove fails in this regard but I am interested in any subsequent bill regarding Morton Grove if it is limited to specific property with clearly defined boundaries as opposed to an entire area in a redevelopment district. Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(e) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 640, entitled “AN ACT in relation to real property”, with the following specific recommendations for change:
on page 1, line 6, by deleting “7-103.106”.
by deleting page 3, line 24 through page 8, line 22.
With these changes, Senate Bill 640 will have my approval. I respectfully request your concurrence.
Rod R. Blagojevich