Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Transportation Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois, the Counties Code, the Township Code, the Illinois Municipal Code, the Park District Code, and the School Code. Authorizes the Department of Transportation and any unit of local government, park district, or school district that contains vacant lands owned by the Department to enter into a lease agreement for the use of those vacant lands. Provides that the lease agreement may be for less than fair market value and must prohibit the unit of local government, park district, or school district from erecting any permanent structure upon the property. Effective immediately.
Amends the Downstate Forest Preserve District Act and the Cook County Forest Preserve District Act. Adds forest preserve districts to the group of local governmental bodies that may lease vacant IDOT lands, but that may not erect a permanent structure on the IDOT property.