(35 ILCS 200/22-70)
Easements and covenants running with the land.
A tax deed
issued with respect to any property sold under this Code shall not extinguish
or affect any
easement, covenant running with the land or right-of-way for
water, sewer, electricity, gas, telephone or other public service use which was
created, on or over that real property before the time that property was sold
under this Code and which is evidenced either by a recorded instrument or by
wires, poles, pipes, equipment or other public service facilities. When the
property described in a tax deed issued under this Code is a dominant or a
servient tenement with respect to any private easement or easements, created in
good faith expressly or by operation of law for the benefit of a dominant
tenement or tenements, with respect to the easement or easements the tax deed
shall have the same effect as a deed of conveyance made by the owner of the
property to the tax deed grantee, just prior to the issuance of the deed.
This Section does not apply to tax deeds issued because the owner of any
easement, covenant running with the land or right-of-way has failed to pay
taxes or special assessments assessed for that easement, covenant running with
the land or right-of-way.
(Source: P.A. 91-497, eff. 1-1-00.)