(60 ILCS 1/120-10)
Method of acquiring land.
A township desiring to procure lands
for park purposes under this Article may purchase the lands from the owner or
owners or, in the discretion of the township board, may acquire the lands by
the exercise of the power of eminent domain in the manner provided by the laws
of this State for taking or damaging private property for public purposes. A township may not utilize eminent domain powers with respect to lands located within the boundaries of a municipality that is served by a municipal recreation department, or a park district.
(Source: P.A. 94-622, eff. 8-18-05.)