(65 ILCS 5/11-89-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-89-1)
    Sec. 11-89-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-89-2, every municipality may grant consent, permission, and authority to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate street railways, railroads and public utility motor vehicles, or a unified local transportation system comprising both street railways and railroads and which may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and any other local public utility transportation facilities in, over, across, along, under, or upon streets, alleys, subways, public ways or public grounds in the municipality, the major portion of which street railways, railroads, public utility motor vehicles, and other local public utility transportation facilities is or is to be located within, or the major portion of the service of which is or is to be supplied to the inhabitants of the municipality, without limiting or fixing any time for the duration of the grant, but reserving to the municipality the right or option to purchase and take over the local transportation properties of the grantee provided for in the grant at the time or times and at the price and upon the terms to be stated or provided for in the grant.
    The grant may also provide that the grantee, if so required by the municipality, shall sell, assign, transfer, and convey to any other corporation designated as permittee for the purpose the optional properties at such time or times and at such price and upon such terms as may be stated or provided for in the grant.
    Every such grant shall be known as a "terminable permit." The grantee therein, its successors and assigns have the right to construct, reconstruct, and maintain and operate the optioned properties until the municipality or its permittee has purchased and taken over those properties.
    In addition to the provisions as to purchase by the municipality or its permittee, a terminable permit may contain any other terms and conditions not contrary to or inconsistent with this Division 89 or with the lawful exercise of the power of the state to regulate public utilities. These other terms and conditions may include, but are not limited to reasonable provisions for specified extensions and additions to lines and facilities, the retirement of investment by amortization or otherwise, or for compensation for the use of a public property computed either by some proportion of the receipts from the operation of the property of the grantee, or otherwise. The circuit court may enforce the provisions of this paragraph by means of injunction, mandamus, or other appropriate proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)