(65 ILCS 20/21-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-19)
    Sec. 21-19. Eminent domain.
    The city may exercise the right of eminent domain by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the State of Illinois for the acquirement of property useful, advantageous or desirable for municipal purposes or public welfare.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 497.)