(70 ILCS 605/5-11)
(from Ch. 42, par. 5-11)
Original assessments-View of land-Organization of jury.
When a request for a view of the land by the jury has been made in
writing by any interested party prior to the commencement of the trial
before the jury, and has not been withdrawn, then the jury shall, in charge
of the bailiff, or other officer of the court, and at such time as the
court may direct, examine the lands and other property to be affected by
the proposed work, and in arriving at their verdict they shall consider
their view of the premises with the other proper evidence in the case.
After the jury has heard the evidence and arguments and been instructed as
to the law, they shall retire, select a foreman and a clerk from their
number, and proceed to deliberate upon their verdict.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)