(70 ILCS 605/5-13)
(from Ch. 42, par. 5-13)
Original assessments-Order approving roll or confirming verdict.
If no trial by jury is held, the court shall determine whether the
assessments of benefits, compensation and damages and the annual
maintenance assessments, if any, as set forth in the commissioners' roll
should be changed, modified, disallowed or confirmed, as herein set forth.
If the court finds that the assessment of benefits, compensation and
damages and the annual maintenance assessment against each tract of land
and other property, as set forth in the assessment roll, should be
confirmed without modification or change, then the court shall order the
assessment roll confirmed and enter judgment thereon. If the court finds
that the assessment of benefits, compensation or damages or the annual
maintenance assessment should be changed or modified as to any one or more
tracts of land or other property, it shall change or modify the same in
accordance with its findings, confirm the roll as so changed or modified
and enter judgment thereon.
If a trial by jury is held, then the verdict of the jury shall be filed
in the court and the court shall confirm the verdict and enter judgment
thereon. When the verdict is returned to the court, it may be placed in
form by the court in the presence of the jury and the jury may be recalled
at any time after being discharged to correct any errors or omissions
therein. Motions for new trial or in arrest of judgment or for judgment
notwithstanding the verdict may be made, filed and determined within the
time and in the manner provided by the Civil Practice Law.
In its judgment confirming the assessment roll or verdict, the court
shall order the damages allowed to land not taken set off or credited
against the benefits assessed against such land. Payment of compensation
for land taken may be made by the treasurer of the district directly to the
owner of such land or to his legal representative or may be made to the
County Treasurer of the county in which the district was organized, who
shall, on demand, pay the same to the party entitled thereto.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)