(225 ILCS 705/19.15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1915)
    Sec. 19.15. When such communication has once been established between contiguous mines, the operator of either shall not close the same without the consent of the operator of the contiguous mine and of the State Mine Inspector for the district. When either operator desires to abandon mining operations, the expense and duty of maintaining such communication shall devolve upon the party continuing the operations and using the same.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)