(315 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 76)
    Sec. 14. Upon approval of the determination as provided in the preceding Section the Land Clearance Commission may proceed to plan and undertake a redevelopment project which includes conservation and rehabilitation as previously defined in this Act and to acquire by gift, purchase or condemnation the fee simple title to all real property lying within the area included in the redevelopment project, including easements and reversionary interests in the streets, alleys and other public places lying within such area. If any such real property is subject to an easement the Commission, in its discretion, may acquire the fee simple title to such real property subject to such easement if it determines that such easement will not interfere with the consummation of a redevelopment plan. If any such real property is already devoted to a public use it may nevertheless be acquired, provided that no property belonging to the United States of America, the State of Illinois or any municipality may be acquired without the consent of such governmental unit and that no property devoted to a public use belonging to a corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission may be acquired without the approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Each Land Clearance Commission is vested with the power to exercise the right of eminent domain. Condemnation proceedings instituted by Land Clearance Commissions shall be in all respects in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)