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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 61

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65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 61

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65 ILCS 5/11-61-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-1)
    Sec. 11-61-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality 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 including property in unincorporated areas outside of but adjacent and contiguous to the municipality where required for street or highway purposes by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-1.5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1.5)
    Sec. 11-61-1.5. Acquiring property by gift, legacy, or grant. Every municipality has the power to acquire by gift, legacy, or grant any real estate or personal property, or rights therein, for purposes authorized under this Code as its governing body may deem proper, whether the land or personal property is located within or outside the municipal boundaries. This Section applies to gifts, legacies, and grants acquired before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 92-102, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-1a

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-1a) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-1a)
    Sec. 11-61-1a. Any municipality with a population of over 500,000 may utilize the quick-take procedures if such procedures are commenced on or before January 1, 1990, for exercising the power of eminent domain under Section 7-103 of the Code of Civil Procedure (now Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act) for the purpose of constructing or extending rapid transit lines within the area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of East Jackson Boulevard and South Michigan Avenue in the City of Chicago, running South on South Michigan Avenue to East Pershing Road, then West on East Pershing Road and West Pershing Road to South Ashland Avenue, then South on South Ashland Avenue to West Garfield Boulevard, then West on West Garfield Boulevard and West 55th Street to South Pulaski Road, then South on South Pulaski Road to West 63rd Street, then West on West 63rd Street to South Central Avenue, then North on South Central Avenue to West 55th Street, then East on West 55th Street to South Cicero Avenue, then North on South Cicero Avenue to West 47th Street, then East on West 47th Street to South Kedzie Avenue, then North on South Kedzie Avenue to West Cermak Road, then East on West Cermak Road to South Halsted Street, then North on South Halsted Street to West Jackson Boulevard, then East on West Jackson Boulevard and East Jackson Boulevard to the place of beginning.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-2)
    Sec. 11-61-2. The corporate authorities of each municipality may vacate, lay out, establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave, or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, wharves, parks, and public grounds; and for these purposes or uses to take real property or portions thereof belonging to the taking municipality, or to counties, school districts, boards of education, sanitary districts or sanitary district trustees, forest preserve districts or forest preserve district commissioners, and park districts or park commissioners, even though the property is already devoted to a public use, when the taking will not materially impair or interfere with the use already existing and will not be detrimental to the public.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-3)
    Sec. 11-61-3. The corporate authorities of each municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall have the express power to purchase or lease either real estate or personal property for public purposes through contracts which provide for the consideration for such purchase or lease to be paid through installments to be made at stated intervals during a certain period of time, but, in no case, shall such contracts provide for the consideration to be paid during a period of time in excess of 20 years nor shall such contracts provide for the payment of interest at a rate of more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as amended. The indebtedness incurred under this Section when aggregated with existing indebtedness may not exceed the debt limits provided in Division 5 of Article 8 of this Code.
    The amendatory Acts of 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 91-493, eff. 8-13-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-61-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-61-4)
    Sec. 11-61-4. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code, any power granted under this Code to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)