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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 75

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 75 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-75-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-75-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-75-1)
    Sec. 11-75-1. Every municipality has the power to lease the space above and around buildings located on land owned or otherwise held by the municipality to any person for any term not exceeding 99 years.
    Every municipality has the power to lease, in the same manner and for a similar term, any space over any street, alley, or other public place, in the municipality, more than 12 feet above the level of the street, alley, or other public place, to the person who owns the fee or a leasehold estate, for a term not less than that of the proposed lease, in the property on both sides of the portion of the street, alley, or other public place so to be leased, whenever the corporate authorities of the municipality are of the opinion that that space is not needed for street, alley, or other public purpose, and that the public interest will be subserved by such leasing. The leasing of such a space shall be authorized by ordinance. In this ordinance the lease and its terms shall be set forth with reasonable certainty.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-75-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-75-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-75-2)
    Sec. 11-75-2. The lease provided for in Section 11-75-1 by its terms shall specify the purpose for which the leased space may be used. If the purpose is to erect in the space a building above or around a building owned by the municipality, the lease (1) shall contain a reasonably accurate description of the building to be erected and of the manner in which it shall be imposed upon or around the existing building of the municipality, (2) shall contain a provision granting to the lessor municipality the option of renting for municipal use from the lessee any part of the building to be erected and stating the terms upon which this option may be exercised as well as the rent which, after exercise of this option, shall be paid by the municipality, and (3) shall contain a provision granting to the municipality the option to purchase for municipal use the entire building to be erected in the space leased and stating the terms upon which this option may be exercised and the price which shall be paid for the building by the municipality in the event it exercises its option to purchase.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-75-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-75-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-75-3)
    Sec. 11-75-3. Any building erected in the space leased, by exercise of the power granted by Section 11-75-1, which is above or around buildings located on land owned or otherwise held by the municipality shall be operated, as far as practicable, separately and apart from any building owned or operated by the municipality. No liability shall in any manner attach to the municipality by reason of the erection or operation of the building in the space so leased.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-75-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-75-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-75-4)
    Sec. 11-75-4. Such lease shall be signed in the name of the municipality by the mayor or president and shall be attested by the municipal clerk under the corporate seal. The lease shall also be executed by the lessee in such manner as may be necessary to bind him. After being so executed, the lease shall be duly acknowledged and thereupon shall be recorded in the office of the recorder of the county in which is located the land involved in the lease.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/11-75-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-75-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-75-5)
    Sec. 11-75-5. If, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, the public interest requires that any building erected in the leased space be removed so that a street, alley, or public place may be restored to its original condition, the lessor municipality may condemn the lessee's interest in the leased space by proceeding in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. After payment of such damages as may be fixed in the condemnation proceedings, the municipality may remove all buildings or other structures from the leased space and restore the buildings adjoining the leased space to their original condition.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)