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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-90-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-3)
    Sec. 11-90-3. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-90-4, every municipality may grant permission for a term longer than 20 years, but not exceeding 40 years, for locating, constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, operating, and laying tracks of any street railway in any street, alley, or public place in the municipality. However, this section has no application to a grant of a terminable permit expressly authorized by any law of this state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-90-4)
    Sec. 11-90-4. No ordinance of any municipality granting permission under Section 11-90-3 for a term longer than 20 years shall become operative until a proposition to approve the ordinance has been submitted to the electors of the municipality and has been approved by a majority of the electors voting upon the proposition. Every such ordinance shall order such submission and shall designate the election at which the proposition is to be submitted in accordance with the general election law. The municipal clerk shall promptly certify such proposition to the proper election officials for submission.
    The proposition need not include the ordinance in full but which shall indicate the nature of the ordinance, and shall be substantially in the following form:
    Shall the ordinance passed by the
city council (or board of trustees,
etc.) of (name of municipality) on
(insert date), entitled                      YES
...., which granted permission for a
term of .... years to (here insert
the name of the grantee) to locate,      ---------------------
construct, reconstruct, maintain,
operate, and lay tracks, of (here
insert the name of the grantee) in           NO
certain streets, alleys, and public
places upon the terms and conditions
therein stated, be approved?
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-5)
    Sec. 11-90-5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-147, eff. 7-16-99. Repealed internally, eff. 9-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-6)
    Sec. 11-90-6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-147, eff. 7-16-99. Repealed internally, eff. 9-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-90-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-90-7)
    Sec. 11-90-7. Continuation of certain powers derived from the Capital City Railroad Relocation Authority.
    (a) All of the statutory powers and duties that the Capital City Railroad Relocation Authority had to implement the agreements that it entered into for Useable Segment 3 (including but not limited to the power to acquire property exchanged by the railroads for the railroad right-of-way acquired by the Authority and to sell, transfer, exchange, or assign property as it deems appropriate), which were transferred to the City of Springfield under Section 11-90-5 of this Code, shall continue in effect and may be exercised by the City of Springfield until the City has completed the transactions it was required to perform under Section 11-90-5, but only for the implementation of, and subject to, those agreements.
    (b) Once the City of Springfield has completed the transactions required to perform the agreements referred to in subsection (a), its powers and duties under this Section are terminated.
    (c) All otherwise lawful actions taken before the effective date of this Section in reliance on or pursuant to Section 11-90-5 or 11-90-6 of this Code by any officer or agency of State government or of the City of Springfield or by any other person or entity are hereby validated.
    (d) This Section applies to all claims, civil actions, and proceedings arising out of actions taken in reliance on or pursuant to Section 11-90-5 or 11-90-6 of this Code that are pending on or filed on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 91-786, eff. 6-9-00.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-91-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-1)
    Sec. 11-91-1. Whenever the corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated by special act or under any general law, determine that the public interest will be subserved by vacating any street or alley, or part thereof, within their jurisdiction in any incorporated area, they may vacate that street or alley, or part thereof, by an ordinance. The ordinance shall provide the legal description or permanent index number of the particular parcel or parcels of property acquiring title to the vacated property. But this ordinance shall be passed by the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the aldermen, trustees or commissioners then holding office. This vote shall be taken by ayes and noes and entered on the records of the corporate authorities.
    No ordinance shall be passed vacating any street or alley under a municipality's jurisdiction and within an unincorporated area without notice thereof and a hearing thereon. At least 15 days prior to such a hearing, notice of its time, place and subject matter shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the unincorporated area which the street or alley proposed for vacation serves. At the hearing all interested persons shall be heard concerning the proposal for vacation.
    The ordinance may provide that it shall not become effective until the owners of all property or the owner or owners of a particular parcel or parcels of property abutting upon the street or alley, or part thereof so vacated, shall pay compensation in an amount which, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, shall be the fair market value of the property acquired or of the benefits which will accrue to them by reason of that vacation, and if there are any public service facilities in such street or alley, or part thereof, the ordinance shall also reserve to the municipality or to the public utility, as the case may be, owning such facilities, such property, rights of way and easements as, in the judgment of the corporate authorities, are necessary or desirable for continuing public service by means of those facilities and for the maintenance, renewal and reconstruction thereof. If the ordinance provides that only the owner or owners of one particular parcel of abutting property shall make payment, then the owner or owners of the particular parcel shall acquire title to the entire vacated street or alley, or the part thereof vacated.
    The determination of the corporate authorities that the nature and extent of the public use or public interest to be subserved in such as to warrant the vacation of any street or alley, or part thereof, is conclusive, and the passage of such an ordinance is sufficient evidence of that determination, whether so recited in the ordinance or not. The relief to the public from further burden and responsibility of maintaining any street or alley, or part thereof, constitutes a public use or public interest authorizing the vacation.
    When property is damaged by the vacation or closing of any street or alley, the damage shall be ascertained and paid as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 93-383, eff. 7-25-03; 93-703, eff. 7-9-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-91-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91-2)
    Sec. 11-91-2. Except in cases where the deed, or other instrument, dedicating a street or alley, or part thereof, has expressly provided for a specific devolution of the title thereto upon the abandonment or vacation thereof, whenever any street or alley, or any part thereof, is vacated under or by virtue of any ordinance of any municipality, the title to the land included within the street or alley, or part thereof, so vacated, vests in the then owners of the land abutting thereon, in the same proportions and to the same extent, as though the street or alley has been dedicated by a common law plat (as distinguished from a statutory plat) and as though the fee of the street or alley had been acquired by the owners as a part of the land abutting on the street or alley.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 91.1 heading)

65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-91.1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-91.1-1)
    Sec. 11-91.1-1. The municipality is authorized to pay, as part of the cost of construction of any project on the federal aid system of streets and highways, to a person displaced by said highway project the actual reasonable expenses in moving said person, his family, his business, or his farm operation, including the moving of personal property. The allowable expenses for transportation shall not exceed the cost of moving 50 miles from the point from which such person, family, business or farm is being displaced.
    The municipality is authorized to adopt rules and regulations as may be determined necessary to implement the payments as authorized by this section.
(Source: P.A. 76-1644.)