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AIR TRANSPORTATION
(620 ILCS 5/) Illinois Aeronautics Act.

620 ILCS 5/1

    (620 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.1)
    Sec. 1. Definitions.) For the purposes of this Act, the words, terms, and phrases set forth in Sections 2 to 23b, inclusive, shall have the meanings prescribed in such sections unless otherwise specifically defined, or unless another intention clearly appears, or the context otherwise requires.
(Source: P.A. 79-1010.)

620 ILCS 5/2

    (620 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.2)
    Sec. 2. "Aeronautics" means transportation by aircraft; the operation, construction, repair, or maintenance of aircraft, aircraft power plants and accessories, including the repair, packing, and maintenance of parachutes; the design, establishment, construction, extension, operation, improvement, repair, or maintenance of airports, restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities, and air instruction.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/3

    (620 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.3)
    Sec. 3. "Aircraft" means any device used or designed to carry humans in flight as specified by the Department by rule. All devices required to be licensed as "aircraft" by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 are "aircraft". The Department may, by rule, specify the extent to which aircraft not required to be licensed by the FAA are subject to the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-345, eff. 1-1-96.)

620 ILCS 5/4

    (620 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.4)
    Sec. 4. "Public Aircraft" means an aircraft used exclusively in the service of any government or of any political subdivision thereof, including the government of any state, territory, or possession of the United States, or the District of Columbia, but not including any government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying persons or property for commercial purposes.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/5

    (620 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.5)
    Sec. 5. "Civil Aircraft" means any aircraft other than a public aircraft.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/6

    (620 ILCS 5/6) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.6)
    Sec. 6. "Airport" means any area of land, water, or both, except a restricted landing area, which is designed for the landing and take-off of aircraft, whether or not facilities are provided for the shelter, servicing, or repair of aircraft, or for receiving or discharging passengers or cargo, and all appurtenant areas used or suitable for airport buildings or other airport facilities, and all appurtenant rights of way, whether heretofore or hereafter established.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/7

    (620 ILCS 5/7) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.7)
    Sec. 7. "State" or "this State" means the State of Illinois; and "Department" means the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation of this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

620 ILCS 5/8

    (620 ILCS 5/8) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.8)
    Sec. 8. "Restricted area" or "restricted landing area" means any area of land, water, or both, which is used or is made available for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, the use of which shall, except in case of emergency, be only as provided from time to time by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/9

    (620 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.9)
    Sec. 9. "Air navigation facility" means any facility other than one owned or controlled by the Federal Government, used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including airports, restricted landing areas, and any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, marks, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking-off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport or restricted landing area, and any combination of any or all of such facilities.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/10

    (620 ILCS 5/10) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.10)
    Sec. 10. "Air navigation" means the operation or navigation of aircraft in the air space over this State, or upon any airport or restricted landing area within this State.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/11

    (620 ILCS 5/11) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.11)
    Sec. 11. "Operation of aircraft" or "operate aircraft" means the use of aircraft for the purpose of air navigation, and includes the navigation or piloting of aircraft. Any person who causes or authorizes the operation of aircraft, whether with or without the right of legal control (in the capacity of owner, lessee, or otherwise) of the aircraft, shall be deemed to be engaged in the operation of aircraft within the meaning of the statutes of this State.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/12

    (620 ILCS 5/12) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.12)
    Sec. 12. "Airman" means any individual who operates or is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight.
(Source: P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/13

    (620 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.13)
    Sec. 13. "Air instruction" means the imparting of aeronautical information by any aeronautics instructor or in or by any air school or flying club.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/14

    (620 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.14)
    Sec. 14. "Air school" means any person engaged in giving, or offering to give, instruction, in aeronautics, either in flying or ground subjects, or both, for or without hire or reward, and advertising, representing, or holding himself out as giving or offering to give such instruction. It does not include any public school or university of this State, or any institution of higher learning duly accredited and approved for carrying on collegiate work.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/15

    (620 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.15)
    Sec. 15. "Aeronautics instructor" means any individual engaged in giving instruction, or offering to give instruction, in aeronautics, either in flying or ground subjects, or both, for hire or reward, without advertising such occupation, without calling his facilities an "air school" or anything equivalent thereto, and without employing or using other instructors. It does not include any instructor in any public school or university of this State, or any institution of higher learning duly accredited and approved for carrying on collegiate work, while engaged in his duties as such instructor.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

620 ILCS 5/16

    (620 ILCS 5/16) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.16)
    Sec. 16. "Flying club" means any person other than an individual, which, neither for profit nor reward, owns, leases, or uses one or more aircraft for the purpose of instruction or pleasure or both.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/17

    (620 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.17)
    Sec. 17. "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, public service corporation, joint venture, or body politic; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/18

    (620 ILCS 5/18) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.18)
    Sec. 18. "State airway" means a route in the navigable air space over and above the lands or water of this State, designated by the Department as a route suitable for air navigation.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/19

    (620 ILCS 5/19) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.19)
    Sec. 19. "Navigable air space" means air space above the minimum altitudes of flight prescribed by the laws of this State or by rules or regulations of the Department consistent therewith.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/20

    (620 ILCS 5/20) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.20)
    Sec. 20. "Municipality" means any county, city, village, or town of this State and any other political subdivision, public corporation, authority, or district in this State, or any combination of two or more of the same, which is or may be authorized by law to acquire, establish, construct, maintain, improve, and operate airports and other air navigation facilities.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/21

    (620 ILCS 5/21) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.21)
    Sec. 21. "Airport protection privileges" means easements through or other interests in air space over land or water, interests in airport hazards outside the boundaries of airports or restricted landing areas, and other protection privileges, the acquisition or control of which is necessary to insure safe approaches to the landing areas of airports and restricted landing areas and the safe and efficient operation thereof.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/22

    (620 ILCS 5/22) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.22)
    Sec. 22. "Airport hazard" means any structure, object of natural growth, or use of land, which obstructs the air space required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at any airport or restricted landing area or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking off.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/23

    (620 ILCS 5/23) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.23)
    Sec. 23. "Laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics" means this Act and all other acts of this State, as heretofore or hereafter enacted or amended, of which the subject matter is any phase of aeronautics, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, regulation, supervision, condemnation, zoning and policing powers in connection therewith.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/23a

    (620 ILCS 5/23a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.23a)
    Sec. 23a.
    "Sport parachuting" means (1) engaging in a planned and intentional jump from an aircraft while wearing a parachute, or (2) operating an aircraft from which a planned and intentional parachute jump is to be made by any person.
(Source: P.A. 78-721.)

620 ILCS 5/23b

    (620 ILCS 5/23b) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.23b)
    Sec. 23b. (1) "Sport parachutist" means any person engaging in sport parachuting other than a novice parachutist or other person not qualifying as a sport parachutist on the basis of ground instruction or parachute jump experience.
    (2) "Novice parachutist" means any person engaging in sport parachuting who has received adequate ground instruction in the techniques of parachuting but has not completed 25 parachute jumps.
(Source: P.A. 80-385.)

620 ILCS 5/24

    (620 ILCS 5/24) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.24)
    Sec. 24. For the purposes of this Act the singular shall include the plural, and the plural the singular.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/25

    (620 ILCS 5/25) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.25)
    Sec. 25. Declarations.
    It is hereby declared that the purpose of this Act is to further the public interest and aeronautical progress by providing for the protection and promotion of safety in aeronautics; by cooperating in effecting a uniformity of the laws relating to the development and regulation of aeronautics in the several states; by revising existing statutes relative to the development and regulation of aeronautics so as to grant to a state agency such powers and impose upon it such duties that the state may properly perform its functions relative to aeronautics and effectively exercise its jurisdiction over persons and property within such jurisdiction, may assist in the promotion of a State-wide system of airports, may cooperate with and assist the political subdivisions of this State and others engaged in aeronautics, and may encourage and develop aeronautics; by establishing uniform rules and regulations, consistent, so far as practicable, with Federal rules and regulations, in order that those engaged in aeronautics of every character may so engage with the least possible restriction, consistent with their safety and with the safety and the rights of others; and by providing for cooperation with the Federal authorities in the development of a national system of civil aviation and for coordination of the aeronautical activities of those authorities and the authorities of this State by assisting in accomplishing the purposes of federal legislation and eliminating costly and unnecessary duplication of functions properly in the province of federal agencies.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/25.01

    (620 ILCS 5/25.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.25a)
    Sec. 25.01. This state or any political subdivision of this state is authorized to acquire, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain and operate airports, or restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities in an adjoining state whose laws permit, subject to the laws of such state, but subject to the laws of this state in all matters relating to financing such projects.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1812.)

620 ILCS 5/25.02

    (620 ILCS 5/25.02) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.25b)
    Sec. 25.02. An adjoining state or political subdivision thereof, if the laws of such state permit, is authorized to acquire, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain and operate airports, or restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities in this State, subject to all laws, rules and regulations of this State applicable to such aeronautical facilities, but subject to the laws of its own state in all matters relating to financing such projects; provided that prior to the commencement of proceedings for the acquisition or establishment of any such airport, restricted landing area or other navigation facility, approval of such acquisition or establishment has been granted by the Illinois Secretary of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 84-1473.)

620 ILCS 5/25.03

    (620 ILCS 5/25.03) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.25c)
    Sec. 25.03. Such adjoining state or political subdivision thereof shall have all the rights, privileges, and duties of like political subdivisions of this State.
(Source: P.A. 84-1473.)

620 ILCS 5/25.04

    (620 ILCS 5/25.04) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.25d)
    Sec. 25.04. Sections 25.01 to 25.03, both inclusive, shall not apply unless the laws of such adjoining state shall permit this State and its political subdivisions to acquire, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain and operate airports, or restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities therein, with all privileges, rights and duties applicable to such aeronautical projects in such adjoining state.
(Source: P.A. 84-1473.)

620 ILCS 5/26

    (620 ILCS 5/26) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.26)
    Sec. 26. The Department shall regulate and supervise aeronautics within this State, subject to the provisions of this Act. The Department is empowered and directed to encourage, foster, and assist in the development of aeronautics in this State and to encourage the establishment of airports and other air navigation facilities.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/27

    (620 ILCS 5/27) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.27)
    Sec. 27. Cooperation with Federal Government and others. The Department shall cooperate with and assist the Federal Government, the political subdivisions of this State, and other states, and others, including private persons, engaged in aeronautics or the promotion of aeronautics, and shall seek to coordinate the aeronautical activities of these bodies and persons. To this end, the Department is empowered to confer with or to hold joint hearings with any federal aeronautical agency, and the municipalities and other political subdivisions of this State and other states, in connection with any matter relating to aeronautics, and to avail itself of the cooperation, services, records, and facilities of such agencies, municipalities, and other political subdivisions, federal or otherwise, as fully as may be practicable, in the administration and enforcement of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics. The Department shall reciprocate by furnishing to such agencies, municipalities and other political subdivisions, federal or otherwise, its cooperation, services, records and facilities, in so far as may be practicable.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/27.01

    (620 ILCS 5/27.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.27a)
    Sec. 27.01. The Department, in addition to the other powers and duties conferred upon it by law, is authorized and directed to supervise and to coordinate within and for the State of Illinois emergency or civil defense measures relating to civil aircraft, airmen, and facilities other than those of air carriers principally engaged in interstate commerce made necessary as a result of any severe storm or other emergency or disaster or as a result of partial or complete mobilization to meet threatened or actual military attack or invasion. Any such supervision and coordination shall be consistent with and in implementation of any statewide plan promulgated by competent State authorities for any such situation.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 983.)

620 ILCS 5/27.02

    (620 ILCS 5/27.02)
    Sec. 27.02. Assistance to Civil Air Patrol. The Department may provide support and assistance to the Civil Air Patrol in the form of money, equipment, personnel, materials, office or hangar space, services, or other contributions the Department may find to be appropriate. This support and assistance may be in the nature of a loan or an outright grant, and may be either temporary or permanent. Other State agencies may participate with the Department in providing support and assistance under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-157, eff. 1-1-96.)

620 ILCS 5/28

    (620 ILCS 5/28) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.28)
    Sec. 28. Rules, rulings, regulations, decisions, orders and standards.
    In exercising its powers and performing its functions under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, the Department may perform such acts, issue, amend, change, abrogate or rescind such decisions and orders, prescribe such forms, and make, promulgate, and amend, change, abrogate or rescind such reasonable general or special rules, rulings, regulations, and procedure, and establish such minimum standards, as may be necessary, commensurate with and for the purpose of protecting and insuring the general public interest and safety, the safety of persons receiving instruction concerning, or operating, using or traveling in, aircraft, and of persons and property on land or water, and to develop and promote aeronautics in this State. No rule, ruling, regulation, decision or order of the Department shall apply to airports or other air navigation facilities owned or controlled by the Federal Government within this State.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/29

    (620 ILCS 5/29) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.29)
    Sec. 29. Conformity to federal legislation and rules.
    All rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions prescribed by the Department pursuant to the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, shall be kept in conformity, as nearly as may be, with the then current federal legislation governing aeronautics and the regulations duly promulgated thereunder and rules and standards issued from time to time pursuant thereto.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/30

    (620 ILCS 5/30) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.30)
    Sec. 30. Filing of rules.
    The Department shall keep on file with the Secretary of State, and at the principal office of the Department, a copy of all its rules and regulations, for public inspection.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/31

    (620 ILCS 5/31) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.31)
    Sec. 31. State airport plan. The Department may designate, design, and establish, expand or modify a State airport plan which will best serve the interests of the State, with due regard for the following factors; the present and future needs of foreign, inter-state and intra-state air commerce and air transportation; the present and future needs of foreign, inter-state and intra-state private flying; the existing and contemplated air navigation facilities, including those owned or controlled or to be owned or controlled by the Federal Government; the then current national airport plan and federal airways system; and the avoidance of unnecessary or unreasonable interference or conflict, on the part of airports, airport plans and restricted landing areas, with existing important or essential facilities, or buildings devoted to the public use. The Department may chart such State airport plan and arrange for publication and distribution of maps, charts, notices and bulletins relating thereto, as may be required in the public interest. To the extent practicable, the State airport plan shall be integrated with or supplementary to and coordinated in design and operation with the National airport plan and the Federal airways system, as the same may be revised from time to time. The State airport plan may include all types of air navigation facilities, whether publicly or privately owned, provided such facilities conform to federal safety standards.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/32

    (620 ILCS 5/32) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.32)
    Sec. 32. Technical services to municipalities.
    The Department may, to such extent as it may deem reasonable, offer, in an advisory capacity, the engineering or other technical services and facilities of the Department, and such services and facilities as may be supplied to it by other Departments of the State, without charge, to any municipality or political subdivision desiring them in connection with the construction, maintenance or operation or proposed construction, maintenance, or operation of an airport or restricted landing area; provided, the Department may charge for such engineering or other technical services and facilities when payment for such services and facilities or reimbursement therefor is made by the United States Government, or any agency or Department thereof, and the payment or reimbursement therefor will not result in a decrease in the amount of money or funds otherwise payable by the United States Government to the municipality or political subdivision requesting such services and facilities; provided further that the Department shall not furnish to municipalities or political subdivisions the engineering services normally provided by consulting engineers to municipalities or political subdivisions.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1452.)

620 ILCS 5/33

    (620 ILCS 5/33) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.33)
    Sec. 33. Enforcement of aeronautics laws.
    It shall be the duty of the Department, its officers, and such of its employees as are designated by it to do so, to enforce and assist in the enforcement of all laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, and of all rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions issued by the Department pursuant thereto, and, in aid of such enforcement, general police powers are hereby conferred upon the Department, each of its officers, and such of its employees as are designated by it to exercise such powers. It shall also be the duty of every State, county and municipal officer charged with the enforcement of State and municipal laws to enforce and assist in the enforcement of all laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/34

    (620 ILCS 5/34) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.34)
    Sec. 34. Financial assistance to municipalities and others. The Department, subject to the provisions of Section 41 of this Act, may render financial assistance in the planning, construction, reconstruction, extension, development, and improvement of air navigation facilities including acquisition of land, rights in land, easements including avigation easements necessary for clear zones or clear areas, costs of obstruction removal and airport approach aids owned, controlled, or operated, or to be owned, controlled, or operated by municipalities, other political subdivisions of this State, or privately owned commercially operated airports in Illinois, out of appropriations made by the General Assembly for any such purpose. The Department shall not render such financial assistance in connection with the planning, construction, reconstruction, extension, development or improvement of hangars or other airport buildings, or in connection with the subsequent operation or maintenance of such air navigation facilities. The municipality, other political subdivision, or privately owned commercially operated airports in Illinois, to which such financial assistance is being extended by the Department, before such financial assistance is given, shall satisfy the Department that (a) such air navigation facility will be owned or effectively controlled, operated, repaired and maintained adequately during its full useful life, for the benefit of the public, and (b) in connection with the operation of such air navigation facility, during its full useful life, the public will not be deprived of its rightful, fair, equal and uniform use thereof. The owners and operators of an airport receiving financial assistance under this Act must adequately control, operate, repair, and maintain the airport during its full useful life for the benefit of the public. The owners and operators of an airport receiving financial assistance must ensure that the public will not be deprived of its rightful, fair, equal, and uniform use of the airport during its full useful life. For the purposes of this paragraph, the full useful life of an airport is not less than 20 years after the financial assistance is received by the owners and operators of the airport. Nothing in this Section, however, imposes any obligation that is inconsistent with any judgment, order, injunction, or decree of any court that was rendered before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly.
    Any commercial airport, in order to qualify under the provisions of this Section must be included in the State Airport Plan as prepared or revised from time to time by the Illinois Department of Transportation. In the case of commercial public use airports which are not publicly owned airports, no such development or planning may be proposed except in connection with reliever airports included in the current National Airport System Plan.
    Improvements to privately owned commercial airports qualifying under this Section shall be contracted for and constructed or developed under the supervision or direction of the Department or such other Department, agency, officer or employee of this State as the Department may designate.
    If a privately owned commercially operated airport receives assistance under this Section and ceases operations before the predetermined life of the improvements made with such assistance, the State shall be reimbursed for the unused portion of such predetermined life and such claim shall be a lien on the airport property.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/34a

    (620 ILCS 5/34a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.34a)
    Sec. 34a. Financial assistance under Section 34 may also include reimbursement to eligible airport sponsors for the construction or upgrading of Automated Weather Observation Systems (AWOS) financed in whole or in part by State monies. Costs of constructing or upgrading Automated Weather Observation Systems prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly are eligible for State reimbursements provided that all required State procedures were followed at the time the project was approved by the Department. Financial assistance under Section 34 may also include reimbursements to eligible airport sponsors for land acquisition costs directly related to projects financed either in whole or in part by federal and State monies, and for engineering costs directly related to projects financed in whole or in part by State monies; provided, (1) such engineering or land acquisition costs were approved by the Department prior to the payment of these costs by the airport sponsor, (2) no State or federal monies have previously been expended for such purposes on such projects, and (3) no State monies shall be expended as reimbursement on any project for engineering or land acquisition unless construction costs for that project are funded by the State. Approval of engineering or land acquisition costs by the Department prior to the payment of such costs by an airport sponsor shall qualify those costs for State reimbursement but shall not constitute an obligation of State funds. Costs of land acquisition by airport sponsors prior to the effective date of this amendatory act of 1982 are qualified for State reimbursement provided all federal and State procedures were followed at the time of acquisition.
(Source: P.A. 98-215, eff. 8-9-13.)

620 ILCS 5/34b

    (620 ILCS 5/34b)
    Sec. 34b. Airport Land Loan Program.
    (a) The Department may make loans to public airport owners for the purchase of any real estate interests as may be needed for essential airport purposes, including future needs, subject to the following conditions:
        (1) loans may be made only to public airport owners
    
that are operating an airport as of January 1, 1999; and
        (2) loans may not be made for airports that provide
    
scheduled commercial air service in counties of greater than 5,000,000 population.
    The loans are payable from the Airport Land Loan Revolving Fund, subject to appropriation. All repayments of loans made pursuant to this Section, including interest thereon and penalties, shall be deposited in the Airport Land Loan Revolving Fund. The Treasurer shall deposit all investment earnings arising from balances in the Airport Land Loan Revolving Fund in that Fund.
    (b) All loans under this Section shall be made by contract between the Department and the public airport owner, which contract shall include the following provisions:
        (1) The annual rate of interest shall be the lesser
    
of (A) 2 percent below the Prime Rate charged by banks, as published by the Federal Reserve Board, in effect at the time the Department approves the loan, or (B) a rate determined by the Department, after consultation with the Governor's Office of Management and Budget, that will not adversely affect the tax-exempt status of interest on the bonds of the State issued in whole or in part to make deposits into the Airport Land Loan Revolving Fund, nor diminish the benefit to the State of the tax-exempt status of the interest on such bonds.
        (2) The term of any loan shall not exceed five years,
    
but it may be for less by mutual agreement.
        (3) Loan payments shall be scheduled in equal amounts
    
for the periods determined under paragraph (4) of this Section. The loan payments shall be calculated so that the loan is completely repaid, with interest, on outstanding balances, by the end of the term determined under paragraph (2) of this Section. There shall be no penalty for early payment ahead of the payment schedule.
        (4) The period of loan payments shall be annual,
    
unless by mutual agreement a period of less than one year is chosen.
        (5) The loan shall be secured with the land
    
purchased, in whole or in part, with the loan and considered as collateral. The public airport owner shall assign a first priority interest in the property to the State.
        (6) If the loan payment is not made within 15 days
    
after the scheduled date determined under paragraph (3) of this Section, a penalty of 10% of the payment shall be assessed. If 30 days after the scheduled payment date no payment has been received, the loan shall be considered in default.
        (7) As soon as a loan is considered in default, the
    
Department shall notify the public airport owner and attempt to enter into a renegotiation of the loan payment amounts and schedule determined under paragraph (3) of this Section. In no case shall the term of the loan be extended beyond the initial term determined under paragraph (2) of this Section; nor shall the interest rate be lowered nor any interest be forgiven. If a renegotiation of loan payment amounts and schedule is obtained to the Department's satisfaction within 30 days of notification of default, then the new payment schedule shall replace the one determined by paragraph (3) of this Section and shall be used to measure compliance with the loan for purposes of default. If after 30 days of notification of default the Department has not obtained a renegotiation to its satisfaction, the Department shall declare the loan balance due and payable immediately. If the public airport owner cannot immediately pay the balance of the loan, the Department shall proceed to foreclose.
    (c) The Department may promulgate any rules that it finds appropriate to implement this Airport Land Loan Program.
    (d) The Airport Land Loan Revolving Fund is created in the State Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

620 ILCS 5/35

    (620 ILCS 5/35) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.35)
    Sec. 35. Authority to contract.
    The Department may enter into any contracts on behalf of the State, and is authorized and empowered to carry out and perform any such contracts so entered into by it.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/36

    (620 ILCS 5/36) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.36)
    Sec. 36. Right to enter upon the land, buildings and structures of others. In exercising its powers and performing its functions under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, and the rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions issued pursuant thereto, the Department, each officer thereof, and each employee designated by it, and such other departments, agencies, representatives, officers and employees of this State and of the municipalities and other political subdivisions thereof as may be designated by it, or who are charged with the enforcement of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, whether or not designated by the Department to do so, shall have the right to enter upon the land within this State of any person, municipality or other political subdivision and enter the buildings and structures thereon for the purposes, when and to the extent that their duty so requires, of making surveys, ascertaining necessary facts, and making investigations relating to the State airport plan, a proposed or existing air navigation facility, any airport hazard, the obtaining of airport protection privileges, the establishment of zoning areas, the investigation of accidents concerning aircraft in this State, the condemning of property, the investigation of any violation of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics and the rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions issued pursuant thereto, and for any other purpose within the purview of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics and the rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions issued pursuant thereto; provided that such entry shall occur at reasonable times and with due regard for the safety of the owner, persons in possession or occupants thereof, and the protection of the buildings, structures, crops, or personal property located thereon; provided, further, that in the event any damage may be caused by virtue of any such entry, the Department may pay, as compensation, the amount of said damage as determined by it, in full satisfaction thereof, within the limits of available appropriations, or, if the Department does not pay the amount of any such damage, the person claiming compensation therefor may file his claim in connection therewith in the Court of Claims of this State.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/37

    (620 ILCS 5/37) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.37)
    Sec. 37. Federal aid-Cooperation with government.
    Subject to the provisions of Section 41, the Department is authorized to cooperate with the Government of the United States, and any agency, department, or officer thereof, in the acquisition, construction, development, improvement, operation or maintenance of air navigation facilities in this State, and to comply with the provisions of the laws of the United States and any rules or regulations made thereunder for the expenditure of Federal monies upon such air navigation facilities.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/38

    (620 ILCS 5/38) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.38)
    Sec. 38. Authority to receive Federal moneys for State and municipalities. Subject to the provisions of Section 41, the Department is authorized to accept and receive Federal moneys, and other moneys, either public or private, for and on behalf of this State, or any municipality or other political subdivision thereof, at the request of such municipality or political subdivision, for the acquisition, construction, development, improvement, operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities in this State, whether such work is to be done by the State or by such municipalities or other political subdivisions, or jointly, aided by grants of aid from the United States, upon such terms and conditions as are or may be prescribed by the laws of the United States and any rules or regulations made thereunder, and it is authorized to act as agent of any municipality or other political subdivision of this State upon the request of such municipality or political subdivision (or upon designation by such municipality or political subdivision pursuant to Section 38.01), in accepting and receiving those moneys on its behalf for air navigation facility purposes, and in contracting for the acquisition, construction, development, improvement, operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities in this State, financed either in whole or in part by Federal monies, and the governing body of any such municipality or other political subdivision is authorized to designate the Department as its agent for such purposes and to enter into an agreement with it prescribing the terms and conditions of such agency in accordance with Federal laws, rules, and regulations and with this act. Such monies as are paid over by the United States Government shall be retained by the State or paid over to said municipalities or other political subdivisions under such terms and conditions as may be imposed by the United States Government in making such grants.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/38.01

    (620 ILCS 5/38.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.38a)
    Sec. 38.01. Project applications.
    (a) No municipality or political subdivision in this state, whether acting alone or jointly with another municipality or political subdivision or with the state, shall submit any project application under the provisions of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, or any amendment thereof, unless the project and the project application have been first approved by the Department. No such municipality or political subdivision shall directly accept, receive, or disburse any funds granted by the United States under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, but it shall designate the Department as its agent to accept, receive, and disburse such funds, provided, however, nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit any municipality or any political subdivision of more than 500,000 inhabitants from disbursing such funds through its corporate authorities. It shall enter into an agreement with the Department prescribing the terms and conditions of such agency in accordance with federal laws, rules and regulations and applicable laws of this state. This subsection (a) does not apply to any project application submitted in connection with the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act.
    (b) The City of Chicago may submit a project application under the provisions of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as now or hereafter amended, or any other federal law providing for airport planning or development, if the application is submitted in connection with the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act, and the City may directly accept, receive, and disburse any such funds.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01; 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)

620 ILCS 5/39

    (620 ILCS 5/39) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.39)
    Sec. 39. Contracts--Law governing.
    Subject to the provisions of Section 41, all contracts for the acquisition, construction, development, improvement, operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities in this State made by the Department, with the exception of the construction of military housing as part of an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to rebuild Cardinal Creek Housing and 2 grade schools as it relates to the Scott Joint-Use Airport in St. Clair County, which shall be the responsibility of St. Clair County utilizing building and bidding procedures as it deems appropriate, either on behalf of this State or as the agent of any municipality or other political subdivision, when acting at the express request of such municipality or other political subdivision, shall be awarded, made and entered into as are contracts for the performance of State work or for the construction of improvements constructed by the State of Illinois; provided, however, that where the acquisition, construction, development, improvement, operation and maintenance of any air navigation facility is financed wholly or partially with Federal monies, the Department, in behalf of the State or of any municipality or other political subdivision thereof, may let contracts and cause the performance thereof in the manner prescribed by the Federal authorities, acting under the laws of the United States, and any rules or regulations made thereunder, notwithstanding any other State law to the contrary.
(Source: P.A. 87-1113.)

620 ILCS 5/40

    (620 ILCS 5/40) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.40)
    Sec. 40. Disposition of federal funds. All monies accepted for disbursement by the Department pursuant to Section 38 shall be deposited with the State Treasurer as ex-officio custodian and shall be disbursed upon a voucher or order of Secretary of Transportation and paid by a warrant drawn by the State Comptroller and countersigned by the State Treasurer. All such monies are to be expended in accordance with Federal laws and rules and regulations thereunder and with this Act. The Department is authorized, whether acting for this State or as the agent of any of its municipalities or other political subdivision, or when requested by the United States Government or any agency or department thereof, subject to section 41, disburse such monies for the designated purposes, but this shall not preclude any other authorized method of disbursement.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)

620 ILCS 5/41

    (620 ILCS 5/41) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.41)
    Sec. 41. The Department shall not expend any funds appropriated, or made available, by this State for the planning, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, extension, development, improvement, operation and maintenance of air navigation facilities within this State upon any project which is not included in the State airport plan or in the State airways system, as prepared or revised from time to time by the Department, or for any work upon any such project that is not contracted for and constructed or developed under the supervision or direction of the Department or such other department, agency, officer or employee of this State as the Department may designate for such purpose.
(Source: P.A. 82-978.)

620 ILCS 5/42

    (620 ILCS 5/42) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42)
    Sec. 42. Regulation of aircraft, airmen, and airports.
    (a) The general public interest and safety, the safety of persons operating, using, or traveling in, aircraft, and of persons and property on the ground, and the interest of aeronautical progress require that aircraft operated within this State should be airworthy, that airmen should be properly qualified, and that air navigation facilities should be suitable for the purposes for which they are designed. The purposes of this Act require that the Department should be enabled to exercise the powers of regulation and supervision herein granted. The advantage of uniform regulation makes it desirable that aircraft operated within this State should conform with respect to design, construction, and airworthiness to the standards prescribed by the United States Government with respect to civil aircraft subject to its jurisdiction and that persons engaging in aeronautics within this State should have the qualifications necessary for obtaining and holding appropriate airman certificates of the United States. It is desirable and right that all applicable fees and taxes shall be paid with respect to aircraft operated within this State.
    (b) In light of the findings in subsection (a), the Department is authorized:
        (1) To require the registration, every 2 years, of
    
federal licenses, certificates or permits of civil aircraft engaged in air navigation within this State, and of airmen engaged in aeronautics within this State, and to issue certificates of such registration. These certificates of registration constitute the authorization of such aircraft and airmen for operations within this State to the extent permitted by the federal licenses, certificates or permits so registered. It shall charge a fee, payable every 2 years, for the registration of each federal license, certificate or permit of $10 for each airman's certificate and $20 for each aircraft certificate. It may accept as evidence of the holding of a federal license, certificate or permit the verified application of the airman or the owner of the aircraft, which application shall contain such information as the Department may by rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision prescribe. The Department's authority to register aircraft or to issue certificates of registration is limited as follows:
            (i) Except as to any aircraft vehicle purchased
        
before March 8, 1963, the Department, in the case of the first registration of any aircraft vehicle for any given owner on or after March 8, 1963, may not issue a certificate of registration with respect to any aircraft vehicle until after the Department has been satisfied that no tax under the Use Tax Act, the Aircraft Use Tax Law, the Municipal Use Tax Act, or the Home Rule County Use Tax Law is owing by reason of the use of the vehicle in Illinois or that any tax so imposed has been paid. A receipt issued under those Acts by the Department of Revenue constitutes proof of payment of the tax. For the purpose of this paragraph, "aircraft vehicle" means a single aircraft.
            (ii) If the proof of payment of the tax or of
        
nonliability therefor is, after the issuance of the certificate of registration, found to be invalid, the Department shall revoke the certificate and require that the certificate be returned to the Department.
        (2) To classify and approve airports and restricted
    
landing areas and any alterations or extensions thereof. Certificates of approval issued pursuant to this paragraph, or pursuant to any prior law, shall be issued in the name of the applicant and shall be transferable upon a change of ownership or control of the airport or restricted landing area only after approval of the Department. No charge or fee shall be made or imposed for any kind of certificate of approval or a transfer thereof.
        (3) To revoke, temporarily or permanently, any
    
certificate of registration of an aircraft or airman issued by it, or to refuse to issue any such certificate of registration, when it shall reasonably determine that any aircraft is not airworthy, or that any airman:
            (i) is not qualified;
            (ii) has willfully violated the laws of this
        
State pertaining to aeronautics or any rules, rulings, regulations, orders, or decisions issued pursuant thereto, or any Federal law or any rule or regulation issued pursuant thereto;
            (iii) is addicted to the use of narcotics or
        
other habit forming drug, or to the excessive use of intoxicating liquor;
            (iv) has made any false statement in any
        
application for registration of a federal license, certificate or permit; or
            (v) has been guilty of other conduct, acts, or
        
practices dangerous to the public safety or the safety of those engaged in aeronautics.
    (c) The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the certificate of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay the tax, penalty or interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01; 93-24, eff. 6-20-03.)

620 ILCS 5/42-a

    (620 ILCS 5/42-a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42a)
    Sec. 42-a. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 984. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-b

    (620 ILCS 5/42-b) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42b)
    Sec. 42-b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-606. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-c

    (620 ILCS 5/42-c) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42c)
    Sec. 42-c. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 984. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-d

    (620 ILCS 5/42-d) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42d)
    Sec. 42-d. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-e

    (620 ILCS 5/42-e) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42e)
    Sec. 42-e. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-f

    (620 ILCS 5/42-f) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42f)
    Sec. 42-f. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-g

    (620 ILCS 5/42-g) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42g)
    Sec. 42-g. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-h

    (620 ILCS 5/42-h) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42h)
    Sec. 42-h. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-i

    (620 ILCS 5/42-i) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42i)
    Sec. 42-i. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-j

    (620 ILCS 5/42-j) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42j)
    Sec. 42-j. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-208. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-k

    (620 ILCS 5/42-k) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42k)
    Sec. 42-k. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 984. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-l

    (620 ILCS 5/42-l) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42l)
    Sec. 42-l. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-m

    (620 ILCS 5/42-m) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42m)
    Sec. 42-m. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-840. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-n

    (620 ILCS 5/42-n) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42n)
    Sec. 42-n. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 329. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/42-o

    (620 ILCS 5/42-o) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.42o)
    Sec. 42-o. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 79-1361. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/43

    (620 ILCS 5/43) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43)
    Sec. 43. Operations unlawful without license or certificate. Except as hereinafter provided, when such registration is required by the Department, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate or cause or authorize to be operated any civil aircraft within this State unless such aircraft has an appropriate effective license, certificate or permit issued by the United States Government for which a certificate of registration has been issued by the Department which is in full force and effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to engage in aeronautics as an airman in this State unless he has obtained from the Department a certificate of registration of an appropriate effective airman's license, certificate or permit issued by the United States Government authorizing him to engage in the particular class of aeronautics in which he is engaged, which certificate of registration is in full force and effect.
    Aircraft and airmen that are not required to be licensed, certificated, or permitted by the United States government and that have not received a license, certificate, or permit are not required to register with the Department before engaging in aeronautics in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/43a

    (620 ILCS 5/43a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43a)
    Sec. 43a. Joy riding.) No person shall operate or cause or authorize to be operated any civil aircraft within this State without the owner's consent.
    Whoever violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 79-208.)

620 ILCS 5/43b

    (620 ILCS 5/43b) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43b)
    Sec. 43b. Dropping objects from aircraft.
    No person while operating or riding in any type of aircraft shall cause to be dropped therefrom, any object used to publicize or advertise any product, service, activity or event, including circulars, posters, handbills or other advertising matter. No person or owner or lessee while operating or riding in any type of aircraft may cause to be dropped therefrom any other object unless he applies for, on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department, and receives from the Department a dropping permit specifying the name and address of the person authorized to make the drop; the date, time and place for which the drop is authorized to be made and the object authorized to be dropped.
    Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    This Section does not prohibit the otherwise lawful use of aircraft for crop dusting and other activities in aid of agriculture.
(Source: P.A. 77-2312.)

620 ILCS 5/43d

    (620 ILCS 5/43d) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43d)
    Sec. 43d. Intoxicated persons in or about aircraft.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Operate or attempt to operate any aircraft in
    
this State while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any narcotic drug or other controlled substance.
        (2) Knowingly permit any individual who is under the
    
influence of intoxicating liquor or any narcotic drug or other controlled substance to operate any aircraft owned by the person or in his custody or control.
        (3) Perform any act in connection with the
    
maintenance or operation of any aircraft when under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any narcotic drug or other controlled substance, except medication prescribed by a physician which will not render the person incapable of performing his duties safely.
        (4) (i) Consume alcoholic liquor within 8 hours prior
        
to operating or acting as a crew member of any aircraft within this State.
            (ii) Act as a crew member of any aircraft within
        
this State while under the influence of alcohol or when the alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath is 0.04 or more based on the definition of blood and breath units contained in Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
            (iii) Operate any aircraft within this State when
        
the alcohol concentration in the person's blood or breath is 0.04 or more based on the definition of blood and breath units contained in Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
            (iv) Operate or act as a crew member of any
        
aircraft within this State when there is any amount of a drug, substance, or compound in the person's blood or urine resulting from the unlawful use or consumption of cannabis as listed in the Cannabis Control Act or a controlled substance as listed in the Illinois Controlled Substance Act.
        (5) Knowingly consume while a crew member of any
    
aircraft any intoxicating liquor, narcotic drug, or other controlled substance while the aircraft is in operation.
    (b) Any person who violates clause (4)(i) of subsection (a) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. A person who violates paragraph (2), (3), or (5) or clause (4)(ii) of subsection (a) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. A person who violates paragraph (1) or clause (4)(iii) or (4)(iv) of subsection (a) of this Section is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-517, eff. 6-1-02.)

620 ILCS 5/43e

    (620 ILCS 5/43e) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.43e)
    Sec. 43e. (a) Any person who operates, is in actual physical control or who acts as a crew member of any aircraft in this State shall be deemed to have given consent, subject to the provisions of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, to a chemical test or tests of blood, breath or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol, other drug, or combination thereof content of the person's blood if arrested or upon request by any law enforcement officer where the officer has probable cause to believe the person is in violation of Section 43d of this Act. The test or tests shall be administered at the direction of the arresting law enforcement officer and the agency employing the officer shall designate which of the tests specified in this Section shall be administered.
    (b) Any person who is dead, unconscious or who is otherwise in a condition rendering the person incapable of refusal, shall be deemed not to have withdrawn the consent provided by paragraph (a) of this Section, and the test or tests may be administered, subject to the provisions of Section 11-501.2 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (c) If the person refuses testing or submits to a test which discloses an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more or discloses the presence of any illegal drug the law enforcement officer shall immediately submit a sworn report containing that information to the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aeronautics Board or any other federal agency responsible for the licensing of pilots and crew members. The test results shall, in addition, be made available to any agency responsible for relicensing or recertifying any pilot or crew member.
(Source: P.A. 87-458.)

620 ILCS 5/44

    (620 ILCS 5/44) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.44)
    Sec. 44. Exceptions to registration requirements.) The provisions of paragraph (1) of Section 42 and Section 43 shall not apply to:
    (1) An aircraft which has been licensed by a foreign country with which the United States has a reciprocal agreement covering the operations of such licensed aircraft;
    (2) An aircraft which is owned by a nonresident of the State who is lawfully entitled to operate such aircraft in the state of his residence;
    (3) An aircraft engaged principally in commercial flying constituting an act of interstate or foreign commerce, and an aircraft while being transported to and from, or while in the possession of, or while being demonstrated to a bona fide prospective purchaser by a bona fide manufacturer, distributor or dealer in aircraft;
    (4) An airman operating military or public aircraft, or any aircraft licensed by a foreign county with which the United States has a reciprocal agreement covering the operation of such licensed aircraft;
    (5) Persons operating model aircraft nor to any person piloting an aircraft which is equipped with fully functioning dual controls when an instructor is in full charge of one set of controls and such flight is solely for instruction or for the demonstration of the aircraft to a bona fide prospective purchaser;
    (6) A non-resident operating aircraft in this State who is lawfully entitled to operate aircraft in the state of his residence;
    (7) An airman while operating or taking part in the operation of an aircraft engaged principally in commercial flying constituting an act of interstate or foreign commerce;
    (8) An aircraft registered and regulated by the Illinois Aeronautics Board.
(Source: P.A. 79-333.)

620 ILCS 5/44a

    (620 ILCS 5/44a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.44a)
    Sec. 44a. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1834. Repealed by P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/45

    (620 ILCS 5/45) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.45)
    Sec. 45. Exhibition of licenses and certificates.
    The federal license, certificate, or permit, and the evidence of registration in this or another state, if any, required for an airman shall be kept in the personal possession of the airman when he is operating within this State and must be presented for inspection upon the demand of any passenger, or any peace officer of this State, any officer or authorized employee of the Department, or any official, manager or person in charge of any airport in this State upon which he shall land, or upon the reasonable request of any other person. The federal aircraft license, certificate, or permit, and the evidence of registration in this or another state, if any, required for aircraft must be carried in every aircraft operating in this State at all times and must be conspicuously posted therein where it may readily be seen by passengers or inspectors and must be presented for inspection upon the demand of any passenger, any peace officer of this State, any officer or authorized employee of the Department, or any official, manager, or person in charge of any airport in this State upon which it shall land, or upon the reasonable request of any person.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/46

    (620 ILCS 5/46) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.46)
    Sec. 46. When instruction unlawful.
    When the Department requires the registration of Federal licenses, certificates or permits, or the obtaining of certificates of approval, under paragraphs (1) or (2) of section 42, it shall be unlawful to operate an air school or to give instructions in flying or ground subjects in this State, without first registering such Federal licenses, certificates or permits, or obtaining such certificates of approval, as may be required by the Department pursuant to paragraphs (1) or (2) of Section 42.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/47

    (620 ILCS 5/47) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.47)
    Sec. 47. Operation without certificate of approval unlawful; applications.) An application for a certificate of approval of an airport or restricted landing area, or the alteration or extension thereof, shall set forth, among other things, the location of all railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, cables, poles and other facilities and structures of public service corporations or municipal or quasi-municipal corporations, located within the area proposed to be acquired or restricted, and the names of persons owning the same, to the extent that such information can be reasonably ascertained by the applicant.
    It shall be unlawful for any municipality or other political subdivision, or officer or employee thereof, or for any person, to make any alteration or extension of an existing airport or restricted landing area, or to use or operate any airport or restricted landing area, for which a certificate of approval has not been issued by the Department; provided, that no certificate of approval shall be required for an airport or restricted landing area which was in existence and approved by the Illinois Aeronautics Commission, whether or not being operated, on or before July 1, 1945, or for the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act; except that a certificate of approval shall be required under this Section for construction of a new runway at O'Hare International Airport with a geographical orientation that varies from a geographical east-west orientation by more than 10 degrees, or for construction of a new runway at that airport that would result in more than 8 runways being available for aircraft operations at that airport. The Department shall supervise, monitor, and enforce compliance with the O'Hare Modernization Act by all other departments, agencies, and units of State and local government.
    Provisions of this Section do not apply to special purpose aircraft designated as such by the Department when operating to or from uncertificated areas other than their principal base of operations, provided mutually acceptable arrangements are made with the property owner, and provided the owner or operator of the aircraft assumes liabilities which may arise out of such operations.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)

620 ILCS 5/47.1

    (620 ILCS 5/47.1)
    Sec. 47.1. Review by Department of O'Hare Modernization Program. The Department shall monitor the design, planning, financing, and construction of the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act in order to ensure that the O'Hare Modernization Program proceeds in a timely, efficient, and safe manner, and shall monitor the effects of the O'Hare Modernization Program on units of local government throughout the State. The Department shall file reports with the General Assembly as the Department deems appropriate concerning the design, planning, financing, and construction of the O'Hare Modernization Program as defined in Section 10 of the O'Hare Modernization Act, and the effects of the O'Hare Modernization Program on units of local government.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)

620 ILCS 5/48

    (620 ILCS 5/48) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.48)
    Sec. 48. Standards for issuing certificates of approval.
    In determining whether it shall issue a certificate of approval for any airport or restricted landing area, or any alteration or extension thereof, the Department shall take into consideration its proposed location, size and layout, the relationship of the proposed airport or restricted landing area to the then current national airport plan, the then current Federal airways system, the then current State airport plan, and the then current State airways system, whether there are safe areas available for expansion purposes, whether the adjoining area is free from obstructions based on a proper glide ratio, the nature of the terrain, the nature of the uses to which the proposed airport or restricted landing area will be put, the possibilities for future development, and such other factors as, under the circumstances, it regards as having an important bearing thereon.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/49

    (620 ILCS 5/49) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.49)
    Sec. 49. Discontinuance of operations of airports or restricted landing areas.
    The Department is empowered to order the discontinuance or limitation, temporarily or permanently, of the operation of any airport or restricted landing area when it shall determine, after a hearing, that such airport or restricted landing area is not safe or is not being maintained or operated safely.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/49.1

    (620 ILCS 5/49.1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.49a)
    Sec. 49.1. Creation of hazards. No person may create or construct any airport hazard which obstructs a restricted landing area or residential airport that (1) serves 20 or more based aircraft, and (2) is located within the "metropolitan region" as that term is defined in the Regional Transportation Authority Act. For the purpose of this Section, "based aircraft" are aircraft that are regularly hangared or tied-down at the restricted landing area or residential airport, or that use it as their primary base of operation. As used in this Section 49.1, "restricted landing area" or "residential airport" shall have the meaning set forth in regulations of the Department in effect on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, but shall not include amendments of the regulations adopted by the Department thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 86-963.)

620 ILCS 5/50

    (620 ILCS 5/50) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.50)
    Sec. 50. Exceptions-Federal government.
    The provisions of Sections 47, 48 and 49 shall not apply to any airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility owned or operated by the Federal Government within this State.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/51

    (620 ILCS 5/51) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.51)
    Sec. 51. Proceedings before the department and in the courts-Investigation, inquiries and hearings.
    The Department, or any officer thereof, and any employee thereof generally or specifically designated by it for such purpose shall have power to hold and conduct investigations, inquiries and hearings concerning any matters covered by the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, pursuant to such rules, rulings, regulations, orders, and decisions as the Department may establish or issue. In the conduct of any investigation, inquiry or hearing, neither the Department nor any officer nor employee thereof conducting the same shall be bound by the technical rules of evidence, and no informality in any proceeding or in the manner of taking testimony before the Department, or any officer or employee thereof, shall invalidate any order, decision, rule, ruling or regulation made, approved or confirmed by the Department. All hearings conducted by the Department shall be open to the public.
    Each officer thereof and each employee thereof designated by it to hold any inquiry, investigation or hearing, shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations, certify to all official acts, issue subpoenas, and compel the attendance and testimony of witnesses, and the production of papers, books, accounts and documents, either in person or by deposition in the manner provided in Section 53.
    Hearings shall be held either by the Department or by an officer thereof or by any employee designated by it for such purpose. All evidence presented at hearings held by the Department or under its authority shall become a part of the records of the Department. In all cases in which the Department bases any action on reports of investigations or inquiries not conducted as hearings, such reports shall be made a part of the records of the Department.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/52

    (620 ILCS 5/52) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.52)
    Sec. 52. Exemption from testifying.
    No officer or employee of the Department shall be required to testify as an expert witness in any suit, action or proceeding involving aeronautics.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/53

    (620 ILCS 5/53) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.53)
    Sec. 53. Attendance of witness. All subpoenas issued under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics may be served by any person who is not a minor. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State, such fees to be paid at the time the witness is excused from further attendance, when the witness is subpoenaed at the instance of the Department, or any officer thereof, or any employee designated by it for the purpose of conducting any such investigation, inquiry or hearing; and the disbursements made in the payment of such fees shall be audited and paid in the same manner as are other expenses of the Department. Whenever a subpoena is issued at the instance of a complainant, respondent or other party to any proceeding before the Department, the Department may require that the cost of service thereof and the fee of the same shall be borne by the party at whose instance the witness is summoned before the Department, and the Department shall have power, in its discretion, to require a deposit to cover the cost of such service and witness fees and the payment of legal witness fees and mileage to the witness when served with subpoena. A subpoena issued as aforesaid shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of a court.
    Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify, or to produce books, papers, accounts or documents, either in person or by deposition, in the manner provided in this section, issued by the Department or by any officer thereof, or any employee thereof designated by it to conduct any such investigation, inquiry or hearing, in the course of an investigation, inquiry or hearing conducted under any of the provisions of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear, or to testify, or to produce books, papers, accounts and documents relative to the investigation, inquiry or hearing as commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a petty offense.
    Any circuit court of this State, upon application of the Department, or an officer thereof, or an employee thereof designated by it for the purpose of conducting any such investigation, inquiry or hearing, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books, papers, accounts and documents, and the giving of testimony before the Department, or before any officer thereof, or any employee designated by it for the purpose of conducting any such investigation, inquiry or hearing, in person or by deposition, in the manner provided in this section, by an attachment for contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
    The Department or any officer thereof, or any employee thereof designated by it for the purpose of conducting any investigation, inquiry or hearing, or any party may, in any investigation, inquiry or hearing before the Department, or conducted under its authority, cause the deposition of witnesses residing within or without the State to be taken in the manner prescribed by law for taking like depositions in civil cases in courts of this State, and to that end may compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, accounts and documents.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

620 ILCS 5/54

    (620 ILCS 5/54) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.54)
    Sec. 54. Inspection of records.
    Any party to a proceeding before the Department shall have the right to inspect the records of all investigations, inquiries or hearings conducted by or under the authority of the Department, which may relate to the issues involved in such proceeding and to submit suggestions as to the matters to be investigated or as to questions to be propounded. If the Department is satisfied that such suggested investigation should be made or such suggested questions answered, and that the information desired is within the power of any party to furnish, it shall enter an order requiring an investigation to be made or the questions to be answered, and upon failure or refusal to comply with such order, the Department shall either refuse to grant the relief prayed for by the party refusing to comply or may grant the relief prayed by the opposing party against the party refusing to comply.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/55

    (620 ILCS 5/55) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.55)
    Sec. 55. Initiation of proceedings; notice; service. Proceedings may be initiated by applications, petitions, and complaints, including complaints made by the Department of its own motion. Any person, the Federal Government, or any agency, department or officer thereof, or any municipality or other political subdivision of this State or any other state, may make a complaint, which shall be in writing setting forth any act or things done or omitted to be done in violation or claimed to be in violation of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, or of the rules, rulings, regulations, orders or decisions of the Department thereunder.
    Upon the filing of a complaint, the Department shall cause a copy thereof to be served upon the person, municipality or political subdivision complained of, which shall be accompanied by notice requiring that the complaint be satisfied and answered within a reasonable time to be specified by the Department, or within the discretion of the Department, by a notice fixing a time when, and place where, a hearing will be had upon such complaint. If a hearing is prescribed by the Department, notice of the time and place thereof shall also be given to the complainant and to such other persons as the Department shall deem necessary. The Department shall have authority to hear and investigate any complaint notwithstanding the fact that the person, municipality or other political subdivision complained of may have satisfied the complaint.
    The time fixed for such hearing upon a complaint shall not be less than ten days after the date of the service of such notice and complaint, unless the Department determines that an emergency exists, in which event it may prescribe a time for such hearing less than ten days after the date of such service.
    The time fixed for any hearing, other than upon a complaint, under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, or the rules, rulings, regulations, orders or decisions issued by the Department thereunder, shall not be less than ten days after the date of service of a notice in connection therewith upon the persons, municipalities or political subdivisions interested in the subject matter thereof, unless the Department determines that an emergency exists, in which event the Department may prescribe a time for such hearing less than ten days after the date of service of such notice. Such notice shall fix the time when and place where the particular hearing will be had, and shall give a general description of the subject matter.
    Service in all investigations, inquiries and hearings before the Department may be made upon any person upon whom summons may be served in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Practice Law, as amended, and in accordance with all future amendments thereto and modifications thereof and the rules now or hereafter adopted pursuant to said Law, and may be made personally or by mailing same in the United States mails in a sealed envelope, registered, with postage prepaid. The provisions of this section as to notice shall apply to all hearings held by the Department or under its authority, under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, and the rules, rulings, regulations, decisions and orders of the Department thereunder, except as otherwise specifically provided in any such law.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

620 ILCS 5/56

    (620 ILCS 5/56) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.56)
    Sec. 56. Hearings.
    At the time fixed for any hearing, pursuant to the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, or the rules, rulings, regulations, orders or decisions issued by the Department thereunder, whether upon a complaint or otherwise, persons, municipalities or other political subdivisions having a substantial interest in the subject matter thereof, and in case of a complaint, the complainant and the person, municipality or other political subdivision complained of, and, in every case, such persons, municipalities or other political subdivisions as the Department may allow to intervene, shall be entitled to be heard and introduce evidence. The Department shall issue process to enforce the attendance of all necessary witnesses.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/57

    (620 ILCS 5/57) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.57)
    Sec. 57. Findings; orders; record. At the conclusion of such hearing, the Department shall make and render findings concerning the subject matter and facts inquired into and enter its order based thereon. A copy of such order, certified under the seal of the Department, shall be served upon all parties thereto, or their attorneys, which order shall of its own force take effect and become operative twenty days after the service thereof, except as otherwise provided therein, and shall continue in force either for a period which may be designated therein or until changed or abrogated by the Department. Where an order cannot, in the judgment of the Department, be complied with within twenty days, the Department may prescribe such additional time as in its judgment is reasonably necessary to comply with the order, and may upon application and for good cause shown extend the time for compliance fixed in its order. A full and complete record shall be preserved according to rule of all proceedings had before the Department or any officer thereof, or any employee thereof designated by it for the purpose of conducting any hearing, on any formal hearing had and all testimony shall be recorded by the Department in a manner determined to be reliable and appropriate, and the parties shall be entitled to be heard in person or by attorney.
(Source: P.A. 90-6, eff. 6-3-97.)

620 ILCS 5/58

    (620 ILCS 5/58) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.58)
    Sec. 58. Record on appeal.
    In case of appeal from any rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, a transcript of such testimony, together with all exhibits or copies thereof introduced and all information secured by the Department on its own initiative and considered by it in rendering its order or decision (and required by the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics to be made a part of its records), and of the pleadings, records and proceedings in the case, shall constitute the record of the Department: provided, that on appeal from an order or decision of the Department, the person, municipality or other political subdivision taking the appeal and the Department may stipulate that a certain question or certain questions alone and a specified portion only of the evidence shall be certified to the court for its judgment, whereupon such stipulation and the question or questions and the evidence therein specified shall constitute the record on appeal.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/59

    (620 ILCS 5/59) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.59)
    Sec. 59. Certified copies as evidence.
    Copies of all official documents and orders filed or deposited according to law in the office of the Department, certified by an officer of the Department to be true copies of the originals, under the official seal of the Department, shall be evidence in like manner as the originals.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/60

    (620 ILCS 5/60) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.60)
    Sec. 60. Order without prior hearing.
    The Department may issue an order granting or denying a certificate of approval of an airport or a restricted landing area, or the alteration or the extension thereof, without a hearing in the first instance, provided the Department shall have served upon the applicant, and any other persons, municipalities or other political sub-divisions affected, at least fifteen days before the entry of such proposed order, notice of the Department's intention to enter such order, which notice shall state in reasonable detail the nature and terms of such proposed order and shall extend opportunity, on the part of those notified, to submit, within such fifteen days, objections to or comments upon the subject matter of such proposed order; written notice shall be given to the applicant, and written notice or in the alternative notice by publication in a newspaper published in the county in which the airport or restricted landing area sought to be established, altered or extended is, or is proposed to be located, shall be given to any other persons, municipalities or other political subdivisions affected; and after the entry of any such order, a copy thereof shall be served upon the applicant, those who, within the above specified 15 day period, object to or comment upon the subject matter of the proposed order and those who have entered their appearance in writing in the matter. Notice of the entry of the order shall be given to any other persons, municipalities, or other political sub-divisions affected thereby by serving a copy thereof upon them or in the alternative by publication in a newspaper published in the county in which the airport or restricted landing area sought to be established, altered or extended is, or is proposed to be located. If the applicant or any other person, municipality or other political sub-division which may be affected thereby, makes a written request for a hearing as to the validity or reasonableness of said order within fifteen days after the service or publication thereof, the Department shall prescribe a hearing thereon, which shall be held in the municipality or other political subdivision applying for a certificate of approval or, in case the application was made by a person other than a municipality or other political subdivision, at the county seat of the county in which the airport or restricted landing area sought to be established, altered or extended is, or is proposed to be situated. If no hearing is requested, as herein provided, such order shall take effect and become operative at the same time and in the same manner as in the case of an order entered after hearing, as provided in Section 57. No notice shall be necessary prior to the entry of an order approving the elimination of one or more runways or landing strips or approving a change in classification of a facility from that of an airport to that of a restricted landing area unless the application therefor shall indicate that there is an addition, extension or reorientation involved as will result in a change in the flight patterns theretofore obtaining. If any persons, corporations, or municipalities may be affected by any such change in the flight pattern from the pattern which shall have existed prior to any such addition, extension or reorientation, notice shall be given as provided in the first paragraph of this section.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2491.)

620 ILCS 5/61

    (620 ILCS 5/61) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.61)
    Sec. 61. Operation of airports authorized without license.
    No license shall be required to operate an airport or restricted landing area for which a certificate of approval has been issued by the Department.
    Provided, However, any city, village or incorporated town, having a population of 500,000 or more may by ordinance license and regulate the establishment of heliports.
    Such ordinance shall not contain any provision inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Department then in force relating to the establishment and operation of heliports.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1299.)

620 ILCS 5/62

    (620 ILCS 5/62) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.62)
    Sec. 62. Investigations and inquiries without notice; hearing upon request.
    Nothing in this Act shall be taken to limit or restrict the power of the Department, summarily of its own motion, with or without notice, to conduct any investigation or inquiry authorized by the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, in such manner and by such means as it may deem proper, and to take such actions as it may deem necessary in connection therewith. With respect to any rules, rulings, regulations, decisions or orders which the Department is authorized to issue without a hearing, and so issues, except as otherwise provided herein, any person, municipality or other political subdivision affected thereby and deeming such rules, rulings, regulations, decisions or orders, or any of them, improper, unreasonable or contrary to law, may apply for a hearing thereon, setting forth specifically in such application every ground of opposition which the applicant desires to urge against such rule, ruling, regulation, decision or order. The Department may, in its discretion, grant or deny the application for such a hearing.
    The rules and regulations of the Department with respect to the filing of any formal application or the conducting of any formal hearing, for whatever purpose, may be waived at the request of any party to any proceeding, except over the written objection of any other party entitled to be heard therein.
    No formal application or formal hearing shall be required for the purpose of registering any Federal license, certificate or permit, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/63

    (620 ILCS 5/63) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.63)
    Sec. 63. Service of orders. Every order of the Department shall be served upon every person, municipality or other political subdivision to be affected thereby, except as otherwise provided by Section 60 of this Act, either by personal delivery of a certified copy thereof, or by mailing in the United States mail a certified copy thereof, in a sealed package with postage prepaid, to the person, municipality, or other political subdivision to be affected thereby; or, in the case of a corporation, municipality or other political subdivision, to any officer or agent thereof upon whom summons of a circuit court may be served in a civil action. Where any person, municipality or other political subdivision has entered an appearance by an attorney, or other representative of record, service may be made upon such person, municipality or other political subdivision by serving the attorney or other representative of record; and in any event, mailing in the United States mail, as hereinabove provided, shall constitute service, without additional proof of the receipt of the certified copies of the order.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

620 ILCS 5/64

    (620 ILCS 5/64) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.64)
    Sec. 64. Power to change rules, rulings, regulations, decisions and orders; rehearings.
    Anything in the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics to the contrary notwithstanding, the Department may at any time amend, change, abrogate or rescind any rule, ruling, regulation, decision or order made by it: provided, that when such rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision, sought to be so amended, changed, abrogated or rescinded, was prescribed or issued by requirement of law, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, the Department shall give notice and an opportunity to be heard to the persons, municipalities, or other political subdivisions to be affected thereby, before making such amendment, change, abrogation or rescission thereof. Any order amending, changing, abrogating or rescinding a prior rule, ruling, regulation, order, or decision shall, when served upon the persons, municipalities, and other political subdivisions affected, have the same effect as is herein provided for original rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions. Within thirty days after the service of any rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, any party to the action or proceeding, or other persons, municipalities or political subdivisions affected, may apply for a rehearing of said rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision in respect to any matter connected therewith, specified in the application for rehearing. The Department shall receive and consider such application and shall grant or deny the same within twenty days from the date of the receipt thereof by the Department. In case the application for rehearing is granted, the Department shall proceed as promptly as possible to consider the matters presented by such application. No appeal shall be allowed from any rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department unless and until an application for a rehearing thereof shall first have been filed with and acted upon by the Department.
    No person, municipality or other political subdivision in any appeal shall urge or rely upon any grounds not set forth in such application for rehearing before the Department. An application for rehearing shall not excuse any person, municipality or other political subdivision from complying with and obeying any rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, or any requirement contained therein, theretofore made, or operate in any manner to stay or postpone the enforcement thereof, except in such cases and upon such terms as the Department may by order direct. If, after such rehearing and consideration of all the facts, including those arising since the making of the rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision, the Department shall be of the opinion that the original rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision, or any part thereof, is in any respect unjust or unwarranted or should be changed, the Department may amend, change, abrogate or rescind the same. A rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision made after such rehearing, amending, changing, abrogating, or rescinding the original rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision, shall have the same force and effect as the original rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision, but shall not affect any right or the enforcement of any right arising from or by virtue of the original rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision unless so ordered by the Department.
    Only one rehearing shall be granted by the Department, but this shall not be construed to prevent any person, municipality or other political subdivision from filing a petition setting up a new and different state of facts after two years, and invoking the action of the Department thereon.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/67

    (620 ILCS 5/67) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.67)
    Sec. 67. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as the same may be amended or supplemented, shall govern all judicial review proceedings under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

620 ILCS 5/68

    (620 ILCS 5/68) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.68)
    Sec. 68. Duties of the Attorney General.
    It shall be the duty of the Attorney General to represent the Department in all matters and proceedings before any court.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/69

    (620 ILCS 5/69) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.69)
    Sec. 69. Appeals.) Appeals from all final orders and judgments entered by the circuit court, in review of rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions of the Department, may be taken by any party to the action and shall be governed by the rules applying to other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

620 ILCS 5/70

    (620 ILCS 5/70) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.70)
    Sec. 70. Priority in hearing.
    Any proceeding in any court in this State directly affecting a rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, or to which the Department is a party, shall have priority in hearing and determination over all other civil proceedings pending in such court, excepting election contests and other proceedings to which the law has assigned a similar priority in hearing and determination.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/71

    (620 ILCS 5/71) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.71)
    Sec. 71. Suspension of orders pending judicial review.
    (a) The pendency of judicial review shall not of itself stay or suspend the operation of the rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, but during the pendency of such review the circuit court, in its discretion may stay or suspend, in whole or in part, the operation of the Department's rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision.
    (b) No order so staying or suspending a rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department shall be made by the circuit court otherwise than upon 3 days' notice to the Department and after a hearing, and if the rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department is suspended, the order suspending the same shall contain a specific finding based upon evidence submitted to the court, and identified by reference thereto, that great or irreparable damage would otherwise result to the petitioner, and specifying the nature of the damage.
    (c) In case the rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department is stayed or suspended, the order of the circuit court shall not become effective until a suspending bond shall first have been executed and filed with and approved by the Department (or approved, on review, by the court) payable to the people of the State of Illinois and sufficient in amount and security to insure the prompt payment by the party petitioning for the review, of all damages caused by the delay in the enforcement of the rule, ruling, regulation order or decision of the Department in case the rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision is sustained. However, no bond shall be required in the case of any stay or suspension granted on application of any body politic, municipality or other political subdivision.
(Source: P.A. 92-341, eff. 8-10-01.)

620 ILCS 5/72

    (620 ILCS 5/72) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.72)
    Sec. 72. Acquisition and operation of state airports - Authority to establish state airports. The Department is authorized and empowered, on behalf of and in the name of this State, within the limitation of available appropriations, to acquire by purchase, gift, legacy, lease, condemnation proceedings, or otherwise, property real or personal, for the purpose of establishing and constructing, for the benefit of and use by the public, of airports, restricted landing areas, and other air navigation facilities, to contract or otherwise provide, by condemnation if necessary, for the removal of any airport hazard or the removal or the relocation of all private structures, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, cables, poles, and all other facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, establishment, construction, development, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, repair, equipment, or operation of such public airports, restricted landing areas, and other air navigation facilities or with the safe approach thereto or takeoff therefrom by aircraft, and to pay the cost of such removal or relocation, and to acquire in like manner, own, control, establish, construct, develop, enlarge, improve, maintain, repair, equip, operate, regulate, zone and police such public airports, restricted landing areas, and other air navigation facilities, either within or without this State; to make, prior to any such acquisition, investigations, surveys, and plans; and to erect, install, construct, and maintain at such airports accommodations and facilities for the servicing of aircraft and for the comfort and accommodation of air travelers. It may not, however, acquire or take over any airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility owned or controlled by municipality or other political subdivision of this State without the consent of such municipality or other political subdivision. It may erect, equip, operate, and maintain, on any public airport established, constructed or operated on behalf of the State, buildings, including hangars, structures, and any kind or description of personal property, including facilities and equipment, necessary and proper to establish, operate, conduct, repair and maintain such public airport and other air navigation facilities.
(Source: P.A. 83-388.)

620 ILCS 5/73

    (620 ILCS 5/73) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.73)
    Sec. 73. Airport protection privileges.
    Where necessary, in order to provide unobstructed air space for the landing and taking off of aircraft utilizing public airports, restricted landing areas and other air navigation facilities acquired or operated by the Department, on behalf of and in the name of this State, under the provisions of this Act, it is hereby granted authority to contract or otherwise provide, by condemnation if necessary, for the removal of any airport hazard or the removal or the relocation of all private structures, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, cables, poles, and all other facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, establishment, construction, development, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, repair, equipment, or operation of such public airports, restricted landing areas, and other air navigation facilities or with the safe approach thereto or take-off therefrom by aircraft, and to pay the cost of such removal or relocation, and to acquire, within the limitation of available appropriations, and in the same manner as is provided for the acquisition of property for the establishment and construction of public airports, restricted landing areas, and other air navigation facilities, easements through or other interests in air space over land or water, interests in airport hazards outside the boundaries of the public airports or restricted landing areas, and such other airport protection privileges as are necessary to insure safe approaches to the landing areas of said airports and restricted landing areas, and the safe and efficient operation thereof. It is also hereby authorized to acquire, in the same manner, the right or easement, for a term of years or perpetually, to place or maintain suitable marks for the daytime marking and suitable lights for the night time marking of airport hazards, including the right of ingress and egress to or from such airport hazards for the purpose of maintaining and repairing such lights and marks. This authority shall not be so construed as to limit the rights, power or authority of the State or any municipality or other political subdivision to zone property adjacent to any airport or restricted landing area pursuant to any law of this State.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/74

    (620 ILCS 5/74) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.74)
    Sec. 74. Condemnation. In exercising its powers and performing its functions under the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, when it is necessary for the use and benefit of the public, pursuant to such laws, that private property be taken or damaged or entry be made on private property, for the purpose of constructing and installing any airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility, including buildings, structures and other improvements in connection therewith, the Department in the name of the State, within the limitations of available appropriations, shall have the right to purchase the necessary land, rights in land, or easements, including avigation easements, from the owner thereof and purchase from the owner the right of entry, or if compensation therefor cannot be agreed upon between the Department and the owner, to have just compensation ascertained and to acquire and pay for such property, land, easement or right of entry, in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act. When the Department, in the name of the State, files a petition to condemn any private property, rights in land, or easement, as herein provided, the Department may enter upon the land and premises, and the buildings or structures located thereon, notwithstanding that the damage or compensation in connection with such condemnation has not theretofore been determined and paid.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

620 ILCS 5/74.5

    (620 ILCS 5/74.5)
    Sec. 74.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act 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.)

620 ILCS 5/75

    (620 ILCS 5/75) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.75)
    Sec. 75. Charges and rentals.
    The Department shall have the authority to determine the charges or rental for the use of any properties and the charges for any service or accommodations under its control, by virtue of the provisions of Section 72, and the terms and conditions under which such properties may be used; provided that in all cases the public is not deprived of its rightful, fair, equal and uniform use of such property. Charges shall be reasonable and uniform for the same class of service and established with due regard to the property and improvements used and the expenses of operation to the State. The State shall have and the Department may enforce liens as provided by law, for repairs to or improvement or storage or care of any personal property, to enforce the payment of any such charges.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/76

    (620 ILCS 5/76) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.76)
    Sec. 76. Leases and sales.
    Whenever the Department determines that the public interest does not require the continued use of an airport, restricted landing area or other air navigation facility or real property acquired or set apart for public airport purposes, on behalf of the State, or that the same is no longer beneficial or useful to the public, or that the same may be more economically operated for the benefit and use of the public by any private party or by the United States, any agency or Department thereof, any state government other than the government of this State, or any municipality, or other political subdivision of this State, or of any other state, the Department may dispose of any such property, airports, restricted landing areas or other air navigation facilities, by sale, lease or otherwise, to the Federal Government, any agency or department thereof, or to any state government, or to any municipality or other political subdivision of this or any other State government, or to private persons, for aeronautical purposes or purposes incidental thereto, subject to the laws of this State governing the disposition of property of this State. Whenever the Department determines that the benefits to the public may be greater by so doing, it may lease, for a term not exceeding 10 years, any space, area, improvements, equipment, accommodations or facilities on such airports, restricted landing areas or other air navigation facility, and it may confer the privilege of concessions of supplying upon such airports; restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities goods, commodities, things, services and facilities; provided, that in each case under this section in so doing the public is not deprived of its rightful, fair, equal and uniform use thereof.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/77

    (620 ILCS 5/77) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.77)
    Sec. 77. Joint operations.
    The Department may exercise its powers and perform its functions under Sections 72 to 76, inclusive, in co-operation with or jointly, as the case may require, with the United States, any agencies or departments thereof, other states, and with municipalities or other political subdivisions and agencies of this State and other states.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/78

    (620 ILCS 5/78) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.78)
    Sec. 78. Aeronautics fund.
    All moneys hereafter received by this State, or by the Department for and on its behalf, under any of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all moneys obtained for certificates, permits or licenses, except those funds which are held by the State Treasurer as ex-officio custodian under the provisions of Section 40, shall be deposited in the State treasury and set apart as a special fund to be known as the Aeronautics Fund. The Aeronautics Fund shall be used, subject to appropriations made from time to time, only for such purposes as may be specified under the laws, if any, of the United States, heretofore or hereafter enacted or amended, providing for federal aid in the establishment of public airports, and otherwise only for the regulation and supervision of aeronautics in this State, and the administration and enforcement of the laws of this State pertaining to aeronautics.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2331.)

620 ILCS 5/79

    (620 ILCS 5/79) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.79)
    Sec. 79. Penalties.) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, any person, other than the Department, its officers or employees acting for and on behalf of the Department, who has failed to comply with the requirements of, or who has violated any of the provisions of this Act, or the rules, rulings, regulations, orders or decisions of the Department issued pursuant thereto, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 79-208.)

620 ILCS 5/79a

    (620 ILCS 5/79a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.79a)
    Sec. 79a. Enforcement.) In addition to any other remedies the Department may institute in any circuit court an action to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any violation of this act or of any regulations adopted or of any orders and rulings made by the Department pursuant to this act; and the court shall adjudge to the plaintiff such relief, by way of injunction (which may be mandatory) or otherwise, as may be proper under all the facts and circumstances of the case, in order fully to effectuate the purposes of this act and of the regulations adopted and orders and rulings made pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

620 ILCS 5/79.01

    (620 ILCS 5/79.01) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.79b)
    Sec. 79.01.
    When a judgment is entered against any person for any violation of this Act or of any rule, ruling, order or decision issued pursuant thereto, the judge entering the judgment shall within 15 days of the entry of such judgment report in writing to the Department giving the name of the person convicted, the offense for which such person was convicted, and the penalty enforced against such person.
(Source: P.A. 77-1246.)

620 ILCS 5/80

    (620 ILCS 5/80) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.80)
    Sec. 80. Repeal; possession of records of Illinois Aeronautics Commission.
    "An Act to Regulate Aeronautics, and Making an Appropriation Therefor", approved July 9, 1931, as amended, and all acts and parts of acts which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed; provided, however, that the provisions for repeal in this section shall not in any way:
    (1) Affect any offense committed, an act done, a penalty, punishment or forfeiture incurred, or a claim, right, power or remedy accrued, under "An Act to Regulate Aeronautics, and Making Appropriation Therefor", approved July 9, 1931, as amended;
    (2) Invalidate or change any action, matter of proceeding, or any rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission which has been validated, or which lawfully has occurred, was made, promulgated or issued, or has been instituted, maintained or prosecuted by, on behalf of, or before the Illinois Aeronautics Commission, or the State of Illinois, under and pursuant to "An Act to Regulate Aeronautics, and Making an Appropriation Therefor", approved July 9, 1931, as amended; provided, however, that the Department may change the status thereof as it may deem necessary or advisable, after the effective date of this Act; or
    (3) Increase the penalty or punishment for any offense committed prior to the effective date of this Act.
    Upon the effective date of this Act, the Department shall have the right to take possession of all records, books, papers, documents, fixtures, furnishings, supplies, equipment, airplanes, automobiles, facilities, and any other things in the custody or possession of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission, its officers and employees.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/81

    (620 ILCS 5/81) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.81)
    Sec. 81. Separability.
    If any one or more of the provisions of this Act is declared unconstitutional or the application thereof is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the application of such provision or provisions to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)

620 ILCS 5/82

    (620 ILCS 5/82) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.82)
    Sec. 82. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Aeronautics Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)