(65 ILCS 5/11-122.1-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-122.1-1)
Any municipality shall have power to contract for the
operation of a privately owned, local passenger transportation system or a
portion thereof within its corporate limits or within a radius of one-half
mile thereof upon terms satisfactory to it and to the owner of said system.
By such contract, the municipality may bind itself to pay to said owner and
operator such sums as may be sufficient, when added to the fares collected
from its patrons by the operator, to equal an agreed cost of said service,
which cost may include an allowance for depreciation and a reasonable sum
for operating and maintaining said transportation system or portion
thereof. Such contract shall provide that the municipality may fix the
fares to be charged and the service to be rendered by the operator; and a
municipality entering into such contract shall have exclusive jurisdiction
and control of rates of fare to be charged and service to be provided by
such contracting, owning and operating company for the transportation to be
provided pursuant to such contract. Upon the execution of such a contract
and within 10 days after its effective date the owner of the system shall
file 3 copies of such contract certified by the clerk of the municipal
corporation executing the same with the Illinois Commerce Commission and
shall cause public notice of such contract to be published in a newspaper
of general circulation in the area to be served pursuant to such contract.
Thereafter the Illinois Commerce Commission shall enter an order suspending
that portion of the operating rights of the owner of the system covered by
the provisions of such contract for the period covered by the contract.
Such order shall direct continued compliance by the owner of the system
with the provisions of Sections 55a and 55b of "An Act concerning public
utilities", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2850.)