(65 ILCS 5/11-123-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-1)
The term "utility," as used in this Division 123 means and
includes: (1) harbors, canals, slips, wharves, docks, levees, piers, quay
walls, breakwaters, and all appropriate harbor structures, facilities,
connections, and improvements; and (2) such elevators, vaults, warehouses,
including cold storage warehouses which may be acquired, owned, maintained,
or operated in connection therewith, as necessary adjuncts or incidental to
transportation or railroad terminals; and (3) all other necessary or
appropriate terminal facilities.
The term "artificially made or reclaimed land," as used in this Division
123, includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters
of the state, the title to which is in the state, and which has been
artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part contrary to law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)