(65 ILCS 5/11-123-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-123-5)
    Sec. 11-123-5. Every city and village may use, occupy, and reclaim such submerged land under the public waters of the state within the corporate limits or jurisdiction of, or bordering on the municipality, as may be necessary or appropriate for any of the purposes enumerated in this Division 123. The power granted in this section is superior to and takes precedence over any similar power heretofore granted to any person, other than a city or village, in so far as that similar power has not been exercised at the time when a city or village by ordinance, as to land therein particularly described, determines to exercise the power granted in this section.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Code or in any other law of this state, no person or corporation, private, public, or municipal, other than a city or village, shall hereafter construct a utility over and upon such submerged lands within the limits or jurisdiction of any such city or village, or over or upon any public waters bordering thereon, without first securing the consent of the corporate authorities of such city or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)