(65 ILCS 5/11-61-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-61-1)
    Sec. 11-61-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may exercise the right of eminent domain by condemnation proceedings in conformity with the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the State of Illinois for the acquirement of property useful, advantageous or desirable for municipal purposes or public welfare including property in unincorporated areas outside of but adjacent and contiguous to the municipality where required for street or highway purposes by the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2425.)