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310 ILCS 5/38

    (310 ILCS 5/38) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 188)
    Sec. 38. The acquisition by eminent domain of real property or any interest therein by a housing corporation shall be in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
    Such acquisition by eminent domain shall be limited to the interests, rights or estates, the character of which is specified in the notice of hearing under Section 26, and to the areas of projects authorized in accordance with Section 26 of this Act; and it may be exercised only by the housing corporation authorized to acquire and construct such project.
    The power of eminent domain shall not be exercised by a housing corporation except with specific authorization of such action by the Illinois Housing Development Authority following the acquirement either by purchase or by duly authenticated option to purchase by such corporation of at least one-half of the net land area needed for such housing project.
    Upon the filing of any petition of a housing corporation in the exercise of the power of eminent domain conferred by this Act, the court shall require a bond, with sufficient surety, in such an amount as the court shall determine, conditioned for the payment by the petitioner of all costs, expenses and reasonable attorney's fees paid or incurred by the defendant or defendants in case the petitioner shall dismiss its petition before the entry of an order by the court authorizing the petitioner to enter upon and use the property or in case the petitioner shall fail to make payment of full compensation within the time named in such order.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)