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(315 ILCS 30/12)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 91.112)
Upon approval of the determination as provided in the
preceding Section, the Department, as agent for the municipality, may
proceed to acquire by gift, purchase or condemnation the fee simple
title to all real property lying within the area included in the
redevelopment project, including easements and reversionary interests in
the streets, alleys and other public places lying within such area. If
any such real property is subject to an easement the Department, in its
discretion, may acquire the fee simple title to such real property
subject to such easement if it determines that such easement will not
interfere with the consummation of a redevelopment plan. If any such
real property is already devoted to a public use it may nevertheless be
acquired, provided that no property belonging to the United States of
America, the State of Illinois or any municipality may be acquired
without the consent of such governmental unit and that no property
devoted to a public use belonging to a corporation subject to the
jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission may be acquired without
the approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Each Department, as
agent for the municipality, is hereby vested with the power to exercise
the right of eminent domain. Condemnation proceedings instituted
hereunder shall be brought by and in the name of the municipality and
shall be in all respects in the manner provided for the exercise of
the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act.
Any determination to acquire a particular slum or blighted area, or
any other area which may constitute a redevelopment project, as herein
defined, heretofore made by a land clearance commission prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly pursuant to the
Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947 (repealed) and heretofore approved by the State Housing Board and the
governing body of the municipality, shall be sufficient to authorize
acquisition by the Department, as agent for the municipality, of all or
any of the real property included in such area.
(Source: P.A. 102-510, eff. 8-20-21.)