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605 ILCS 5/6-309
(605 ILCS 5/6-309)
(from Ch. 121, par. 6-309)
The damages sustained by the owner or owners of land by reason
of the laying out, widening, alteration or vacation of a township or
district road, may be agreed upon by the owners of such lands, if competent
to contract, and the highway commissioner or county superintendent, as the
case may be. Such damages may also be released by such owners, and in such
case the agreement or release shall be in writing, the same shall be filed
and recorded with the copy of the order laying out, widening, altering or
vacating such road in the office of the district clerk, and shall be a
perpetual bar against such owners, their grantees and assigns for all
further claims for such damages.
In case the highway commissioner or the county superintendent, as the
case may be, acting for the road district, is unable to agree with the
owner or owners of the land necessary for the laying out, widening or
alteration of such road on the compensation to be paid, the highway
commissioner, or the county superintendent of highways, as the case may be,
may in the name of the road district, enter condemnation proceedings to
procure such land, in the same manner as near as may be, as provided for
the exercise of the right of eminent domain under
the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)