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625 ILCS 5/18c-7501

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-7501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-7501)
    Sec. 18c-7501. Eminent Domain. If any rail carrier shall be unable to agree with the owner for the purchase of any real estate required for the purposes of its incorporation, or the transaction of its business, or for its depots, station buildings, machine and repair shops, or for right of way or any other lawful purpose connected with or necessary to the building, operating or running of such rail carrier, such may acquire such title in the manner that may be now or hereafter provided for by the law of eminent domain.
    A rail carrier may exercise quick take powers of eminent domain as provided in Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act, when all of the following conditions are met: (1) the complaint for condemnation is filed within one year of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988; (2) the purpose of the condemnation proceeding is to acquire land for the construction of an industrial harbor railroad port; and (3) the total amount of land to be acquired for that purpose is less than 75 acres and is adjacent to the Illinois River.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)