735 ILCS 30/5-5-5

West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Currentness

Chapter 735. Civil Procedure

+Act 30. Eminent Domain Act

+Article 5. General Exercise

>>30/5-5-5. Exercise of the power of eminent domain; public use; blight



5-5-5. Exercise of the power of eminent domain; public use; blight.


(a) In addition to all other limitations and requirements, a condemning authority may not take or damage property by the exercise of the power of eminent domain unless it is for a public use, as set forth in this Section.


735 ILCS 30/10-5-5

West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Currentness

Chapter 735. Civil Procedure

+Act 30. Eminent Domain Act

+Article 10. General Procedure

>>30/10-5-5. Compensation; jury



10-5-5. Compensation; jury.


(a) Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation and, in all cases in which compensation is not made by the condemning authority, compensation shall be ascertained by a jury, as provided in this Act. When compensation is so made by the condemning authority, any party, upon application, may have a trial by jury to ascertain the just compensation to be paid. A demand on the part of the condemning authority for a trial by jury shall be filed with the complaint for condemnation of the condemning authority. When the condemning authority is plaintiff, a defendant desirous of a trial by jury must file a demand for a trial by jury on or before the return date of the summons served on him or her or on or before the date fixed in the publication in case of defendants served by publication. If no party in the condemnation action demands a trial by jury, as provided for by this Section, then the trial shall be before the court without a jury.
735 ILCS 30/10-5-50

West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Currentness

Chapter 735. Civil Procedure

+Act 30. Eminent Domain Act

+Article 10. General Procedure

>>30/10-5-50. Admissibility of evidence



10-5-50. Admissibility of evidence. Evidence is admissible as to: (1) any benefit to the landowner that will result from the public improvement for which the eminent domain proceedings were instituted; (2) any unsafe, unsanitary, substandard, or other illegal condition, use, or occupancy of the property, including any violation of any environmental law or regulation; (3) the effect of such condition on income from or the fair market value of the property; and (4) the reasonable cost of causing the property to be placed in a legal condition, use, or occupancy, including compliance with environmental laws and regulations. Such evidence is admissible notwithstanding the absence of any official action taken to require the correction or abatement of the illegal condition, use, or occupancy.

735 ILCS 30/10-5-60

West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated Currentness

Chapter 735. Civil Procedure

+Act 30. Eminent Domain Act

+Article 10. General Procedure

>>30/10-5-60. Value



10-5-60. Value. Except as to property designated as possessing a special use, the fair cash market value of property in a proceeding in eminent domain shall be the amount of money that a purchaser, willing, but not obligated, to buy the property, would pay to an owner willing, but not obliged, to sell in a voluntary sale.