Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers Act.

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(615 ILCS 60/0.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 40.9)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Des Plaines and Illinois Rivers Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(615 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 41)

Sec. 1. The Des Plaines and Illinois rivers throughout their courses from and below the water power plant of the main channel of the Sanitary District of Chicago in the township of Lockport, at or near Lockport, in the county of Will, are hereby recognized as and are hereby declared to be navigable streams; and it is made the special duty of the Governor and of the Attorney General to prevent the erection of any structure in or across said streams without explicit authority from the General Assembly; and the Governor and Attorney General are hereby authorized and directed to take the necessary legal action or actions to remove all and every obstruction now existing in said rivers that in any wise interferes with the intent and purpose of this Act.

(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)


(615 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 19, par. 41a)

Sec. 2. The Department of Natural Resources is authorized and directed to control, maintain and operate, through its Division of Water Resources, the flood gate located on the Des Plaines River in the Village of Riverside, commonly known as the Hoffman Dam.

(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)


(615 ILCS 60/3) (from Ch. 19, par. 41b)

Sec. 3. The Department of Natural Resources may independently engage in, or may make agreements with any agency of the United States, any municipality or political subdivision of this State or any public or private corporation, person or association for, the formulation of plans, acquisition of rights of way, and the construction, operation and maintenance of any navigation, flood control, drainage, levee, water supply and water storage, including regulation, sale, distribution and use, and other water resource improvements and facilities, including development of river islands, in connection with the development of the Illinois River watershed.

State funding for development of any river island project shall not exceed 25% of the total cost of the project or $700,000, whichever is less.

(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

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