Below is the summary provided legislators of Senate Bill 1518, a bill sponsored by McHenry County legislators State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Barb Wheeler. [The duplicative language has been removed, but may be seen at the link above.]
The bill allows McHenry and Kane Counties to make a good faith offer to buy highway right-of-way and, then, if rejected, take the land and let the court system decide the fair market price.
Provides that quick-take proceedings may be used after the effective date by Kane County for the acquisition of certain described property for the purpose of construction at the intersection of Huntley Road and Galligan Road.
Provides that quick-take proceedings may be used for a period of no more than one year after the effective date by McHenry County for the acquisition of certain described property for the purpose of construction on Randall Road. \
Also authorizes McHenry County to use quick-take proceedings for a period of no more than one year after the effective date for the acquisition of certain described property for the purpose of construction at the intersection of River Road and Dowell Road.
The following was received from the McHenry County Department of Transportation yesterday:
JUNE 5, 2017: The McHenry County Division of Transportation has been actively negotiating and acquiring right-of-way for Randall Road Segment 1 (limits are from Harnish Road to north of Polaris Drive/Acorn Lane and include Algonquin Road).
On February 21, 2017, the McHenry County Board approved requesting Quick-Take authority from the Illinois General Assembly to allow the right-of-way acquisition to proceed in a timely manner. The Senate earlier this spring and the House this last week approved the Quick-Take legislation allowing it to move on to the Governor for signature.
Construction for Randall Road Segment 1 is scheduled to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2020.
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Originally, this article reported that the quick-take authority included the Longmeadow Toll Parkway.
I am informed that part of the bill was removed before passage.