Quick-Take Condemnation Bill Passes for Randall Road & Island Lake Intersection, plus Kane County Intersection

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.

River Road and Dowell Road, Island Lake.

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.

Effective immediately.

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.


Comments

Quick-Take Condemnation Bill Passes for Randall Road & Island Lake Intersection, plus Kane County Intersection — 19 Comments

  1. So, county governments want a “Quick – Take Condemnation Bill” in order to
    acquire land that they will then build a highway on and charge people a toll
    to use ?

    Sounds like another Illinois political money making scam at the price of property owners.

    It’s no wonder that so many are abandoning Illinois.

  2. Make McHenry county covfefe rural again! 2018, are you home yet? Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. the toll will be charged on the Longmeadow Parkway.

    I have opposed that financing mechanism.

  4. This county is bi-polar.

    These two “ladies” care not for our county but instead are servants to the political machine.

  5. I cannot understand the thinking of the commentets of this blog.

    Most seem to be against general taxation for public goods/service (everyone is taxed so anyone canuse) yet, at the same time, are against usage tax/tolls (only those who use the good/service/infrastructure are taxed).

    How, exactly, do you expect things to be paid for?

  6. I expect them to stop throwing MY MONEY around on things I do NOT want and do NOT need. Period. What is so hard to understand about that?

  7. Angel you are not helping with the BS, Education is a Disaster and you just keep proving it.

  8. See a teacher today?

    Thank him / her for producing students like the ESL expert who loves to make silly posts like this one.

    Eliminate ESL.

  9. See a teacher? Thank a teacher! Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  10. Ask Angel how much he puts into his pension plan on his check?

    Then how much does the taxpayer put into the teachers pension on your paycheck?

    I’m sure quite the disparity!

    Woodstock 1% the teacher puts into the pension fund and taxpayers pay 8%.

    Oh and since the Democratic state has put such a burden on the taxpayers the taxpayers now pay more for the under funded TRS!

    How about how much the teachers have to pay for their own health insurance.

    Woodstock they pay very little toward that but only have a $350 deductible.

    It is a tragedy that the taxpayers are burdened with these.

    Now why are the roads so bad because Illinois has to pay prevailing wage.

    30-40% more for the cost of roads!

    Can’t do nearly as many miles because it cost to much.

    Want to blame why your taxes are so high compared to surrounding states thank your unions!

    Hence the mass exodus by Republicans of this state!

    Of course the teachers especially leave the state and move to a Republican state where taxes are lower.

    Hypocrites that get the benefit of a state pension, TRS, IMRF but move to a state trying to screw that state up!

    LOL Come 2020 the Census will show less people living in Illinois and probably lose at least 1 Representative possibly 2.

    Can’t wait til this state goes bankrupt!

    Then the Feds can come in and run the state tic toc tic toc

  11. Angel is not a tecaher. Angel is a fake and a fraud. He thinks he is an agitator. But, alas, he is not even good a that.

  12. Another clueless commenter trashing unions and teachers. Republican governors and legislatures continue to dismantle unions around the country as the middle class continues to disappear. And my compassionate conservative brothers and sisters continue dreaming of a country where everybody (but them) are paid starvation wages. A clinical case of selective outrage with respect to tax dollars. Or is it something else? Quoting our sexual-assaulter-in-chief, “SAD”! Is freedom free? Well, education isn’t free either. See a teacher? Thank a teacher! Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  13. You ask businesses to pay there fair share what about teachers and unions paying their fair share!

    Taxpayers are the burden of this.

    Obama has created a bigger divide in wages while in office for the past 8 yrs.

    You think the taxpayers are suppose to pay for everything.

    Teachers pay hardly anything for their own pension. You want a pension have it self funded by those people!

    Is that a outrageous statement?

    NO How much do union labor people put in there own pension?

    Hardly anything compared to the taxpayers that fund a project!

    Again have them pay their fair share.

    I don’t get the luxury of having taxpayers pay for my retirement.

    Oh Yeah good ole Jack Franks and Mike Madigan voted not to fund the teachers pension and cost the Illinios Taxpayers Billions!

    Are you Quoting Bill Clinton or JFK?

    Just want to make sure I get the right one as assaulter-in-chief!

    LOL Tic toc tic toc

  14. What is exactly a tecaher? Is that a covfefe eduactor in a public covfefe scholos?

  15. $100 M for an intersection in a county with a population and traffic count that is contracting while the rest of the rural roads are literally falling apart.

    Wake up

  16. Can we please please please not build another light at Randall and 30!

    I remember when Randall road was thought of as a quick access route to 90 to aid in a smooth commute to the city.

    Today its anything but that

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