2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 620 - AIR TRANSPORTATION
620 ILCS 25/ - Airport Zoning Act.

(620 ILCS 25/1) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.1)
Sec. 1. Definitions.
For the purposes of this Act, the words, terms and phrases set forth in Sections 2 to 10, inclusive, shall have the meanings prescribed in such sections unless otherwise specifically defined, or unless another intention clearly appears, or the context otherwise requires.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/2) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.2)
Sec. 2. "Airport" means any area of land or water, or both, designed and set aside for the landing and taking-off of aircraft and utilized or to be utilized in the interest of the public for such purposes. An airport is "publicly-owned" if the portion thereof used for the landing and taking-off of aircraft is owned, operated, controlled, leased to or leased by the United States, any agency or department thereof, this State, or any other State, or any municipality or other political subdivision of this State or any other State, or any other governmental body, public agency or other public corporation.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/3) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.3)
Sec. 3. "Airport hazard" means any structure or tree or use of land which obstructs the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking-off at an airport or is otherwise hazardous to such landing or taking-off of aircraft.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/4) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.4)
Sec. 4. "Airport hazard area" means any area of land or water, or both, upon which an airport hazard might be established if not prevented as provided in this Act, including any such area which has been declared to be an "airport hazard area" by the Department in connection with any airport approach plan adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(620 ILCS 25/5) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.5)
Sec. 5. "Department" means the Division of Aeronautics of the Department of Transportation of this State.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(620 ILCS 25/6) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.6)
Sec. 6. "Political subdivision" means any municipality, city, incorporated town, village, county, township, district or authority, or any combination of two or more thereof.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/7) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.7)
Sec. 7. "Person" means any individual, firm, co-partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or body politic, including any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof, and including this State and the Department.
(Source: P.A. 81-840.)


(620 ILCS 25/8) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.8)
Sec. 8. "State" or "this State" means the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/9) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.9)
Sec. 9. "Structure" means any object constructed or installed by man, including, but without limitation, buildings, towers, smoke-stacks, and overhead transmission lines.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/10) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.10)
Sec. 10. "Tree" means any object of natural growth.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/10.5)
Sec. 10.5. Effect of other laws. None of the following shall be construed to limit the authority created by this Act:
(A) Section 5-12001 of the Counties Code;
(B) Section 5-12001.1 of the Counties Code;
(C) Section 110-5 of the Township Code; and
(D) Section 11-13-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-522, eff. 1-1-98.)


(620 ILCS 25/11) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.11)
Sec. 11. It is hereby found that an airport hazard endangers the lives and property of users of the airport and of occupants of land in its vicinity, and also, if of the obstruction type, in effect reduces the size of the area available for the landing, taking-off and maneuvering of aircraft, thus tending to destroy or impair the utility of the airport and the public investment therein. Accordingly, it is hereby declared: (a) that the creation or establishment of an airport hazard is a public nuisance and an injury to the community served by the airport in question; (b) that it is therefore necessary in the interest of the public health, public safety, and general welfare that the creation or establishment of airport hazards be prevented; and (c) that this should be accomplished, to the extent legally possible, by exercise of the police power, without compensation. It is further declared that both the prevention of the creation or establishment of airport hazards and the elimination, removal, alteration, mitigation, or marking and lighting of existing airport hazards are public purposes for which the State and its political subdivisions may raise and expend public funds and acquire land or property interests therein.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/12) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.12)
Sec. 12. Preparation of airport approach plans.
The Department shall formulate, adopt and revise, when necessary, an airport approach plan for each publicly-owned airport in the State. Each such plan shall indicate the circumstances in which structures and trees are or would be airport hazards, the area within which measures for the protection of the airport's aerial approaches should be taken, and what the height limits and other objectives of such measures should be. In adopting or revising any such plan, the Department shall consider, among other things, the character of the flying operations expected to be conducted at the airport, the traffic pattern and regulations affecting flying operations at the airport, the nature of the terrain, the height of existing structures and trees above the level of the airport, and the possibility of lowering or removing existing obstructions, and the Department may obtain and consider the views of the agency of the Federal Government charged with the fostering of civil aeronautics, as to the aerial approaches necessary to safe flying operations at the airport.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/13) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.13)
Sec. 13. Power to adopt airport zoning regulations.
In order to prevent the creation or establishment of airport hazards, every political subdivision having an airport hazard area wholly or partly within its territorial limits may adopt, administer, and enforce, under the police power and in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed, airport zoning regulations for that part of such airport hazard area which is within its territorial limits or which extends not more than two miles beyond its territorial limits.
Every political subdivision which owns or controls an airport which is not located wholly or partly within its territorial limits may, in order to prevent the creation of airport hazards, adopt, administer, and enforce, under the police power and in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed, airport zoning regulations for that part of such airport hazard area which extends not more than 2 miles from the boundaries of said airport and which regulations are related to the runways and facilities of such airport and shall not become effective until after such runways and facilities are installed or constructed; provided, however, that such zoning regulations shall not limit any existing use or require the reduction of the height of any existing structure without the owner's consent or the payment of just compensation for damages or loss resulting therefrom.
Such regulations may divide such area into zones, and, within such zones, specify the land uses permitted and regulate and restrict the height to which structures and trees may be erected or allowed to grow.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 988.)


(620 ILCS 25/14) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.14)
Sec. 14. Cooperation of political subdivisions; Joint airport zoning board.
In each case where (a) an airport is owned, operated, controlled, leased to or leased by a political subdivision and any airport hazard area appertaining to such airport is located wholly or partly outside the territorial limits of said political subdivision, or (b) an airport hazard area is located wholly or partly within the territorial limits of two or more political subdivisions, whether or not the particular airport in connection with which such airport hazard area exists is owned, operated, controlled, leased to or leased by one or more of such political subdivisions, all the political subdivisions involved, including the political subdivision which is the owner, operator, controller, lessee or lessor of such airport, may, by ordinance or resolution duly adopted, create a joint airport zoning board, which board shall have the same power to adopt, administer and enforce airport zoning regulations applicable to the airport hazard area in question, as that vested by Section 13 in the political subdivision or political subdivisions within which such area is wholly or partly located. Each such joint board shall have as members two representatives appointed by the governing body of each political subdivision participating in its creation and in addition, another member to be chairman, elected by a majority of the members so appointed.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/15) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.15)
Sec. 15. Incorporation within comprehensive zoning regulations.
In the event that a political subdivision has adopted, or hereafter adopts, a comprehensive zoning ordinance regulating, among other things, the height of buildings, any airport zoning regulations applicable to the same area or portion thereof, may be incorporated in and made a part of such comprehensive zoning regulations, and be administered and enforced in connection therewith.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/16) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.16)
Sec. 16. Airport zoning regulations to effectuate airport approach plans.
Every airport zoning regulation for an airport hazard area existing in connection with a publicly-owned airport shall be designed to effectuate the Department's airport approach plan, as amended by it, whenever necessary, for such publicly-owned airport. Upon complaint filed with the Department, including a complaint upon the Department's own motion, and after notice and opportunity to be heard, in the manner provided by "An Act relating to aeronautics and repealing a certain act herein named", enacted by the 64th General Assembly, if the Department determines that any such airport zoning regulation, in whole or in part, is substantially inconsistent with the airport approach plan of the Department, as amended by it, whenever necessary, it shall declare such airport zoning regulation to be void, in whole or as to any separable part thereof, as may be appropriate, and the whole or such separable part of such airport zoning regulation as was declared by the Department to be void shall thereafter be deemed to be void.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/17) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.17)
Sec. 17. Power of the Department to adopt airport zoning regulations.
In each case when an airport hazard area exists in connection with a publicly-owned airport, the Department, on behalf of this State, shall upon request of the political subdivision or subdivisions owning or operating such airport adopt, administer, and enforce, under the police power and in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed, airport zoning regulations for such airport hazard area, which regulations may divide such area into zones, and, within such zones, specify the land uses permitted and regulate and restrict the height to which structures and trees may be erected or allowed to grow.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2907.)


(620 ILCS 25/18) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.18)
Sec. 18. Conflict with other zoning regulations.
In the event of conflict between any airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act and any other regulations applicable to the same area, whether the conflict be with respect to the height of structures or trees, the use of land, or any other matter, and whether such other regulations were adopted by the political subdivision which adopted the airport zoning regulations or by some other political subdivision, or by the Department, the more stringent limitation or requirement shall govern and prevail.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/19) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.19)
Sec. 19. Notice and hearing for adoption of zoning regulations. No airport zoning regulations shall be adopted, amended, or changed under this Act except by action of the Department, or by action of the legislative body of the political subdivision in question, or by action of the joint board provided for in Section 14, after a public hearing in relation thereto, at which parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. Notice of the hearing shall be published at least once not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the political subdivision or subdivisions in which is located, wholly or partly, the airport hazard area to be zoned or, if no newspaper is generally circulated in any such political subdivision, then in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which such political subdivision is located.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)


(620 ILCS 25/20) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.20)
Sec. 20. Airport zoning commission.
Prior to the adoption of any initial airport zoning regulations under this Act, except when such zoning is prescribed by the Department, under Section 17, the governing body of the political subdivision or the joint airport zoning board which is empowered to adopt such airport zoning regulations shall appoint a commission of 2 or more persons to be known as the airport zoning commission, to consider and recommend the airport zoning regulations proposed for initial adoption. Such commission shall make a preliminary report and hold one or more public hearings as it may find necessary thereon before submitting its final report, and the governing body of the political subdivision or the joint airport zoning board shall not adopt an ordinance or resolution making or providing initial airport zoning regulations or take other action in respect thereto until it has received the final report of such commission. Upon receipt of such final report said governing body or joint airport zoning board may without further public hearing adopt an ordinance or resolution providing for and making the initial airport zoning regulations recommended by such final report. In the event said governing body or board does not concur in the recommendations of such final report, it may conduct further public hearings thereon and upon any proposed amendment or change in the regulations thereby recommended, and, after said public hearing may reject such report or adopt an ordinance or resolution placing into effect the regulations as recommended by said commission or as amended or changed by said governing body or board after such public hearing. Where a city plan commission or comprehensive zoning commission already exists, it may be appointed as the initial airport zoning commission. Said ordinance or resolution may be amended, changed or revised after adoption by such governing body or board after it shall have conducted a public hearing upon any proposed amendment, change or revision. Public notice shall be given of all public hearings referred to in this section as is provided in the case of public hearings under Section 19.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 988.)


(620 ILCS 25/21) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.21)
Sec. 21. Reasonableness of airport zoning requirements.
All airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act shall be reasonable and none shall impose any requirement or restriction which is not reasonably necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act. In determining what regulations it may adopt, the Department, and each political subdivision and joint airport zoning board shall consider, among other things, the character of the flying operations expected to be conducted at the airport, the traffic pattern and regulations affecting flying operations at the airport, the nature of the terrain within the airport hazard area, the character of the neighborhood, and the uses to which the property to be zoned is put and adaptable; provided, however, that no airport zoning regulation shall be adopted limiting the height or location of structures usually and customarily employed in connection with public utility operations without the concurrence of the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: Laws 1949, p. 328.)


(620 ILCS 25/22) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.22)
Sec. 22. Non-conforming uses.
No airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act shall require the removal, lowering, or other change or alteration of any structure or tree not conforming to the regulations when adopted or amended, or otherwise interfere with the continuance of any non-conforming use, except as provided in Sections 23 and 25.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/23) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.23)
Sec. 23. Permits. Any airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act may require that a permit be obtained before any new structure or use may be constructed or established and before any existing use or structure may be substantially changed or substantially altered or repaired. In any event, however, all such regulations shall provide that before any non-conforming structure or tree may be replaced, substantially altered or repaired, rebuilt, allowed to grow higher, or replanted, a permit must be secured from the Department or the administrative agency, as the case may be, authorized to administer and enforce the regulations, authorizing such replacement, change or repair. No permit shall be granted that would allow the establishment or creation of an airport hazard or permit a non-conforming structure or tree or non-conforming use to be made or become higher or become a greater hazard to air navigation than it was when the applicable regulation was adopted or than it is when the application for a permit is made. Whenever the Department or administrative agency, as the case may be, determines that a non-conforming use or non-conforming structure or tree has been abandoned or more than 80 percent torn down, destroyed, deteriorated, or decayed: (a) no permit shall be granted that would allow such structure or tree to exceed the applicable height limit or otherwise deviate from the zoning regulations; and (b) whether application is made for a permit under this section or not, the Department or agency, as the case may be, may by appropriate action compel the owner of the non-conforming structure or tree, at his own expense, to lower, remove, reconstruct, or equip such object as may be necessary to conform to the regulations. If the owner of the non-conforming structure or tree shall neglect or refuse to comply with such order for 10 days after notice thereof, the Department or agency, as the case may be, may proceed to have the object so lowered, removed, reconstructed, or equipped and shall have a lien, upon behalf of the State or the political subdivision, as the case may be, upon the land whereon it is or was located, in the amount of the cost and expense thereof. Such lien may be enforced by the Department, on behalf of the State, or by such political subdivision, as the case may be, by an action for the enforcement thereof, as in the case of other liens. Except as provided herein, applications for permits shall be granted.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)


(620 ILCS 25/24) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.24)
Sec. 24. Variances.
Any person desiring to erect any structure, or increase the height of any structure, or permit the growth of any tree, or otherwise use his property in violation of airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act, may apply to the Department, when it has prescribed said regulations, and in other cases, to the Board of Appeals, for a variance from the zoning regulations in question. Such variances shall be allowed where a literal application or enforcement of the regulations would result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship and the relief granted would not be contrary to the public interest but do substantial justice and be in accordance with the spirit of the regulations and this Act; Provided, That any variance may be allowed subject to any reasonable conditions that the Department or the Board of Appeals, as the case may be, may deem necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act. Nothing in this section authorizes the allowance of any variation which will conflict with any zoning ordinance or regulation of any political subdivision, except such as is adopted exclusively for airport zoning.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/25) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.25)
Sec. 25. Hazard marking and lighting.
In granting any permit under Section 23 or variance under Section 24, the Department or any administrative agency or Board of Appeals may, if it deems such action advisable to effectuate the purposes of this Act and reasonable in the circumstances, so condition such permit or variance as to require the owner of the structure or tree in question to permit the State or the political subdivision, as the case may be, at its own expense, to install, operate, and maintain thereon such markers and lights as may be necessary to indicate to flyers the presence of an airport hazard.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/26) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.26)
Sec. 26. Administration of airport zoning regulations.
All airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act, except those adopted by the Department under Section 17, shall provide for the administration and enforcement of such regulations by an administrative agency which may be an agency created by such regulations or any board or governing body or other existing agency of any political subdivision adopting the regulations or of one of the political subdivisions which participated in the creation of the joint airport zoning board adopting the regulations, if satisfactory to that political subdivision; but in no case shall such administrative agency be or include any member of the Board of Appeals. The duties of any administrative agency designated pursuant to this Act shall include that of hearing and deciding all permits under Section 23 but such agency shall not have or exercise any of the powers herein granted to the Board of Appeals.
When the Department adopts airport zoning regulations under Section 17, it shall administer and enforce such regulations, and shall have and shall exercise, to such extent as may be practicable, under rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions issued by it in connection therewith, such powers as are granted to and may be exercised by any Board of Appeals which shall be established under any airport zoning regulations adopted by any political subdivision, pursuant to Sections 24, 25 and 27 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 988.)


(620 ILCS 25/27) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.27)
Sec. 27. Board of Appeals-Powers.
All airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act, except those adopted by the Department under Section 17, shall provide for a Board of Appeals to have and exercise the following powers:
(a) To hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the administrative agency in the enforcement of the airport zoning regulations, as provided in Section 29.
(b) To hear and decide any special exceptions to the terms of the airport zoning regulations upon which such Board may be required to pass under such regulations.
(c) To hear and decide specific variances under Section 24.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/28) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.28)
Sec. 28. Board of Appeals-Organization and procedure.
Where a zoning board of appeals already exists, it may be appointed as the Board of Appeals under this Act. Otherwise, the Board of Appeals shall consist of five members, each to be appointed for a term of three years and until his successor is appointed and qualified, one of whom shall be designated Chairman and one of whom shall be designated Vice-Chairman, which appointments shall be made by the governing body of the political subdivision adopting the regulations, or by the joint airport zoning board adopting the regulations, as the case may be; and said members shall be removable by the appointing body for cause, upon written charges and after notice and opportunity for public hearing before the appointing body.
The vote of a majority of the members of the Board of Appeals shall be sufficient for all purposes, including the reversal of any order, requirement, decision, or determination of the administrative agency, or a decision in favor of the applicant on any matter upon which it is required to pass under the airport zoning regulations, or to effect any variation in such regulations.
The Board shall adopt rules concerning its organization, procedure and other authorized matters, consistent with the provisions of this Act, and in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance or resolution by which it was created. Meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the chairman and at such other times as the Board may determine. The Chairman, or in his absence the vice-chairman, may administer oaths or affirmations and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses. All hearings of the Board shall be public. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question, or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall immediately be filed in the office of the Board and shall be a public record.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/29) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.29)
Sec. 29. Appeals.
In cases where airport zoning regulations are adopted by a political subdivision or joint airport zoning board under either Sections 13, 14 or 15, any person, including the Department on behalf of the State, aggrieved by any decision of an administrative agency made in its administration of airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act, or any governing body of a political subdivision, or any joint airport zoning board, which is of the opinion that a decision of such an administrative agency is an improper application of airport zoning regulations of concern to such governing body or board, may appeal to the Board of Appeals authorized to hear and decide appeals from the decisions of such administrative agency.
All appeals taken under this Section must be taken within a reasonable time, as provided by the rules of the Board, by filing with the agency from which the appeal is taken and with the Board, a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof. The agency from which the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the Board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the agency from which the appeal is taken certifies to the Board, after the notice of appeal has been filed with it, that by reason of the facts stated in the certificate a stay would, in its opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property. In such cases, proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by order of the Board on notice to the agency from which the appeal is taken and on due cause shown.
The Board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of appeals, give public notice and due notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.
The Board may, in conformity with the provisions of this Act, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or modify, the order, requirement, decision, or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision, or determination as ought to be made, and to that end shall have all the powers of the administrative agency from which the appeal is taken.
In all cases in which the Department has adopted airport zoning regulations under Section 17, any person, other than the Department, aggrieved by any decision of the Department made in the administration of such airport zoning regulation, or any governing body of a political subdivision, or any joint airport zoning board, which is of the opinion that a decision of the Department is an improper application of airport zoning regulations of concern to such governing body or board, may apply to the Department to reverse, wholly or partly, or modify, or otherwise change, abrogate or rescind any such decision, pursuant to rules, rulings, regulations, orders and decisions in connection therewith which may be prescribed by the Department. To the extent practicable, the procedure prescribed in this Section for proceedings before Boards of Appeal shall govern applications to the Department to reverse, wholly or partly, or modify, or otherwise amend, change, abrogate or rescind any such decision.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/30a) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.30a)
Sec. 30a. Administrative Review Law. Judicial review proceedings under this Act shall be governed by the Administrative Review Law, as the same may be amended or supplemented.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)


(620 ILCS 25/33) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.33)
Sec. 33. Acquisition of air rights.
In any case in which: (1) it is desired to remove, lower, or otherwise terminate a non-conforming structure or use; or (2) the approach protection necessary cannot, because of constitutional limitations, be provided by airport zoning regulations under this Act; or (3) it appears advisable that the necessary approach protection be provided by acquisition of property rights rather than by airport zoning regulations, the Department, on behalf of and in the name of the State, within the limitation of available appropriations, or each political subdivision within which the property or non-conforming use is wholly or partly located or the political subdivision owning, operating, controlling or which is lessee or lessor of the airport or is served by it may acquire, by purchase, grant, or condemnation in the manner provided by the law under which the Department, on behalf of and in the name of the State, or political subdivisions are authorized to acquire real property for public purposes, such air right, avigation easement, or other estate or interest in the property or non-conforming structure or use in question as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/33.5)
Sec. 33.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)


(620 ILCS 25/34) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.34)
Sec. 34. Enforcement and remedies. Any person, other than the Department, its officers and employees while acting in their official capacities, who shall violate this Act or any regulations, orders, or rulings promulgated or made pursuant to this Act, shall be guilty of a petty offense, and each day a violation continues to exist after notice shall constitute a separate offense. In addition, the Department or political subdivision or joint airport zoning board adopting airport zoning regulations under this Act may institute in the circuit court of any county in which the airport hazard area is located, in whole or in part, in connection with which such airport zoning regulations were adopted, an action to prevent, restrain, correct or abate any violation of this Act, or of airport zoning regulations adopted under this Act, or of any order or ruling made in connection with their administration or enforcement, and the court shall adjudge to the plaintiff such relief, by way of injunction (which may be mandatory) or otherwise, as may be proper under all the facts and circumstances of the case, in order fully to effectuate the purposes of this Act and of the regulations adopted and orders and rulings made pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)


(620 ILCS 25/35) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.35)
Sec. 35. Separability.
If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the provisions or applications of the Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/36) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.36)
Sec. 36. Repeal; effect on prior offenses or plans.
"An Act to empower and direct the Illinois Aeronautics Commission to prepare airport approach plans for publicly-owned airports; to empower and direct municipalities and other political subdivisions to promulgate, administer, and enforce airport zoning regulations limiting the height of structures and objects of natural growth, and otherwise regulating the use of property, in the vicinity of such airports; to authorize the acquisition, by purchase, grant, or condemnation, of air rights and other interests in land; and to provide penalties and remedies for violations of this act or of any ordinance, resolution or regulation made under the authority conferred thereby," filed July 29, 1941, and all other acts or parts of acts which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed; provided, however, that the provisions for repeal in this section shall not in any way:
(a) Affect any offense committed, an act done, a penalty, punishment or forfeiture incurred, or a claim, right, power or remedy accrued, under "An Act to empower and direct the Illinois Aeronautics Commission to prepare airport approach plans for publicly-owned airports; to empower and direct municipalities and other political subdivisions to promulgate, administer, and enforce airport zoning regulations limiting the height of structures and objects of natural growth, and otherwise regulating the use of property, in the vicinity of such airports; to authorize the acquisition, by purchase, grant, or condemnation, of air rights and other interests in land; and to provide penalties and remedies for violations of this act or of any ordinance, resolution or regulation made under the authority conferred thereby", filed July 28, 1941;
(b) Invalidate or change any airport approach plans, any airport zoning regulations, any permits or variances granted, any action, matter or proceeding by or on behalf of, or before, the Illinois Aeronautics Commission, any municipality, county or other political subdivision, any administrative agency or any Board of Appeals, or any other officer, department, board or bureau, or any petition filed with, or any action or proceedings instituted before, any court, or any air right, easement, or other estate or interest in property acquired, by whatever means, by any of the foregoing, under and pursuant to the provisions of "An Act to empower and direct the Illinois Aeronautics Commission to prepare airport approach plans for publicly-owned airports; to empower and direct municipalities and other political subdivisions to promulgate, administer, and enforce airport zoning regulations limiting the height of structures and objects of natural growth, and otherwise regulating the use of property, in the vicinity of such airports; to authorize the acquisition, by purchase, grant, or condemnation, of air rights and other interests in land; and to provide penalties and remedies for violations of this act or of any ordinance, resolution or regulation made under the authority conferred thereby", filed July 28, 1941; provided, however, that the status thereof may be changed, after the effective date of this Act, under and pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


(620 ILCS 25/37) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 48.37)
Sec. 37. Short title.
This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Airport Zoning Act".
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 317.)


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