2018 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 620 - AIR TRANSPORTATION
620 ILCS 65/ - O'Hare Modernization Act.

(620 ILCS 65/1)
Sec. 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as the O'Hare Modernization Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/5)
Sec. 5. Findings and purposes.
(a) The Illinois General Assembly finds and determines:
(1) The reliability and efficiency of the State and

national air transportation systems significantly depend on the efficiency of the Chicago O'Hare International Airport. O'Hare has an essential role in air transportation for the State of Illinois. The reliability and efficiency of air transportation for residents and businesses in Illinois and other States depend on efficient air traffic operations at O'Hare.

(2) O'Hare cannot efficiently perform its role in the

State and national air transportation systems unless it is reconfigured with multiple parallel runways.

(3) The O'Hare Modernization Program will enhance the

economic welfare of the State of Illinois and its residents by creating thousands of jobs and business opportunities.

(4) O'Hare provides, and will continue to provide,

unique air transportation functions that cannot be replaced by any other airport in Illinois.

(5) Public roadway access through the existing

western boundary of O'Hare to passenger terminal and parking facilities located inside the boundary of O'Hare and reasonably accessible to that western access is an essential element of the O'Hare Modernization Program. That western access to O'Hare is needed to realize the full economic opportunities created by the O'Hare Modernization Program and to improve ground transportation in the O'Hare area. It is important to the State that the western access be constructed not later than the time existing runway 14R-32L is removed from service.

(6) For the reasons stated in paragraphs (1), (2),

(3), (4), and (5), it is essential that the O'Hare Modernization Program be completed efficiently and without unnecessary delay.

(7) For the reasons stated in paragraphs (1), (2),

(3), (4), and (5), it is essential that acquisition of property as required for the O'Hare Modernization Program be completed as expeditiously as practicable.

(8) The General Assembly recognizes that the

planning, construction, and use of O'Hare and the planning, construction, and use of the O'Hare Modernization Program will be subject to intensive regulatory scrutiny by the United States and that no purpose would be served by duplicative or redundant regulation of the safety and impacts of the airport or the O'Hare Modernization Program.

(9) The General Assembly recognizes that the City of

Chicago has enacted and successfully implemented ordinances that combat past and ongoing discrimination against minorities and women in the market that competes for contracts with the City of Chicago. These ordinances are among the strongest and most successful in the country, and have made significant progress in combatting discrimination against minorities and women throughout northeastern Illinois.

(b) It is the intent of the General Assembly that all agencies of this State and its subdivisions shall facilitate the efficient and expeditious completion of the O'Hare Modernization Program to the extent not specifically prohibited by law, and that legal impediments to the completion of the project be eliminated.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/10)
Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Airport property" means (i) any property or an interest in property that is, or hereafter becomes, part of O'Hare International Airport and (ii) any property or an interest in property that is not part of O'Hare International Airport, but that is acquired by the City of Chicago for purposes of air navigation or air safety in accordance with standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration. "Airport property", however, shall not include any substitute property acquired pursuant to Section 15 of this Act, including property acquired for cemetery purposes.
"O'Hare Modernization Program" means the plan for modernization of O'Hare International Airport by (1) construction and reconfiguration of runways, taxiways, and facilities for movement and servicing of aircraft; construction of western airport access and related roadways; construction and reconfiguration of roadways, terminals, passenger transportation facilities, parking facilities, and cargo facilities; construction of drainage and stormwater management facilities; and related projects, within the area bounded on the north, between Carmen Drive and the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad, by Old Higgins Road, and between Old Higgins Road and Touhy Avenue, by the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad, and east of the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad by the northern boundary of O'Hare existing on January 1, 2003; on the east by the eastern boundary of O'Hare existing on January 1, 2003; on the southeast by the southeastern boundary of O'Hare existing on January 1, 2003; on the south between the eastern boundary of O'Hare and the Union Pacific Railroad by the southern boundary of O'Hare existing on January 1, 2003; on the south, between the Union Pacific Railroad and the east boundary of York Road by the Canadian Pacific railroad yard; on the west, between the Canadian Pacific Railroad Yard and the railroad spur intersecting York Road between Arthur and Pratt Avenues, by the east boundary of York Road; and on the northwest, between York Road and the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad, by the railroad spur, and between the railroad spur and the point at which the extended eastern boundary of Carmen Drive intersects the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad, by the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad, and between the Union Pacific/Canadian Pacific Railroad and Old Higgins Road, by the extended eastern boundary of Carmen Drive and by Carmen Drive; and (2) provision for air navigation and air safety outside that area in accordance with standards established by the Federal Aviation Administration.
"O'Hare" means Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
"City" means the City of Chicago.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/15)
Sec. 15. Acquisition of property. In addition to any other powers the City may have, and notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the City may acquire by gift, grant, lease, purchase, condemnation (including condemnation by quick take under Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act), or otherwise any right, title, or interest in any private property, property held in the name of or belonging to any public body or unit of government, or any property devoted to a public use, or any other rights or easements, including any property, rights, or easements owned by the State, units of local government, or school districts, including forest preserve districts, for purposes related to the O'Hare Modernization Program. The powers given to the City under this Section include the power to acquire, by condemnation or otherwise, any property used for cemetery purposes within or outside of the City, and to require that the cemetery be removed to a different location. The powers given to the City under this Section include the power to condemn or otherwise acquire (other than by condemnation by quick take under Article 20 of the Eminent Domain Act), and to convey, substitute property when the City reasonably determines that monetary compensation will not be sufficient or practical just compensation for property acquired by the City in connection with the O'Hare Modernization Program. The acquisition of substitute property is declared to be for public use. Property acquired under this Section includes property that the City reasonably determines will be necessary for future use, regardless of whether final regulatory or funding decisions have been made; provided, however, that quick-take of such property is subject to Section 25-7-103.149 of the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)


(620 ILCS 65/20)
Sec. 20. Condemnation by other governmental units. No airport property may be subject to taking by condemnation or otherwise by any unit of local government other than the City of Chicago, or by any agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of the State.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/21)
Sec. 21. Reimbursement for tax base losses.
(a) Whenever the City acquires parcels of property within any school district or community college district for the O'Hare Modernization Program, the City shall, for the following taxable year and for each of the 5 taxable years thereafter, pay to that district the amount of the total property tax liability of the acquired parcels to the district for the 2002 taxable year, increased or decreased each year by the percentage change of the district's total tax extension for the current taxable year from the total tax extension for the prior taxable year; provided that no annual increase shall exceed the lesser of 5% or the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index. Funds payable by the City under this Section shall be paid exclusively from non-tax revenues generated at airports owned by the City, and shall not exceed the amount of those funds that can be paid for that purpose under 49 U.S.C. 47107(l)(2).
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section: (i) no funds shall be payable by the City under this Section with respect to any taxable year succeeding the 2009 taxable year; (ii) in no event shall such funds be payable on or after January 1, 2010; (iii) in no event shall the total funds paid by the City pursuant to this Section to all districts for all taxable years exceed $20,000,000; and (iv) any amounts payable to a district by the City with respect to any parcel of property for any taxable year shall be reduced by the amount of taxes actually paid to the district for that taxable year with respect to that parcel or any leasehold interest therein.
(c) Whenever the City acquires property that is subject to this Section, the City shall notify the assessor of the county in which the property is located. The assessor or the clerk of that county shall, on an annual basis, notify the affected school district or community college district of all property that has been identified as being subject to this Section, and shall provide the district and the City with such information as may be required in determining the amounts payable by the City under this Section. The City shall make payments as required by this Section no later than 90 days after that information is received and verified by the City.
(d) As used in this Section, "Consumer Price Index" means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United States Department of Labor.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/25)
Sec. 25. Jurisdiction over airport property. Airport property shall not be subject to the laws of any unit of local government except as provided by ordinance of the City. Plans of all public agencies that may affect the O'Hare Modernization Program shall be consistent with the O'Hare Modernization Program, and to the extent that any plan of any public agency or unit or division of State or local government is inconsistent with the O'Hare Modernization Program, that plan is and shall be void and of no effect.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)


(620 ILCS 65/27)
Sec. 27. Minority and women-owned businesses and workers. All City contracts for the O'Hare Modernization Program shall be subject to all applicable ordinances of the City governing contracting with minority and women-owned businesses and prohibiting discrimination and requiring appropriate affirmative action with respect to minority and women participants in the work force, including but not limited to Section 2-92-330 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago (relating to hiring of Chicago residents), Section 2-92-390 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago (relating to hiring of women and minorities), and Sections 2-92-420 through 2-92-570 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago (relating to contracting with minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises), to the extent permitted by law and federal funding restrictions. The City of Chicago shall file semi-annual reports with the General Assembly documenting compliance with such ordinances with respect to work performed as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program and disclosing the extent to which that work is performed by minority and women workers and minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/28)
Sec. 28. Advisory Committee. An O'Hare Modernization Advisory Committee is established to monitor, review, and report the utilization of minority owned business enterprises and women owned business enterprises, as defined in Section 2-92-420 in the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, the employment of women, and the employment of minorities, as defined in Section 2-92-420 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, during the O'Hare Modernization project. The City of Chicago shall work with the Advisory Committee in accumulating necessary information for the Committee to submit reports, as necessary, to the General Assembly and the City of Chicago. The Committee shall consist of 13 members: 7 members selected by the Mayor of the City of Chicago; 2 members selected by the President of the Illinois Senate; 2 members selected by the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives; one member selected by the Minority Leader of the Illinois Senate; and one member selected by the Minority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives.
The Advisory Committee shall meet periodically and shall report the information gathered to the Mayor of the City of Chicago and to the General Assembly by December 31st of every year.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/30)
Sec. 30. Home Rule. It is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraph (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that the regulation and supervision of the City of Chicago's implementation of the O'Hare Modernization Program is an exclusive State function that may not be exercised concurrently by any unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(620 ILCS 65/90)
Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/91)
Sec. 91. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/92)
Sec. 92. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/93)
Sec. 93. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/93.5)
Sec. 93.5. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/94)
Sec. 94. (Amendatory provision; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/95)
Sec. 95. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/96)
Sec. 96. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/98)
Sec. 98. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03; text omitted.)


(620 ILCS 65/99)
Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon its becoming law, and Section 95 of this Act applies to cases pending on or after the effective date.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


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