2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 220 - UTILITIES
220 ILCS 60/ - Telephone Line Right of Way Act.

(220 ILCS 60/0.01) (from Ch. 134, par. 11.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Telephone Line Right of Way Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(220 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 134, par. 12)
Sec. 1. That it shall be lawful for any person or persons living on the line of any public highway, street or alley outside of any incorporated city, village or town in this state, or on any private road leading to such highway, street or alley, to construct, operate and maintain a line or lines of telegraph or telephone, extending from house to house, as the parties interested in the construction of such lines, may desire.
(Source: Laws 1883, p. 173.)


(220 ILCS 60/2) (from Ch. 134, par. 13)
Sec. 2. For the purpose of constructing and maintaining such lines of telegraph or telephone, the parties in interest may set the necessary poles or posts on which to place the wires and insulators of such lines, in any of the public streets, highways or alleys, or in any private road leading to such highways, streets or alleys outside of the incorporated cities, villages or towns in this state along which such lines may pass: Provided, such poles or posts shall be placed along the boundaries of such highways, streets, or alleys, at such distances therefrom as the authorities having control thereof may direct. And provided further, that the wires necessary for such lines shall not be less than fifteen feet above the ground along such boundaries, and not less than twenty feet at any public or private crossing, and shall be so placed as not in any manner to interfere with such crossing.
(Source: Laws 1883, p. 173.)


(220 ILCS 60/3) (from Ch. 134, par. 14)
Sec. 3. Any person who shall unlawfully and intentionally injure, molest, or destroy any of said lines or the material or property belonging thereto, or shall in any manner interfere with the proper working of such lines, shall on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a petty offense and fined not exceeding $100. The fine shall be recoverable in the circuit court; Provided, that prosecution under the foregoing provision of this section shall not in any manner prevent a recovery by the person or persons entitled thereto, of the amount of damages done to such lines.
(Source: P.A. 79-1359.)


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