Illinois Eminent Domain Act

In June of 2005, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Kelo v. City of New London, 125 S. Ct. 2655 (2005). The U.S. Supreme Court held that the “public use”...

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Is Your Property Subject to Condemnation?

Federal, state, and local government agencies have the power to take private property for public use. The power is conditioned upon the constitutional requirement that the government...

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Pre-Condemnation Activity

While many owners are capable of negotiating real property purchase agreements, eminent domain cases are different. In typical purchase agreements the buyer does not have the right...

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Protecting Your Property


Ryan and Ryan will help you answer the following questions when the government is interested in taking your property through the use of eminent domain: How do I protect my...

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Relocation Payments and Moving Costs

Ryan and Ryan lawyers have helped many of our clients obtain relocation payments and moving costs. Before January 1, 2007, such payments were required only for projects...

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Tax Increment Financing Districts

Governmental bodies can not only take your property for public uses such as roads, parks, forest preserves, municipal buildings, public buildings, schools, airports, public stadiums...

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Illinois Road Projects and Partial Takings

Approximately 50% of the eminent domain cases handled by Ryan and Ryan on behalf of private property owners in Illinois involve land acquisitions by the government, including...

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METRA/CTA PROJECTS


Ryan and Ryan represents property owners in eminent domain cases involving METRA and Chicago Transit Authority (“CTA”) Projects. Ryan and Ryan represented four parcels...

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