Eminent Domain Attorneys Serving Chicago and Surrounding Areas
The Eminent Domain Attorneys at Ryan & Ryan have concentrated their practice on representing property owners in eminent domain cases since 1975. Eminent domain is the power to take any property for public use without the owner’s consent in exchange for the payment of just compensation. In Illinois, the two limits on the power of eminent domain are that the taking must be for public purpose and the owner must be paid just compensation. Typically the most highly contested aspect of an eminent domain proceeding is the determination of just compensation for the property owner. The power of the State of Illinois to take or condemn property by eminent domain has been delegated to municipalities, forest preserves, park districts, school districts, railroads, and public utilities. The Eminent Domain Act lists those entities that have been granted the power of eminent domain and provides the procedures that must be followed to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain.
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