Will County is located in the northern part of Illinois and is one of the five collar counties of the Chicago metropolitan area. It also is the fourth most populous county in Illinois. The Twelfth Judicial District presides over Will County, and the courthouse is located in Joliet, Illinois.
When the State of Illinois or any other public body seeks to acquire private property located in Will County, it may only do so if it is for public use and only upon payment of the just compensation as set forth in Article 1 Section 15 of the Illinois Constitution.
Any property owner who receives notice or written offer of just compensation that all or part of their property may be acquired for public use should meet with an experienced Will County eminent domain attorney at the Ryan & Ryan, to discuss if the compensation offered is a fair price.
Will County Eminent Domain Attorney
If the government sends you a written offer of just compensation for the property it seeks to acquire, you should consult with an attorney to discuss whether (1) the government has the right to take the property via eminent domain and (2) what amount of just compensation the owner is entitled to receive under Illinois law. A Will County eminent domain attorney at Ryan & Ryan can review those issues with you.
The Ryan & Ryan team has been representing property owners since 1975 and have represented property owners faced with takings by various municipalities, including Joliet and Romeoville, as well as for the South Suburban Airport and by the Will County Division of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for road projects throughout Will County, including:
- The extension of I-355;
- The widening and improvement of 159th Street;
- The widening and improvement of 143rd Street and Bell Road;
- The widening and improvement of 135th Street;
- The widening and improvement of Route 59
- The widening and improvement of Lincoln Highway (Route 30); and
- The widening and improvement of Weber Road
In addition, the attorneys at Ryan & Ryan will assemble the best experts to defend you in the condemnation case. It is critical to retain the right appraiser, engineer, architect, and land planner, if necessary, to analyze your property, evaluate the effect the taking will have on your property, and determine the value of the property the government seeks to take from you and any damages that equate to a reduction in value to your remaining property.
Our culture at Ryan & Ryan Law is one that’s filled with energy and passion to provide you with the right expert legal advice. Whether you are a corporation, a local business, a homeowner, or a farmer, our team will help you protect your property and get the compensation you deserve.
As a constant fixture in the U.S. News World Report, Best Law Firms and with a membership in the Owners’ Counsel of America, Ryan & Ryan is the right choice for your legal needs.
Looking for expert legal advice for Illinois private property owners? We’ve got you covered!
At Ryan & Ryan Law we handle eminent domain matters all over the state of Illinois, including but not limited to these cities and villages in Will County:
- New Lenox
- Homer Glen
Get in touch with us today so we can schedule an appointment and talk about how we can keep your property safe and protected.