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(65 ILCS 5/11-51-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-51-1)
Whenever any cemetery is embraced within
the limits of any
city, village, or incorporated town, the corporate authorities thereof,
if, in their opinion, any good cause exists why such cemetery should be
removed, may cause the remains of all persons interred therein to be removed to
some other suitable place. However, the corporate authorities shall first
obtain the assent of the trustees or other persons having the control or
ownership of such cemetery, or a majority thereof. When such cemetery is owned
by one or more private parties, or private corporation or chartered society,
the corporate authorities of such city may require the removal of such cemetery
to be done at the expense of such private parties, or private corporation or
chartered society, if such removal be based upon their application. Nothing
this Section limits the powers of the City of Chicago to acquire property or
otherwise exercise its powers
Section 15 of the O'Hare Modernization Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)