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605 ILCS 10/2
(605 ILCS 10/2)
(from Ch. 121, par. 100-2)
The following words and terms as used in this Act shall have the
(a) The word "Authority" shall mean The Illinois State Toll Highway
(b) The word "person," shall mean any individual, firm, association,
partnership, corporation, trustee or legal representative.
(c) The word "owner," shall include all individuals, copartnerships,
firms, associations, corporations, trustees or legal representatives, and
others having any title or interest in any property, rights or easements
authorized to be acquired by this Act.
(d) The words "toll highway" or "toll highways," shall mean such
highways as are so designed and constructed, in the best professional
judgment of the engineering staff responsible, as to accomplish the
purposes of this Act.
(e) The word "toll" or "tolls" shall mean the compensation to be paid to
The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for the privilege of using any
toll highway, or portions or parts thereof, by vehicular or other traffic.
(f) The word "cost" as applied to a toll highway shall embrace the cost
of construction, including bridges over or under existing highways and
railroads, the cost of acquisition of all land, rights of way, property,
rights, easements and interests acquired by the Authority for such
construction, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or
structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands
to which such buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of diverting
highways, interchange of highways, access to roads to private property,
including the cost of lands or easements therefor, the cost of all
machinery and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during
construction, and for one or more years after completion of construction,
cost of traffic estimates and of engineering and legal expenses, plans,
specifications, surveys, estimates of cost and revenues, other expenses
necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of
constructing any such toll highway, administrative expenses and such other
expense as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the toll
highway, the financing of such construction and the placing of the highway
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2748.)