(50 ILCS 20/14.2) (from Ch. 85, par. 1044.2)
Sec. 14.2. Relocation assistance payment. In addition to all other powers authorized under this Act, a public building commission shall have the power to make the following relocation assistance payments where such relocation assistance payments are not available from Federal funds or otherwise:
(a) A public building commission is authorized to pay, as part of the cost of acquisition of any site, to a person displaced by a public building commission project, the actual reasonable expenses in moving said person, his family, his business, or his farm operation, including the moving of personal property. The allowable expenses for transportation shall not exceed the cost of moving 50 miles from the point from which such person, family, business or farm is being displaced.
A public building commission is authorized to adopt rules and regulations as may be determined necessary to implement the payments as authorized by this section.
(b) In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, a public building commission may pay any person displaced from a dwelling, who elects to accept such payment, a moving expense allowance determined according to a schedule to be established by a public building commission, not to exceed $1,000, and a further dislocation allowance of $500.
(c) In lieu of the actual moving expenses heretofore authorized to be paid, a public building commission may pay any person who moves or discontinues his business or farm operation, who elects to accept such payment, a fixed relocation payment in an amount equal to the average annual net earnings of the business or the farm operation, or $10,000, whichever is the lesser. In the case of a business, no payment shall be made unless the public building commission is satisfied that the business (1) cannot be relocated without a substantial loss of its existing patronage, and (2) is not part of a commercial enterprise having at least one other establishment not being acquired for a project by a public building commission which is engaged in the same or similar business. The term "average annual net earnings" means one-half of any net earnings of the business or farm operation before Federal, State and local income taxes, during the two taxable years immediately preceding the taxable year in which such business or farm operation moves from the real property being acquired for such project, and includes any compensation paid by the business or farm operation to the owner, his spouse or his dependents during such two-year period.
(d) In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid by a public building commission, a public building commission may, as part of the cost of acquisition of any site, make a payment to the owner of real property acquired for a public building commission project which is improved by a single, two or three-family dwelling actually owned and occupied by the owner for not less than one year prior to the initiation of negotiations for the acquisition of such property, an amount which, when added to the acquisition payment, equals the average price required for a comparable dwelling determined in accordance with standards established by the city, village or town in which the dwelling is located, to be a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling adequate to accommodate the displaced owner, reasonably accessible to public services and places of employment and available on the private market. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $25,000, and shall be made only to a displaced owner who purchases and occupies a dwelling that meets the standards established by the city, village or town in which the dwelling is located, within one year subsequent to the date on which he is required to move from the dwelling acquired for the public building commission project. Any individual or family not eligible to receive such payment, who is displaced from any dwelling, which dwelling was actually and lawfully occupied by such individual and family for not less than ninety days prior to the initiation of negotiations for acquisition of such property, may be paid by a public building commission an amount necessary to enable such individual or family to lease or rent for a period not to exceed two years, or to make the down payment on the purchase of a decent, safe and sanitary dwelling of standards adequate to accommodate such individual or family in areas not generally less desirable in regard to public utilities and public and commercial facilities. Such payment shall not exceed the sum of $2,000.
(e) In addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to be paid, a public building commission may reimburse the owner of real property acquired for a public building commission project the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for (1) recording fees, transfer taxes, and similar expenses incidental to conveying such property; and (2) penalty costs for prepayment of any mortgages entered into in good faith encumbering such real property, if such mortgage is on record or has been filed for record under applicable State law on the date of the selection, location and designation of the site by a public building commission for such project.
(f) Nothing contained in this amendatory Act creates in any proceedings brought under the power of eminent domain any element of damages not in existence as of the date of enactment of this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-614, eff. 9-11-07.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015