Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal

  A state appeals court is listening to a request for the route of a high-voltage American transmission line to be reconsidered. More than 400 public comments on the proposed route were filled with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Opponents are arguing that the high voltage line will hurt property values, interfere with framing and … Continue reading “Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal”

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Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal

  A state appeals court is listening to a request for the route of a high-voltage American transmission line to be reconsidered. More than 400 public comments on the proposed route were filled with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). Opponents are arguing that the high voltage line will hurt property values, interfere with framing and … Continue reading “Legal Challenge to Ameren power line in appeal”

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Illinois, TIFs, and the Reality Behind Redevelopment Commissions

  Today, we are going to have a quick discussion of one of Illinois municipalities’ favorite tool for growth: Tax Incremental Financing Districts (TIFs). TIFs, in theory, seem relatively harmless. Usually, a town, municipality, “redevelopment commission” or other governmental entity creates a TIF by drawing geographic lines around a particular area and demarcates that area … Continue reading “Illinois, TIFs, and the Reality Behind Redevelopment Commissions”

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EDITORIAL: South Suburban Airport “Bullying” Will County

Story here. Eastern Will County has been in the gun sight of state government for a long time, sort of like the Kurds, who are menaced by aggressive neighbors on all sides. Now a judge in Joliet has ruled in favor of the Illinois Department of Transportation to force eminent domain on the brave Peotone … Continue reading “EDITORIAL: South Suburban Airport “Bullying” Will County”

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Farmers, Landowners Concerned Over Grain Belt Clean Line

A transmission line, one of two anticipated to cross the central Illinois landscape in the coming years, has many landowners worried about its effect on the area.  Dubbed the “Grain Belt Express Clean Line,” the proposed powerline would start near Clark County and cut up the central Illinois landscape to the Missouri state line and … Continue reading “Farmers, Landowners Concerned Over Grain Belt Clean Line”

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Eminent Domain and Business Relocation Part 2

Thanks again to Martyn Daniel eminent domain relocation specialist for the following.  Martyn can be reached at www.martyndanielllc.com or 425-398-5708. FEDERAL RELOCATION GUIDELINES for EMINENT DOMAIN (SUMMARY) Fixed Payments: Maximum $20,000 OR (you can itemize) Moving (no maximum amount with one exception):1. Transportation of personal property2. Packing, crating, unpacking, uncrating of personal property3. Disconnecting, dismantling, removing, … Continue reading “Eminent Domain and Business Relocation Part 2”

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Business Relocation Often Fails Without Crucial Advice

Eminent domain landowner attorneys at Sever Storey were recently treated to an exclusive presentation by eminent domain business relocation specialist Martyn Daniel from MartynDaniel, LLC.  Here is some Q and A from our meeting: Q:  Do business fail a lot in relocation? A:  Absolutely.  A national study indicated that failure rates of business who are … Continue reading “Business Relocation Often Fails Without Crucial Advice”

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States Move to Limit Eminent Domain

STATES LOOKING TO LIMIT POWERS OF EMINENT DOMAIN Recent legislative activity in a handful of states is moving in common direction. Representatives from multiple states are fighting to limit the power to exercise the use of eminent domain in the States of North Carolina, Arkansas, Montana and Idaho. As we have noted in a previous … Continue reading “States Move to Limit Eminent Domain”

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OPINION: Illiana and Peotone Airport “Boondoggles”

Take a look at this Monee, IL landowner’s scalding opinion of the proposed South Suburban Airport and Illiana Expressway Project. In response federal approval of the Illiana Corridor Sever Storey will be holding another round of seminars in early March to discuss both projects. Their times, dates and locations are below: Indiana: March 66:30 PM-8:30 … Continue reading “OPINION: Illiana and Peotone Airport “Boondoggles””

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The Government Took My Water!

This blog post is to alert landowners that have recently had a new highway placed on their property or nearby their property to pay close attention to water loss issues.  It has been reported to our firm that several individuals have experienced water loss from their acquifers due to construction of the I-69 and Hoosier … Continue reading “The Government Took My Water!”

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Every time I meet a new client, one of the first things they want to know is if the offer made for their property is fair.

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POWER & PIPELINES

Many of our clients are concerned about paying legal fees in an eminent domain action.

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ROAD & REDEVELOPMENT TAKINGS

They say that moving is one of the most stressful things in your life. Imagine the stress and anxiety if you are forced to move...

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