Illinois State Toll Highway Authority asks court to order sale of land for highway project

By Louie Torres | Dec 4, 2017

CHICAGO — The Illinois Tollway has filed suit against several landholders, including Hotel Mannheim Chicago LLC, Hotel Mannheim EB-5 Lender LLC, Mehp O'Hare Operating LLC, Southwest Painting & Decorating Inc., The Edge Construction Company Inc., Midway Enterprises Inc., Mechanical Inc., Kas Electric Corporation, Clear Channel Outdoor Inc., Classic Air Inc., K Builders LLC and unknown owners and non-record claimants to acquire land for a tollway project under Illinois' eminent domain laws.

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority filed a complaint on Nov. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that the defendants claimed ownership of Parcel No. NW-7B-15-006.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it was unable to reach an agreement with the owners. The Tollway accuses the defendants of allegedly failing to respond to its attempts to reach an agreement over the parcel.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks summons issued to the each of the defendants, due notice to be given to the owners and parties of Parcel No. NW-7B-15-006, an order granting easement to the plaintiff for the Parcel No. NW-7B-15-006 and any further relief this court grants. 

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2017L050946

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