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People ex rel. Scott v. Chicago Park Dist.

Citation: 7 ELR 20346
No. No. 48061, 360 N.E.2d 773/66 Ill. 2d 65, (Ill., 12/03/1976)

The Illinois Supreme Court holds that a statute conveying 194.6 acres of Lake Michigan submerged lands to United States Steel violates the public trust doctrine. The statute, passed in 1963, was challenged by a taxpayer, whose suit was dismissed for lack of standing. Droste v. Kerner, 34 Ill.2d 495, 217 N.E.2d 73 (1966)....

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