Jump to Content

People ex rel. Scott v. Chicago Park Dist.

ELR Citation: ELR 20346
Nos. 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)....

You must be an ELR subscriber to view the full case summary.

You are not logged in. To access this content: