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welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered in the course of employment within this State, providing for the enforcement and administration thereof, and penalty for its violation, and repealing an Act entitled, “An Act to promote the general welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries, or death, suffered in the course of employment’,” approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, and all amendments thereto or revisions thereof. All contractors shall file with the Department of Public Works and Buildings the name of the company or companies furnishing the insurance and the acknowledgement of such company that such insurance has been furnished. § 15. If, in the judgment of the Department of Public Works and Buildings, work under any contract is not being performed according to the contract or for the best interests of the State, it shall have the power to suspend or stop the work under such contract while it is in progress and perform the remaining parts by its own forces. It shall thereupon become its duty to complete the same in such manner as will accord with the contract and specifications and be for the best interests of the State, or the contract may be canceled and readvertised and relet in the manner in which original contracts shall have been let, and any cost in excess of completing the contract beyond the price for which the same was originally awarded shall be charged to and paid by the contractor failing to perform the work. Every contract shall reserve to the Department of Public Works and Buildings the right to suspend or cancel the contract as above provided, and to complete the same or readvertise and relet the same as the Department of Public Works and Buildings may determine, and shall also reserve to such department the right to enter upon and complete any item of the contract. § 16. Wherever in the construction, maintenance, use and operation of such waterway and its appurtenances, any existing drainage or sewer systems constructed or maintained by any city or village, are destroyed or materially interfered with, the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall alter, rebuild or reconstruct or otherwise provide for so much or such parts of such drainage or sewer systems so as to restore the same to as good efficiency as found when the work herein provided for is commenced. In the altering, rebuilding and reconstructing of such drainage and sewer systems, streets, avenues and alleys shall be replaced and restored to as good condition as they were when such work was commenced, such alterations, rebuilding or reconstruction to be done and completed prior to the completion of any dam or other work or structure causing such drainage or sewer system to be changed, damaged or interfered with. § 17. When the plans and specifications for the construction of such waterway and its appurtenances shall have been perfected, such plans and specifications shall be submitted to the city councils and village boards of the respective cities and villages along the line of such waterway before any work of construction is commenced. Within thirty days of the filing of such plans and specifications with the respective city or

village clerks, any such city council or village board may file objections thereto, in writing, with the Department of Public Works and Buildings on the ground that such plans and specifications do not (a) provide for proper and adequate protection of such city or village against damage from overslow or flood waters; or (b) do not provide adequately for the altering, rebuilding or reconstructing of drainage or sewer systems or other public works or bridges and approaches, which will be destroyed or materially interfered with by such improvement; or (c) do not provide for the proper location of public landing places, in case the Department of Public Works and Buildings, shall in its discretion, provide for a public landing in such city or village. Upon the filing of such objections the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall adjust any differences that may exist. It shall, if such differences cannot be adjusted amicably and to the satisfaction of all parties, review and check such plans and specifications with an engineer selected by the objecting city or village, but compensated by the Department of Public Works and Buildings. If the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the engineer of the objecting city or village cannot agree, then the Department of Public Works and Buildings and such engineer of the objecting city or village shall agree upon a third engineer, who shall be compensated by the State, and such respective engineers shall constitute an arbitration board to consider such plans and specifications and the objections thereto. In case the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the engineer of the objecting city or village cannot agree upon a third engineer, then such third engineer shall be designated and appointed by the resident circuit judge, if there be one, otherwise by the presiding judge of the circuit court of the county within which such objecting city or village is situated. The plans and specifications as approved by a majority of such arbitration board shall be the plans and specifications in accordance with which such work shall be constructed as it affects such city or village. All changes and alterations in plans and specifications shall follow the same course of procedure as the original plans. If no objections are filed with the Department of Public Works and Buildings within thirty days after the filing of such plans and specifications, and alterations therein if any, with the city and village clerks, then the construction work shall be prosecuted in accordance with the plans and specifications, and alterations therein if any, so filed. The compensation of the engineer employed by the city or village and that of the engineer on the arbitration board shall be fixed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings in advance of employment. Each city to which plans and specifications are submitted, as aforesaid, shall at all times have the right to inspect and examine the work in such city in order to ascertain if such work is being prosecuted in accordance with the plans and specifications. § 18. In the construction of such waterway through the city of Joliet the elevation of the water surface at normal stage shall not be higher at Granite street than minus forty and five tenths (40-5/10)

Chicago city datum, and in the event that the shoal reach between the upper basin of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the crossing of the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway is deepened two feet or more than the elevation of the water surface at normal stage shall not be higher at Granite street than minus forty-one Chicago city datum, and the channel through said city shall not be less than two hundred and seventy feet in width between Spring street on the north and Lafayette street on the south. Any dams constructed in connection with and for the maintenance of this pool of water shall be of such design as to quickly dispose of all flood waters. Adequate intercepting sewers shall be constructed of sufficient size and at such depth as will provide outlets not only for the present sewers that may be interfered with by the construction of such waterway, but also of sufficient size and depth to take care of all the watershed tributary to the Desplaines River that may be interfered with by changing the water levels through the city of Joliet. The Department of Public Works and Buildings is authorized to utilize such riparian rights of the Sanitary District of Chicago in, through and near ...the city of Joliet and along the Des Plaines River in the County of Will as, in its judgment, may be found necessary for the construction, maintenance and operation of such waterway, or for the development of water power in connection therewith, and the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall not be required to make compensation to such Sanitary District for the right so utilized, except that the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall reimburse such Sanitary District for any expense to which it may be put as a result of such act of the Department of Public Works and Buildings in the maintenance and operation of such Sanitary District channel. The Sanitary District of Chicago shall not be deprived of access to such waterway over any walls or embankments constructed, or of the enjoyment of dockage rights in connection with any property it has acquired or owns, subject only to the use of such property by the Department of Public Works and Buildings for waterway and power purposes. § 19. In the construction of the waterway through the city of Ottawa the elevation of the water level at normal stage in the pool at the LaSalle street highway bridge across the Illinois River at Ottawa shall not exceed the elevation of minus one hundred twenty and one-half feet Chicago city datum. Any dams constructed in connection with and for the maintenance of this pool of water shall be of such design as to quickly dispose of all flood waters. In the reconstruction of outfall sewers in the City of Ottawa they shall be of adequate size and laid at such depth as shall not interfere with the working efficiency of the present sewerage system and shall also be of such size and depth as will promptly and rapidly permit the discharge of any additional sewage or water that may result or accrue by reason of the construction, maintenance or operation of such waterway. All remedial or preventive construction shall be done as will prevent any and all damage to property of the City of Ottawa, its sewerage system, streets and alleys. The same protective construction herein provided for the City of Ottawa shall apply to all other cities

and villages along the route of the Illinois Waterway not herein otherwise specifically provided for. In the prosecution of the work west of the City of Ottawa the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall protect, restore or rebuild the road bed of the Chicago, Ottawa and Peoria Railway Company. $ 20. If, in the construction of “The Illinois Waterway” present public bridges are damaged or materially impaired, the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall repair, replace or reconstruct such public bridges and approaches. The cost of maintaining the roadway and sidewalks of bridges so repaired, replaced or reconstructed shall be borne by the political division or municipality in which such public bridges are situated and all other costs of maintenance and operation of such public bridges shall be borne by the State. All bridges along the route of such waterway shall be controlled by the Department of Public Works and Buildings for the purposes of navigation. § 21. Before any lease of surplus waters of such waterway or the Power developed therefrom shall be entered into, public notice shall be given of the time and place at which proposals will be received, which notice shall be previously published for at least once a week for four weeks in two daily newspapers printed in the City of Chicago, in two of the principal engineering and contracting journals of general circulation in the United States, and in such other publications as the Department of Public Works and Buildings may deem proper. The lease, if a satisfactory bid is received, shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. The successful bidder shall, before entering upon the performance of such lease, enter into a bond in a penal sum to be fixed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, with sureties to be approved by such Department, conditioned to comply with all the terms of such lease and faithfully to fulfill any such contract. No contract or lease shall be made for a period exceeding thirty years. Any lease of undeveloped power shall provide that all plans, specifications and contracts for the construction and installation of plants and equipment shall first be submitted to and approved by the Department of Public Works and Buildings and such Department shall keep an accurate account of the actual cost of such approved construction and equipment as the work progresses. Any lease for undeveloped power may be made in either of the following manners: (1) The contract may provide that the lessee shall amortize the cost of his plant and equipment during the term of the lease and shall deliver such plant and equipment, free of cost, to the State at the termination of the lease; or (2) The contract may provide that the plant and equipment may remain the property of the lessee until the expiration of his lease, or its termination by the State. Said lease shall further provide that the State may purchase such plant and equipment at cost, less depreciation, at either the expiration or termination of the lease. If the State decides under the second provision not to take over the plant and equipment at the expiration or termination of such lease, a re-advertisement for bids for use of such surplus waters shall be had in the same manner as provided for in the original letting. In the event that the lessee whose lease has expired or terminated, is not the best bidder or an equal bidder, such lessee shall turn over, transfer and convey to the successful bidder such plant and equipment upon payment by the successful bidder to the lessee whose lease has expired or terminated, of the cost, less depreciation, of such plant and equipment. The rental specified for surplus waters, waterpower or for electrical energy shall be subject to re-valuation each ten years of the term created. In determining the depreciation on plants and equipment installed by any lessee and in re-valuing surplus waters, waterpower or electrical energy at each ten year period, the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall appoint one appraiser and the lessee one appraiser and the two appraisers thus appointed shall agree upon a third appraiser. In the event they cannot agree upon a third appraiser, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois shall appoint a third appraiser. The finding of such appraisers shall be binding upon the State and the lessee. The Public Utilities Commission shall have the power to fix the rate which shall be charged by the lessee or his assigns for any electrical energy developed from such waterpower in the event of a lease for distribution of such electrical energy. The provisions of this section shall not apply to sales for a period of ten years or less when such sales are made direct to consumers or industries of any waterpower or electrical energy developed by the State, but such sales for a period of ten years or less when made direct to consumers or industries may be made by the Department of Public Works and Buildings without advertising. In awarding contracts for the use of undeveloped or developed power, all other things being equal, preference shall be given to municipalities. § 22. The Department of Public Works and Buildings shall maintain such waterway and shall prescribe reasonable rules and regulations in the interest of navigation, which shall be observed by any lessee of water power. In the use of water power the Department of Public Works and Buildings shall not permit nor allow the stage of water in the pool levels to be lowered nor the currents elsewhere to be increased to an extent to prevent, impede or interfere with navigation. § 23. The State shall be liable for all damages to real estate or personal property within or without the radius or zone of the “Illinois Waterway” which shall be overflowed or otherwise damaged by reason of the construction, maintenance or operation of the “Illinois Waterway” and its appurtenances. It shall also be liable for all damages to persons caused by the construction, maintenance or operation of the “Illinois Waterway” and its appurtenances, such damages to persons who are employees to be ascertained, determined and fixed as provided in this Act. § 21. All claims for damages to persons (except to employees) and all claims for damages to property, real or personal, shall be ascertained. determined and fixed by the Department of Public Works and Buildings,

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