Illinois Annexation Agreements--Are We Behind the Times?
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Ms. Baran begins her article by discussing the impetus for the Illinois Annexation Agreement Statute. Next, she provides the reader with a thorough analysis of each provision of the statute with particular emphasis on the enforceability of agreements. Ms. Baran notes that uncertainties associated with development make the statute appealing to developers and municipal officials. She believes that the statute provides a sufficient basis for agreements and that it may not be necessary for Illinois to move toward a more specific developer agreement statute. She does, however, promote the position that the statute should be brought up to date and that municipalities should be able to contract with developer over land within the municipality.