§ 19. Construction of Act. This act shall be deemed to be a general law, complete in itself and distinct and
separate from any prior law. The provisions of this act shall be liberally construed. Nothing contained in this act shall be held to constitute a contract between the
state and any municipal corporation organized hereunder, or to prevent the alteration,
amendment or repeal of this act, or of any amendment thereof, at any time hereafter. The provisions of this Act shall not be considered as impairing, altering, modifying,
repealing or superseding any of the jurisdiction or powers of the Illinois Commerce
Commission. Nothing in this Act or done under its authority shall restrict, limit or interfere
with the use of the land and facilities of a common carrier and the space above such
land and facilities or the right to use such land and such facilities in the business
of such common carrier, without approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission and without
the payment of just compensation to any such common carrier for damages resulting
from any such restriction, limitation or interference.
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