Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, in the counties of DuPage, Kane, Lake, Will, and McHenry, proceeds from the County Motor Fuel Tax Law may also be used for operating, constructing, improving, and acquiring land for shared-use paths for nonvehicular public travel, sidewalks, and bike paths. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that "highway" includes shared-use paths for nonvehicular public travel, sidewalks, and bike paths. Provides that any county may acquire property for the construction, maintenance or operation of any shared-use path for nonvehicular public travel, sidewalk, or bike path within the county. Provides that the county board of a county with a population over 500,000 may also use motor fuel tax funds allotted to it for the construction and maintenance of shared-use paths for nonvehicular public travel, sidewalks, and bike paths. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 55 ILCS 5/5, 605 ILCS 5/2, 605 ILCS 5/5