Biennial Report and Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois

Biennial Report and Opinions of the Attorney General of the State of Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: enforced by prosecution in the name of the people before a justice of the peace, or by indictment or information. The law is well settled in this State that the owner of land upon which a public highway is laid out has the exclusive right to the soil and retains the fee and ownership of everything connected therewith for all purposes, subject only to the right of travel in the public and the incidental right of the public to keep the highway in proper repair for public use. The rights of the public in a highway constitutes an easement only to the extent necessary for the enjoyment of the highway as such, and the owner of land may make an appropriate use of it not inconsistent with the easement. The courts hold that the right of navigation on streams in Illinois does not carry with it, as incident thereto, the right of the public to hunt and fish in the waters where the easement of navigation exists, and, while there is no absolute ownership of game in its natural state while at large, yet such game becomes the property of the owner of the soil when taken thereon, and the exclusive right to take such while on his land is in him as owner of the fee. Furthermore, while it is true that the title of all wild game is in the State, and the owner of the premises whereon it is located has only qualified property interest therein, yet he has the right to exercise exclusive and absolute dominion over his property, and incidentally the qualified right to control and protect the wild game while thereon. In dedicating land to the public for highway purposes in this State the owner of the adjacent land reserves to himself all of the other privileges and rights pertaining to the premises which include the right to foster and protect for his own use, the more

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  • Paperback | 626 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,102g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614887
  • 9781236614889