The term “harbor”, as used in this article includes harbors, marinas, slips, docks, piers, breakwaters, and all buildings, structures, facilities, connections, equipment, parking areas and all other improvements for use in connection therewith.
     The term “public waters” has the same meaning as the term defined in Section 18 of “An Act in relation to the regulation of rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois”, approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore or hereafter amended.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 1205/11.1-1

  • Heretofore: means any time previous to the day on which the statute takes effect; and the word "hereafter" at any time after such day. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.17
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     The term “artificially made or reclaimed land”, as used in this article, includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the State, the title to which is in the State and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part.