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Monday, June 6, 2022

General Assembly Amends Exotic Weed Act to Address Buckthorn Eradication

Effective January 1, 2023, municipalities will have express statutory authority to adopt ordinances to eradicate buckthorn on all public and private property within its jurisdiction. P.A. 102-0840 amends the Illinois Exotic Weed Act to add the following new language:

(d) Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Section for the control of exotic weeds, a municipality may adopt an ordinance to eradicate common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), glossy buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula), saw-toothed buckthorn (Rhamnus arguta), dahurian buckthorn (Rhamnus davurica), Japanese buckthorn (Rhamnus japonica), and Chinese buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis) on all public and private property within its geographic boundaries. 


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