(15 ILCS 330/2)
(from Ch. 124, par. 13)
The sum of $3,500,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary,
is appropriated to the Secretary of State from the Road Fund for the
acquisition of land, cost of construction, cost of equipment, and including
plans and specifications, and all necessary charges incident to the
completion of the work. For the purpose of acquiring sites for said
buildings, the Secretary of State may, on behalf of the State of Illinois,
acquire public or private property by lease, purchase, or eminent domain.
Expenditures for the construction and equipping of any of said buildings
shall not be subject to the provisions of any law requiring that the State
be vested with absolute fee title to the premises, if such expenditures are
made in connection with and upon premises owned by another public entity.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2132.)