(20 ILCS 220/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 42a5)
    Sec. 3. The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States in administering the assets of the Illinois Rural Rehabilitation Corporation in accordance with Section 2 of this Act shall be authorized and empowered to:
    (a) Collect, compromise, adjust or cancel claims and obligations arising out of or administered under this Act or under any mortgage, lease, contract or agreement entered into or administered pursuant to this Act and, if in his judgment, necessary and advisable, pursue the same to final collection in any court having jurisdiction,
    (b) Bid for and purchase at any sale for the enforcement of or judgment, foreclosure or other sale, or otherwise to acquire property upon which the Secretary has a lien by reason of a judgment, or which otherwise secures any loan or other indebtedness owing to or acquired by the Secretary under this Act, and
    (c) Accept title to any property so purchased or acquired; to operate or lease such property for such period as may be deemed necessary to protect the investment therein; and to sell or otherwise dispose of such property in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-546.)