(20 ILCS 505/25) (from Ch. 23, par. 5025)
    Sec. 25. Grants, gifts, or legacies; Putative Father Registry fees.
    (a) To accept and hold in behalf of the State, if for the public interest, a grant, gift or legacy of money or property to the State of Illinois, to the Department, or to any institution or program of the Department made in trust for the maintenance or support of a resident of an institution of the Department, or for any other legitimate purpose connected with such institution or program. The Department shall cause each gift, grant or legacy to be kept as a distinct fund, and shall invest the same in the manner provided by the laws of this State as the same now exist, or shall hereafter be enacted, relating to securities in which the deposit in savings banks may be invested. But the Department may, in its discretion, deposit in a proper trust company or savings bank, during the continuance of the trust, any fund so left in trust for the life of a person, and shall adopt rules and regulations governing the deposit, transfer, or withdrawal of such fund. The Department shall on the expiration of any trust as provided in any instrument creating the same, dispose of the fund thereby created in the manner provided in such instrument. The Department shall include in its required reports a statement showing what funds are so held by it and the condition thereof. Monies found on residents at the time of their admission, or accruing to them during their period of institutional care, and monies deposited with the superintendents by relatives, guardians or friends of residents for the special comfort and pleasure of such resident, shall remain in the custody of such superintendents who shall act as trustees for disbursement to, in behalf of, or for the benefit of such resident. All types of retirement and pension benefits from private and public sources may be paid directly to the superintendent of the institution where the person is a resident, for deposit to the resident's trust fund account.
    (b) The Department shall hold all Putative Father Registry fees collected under Section 12.1 of the Adoption Act in a distinct fund for the Department's use in maintaining the Putative Father Registry. The Department shall invest the moneys in the fund in the same manner as moneys in the funds described in subsection (a) and shall include in its required reports a statement showing the condition of the fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-1010, eff. 10-1-06.)