(20 ILCS 655/12-3) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 620)
    Sec. 12-3. Powers and Duties. The Department has the power to:
    (a) Provide loans from the funds appropriated to a business undertaking a project and accept mortgages or other evidences of indebtedness or security of such business.
    (b) Enter into agreements, accept funds or grants and cooperate with agencies of the federal government, local units of government and local regional economic development corporations or organizations for the purposes of carrying out this Act.
    (c) Enter into contracts, letters of credit or any other agreements or contracts with financial institutions necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Act. Any such agreement or contract may include, without limitation, terms and provisions relating to a specific project such as loan documentation, review and approval procedures, organization and servicing rights, default conditions and other program aspects.
    (d) Fix, determine, charge and collect any premiums, fees, charges, costs and expenses, including application fees, commitment fees, program fees, financing charges or publication fees in connection with its activities under this Act.
    (e) Establish application, notification, contract and other procedures, rules or regulations deemed necessary and appropriate.
    (f) Subject to the provisions of any contract with another person and consent to the modification or restructuring of any loan agreement to which the Department is a party.
    (g) Take any actions which are necessary or appropriate to protect the State's interest in the event of bankruptcy, default, foreclosure or noncompliance with the terms and conditions of financial assistance or participation provided under this Act, including the power to sell, dispose, lease or rent, upon terms and conditions determined by the Director to be appropriate, real or personal property which the Department may receive as a result thereof.
    (h) Acquire and accept by gift, grant, purchase or otherwise, but not by condemnation, fee simple title, or such lesser interest as may be desired, in land, and to improve or arrange for the improvement of such land for industrial or commercial site development purposes, and to lease or convey such land, or interest in land, so acquired and so improved, including sale and conveyance subject to a mortgage, for such price, upon such terms and at such time as the Department may determine, provided that prior to exercising its authority under this subsection, the Director shall find that other means of financing and developing any such project are not reasonably available and that such action is consistent with the purposes and policies of this Act.
    (i) Exercise such other powers as are necessary or incidental to the foregoing.
(Source: P.A. 84-165.)