(20 ILCS 835/4)
(from Ch. 105, par. 468)
The Department of Natural Resources has the
(1) To make rules and regulations necessary to carry out its duties
under this Act, including rules and regulations for the use, care, improvement,
control and administration of lands under its jurisdiction, and to
enforce the same.
(2) To employ such custodians, keepers, clerks, assistants, laborers and
subordinates as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(3) To lay out, construct and maintain all needful roads, parking areas,
paths or trails, bridges, and docks, camp or lodge sites, picnic areas,
beach houses, lodges and cabins and any other structures and improvements
necessary and appropriate in any state park or easement thereto; and to
provide water supplies, heat and light, and sanitary facilities for the
public and living quarters for the custodians and keepers of state parks.
(4) To replant any devastated native plant areas of any State park or
increase or supplement the same when necessary with plant material
indigenous to such park.
(5) To cooperate with the United States government and with other states
in matters relating to the care, improvement, control and administration of
national or interstate parks.
(6) To cooperate and contract with any agency, organization or
individual in a manner consistent with the purposes of this Act and the
powers granted the Department herein.
(7) To accept and administer gifts, grants and legacies of
money, securities or property to be used by the Department of Natural
Resources for the purposes of this Act and according to the
tenor of such gift, grant or legacy.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)