(20 ILCS 835/4) (from Ch. 105, par. 468)
    Sec. 4. The Department of Natural Resources has the power:
    (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.)