(20 ILCS 3425/5.1) (from Ch. 128, par. 16.1)
    Sec. 5.1. The State Historian shall establish and supervise a program within the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum designed to preserve as historical records selected past editions of newspapers of this State. Such editions shall be preserved in accordance with industry standards and shall be stored in a place provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and other materials shall be stored in a place provided by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
    The State Historian shall determine on the basis of historical value the various newspaper edition files which shall be preserved. The State Historian or his or her designee shall supervise the making of arrangements for acquiring access to past edition files with the editors or publishers of the various newspapers.
    Upon payment to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum of the required fee, any person or organization shall be granted access to the preserved editions of newspapers and all records. The fee required shall be determined by the State Historian and shall be equal in amount to the cost incurred by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in granting such access.
(Source: P.A. 100-120, eff. 8-18-17; 100-164, eff. 8-18-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)