(20 ILCS 3910/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 1305)
    Sec. 5. Duties. The Council shall have the following powers and duties:
    (a) to advise and assist in the creation of local anti-crime programs, such as Crime Stoppers, We-Tip and similar programs designed to solve crimes;
    (b) to foster the detection of crime and encourage persons through the program and otherwise to come forward with information about criminal activity;
    (c) to encourage the news media to promote local anti-crime programs and to inform the public of the functions of the Council;
    (d) to assist local anti-crime programs in channeling information reported to those programs concerning criminal activity to the appropriate law enforcement agencies;
    (e) to assist local anti-crime programs in promoting the private funding of local anti-crime programs; and
    (f) to assist drug alert programs such as D.A.R.E. and other drug alert programs or drug task forces composed of or created by State or local law enforcement agencies.
(Source: P.A. 90-775, eff. 1-1-99.)