(20 ILCS 3988/15)
The Local Legacy Board.
The Local Legacy Board is
created to administer the Program under this Act. The membership of
the Board shall be composed of the Director of
Natural Resources, the Director of Historic Preservation, and the
Director of Agriculture, or their respective designees. The
Board must choose a Chairperson to serve for 2 years on a rotating
basis. All members must be present for the Board to conduct official business.
The Departments must each furnish technical support to the
The Board has those powers necessary to carry out the purposes of
this Act, including, without limitation, the power to:
(1) employ agents and employees necessary to carry
out the purposes of this Act and fix their compensation, benefits, terms, and conditions of employment;
(2) adopt, alter and use a corporate seal;
(3) have an audit made of the accounts of any grantee
or any person or entity that receives funding under this Act;
(4) enforce the terms of any grant made under this
Act, whether in law or equity, or by any other legal means;
(5) prepare and submit a budget and request for
appropriations for the necessary and contingent operating expenses of the Board; and
(6) receive and accept, from any source, aid or
contributions of money, property, labor, or other items of value for furtherance of any of its purposes, subject to any conditions not inconsistent with this Act or with the laws of this State pertaining to those contributions, including, but not limited to, gifts, guarantees, or grants from any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States of America.
The Board may adopt any rules, regulations, guidelines, and
directives necessary to implement the Act, including guidelines for
designing inventories so that they will be compatible with each other.
The Board must submit a report to the General Assembly and the
Governor by January 1, 2005 and every 2 years thereafter regarding
progress made towards accomplishing the purposes of this Act, except that beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, the Board shall submit a report only if significant progress has been made since the previous report.
(Source: P.A. 99-576, eff. 7-15-16.)