(55 ILCS 5/5-1014)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-1014)
The county board of each county has
the powers enumerated in the Sections following this Section and preceding
Section 5-1105, subject to conditions therein stated. Powers conferred on
counties are in addition to and not in limitation of their existing powers.
It is the policy of this State that all powers granted, either expressly
or by necessary implication, by this Code, other Illinois statute, or the
Illinois Constitution to non-home rule counties may be exercised by those
counties notwithstanding effects on competition. It is the intention of the
General Assembly that the "State action exemption" to the application of
federal antitrust statutes be fully available to counties to the extent
their activities are authorized by law as stated herein.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)