(b) When the Metro-East District is organized, it shall be a body corporate
political subdivision of this State, and the District shall be known as the
Park and Recreation District", and in that name may sue and be sued, issue
revenue bonds, and impose and collect taxes or fees under this Act.
(c) The Metro-East District shall have as its primary duty the development,
operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting trails and
throughout the counties comprising the District. The Metro-East District shall
but shall not substitute for the powers and responsibilities of the other parks
recreation systems within the Metro-East District and shall have the power to
the State of Illinois, the United States government, and other parks and recreation systems as well as with the departments or agencies of any of those governmental bodies and with other public and private
(d) All counties and communities comprising the Metro-East Park and Recreation District shall make available upon written request from the District, at no cost to the District, any and all technical information and data necessary for the implementation of the District's goals.
(Source: P.A. 95-364, eff. 8-23-07.)