(70 ILCS 1710/19) (from Ch. 85, par. 1169)
    Sec. 19.
    Conduct research required for planning for the Metropolitan and Regional Counties Area, including, but not limited to, the collection of data with respect to population trends and the social, economic, physical, esthetic, environmental and governmental factors affecting the development of the area, and make its findings available to persons interested.
(Source: P.A. 78-924.)