(70 ILCS 3105/17)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1667)
the extent necessary to carry out the purpose of this Act and in
addition to any other powers, duties and functions vested in a district by
law, but subject to such limitations and restrictions as are imposed
elsewhere by this Act or another law, a district is authorized and
(a) To adopt by-laws, adopt and use a common seal, enter into contracts,
acquire and hold real and personal estate and take such other actions as
may be necessary for the proper conduct of its affairs.
(b) To make and publish all ordinances, rules and regulations necessary
for the management and protection of its property and the conduct of its
(c) To acquire by gift, legacy, purchase, lease, agreement or otherwise
the fee or any lesser right or interest in real property and to hold and
use the same for the purposes of the district.
(d) To accept gifts, grants, legacies, contributions
of money and other personal property for the purposes of the district.
(e) To employ and fix the compensation of an executive officer who shall
be responsible to the board for the carrying out of its policies. The
executive officer shall have the power, subject to the approval of the
board, to employ and fix the compensation of such assistants and employees
as the board may consider necessary for carrying out the purposes and
provisions of this Act.
(f) To charge and collect reasonable fees for the use of such facilities
and services as may be provided.
(g) To police its property and to exercise police powers in respect
(h) To intervene, participate, and make recommendations and comments in
the local siting approval process for a solid waste disposal site or facility
if the site or facility is to be located within the boundaries of the solid
waste disposal district and the district was formed before January 1, 1993.
(Source: P.A. 88-512.)