(70 ILCS 3105/17) (from Ch. 85, par. 1667)
    Sec. 17. To 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 empowered:
    (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 affairs.
    (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 and appropriations 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 thereto.
    (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.)