(305 ILCS 5/3-10.5) (from Ch. 23, par. 3-10.5)
    Sec. 3-10.5. Payment to preserve lien.
    To protect the lien of the State for reimbursement of aid paid under this Article, the Illinois Department may, from funds which are available for that purpose, pay or provide for the payment of necessary or essential repairs, purchase tax certificates, pay balances due on land contracts, or pay or cause to be satisfied any prior liens on the property to which the lien hereunder applies.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)