(615 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 19, par. 64)
    Sec. 17. The Department of Natural Resources shall furnish at its actual cost to any person or persons who may be desirous of reclaiming, draining or cultivating any wash or overflowed lands in connection with any of the public waters of the State, any and all data which it may have in its possession, showing surveys, elevations, contours, cost of construction of levees, plans therefor, and information with reference thereto, and shall, advise with, aid and assist in any and all enterprises looking towards the reclamation or drainage of lands wherever in its judgment the same may be attempted without detriment to the interests of the State, or the public, in any of said bodies of water.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)