(615 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 19, par. 33)
    Sec. 4. The Attorney General of the State of Illinois is hereby authorized and directed to institute in the name of the People and to prosecute whatever suits are necessary to protect and maintain the rights of the State in and to said Illinois & Michigan Canal throughout its entire ninety-six mile course from the south fork of the south branch of the Chicago River to the point at which it connects with the Illinois at LaSalle.
(Source: Laws 1919, p. 976.)