(620 ILCS 5/26)
(from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.26)
The Department shall regulate and supervise aeronautics within
this State, subject to the provisions of this Act. The Department is
empowered and directed to encourage, foster, and assist in the development
of aeronautics in this State and to encourage the establishment of airports
and other air navigation facilities.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)