(20 ILCS 3420/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 133c25)
    Sec. 5. Responsibilities of the Department of Natural Resources.
    (a) The Director shall include in the Department's annual report an outline of State agency actions on which comment was requested or issued under this Act.
    (b) The Director shall maintain a current list of all historic resources owned, operated, or leased by the State and appropriate maps indicating the location of all such resources. These maps shall be in a form available to the public and State agencies, except that the location of archaeological resources shall be excluded.
    (c) The Director shall make rules and issue appropriate guidelines to implement this Act. These shall include, but not be limited to, regulations for holding on-site inspections, public information meetings and procedures for consultation, mediation, and resolutions by the Committee pursuant to subsections (e) and (f) of Section 4.
    (d) The Director shall (1) assist, to the fullest extent possible, the State agencies in their identification of properties for inclusion in an inventory of historic resources, including provision of criteria for evaluation; (2) provide information concerning professional methods and techniques for preserving, improving, restoring, and maintaining historic resources when requested by State agencies; and (3) help facilitate State agency compliance with this Act.
    (e) The Director shall monitor the implementation of actions of each State agency which have an effect, either adverse or beneficial, on a historic resource.
    (f) The Department of Natural Resources shall manage and control the preservation, conservation, inventory, and analysis of fine and decorative arts, furnishings, and artifacts of the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield, the Governor's offices in the Capitol in Springfield and the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, and the Hayes House in DuQuoin. The Department of Natural Resources shall manage the preservation and conservation of the buildings and grounds of the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield. The Governor shall appoint a Curator of the Executive Mansion, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to assist the Department of Natural Resources in carrying out the duties under this item (f). The person appointed Curator must have experience in historic preservation or as a curator. The Curator shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor shall determine the compensation of the Curator, which shall not be diminished during the term of appointment.
(Source: P.A. 102-1005, eff. 5-27-22; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)