(505 ILCS 100/5) (from Ch. 5, par. 955)
    Sec. 5. The Director is authorized to investigate the subject of noxious weeds; to require information and reports from any Control Authority as to the presence of noxious weeds and other information relative to noxious weeds and the control and eradication thereof in localities where such Control Authority has jurisdiction; to cooperate with Control Authorities in carrying out other acts administered by him; to cooperate with agencies of Federal and State Governments and persons, in carrying out his duties under this Act, and, with the consent of the Governor, in the conduct of investigations outside this State in the interest of the protection of the agricultural industry of this State from noxious weeds not generally distributed therein; with the consent of the Federal agency involved, to control and eradicate noxious weeds on Federal lands within this State, with or without reimbursement, when deemed by him to be necessary to an effective weed control and eradication program; to advise and confer as to the extent of noxious weed infestations and the methods determined best suited to the control and eradication thereof; to call and attend meetings and conferences dealing with the subject of noxious weeds; to disseminate information and conduct educational campaigns with respect to control and eradication of noxious weeds; to procure materials and equipment and employ personnel necessary to carry out his duties and responsibilities; and to perform such other acts as may be necessary or appropriate to the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 77-1037.)