(620 ILCS 5/26) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.26)
    Sec. 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.)