(615 ILCS 80/0.01) (from Ch. 19, par. 1130)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Big Kinkaid Creek Reservoir Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(615 ILCS 80/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 1131)
Sec. 1. The Department of Natural Resources, as successor to the Department of Public Works and Buildings and the Department of Transportation, may independently engage in, or may make agreements with any agency of the United States, any municipality or political subdivision of this State or any public or private corporation, person or association for, the formulation of plans, acquisition of rights of way, and the construction, operation and maintenance of a dam and multi-purpose reservoir on Big Kinkaid Creek in Jackson County, together with the development and maintenance of appurtenant use areas devoted to recreation; access roads to and around such reservoir; flood control; drainage; levees; water supply, including storage regulation, sale, distribution and uses thereof; and other water resource improvements, facilities and uses compatible with the continued economic rehabilitation, development and improvement of the area. The Department on behalf of the State of Illinois, shall have jurisdiction and supervision over any and all phases of developments and improvements relating to such project and full authority and control over any and all lands acquired in connection with the development of the Big Kinkaid Creek Project and may, in the discretion of the Department, grant easements, lease for a period not to exceed 50 years, sell, transfer or convey, exchange such lands in the interest of the State of Illinois insofar as the same is not inconsistent or in conflict with the purpose for which acquired by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)