(515 ILCS 5/1-145) (from Ch. 56, par. 1-145)
    Sec. 1-145. Propagation facilities. The Department may, for the purpose of propagating aquatic life, establish and maintain facilities upon any water owned or leased by the State of Illinois or by the United States of America with the United States Government, as the case may be, or agency, State or federal, having jurisdiction over the water.
    The Department is empowered, or it may participate jointly with any municipality or other subdivision of this State or the United States, to select and purchase, lease, receive by donation, or acquire in accordance with the laws relating to eminent domain:
    (a) suitable waters for the propagation and conservation of aquatic life;
    (b) waters to be used as public fishing and recreation areas; or
    (c) suitable waters, real property, or both for the construction and operation of conservation lakes and public fishing grounds, and to construct and maintain on the property or waters any buildings, roads, bridges, and other recreational facilities the Department deems necessary or desirable for a full and complete utilization of the property or waters for the purposes set forth in this Code. The Department is further authorized to acquire all the necessary property or rights-of-way for the purposes of ingress and egress to these waters and lands and to construct and maintain on the property or rights-of-way all necessary roads and bridges.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)