(625 ILCS 5/3-209) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 3-209)
    Sec. 3-209. Powers of Secretary of State.
    (a) The Secretary of State shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of applications, certificates of title, notices of security interests, and all other notices and forms necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
    (b) The Secretary of State may:
    1. Make necessary investigations to procure information required to carry out the provisions of this Act;
    2. Assign a new identifying number to a vehicle if it has none, or its identifying number is destroyed or obliterated, or its motor is changed, and shall either issue a new certificate of title showing the new identifying number or make an appropriate endorsement on the original certificate.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)