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5 ILCS 615/22

    (5 ILCS 615/22) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5022)
    Sec. 22. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as requiring the Department to offer any tract or tracts of land for prospecting or lease, but the Department shall have power to withhold any tract or tracts from prospecting or leasing for petroleum purposes, if in its judgment the best interest of the State will be served by so doing.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1167.)