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20 ILCS 1305/1-5

    (20 ILCS 1305/1-5)
    Sec. 1-5. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to provide for the creation of the Department of Human Services and to transfer to it certain rights, powers, duties, and functions currently exercised by various other agencies of State Government. This Act consolidates and centralizes certain human services programs that are now offered to the citizens of this State by a number of different State agencies; it is intended to make possible the more effective and efficient operation of the affected programs and services.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-3-96.)