Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

COURTS
(705 ILCS 65/) Official Court Reports Act.

705 ILCS 65/0.01

    (705 ILCS 65/0.01) (from Ch. 37, par. 640)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Official Court Reports Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

705 ILCS 65/1

    (705 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 37, par. 641)
    Sec. 1.
    There is hereby created the office of reporter of decisions. The reporter of decisions and such assistants and other personnel as may be necessary shall be appointed by the Supreme Court to serve at its pleasure. The salary of the reporter of decisions and his assistants shall be fixed from time to time by order of the Supreme Court, and no person employed pursuant to this Section shall have any interest in or derive any income, directly or indirectly, from the reporting, publication and sale of the opinions of the Supreme and Appellate Courts other than the salary hereinbefore provided.
(Source: P.A. 77-93.)

705 ILCS 65/2

    (705 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 37, par. 642)
    Sec. 2.
    (a) The official reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court and Appellate Courts shall be published and distributed under a contract to be entered into by the reporter of decisions, subject to the prior approval of the Supreme Court.
    (b) Said contract shall be let to the person, partnership, or corporation who will publish and sell said official reports together with the advance sheets thereof on terms deemed most advantageous to the public and state. Said contractor shall have designated in his bid and contract, by name, a natural individual satisfactory to the court, who is a management employee of the contractor and a resident of the State of Illinois.
    (c) Said contract shall require the contractor to publish such official reports and advance sheets as early as practicable after the decisions of said courts shall be handed down, and shall fix the prices at which said publications shall be delivered within the State of Illinois.
    (d) Said contract, at the option of the Supreme Court, may provide that the contractor shall prepare and publish a full syllabus of the points decided in said decisions, and shall also prepare and publish in each volume a table of cases therein reported as well as a topical index of the points of law covered by the decisions reported.
(Source: P.A. 77-93.)

705 ILCS 65/3

    (705 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 37, par. 643)
    Sec. 3.
    The reporter of decisions shall prepare the manuscript of the text of the decisions of the Supreme and Appellate Courts for publication, shall supervise the publication and distribution thereof under the contract approved by the Supreme Court, and shall perform such other duties as the Supreme Court shall prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 77-93.)

705 ILCS 65/4

    (705 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 37, par. 644)
    Sec. 4. The Supreme Court or its designee shall determine the style, manner, size, quality, and general format in which said decisions shall be published, together with the frequency thereof; provided that if the decisions of the Supreme and Appellate Reports are published in a single volume, said volume shall be entitled "Illinois Reports" and, if published in separate volumes, "Illinois Reports" for the Supreme Court decisions, and "Illinois Appellate Reports" for the Appellate Court decisions.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

705 ILCS 65/5

    (705 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 37, par. 645)
    Sec. 5.
    The copyright of the statement of facts, of the syllabi, of the index and of all other notes or references prepared by the reporter of decisions or the contractor hereunder, must be taken by and shall be vested in the Supreme Court and in the Reporter of Decisions for the benefit of the People of the State of Illinois. The Reporter of Decisions is authorized by writing filed in his office to license the use of such copyrighted materials by any person, firm, or corporation. Any and all subscription lists, data base, literature, editorial, production, advertising, marketing material, and so forth, shall be considered to have been created in the furtherance of this contract and shall be vested in the Supreme Court for the benefit of the People of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 77-93.)

705 ILCS 65/6

    (705 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 37, par. 646)
    Sec. 6. The reports of decisions of the Supreme Court and Appellate Court shall be distributed as follows: Five copies to the Library of Congress, one copy to the President of the United States, one copy to each state and territorial library, one copy to each State officer required to reside at the seat of government, and one copy to the Legislative Reference Bureau. Five copies shall be deposited in the library of the Supreme Court of this State, and 2 copies shall be deposited in the State Library for the use of the State.
    For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Section, the Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts is authorized and required to purchase a sufficient number of copies of each volume of the reports from time to time as they are published.
    This provision shall not be construed to require the Director to purchase and distribute the reports to any office or library that declines receipt of them.
    The Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts is authorized to purchase a sufficient number of copies of each volume of reports as required by the judges, clerks of courts, and research departments of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court, and the circuit courts of this State.
(Source: P.A. 92-16, eff. 6-28-01.)

705 ILCS 65/7

    (705 ILCS 65/7) (from Ch. 37, par. 647)
    Sec. 7.
    Within 10 days from the date when a decision becomes final, the Clerks of the Supreme and Appellate Courts shall furnish to the Reporter of Decisions, without cost, the opinions of the judges of his court. The clerk shall also furnish such opinions to any other person, company, or corporation desiring them at a price to be fixed by the Supreme Court.
(Source: P.A. 77-93)