(5 ILCS 260/3) (from Ch. 103, par. 3)
    Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the judge of the circuit court of each county, except of the County of Cook, and of the Chief Justice of said court in Cook County, during the months of January and July in each year, in open court, to examine and inquire into the sufficiency of all official bonds required by law to be filed in the office of the clerks of their respective courts.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 721.)