(5 ILCS 460/5)
(from Ch. 1, par. 2901-5)
(a) The reproduction of the emblem only on the
"great seal of the State of Illinois" is authorized and permitted when
reproduced in black or in the national colors upon a white sheet or
background and bearing underneath the emblem in blue letters the word
"Illinois" and being an actual reproduction of the great seal, except for
the outer ring, for use as a State banner or insignia under the conditions
and subject to the restrictions provided by the laws of the United States
and the State of Illinois as to the United States or State flag or ensign.
(b) It is lawful for the Secretary of State as custodian of
the "great seal of the State of Illinois" to permit at his or her discretion
the inspection and examination of the seal for the purpose of copying
or reproducing the emblem only on the great seal for the uses and purposes
authorized by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-273