(20 ILCS 1815/26) (from Ch. 129, par. 254)
    Sec. 26. Discharges shall be either "honorable", "dishonorable" or "without honor".
    a. An honorable discharge shall be given to an enlisted man whose service has been loyal, honest and faithful, and to whom a character grade of "good", or better, has been given by his immediate commanding officer.
    b. A dishonorable discharge shall be given to an enlisted man sentenced by a general court martial, or convicted of a felony by a civil court.
    c. A discharge without honor (blue) shall be given to an enlisted man whose service has not been loyal, honest and faithful, and to one who has been disobedient of proper orders, or disrespectful to an officer or non-commissioned officer; has been intoxicated while on duty or in uniform; has been absent without leave from five consecutive drills; or has deserted his guard post while on active duty. The initial application from the immediate commanding officer for discharge without honor shall cite the facts and reasons as to why such discharge should be given, and shall contain a recommendation that the discharge certificate carry the notation, "character, poor, not recommended for reenlistment".
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1999.)