(20 ILCS 1815/37) (from Ch. 129, par. 265)
    Sec. 37. Whenever there is in any city, village, town or county a tumult, riot, mob or body of men acting together by force with attempt to commit a felony, or to offer violence to persons or property, or by force or violence to break or resist the laws of the state or when such tumult, riot or mob is threatened it shall be deemed that a time of public disorder and danger then exists, and the Governor may order such unit or units of the Illinois State Guard as he may deem necessary to aid the civil authorities in suppressing such violence and executing the law.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1999.)