(65 ILCS 5/1-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-3)
    Sec. 1-9-3. The provisions of this Code insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior statute and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an act of the General Assembly, or a section of such an act, which is continued in this Code, such reference shall be held to refer to the act or section thereof so continued in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)