(105 ILCS 5/26-5)
(from Ch. 122, par. 26-5)
of truant officers.
The truant officer of the school district, whenever notified by the
Superintendent, teacher, or other person of violations of this Article, or
the county truant officer, when notified by the County Superintendent,
shall investigate all cases of truancy or non-attendance at school in their
respective jurisdictions, and if the children complained of are not exempt
under the provisions of this Article, the truant officer shall proceed as
is provided in this Article. The county truant officer, within the county
and the district truant officers, within their respective districts, shall
in the exercise of their duties be conservators of the peace and shall keep
the same, suppress riots, routs, affray, fighting, breaches of the peace,
and prevent crime; and may arrest offenders on view and cause them to be
brought before proper officials for trial or examination.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)