(705 ILCS 65/2)
(from Ch. 37, par. 642)
(a) The official reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court and
Appellate Courts shall be published and distributed under a contract to be
entered into by the reporter of decisions, subject to the prior approval of
the Supreme Court.
(b) Said contract shall be let to the person, partnership, or
corporation who will publish and sell said official reports together with
the advance sheets thereof on terms deemed most advantageous to the public
and state. Said contractor shall have designated in his bid and contract,
by name, a natural individual satisfactory to the court, who is a
management employee of the contractor and a resident of the State of
(c) Said contract shall require the contractor to publish such official
reports and advance sheets as early as practicable after the decisions of
said courts shall be handed down, and shall fix the prices at which said
publications shall be delivered within the State of Illinois.
(d) Said contract, at the option of the Supreme Court, may provide that
the contractor shall prepare and publish a full syllabus of the points
decided in said decisions, and shall also prepare and publish in each
volume a table of cases therein reported as well as a topical index of the
points of law covered by the decisions reported.
(Source: P.A. 77-93