(705 ILCS 405/5-520)
Petition; supplemental petitions.
(1) The State's Attorney may file, or the
court on its
own motion may direct the filing through the State's Attorney of, a petition in
respect to a minor under this Act. The petition and all subsequent court
documents shall be entitled "In the interest of ...., a minor".
(2) The petition shall be verified but the statements may be made upon
information and belief. It shall allege that the minor is delinquent and set
forth (a) facts sufficient to bring the minor under Section 5-120; (b) the
age and residence of the minor; (c) the names and residences of his parents;
(d) the name and residence of his or her guardian or legal custodian or the
persons having custody or control of the minor, or of the nearest known
relative if no parent, guardian or legal custodian can be found; and (e) if
the minor upon whose behalf
the petition is brought is detained or sheltered in custody, the date on which
detention or shelter care was ordered by the court or the date set for a
detention or shelter care hearing. If any of the facts required by this
subsection (2) are not known by the petitioner, the petition shall so state.
(3) The petition must pray that the minor be adjudged a ward of the court
and may pray generally for relief available under this Act. The petition need
not specify any proposed disposition following adjudication of wardship.
(4) At any time before dismissal of the petition or before final closing
and discharge under Section 5-750, one or more supplemental petitions may be
filed (i) alleging new offenses
or (ii) alleging violations of orders entered by the court in the delinquency
(Source: P.A. 90-590, eff. 1-1-99.)