(725 ILCS 5/112-6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 112-6)
Secrecy of proceedings.) (a) Only the State's Attorney, his
reporter and any other person authorized by the court or by law
may attend the sessions of the Grand Jury. Only the
grand jurors shall be present during the deliberations and vote of the
Grand Jury. If no reporter is assigned by the State's Attorney to attend
the sessions of the Grand Jury, the court shall appoint such reporter.
(b) Matters other than the deliberations and vote of any grand juror
shall not be disclosed by the State's Attorney, except as otherwise
provided for in subsection (c). The court may direct that a Bill of
Indictment be kept secret until the defendant is in custody or has given
bail and in either event the clerk shall seal the Bill of Indictment and no
person shall disclose the finding of the Bill of Indictment except when
necessary for the issuance and execution of a warrant.
(c) (1) Disclosure otherwise prohibited by this Section of matters
occurring before the Grand Jury, other than its deliberations and the vote
of any grand juror, may be made to:
a. a State's Attorney for use in the performance of such State's
Attorney's duty; and
b. such government personnel as are deemed necessary by the State's
Attorney in the performance of such State's Attorney's duty to enforce
State criminal law.
(2) Any person to whom matters are disclosed under paragraph (1) of this
subsection (c) shall not use the Grand Jury material for any purpose other
than assisting the State's Attorney in the performance of such State's
Attorney's duty to enforce State criminal law. The State's Attorney shall
promptly provide the court, before which was impaneled the Grand Jury whose
material has been disclosed, with the names of the persons to whom such
disclosure has been made.
(3) Disclosure otherwise prohibited by this Section of matters occurring
before the Grand Jury may also be made when the court, preliminary to or in
connection with a judicial proceeding, directs such in the interests of
justice or when a law so directs.
(d) Any grand juror or officer of the court who discloses, other than to
his attorney, matters occurring before the Grand Jury other than in
accordance with the provisions of this subsection or Section 112-7 shall be
punished as a contempt of court, subject to proceedings in accordance to law.
(Source: P.A. 85-690.)