(750 ILCS 45/9)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2509)
(a) The circuit courts shall have
jurisdiction of an action brought under this Act. In any civil action not
brought under this Act, the provisions of this Act shall apply if parentage
is at issue. The Court may join any action under this Act with any other
civil action where applicable.
(b) The action may be brought in the county in which any party resides
or is found or, if the father is deceased, in which proceedings for probate
of his estate have been or could be commenced.
(c) The summons that is served on a defendant shall include the return
date on or by which the defendant must appear and shall contain the following
information, in a prominent place and in conspicuous language, in addition
to the information required to be provided by the laws of this State: "If
you do not appear as instructed in this summons, you may be required to
support the child named in this petition until the child is at least 18
years old. You may also have to pay the pregnancy and delivery costs of the mother."
(Source: P.A. 84-848.)