(755 ILCS 5/11a-21)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-21)
(a) The court shall conduct a hearing on a petition
filed under Section 11a-20. The ward is entitled to be represented by counsel,
to demand a jury of 6 persons, to present evidence and to confront and cross-examine
all witnesses. The court (1) may appoint counsel for the ward, if the court
finds that the interests of the ward will be best served by the appointment
and (2) shall appoint counsel upon the ward's request or if the respondent
takes a position adverse to that of the guardian ad litem. The court may
allow the guardian ad litem and counsel for the ward reasonable compensation.
(b) If the ward is unable to pay the fee of the guardian ad litem or appointed
counsel, or both, the court shall enter an order upon the State to pay,
from funds appropriated by the General Assembly for that purpose, all such
fees or such amounts as the ward is unable to pay.
(c) Upon conclusion of the hearing, the court shall enter an order setting
forth the factual basis for its findings and may: (1) dismiss the petition;
(2) terminate the adjudication of disability; (3) revoke the letters of
guardianship of the estate or person, or both; (4) modify the duties of
the guardian; (5) require the guardian to complete a training program as provided in subsection (e) of Section 11a-12 of this Act; and (6) make any other order which the court deems appropriate
and in the interests of the ward.
(Source: P.A. 100-483, eff. 9-8-18