(755 ILCS 5/11a-5) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-5)
    Sec. 11a-5. Who may act as guardian.
    (a) A person is qualified to act as guardian of the person and as guardian of the estate of a person with a disability if the court finds that the proposed guardian is capable of providing an active and suitable program of guardianship for the person with a disability and that the proposed guardian:
        (1) has attained the age of 18 years;
        (2) is a resident of the United States;
        (3) is not of unsound mind;
        (4) is not an adjudged person with a disability as
    
defined in this Act; and
        (5) has not been convicted of a felony, unless the
    
court finds appointment of the person convicted of a felony to be in the best interests of the person with a disability, and as part of the best interest determination, the court has considered the nature of the offense, the date of offense, and the evidence of the proposed guardian's rehabilitation. No person shall be appointed who has been convicted of a felony involving harm or threat to a minor or an elderly person or a person with a disability, including a felony sexual offense.
    (b) Any public agency, or not-for-profit corporation found capable by the court of providing an active and suitable program of guardianship for the person with a disability, taking into consideration the nature of such person's disability and the nature of such organization's services, may be appointed guardian of the person or of the estate, or both, of the person with a disability. The court shall not appoint as guardian an agency which is directly providing residential services to the ward. One person or agency may be appointed guardian of the person and another person or agency appointed guardian of the estate.
    (c) Any corporation qualified to accept and execute trusts in this State may be appointed guardian of the estate of a person with a disability.
(Source: P.A. 98-120, eff. 1-1-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)