(805 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 32, par. 190)
    Sec. 1. That whenever the board of directors, managers, trustees or officers of any corporation existing by virtue of any general or special law of this state, or any corporation hereafter organized by virtue of any law of this state, has ceased to do business as a corporation, or has discontinued the exercise of corporate functions, such corporation shall be deemed to have abandoned its corporate franchises and it shall be lawful for the Attorney General to institute proceedings, either in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County or in the Circuit Court of such other county in this state as to him may seem best for the dissolution of such corporation.
(Source: Laws 1895, p. 130.)