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725 ILCS 215/3
(725 ILCS 215/3)
(from Ch. 38, par. 1703)
Written application for the appointment of a Circuit
Judge to convene and preside over a Statewide Grand Jury, with jurisdiction
extending throughout the State, shall be made to the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court. Upon such written application, the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court shall appoint a Circuit Judge from the circuit where the
Statewide Grand Jury is being sought to be convened, who shall make a
determination that the convening of a Statewide Grand Jury is necessary.
In such application the Attorney General shall state that the convening
of a Statewide Grand Jury is necessary because of an alleged offense or
offenses set forth in this Section involving more than one county of the
State and identifying any such offense alleged; and
(a) that he or she believes that the grand jury
function for the investigation and indictment of the offense or offenses cannot effectively be performed by a county grand jury together with the reasons for such belief, and
(b)(1) that each State's Attorney with jurisdiction
over an offense or offenses to be investigated has consented to the impaneling of the Statewide Grand Jury, or
(2) if one or more of the State's Attorneys
having jurisdiction over an offense or offenses to be investigated fails to consent to the impaneling of the Statewide Grand Jury, the Attorney General shall set forth good cause for impaneling the Statewide Grand Jury.
If the Circuit Judge determines that the convening of a Statewide Grand
Jury is necessary, he or she shall convene and impanel the Statewide Grand
Jury with jurisdiction extending throughout the State to investigate and
(a) For violations of any of the following or for any
other criminal offense committed in the course of violating any of the following: Article 29D of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, the Cannabis Control Act, the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, the Narcotics Profit Forfeiture Act, or the Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tax Act; a streetgang related felony offense; Section 24-2.1, 24-2.2, 24-3, 24-3A, 24-3.1, 24-3.3, 24-3.4, 24-4, or 24-5 or subsection 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(6), 24-1(a)(7), 24-1(a)(9), 24-1(a)(10), or 24-1(c) of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; or a money laundering offense; provided that the violation or offense involves acts occurring in more than one county of this State; and
(a-5) For violations facilitated by the use of a
computer, including the use of the Internet, the World Wide Web, electronic mail, message board, newsgroup, or any other commercial or noncommercial on-line service, of any of the following offenses: indecent solicitation of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, soliciting for a juvenile prostitute, keeping a place of juvenile prostitution, juvenile pimping, child pornography, aggravated child pornography, or promoting juvenile prostitution except as described in subdivision (a)(4) of Section 11-14.4 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012; and
(b) For the offenses of perjury, subornation of
perjury, communicating with jurors and witnesses, and harassment of jurors and witnesses, as they relate to matters before the Statewide Grand Jury.
"Streetgang related" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 10 of the
Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act.
Upon written application by the Attorney General for the convening of an
additional Statewide Grand Jury, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall
appoint a Circuit Judge from the circuit for which the additional Statewide
Grand Jury is sought. The Circuit Judge shall determine the necessity for
an additional Statewide Grand Jury in accordance with the provisions of this
Section. No more than 2 Statewide Grand Juries may be empaneled at any time.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)