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NOTICES
(715 ILCS 10/) Newspaper Legal Notice Act.

715 ILCS 10/0.01

    (715 ILCS 10/0.01) (from Ch. 100, par. 9.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Newspaper Legal Notice Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

715 ILCS 10/1

    (715 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 100, par. 10)
    Sec. 1. Whenever it is required by law that any legal notice or publication shall be published in a newspaper in this State, it shall be held to mean a newspaper
    (a) which consists of not less than 4 pages of printed matter and contains at least 100 square inches of printed matter per page; and
    (b) which is printed through the use of one of the conventional and generally recognized printing processes such as letterpress, lithography or gravure; and
    (c) which annually averages at least 25% news content per issue; or which annually averages at least 1,000 column inches of news content per issue, the term "news content" meaning for the purposes of this Act any printed matter other than advertising; and
    (d) which publishes miscellaneous reading matter, legal or other announcements and notices, and news and information concerning current happenings and passing events of a political, social, religious, commercial, financial or legal nature, and advertisements or bulletins; and
    (e) which has been continuously published at regular intervals of at least once each week with a minimum of 50 issues per year, for at least one year prior to the first publication of the notice; or which is a successor to a newspaper as herein defined with no interruption of publication of more than 30 days; or which is a merged or consolidated newspaper formed by the merger or consolidation of two or more newspapers, one of which has been continuously published at regular intervals of at least once each week with a minimum of 50 issues per year for at least one year prior to the first publication of the notice. A newspaper shall be considered as continuously or regularly published although its publication has been suspended, where such suspension was caused by fire or an Act of God or by a labor dispute or by its owner, publisher, managing editor or other essential employee entering the active military service of the United States, if the newspaper was continuously or regularly published for at least one year prior to its suspension and if its publication is resumed at any time not later than 12 months after such fire or Act of God, or if its publication is resumed at any time within 12 months after the termination of the labor dispute, or if its publication is resumed at any time within 12 months after the termination of the war in connection with which such persons entered such military service; and
    (f) which has the capability of placing, at no additional cost to government, notices required pursuant to this Act on a daily or weekly basis on the statewide website established and maintained as a joint venture by the majority of Illinois newspapers as a repository for such notices.
(Source: P.A. 96-59, eff. 7-23-09; 96-1144, eff. 12-31-12.)

715 ILCS 10/2

    (715 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 100, par. 10.1)
    Sec. 2. When any legal notice is required by law to be published in any newspaper, such notice shall include the printing of such notice in the total circulation of each edition on the date of publication of the newspaper in which the notice is published; and the newspaper publishing the notice shall, at no additional cost to government, place the notice on the statewide website established and maintained as a joint venture of the majority of Illinois newspapers as a repository for such notices. All notices required for publication by this Act shall remain legal and valid for all purposes when any error that occurs pursuant to the requirements of this Section in the requirement for placement of the notice on the statewide website is the fault of the printer.
(Source: P.A. 96-1144, eff. 12-31-12.)

715 ILCS 10/3

    (715 ILCS 10/3)
    Sec. 3. Applicability.
    (a) Any notice published prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and in compliance with the provisions of this amendatory Act shall be legal and valid for all purposes.
    (b) If, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, there is a notice that is required by law or order of court to be published in a particular unit of local government or school district and there is no newspaper published in that unit of local government or school district, or, in the county in which the unit of local government or school district is located, the notice shall be published in a secular newspaper, as defined by this Act, that is published in an adjoining county having general circulation within the unit of local government or school district. To the extent that there is a conflict between the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and any other provision of law, the provisions added by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall control.
(Source: P.A. 96-59, eff. 7-23-09; 96-1144, eff. 12-31-12.)