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 1        AN ACT to amend the Adoption Act.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The  Adoption  Act  is  amended  by  changing
 5    Section 4 as follows:

 6        (750 ILCS 50/4) (from Ch. 40, par. 1505)
 7        Sec.  4.  Jurisdiction; and venue. An adoption proceeding
 8    may be commenced in the circuit court of the county in  which
 9    petitioners  reside,  or the county in which the person to be
10    adopted resides, or was born, or  the  county  in  which  the
11    parents  of  such  person  reside,  provided,  however, if an
12    agency has acquired the custody and control of  a  child  and
13    such  agency is authorized to consent to the adoption of such
14    child, the proceeding may be commenced  in  any  county,  and
15    provided  further  that  if  a guardian of the person of such
16    child  has  been  appointed   by   a   court   of   competent
17    jurisdiction, the proceeding may be commenced in any county.
18    (Source: Laws 1965, p. 3308.)

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