(5 ILCS 255/1) (from Ch. 101, par. 1)
    Sec. 1. Oaths and affirmations. All courts, and all judges and the clerk thereof, the county clerk, deputy county clerk, notaries public, and persons certified under the Illinois Certified Shorthand Reporters Act of 1984 have the power to administer oaths and affirmations to witnesses and others, concerning anything commenced or to be commenced, or pending before them respectively.
(Source: P.A. 90-294, eff. 8-1-97.)