(5 ILCS 312/1-102) (from Ch. 102, par. 201-102)
    Sec. 1-102. Purposes and Rules of Construction.
    (a) This Act shall be construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
    (b) The underlying purposes and policies of this Act are:
        (1) to simplify, clarify, and modernize the law
governing notaries public; and
        (2) to promote, serve, and protect the public
(Source: P.A. 84-322.)