(20 ILCS 505/9.8a) (from Ch. 23, par. 5009.8a)
    Sec. 9.8a. Child Welfare Litigation Division. The Department of Children and Family Services Child Welfare Litigation Division in the Office of the Attorney General shall represent the State in, and defend on the State's behalf, all court actions referred to it by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services under this Act, the Child Care Act of 1969, and other laws for the enforcement and defense of all legal proceedings. The Division shall be funded by an appropriation to the Department of Children and Family Services and shall be staffed with attorneys appointed by the Attorney General as Special Assistant Attorneys General whose special duty it shall be to execute the duties described in this paragraph. The Special Assistant Attorneys General shall be assigned exclusively to those duties and may engage only in political activities that are not prohibited by the federal Hatch Political Activity Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1017.)