(40 ILCS 5/1-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 1-102)
    Sec. 1-102. Continuation of prior statutes.
    The provisions of this Code insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior statute and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an Act of the General Assembly, or a Section of such an Act, which is continued in this Code, such reference shall be held to refer to the Act or Section thereof so continued in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)