(705 ILCS 405/4-12) (from Ch. 37, par. 804-12)
    Sec. 4-12. Petition; supplemental petitions. (1) Any adult person, any agency or association by its representative may file, or the court on its own motion may direct the filing through the State's Attorney of a petition in respect to a minor under this Act. The petition and all subsequent court documents shall be entitled "In the interest of ...., a minor".
    (2) The petition shall be verified but the statements may be made upon information and belief. It shall allege that the minor is addicted, as the case may be, and set forth (a) facts sufficient to bring the minor under Section 4-1; (b) the name, age and residence of the minor; (c) the names and residences of his parents; (d) the name and residence of his legal guardian or the person or persons having custody or control of the minor, or of the nearest known relative if no parent or guardian can be found; and (e) if the minor upon whose behalf the petition is brought is sheltered in custody, the date on which shelter care was ordered by the court or the date set for a shelter care hearing. If any of the facts herein required are not known by the petitioner, the petition shall so state.
    (3) The petition must allege that it is in the best interests of the minor and of the public that he or she be adjudged a ward of the court and may pray generally for relief available under this Act. The petition need not specify any proposed disposition following adjudication of wardship.
    (4) If appointment of a guardian of the person with power to consent to adoption of the minor under Section 4-27 is sought, the petition shall so state.
    (5) At any time before dismissal of the petition or before final closing and discharge under Section 4-29, one or more supplemental petitions may be filed in respect to the same minor.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)