(705 ILCS 405/4-17) (from Ch. 37, par. 804-17)
    Sec. 4-17. Evidence. At the adjudicatory hearing, the court shall first consider only the question whether the minor is a person described in Section 4-3. The standard of proof and the rules of evidence in the nature of civil proceedings in this State are applicable to proceedings under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 85-601.)