(725 ILCS 5/113-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 113-1)
    Sec. 113-1. Procedure on arraignment.
    Before any person is tried for the commission of an offense he shall be called into open court, informed of the charge against him, and called upon to plead thereto. If the defendant so requests the formal charge shall be read to him before he is required to plead. An entry of the arraignment shall be made of record.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2836.)