(755 ILCS 5/1-9)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 1-9)
Act to be liberally construed.) This Act and the rules now
or hereafter applicable
thereto shall be liberally construed to the end that controversies and the rights of the
parties may be speedily and finally determined and the rule that statutes in derogation
of the common law shall be strictly construed does not apply.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)