(815 ILCS 175/15-50)
(a) Certified copies of documents or records
admissible in actions or proceedings under this Act. Copies of
any statement or document filed with the Secretary of State, and
copies of any records of the Secretary of State, certified to by
the Secretary of State are admissible in any prosecution, action,
suit or proceeding based upon, or arising out of or under, the
provisions of this Act to the same effect as the original of the
statement, document or record would be if actually produced.
(b) In any action, administrative, civil, or criminal, a certificate under
the seal of the State of Illinois, signed by the Secretary of State,
attesting to the filing of or the absence of the filing of any
document or record with the Secretary of State under this Act, shall
constitute prima facie evidence of the filing or of the absence of the filing,
and shall be admissible in evidence in any administrative,
criminal, or civil action.
(c) Any certificate pursuant to subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall
be furnished by the Secretary of State upon application therefor in the
form and in the manner prescribed by the Secretary of
State by rule, and shall be accompanied by payment of a non-refundable
certification fee in the
amount specified by rule or order of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 92-308, eff. 1-1-02.)