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(730 ILCS 5/) Unified Code of Corrections.

730 ILCS 5/Ch. VIII Art. 3

    (730 ILCS 5/Ch. VIII Art. 3 heading)

730 ILCS 5/8-3-1

    (730 ILCS 5/8-3-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 1008-3-1)
    Sec. 8-3-1. Chapter, Article or Sections Headings-Effect.
    Chapter Article or Section headings contained in this Code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any Chapter, Article or Section hereof.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)

730 ILCS 5/8-3-2

    (730 ILCS 5/8-3-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 1008-3-2)
    Sec. 8-3-2. References to headings.
    Where, in this Code, reference is made to a Section, Article or Chapter by its number and no Act is specified, the reference is to the correspondingly numbered Section, Article or Chapter of this Code. Where reference is made to "this Chapter" or "this Article" or "this Section" and no Act is specified, the reference is to the Chapter, Article or Section of this Code in which the reference appears. If any Section, Article or Chapter of this Code is hereafter amended, the reference shall thereafter be treated and considered as a reference to the Section, Article or Chapter as so amended.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)