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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/Art. I

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. I heading)

735 ILCS 5/1-101

    (735 ILCS 5/1-101) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-101)
    Sec. 1-101. Short titles.
    (a) This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Code of Civil Procedure".
    (b) Article II shall be known as the "Civil Practice Law" and may be referred to by that designation.
    (c) Article III shall be known as the "Administrative Review Law" and may be referred to by that designation.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-102

    (735 ILCS 5/1-102) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-102)
    Sec. 1-102. Continuation of prior statutes. The provisions of this Act insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior statute and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an Act of the General Assembly, or an Article or a Section of such an Act, which is continued in this Act, such reference shall refer to the Act, Article, or Section thereof so continued in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-103

    (735 ILCS 5/1-103) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-103)
    Sec. 1-103. Effect of headings. Article, Part and Section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any Article, Part or Section of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-104

    (735 ILCS 5/1-104) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-104)
    Sec. 1-104. Power of courts to make rules. (a) The Supreme Court of this State has power to make rules of pleading, practice and procedure for the circuit, Appellate and Supreme Courts supplementary to, but not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, and to amend the same, for the purpose of making this Act effective for the convenient administration of justice, and otherwise simplifying judicial procedure, and power to make rules governing pleading, practice and procedure in small claims actions, including service of process in connection therewith. Unless otherwise indicated by the text, references in this Act to rules are to rules of the Supreme Court.
    (b) Subject to the rules of the Supreme Court, the circuit and Appellate Courts may make rules regulating their dockets, calendars, and business.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-105

    (735 ILCS 5/1-105) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-105)
    Sec. 1-105. Enforcement of Act and rules. The Supreme Court may provide by rule for the orderly and expeditious administration and enforcement of this Act and of the rules, including the striking of pleadings, the dismissal of claims, the entry of defaults, the assessment of costs, the assessment against an offending party of the reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees, which any violation causes another party to incur, or other action that may be appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-106

    (735 ILCS 5/1-106) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-106)
    Sec. 1-106. Act to be liberally construed. This Act shall be liberally construed, to the end that controversies may be speedily and finally determined according to the substantive rights of the parties. The rule that statutes in derogation of the common law must be strictly construed does not apply to this Act or to the rules made in relation thereto.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-107

    (735 ILCS 5/1-107) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-107)
    Sec. 1-107. Appeals. Appeals may be taken as provided for civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-108

    (735 ILCS 5/1-108) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-108)
    Sec. 1-108. Civil Practice Law applies. (a) The provisions of Article II of this Act apply to all proceedings covered by Articles III through XIX of this Act except as otherwise provided in each of the Articles III through XIX, respectively.
    (b) In proceedings in which the procedure is regulated by statutes other than those contained in this Act, such other statutes control to the extent to which they regulate procedure but Article II of this Act applies to matters of procedure not regulated by such other statutes.
    (c) As to all matters not regulated by statute or rule of court, the practice at common law prevails.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/1-109

    (735 ILCS 5/1-109) (from Ch. 110, par. 1-109)
    Sec. 1-109. Verification by certification. Unless otherwise expressly provided by rule of the Supreme Court, whenever in this Code any complaint, petition, answer, reply, bill of particulars, answer to interrogatories, affidavit, return or proof of service, or other document or pleading filed in any court of this State is required or permitted to be verified, or made, sworn to or verified under oath, such requirement or permission is hereby defined to include a certification of such pleading, affidavit or other document under penalty of perjury as provided in this Section.
    Whenever any such pleading, affidavit or other document is so certified, the several matters stated shall be stated positively or upon information and belief only, according to the fact. The person or persons having knowledge of the matters stated in a pleading, affidavit or other document certified in accordance with this Section shall subscribe to a certification in substantially the following form: Under penalties as provided by law pursuant to Section 1-109 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the undersigned certifies that the statements set forth in this instrument are true and correct, except as to matters therein stated to be on information and belief and as to such matters the undersigned certifies as aforesaid that he verily believes the same to be true.
    Any pleading, affidavit, or other document certified in accordance with this Section may be used in the same manner and with the same force and effect as though subscribed and sworn to under oath, and there is no further requirement that the pleading, affidavit, or other document be sworn before an authorized person.
    Any person who makes a false statement, material to the issue or point in question, which he does not believe to be true, in any pleading, affidavit or other document certified by such person in accordance with this Section shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 100-1086, eff. 1-1-19.)