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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 10

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 10 heading)
Part 10. Judicial Notice

735 ILCS 5/8-1001

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1001) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1001)
    Sec. 8-1001. Courts of original jurisdiction. Every court of original jurisdiction, in addition to the matters of which courts of original jurisdiction have heretofore been required to take judicial notice, shall take judicial notice of the following:
    All general ordinances of every municipal corporation within the State.
    All ordinances of every county within the State.
    All laws of a public nature enacted by any state or territory of the United States.
    All rules of practice in force in the court from which a case has been transferred by change of place of trial or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1002

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1002) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1002)
    Sec. 8-1002. Courts of appellate jurisdiction. Upon the review by any court of appellate jurisdiction of a judgment or order of a circuit court the court of appellate jurisdiction shall take judicial notice of all matters of which the circuit court was required to take judicial notice, including all rules of practice adopted by the circuit court. In case of the review by the Supreme Court of a judgment or order of the appellate court, the Supreme Court shall take judicial notice of all matters of which the circuit court was required to take judicial notice as well as of the rules of practice adopted by the circuit court, the judgment or order of which has been reviewed by the appellate court.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1003

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1003) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1003)
    Sec. 8-1003. Common law and statutes. Every court of this state shall take judicial notice of the common law and statutes of every state, territory and other jurisdiction of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1004

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1004) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1004)
    Sec. 8-1004. Information of the court. The court may inform itself of such laws in such manner as it may deem proper, and the court may call upon counsel to aid it in obtaining such information.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1005

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1005) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1005)
    Sec. 8-1005. Ruling reviewable. The determination of such laws shall be made by the court and not by the jury, and shall be reviewable.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1006

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1006) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1006)
    Sec. 8-1006. Evidence as to laws of other jurisdictions. Any party may also present to the trial court any admissible evidence of such laws, but, to enable a party to offer evidence of the law in another jurisdiction or to ask that judicial notice be taken thereof, reasonable notice shall be given to the adverse parties either in the pleadings or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1007

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1007) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1007)
    Sec. 8-1007. Foreign country. The law of a jurisdiction other than those referred to in Section 8-1003 of this Act shall be an issue for the court, but shall not be subject to the foregoing provisions concerning judicial notice.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1008

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1008) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1008)
    Sec. 8-1008. Interpretation. Sections 8-1003 through 8-1007 of this Act shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/8-1009

    (735 ILCS 5/8-1009) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-1009)
    Sec. 8-1009. Short title of uniform Act. Sections 8-1003 through 8-1008 of this Act may be cited as the Uniform Judicial Notice of Foreign Law Act.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)