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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/8-401

    (735 ILCS 5/8-401) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-401)
    Sec. 8-401. Account books and records. Where in any action or proceeding, the claim or defense is founded on a book account or any other record or document, any party or interested person may testify to his or her account book, or any other record or document and the items therein contained; that the same is a book, record, or document of original entries, and that the entries therein were made by himself or herself, and are true and just; or that the same were made by a deceased person, or by a disinterested person, a non-resident person of the state at the time of the trial, and where made by such deceased or non-resident person in the usual course of trade, and of his or her duty or employment to the party so testifying; and thereupon the account book and entries or any other record or document shall be admitted as evidence in the cause. Where such book of original entries or any other record or document has been photographed, microphotographed, microfilmed, optical imaged, or otherwise reproduced either in the usual course of business, or pursuant to any statute of this State authorizing the reproduction of public records, papers or documents, and the reproduction, in either case, complies with the minimum standards of quality for permanent records approved by the State Records Commission, then such reproduction shall be deemed to be an original record, book or document for all purposes, including introduction in evidence in all courts or administrative agencies.
(Source: P.A. 87-205; 88-609, eff. 9-1-94.)

735 ILCS 5/8-402

    (735 ILCS 5/8-402) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-402)
    Sec. 8-402. Production of books and writings. The circuit courts shall have power, in any action pending before them, upon motion, and good and sufficient cause shown, and reasonable notice thereof given, to require the parties, or either of them, to produce books or writings in their possession or power which contain evidence pertinent to the issue.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 5

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 5 heading)
Part 5. Effect of Release or Assignment

735 ILCS 5/8-501

    (735 ILCS 5/8-501) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-501)
    Sec. 8-501. Release or assignment. In any action or proceeding, any person who would, if a party thereto, be incompetent to testify therein under the provisions of Section 8-201 or Section 8-401 of this Act, shall not become competent by reason of any assignment or release of his or her claim, made for the purpose of allowing such person to testify.
(Source: P.A. 87-760.)

735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 6

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 6 heading)
Part 6. Certain Laws Unaffected

735 ILCS 5/8-601

    (735 ILCS 5/8-601) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-601)
    Sec. 8-601. Laws not affected. Nothing in this Article shall in any manner affect the laws now existing relating to the settlement of the estates of deceased persons, minors, persons under legal disability who have guardians, or to the acknowledgment or proof of deeds and other conveyances relating to real estate, in order to entitle the same to be recorded, or to the attestation of the execution of last wills or of any other instrument required by law to be attested.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 7

    (735 ILCS 5/Art. VIII Pt. 7 heading)
Part 7. Broadcast or Televised Testimony

735 ILCS 5/8-701

    (735 ILCS 5/8-701) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-701)
    Sec. 8-701. Broadcast or televised testimony. No witness shall be compelled to testify in any proceeding conducted by a commission, administrative agency or other tribunal in this State if any portion of his or her testimony is to be broadcast or televised or if motion pictures are to be taken of him or her while he or she is testifying. This Section shall not apply to judicial proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 97-1099, eff. 8-24-12.)