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      735 ILCS 5/2-101          from Ch. 110, par. 2-101
          Amends the Code of Civil Procedure.   Makes  a  technical
      change in provisions regarding venue.
 1        AN  ACT  to amend the Code of Civil Procedure by changing
 2    Section 2-101.
 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:
 5        Section  5.   The  Code  of Civil Procedure is amended by
 6    changing Section 2-101 as follows:
 7        (735 ILCS 5/2-101) (from Ch. 110, par. 2-101)
 8        Sec. 2-101.  Generally. Except as otherwise  provided  in
 9    this Act, every action must be commenced (1) in the county of
10    residence  of  any  defendant who is joined in good faith and
11    with probable cause for the purpose of obtaining  a  judgment
12    against  him  or her and not solely for the purpose of fixing
13    venue in that county, or (2)  in  the  county  in  which  the
14    transaction  or  some  part thereof occurred out of which the
15    cause of action arose.
16        If all defendants  are  nonresidents  of  the  State,  an
17    action may be commenced in any county.
18        If the corporate limits of a city, village or town extend
19    into  more  than  one  county, then the venue of an action or
20    proceeding instituted by that  municipality  to  enforce  any
21    fine,  imprisonment,  penalty  or forfeiture for violation of
22    any ordinance of that municipality, regardless of the  county
23    in  which  the violation was committed or occurred, may be in
24    the appropriate court (i) in the  county  where  wherein  the
25    office of the clerk of the municipality is located or (ii) in
26    any  county in which at least 35% of the territory within the
27    municipality's corporate limits is located.
28    (Source: P.A. 89-28, eff. 1-1-96.)

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