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Illinois Statutes and Other Legislative Resources

Illinois General Assembly
In addition to the following list, includes information on Illinois Senate & House members, committees, schedules, and rules; Legislative Agencies; and Legislation (bills), Public Acts, votes, Journals, and transcripts from previous Illinois General Assemblies.

* The Illinois Compiled Statutes page contains this "Disclaimer: This site contains provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes from databases that were created for the use of the members and staff of the Illinois General Assembly. The provisions have NOT been edited for publication, and are NOT in any sense the 'official' text of the Illinois Compiled Statutes as enacted into law. The accuracy of any specific provision originating from this site cannot be assured, and you are urged to consult the official documents or contact legal counsel of your choice. This site should not be cited as an official or authoritative source. Court decisions may affect the interpretation and constitutionality of statutes."

State Capital
Searchable state bill text and status information, state statutes, state regulations, articles about state issues, information about state legislators, links to state and association websites. The license to this database restricts access to SIU Law Users only.
Publisher: LexisNexis.

ISBA Legislative News and Information
Compiles links to many helpful resources on Illinois bills and statutes. Also includes free summaries of new public acts, ISBA positions on selected bills, and FAQs on legislative research.
Publisher: Illinois State Bar Association. Legislative Affairs Department.

Print and Micro Resources

The official code of Illinois statutes is Illinois Compiled Statutes, which is abbreviated "Ill. Comp. Stat." in citations (KFI1230.3 .A3).

Illinois has two unofficial, annotated statutory codes:

  • West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated, which is abbreviated "Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann." in citations (KFI1230.3 .A4); and
  • Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (KFI1230.4 .A45).

The previous version of the Illinois statutory code was Illinois Revised Statutes, which was abbreviated "Ill. Rev. Stat." in citations (KFI 1230.1). WARNING: This set is no longer updated and should only be used for historical research! USE ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES FOR CURRENT RESEARCH.

Illinois session laws are officially published in Laws of Illinois (KFI1225 .I4). West's Illinois Legislative Service (KFI1230.3 .A4) contains the text of session laws as well as other information.

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