To access an Illinois Statute using this portal, first make a note of the citation for the Act. For example, the Illinois Fence Act is cited as 765 ILCS 130/. This means that the Act is found in Chapter 765 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, and is Act number 130 within this Chapter. Once you have made a note of the Chapter number and Act number, do the following:
1. Click on the link below (this takes you to the Illinois General Assembly's home page for the Illinois Compiled Statutes).
2. Scroll down the page until you find the correct Chapter (Ch. 765 in our example – it is the “Property” Chapter) and click on that link (this takes you to a list of all Acts within this chapter).
3. Scroll down until you find the desired Act number (765 ILCS 130/ Fence Act) and click on this link (this takes you to the desired Act).
4. If you are seeking a particular Section number within the Act, scroll through the Act until you find the desired Section. For example, Section 2 of the Illinois Fence Act is cited as 765 ILCS 130/2.
Summary: To find the Illinois Statute you are seeking, make a note of its Chapter and Act number, click on the link below, and then use the Chapter and Act number to find the statute you seek.
Click HERE to access the Illinois Compiled Statutes from the Illinois General Assembly.
Note: For detailed instructions for accessing Illinois Compiled Statutes, Public Acts, and Bills, see A Farmdoc Users' Guide to Accessing Legislative Information from the Illinois General Assemble Website , ALTB 05-03 click here.