To access an Illinois Statute, 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:
- Click on the button link below to the Illinois General Assembly’s home page for the Illinois Compiled Statutes.
- Scroll or search to find the correct Chapter (Ch. 765 in our example – it is the “Property” Chapter). This provides link to a list of all Acts within this chapter.
- Scroll or search to find find the desired Act number (765 ILCS 130/ Fence Act). This provides a link to the desired Act).
- If you are seeking a particular Section number within the Act, scroll or search 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.
To find the Illinois Statute you are seeking, make a note of its Chapter and Act number, use button link below, and then use the Chapter and Act number to find the statute you seek.