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Illinois Resources

This State Guide lists the major sources of law in Illinois.

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Statutes

 

Print Statutes:

West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Call Number: STATE 1st FLR KFI1230 1993 .A4 (currently updated in Law Library).

Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated (Lexis): Currently updated edition held locally by Library of Congress. See that library's policies prior to visiting. Georgetown Law students may request a copy of a code section via Interlibrary Loan.

Illinois Compiled Statutes: Currently updated edition held locally by Library of Congress. See that library's policies prior to visiting. Georgetown Law students may request a copy of a code section via Interlibrary Loan.

More Legislative History Information

In Westlaw, see also state legislative historystatutes annotated - historicalbill trackingbill tracking historical, and proposed & enacted legislation.

In Lexis, full-text bills, advance legislative service, and legislative bill history may be in Statutes and Legislation.

In Bloomberg Law, text of enacted legislation may be found through State Laws & Regulations > Legislative > Session Laws or Acts.

LLMC Digital may contain digitized historical senate and house journals as well as historical state statutes and/or session laws (Online Services > Browse Collections > U.S. States and Territories > State Name > Legislative).

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