(515 ILCS 5/40-1) (from Ch. 56, par. 40-1)
    Sec. 40-1. Prior law.
    (a) A provision of this Code that is the same or substantially the same as a prior law shall be construed as a continuation of the prior law and not as a new or different law.
    (b) A citation in another Act to an Act or to a Section of an Act that is continued in this Code shall be construed to be a citation to that continued provision in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-833.)