(725 ILCS 5/107-12) (from Ch. 38, par. 107-12)
    Sec. 107-12. Notice to appear.
    (a) Whenever a peace officer is authorized to arrest a person without a warrant he may instead issue to such person a notice to appear.
    (b) The notice shall:
    (1) Be in writing;
    (2) State the name of the person and his address, if known;
    (3) Set forth the nature of the offense;
    (4) Be signed by the officer issuing the notice; and
    (5) Request the person to appear before a court at a certain time and place.
    (c) Upon failure of the person to appear a summons or warrant of arrest may issue.
    (d) In any case in which a person is arrested for a Class C misdemeanor or a petty offense and remanded to the sheriff other than pursuant to a court order, the sheriff may issue such person a notice to appear.
(Source: P.A. 83-693.)