(725 ILCS 5/110A-10)
When complaint is made to a judge that a person
threatened or is about to commit an offense against the person or property
of another, the court shall examine on oath the complaint, and any witness
who may be produced, and reduce the complaint to writing, and cause it to
be subscribed and sworn to by the complainant.
The complaint may be issued electronically or electromagnetically by use
of a facsimile transmission machine, and that complaint
has the same validity as a written complaint.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)