(750 ILCS 36/315)
Role Of State's Attorney.
(a) In a case arising under this Act or involving the Hague Convention on
the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the State's Attorney or
other appropriate public official may take any lawful action, including resort
proceeding under this Article or any other available civil proceeding to
child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child-custody determination
if there is:
(1) an existing child-custody determination;
(2) a request to do so from a court in a pending
(3) a reasonable belief that a criminal statute has
(4) a reasonable belief that the child has been
wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
(b) A State's Attorney or appropriate public official acting under this
Section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.
(Source: P.A. 93-108, eff. 1-1-04.)