(765 ILCS 5/13) (from Ch. 30, par. 12)
    Sec. 13. Every estate in lands which is granted, conveyed or bequeathed, although other words heretofore necessary to transfer an estate of inheritance is not added, shall be deemed a fee simple estate of inheritance, if a less estate is not limited by express words, or do not appear to have been granted, conveyed or bequeathed by construction or operation of law.
(Source: P.A. 84-549.)