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20 ILCS 1807/79

    (20 ILCS 1807/79)
    Sec. 79. Article 79. Conviction of offense charged, lesser included offenses, and attempts.
    (a) An accused may be found guilty of any of the following:
        (1) The offense charged.
        (2) A lesser included offense.
        (3) An attempt to commit the offense charged.
        (4) An attempt to commit a lesser included offense,
if the attempt is an offense in its own right.
    (b) In this Article, "lesser included offense" means:
        (1) an offense that is necessarily included in the
offense charged; and
        (2) any lesser included offense so designated by
regulation prescribed by the Governor.
    (c) Any designation of a lesser included offense in a regulation referred to in subsection (b) shall be reasonably included in the greater offense.
(Source: P.A. 101-367, eff. 8-9-19.)