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(705 ILCS 505/11)
(from Ch. 37, par. 439.11)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Section and
of Section 24,
the claimant shall in all cases set forth fully in his petition
the claim, the action thereon, if any, on behalf of the State, what persons
are owners thereof or interested therein, when and upon what consideration
such persons became so interested; that no assignment or transfer of the
claim or any part thereof or interest therein has been made, except as
stated in the petition; that the claimant is justly entitled to the amount
therein claimed from the State of Illinois, after allowing all just
credits; and that claimant believes the facts stated in the petition to be
true. The petition shall be verified, as to statements of facts, by the
affidavit of the claimant, his agent, or attorney.
(b) Whenever a person has served a term of imprisonment and has received a pardon by the Governor stating that such pardon was issued on the ground of innocence of the crime for which he or she was imprisoned, the Prisoner Review Board shall transmit this information to the clerk of the Court of Claims, together with the claimant's current address. Whenever a person has served a term of imprisonment and has received a certificate of innocence from the Circuit Court as provided in Section 2-702 of the Code of Civil Procedure, the clerk of the issuing Circuit Court shall transmit this information to the clerk of the Court of Claims, together with the claimant's current address. The clerk of the Court of Claims shall immediately docket the case for consideration by the Court of Claims, and shall provide notice to the claimant of such docketing together with all hearing dates and applicable deadlines. The Court of Claims shall hear the case and render a decision within 90 days after its docketing.
(Source: P.A. 95-970, eff. 9-22-08; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)