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(805 ILCS 20/) Dissolution of Corporations Act.

805 ILCS 20/0.01

    (805 ILCS 20/0.01) (from Ch. 32, par. 189h)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Dissolution of Corporations Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

805 ILCS 20/1

    (805 ILCS 20/1) (from Ch. 32, par. 190)
    Sec. 1. That whenever the board of directors, managers, trustees or officers of any corporation existing by virtue of any general or special law of this state, or any corporation hereafter organized by virtue of any law of this state, has ceased to do business as a corporation, or has discontinued the exercise of corporate functions, such corporation shall be deemed to have abandoned its corporate franchises and it shall be lawful for the Attorney General to institute proceedings, either in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County or in the Circuit Court of such other county in this state as to him may seem best for the dissolution of such corporation.
(Source: Laws 1895, p. 130.)

805 ILCS 20/2

    (805 ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 32. par. 191)
    Sec. 2. Such proceedings shall be commenced by filing in such court a complaint stating the name and date of the organization of such corporation, the location of its principal office and the names of its directors, managers, trustees or officers, if known; that it has ceased to do business as a corporation, and has discontinued the exercise of corporate functions, and praying for its dissolution.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)

805 ILCS 20/3

    (805 ILCS 20/3) (from Ch. 32, par. 192)
    Sec. 3. In proceedings under this Act, summons shall issue and be served as in other civil actions, except that service shall be had in the county in which the principal office of such corporation is by its charter located. If process is returned not found, the Attorney General shall cause publication to be made as in other civil actions in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county where the principal office of such corporation is located. The publication shall contain a notice of the pendency of such action, the title of the court, the title of the case, and the date on or after which default may be entered. The Attorney General may include in one notice the names of any number of corporations against which actions are then pending in the same court. The Attorney General shall cause a copy of such notice to be mailed to the corporation at its registered office within 10 days after the first publication thereof. The certificate of the Attorney General of the mailing of such notice shall be prima facie evidence thereof. Such notice shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks and the first publication thereof may begin at any time after summons has been returned. Unless a corporation shall have been served with summons, no default shall be taken against it earlier than 30 days after the first publication of such notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-1328.)

805 ILCS 20/4

    (805 ILCS 20/4) (from Ch. 32, par. 193)
    Sec. 4. It shall not be necessary for the Attorney-General to file an affidavit showing such officer or agent of such corporation resides or has gone out of the State, or on due inquiry cannot be found, or is concealed so that process cannot be served upon them, or that upon diligent inquiry the places of residence of such officers or agents cannot be ascertained.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 616.)

805 ILCS 20/5

    (805 ILCS 20/5) (from Ch. 32, par. 194)
    Sec. 5. The practice in proceedings under this Act shall be the same as in other civil cases.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 616.)

805 ILCS 20/6

    (805 ILCS 20/6) (from Ch. 32, par. 195)
    Sec. 6. Suits and proceedings instituted under the provisions of this act shall be placed upon a separate docket by themselves, and stand for trial upon the call of such docket at such times as the judge thereof may order.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 390.)

805 ILCS 20/7

    (805 ILCS 20/7) (from Ch. 32, par. 196)
    Sec. 7. Upon the hearing of the complaint the court may order a dissolution of such corporation, and upon notice by the Attorney General in writing of such order being filed with the Secretary of State and entered upon the records of his office, the dissolution of such corporation shall be complete.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)

805 ILCS 20/8

    (805 ILCS 20/8) (from Ch. 32, par. 197)
    Sec. 8. The costs of the court and of publication in proceedings under this act shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated upon certified fee bills approved by the Attorney General.
(Source: Laws 1895, p. 130.)