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Sample Illinois Jurisdiction Law Statute Citing

Constitution of the State of Illinois

Ill. Const. art. XIII, § 5

Illinois General Assembly:  Illinois Compiled Statutes

5 Ill. Comp. Stat. 75/3 (2006)

Illinois General Assemlby:  Illinois Administrative Code

Ill. Admin. Code titl 26, 216.40(b)

Chicago Municipal Code

Chicago, Ill., Mun. Code § 9-102-020(a)(3)

Samples per LexisNexis Law Reviews search, March 2015.

Sample U.S. Federal Hearing Citations


Seasonal Unemployment in the Construction Industry:  Hearing before the Select Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, 90th Cong. 2 (1968).

Text citation:

(Seasonal Unemployment, 1968)

About APA style citations

The APA style of citation refers to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association which is available in print for use in the library at both the downtown and Schaumburg campus libraries.  APA referencing of legal materials is discussed in Appendix 7.1.  For more information on preparing legal references, consult the latest edition of The Bluebook:  A Uniform System of Citation               (BlueBook, 19th ed., 2010).

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