(805 ILCS 110/36) (from Ch. 32, par. 165)
Sec. 36. The chairman or secretary of such meeting shall, as soon as may be after such meeting, make and file in the office of the recorder in the county in which such congregation, church or society is organized (which shall be recorded by such recorder) an affidavit, substantially in the following form: State
I, ...., do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that at a meeting of the members of the (here insert the name of the church, society or congregation, as known before incorporation), held at (here insert place of meeting), in the County of ...., and State of Illinois, on (insert date), for that purpose, the following persons were elected (or appointed) (here insert their names) trustees (or wardens, vestrymen or officers by whatever name they choose to adopt, with powers and duties similar to trustees), according to the rules and usages of such (church, society or congregation). And the (church, society or congregation) adopted as its corporate name (here insert the name). And at the meeting this affiant acted as (chairman or secretary, as the case may be).
Subscribed and sworn to before me on (insert date). ............... (Name of affiant).
Such congregation, church or society may change its name or make other amendment to its original affidavit of incorporation by passing a resolution of such amendment in accordance with the rules and usages of such congregation, church or society and filing an affidavit to that effect in the office of the recorder in the county in which such congregation, church or society is located.
Such affidavit, or a copy thereof duly certified by the recorder, shall be received as evidence of the due incorporation of such congregation, church or society.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015