"Through an award from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) , the Western Illinois University Libraries and Illinois State Library have digitized many volumes of the Laws of Illinois; some of the volumes were digitized through Google’s books digitization project and the Hathi Trust Digital Library....In most cases, the text of individual volumes can be searched.
While this is not a complete collection, it is hoped that additional volumes will be added to the online collection over time. Any organization or person with volumes of the Laws of Illinois that are not included on this list should contact Linda Zellmer, Government Publications & Data Services Librarian, Western Illinois University.
Originally, the Illinois General Assembly met every two years, although special sessions were sometimes held. The laws passed during a session were printed within a year of each session. Early Laws of Illinois volumes contained public and private laws, as well as the auditors and treasurer’s report for that biennium. Later, especially during and after the Civil War, public and private laws were printed in separate volumes...."