2010 Illinois Code
CHAPTER 720 CRIMINAL OFFENSES
720 ILCS 5/ Criminal Code of 1961.
Article 30 - Treason And Related Offenses


      (720 ILCS 5/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30. TREASON AND RELATED OFFENSES

    (720 ILCS 5/30‑1) (from Ch. 38, par. 30‑1)
    Sec. 30‑1. Treason. (a) A person owing allegiance to this State commits treason when he or she knowingly:
        (1) Levies war against this State; or
        (2) Adheres to the enemies of this State, giving them aid or comfort.
    (b) No person may be convicted of treason except on the testimony of 2 witnesses to the same overt act, or on his confession in open court.
    (c) Sentence. Treason is a Class X felony for which an offender may be sentenced to death under Section 5‑5‑3 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 80‑1099.)

    (720 ILCS 5/30‑2) (from Ch. 38, par. 30‑2)
    Sec. 30‑2. Misprision of treason.
    (a) A person owing allegiance to this State commits misprision of treason when he conceals or withholds his knowledge that another has committed treason against this State.
    (b) Sentence.
    Misprision of treason is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P. A. 77‑2638.)

    (720 ILCS 5/30‑3) (from Ch. 38, par. 30‑3)
    Sec. 30‑3. Advocating overthrow of Government.
    A person who advocates, or with knowledge of its contents knowingly publishes, sells or distributes any document which advocates or with knowledge of its purpose, knowingly becomes a member of any organization which advocates the overthrow or reformation of the existing form of government of this State by violence or unlawful means commits a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P. A. 77‑2638.)

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