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See, e.g., Tepfer v. Deerfield Savings & Loan Ass'n, 118 Ill. App. 3d 77, 454 N.E.2d 676, 679, 73 Ill. Dec. 579 (Ill. App. 1983) Documents executed by same parties in course of same transaction are 'construed with reference to one another because they are, in the eyes of the law, one contract'. 

Illinois courts apply this rule in disputes between the contracting parties: 'Accordingly, as between the same parties, a note may be affected by a separate writing.' Main Bank of Chicago v. Baker, 86 Ill. 2d 188, 427 N.E.2d 94, 99, 56 Ill. Dec. 14 (Ill. 1981) (emphasis added).

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