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Coroner Laws - Full Text

(5 ILCS 70/1.08) (from Ch. 1, par. 1009)
Sec. 1.08. "Sheriff," "coroner," "clerk," or other words used for an executive or ministerial officer may include any deputy or other person performing the duties of such officer, either generally or in special cases.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 373.)

(10 ILCS 5/2A-18) (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-18)
Sec. 2A-18. Coroner - Time of Election. In each county which elects a Coroner, the Coroner shall be elected at the general election in 1980 and at the general election every 4 years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 80-936.)


(Text of Section from P.A. 97-810)
Sec. 5-565. In the Department of Public Health.
(c) An Advisory Board on Necropsy Service to Coroners, which shall counsel and advise with the Director on the administration of the Autopsy Act. The Advisory Board shall consist of 11 members, including a senior citizen age 60 or over, appointed by the Governor, one of whom shall be designated as chairman by a majority of the members of the Board. In the appointment of the first Board the Governor shall appoint 3 members to serve for terms of 1 year, 3 for terms of 2 years, and 3 for terms of 3 years. The members first appointed under Public Act 83-1538 shall serve for a term of 3 years. All members appointed thereafter shall be appointed for terms of 3 years, except that when an appointment is made to fill a vacancy, the appointment shall be for the remaining term of the position vacant. The members of the Board shall be citizens of the State of Illinois. In the appointment of members of the Advisory Board the Governor shall appoint 3 members who shall be persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Illinois, at least 2 of whom shall have received post-graduate training in the field of pathology; 3 members who are duly elected coroners in this State; and 5 members who shall have interest and abilities in the field of forensic medicine but who shall be neither persons licensed to practice any branch of medicine in this State nor coroners. In the appointment of medical and coroner members of the Board, the Governor shall invite nominations from recognized medical and coroners organizations in this State respectively. Board members, while serving on business of the Board, shall receive actual necessary travel and subsistence expenses while so serving away from their places of residence.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 96-455, eff. 8-14-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 96-1153, eff. 7-21-10; 97-810, eff. 1-1-13.)

(20 ILCS 515/15)
Sec. 15. Child death review teams; establishment.
(a) The Director, in consultation with the Executive Council, law enforcement, and other professionals who work in the field of investigating, treating, or preventing child abuse or neglect in that subregion, shall appoint members to a child death review team in each of the Department's administrative subregions of the State outside Cook County and at least one child death review team in Cook County. The members of a team shall be appointed for 2-year terms and shall be eligible for reappointment upon the expiration of the terms. The Director must fill any vacancy in a team within 60 days after that vacancy occurs.
(b) Each child death review team shall consist of at least one member from each of the following categories:
(1) Pediatrician or other physician knowledgeable

about child abuse and neglect.
(2) Representative of the Department.
(3) State's attorney or State's attorney's
representative.
(4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
(5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
(6) Representative of a local health department.
(7) Representative of a school district or other
education or child care interests.
(8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
(9) Representative of a child welfare agency or child
advocacy organization.
(10) Representative of a local hospital, trauma
center, or provider of emergency medical services.
(11) Representative of the Department of State
Police.
Each child death review team may make recommendations to the Director concerning additional appointments.
Each child death review team member must have demonstrated experience and an interest in investigating, treating, or preventing child abuse or neglect.
(c) Each child death review team shall select a chairperson from among its members. The chairperson shall also serve on the Illinois Child Death Review Teams Executive Council.
(d) The child death review teams shall be funded under a separate line item in the Department's annual budget.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08.)


(20 ILCS 515/20)
Sec. 20. Reviews of child deaths.
(a) Every child death shall be reviewed by the team in the subregion which has primary case management responsibility. The deceased child must be one of the following:
(1) A ward of the Department.
(2) The subject of an open service case maintained by

the Department.
(3) The subject of a pending child abuse or neglect
investigation.
(4) A child who was the subject of an abuse or
neglect investigation at any time during the 12 months preceding the child's death.
(5) Any other child whose death is reported to the
State central register as a result of alleged child abuse or neglect which report is subsequently indicated.
A child death review team may, at its discretion, review other sudden, unexpected, or unexplained child deaths, and cases of serious or fatal injuries to a child identified under the Children's Advocacy Center Act.
(b) A child death review team's purpose in conducting reviews of child deaths is to do the following:
(1) Assist in determining the cause and manner of the
child's death, when requested.
(2) Evaluate means by which the death might have been
prevented.
(3) Report its findings to appropriate agencies and
make recommendations that may help to reduce the number of child deaths caused by abuse or neglect.
(4) Promote continuing education for professionals
involved in investigating, treating, and preventing child abuse and neglect as a means of preventing child deaths due to abuse or neglect.
(5) Make specific recommendations to the Director and
the Inspector General of the Department concerning the prevention of child deaths due to abuse or neglect and the establishment of protocols for investigating child deaths.
(c) A child death review team shall review a child death as soon as practical and not later than 90 days following the completion by the Department of the investigation of the death under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act. When there has been no investigation by the Department, the child death review team shall review a child's death within 90 days after obtaining the information necessary to complete the review from the coroner, pathologist, medical examiner, or law enforcement agency, depending on the nature of the case. A child death review team shall meet at least once in each calendar quarter.
(d) The Director shall, within 90 days, review and reply to recommendations made by a team under item (5) of subsection (b). With respect to each recommendation made by a team, the Director shall submit his or her reply both to the chairperson of that team and to the chairperson of the Executive Council. The Director's reply to each recommendation must include a statement as to whether the Director intends to implement the recommendation.
The Director shall implement recommendations as feasible and appropriate and shall respond in writing to explain the implementation or nonimplementation of the recommendations.
(e) Within 90 days after the Director submits a reply with respect to a recommendation as required by subsection (d), the Director must submit an additional report that sets forth in detail the way, if any, in which the Director will implement the recommendation and the schedule for implementing the recommendation. The Director shall submit this report to the chairperson of the team that made the recommendation and to the chairperson of the Executive Council.
(f) Within 180 days after the Director submits a report under subsection (e) concerning the implementation of a recommendation, the Director shall submit a further report to the chairperson of the team that made the recommendation and to the chairperson of the Executive Council. This report shall set forth the specific changes in the Department's policies and procedures that have been made in response to the recommendation.
(Source: P.A. 95-405, eff. 6-1-08; 95-527, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08; 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)


(20 ILCS 515/25)
Sec. 25. Team access to information.
(a) The Department shall provide to a child death review team, on the request of the team chairperson, all records and information in the Department's possession that are relevant to the team's review of a child death, including records and information concerning previous reports or investigations of suspected child abuse or neglect.
(b) A child death review team shall have access to all records and information that are relevant to its review of a child death and in the possession of a State or local governmental agency, including, but not limited to, information gained through the Child Advocacy Center protocol for cases of serious or fatal injury to a child. These records and information include, without limitation, birth certificates, all relevant medical and mental health records, records of law enforcement agency investigations, records of coroner or medical examiner investigations, records of the Department of Corrections concerning a person's parole, records of a probation and court services department, and records of a social services agency that provided services to the child or the child's family.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08.)


(20 ILCS 2435/55) (from Ch. 23, par. 3395-55)
Sec. 55. Access to records. All records concerning reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult with disabilities and all records generated as a result of the reports shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except as specifically authorized by this Act or other applicable law. A person making a report of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation functioning in his or her capacity as a licensed professional may be entitled to the finding of the investigative assessment and subsequent referrals as authorized by the Inspector General. Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigators shall inform the alleged victim or guardian that information regarding the finding and referrals may be released to the person who made the report if that person is a professional, and the alleged victim or guardian shall be afforded the opportunity to refuse to consent to the release of that information. Access to the records, but not access to the identity of the person or persons making a report of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation as contained in the records, shall be allowed to the following persons and for the following purposes:
(a) Adults with Disabilities Abuse Project staff in the furtherance of their responsibilities under this Act;
(b) A law enforcement agency investigating alleged or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult with disabilities;
(c) An adult with disabilities reported to be abused, neglected, or exploited, or the guardian of an adult with disabilities unless the guardian is the alleged perpetrator of the abuse, neglect, or exploitation;
(d) A court, upon its finding that access to the records may be necessary for the determination of an issue before the court. However, the access shall be limited to an in camera inspection of the records, unless the court determines that disclosure of the information contained therein is necessary for the resolution of an issue then pending before it;
(e) A grand jury, upon its determination that access to the records is necessary to the conduct of its official business;
(f) Any person authorized by the Secretary, in writing, for audit or bona fide research purposes;
(g) A coroner or medical examiner who has reason to believe that abuse or neglect contributed to or resulted in the death of an adult with disabilities;
(h) The agency designated pursuant to the Protection and Advocacy for Developmentally Disabled Persons Act and the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Persons Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-852, eff. 6-13-06.)

CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION ACT:

(20 ILCS 2630/9) (from Ch. 38, par. 206-9)
Sec. 9. (a) Every county medical examiner and coroner shall, in every death investigation where the identity of a dead body cannot be determined by visual means, fingerprints, or other identifying data, have a qualified dentist, as determined by the county medical examiner or coroner, conduct a dental examination of the dead body. If the county medical examiner or coroner, with the aid of the dental examination and other identifiers, is still unable to establish the identity of the dead body, the medical examiner or coroner shall forthwith submit the dental records to the Department.
(b) If a person reported missing has not been found within 30 days, the law enforcement agency to whom the person was reported missing shall, within the next 5 days, make all necessary efforts to locate and request from the family or next of kin of the missing person written consent to contact and receive from the dentist of the missing person that person's dental records and shall forthwith make every reasonable effort to acquire such records. Within 5 days of the receipt of the missing person's dental records, the law enforcement agency shall submit such records to the Department.
(c) The Department shall be the State central repository for all dental records submitted pursuant to this Section. The Department may promulgate rules for the form and manner of submission of dental records, reporting of the location or identification of persons for whom dental records have been submitted and other procedures for program operations.
(d) When a person who has been reported missing is located and that person's dental records have been submitted to the Department, the law enforcement agency which submitted that person's dental records to the Department shall report that fact to the Department and the Department shall expunge the dental records of that person from the Department's file. The Department shall also expunge from its files the dental records of those dead and missing persons who are positively identified as a result of comparisons made with its files, the files maintained by other states, territories, insular possessions of the United States, or the United States.
(Source: P.A. 84-255.)

(20 ILCS 3440/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 2663)
Sec. 3. Any person who discovers human skeletal remains subject to this Act shall promptly notify the coroner. Any person who knowingly fails to report such a discovery within 48 hours is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, unless such person has reasonable cause to believe that the coroner had already been so notified. If the human skeletal remains appear to be from an unregistered grave, the coroner shall promptly notify the Historic Preservation Agency prior to their removal. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to apply to human skeletal remains subject to "An Act to revise the law in relation to coroners".
(Source: P.A. 86-151.)
REVENUE
(35 ILCS 120/) Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
(35 ILCS 120/5d) (from Ch. 120, par. 444d)
Sec. 5d. The Department is not required to furnish any bond nor to make a deposit for or pay any costs or fees of any court or officer thereof in any judicial proceedings under this Act. Whenever a certified copy of a judgment or order for attachment, issued from any court for the enforcement or collection of any liability created by this Act, is levied by any sheriff or coroner upon any personal property, and such property is claimed by any person other than the judgment debtor or the defendant in the attachment, or is claimed by the judgment debtor or defendant in the attachment as exempt from enforcement of a judgment thereon by virtue of the exemption laws of this State, then the person making such claim shall give notice in writing of his or her claim and of his or her intention to prosecute the claim, to the sheriff or coroner within 10 days after the making of the levy. On receiving such notice, the sheriff or coroner shall proceed in accordance with Part 2 of Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure, as amended. The giving of such notice within the 10 day period is a condition precedent to any judicial action against the sheriff or coroner for wrongfully levying, seizing or selling the property and any such person who fails to give such notice within that time is barred from bringing any judicial action against such sheriff or coroner for injury or damages to or conversion of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

(35 ILCS 200/19-55)
Sec. 19-55. Sureties on collector's bonds. No chairman of the county board, clerk of the circuit court, county clerk, sheriff, deputy sheriff or coroner shall be permitted to be a surety on the bond of a county, township or deputy collector or county treasurer.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 631; P.A. 88-455.)

(35 ILCS 200/21-355)
Sec. 21-355. Amount of redemption. Any person desiring to redeem shall deposit an amount specified in this Section with the county clerk of the county in which the property is situated, in legal money of the United States, or by cashier's check, certified check, post office money order or money order issued by a financial institution insured by an agency or instrumentality of the United States, payable to the county clerk of the proper county. The deposit shall be deemed timely only if actually received in person at the county clerk's office prior to the close of business as defined in Section 3-2007 of the Counties Code on or before the expiration of the period of redemption or by United States mail with a post office cancellation mark dated not less than one day prior to the expiration of the period of redemption. The deposit shall be in an amount equal to the total of the following:
(a) the certificate amount, which shall include all

tax principal, special assessments, interest and penalties paid by the tax purchaser together with costs and fees of sale and fees paid under Sections 21-295 and 21-315 through 21-335;
(b) the accrued penalty, computed through the date of
redemption as a percentage of the certificate amount, as follows:
(1) if the redemption occurs on or before the
expiration of 6 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times the penalty bid at sale;
(2) if the redemption occurs after 6 months from
the date of sale, and on or before the expiration of 12 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 2 times the penalty bid at sale;
(3) if the redemption occurs after 12 months from
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 18 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 3 times the penalty bid at sale;
(4) if the redemption occurs after 18 months from
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 24 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 4 times the penalty bid at sale;
(5) if the redemption occurs after 24 months from
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 30 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 5 times the penalty bid at sale;
(6) if the redemption occurs after 30 months from
the date of sale and on or before the expiration of 36 months from the date of sale, the certificate amount times 6 times the penalty bid at sale.
In the event that the property to be redeemed has
been purchased under Section 21-405, the penalty bid shall be 12% per penalty period as set forth in subparagraphs (1) through (6) of this subsection (b). The changes to this subdivision (b)(6) made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly are not a new enactment, but declaratory of existing law.
(c) The total of all taxes, special assessments,
accrued interest on those taxes and special assessments and costs charged in connection with the payment of those taxes or special assessments, which have been paid by the tax certificate holder on or after the date those taxes or special assessments became delinquent together with 12% penalty on each amount so paid for each year or portion thereof intervening between the date of that payment and the date of redemption. In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, however, a tax certificate holder may not pay all or part of an installment of a subsequent tax or special assessment for any year, nor shall any tender of such a payment be accepted, until after the second or final installment of the subsequent tax or special assessment has become delinquent or until after the holder of the certificate of purchase has filed a petition for a tax deed under Section 22.30. The person redeeming shall also pay the amount of interest charged on the subsequent tax or special assessment and paid as a penalty by the tax certificate holder. This amendatory Act of 1995 applies to tax years beginning with the 1995 taxes, payable in 1996, and thereafter.
(d) Any amount paid to redeem a forfeiture occurring
subsequent to the tax sale together with 12% penalty thereon for each year or portion thereof intervening between the date of the forfeiture redemption and the date of redemption from the sale.
(e) Any amount paid by the certificate holder for
redemption of a subsequently occurring tax sale.
(f) All fees paid to the county clerk under Section
22-5.
(g) All fees paid to the registrar of titles incident
to registering the tax certificate in compliance with the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act.
(h) All fees paid to the circuit clerk and the
sheriff, a licensed or registered private detective, or the coroner in connection with the filing of the petition for tax deed and service of notices under Sections 22-15 through 22-30 and 22-40 in addition to (1) a fee of $35 if a petition for tax deed has been filed, which fee shall be posted to the tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record, to be paid to the purchaser or his or her assignee; (2) a fee of $4 if a notice under Section 22-5 has been filed, which fee shall be posted to the tax judgment, sale, redemption, and forfeiture record, to be paid to the purchaser or his or her assignee; (3) all costs paid to record a lis pendens notice in connection with filing a petition under this Code; and (4) if a petition for tax deed has been filed, all fees up to $150 per redemption paid to a registered or licensed title insurance company or title insurance agent for a title search to identify all owners, parties interested, and occupants of the property, to be paid to the purchaser or his or her assignee. The fees in (1) and (2) of this paragraph (h) shall be exempt from the posting requirements of Section 21-360. The costs incurred in causing notices to be served by a licensed or registered private detective under Section 22-15, may not exceed the amount that the sheriff would be authorized by law to charge if those notices had been served by the sheriff.
(i) All fees paid for publication of notice of the
tax sale in accordance with Section 22-20.
(j) All sums paid to any city, village or
incorporated town for reimbursement under Section 22-35.
(k) All costs and expenses of receivership under
Section 21-410, to the extent that these costs and expenses exceed any income from the property in question, if the costs and expenditures have been approved by the court appointing the receiver and a certified copy of the order or approval is filed and posted by the certificate holder with the county clerk. Only actual costs expended may be posted on the tax judgment, sale, redemption and forfeiture record.
(Source: P.A. 95-195, eff. 1-1-08; 96-231, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1067, eff. 1-1-11.)


(35 ILCS 200/21-385)
Sec. 21-385. Extension of period of redemption. The purchaser or his or her assignee of property sold for nonpayment of general taxes or special assessments may extend the period of redemption at any time before the expiration of the original period of redemption, or thereafter prior to the expiration of any extended period of redemption, for a period which will expire not later than 3 years from the date of sale, by filing with the county clerk of the county in which the property is located a written notice to that effect describing the property, stating the date of the sale and specifying the extended period of redemption. If prior to the expiration of the period of redemption or extended period of redemption a petition for tax deed has been filed under Section 22-30, upon application of the petitioner, the court shall allow the purchaser or his or her assignee to extend the period of redemption after expiration of the original period or any extended period of redemption, provided that any extension allowed will expire not later than 3 years from the date of sale. If the period of redemption is extended, the purchaser or his or her assignee must give the notices provided for in Section 22-10 at the specified times prior to the expiration of the extended period of redemption by causing a sheriff (or if he or she is disqualified, a coroner) of the county in which the property, or any part thereof, is located to serve the notices as provided in Sections 22-15 and 22-20. The notices may also be served as provided in Sections 22-15 and 22-20 by a special process server appointed by the court under Section 22-15.
(Source: P.A. 91-209, eff. 1-1-00; 91-554, eff. 8-14-99.)


(35 ILCS 200/22-15)
Sec. 22-15. Service of notice. The purchaser or his or her assignee shall give the notice required by Section 22-10 by causing it to be published in a newspaper as set forth in Section 22-20. In addition, the notice shall be served by a sheriff (or if he or she is disqualified, by a coroner) of the county in which the property, or any part thereof, is located or, except in Cook County, by a person who is licensed or registered as a private detective under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 upon owners who reside on any part of the property sold by leaving a copy of the notice with those owners personally.
In counties of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants where a taxing district is a petitioner for tax deed pursuant to Section 21-90, in lieu of service by the sheriff or coroner the notice may be served by a special process server appointed by the circuit court as provided in this Section. The taxing district may move prior to filing one or more petitions for tax deed for appointment of such a special process server. The court, upon being satisfied that the person named in the motion is at least 18 years of age and is capable of serving notice as required under this Code, shall enter an order appointing such person as a special process server for a period of one year. The appointment may be renewed for successive periods of one year each by motion and order, and a copy of the original and any subsequent order shall be filed in each tax deed case in which a notice is served by the appointed person. Delivery of the notice to and service of the notice by the special process server shall have the same force and effect as its delivery to and service by the sheriff or coroner.
The same form of notice shall also be served, in the manner set forth under Sections 2-203, 2-204, 2-205, 2-205.1, and 2-211 of the Code of Civil Procedure, upon all other owners and parties interested in the property, if upon diligent inquiry they can be found in the county, and upon the occupants of the property.
If the property sold has more than 4 dwellings or other rental units, and has a managing agent or party who collects rents, that person shall be deemed the occupant and shall be served with notice instead of the occupants of the individual units. If the property has no dwellings or rental units, but economic or recreational activities are carried on therein, the person directing such activities shall be deemed the occupant. Holders of rights of entry and possibilities of reverter shall not be deemed parties interested in the property.
When a party interested in the property is a trustee, notice served upon the trustee shall be deemed to have been served upon any beneficiary or note holder thereunder unless the holder of the note is disclosed of record.
When a judgment is a lien upon the property sold, the holder of the lien shall be served with notice if the name of the judgment debtor as shown in the transcript, certified copy or memorandum of judgment filed of record is identical, as to given name and surname, with the name of the party interested as it appears of record.
If any owner or party interested, upon diligent inquiry and effort, cannot be found or served with notice in the county as provided in this Section, and the person in actual occupancy and possession is tenant to, or in possession under the owners or the parties interested in the property, then service of notice upon the tenant, occupant or person in possession shall be deemed service upon the owners or parties interested.
If any owner or party interested, upon diligent inquiry and effort cannot be found or served with notice in the county, then the person making the service shall cause a copy of the notice to be sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to that party at his or her residence, if ascertainable.
The changes to this Section made by Public Act 95-477 apply only to matters in which a petition for tax deed is filed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-477).
(Source: P.A. 95-195, eff. 1-1-08; 95-477, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

(35 ILCS 200/22-20)
Sec. 22-20. Proof of service of notice; publication of notice. The sheriff or coroner serving notice under Section 22-15 shall endorse his or her return thereon and file it with the Clerk of the Circuit Court and it shall be a part of the court record. A private detective or a special process server appointed under Section 22-15 shall make his or her return by affidavit and shall file it with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, where it shall be a part of the court record. If a sheriff, private detective, special process server, or coroner to whom any notice is delivered for service, neglects or refuses to make the return, the purchaser or his or her assignee may petition the court to enter a rule requiring the sheriff, private detective, special process server, or coroner to make return of the notice on a day to be fixed by the court, or to show cause on that day why he or she should not be attached for contempt of the court. The purchaser or assignee shall cause a written notice of the rule to be served upon the sheriff, private detective, special process server, or coroner. If good and sufficient cause to excuse the sheriff, private detective, special process server, or coroner is not shown, the court shall adjudge him or her guilty of a contempt, and shall proceed to punish him as in other cases of contempt.
If the property is located in a municipality in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the purchaser or his or her assignee shall also publish a notice as to the owner or party interested, in some newspaper published in the municipality. If the property is not in a municipality in a county with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants, or if no newspaper is published therein, or if the property is in a county with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the notice shall be published in some newspaper in the county. If no newspaper is published in the county, then the notice shall be published in the newspaper that is published nearest the county seat of the county in which the property is located. If the owners and parties interested in the property upon diligent inquiry are unknown to the purchaser or his or her assignee, the publication as to such owner or party interested, may be made to unknown owners or parties interested. Any notice by publication given under this Section shall be given 3 times at any time after filing a petition for tax deed, but not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months prior to the expiration of the period of redemption. The publication shall contain (a) notice of the filing of the petition for tax deed, (b) the date on which the petitioner intends to make application for an order on the petition that a tax deed issue, (c) a description of the property, (d) the date upon which the property was sold, (e) the taxes or special assessments for which it was sold and (f) the date on which the period of redemption will expire. The publication shall not include more than one property listed and sold in one description, except as provided in Section 21-90, and except that when more than one property is owned by one person, all of the parcels owned by that person may be included in one notice.
The changes to this Section made by Public Act 95-477 apply only to matters in which a petition for tax deed is filed on or after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-477).
(Source: P.A. 95-195, eff. 1-1-08; 95-477, eff. 6-1-08; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

(40 ILCS 5/7-145.1)
Sec. 7-145.1. Alternative annuity for county officers.
(a) The benefits provided in this Section and Section 7-145.2 are available only if, prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the county board has filed with the Board of the Fund a resolution or ordinance expressly consenting to the availability of these benefits for its elected county officers. The county board's consent is irrevocable with respect to persons participating in the program, but may be revoked at any time with respect to persons who have not paid an additional optional contribution under this Section before the date of revocation.
An elected county officer may elect to establish alternative credits for an alternative annuity by electing in writing before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly to make additional optional contributions in accordance with this Section and procedures established by the board. These alternative credits are available only for periods of service as an elected county officer. The elected county officer may discontinue making the additional optional contributions by notifying the Fund in writing in accordance with this Section and procedures established by the board.
Additional optional contributions for the alternative annuity shall be as follows:
(1) For service as an elected county officer after

the option is elected, an additional contribution of 3% of salary shall be contributed to the Fund on the same basis and under the same conditions as contributions required under Section 7-173.
(2) For service as an elected county officer before
the option is elected, an additional contribution of 3% of the salary for the applicable period of service, plus interest at the effective rate from the date of service to the date of payment, plus any additional amount required by the county board under paragraph (3). All payments for past service must be paid in full before credit is given.
(3) With respect to service as an elected county
officer before the option is elected, if payment is made after the county board has filed with the Board of the Fund a resolution or ordinance requiring an additional contribution under this paragraph, then the contribution required under paragraph (2) shall include an amount to be determined by the Fund, equal to the actuarial present value of the additional employer cost that would otherwise result from the alternative credits being established for that service. A county board's resolution or ordinance requiring additional contributions under this paragraph (3) is irrevocable.
No additional optional contributions may be made for any period of service for which credit has been previously forfeited by acceptance of a refund, unless the refund is repaid in full with interest at the effective rate from the date of refund to the date of repayment.
(b) In lieu of the retirement annuity otherwise payable under this Article, an elected county officer who (1) has elected to participate in the Fund and make additional optional contributions in accordance with this Section, (2) has held and made additional optional contributions with respect to the same elected county office for at least 8 years, and (3) has attained age 55 with at least 8 years of service credit (or has attained age 50 with at least 20 years of service as a sheriff's law enforcement employee) may elect to have his retirement annuity computed as follows: 3% of the participant's salary for each of the first 8 years of service credit, plus 4% of that salary for each of the next 4 years of service credit, plus 5% of that salary for each year of service credit in excess of 12 years, subject to a maximum of 80% of that salary.
This formula applies only to service in an elected county office that the officer held for at least 8 years, and only to service for which additional optional contributions have been paid under this Section. If an elected county officer qualifies to have this formula applied to service in more than one elected county office, the qualifying service shall be accumulated for purposes of determining the applicable accrual percentages, but the salary used for each office shall be the separate salary calculated for that office, as defined in subsection (g).
To the extent that the elected county officer has service credit that does not qualify for this formula, his retirement annuity will first be determined in accordance with this formula with respect to the service to which this formula applies, and then in accordance with the remaining Sections of this Article with respect to the service to which this formula does not apply.
(c) In lieu of the disability benefits otherwise payable under this Article, an elected county officer who (1) has elected to participate in the Fund, and (2) has become permanently disabled and as a consequence is unable to perform the duties of his office, and (3) was making optional contributions in accordance with this Section at the time the disability was incurred, may elect to receive a disability annuity calculated in accordance with the formula in subsection (b). For the purposes of this subsection, an elected county officer shall be considered permanently disabled only if: (i) disability occurs while in service as an elected county officer and is of such a nature as to prevent him from reasonably performing the duties of his office at the time; and (ii) the board has received a written certification by at least 2 licensed physicians appointed by it stating that the officer is disabled and that the disability is likely to be permanent.
(d) Refunds of additional optional contributions shall be made on the same basis and under the same conditions as provided under Section 7-166, 7-167 and 7-168. Interest shall be credited at the effective rate on the same basis and under the same conditions as for other contributions.
If an elected county officer fails to hold that same elected county office for at least 8 years, he or she shall be entitled after leaving office to receive a refund of the additional optional contributions made with respect to that office, plus interest at the effective rate.
(e) The plan of optional alternative benefits and contributions shall be available to persons who are elected county officers and active contributors to the Fund on or after November 15, 1994 and elected to establish alternative credit before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. A person who was an elected county officer and an active contributor to the Fund on November 15, 1994 but is no longer an active contributor may apply to make additional optional contributions under this Section at any time within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997; if the person is an annuitant, the resulting increase in annuity shall begin to accrue on the first day of the month following the month in which the required payment is received by the Fund.
(f) For the purposes of this Section and Section 7-145.2, the terms "elected county officer" and "elected county office" include, but are not limited to: (1) the county clerk, recorder, treasurer, coroner, assessor (if elected), auditor, sheriff, and State's Attorney; members of the county board; and the clerk of the circuit court; and (2) a person who has been appointed to fill a vacancy in an office that is normally filled by election on a countywide basis, for the duration of his or her service in that office. The terms "elected county officer" and "elected county office" do not include any officer or office of a county that has not consented to the availability of benefits under this Section and Section 7-145.2.
(g) For the purposes of this Section and Section 7-145.2, the term "salary" means the final rate of earnings for the elected county office held, calculated in a manner consistent with Section 7-116, but for that office only. If an elected county officer qualifies to have the formula in subsection (b) applied to service in more than one elected county office, a separate salary shall be calculated and applied with respect to each such office.
(h) The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly apply to persons who first make an additional optional contribution under this Section on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act.
(i) Any elected county officer who was entitled to receive a stipend from the State on or after July 1, 2009 and on or before June 30, 2010 may establish earnings credit for the amount of stipend not received, if the elected county official applies in writing to the fund within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly and pays to the fund an amount equal to (i) employee contributions on the amount of stipend not received, (ii) employer contributions determined by the Board equal to the employer's normal cost of the benefit on the amount of stipend not received, plus (iii) interest on items (i) and (ii) at the actuarially assumed rate.
(Source: P.A. 96-961, eff. 7-2-10; 97-272, eff. 8-8-11; 97-609, eff. 8-26-11.)

(55 ILCS 5/1-4009) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-4009)
Sec. 1-4009. Coroner. The coroner of the petitioning county shall perform all the duties required of him by law within the territory that had constituted the petitioning county before the proclamation aforesaid, until his term of office shall expire, and shall receive the compensation to which he may be entitled by law, and whatever fees or compensation may be payable by law out of the county treasury, shall be certified and paid by the county board of the adjoining county to such coroner, out of taxes collected from property in the territory that had constituted the petitioning county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)
COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.


(55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-3 heading)
Division 3-3. Coroner


(55 ILCS 5/3-3001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3001)
Sec. 3-3001. Commission; training; duties performed by other county officer.
(a) Every coroner shall be commissioned by the Governor, but no commission shall issue except upon the certificate of the county clerk of the proper county of the due election or appointment of the coroner and that the coroner has filed his or her bond and taken the oath of office as provided in this Division.
(b) (1) Within 30 days of assuming office, a coroner
elected to that office for the first time shall apply for admission to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board coroners training program. Completion of the training program shall be within 6 months of application. Any coroner may direct the chief deputy coroner or a deputy coroner, or both, to attend the training program, provided the coroner has completed the training program. Satisfactory completion of the program shall be evidenced by a certificate issued to the coroner by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. All coroners shall complete the training program at least once while serving as coroner.

(2) In developing the coroner training program, the
Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall consult with the Illinois Coroners Association and the Illinois Necropsy Board.

(3) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards
Board shall notify the proper county board of the failure by a coroner to successfully complete this training program.

(c) Every coroner shall attend at least 24 hours of accredited continuing education for coroners in each calendar year.
(d) In all counties that provide by resolution for the elimination of the office of coroner pursuant to a referendum, the resolution may also provide, as part of the same proposition, that the duties of the coroner be taken over by another county officer specified by the resolution and proposition.
(Source: P.A. 87-255; 88-586, eff. 8-12-94.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3002)
Sec. 3-3002. Commencement of duties. The coroner shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day of the month of December following his election on which the coroner's office is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3003)
Sec. 3-3003. Duties of coroner. The county coroner shall control the internal operations of his office. Subject to the applicable county appropriation ordinance, the coroner shall procure necessary equipment, materials, supplies and services to perform the duties of the office. Compensation of deputies and employees shall be fixed by the coroner, subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board. Purchases of equipment shall be made in accordance with any ordinance requirements for centralized purchasing through another county office or through the State which are applicable to all county offices.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3004)
Sec. 3-3004. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, he or she shall give bond, with 2 or more sufficient sureties (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), to be approved by the circuit court for his or her county, in the penal sum of $5,000, which shall cover both the coroner and any deputies, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, conditioned that each will faithfully discharge all the duties required or to be required of him by law as such coroner, deputy coroner or as sheriff of the county, in case he or she shall act as such. The bond shall be entered of record in the court and filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county. The costs of the bond shall be paid by the county.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3005)
Sec. 3-3005. Oath. He shall also, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of his county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

SECTION 3. OATH OR AFFIRMATION OF OFFICE
Each prospective holder of a State office or other State
position created by this Constitution, before taking office,
shall take and subscribe to the following oath or
affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (affirm) that I will support the
Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of
the State of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge
the duties of the office of .... to the best of my ability."
(Source: Illinois Constitution.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3006)
Sec. 3-3006. Copies of bond as evidence. Copies of such bond, cer*tifie0
25/d by the county clerk, or of the record thereof certified by the clerk of the circuit court, shall be received as evidence.
(Source: P.A. 86-961.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3007)
Sec. 3-3007. Conservator of the peace. Each coroner shall be conservator of the peace in his county, and, in the performance of his duties as such, shall have the same powers as the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

(55 ILCS 5/3-6021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6021)
Sec. 3-6021. Conservator of the peace. Each sheriff shall be conservator of the peace in his or her county, and shall prevent crime and maintain the safety and order of the citizens of that county; and may arrest offenders on view, and cause them to be brought before the proper court for trial or examination.
(Source: P.A. 89-404, eff. 8-20-95; 90-593, eff. 6-19-98.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3008)
Sec. 3-3008. Coroner to act when sheriff prejudiced. When it appears from the papers in a case that the sheriff or his deputy is a party thereto, or from affidavit filed that he is interested therein, or is of kin, or partial to or prejudiced against either party, the summons, execution or other process may be directed to the coroner, who shall perform all the duties in relation thereto, and attend to the suit in like manner as if he were sheriff; and the interests, consanguinity, partiality or prejudice of the sheriff shall not be cause for a change of venue.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3009)
Sec. 3-3009. Deputy coroner's, sheriff's or police officer's performance of coroner's duties. If there is no coroner, or it shall appear in like manner that he is also a party to or interested in the suit, or of kin, or partial to or prejudiced against either party, process may in like manner issue to the deputy coroner if designated by the coroner to fill the vacancy, or, if no designation is made, to any sheriff, sheriff's deputy or police officer, in the county, who shall perform like duties as required of the coroner. The designation shall be in writing and filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3010)
Sec. 3-3010. Deputy sheriff, undersheriff, or coroner to act when sheriff's office vacant. Where the office of the sheriff is vacant, the chief deputy sheriff or undersheriff if designated by the sheriff to fill the vacancy, or, if no designation is made, the coroner of the county shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed by the sheriff, and have the same powers, and be liable to the same penalties and proceedings as if he were sheriff, until another sheriff is elected or appointed and qualified. The designation shall be in writing and filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3011)
Sec. 3-3011. Classification of counties. For the purposes of this Division, counties of more than 1,000,000 population shall be designated as Class I counties, and counties of not more than 1,000,000 population as Class II counties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3012)
Sec. 3-3012. In-service training expenses. The county coroner may maintain a special fund, from which the county board shall authorize payments by voucher between board meetings, to pay necessary travel dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings for the purpose of providing in-service training.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3013)
Sec. 3-3013. Preliminary investigations; blood and urine analysis; summoning jury; reports. Every coroner, whenever, as soon as he knows or is informed that the dead body of any person is found, or lying within his county, whose death is suspected of being:
(a) A sudden or violent death, whether apparently
suicidal, homicidal or accidental, including but not limited to deaths apparently caused or contributed to by thermal, traumatic, chemical, electrical or radiational injury, or a complication of any of them, or by drowning or suffocation, or as a result of domestic violence as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986;

(b) A maternal or fetal death due to abortion, or any
death due to a sex crime or a crime against nature;

(c) A death where the circumstances are suspicious,
obscure, mysterious or otherwise unexplained or where, in the written opinion of the attending physician, the cause of death is not determined;

(d) A death where addiction to alcohol or to any drug
may have been a contributory cause; or

(e) A death where the decedent was not attended by a
licensed physician;

shall go to the place where the dead body is, and take charge of the same and shall make a preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the death. In the case of death without attendance by a licensed physician the body may be moved with the coroner's consent from the place of death to a mortuary in the same county. Coroners in their discretion shall notify such physician as is designated in accordance with Section 3-3014 to attempt to ascertain the cause of death, either by autopsy or otherwise.
In cases of accidental death involving a motor vehicle in which the decedent was (1) the operator or a suspected operator of a motor vehicle, or (2) a pedestrian 16 years of age or older, the coroner shall require that a blood specimen of at least 30 cc., and if medically possible a urine specimen of at least 30 cc. or as much as possible up to 30 cc., be withdrawn from the body of the decedent in a timely fashion after the accident causing his death, by such physician as has been designated in accordance with Section 3-3014, or by the coroner or deputy coroner or a qualified person designated by such physician, coroner, or deputy coroner. If the county does not maintain laboratory facilities for making such analysis, the blood and urine so drawn shall be sent to the Department of State Police or any other accredited or State-certified laboratory for analysis of the alcohol, carbon monoxide, and dangerous or narcotic drug content of such blood and urine specimens. Each specimen submitted shall be accompanied by pertinent information concerning the decedent upon a form prescribed by such laboratory. Any person drawing blood and urine and any person making any examination of the blood and urine under the terms of this Division shall be immune from all liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.
In all other cases coming within the jurisdiction of the coroner and referred to in subparagraphs (a) through (e) above, blood, and whenever possible, urine samples shall be analyzed for the presence of alcohol and other drugs. When the coroner suspects that drugs may have been involved in the death, either directly or indirectly, a toxicological examination shall be performed which may include analyses of blood, urine, bile, gastric contents and other tissues. When the coroner suspects a death is due to toxic substances, other than drugs, the coroner shall consult with the toxicologist prior to collection of samples. Information submitted to the toxicologist shall include information as to height, weight, age, sex and race of the decedent as well as medical history, medications used by and the manner of death of decedent.
When the coroner or medical examiner finds that the cause of death is due to homicidal means, the coroner or medical examiner shall cause blood and buccal specimens (tissue may be submitted if no uncontaminated blood or buccal specimen can be obtained), whenever possible, to be withdrawn from the body of the decedent in a timely fashion. Within 45 days after the collection of the specimens, the coroner or medical examiner shall deliver those specimens, dried, to the Illinois Department of State Police, Division of Forensic Services, for analysis and categorizing into genetic marker groupings to be maintained by the Illinois Department of State Police in the State central repository in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions, as provided in Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections. The requirements of this paragraph are in addition to any other findings, specimens, or information that the coroner or medical examiner is required to provide during the conduct of a criminal investigation.
In all counties, in cases of apparent suicide, homicide, or accidental death or in other cases, within the discretion of the coroner, the coroner may summon 8 persons of lawful age from those persons drawn for petit jurors in the county. The summons shall command these persons to present themselves personally at such a place and time as the coroner shall determine, and may be in any form which the coroner shall determine and may incorporate any reasonable form of request for acknowledgement which the coroner deems practical and provides a reliable proof of service. The summons may be served by first class mail. From the 8 persons so summoned, the coroner shall select 6 to serve as the jury for the inquest. Inquests may be continued from time to time, as the coroner may deem necessary. The 6 jurors selected in a given case may view the body of the deceased. If at any continuation of an inquest one or more of the original jurors shall be unable to continue to serve, the coroner shall fill the vacancy or vacancies. A juror serving pursuant to this paragraph shall receive compensation from the county at the same rate as the rate of compensation that is paid to petit or grand jurors in the county. The coroner shall furnish to each juror without fee at the time of his discharge a certificate of the number of days in attendance at an inquest, and, upon being presented with such certificate, the county treasurer shall pay to the juror the sum provided for his services.
In counties which have a jury commission, in cases of apparent suicide or homicide or of accidental death, the coroner may conduct an inquest. The jury commission shall provide at least 8 jurors to the coroner, from whom the coroner shall select any 6 to serve as the jury for the inquest. Inquests may be continued from time to time as the coroner may deem necessary. The 6 jurors originally chosen in a given case may view the body of the deceased. If at any continuation of an inquest one or more of the 6 jurors originally chosen shall be unable to continue to serve, the coroner shall fill the vacancy or vacancies. At the coroner's discretion, additional jurors to fill such vacancies shall be supplied by the jury commission. A juror serving pursuant to this paragraph in such county shall receive compensation from the county at the same rate as the rate of compensation that is paid to petit or grand jurors in the county.
In every case in which a fire is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The coroner shall provide a copy of the death certificate (i) within 30 days after filing the permanent death certificate and (ii) in a manner that is agreed upon by the coroner and the State Fire Marshal.
In addition, in every case in which domestic violence is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death to the Department of State Police.
All deaths in State institutions and all deaths of wards of the State in private care facilities or in programs funded by the Department of Human Services under its powers relating to mental health and developmental disabilities or alcoholism and substance abuse or funded by the Department of Children and Family Services shall be reported to the coroner of the county in which the facility is located. If the coroner has reason to believe that an investigation is needed to determine whether the death was caused by maltreatment or negligent care of the ward of the State, the coroner may conduct a preliminary investigation of the circumstances of such death as in cases of death under circumstances set forth in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-484, eff. 6-1-08; 96-1059, eff. 7-14-10.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3014)
Sec. 3-3014. Autopsy to be performed by licensed physician; costs; reports. Any medical examination or autopsy conducted pursuant to this Division shall be performed by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, and wherever possible by one having special training in pathology. In Class I counties, medical examinations or autopsies (including those performed on exhumed bodies) shall be performed by physicians appointed or designated by the coroner, and in Class II counties by physicians appointed or designated by the Director of Public Health upon the recommendation of the advisory board on necropsy service to coroners after the board has consulted with the elected coroner. Any autopsy performed by a physician so appointed or designated shall be deemed lawful. The cost of all autopsies, medical examinations, laboratory fees, if any, and travel expenses of the examining physician and the costs of exhuming a body under the authority of subsection (c) of Section 3-3015 shall be payable from the general fund of the county where the body is found. The examining physician shall file copies of the reports or results of his or her autopsies and medical examinations with the coroner and also with the Department of Public Health.
No coroner may perform any autopsy required or authorized by law unless the coroner is a pathologist whose services are requested by the coroner of another county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-317.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3015)
Sec. 3-3015. Circumstances under which autopsy to be performed.
(a) Where a death has occurred and the circumstances concerning the death are suspicious, obscure, mysterious, or otherwise unexplained and in the opinion of the examining physician or the coroner the cause of death cannot be established definitely except by autopsy, and where a death has occurred while being pursued, apprehended, or taken into custody by or while in the custody of any law enforcement agency, it is declared that the public interest requires that an autopsy be performed, and it shall be the duty and responsibility of the coroner to cause an autopsy to be performed, including the taking of x-rays and the performance of other medical tests as the coroner deems appropriate.
(b) The coroner shall instruct involved parties that embalming of the body is not to be conducted until the toxicology samples are drawn. If a child dies from suspicious or unexplained circumstances, the coroner shall secure the services of a pathologist. The Department of Public Health shall provide coroners and pathologists with a child death autopsy protocol.
(c) If the coroner determines it advisable to exhume a body for the purpose of investigation or autopsy or both, and the coroner would have been authorized under this Section to perform an investigation or autopsy on the body before it was interred, the coroner may exhume the body after consulting on the matter with the state's attorney and upon the order of the circuit court directing the exhumation upon the petition of the state's attorney.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-317; 87-419; 87-895.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3016)
Sec. 3-3016. Sudden infant death syndrome. Where an infant under 2 years of age has died suddenly and unexpectedly and the circumstances concerning the death are unexplained, an autopsy shall be performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who has special training in pathology. When an autopsy is conducted under this Section, the parents or guardian of the child shall receive a preliminary report of the autopsy within 5 days of the infant's death. All suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases shall be reported to the Statewide Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program within 72 hours.
Death certificates shall list the cause of death as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome where this finding is medically justified pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health. Copies of death certificates which list the cause of death of infants under 2 years of age as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome shall be forwarded to the Department of Public Health within 30 days of the death with a report which shall include an autopsy report, epidemiological data required by the Department and other pertinent data.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3017)
Sec. 3-3017. Cremation. In any death where the remains are to be cremated, it shall be the duty of the funeral director or person having custody of the dead body to obtain from the coroner a permit to cremate the body. The coroner's permit to cremate shall be presented to the local registrar in applying for the Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body provided for in Section 21 of the Vital Records Act, and the local registrar shall attach the coroner's permit to cremate to the Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body which is issued. No crematory shall cremate a dead human body unless a Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body with an attached coroner's permit to cremate has been furnished to authorize the cremation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028; 87-895.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3018)
Sec. 3-3018. Death certificates. Every coroner, as soon as he shall have completed his investigation of the cause and circumstances of any death coming within his jurisdiction hereunder, shall issue a death certificate on the form prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3019)
Sec. 3-3019. Removal of bodies; violation. No dead body which may be subject to the terms of this Division, or the personal property of such a deceased person, shall be handled, moved, disturbed, embalmed or removed from the place of death by any person, except with the permission of the coroner, unless the same shall be necessary to protect such body or property from damage or destruction, or unless necessary to protect life, safety, or health. Any person knowingly violating the provisions of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3020)
Sec. 3-3020. Coroner to be notified; violation. Every law enforcement official, funeral director, ambulance attendant, hospital director or administrator or person having custody of the body of a deceased person, where the death is one subject to investigation under Section 3-3013, and any physician in attendance upon such a decedent at the time of his death, shall notify the coroner promptly. Any such person failing to so notify the coroner promptly shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless such person has reasonable cause to believe that the coroner had already been so notified.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3021)
Sec. 3-3021. Public policy; release of body to next of kin. As a guide to the interpretation and application of this Division it is declared that the public policy of the State is as follows:
That as soon as may be consistent with the performance of his duties under this Division the coroner shall release the body of the decedent to the decedent's next of kin, personal representative, friends, or to the person designated in writing by the decedent or to the funeral director selected by such persons, as the case may be, for burial, and none of the duties or powers of coroners enumerated in this Division shall be construed to interfere with or control the right of such persons to the custody and burial of the decedent upon completion of the coroner's investigation.
Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the coroner from consulting with the decedent's next of kin, personal representative, friends or the person designated in writing by the decedent where the decedent was under treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone in accordance with the tenets and practice of a well recognized church or religious denomination in making his preliminary investigation under subsection (E) of Section 3-3013, nor shall anything herein contained be construed to require an autopsy by reason of the sole fact that the decedent was under treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3022)
Sec. 3-3022. Bystanders. If a sufficient number of jurors so summoned do not attend, the coroner may summon others from among the bystanders to make up the jury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3023)
Sec. 3-3023. Penalties against jurors. Whoever, being so summoned as a juror, fails or refuses, without good cause, to attend at the time and place required, or appearing, refuses to act as such juror or misbehaves while acting as such juror, shall be guilty of a petty offense and be fined not less than $3 nor more than $20.
Any fine collected under this Section shall be paid over to the county treasurer and deposited into the general fund of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3024)
Sec. 3-3024. Oath of jurors. When the jury are assembled, the coroner shall appoint one of the number as foreman, and administer to him an oath or affirmation, in the following form, to-wit:
You, as foreman to this inquest, do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may require), that you will diligently inquire, and true presentment make, how, and in what manner, and by whom or what, the body which lies dead, came to its death; and that you will deliver to me, the coroner of this county, a true inquest thereof, according to such evidence as shall be given you, and according to the best of your knowledge and belief; so help you God.
And to the other jurors, one as follows, to-wit:
The same oath which A B, your foreman has just now taken on his part, you and each of you do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may require), to keep on your respective parts; so help you God.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3025)
Sec. 3-3025. Verdict of jury. It shall be the duty of the jurors, as sworn aforesaid, to inquire how, in what manner, and by whom or what, the said dead body came to its death, and of all other facts of and concerning the same, together with all material circumstances in anywise related to or connected with the said death, and make up and sign a verdict, and deliver the same to the coroner. As part of its verdict, the jury may make recommendations other than for criminal prosecutions.
\(Source: P.A. 86-962.) ]


(55 ILCS 5/3-3026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3026)
Sec. 3-3026. Summoning witnesses; subpoenas. The coroner shall have power to summon, or cause to be summoned, and compel the attendance of all such witnesses whose testimony may probably be requisite to the proving of any fact or circumstance relating to the object of such his inquest, and to administer to such witnesses the proper oath.
If the coroner is unable to secure records or documents he deems necessary to complete the investigation required by Section 3-3013, or for the establishing or proving of any fact or circumstance relating to the object of his inquest, he shall appear before the circuit judge of the county for which he is coroner and, upon good cause shown, said judge shall issue a subpoena for the delivery to the coroner of the documents or records requested.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3027)
Sec. 3-3027. Notice of inquest. The coroner shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the family of the deceased, and all known eyewitnesses to the death, of the date an inquest is to be held. Such notice shall be given at least 7 days before the date of the inquest. Such family members or eyewitnesses shall, if they request it, be given an opportunity to testify at the inquest. For purposes of this Section, "family" includes the parents, children, brothers and sisters of the deceased.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3028) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3028)
Sec. 3-3028. Recognizance of witness. If the evidence of any witness implicates any person as the unlawful slayer of the person over whom the inquest is held, the coroner shall recognize such witness in such sum as he may think proper, to be and appear at the Circuit Court for the county on a designated day, within 30 days from the date of the recognizance, or as soon after such designated day as the court is in session, there to give evidence of the matter in question, and not depart without leave.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3029) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3029)
Sec. 3-3029. Commitment of witness; returns. If any witness shall refuse to enter into such recognizance, it shall be the duty of the coroner to commit the witness so refusing to the common jail of the county, there to remain until discharged according to law; and the coroner shall carefully seal up and return to the clerk of the court the verdict of the jury, and the recognizances, and it shall be the duty of the clerk to carefully file and preserve the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3030) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3030)
Sec. 3-3030. Representation of witnesses by counsel. Any witness appearing at the inquest shall have the right to be represented by counsel.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3031) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3031)
Sec. 3-3031. Testimony reduced to writing; coroner's verdict not admissible in civil suit. The coroner shall cause the testimony of each witness who may be sworn and examined at any inquest to be written out and signed by said witness, together with his occupation and place of residence, which testimony shall be filed with said coroner in his office and carefully preserved: Provided, the coroner may cause the testimony of such witnesses to be recorded or taken in shorthand minutes and transcribed by a competent person, who shall certify that the transcript of the evidence so taken and transcribed by him from notes or a recording is a true and correct copy of the original minutes taken at said inquest and is a true and correct statement of the testimony of each of the several witnesses who have testified at said inquest. Which said transcript shall be filed and carefully preserved in the office of the coroner: And, provided, further, that whenever the testimony of the several witnesses at such inquest shall have been recorded or taken in shorthand minutes and transcribed as above provided for, the several witnesses shall not be required to sign such transcript or other statement of his testimony. Provided, further, that in any suit or proceeding hereafter commenced for the recovery of damages arising from or growing out of injuries caused by the negligence of any person, firm or corporation resulting in the death of any person or for the collection of a policy of insurance, neither the coroner's verdict returned upon the inquisition as provided herein, nor a copy thereof, shall be admissible as evidence to prove or establish any of the facts in controversy in said civil suit or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3032) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3032)
Sec. 3-3032. Inquest record. Every coroner shall, at the expense of the county, be supplied with proper record books wherein he shall enter the name, if known, of each person upon whose body an inquest shall be held, together with the names of the jurors comprising the jury, the names, residences and occupations of the witnesses who are sworn and examined, and the verdict of the jury; in case the name of the person deceased is not known, the coroner shall make out a description of said person, and enter the same upon the record book to be so kept by him, together with all such facts and circumstances attending the death which may be known, and which may lead to the identification of the person; and shall carefully take an inventory of said person's personal effects and property of every kind and nature whatever, and state on his records what has been done with the same, and where the proceeds of any such property and the money and papers, if any, are deposited.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3033) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3033)
Sec. 3-3033. Disposition of property. When any valuable personal property, money or papers, are found upon or near the body which is the subject of a coroner's investigation, inquiry or inquest, the coroner shall take charge of the same and deliver the same to those entitled to its care or possession; but if not claimed, or if the same shall be necessary to defray the expenses of the burial, the coroner shall, after giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of sale, sell such property, and after deducting coroner's fees and funeral expenses, deposit the proceeds there of, and the money and papers so found, with the county treasurer, taking his receipt therefore, there to remain subject to the order of the legal representatives of the deceased, if claimed within 5 years thereafter, or if not claimed within that time, to vest in the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3034) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3034)
Sec. 3-3034. Disposition of body. After the inquest the coroner may deliver the body or human remains of the deceased to the family of the deceased or, if there are no family members to accept the body or the remains, then to friends of the deceased, if there be any, but if not, the coroner shall cause the body or the remains to be decently buried, cremated, or donated for medical science purposes, the expenses to be paid from the property of the deceased, if there is sufficient, if not, by the county. The coroner may not approve the cremation or donation of the body if it is necessary to preserve the body for law enforcement purposes. If the State Treasurer, pursuant to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act, delivers human remains to the coroner, the coroner shall cause the human remains to be disposed of as provided in this Section. If the police department of any municipality or county investigates abandoned cremated remains, determines that they are human remains, and cannot locate the owner of the remains, then the police shall deliver the remains to the coroner, and the coroner shall cause the remains to be disposed of as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1339, eff. 7-27-10; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3035) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3035)
Sec. 3-3035. Liability of common carrier for burial expenses. When any railroad, common carrier, airline or any steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel engaged in whole or in part in carrying passengers for hire, brings the dead body of any person into this State; or, wherever any person dies upon any railroad car, airplane or any such steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel in this State, or any person is killed by cars or machinery of any railroad company, or by accident thereto, or by accident to or upon any such airplane, steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel, or by accident thereto, or when the death occurs in or about any mine, mill or manufactory, and such death shall have been caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any such railroad company, common carrier, airline, steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel owner, or of the owner of any mine, mill or manufactory, the company or person owning or operating such railroad cars, common carrier, airline, machinery, barge, steamboat, propeller or other vessel, mine, mill or manufactory, shall be liable to pay the expenses of the coroner's inquest upon and for the burial of the deceased, and the same may be recovered in the name of the county, in any circuit court.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3036) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3036)
Sec. 3-3036. Arrest of slayer based on verdict. If a person implicated by the inquest as the unlawful slayer of the deceased or an accessory thereto is not in custody therefore, the coroner acting upon the signed verdict of his jury shall, in his capacity as conservator of the peace, apprehend such person and immediately bring him before a judge of the circuit court of his county to be dealt with according to law on a criminal charge preferred on the basis of such verdict.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3037)
Sec. 3-3037. Embalming dead body. No licensed embalmer or person shall embalm the dead body of any person with, or inject therein, or place thereon any fluid or preparation of any kind before obtaining permission from the coroner where such body is the subject of a coroner's inquest. Any person who shall violate the provision of this Section commits a business offense and shall be fined not exceeding $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3038) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3038)
Sec. 3-3038. Coroner in military service. In case any coroner is called into the active military service of the United States, the office of coroner shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time such coroner is in the active military service of the United States, but the presiding officer of the county board of the county, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint some competent and qualified person to perform and discharge the duties of coroner in such county during the time such coroner is in the active military service of the United States, and such person shall receive the same compensation as provided by law for the coroner, apportioned as to the time of service, and such appointment and all authority thereunder shall cease upon the discharge of such coroner from the active military service of the United States. Such appointee shall give a bond as required of regularly elected coroners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3039) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3039)
Sec. 3-3039. Vacancy. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of coroner, that vacancy shall be filled as provided in The Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3040) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3040)
Sec. 3-3040. Appointment of deputies. Each coroner may appoint one or more deputies as the coroner, in his or her sole discretion, determines necessary and appropriate, subject to county board appropriations. The appointment shall be in writing and signed by the coroner. A deputy's compensation shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 88-281.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3041) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3041)
Sec. 3-3041. Oath of deputies. Each deputy shall, before entering upon the duties of his office take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in like form as required of coroners, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3042) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3042)
Sec. 3-3042. Duties of deputies. Deputy coroners, duly appointed and qualified, may perform any and all of the duties of the coroner in the name of the coroner, and the acts of such deputies shall be held to be acts of the coroner.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3043) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3043)
Sec. 3-3043. Vacancy; appointed coroner. When a permanent vacancy in the office of coroner occurs and the position is an appointed one, the county board shall fill the vacancy within 60 days from the time the vacancy occurs. If the sheriff of the county is selected to perform the duties of the coroner and the sheriff agrees to serve in that capacity, the sheriff may be compensated for those duties. This compensation shall be in addition to all other compensation received as sheriff. Any sheriff who is serving as coroner before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 must be reappointed in order to continue to serve as coroner and to receive additional compensation under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-738.)


(55 ILCS 5/3-3044) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3044)
Sec. 3-3044. Abolition of office; performance of duties by another. If the office of coroner has been abolished in a county by referendum and the referendum did not provide for the performance, by another person, of the duties previously performed by the coroner, the county board shall select a person to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner. The selection shall be made within 60 days after the referendum or within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, whichever is later. If the sheriff of the county is selected to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner and the sheriff agrees to perform those duties, the sheriff may be compensated for performing those duties. This compensation shall be in addition to all other compensation received in his or her capacity as sheriff. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, a county has abolished the office of coroner by a referendum that did not provide for someone to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner, and the sheriff of the county is performing those duties, the sheriff must be reappointed by the county board under this Section in order to continue to perform those duties and to receive the additional compensation authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1141.)


(55 ILCS 5/4-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6001)
Sec. 4-6001. Officers in counties of less than 2,000,000.
(a) In all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, the compensation of Coroners, County Treasurers, County Clerks, Recorders and Auditors shall be determined under this Section. The County Board in those counties shall fix the amount of the necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses of those officers. The compensation of those officers shall be separate from the necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses, and such compensation (except for coroners in those counties with less than 2,000,000 population in which the coroner's compensation is set in accordance with Section 4-6002) shall be fixed within the following limits:
To each such officer in counties containing less than 14,000 inhabitants, not less than $13,500 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 14,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $14,500 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants but less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants but less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants but less than 200,000 inhabitants, not less than $16,500 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants but less than 300,000 inhabitants, not less than $18,000 per annum.
To each such officer in counties containing 300,000 or more inhabitants but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $20,000 per annum.
(b) Those officers beginning a term of office before December 1, 1990 shall be compensated at the rate of their base salary. "Base salary" is the compensation paid for each of those offices, respectively, before July 1, 1989.
(c) Those officers beginning a term of office on or after December 1, 1990 shall be compensated as follows:
(1) Beginning December 1, 1990, base salary plus at

least 3% of base salary.
(2) Beginning December 1, 1991, base salary plus at
least 6% of base salary.
(3) Beginning December 1, 1992, base salary plus at
least 9% of base salary.
(4) Beginning December 1, 1993, base salary plus at
least 12% of base salary.
(d) In addition to but separate and apart from the compensation provided in this Section, the county clerk of each county, the recorder of each county, and the chief clerk of each county board of election commissioners shall receive an award as follows:
(1) $4,500 per year after January 1, 1998;
(2) $5,500 per year after January 1, 1999; and
(3) $6,500 per year after January 1, 2000.
The total amount required for such awards each year shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to the State Board of Elections which shall distribute the awards in annual lump sum payments to the several county clerks, recorders, and chief election clerks. Beginning December 1, 1990, this annual award, and any other award or stipend paid out of State funds to county officers, shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to county officers.
(e) Beginning December 1, 1990, no county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to a county officer if the reduction or impairment is the result of the county officer receiving an award or stipend payable from State funds.
(f) The compensation, necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses of the county auditor, as fixed by the county board, shall be paid by the county.
(g) The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing compensation, as herein provided, shall be based upon the last Federal census immediately previous to the election of the officer in question in each county.
(h) With respect to an auditor who takes office on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the auditor shall receive an annual stipend of $6,500 per year. The General Assembly shall appropriate the total amount required for the stipend each year from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to the Department of Revenue, and the Department of Revenue shall distribute the awards in an annual lump sum payment to each county auditor. The stipend shall be in addition to, but separate and apart from, the compensation provided in this Section. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to the auditor if the reduction or impairment is the result of the auditor receiving an award or stipend pursuant to this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)


(55 ILCS 5/4-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6002)
Sec. 4-6002. Coroners in counties of less than 2,000,000.
(a) The County Board, in all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, shall fix the compensation of Coroners within the limitations fixed by this Division, and shall appropriate for their necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel, supplies, and other expenses. The compensation of the Coroner shall be fixed separately from his necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses, and such compensation shall be fixed within the following limits:
To each Coroner in counties containing less than 5,000 inhabitants, not less than $4,500 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 5,000 or more inhabitants but less than 14,000 inhabitants, not less than $6,000 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 14,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $9,000 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $14,000 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 200,000 inhabitants, not less than $16,500 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 300,000 inhabitants, not less than $18,000 per annum.
To each Coroner in counties containing 300,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $20,000 per annum.
The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing compensation, as herein provided, shall be based upon the last Federal census immediately previous to the election of the Coroner in question in each county. This Section does not apply to a county which has abolished the elective office of coroner.
(b) Those coroners beginning a term of office on or after December 1, 1990 shall be compensated as follows:
(1) Beginning December 1, 1990, base salary plus at

least 3% of base salary.
(2) Beginning December 1, 1991, base salary plus at
least 6% of base salary.
(3) Beginning December 1, 1992, base salary plus at
least 9% of base salary.
(4) Beginning December 1, 1993, base salary plus at
least 12% of base salary.
"Base salary", as used in this subsection (b), means the salary in effect before July 1, 1989.
(c) In addition to, but separate and apart from, the compensation provided in this Section, subject to appropriation, the coroner of each county shall receive an annual stipend of $6,500 to be paid by the Illinois Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund if his or her term begins on or after December 1, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)


(55 ILCS 5/4-7001) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-7001)
Sec. 4-7001. Coroner's fees. The fees of the coroner's office shall be as follows:
1. For a copy of a transcript of sworn testimony:

$5.00 per page.
2. For a copy of an autopsy report (if not included
in transcript): $50.00.
3. For a copy of the verdict of a coroner's jury:
$5.00.
4. For a copy of a toxicology report: $25.00.
5. For a print of or an electronic file containing a
picture obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00, whichever is greater.
6. For each copy of miscellaneous reports, including
artist's drawings but not including police reports: actual cost or $25.00, whichever is greater.
7. For a coroner's or medical examiner's permit to
cremate a dead human body: $50.00. The coroner may waive, at his or her discretion, the permit fee if the coroner determines that the person is indigent and unable to pay the permit fee or under other special circumstances.
All of which fees shall be certified by the court; in the case of inmates of any State charitable or penal institution, the fees shall be paid by the operating department or commission, out of the State Treasury. The coroner shall file his or her claim in probate for his or her fees and he or she shall render assistance to the State's attorney in the collection of such fees out of the estate of the deceased. In counties of less than 1,000,000 population, the State's attorney shall collect such fees out of the estate of the deceased.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the coroner is required by law to perform any of the duties of the office of the sheriff, the coroner is entitled to the like fees and compensation as are allowed by law to the sheriff for the performance of similar services.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, whenever the coroner of any county is required to travel in the performance of his or her duties, he or she shall receive the same mileage fees as are authorized for the sheriff of such county.
All fees under this Section collected by or on behalf of the coroner's office shall be paid over to the county treasurer and deposited into a special account in the county treasury. Moneys in the special account shall be used solely for the purchase of electronic and forensic identification equipment or other related supplies and the operating expenses of the coroner's office.
(Source: P.A. 96-1161, eff. 7-21-10.)
(55 ILCS 5/3-14002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14002)
Sec. 3-14002. Position-classification agency. The Board of Commissioners shall have the authority to create a position-classification agency and to delegate to such agency the power to establish and maintain a position-classification and compensation plan for all county employees except those whose election or appointment is otherwise provided for by law and except those enumerated in Section 3-14022. Without limitation as to the generality hereof the authority of such agency shall also extend to the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, County Treasurer, Recorder, Coroner, Jury Commissioners, Public Defender, County Clerk, State's Attorney, County Assessor, Board of Appeals and Superintendent of Schools.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)



(55 ILCS 5/4-11002) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-11002)
Sec. 4-11002. Juror's fees on inquest. The fees of each juror attending an inquest shall be fixed by the county board at a sum not to exceed $10 per inquest and not to exceed $40 per day, payable out of the county treasury, upon the certificate of the coroner or acting coroner of the county wherein the inquest was held. Any juror may elect to waive the fees paid for attending an inquest.
(Source: P.A. 97-840, eff. 1-1-13.)

(55 ILCS 5/5-1085.5)
Sec. 5-1085.5. Homicide and questionable death protocol. Each county, except home rule counties, must establish a written protocol to deal with homicides and questionable deaths. The protocol must be promulgated by the Coroner, Sheriff, State's Attorney, all fire departments and fire protection districts located in the county, and all police departments located in the county. The protocol must include at least the following:
(a) the types of deaths that fall under the scope of

the protocol;
(b) the agencies concerned with the death;
(c) the area of responsibility for each agency
regarding the death; and
(d) uniform procedures concerning homicides and
questionable deaths.
If, prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, a county has established a written protocol that was agreed to by the agencies specified in this Section to deal with homicides and questionable deaths, then that protocol is deemed to satisfy the requirements of this Section.
The protocol shall not interfere with reasonable attempts to preserve life, attempt resuscitation, or provide necessary medical services.
(Source: P.A. 92-802, eff. 1-1-03.)

(55 ILCS 5/5-1106) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-1106)
Sec. 5-1106. County offices, equipment and expenditures. It shall be the duty of the county board of each county:
First--To erect or otherwise provide when necessary, and the finances of the county will justify it, and keep in repair, a suitable court house, jail and other necessary county buildings, and to provide proper rooms and offices for the accommodation of the county board, State's attorney, county clerk, county treasurer, recorder and sheriff, and to provide suitable furniture therefore. But in counties not under township organization, no appropriations shall be made for the erection of public buildings, without first submitting the proposition to a vote of the people of the county, and the vote shall be submitted in the same manner and under the same restrictions as provided for in like cases in Section 5-2001; and the votes therefore shall be "For taxation," specifying the object, and those against shall be "Against taxation," specifying the object.
Second--To provide and keep in repair, when the finances of the county permit, suitable fireproof safes or offices for the county clerk, State's attorney, county treasurer, recorder and sheriff.
Third--To provide reasonable and necessary expenses for the use of the county board, county clerk, county treasurer, recorder, sheriff, coroner, State's attorney, superintendent of schools, judges and clerks of courts, and supervisor of assessment.
Fourth--To cause to be published at the close of each annual, regular or special meeting of the board, a brief statement of the proceedings thereof in one or more newspapers published in the county, in which shall be set forth the name of every individual who shall have had any account audited and allowed by the board and the amount of such claim as allowed, and the amount claimed, and also their proceedings upon the equalization of the assessment roll: Provided, that no publication in a newspaper shall be required unless the same can be done without unreasonable expense.
Fifth--To make out at its meeting in September, annually, a full and accurate statement of the receipts and expenditures of the preceding year, which statement shall contain a full and correct description of each item, from whom and on what account received, to whom paid, and on what account expended, together with an accurate statement of the finances of the county at the end of the fiscal year, including all debts and liabilities of every description, and the assets and other means to discharge the same; and within 30 days thereafter to cause the same to be posted up at the court house door, and at 2 other places in the county, and published for one week in some newspaper therein, if there is one, and the same can be done without unreasonable expense.
Sixth--To provide proper rooms and offices, and for the repair thereof, for the accommodation of the circuit court of the county and for the clerks for such court, and to provide suitable furnishings for such rooms and offices, and to furnish fire proof safes, and the repair thereof, for the offices of the clerks of the circuit court of the county. The court rooms and furnishings thereof shall meet with reasonable minimum standards prescribed by the Supreme Court of Illinois. Such standards shall be substantially the same as those generally accepted in court rooms as to general furnishings, arrangement of bench, tables and chairs, cleanliness, convenience to litigants, decorations, lighting and other such matters relating to the physical appearance of the court room.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

(210 ILCS 30/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 4164)
Sec. 4. Any long term care facility administrator, agent or employee or any physician, hospital, surgeon, dentist, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, accredited religious practitioner who provides treatment by spiritual means alone through prayer in accordance with the tenets and practices of the accrediting church, coroner, social worker, social services administrator, registered nurse, law enforcement officer, field personnel of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, field personnel of the Illinois Department of Public Health and County or Municipal Health Departments, personnel of the Department of Human Services (acting as the successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities or the Department of Public Aid), personnel of the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, personnel of the State Fire Marshal, local fire department inspectors or other personnel, or personnel of the Illinois Department on Aging, or its subsidiary Agencies on Aging, or employee of a facility licensed under the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, having reasonable cause to believe any resident with whom they have direct contact has been subjected to abuse or neglect shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department. Persons required to make reports or cause reports to be made under this Section include all employees of the State of Illinois who are involved in providing services to residents, including professionals providing medical or rehabilitation services and all other persons having direct contact with residents; and further include all employees of community service agencies who provide services to a resident of a public or private long term care facility outside of that facility. Any long term care surveyor of the Illinois Department of Public Health who has reasonable cause to believe in the course of a survey that a resident has been abused or neglected and initiates an investigation while on site at the facility shall be exempt from making a report under this Section but the results of any such investigation shall be forwarded to the central register in a manner and form described by the Department.
The requirement of this Act shall not relieve any long term care facility administrator, agent or employee of responsibility to report the abuse or neglect of a resident under Section 3-610 of the Nursing Home Care Act or under Section 3-610 of the ID/DD Community Care Act or under Section 3-610 of the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act.
In addition to the above persons required to report suspected resident abuse and neglect, any other person may make a report to the Department, or to any law enforcement officer, if such person has reasonable cause to suspect a resident has been abused or neglected.
This Section also applies to residents whose death occurs from suspected abuse or neglect before being found or brought to a hospital.
A person required to make reports or cause reports to be made under this Section who fails to comply with the requirements of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-339, eff. 7-1-10; 97-38, eff. 6-28-11; 97-227, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

(225 ILCS 705/10.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1003)
Sec. 10.03. If any person is killed in or about a mine the operator shall notify the coroner of the county, who shall hold an inquest concerning the cause of the death. The State Mine Inspector may question or cross-question any witness testifying at the inquest.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.

(225 ILCS 705/10.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1004)
Sec. 10.04. The State Mine Inspector shall make a personal investigation as to the nature and cause of all serious accidents in mines under his supervision. He shall make a record of the circumstances attending the accident, as developed at the coroner's inquest and by his own personal investigation. A copy of the record shall be filed with the Department within 30 days following the conclusion of the investigation, and the report shall thereupon become a part of the records of the Department. To enable the State Mine Inspector to make his investigation he has the power to compel the attendance of witnesses, and to administer oaths or affirmations to them.
(Source: P.A. 79-340.

(225 ILCS 710/15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4222)
Sec. 15. The superintendent shall post or cause to be posted an emergency organization chart or plan in a conspicuous place on each mine property designating the duties of various employees and listing mine rescue stations, hospitals, doctors, etc., to be called in case of fire, explosion, flood, cave-in or other emergency. Whenever loss of life occurs from accident in or about a mine, and when death results from personal injury, the superintendent or other person having immediate charge of the work at the time of the accident shall give notice to the inspector promptly by telephone or telegraph, followed by a notice in writing, after knowledge of death comes.
Whenever possible, the inspector shall be present at the coroner's inquest held over the remains of a person killed in or about a mine. Due notice of an intended inquest to be held by the coroner shall be given by the coroner to the inspector, and at such inquest the inspector shall have the right to examine and cross-examine witnesses, and such examination shall be part of the records of such inquest. If, at any inquest held over the body or bodies of persons whose death was caused by an accident in or about the mine, the inspector be not present, and it be found from the evidence given at the inquest that the accident was caused by neglect or by any defect in or about the mine, or because the mine was operated contrary to the provisions of this Act, the coroner shall send notice in writing to said inspector of such reported neglect or default; and the said inspector shall immediately take steps to have an investigation made of the same. The coroner before whom such an inquest is held shall promptly file with the inspector of mines a copy of the testimony taken thereat and a copy of the verdict rendered by the coroner's jury.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 1035.)



(225 ILCS 710/16) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4223)
Sec. 16. Employee failure; investigation. Whenever, in the opinion of the inspector of mines, a serious or fatal accident in or about any mine in this State shall have been caused by failure on the part of the operator or any employee of such mine, or by any other person, or by any of them, to observe the provisions of this Act, it shall be the duty of the inspector to immediately notify the Department of Natural Resources by wire or telephone, and cause a copy of the report of such accident or a copy of the testimony taken at the coroner's inquest, together with the verdict of the coroner's jury, and all papers in his or her hands relating thereto, to be forwarded to the Department of Natural Resources that an investigation may be immediately conducted by the Department of Natural Resources, and if they concur with the inspector, all reports and testimony so assembled shall be delivered to the prosecuting officer of the county in which the accident or loss of life occurred, together with a statement of the inspector showing in what particular or particulars he or she believes the law to have been violated, and if upon the receipt thereof the prosecuting officer of the said county deems the facts to make a prima facie cause of action against any party, that officer shall present such evidence to the grand jury and take such further steps for the criminal prosecution of such operators, employees or other persons as may seem advisable.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

(320 ILCS 20/8) (from Ch. 23, par. 6608)
Sec. 8. Access to records. All records concerning reports of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect and all records generated as a result of such reports shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except as specifically authorized by this Act or other applicable law. In accord with established law and Department protocols, procedures, and policies, access to such records, but not access to the identity of the person or persons making a report of alleged abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect as contained in such records, shall be provided, upon request, to the following persons and for the following persons:
(1) Department staff, provider agency staff, other

aging network staff, and regional administrative agency staff, including staff of the Chicago Department on Aging while that agency is designated as a regional administrative agency, in the furtherance of their responsibilities under this Act;
(2) A law enforcement agency investigating known or
suspected elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect. Where a provider agency has reason to believe that the death of an eligible adult may be the result of abuse or neglect, the agency shall immediately provide the appropriate law enforcement agency with all records pertaining to the eligible adult;
(2.5) A law enforcement agency, fire department
agency, or fire protection district having proper jurisdiction pursuant to a written agreement between a provider agency and the law enforcement agency, fire department agency, or fire protection district under which the provider agency may furnish to the law enforcement agency, fire department agency, or fire protection district a list of all eligible adults who may be at imminent risk of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect;
(3) A physician who has before him or her or who is
involved in the treatment of an eligible adult whom he or she reasonably suspects may be abused, neglected, financially exploited, or self-neglected or who has been referred to the Elder Abuse and Neglect Program;
(4) An eligible adult reported to be abused,
neglected, financially exploited, or self-neglected, or such adult's authorized guardian or agent, unless such guardian or agent is the abuser or the alleged abuser;
(4.5) An executor or administrator of the estate of
an eligible adult who is deceased;
(5) In cases regarding elder abuse, neglect, or
financial exploitation, a court or a guardian ad litem, upon its or his or her finding that access to such records may be necessary for the determination of an issue before the court. However, such access shall be limited to an in camera inspection of the records, unless the court determines that disclosure of the information contained therein is necessary for the resolution of an issue then pending before it;
(5.5) In cases regarding self-neglect, a guardian ad
litem;
(6) A grand jury, upon its determination that access
to such records is necessary in the conduct of its official business;
(7) Any person authorized by the Director, in
writing, for audit or bona fide research purposes;
(8) A coroner or medical examiner who has reason to
believe that an eligible adult has died as the result of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect. The provider agency shall immediately provide the coroner or medical examiner with all records pertaining to the eligible adult;
(8.5) A coroner or medical examiner having proper
jurisdiction, pursuant to a written agreement between a provider agency and the coroner or medical examiner, under which the provider agency may furnish to the office of the coroner or medical examiner a list of all eligible adults who may be at imminent risk of death as a result of abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect; and
(9) Department of Professional Regulation staff and
members of the Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board in the course of investigating alleged violations of the Clinical Social Work and Social Work Practice Act by provider agency staff.
(Source: P.A. 96-526, eff. 1-1-10; 97-864, eff. 1-1-13.)

(325 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 23, par. 2054)
Sec. 4. Persons required to report; privileged communications; transmitting false report. Any physician, resident, intern, hospital, hospital administrator and personnel engaged in examination, care and treatment of persons, surgeon, dentist, dentist hygienist, osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, physician assistant, substance abuse treatment personnel, funeral home director or employee, coroner, medical examiner, emergency medical technician, acupuncturist, crisis line or hotline personnel, school personnel (including administrators and both certified and non-certified school employees), personnel of institutions of higher education, educational advocate assigned to a child pursuant to the School Code, member of a school board or the Chicago Board of Education or the governing body of a private school (but only to the extent required in accordance with other provisions of this Section expressly concerning the duty of school board members to report suspected child abuse), truant officers, social worker, social services administrator, domestic violence program personnel, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, genetic counselor, respiratory care practitioner, advanced practice nurse, home health aide, director or staff assistant of a nursery school or a child day care center, recreational or athletic program or facility personnel, early intervention provider as defined in the Early Intervention Services System Act, law enforcement officer, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, registered psychologist and assistants working under the direct supervision of a psychologist, psychiatrist, or field personnel of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Juvenile Justice, Public Health, Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation Services, or Public Aid), Corrections, Human Rights, or Children and Family Services, supervisor and administrator of general assistance under the Illinois Public Aid Code, probation officer, animal control officer or Illinois Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare field investigator, or any other foster parent, homemaker or child care worker having reasonable cause to believe a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department.
Any member of the clergy having reasonable cause to believe that a child known to that member of the clergy in his or her professional capacity may be an abused child as defined in item (c) of the definition of "abused child" in Section 3 of this Act shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department.
Any physician, physician's assistant, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical technician, certified nursing assistant, social worker, or licensed professional counselor of any office, clinic, or any other physical location that provides abortions, abortion referrals, or contraceptives having reasonable cause to believe a child known to him or her in his or her professional or official capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child shall immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department.
If an allegation is raised to a school board member during the course of an open or closed school board meeting that a child who is enrolled in the school district of which he or she is a board member is an abused child as defined in Section 3 of this Act, the member shall direct or cause the school board to direct the superintendent of the school district or other equivalent school administrator to comply with the requirements of this Act concerning the reporting of child abuse. For purposes of this paragraph, a school board member is granted the authority in his or her individual capacity to direct the superintendent of the school district or other equivalent school administrator to comply with the requirements of this Act concerning the reporting of child abuse.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, if an employee of a school district has made a report or caused a report to be made to the Department under this Act involving the conduct of a current or former employee of the school district and a request is made by another school district for the provision of information concerning the job performance or qualifications of the current or former employee because he or she is an applicant for employment with the requesting school district, the general superintendent of the school district to which the request is being made must disclose to the requesting school district the fact that an employee of the school district has made a report involving the conduct of the applicant or caused a report to be made to the Department, as required under this Act. Only the fact that an employee of the school district has made a report involving the conduct of the applicant or caused a report to be made to the Department may be disclosed by the general superintendent of the school district to which the request for information concerning the applicant is made, and this fact may be disclosed only in cases where the employee and the general superintendent have not been informed by the Department that the allegations were unfounded. An employee of a school district who is or has been the subject of a report made pursuant to this Act during his or her employment with the school district must be informed by that school district that if he or she applies for employment with another school district, the general superintendent of the former school district, upon the request of the school district to which the employee applies, shall notify that requesting school district that the employee is or was the subject of such a report.
Whenever such person is required to report under this Act in his capacity as a member of the staff of a medical or other public or private institution, school, facility or agency, or as a member of the clergy, he shall make report immediately to the Department in accordance with the provisions of this Act and may also notify the person in charge of such institution, school, facility or agency, or church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other religious institution, or his designated agent that such report has been made. Under no circumstances shall any person in charge of such institution, school, facility or agency, or church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or other religious institution, or his designated agent to whom such notification has been made, exercise any control, restraint, modification or other change in the report or the forwarding of such report to the Department.
The privileged quality of communication between any professional person required to report and his patient or client shall not apply to situations involving abused or neglected children and shall not constitute grounds for failure to report as required by this Act or constitute grounds for failure to share information or documents with the Department during the course of a child abuse or neglect investigation. If requested by the professional, the Department shall confirm in writing that the information or documents disclosed by the professional were gathered in the course of a child abuse or neglect investigation.
A member of the clergy may claim the privilege under Section 8-803 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
Any office, clinic, or any other physical location that provides abortions, abortion referrals, or contraceptives shall provide to all office personnel copies of written information and training materials about abuse and neglect and the requirements of this Act that are provided to employees of the office, clinic, or physical location who are required to make reports to the Department under this Act, and instruct such office personnel to bring to the attention of an employee of the office, clinic, or physical location who is required to make reports to the Department under this Act any reasonable suspicion that a child known to him or her in his or her professional or official capacity may be an abused child or a neglected child. In addition to the above persons required to report suspected cases of abused or neglected children, any other person may make a report if such person has reasonable cause to believe a child may be an abused child or a neglected child.
Any person who enters into employment on and after July 1, 1986 and is mandated by virtue of that employment to report under this Act, shall sign a statement on a form prescribed by the Department, to the effect that the employee has knowledge and understanding of the reporting requirements of this Act. The statement shall be signed prior to commencement of the employment. The signed statement shall be retained by the employer. The cost of printing, distribution, and filing of the statement shall be borne by the employer.
The Department shall provide copies of this Act, upon request, to all employers employing persons who shall be required under the provisions of this Section to report under this Act.
Any person who knowingly transmits a false report to the Department commits the offense of disorderly conduct under subsection (a)(7) of Section 26-1 of the "Criminal Code of 1961". A violation of this provision is a Class 4 felony.
Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this Section other than a second or subsequent violation of transmitting a false report as described in the preceding paragraph, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation; except that if the person acted as part of a plan or scheme having as its object the prevention of discovery of an abused or neglected child by lawful authorities for the purpose of protecting or insulating any person or entity from arrest or prosecution, the person is guilty of a Class 4 felony for a first offense and a Class 3 felony for a second or subsequent offense (regardless of whether the second or subsequent offense involves any of the same facts or persons as the first or other prior offense).
A child whose parent, guardian or custodian in good faith selects and depends upon spiritual means through prayer alone for the treatment or cure of disease or remedial care may be considered neglected or abused, but not for the sole reason that his parent, guardian or custodian accepts and practices such beliefs.
A child shall not be considered neglected or abused solely because the child is not attending school in accordance with the requirements of Article 26 of the School Code, as amended.
Nothing in this Act prohibits a mandated reporter who reasonably believes that an animal is being abused or neglected in violation of the Humane Care for Animals Act from reporting animal abuse or neglect to the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Health and Welfare.
A home rule unit may not regulate the reporting of child abuse or neglect in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
For purposes of this Section "child abuse or neglect" includes abuse or neglect of an adult resident as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-494, eff. 8-14-09; 96-1446, eff. 8-20-10; 97-189, eff. 7-22-11; 97-254, eff. 1-1-12; 97-387, eff. 8-15-11; 97-711, eff. 6-27-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)



(325 ILCS 5/4.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2054.1)
Sec. 4.1. Any person required to report under this Act who has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has died as a result of abuse or neglect shall also immediately report his suspicion to the appropriate medical examiner or coroner. Any other person who has reasonable cause to believe that a child has died as a result of abuse or neglect may report his suspicion to the appropriate medical examiner or coroner. The medical examiner or coroner shall investigate the report and communicate his apparent gross findings, orally, immediately upon completion of the gross autopsy, but in all cases within 72 hours and within 21 days in writing, to the local law enforcement agency, the appropriate State's attorney, the Department and, if the institution making the report is a hospital, the hospital. The child protective investigator assigned to the death investigation shall have the right to require a copy of the completed autopsy report from the coroner or medical examiner.
(Source: P.A. 85-193.)

(325 ILCS 5/7.9) (from Ch. 23, par. 2057.9)
Sec. 7.9. The Department shall prepare, print, and distribute initial, preliminary, and final reporting forms to each Child Protective Service Unit. Initial written reports from the reporting source shall contain the following information to the extent known at the time the report is made: (1) the names and addresses of the child and his parents or other persons responsible for his welfare; (1.5) the name and address of the school that the child attends (or the school that the child last attended, if the report is written during the summer when school is not in session), and the name of the school district in which the school is located, if applicable; (2) the child's age, sex, and race; (3) the nature and extent of the child's abuse or neglect, including any evidence of prior injuries, abuse, or neglect of the child or his siblings; (4) the names of the persons apparently responsible for the abuse or neglect; (5) family composition, including names, ages, sexes, and races of other children in the home; (6) the name of the person making the report, his occupation, and where he can be reached; (7) the actions taken by the reporting source, including the taking of photographs and x-rays, placing the child in temporary protective custody, or notifying the medical examiner or coroner; and (8) any other information the person making the report believes might be helpful in the furtherance of the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-295, eff. 1-1-02; 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

(325 ILCS 5/11.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 2061.1)
Sec. 11.1. Access to records.
(a) A person shall have access to the records described in Section 11 only in furtherance of purposes directly connected with the administration of this Act or the Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984. Those persons and purposes for access include:
(1) Department staff in the furtherance of their

responsibilities under this Act, or for the purpose of completing background investigations on persons or agencies licensed by the Department or with whom the Department contracts for the provision of child welfare services.
(2) A law enforcement agency investigating known or
suspected child abuse or neglect, known or suspected involvement with child pornography, known or suspected criminal sexual assault, known or suspected criminal sexual abuse, or any other sexual offense when a child is alleged to be involved.
(3) The Department of State Police when administering
the provisions of the Intergovernmental Missing Child Recovery Act of 1984.
(4) A physician who has before him a child whom he
reasonably suspects may be abused or neglected.
(5) A person authorized under Section 5 of this Act
to place a child in temporary protective custody when such person requires the information in the report or record to determine whether to place the child in temporary protective custody.
(6) A person having the legal responsibility or
authorization to care for, treat, or supervise a child, or a parent, prospective adoptive parent, foster parent, guardian, or other person responsible for the child's welfare, who is the subject of a report.
(7) Except in regard to harmful or detrimental
information as provided in Section 7.19, any subject of the report, and if the subject of the report is a minor, his guardian or guardian ad litem.
(8) A court, upon its finding that access to such
records may be necessary for the determination of an issue before such court; however, such access shall be limited to in camera inspection, unless the court determines that public disclosure of the information contained therein is necessary for the resolution of an issue then pending before it.
(8.1) A probation officer or other authorized
representative of a probation or court services department conducting an investigation ordered by a court under the Juvenile Court Act of l987.
(9) A grand jury, upon its determination that access
to such records is necessary in the conduct of its official business.
(10) Any person authorized by the Director, in
writing, for audit or bona fide research purposes.
(11) Law enforcement agencies, coroners or medical
examiners, physicians, courts, school superintendents and child welfare agencies in other states who are responsible for child abuse or neglect investigations or background investigations.
(12) The Department of Professional Regulation, the
State Board of Education and school superintendents in Illinois, who may use or disclose information from the records as they deem necessary to conduct investigations or take disciplinary action, as provided by law.
(13) A coroner or medical examiner who has reason to
believe that a child has died as the result of abuse or neglect.
(14) The Director of a State-operated facility when
an employee of that facility is the perpetrator in an indicated report.
(15) The operator of a licensed child care facility
or a facility licensed by the Department of Human Services (as successor to the Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse) in which children reside when a current or prospective employee of that facility is the perpetrator in an indicated child abuse or neglect report, pursuant to Section 4.3 of the Child Care Act of 1969.
(16) Members of a multidisciplinary team in the
furtherance of its responsibilities under subsection (b) of Section 7.1. All reports concerning child abuse and neglect made available to members of such multidisciplinary teams and all records generated as a result of such reports shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed, except as specifically authorized by this Act or other applicable law. It is a Class A misdemeanor to permit, assist or encourage the unauthorized release of any information contained in such reports or records. Nothing contained in this Section prevents the sharing of reports or records relating or pertaining to the death of a minor under the care of or receiving services from the Department of Children and Family Services and under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court with the juvenile court, the State's Attorney, and the minor's attorney.
(17) The Department of Human Services, as provided in
Section 17 of the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act.
(18) Any other agency or investigative body,
including the Department of Public Health and a local board of health, authorized by State law to conduct an investigation into the quality of care provided to children in hospitals and other State regulated care facilities. The access to and release of information from such records shall be subject to the approval of the Director of the Department or his designee.
(19) The person appointed, under Section 2-17 of the
Juvenile Court Act of 1987, as the guardian ad litem of a minor who is the subject of a report or records under this Act.
(20) The Department of Human Services, as provided in
Section 10 of the Early Intervention Services System Act, and the operator of a facility providing early intervention services pursuant to that Act, for the purpose of determining whether a current or prospective employee who provides or may provide direct services under that Act is the perpetrator in an indicated report of child abuse or neglect filed under this Act.
(b) Nothing contained in this Act prevents the sharing or disclosure of information or records relating or pertaining to juveniles subject to the provisions of the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program when that information is used to assist in the early identification and treatment of habitual juvenile offenders.
(c) To the extent that persons or agencies are given access to information pursuant to this Section, those persons or agencies may give this information to and receive this information from each other in order to facilitate an investigation conducted by those persons or agencies.
(Source: P.A. 93-147, eff. 1-1-04; 94-1010, eff. 10-1-06.)

(405 ILCS 5/5-100) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 5-100)
Sec. 5-100. Written notice of the death of a recipient of services which occurs at a mental health or developmental disabilities facility, or the death of a recipient of services who has not been discharged from a mental health or developmental disabilities facility but whose death occurs elsewhere, shall within 10 days of the death of a recipient be mailed to the Department of Public Health which, for the primary purpose of monitoring patterns of abuse and neglect of recipients of services, shall make such notices available to the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and to the agency designated by the Governor under Section 1 of "An Act in relation to the protection and advocacy of the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, and amending Acts therein named", approved September 20, 1985. Such notice shall include the name of the recipient, the name and address of the facility at which the death occurred, the recipient's age, the nature of the recipient's condition, including any evidence of the previous injuries or disabilities, or relevant medical conditions or any other information which might be helpful in establishing the cause of death.
Written notice of the death of a recipient of services who was admitted by court order, and the cause thereof shall, in all cases, be mailed by the facility director to the court entering the original admission order, and if possible, to the same judge, and the time, place and alleged cause of such death shall be entered upon the docket. Such notice must be mailed within 10 days following the death of the recipient.
In the event of a sudden or mysterious death of any recipient of services at any public or private facility, a coroner's inquest shall be held as provided by law in other cases.
In cases where the deceased person was a recipient or client of any state facility, and the fees for holding an inquest cannot be collected out of his estate, such fees shall be paid by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 88-380.)

(410 ILCS 18/15)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 15. Authorizing agent. The priority of the person or persons who have the right to serve as the authorizing agent for cremation is in the same priority as provided for in Section 5 of the Disposition of Remains Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-561, eff. 1-1-06.)

(410 ILCS 18/35)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
Sec. 35. Cremation procedures.
(a) Human remains shall not be cremated within 24 hours after the time of death, as indicated on the Medical Examiner's/Coroner's Certificate of Death. In any death, the human remains shall not be cremated by the crematory authority until a cremation permit has been received from the coroner or medical examiner of the county in which the death occurred and the crematory authority has received a cremation authorization form, executed by an authorizing agent, in accordance with the provisions of Section 15 of this Act. In no instance, however, shall the lapse of time between the death and the cremation be less than 24 hours, unless (i) it is known the deceased has an infectious or dangerous disease and that the time requirement is waived in writing by the medical examiner or coroner where the death occurred or (ii) because of a religious requirement.
(b) Except as set forth in subsection (a) of this Section, a crematory authority shall have the right to schedule the actual cremation to be performed at its own convenience, at any time after the human remains have been delivered to the crematory authority, unless the crematory authority has received specific instructions to the contrary on the cremation authorization form.
(c) No crematory authority shall cremate human remains when it has actual knowledge that human remains contain a pacemaker or any other material or implant that may be potentially hazardous to the person performing the cremation.
(d) No crematory authority shall refuse to accept human remains for cremation because such human remains are not embalmed.
(e) Whenever a crematory authority is unable or unauthorized to cremate human remains immediately upon taking custody of the remains, the crematory authority shall place the human remains in a holding facility in accordance with the crematory authority's rules and regulations. The crematory authority must notify the authorizing agent of the reasons for delay in cremation if a properly authorized cremation is not performed within any time period expressly contemplated in the authorization.
(f) A crematory authority shall not accept a casket or alternative container from which there is any evidence of the leakage of body fluids.
(g) The casket or the alternative container shall be cremated with the human remains or destroyed, unless the crematory authority has notified the authorizing agent to the contrary on the cremation authorization form and obtained the written consent of the authorizing agent.
(h) The simultaneous cremation of the human remains of more than one person within the same cremation chamber, without the prior written consent of the authorizing agent, is prohibited except for common cremation pursuant to Section 11.4 of the Hospital Licensing Act. Nothing in this subsection, however, shall prevent the simultaneous cremation within the same cremation chamber of body parts delivered to the crematory authority from multiple sources, or the use of cremation equipment that contains more than one cremation chamber.
(i) No unauthorized person shall be permitted in the holding facility or cremation room while any human remains are being held there awaiting cremation, being cremated, or being removed from the cremation chamber.
(j) A crematory authority shall not remove any dental gold, body parts, organs, or any item of value prior to or subsequent to a cremation without previously having received specific written authorization from the authorizing agent and written instructions for the delivery of these items to the authorizing agent. Under no circumstances shall a crematory authority profit from making or assisting in any removal of valuables.
(k) Upon the completion of each cremation, and insofar as is practicable, all of the recoverable residue of the cremation process shall be removed from the cremation chamber.
(l) If all of the recovered cremated remains will not fit within the receptacle that has been selected, the remainder of the cremated remains shall be returned to the authorizing agent or the agent's designee in a separate container. The crematory authority shall not return to an authorizing agent or the agent's designee more or less cremated remains than were removed from the cremation chamber.
(m) A crematory authority shall not knowingly represent to an authorizing agent or the agent's designee that a temporary container or urn contains the cremated remains of a specific decedent when it does not.
(n) Cremated remains shall be shipped only by a method that has an internal tracing system available and that provides a receipt signed by the person accepting delivery.
(o) A crematory authority shall maintain an identification system that shall ensure that it shall be able to identify the human remains in its possession throughout all phases of the cremation process.
(Source: P.A. 96-338, eff. 1-1-10.)

(410 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 201)
Sec. 1. The Department of Public Health is authorized to establish and operate a toxicological laboratory service for the purpose of testing specimens submitted by coroners, physicians and law enforcement officers in their efforts to determine whether poisonous, biologically infectious or radioactive substances have been involved in deaths, accidents, or illness; providing technical assistance and advice on the safe handling of such specimens; and for the further purpose of testing samples of water, air, and other substances to determine the radioactive or chemical ingredients of pollutants or industrial wastes which are or may be emptied into, or found in the streams, waters and atmosphere of this State, and for similar purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-853.)

PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 505/) Autopsy Act.

(410 ILCS 505/0.01) (from Ch. 31, par. 40)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Autopsy Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)



(410 ILCS 505/1) (from Ch. 31, par. 41)
Sec. 1. a. "Physician" means any person authorized to practice medicine in all its branches in accordance with the Medical Practice Act of 1987, as amended, and wherever possible, such "Physician" shall be one having special training in pathology.
b. "Hospital" means any place authorized to operate under the "Hospital Licensing Act", approved July 1, 1953, as amended, and any hospital or similar care facility maintained by the State of Illinois or any department or agency thereof.
c. "Surviving relative" means the spouse, an adult child, the parent, or an adult brother or sister of the decedent.
d. "Written authorization" means any printed, typed or handwritten communication signed by the person granting the authorization.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)



(410 ILCS 505/2) (from Ch. 31, par. 42)
Sec. 2. Any physician may perform an autopsy upon the body of a decedent; provided,
a. he has a written authorization from the decedent (or from an agent of the decedent as authorized by the decedent under the Powers of Attorney for Health Care Law, as now or hereafter amended) to do so; or
b. a written authorization from a surviving relative who has the right to determine the method for disposing of the body or a next of kin or other person who has such right; or
c. a telegraphic or telephonic authorization from (i) a surviving relative who has the right to determine the method for disposing of the body or a next of kin or other person who has such right or (ii) an agent of the decedent as authorized by the decedent under the Powers of Attorney for Health Care Law, as now or hereafter amended; provided, the telegraphic or telephonic authorization is verified, in writing, by at least 2 persons who were present at the time and place the authorization was received;
d. where 2 or more persons have equal right to determine the method for disposing of the body, the authorization of only one such person shall be necessary, unless, before the autopsy is performed, any others having such equal right shall object in writing or, if not physically present in the community where the autopsy is to be performed, by telephonic or telegraphic communication to the physician by whom the autopsy is to be performed, in which event, the authorization shall be deemed insufficient.
In the case of a suspicious child death, the physician shall be a pathologist certified by the Department of Public Health's Advisory Board on Necropsy Services.
Authorization may be given to a physician or hospital administrator or his duly authorized representative, but only a physician shall perform the autopsy.
(Source: P.A. 86-736.)



(410 ILCS 505/3) (from Ch. 31, par. 43)
Sec. 3. The authorized personnel of a hospital or other qualified personnel selected by a physician may assist a physician performing an autopsy.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2996.)



(410 ILCS 505/4) (from Ch. 31, par. 44)
Sec. 4. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to a case of death without attendance by a physician, where the decedent was under treatment by a duly authorized practitioner of a recognized church or religious denomination which relies upon prayer or spiritual means alone for healing.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2996.)



(410 ILCS 505/5) (from Ch. 31, par. 45)
Sec. 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to contravene or supersede the provisions of "An Act to revise the law in relation to coroners", approved February 6, 1874, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2996.)
PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 510/) Cadaver Act.

(410 ILCS 510/0.01) (from Ch. 144, par. 1550)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Cadaver Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)



(410 ILCS 510/1) (from Ch. 144, par. 1551)
Sec. 1. Superintendents of penitentiaries, houses of correction and bridewells, hospitals, state charitable institutions and county homes, coroners, sheriffs, jailors, funeral directors and all other state, county, town and city officers, in whose custody is the body of any deceased person, required to be buried at public expense, shall, in the absence of disposition of such body, or any part thereof by will or other written instrument, give permission to any physician or surgeon licensed in Illinois, or to any medical college or school, or other institution of higher science education or school of mortuary science, public or private, of any city, town or county, upon his or their receipt in writing and request therefore, to receive and remove free of public charge or expense, after having given proper notice to relatives or guardians of the deceased, the bodies of such deceased persons about to be buried at public expense, to be by him or them used within the state, for advancement of medical, anatomical, biological or mortuary science. Preference shall be given to medical colleges or schools, public or private and such bodies to be distributed to and among the same, equitably, the number assigned to each, being in proportion to the students of each college or school: except, if any person claiming to be, and satisfying the proper authorities that he is of kindred of the deceased asks to have the body for burial, it shall, in the absence of other disposition of such body, or any part thereof by will, court order or other written instrument, be surrendered for interment. Any medical college or school, or other institution of higher science education or school of mortuary science, public and private, or any officers of the same, that receive the bodies of deceased persons for the purposes of scientific study, under the provisions of this Act, shall furnish the same to students of medicine, surgery and biological or mortuary sciences, who are under their instruction, at a price not exceeding the sum of $5 for each and every such deceased body so furnished.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1980.)



(410 ILCS 510/2) (from Ch. 144, par. 1552)
Sec. 2. Any physician or surgeon licensed in Illinois, or any medical college or school, or other institution of higher science education or school of mortuary science, public or private, before receiving any dead body under this Act, shall give to the proper authority a sufficient receipt and bond that the body shall be used only for the promotion of medical, anatomical, biological or mortuary science within this State. No dead human body may be received by a physician or surgeon, medical college or school, or other institution or school unless the body is accompanied by a Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body as provided by Section 21 of the Vital Records Act and the Rules and Regulations for the Transportation and Disposal of the Dead as promulgated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Whoever (1) uses a dead human body for any other purpose, or (2) removes a dead human body beyond the limits of this State, or (3) sells or buys any dead human body or traffics in dead human bodies; or (4) receives any dead human body that is not accompanied by a Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Every fine accruing from a conviction under this Section shall be paid into the common school fund of the county where the offense was committed.
(Source: P.A. 87-895.)



(410 ILCS 510/3) (from Ch. 144, par. 1553)
Sec. 3. Any officer refusing to deliver the remains or body of any deceased person when demanded in accordance with the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a petty offense; and for a third offense, or any offense thereafter, the person shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2709.)



(410 ILCS 510/4) (from Ch. 144, par. 1554)
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of preceptors, professors and teachers, and all officers of medical colleges or schools, public or private, who shall receive any dead body or bodies, in pursuance of the provisions of this act, decently to bury, in some public cemetery, or to cremate the same in a furnace properly constructed for that purpose, the remains of all bodies, after they shall have answered the purposes of study aforesaid, and for any neglect or violation of the provisions of this act, the party or parties so violating or neglecting, shall, be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2709.)


(410 ILCS 535/18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-18)
Sec. 18. (1) Each death which occurs in this State shall be registered by filing a death certificate with the local registrar of the district in which the death occurred or the body was found, within 7 days after such death (within 5 days if the death occurs prior to January 1, 1989) and prior to cremation or removal of the body from the State, except when death is subject to investigation by the coroner or medical examiner.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, if the place of

death is unknown, a death certificate shall be filed in the registration district in which a dead body is found, which shall be considered the place of death.
(b) When a death occurs on a moving conveyance, the
place where the body is first removed from the conveyance shall be considered the place of death and a death certificate shall be filed in the registration district in which such place is located.
(c) The funeral director who first assumes custody of
a dead body shall be responsible for filing a completed death certificate. He shall obtain the personal data from the next of kin or the best qualified person or source available; he shall enter on the certificate the name, relationship, and address of his informant; he shall enter the date, place, and method of final disposition; he shall affix his own signature and enter his address; and shall present the certificate to the person responsible for completing the medical certification of cause of death. The person responsible for completing the medical certification of cause of death must note the presence of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, clostridium difficile, or vancomycin-resistant enterococci if it is a contributing factor to or the cause of death. Additional multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) may be added to this list by the Department by rule.
(2) The medical certification shall be completed and signed within 48 hours after death by the physician in charge of the patient's care for the illness or condition which resulted in death, except when death is subject to the coroner's or medical examiner's investigation. In the absence of the physician or with his approval, the medical certificate may be completed and signed by his associate physician, the chief medical officer of the institution in which death occurred or by the physician who performed an autopsy upon the decedent.
(3) When a death occurs without medical attendance, or when it is otherwise subject to the coroner's or medical examiner's investigation, the coroner or medical examiner shall be responsible for the completion of a coroner's or medical examiner's certificate of death and shall sign the medical certification within 48 hours after death, except as provided by regulation in special problem cases. If the decedent was under the age of 18 years at the time of his or her death, and the death was due to injuries suffered as a result of a motor vehicle backing over a child, or if the death occurred due to the power window of a motor vehicle, the coroner or medical examiner must send a copy of the medical certification, with information documenting that the death was due to a vehicle backing over the child or that the death was caused by a power window of a vehicle, to the Department of Children and Family Services. The Department of Children and Family Services shall (i) collect this information for use by Child Death Review Teams and (ii) compile and maintain this information as part of its Annual Child Death Review Team Report to the General Assembly.
(3.5) The medical certification of cause of death shall expressly provide an opportunity for the person completing the certification to indicate that the death was caused in whole or in part by a dementia-related disease, Parkinson's Disease, or Parkinson-Dementia Complex.
(4) When the deceased was a veteran of any war of the United States, the funeral director shall prepare a "Certificate of Burial of U. S. War Veteran", as prescribed and furnished by the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, and submit such certificate to the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs monthly.
(5) When a death is presumed to have occurred in this State but the body cannot be located, a death certificate may be prepared by the State Registrar upon receipt of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction which includes the finding of facts required to complete the death certificate. Such death certificate shall be marked "Presumptive" and shall show on its face the date of the registration and shall identify the court and the date of the judgment.
(Source: P.A. 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-376, eff. 8-15-11.)
(410 ILCS 535/20) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-20)
Sec. 20. Fetal death; place of registration.
(1) Each fetal death which occurs in this State after a gestation period of 20 completed weeks (and when the mother elects in writing to arrange for the burial or cremation of the fetus under Section 11.4 of the Hospital Licensing Act) or more shall be registered with the local or subregistrar of the district in which the delivery occurred within 7 days after the delivery and before removal of the fetus from the State, except as provided by regulation in special problem cases.
(a) For the purposes of this Section, if the place of

fetal death is unknown, a fetal death certificate shall be filed in the registration district in which a dead fetus is found, which shall be considered the place of fetal death.
(b) When a fetal death occurs on a moving conveyance,
the city, village, township, or road district in which the fetus is first removed from the conveyance shall be considered the place of delivery and a fetal death certificate shall be filed in the registration district in which the place is located.
(c) The funeral director or person acting as such who
first assumes custody of a fetus shall file the certificate. The personal data shall be obtained from the best qualified person or source available. The name, relationship, and address of the informant shall be entered on the certificate. The date, place, and method of final disposition of the fetus shall be recorded over the personal signature and address of the funeral director responsible for the disposition. The certificate shall be presented to the person responsible for completing the medical certification of the cause of death.
(2) The medical certification shall be completed and signed within 24 hours after delivery by the physician in attendance at or after delivery, except when investigation is required under Division 3-3 of Article 3 of the Counties Code and except as provided by regulation in special problem cases.
(3) When a fetal death occurs without medical attendance upon the mother at or after the delivery, or when investigation is required under Division 3-3 of Article 3 of the Counties Code, the coroner shall be responsible for the completion of the fetal death certificate and shall sign the medical certification within 24 hours after the delivery or the finding of the fetus, except as provided by regulation in special problem cases.
(Source: P.A. 92-348, eff. 1-1-02.)


(410 ILCS 535/20.5)
Sec. 20.5. Certificate of stillbirth.
(a) The State Registrar shall prescribe and distribute a form for a certificate of stillbirth. The certificate shall be in the same format as a certificate of live birth prepared under Section 12 and shall be filed in the same manner as a certificate of live birth.
(b) After each fetal death that occurs in this State after a gestation period of at least 26 completed weeks, the person who files a fetal death certificate in connection with that death as required under Section 20 shall, only upon request by the woman who delivered the stillborn fetus, also prepare a certificate of stillbirth. The person shall prepare the certificate on the form prescribed and furnished by the State Registrar and in accordance with the rules adopted by the State Registrar.
(c) If the stillborn's parent or parents do not wish to provide a name for the stillborn, the person who prepares the certificate of stillbirth shall leave blank any references to the stillborn's name.
(d) When a stillbirth occurs in this State and the stillbirth has not been registered within one year after the delivery, a certificate marked "delayed" may be filed and registered in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Registrar. The certificate must show on its face the date of registration.
(e) In the case of a fetal death that occurred in this State after a gestation period of at least 26 completed weeks and before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, a parent of the stillborn child may request that the person who filed a fetal death certificate in connection with that death as required under Section 20 shall also prepare a certificate of stillbirth with respect to the fetus. If a parent of a stillborn makes such a request under this subsection (e), the person who filed a fetal death certificate shall prepare the certificate of stillbirth and file it with the designated registrar within 30 days after the request by the parent.
(Source: P.A. 93-578, eff. 8-21-03.)



(410 ILCS 535/21) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73-21)
Sec. 21. (1) The funeral director or person acting as such who first assumes custody of a dead body or fetus shall make a written report to the registrar of the district in which death occurred or in which the body or fetus was found within 24 hours after taking custody of the body or fetus on a form prescribed and furnished by the State Registrar and in accordance with the rules promulgated by the State Registrar. Except as specified in paragraph (2) of this Section, the written report shall serve as a permit to transport, bury or entomb the body or fetus within this State, provided that the funeral director or person acting as such shall certify that the physician in charge of the patient's care for the illness or condition which resulted in death has been contacted and has affirmatively stated that he will sign the medical certificate of death or the fetal death certificate. If a funeral director fails to file written reports under this Section in a timely manner, the local registrar may suspend the funeral director's privilege of filing written reports by mail. In a county with a population greater than 3,000,000, if a funeral director or person acting as such inters or entombs a dead body without having previously certified that the physician in charge of the patient's care for the illness or condition that resulted in death has been contacted and has affirmatively stated that he or she will sign the medical certificate of death, then that funeral director or person acting as such is responsible for payment of the specific costs incurred by the county medical examiner in disinterring and reinterring or reentombing the dead body.
(2) The written report as specified in paragraph (1) of this Section shall not serve as a permit to:
(a) Remove body or fetus from this State;
(b) Cremate the body or fetus; or
(c) Make disposal of any body or fetus in any manner

when death is subject to the coroner's or medical examiner's investigation.

(3) In accordance with the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Section the funeral director or person acting as such who first assumes custody of a dead body or fetus shall obtain a permit for disposition of such dead human body prior to final disposition or removal from the State of the body or fetus. Such permit shall be issued by the registrar of the district where death occurred or the body or fetus was found. No such permit shall be issued until a properly completed certificate of death has been filed with the registrar. The registrar shall insure the issuance of a permit for disposition within an expedited period of time to accommodate Sunday or holiday burials of decedents whose time of death and religious tenets or beliefs necessitate Sunday or holiday burials.
(4) A permit which accompanies a dead body or fetus brought into this State shall be authority for final disposition of the body or fetus in this State, except in municipalities where local ordinance requires the issuance of a local permit prior to disposition.
(5) A permit for disposition of a dead human body shall be required prior to disinterment of a dead body or fetus, and when the disinterred body is to be shipped by a common carrier. Such permit shall be issued to a licensed funeral director or person acting as such, upon proper application, by the local registrar of the district in which disinterment is to be made. In the case of disinterment, proper application shall include a statement providing the name and address of any surviving spouse of the deceased, or, if none, any surviving children of the deceased, or if no surviving spouse or children, a parent, brother, or sister of the deceased. The application shall indicate whether the applicant is one of these parties and, if so, whether the applicant is a surviving spouse or a surviving child. Prior to the issuance of a permit for disinterment, the local registrar shall, by certified mail, notify the surviving spouse, unless he or she is the applicant, or if there is no surviving spouse, all surviving children except for the applicant, of the application for the permit. The person or persons notified shall have 30 days from the mailing of the notice to object by obtaining an injunction enjoining the issuance of the permit. After the 30-day period has expired, the local registrar shall issue the permit unless he or she has been enjoined from doing so or there are other statutory grounds for refusal. The notice to the spouse or surviving children shall inform the person or persons being notified of the right to seek an injunction within 30 days. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (5), a court may order issuance of a permit for disinterment without notice or prior to the expiration of the 30-day period where the petition is made by an agency of any governmental unit and good cause is shown for disinterment without notice or for the early order. Nothing in this subsection (5) limits the authority of the City of Chicago to acquire property or otherwise exercise its powers under the O'Hare Modernization Act or requires that City, or any person acting on behalf of that City, to obtain a permit under this subsection (5) when exercising powers under the O'Hare Modernization Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-450, eff. 8-6-03.)


(625 ILCS 5/11-413) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-413)
Sec. 11-413. Coroners to report. All coroners shall on or before the 10th day of each month report in writing to the Administrator the death of any person within their respective jurisdiction, during the preceding calendar month, as the result of a traffic accident giving the time and place of the accident and the circumstances relating thereto.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)



(625 ILCS 5/11-414) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-414)
Sec. 11-414. Department to tabulate and analyze motor vehicle accident reports. The Department shall tabulate and may analyze all written motor vehicle accident reports received in compliance with this Code and shall publish annually or at more frequent intervals statistical information based thereon as to the number and circumstances of traffic accidents. The Department:
1. shall submit a report of school bus accidents and accidents resulting in personal injury to or the death of any person within 50 feet of a school bus while awaiting or preparing to board the bus or immediately after exiting the bus to the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee annually or as requested by the Committee;
2. shall compile, maintain, and make available to the public statistical information relating to traffic accidents involving medical transport vehicles;
3. may conduct special investigations of motor vehicle accidents and may solicit supplementary reports from drivers, owners, police departments, sheriffs, coroners, or any other individual. Failure of any individual to submit a supplementary report subjects such individual to the same penalties for failure to report as designated under Section 11-406.
(Source: P.A. 83-831.)
(625 ILCS 5/11-501.7) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-501.7)
Sec. 11-501.7. (a) As a condition of probation or discharge of a person convicted of a violation of Section 11-501 of this Code, who was less than 21 years of age at the time of the offense, or a person adjudicated delinquent pursuant to the Juvenile Court Act, for violation of Section 11-501 of this Code, the Court may order the offender to participate in the Youthful Intoxicated Drivers' Visitation Program. The Program shall consist of a supervised visitation as provided by this Section by the person to at least one of the following, to the extent that personnel and facilities are available:
(1) A State or private rehabilitation facility that

cares for victims of motor vehicle accidents involving persons under the influence of alcohol.
(2) A facility which cares for advanced alcoholics to
observe persons in the terminal stages of alcoholism, under the supervision of appropriately licensed medical personnel.
(3) If approved by the coroner of the county where
the person resides, the county coroner's office or the county morgue to observe appropriate victims of motor vehicle accidents involving persons under the influence of alcohol, under the supervision of the coroner or deputy coroner.
(b) The Program shall be operated by the appropriate probation authorities of the courts of the various circuits. The youthful offender ordered to participate in the Program shall bear all costs associated with participation in the Program. A parent or guardian of the offender may assume the obligation of the offender to pay the costs of the Program. The court may waive the requirement that the offender pay the costs of participation in the Program upon a finding of indigency.
(c) As used in this Section, "appropriate victims" means victims whose condition is determined by the visit supervisor to demonstrate the results of motor vehicle accidents involving persons under the influence of alcohol without being excessively gruesome or traumatic to the observer.
(d) Any visitation shall include, before any observation of victims or disabled persons, a comprehensive counseling session with the visitation supervisor at which the supervisor shall explain and discuss the experiences which may be encountered during the visitation in order to ascertain whether the visitation is appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 86-1242.)

(625 ILCS 5/12-215) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12-215)
Sec. 12-215. Oscillating, rotating or flashing lights on motor vehicles. Except as otherwise provided in this Code:
(a) The use of red or white oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:
1. Law enforcement vehicles of State, Federal or

local authorities;
2. A vehicle operated by a police officer or county
coroner and designated or authorized by local authorities, in writing, as a law enforcement vehicle; however, such designation or authorization must be carried in the vehicle;
2.1. A vehicle operated by a fire chief who has
completed an emergency vehicle operation training course approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and designated or authorized by local authorities, in writing, as a fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department vehicle; however, the designation or authorization must be carried in the vehicle, and the lights may be visible or activated only when responding to a bona fide emergency;
3. Vehicles of local fire departments and State or
federal firefighting vehicles;
4. Vehicles which are designed and used exclusively
as ambulances or rescue vehicles; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except when responding to an emergency call for and while actually conveying the sick or injured;
5. Tow trucks licensed in a state that requires such
lights; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted on any such tow truck while the tow truck is operating in the State of Illinois;
6. Vehicles of the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency, vehicles of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, vehicles of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and vehicles of the Department of Nuclear Safety;
7. Vehicles operated by a local or county emergency
management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act;
8. School buses operating alternately flashing head
lamps as permitted under Section 12-805 of this Code;
9. Vehicles that are equipped and used exclusively as
organ transplant vehicles when used in combination with blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights; furthermore, these lights shall be lighted only when the transportation is declared an emergency by a member of the transplant team or a representative of the organ procurement organization; and
10. Vehicles of the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources that are used for mine rescue and explosives emergency response.
(b) The use of amber oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:
1. Second division vehicles designed and used for
towing or hoisting vehicles; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except as required in this paragraph 1; such lights shall be lighted when such vehicles are actually being used at the scene of an accident or disablement; if the towing vehicle is equipped with a flat bed that supports all wheels of the vehicle being transported, the lights shall not be lighted while the vehicle is engaged in towing on a highway; if the towing vehicle is not equipped with a flat bed that supports all wheels of a vehicle being transported, the lights shall be lighted while the towing vehicle is engaged in towing on a highway during all times when the use of headlights is required under Section 12-201 of this Code;
2. Motor vehicles or equipment of the State of
Illinois, local authorities and contractors; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except while such vehicles are engaged in maintenance or construction operations within the limits of construction projects;
3. Vehicles or equipment used by engineering or
survey crews; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except while such vehicles are actually engaged in work on a highway;
4. Vehicles of public utilities, municipalities, or
other construction, maintenance or automotive service vehicles except that such lights shall be lighted only as a means for indicating the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing while such vehicles are engaged in maintenance, service or construction on a highway;
5. Oversized vehicle or load; however, such lights
shall only be lighted when moving under permit issued by the Department under Section 15-301 of this Code;
6. The front and rear of motorized equipment owned
and operated by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof, which is designed and used for removal of snow and ice from highways;
(6.1) The front and rear of motorized equipment or
vehicles that (i) are not owned by the State of Illinois or any political subdivision of the State, (ii) are designed and used for removal of snow and ice from highways and parking lots, and (iii) are equipped with a snow plow that is 12 feet in width; these lights may not be lighted except when the motorized equipment or vehicle is actually being used for those purposes on behalf of a unit of government;
7. Fleet safety vehicles registered in another state,
furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except as provided for in Section 12-212 of this Code;
8. Such other vehicles as may be authorized by local
authorities;
9. Law enforcement vehicles of State or local
authorities when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights;
9.5. Propane delivery trucks;
10. Vehicles used for collecting or delivering mail
for the United States Postal Service provided that such lights shall not be lighted except when such vehicles are actually being used for such purposes;
10.5. Vehicles of the Office of the Illinois State
Fire Marshal, provided that such lights shall not be lighted except for when such vehicles are engaged in work for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal;
11. Any vehicle displaying a slow-moving vehicle
emblem as provided in Section 12-205.1;
12. All trucks equipped with self-compactors or
roll-off hoists and roll-on containers for garbage or refuse hauling. Such lights shall not be lighted except when such vehicles are actually being used for such purposes;
13. Vehicles used by a security company, alarm
responder, or control agency;
14. Security vehicles of the Department of Human
Services; however, the lights shall not be lighted except when being used for security related purposes under the direction of the superintendent of the facility where the vehicle is located; and
15. Vehicles of union representatives, except that
the lights shall be lighted only while the vehicle is within the limits of a construction project.
(c) The use of blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except on:
1. Rescue squad vehicles not owned by a fire
department and vehicles owned or operated by a:
voluntary firefighter;
paid firefighter;
part-paid firefighter;
call firefighter;
member of the board of trustees of a fire
protection district;
paid or unpaid member of a rescue squad;
paid or unpaid member of a voluntary ambulance
unit; or
paid or unpaid members of a local or county
emergency management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, designated or authorized by local authorities, in writing, and carrying that designation or authorization in the vehicle.
However, such lights are not to be lighted except
when responding to a bona fide emergency or when parked or stationary at the scene of a fire, rescue call, ambulance call, or motor vehicle accident.
Any person using these lights in accordance with this
subdivision (c)1 must carry on his or her person an identification card or letter identifying the bona fide member of a fire department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency that owns or operates that vehicle. The card or letter must include:
(A) the name of the fire department, fire
protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;
(B) the member's position within the fire
department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency;
(C) the member's term of service; and
(D) the name of a person within the fire
department, fire protection district, rescue squad, ambulance unit, or emergency management services agency to contact to verify the information provided.
2. Police department vehicles in cities having a
population of 500,000 or more inhabitants.
3. Law enforcement vehicles of State or local
authorities when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights.
4. Vehicles of local fire departments and State or
federal firefighting vehicles when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights.
5. Vehicles which are designed and used exclusively
as ambulances or rescue vehicles when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating or flashing lights; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted except when responding to an emergency call.
6. Vehicles that are equipped and used exclusively as
organ transport vehicles when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights; furthermore, these lights shall only be lighted when the transportation is declared an emergency by a member of the transplant team or a representative of the organ procurement organization.
7. Vehicles of the Illinois Emergency Management
Agency, vehicles of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal, vehicles of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and vehicles of the Department of Nuclear Safety, when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights.
8. Vehicles operated by a local or county emergency
management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights.
9. Vehicles of the Illinois Department of Natural
Resources that are used for mine rescue and explosives emergency response, when used in combination with red oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights.
(c-1) In addition to the blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights permitted under subsection (c), and notwithstanding subsection (a), a vehicle operated by a voluntary firefighter, a voluntary member of a rescue squad, or a member of a voluntary ambulance unit may be equipped with flashing white headlights and blue grill lights, which may be used only in responding to an emergency call or when parked or stationary at the scene of a fire, rescue call, ambulance call, or motor vehicle accident.
(c-2) In addition to the blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights permitted under subsection (c), and notwithstanding subsection (a), a vehicle operated by a paid or unpaid member of a local or county emergency management services agency as defined in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, may be equipped with white oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights to be used in combination with blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights, if authorization by local authorities is in writing and carried in the vehicle.
(d) The use of a combination of amber and white oscillating, rotating or flashing lights, whether lighted or unlighted, is prohibited except motor vehicles or equipment of the State of Illinois, local authorities, contractors, and union representatives may be so equipped; furthermore, such lights shall not be lighted on vehicles of the State of Illinois, local authorities, and contractors except while such vehicles are engaged in highway maintenance or construction operations within the limits of highway construction projects, and shall not be lighted on the vehicles of union representatives except when those vehicles are within the limits of a construction project.
(e) All oscillating, rotating or flashing lights referred to in this Section shall be of sufficient intensity, when illuminated, to be visible at 500 feet in normal sunlight.
(f) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a manufacturer of oscillating, rotating or flashing lights or his representative from temporarily mounting such lights on a vehicle for demonstration purposes only.
(g) Any person violating the provisions of subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this Section who without lawful authority stops or detains or attempts to stop or detain another person shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(h) Except as provided in subsection (g) above, any person violating the provisions of subsections (a) or (c) of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 96-214, eff. 8-10-09; 96-1190, eff. 7-22-10; 97-39, eff. 1-1-12; 97-149, eff. 7-14-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)


(625 ILCS 45/6-1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 316-1)
Sec. 6-1. Collisions, accidents, and casualties; reports.
A. The operator of a vessel involved in a collision, accident, or other casualty, so far as he can without serious danger to his own vessel, crew, passengers and guests, if any, shall render to other persons affected by the collision, accident, or other casualty assistance as may be practicable and as may be necessary in order to save them from or minimize any danger caused by the collision, accident, or other casualty, and also shall give his name, address, and identification of his vessel to any person injured and to the owner of any property damaged in the collision, accident, or other casualty.
If the collision, accident, or other casualty has resulted in the death of or personal injury to any person, failure to comply with this subsection A is a Class A misdemeanor.
A-1. Any person who has failed to stop or to comply with the requirements of subsection A must, as soon as possible but in no case later than one hour after the collision, accident, or other casualty, or, if hospitalized and incapacitated from reporting at any time during that period, as soon as possible but in no case later than one hour after being discharged from the hospital, report the date, place, and approximate time of the collision, accident, or other casualty, the watercraft operator's name and address, the identification number of the watercraft, if any, and the names of all other occupants of the watercraft, at a police station or sheriff's office near the location where the collision, accident, or other casualty occurred. A report made as required under this subsection A-1 may not be used, directly or indirectly, as a basis for the prosecution of any violation of subsection A.
As used in this Section, personal injury means any injury requiring treatment beyond first aid.
Any person failing to comply with this subsection A-1 is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the collision, accident, or other casualty does not result in the death of any person. Any person failing to comply with this subsection A-1 when the collision, accident, or other casualty results in the death of any person is guilty of a Class 2 felony, for which the person, if sentenced to a term of imprisonment, shall be sentenced to a term of not less than 3 years and not more than 14 years.
B. In the case of collision, accident, or other casualty involving a vessel, the operator, if the collision, accident, or other casualty results in death or injury to a person or damage to property in excess of $2000, or there is a complete loss of the vessel, shall file with the Department a full description of the collision, accident, or other casualty, including information as the Department may by regulation require. Reports of the accidents must be filed with the Department on a Department Accident Report form within 5 days.
C. Reports of accidents resulting in personal injury, where a person sustains an injury requiring medical attention beyond first aid, must be filed with the Department on a Department Accident Report form within 5 days. Accidents that result in loss of life shall be reported to the Department on a Department form within 48 hours.
D. All required accident reports and supplemental reports are without prejudice to the individual reporting, and are for the confidential use of the Department, except that the Department may disclose the identity of a person involved in an accident when the identity is not otherwise known or when the person denies his presence at the accident. No report to the Department may be used as evidence in any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident, except that the Department must furnish upon demand of any person who has or claims to have made a report or upon demand of any court a certificate showing that a specified accident report has or has not been made to the Department solely to prove a compliance or a failure to comply with the requirements that a report be made to the Department.
E. (1) Every coroner or medical examiner shall on or

before the 10th day of each month report in writing to the Department the circumstances surrounding the death of any person that has occurred as the result of a boating accident within the examiner's jurisdiction during the preceding calendar month.
(2) Within 6 hours after a death resulting from a
boating accident, but in any case not more than 12 hours after the occurrence of the boating accident, a blood specimen of at least 10 cc shall be withdrawn from the body of the decedent by the coroner or medical examiner or by a qualified person at the direction of the physician. All morticians shall obtain a release from the coroner or medical examiner prior to proceeding with embalming any body coming under the scope of this Section. The blood so drawn shall be forwarded to a laboratory approved by the Department of State Police for analysis of the alcoholic content of the blood specimen. The coroner or medical examiner causing the blood to be withdrawn shall be notified of the results of each analysis made and shall forward the results of each analysis to the Department. The Department shall keep a record of all examinations to be used for statistical purposes only. The cumulative results of the examinations, without identifying the individuals involved, shall be disseminated and made public by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 93-782, eff. 1-1-05; 94-214, eff. 1-1-06.)


(705 ILCS 205/10) (from Ch. 13, par. 10)
Sec. 10. No coroner, sheriff or deputy sheriff shall be permitted to practice as an attorney or counselor at law in the county in which he is commissioned or appointed, nor shall any clerk or deputy clerk of a court be permitted to practice as an attorney or counselor at law in the court in which he is such clerk or deputy clerk, and no person shall be permitted or suffered to enter his name on the roll or record, to be kept as aforesaid, by the clerk of the Supreme Court, or do any official act appertaining to the office of an attorney or counselor at law, until he has taken the oath hereinbefore required; and the person administering such oath shall certify the same on the license, which certificate shall be a sufficient voucher to the clerk of the Supreme Court to enter or insert, or permit to be entered or inserted, on the roll of attorneys or counselors at law, the name of the person of whom such certificate is made.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3675.)

(705 ILCS 305/20) (from Ch. 78, par. 20)
Sec. 20. (a) It shall be the duty of the clerk of the court at the commencement of each week at which any cause is to be tried by a jury to write the name of each petit juror summoned and retained for that week on a separate ticket, and put the whole into a box or other place for safekeeping; and as often as it shall be necessary to impanel a jury, the clerk, sheriff or coroner shall, in the presence of the court, draw by chance 12 names (or 14 where alternate jurors are required) out of such box or other place, which shall designate the persons to be sworn on the jury, and in the same manner for the second jury, in their turn, as the court may order and direct. The attorney for any party litigant in any cause assigned to jury trial shall have the right to be present in person at the time and place when the random selection of jurors for trial of said cause is drawn by lot to be assigned to the trial judge for voir dire examination; a party litigant whose attorney is present at the selection process waives any objection to the selection procedure unless the same is asserted prior to the time any prospective juror is called for voir dire examination.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), names of jurors may be randomly drawn by computer.
(Source: P.A. 86-1053.)

(705 ILCS 310/8) (from Ch. 78, par. 31)
Sec. 8. In such manner as may be prescribed by rules to be adopted by majority vote of the said judges, the jury administrator or the jury commissioners shall also:
(a) From time to time prepare a secondary list to be known as the active jury list, containing such number of names taken from the general jury list as shall be appointed by the said rules, and in addition thereto, such other lists, to be known as period jury lists, as the said rules may require. Such period jury lists, if provided for, shall contain the names of prospective jurors who shall have indicated, either before or after being summoned for jury duty, at what time of the year they could most conveniently serve. The active jury list and, except as to the names of persons certified back by the clerk of the court as provided in Section 10 of this act, the period jury lists, shall be prepared by selecting every twentieth name, or other whole number rate necessary to obtain the number required, or, in counties having a population greater than 1,000,000, in a manner prescribed by the judge in charge of jury selection, from the general jury list;
(b) Make the active jury list and, except as to the names of persons certified back by the clerk of the court as provided in Section 10 of this Act, the period jury lists, available for the clerks of the circuit court to draw therefrom by lot, as hereinafter required, providing for the purpose such devices or mechanisms as the said rules shall prescribe;
(c) See that at least 2 jury commissioners, one jury commissioner and a judge of the circuit court of the county, or a jury administrator shall be present at any such drawing, along with the clerk of the said jury commissioners, if there be one, except that if the names are to be drawn by computer no jury commissioner need be present at any drawing by computer;
(d) Provide for the manner of selection of jurors to be provided to coroners pursuant to Section 10 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to coroners", approved July 1, 1874, as amended; provided that such manner of selection shall be, to the extent practicable, similar to the manner in which petit and grand jurors are selected; and
(e) Perform such other duties in relation to the selection of electors for jury service and their appearance for such service as are prescribed by this act or may be prescribed by the said rules or procedures established by the chief judge of the circuit.
(Source: P.A. 90-482, eff. 1-1-98.)

(725 ILCS 5/107-15)
Sec. 107-15. Fresh pursuit. When the fact that a felony has been committed comes to the knowledge of a sheriff or coroner, fresh pursuit shall be forthwith made after every person guilty of the felony, by the sheriff, coroner, and all other persons who is by any one of them commanded or summoned for that purpose; every such officer who does not do his or her duty in the premises is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

(725 ILCS 5/107-16)
Sec. 107-16. Apprehension of offender. It is the duty of every sheriff, coroner, and every marshal, policeman, or other officer of an incorporated city, town, or village, having the power of a sheriff, when a criminal offense or breach of the peace is committed or attempted in his or her presence, forthwith to apprehend the offender and bring him or her before a judge, to be dealt with according to law; to suppress all riots and unlawful assemblies, and to keep the peace, and without delay to serve and execute all warrants and other process to him or her lawfully directed.
(Source: P.A. 89-234, eff. 1-1-96.)

(725 ILCS 5/115-5.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 115-5.1)
Sec. 115-5.1. In any civil or criminal action the records of the coroner's medical or laboratory examiner summarizing and detailing the performance of his or her official duties in performing medical examinations upon deceased persons or autopsies, or both, and kept in the ordinary course of business of the coroner's office, duly certified by the county coroner or chief supervisory coroner's pathologist or medical examiner, shall be received as competent evidence in any court of this State, to the extent permitted by this Section. These reports, specifically including but not limited to the pathologist's protocol, autopsy reports and toxicological reports, shall be public documents and thereby may be admissible as prima facie evidence of the facts, findings, opinions, diagnoses and conditions stated therein.
A duly certified coroner's protocol or autopsy report, or both, complying with the requirements of this Section may be duly admitted into evidence as an exception to the hearsay rule as prima facie proof of the cause of death of the person to whom it relates. The records referred to in this Section shall be limited to the records of the results of post-mortem examinations of the findings of autopsy and toxicological laboratory examinations.
Persons who prepare reports or records offered in evidence hereunder may be subpoenaed as witnesses in civil or criminal cases upon the request of either party to the cause. However, if such person is dead, the county coroner or a duly authorized official of the coroner's office may testify to the fact that the examining pathologist, toxicologist or other medical or laboratory examiner is deceased and that the offered report or record was prepared by such deceased person. The witness must further attest that the medical report or record was prepared in the ordinary and usual course of the deceased person's duty or employment in conformity with the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

(725 ILCS 5/115-17)
Sec. 115-17. Clerk; issuance of subpoenas. It is the duty of the clerk of the court to issue subpoenas, either on the part of the people or of the accused, directed to the sheriff or coroner of any county of this State. An attorney admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, as an officer of the court, may also issue subpoenas in a pending action. A witness who is duly subpoenaed who neglects or refuses to attend any court, under the requisitions of the subpoena, shall be proceeded against and punished for contempt of the court. Attachments against witnesses who live in a different county from that where the subpoena is returnable may be served in the same manner as warrants are directed to be served out of the county from which they issue.
(Source: P.A. 96-485, eff. 1-1-10.)

(730 ILCS 5/3-9-6) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-9-6)
Sec. 3-9-6. Unauthorized Absence. Whenever a person committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice absconds or absents himself or herself without authority to do so, from any facility or program to which he or she is assigned, he or she may be held in custody for return to the proper correctional official by the authorities or whomsoever directed, when an order is certified by the Director of Juvenile Justice or a person duly designated by the Director, with the seal of the Department of Juvenile Justice attached. The person so designated by the Director of Juvenile Justice with such seal attached may be one or more persons and the appointment shall be made as a ministerial one with no recordation or notice necessary as to the designated appointees. The order shall be directed to all sheriffs, coroners, police officers, keepers or custodians of jails or other detention facilities whether in or out of the State of Illinois, or to any particular person named in the order.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)
(730 ILCS 5/3-13-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1003-13-4)
Sec. 3-13-4. Rules and Sanctions.)
(a) The Department shall establish rules governing release status and shall provide written copies of such rules to both the committed person on work or day release and to the employer or other person responsible for the individual. Such employer or other responsible person shall agree to abide by such rules, notify the Department of any violation thereof by the individual on release status, and notify the Department of the discharge of the person from work or other programs.
(b) If a committed person violates any rule, the Department may impose sanctions appropriate to the violation. The Department shall provide sanctions for unauthorized absences which shall include prosecution for escape under Section 3-6-4.
(c) An order certified by the Director, Assistant Director, or the Supervisor of the Apprehension Unit, or a person duly designated by him or her, with the seal of the Department of Corrections attached and directed to all sheriffs, coroners, police officers, or to any particular persons named in the order shall be sufficient warrant for the officer or person named therein to arrest and deliver the violator to the proper correctional official. Such order shall be executed the same as criminal processes.
In the event that a work-releasee is arrested for another crime, the sheriff or police officer shall hold the releasee in custody until he notifies the nearest Office of Field Services or any of the above-named persons designated in this Section to certify the particular process or warrant.
(d) Not less than 15 days prior to any person being placed in a work release facility, the Department of Corrections shall provide to the State's Attorney and Sheriff of the county in which the work release center is located, relevant identifying information concerning the person to be placed in the work release facility. Such information shall include, but not be limited to, such identifying information as name, age, physical description, photograph, the offense, and the sentence for which the person is serving time in the Department of Corrections, and like information. The Department of Corrections shall, in addition, give written notice not less than 15 days prior to the placement to the State's Attorney of the county from which the offender was originally sentenced.
(Source: P.A. 97-1083, eff. 8-24-12.)


(730 ILCS 125/8) (from Ch. 75, par. 108)
Sec. 8. The Sheriff may be imprisoned in the jail of his county, and for the time he is so imprisoned, the coroner shall be warden of the jail, and perform all the duties of the sheriff in regard thereto, and shall, by himself and his sureties, be answerable for the faithful discharge of his duties as such warden.
(Source: P.A. 83-1073.)
(735 ILCS 5/2-202) (from Ch. 110, par. 2-202)
Sec. 2-202. Persons authorized to serve process; Place of service; Failure to make return.
(a) Process shall be served by a sheriff, or if the sheriff is disqualified, by a coroner of some county of the State. A sheriff of a county with a population of less than 2,000,000 may employ civilian personnel to serve process. In counties with a population of less than 2,000,000, process may be served, without special appointment, by a person who is licensed or registered as a private detective under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004 or by a registered employee of a private detective agency certified under that Act as defined in Section (a-5). A private detective or licensed employee must supply the sheriff of any county in which he serves process with a copy of his license or certificate; however, the failure of a person to supply the copy shall not in any way impair the validity of process served by the person. The court may, in its discretion upon motion, order service to be made by a private person over 18 years of age and not a party to the action. It is not necessary that service be made by a sheriff or coroner of the county in which service is made. If served or sought to be served by a sheriff or coroner, he or she shall endorse his or her return thereon, and if by a private person the return shall be by affidavit.
(a-5) Upon motion and in its discretion, the court may appoint as a special process server a private detective agency certified under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. Under the appointment, any employee of the private detective agency who is registered under that Act may serve the process. The motion and the order of appointment must contain the number of the certificate issued to the private detective agency by the Department of Professional Regulation under the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004. A private detective or private detective agency shall send, one time only, a copy of his, her, or its individual private detective license or private detective agency certificate to the county sheriff in each county in which the detective or detective agency or his, her, or its employees serve process, regardless of size of the population of the county. As long as the license or certificate is valid and meets the requirements of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, a new copy of the current license or certificate need not be sent to the sheriff. A private detective agency shall maintain a list of its registered employees. Registered employees shall consist of:
(1) an employee who works for the agency holding a

valid Permanent Employee Registration Card;
(2) a person who has applied for a Permanent Employee
Registration Card, has had his or her fingerprints processed and cleared by the Department of State Police and the FBI, and as to whom the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation website shows that the person's application for a Permanent Employee Registration Card is pending;
(3) a person employed by a private detective agency
who is exempt from a Permanent Employee Registration Card requirement because the person is a current peace officer; and
(4) a private detective who works for a private
detective agency as an employee.
A detective agency shall maintain this list and forward it to any sheriff's department that requests this list within 5 business days after the receipt of the request.
(b) Summons may be served upon the defendants wherever they may be found in the State, by any person authorized to serve process. An officer may serve summons in his or her official capacity outside his or her county, but fees for mileage outside the county of the officer cannot be taxed as costs. The person serving the process in a foreign county may make return by mail.
(c) If any sheriff, coroner, or other person to whom any process is delivered, neglects or refuses to make return of the same, the plaintiff may petition the court to enter a rule requiring the sheriff, coroner, or other person, to make return of the process on a day to be fixed by the court, or to show cause on that day why that person should not be attached for contempt of the court. The plaintiff shall then cause a written notice of the rule to be served on the sheriff, coroner, or other person. If good and sufficient cause be not shown to excuse the officer or other person, the court shall adjudge him or her guilty of a contempt, and shall impose punishment as in other cases of contempt.
(d) If process is served by a sheriff or coroner, the court may tax the fee of the sheriff or coroner as costs in the proceeding. If process is served by a private person or entity, the court may establish a fee therefore and tax such fee as costs in the proceedings.
(e) In addition to the powers stated in Section 8.1a of the Housing Authorities Act, in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, members of a housing authority police force may serve process for forcible entry and detainer actions commenced by that housing authority and may execute orders of possession for that housing authority.
(f) In counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more, process may be served, with special appointment by the court, by a private process server or a law enforcement agency other than the county sheriff in proceedings instituted under the Forcible Entry and Detainer Article of this Code as a result of a lessor or lessor's assignee declaring a lease void pursuant to Section 11 of the Controlled Substance and Cannabis Nuisance Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1451, eff. 8-20-10; 97-427, eff. 1-1-12.)

(735 ILCS 5/4-110) (from Ch. 110, par. 4-110)
Sec. 4-110. Order for attachment. The order for attachment required in the preceding section shall be directed to the sheriff (and, for purpose only of service of summons, to any person authorized to serve summons), or in case the sheriff is interested, or otherwise disqualified or prevented from acting, to the coroner of the county in which the action is commenced, and shall be made returnable on a return day designated by the plaintiff, which day shall not be less than 10 days or more than 60 days after its date. Such order shall order the officer to attach so much of the estate, real or personal, of the defendant, to be found in the county, as shall be of value sufficient to satisfy the debt and costs, according to the affidavit, but in case any specific property of the defendant, found in the county, shall be described in the order, then the officer shall attach the described property only, and no other property. Such estate or property shall be so attached in the possession of the officer to secure, or so to provide, that the same may be liable to further proceedings thereupon, according to law. The order shall also direct that the officer summon the defendant to appear and answer the complaint of the plaintiff in court at a specified time or, at defendant's option, to appear at any time prior thereto and move the court to set a hearing on the order for the attachment or affidavit; and that the officer also summon any specified garnishees, to be and appear in court at a specified time to answer to what may be held by them for the defendant.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)
(735 ILCS 5/8-2201) (from Ch. 110, par. 8-2201)
Sec. 8-2201. Admissibility of coroner's records. In actions or proceedings for the recovery of damages arising from or growing out of injuries caused by the negligence of any person, firm or corporation resulting in the death of any person or for the collection of a policy of insurance, neither the coroner's verdict returned upon the inquisition, nor a copy thereof, shall be admissible as evidence to prove or establish any of the facts in controversy in such action or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)


(735 ILCS 5/10-110) (from Ch. 110, par. 10-110)
Sec. 10-110. Service of order. The habeas corpus order may be served by the sheriff, coroner or any person appointed for that purpose by the court which entered the order; if served by a person not an officer, he or she shall have the same power, and be liable to the same penalty for non-performance of his or her duty, as though he or she were sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)

(735 ILCS 5/11-106) (from Ch. 110, par. 11-106)
Sec. 11-106. Injunctive relief on Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. When an application is made on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or on a day when courts are not in session for injunctive relief and there is filed with the complaint an affidavit of the plaintiff, or his, her or their agent or attorney, stating that the benefits of injunctive relief will be lost or endangered, or irremediable damage occasioned unless such injunctive relief is immediately granted, and stating the bases for such alleged consequence,, and if it appears to the court from such affidavit that the benefits of injunctive relief will be lost or endangered, or irremediable damage occasioned unless such injunctive relief is immediately granted, and if the plaintiff otherwise is entitled to such relief under the law, the court may grant injunctive relief on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or on a day when courts are not in session; and it shall be lawful for the clerk to certify, and for the sheriff or coroner to serve such order for injunctive relief on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or on a day when courts are not in session as on any other day, and all affidavits and bonds made and proceedings had in such case shall have the same force and effect as if made or had on any other day.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

(735 ILCS 5/12-201) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-201)
Sec. 12-201. Procedure. (a) Whenever a judgment or order of attachment, entered by any court, shall be levied by any sheriff or coroner upon any personal property, and such property is claimed by any person other than the judgment debtor or defendant in such attachment, or is claimed by the judgment debtor or defendant in attachment as exempt from levy or attachment by virtue of the exemption laws of the State, by giving to the sheriff or coroner notice, in writing, of his or her claim, and intention to prosecute the same, it shall be the duty of such sheriff or coroner to notify the circuit court of such claim.
(b) The court shall thereupon cause the proceeding to be entered of record, and the claimant shall be made plaintiff in the proceeding, and the judgment creditor or plaintiff in attachment shall be made defendant in such proceeding.
(c) The clerk of the circuit court shall thereupon issue a notice, directed to the judgment creditor or plaintiff in attachment, notifying him or her of such claim, and of the time and place of trial, which time shall be not more than 10 days nor less than 5 days from the date of such notice.
(d) Such notice shall be served in the same manner as provided for the service of summons in other civil cases, at least 5 days before the day of trial; and if such notice is served less than 5 days before the day of trial, the trial shall, on demand of either party, be continued for a period not exceeding 10 days.
(e) In case return is made on such notice that the judgment creditor or plaintiff in attachment cannot be found, the proceeding shall be continued for a period not exceeding 90 days, and the judgment creditor or plaintiff in attachment shall be notified of such proceeding by publication as in other civil cases.
(f) If the judgment creditor or plaintiff in attachment, or his or her attorney, shall at least 5 days before the day of trial, file with the clerk of the circuit court his or her appearance in such proceeding, then it shall not be necessary to notify such person as above provided.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

(735 ILCS 5/12-204) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-204)
Sec. 12-204. Trial and judgment. The court or the jury shall determine the rights of the parties and the court shall enter judgment accordingly, and the court shall direct the sheriff or coroner as to the disposition of the property in the possession of the sheriff or coroner. In case the property appears to belong to the claimant, when the claimant is any person other than the judgment debtor or the defendant in the attachment, or in case the property is found to be exempt from enforcement of a judgment thereon or attachment, when the claimant is the judgment debtor or the defendant in the attachment, judgment shall be entered against the judgment creditor or plaintiff in the attachment for the costs, and the property levied on shall be released, and in case it further appears that such claimant is entitled to the immediate possession of such property, the court shall order that such property be delivered to such claimant. If it appears that the property does not belong to the claimant, or is not exempt from the enforcement of a judgment thereon or attachment, as the case may be, judgment shall be entered against the claimant for costs, and an order shall be entered that the sheriff or coroner proceed to sell the property levied on. The judgment in such cases shall be a complete indemnity to the sheriff or coroner in selling or restoring any such property, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

(735 ILCS 5/12-205) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-205)
Sec. 12-205. Costs. If the judgment is entered in favor of the claimant as to part of the property, and in favor of another party as to part, then the court shall in its discretion apportion the costs; and the sheriff, coroner and clerk of the court shall be entitled to the same fees as are allowed by law for similar services.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

(740 ILCS 110/10) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 810)
Sec. 10. (a) Except as provided herein, in any civil, criminal, administrative, or legislative proceeding, or in any proceeding preliminary thereto, a recipient, and a therapist on behalf and in the interest of a recipient, has the privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent the disclosure of the recipient's record or communications.
(1) Records and communications may be disclosed in a

civil, criminal or administrative proceeding in which the recipient introduces his mental condition or any aspect of his services received for such condition as an element of his claim or defense, if and only to the extent the court in which the proceedings have been brought, or, in the case of an administrative proceeding, the court to which an appeal or other action for review of an administrative determination may be taken, finds, after in camera examination of testimony or other evidence, that it is relevant, probative, not unduly prejudicial or inflammatory, and otherwise clearly admissible; that other satisfactory evidence is demonstrably unsatisfactory as evidence of the facts sought to be established by such evidence; and that disclosure is more important to the interests of substantial justice than protection from injury to the therapist-recipient relationship or to the recipient or other whom disclosure is likely to harm. Except in a criminal proceeding in which the recipient, who is accused in that proceeding, raises the defense of insanity, no record or communication between a therapist and a recipient shall be deemed relevant for purposes of this subsection, except the fact of treatment, the cost of services and the ultimate diagnosis unless the party seeking disclosure of the communication clearly establishes in the trial court a compelling need for its production. However, for purposes of this Act, in any action brought or defended under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, or in any action in which pain and suffering is an element of the claim, mental condition shall not be deemed to be introduced merely by making such claim and shall be deemed to be introduced only if the recipient or a witness on his behalf first testifies concerning the record or communication.
(2) Records or communications may be disclosed in a
civil proceeding after the recipient's death when the recipient's physical or mental condition has been introduced as an element of a claim or defense by any party claiming or defending through or as a beneficiary of the recipient, provided the court finds, after in camera examination of the evidence, that it is relevant, probative, and otherwise clearly admissible; that other satisfactory evidence is not available regarding the facts sought to be established by such evidence; and that disclosure is more important to the interests of substantial justice than protection from any injury which disclosure is likely to cause.
(3) In the event of a claim made or an action filed
by a recipient, or, following the recipient's death, by any party claiming as a beneficiary of the recipient for injury caused in the course of providing services to such recipient, the therapist and other persons whose actions are alleged to have been the cause of injury may disclose pertinent records and communications to an attorney or attorneys engaged to render advice about and to provide representation in connection with such matter and to persons working under the supervision of such attorney or attorneys, and may testify as to such records or communication in any administrative, judicial or discovery proceeding for the purpose of preparing and presenting a defense against such claim or action.
(4) Records and communications made to or by a
therapist in the course of examination ordered by a court for good cause shown may, if otherwise relevant and admissible, be disclosed in a civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding in which the recipient is a party or in appropriate pretrial proceedings, provided such court has found that the recipient has been as adequately and as effectively as possible informed before submitting to such examination that such records and communications would not be considered confidential or privileged. Such records and communications shall be admissible only as to issues involving the recipient's physical or mental condition and only to the extent that these are germane to such proceedings.
(5) Records and communications may be disclosed in a
proceeding under the Probate Act of 1975, to determine a recipient's competency or need for guardianship, provided that the disclosure is made only with respect to that issue.
(6) Records and communications may be disclosed to a
court-appointed therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist for use in determining a person's fitness to stand trial if the records were made within the 180-day period immediately preceding the date of the therapist's, psychologist's or psychiatrist's court appointment. These records and communications shall be admissible only as to the issue of the person's fitness to stand trial. Records and communications may be disclosed when such are made during treatment which the recipient is ordered to undergo to render him fit to stand trial on a criminal charge, provided that the disclosure is made only with respect to the issue of fitness to stand trial.
(7) Records and communications of the recipient may
be disclosed in any civil or administrative proceeding involving the validity of or benefits under a life, accident, health or disability insurance policy or certificate, or Health Care Service Plan Contract, insuring the recipient, but only if and to the extent that the recipient's mental condition, or treatment or services in connection therewith, is a material element of any claim or defense of any party, provided that information sought or disclosed shall not be redisclosed except in connection with the proceeding in which disclosure is made.
(8) Records or communications may be disclosed when
such are relevant to a matter in issue in any action brought under this Act and proceedings preliminary thereto, provided that any information so disclosed shall not be utilized for any other purpose nor be redisclosed except in connection with such action or preliminary proceedings.
(9) Records and communications of the recipient may
be disclosed in investigations of and trials for homicide when the disclosure relates directly to the fact or immediate circumstances of the homicide.
(10) Records and communications of a deceased
recipient may be disclosed to a coroner conducting a preliminary investigation into the recipient's death under Section 3-3013 of the Counties Code. However, records and communications of the deceased recipient disclosed in an investigation shall be limited solely to the deceased recipient's records and communications relating to the factual circumstances of the incident being investigated in a mental health facility.
(11) Records and communications of a recipient shall
be disclosed in a proceeding where a petition or motion is filed under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 and the recipient is named as a parent, guardian, or legal custodian of a minor who is the subject of a petition for wardship as described in Section 2-3 of that Act or a minor who is the subject of a petition for wardship as described in Section 2-4 of that Act alleging the minor is abused, neglected, or dependent or the recipient is named as a parent of a child who is the subject of a petition, supplemental petition, or motion to appoint a guardian with the power to consent to adoption under Section 2-29 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987.
(12) Records and communications of a recipient may be
disclosed when disclosure is necessary to collect sums or receive third party payment representing charges for mental health or developmental disabilities services provided by a therapist or agency to a recipient; however, disclosure shall be limited to information needed to pursue collection, and the information so disclosed may not be used for any other purposes nor may it be redisclosed except in connection with collection activities. Whenever records are disclosed pursuant to this subdivision (12), the recipient of the records shall be advised in writing that any person who discloses mental health records and communications in violation of this Act may be subject to civil liability pursuant to Section 15 of this Act or to criminal penalties pursuant to Section 16 of this Act or both.
(b) Before a disclosure is made under subsection (a), any party to the proceeding or any other interested person may request an in camera review of the record or communications to be disclosed. The court or agency conducting the proceeding may hold an in camera review on its own motion. When, contrary to the express wish of the recipient, the therapist asserts a privilege on behalf and in the interest of a recipient, the court may require that the therapist, in an in camera hearing, establish that disclosure is not in the best interest of the recipient. The court or agency may prevent disclosure or limit disclosure to the extent that other admissible evidence is sufficient to establish the facts in issue. The court or agency may enter such orders as may be necessary in order to protect the confidentiality, privacy, and safety of the recipient or of other persons. Any order to disclose or to not disclose shall be considered a final order for purposes of appeal and shall be subject to interlocutory appeal.
(c) A recipient's records and communications may be disclosed to a duly authorized committee, commission or subcommittee of the General Assembly which possesses subpoena and hearing powers, upon a written request approved by a majority vote of the committee, commission or subcommittee members. The committee, commission or subcommittee may request records only for the purposes of investigating or studying possible violations of recipient rights. The request shall state the purpose for which disclosure is sought.
The facility shall notify the recipient, or his guardian, and therapist in writing of any disclosure request under this subsection within 5 business days after such request. Such notification shall also inform the recipient, or guardian, and therapist of their right to object to the disclosure within 10 business days after receipt of the notification and shall include the name, address and telephone number of the committee, commission or subcommittee member or staff person with whom an objection shall be filed. If no objection has been filed within 15 business days after the request for disclosure, the facility shall disclose the records and communications to the committee, commission or subcommittee. If an objection has been filed within 15 business days after the request for disclosure, the facility shall disclose the records and communications only after the committee, commission or subcommittee has permitted the recipient, guardian or therapist to present his objection in person before it and has renewed its request for disclosure by a majority vote of its members.
Disclosure under this subsection shall not occur until all personally identifiable data of the recipient and provider are removed from the records and communications. Disclosure under this subsection shall not occur in any public proceeding.
(d) No party to any proceeding described under paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (7), or (8) of subsection (a) of this Section, nor his or her attorney, shall serve a subpoena seeking to obtain access to records or communications under this Act unless the subpoena is accompanied by a written order issued by a judge, authorizing the disclosure of the records or the issuance of the subpoena. No such written order shall be issued without written notice of the motion to the recipient and the treatment provider. Prior to issuance of the order, each party or other person entitled to notice shall be permitted an opportunity to be heard pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section. No person shall comply with a subpoena for records or communications under this Act, unless the subpoena is accompanied by a written order authorizing the issuance of the subpoena or the disclosure of the records. Each subpoena duces tecum issued by a court or administrative agency or served on any person pursuant to this subsection (d) shall include the following language: "No person shall comply with a subpoena for mental health records or communications pursuant to Section 10 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act, 740 ILCS 110/10, unless the subpoena is accompanied by a written order that authorizes the issuance of the subpoena and the disclosure of records or communications."
(e) When a person has been transported by a peace officer to a mental health facility, then upon the request of a peace officer, if the person is allowed to leave the mental health facility within 48 hours of arrival, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the facility director shall notify the local law enforcement authority prior to the release of the person. The local law enforcement authority may re-disclose the information as necessary to alert the appropriate enforcement or prosecuting authority.
(f) A recipient's records and communications shall be disclosed to the Inspector General of the Department of Human Services within 10 business days of a request by the Inspector General (i) in the course of an investigation authorized by the Department of Human Services Act and applicable rule or (ii) during the course of an assessment authorized by the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Intervention Act and applicable rule. The request shall be in writing and signed by the Inspector General or his or her designee. The request shall state the purpose for which disclosure is sought. Any person who knowingly and willfully refuses to comply with such a request is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. A recipient's records and communications shall also be disclosed pursuant to subsection (g-5) of Section 1-17 of the Department of Human Services Act in testimony at health care worker registry hearings or preliminary proceedings when such are relevant to the matter in issue, provided that any information so disclosed shall not be utilized for any other purpose nor be redisclosed except in connection with such action or preliminary proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 96-406, eff. 8-13-09; 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10; 97-566, eff. 1-1-12.)


(755 ILCS 50/5-45) (was 755 ILCS 50/8)
Sec. 5-45. Rights and Duties at Death.
(a) The donee may accept or reject the gift. If the donee accepts a gift of the entire body, he may, subject to the terms of the gift, authorize embalming and the use of the body in funeral services, unless a person named in subsection (b) of Section 5-5 has requested, prior to the final disposition by the donee, that the remains of said body be returned to his or her custody for the purpose of final disposition. Such request shall be honored by the donee if the terms of the gift are silent on how final disposition is to take place. If the gift is of a part of the body, the donee or technician designated by him upon the death of the donor and prior to embalming, shall cause the part to be removed without unnecessary mutilation and without undue delay in the release of the body for the purposes of final disposition. After removal of the part, custody of the remainder of the body vests in the surviving spouse, next of kin, or other persons under obligation to dispose of the body, in the order or priority listed in subsection (b) of Section 5-5 of this Act.
(b) The time of death shall be determined by a physician who attends the donor at his death, or, if none, the physician who certifies the death. The physician shall not participate in the procedures for removing or transplanting a part.
(c) A person who acts in good faith in accord with the terms of this Act, the Illinois Vehicle Code, and the AIDS Confidentiality Act, or the anatomical gift laws of another state or a foreign country, is not liable for damages in any civil action or subject to prosecution in any criminal proceeding for his act. Any person that participates in good faith and according to the usual and customary standards of medical practice in the preservation, removal, or transplantation of any part of a decedent's body pursuant to an anatomical gift made by the decedent under Section 5-20 of this Act or pursuant to an anatomical gift made by an individual as authorized by subsection (b) of Section 5-5 of this Act shall have immunity from liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise, that might result by reason of such actions. For the purpose of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the validity of an anatomical gift executed pursuant to Section 5-20 of this Act shall be presumed and the good faith of any person participating in the removal or transplantation of any part of a decedent's body pursuant to an anatomical gift made by the decedent or by another individual authorized by the Act shall be presumed.
(d) This Act is subject to the provisions of "An Act to revise the law in relation to coroners", approved February 6, 1874, as now or hereafter amended, to the laws of this State prescribing powers and duties with respect to autopsies, and to the statutes, rules, and regulations of this State with respect to the transportation and disposition of deceased human bodies.
(e) If the donee is provided information, or determines through independent examination, that there is evidence that the gift was exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or any other identified causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the donee may reject the gift and shall treat the information and examination results as a confidential medical record; the donee may disclose only the results confirming HIV exposure, and only to the physician of the deceased donor. The donor's physician shall determine whether the person who executed the gift should be notified of the confirmed positive test result.
(Source: P.A. 93-794, eff. 7-22-04; 94-75, eff. 1-1-06; 94-920, eff. 1-1-07.)




(820 ILCS 35/8) (from Ch. 10, par. 30)
Sec. 8. Any notice or process issued by the Department of Labor shall be served by any sheriff or coroner to whom it is directed or in whose hands it is placed for service.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3673.)

(820 ILCS 310/12) (from Ch. 48, par. 172.47)
Sec. 12. (a) An employee entitled to receive disability payments shall be required, if requested by the employer, to submit himself, at the expense of the employer, for examination to a duly qualified medical practitioner or surgeon selected by the employer, at any time and place reasonably convenient for the employee, either within or without the State of Illinois, for the purpose of determining the nature, extent and probable duration of the occupational disease and the disability therefrom suffered by the employee, and for the purpose of ascertaining the amount of compensation which may be due the employee from time to time for disability according to the provisions of this Act. An employee may also be required to submit himself for examination by medical experts under subsection (c) of Section 19.
An employer requesting such an examination, of an employee residing within the State of Illinois, shall deliver to the employee with the notice of the time and place of examination sufficient money to defray the necessary expense of travel by the most convenient means to and from the place of examination, and the cost of meals necessary during the trip, and if the examination or travel to and from the place of examination causes any loss of working time on the part of the employee, the employer shall reimburse him for such loss of wages upon the basis of his average daily wage. Such examination shall be made in the presence of a duly qualified medical practitioner or surgeon provided and paid for by the employee, if such employee so desires.
In all cases where the examination is made by a physician or surgeon engaged by the employer, and the employee has no physician or surgeon present at such examination, it shall be the duty of the physician or surgeon making the examination at the instance of the employer to deliver to the employee, or his representative, a statement in writing of the examination and findings to the same extent that said physician or surgeon reports to the employer and the same shall be an exact copy of that furnished to the employer, said copy to be furnished the employee, or his representative as soon as practicable but not later than the time the case is set for hearing. Such delivery shall be made in person either to the employee or his representative, or by registered mail to either, and the receipt of either shall be proof of such delivery. If such physician or surgeon refuses to furnish the employee with such statement to the same extent as that furnished the employer said physician or surgeon shall not be permitted to testify at the hearing next following said examination.
If the employee refuses so to submit himself to examination or unnecessarily obstructs the same, his right to compensation payment shall be temporarily suspended until such examination shall have taken place, and no compensation shall be payable under this Act for such period.
It shall be the duty of physicians or surgeons treating an employee who is likely to die, and treating him at the instance of the employer, to have called in another physician or surgeon to be designated and paid for by either the employee or by the person or persons who would become his beneficiary or beneficiaries, to make an examination before the death of such employee.
In all cases where the examination is made by a physician or surgeon engaged by the employee, and the employer has no physician or surgeon present at such examination, it shall be the duty of the physician or surgeon making the examination at the instance of the employee, to deliver to the employer, or his representative, a statement in writing of the condition and extent of the examination and findings to the same extent that said physician or surgeon reports to the employee and the same shall be an exact copy of that furnished to the employee, said copy to be furnished the employer, or his representative, as soon as practicable but not later than the time the case is set for hearing. Such delivery shall be made in person either to the employer, or his representative, or by registered mail to either, and the receipt of either shall be proof of such delivery. If such physician or surgeon refuses to furnish the employer with such statement to the same extent as that furnished the employee, said physician or surgeon shall not be permitted to testify at the hearing next following said examination.
(b) Whenever, after the death of an employee, any party in interest files an application for adjustment of claim under this Act, and it appears that an autopsy may disclose material evidence as to whether or not such death was due to the inhalation of silica or asbestos dust, the commission, upon petition of either party, may order an autopsy at the expense of the party requesting same, and if such autopsy is so ordered, the commission shall designate a competent pathologist to perform the same, and shall give the parties in interest such reasonable notice of the time and place thereof as will afford a reasonable opportunity to witness such autopsy in person or by a representative.
It shall be the duty of such pathologist to perform such autopsy as, in his best judgment, is required to ascertain the cause of death. Such pathologist shall make a complete written report of all his findings to the commission (including laboratory results described as such, if any). The said report of the pathologist shall contain his findings on post-mortem examination and said report shall not contain any conclusion of the said pathologist based upon the findings so reported.
Said report shall be placed on file with the commission, and shall be a public record. Said report, or a certified copy thereof, may be introduced by either party on any hearing as evidence of the findings therein stated, but shall not be conclusive evidence of such findings, and either party may rebut any part thereof.
Where an autopsy has been performed at any time with the express or implied consent of any interested party, and without some opposing party, if known or reasonably ascertainable, having reasonable notice of and reasonable opportunity of witnessing the same, all evidence obtained by such autopsy shall be barred upon objection at any hearing. This paragraph shall not apply to autopsies by a coroner's physician in the discharge of his official duties.
(Source: P.A. 94-277, eff. 7-20-05.)

(820 ILCS 405/2500) (from Ch. 48, par. 740)
Sec. 2500. Director not required to pay costs. Neither the Director nor the State of Illinois shall be required to furnish any bond, or to make a deposit for or pay any costs of any court or the fees of any of its officers in any judicial proceedings in pursuance to the provisions of this Act; provided, further, that whenever enforcement or collection of any judgment liability created by this Act, is levied by any sheriff or coroner upon any personal property, and such property is claimed by any person other than the defendant or is claimed by the defendant as exempt from levy by virtue of the exemption laws of this State, then it shall be the duty of the person making such claim to give notice in writing of his or her claim and of his or her intention to prosecute the same, to the sheriff or coroner within 10 days after the making of the levy; on receiving such notice the sheriff or coroner shall proceed in accordance with the provisions of Part 2 of Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure, as amended; the giving of such notice within the 10 day period shall be a condition precedent to any judicial action against the sheriff or coroner for wrongfully levying, seizing or selling the property and any such person who fails to give such notice within the time shall be forever barred from bringing any judicial action against such sheriff or coroner for injury or damages to or conversion of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)