2017 Illinois Compiled Statutes
760 ILCS 10/ - Trustees' Emergency Act.

(760 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 1751)
Sec. 1. When used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "War Service" means the following:
(1) Membership in any of the military, naval or air

forces of the United States or any of its allies;

(2) Internment in any country outside of the United


(3) Absence from the United States with inability to

return due to war conditions;

(4) Any service arising out of or in connection with

war, which prevents the trustee from giving the proper attention to his duties;

while the United States is engaged in war with any foreign nation.
(b) "Trustee" means any person who is a trustee or a co-trustee of any express trust and any person whose consent or direction on any matter is required by the terms of the trust.
(c) As used herein words importing the masculine gender include the feminine, words importing the singular number include the plural, and the word "person" includes "association" and "corporation".
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1367.)

(760 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 1752)
Sec. 2. Whenever any trustee is in war service, that trustee or any co-trustee or any person interested in the trust estate may file in the circuit court to appoint a successor trustee a complaint for the suspension of the exercise of the powers and duties of the trustee during the period of his war service and until the further order of the court.
(Source: P.A. 79-1359.)

(760 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 1753)
Sec. 3. The provisions of the Civil Practice Law and all existing and future amendments of that Law and modifications thereof, and the Supreme Court Rules now or hereafter adopted in relation to that Law, shall apply to all proceedings hereunder.
(Source: P.A. 83-1539.)

(760 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1754)
Sec. 4. Upon a hearing on the complaint the court may:
(a) Enter an order suspending the exercise by the trustee of his powers and duties while he is in war service and until the further order of the court.
(b) Appoint a temporary trustee to act in the place of the trustee in war service. Where the trust instrument designates a successor trustee or a method for selecting a successor trustee, the court shall appoint as the temporary trustee the person so designated or selected. Where there is a co-trustee, then the court shall authorize the co-trustee to act without appointing a temporary trustee, unless the trust instrument expressly requires that a vacancy in the trusteeship be filled.
(c) Order that the co-trustee or temporary trustee may exercise any or all of the powers, duties and discretions of the trustee in war service. The court may include a provision for the reasonable compensation of the co-trustee or temporary trustee.
(Source: P.A. 79-1359.)

(760 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 1755)
Sec. 5. When his war service is terminated, the court shall upon a petition therefor order the reinstatement of the trustee and remove the temporary trustee.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1367.)

(760 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 1756)
Sec. 6. The trustee in war service has no responsibility for the acts and omissions of the co-trustee or temporary trustee. The co-trustee or temporary trustee appointed hereunder or any other successor trustee has no responsibility for the acts and omissions of the trustee in war service.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1367.)

(760 ILCS 10/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 1757)
Sec. 7. This Act may be cited as the Trustees' Emergency Act.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1367.)

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