2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
725 ILCS 170/ - Fugitive Apprehension Reward Act.

(725 ILCS 170/0.01) (from Ch. 60, par. 11.9)

Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Fugitive Apprehension Reward Act.

(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)


(725 ILCS 170/12) (from Ch. 60, par. 12)

Sec. 12. If any person charged with, or convicted of treason, first degree murder, criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, theft, forgery, counterfeiting or kidnapping, shall break prison, escape or flee from justice or abscond or secrete himself in such cases it shall be lawful for the Governor, if he shall judge it necessary, to offer any reward not exceeding $1,000, for apprehending and delivering such person into the custody of such sheriff or other officer as he may direct. The person so apprehending or delivering any such persons as aforesaid and producing to the Governor the receipt of the sheriff or other proper officer, for the body, it shall be lawful for the Governor to certify the amount of such claim to the State Comptroller, who shall issue his warrant on the treasurer for the same.

(Source: P.A. 89-428, eff. 12-13-95; 89-462, eff. 5-29-96.)


(725 ILCS 170/13) (from Ch. 60, par. 13)

Sec. 13. It shall be lawful for the county board of any county, by an order to be entered upon its records, to fix upon a sum not exceeding $1,000 as a reward to be paid to any person who shall hereafter pursue and apprehend, beyond the limits of the county where the offense shall have been committed, any person guilty of any felony or other high crime, which reward shall be paid by the county where the offense was committed, on the conviction of the criminal: Provided, nevertheless, that said reward shall not disqualify the person entitled thereto from being a witness.

(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 543.)


(725 ILCS 170/14) (from Ch. 60, par. 14)

Sec. 14. It shall be lawful for the county board of any county to enter an order upon their records, allowing to any person who shall have aided or assisted in the pursuit or arrest of any person suspected or accused of any felony, or other high crime, committed in their county, such reasonable sum as said county board shall deem just, to defray the expenses of the person in aiding or assisting in the pursuit or arrest of such offender in making such pursuit or arrest; which sum so allowed shall be paid out of the county treasury in the same manner that other county expenses are paid.

(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 543.)


(725 ILCS 170/15) (from Ch. 60, par. 15)

Sec. 15. The county boards of the respective counties may offer rewards not exceeding $1,000 each, for the pursuit, arrest, detection or conviction of any person guilty of stealing any horse, mare, colt, mule, ass, or neat cattle, or any other property exceeding $50 in value.

(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 543.)


(725 ILCS 170/16) (from Ch. 60, par. 16)

Sec. 16. For the purpose of providing a fund for the payment of said rewards and disbursements, the said county boards are hereby authorized to levy a tax, annually, of such amounts as to them may seem necessary, for the purpose herein contemplated; said taxes to be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes for county purposes are by law authorized to be levied and collected.

(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 543.)


(725 ILCS 170/17) (from Ch. 60, par. 17)

Sec. 17. (Repealed).

(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 543. Repealed by P.A. 89-657, eff. 8-14-96.)

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