(5 ILCS 160/11)
(from Ch. 116, par. 43.14)
All records made or
received by or under the authority of or
coming into the custody, control or possession of public officials of this
State in the course of their public duties are the property of the State
and shall not be mutilated, destroyed, transferred, removed or otherwise
damaged or disposed of, in whole or in part except as provided by law.
Any person who knowingly and without lawful authority
alters, destroys, defaces, removes, or conceals any public record commits a
Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-866, eff. 1-3-03.)