(35 ILCS 200/21-280)
Scavenger sale; ineligible bid; liability.
(a) Any person who is ineligible under Section 21-265 to bid or to receive a
certificate of purchase from a sale under Section 21-260, who nevertheless
registers to bid or bids or receives or acquires ownership of a certificate of
purchase from a sale, and any person who registers to bid or bids at a sale on
behalf of an ineligible person, shall be personally liable, jointly and
severally, in a sum equal to the full amount of delinquent or forfeited general
taxes, special taxes or special assessments, interest, penalties, and costs for
which the judgment for sale under Section 21-260 was entered. The liability
provided by this Section shall be in addition to the liability for the general
taxes imposed by Section 9-175 through 9-185 and shall not be offset by
any other payment of the taxes.
(b) The state's attorney of the county in which the sale under Section
21-260 was conducted may bring an action in the name of the People of the State
of Illinois against the person and, upon a finding of liability under this
Section, the court shall enter judgment against the person in a sum equal to
the full amount of delinquent or forfeited general taxes, special taxes or
special assessments, interest, penalties, and costs for which judgment for sale
under Section 21-260 was entered, together with the costs of the action and
reasonable attorney's fees. The proceeds of any judgment under this Section
shall be paid into the county general fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-949; 88-455.)