(35 ILCS 520/21) (from Ch. 120, par. 2171)
    Sec. 21. Claim to Property. Whenever any process, issued from any court for the enforcement or collection of any liability created by this Act, shall be levied by any sheriff or other authorized person upon any personal property, and such property shall be claimed by any person other than the defendant as exempt from enforcement of a judgment thereon 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 claim and of his or her intention to prosecute the same, to the sheriff or other person within 10 days after the making of the levy. On receiving such notice, the sheriff or other person 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 other authorized person for wrongfully levying, seizing or selling the property and any such person who fails to give notice within the time shall be forever barred from bringing any judicial action against such sheriff or other person for injury or damages to or conversion of said property.
(Source: P.A. 85-1300.)