(50 ILCS 345/30)
Relief from underlying obligation.
A person who makes a payment
by credit card to a local governmental entity shall not be
relieved from liability for
the underlying obligation except to the extent that the local
realizes final payment of the underlying obligation in cash or the equivalent.
If final payment is not made by the credit card issuer or other guarantor of
payment in the credit card transaction, then the underlying obligation shall
survive and the local governmental entity shall retain all
that would have applied if the credit card transaction had not occurred. A
person making payment by credit card is not liable for any discount or fee paid
to a credit card issuer or other party by a
local governmental entity.
(Source: P.A. 90-518, eff. 8-22-97.)