(65 ILCS 95/15)
(from Ch. 24, par. 1615)
Immunity and Indemnification.
No commissioner, officer, or
employee, whether on salary, wage, or voluntary basis, shall be personally
liable and no cause of action may be brought for damages resulting from the
exercise of judgment or discretion in connection with the performance of
program duties or responsibilities, unless the act or omission involved
willful or wanton conduct.
A program shall indemnify each commissioner, officer, and employee,
whether on salary, wage, or voluntary basis against any and all losses,
damages, judgments, interest, settlements, fines, court costs and other
reasonable costs and expenses of legal proceedings including attorney fees,
and any other liabilities incurred by, imposed upon, or suffered by such
individual in connection with or resulting from any claim, action, suit, or
proceeding, actual or threatened, arising out of or in connection with the
performance of program duties. Any settlement of any claim must be made
with prior approval of the governing commission in order for
indemnification, as provided in this Section, to be available.
The immunity and indemnification provided by a program under this Section
shall not cover any acts or omissions which involve willful or wanton
conduct, breach of good faith, intentional misconduct, knowing violation of
the law, or for any transaction from which such individual derives an
improper personal benefit.
(Source: P.A. 85-1044.)