(215 ILCS 5/143.10c)
(from Ch. 73, par. 755.10c)
No insurance company that is authorized to do business
in this State and which issues policies for personal multiperil property
coverage, commonly known as homeowners insurance, may refuse to issue or
renew a homeowners insurance policy to the owner or tenant of any single
family dwelling, or to any owner of or tenant residing in a multi-unit
residential dwelling which contains from 2 to 4 units in a single building,
solely on the grounds that a space heater is being used inside the dwelling.
For purposes of this Section space heater means a heat radiating
device used to warm rooms of
a house or apartment and which is approved by Underwriters' Laboratories
and uses gas, electricity or oil as its primary source of energy.
(Source: P.A. 86-174; 86-1028.)