(305 ILCS 5/3-10.6) (from Ch. 23, par. 3-10.6)
    Sec. 3-10.6. Release of lien.
    The County Department, under the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department, shall issue a certificate of release of lien upon payment by the recipient, his spouse, heirs at law, next of kin, or personal representatives, of the total amount of aid to which the lien applies, or upon submission of a bond with surety or sureties satisfactory to the Illinois Department, conditioned upon payment of such amount. A certificate of release may also be issued upon payment of the value of the property to which the lien applies; in such case, the release shall reserve the Illinois Department's claim for the balance against subsequently discovered assets of the recipient.
    The Illinois Department may also by rule provide for release of the lien in the case of recipients who have dependent spouses and minor children or for whom rehabilitative training for employment or other means of self-support is feasible where release of the lien would facilitate achievement of self-support status and prevent or reduce the likelihood of return to dependency.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)