(305 ILCS 5/3-10.7) (from Ch. 23, par. 3-10.7)
    Sec. 3-10.7. Foreclosure of lien. Upon the death of the recipient, or prior thereto in cases of fraud if the Illinois Department deems such action necessary to preserve the security of the lien, the Illinois Department, acting in behalf of the State, may foreclose the lien in a judicial proceeding to the same extent and in the same manner as in the enforcement of other liens. The process, practice and procedure for such foreclosure shall be the same as provided in the Civil Practice Law, as amended.
    If the amount bid for the property at the sale is less than the amount of the lien, or if there are no bidders, the Illinois Department may purchase the property for the use of the People of the State of Illinois. Property so acquired may be sold to the highest bidder, after advertisement in the State official newspaper, the sale to be not less than 10 days after the advertisement. Upon a sale, the deed shall be executed by the Illinois Department for the use of the People of the State of Illinois, and shall be signed by the Director.
    Except in cases of fraud, the Illinois Department shall defer foreclosure proceedings on property occupied as a homestead by the recipient, his surviving spouse, or a relative of the recipient as defined by the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)