(410 ILCS 45/15)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1315)
Nothing in this Act shall be interpreted or
applied in any manner to defeat or impair the right of any person, entity,
municipality or other political subdivision to maintain an action or suit
for damages sustained or for equitable relief, or for violation of an
ordinance by reason of or in connection with any violation of this Act. The
failure to remove lead based substances within the time prescribed by this
Act shall be prima facie evidence of negligence in any action brought to
recover damages for injuries incurred after the expiration of that period.
This Act shall not prohibit any city, village, incorporated township or
other political subdivision from enacting and enforcing ordinances
establishing a system of lead poisoning control which provide the same or
higher standards than those set forth in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-175.)