(605 ILCS 5/6-412.1)
(from Ch. 121, par. 6-412.1)
The highway commissioner is authorized to contract for
insurance against any loss or liability of any officer, employee or agent
of the district resulting from the wrongful or negligent act of any such
officer, employee or agent while discharging and engaged in his duties and
functions and acting within the scope of his duties and functions as an
officer, employee or agent of the district. Such insurance shall be carried
with a company authorized by the Department of Insurance to write such
coverage in Illinois. Every such policy shall provide, or be endorsed to
provide, that the company issuing such policy waives any right to refuse
payment or deny coverage or liability thereunder, within the limits of the
policy, because of any exemption the district may have from such liability.
The expenditure of road funds of the district to purchase such insurance
contracts constitutes a road purpose under this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2724.)