(720 ILCS 5/3-5)
(from Ch. 38, par. 3-5)
(a) A prosecution for: (1) first degree murder, attempt to commit first
murder, second degree murder,
involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, a violation of subparagraph (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code for the offense of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof when the violation was a proximate cause of a death, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving death or personal injuries under Section 11-401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, failing to give information and render aid under Section 11-403 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, concealment of homicidal
death, treason, arson, residential arson, aggravated arson, forgery, child pornography under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 11-20.1, or aggravated child pornography under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of Section 11-20.1B, or (2) any offense
involving sexual conduct or sexual penetration, as defined by
Section 11-0.1 of this Code in which the DNA profile of the offender is
obtained and entered into a DNA database within 10 years after the commission
of the offense, may be commenced at any
Clause (2) of this subsection (a) applies if either: (i) the victim reported the
offense to law enforcement authorities within 3 years after the commission
of the offense unless a longer period for reporting the offense to law
is provided in Section 3-6 or (ii) the victim is murdered during the course of the offense or within 2 years after the commission of the offense.
(a-5) A prosecution for theft of property exceeding $100,000 in value under Section 16-1, identity theft under subsection (a) of Section 16-30, aggravated identity theft under subsection (b) of Section 16-30, financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability under Section 17-56; or any offense set forth in Article 16H or Section 17-10.6 may be commenced within 7 years of the last act committed in furtherance of the crime.
(b) Unless the statute describing the offense provides otherwise, or the
period of limitation is extended by Section 3-6, a prosecution for any
offense not designated in subsection (a) or (a-5) must be commenced within 3 years
after the commission of the offense if it is a felony, or within one year
and 6 months after its commission if it is a misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 99-820, eff. 8-15-16; 100-149, eff. 1-1-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)