(740 ILCS 115/3)
(from Ch. 70, par. 53)
The parent or legal guardian of an unemancipated minor who resides with
such parent or legal guardian is liable for actual damages for the wilful
or malicious acts of such minor which cause injury to a person or property,
including damages caused by a minor who has been adjudicated a delinquent for
Section 21-1.3 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012.
Reasonable attorney's fees may be awarded to any plaintiff in any action under this Act. If the plaintiff is a governmental unit, reasonable attorney's fees may be awarded up to $15,000.
The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly apply to causes of action accruing on or after its effective date.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)