(755 ILCS 5/18-1)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 18-1)
Filing of claims - mailing or delivery of copies).
(a) A claim
against the estate of a decedent or ward, whether based on contract,
tort, statutory custodial claim or otherwise, may be filed
with the representative or the court or both. When a claim is filed with
the representative but not with the court, the representative may file the
claim with the court but has no duty to do so.
(b) Within 10 days after a claimant files his claim with the court, the
claimant (1) shall cause a copy of the claim to be mailed or delivered
to each representative to whom letters of office have been issued
and not revoked, including the guardian of the person of a ward and to the
representative's attorney of record, unless the
or the attorney has in writing either consented to allowance of the
or waived mailing or delivery of a copy, and (2) shall file with the court
proof of any required mailing or delivery of copies. Failure to mail or
deliver copies of the claim or to file proof thereof does not affect the
validity of the claim filing under subsection 18-1(a).
(Source: P.A. 89-396, eff. 8-20-95.)