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(815 ILCS 170/) Tender Act.

815 ILCS 170/0.01

    (815 ILCS 170/0.01) (from Ch. 135, par. 0.01)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Tender Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

815 ILCS 170/1

    (815 ILCS 170/1) (from Ch. 135, par. 1)
    Sec. 1. That when any note, bond, bill or other instrument in writing is for the payment or delivery of personal property other than money, and no particular place is specified therein for such payment or delivery, the maker may tender such personal property on the day of payment or delivery, at the place where the obligee or payee resided or had his place of business at the time of the execution of the instrument. If such personal property is too ponderous to be easily moved, or the obligee or payee has not, at the time of the execution of such instrument, a known place of residence or business in the county where the maker resided, or had his place of business, then tender may be made at the place where the maker resided or had his place of business at the time of the execution of the instrument. A tender made in pursuance of this section shall be equally valid, in case the instrument is assigned, as if no assignment had been made.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1054.)

815 ILCS 170/2

    (815 ILCS 170/2) (from Ch. 135, par. 2)
    Sec. 2. A legal tender of any such personal property shall discharge the maker of any such instrument from all liability thereon; and the property thus tendered shall be vested in the legal holder of the instrument, and he may maintain an action for the recovery thereof, or for damages if the possession be subsequently illegally withheld from him: Provided, however, if any such property so tendered shall be of a perishable nature, or shall require feeding or other sustentation, and the holder of such instrument be absent at the time of the tender, it shall be lawful for the person making the tender to preserve, feed and otherwise take care of the same, and he shall have a lien on such tendered property for his reasonable trouble, and the expense of feeding or sustaining such property, until payment be made, for such trouble and expense.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1054.)

815 ILCS 170/3

    (815 ILCS 170/3) (from Ch. 135, par. 3)
    Sec. 3. In all cases when a tender shall be made and full payment be offered, by discount or otherwise, as the party by contract or agreement ought to do, and the party to whom such tender shall be made doth refuse the same, and yet afterwards will sue for the debt or goods so tendered, the plaintiff shall not recover any costs in such suit.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1054.)

815 ILCS 170/4

    (815 ILCS 170/4) (from Ch. 135, par. 4)
    Sec. 4. A tender may also be made after an action is brought upon any contract, of the whole sum due thereon, with the legal costs of suit incurred up to the time of tender.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1054.)

815 ILCS 170/5

    (815 ILCS 170/5) (from Ch. 135, par. 5)
    Sec. 5. The tender last mentioned may be made either to the plaintiff or his attorney in the suit, and the defendant may avail himself of it in defense, in like manner as if it had been made before the commencement of the action, bringing into court, if the tender is not accepted, the amount so tendered for costs as well as for the debt or damages.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 1054.)