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(30 ILCS 545/) Public Contract Fraud Act.

30 ILCS 545/0.01

    (30 ILCS 545/0.01) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.50)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public Contract Fraud Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

30 ILCS 545/1

    (30 ILCS 545/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.51)
    Sec. 1. Whenever the General Assembly shall pass any enactment for the construction or repair or any public work or improvement, of the state, of any character or name whatsoever, and the said enactment, shall have become a law, and plans, specifications and estimates for the construction or repair of said public work or improvement have been submitted to and approved by the authorities designated in said law, and an appropriation has been made to defray the estimated expense thereof; any person or persons, commissioner or commissioners, or other officer or officers, entrusted with the execution of said public work or improvement, who shall so change, alter or modify, or permit or connive at such change, alteration or modification by any person or persons under his or their direction or control, directly or indirectly, so as to incur a greater cost and expense in the construction or repair of such public work or improvement, than was specified by the law authorizing it, and the appropriation made in pursuance thereof, shall be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2596.)

30 ILCS 545/2

    (30 ILCS 545/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.52)
    Sec. 2. Spending money without obtaining title to land; approval of title by Attorney General.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in Section 2 of the Superconducting Super Collider Act or for projects constructed under the Bikeway Act, any person or persons, commissioner or commissioners, or other officer or officers, entrusted with the construction or repair of any public work or improvement, as set forth in Section 1, who shall expend or cause to be expended upon such public work or improvement, the whole or any part of the moneys appropriated therefor, or who shall commence work, or in any way authorize work to be commenced, thereon, without first having obtained a title, by purchase, donation, condemnation or otherwise, to all lands needed for such public work or improvement, running to the People of the State of Illinois; such title to be approved by the Attorney General, and his approval certified by the Secretary of State and placed on record in his office, shall be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (b) Approval of title by the Attorney General for all lands needed for a public work or improvement shall not be required as established under subsection (a) of this Section and the State Comptroller may draw warrant in payment of consideration for all such lands without requiring approval of title by the Attorney General if consideration to be paid does not exceed $10,000 and the title acquired for such lands is for:
        (1) a fee simple title or easement acquired by the
State for highway right-of-way; or
        (2) an acquisition of rights or easements of access,
crossing, light, air or view to, from or over a freeway vested in abutting property; or
        (3) a fee simple title or easement used to place
utility lines and connect a permanent public work or improvement owned by the State to main utility lines; or
        (4) for the purpose of flood relief or other water
resource projects.
    (c) This Section does not apply to any otherwise lawful expenditures for the construction, completion, remodeling, maintenance and equipment of buildings and other facilities made in connection with and upon premises owned by the Illinois Building Authority, nor shall this Section apply to improvements to real estate leased by any State agency as defined in the Illinois State Auditing Act, provided the leasehold improvements were contracted for by an agency with leasing authority and in compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by such agency for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 88-676, eff. 12-14-94; 89-78, eff. 6-30-95.)

30 ILCS 545/3

    (30 ILCS 545/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.53)
    Sec. 3. Any person or persons, commissioner or commissioners, or other officer or officers, as aforesaid, may be prosecuted in any circuit court of this state, on complaint of 2 or more reputable citizens being filed in the office of the clerk of said court; such complaint to be verified by affidavits.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 3749.)

30 ILCS 545/4

    (30 ILCS 545/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 132.54)
    Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the State's attorney of the county in which such complaint and affidavits are filed, to present the same to the grand jury, next constituted for such court after the filing thereof, and if said grand jury shall indict the person or persons so complained of it shall further be the duty of said State's attorney to prosecute and try the alleged offender or offenders.
(Source: Laws 1933, p. 475.)