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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 4-11

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 4-11 heading)
Division 4-11. Jurors' Compensation

55 ILCS 5/4-11001

    (55 ILCS 5/4-11001) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-11001)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-1132, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 4-11001. Juror fees. Each county shall pay to grand and petit jurors for their services in attending courts the sums of $25 for the first day and thereafter $50 for each day of necessary attendance, or such higher amount as may be fixed by the county board.
    If a judge so orders, a juror shall also receive reimbursement for the actual cost of day care incurred by the juror during his or her service on a jury.
    The juror fees for service and day care shall be paid out of the county treasury.
    The clerk of the court shall furnish to each juror without fee whenever he is discharged a certificate of the number of days' attendance at court, and upon presentation thereof to the county treasurer, he shall pay to the juror the sum provided for his service.
    Any juror may elect to waive the fee paid for service, transportation, or day care, or any combination thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-840, eff. 1-1-13; 98-1132, eff. 6-1-15.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-1132, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 4-11001. Juror fees. Each county shall pay to grand and petit jurors for their services in attending courts the sum of $4 for each day of necessary attendance at such courts as jurors in counties of the first class, the sum of $5 for each day in counties of the second class, and the sum of $10 for each day in counties of the third class, or such higher amount as may be fixed by the county board.
    In addition, jurors shall receive such travel expense as may be determined by the county board, provided that jurors in counties of the first class and second class shall receive at least 10 cents per mile for their travel expense. Mileage shall be allowed for travel during a juror's term as well as for travel at the opening and closing of his term.
    If a judge so orders, a juror shall also receive reimbursement for the actual cost of day care incurred by the juror during his or her service on a jury.
    The juror fees for service, transportation, and day care shall be paid out of the county treasury.
    The clerk of the court shall furnish to each juror without fee whenever he is discharged a certificate of the number of days' attendance at court, and upon presentation thereof to the county treasurer, he shall pay to the juror the sum provided for his service.
    Any juror may elect to waive the fee paid for service, transportation, or day care, or any combination thereof.
(Source: P.A. 97-840, eff. 1-1-13.)

55 ILCS 5/4-11001.5

    (55 ILCS 5/4-11001.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on December 31, 2019)
    Sec. 4-11001.5. Lake County Children's Advocacy Center Pilot Program.
    (a) The Lake County Children's Advocacy Center Pilot Program is established. Under the Pilot Program, any grand juror or petit juror in Lake County may elect to have his or her juror fees earned under Section 4-11001 of this Code to be donated to the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center, a division of the Lake County State's Attorney's office.
    (b) On or before January 1, 2017, the Lake County board shall adopt, by ordinance or resolution, rules and policies governing and effectuating the ability of jurors to donate their juror fees to the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center beginning January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2018. At a minimum, the rules and policies must provide:
        (1) for a form that a juror may fill out to elect to
    
donate his or her juror fees. The form must contain a statement, in at least 14-point bold type, that donation of juror fees is optional;
        (2) that all monies donated by jurors shall be
    
transferred by the county to the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center at the same time a juror is paid under Section 4-11001 of this Code who did not elect to donate his or her juror fees; and
        (3) that all juror fees donated under this Section
    
shall be used exclusively for the operation of Lake County Children's Advocacy Center.
    (c) The following information shall be reported to the General Assembly and the Governor by the Lake County board after each calendar year of the Pilot Program on or before March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2019:
        (1) the number of grand and petit jurors who earned
    
fees under Section 4-11001 of this Code during the previous calendar year;
        (2) the number of grand and petit jurors who donated
    
fees under this Section during the previous calendar year;
        (3) the amount of donated fees under this Section
    
during the previous calendar year;
        (4) how the monies donated in the previous calendar
    
year were used by the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center; and
        (5) how much cost there was incurred by Lake County
    
and the Lake County State's Attorney's office in the previous calendar year in implementing the Pilot Program.
    (d) This Section is repealed on December 31, 2019.
(Source: P.A. 99-583, eff. 7-15-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

55 ILCS 5/4-11002

    (55 ILCS 5/4-11002) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-11002)
    Sec. 4-11002. Juror's fees on inquest. The fees of each juror attending an inquest shall be fixed by the county board at a sum not to exceed $10 per inquest and not to exceed $40 per day, payable out of the county treasury, upon the certificate of the coroner or acting coroner of the county wherein the inquest was held. Any juror may elect to waive the fees paid for attending an inquest.
(Source: P.A. 97-840, eff. 1-1-13.)