(5 ILCS 160/11) (from Ch. 116, par. 43.14)
    Sec. 11. Violation. All records made or received by or under the authority of or coming into the custody, control or possession of public officials of this State in the course of their public duties are the property of the State and shall not be mutilated, destroyed, transferred, removed or otherwise damaged or disposed of, in whole or in part except as provided by law. Any person who knowingly and without lawful authority alters, destroys, defaces, removes, or conceals any public record commits a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-866, eff. 1-3-03.)