(55 ILCS 5/3-6020)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-6020)
Contempt of court; damages.
The disobedience of any
sheriff to perform the command of any warrant, process, order or judgment
legally issued to him or her, shall be deemed a contempt of the court that
issued the same, and may be punished accordingly; and he or she shall be
liable to the party aggrieved for all damages occasioned thereby.
No sheriff shall be civilly liable for serving, as directed by the court, any
order, process, or judgment that has been issued or affirmed by a court of the
State of Illinois and that is valid on its face, unless the service involved
wanton misconduct by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 93-386, eff. 1-1-04.)