(70 ILCS 605/12-8)
(from Ch. 42, par. 12-8)
for preventing entry by commissioners upon lands or right-of-way.
Whoever wilfully prohibits, prevents or obstructs the commissioners of a
district or their agents from going upon lands either within or outside of
the district for the purpose of examining the same or making surveys in
connection with the work of the district, or wilfully prohibits, prevents
or obstructs the commissioners of a district, their agents, employees or
contractors from going upon the right-of-way of the district with their
servants, tools, machinery, instruments and other equipment for the purpose
of constructing, reconstructing, repairing or maintaining the work of the
district, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Each day's hindrance
constitutes a separate offense.
Any fine collected under this Section shall be paid over to the
district. In addition to the criminal penalty imposed by this Section,
whoever hinders the work is liable for all damages which may have been
sustained by reason thereof to be recovered in a civil action.
(Source: P.A. 77-2405.)