(105 ILCS 5/17-15)
(from Ch. 122, par. 17-15)
Failure of collector to pay.
If any collector fails to pay the taxes or any part thereof, the school
treasurer or other authorized person may proceed against him and his
sureties in a civil action upon his official bond in any court of competent
jurisdiction. The collector so in default shall pay 12% of the amount due
to be assessed as damages, which shall be included in the judgment rendered
against him. If he can show that any part of the taxes could not be
collected by law, he shall not be liable for such taxes until he has
collected, or may be able to collect them.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 31.)