(105 ILCS 5/22-7)
(from Ch. 122, par. 22-7)
Liability for loss of funds.
County superintendents, trustees of schools, township treasurers and
directors, or either of them, or any other officer having charge of school
funds or property, shall be pecuniarily responsible for all losses
sustained by any county or township fund by reason of any failure on his or
their part to perform the duties required of him or them by this Act or
by any rule authorized to be made by this
Act, and each of such officers shall be liable for any such loss sustained,
the amount of which may be recovered in a civil action brought in the circuit
court, at the suit of the State of Illinois, for the
use of the county, township or fund injured. The amount of the judgment
obtained in such suit shall, when collected, be paid to the proper officer
for the benefit of the county, township or fund injured.
(Source: P.A. 79-1366.)