(215 ILCS 5/344)
(from Ch. 73, par. 956)
benefit payable in lawful money.
No society operating under or by virtue of this article shall pay a
burial benefit or award other than in lawful money of the United States and
any provision in any contract to the contrary shall be of no effect, nor
shall any member of any society or representative or beneficiary of such
member be required as a condition of his becoming a member, or otherwise,
to purchase funeral supplies or burial services from any specified or
designated person, firm or corporation so as to deprive the representative,
beneficiary or family of any such member from procuring or purchasing said
supplies and services in the open market.
(Source: Laws 1937, p. 696.)