(225 ILCS 710/8)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4213)
The inspector or any person employed by
such inspector or any person having access to the papers filed in the office of
said inspector, shall not make public or reveal to any person or persons,
either orally or in writing, all or any part of the contents of any report,
complaint, or document filed in the office of the inspector of mines of this
State, or reveal or make public to any person or persons any knowledge or
information in regard to the safety or physical or financial condition of any
mine, mining rights, prospect, or mining company or concern obtained by the
aforesaid inspector while in the exercise of his or her official duties.
Nothing herein contained, however, shall be construed to prevent any inspector
or any clerk or employee of such inspector, from making official reports to the
Governor or legislature of this State, to the inspector of mines, or
from giving evidence in any court of justice in this State in discharge of
his or her official duty, or from informing the operator or superintendent
of a mine in regard to findings respecting his or her particular mine.
Any violation of any of the provisions of this Section by an inspector
of mines, or any employee or clerk, shall constitute a misdemeanor and
shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1133.)