(720 ILCS 5/1-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 1-4)
    Sec. 1-4. Civil remedies preserved.
    This Code does not bar, suspend, or otherwise affect any right or liability to damages, penalty, forfeiture, or other remedy authorized by law to be recovered or enforced in a civil action, for any conduct which this Code makes punishable; and the civil injury is not merged in the offense.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)