(735 ILCS 5/2-1108)
(from Ch. 110, par. 2-1108)
Verdict - Special interrogatories.
Unless the nature of the case requires otherwise, the jury shall
render a general verdict. Within the discretion of the court, the jury may be asked to find specially upon any
material question or questions of fact submitted to the jury in writing. Any party may request special interrogatories.
Special interrogatories shall be tendered, objected to, ruled upon and
submitted to the jury as in the case of instructions. Submitting or
refusing to submit a question of fact to the jury may be reviewed on
appeal to determine whether the trial court abused its discretion. When any special finding of
fact is inconsistent with the general verdict, the court shall direct the jury to further consider its answers and verdict. If, in the discretion of the trial court, the jury is unable to render a general verdict consistent with any special finding, the trial court shall order a new trial. During closing arguments, the parties shall be allowed to explain to the jury what may result if the general verdict is inconsistent with any special finding.
This amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly applies only to trials commencing on or after January 1, 2020.
(Source: P.A. 101-184, eff. 8-2-19.)