(740 ILCS 92/30)
Limitation on bringing actions.
(a) In no event may a person bring an action under Section 15 that is based
allegations or transactions that are the subject of a civil suit or an
administrative civil money
penalty proceeding in which the State's Attorney or Attorney General is already
(b) A court may not have jurisdiction over an action under this Act based
disclosure of allegations or transactions in a criminal, civil, or
administrative hearing, in a
legislative or administrative report, hearing, audit, or investigation, or from
the news media,
unless the action is brought by the State's Attorney, the Attorney General, or
a person who is an
original source of the information.
For purposes of this subsection, "original source" means an individual who has
independent knowledge of the information on which the allegations are based and
provided the information to the State's Attorney or Attorney General before
filing an action
under this Act based on the information.
(Source: P.A. 92-233, eff. 1-1-02.)