(740 ILCS 175/8)
(from Ch. 127, par. 4108)
(a) There is hereby created the State Whistleblower Reward and Protection
Fund to be held outside of the State Treasury with the State Treasurer as custodian. All proceeds of an action or
settlement of a claim brought under this Act shall be deposited in the Fund. Any attorneys' fees, expenses, and costs paid by or awarded against any defendant pursuant to Section 4 of this Act shall not be considered part of the proceeds to be deposited in the Fund.
(b) Monies in the Fund shall be allocated as
follows: One-sixth of the monies shall be paid to the Attorney General Whistleblower Reward and Protection Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State Treasury, and
one-sixth of the monies shall be paid to the State Police Whistleblower Reward and Protection Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State Treasury, for
State law enforcement purposes. The remaining two-thirds of the monies in
the Fund shall be used for payment of awards to Qui Tam
plaintiffs and as otherwise specified in
this Act, with any remainder to the General Revenue Fund. The Attorney General shall direct the State Treasurer to make
disbursement of funds.
(Source: P.A. 101-148, eff. 7-26-19.)