(745 ILCS 10/9-102)
(from Ch. 85, par. 9-102)
A local public entity is empowered and directed to pay any
tort judgment or settlement for compensatory damages (and may pay any
associated attorney's fees and costs) for which it or an employee while
acting within the scope of his employment is liable in the manner provided
in this Article.
All other provisions of this Article, including but not limited to the
payment of judgments and settlements in installments, the issuance of
bonds, the maintenance of rates and charges, and the levy of taxes shall be
equally applicable to judgments or settlements relating to both a local
public entity or an employee and those undertakings assumed by a local
public entity in intergovernmental joint self-insurance contracts.
A local public entity may make payments to settle or compromise a claim
or action which has been or might be filed or instituted against it when
the governing body or person vested by law or ordinance with authority to
make over-all policy decisions for such entity considers it advisable to
enter into such a settlement or compromise.
(Source: P.A. 92-810, eff. 8-21-02.)