(805 ILCS 5/12.60)
(from Ch. 32, par. 12.60)
Practice in actions under Section 12.50, 12.55, and 12.56.
(a) The practice in actions under Sections 12.50, 12.55, and 12.56 shall be
the same as in other civil actions except as may be otherwise provided in
this Act. Every action under Section 12.50, 12.55, or 12.56 shall be commenced
in the circuit court of the county in which either the registered office or
principal office of the corporation is located. Summons shall issue and be
served as in other civil actions.
(b) In an action brought by the Attorney General under subsection (a)
of Section 12.50, if process is returned not found, the Attorney General
shall cause publication to be made as in other civil actions in a newspaper
of general circulation published in the county in which the action is filed.
The publication shall contain a notice of the pendency of such action, the
title of the court, the title of the case, and the date on or after which
default may be entered. The Attorney General may include in one notice
the names of any number of corporations against which actions are then pending
in the same court. The Attorney General shall cause a copy of such notice
to be mailed to the corporation at its registered office within 10 days
after the first publication thereof. The certificate of the Attorney General
of the mailing of such notice shall be prima facie evidence thereof. Such
notice shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks
and the first publication thereof may begin at any time after summons has
been returned. Unless a corporation shall have been served with summons,
no default shall be taken against it
earlier than 30 days after the first publication of such notice.
(c) It is not necessary to make shareholders of the corporation named in
an action under Section 12.50, 12.55, or 12.56 parties to any such action or
proceeding unless relief is sought against them personally. The court, in its
discretion, may order that the shareholders be made parties.
(d) The circuit court in an action under Section 12.50, 12.55, or 12.56 may
issue injunctions, appoint an interim receiver with such powers and duties as
the court, from time to time, may direct, and take such other action as
is necessary or desirable to preserve the corporate assets and carry on
the business of the corporation until a full hearing can be had.
Sections 12.50, 12.55, and 12.56 shall not be construed as limiting the
equitable powers of the court in ordering interim or permanent relief.
(e) Upon ordering dissolution under Section 12.50, 12.55, or 12.56, and
after such notice as the court may direct to be given to all
parties to the proceeding and to any other parties in interest designated
by the court, the court may appoint a liquidating receiver or receivers
with authority to collect the assets of the corporation, including all amounts
owing to the corporation by shareholders on account of any unpaid portion
of the consideration for the issuance of shares. Such liquidating receiver
shall have authority, subject to order of court, to sell, convey, and dispose
of all or any part of the assets of the corporation, either at public or
private sale, and to make such other action as is necessary to wind up and
liquidate the corporation's business and affairs under Section 12.30 and to
notify known claimants under Section 12.75. The order appointing such
liquidating receiver shall state his or her powers and duties. Such powers and
duties may be increased or diminished at any time during the proceedings by the
(f) A receiver of a corporation appointed under the provisions of this
Section shall have authority to sue and defend in all courts in his or her
own name as receiver of such corporation.
(g) A receiver shall in all cases be a resident of this State or a
corporation authorized to act as receiver, which corporation may be a domestic
corporation or a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this
State, and shall give such bond as the court may direct with such sureties as
the court may require.
(h) During the pendency of the action, the court may redesignate a receiver
as a custodian, or a custodian as a receiver, if such would be to the general
advantage of the corporation, its shareholders and its creditors.
(i) The court shall allow reasonable compensation to the receiver or the
custodian for services rendered and reimbursement or direct payment of
reasonable expenses from the assets of the corporation or the proceeds of sale
of the assets.
(j) If the court finds that a party to any proceeding under Section 12.50,
12.55, or 12.56 acted arbitrarily, vexatiously, or otherwise not in good faith,
it may award one or more other parties their reasonable expenses, including
counsel fees and the expenses of appraisers or other experts, incurred in the
(Source: P.A. 89-169, eff. 7-19-95; 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)