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(625 ILCS 5/4-213)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 4-213)
Liability of law enforcement officers, agencies, and towing
(a) A law enforcement officer or agency, a department of municipal
government designated under Section 4-212.1 or its officers or
employees, or a towing service owner, operator, or
employee shall not be held to answer or be liable for damages in any action
brought by the registered owner, former registered owner, or his legal
representative, lienholder or any other person legally entitled to the
possession of a vehicle when the vehicle was processed and sold or disposed of
as provided by this Chapter.
(b) A towing service, and any of its officers or employees, that
removes or tows a vehicle as a result of being directed to do so by
a law enforcement officer or agency or a department of municipal government or
its officers or employees shall not be held to answer or be liable for loss of or damages to any real or personal property that occurs in the
course of the removal or towing of a vehicle or its contents (i) on a limited
access highway in a designated Incident Management Program that uses fast lane
clearance techniques as defined by the Department of Transportation or (ii) at the direction of a peace officer, a highway authority official, or a representative of local authorities, under Section 11-402 or 11-404 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-407, eff. 1-1-08.)