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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/29D-60

    (720 ILCS 5/29D-60)
    Sec. 29D-60. Injunctive relief. Whenever it appears to the Attorney General or any State's Attorney that any person is engaged in, or is about to engage in, any act that constitutes or would constitute a violation of this Article, the Attorney General or any State's Attorney may initiate a civil action in the circuit court to enjoin the violation.
(Source: P.A. 92-854, eff. 12-5-02.)

720 ILCS 5/29D-65

    (720 ILCS 5/29D-65)
    Sec. 29D-65. Forfeiture of property acquired in connection with a violation of this Article; property freeze or seizure.
    (a) If there is probable cause to believe that a person used, is using, is about to use, or is intending to use property in a way that would violate this Article, then that person's assets may be frozen or seized pursuant to Part 800 of Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
    (b) Any person who commits any offense under this Article is subject to the property forfeiture provisions set forth in Article 124B of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Forfeiture under this subsection may be pursued in addition to or in lieu of proceeding under Section 124B-805 (property freeze or seizure; ex parte proceeding) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963.
(Source: P.A. 96-712, eff. 1-1-10.)

720 ILCS 5/29D-70

    (720 ILCS 5/29D-70)
    Sec. 29D-70. Severability. If any clause, sentence, Section, provision, or part of this Article or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be adjudged to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this Article or its application to persons or circumstances other than those to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby.
(Source: P.A. 92-854, eff. 12-5-02.)

720 ILCS 5/Tit. III Pt. E

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Tit. III Pt. E heading)
PART E. OFFENSES AFFECTING GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS

720 ILCS 5/Art. 30

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 30 heading)
ARTICLE 30. TREASON AND RELATED OFFENSES

720 ILCS 5/30-1

    (720 ILCS 5/30-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 30-1)
    Sec. 30-1. Treason.
    (a) A person owing allegiance to this State commits treason when he or she knowingly:
        (1) levies war against this State; or
        (2) adheres to the enemies of this State, giving them
    
aid or comfort.
    (b) No person may be convicted of treason except on the testimony of 2 witnesses to the same overt act, or on his confession in open court.
    (c) Sentence. Treason is a Class X felony for which an offender may be sentenced to death under Section 5-5-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
(Source: P.A. 80-1099.)

720 ILCS 5/30-2

    (720 ILCS 5/30-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 30-2)
    Sec. 30-2. Misprision of treason.
    (a) A person owing allegiance to this State commits misprision of treason when he or she knowingly conceals or withholds his or her knowledge that another has committed treason against this State.
    (b) Sentence.
    Misprision of treason is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)

720 ILCS 5/30-3

    (720 ILCS 5/30-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 30-3)
    Sec. 30-3. Advocating overthrow of Government.
    A person who advocates, or with knowledge of its contents knowingly publishes, sells or distributes any document which advocates or with knowledge of its purpose, knowingly becomes a member of any organization which advocates the overthrow or reformation of the existing form of government of this State by violence or unlawful means commits a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 77-2638.)

720 ILCS 5/Art. 31

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 31 heading)
ARTICLE 31. INTERFERENCE WITH PUBLIC OFFICERS

720 ILCS 5/31-1

    (720 ILCS 5/31-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 31-1)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 31-1. Resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee.
    (a) A person who knowingly resists or obstructs the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee of any authorized act within his or her official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor.
    (a-5) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee to be sentenced to a minimum of 48 consecutive hours of imprisonment or ordered to perform community service for not less than 100 hours as may be determined by the court. The person shall not be eligible for probation in order to reduce the sentence of imprisonment or community service.
    (a-7) A person convicted for a violation of this Section whose violation was the proximate cause of an injury to a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, "correctional institution employee" means any person employed to supervise and control inmates incarcerated in a penitentiary, State farm, reformatory, prison, jail, house of correction, police detention area, half-way house, or other institution or place for the incarceration or custody of persons under sentence for offenses or awaiting trial or sentence for offenses, under arrest for an offense, a violation of probation, a violation of parole, a violation of aftercare release, a violation of mandatory supervised release, or awaiting a bail setting hearing or preliminary hearing, or who are sexually dangerous persons or who are sexually violent persons; and "firefighter" means any individual, either as an employee or volunteer, of a regularly constituted fire department of a municipality or fire protection district who performs fire fighting duties, including, but not limited to, the fire chief, assistant fire chief, captain, engineer, driver, ladder person, hose person, pipe person, and any other member of a regularly constituted fire department. "Firefighter" also means a person employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal to conduct arson investigations.
    (c) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this Section if a person resists or obstructs the performance of one known by the person to be a firefighter by returning to or remaining in a dwelling, residence, building, or other structure to rescue or to attempt to rescue any person.
(Source: P.A. 98-558, eff. 1-1-14.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-652)
    Sec. 31-1. Resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee.
    (a) A person who knowingly resists or obstructs the performance by one known to the person to be a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee of any authorized act within his or her official capacity commits a Class A misdemeanor.
    (a-5) In addition to any other sentence that may be imposed, a court shall order any person convicted of resisting or obstructing a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee to be sentenced to a minimum of 48 consecutive hours of imprisonment or ordered to perform community service for not less than 100 hours as may be determined by the court. The person shall not be eligible for probation in order to reduce the sentence of imprisonment or community service.
    (a-7) A person convicted for a violation of this Section whose violation was the proximate cause of an injury to a peace officer, firefighter, or correctional institution employee is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, "correctional institution employee" means any person employed to supervise and control inmates incarcerated in a penitentiary, State farm, reformatory, prison, jail, house of correction, police detention area, half-way house, or other institution or place for the incarceration or custody of persons under sentence for offenses or awaiting trial or sentence for offenses, under arrest for an offense, a violation of probation, a violation of parole, a violation of aftercare release, a violation of mandatory supervised release, or awaiting a hearing or preliminary hearing on setting the conditions of pretrial release, or who are sexually dangerous persons or who are sexually violent persons; and "firefighter" means any individual, either as an employee or volunteer, of a regularly constituted fire department of a municipality or fire protection district who performs fire fighting duties, including, but not limited to, the fire chief, assistant fire chief, captain, engineer, driver, ladder person, hose person, pipe person, and any other member of a regularly constituted fire department. "Firefighter" also means a person employed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal to conduct arson investigations.
    (c) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of this Section if a person resists or obstructs the performance of one known by the person to be a firefighter by returning to or remaining in a dwelling, residence, building, or other structure to rescue or to attempt to rescue any person.
    (d) A person shall not be subject to arrest under this Section unless there is an underlying offense for which the person was initially subject to arrest.
(Source: P.A. 101-652, eff. 1-1-23.)

720 ILCS 5/31-1a

    (720 ILCS 5/31-1a) (from Ch. 38, par. 31-1a)
    Sec. 31-1a. Disarming a peace officer or correctional institution employee.
    (a) A person who, without the consent of a peace officer or correctional institution employee as defined in subsection (b) of Section 31-1, takes a weapon from a person known to him or her to be a peace officer or correctional institution employee, while the peace officer or correctional institution employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties or from an area within the peace officer's or correctional institution employee's immediate presence is guilty of a Class 1 felony.
    (b) A person who, without the consent of a peace officer or correctional institution employee as defined in subsection (b) of Section 31-1, attempts to take a weapon from a person known to him or her to be a peace officer or correctional institution employee, while the peace officer or correctional institution employee is engaged in the performance of his or her official duties or from an area within the peace officer's or correctional institution employee's immediate presence is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 96-348, eff. 8-12-09.)