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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/3-5036.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5036.5)
    Sec. 3-5036.5. Exchange of information for child support enforcement.
    (a) The Recorder shall exchange with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services information that may be necessary for the enforcement of child support orders entered pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of Spouse and Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the contrary, the Recorder shall not be liable to any person for any disclosure of information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) under subsection (a) or for any other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 99-85, eff. 1-1-16.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5037

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5037)
    Sec. 3-5037. Instruments to be re-recorded; fee; penalty. In all cases where the records of any county have been or shall hereafter be destroyed by fire or other casualty, it shall be the duty of the recorder of such county to re-record all deeds, mortgages or other instruments in writing which may have been recorded or filed for record prior to the destruction of such records, together with the certificates of such original recording, that may be filed in his office for re-recording; and the recorder may charge and receive, as a fee for re-recording such deeds, mortgages and other instruments aforesaid, and the certificate of such recording, 5 for each 100 words or fractions thereof, and no more; and any recorder who shall charge a greater fee than the foregoing, or who shall refuse to re-record such instruments in writing, for the fee aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of malfeasance in office, and subject to all the penalties prescribed by law for such offense.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5038

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5038) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5038)
    Sec. 3-5038. Judgment dockets. In all counties where a recorder is elected in which the recorder has heretofore been, or shall hereafter be required by the county board to keep abstract books showing by tract every conveyance or incumbrance recorded, the date of the instrument, the time of filing same, the book and page where the same is recorded, and showing a true chain of title to each tract and the incumbrances thereon, as shown by the records of his office, such recorder shall and he is hereby authorized to keep judgment dockets and indexes thereto, showing all judicial proceedings affecting title to real estate in such county, tax sale books with indexes thereto, showing sales or forfeitures of all lands in the county for unpaid taxes and assessments, and such other books as are usual or necessary to be kept for the purpose of making complete abstracts of title to real estate; and the county board shall furnish such recorder with the necessary rooms, books, stationery, fuel and lights for the purposes herein set forth: Provided, that nothing in this Division shall be construed to empower the recorder to prevent the public from examining and taking memoranda from all records and instruments filed for record, indexes and other books in his official custody, but it shall be his duty at all times, when his office is or is required by law to be open, to allow all persons without fee or reward to examine and take memoranda from the same. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5039

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5039)
    Sec. 3-5039. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5040

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5040)
    Sec. 3-5040. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5041

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5041)
    Sec. 3-5041. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5042

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5042)
    Sec. 3-5042. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5043

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5043)
    Sec. 3-5043. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5044

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5044)
    Sec. 3-5044. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-895. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5045

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5045) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5045)
    Sec. 3-5045. Scope of liability in connection with Uniform Commercial Code. No recorder nor any of his employees or agents shall be subject to personal liability by reason of any error or omission in the performance of any duty under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code except in case of wilful negligence.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5046

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5046)
    Sec. 3-5046. Quitclaim deed notification. Upon the recording or filing of a quitclaim deed on any property within a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, the recorder of deeds must mail a notification postcard to the previous owner of record at the address listed on the property record in the recorder's office.
    The postcard must state that a newly recorded quitclaim deed has been filed on the property, and must state the date of the new recording, the address of the recorder's office, and any other information deemed necessary by the recorder.
    No county, including a home rule county, may act in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 94-823, eff. 1-1-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5047

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5047)
    Sec. 3-5047. Removal of personal information. Upon request by any person, the recorder shall redact or remove that person's social security number, employer taxpayer identification number, driver's license number, State identification number, passport number, checking account number, savings account number, credit card number, debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code from any internet website maintained by the recorder or used by the recorder to display public records. The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the office of the recorder. The request must specify the personal information to be redacted and identify the document that contains the personal information.
    Within 12 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly all county recorders that publicly display records on an Internet website must submit a written policy, including a timeline, to their respective county boards providing for the redaction of social security numbers from all records publicly displayed on the website. Any county recorder that launches a website on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall develop and implement a policy providing for the removal of all social security numbers from all records prior to the public display of those records on the website, and must file a copy of the policy with the county board of that county. Policies pertaining to the removal of social security numbers from records to be posted on the internet shall be made available to all employees of a county recorder.
    No person or entity shall include an individual's social security number in a document that is prepared and presented for recording with a county recorder. This Section shall not apply to (i) State or federal tax liens, certified copies of death certificates, or other documents required by law to contain personal identifying information or (ii) documents that were executed by an individual prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    County recorders shall not be liable for any claims arising from unintentional or inadvertent violations of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-875, eff. 1-1-09.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-6

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-6 heading)
Division 3-6. Sheriff

55 ILCS 5/3-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6001)
    Sec. 3-6001. Commission. Every sheriff shall be commissioned by the Governor; but no commission shall issue except upon the certificate of the county clerk of the proper county, of the due election or appointment of such sheriff, and that he or she has filed his or her bond and taken the oath of office, as hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5)
    Sec. 3-6001.5. Sheriff qualifications. On or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, except as otherwise provided in this Section, a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff, unless that person meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) Is a United States citizen.
        (2) Has been a resident of the county for at least
one year.
        (3) Is not a convicted felon.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6002)
    Sec. 3-6002. Commencement of duties. The sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or her office on the first day in the month of December following his or her election on which the office of the sheriff is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6003)
    Sec. 3-6003. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, he or she shall give bond, with 2 or more sufficient sureties (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), to be approved by the circuit court for his or her county, in the penal sum of $10,000 (except that the bond of the sheriff of Cook County shall be in the penal sum of $100,000), payable to the people of the State of Illinois, conditioned that he or she will faithfully discharge all the duties required, or to be required of him or her by law, as such sheriff; which bond shall be filed in the circuit court, and a copy thereof also filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6004)
    Sec. 3-6004. Oath. He or she shall also, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3 of Article XIII of the Constitution, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6005)
    Sec. 3-6005. Failure to give bond or take oath; vacancy. If any person elected or appointed to the office of sheriff, of any county, shall fail to give bond or take the oath required of him or her, within 30 days after he or she is appointed or declared elected, the office shall be deemed vacant.
(Source: P.A. 91-76, eff. 1-1-00.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6006)
    Sec. 3-6006. Copy of bond as evidence. Copies of such bonds, certified by the county clerk, or of the record thereof, certified by the clerk of the circuit court, shall be received as evidence.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6007)
    Sec. 3-6007. Training. Each sheriff shall obtain at least 20 hours of training, approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, relating to law enforcement and the operation of a sheriff's office each year. Reasonable expenses incurred by the sheriff in obtaining such training shall be reimbursed by the county upon presentation by the sheriff to the county board of a certificate of completion from the person or entity conducting such training.
(Source: P.A. 88-586, eff. 8-12-94.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6008)
    Sec. 3-6008. Deputies. Each sheriff may appoint one or more deputies, not exceeding the number allowed by the county board of his or her county. No person who has ever been classified as a conscientious objector by a local selective service draft board may be appointed as a deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-738.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6009)
    Sec. 3-6009. Appointment in writing. Such appointment shall be in writing, signed by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6010)
    Sec. 3-6010. Oath of deputy. Each deputy shall, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in like form as is required of sheriffs, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk. A sheriff, in addition to any other person authorized by law, may administer the oath of office required of a deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 89-391, eff. 1-1-96.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6011)
    Sec. 3-6011. Special deputies. A sheriff may appoint a special deputy to serve any summons issued out of a court, by indorsement thereon, substantially as follows: "I hereby appoint .... my special deputy, to serve the within process," which shall be dated and signed by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6012)
    Sec. 3-6012. Auxiliary deputies. The sheriff of any county in Illinois may, with the advice and consent of the county board appoint auxiliary deputies in such number as the county board shall from time to time deem necessary. However, such number of appointed auxiliary deputies shall not increase after January 1, 1982 if vacancies exist within the certified ranks of the department. Such auxiliary deputies shall not be regular appointed deputies pursuant to Section 3-6008, nor shall they be members of a county police department established pursuant to Divisions 3-7 and 3-8.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6012.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.1)
    Sec. 3-6012.1. Court security officers. The sheriff of any county in Illinois with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may hire court security officers in such number as the county board shall from time to time deem necessary. Court security officers may be designated by the Sheriff to attend courts and perform the functions set forth in Section 3-6023. Court security officers shall have the authority to arrest; however, such arrest powers shall be limited to performance of their official duties as court security officers. Court security officers may carry weapons, upon which they have been trained and qualified as permitted by law, at their place of employment and to and from their place of employment with the consent of the Sheriff. The court security officers shall be sworn officers of the Sheriff and shall be primarily responsible for the security of the courthouse and its courtrooms. The court security officers shall be under the sole control of the sheriff of the county in which they are hired. No court security officer shall be subject to the jurisdiction of a Sheriff's Merit Commission unless the officer was hired through the Sheriff's Merit Commission's certified applicant process under Section 3-8010 of the Counties Code. They are not regular appointed deputies under Section 3-6008. The position of court security officer shall not be considered a rank when seeking initial appointment as deputy sheriff under Section 3-8011.
    Every court security officer hired on or after June 1, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act 89-685) shall serve a probationary period of 12 months during which time they may be discharged at the will of the Sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 99-10, eff. 1-1-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6012.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.2)
    Sec. 3-6012.2. Mental health specialists; sheriff's offices. Sheriff's offices shall ensure that mental health resources, including counselors or therapists, are available to each sheriff's office's employees, whether through direct employment by that office, contract employment, or other means.
(Source: P.A. 101-375, eff. 8-16-19.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6013)
    Sec. 3-6013. Duties, training and compensation of auxiliary deputies. Auxiliary deputies shall not supplement members of the regular county police department or regular deputies in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as provided herein. Auxiliary deputies may be assigned and directed by the sheriff to perform the following duties in the county:
    To aid or direct traffic within the county, to aid in control of natural or human made disasters, to aid in case of civil disorder as assigned and directed by the sheriff, provided, that in emergency cases which render it impractical for members of the regular county police department or regular deputies to perform their assigned and normal duties, the sheriff is hereby authorized to assign and direct auxiliary deputies to perform such regular and normal duties. Identification symbols worn by such auxiliary deputies shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular county police department or regular deputies. Such auxiliary deputies shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the sheriff of the county. Such auxiliary deputies shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the sheriff, and only while in uniform and in the performance of their assigned duties.
    Auxiliary deputies, prior to entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures as shall be appropriate in the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Division, which training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the sheriff of each county utilizing auxiliary deputies, provided that, before being permitted to carry a firearm an auxiliary deputy must have the same course of training as required of peace officers in Section 2 of the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The county authorities shall require that all auxiliary deputies be residents of the county served by them. Prior to the appointment of any auxiliary deputy his or her fingerprints shall be taken and no person shall be appointed as such auxiliary deputy if he or she has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    Auxiliary deputies may receive such compensation as is set by the County Board, with the advice and consent of the Sheriff, not to exceed the lowest hourly pay of a full-time sworn member of the regular county police or sheriff's department and not be paid a salary, except as provided in Section 3-6036, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing their assigned duty. The County Board must approve such actual expenses and arrange for payment.
    Nothing in this Division shall preclude an auxiliary deputy from holding a simultaneous appointment as an auxiliary police officer pursuant to Section 3-6-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-379, eff. 8-15-11; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6014)
    Sec. 3-6014. Return by special deputy. Such special deputy shall make return in the time and manner of serving such process, under his or her oath, and for making a false return he or she shall be guilty of perjury, and punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6015)
    Sec. 3-6015. Powers of deputies. Deputy sheriffs, duly appointed and qualified, may perform any and all the duties of the sheriff, in the name of the sheriff, and the acts of such deputies shall be held to be acts of the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6016)
    Sec. 3-6016. Sheriff liable for acts of deputy and auxiliary deputy. The sheriff shall be liable for any neglect or omission of the duties of his or her office, when occasioned by a deputy or auxiliary deputy, in the same manner as for his or her own personal neglect or omission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6017)
    Sec. 3-6017. Sheriff custodian of courthouse and jail. He or she shall have the custody and care of the courthouse and jail of his or her county, except as is otherwise provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6018)
    Sec. 3-6018. Counties under 1,000,000; control of internal operations. In counties of less than 1 million population, the sheriff shall control the internal operations of his office. Subject to the applicable county appropriation ordinance, the sheriff shall direct the county treasurer to pay, and the treasurer shall pay, the expenditures for the sheriff's office, including payments for personal services, equipment, materials and contractual services. Purchases of equipment by the sheriff shall be made in accordance with any ordinance requirements for centralized purchasing through another county office or through the state which are applicable to all county offices.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6019)
    Sec. 3-6019. Duties of sheriff; office quarters and hours. Sheriffs shall serve and execute, within their respective counties, and return all warrants, process, orders and judgments of every description that may be legally directed or delivered to them. A sheriff of a county with a population of less than 1,000,000 may employ civilian personnel to serve process in civil matters. If an arrest warrant upon complaint under Section 107-9 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, or a warrant of arrest due to failure to appear under Section 107-12 of the Code, originated from a law enforcement agency other than the county sheriff's office, then the county sheriff of a county with a population of more than 600,000 may require that law enforcement agency to store and maintain the warrant. That law enforcement agency is responsible for entering the warrant into the Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and the National Crime Information Center Database (NCIC). The county sheriff may require the originating law enforcement agency to arrange for transportation of the wanted person to the county jail. Originating agencies may contract with the county sheriff or another law enforcement agency to store, maintain, and provide transportation of the wanted person to the county jail. Any law enforcement agency or regional dispatch center may act as holder of the warrant for an originating agency that has no telecommunications equipment.
    Each sheriff shall keep and maintain his or her office at the county seat of the county for which he or she is the sheriff, and shall in counties having a population of less than 500,000 keep his or her office open and attend to the duties thereof from 8 o'clock in the forenoon to 5 o'clock in the afternoon of each working day, excepting such days and half days as, under any law, are or may be legal holidays, or half holidays. The hours of opening and closing of the office of the sheriff may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of such county. Such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-250, eff. 8-9-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6020)
    Sec. 3-6020. Contempt of court; damages. The disobedience of any sheriff to perform the command of any warrant, process, order or judgment legally issued to him or her, shall be deemed a contempt of the court that issued the same, and may be punished accordingly; and he or she shall be liable to the party aggrieved for all damages occasioned thereby. No sheriff shall be civilly liable for serving, as directed by the court, any warrant, order, process, or judgment that has been issued or affirmed by a court of the State of Illinois and that is valid on its face, unless the service involved willful or wanton misconduct by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 93-386, eff. 1-1-04.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6021)
    Sec. 3-6021. Conservator of the peace. Each sheriff shall be conservator of the peace in his or her county, and shall prevent crime and maintain the safety and order of the citizens of that county; and may arrest offenders on view, and cause them to be brought before the proper court for trial or examination.
(Source: P.A. 89-404, eff. 8-20-95; 90-593, eff. 6-19-98.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6022

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6022)
    Sec. 3-6022. Posse comitatus. To keep the peace, prevent crime, or to execute any warrant, process, order or judgment he or she may call to his or her aid, when necessary, any person or the power of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6023

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6023)
    Sec. 3-6023. Attendance at courts. Each sheriff shall, in person or by deputy, county corrections officer, or court security officer, attend upon all courts held in his or her county when in session, and obey the lawful orders and directions of the court, and shall maintain the security of the courthouse. Court services customarily performed by sheriffs shall be provided by the sheriff or his or her deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers, rather than by employees of the court, unless there are no deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers available to perform such services. The expenses of the sheriff in carrying out his or her duties under this Section, including the compensation of deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers assigned to such services, shall be paid to the county from fees collected pursuant to court order for services of the sheriff and from any court services fees collected by the county under the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-987, eff. 7-1-19.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6024

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6024)
    Sec. 3-6024. Disability to hold other offices. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall be eligible to the office of county treasurer, nor shall any county treasurer be permitted to act as deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6025

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6025)
    Sec. 3-6025. No practice as attorney or security for another. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall appear in any court as attorney at law for any party, or become security for any person in any civil or criminal action or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6026

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6026)
    Sec. 3-6026. No purchase of property at own sale. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall become the purchaser, nor procure any other person to become the purchaser for him or her, of any property, real or personal, by him or her exposed to sale, by virtue of any judgment or process; and all such purchases made by any sheriff or deputy sheriff, or by any other person in his or her behalf, shall be absolutely null and void.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6027

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6027)
    Sec. 3-6027. Penalty for neglect to pay over money collected. If any sheriff unreasonably neglects to pay any money collected by him on execution, fee bill or process, when demanded by the person entitled to receive the same, he may be proceeded against in the court from which the execution, fee bill or process issued, as for a contempt; and he shall also forfeit to the person injured five times the lawful interest of the money, from the time of the demand until paid, which may be recovered by action upon his bond, or against the sheriff alone, in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)