Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

(810 ILCS 5/) Uniform Commercial Code.

810 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Pt. 1

    (810 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Pt. 1 heading)

810 ILCS 5/4-101

    (810 ILCS 5/4-101) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-101)
    Sec. 4-101. Short title. This Article may be cited as Uniform Commercial Code--Bank Deposits and Collections.
(Source: P.A. 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-102

    (810 ILCS 5/4-102) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-102)
    Sec. 4-102. Applicability.
    (a) To the extent that items within this Article are also within Articles 3 and 8, they are subject to those Articles. If there is conflict, this Article governs Article 3, but Article 8 governs this Article.
    (b) The liability of a bank for action or non-action with respect to an item handled by it for purpose of presentment, payment, or collection is governed by the law of the place where the bank is located. In the case of action or non-action by or at a branch or separate office of a bank, its liability is governed by the law of the place where the branch or separate office is located.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-103

    (810 ILCS 5/4-103) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-103)
    Sec. 4-103. Variation by agreement; measure of damages; action constituting ordinary care.
    (a) The effect of the provisions of this Article may be varied by agreement, but the parties to the agreement cannot disclaim a bank's responsibility for its lack of good faith or failure to exercise ordinary care or limit the measure of damages for the lack or failure. However, the parties may determine by agreement the standards by which the bank's responsibility is to be measured if those standards are not manifestly unreasonable.
    (b) Federal Reserve regulations and operating circulars, clearing-house rules, and the like have the effect of agreements under subsection (a), whether or not specifically assented to by all parties interested in items handled.
    (c) Action or non-action approved by this Article or pursuant to Federal Reserve regulations or operating circulars is the exercise of ordinary care and, in the absence of special instructions, action or non-action consistent with clearing-house rules and the like or with a general banking usage not disapproved by this Article, is prima facie the exercise of ordinary care.
    (d) The specification or approval of certain procedures by this Article is not disapproval of other procedures that may be reasonable under the circumstances.
    (e) The measure of damages for failure to exercise ordinary care in handling an item is the amount of the item reduced by an amount that could not have been realized by the exercise of ordinary care. If there is also bad faith it includes any other damages the party suffered as a proximate consequence.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-104

    (810 ILCS 5/4-104) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-104)
    Sec. 4-104. Definitions and index of definitions.
    (a) In this Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
        (1) "Account" means any deposit or credit account
with a bank, including a demand, time, savings, passbook, share draft, or like account, other than an account evidenced by a certificate of deposit;
        (2) "Afternoon" means the period of a day between
noon and midnight;
        (3) "Banking day" means the part of a day on which a
bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions, except that any day that is not a banking day for purposes of Federal Reserve Regulation CC (as may be amended from time to time) shall not be a banking day for purposes of this Article or Article 3;
        (4) "Clearing house" means an association of banks or
other payors regularly clearing items;
        (5) "Customer" means a person having an account with
a bank or for whom a bank has agreed to collect items, including a bank that maintains an account at another bank;
        (6) "Documentary draft" means a draft to be presented
for acceptance or payment if specified documents, certificated securities (Section 8-102) or instructions for uncertificated securities (Section 8-102), or other certificates, statements, or the like are to be received by the drawee or other payor before acceptance or payment of the draft;
        (7) "Draft" means a draft as defined in Section 3-104
or an item, other than an instrument, that is an order;
        (8) "Drawee" means a person ordered in a draft to
make payment;
        (9) "Item" means an instrument or a promise or order
to pay money handled by a bank for collection or payment. The term does not include a payment order governed by Article 4A or a credit or debit card slip;
        (10) "Midnight deadline" with respect to a bank is
midnight on its next banking day following the banking day on which it receives the relevant item or notice or from which the time for taking action commences to run, whichever is later;
        (11) "Settle" means to pay in cash, by clearing-house
settlement, in a charge or credit or by remittance, or otherwise as agreed. A settlement may be either provisional or final;
        (12) "Suspends payments" with respect to a bank means
that it has been closed by order of the supervisory authorities, that a public officer has been appointed to take it over, or that it ceases or refuses to make payments in the ordinary course of business.
    (b) Other definitions applying to this Article and the Sections in which they appear are:
        "Agreement for electronic
            presentment"Section 4-110.
        "Bank"Section 4-105.
        "Collecting bank"Section 4-105.
        "Depositary bank"Section 4-105.
        "Intermediary bank"Section 4-105.
        "Payor bank"Section 4-105.
        "Presenting bank"Section 4-105.
        "Presentment notice"Section 4-110.
    (c) "Control" as provided in Section 7-106 and the following definitions in other Articles apply to this Article:
        "Acceptance"Section 3-409.
        "Alteration"Section 3-407.
        "Cashier's check"Section 3-104.
        "Certificate of deposit"Section 3-104.
        "Certified check"Section 3-409.
        "Check"Section 3-104.
        "Good faith"Section 3-103.
        "Holder in due course"Section 3-302.
        "Instrument"Section 3-104.
        "Notice of dishonor"Section 3-503.
        "Order"Section 3-103.
        "Ordinary care"Section 3-103.
        "Person entitled to enforce"Section 3-301.
        "Presentment"Section 3-501.
        "Promise"Section 3-103.
        "Prove"Section 3-103.
        "Teller's check"Section 3-104.
        "Unauthorized signature"Section 3-403.
    (d) In addition Article 1 contains general definitions and principles of construction and interpretation applicable throughout this Article.
(Source: P.A. 95-895, eff. 1-1-09.)

810 ILCS 5/4-105

    (810 ILCS 5/4-105) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-105)
    Sec. 4-105. "Bank"; "Depositary Bank"; "Payor Bank"; "Intermediary Bank"; "Collecting Bank"; "Presenting Bank".
    In this Article:
    (1) "Bank" means any person engaged in the business of banking, including a savings bank, savings and loan association, credit union, or trust company;
    (2) "Depositary bank" means the first bank to take an item even though it is also the payor bank, unless the item is presented for immediate payment over the counter;
    (3) "Payor bank" means a bank that is the drawee of a draft;
    (4) "Intermediary bank" means a bank to which an item is transferred in course of collection except the depositary or payor bank;
    (5) "Collecting bank" means a bank handling an item for collection except the payor bank;
    (6) "Presenting bank" means a bank presenting an item except a payor bank.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-106

    (810 ILCS 5/4-106) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-106)
    Sec. 4-106. Payable through or payable at bank; collecting bank.
    (a) If an item states that it is "payable through" a bank identified in the item, (i) the item designates the bank as a collecting bank and does not by itself authorize the bank to pay the item, and (ii) the item may be presented for payment only by or through the bank.
    (b) If an item states that it is "payable at" a bank identified in the item, (i) the item designates the bank as a collecting bank and does not by itself authorize the bank to pay the item, and (ii) the item may be presented for payment only by or through the bank.
    (c) If a draft names a nonbank drawee and it is unclear whether a bank named in the draft is a co-drawee or a collecting bank, the bank is a collecting bank.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-107

    (810 ILCS 5/4-107) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-107)
    Sec. 4-107. Separate office of bank. A branch or separate office of a bank is a separate bank for the purpose of computing the time within which and determining the place at or to which action may be taken or notice or orders must be given under this Article and under Article 3.
(Source: P.A. 87-582.)

810 ILCS 5/4-108

    (810 ILCS 5/4-108) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-108)
    Sec. 4-108. Time of receipt of items.
    (a) For the purpose of allowing time to process items, prove balances, and make the necessary entries on its books to determine its position for the day, a bank may fix an afternoon hour of 2:00 P.M. or later as a cutoff hour for the handling of money and items and the making of entries on its books.
    (b) An item or deposit of money received on any day after a cutoff hour so fixed or after the close of the banking day may be treated as being received at the opening of the next banking day.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-109

    (810 ILCS 5/4-109) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-109)
    Sec. 4-109. Delays.
    (a) Unless otherwise instructed, a collecting bank in a good faith effort to secure payment of a specific item drawn on a payor other than a bank, and with or without the approval of any person involved, may waive, modify, or extend time limits imposed or permitted by this Act for a period not exceeding 2 additional banking days without discharge of drawers or indorsers or liability to its transferor or a prior party.
    (b) Delay by a collecting bank or payor bank beyond time limits prescribed or permitted by this Act or by instructions is excused if (i) the delay is caused by interruption of communication or computer facilities, suspension of payments by another bank, war, emergency conditions, failure of equipment, or other circumstances beyond the control of the bank, and (ii) the bank exercises such diligence as the circumstances require.
(Source: P.A. 87-582.)

810 ILCS 5/4-110

    (810 ILCS 5/4-110) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-110)
    Sec. 4-110. Electronic presentment.
    (a) "Agreement for electronic presentment" means an agreement, clearing-house rule, or Federal Reserve regulation or operating circular, providing that presentment of an item may be made by transmission of an image of an item or information describing the item ("presentment notice") rather than delivery of the item itself. The agreement may provide for procedures governing retention, presentment, payment, dishonor, and other matters concerning items subject to the agreement.
    (b) Presentment of an item pursuant to an electronic presentment agreement is made when the presentment notice is received.
    (c) If presentment is made by presentment notice, a reference to "item" or "check" in this Article means the presentment notice unless the context otherwise indicates.
(Source: P.A. 87-582; 87-1135.)

810 ILCS 5/4-111

    (810 ILCS 5/4-111) (from Ch. 26, par. 4-111)
    Sec. 4-111. Statute of limitations. An action to enforce an obligation, duty or right arising under this Article must be commenced within 3 years after the cause of action accrues.
(Source: P.A. 87-582.)