(725 ILCS 170/12) (from Ch. 60, par. 12)
Sec. 12. If any person charged with, or convicted of treason, first degree murder, criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, theft, forgery, counterfeiting or kidnapping, shall break prison, escape or flee from justice or abscond or secrete himself in such cases it shall be lawful for the Governor, if he shall judge it necessary, to offer any reward not exceeding $1,000, for apprehending and delivering such person into the custody of such sheriff or other officer as he may direct. The person so apprehending or delivering any such persons as aforesaid and producing to the Governor the receipt of the sheriff or other proper officer, for the body, it shall be lawful for the Governor to certify the amount of such claim to the State Comptroller, who shall issue his warrant on the treasurer for the same.
(Source: P.A. 89-428, eff. 12-13-95; 89-462, eff. 5-29-96.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015