(770 ILCS 60/21.02)
Sec. 21.02. Construction Trust Funds.
(a) Money held in trust; trustees. Any owner, contractor, subcontractor, or supplier of any tier who requests or requires the execution and delivery of a waiver of mechanics lien by any person who furnishes labor, services, material, fixtures, apparatus or machinery, forms or form work for the improvement of a lot or a tract of land in exchange for payment or the promise of payment, shall hold in trust the sums received by such person as the result of the waiver of mechanics lien, as trustee for the person who furnished the labor, services, material, fixtures, apparatus or machinery, forms or form work or the person otherwise entitled to payment in exchange for such waiver.
(b) How trust moneys held; commingling. Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as requiring moneys held in trust by an owner, contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier under this Section to be placed in a separate account. If an owner, contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier commingles moneys held in trust under this Section with other moneys, the mere commingling of the moneys does not constitute a violation of this Section.
(c) Violation of this Section. Any owner, contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier who knowingly retains or used the moneys held in trust under this Section or any part thereof, for any purpose other than to pay those for whom the moneys are held in trust, shall be liable to any person who successfully enforces his or her rights under this Section for all damages sustained by that person.
(Source: P.A. 94-627, eff. 1-1-06.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015