(720 ILCS 5/7-13)
(from Ch. 38, par. 7-13)
Conduct which would otherwise be an offense is justifiable by reason of
necessity if the accused was without blame in occasioning or developing the
situation and reasonably believed such conduct was necessary to avoid a
public or private injury greater than the injury which might reasonably
result from his own conduct.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)