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(770 ILCS 90/3)
(from Ch. 141, par. 3)
All persons other than common carriers having a lien on personal
property, by virtue of the Innkeepers Lien Act or for more than $2,000 by
virtue of the Labor and Storage Lien Act may enforce the lien by a sale of
the property, on giving to the owner thereof, if he and his residence be
known to the person having such lien, 30 days' notice by certified mail, in
writing of the time and place of such sale, and if the owner or his place
of residence be unknown to the person having such lien, then upon his
filing his affidavit to that effect with the clerk of the circuit court in
the county where such property is situated; notice of the sale may be given
by publishing the same once in each week for 3 successive weeks in some
newspaper of general circulation published in the county, and out of the
proceeds of the sale all costs and charges for advertising and making the
same, and the amount of the lien shall be paid, and the surplus, if any,
shall be paid to the owner of the property or, if not claimed by said
owner, such surplus, if any, shall be disposed under the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. All sales pursuant to this Section must be
public and conducted in a commercially reasonable manner so as to maximize
the net proceeds of the sale. Conformity to the requirements of this Act
shall be a perpetual bar to any action against such lienor by any person
for the recovery of such chattels or the value thereof or any damages
growing out of the failure of such person to receive such chattels.
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 1-1-18