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CIVIL PROCEDURE
(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/12-908

    (735 ILCS 5/12-908) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-908)
    Sec. 12-908. Enforcement of lien. In the enforcement of a lien in the circuit court upon premises, including the homestead, if such right is not waived or released, as provided in Part 9 of Article XII of this Act, the court may set off the homestead and order the sale of the balance of the premises, or, if the value of the premises exceeds the exemption, and the premises cannot be divided, the court may order the sale of the whole and the payment of the amount of the exemption to the person entitled thereto.
(Source: P.A. 83-707.)

735 ILCS 5/12-909

    (735 ILCS 5/12-909) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-909)
    Sec. 12-909. Bid for less than exempted amount. No sale shall be made of the premises on such judgment unless a greater sum than $15,000 is bid therefor. If a greater sum is not so bid, the judgment may be set aside or modified, or the enforcement of the judgment released, as for lack of property.
(Source: P.A. 94-293, eff. 1-1-06.)

735 ILCS 5/12-910

    (735 ILCS 5/12-910) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-910)
    Sec. 12-910. Proceedings to enforce judgment. If in the opinion of the judgment creditors, or the officer holding a certified copy of a judgment for enforcement against such individuals, the premises claimed by him or her as exempt are worth more than $15,000, such officer shall summon 3 individuals, as commissioners, who shall, upon oath, to be administered to them by the officer, appraise the premises, and if, in their opinion, the property may be divided without damage to the interest of the parties, they shall set off so much of the premises, including the dwelling house, as in their opinion is worth $15,000, and the residue of the premises may be advertised and sold by such officer. Each commissioner shall receive for his or her services the sum of $5 per day for each day necessarily engaged in such service. The officer summoning such commissioners shall receive such fees as may be allowed for serving summons, but shall be entitled to charge mileage for only the actual distance traveled from the premises to be appraised, to the residence of the commissioners summoned. The officer shall not be required to summon commissioners until the judgment creditor, or some one for him or her, shall advance to the officer one day's fees for the commissioners, and unless the creditor shall advance such fees the officer shall not be required to enforce the judgment. The costs of such appraisement shall not be taxed against the judgment debtor unless such appraisement shows that the judgment debtor has property subject to such judgment.
(Source: P.A. 94-293, eff. 1-1-06.)

735 ILCS 5/12-911

    (735 ILCS 5/12-911) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-911)
    Sec. 12-911. Notice to judgment debtor. In case the value of the premises is, in the opinion of the commissioners, more than $15,000, and cannot be divided as is provided for in Section 12-910 of this Act, they shall make and sign an appraisal of the value thereof, and deliver the same to the officer, who shall deliver a copy thereof to the judgment debtor, or to some one of the family of the age of 13 years or upwards, with a notice thereto attached that unless the judgment debtor pays to such officer the surplus over and above $15,000 on the amount due on the judgment within 60 days thereafter, such premises will be sold.
(Source: P.A. 94-293, eff. 1-1-06.)

735 ILCS 5/12-912

    (735 ILCS 5/12-912) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-912)
    Sec. 12-912. Sale of premises - Distribution of proceeds. In case of such surplus, or the amount due on the judgment is not paid within the 60 days, the officer may advertise and sell the premises, and out of the proceeds of such sale pay to such judgment debtor the sum of $15,000, and apply the balance on the judgment.
(Source: P.A. 94-293, eff. 1-1-06.)

735 ILCS 5/Art. XII Pt. 10

 
    (735 ILCS 5/Art. XII Pt. 10 heading)
Part 10. Exemption of Personal Property

735 ILCS 5/12-1001

    (735 ILCS 5/12-1001) (from Ch. 110, par. 12-1001)
    Sec. 12-1001. Personal property exempt. The following personal property, owned by the debtor, is exempt from judgment, attachment, or distress for rent:
        (a) The necessary wearing apparel, bible, school
    
books, and family pictures of the debtor and the debtor's dependents;
        (b) The debtor's equity interest, not to exceed
    
$4,000 in value, in any other property;
        (c) The debtor's interest, not to exceed $2,400 in
    
value, in any one motor vehicle;
        (d) The debtor's equity interest, not to exceed
    
$1,500 in value, in any implements, professional books, or tools of the trade of the debtor;
        (e) Professionally prescribed health aids for the
    
debtor or a dependent of the debtor;
        (f) All proceeds payable because of the death of the
    
insured and the aggregate net cash value of any or all life insurance and endowment policies and annuity contracts payable to a wife or husband of the insured, or to a child, parent, or other person dependent upon the insured, or to a revocable or irrevocable trust which names the wife or husband of the insured or which names a child, parent, or other person dependent upon the insured as the primary beneficiary of the trust, whether the power to change the beneficiary is reserved to the insured or not and whether the insured or the insured's estate is a contingent beneficiary or not;
        (g) The debtor's right to receive:
            (1) a social security benefit, unemployment
        
compensation, or public assistance benefit;
            (2) a veteran's benefit;
            (3) a disability, illness, or unemployment
        
benefit; and
            (4) alimony, support, or separate maintenance, to
        
the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the debtor and any dependent of the debtor.
        (h) The debtor's right to receive, or property that
    
is traceable to:
            (1) an award under a crime victim's reparation
        
law;
            (2) a payment on account of the wrongful death of
        
an individual of whom the debtor was a dependent, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the debtor;
            (3) a payment under a life insurance contract
        
that insured the life of an individual of whom the debtor was a dependent, to the extent reasonably necessary for the support of the debtor or a dependent of the debtor;
            (4) a payment, not to exceed $15,000 in value, on
        
account of personal bodily injury of the debtor or an individual of whom the debtor was a dependent; and
            (5) any restitution payments made to persons
        
pursuant to the federal Civil Liberties Act of 1988 and the Aleutian and Pribilof Island Restitution Act, P.L. 100-383.
        For purposes of this subsection (h), a debtor's right
    
to receive an award or payment shall be exempt for a maximum of 2 years after the debtor's right to receive the award or payment accrues; property traceable to an award or payment shall be exempt for a maximum of 5 years after the award or payment accrues; and an award or payment and property traceable to an award or payment shall be exempt only to the extent of the amount of the award or payment, without interest or appreciation from the date of the award or payment.
        (i) The debtor's right to receive an award under Part
    
20 of Article II of this Code relating to crime victims' awards.
        (j) Moneys held in an account invested in the
    
Illinois College Savings Pool of which the debtor is a participant or donor, except the following non-exempt contributions:
            (1) any contribution to such account by the
        
debtor as participant or donor that is made with the actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud any creditor of the debtor;
            (2) any contributions to such account by the
        
debtor as participant during the 365 day period prior to the date of filing of the debtor's petition for bankruptcy that, in the aggregate during such period, exceed the amount of the annual gift tax exclusion under Section 2503(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, in effect at the time of contribution; or
            (3) any contributions to such account by the
        
debtor as participant during the period commencing 730 days prior to and ending 366 days prior to the date of filing of the debtor's petition for bankruptcy that, in the aggregate during such period, exceed the amount of the annual gift tax exclusion under Section 2503(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, in effect at the time of contribution.
        For purposes of this subsection (j), "account"
    
includes all accounts for a particular designated beneficiary, of which the debtor is a participant or donor.
    Money due the debtor from the sale of any personal property that was exempt from judgment, attachment, or distress for rent at the time of the sale is exempt from attachment and garnishment to the same extent that the property would be exempt had the same not been sold by the debtor.
    If a debtor owns property exempt under this Section and he or she purchased that property with the intent of converting nonexempt property into exempt property or in fraud of his or her creditors, that property shall not be exempt from judgment, attachment, or distress for rent. Property acquired within 6 months of the filing of the petition for bankruptcy shall be presumed to have been acquired in contemplation of bankruptcy.
    The personal property exemptions set forth in this Section shall apply only to individuals and only to personal property that is used for personal rather than business purposes. The personal property exemptions set forth in this Section shall not apply to or be allowed against any money, salary, or wages due or to become due to the debtor that are required to be withheld in a wage deduction proceeding under Part 8 of this Article XII.
(Source: P.A. 97-1030, eff. 8-17-12.)