(35 ILCS 200/25-20)
Knowing failure of public officer to perform duties.
public officer who refuses to perform or knowingly neglects any duty enjoined
upon him by this Code, or who consents or connives to evade its provisions,
whereby any proceeding required by this Code shall be prevented or hindered, or
whereby any property required to be listed for taxation is unlawfully exempted
or the same be entered upon the assessment or collector's books at less than
the value required by this Code, or the percentage as may be provided by a
county ordinance adopted under Section 4 of Article IX of the Constitution of
Illinois, shall, for every such offense, neglect or refusal, be liable, on the
complaint of any person, for double the amount of the loss or damage caused
thereby, to be recovered in a civil action in the name of the People of the
State of Illinois in any court having jurisdiction, and may be removed from
office at the discretion of the court.
(Source: P.A. 80-247; 88-455.)