(65 ILCS 5/8-7-6)
(from Ch. 24, par. 8-7-6)
Any person holding an office, trust, or employment under a
municipality with less than 500,000 inhabitants, who is guilty of the
wilful violation of any of the provisions of this Division 7 shall be
guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not exceeding $10,000, and
shall forfeit his right to his office, trust, or employment, and shall be
removed therefrom. Any such person shall be liable for any sum that he
unlawfully diverted from the specified working cash fund, or otherwise
used, and that sum may be recovered by the municipality, or by any taxpayer
in the name and for the benefit of the municipality in a civil action.
Such a taxpayer, however, shall file a bond for all costs
and shall be liable for all costs taxed against the municipality in such a
suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly. But nothing in this
section shall bar other remedies.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)