(735 ILCS 5/5-118)
(from Ch. 110, par. 5-118)
Costs on dismissal.
Upon the action being dismissed, or
the defendant dismissing
the same for want of prosecution, the defendant shall recover against
the plaintiff full costs; and in all other civil cases, not otherwise
directed by law, it shall be in the discretion of the court to award
costs or not; and the payment of costs, when awarded, may be collected in
the same manner as judgments for the payment of money are enforced.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)