Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process.
Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public
soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the
Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes,
statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect.
If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has
not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already
been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes
made to the current law.
(765 ILCS 1030/3)
(from Ch. 141, par. 143)
If the identity or location of the owner or other person entitled
to possession of the property has not been ascertained within 6 months
after the police department or other law enforcement agency obtains such
possession, the sheriff, chief of police or other principal official
thereof shall effectuate the sale of the property for cash to the highest
bidder at a public auction, notice of which (including time, place and a
brief description of such property) shall be published at least once in a
newspaper of general circulation in the county wherein such official has
authority at least 10 days prior to such auction. However, if the
sheriff, chief of police, or other principal law enforcement
official determines that the interests of the public would best
be served thereby, he or she may donate property that is worth less than $100, if the donation is approved by the governing body of which the law enforcement agency is a part, to a charitable organization that is currently registered in the State of Illinois, transfer custody of the property to the government of
which his or her law enforcement agency is a branch, or if the property is in
the custody of a State law enforcement agency, it may be transferred to the
Department of Central Management Services, rather than effectuating
the sale of the property by
public auction. Property offered but not
sold at such public auction may be offered and sold at a subsequent public
auction without such notice.
(Source: P.A. 97-28, eff. 1-1-12.)