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(755 ILCS 5/) Probate Act of 1975.

755 ILCS 5/Art. XXVII

    (755 ILCS 5/Art. XXVII heading)

755 ILCS 5/27-1

    (755 ILCS 5/27-1) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-1)
    Sec. 27-1. Fees of representative. A representative is entitled to reasonable compensation for his services, but no fees, charges or other compensation may be allowed a public administrator for services performed in administering that part of the estate of any United States war veteran which consists of compensation, insurance or other monies due or payable from the United States because of the veteran's war service. No fees, charges or other compensation may be allowed an employee of the Department of Human Services or the Department of Children and Family Services designated under paragraph (b) of Section 11-3 for services as guardian of the estate of a patient or resident in a State mental health or developmental disabilities facility or other State institution. Fees awarded under this Section shall be considered as a first-class claim for administrative expenses and paid from the guardianship estate or from the probate estate pursuant to Section 18-10. Fees awarded to guardians shall be consistent with Section 11a-13.5.
(Source: P.A. 102-72, eff. 1-1-22.)

755 ILCS 5/27-2

    (755 ILCS 5/27-2) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-2)
    Sec. 27-2. Attorney's fees.)
    (a) The attorney for a representative is entitled to reasonable compensation for his services.
    (b) An attorney who withdraws from representing a representative must file a petition for fees and costs within 30 days after the withdrawal is approved by the court. If within 30 days after the court approves the withdrawal of an attorney from representing a representative, a motion is filed for an extension of time for the filing of a petition for fees and costs, the court may grant additional time for the filing of that petition.
(Source: P.A. 96-981, eff. 7-2-10.)

755 ILCS 5/27-3

    (755 ILCS 5/27-3) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-3)
    Sec. 27-3. Duties of a guardian ad litem.) A guardian ad litem appointed under this Act shall file an answer, appear and defend on behalf of the ward or person not in being whom he represents.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)

755 ILCS 5/27-4

    (755 ILCS 5/27-4) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-4)
    Sec. 27-4. Compensation of a guardian ad litem or special administrator.) A guardian ad litem or special administrator is entitled to such reasonable compensation as may be fixed by the court to be taxed as costs in the proceedings and paid in due course of administration.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)

755 ILCS 5/27-5

    (755 ILCS 5/27-5) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-5)
    Sec. 27-5. Selection of guardian ad litem or special administrator.) The person appointed as guardian ad litem or special administrator under this Act may not be selected upon the recommendation of any person having an interest adverse to the person represented by the guardian ad litem or special administrator or by the attorney for the adverse party.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)

755 ILCS 5/27-6

    (755 ILCS 5/27-6) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-6)
    Sec. 27-6. Actions which survive. In addition to the actions which survive by the common law, the following also survive: actions of replevin, actions to recover damages, including punitive damages when applicable, for an injury to the person (except slander and libel), actions to recover damages for an injury to real or personal property or for the detention or conversion of personal property, actions against officers for misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance of themselves or their deputies, actions for fraud or deceit, and actions provided in Section 6-21 of the Liquor Control Act of 1934 . Nothing in this Section affects the applicability of Section 2-1115 of the Code of Civil Procedure or Section 2-102 or 2-213 of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act. Punitive damages are not available in an action for healing art malpractice or legal malpractice or in an action against the State or unit of local government or an employee of the State or an employee of a unit of local government in his or her official capacity.
(Source: P.A. 103-514, eff. 8-11-23.)

755 ILCS 5/27-7

    (755 ILCS 5/27-7) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-7)
    Sec. 27-7. Joint tax returns.) Unless otherwise directed by the decedent in his will, a representative may join with the spouse of the decedent or of the ward in the making of a joint federal or state income tax return for the decedent or ward and his spouse and to consent for federal or state gift tax purposes to gifts made by the spouse of the decedent or ward to the end that gifts to which consent is given are treated for federal or state gift tax purposes as made 1/2 by the decedent or ward and 1/2 by his spouse. Any liability incurred by a representative pursuant to any such joinder or consent is incurred on behalf of the estate of the decedent or ward and not individually.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)

755 ILCS 5/27-8

    (755 ILCS 5/27-8) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-8)
    Sec. 27-8. Publication of notice in county in which no newspaper is published.) When a notice is required by this Act to be published in a newspaper in a particular county and there is no newspaper published in that county, the notice must be published in such other newspaper in this State as the court directs.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)

755 ILCS 5/27-9

    (755 ILCS 5/27-9) (from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 27-9)
    Sec. 27-9. Publication of notice by clerk.) When the clerk of the court is required by this Act to publish a notice in a newspaper, the representative or his attorney has the right to direct in what newspaper the notice shall be published. If the clerk makes publication contrary to directions, he may not collect the costs thereof. This Section does not apply in any case where the court directs in what newspaper publication is to be made.
(Source: P.A. 79-328.)