Colin H. Dunn, partner at Clifford Law Offices and columnist for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, penned an article published in the August 27, 2014 edition entitled, "Governmental immunity and the quest for a 'willful and wanton' escape hatch."
In the article, Dunn, who is a respected premises liability lawyer & aviation accident attorney, discusses the various tort immunity provisions a plaintiff might have to deal with if a governmental entity is sued. The three basic immunities explained were immunity that provides absolute, unqualified immunity; immunity for claims based on negligence but not for willful and wanton conduct; and immunity that permits negligence claims but adds certain parameters. Dunn provided examples, explaining how governmental immunity works in Illinois.
To read Colin Dunn's entire Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article and to learn more about tort immunity provisions, click here.