“Service animal” an animal trained in obedience and task skills to meet the needs of a person with a disability.
“Guide dog” means a dog that is trained to lead or guide a blind person.
“Hearing ear dog” means a dog that is trained to assist a deaf person.
“Assistance animal” means any animal trained to assist a physically impaired person in one or more daily life activities, including but not limited to:
Every totally or partially blind or hearing impaired person, person who is subject to epilepsy or other seizure disorders, or person who has any other physical disability or a trainer of support dogs, guide dogs, seizure-alert dogs, seizure-response dogs, or hearing dogs shall have the right to be accompanied by a support dog or guide dog especially trained for the purpose, or a dog that is being trained to be a support dog, guide dog, seizure-alert dog, seizure-response dog, or hearing dog, in any of the places listed in this Section without being required to pay an extra charge for the guide, support, seizure-alert, seizure-response, or hearing dog; provided that he shall be liable for any damage done to the premises or facilities by such dog.
Violation is a Class A misdemeanor.
Service animals such as guide dogs, signal dogs or any other animal individually trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a student with a disability shall be permitted to accompany that student at all school functions, whether in or outside the classroom.
It is the duty of a licensee under this Act to allow the use of service animals if the service animal has been trained to perform a specific task or work in the water and the use of such animal does not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of the patrons of the facility or the function or sanitary conditions of the facility.
It is a civil rights violation for the owner or agent of any housing accommodation to:
70/4.04. Injuring or killing service animals:
Unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously torture, mutilate, injure, disable, poison, or kill any service animal.
Class 4 felony if the animal is not killed or totally disabled.
Class 3 felony if the animal is killed or totally disabled.
510 ILCS 70/4.04
7.15. Guide, hearing, and support dogs:
A person may not willfully and maliciously annoy, taunt, tease, harass, torment, beat, or strike a guide, hearing, or support dog or otherwise engage in any conduct directed toward a guide, hearing, or support dog that is likely to impede or interfere with the dog’s performance of its duties.
(b) A person may not willfully and maliciously torture, injure, or kill a guide, hearing, or support dog.
(c) A person may not willfully and maliciously permit a dog that is owned, harbored, or controlled by the person to cause injury to or the death of a guide, hearing, or support dog while the guide, hearing, or support dog is in discharge of its duties.
Violation is a Class A misdemeanor.
A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
A person convicted of violating subsection (b) or (c) of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony if the dog is killed or totally disabled, and may be ordered by the court to make restitution to the disabled person.
May bring an action for economic and noneconomic damages
If action causes death or if injuries sustained prevent the animal from returning to service, the measure of economic damages include:
If animal returns to service, damages include:
An operator of a vehicle shall stop the vehicle before approaching closer than 10 feet to a pedestrian with a disability who is accompanied by a visibly identifiable service animal.
Must take all precautions that may be necessary to avoid an accident or injury to the pedestrian with a disability.
Any vehicle operator who fails to take such precautions shall be liable for damages for any injury caused to the pedestrian with a disability.