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Case Law Update: Tort Immunity Act in the Context of Forest Preserve

The recent decision in McElroy v The Forest Preserve District of Lake County, No. 2-08-0134 (8/18/08) ruled that because a wooden bridge over wetlands in forest preserve is an integral part of nature trail, Section 3-107(b) of Tort Immunity Act applies to plaintiff’s complaint for personal injuries allegedly caused by its condition. The certified question was answered in this personal injury suit.