Moore v. Chicago Park District

Illinois Supreme Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL 112788
Decision Date: 
October 18, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Justice: 
KARMEIER
Holding: 
Appellate court reversed; remanded.
Wrongful death action filed for woman attending water aerobics class at Park District fieldhouse; decedent slipped and fell while trying to step over snowpile at edge of parking lot which had been plowed. Snow and ice constitutes a condition of any public property, within meaning of Section 3-106 of Tort Immunity Act, so that local government entity is immunized for injuries. Whether accumulation was unnatural is irrelevant to question of Section 3-106 immunity. (THOMAS, GARMAN, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring; KILBRIDE and FREEMAN, dissenting.)