Gallarneau v. Calvary Chapel of Lake Villa, Inc.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (2d) 120218
Decision Date: 
June 27, 2013
2d Dist.
Lake Co.
Reversed and remanded.
Minor fell and broke both arms while running backwards in a relay race at party for children's religious instruction program group at church. Program group has no relationship with a full-time educational institution, but was an activity held one evening per week during school year, and is not the type of entity that comes within the scope of Section 24-24 of School Code, and is thus not entitled to immunity of that Section. Program is a voluntary club more akin to a scouting organization than a school. (BURKE and HUTCHINSON, concurring.)