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Cumulative Changes to the Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions-Criminal

The following shows changes made to the Illinois Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions since they were posted online on 12/08/11.

1.00 FUNCTION OF COURT, JURY, AND COUNSEL - Revised Instruction - Approved 07/18/14

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
07/30/14 1.01 The Functions Of The Court And The Jury
Approved 07/18/14
1.01 prior to 1/24/14  
01/27/14 1.01 The Functions Of The Court And The Jury
Approved 01/24/14
1.01 prior to 01/24/14  
10/29/13 1.01 The Functions Of The Court And The Jury
Approved 10/11/13
1.01 prior to 10/11/13  
08/07/13 1.01A Preliminary Cautionary Instructions Before Opening Statements
Approved 7/26/13
1.01 prior to 7/26/13  
07/24/12 1.01A Preliminary Cautionary Instructions Before Opening Statements
New Instruction Approved 7/13/12
New Instruction  

3.00 PARTICULAR TYPES OF EVIDENCE - Revised Instruction 3.15A 1/31/20

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
05/27/20 3.15A Circumstances of Law Enforcement Lineup Identifications
- Approved 1/31/20
3.15 A prior to 1/31/20 (725 ILCS 5/107A-2)
03/10/20 3.15A Circumstances of Law Enforcement Lineup Identifications
- Approved 1/31/20
3.15A prior to 1/31/20 (725 ILCS 5/107A-2)
02/08/19 3.21 Weighing Informant Testimony
- Approved 1/25/19
New Instruction  
02/16/18 3.15B Law Enforcement Identification Opinion Evidence
- Approved 1/26/18
New Instruction  
08/07/17 3.15 Circumstances of Identification
- Approved 7/28/17
3.15 prior to 7/28/17 (725 ILCS 5/107A-2)
08/07/17 3.15A Circumstances of Law Enforcement Line-Up Identifications
- Approved 7/28/17
New Instruction (725 ILCS 5/107A-2)
11/18/14 3.00 Particular Types of Evidence
New Section Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions - Approved 10/17/14
3.00 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions

4.00 DEFINITIONS OF CERTAIN WORDS - New Instruction - 4.12A

Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
09/19/19 4.12A Definition of Special Government Agent New Instruction 5 ILCS 420/4A-101(l)
12/11/17 4.40 Definition Of Property Of Another
Approved 12/01/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/20-1(a)
05/25/17 4.38 Definition Of Tattoo
Approved 04/04/14
See 13.79 from 4/4/14 - 5/18/14  
05/25/17 4.39 Definition Of Pierce See 13.80 from 4/4/14 - 5/18/14  
02/08/17 4.36 Definition Of Armed With A Firearm
New Instruction Approved 04/29/16
New Instruction (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 4.37 Definition Of Personally Discharging A Firearm
New Instruction Approved 04/29/16
New Instruction (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
04/29/16 4.26 Definition Of Correctional Institution Employee
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.27 Definition Of Sports Venue
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.28 Definition Of Domestic Violence Shelter
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05(i)
04/29/16 4.29 Definition Of Physically Handicapped Person
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.30 Definition Of Emergency Medical Technician
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.31 Definition Of Utility Worker
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.32 Definition Of Transit Employee
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.33 Definition Of Transit Passenger
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-0.1
04/29/16 4.34 Definition Of Machine Gun For Use In Aggravated Battery--
Based On use Of A Firearm

New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05(i)
720 ILCS 5/24-1
04/29/16 4.35 Definition Of Air Rifle
New Instruction Approved 04/13/16
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24.8-0.1
08/05/15 4.00 Definition Of Certain Words
New Section Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions - Approved 7/31/15
4.00 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions  
08/05/15 4.27 Definition of Access
Removed 7/31/15 (CLEAR revisions)
4.27 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions  
08/05/15 4.32 Definition of Computer
Removed 7/31/15 (CLEAR revisions)
4.32 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions
08/05/15 4.38 Definition Of Internet
Removed 7/31/15 (CLEAR revisions)
4.38 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions
08/05/15 4.48 Definition Of Online
Removed 7/31/15 (CLEAR revisions)
4.48 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions
08/05/15 4.69 Definition of Wireless Device
Removed 7/31/15 (CLEAR revisions)
4.69 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions
01/28/13 4.27 Definition Of Access
New Instruction Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16-0.1 
01/28/13 4.32 Definition Of Computer
New Instruction Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16-0.1
01/28/13 4.38 Definition Of Internet
New Instruction Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16-0.1
01/28/13 4.48 Definition Of Online
New Instruction Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16-0.1
01/28/13 4.69 Definition Of Wireless Device
New Instruction Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16-0.1

5.00 MENTAL STATE, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY - Updated Instructions - Approved 10/28/16

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
11/15/16 5.01A Intent
Approved 10/28/16
5.01A prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.01B Knowledge--Willfulness
Approved 10/28/16
   
11/15/16 5.02 Negligence
Approved 10/28/16
5.02 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.02A Other Mental States
Approved 10/28/16
5.02A prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.03 Accountability
Approved 10/28/16
5.03 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.03A Accountability--Felony Murder
Approved 10/28/16
5.03A prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.04 Responsibility For Act Of Another--Withdrawal
Approved 10/28/16
5.04 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.05 Defendant's Responsibility For Act Of Another--Actor Not Legally Responsible
Approved 10/28/16
5.05 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.06 Defendant's Responsibility For Act Of Another--Actor Not Prosecuted, Etc.
Approved 10/28/16
5.06 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.07 Corporate Responsibility--Act Of Agent
Approved 10/28/16
5.07 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.08 Corporate Responsibility--Authorized Acts
Approved 10/28/16
5.08 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.10 Definition Of High Managerial Agent
Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions - Approved 10/28/16
5.10 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/15/16 5.11 Personal Responsibility Of Corporate Agent
Approved 10/28/16
5.11 prior to 10/28/16 revisions  
11/19/15 5.12 Definition Of Digital Signature
New Instruction Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 205 ILCS 705/5
11/19/15 5.13 Definition Of Electronic Signature
New Instruction Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 5 ILCS 175/5-105
11/19/15 5.14 Definition Of Signature Device
New Instruction Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 5 ILCS 175/5-105
11/19/15 5.15 Definition Of "False Document" or "Document That Is False"
New Instruction Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/17-3(c-5)

6.00 INCHOATE OFFENSES - New Section incorporating CLEAR legislation revisions - Approved 10/17/14

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
11/18/14 6.00 Inchoate Offenses
New Section Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions
Approved 10/17/14
6.00 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions

7.00 HOMICIDE - Updated Instructions - Approved 4/26/19

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
06/14/19 7.15 Causation In Homicide Cases Excluding Felony Murder
Approved 04/26/19
7.15 prior to 4/26/19 revisions 720 ILCS 5/9-3.3
06/14/19 7.27 Definition Of Drug Induced Homicide--Delivery Of Controlled Substances
Approved 04/26/19
7.27 prior to 4/26/19 revisions 720 ILCS 5/9-3.3
06/14/19 7.28 Issues In Drug Induced Homicide--Delivery Of Controlled Substances
Approved 04/26/19
7.28 prior to 4/26/19 revisions 720 ILCS 5/9-3.3
02/11/15 7.00 Homicide
New Section Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions - Approved 01/30/15
7.00 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions
03/06/13 7.00 Homicide, Introduction & Disposition Table
Removed effective 03/01/13
7.00, Introduction & Disposition prior to 03/01/13 removal  

7B.00 to 7C.00 DEATH PENALTY SENTENCING INSTRUCTIONS - Removed 08/13/12

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
08/13/12 7B.00-7C.00 Death Penalty Sentencing Instructions Removed 7B.00-7C.00 prior to 08/13/12 removal 725 ILCS 5/119-1

8.00 KIDNAPPING - Updated Instructions - Approved 07/10/20

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
07/10/20 8.01 Definition Of Kidnapping
Approved 01/31/20
8.01 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-1
07/10/20 8.01A Confinement Of A Child Under Age 13
Approved 01/31/20
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-1(b)
07/10/20 8.01B Confinement Of A Person With A Severe Or Profound Intellectual Disability
Approved 01/31/20
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-1(b)
07/10/20 8.02 Issues In Kidnapping
Approved 01/31/20
8.02 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-1
07/10/20 8.03 Reserved
Approved 01/31/20
   
07/10/20 8.04 Definition Of Aggravated Kidnapping
Approved 01/31/20
8.04 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-2
07/10/20 8.04A Definition Of Ransom
Approved 01/31/20
8.04A prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-2
07/10/20 8.05 Issues In Aggravated Kidnapping—Kidnapping By Secret Confinement
Approved 01/31/20
8.05 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-1(a)(3)
720 ILCS 5/10-2
07/10/20 8.05A Issues In Aggravated Kidnapping--Kidnapping By Force Or Threat
Approved 01/31/20
8.05A prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-1(a)(3)
720 ILCS 5/10-2
07/10/20 8.05B Issues In Aggravated Kidnapping--Kidnapping By Deceit Or Enticement
Approved 01/31/20
8.05B prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-1(a)(3)
720 ILCS 5/10-2
07/10/20 8.06 Definition Of Unlawful Restraint
Approved 01/31/20
8.06 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
07/10/20 8.06A Definition Of Aggravated Unlawful Restraint
Approved 01/31/20
8.06A prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
07/10/20 8.07 Issue In Unlawful Restraint
Approved 01/31/20
8.07 prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
07/10/20 8.07A Issues In Aggravated Unlawful Restraint
Approved 01/31/20
8.07A prior to 01/31/20 720 ILCS 5/10-3.1
07/10/20 8.08 Merchant's Defense To Unlawful Restraint
Approved 05/29/20
8.08 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/16-26
07/10/20 8.09 Definition Of Forcible Detention
Approved 05/29/20
8.09 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-4
07/10/20 8.10 Issues In Forcible Detention
Approved 05/29/20
8.10 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-4
07/10/20 8.11 Definition Of Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.11 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5
07/10/20 8.11A Inference Of Unlawful Purpose In Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.11A prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5(b)(10)
07/10/20 8.11B Definition Of Luring
Approved 05/29/20
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-5(a)(2.2)
07/10/20 8.12 Definition Of Putative Father--Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.12 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5(a)(4)
07/10/20 8.13 Definition Of Child--Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.13 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5(a)(1)
07/10/20 8.14 Definition Of Detains--Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.14 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5(a)(2)
07/10/20 8.15 Definition Of Lawful Custodian--Child Abduction
Approved 05/29/20
8.15 prior to 05/29/20 720 ILCS 5/10-5(a)(3)
10/31/14 8.11 Definition Of Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.11 prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
10/31/14 8.11A Inference Of Unlawful Purpose In Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.11A prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
10/31/14 8.11B Inference Of Unlawful Purpose In Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.11B prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
10/31/14 8.12 Inference Of Unlawful Purpose In Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.12 prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
10/31/14 8.13 Definition Of Child--Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.13 prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
10/31/14 8.16 Issues In Child Abduction
Approved 10/17/14
8.16 prior to 10/17/14 720 ILCS 5/10-5
01/31/13 8.22 Definition Of Unlawful Visitation Or Parenting Time Interference
Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-5.5
01/31/13 8.23 Issues In Unlawful Visitation Or Parenting Time Interference
Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-5.5
01/31/13 8.24 Affirmative Defenses To The Charge Of Unlawful Visitation Or Parenting Time Interference
Approved 01/18/13
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/10-5.5

10.00 ABORTION - New Instructions - Approved 10/28/16

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
11/03/16 10.00 Abortion
New Instructions - Approved 10/28/16
10.00 prior to New Instructions  

11.00 ASSAULT, BATTERY, AND RELATED CRIMES - New Instructions 11.123 & 11.124

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
09/19/19 11.123 Definition Of Aggravated Domestic Battery New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.3 (West 2019)
09/19/19 11.124 Issues In Aggravated Domestic Battery New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.3 (West 2019)
07/11/17 11.65G Definition Of Severely Or Profoundly Intellectually Disabled Person
Approved 05/24/13
11.65G prior to 07/11/17  
05/25/17 11.121 Definition Of False Representation To A Tattoo Or Body Piercing Business As The Parent Or Legal Guardian Of A Minor
Approved 4/14/14
See 13.77 from 4/4/14 - 7/17/14  
05/25/17 11.122 Issues In False Representation To A Tattoo Or Body Piercing Business As The Parent Or Legal Guardian Of A Minor
Approved 4/14/14
See 13.78 from 4/4/14 - 7/17/14  
02/08/17 11.13 Definition Of Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.13 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.14 Issue In Aggravated Battery Great Bodily Harm-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.14 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.15 Definition Of Aggravated Battery While Armed, Hooded, Or Involving Specific Categories Of Victims-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.15 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.16 Issues In Aggravated Battery While Armed, Hooded, Or Involving Specific Categories Of Victims-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.16 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.17 Definition Of Aggravated Battery Administering Dangerous SubstanceAs Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.17 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.18 Issues In Aggravated Battery Administering Dangerous Substance-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.18 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.19 Definition Of Aggravated Battery Food Containing Foreign Substance Or Object-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.19 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.20 Issues In Aggravated Battery Food Containing Foreign Substance Or Object-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.20 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.21 Definition Of Heinous Battery-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.21 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.22 Issues In Heinous Battery-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.22 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.23 Definition Of Aggravated Battery With A Firearm-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.23 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.24 Issues In Aggravated Battery With A Firearm-As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.24 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.25 Definition Of Aggravated Battery Of A Child [Or Institutionalized Mentally Retarded Person] -As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/26/16
11.25 prior to 01/25/17 (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012
02/08/17 11.103 Definition Of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Of A Child
Approved 4/29/16
11.103 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
02/08/17 11.104 Issues In Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Of A Child
Approved 4/29/16
11.104 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
02/08/17 11.105 Definition Of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Of A Child Great Bodily Harm As Of July 1, 2011
Approved 4/29/16
11.105 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
02/08/17 11.106 Issues In Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Of A Child Great Bodily Harm, Firearm Or Controlled Substance
Approved 4/26/16
11.106 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/11-1.40
05/24/16 11.107 Definition Of Aggravated Battery -- Based On Injury
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.107A Definition Of Strangle
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.108 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based on Injury
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.109 Definition Of Aggravated Battery--Based On Injury To A Child Or Person With An Intellectual Disability
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.110 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based On Injury To A Child Or Person With An Intellectual Disability
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.111 Definition Of Aggravated Battery --Based On Location Of Conduct
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.112 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based on Location Of Conduct
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.113 Definition Of Aggravated Battery--Based On Status Of Victim
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.114 Issues In Aggravated Battery --Based On Status Of Victims
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.115 Definition Of Aggravated Battery -- Based On Use Of A Firearm
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.116 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based On Use Of A Firearm
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.117 Definition Of Aggravated Battery--Based On Use Of A Weapon Or Device
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.118 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based On Use Of A Weapon Or Device
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.119 Definition Of Aggravated Battery--Based On Certain Conduct
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/24/16 11.120 Issues In Aggravated Battery--Based On Certain Conduct
Approved 04/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12-3.05 (West 2016)
05/16/15 11.53 Definition Of Home Invasion
Approved 05/13/15
11.53 prior to 05/13/15 720 ILCS 5/19-6 (West 2013)
05/16/15 11.53C Definition Of Dwelling Place Of Another
Approved 05/13/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/19-6 (West 2013)
05/16/15 11.54 Issues In Home Invasion
Approved 05/13/15
11.54 prior to 05/13/15 720 ILCS 5/19-6 (West 2013)
05/13/14 11.49 Definition Of Threatening Public Officials; Human Service Providers
Approved 05/2/14
11.49 prior to 05/2/14 720 ILCS 5/12‑9 (West 2013)
05/13/14 11.49A Definition Of Public Official And Immediate Family
Approved 05/2/14
11.49A prior to 05/2/14 720 ILCS 5/12‑9 (West 2013)
05/13/14 11.49B Definition Of Threatening Public Officials; Human Service Providers
Approved 05/2/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/12‑9 (West 2013)
05/13/14 11.50 Issues In Threatening Public Officials; Human Service Providers
Approved 05/2/14
11.50 prior to 05/2/14 720 ILCS 5/12‑9 (West 2013)
05/28/13 11.65G Definition Of Severely Or Profoundly Intellectually Disabled Person
Approved 05/24/13
11.65G prior to 05/24/13 720 ILCS 5/2-10.1 (West 2013)

13.00 THEFT - New and Revised Instructions - Approved 10/27/2017

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
03/26/18 13.77 Definition of Identity Theft
Approved 03/19/18
13.77 prior to 03/19/18 720 ILCS 5/16-30
03/26/18 13.78 Issues in Identity Theft
Approved 03/19/18
13.78 prior to 03/19/18 720 ILCS 5/16-30
11/17/17 13.01 Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.01 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.01A Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
13.01A prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.02 Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.02 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.02A Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
13.02A prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.03 Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.03 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.03A Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value -- Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.04 Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.04 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.04A Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value -- Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.05 Definition Of Subsequent Theft Offense
Approved 10/27/17
13.05 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.06 Issues In Subsequent Theft Offense
Approved 10/27/17
13.06 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.07 Definition Of Theft Of A Firearm
Approved 10/27/17
13.07 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.08 Issues In Theft Of A Firearm
Approved 10/27/17
13.08 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.09 Definition Of Theft From The Person
Approved 10/27/17
13.09 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.09A Definition Of Theft From The Person - Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.10 Issues In Theft From The Person
Approved 10/27/17
13.10 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.10A Issues In Theft From The Person – Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.11 Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $10,000 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.11 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.12 Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $10,000 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.12 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.13 Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $100,000 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.13 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.14 Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Exceeding $100,000 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.14 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.15 Definition Of Theft By Deception Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.15 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.15A Definition Of Theft By Deception Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factor Based Upon Posing As A Landlord Or Agent Or Employee Of The Landlord
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.16 Issues In Theft By Deception Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.16 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.16A Issues In Theft By Deception Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factor Based Upon Posing As A Landlord Or Agent Or Employee Of The Landlord
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.17 Definition Of Theft By Deception Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.17 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.17A Definition Of Theft By Deception Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factor Based Upon Posing As A Landlord Or Agent Or Employee Of The Landlord
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.18 Issues In Theft By Deception Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 10/27/17
13.18 prior to 10/27/17 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.18A Issues In Theft By Deception Of Property Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factor Based Upon Posing As A Landlord Or Agent Or Employee Of The Landlord
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/17/17 13.33H Definition of Governmental Property
Approved 10/27/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
05/25/17 13.79 Affirmative Defense To Identity Theft
Approved 7/18/14
See 13.81 from 7/18/14 - 5/18/17  
05/05/17 13.01 Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 4/28/17
13.01 prior to 4/28/17 720 ILCS 5/16
05/05/17 13.01A Definition Of Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 4/28/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
05/05/17 13.02 Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value
Approved 4/28/17
13.02 prior to 4/28/17 720 ILCS 5/16
05/05/17 13.02A Issues In Theft By Unauthorized Control Of Property Not Exceeding $500 In Value – Enhancing Factors Based Upon Governmental Property Or Location
Approved 4/28/17
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/16
11/19/15 13.39 Definition of Forgery - Use for cases charged before January 1, 2012
Approved 10/30/15
13.39 prior to 10/30/15 720 ILCS 5/17-3
11/19/15 13.39A Definition of Forgery - Use for cases where the offense is alleged to have occurred after December 31, 2011
Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/17-3
11/19/15 13.40 Issues In Forgery - Use for cases charged before January 1, 2012
Approved 10/30/15
13.40 prior to 10/30/15 720 ILCS 5/17-3
11/19/15 13.40A Issues In Forgery - Use for cases where the offense is alleged to have occurred after December 31, 2011
Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/17-3
11/19/15 13.42 Definition Of Document-Forgery
Approved 10/30/15
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/17-3(c)
07/30/14 13.77 Definition of Identity Theft
Approved 07/18/14
13.77 prior to 07/18/14 720 ILCS 5/16-30
07/30/14 13.78 Issues in Identity Theft
Approved 07/18/14
13.78 prior to 07/18/14 720 ILCS 5/16-30
07/30/14 13.81 Affirmative Defense to Identity Theft
Approved 07/18/14
New Instruction
* 5/18/17 this version renumbered to 13.79
720 ILCS 5/16-30
04/11/14 13.77 Definition of False Representation to a Tattoo or Body Piercing Business as the Parent or Legal Guardian of a Minor
Approved 04/04/14
New Instruction
* 5/18/17 this version renumbered to 11.121
720 ILCS 5/12-10.3
04/11/14 13.78 Issues in False Representation to a Tattoo or Body Piercing Business as the Parent or Legal Guardian of a Minor
Approved 04/04/14
New Instruction
* 5/18/17 this version renumbered to 11.122
720 ILCS 5/12-10.3
04/11/14 13.79 Definition of Tattoo
Approved 04/04/14
New Instruction
* 5/18/17 this version renumbered to 4.38
720 ILCS 5/12-10.3
04/11/14 13.80 Definition of Pierce
Approved 04/04/14
New Instruction
* 5/18/17 this version renumbered to 4.39
720 ILCS 5/12-10.3

14.00 ROBBERY AND BURGLARY - New Instructions - Approved 01/24/14

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
04/11/14 14.12A Definition of Unlawful Sale of Burglary Tools
Approved 01/24/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/19-2.5
04/11/14 14.12B Issues In Unlawful Sale of Burglary Tools
Approved 01/24/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/19-2.5
04/11/14 14.12C Definition of Lock Bumping
Approved 01/24/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/19-2.5
01/27/14 14.05 Definition Of Armed Robbery
Approved 01/24/14
14.05 prior to 01/24/14  
01/27/14 14.06 Issues In Armed Robbery
Approved 01/24/14
14.06 prior to 01/24/14  

15.00 ARSON AND RELATED OFFENSES - Revised Instructions - Approved 10/26/18

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
11/13/18 15.00 ARSON AND RELATED OFFENSES
Approved 10/26/18
15.00 prior to 10/26/18  

16.00 CRIMINAL DAMAGE AND TRESPASS - Revised Instructions - Approved 12/01/2017

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
12/11/17 16.01 Definition Of Criminal Damage To Property
Approved 12/01/17
16.01 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.01X Definition Of Criminal Defacement Of Property
Approved 12/01/17
16.01X prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.02 Issues In Criminal Damage To Property
Approved 12/01/17
16.02 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.02X Issues In Criminal Defacement Of Property
Approved 12/01/17
16.02X prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.03 Definition Of Shooting A Firearm At A Train--Criminal Damage
Approved 12/01/17
16.03 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.04 Issues In Shooting A Firearm At A Train--Criminal Damage
Approved 12/01/17
16.04 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.05 Definition Of Criminal Damage To Property--Fire Fighting Equipment, Apparatus, And Hydrants
Approved 12/01/17
16.05 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1
12/11/17 16.06 Issues In Criminal Damage To Property--Fire Fighting Equipment, Apparatus, And Hydrants
Approved 12/01/17
16.06 prior to 12/01/17 720 ILCS 5/21-1

17.00 Cannabis and Controlled Substances -Revised Instructions - Approved January 26, 2018

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
02/16/18 17.01 Definition Of Possession Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.01 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.02 Issues In Possession Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.02 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.03 Definition Of Subsequent Offense Of Possession Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.03 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.04 Issues In Subsequent Offense Of Possession Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.04 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.05 Definition Of Manufacture Or Delivery Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.05 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.06 Issues In Manufacture Or Delivery Of Cannabis
Approved 1/26/18
17.06 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.07 Definition Of Cannabis Trafficking
Approved 1/26/18
17.07 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.08 Issues In Cannabis Trafficking
Approved 1/26/18
17.08 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.09 Definition Of Delivery Of Cannabis--Enhancing Factors Based Upon Age
Approved 1/26/18
17.09 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.10 Issues In Delivery Of Cannabis--Enhancing Factors Based Upon Age
Approved 1/26/18
17.10 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.11 Definition Of Production Or Possession Of Cannabis Sativa Plant
Approved 1/26/18
17.11 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4
02/16/18 17.12 Issues In Production Or Possession Of Cannabis Sativa Plant
Approved 1/26/18
17.12 prior to 1/26/18 720 ILCS 550/4

18.00 WEAPONS - New & Revised Instructions - Approved December 2, 2014

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
12/09/14 18.11 Definition of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm - Discharge at a Person, Vehicle or Building
Approved 12/02/14
18.11 prior to 12/02/14 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
12/09/14 18.12 Issues in Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm - Discharge at a Person, Vehicle or Building
Approved 12/02/14
18.12 prior to 12/02/14 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
12/09/14 18.35O Definition of School
Approved 12/02/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
12/09/14 18.35P Definition of School Related Activity
Approved 12/02/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-1.2
07/30/14 18.15 Definition of Unlawful Sale or Delivery of Firearms
Approved 07/18/14
18.15 prior to 07/18/14 720 ILCS 5/24-3
07/30/14 18.16 Issues In Unlawful Sale or Delivery of Firearms
Approved 07/18/14
18.16 prior to 07/18/14 720 ILCS 5/24-3
07/30/14 18.35K Definition of Mental Institution
Approved 07/18/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-3
07/30/14 18.35L Definition Of Patient in a Mental Institution
Approved 07/18/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-3
07/30/14 18.35M Definition of Person Engaged in the Business
Approved 07/18/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-3
07/30/14 18.35N Definition of with the Principal Objective of Livelihood and Profit
Approved 07/18/14
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/24-3

21.00 HOMICIDE - Revised instructions - Approved 1/25/19

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
02/08/19 Definition Of Official Misconduct
Approved 01/25/19
21.15 prior to 1/25/19 720 ILCS 5/33-3(a), 2-17, and 2-18
02/08/19 Issues In Official Misconduct
Approved 01/25/19
21.16 prior to 1/25/19 720 ILCS 5/33-3(a), 2-17, and 2-18
02/16/18 21.00 Bribery
New Section Incorporating CLEAR Legislation Revisions - Approved 01/26/18
21.00 prior to CLEAR revisions CLEAR Legislation Revisions

22.00 Interference with Judicial and Other Governmental Functions - New and Revised Instructions - Approved 1/25/19

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
02/08/19 22.53 Definition Of Violation Of Bail Bond
Approved 01/25/19
22.53 prior to 02/08/19 720 ILCS 5/32-10
02/08/19 22.53A Definition Of Violation Of Bail Bond By Possessing A Firearm
Approved 01/25/19
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/32-10(a-5)
02/08/19 22.54 Issues In Violation Of Bail Bond
Approved 01/25/19
22.54 prior to 02/08/19 720 ILCS 5/32-10
02/08/19 22.54A Issues In Violation Of Bail Bond By Possessing A Firearm
Approved 01/25/19
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/32-10(a-5)
02/08/19 22.74 Definition Of Violation Of Bail Bond By Possessing A Firearm
Approved 01/25/19
22.74 prior to 02/08/19  
02/08/19 22.75 Definition Of Escape -Failure To Comply With A Condition Of Electronic Home Monitoring Detention Program
Approved 01/25/19
22.75 prior to 02/08/19 730 ILCS5/5-8A-4.1
02/08/19 22.76 Issues In Escape-Failure To Comply With A Condition Of Electronic Home Monitoring Detention Program
Approved 01/25/19
22.76 prior to 02/08/19 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-4.1
02/08/19 22.77 Issues In Escape-Failure To Comply With A Condition Of Electronic Home Monitoring Detention Program
Approved 01/25/19
22.77 prior to 02/08/19 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-4.1
05/15/18 22.13 Definition Of Resisting Or Obstructing A Peace Officer, Firefighter, Or Correctional Institution Employee
Approved 05/04/18
22.13 prior to 05/04/18 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a), (a-7)
05/15/18 22.13X Definition of Resisting Or Obstructing A Peace Officer, Firefighter, Or Correctional Employee
Approved 05/04/18
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a), (a-7)
05/15/18 22.14 Issues In Resisting Or Obstructing A Peace Officer, Firefighter, Or Correctional Institution Employee
Approved 05/04/18
22.14 prior to 05/04/18 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a), (a-7)
05/15/18 22.14X Issues In Resisting Or Obstructing A Peace Officer, Firefighter, Or Correctional Institution Employee Causing Injury
Approved 05/04/18
New Instruction 720 ILCS 5/31-1(a), (a-7)
02/08/17 22.25 Definition Of Escape
Approved 04/29/16
22.25 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/31-6
02/08/17 22.26 Issues In Escape--Penal Institution, Work Release Or Department of Human Services
Approved 04/29/16
22.26 prior to 01/25/17 720 ILCS 5/31-6

23.00 TRAFFIC - Revised Instruction - Approved 04/04/14

Posted Date Current Version Prior Version Citation to Authority
04/11/14 23.43B Definition of a Motor Vehicle
Approved 04/04/14
23.43B prior to 04/04/14 625 ILCS 5/1-146