Illinois Consolidated Statutes (I.L.C.S.)
Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses
5. Criminal Code
Sec. 7-13. Necessity.
Conduct which would otherwise be an offense is justifiable by reason of necessity if the accused was without blame in occasioning or developing the situation and reasonably believed such conduct was necessary to avoid a public or private injury greater than the injury which might reasonably result from his own conduct.