FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A PEACE OFFICER.
The controlling Illinois Statute is 625 ILCS 5/11‑204(a) which provides:
“Any driver or operator of a motor vehicle who, having been given a visual or audible signal by a peace officer directing such driver or operator to bring his vehicle to a stop, willfuly fails or refuses to obey such direction, increases his speed, extinguishes his lights, or otherwise flees or attempts to elude the officer, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. The signal given by the peace officer may be by hand, voice, siren, red or blue light. Provided, the officer giving such signal shall be in police uniform, and, if driving a vehicle, such vehicle shall display illuminated oscillating, rotating or flashing red or blue lights which when used in conjunction with an audible horn or siren would indicate the vehicle to be an official police vehicle. Such requirement shall not preclude the use of amber or white oscillating, rotating or flashing lights in conjunction with red or blue oscillating, rotating or flashing lights as required in Section 12‑215 of Chapter 12.
Fleeing and Eluding is a Class A misdemeanor with the normal range of penalties for a class A misdemeanor: up to 364 days in county jail, fines up to $2500, court supervision, conditional discharge or probation up to 24 months.