Governmental Agency's Discretion Must Be Done With Reasonable Care

In Snyder v. Curran Township, 167 Ill. 2d 466, 657 N.E.2d 988, 212 Ill. Dec. 643 (1995), the supreme court stated that it is the long-standing common-law principle that,"although a governmental agency has discretion in determining whether to perform a public work or make an improvement, once the decision to perform the work is made, it must be done with reasonable care and in a nonnegligent manner." Snyder, 167 Ill. 2d at 474-75, 657 N.E.2d at 993.