Slip and Fall Lawsuit on Ice Located Between Driveway and Front Door

In Kurczak v. Cornwell, 359 Ill. App. 3d 1051, 1057, 835 N.E.2d 452, 296 Ill. Dec. 418 (2005), the plaintiff sued his ex-wife for injuries he suffered after slipping and falling on ice located on a paved walkway between the defendant's driveway and front door. Kurczak, 359 Ill. App. 3d at 1054. The plaintiff contended that the Act should not bar his claim, because the Act applied only to public sidewalks bordering residential property, not private walkways located entirely on private property. Kurczak, 359 Ill. App. 3d at 1056. This court concluded that the surface on which the plaintiff fell was a sidewalk under the plain language of the Act because it was a walk for foot passengers and because the Act did not distinguish between public and private sidewalks. Kurczak, 359 Ill. App. 3d at 1057.