Illinois courts recognize a breach of contract when a party to the contract fails to perform the obligations agreed upon without a legal reason.
- To be enforced by law, the contract should be complete with an offer, proposal and acceptance.
- The parties should also have capacities to consent and should be legally entitled to enter into agreement.
- The court recognizes the party who fails in performing the duty as the defendant.
- Once breach of contract in Illinois is proven, the plaintiff is absolved from all obligations under the contract.
- However, the plaintiff should have performed all duties that would have enabled the defendant to perform his promise before filing a legal suit.