Filed October 24, 2007.
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
NICK NICKON, ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
) of the 13th Judicial Circuit,
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Bureau County, Illinois,
v. ) No. 03–-L-–53
CITY OF PRINCETON, ) Honorable
) Marc P. Bernabei
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE WRIGHT delivered the opinion of the court :
Plaintiff Nick Nickon filed a negligence action against defendant City of Princeton for
injuries he sustained when he tripped and fell on a sidewalk. A jury rendered a verdict for
plaintiff. Defendant timely appealed. We affirm.
On August 6, 2003, Nick Nickon sustained injuries after falling on a sidewalk located on
Main Street in Princeton. This sidewalk was located on a State of Illinois right-of-way for Illinois
Route 26 which is known as Main Street within the city limits of Princeton.
When defendant made improvements to the roadway on Main Street in downtown
Princeton, defendant and the State negotiated to share the costs. The Illinois Department of