ENGEL v. CHICAGO & NW. TRANSPORTATION CO.
186 Ill. App.3d 522 (1989)
Appellate Court of Illinois — First District (4th Division).
Opinion filed February 16, 1989.
JIGANTI, P.J., and McMORROW, J., concur.
1. As the Park District points out, there is a distinction between punishment for wilful and wanton acts or omissions in relation to the tort itself and punishment for perjury during trial. The former is a proper base for imposition of punitive damages by a jury, while perjury may be separately punished by contempt or a criminal proceeding. (Amerco Field Office v. Onoforio (1974), 22 Ill.App.3d 989, 317 N.E.2d 596.) Since the punitive damages award has been vacated, however, we need not determine whether it would have been a proper award on any basis.