Yes, but you and the child’s other parent can’t claim the same expenses.
According to an FAQ on the Illinois Revenue website, you can claim the credit for a child you don’t claim as a dependent on your tax return
“… if you are the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student and you paid qualifying educational expenses in excess of $250 to a public or nonpublic school in Illinois. However, if your child's other parent or legal guardian files a separate return and claims the K-12 education expense credit, you may not both claim a credit for the same expenses and the total amount of credit claimed between both parents or guardians may not exceed $750.”
See also the Illinois Department of Revenue’s Publication 132, Education Expense Credit General Rules and Requirements for Parents and Guardians for more information.
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