(205 ILCS 635/2-1)
(from Ch. 17, par. 2322-1)
(a) No person, partnership, association,
corporation, limited liability company, or other entity engaged in the
business regulated by this Act
shall operate such business under a name other than the real names of the entity and
individuals conducting such business. Such business may in addition operate under an assumed corporate name pursuant to
the Business Corporation Act of 1983, an assumed limited
pursuant to the Limited Liability Company Act,
or an assumed business name pursuant to the Assumed Business Name Act.
(b) A knowing violation of this Section constitutes an unlawful practice
within the meaning of this Act, and in addition to the administrative relief
available under this Act, may be prosecuted for the commission of a Class A
misdemeanor. A person who is convicted of a second or subsequent violation
of this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-15, eff. 1-1-16