(210 ILCS 105/12)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5912)
(a) The responsibility for enforcement of this
Act shall be vested with the Department.
The Department is hereby authorized and directed to make random inspections
as are necessary to determine satisfactory compliance with this Act and the
regulations issued hereunder. The Department shall have the power to enter
at reasonable times upon private or public property for the purpose of
inspecting and investigating conditions relating to the enforcement of this
Act and the regulations issued hereunder. Upon receipt
of a complaint or report of a violation of the Act or of the Department's
regulations, the Department will inspect the farm operation complained of.
A written notice of the presence of violations will be provided to the farm
operator after inspection.
(b) Any person who violates this Act or the Department's regulations
relating thereto shall be guilty of a petty offense and shall be fined no
less than $100. The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation
occurs or the Attorney General shall bring such action in the name of
the people of the State of Illinois, or may in addition to other remedies
provided in this Act, bring action for an injunction to restrain such
violations or to enjoin the operation of any such operation.
(c) Any worker aggrieved by a violation of this Act or regulations
promulgated thereunder may file suit in the circuit court having
jurisdiction over the location of the farming operation. If the court
finds that the farm operator has willfully violated any provision of this
Act or any regulation promulgated thereunder, the court may in its
discretion issue a restraining order or preliminary injunction, as well as
a permanent injunction, upon such terms and conditions as will do justice
and enforce the purpose set forth above.
(Source: P.A. 85-979.)