(225 ILCS 425/14b)
(from Ch. 111, par. 2039b)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Penalty of unlawful practice; second and subsequent
Any entity that practices or offers to practice as a collection
agency in this State without being licensed for that purpose, or whose
license is suspended, revoked, or expired, or that violates any of the
provisions of this Act for which no specific penalty has been provided
herein, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
Any entity that has been previously convicted under any of the provisions
of this Act and that subsequently violates any of the provisions of this
Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, whenever any entity is
punished as a subsequent offender under this Section, the Secretary shall
proceed to obtain a permanent injunction against such entity under Section
14a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-227, eff. 8-3-15.)