(225 ILCS 425/14b) (from Ch. 111, par. 2039b)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 14b. Penalty of unlawful practice; second and subsequent offenses. 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.)