(225 ILCS 443/120)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
Violations; injunction; cease and desist order.
(a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Attorney General may petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction may issue a temporary restraining order without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the person has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are in addition to all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
(b) If any person holds himself or herself out as being a licensed interpreter for the deaf under this Act and is not licensed to do so, then any licensed interpreter for the deaf, interested party, or any person injured thereby may petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
(c) Whenever, in the opinion of the Commission, a person violates any provision of this Act, the Commission may issue an order to show cause why an order to cease and desist should not be entered against that person. The order shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Commission and shall allow at least 7 days from the date of the order to file an answer satisfactory to the Commission. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Commission shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued.
(Source: P.A. 95-617, eff. 9-12-07