(225 ILCS 460/17) (from Ch. 23, par. 5117)
    Sec. 17. In any solicitation to the public for a charitable organization by a professional fund raiser or professional solicitor:
    (a) The public member shall be promptly informed by statement in verbal communications and by clear and unambiguous disclosure in written materials that the solicitation is being made by a paid professional fund raiser. The fund raiser, solicitor, and materials used shall also provide the professional fund raiser's name and a statement that contracts and reports regarding the charity are on file with the Illinois Attorney General and additionally, in verbal communications, the solicitor's true name must be provided.
    (b) If the professional fund raiser employs or uses a contract which provides that it will be paid or retain a certain percentage of the gross amount of each contribution or shall be paid an hourly rate for solicitation, or the contract provides the charity will receive a fixed amount or a fixed percentage of each contribution, the professional fund raiser and person soliciting shall disclose to persons being solicited the percentage amount retained or hourly rate paid to the professional fund raiser and solicitor pursuant to the contract, and the amount or the percentage to be received by the charitable organization from each contribution, if such disclosure is requested by the person solicited.
    (c) Any person, professional fund raiser, or professional solicitor soliciting charitable contributions from the public on behalf of a public safety personnel organization shall not misrepresent that he or she is in fact a law enforcement person, firefighter, or member of the organization for whom the contributions are being raised, and, if requested by the person solicited, he or she shall promptly provide his or her actual name, the exact legal name of the organization with which he or she is employed and its correct address, as well as the exact name of the charitable organization.
(Source: P.A. 90-469, eff. 8-17-97; 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)