(415 ILCS 15/12)
(from Ch. 85, par. 5962)
(a) Any person that violates any provision of this Act shall
be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for such violation;
such penalty may, upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction, be made
payable to the Solid Waste Management Fund, to be used in accordance with
the provisions of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
(b) The State's Attorney or any person of the county in which the
violation occurred, or the Attorney General, at the request of the Agency
or on his own motion, may institute a civil action against any violator of
this Act. The court may award costs and reasonable attorney fees to the
State's Attorney, Attorney General, or any person who has prevailed against
a person who has committed a willful, knowing or repeated violation of this Act.
(c) Any funds collected under subsection (b) in which the Attorney
General has prevailed shall be deposited in the Solid Waste Management Fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-1198.)