(725 ILCS 175/6)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 1656)
(a) The circuit courts of the State shall have jurisdiction
to prevent and restrain violations of this Act by issuing appropriate orders,
including, but not limited to: ordering any person to divest himself of
any interest, direct or indirect, in any enterprise; imposing reasonable
restriction on the future activities or investment of any person, including,
but not limited to, prohibiting any person from engaging in the same type
of endeavor as the enterprise engaged in, the activities of which affect
business in the State of Illinois; or ordering dissolution or reorganization
of any enterprise, making due provisions for the rights of innocent persons.
(b) The Attorney General or the State's Attorney may institute proceedings
under this Section. In any action brought by the State of Illinois under
this Section, the court shall proceed as soon as practicable to the hearing
and determination thereof. Pending that determination thereof, the court
may at any time enter such temporary restraining orders, preliminary
or permanent injunctions, or prohibitions,
or take such other actions including the acceptance of satisfactory performance
bonds by a defendant, as it shall deem proper.
(c) Any person injured in his business, person or property by reason of
a violation of this Act may sue the violator therefor in any appropriate
circuit court and shall recover threefold the damages he sustains and the
cost of the action, including a reasonable attorney's fee.
(d) A final judgment entered in favor of the People of the State
of Illinois in any criminal proceeding brought under this Act shall estop
the defendant in the criminal case from denying the essential allegations of
the criminal offense in any subsequent civil proceeding brought under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-545.)