(740 ILCS 10/6)
(from Ch. 38, par. 60-6)
Every person who shall knowingly do any of the acts prohibited by
subsections (1) and (4) of Section 3 of this Act commits a Class 4
felony and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000,000 if a corporation,
or, if any other person, $100,000.
(1) The Attorney General, with such assistance as he may from time
to time require of the State's Attorneys in the several counties shall
investigate suspected criminal violations of this Act and shall commence
and try all prosecutions under this Act. Prosecutions under this Act may
be commenced by complaint, information, or indictment. With respect to
the commencement and trial of such prosecutions, the Attorney General
shall have all of the powers and duties vested by law in State's
Attorneys with respect to criminal prosecutions generally.
(2) A prosecution for any offense in violation of Section 6 of this
Act must be commenced within 4 years after the commission thereof.
(3) The Attorney General shall not commence prosecutions under this
Act against any defendant who, at the time, is a defendant with regard
to any current pending complaint, information or indictment filed by the
United States for violation, or alleged violation, of the Federal
Anti-Trust Statutes (including but not being limited, Act of July 2,
1890, Ch. 647, 26 U.S.Stat. 209, 15 U.S.C.A., Secs. 1-7; Act of Oct. 15,
1914, Ch. 323, 38 U.S.Stat. 730, 15 U.S.C.A. Secs. 12-27, 44; Act of
August 17, 1937, Ch. 690, Title VIII, 50 U.S.Stat. 693, 15 U.S.C.A. Sec.
1; Act of July 7, 1955, Ch. 281, 69 U.S.Stat. 282, 15 U.S.C.A. Secs.
1-3; Act of May 26, 1938, Ch. 283, 52 U.S.Stat. 446, 15 U.S.C.A. Sec.
13-C; and any similar Acts passed in the future) involving substantially
the same subject matter.
(Source: P.A. 83-238.)