(760 ILCS 100/24)
(from Ch. 21, par. 64.24)
Whoever intentionally fails to deposit the required amounts into
a trust provided for in this Act, intentionally and improperly withdraws or
uses trust funds for his or her own benefit, or otherwise intentionally
violates any provision of this Act (other than the provisions of
Section 23 and subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e) of Section 2a) shall be
guilty of a Class 4 felony, and each day such provisions are violated shall
constitute a separate offense.
If any person intentionally violates this Act or fails or refuses to
comply with any order of the Comptroller or any part of an order that has
become final to such person and is still in effect, the Comptroller may, after
notice and hearing at which it is determined that a violation of this Act
or such order has been committed, further order that such person shall
forfeit and pay to the State of Illinois a sum not to exceed $5,000 for
each violation. Such liability shall be enforced in an action brought in
any court of competent jurisdiction by the Comptroller in the name of the
People of the State of Illinois.
In addition to the other penalties and remedies provided in this Act, the
Comptroller may bring a civil action in the county of residence of the
licensee or any person accepting care funds to enjoin any violation or
threatened violation of this Act.
The powers vested in the Comptroller by this Section are additional to
any and all other powers and remedies vested in the Comptroller by law.
(Source: P.A. 92-419, eff. 1-1-02