(775 ILCS 5/7A-103) (from Ch. 68, par. 7A-103)
    Sec. 7A-103. Settlement.
    (A) Circumstances. A settlement of any charge prior to the filing of a complaint may be effectuated at any time upon agreement of the parties and the approval of the Department. A settlement of any charge after the filing of a complaint shall be effectuated as specified in Section 8-105(A)(2) of this Act.
    (B) Form. Settlements of charges prior to the filing of complaints shall be reduced to writing by the Department, signed by the parties, and submitted by the Department to the Commission for approval. Settlements of charges after the filing of complaints shall be effectuated as specified in Section 8-105(A)(2) of this Act.
    (C) Violation.
        (1) When either party alleges that a settlement order
    
has been violated, the Department shall conduct an investigation into the matter.
        (2) Upon finding substantial evidence to demonstrate
    
that a settlement has been violated, the Department shall file notice of a settlement order violation with the Commission and serve all parties.
    (D) Dismissal For Refusal To Accept Settlement Offer. The Department shall dismiss a charge if it is satisfied that:
        (1) the respondent has eliminated the effects of the
    
civil rights violation charged and taken steps to prevent its repetition; or
        (2) the respondent offers and the complainant
    
declines to accept terms of settlement which the Department finds are sufficient to eliminate the effects of the civil rights violation charged and prevent its repetition.
     When the Department dismisses a charge under this Section it shall notify the complainant that he or she may seek review of the dismissal order before the Commission. The complainant shall have 30 days from receipt of notice to file a request for review by the Commission.
     In determining whether the respondent has eliminated the effects of the civil rights violation charged, or has offered terms of settlement sufficient to eliminate same, the Department shall consider the extent to which the respondent has either fully provided, or reasonably offered by way of terms of settlement, as the case may be, the relevant relief available to the complainant under Section 8-108 of this Act.
    (E) This amendatory Act of 1995 applies to causes of action filed on or after January 1, 1996.
    (F) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly apply to charges filed on or after the effective date of those changes.
(Source: P.A. 95-243, eff. 1-1-08.)