(805 ILCS 405/5) (from Ch. 96, par. 8)
    Sec. 5. Any person or persons carrying on, conducting or transacting business as aforesaid, who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this Act, shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor, and each day any person or persons conducts business in violation of this Act shall be deemed a separate offense.
    A person shall be exempt from prosecution for a violation of this Act if he is a peace officer who uses a false or fictitious business name in the enforcement of the criminal laws; provided such use is approved in writing by one of the following:
    (a) In all counties, the respective State's Attorney;
    (b) The Director of State Police under Section 2605-200 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-200); or
    (c) In cities over 1,000,000, the Superintendent of Police.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)