(815 ILCS 120/5)
(from Ch. 17, par. 855)
(a) Subject to the limitation imposed by subsection (b), any person
who has been aggrieved as a result of a violation of this Act may bring
an individual action in the circuit court of the county in which the
institution involved is located or doing business.
Upon a finding that a financial institution has committed a violation of
this Act, the court may award actual damages, and may in its discretion
award court costs.
(b) If the same events or circumstances would constitute the basis for
an action under this Act or an action under any other Act, the aggrieved
person may elect between the remedies proposed by the two Acts but may not
bring actions, either administrative or judicial, under more than one of
the two Acts in relation to those same events or circumstances.
(c) An action to enjoin any person subject to this Act from engaging in
activity in violation of this Act may be maintained in the name of the people
of the State of Illinois by the Attorney General or by the
State's Attorney of the county in which the action is brought. This remedy
shall be in addition to other remedies provided for any violation of this
(Source: P.A. 93-561, eff. 1-1-04.)