(815 ILCS 505/10d)
Public Utilities Act; Illinois Commerce Commission.
(a) The General Assembly finds that consumer protection is vital to the health, safety, and welfare of Illinois consumers.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Illinois Commerce Commission and its staff shall:
(1) work cooperatively with law enforcement
authorities, including the Attorney General and State's Attorneys, in their enforcement of consumer protection laws, including this Act;
(2) provide any materials or documents already in the
Commission's possession requested by the Attorney General or a State's Attorney pertaining to the enforcement of consumer protection laws; any materials or documents that are proprietary shall not be made public unless the designation as proprietary has been removed by a court or legal body of competent jurisdiction, or the agreement of the parties; and
(3) upon written request, forward any complaints
regarding alleged violations of any consumer protection law to the Attorney General and the State's Attorney of the appropriate county or counties.
(c) Subject to subdivision (1) of Section 10b of this Act, the Attorney General and the State's Attorney of any county shall have available all remedies and authority granted to them by this Act.
The remedies for violations of
the Public Utilities Act and its rules are not intended to
replace other remedies that may be imposed for
violations of this Act and are in addition
to, and not in substitution for, such other remedies, nor is this Section intended to remove any statutorily defined defenses.
(Source: P.A. 93-881, eff. 1-1-05.)