(815 ILCS 705/2) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1702)
    Sec. 2. Findings and purpose. (1) The General Assembly finds and declares that the sale of franchises is a widespread business activity. Illinois residents have suffered substantial losses where franchisors or their representatives have not provided full and complete information regarding the franchisor-franchisee relationship, the details of the contract between the franchisor and franchisee, the prior business experience of the franchisor and other factors relevant to the franchise offered for sale.
    (2) It is the intent of this Act: (a) to provide each prospective franchisee with the information necessary to make an intelligent decision regarding franchises being offered for sale; and (b) to protect the franchisee and the franchisor by providing a better understanding of the business and the legal relationship between the franchisee and the franchisor.
(Source: P.A. 85-551.)