(815 ILCS 705/25) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1725)
    Sec. 25. Criminal prosecution. Any person who willfully sells a franchise in this State without complying with Sections 5, 6, 10, 11, 13 or 15 of this Act or who in a disclosure statement or an amendment thereto willfully makes any false or misleading statement of a material fact or willfully omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, commits a class 2 felony and upon conviction shall be subject to such punishment as provided by law. The Administrator, with such assistance as he may from time to time request of the State's Attorneys in the several counties, shall investigate suspected criminal violations of this Act and shall commence and try all prosecutions under this Act. Prosecutions under this Act may be commenced by information or indictment. With respect to the commencement and trial of such prosecutions instituted by the Administrator, the Administrator shall have all of the powers and duties vested by law in the state's attorneys with respect to criminal prosecutions generally. A prosecution for any offense under this Act must be commenced within 3 years after the commission thereof. Nothing in this Act limits the power of the State to punish any person for any conduct which constitutes a crime under any other statute.
(Source: P.A. 85-551.)