(820 ILCS 205/17.3) (from Ch. 48, par. 31.17-3)
    Sec. 17.3. Any employer who violates any of the provisions of this Act or any rule or regulation issued under the Act shall be subject to a civil penalty of not to exceed $5,000 for each such violation. In determining the amount of such penalty, the appropriateness of such penalty to the size of the business of the employer charged and the gravity of the violation shall be considered. The amount of such penalty, when finally determined, may be
        (1) recovered in a civil action brought by the
    
Director of Labor in any circuit court, in which litigation the Director of Labor shall be represented by the Attorney General;
        (2) ordered by the court, in an action brought for
    
violation under Section 19, to be paid to the Director of Labor.
    Any administrative determination by the Department of Labor of the amount of each penalty shall be final unless reviewed as provided in Section 17.1 of this Act.
    Civil penalties recovered under this Section shall be paid into the Child Labor and Day and Temporary Labor Services Enforcement Fund, a special fund which is hereby created in the State treasury. Moneys in the Fund may be used, subject to appropriation, for exemplary programs, demonstration projects, and other activities or purposes related to the enforcement of this Act or for the activities or purposes related to the enforcement of the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, or for the activities or purposes related to the enforcement of the Private Employment Agency Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-422, eff. 1-1-16.)