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10 ILCS 5/9-23
(10 ILCS 5/9-23)
(from Ch. 46, par. 9-23)
Whenever the Board, pursuant to Section 9-21,
has issued an order, or has approved a written stipulation, agreed settlement
or consent order, directing a person determined by the Board to be in
violation of any provision of this Article or any regulation
adopted thereunder, to cease or correct such violation or otherwise comply
with this Article and such person fails or refuses to comply
with such order, stipulation, settlement or consent order within the
time specified by the Board, the Board, after affording notice and an
opportunity for a public hearing, may impose a civil penalty on such person
in an amount not to exceed $5,000; except that for State officers and
candidates and political
committees formed for statewide office, the civil
penalty may not exceed $10,000. For the purpose of this Section, "statewide
office" and "State officer"
means the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary
Comptroller, and Treasurer.
Civil penalties imposed on any such person by the Board shall be enforceable
in the Circuit Court. The Board shall petition the Court for an order to
enforce collection of the penalty and, if the Court finds it has jurisdiction
over the person against whom the penalty was imposed, the Court shall issue
the appropriate order. Any civil penalties collected by the Court shall
be forwarded to the State Treasurer.
In addition to or in lieu of the imposition of a civil penalty, the board
may report such violation and the failure or refusal to comply with the
order of the Board to the Attorney General and the appropriate State's
(Source: P.A. 93-615, eff. 11-19-03.)