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CIVIL LIABILITIES
(740 ILCS 10/) Illinois Antitrust Act.

740 ILCS 10/1

    (740 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-1)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois Antitrust Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1943.)

740 ILCS 10/2

    (740 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-2)
    Sec. 2. The purpose of this Act is to promote the unhampered growth of commerce and industry throughout the State by prohibiting restraints of trade which are secured through monopolistic or oligarchic practices and which act or tend to act to decrease competition between and among persons engaged in commerce and trade, whether in manufacturing, distribution, financing, and service industries or in related for-profit pursuits.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1943.)

740 ILCS 10/3

    (740 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-3)
    Sec. 3. Every person shall be deemed to have committed a violation of this Act who shall:
    (1) Make any contract with, or engage in any combination or conspiracy with, any other person who is, or but for a prior agreement would be, a competitor of such person:
    a. for the purpose or with the effect of fixing, controlling, or maintaining the price or rate charged for any commodity sold or bought by the parties thereto, or the fee charged or paid for any service performed or received by the parties thereto;
    b. fixing, controlling, maintaining, limiting, or discontinuing the production, manufacture, mining, sale or supply of any commodity, or the sale or supply of any service, for the purpose or with the effect stated in paragraph a. of subsection (1);
    c. allocating or dividing customers, territories, supplies, sales, or markets, functional or geographical, for any commodity or service; or
    (2) By contract, combination, or conspiracy with one or more other persons unreasonably restrain trade or commerce; or
    (3) Establish, maintain, use, or attempt to acquire monopoly power over any substantial part of trade or commerce of this State for the purpose of excluding competition or of controlling, fixing, or maintaining prices in such trade or commerce; or
    (4) Lease or make a sale or contract for sale of goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodities, or services (including master antenna television service), whether patented or unpatented, for use, consumption, enjoyment, or resale, or fix a price charged thereof, or discount from, or rebate upon, such price, on the condition, agreement, or understanding that the lessee or purchaser thereof shall not use or deal in the goods, wares, merchandise, machinery, supplies, or other commodity or service (including cable television service or cable television relay service), of a competitor or competitors of the lessor or seller, where the effect of such lease, sale or contract for such sale or such condition, agreement, or understanding may be to substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly in any line of commerce; or
    (5) Being an employee, officer or agent of any foreign government, or an employee, officer or agent of a corporation or other entity which does business with or seeks to do business with any foreign government or instrumentality thereof; enforce, attempt to enforce, agree to or take action to forward the aims of, any discriminatory practice by the foreign government which is based on race, color, creed, national ancestry or sex or on ethnic or religious grounds, where such conduct, course of conduct, or agreement takes place in whole or in part within the United States and affects business in this State.
(Source: P.A. 82-219.)

740 ILCS 10/4

    (740 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-4)
    Sec. 4. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Trade or commerce" includes all economic activity involving or relating to any commodity or service.
    "Commodity" shall mean any kind of real or personal property.
    "Service" shall mean any activity, not covered by the definition of "commodity," which is performed in whole or in part for the purpose of financial gain.
    "Service" shall not be deemed to include labor which is performed by natural persons as employees of others.
    "Person" shall mean any natural person, or any corporation, partnership, or association of persons.
(Source: P.A. 83-516.)

740 ILCS 10/5

    (740 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-5)
    Sec. 5. No provisions of this Act shall be construed to make illegal:
    (1) the activities of any labor organization or of individual members thereof which are directed solely to labor objectives which are legitimate under the laws of either the State of Illinois or the United States;
    (2) the activities of any agricultural or horticultural cooperative organization, whether incorporated or unincorporated, or of individual members thereof, which are directed solely to objectives of such cooperative organizations which are legitimate under the laws of either the State of Illinois or the United States;
    (3) the activities of any public utility, as defined in Section 3-105 of the Public Utilities Act to the extent that such activities are subject to a clearly articulated and affirmatively expressed State policy to replace competition with regulation, where the conduct to be exempted is actively supervised by the State itself;
    (4) The activities of a telecommunications carrier, as defined in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act, to the extent those activities relate to the provision of noncompetitive telecommunications services under the Public Utilities Act and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission or to the activities of telephone mutual concerns referred to in Section 13-202 of the Public Utilities Act to the extent those activities relate to the provision and maintenance of telephone service to owners and customers;
    (5) the activities (including, but not limited to, the making of or participating in joint underwriting or joint reinsurance arrangement) of any insurer, insurance agent, insurance broker, independent insurance adjuster or rating organization to the extent that such activities are subject to regulation by the Director of Insurance of this State under, or are permitted or are authorized by, the Insurance Code or any other law of this State;
    (6) the religious and charitable activities of any not-for-profit corporation, trust or organization established exclusively for religious or charitable purposes, or for both purposes;
    (7) the activities of any not-for-profit corporation organized to provide telephone service on a mutual or co-operative basis or electrification on a co-operative basis, to the extent such activities relate to the marketing and distribution of telephone or electrical service to owners and customers;
    (8) the activities engaged in by securities dealers who are (i) licensed by the State of Illinois or (ii) members of the National Association of Securities Dealers or (iii) members of any National Securities Exchange registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in the course of their business of offering, selling, buying and selling, or otherwise trading in or underwriting securities, as agent, broker, or principal, and activities of any National Securities Exchange so registered, including the establishment of commission rates and schedules of charges;
    (9) the activities of any board of trade designated as a "contract market" by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States pursuant to Section 5 of the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended;
    (10) the activities of any motor carrier, rail carrier, or common carrier by pipeline, as defined in the Common Carrier by Pipeline Law of the Public Utilities Act, to the extent that such activities are permitted or authorized by the Act or are subject to regulation by the Illinois Commerce Commission;
    (11) the activities of any state or national bank to the extent that such activities are regulated or supervised by officers of the state or federal government under the banking laws of this State or the United States;
    (12) the activities of any state or federal savings and loan association to the extent that such activities are regulated or supervised by officers of the state or federal government under the savings and loan laws of this State or the United States;
    (13) the activities of any bona fide not-for-profit association, society or board, of attorneys, practitioners of medicine, architects, engineers, land surveyors or real estate brokers licensed and regulated by an agency of the State of Illinois, in recommending schedules of suggested fees, rates or commissions for use solely as guidelines in determining charges for professional and technical services;
    (14) Conduct involving trade or commerce (other than import trade or import commerce) with foreign nations unless:
        (a) such conduct has a direct, substantial, and
    
reasonably foreseeable effect:
            (i) on trade or commerce which is not trade or
        
commerce with foreign nations, or on import trade or import commerce with foreign nations; or
            (ii) on export trade or export commerce with
        
foreign nations of a person engaged in such trade or commerce in the United States; and
        (b) such effect gives rise to a claim under the
    
provisions of this Act, other than this subsection (14).
        (c) If this Act applies to conduct referred to in
    
this subsection (14) only because of the provisions of paragraph (a)(ii), then this Act shall apply to such conduct only for injury to export business in the United States which affects this State; or
    (15) the activities of a unit of local government or school district and the activities of the employees, agents and officers of a unit of local government or school district.
(Source: P.A. 90-185, eff. 7-23-97; 90-561, eff. 12-16-97.)

740 ILCS 10/6

    (740 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-6)
    Sec. 6. Every person who shall knowingly do any of the acts prohibited by subsections (1) and (4) of Section 3 of this Act commits a Class 4 felony and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000,000 if a corporation, or, if any other person, $100,000.
    (1) The Attorney General, with such assistance as he may from time to time require 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 complaint, information, or indictment. With respect to the commencement and trial of such prosecutions, the Attorney General shall have all of the powers and duties vested by law in State's Attorneys with respect to criminal prosecutions generally.
    (2) A prosecution for any offense in violation of Section 6 of this Act must be commenced within 4 years after the commission thereof.
    (3) The Attorney General shall not commence prosecutions under this Act against any defendant who, at the time, is a defendant with regard to any current pending complaint, information or indictment filed by the United States for violation, or alleged violation, of the Federal Anti-Trust Statutes (including but not being limited, Act of July 2, 1890, Ch. 647, 26 U.S.Stat. 209, 15 U.S.C.A., Secs. 1-7; Act of Oct. 15, 1914, Ch. 323, 38 U.S.Stat. 730, 15 U.S.C.A. Secs. 12-27, 44; Act of August 17, 1937, Ch. 690, Title VIII, 50 U.S.Stat. 693, 15 U.S.C.A. Sec. 1; Act of July 7, 1955, Ch. 281, 69 U.S.Stat. 282, 15 U.S.C.A. Secs. 1-3; Act of May 26, 1938, Ch. 283, 52 U.S.Stat. 446, 15 U.S.C.A. Sec. 13-C; and any similar Acts passed in the future) involving substantially the same subject matter.
(Source: P.A. 83-238.)

740 ILCS 10/7

    (740 ILCS 10/7) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7)
    Sec. 7. The following civil actions and remedies are authorized under this Act:
    (1) The Attorney General, with such assistance as he may from time to time require of the State's Attorneys in the several counties, shall bring suit in the Circuit Court to prevent and restrain violations of Section 3 of this Act. In such a proceeding, the court shall determine whether a violation has been committed, and shall enter such judgment as it considers necessary to remove the effects of any violation which it finds, and to prevent such violation from continuing or from being renewed in the future. The court, in its discretion, may exercise all powers necessary for this purpose, including, but not limited to, injunction, divestiture of property, divorcement of business units, dissolution of domestic corporations or associations, and suspension or termination of the right of foreign corporations or associations to do business in the State of Illinois.
    (2) Any person who has been injured in his business or property, or is threatened with such injury, by a violation of Section 3 of this Act may maintain an action in the Circuit Court for damages, or for an injunction, or both, against any person who has committed such violation. If, in an action for an injunction, the court issues an injunction, the plaintiff shall be awarded costs and reasonable attorney's fees. In an action for damages, if injury is found to be due to a violation of subsections (1) or (4) of Section 3 of this Act, the person injured shall be awarded 3 times the amount of actual damages resulting from that violation, together with costs and reasonable attorney's fees. If injury is found to be due to a violation of subsections (2) or (3) of Section 3 of this Act, the person injured shall recover the actual damages caused by the violation, together with costs and reasonable attorney's fees, and if it is shown that such violation was willful, the court may, in its discretion, increase the amount recovered as damages up to a total of 3 times the amount of actual damages. This State, counties, municipalities, townships and any political subdivision organized under the authority of this State, and the United States, are considered a person having standing to bring an action under this subsection. The Attorney General may bring an action on behalf of this State, counties, municipalities, townships and other political subdivisions organized under the authority of this State to recover the damages under this subsection or by any comparable Federal law.
    The Attorney General may also bring an action in the name of this State, as parens patriae on behalf of persons residing in this State, to recover the damages under this subsection or any comparable federal law. The powers granted in this Section are in addition to and not in derogation of the common law powers of the Attorney General to act as parens patriae.
    No provision of this Act shall deny any person who is an indirect purchaser the right to sue for damages. Provided, however, that in any case in which claims are asserted against a defendant by both direct and indirect purchasers, the court shall take all steps necessary to avoid duplicate liability for the same injury including transfer and consolidation of all actions. Provided further that no person shall be authorized to maintain a class action in any court of this State for indirect purchasers asserting claims under this Act, with the sole exception of this State's Attorney General, who may maintain an action parens patriae as provided in this subsection.
    Beginning January 1, 1970, a file setting out the names of all special assistant attorneys general retained to prosecute antitrust matters and containing all terms and conditions of any arrangement or agreement regarding fees or compensation made between any such special assistant attorney general and the office of the Attorney General shall be maintained in the office of the Attorney General, open during all business hours to public inspection.
    Any action for damages under this subsection is forever barred unless commenced within 4 years after the cause of action accrued, except that, whenever any action is brought by the Attorney General for a violation of this Act, the running of the foregoing statute of limitations, with respect to every private right of action for damages under the subsection which is based in whole or in part on any matter complained of in the action by the Attorney General, shall be suspended during the pendency thereof, and for one year thereafter. No cause of action barred under existing law on July 21, 1965 shall be revived by this Act. In any action for damages under this subsection the court may, in its discretion, award reasonable fees to the prevailing defendant upon a finding that the plaintiff acted in bad faith, vexatiously, wantonly or for oppressive reasons.
    (3) Upon a finding that any domestic or foreign corporation organized or operating under the laws of this State has been engaged in conduct prohibited by Section 3 of this Act, or the terms of any injunction issued under this Act, a circuit court may, upon petition of the Attorney General, order the revocation, forfeiture or suspension of the charter, franchise, certificate of authority or privileges of any corporation operating under the laws of this State, or the dissolution of any such corporation.
    (4) In lieu of any criminal penalty otherwise prescribed for a violation of this Act, and in addition to any action under this Act or any Federal antitrust law, the Attorney General may bring an action in the name and on behalf of the people of the State against any person, trustee, director, manager or other officer or agent of a corporation, or against a corporation, domestic or foreign, to recover a penalty not to exceed $1,000,000 from every corporation or $100,000 from every other person for any act herein declared illegal. The action must be brought within 4 years after the commission of the act upon which it is based. Nothing in this subsection shall impair the right of any person to bring an action under subsection (2) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-751, eff. 1-1-10.)

740 ILCS 10/7.1

    (740 ILCS 10/7.1) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.1)
    Sec. 7.1.
    Personal service of any process in an action under this Act may be made upon any person outside the state if such person has engaged in conduct in violation of this Act in this State. Such persons shall be deemed to have thereby submitted themselves to the jurisdiction of the courts of this state within the meaning of this section.
(Source: P.A. 76-208.)

740 ILCS 10/7.2

    (740 ILCS 10/7.2) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.2)
    Sec. 7.2. (1) Whenever it appears to the Attorney General that any person has engaged in, is engaging in, or is about to engage in any act or practice prohibited by this Act, or that any person has assisted or participated in any agreement or combination of the nature described herein, he may, in his discretion, conduct an investigation as he deems necessary in connection with the matter and has the authority prior to the commencement of any civil or criminal action as provided for in the Act to subpoena witnesses, and pursuant to a subpoena (i) compel their attendance for the purpose of examining them under oath, (ii) require the production of any books, documents, records, writings or tangible things hereafter referred to as "documentary material" which the Attorney General deems relevant or material to his investigation, for inspection, reproducing or copying under such terms and conditions as hereafter set forth, (iii) require written answers under oath to written interrogatories, or (iv) require compliance with a combination of the foregoing. Any subpoena issued by the Attorney General shall contain the following information:
        (a) The statute and section thereof, the alleged
    
violation of which is under investigation and the general subject matter of the investigation.
        (b) The date and place at which time the person is
    
required to appear or produce documentary material in his possession, custody or control or submit answers to interrogatories in the office of the Attorney General located in Springfield or Chicago. Said date shall not be less than 10 days from date of service of the subpoena.
        (c) Where documentary material is required to be
    
produced, the same shall be described by class so as to clearly indicate the material demanded.
    The Attorney General is hereby authorized, and may so elect, to require the production, pursuant to this section, of documentary material or interrogatory answers prior to the taking of any testimony of the person subpoenaed. Said documentary material shall be made available for inspection and copying during normal business hours at the principal place of business of the person served, or at such other time and place, as may be agreed upon by the person served and the Attorney General. When documentary material is demanded by subpoena, said subpoena shall not:
        (i) contain any requirement which would be
    
unreasonable or improper if contained in a subpoena duces tecum issued by a court of this State; or
        (ii) require the disclosure of any documentary
    
material which would be privileged, or which for any other reason would not be required by a subpoena duces tecum issued by a court of this State.
    (2) The production of documentary material in response to a subpoena served pursuant to this Section shall be made under a sworn certificate, in such form as the subpoena designates, by the person, if a natural person, to whom the demand is directed or, if not a natural person, by a person or persons having knowledge of the facts and circumstances relating to such production, to the effect that all of the documentary material required by the demand and in the possession, custody, or control of the person to whom the demand is directed has been produced and made available to the custodian. Answers to interrogatories shall be accompanied by a statement under oath attesting to the accuracy of the answers.
    While in the possession of the Attorney General and under such reasonable terms and conditions as the Attorney General shall prescribe: (A) documentary material shall be available for examination by the person who produced such material or by any duly authorized representative of such person, (B) transcript of oral testimony shall be available for examination by the person who produced such testimony, or his or her counsel and (C) answers to interrogatories shall be available for examination by the person who swore to their accuracy.
    Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no documentary material, transcripts of oral testimony, or answers to interrogatories, or copies thereof, in the possession of the Attorney General shall be available for examination by any individual other than an authorized employee of the Attorney General or other law enforcement officials, federal, State, or local, without the consent of the person who produced such material, transcripts, or interrogatory answers.
    For purposes of this Section, all documentary materials, transcripts of oral testimony, or answers to interrogatories obtained by the Attorney General from other law enforcement officials shall be treated as if produced pursuant to a subpoena served pursuant to this Section for purposes of maintaining the confidentiality of such information.
    (3) No person shall, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance in whole or in part by any person with any duly served subpoena of the Attorney General under this Act, knowingly remove from any place, conceal, withhold, destroy, mutilate, alter, or by any other means falsify any documentary material that is the subject of such subpoena. A violation of this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor. The Attorney General, with such assistance as he may from time to time require of the State's Attorneys in the several counties, shall investigate suspected violations of this subsection and shall commence and try all prosecutions under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 96-751, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

740 ILCS 10/7.3

    (740 ILCS 10/7.3) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.3)
    Sec. 7.3. Service of a subpoena of the Attorney General as provided herein may be made by (a) Delivery of a duly executed copy thereof to the person served, or if a person is not a natural person, to the principal place of business of the person to be served, or (b) Mailing by certified mail, return receipt requested, a duly executed copy thereof addressed to the person to be served at his principal place of business in this State, or, if said person has no place of business in the State, to his principal office.
(Source: P.A. 76-208.)

740 ILCS 10/7.4

    (740 ILCS 10/7.4) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.4)
    Sec. 7.4. The examination of all witnesses under this section shall be conducted by the Attorney General or by an assistant attorney general designated by him before an officer authorized to administer oaths in this State. The testimony shall be taken stenographically or by a sound recording device and shall be transcribed.
    The Attorney General or his designated assistant conducting the examination shall exclude from the place where the examination is held all persons except the person being examined, his counsel, the officer before whom the testimony is to be taken, and any stenographer taking such testimony. Any person compelled to appear under a demand for oral testimony pursuant to this Act may be accompanied, represented, and advised by counsel. The examination shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the Illinois Civil Practice Law and Illinois Supreme Court Rules. If such person refuses to answer any question, the Attorney General or his designated assistant conducting the examination may petition the Circuit Court pursuant to Section 7.6 of this Act for an order compelling such person to answer such question.
(Source: P.A. 83-1539.)

740 ILCS 10/7.5

    (740 ILCS 10/7.5) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Fees for witnesses; document production.
    (1) All persons served with a subpoena by the Attorney General under this Act shall be paid the same fees and mileage as paid witnesses in the courts of this State.
    (2) Where a subpoena requires the production of documentary material, the respondent shall produce the original of such documentary material, provided, however, that the Attorney General may agree that copies may be substituted, in which case the respondent shall have copies made and produced at the respondent's expense.
(Source: P.A. 93-351, eff. 1-1-04.)

740 ILCS 10/7.6

    (740 ILCS 10/7.6) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.6)
    Sec. 7.6. In the event a witness served with a subpoena by the Attorney General under this Act fails or refuses to obey same or produce documentary material or interrogatory answers as provided herein, or to give testimony, relevant or material, to the investigation being conducted, the Attorney General may petition the Circuit Court of Sangamon or Cook County, or the county wherein the witness resides for an order requiring said witness to attend and testify or produce the documentary material or interrogatory answers demanded. The court's order shall require the witness to attend and testify or produce the documentary material or interrogatory answers, or a combination thereof, by a specified date, and shall further provide a date thereafter on which the witness shall show cause in court why he or she should not be held in contempt of court if he or she fails to comply. The Attorney General shall cause the order to be served upon the witness in the manner provided for service of subpoenas in Section 7.3 of this Act. Service of the order shall constitute service of process, and no other form of process is necessary to submit the witness to the jurisdiction of the court and to require compliance with the court order.
(Source: P.A. 93-351, eff. 1-1-04.)

740 ILCS 10/7.7

    (740 ILCS 10/7.7) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.7)
    Sec. 7.7. In any investigation brought by the Attorney General pursuant to this Act, no individual shall be excused from attending, testifying or producing documentary material, objects or tangible things in obedience to a subpoena or under order of the court on the ground that the testimony or evidence required of him or her may tend to incriminate him or subject him to any penalty. No individual shall be criminally prosecuted or subjected to any criminal penalty for or on account of (a) any testimony or interrogatory answers given by him or her, or (b) any documentary material produced by him or her, as to which he or she would otherwise have a right not to give or produce by virtue of his or her right against self-incrimination, in any investigation brought by the Attorney General pursuant to this Act; provided no individual so giving testimony or answers or so producing documentary material shall be exempt from prosecution or punishment for perjury committed in so testifying, answering, or producing.
(Source: P.A. 93-351, eff. 1-1-04.)

740 ILCS 10/7.8

    (740 ILCS 10/7.8) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.8)
    Sec. 7.8.
    The Attorney General may bring an action on behalf of this State, counties, municipalities, townships and other political subdivisions organized under the authority of this State in Federal Court to recover damages provided for under any comparable provision of Federal law; provided, however, this shall not impair the authority of any such county, municipality, township or political subdivision to bring such action on its own behalf nor impair its authority to engage its own counsel in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 76-208.)

740 ILCS 10/7.9

    (740 ILCS 10/7.9) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-7.9)
    Sec. 7.9.
    No action under this Act shall be barred on the grounds that the activities or conduct complained of in any way affects or involves interstate or foreign commerce.
(Source: P.A. 76-208.)

740 ILCS 10/8

    (740 ILCS 10/8) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-8)
    Sec. 8. A final judgment or order rendered in any civil or criminal proceeding brought by the Attorney General under this Act to the effect that a defendant has violated this Act shall be prima facie evidence against such defendant in any action for damages brought by any other party against such defendant under subsection (2) of Section 7 of this Act, as to all matters respecting which said judgment or order would be an estoppel as between the parties thereto: Provided, that this Section shall not apply to civil consent judgments or orders entered before any testimony has been taken.
(Source: P.A. 79-1365.)

740 ILCS 10/9

    (740 ILCS 10/9) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-9)
    Sec. 9. No contract, combination, conspiracy, or other act which violates this Act shall constitute or be deemed a conspiracy at common law.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1943.)

740 ILCS 10/11

    (740 ILCS 10/11) (from Ch. 38, par. 60-11)
    Sec. 11. When the wording of this Act is identical or similar to that of a federal antitrust law, the courts of this State shall use the construction of the federal law by the federal courts as a guide in construing this Act. However, this Act shall not be construed to restrict the exercise by units of local government or school districts of powers granted, either expressly or by necessary implication, by Illinois statute or the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 83-929.)

740 ILCS 10/12

    (740 ILCS 10/12)
    Sec. 12. Jury Trial. In the trial of all actions brought under this Act for the imposition of criminal sanctions or the recovery of civil penalties or damages, any party, upon timely demand, shall be entitled to a trial by jury.
(Source: P.A. 93-351, eff. 1-1-04.)