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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-8)
    Sec. 11-31.1-8. Eviction - Rights of the occupants. No action for eviction, abatement of a nuisance, or other similar proceeding shall be threatened or instituted against an occupant of a dwelling solely because such occupant agrees to testify or testifies at a code violation hearing.
(Source: P.A. 100-173, eff. 1-1-18.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-9)
    Sec. 11-31.1-9. Defenses to code violations. It shall be a defense to a code violation charged under this Division if the owner, his attorney, or any other agent or representative proves to the hearing officer's satisfaction that:
    (a) The code violation alleged in the notice does not in fact exist, or at the time of the hearing the violation has been remedied or removed;
    (b) The code violation has been caused by the current property occupants and that in spite of reasonable attempts by the owner to maintain the dwelling free of such violations, the current occupants continue to cause the violations;
    (c) An occupant or resident of the dwelling has refused entry to the owner or his agent to all or a part of the dwelling for the purpose of correcting the code violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-372, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-10)
    Sec. 11-31.1-10. Findings, decision, order. At the conclusion of the hearing the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as findings, decision and order. The findings, decision and order shall include the hearing officer's findings of fact, a decision whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact, and an order, ordering the owner to correct the violation or dismissing the case, in the event a violation is not proved. If a code violation is proved, the order may also impose the sanctions that are provided in the code for the violation proved. A copy of the findings, decision, and order shall be served on the owner within 5 days after they are issued; service shall be in the same manner as the report form and summons are served pursuant to Section 11-31.1-4. Payment of any penalty or fine and the disposition of fine money shall be in the same manner as set forth in the code, unless the corporate authorities adopting this Division provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-1039.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-11)
    Sec. 11-31.1-11. Administrative review. The findings, decision and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located, and the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereto, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto are adopted and shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the final findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-11.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-11.1)
    Sec. 11-31.1-11.1. Judgment on findings, decision, order.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction or costs imposed remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county where the municipality is located for purposes of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions and costs imposed by the findings, decision and order does not exceed $2500. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision and order were entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance, and that the property owner had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division: (1) the court shall render judgment in favor of the municipality and against the property owner for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus costs. Such judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and (2) the court may also issue such other orders and injunctions as are requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-372, eff. 1-1-96.)