(225 ILCS 317/12)
License; enforcement; failure to pay tax.
No person shall act
sprinkler contractor, or
assume to act as such, or use any title implying that such person
is engaged in such practice or occupation unless licensed by the State Fire
No firm, association, or corporation shall act as an
agency licensed under this Act, or advertise or assume to act as such,
or use any title implying that the firm, association, or corporation
is engaged in such practice, unless licensed by the State Fire Marshal.
The State Fire Marshal, in the name of the People and through the Attorney
State's Attorney of any county, any resident of the State, or any legal
entity within the State may apply for injunctive relief in any court to enjoin
any person who has not been issued a license or whose license
has been suspended, revoked, or not renewed from practicing
a licensed activity, and upon the filing of a verified petition,
the court, if satisfied by affidavit or otherwise, that such person
is or has been practicing in violation
of this Act may enter a temporary restraining order
or preliminary injunction, without bond, enjoining
the defendant from such further activity. A copy of the verified complaint
shall be served upon the defendant and the proceedings shall thereafter
be conducted as in other civil cases. If it is established that
has been or is practicing in violation of this Act, the court may enter
a judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant
from such further activity.
In case of violation of any injunctive order or judgment entered under the
provisions of this
Section, the court may summarily try and punish the
offender for contempt of court. Such injunctive proceeding shall be in
addition to all penalties and other remedies in this Act.
The State Fire Marshal may refuse to issue a license to, or may suspend the
of, any person who fails to file a return, to pay the tax, penalty, or
interest shown in a filed return, or to pay any final assessment of tax,
penalty, or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the
Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such
tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 92-871, eff. 1-3-03.)