(305 ILCS 5/11-12) (from Ch. 23, par. 11-12)
    Sec. 11-12. Penalty for publication, use for political or commercial purposes.
    It is unlawful to use or publish any names or list of names of recipients secured from records maintained in the offices of the county departments or local governmental units except in conformity with regulations adopted by the Illinois Department.
    It is unlawful, for commercial or political purposes of any nature, for any person, body, association, firm, corporation, or other agency to solicit, receive, make use of, or to authorize, knowingly permit, participate in or acquiesce in the use of, any lists of names of, or any information concerning, persons applying for or receiving public aid, directly or indirectly derived from the records, papers, files, or communications of the Illinois Department, the county departments, or local governmental units, or acquired in the course of performance of official duties. A violation of this Section shall constitute a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2344.)