(505 ILCS 30/12) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 66.12)
    Sec. 12. Penalties. (a) Any person convicted of violating provisions of this Act or the rules and regulations issued thereunder or who shall impede, obstruct, hinder or otherwise prevent or attempt to prevent the Director or his or her duly authorized agent in performance of his or her duty in connection with the provisions of this Act, shall be adjudged guilty of a business offense. In all prosecutions under this Act involving the composition of a lot of commercial feed, a certified copy of the official analysis signed by the Director shall be accepted as prima facie evidence of the composition.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring the Director or his or her representative to report for prosecution or for the institution of seizure proceedings as a result of minor violations of the Act if he or she believes that the public interest will be best served by a suitable notice of warning in writing.
    (c) Each State's attorney to whom any violation is reported shall cause appropriate proceedings to be instituted and prosecuted in a circuit court without delay. Before the Director reports a violation for such prosecution, an opportunity shall be given the registrant or distributor to present his or her views to the Director.
    (d) The Director may file a complaint and apply for and the court may grant a temporary restraining order or a preliminary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating or continuing to violate any of the provisions of this Act or any rules or regulations promulgated under the Act notwithstanding the existence of other judicial remedies. The injunctive relief shall be issued without bond.
    (e) Any person adversely affected by an act, order or ruling made pursuant to the provisions of this Act may within 45 days thereafter bring an action in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County, Illinois, for a new trial of the issues bearing upon such act, order or ruling, and upon such trial the court may enter and enforce such orders or judgments as the court may deem proper and just. All fines imposed and collected under this Act shall be paid within 30 days after collection to the Department of Agriculture and by it paid into the Feed Control Fund.
(Source: P.A. 87-664.)