(805 ILCS 315/27) (from Ch. 32, par. 466)
    Sec. 27. Any person who maliciously and knowingly spreads false reports about the finances or management or activity of an association organized hereunder or organized under a similar statute of another State with similar restrictions, and operating in this State under due authority shall be guilty of a business offense and be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1000 for each such offense; and shall be liable to the association aggrieved in a civil suit in the penal sum of $500 for each such offense.
(Source: P.A. 77-2382.)