(815 ILCS 413/25)
(a) It is a violation of this Act to make or cause to be
telephone calls to any emergency telephone number
as defined in Section 5 of this Act.
It is a violation of this Act to make or cause to be made telephone calls in
manner that does not comply with Section 15.
(b) It is a violation of this Act to
continue with a
placed by a live operator without the consent of the called party.
(c) It is an unlawful act or practice and a violation of this Act for any
engaged in telephone solicitation to obtain or submit for payment a check,
draft, or other
form of negotiable paper drawn on a person's checking, savings, or other
account or on a
bond without the person's express written consent.
(d) Enforcement by customer. Any customer injured by a violation
Act may bring an action for the recovery of damages. Judgment may be
entered for 3 times the amount at which the actual damages are assessed,
plus costs and reasonable attorney fees.
(e) Enforcement by Attorney General. Violation of any of the
of this Act is an unlawful practice under Section 2Z of the Consumer Fraud
and Deceptive Business Practices Act. All remedies, penalties, and authority
granted to the Attorney General by that Act shall be available to him for
the enforcement of this Act. In any action brought by the Attorney General
to enforce this Act, the court may order that persons who incurred actual
damages be awarded the amount at which actual damages are assessed.
(Source: P.A. 91-182, eff. 1-1-00; 91-761, eff. 1-1-01.)