(815 ILCS 525/40)
    Sec. 40. Violations.
    (a) Nothing in this Act may be construed to permit an activity otherwise prohibited by law.
    (b) Enforcement by consumer. A consumer who suffers loss by reason of any intentional violation of any provision of this Act may bring a civil action to enforce that provision. A consumer who is successful in such an action shall recover the greater of $500 or twice the amount of the pecuniary loss, reasonable attorney's fees, and court costs incurred by bringing such action.
    (c) Enforcement by Attorney General or State's Attorney. Violation of any of the provisions of this Act is an unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. All remedies, penalties, and authority granted to the Attorney General or State's Attorney by that Act shall be available to him or her for the enforcement of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-436, eff. 1-1-02.)