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(225 ILCS 5/17)
(from Ch. 111, par. 7617)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Violations; injunction; cease and desist order.
any person violates a provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the
name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General
of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, petition for an order enjoining such violation or
for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a
verified petition in such court, the court may issue a temporary
restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and
permanently enjoin such violation, and if it is established that such
person has violated or is violating the injunction,
the court may punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under
this Section shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other
remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
(b) If any person shall hold himself or herself out in a manner prohibited by this Act,
any interested party or any person injured
thereby may, in addition to the Secretary, petition for relief as provided
in subsection (a) of this Section.
(c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person violates any
provision of this Act, the Department may issue a rule to show cause why an
order to cease and desist should not be entered against him or her. The rule
shall clearly set forth the grounds relied upon by the Department and shall
provide a period of 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer to
the satisfaction of the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction
of the Department shall cause an order to cease and desist to be issued forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 99-469, eff. 8-26-15.)