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(225 ILCS 305/23)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1323)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
Injunction; cease and desist order.
(a) If any person
or entity 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, 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. If it is established that such
person or entity has violated or is violating the injunction, the court may
punish the offender for contempt of court. Proceedings under this Section are
in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other remedies and penalties
provided by this Act.
(b) If any person or entity practices as an architect or holds himself, herself, or itself
out as an architect or professional design firm without being licensed or
registered under the provisions of this Act, then any architect, 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) If, in the opinion of the Department, any person or entity
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 the person or entity. 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
(Source: P.A. 101-346, eff. 8-9-19.)