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(225 ILCS 441/15-60)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Violations; injunction; cease and desist orders.
(a) If 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 in the county in which the offense occurs, petition for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition in court, the court may issue a temporary restraining order, without notice or bond, and may preliminarily and permanently enjoin the violation. If it is established that the 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 practices as a home inspector or holds oneself out as a home inspector without being licensed under the provisions of this Act, then the Secretary, any licensed home inspector, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section or may apply to the circuit court of the county in which the violation or some part thereof occurred, or in which the person complained of resides or has a principal place of business, to prevent the violation. The court has jurisdiction to enforce obedience by injunction or by other process restricting the person complained of from further violation and may enjoin upon the person obedience.
(c) Whoever knowingly practices or offers to practice home inspection in this State without a license for that purpose shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony for the second and any subsequent offense.
(d) Whenever, in the opinion of the Department, a 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 that person. 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. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22