(a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary, in the name
of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General or the State's
Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, may petition
for an order enjoining the violation or for an order enforcing compliance with this
Act. Upon the filing of a verified petition, the court with appropriate jurisdiction
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 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, all other
remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
(b) 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
allow at least 7 days from the date of the rule to file an answer satisfactory to
the Department. Failure to answer to the satisfaction of the Department shall cause an order to
cease and desist to be issued.
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