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(225 ILCS 415/23.1)
(from Ch. 111, par. 6224)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
Injunctive actions; order to cease and desist.
(a) If any person violates the provisions 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
enjoin such violation. 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 practices as a certified shorthand reporter or holds
himself or herself out as a certified shorthand reporter without being licensed
under the provisions of this Act then any certified shorthand reporter,
any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the
Secretary, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a).
(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 that individual. 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. 98-445, eff. 12-31-13.)