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(225 ILCS 745/85)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
Injunctive action; cease and desist order.
(a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Director, 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) If a person practices as a Licensed Professional Geologist or holds
himself or herself out as a Licensed Professional Geologist in Illinois,
licensed to do so under this Act, then any
Licensed Professional Geologist, interested party, or any person injured
petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
(c) 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
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.
(Source: P.A. 96-1327, eff. 7-27-10