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815 ILCS 705/22

    (815 ILCS 705/22) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 1722)
    Sec. 22. Enforcement.
    (a) The Administrator may suspend, terminate, prohibit or deny the sale of any franchise or registration of any franchise or salesperson if it appears to him that: (1) there has been a failure to comply with any of the provisions of this Act or the rules or orders of the Administrator pertaining thereto; or (2) that the disclosure statement or any amendment thereto includes any false or misleading statement of a material fact or omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading; or (3) that the disclosure statement filed in conjunction with an initial registration under Section 10 is materially deficient. A disclosure statement is "materially deficient" if it fails to comply with the requirements of Section 16; or (4) that the sale of the franchise would constitute a misrepresentation, deceit or fraud upon prospective franchisees; or (5) that any person in this State is engaging in or about to engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive practices or any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud in connection with the offer or sale of the franchise; or (6) that any person identified in the disclosure statement or any person engaged in the offer or sale of the franchise in this State has been convicted of an offense, is subject to an order or civil judgment or is a defendant in a proceeding required to be described in the disclosure statement and the involvement of such person creates an unreasonable risk to prospective franchisees; or (7) (blank); or (8) (blank); or (9) that the franchisor's enterprise or method of business includes or would include activities which are illegal where performed; or (10) (blank); or (11) (blank).
    In no case shall the Administrator, or any person designated by him, in the administration of this Act, incur any official or personal liability by issuing an order or other proceeding or by suspending, denying, prohibiting or terminating the registration of a franchise broker or salesperson, or by denying, suspending, terminating or prohibiting the registration of franchises, or prohibiting the sale of franchises, or by suspending or prohibiting any person from acting as a franchise broker or salesperson.
    The Administrator may exercise any of the powers specified in Section 31 of this Act.
    (b) The Administrator, with such assistance as he may from time to time request of the state's attorneys in the several counties, may institute proceedings in the circuit court to prevent and restrain violations of this Act or of any rule or order prescribed or issued under this Act. In such a proceeding, the court shall determine whether a violation has been committed, and shall enter such judgment or decree as it considers necessary to remove the effects of any violation and to prevent such violation from continuing or from being renewed in the future. The court, in its discretion, may exercise all powers necessary for this purpose, including, but not limited to, injunction, revocation, forfeiture or suspension of the charter, franchise, certificate of authority or privileges of any corporation, association, limited partnership or other business organization operating under the laws of this State, dissolution of domestic corporations or associations, suspension or termination of the right of foreign corporations or associations to do business in this State, or restitution or payment of damages by a franchisor to persons injured by violations of this Act, including without limitation an award of reasonable attorneys fees and costs.
(Source: P.A. 96-648, eff. 10-1-09.)