(225 ILCS 305/23) (from Ch. 111, par. 1323)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
    Sec. 23. Violations; injunction; cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person or entity violates a provision of this Act, the Director may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois, 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 permanently enjoin such violation. If it is established that such person or entity 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 any person or entity practices as an architect or holds himself out as an architect or professional design firm without being licensed or registered under the provisions of this Act, then any architect, any interested party or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Director, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any person or entity 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 him. 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 immediately.
(Source: P.A. 98-976, eff. 8-15-14.)