(225 ILCS 410/3B-3)
(from Ch. 111, par. 1703B-3)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
(a) The following acts or omissions by an owner, operator
or authorized agent of a school shall
constitute violations of this Act and unlawful practices pursuant to the
"Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act", as now or hereafter amended:
1. False or misleading statements, misrepresentations or false promises
which have the tendency or capacity to influence or induce persons to
enroll in the course of instruction offered by such school.
2. Failure or refusal of the school to make the disclosures in the
enrollment agreement required by this Act; or the making of
false or inaccurate statements in such disclosures.
3. Failure or refusal of the school to refund fees and unearned tuition,
in accordance with the refund policy prescribed by
this Act, to any student who cancels his enrollment agreement.
4. Failure or refusal of the school to employ course instructors
certified by the Department and to provide the equipment,
facilities or services necessary to implement the course of instruction.
(b) Whenever the Attorney General or a state's attorney receives a
complaint against a school which alleges
one or more of the violations enumerated in subsection (a), he may conduct
an investigation to determine the validity of such complaint and, if a
violation or violations are found, may use any or all of the remedies,
penalties or authority granted to him by the "Consumer Fraud and Deceptive
Business Practices Act" to correct such violations and enforce the
provisions of this Act. Within 10 business days of receipt, the
Department shall transmit to the Attorney General and the appropriate
state's attorney copies of complaints filed in its office
which allege one or more of the violations
enumerated in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 85-1382