(205 ILCS 620/2-4) (from Ch. 17, par. 1552-4)
    Sec. 2-4. Certificate of authority.
    (a) It shall not be lawful for any person to engage in the trust business, after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, without first filing an application for and procuring from the Commissioner, a certificate of authority stating that such person has complied with the requirements of this Act and is qualified to engage in the trust business.
    (b) No natural person or natural persons, firm or partnership, or corporation not having been authorized under this Act shall transact a trust business. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, and the Attorney General or State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurs may restrain the violation by a complaint for injunctive relief.
(Source: P.A. 89-364, eff. 8-18-95.)