(225 ILCS 107/85)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2028)
    Sec. 85. Violations; injunction; cease and desist order.
    (a) If any person violates the provisions of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, through the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation is alleged to have occurred, 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 all other remedies and penalties provided by this Act.
    (b) If any person holds himself or herself out as being a licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical professional counselor under this Act and is not licensed to do so, then any licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical professional counselor, interested party, or any person injured thereby may 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 allow 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. 97-706, eff. 6-25-12.)