(225 ILCS 115/25.18)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2029)
    Sec. 25.18. Civil penalties for unlicensed practice.
    (a) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates Section 5 of this Act or any other provision of this Act shall, in addition to any other penalty provided by law, pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each offense as determined by the Department and the assessment of costs as provided for in Section 25.3. The civil penalty shall be assessed by the Department after a hearing is held in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Act.
    (b) The Department has the authority and power to investigate any and all unlicensed activity.
    (c) The civil penalty shall be paid within 60 days after the effective date of the order imposing the civil penalty. The order shall constitute a judgment and may be filed and execution had thereon in the same manner as any judgment from any court of record.
    (d) All monies collected under this Section shall be deposited into the Professional Regulation Evidence Fund.
(Source: P.A. 98-339, eff. 12-31-13.)