(225 ILCS 450/30) (from Ch. 111, par. 5535)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 30. Injunctions; cease and desist.
    (a) If any person or entity violates any provision of this Act, the Secretary may, in the name of the people of the State of Illinois by the Attorney General of the State of Illinois or the State's Attorney of any 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 in court, the court 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. The injunction proceeding shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any penalties or other remedies provided by this Act. No injunction shall issue under this section against any person for any act exempted under Section 11 of this Act.
    (b) If any person shall practice as a licensed CPA or a registered CPA or hold himself or herself out as a licensed CPA or registered CPA without being licensed or registered under the provision of this Act then any licensed CPA or registered CPA, any interested party, or any person injured thereby may, in addition to the Department, petition for relief as provided in subsection (a) of this Section.
    (c) Whenever in the opinion of the Department any 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 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 forthwith.
(Source: P.A. 98-254, eff. 8-9-13.)