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(20 ILCS 301/45-55)
Powers and duties of designated agents.
(a) It is hereby made the sole and exclusive duty of the Department, and its
designated agents, officers and investigators, to investigate all violations of
this Act, and to cooperate with all agencies charged with enforcement of the
laws of the United States, or any state, concerning matters pertaining to this
Act. Nothing in this Act shall bar a grand jury from conducting an
investigation of any alleged violation of this Act. Any agent, officer,
investigator or peace officer designated by the Department may:
(1) execute and serve administrative inspection
warrants and subpoenas under the authority of this State.
(2) make seizures of property pursuant to the
(3) perform such other duties as the Department may
The Secretary may appoint such investigators as is deemed
necessary to carry
out the provisions of this Act. It shall be the duty of such investigators to
investigate and report violations of the provisions of this Act. With respect
to the enforcement of the provisions of this Act, such investigators shall have
the authority to serve subpoenas, summonses and administrative inspection
warrants. They shall be conservators of the peace and, as such, they shall have
and may exercise during the course of an inspection or investigation all the
powers possessed by policemen in the cities and sheriffs in the counties of
this State, except that they may exercise such powers anywhere in the State.
(b) The Department or its designated agents, either before or after the
issuance of a license, may request and shall receive the cooperation of the
Illinois State Police, county and multiple county health
departments, or municipal boards of health to make investigations to determine
if the applicant or licensee is complying with minimum standards prescribed by
(Source: P.A. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)