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(225 ILCS 10/11)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2221)
Whenever the Department is advised, or has reason to believe, that any
person, group of persons or corporation is operating a child welfare agency or a child care facility
without a license or permit, it shall make an investigation to ascertain the
facts. If the Department is denied access, it shall request intervention
of local, county or State law enforcement agencies to seek an appropriate
court order or warrant to examine the premises. A person or entity
preventing the Department from carrying out its duties under this Section
shall be guilty of a violation of this Act and shall be subject to such
penalties related thereto. If it finds that the child welfare agency or child care facility is
being, or has been
without a license or permit, it shall report the results of its investigation
to the Attorney General, and to the appropriate State's Attorney for
investigation and, if appropriate,
Operating a child welfare agency or child care facility without a license constitutes a Class A misdemeanor,
followed by a business offense, if the operator continues to operate the
facility and no effort is made to obtain a license.
The business offense fine shall not exceed $10,000 and each day of a
violation is a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 94-586, eff. 8-15-05.)