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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-12)
    Sec. 11-31.1-12. Sanctions applicable to owner - Property. The order to correct a code violation and the sanctions imposed by a municipality as the result of a finding of a code violation under this Division shall attach to the property as well as to the owner of the property, so that a finding of a code violation against one owner cannot be avoided by conveying or transferring the property to another owner. Any subsequent transferee or owner of property takes subject to the findings, decision and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1905.)

65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-12.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-12.1)
    Sec. 11-31.1-12.1. (a) The owner of a building located in a municipality in a county having a population in excess of 100,000 inhabitants who, directly or indirectly, has collected, or caused to be collected, rentals from an occupant of that building during a period in which the number of apartments or family units in that building exceeded the number permitted for that building by an ordinance of the municipality in which the building is located, is liable to any such occupant in an amount equal to not more than 3 times the amount of any rentals paid by any such occupant, or in his behalf, after January 1, 1970, together with court costs and reasonable attorney's fees. If the occupant is a recipient of public aid under Article III, IV, or VI of "the Illinois Public Aid Code", approved April 11, 1967, as amended, in whose behalf vendor payment of the rental was made by the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act), or a local governmental unit, as the case may be, the liability as herein provided is to the Illinois Department of Public Aid, the Department of Human Services (acting as successor to the Department of Public Aid under the Department of Human Services Act), or the local governmental unit making the vendor payment of the rental.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Owner" means the legal or beneficial owner of a
        (2) "Family unit" means a room or group of rooms used
or intended to be used as a housekeeping unit for living, sleeping, cooking and eating. The fact that any such family unit is used or intended to be used with cooking or eating accommodations in common with another family unit in any such building does not affect liability hereunder.
    (c) No liability accrues under this Section until 30 days after the owner of record of a building has been notified in writing that such owner is in violation of any such municipal ordinance. Such notice shall be personally served upon such owner of record or sent by registered mail to the last known address of such owner.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)