Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5 Illinois Insurance Code. Section 500-140

    (215 ILCS 5/500-140)

    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2017)

    Sec. 500-140. Injunctive relief. A person required to be licensed under this Article but failing to obtain a valid and current license under this Article constitutes a public nuisance. The Director may report the failure to obtain a license to the Attorney General, whose duty it is to apply forthwith by complaint on relation of the Director in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, for injunctive relief in the circuit court of the county where the failure to obtain a license occurred to enjoin that person from failing to obtain a license. Upon the filing of a verified petition in the court, the court, if satisfied by affidavit or otherwise that the person is required to have a license and does not have a valid and current license, may enter a temporary restraining order without notice or bond, enjoining the defendant from acting in any capacity that requires such license. A copy of the verified complaint shall be served upon the defendant, and the proceedings shall thereafter be conducted as in other civil cases. If it is established that the defendant has been, or is engaged in any unlawful practice, the court may enter an order or judgment perpetually enjoining the defendant from further engaging in such practice. In all proceedings brought under this Section, the court, in its discretion, may apportion the costs among the parties, including the cost of filing the complaint, service of process, witness fees and expenses, court reporter charges, and reasonable attorney fees. In case of the violation of any injunctive order entered under the provisions of this Section, the court may summarily try and punish the offender for contempt of court. The injunctive relief available under this Section is in addition to and not in lieu of all other penalties and remedies provided in this Code.

(Source: P.A. 92-386, eff. 1-1-02.)

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