(a) Any person that violates any provision of this Act shall be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for such violation; such penalty may, upon order of a court of competent jurisdiction, be made payable to the Solid Waste Management Fund, to be used in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
     (b) The State‘s Attorney or any person of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General, at the request of the Agency or on his own motion, may institute a civil action against any violator of this Act. The court may award costs and reasonable attorney fees to the State’s Attorney, Attorney General, or any person who has prevailed against a person who has committed a willful, knowing or repeated violation of this Act.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 15/12

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     (c) Any funds collected under subsection (b) in which the Attorney General has prevailed shall be deposited in the Solid Waste Management Fund.