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(A) Temporary relief.
(1) At any time after an initial complaint is filed, the Division or aggrieved party may petition the appropriate court for temporary relief, pending a final determination of the proceedings under this chapter. The petition, whether brought by the Director or the aggrieved party, shall contain a certification by the Director that the particular matter presents exceptional circumstances in which irreparable injury will result from a violation of this chapter if such temporary relief is not granted. The filing of a petition under this section shall not affect the initiation or continuation of administrative proceedings under this chapter.
(2) The petition shall be filed in the circuit court for the county in which the respondent resides or transacts business or in which the alleged violation occurred. Except as provided in division (A)(3), the court may grant temporary relief or a temporary restraining order as the court deems is just and proper.
(3) The duration of the relief or restraining order entered by the court shall not exceed five days unless:
(a) A longer period is agreed to by respondent; or
(b) The court finds that there is substantial evidence to demonstrate that the respondent has engaged in unlawful discrimination.
(B) Review of final orders.
(1) Any person aggrieved by any final order or decision of the Commission in a matter pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, is entitled to judicial review thereof upon filing a written petition for such review with the circuit court or any court of competent jurisdiction.
(2) Any review of a final order of the Commission shall be conducted pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Review Act.
(Ord. 7793, passed 11-7-95; Am. Ord. 9146, passed 5-1-18)