§ 151.082 COLLECTION OF FINES; JUDGMENT FOR RECOVERY.
   (A)   Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law, ILCS Ch. 735, Act 5, §§ 3-101 et seq., shall be a debt due and owing the city and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
   (B)   After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the city may commence a proceeding in the circuit court for purposes of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision, and order. Nothing in this section shall prevent the city from consolidating multiple findings, decisions, and orders against a person in a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the city shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision, and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision, and order were issued in accordance with this subchapter. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided by ILCS Ch. 735, Act 5, § 2-203, or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions, and costs imposed by the findings, decision, and order does not exceed $2,500.
   (C)   If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision, and order were entered in accordance with the requirements of this subchapter, and that the building owner had an opportunity for a hearing under this subchapter and for judicial review as provided in this subchapter:
      (1)   The court shall render judgment in favor of the city and against the building owner for the amount indicated in the findings, decision, and order, plus costs. This judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money; and
      (2)   The court may also issue those other orders and injunctions as are requested by the city to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-31.1-11.1) (1983 Code, § 6-21) (Ord. 2924, passed 3-8-2001) Penalty, see § 151.999