(5 ILCS 100/10-60)
(from Ch. 127, par. 1010-60)
Ex parte communications.
(a) Except in the disposition of matters that agencies are authorized by
law to entertain or dispose of on an ex parte basis, agency heads, agency
employees, and administrative law judges shall not, after notice of hearing
in a contested case or licensing to which the procedures of a contested
case apply under this Act, communicate, directly or indirectly, in
connection with any issue of fact, with any person or party, or in
connection with any other issue with any party or the representative of any
party, except upon notice and opportunity for all parties to participate.
(b) However, an agency member may communicate with other members of
the agency, and an agency member or administrative law judge may have
the aid and advice of one or more personal assistants.
(c) An ex parte communication received by any agency head, agency
employee, or administrative law judge shall be made a part of the record of
the pending matter, including all written communications, all written
responses to the communications, and a memorandum stating the substance of
all oral communications and all responses made and the identity of each
person from whom the ex parte communication was received.
(d) Communications regarding matters of procedure and practice, such
as the format of pleadings, number of copies required, manner of service,
and status of proceedings, are not considered ex parte communications under
(Source: P.A. 87-823.)