(205 ILCS 635/4-12)
(from Ch. 17, par. 2324-12)
Appeal and Review.
(a) Any person or entity affected by a
decision of the Commissioner under any provision of this Act may obtain
review of such decision within the Office of the Commissioner.
(b) The Commissioner shall, in accordance with the "Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act", promulgate rules and regulations to provide
for review within the Office of the Commissioner (hereinafter referred to
as "agency review") of his or her decisions affecting the rights of entities
under this Act. Such review shall provide for, at a minimum:
(1) appointment of a hearing officer other than a regular employee of
the Office of the Commissioner;
(2) appropriate procedural rules, specific deadlines for filings, and
standards of evidence and of proof;
(3) provision for apportioning costs among parties to the appeal.
(c) All final agency determinations of appeals to decisions of the
Commissioner may be reviewed in accordance with and under the provisions
of the "Administrative Review Law". Appeals from all final orders and
judgments entered by a court in review of any final administrative decision
of the Commissioner or of any final agency review of a decision of the
Commissioner may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 85-735.)