(225 ILCS 130/120)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 120. Hearing officer. The Secretary shall have the authority to appoint an attorney licensed to practice law in this State to serve as the hearing officer in a hearing authorized under Section 90 of this Act. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. The hearing officer shall report his or her findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the Department. If the Secretary disagrees in any regard with the report of the Department, he or she may issue an order in contravention of the report. The Secretary shall provide a written explanation to the Department on a deviation from the Department's report and shall specify with particularity the reasons for his or her deviation in the final order.
(Source: P.A. 98-364, eff. 12-31-13.)