(225 ILCS 450/21) (from Ch. 111, par. 5527)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 21. Administrative review; certification of record; order as prima facie proof.
    (a) All final administrative decisions of the Department hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the Circuit Court of the county in which the party applying for review resides; provided, that if such party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon, Champaign, or Cook County.
    (b) The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court or file any answer in court or otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be established by the Department. Exhibits shall be certified without cost. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file such receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
    (c) An order of disciplinary action or a certified copy thereof, over the seal of the Department and purporting to be signed by the Secretary or authorized agent of the Secretary, shall be prima facie proof, subject to being rebutted, that:
        (1) the signature is the genuine signature of the
    
Secretary or authorized agent of the Secretary;
        (2) the Secretary or authorized agent of the
    
Secretary is duly appointed and qualified; and
        (3) the Committee and the members thereof are
    
qualified to act.
(Source: P.A. 98-254, eff. 8-9-13.)