(225 ILCS 454/20-60)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2030)
    Sec. 20-60. Investigations notice and hearing. The Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or of any person or persons rendering or offering to render services for which a license is required by this Act or any person holding or claiming to hold a license under this Act and may notify his or her designated managing broker and sponsoring broker of the pending investigation. The Department shall, before revoking, suspending, placing on probation, reprimanding, or taking any other disciplinary action under Article 20 of this Act, at least 30 days before the date set for the hearing, (i) notify the accused and his or her designated managing broker and sponsoring broker in writing of the charges made and the time and place for the hearing on the charges and whether the licensee's license has been temporarily suspended pursuant to Section 20-65, (ii) direct the accused to file a written answer to the charges with the Board under oath within 20 days after the service on him or her of the notice, and (iii) inform the accused that if he or she fails to answer, default will be taken against him or her or that his or her license may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action taken with regard to the license, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of his or her practice, as the Department may consider proper. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Board shall proceed to hear the charges and the parties or their counsel shall be accorded ample opportunity to present any pertinent statements, testimony, evidence, and arguments. The Board may continue the hearing from time to time. In case the person, after receiving the notice, fails to file an answer, his or her license may, in the discretion of the Department, be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or the Department may take whatever disciplinary action considered proper, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of the person's practice or the imposition of a fine, without a hearing, if the act or acts charged constitute sufficient grounds for that action under this Act. The notice may be served by personal delivery, by mail, or, at the discretion of the Department, by electronic means as adopted by rule to the address or email address specified by the accused in his or her last notification with the Department and shall include notice to the designated managing broker and sponsoring broker. A copy of the Department's final order shall be delivered to the designated managing broker and sponsoring broker.
(Source: P.A. 100-188, eff. 1-1-18; 101-357, eff. 8-9-19.)