(415 ILCS 5/55.12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1055.12)
    Sec. 55.12. Review under Administrative Review Law. The circuit court of any county wherein a hearing is held shall have the power to review all final administrative decisions of the Department of Revenue in administering the fee imposed under Section 55.7. However, if the administrative proceeding which is to be reviewed judicially is a claim for refund proceeding commenced under this Act and Section 2a of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act, the circuit court having jurisdiction over the action for judicial review under this Section and under the Administrative Law shall be the same court that entered the temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction which is provided for in that Section 2a, and which enables the claim proceeding to be processed and disposed of as a claim for refund proceeding other than as a claim for credit proceeding.
    The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceeding for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the Department of Revenue hereunder. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
    Service upon the Director or Assistant Director of the Department of Revenue of summons issued in any action to review a final administrative decision shall be service upon the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue shall certify the record of its proceedings if the taxpayer shall pay to it the sum of 75 cents per page of testimony taken before the Department of Revenue and 25 cents per page of all other matters contained in such record, except that these charges may be waived where the Department of Revenue is satisfied that the aggrieved party is a poor person who cannot afford to pay such charges.
(Source: P.A. 87-727.)