(820 ILCS 405/1100)
(from Ch. 48, par. 520)
Review by the courts of decisions on benefits.
Any decision of the Board of Review (or of the Director in cases of
decisions made pursuant to Sections 800 and 801) shall be reviewable
only under and in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative
Review Law, provided that judicial review thereof shall be permitted
only after any party claiming to be aggrieved thereby has exhausted his
administrative remedies as provided by this Act. The Director shall be
deemed to have been a party to any administrative proceeding
before the Board of Review and shall be represented by the Attorney General in
any judicial action involving any such decision. The provisions of the
Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications
thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and
govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative
decisions of the Director or Board of Review hereunder. The term
"administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of
The party aggrieved by the decision of the Board of Review (or the
decision of the Director rendered pursuant to Sections 800 and 801) may
secure judicial review thereof in the circuit court of the county in
which he resides, or in the county in which his principal place of
business is located, or if he does not reside within the State of
Illinois and has no place of business within this State, then in the
circuit court of Cook County.
Such proceedings before the courts shall be given precedence over all
other civil cases except cases arising under the Workers' Compensation
Act of this State.
The Board of Review or the Director, as the case may be, shall
certify the record of the proceedings to the circuit court and shall
prepare a true and correct typewritten copy of such testimony and a true
and correct copy of all other matters contained in such record and
certified to by the secretary thereof.
Judgments and orders of the circuit court under this Act shall be reviewed by
appeal in the same manner as in other civil cases.
The clerk of any court rendering a decision affecting or affirming
any decision of the Board of Review or of the Director, as the case may
be, shall promptly furnish the Director and the Board of Review with a
copy of such decision, without charge, and the Board of Review or the
Director, as the case may be, shall enter an order in accordance with
(Source: P.A. 88-655, eff. 9-16-94.)