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625 ILCS 5/18c-1802
(625 ILCS 5/18c-1802)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1802)
Time of Service.
Notices, orders, process and other correspondence of the
Commission shall be deemed served at the time they are deposited in the
United States mail or delivered to a commercial delivery service or
delivered in person by an employee or agent of the Commission.
Notices, orders, process and other correspondence shall be deemed
served on the Commission at the time of receipt.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)
625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2
(625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2 heading)
PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE
COMMISSION AND THE COURTS
625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I
(625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I heading)
BEFORE THE COMMISSION
625 ILCS 5/18c-2101
(625 ILCS 5/18c-2101)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2101)
Hearings in household goods carrier licensing cases.
(1) Hearing required. The Commission shall issue orders in household goods
carrier licensing cases only after notice and hearing in
the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under this Chapter.
(2) Hearing not required. Hearing shall be required in household goods
carrier licensing cases, except as provided in Sections 18c-2107 and
18c-4306 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)
625 ILCS 5/18c-2102
(625 ILCS 5/18c-2102)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2102)
Hearings in other than household goods carrier
(1) Hearing required.
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this Section,
and in Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter the Commission shall, in other than
household goods carrier authority cases,
issue orders granting
authority or other relief, prescribing rates, imposing
sanctions, or directing that a person take, continue to take,
refrain from taking or cease and desist from continuing to
take any action, only after notice and hearing in accordance
with the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under
(1.1) Service of notice in a case involving a motor carrier of passengers. In any case involving a motor carrier of passengers, if an airport is a point to be served, in addition to public notice by publication, notice of an application for a license or transfer of a license must be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, on (i) the corporation counsel or chief legal officer of any municipality or other political subdivision operating the airport and (ii) the agent for service of process in Illinois of any motor carrier possessing a license under Section 18c-6201 authorizing all or part of the service for which authority is sought under Section 18c-6201 of this Chapter.
(2) Hearing not required. Except as otherwise provided in Section
18c-2108 of this Chapter,
the Commission may, in other than household goods carrier authority
cases, conduct its review and issue orders
without hearing, the taking of evidence, or the making of a
record where action taken in the order:
(a) Was not opposed in a timely pleading addressed to
(b) Was opposed in a timely pleading, but such
opposition was later withdrawn or the parties in opposition waived further hearing and taking of evidence;
(c) Was taken on an emergency temporary or interim
basis in accordance with Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter; or
(d) Is interlocutory in nature.
(3) Section not applicable to household goods carrier authority cases.
Nothing in this Section shall have application to any household goods
carrier authority case.
(Source: P.A. 94-499, eff. 1-1-06.)
625 ILCS 5/18c-2103
(625 ILCS 5/18c-2103)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2103)
Rules of Practice.
(1) General Provisions.
The Commission shall adopt General and Special rules of
practice to govern administrative proceedings under this Chapter.
Such rules shall be designed to effectuate the purposes of
this Chapter. Rules of practice heretofore issued by the Commission shall
be the rules of practice applicable under this Chapter unless changed,
repealed, or supplemented by the Commission.
(2) Verification of Pleadings.
Unless otherwise expressly provided therein, the signature on
any pleading, document, or other paper filed with the
Commission on which a verification or oath is required under
applicable statutes or regulations shall constitute the
verification or oath of the signatory and no further
verification or oath shall be required. False verification
or oath shall be a violation of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)
625 ILCS 5/18c-2104
(625 ILCS 5/18c-2104)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2104)
Rules of Evidence.
The rules of evidence which apply in civil cases before the
circuit courts of this State shall, except as otherwise provided
herein, apply to proceedings before the Commission under this Chapter.
Evidence not admissible under the rules of evidence
applicable in civil courts may be admitted if it is of a type commonly
relied upon by prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs.
Objections must be made at hearing to preserve them on appeal.
Evidence may be received orally or in writing.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)
625 ILCS 5/18c-2105
(625 ILCS 5/18c-2105)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2105)
(1) Discovery Generally. Any party may utilize
written interrogatories, depositions, requests for discovery or inspection
of documents or property and other discovery tools commonly utilized in
civil actions in the circuit courts in the State of Illinois in the manner
contemplated by the Code of Civil Procedure and the Rules of the Supreme
Court of Illinois; except that discovery must be completed by the 30th day
after the party filed its petition for leave to intervene, unless the period
of discovery is extended by agreement of the parties or by the Commission.
The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, at any time, on his own motion or
at the request of a party, issue such rulings denying, limiting, conditioning,
or regulating discovery as justice requires, and may supervise all or part
of any discovery procedure. Parties to proceedings before the Commission
are encouraged to clarify and resolve issues where possible through the
use of pre-hearing discovery. However, discovery order should be calculated
to lessen the time and expense required to reach an informed resolution of the issues.
The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, for good cause, issue a subpoena
directing a person to appear and testify, and to produce records,
documents, or other papers, at a time and place set forth in the subpoena,
in connection with a proceeding before the Commission. Service of the
subpoena shall be in the same manner as a subpoena issued by a court.
The Commission may, on its own motion or the motion of a
person served with a subpoena, quash the subpoena, in whole
or in part.
(3) Appeal from Discovery and Subpoenas. A person served with a
discovery request or subpoena may appeal such interlocutory matter to the
Commission. Such appeals shall set forth grounds for seeking to quash or
limit the scope of the discovery or subpoena, as well as the specific
relief sought, and must be filed within 10 days after service of the
discovery or subpoena. If discovery is stayed by the Commission, the
person served shall be excused from compliance with the discovery order or
subpoena until a decision on its appeal is made by the Commission.
(4) Assessment and Payment of Discovery Costs.
The Commission may assess the costs of discovery, including
fees for witness attendance and travel, against the party by
which discovery was requested. Where a subpoena is issued on
the Commission's own motion, fees for witness attendance and
travel shall be paid by the Commission on request. Witness
fees shall be the same as for a circuit court proceeding.
Deposits to insure payment of costs and fees may be required.
(5) Enforcement of Discovery Procedures. The Commission may, where a
person has failed to comply with or permit discovery authorized hereunder,
determine any or all issues within the scope of the discovery or subpoena
adverse to such person without further evidence. The Commission may, in
addition, assess civil penalties under Article VII of Sub-chapter 1 of this
Chapter for such violator for contempt and may assess the costs of
enforcement, both before the Commission and before the court, against the violator.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)