(205 ILCS 635/4-12) (from Ch. 17, par. 2324-12)
    Sec. 4-12. Appeal and Review. (a) Any person or entity affected by a decision of the Commissioner under any provision of this Act may obtain review of such decision within the Office of the Commissioner.
    (b) The Commissioner shall, in accordance with the "Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", promulgate rules and regulations to provide for review within the Office of the Commissioner (hereinafter referred to as "agency review") of his or her decisions affecting the rights of entities under this Act. Such review shall provide for, at a minimum:
    (1) appointment of a hearing officer other than a regular employee of the Office of the Commissioner;
    (2) appropriate procedural rules, specific deadlines for filings, and standards of evidence and of proof;
    (3) provision for apportioning costs among parties to the appeal.
    (c) All final agency determinations of appeals to decisions of the Commissioner may be reviewed in accordance with and under the provisions of the "Administrative Review Law". Appeals from all final orders and judgments entered by a court in review of any final administrative decision of the Commissioner or of any final agency review of a decision of the Commissioner may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 85-735.)