(225 ILCS 90/25) (from Ch. 111, par. 4275)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2026)
    Sec. 25. Appointment of a Hearing Officer. The Director shall have the authority to appoint any attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois to serve as the hearing officer in any action for refusal to issue, renew or discipline of a license or permit. The hearing officer shall have full authority to conduct the hearing. At least one member of the Board shall attend each hearing. The hearing officer shall report his findings and recommendations to the Board and the Director. The Board shall have 60 days from receipt of the report to review the report of the hearing officer and present their findings of fact, conclusions of law and recommendations to the Director. If the Board fails to present its report within the 60 day period, the Director shall issue an order based on the report of the hearing officer. If the Director determines that the Board's report is contrary to the manifest weight of the evidence, he may issue an order in contravention of the Board's report.
(Source: P.A. 94-651, eff. 1-1-06.)