(225 ILCS 316/135)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Administrative Review Law; venue.
(a) All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law and its rules. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(b) Proceedings for judicial review shall be commenced in the circuit court of the county in which the party applying for review resides, but if the party is not a resident of this State, the venue shall be in Sangamon County.
(c) The Department shall not be required to certify any record to the court, file any answer in court, or to otherwise appear in any court in a judicial review proceeding, unless and until the Department has received from the plaintiff payment of the costs of furnishing and certifying the record, which costs shall be determined by the Department.
(d) Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt of the plaintiff's payment to the Department as specified in subsection (c) of this Section in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action.
(e) During the pendency and hearing of any and all judicial proceedings incident to a disciplinary action, the sanctions imposed upon the accused by the Department shall remain in full force and effect.
(Source: P.A. 102-284, eff. 8-6-21.)