(305 ILCS 5/11-8.4)
(from Ch. 23, par. 11-8.4)
Hearings not bound by technical rules of evidence or procedure.
The Illinois Department, Public Aid Committees and Commissioner of
Appeals shall not be bound by common law or statutory rules of evidence, or
by technical or formal rules of procedure, but shall conduct their hearings
in such manner as seems best calculated to conform to substantial justice
and the spirit of this Code. They may make such additional investigation as
they may deem necessary, and shall make such decision as to the granting of
aid and the amounts thereof as in their opinion is justified and in
conformity with this Code.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2302.)