(315 ILCS 20/27)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 277)
Investigations, inquiries and hearings.
In the discharge of its functions and duties set forth in this Act, the
Redevelopment Commission shall have general supervision of all Neighborhood
Redevelopment Corporations, the Development Areas of which are located
within the city, village or incorporated town which has created the
Redevelopment Commission, and the Redevelopment Commission shall have power
to hold investigations, inquiries and hearings concerning the affairs of
those Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporations, concerning their dealings,
transactions and relationships with third persons, and concerning any other
matters covered by the provisions of this Act. In the conduct of any
investigation, inquiry or hearing the Redevelopment Commission shall not be
bound by the technical rules of evidence and no informality in any
proceeding or in the manner of taking testimony before the Redevelopment
Commission shall invalidate any order, decision, rule or regulation there
made. All hearings shall be open to the public.
The Redevelopment Commission shall have the power to administer oaths
and affirmations, certify to all official acts, issue subpoenas, compel
attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of papers, books,
accounts and documents.
Hearings shall be held by the Redevelopment Commission. All evidence
presented at hearings shall become a part of the records of the
Redevelopment Commission. In all cases in which the Redevelopment
Commission bases any action on reports of investigations or inquiries not
conducted as hearings, those reports shall be made a part of the records of
the Redevelopment Commission.
All records of the Redevelopment Commission shall be open to the
inspection of all persons without reward. The Redevelopment Commission
shall have the power to examine all books, contracts, records, documents
and papers of a Neighborhood Redevelopment Corporation and by subpoena
duces tecum compel the production thereof.
The Redevelopment Commission shall have power to adopt reasonable and
proper administrative rules and regulations relating to the exercise of its
powers, and proper administrative rules to govern its proceedings and to
regulate the mode and manner of all investigations, inquiries and hearings
and to alter and amend the same.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 431.)