(620 ILCS 5/70) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 22.70)
    Sec. 70. Priority in hearing. Any proceeding in any court in this State directly affecting a rule, ruling, regulation, order or decision of the Department, or to which the Department is a party, shall have priority in hearing and determination over all other civil proceedings pending in such court, excepting election contests and other proceedings to which the law has assigned a similar priority in hearing and determination.
(Source: Laws 1945, p. 335.)