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35 ILCS 635/27.10
(35 ILCS 635/27.10)
Investigations and hearings.
purpose of administering and enforcing the provisions of this
Act, the Department or any officer or employee of the Department
designated, in writing, by the Director thereof, may hold
investigations and, except for matters otherwise reserved to the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal, may hold hearings concerning any matters covered by
this Act and may examine any books, papers, records, or memoranda
bearing upon the business transacted by any such telecommunications retailer
require the attendance of such telecommunications retailer or any officer or
employee of such telecommunications retailer, or of any person having knowledge
such business, and may take testimony and require proof for its
information. In the conduct of any investigation or hearing,
neither the Department nor any officer or employee thereof shall
be bound by the technical rules of evidence, and no informality
in any proceeding, or in the manner of taking testimony, shall
invalidate any order, decision, rule, or regulation made,
approved, or confirmed by the Department. The Director or any
officer or employee thereof shall have power to administer oaths
to any such persons. The books, papers, records, and memoranda of
the Department, or parts thereof, may be proved in any hearing,
investigation, or legal proceeding by a reproduced copy thereof
under the certificate of the Director. Such reproduced copy shall
without further proof, be admitted into evidence before the
Department or in any legal proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 97-1129, eff. 8-28-12.)