(225 ILCS 63/140)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023)
(a) The Department may
subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take the oral or written testimony
or compel the production of any books, papers, records, or any other documents that the Secretary or his or her designee deems relevant or material to any investigation or hearing conducted by the Department with the same fees and mileage and in
the same manner as prescribed in civil cases in
circuit courts of this State.
(b) The Secretary, the hearing officer, and a certified shorthand court reporter may administer oaths at any hearing that the Department conducts. Notwithstanding any other statute or Department rule to the contrary, all requests for testimony, production of documents, or records shall be in accordance with this Act.
(c) Any circuit
court, upon application of the Department or licensee, may order the attendance and testimony of witnesses and
the production of relevant documents, papers, files, books, and records in connection
with any hearing or investigation. The court may compel obedience to its order
by proceedings for contempt.
(Source: P.A. 97-778, eff. 7-13-12.)