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205 ILCS 657/80
(205 ILCS 657/80)
Revocation or suspension of licenses.
(a) The Director may suspend or revoke a license
if the Director finds any of the following:
(1) The licensee has knowingly made a material
misstatement or suppressed or withheld information on an application for a license or a document required to be filed with the Director.
(2) A fact or condition exists that, if it had
existed or had been known at the time the licensee applied for its license, would have been grounds for denying the application.
(3) The licensee is insolvent.
(4) The licensee has knowingly violated a material
provision of this Act or rules adopted under this Act or an order of the Director.
(5) The licensee refuses to permit the Director to
make an examination at reasonable times as authorized by this Act.
(6) The licensee knowingly fails to make a report
(7) The licensee fails to pay a judgment entered in
favor of a claimant, plaintiff, or creditor in an action arising out of the licensee's business regulated under this Act within 30 days after the judgment becomes final or within 30 days after expiration or termination of a stay of execution.
(8) The licensee has been convicted under the laws of
this State, another state, or the United States of a felony or of a crime involving a breach of trust or dishonesty.
(9) The licensee has failed to suspend or terminate
its authorized seller's authority to act on its behalf when the licensee knew its authorized seller was violating or had violated a material provision of this Act or rules adopted under this Act or an order of the Director.
(b) In every case in which a license is suspended or revoked or an
for a license or renewal of a license is denied, the Director shall serve
of his action, including a statement of the reasons for his action, either
personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested.
Service by mail shall be deemed completed if the notice is deposited in the
post office, postage paid, addressed to the last known address specified in the
application for a license.
(c) In the case of denial of an application for a license or renewal of a
license, the applicant or licensee may request in writing, within 30 days after
the date of service, a hearing. In the case of a denial of an application for
renewal of a license, the expiring license shall be deemed to continue in force
until 30 days after the service of the notice of denial or, if a hearing is
requested during that period, until a final order is entered pursuant to a
(d) The order of suspension or revocation of a license shall take effect
upon service of the order. The holder of any suspended or revoked
license may request in writing, within 30 days after the date of service, a
the event a hearing is requested, the order shall remain temporary until a
final order is entered pursuant to the hearing.
(e) The hearing shall be held at the time and place designated by
the Director in either the City of Springfield or the City of Chicago. The
Director and any administrative law judge designated by him shall have the
power to administer oaths and affirmations, subpoena witnesses and compel their
attendance, take evidence, authorize the taking of depositions, and require the
production of books, papers, correspondence, and other records or
information that he considers relevant or material to the inquiry.
(f) The Director may issue an order of suspension or revocation of a license
that takes effect upon service of the order and remains in
effect regardless of a request for a hearing when the Director finds that
the public welfare will be endangered if the licensee is permitted to continue
to operate the business regulated by this Act.
(g) The decision of the Director to deny any application for a license or
renewal of a license or to suspend or revoke a license is subject to
judicial review under the Administrative Review Law.
(h) The costs for administrative hearing shall be set by rule.
(i) Appeals from all final orders and judgments entered by the circuit court
under this Section in review of a decision of the Director may be taken as in
other civil actions by any party to the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 88-643, eff. 1-1-95.)