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From the Illinois Department of Professional of Financial and Regulation of the State of Illinois
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STATE OF ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAl AND
of the State of Illinois, Complainant
Your Name, Respondent
NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY HEARING
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on DATE at TIME you are directed to appear before the Administrative Law Judge of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of the State of Illinois (the “Department”) located at 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300, Chicago, Illinois 60601, at which time a hearing date will be set. You are requested to then and there present any and all routine motions you may wish to have heard regarding the charges contained in the attached Complaint. Any motions presented on the above date should be served on the Adjudicative Services Unit of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation, 100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300, Chicago, Illinois 60601 at lease three (3) business days in advance of the scheduled hearing.
Your appearance on the scheduled date and time is mandatory and your failure to so appear may result in the selection of a hearing date in your absence, unless a continuance has been secured in advance. Your appearance may be made personally or through counsel.
It is required that you file a Written Answer to the attached Complaint under oath and penalty of perjury with the Department within twenty (20) days after this notice was mailed. The Answer should address each numbered paragraph of the Complaint. The Answer shall be signed under oath and your signature must be verified by a notary public who affixes the notary seal to the document. For each paragraph of the Complaint, the Answer should either:
a) admit the allegation in the paragraph;
b) deny the allegation in the paragraph;
c) state under oath that you have insufficient information with which to admit or deny the allegation in the paragraph.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that failure to file a verified Answer may subject you to being held in default. If you are held in default, the Board will assume the allegations of the Complaint to be true and will issue recommendations based on the facts without a Formal Heating being held. These proceedings are pursuant to the jurisdiction granted to the Department to investigate complaint and to bring this action pursuant to 20 ILCS 2105-15(a)(5) and 225 ILCS 60/36.
RULES OF PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND BEFORE COMMITTEES OR BOARDS OF SAID DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS PRACTICE ACTS AND RULES MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE http://www.idfpr.comidpr/default.asp
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO SHOW A STATE ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AND GO THROUGH A METAL DETECTOR IN ORDER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND
PROFESSIONAL REGULATION of the State of
Illinois; Division of Professional Regulation
Attorney for the Department
Staff Attorney, Prosecutions Unit
Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
State of Illinois
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 9-300
Chicago, Illinois 60601
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