Any officer, department, board or bureau of the city or any person whose legal rights, duties or privileges have been affected by any final decision of the Hearing Officer, or any party affected by the decision of the Council where such decision has been reserved or appealed to the Council, may present to the Circuit Court having jurisdiction in the county, a complaint, duly verified, stating that such decision is illegal in whole or in part, specifying the grounds of the illegality and otherwise proceeding pursuant to the Administrative Review Law, ILCS Ch. 735, Act 5, §§ 3-101 et seq. which shall govern such appeals including as authorized in ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 11-13-14.1. Such complaint shall be presented to the court within 35 days after the filing of the final decision. The costs of preparing and certifying the record of proceedings for filing with the Circuit Court in an administrative review proceeding shall be paid to the city by the appellant prior to the filing of such records with the Court. To the full extent permitted by law, unless review is sought of an administrative decision within the time and in the manner herein provided, the parties to the proceeding before the administrative agency shall be barred from obtaining judicial review of such administrative decision.
(Ord. 3382, passed 11-7-2005; Ord. 3561, passed 2-4-2008)