Who may participate in the hearing?

That will vary, depending on the nature of the Code violation. Each hearing will be conducted by the ALJ. The ALJ is a licensed Illinois attorney appointed by the Village Manager to preside over the hearing as an independent and impartial decision maker.

The Village of Niles, as the petitioner, will have a prosecutor and/or representative there to present its case. The Village may also bring witnesses to support its case. You may represent yourself. You may also hire an attorney to represent you at your own expense. If you are represented by an attorney, an Attorney Appearance form is required <available here>.

The hearings are open to the public; therefore, other people may be present during your hearing.

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1. What is Administrative Adjudication?
2. Why was I issued a complaint/ticket?
3. What do I do if I receive a citation?
4. Do I need to attend the hearing?
5. What should I bring to my hearing?
6. What do I do when I arrive for my hearing?
7. Who may participate in the hearing?
8. How do you settle a case?
9. How is the hearing conducted?
10. What if I am found liable?
11. What if I am found not liable?
12. What if either side disagrees with the Judge’s decision?
13. What happens if a citation is ignored or you fail to appear?
14. What can I do about a default judgment?
15. What happens if someone does not comply with the Judge’s order?
16. How can I pay a fine?