Racing to the Finish Line Quickly

Since August 2015, the Illinois Racing Board has been conducting all hearings as "Director Review Conferences" rather than "Administrative Hearings."  Director Review Conferences follow simplified procedural and evidentiary rules and avoid the use of an Administrative Law Judge, which can cause procedural delays. The transition to Director Review Conferences has resulted in significant cost savings in time and resources. Furthermore, this service has allowed the IRB to increase the number of appeals resolved in three months or less from 9 cases in 2015 to 17 cases in 2016.