As an Illinois lawyer who handles license reinstatement matters I always tell my prospective clients that the most important thing we can do to ensure success in the Illinois license reinstatement process is to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. The bottom line is if you do not prepare the questions and answers prior to the hearing you'll be caught off guard and you could make a mistake that could prevent you from getting your license reinstated.
If you feel like you are not being prepped properly or you are insecure about the Secretary of State hearing process, you should contact my office and we can alleviate the “mystery” of how to get you up and driving. Don't believe the rumors that you will always be denied on your first attempt at a formal license hearing. They are untrue.