(5 ILCS 280/1)
(from Ch. 102, par. 120)
Any person holding office under the Constitution of the State of
Illinois and every elected official of local government or of any school
district who is convicted in any court of the State of Illinois or of the
United States of a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous
crime, as understood in Section 1 of Article XIII of the Constitution of
1970, shall be, upon conviction, ineligible to continue in such office.
If, subsequently, a final order reverses the conviction, eligibility to hold
the office, to the extent of the original term then remaining, is restored, and
the officer shall be reinstated, for the duration of the term of office
remaining. Each such officer shall be promptly repaid all compensation
withheld from him as a result of his removal. No rights of an officer under
any pension plan subject to the jurisdiction of this State, of which the
officer is a member at the time of his ineligibility for office, shall be
abridged if the officer is returned to office by this Act.
After conviction and until a final order of reversal, there shall be no
payment of compensation to any such officer. Upon the conviction and
ineligibility of any person under this Act, a successor shall be chosen
according to law. This successor shall hold office for the remainder of the
term or until a final order reversing the conviction is entered.
(Source: P.A. 88-419.)