(5 ILCS 330/4) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 804)
    Sec. 4. Protected persons. Any member of the Illinois National Guard or any member of any branch of the Armed Forces Reserve who is placed on active duty status on or after January 1, 1990, who at the time he or she was placed on that status was a public employee in Illinois, shall have all rights and benefits set forth in Section 5 protected and preserved for the duration of the emergency that led to his or her being called to active duty status until his or her return to public employment as though he or she were a public employee during the entire period.
(Source: P.A. 87-815.)