(20 ILCS 415/8b.5) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.5)
    Sec. 8b.5. For the appointment of the person standing among the 3 highest on the appropriate eligible list to fill a vacancy, or from the highest ranking group if the list is by rankings instead of numerical ratings, except as otherwise provided in Sections 4b and 17a of this Act.
    The Director may approve the appointment of a person from the next lower ranking group when the highest ranking group contains less than 3 eligibles.
(Source: P.A. 86-12.)