(20 ILCS 3105/5)
(from Ch. 127, par. 775)
The Board shall consist of 7 members, no more than 4 of whom may
be of the same political party, all of whom shall be appointed by the
Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, and one of whom shall be
designated as chairman by the Governor. No person may be appointed as a
member of the Board who is serving as an elected officer for the State or
for any unit of local government within the State.
If the Senate is not in session when the first appointments are made,
the Governor shall make temporary appointments as in the case of a vacancy.
In making the first appointments, the Governor shall designate 2 members to
serve until January, 1974, 2 members to serve until January, 1975, 2
members to serve until January, 1976 and 1 member to serve until January,
1977, or until their successors are appointed and qualified. Their
successors shall be appointed to serve for 4 year terms expiring on the
third Monday in January or until their successors are appointed and
qualified. Any vacancy occurring on the Board, whether by death,
resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by appointment by the Governor in
the same manner as original appointments. A member appointed to fill a
vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term or until his
successor is qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-776.)