(20 ILCS 3205/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 456)
    Sec. 6. Duties. The Commissioner shall direct and supervise all the administrative and technical activities of the Office and shall:
        (a) Apply and carry out this Act and the law and all
rules adopted in pursuance thereof.
        (b) Appoint, subject to the provisions of the
Personnel Code, such employees, experts, and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this Act and, if the rate of compensation is not otherwise fixed by law, fix their compensation; but neither the Commissioner nor any deputy commissioner shall be subject to the Personnel Code.
        (c) Serve as Chairman of the State Banking Board of
        (d) Serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Illinois Bank Examiners' Education Foundation.
        (e) Issue guidelines in the form of rules or
regulations which will prohibit discrimination by any State chartered bank against any individual, corporation, partnership, association or other entity because it appears in a so-called blacklist issued by any domestic or foreign corporate or governmental entity.
        (f) Make an annual report to the Governor regarding
the work of the Office as the Commissioner may consider desirable or as the Governor may request.
        (g) Perform such other acts as may be requested by
the State Banking Board of Illinois pursuant to its lawful powers and perform any other lawful act that the Commissioner considers to be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
        (h) Adopt, in accordance with the Illinois
Administrative Procedure Act, reasonable rules that the Commissioner deems necessary for the proper administration and enforcement of any Act the administration of which is vested in the Commissioner or the Office of Banks and Real Estate.
        (i) Work in cooperation with the Director of Aging to
encourage all financial institutions regulated by the Office to participate fully in the Department on Aging's financial exploitation of the elderly intervention program.
        (j) Deposit all funds received, including civil
penalties, pursuant to the Illinois Banking Act, the Corporate Fiduciary Act, and the Illinois Bank Holding Company Act of 1957 in the Bank and Trust Company Fund.
(Source: P.A. 100-5, eff. 6-30-17.)