(35 ILCS 200/19-80)
Death of county collector.
Upon the death of any county
collector during the time the tax books are in his or her hands, and before the
time for making settlements, the county clerk shall take charge of the tax
books. The clerk shall appoint one or more competent persons to examine the tax
books. The appointed persons shall ascertain the amount remaining uncollected,
and make out an abstract of the same, except that if there is only a small
portion of the taxes collected at the time of the death of the collector, the
amount actually collected shall be ascertained, and the same books used in
completing the collections.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 886; P.A. 88-455.)