(35 ILCS 200/3-65)
Deputy county assessors - Counties of less than 3,000,000
with elected assessor. The county assessor in counties with less than 3,000,000
inhabitants which elect a county assessor under Section 3-45 may appoint as
many suitable persons as in his or her judgment are necessary to act as
deputies, who shall perform the duties assigned to them by the county assessor.
They shall hold their office at the will of the county assessor, and shall
receive compensation determined by the assessor to be paid out of the county
treasury. Such deputy assessors shall, before entering upon their duties, take
the oath or affirmation prescribed for the assessors.
In counties with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants which elect a county
assessor under Section 3-45, in all townships not lying completely within the
limits of one city, the township assessor shall be ex-officio the deputy
assessor to make the assessments in the township where he or she is elected.
If, in any township, the township assessor shall not be able, by himself or
herself within the time allowed by law, to make the assessment of the township,
any additional deputy assessors required to make the assessment shall be
residents and legal voters of that township, and shall be nominated by the
township's board of trustees and appointed by the county assessor only upon
that nomination. Deputy assessors so appointed shall act under the supervision
of the ex-officio deputy town assessors.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-455.)