(40 ILCS 5/11-181) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-181)
    Sec. 11-181. Board created. A board of 8 members shall constitute the board of trustees authorized to carry out the provisions of this Article. The board shall be known as the Retirement Board of the Laborers' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of the city. The board shall consist of 5 persons appointed and 2 employees and one annuitant elected in the manner hereinafter prescribed.
    The appointed members of the board shall be appointed as follows:
    One member shall be appointed by the comptroller of the city, who may be himself or anyone chosen from among employees of the city who are versed in the affairs of the comptroller's office; one member shall be appointed by the City Treasurer of the city, who may be himself or a person chosen from among employees of the city who are versed in the affairs of the City Treasurer's office; one member shall be an employee of the city appointed by the president of the local labor organization representing a majority of the employees participating in the Fund; and 2 members shall be appointed by the civil service commission or the Department of Personnel of the city from among employees of the city who are versed in the affairs of the civil service commission's office or the Department of Personnel.
    The member appointed by the comptroller shall hold office for a term ending on December 1st of the first year following the year of appointment. The member appointed by the City Treasurer shall hold office for a term ending on December 1st of the second year following the year of appointment. The member appointed by the civil service commission shall hold office for a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the third year following the year of appointment. The additional member appointed by the civil service commission under this amendatory Act of 1998 shall hold office for an initial term ending on December 1, 2000, and the member appointed by the labor organization president shall hold office for an initial term ending on December 1, 2001. Thereafter each appointive member shall be appointed by the officer or body that appointed his predecessor, for a term of 3 years.
    The 2 employee members of the board shall be elected as follows:
    Within 30 days from and after the appointive members have been appointed and have qualified, the appointive members shall arrange for and hold an election.
    One employee shall be elected for a term ending on December 1st of the first year next following the effective date; one for a term ending on December 1st of the following year.
    An employee member who takes advantage of the early retirement incentives provided under this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly may continue as a member until the end of his or her term.
    The initial annuitant member shall be appointed by the other members of the board for an initial term ending on December 1, 1999. The annuitant member elected in 1999 shall be deemed to have been elected for a 3-year term ending on December 1, 2002. Thereafter, the annuitant member shall be elected for a 3-year term ending on December 1st of the third year following the election.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)