(40 ILCS 5/5-180)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-180)
Board vacancy, removal and recall.
A vacancy on the board owing to death, resignation or any other cause
shall be filled as follows: If the vacancy is of an appointee of the mayor,
the mayor shall appoint a person to serve for the remainder of the
unexpired term. If the vacancy is of an active policeman member, or a
pensioner or annuitant member, the successor shall be elected to serve
during the remainder of the unexpired term, at a special election which
shall be held by the board within 30 days from the date the vacancy occurs.
The election shall be conducted in the same manner as the regular triennial
election herein provided for.
The appointive members of the board may be removed from office by the
mayor. Any member elected by the active policemen who withdraws from the
police service of the city shall automatically cease to be a member of the
Any elective member of the board shall be subject to recall as follows:
If not less than 60% of the active policemen contributors to the fund, or
not less than 60% of the pensioners and annuitants (minors under age 18
excepted), petition the board in writing to declare vacant the membership
of an active policeman member or pensioner or annuitant, as the case may
be, respectively, the board, within 15 days after receipt of the petition
shall declare such membership vacant. A member of the board is not subject
to recall more than once in any calendar year nor within one year after a
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)