(55 ILCS 5/3-3044)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-3044)
Abolition of office; performance of duties by another.
If the office of coroner has been abolished in a county by referendum and
the referendum did not provide for the performance, by another person, of
the duties previously performed by the coroner, the county board shall
select a person to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner.
The selection shall be made within 60 days after the referendum or within
60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, whichever is
later. If the sheriff of the county is selected to perform the duties
previously performed by the coroner and the sheriff agrees to perform those
duties, the sheriff may be compensated for performing those duties. This
compensation shall be in addition to all other compensation received in his or
her capacity as sheriff. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act
of 1992, a county has abolished the office of coroner by a referendum that did
not provide for someone to perform the duties previously performed by the
coroner, and the sheriff of the county is performing those duties, the sheriff
must be reappointed by the county board under this Section in order to continue
to perform those duties and to receive the additional compensation authorized
under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1141.)