(55 ILCS 5/5-1004)
(from Ch. 34, par. 5-1004)
Exercise of corporate powers.
The powers of the county
as a body corporate or politic, shall be exercised by a county board, to
wit: In counties under township organization (except the County of Cook),
by the county board members elected under Division 2-3; in the County of
Cook, by a board of county commissioners, pursuant to Section 3 of Article
VII of the Illinois Constitution; in counties not under township
organization, by the board of county commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)