(65 ILCS 5/4-5-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-2)
The council and its members shall possess and exercise all
executive, administrative, and legislative powers and duties now possessed
and exercised by the executive, legislative, and administrative officers in
municipalities which are treated as properly incorporated under this Code
or which hereafter incorporate under this Code, except that in
municipalities under the commission form of municipal government, the board
of local improvements provided for by Article 9 shall remain a separate
and distinct body, with all the rights, powers, and duties contained in
The executive and administrative powers and duties in municipalities
under the commission form of municipal government shall be distributed
among 5 departments, as follows:
1. Department of public affairs.
2. Department of accounts and finances.
3. Department of public health and safety.
4. Department of streets and public improvements.
5. Department of public property.
The council, by ordinance, (1) shall determine the powers of and duties
to be performed by each department and shall assign them to the appropriate
departments; (2) shall prescribe the powers and duties of officers and
employees, and may assign officers and employees to one or more of the
departments; (3) may require an officer or employee to perform duties in 2
or more departments; and (4) may make such rules and regulations as may be
necessary or proper for the efficient and economical conduct of the
business of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)