(70 ILCS 705/16.10) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 37.10)
    Sec. 16.10. The board of fire commissioners shall prepare and keep a register of persons whose general average standing, upon examination, is not less than the minimum fixed by the rules of the board, and who are otherwise eligible. These persons shall take rank upon the register as candidates in the order of their relative excellence as determined by examination. Appointments to the lowest rank in the department from the register shall be subject to final physical examination. The board shall strike off the names of candidates after such names have been on the list for more than 2 years. If a person is placed on the eligibility list for the lowest rank in the department and becomes overage before he is appointed to the fire department, he remains eligible for appointment until the list is abolished pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-562.)