(70 ILCS 1505/3)
(from Ch. 105, par. 333.3)
Commissioners; corporate body.
There shall be 7 commissioners of
the Chicago Park District.
Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 the
Mayor of the City of Chicago, with the approval of the City Council, shall
appoint the 2 additional commissioners of the Chicago Park
District authorized by this amendatory Act of 1988, one to serve a term
ending June 30, 1992, and the other to serve a term ending June 30, 1993,
as designated by the Mayor. The 5 commissioners holding office on the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1988 shall continue in office
until his or her term otherwise ends.
Annually in the same manner as the original appointments are made, a
commissioner shall be appointed to succeed each commissioner whose term
then expires to serve for a term of 5 years and until his or her successor
is appointed and qualified. Vacancies in the office
of commissioner shall be filled by appointment by the mayor with the
approval of the City Council.
Each commissioner shall be a legal voter of and reside within the
district and before entering upon the duties of his or her office shall take
and subscribe an oath to faithfully discharge his or her duties as
commissioner. Each commissioner shall be required to post a bond in the
sum of $50,000 for the use and benefit of the district subject to the
approval of the Circuit Court of Cook County with whom such bond shall
In performing their functions as commissioners for the Chicago Park
District, the commissioners are subject to the Public Officer Prohibited
From the time of the beginning of the term of the first
commissioners, the Chicago Park District shall constitute a body politic
and corporate and by such name and style may sue and be sued, contract
and be contracted with, acquire and hold real property necessary for
corporate purposes, and adopt a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.
(Source: P.A. 91-918, eff. 7-7-00.)