(70 ILCS 1835/21)
(from Ch. 19, par. 721)
The Governor, by and with the consent of the Senate, shall appoint the
members of the Board and fill all vacancies. If the Senate is in recess
when such appointment is made, the Governor shall make a temporary
appointment until the next meeting of the Senate. All initial appointments
shall be made within 60 days after this Act takes effect. Of the members
initially appointed by the Governor, 3 shall be appointed for initial terms
expiring July 1, 1970; 2 for initial terms expiring July 1, 1971, and 2 for
initial terms expiring July 1, 1972. At the expiration of the term of any
member, his successor shall be appointed by the Governor in like manner and
with like regard to place of residence of the appointee, as in the case of
appointments for initial terms. After the expiration of initial terms, each
successor shall hold office for the term of 3 years beginning the first day
of July of the year in which the term of office commences. In the case of a
vacancy during the term of office of any member, the Governor shall make an
appointment for the remainder of the term vacant and until a successor is
appointed and qualified.
No more than 4 of the members shall be affiliated with the same
political party at the time of appointment.
The Governor shall certify his appointments to the Secretary of State.
Within 30 days after certification of his appointment, and before entering
upon the duties of his office, each member of the Board shall take and
subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file it in the office of
the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1788.)