(110 ILCS 70/45)
(from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38l)
Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and
testify, or to produce books and papers, issued by the Merit Board, or by
any member thereof or by any board or person acting under the orders of the
Merit Board in the course of an investigation, conducted under any of the
provisions of this act, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear, or to
testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to said investigation, as
commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on
conviction, be punished as provided in Section 46 of this act.
The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the
fees of witnesses before the circuit court of this state.
Any circuit court of this State, upon application
of any member of the Merit Board, or any person acting under the orders of
the Merit Board may, in its discretion, compel the attendance
of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the
Board or before any member of the Board, any investigating board or
officer, by an attachment for contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as
production of evidence may be compelled before the court. Every
person who, having taken oath or made affirmation before a member of the board or
an officer appointed by the board authorized to administer oaths shall
wilfully swear or affirm falsehood shall be guilty of perjury and upon
conviction shall be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)