(220 ILCS 5/14-102) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 14-102)
    Sec. 14-102. Terms of office, vacancies, restrictions and removals. Terms of office. The first members of the transit commission shall be appointed for two, three, and four year terms respectively. The term of office of each member thereafter appointed shall be four years.
    Vacancies. Any vacancy in the membership of the commission occurring by reason of the death, resignation, disqualification, removal, or inability or refusal to act of any of the members of such commission shall be filled by appointment by the mayor by and with the advice and consent of the city council of the city.
    Restrictions and removals. Each member of the transit commission shall devote all time necessary to perform properly and adequately the duties of his office, and shall hold no other office or position of profit, or engage in any other business, employment, or vocation to the detriment or neglect of such duties.
    No person holding stocks or bonds in any corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the transit commission, or who is in any other manner directly or indirectly pecuniarily interested in any such corporation, shall be appointed as a member of the transit commission or shall be appointed or employed by the transit commission.
    No member of the transit commission or any officer or employe of the transit commission shall voluntarily become so interested and if he shall become so interested otherwise than voluntarily he shall within a reasonable time divest himself of such interest.
    No member of the transit commission or any officer or employe of the transit commission shall solicit or accept any gift, gratuity, emolument, or employment from any corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the transit commission or from any officer, agent, or employe thereof; nor solicit, request, or recommend directly or indirectly, to any such corporation or to any officer, agent, or employe thereof, the appointment or employment of any person by any such corporation to any office or position. And no such corporation or any officer, agent, or employe thereof, shall offer to any member of the transit commission or any officer or employe of the transit commission any gift, gratuity, emolument, or employment.
    Violation of any of the provisions of this paragraph by any member, officer, or employe of the transit commission shall be ground for his removal from the office or employment held by him.
    No member of the transit commission shall be removed from office during the term for which he shall be appointed except upon written charges made and sustained, as hereinafter provided for violation of any of the provisions of this paragraph, or for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in the discharge of the duties of his office.
    Such charges shall be preferred by the mayor in writing to the city council of the city, or by resolution of the city council of the city and shall be investigated by a committee designated by the city council, which shall afford full opportunity to the commissioner complained of to appear and be heard in his own defense and to be represented by counsel.
    The finding or decision of such committee shall be reported by it to the city council. In case such finding or decision shall sustain the charges and shall be approved by a vote of two thirds of all of the members of the city council, the mayor of the city shall issue a declaration removing such commissioner from office and the vacancy thus created shall be filled as in this section provided.
(Source: P.A. 84-617.)