(315 ILCS 5/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 71)
    Sec. 9. As soon as possible after the creation of a Commission the commissioners shall organize for the transaction of business by choosing from among their number a chairman, a vice-chairman and a secretary and by adopting by-laws and rules and regulations suitable to the purposes of this Act. Three commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business thereof. The Commission may appoint such professional, technical and clerical assistants as are necessary for the proper performance of its duties, provided the approval of both the Department and the presiding officer of the municipality or county which initiated the creation of such Commission is obtained both as to any such appointments and as to the amount of the salaries, fees or other compensation to be paid. Such salaries, fees or other compensation, when so approved, shall be paid out of the separate fund referred to in Section 21 hereof.
    The Commission may contribute to the charges or premium payments for group life, annuity and retirement insurance coverage for its employees, to be underwritten by any legal reserve life insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, which may be covered in one or more policies, and which may include provisions for past service credits, provided that premium payments for future service benefits shall be made by the Commission and the employees, but the part of each premium payment to be charged against the participating employees for such future service benefits shall not be less than the part of that premium to be charged against and paid by the Commission. Prior to contracting for any policy of insurance authorized in the preceding sentence hereof, the form and contents of the policy or policies of insurance, the charges or premiums to be paid therefor, and the part of the charges or premiums to be paid by the employees and the part to be paid by the Commission, shall be approved by the Commission, the Department and the presiding officer of such municipality or county. That part of any charge or premium paid by the Commission shall be paid out of the separate fund referred to in Section 21 hereof.
    The concurring vote of three commissioners shall be required for the exercise of any of the powers granted by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)