(315 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 91.105)
    Sec. 5. As soon as possible after the adoption of the ordinance by the governing body, the presiding officer of such municipality in which a Department of Urban Renewal is established, shall appoint, with the approval of the governing body, five members to act as a Department of Urban Renewal, hereinafter referred to as the "Department". Members of the Department shall be citizens of broad civic interest, administrative experience and ability in the fields of finance, real estate, building or related endeavors, at least three of whom shall be residents and electors of the municipality, and not more than three members shall belong to the same political party.
    One member shall be designated by the presiding officer as Chairman and shall serve at the pleasure of the presiding officer. He shall administer the functions assigned by the Department, preside over its meetings and carry out whatever other functions may be assigned to him by the Department and by the governing body. The Chairman shall devote his full-time attention to the duties of his office and shall receive no public funds by way of salary, compensation, or remuneration for services rendered, from any other governmental agency or public body during his tenure in office, other than the salary provided by the governing body.
    Four other members shall be appointed with initial terms of one, two, three and four years. At the expiration of the term of each such member, and of each succeeding member, or in the event of a vacancy, the presiding officer shall appoint a member, subject to the approval of the governing body as aforesaid, to hold office, in the case of a vacancy for the unexpired term, or in the case of expiration for a term of four years, or until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Members shall be eligible to succeed themselves. Members other than the Chairman shall serve without compensation in the form of salary, per diem allowances or otherwise, but each such member shall be entitled to reimbursement for any necessary expenditures in connection with the performance of his duties.
    Any public officer shall be eligible to serve as a member of the Department of Urban Renewal, and the acceptance of appointment as such shall not terminate or impair his other public office, the provision of any statute to the contrary notwithstanding; but no officer or employee of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall be eligible to serve as a member, nor shall more than two public officers be members of the Department at one time; provided, however, that any commissioner of a land clearance commission or member of a conservation board shall be eligible to serve as a member, and the acceptance of appointment as such shall not impair his right to serve on such land clearance commission or conservation board pending its dissolution, the provision of any statute to the contrary notwithstanding. Members other than the Chairman may be removed from office by the presiding officer for good cause shown. Such removal may be set aside by a two-thirds vote of the governing body.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)