(775 ILCS 5/8-101) (from Ch. 68, par. 8-101)
    Sec. 8-101. Illinois Human Rights Commission.
    (A) Creation; appointments. The Human Rights Commission is created to consist of 13 members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than 7 members shall be of the same political party. The Governor shall designate one member as chairperson. All appointments shall be in writing and filed with the Secretary of State as a public record.
    (B) Terms. Of the members first appointed, 4 shall be appointed for a term to expire on the third Monday of January, 1981, and 5 (including the Chairperson) shall be appointed for a term to expire on the third Monday of January, 1983.
    Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, the term of office of each member of the Illinois Human Rights Commission is abolished on July 29, 1985, but the incumbent members shall continue to exercise all of the powers and be subject to all of the duties of members of the Commission until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. Subject to the provisions of subsection (A), of the 9 members appointed under Public Act 84-115, effective July 29, 1985, 5 members shall be appointed for terms to expire on the third Monday of January, 1987, and 4 members shall be appointed for terms to expire on the third Monday of January, 1989; and of the 4 additional members appointed under Public Act 84-1084, effective December 2, 1985, two shall be appointed for a term to expire on the third Monday of January, 1987, and two members shall be appointed for a term to expire on the third Monday of January, 1989.
    Thereafter, each member shall serve for a term of 4 years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; except that any member chosen to fill a vacancy occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the member whom he or she shall succeed and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
    (C) Vacancies.
        (1) In the case of vacancies on the Commission
    
during a recess of the Senate, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate when he or she shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy. Any person so nominated and confirmed by the Senate shall hold office for the remainder of the term and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.
        (2) If the Senate is not in session at the time this
    
Act takes effect, the Governor shall make temporary appointments to the Commission as in the case of vacancies.
        (3) Vacancies in the Commission shall not impair the
    
right of the remaining members to exercise all the powers of the Commission. Except when authorized by this Act to proceed through a 3 member panel, a majority of the members of the Commission then in office shall constitute a quorum.
    (D) Compensation. The Chairperson of the Commission shall be compensated at the rate of $22,500 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater, during his or her service as Chairperson, and each other member shall be compensated at the rate of $20,000 per year, or as set by the Compensation Review Board, whichever is greater. In addition, all members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)