(20 ILCS 5110/20)
(a) The Council shall consist of 21 members. The Governor shall appoint one member to be the representative of the Office of the Governor. The Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives shall also each appoint 4 public members to the Council. The Governor shall select the chairperson of the Council from among the members.
(b) Appointing authorities shall ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that the Council is diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, age, gender, and geography.
(c) Appointments to the Council shall be persons of recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas: higher education, business, international trade, law, social services, human services, immigration, refugee services, community development, or healthcare.
(d) Members of the Council shall serve 2-year terms. A member shall serve until his or her successor shall be appointed. Members of the Council shall not be entitled to compensation for their services as members.
(e) The following officials shall serve as ex-officio members: the Deputy Director of the Office of Trade and Investment within the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee, and the Chief of the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services within the Department of Human Services, or his or her designee. In addition, the Department on Aging, the Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Central Management Services, the Board of Education, the Board of Higher Education, and the Community College Board shall each appoint a liaison to serve as an ex-officio member of the Council.
(f) The Council may establish committees that address certain issues, including, but not limited to, communications, economic development, and legislative affairs.
(g) The Office of the Governor shall provide administrative and technical support to the Council, including a staff member to serve as ethics officer.
(Source: P.A. 100-459, eff. 8-25-17.)