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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1210/) Park System Civil Service Act.

70 ILCS 1210/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1210/0.01) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 77m)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Park System Civil Service Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1210/1

    (70 ILCS 1210/1) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 78)
    Sec. 1. Application. All offices and places of employment, other than those specifically exempted by the provisions of section 11 of this Act, in any park district (including under this designation any one or more towns having under Acts adopted by such town or towns, corporate authorities authorized by law to levy taxes for the maintenance of a public park or public parks) having 500,000 or more inhabitants residing within its territorial limits shall be classified and filled in the manner hereinafter provided for and not otherwise. Whenever any park district not now containing within its territorial limits 500,000 or more inhabitants shall have attained such number of inhabitants as shown by any census hereafter taken, thereupon this Act shall become applicable to such park district on the first day of July next succeeding the completion of the taking of such census.
(Source: P.A. 93-220, eff. 7-18-03.)

70 ILCS 1210/2

    (70 ILCS 1210/2) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 79)
    Sec. 2. In any park district to which this Act is or shall become applicable, there is hereby created and established a civil service board, hereinafter called the board, to consist of 3 persons to be selected in the manner following:
    The governing authority or body of such park district, hereinafter called the park commissioners, shall within 30 days after this Act becomes applicable, and thereafter whenever a vacancy occurs, appoint a superintendent of employment, for a term of 6 years from the date of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is duly appointed and qualified, which said superintendent of employment shall be under the direction and supervision of the park commissioners (except that with respect to the Chicago Park District the superintendent of employment shall be appointed, shall serve a term, if any, and shall be directed and supervised as provided in "An Act in relation to the creation, maintenance, operation and improvement of the Chicago Park District", approved July 10, 1933, as now or hereafter amended), and 2 park commissioners or members of such governing authority, each for a term of 2 years from the date of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is duly appointed and qualified, who shall constitute and be known as the civil service board of such park district. The superintendent of employment shall be paid a salary of not less than $2,400 a year, and shall devote his or her entire and exclusive time and attention to the duties pertaining to the office of superintendent and not engage in any other employment. The park commissioners may fix the salary of each of the other members of the civil service board at such sum, not to exceed $500 a year, as they may deem proper. Two members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
    No member of the civil service board shall be removed except for palpable incompetence, or malfeasance in office upon written charges filed by or at the direction of the park commissioners and heard before the park commissioners upon 10 days written notice to the member.
    The commission shall hear and determine the charges and its findings shall be final and if such charges shall be sustained, the member of the civil service board so charged, shall be forthwith removed from office. A final decision of the commission shall be subject to review by the circuit court pursuant to the Administrative Review Law. If no appeal is taken from a final decision sustaining the charges, or if such a final decision is upheld on review, the park commission shall proceed within 30 days to fill the vacancy created by such removal.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1210/3

    (70 ILCS 1210/3) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 80)
    Sec. 3. The superintendent of employment shall, with the consent and approval of said Civil Service Board, classify within ninety days after this Act goes into effect, all offices and places of employment in said park district with reference to the duties thereof for the purpose of establishing grades, and of fixing and maintaining standards of examinations hereinafter provided for. The offices and places so classified shall constitute the classified civil service of such park districts, and no appointments, promotions, transfers, reductions in grade or removal therefrom shall be made except under and according to the provisions of this Act and of the rules hereinafter mentioned. As a part of such classified civil service, all officers and employees under said board, except special examiners, shall be included. The superintendent of employment shall ascertain and record the duties of each office and place in the classified civil service and designate the grade of each position. Each grade shall comprise offices and places having substantially similar duties. He shall also record the lines of promotion from each lower grade to a higher grade wherever the experience derived in the performance of the duties of such lower grade tends to qualify for the performance of duty in such higher grade. The Civil Service Board shall by rule prescribe standards of efficiency for each grade and for examinations of candidates for appointment thereto.
    For the purpose of establishing standards as bases for uniformity of pay and title for all offices and places of employment classified in the same grade, it shall be the duty of the Civil Service Board to prescribe by rule the maximum and minimum rate of pay for each grade and the title thereof for the guidance of the commissioners in determining the actual pay for each office or place of employment and to report to the park commissioners annually and at such other times as they may direct, the name and address of each officer and employee paid more than maximum or less than the minimum rate of pay prescribed for his grade or designated by a title other than that prescribed for his grade by the board. It shall be the duty of the park commissioners, within thirty days after receiving such report, to change the pay or title of any officer or employee so reported out of grade to conform to the standards of title and pay prescribed by the board, for the guidance of the commissioners, for the grade in which the position held by such officer or employee is classified. The board shall standardize employment in each grade and make and keep a record of the relative efficiency of each officer and employee in the classified civil service. The board shall provide by rule methods for ascertaining and verifying the facts from which such records of relative efficiency shall be made, which shall be uniform for each grade in the classified civil service.
    The board shall also classify all positions of employment in respect to employees whose employment is transferred to a park district by virtue of "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities, and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000," enacted by the 70th General Assembly, and such positions of employment shall be included in the classified civil service of the park district.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1096.)

70 ILCS 1210/3a

    (70 ILCS 1210/3a) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 81)
    Sec. 3a. In any park district which is now, or which hereafter may become, subject to the provisions of this act, all persons who at the time when this act takes effect or becomes applicable, hold offices or places of employment which this act provides shall be classified, shall be included under the provisions of this act and shall become members of the classified civil service of such park district, without original examination.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/3b

    (70 ILCS 1210/3b) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 81.1)
    Sec. 3b. Persons transferred from the employment of a city by virtue of "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities, and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000," enacted by the 70th General Assembly, shall, without examination, be assigned to positions in the classified civil service of the park district, so far as may be practicable, having duties and responsibilities, equivalent to the employment from which they were transferred.
    As provided in said Act, the eligible registers and re-employment registers of the civil service commission of the city as to positions and persons so transferred shall remain in force and effect as eligible and re-employment registers of the Civil Service Board of the park district, subject to the authority of the Board, in its discretion, to cancel such eligible registers, or portions thereof, as have been in force more than two years.
    Employees so transferred shall have the same standing, grade, class or rank which they held in the classified service of the city. For the purpose of determining seniority in class, grade or rank, each employee shall be certified with the time served by him in the employment held by him on the date of such transfer.
    If this Act exempts from its provisions any position held by an employee transferred under said Act of the 70th General Assembly to the park district, the employee so transferred shall be given a position in the classified civil service as nearly comparable in responsibilities and duties to his former employment as it may be possible to approximate.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1096.)

70 ILCS 1210/4

    (70 ILCS 1210/4) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 82)
    Sec. 4. The Civil Service Board shall make rules to carry out the purposes of this act, and for examinations, appointments, transfers and removals and for maintaining and keeping records of the efficiency of officers and employees, and groups of officers and employees, in accordance with the provisions of this act, and said board may from time to time make changes in such rules.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/5

    (70 ILCS 1210/5) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 83)
    Sec. 5. All rules made as herein provided, and all changes therein, shall forthwith be printed for distribution by the Civil Service Board and it shall give notice of the places where copies of said rules may be obtained, by publication in one or more daily newspapers published in the county in which said park district is situated, and in each such publication shall specify the date when said rules shall go into operation.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 440.)

70 ILCS 1210/6

    (70 ILCS 1210/6) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 84)
    Sec. 6. All applicants for offices or places in said classified civil service shall be citizens of the United States of America and residents of the State of Illinois and shall be subjected to examination, which shall be public and competitive with limitations specified in the rules of the board as to residence, age, sex, health, habits, moral character and qualifications to perform the duties of the office or place to be filled, which qualifications shall be prescribed in advance of such examination. Such examinations shall be practical in their character, and shall relate to those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity of the persons examined to discharge the duties of the position to which they seek to be appointed, and may include tests of physical qualifications and health and, when appropriate, of manual skill. No question in any examination shall relate to political or religious opinions or affiliations. The superintendent of employment shall control all examinations, and may, whenever an examination is to take place, designate a suitable number of persons to be special examiners; and it shall be the duty of such special examiners to conduct such examinations as the superintendent of employment may direct, and to make return and report thereof to him; and he may at any time substitute any other person in the place of any one so selected; and he may himself, at any time, act as such special examiner and without appointing other special examiners. The board shall, with reference to maintaining eligible registers, proceed by rule to divide the entire service into two divisions; in one of these divisions shall be included all offices and places of employment in the classified service whereto certification is infrequent; in the other shall be included all other offices and places in the classified service. Such rule shall distinctly designate in which division each of said offices or places falls; and as to all offices and places comprised under the first division above mentioned, examination shall be held only when a vacancy exists, and within sixty days thereafter, and an eligible list or register, so prepared, shall be in force only until permanent appointment has been made from such list or register; and as to all other offices and places said board shall, by rule, provide for and said superintendent of employment shall hold a sufficient number of examinations to provide a sufficient number of eligibles on the register for each grade of position in the classified civil service, and if any place in the classified civil service shall become vacant, to which there is no person eligible for appointment, he shall immediately hold an examination for such position and repeat the same, if necessary, until a vacancy is filled in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    Said board may, in its discretion, cancel such portion of any such register as has been in force for more than two years, but not while any vacancy exists for the filling of which a requisition has been made upon the civil service board, and which can be filled from said register. Examinations for an eligible list for each position in the classified service above mentioned shall be held once in two years, unless in the discretion of the board, such examinations are not necessary.
    Every applicant who desires to take any civil service examination provided for by this Act shall, at the time of making application, pay to the Park District a fee, as hereinafter provided, to defray the expenses of such examination. Such fees shall be deposited in the general fund of the Park District. Fees to be paid shall be determined from the minimum announced salary for the positions to be filled, and shall be as follows:
    Minimum salary of less than
        $1200 annually...................................$0.50
    Minimum salary of $1200 or over and
        less than $2000 annually..........................1.00
    Minimum salary of $2,000 or over
        and less than $3,000 annually.....................2.00
    Minimum salary of $3000 or
        more annually.....................................3.00
    The provisions of this section respecting examinations and payment of examination fees shall be inapplicable to employees transferred to the employment of a park district by virtue of "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities, and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000," enacted by the 70th General Assembly.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 1096.)

70 ILCS 1210/7

    (70 ILCS 1210/7) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 85)
    Sec. 7. Notice of the time and place and general scope and fee of every examination and of the duties, pay and nature of the position sought to be filled shall be given by the superintendent of employment by publication for two weeks preceding such examination, in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which said park district is situated and such notice shall be posted by him in a conspicuous place in his office for two weeks before such examinations.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 363.)

70 ILCS 1210/8

    (70 ILCS 1210/8) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 86)
    Sec. 8. From the return or reports of examiners, or from the examinations made by the superintendent of employment, the superintendent of employment shall prepare a register for each grade or class of position in the classified service of the park district of the persons who shall attain such minimum mark as may be fixed by the superintendent of employment for any part of such examination, and whose general average standing upon examination for such grade or class is not less than the minimum fixed by the rules of said board, and who are otherwise eligible; and such persons shall take rank upon the register as candidates in the order of their relative excellence as determined by examination, without reference to priority of time of examination.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/8a

    (70 ILCS 1210/8a) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 86a)
    Sec. 8a. Any re-employment register of persons who have been laid off but who are qualified for employment under the provisions of this Act, in any park district to which this Act applies, which re-employment register may be or shall have been in existence at the time of the merger or consolidation of such park district with one or more other park districts or at the time of the creation of another park district which has superseded or shall supersede such park district and the duly qualified Commissioners of which new park district have assumed or shall assume and take over the powers and duties vested in and exercised by the Commissioners of such former park district, shall continue to be used by the Superintendent of Employment for the purpose of filling vacancies, but a person being upon any such re-employment register may be appointed only to a position, the duties of which are confined to the area included in such former park district. Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the assignment of any person in the classified service after appointment to a position therein, to duty in any part of such new park district in accordance with his classification and grade.
(Source: Laws 1935, p. 561.)

70 ILCS 1210/9

    (70 ILCS 1210/9) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 87)
    Sec. 9. The superintendent of employment shall note of record the duties (whether imposed by law, official regulation or practice) of each office or place in the classified service. The Civil Service Board shall thereupon by rule fix lines for promotion from such several offices and places to superior offices or places in all cases where, in the judgment of the board, the duties of such several positions directly tend to fit the incumbent for a superior position. In case of vacancy in superior offices or places, which cannot be filled by reinstatement, the superintendent of employment shall hold promotion examinations to fill such vacancy. Incumbents of offices or places next lower in the line so fixed shall be solely eligible for such examination, unless in the judgment of the board, to be noted in its minutes with the grounds therefor, it is for the best interests of the service that original examination for such vacancy be held. In promotion examinations, efficiency and seniority in service shall form a part of such examination, but combined shall not carry a total number of marks to exceed one-quarter of the maximum marks attainable in such examination. All examinations for promotion shall be competitive. The method of examination, the rules governing the same, and the method of certifying shall be the same as provided for in original examination.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/10

    (70 ILCS 1210/10) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 88)
    Sec. 10. Whenever a position classified under this Act is to be filled, the appointing officer shall make requisition upon said board, and the board shall certify to him the name and address of the candidate standing highest upon the register of eligibles for said position. The appointing officer shall notify the board of each position to be filled separately and shall fill such position by the appointment of the person certified to him by said board therefor, which appointment shall be on probation for a period of not more than six months to be fixed by said rules. At any time during the period of probation, the appointing officer may, with the written approval of the civil service board, discharge a person so certified and shall forthwith notify the board in writing of such discharge. If such person is not thus discharged, his appointment shall be deemed complete.
    When there is no eligible list, the appointing officer may, with the authority of the superintendent of employment, make temporary appointments to remain in force only until regular appointments under the provisions of this Act can be made, and examinations to supply an eligible list therefor shall be held and an eligible list established therefrom within sixty days from the making of such appointments.
    In the employment of an essentially temporary and transitory nature, the appointing officer may, with the authority of said superintendent, make temporary appointments to fill a vacancy, but no such authority shall be granted for a period of more than thirty days, but it may be renewed from time to time by the superintendent. The said superintendent shall include in his annual report, and if thereto required by the park commissioners, in any special report, a statement of all temporary authorities granted or renewed during the year or period specified by the park commissioners, together with a statement of the facts in each case because of which such authority was granted.
    The acceptance or refusal by an eligible person of a temporary appointment shall not affect his standing on the register for permanent employment.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 440.)

70 ILCS 1210/10a

    (70 ILCS 1210/10a) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 89)
    Sec. 10a. The board may, by its rules, provide for transfers of officers and employees in the classified service from positions in one office or department to positions of the same class and grade in another office or department.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 440.)

70 ILCS 1210/11

    (70 ILCS 1210/11) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 90)
    Sec. 11. The following offices and places of employment, insofar as there are or may be such in such Park District, shall not be included within the classified service: Park commissioners, all elective officers, the general superintendent, one confidential clerk or secretary, the chief engineer, the general attorney, the planetarium director, the superintendent of employment and special examiners appointed by the superintendent of employment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2842.)

70 ILCS 1210/11-a

    (70 ILCS 1210/11-a) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 90a)
    Sec. 11-a. In any Park District to which this act is applicable, all persons who on July 1, 1949, held the offices or places of employment of attorneys, except the general attorney, shall be included in the classified service of such Park District under the provisions of this act, as amended, and shall become members of the classified service of such Park District without original examination, and shall be classified in accordance with the provisions of this act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2842.)

70 ILCS 1210/11-b

    (70 ILCS 1210/11-b) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 90b)
    Sec. 11-b. This Act shall not apply to the Chicago Park District to the extent that it is exempted under the provisions of Section 16a of "An Act in relation to the creation, maintenance, operation and improvement of the Chicago Park District", approved July 10, 1933, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 85-1411.)

70 ILCS 1210/12

    (70 ILCS 1210/12) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 91)
    Sec. 12. No officer or employee in the classified civil service of any park district other than one who has attained retirement age, as hereinafter in this section provided, shall be removed or discharged, or suspended for a period of more than thirty days, except for cause upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard in his own defense. Such charges shall be investigated by or before the civil service board or by or before some officer or officers appointed by the board to conduct such investigation within thirty days from the date of suspension under such charges, if such officer or employee is suspended pending investigation of such charges. The hearing shall be public and the accused shall be entitled to call witnesses in his defense and to have the aid of counsel. The hearing may be postponed or continued with the consent of the accused. The finding and decision of the board or of such investigating officer or officers, when approved by said board, shall be final and shall be certified to the appointing officer, and shall be forthwith enforced by such officer. Nothing in this Act shall limit the power of any officer to suspend a subordinate for a reasonable period not exceeding thirty days. Every such suspension shall be without pay: Provided, however, that the board shall have authority to investigate every such suspension and, in case of its disapproval thereof, it shall have power to restore pay to the employee so suspended. In the course of any investigation provided for in this Act, each member of the board and any officer appointed by it shall have the power to administer oaths and shall have power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers.
    All officers and employees in the classified service of any such park district shall be automatically and by compulsion retired and dismissed from service with honor on attainment of the age of 70 years.
    Nothing in this Act shall be construed to interfere with voluntary retirement by an employee in the classified service at an earlier age than herein specified.
    It shall be the duty of the civil service board to determine, by hearing, the age of employees, if such is in question and the finding and decision of the civil service board, or its investigating officer or officers, when approved by the civil service board in such dispute shall be final.
(Source: P.A. 81-882.)

70 ILCS 1210/13

    (70 ILCS 1210/13) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 92)
    Sec. 13. Notice in writing shall be given by the appointing power to said board of all appointments, permanent or temporary, made in such classified civil service and of all transfers, promotions, resignations or vacancies from any cause in such service within ten days of the date thereof, and a record of the same shall be kept by said commission. If, when created, such office or place is not embraced in the then existing classification, the commission shall within thirty days of the receipt of said report, classify the same and standardize the duties thereof. But no place of employment shall be deemed a newly created position, the duties of which come within the scope of standardization already fixed by the commission. When any office or place of employment is created or abolished, or the compensation attached thereto altered, the officer or board making such change shall report it in writing to said commission within ten days of the date thereof.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/14

    (70 ILCS 1210/14) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 93)
    Sec. 14. The board shall investigate the efficiency of all officers and employees and of all groups of officers and employees in the classified service and shall report to each officer, board or other authority in charge of any office or department of the park district its findings and recommendations relative to increasing efficiency and economy therein. In case the recommendations made by the board are not carried into effect within a reasonable time, or in case of a difference of opinion with reference to such findings or recommendations between the board and the officer, or authority in charge of an office or department concerned in any such findings or recommendations, the report, accompanied by a note of the relevant facts shall be transmitted to the park commissioners by the board. The superintendent of employment shall investigate the enforcement of this act and of the rules of the board, the conduct of the appointees in the classified service and the methods of administration therein, and may investigate the nature, tenure and compensation of all offices and places in the civil service of the park district. In the course of such investigation said superintendent shall have power to administer oaths and to secure by subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/15

    (70 ILCS 1210/15) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 94)
    Sec. 15. Said board shall, on or before the 15th day of January of each year, make to the park commissioners a report showing its own action, the rules in force, the practical effects thereof and any suggestions it may approve for the more effectual accomplishment of the purposes of this act. The park commissioners may require a report from said board at any time.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/16

    (70 ILCS 1210/16) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 95)
    Sec. 16. The board shall select one of its own members to act as secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes of the board, preserve all records and perform such other duties as the board may direct.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/17

    (70 ILCS 1210/17) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 96)
    Sec. 17. All officers of the park district shall aid the board in all proper ways in carrying out the provisions of the act and at any place where examinations are to be held shall allow reasonable use of public buildings for holding such examinations. The park commissioners shall cause suitable rooms to be provided for the board at the expense of the park district.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/18

    (70 ILCS 1210/18) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 97)
    Sec. 18. A sufficient sum of money shall be appropriated each year by the park commissioners to carry out the provisions of this act; and park commissioners shall allow to said board such clerical help and such sums to operate and maintain said office as shall be necessary and the compensation of such clerical help and such sums allowed shall be paid by the park district as other park district charges. If the park commissioners shall have already made the annual appropriations for park district purposes for the current fiscal year, the park commissioners are authorized and required to pay the salaries and expenses of the Civil Service Board for such fiscal year out of the moneys appropriated for contingent purposes by said park commissioners.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/19

    (70 ILCS 1210/19) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 98)
    Sec. 19. No person or officer shall wilfully or corruptly by himself, or in co-operation with one or more persons, defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in respect to his or her right of examination and employment hereunder; or corruptly or falsely mark, grade, estimate or report upon the examination or proper standing of any person examined hereunder or aid in so doing; or wilfully or corruptly threaten to dismiss, transfer or bring charges against any employee in the classified civil service; or wilfully or corruptly make any false representation concerning the examination or concerning the person examined; or wilfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of either improving or injuring the prospects or chances of any persons so examined, or to be examined, being appointed, employed or promoted. And no applicant for any examination shall wilfully or corruptly by himself, or in co-operation with one or more persons, deceive the said board with reference to his identity, or wilfully or corruptly make any false representations in his application for any examination, or commit any fraud for the purpose of improving his prospects or chances in such examination.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/20

    (70 ILCS 1210/20) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 99)
    Sec. 20. No officer or employee shall solicit, orally or by letter, or give or receive, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting or giving or receiving any assessment, subscription or contribution from any member of the classified civil service for any party or political purpose whatever.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/21

    (70 ILCS 1210/21) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 100)
    Sec. 21. No person shall solicit, orally or by letter, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting any assessment, contribution or payment for any party or any political purpose whatever from any officer or employee in the classified civil service.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/22

    (70 ILCS 1210/22) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 101)
    Sec. 22. No person shall in any room or building occupied for the discharge of official duties by any officer or employee in the park district, solicit orally or by written communication delivered therein, or in any other manner, or receive any contribution of money or other thing of value, for any party or political purpose whatever, from any member of the classified civil service. No officer, agent, clerk, or employee under the government of any such park district, who may have charge or control of any building, office or room occupied for any purpose of said government shall permit any person to enter the same for the purpose of therein soliciting or delivering written solicitations for or receiving from, or giving notice to any member of the classified civil service of any political assessments.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/23

    (70 ILCS 1210/23) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 102)
    Sec. 23. No officer or employee in the service of any such park district shall, directly or indirectly, give or hand over to any officer or employee in said classified civil service, or to any senator or representative or alderman, councilman or park commissioner, any money or other valuable thing on account of or to be applied to the promotion of any party or political object whatever.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/24

    (70 ILCS 1210/24) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 103)
    Sec. 24. No person who holds any public office, or who has been nominated for, or who seeks a nomination or appointment to any public office, shall corruptly use or promise to use, either directly or indirectly, any official authority or influence in order to secure or aid any person in securing for himself or for another, any office or public employment, or any nomination, confirmation, promotion or increase of salary as a reward for political influence or service. No person appointed, or about to be appointed to the position of civil service commissioner, or to a position in the classified service, shall execute or sign a resignation in advance, dated or undated, for the purpose, or with the result of permitting the appointing power to create at his will a vacancy in the office of civil service commissioner or in a position in the classified service.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/25

    (70 ILCS 1210/25) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 104)
    Sec. 25. No applicant for appointment in said classified service, or to a position named in the eleventh section of this act, shall pay or promise to pay, either directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing to any person whatever for or on account of his appointment, or proposed appointment, and no officer or employee in said classified service, or named in section eleven of this act shall pay or promise to pay, either directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing, to any person whatever for or on account of his promotion or proposed promotion. Nor shall he by means of threats or coercion induce or seek to induce any one in the classified service to resign his position, or to take a leave of absence, or any one at the head of an eligible list to waive his right to certification or appointment. No employee shall be given a leave of absence while under charges, nor shall such leave be given as an alternative to a trial on charges.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/26

    (70 ILCS 1210/26) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 105)
    Sec. 26. No applicant for appointment or promotion in the classified service shall ask for or receive a recommendation or assistance from any officer or employee in said service, or from any person in consideration of any political service to be rendered to or for such person or for the promotion of such person to any office or appointment.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/27

    (70 ILCS 1210/27) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 106)
    Sec. 27. The Board shall certify to the treasurer or other financial or auditing officer all appointments to offices and places in the classified service, and all vacancies occurring therein, whether by dismissal, resignation or death, and all decisions of the Board under the provisions of the fourteenth section of this act.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/28

    (70 ILCS 1210/28) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 107)
    Sec. 28. No treasurer, comptroller, paymaster, auditing officer or other officer or agent of such park district shall approve the payment of, or be in any manner concerned in paying any salary or wage to any person for services as an officer or employee in the public service covered by this act, unless an estimate, payroll or account for such salary or wage, containing the names of the persons to be paid and a statement of the amount to be paid each and the matter on account of which the same is to be paid, shall be filed with him, bearing the certificates of said commission that the persons named in such estimate, payroll or account have been appointed or employed in pursuance of law, and that the amounts of money set forth are lawfully due them under this act and of the rules made in pursuance of this act. Before said commission shall certify any estimate, payroll or account for the salary or wage of any person appointed to any new office or new place of employment in the classified service, said commission shall investigate and determine whether such office or place of employment is in fact new and was properly created, and said commission shall record its findings in that respect before making any certificate as aforesaid.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/29

    (70 ILCS 1210/29) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 108)
    Sec. 29. Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify or to produce books and papers, issued by the board or by any member thereof, or by any person or persons acting under the orders of the board in the course of an investigation conducted under any provision of this act, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear or testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to said investigation, as commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided in Section 30 of this act. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before circuit courts, and shall be paid from the appropriation for the expenses of the board, and any circuit court, upon application of any such member of the board, may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the board, or before any such investigating officer by attachment, or contempt or otherwise, in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before the court. Every person who, having taken an oath or made affirmation before a member of the board, or officer appointed by the board authorized to administer oaths, shall swear or affirm wilfully, corruptly and falsely, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

70 ILCS 1210/29a

    (70 ILCS 1210/29a) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 109)
    Sec. 29a. Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States during the years 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, or any time between January 1, 1961 and the date Congress declares the Viet Nam conflict ended, and who were honorably discharged therefrom, and all persons who were engaged in such military or naval service during any of said years, any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, or any time between January 1, 1961 and the date Congress declares the Viet Nam conflict ended, who are now or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service, not including, however, persons who were convicted by court-martial of disobedience of orders, when such disobedience consisted in the refusal to perform military service on the ground of alleged religious or conscientious objections against war, shall be preferred for appointments to civil offices, positions and places of employment in the classified service of the park district, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of such office, position, or place of employment as determined by examination. The Civil Service Board on certifying from any existing register of eligibles resulting from the holding of an examination for original entrance or any register hereafter created of persons who have taken and successfully passed the examination provided for in this Act for original entrance commenced prior to September 1, 1949, shall place the name or names of such persons at the head of any existing eligible register or list of eligibles that may hereafter be created under the provisions of this Act to be certified for appointment. The Civil Service Board shall give preference for original appointment to persons as hereinabove designated whose names appear on any register of eligibles resulting from an examination for original entrance held under the provisions of this Act and commenced on or after September 1, 1949 by adding to the final grade average which they received or will receive as the result of any examination held for original entrance, five points. The numerical result thus attained shall be applied by the Civil Service Board in determining the position of such persons on any eligible list which has been created as the result of any examination for original entrance commenced on or after September 1, 1949 for purpose of preference in certification and appointment from such eligible list.
    Every certified Civil Service employee who was called to, or who volunteered for, the military or naval service of the United States at any time during the years heretofore specified, any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, or any time between January 1, 1961 and the date Congress declares the Viet Nam conflict ended, and who were honorably discharged therefrom, who are now or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty in such military or naval service, not including, however, persons who were convicted by such court-martial from disobedience of orders where such disobedience consisted in refusal to perform military service on the ground of alleged religious or conscientious objections against war and whose names appear on existing promotional eligible registers or any promotional eligible register that may hereafter be created, as provided for by this Act, shall be preferred for promotional appointment to civil offices, positions and places of employment in the classified civil service of any park district coming under the provisions of this Act.
    The Civil Service Board shall give preference for promotional appointment to persons as hereinabove designated whose names appear on existing promotional eligible registers or promotional eligible registers that may hereafter be created by adding to the final grade average which they received or will receive as the result of any promotional examination commencing prior to September 1, 1949 three-fourths of one point for each 6 months or fraction thereof of military or naval service not exceeding 48 months, and by adding to the final grade average which they will receive as the result of any promotional examination held commencing on or after September 1, 1949 seven-tenths of one point for each 6 months or fraction thereof of military or naval service not exceeding 30 months. The numerical result thus attained shall be applied by the Civil Service Board in determining the position of such persons on any eligible list which has been created or will be created as the result of any promotional examination held hereunder for purposes of preference in certification and appointment from such eligible list. No person shall receive the preference for a promotional appointment granted by this Section after he has received one promotion from an eligible list on which he was allowed such preference and which was prepared as a result of an examination held on or after September 1, 1949. No person entitled to preference or credit for military service hereunder shall be required to furnish evidence or record of honorable discharge from the armed forces before any examination held under the provisions of this Act but such preference shall be given after the posting or publication of the eligible list or register and before any certification for appointments are made from the said eligible register.
(Source: P.A. 77-2474.)

70 ILCS 1210/30

    (70 ILCS 1210/30) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 110)
    Sec. 30. Any person who shall wilfully or through culpable negligence violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2361.)

70 ILCS 1210/31

    (70 ILCS 1210/31) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 111)
    Sec. 31. If any person shall be convicted under the last preceding section, any public office or place of public employment which such person may hold shall, by force of such conviction, be rendered vacant.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/32

    (70 ILCS 1210/32) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 112)
    Sec. 32. Prosecutions for violations of this Act may be instituted either by the Attorney General, the State's attorney for the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, or by the Civil Service Board acting through special counsel. Such suits shall be conducted and controlled by the prosecuting officers who institute them unless they request the aid of other prosecuting officers.
(Source: Laws 1911, p. 211.)

70 ILCS 1210/33

    (70 ILCS 1210/33) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 113)
    Sec. 33. Whenever the Attorney General or the State's attorney for the county in which an offense under this Act is alleged to have been committed shall refuse to prosecute the person or persons alleged to have committed such an offense, or shall fail to prosecute such person or persons after the lapse of 30 days from the date the alleged offense is brought to his or her attention, then any taxpayer may apply to the circuit court of such county for the appointment of a special attorney to conduct a prosecution of such person or persons and upon such application the court may appoint some competent attorney to prosecute the person or persons alleged to have committed the offense and the special attorney so appointed shall have the same power and authority in relation to any prosecution for violation of this Act against such person or persons as the Attorney General or the State's attorney would have had in prosecuting any violation of this Act, and such special attorney shall conduct and control such prosecution unless he or she request the aid of other prosecuting officers.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

70 ILCS 1210/35

    (70 ILCS 1210/35) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 113.1)
    Sec. 35. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the civil service commission hereunder. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)