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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1215/) Park Annuity and Benefit Fund Civil Service Act.

70 ILCS 1215/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1215/0.01) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 113.9)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Park Annuity and Benefit Fund Civil Service Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1215/1

    (70 ILCS 1215/1) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 114)
    Sec. 1. All offices and places of employment other than those specifically exempted by the provisions of section 13 of this Act, in any Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund System created under the provisions of Article 12 of the "Illinois Pension Code" as the same may from time to time be amended, shall be classified and filled in the manner hereinafter provided for and not otherwise.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/2

    (70 ILCS 1215/2) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 115)
    Sec. 2. In any Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund System to which this Act is or shall become applicable, there is hereby created and established a Civil Service Board to consist of three persons to be selected in the manner following:
    The Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, shall, within thirty days after this act becomes applicable appoint three persons from among their members, at least one of whom shall be a member of said Board of Trustees from that portion of the membership of said Board of Trustees appointed by the Commissioners of the Park District, and one of them a member of said Board of Trustees from that portion of the membership of said Board elected by the employees of the Park District, under the provisions of Section 12-156 of Article 12 of the "Illinois Pension Code" as the same may from time to time be amended, each for the term of two years from the date of his appointment and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified, who shall constitute and be known as the Civil Service Board of such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund. The members of the Civil Service Board shall not receive any salary. 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 Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, and heard before the Board of Hearings herein provided for.
    The three judges of the Circuit Court of a county in which said Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund is situated who have longest held judicial office shall constitute the Board of Hearings for such county; provided, that whenever more than three circuit judges shall be eligible as having held judicial office for the same length of time, the choice of circuit judges shall be made from them by lot.
    The Board of Hearings 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 by said Board of Hearings and the said Board of Trustees shall thereupon proceed, within thirty days, to fill the vacancy created by such removal. In any proceeding provided for in this section, the Board of Hearings, and each member thereof, shall have power to administer oaths and to compel by subpoena the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/3

    (70 ILCS 1215/3) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 116)
    Sec. 3. The Civil Service Board shall within ninety days after this act goes into effect, classify all offices and places of employment in said Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system with reference to the duties thereof and 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 Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system 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 service all officers and employees of said Board of Trustees other than those specifically exempted under the provisions of Section 13 of this Act shall be included. The Civil Service Board 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. They 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 rules prescribe standards of efficiency for each grade and for examinations of candidates for appointment thereto.
    For the purpose of establishing standards as basis 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 Board of Trustees in determining the actual pay for each office or place of employment, and to report to the Board of Trustees annually and at such other times as they may direct, the name and address of each officer and employee paid more than the maximum or less than the minimum rate of pay prescribed for his or her grade or designated by a title other than that prescribed for his or her grade by the Civil Service Board. It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees, within thirty days after receiving such report, to change the pay or title of every officer or employee so reported out of grade to conform to the standards of title and pay prescribed by the Civil Service Board for the guidance of the Board of Trustees for the grade in which the position held by such officer or employee is classified. The Civil Service 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 Civil Service 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.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/4

    (70 ILCS 1215/4) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 117)
    Sec. 4. In any Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system created under the provisions of Article 12 of the "Illinois Pension Code" as the same may from time to time be amended, 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 or become members of the classified service of such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system without original examination.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/5

    (70 ILCS 1215/5) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 118)
    Sec. 5. 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 said rules.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/6

    (70 ILCS 1215/6) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 119)
    Sec. 6. 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 Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund is situated and in such publication shall specify the date when said rules or changes shall go into operation.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/7

    (70 ILCS 1215/7) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 120)
    Sec. 7. 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 for at least one year prior to the beginning date of an examination for an office or place in said classified service and shall be subjected to examination, which shall be public and competitive, with limitations specified in the rules of the Board as to the residence, age, 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 the call for said 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 Civil Service Board 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 examination as the Civil Service Board may direct, and to make return and report thereof to said Board; and said Board may at any time substitute any other person in the place of any one so selected; and said Board may itself, at any time, act as such special examiner and without appointing other special examiners. Examinations shall be held only when a vacancy exists, and within a reasonable time thereafter.
    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 Fund System a fee, as hereinafter provided, to defray the expenses of such examination. Such fees shall be deposited in the general fund of the Fund System. 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 $2000 or over and less than $3000 annually
..........................................................2.00
Minimum salary of $3000 or more annually..................3.00
(Source: P.A. 81-257.)

70 ILCS 1215/8

    (70 ILCS 1215/8) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 121)
    Sec. 8. Notice of the time and place and general scope and fee of every examination and of the duties and nature of the position sought to be filled shall be given by the Civil Service Board by a publication two (2) weeks preceding such examination in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which said Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system is situated, and such notice shall be posted by the secretary of the Civil Service Board in a conspicuous place in the office of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund for two (2) weeks before such examination.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/9

    (70 ILCS 1215/9) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 122)
    Sec. 9. From the return or report of examiners or from the examinations made by the Civil Service Board the secretary of the Civil Service Board shall prepare a register for each grade or class of position in the classified service of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of the persons who shall attain such minimum mark as may be fixed by the Civil Service Board 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.
    Said Board may in its discretion cancel such portion of any such register as has been in force for more than two (2) years.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/10

    (70 ILCS 1215/10) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 123)
    Sec. 10. The Civil Service Board 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 Civil Service Board shall hold promotional examinations to fill such vacancy within a reasonable time. 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 entrance examination for such vacancy be held. In promotional 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 (1/4) of the maximum marks obtainable 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 entrance examination.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/11

    (70 ILCS 1215/11) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 124)
    Sec. 11. Whenever a position classified under this Act is to be filled the appointing officer shall make requisition upon said civil service board, and said 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 (6) months to be fixed by said rules. At any time during the period of probation the appointing officer may discharge the person so certified and shall forthwith notify the board in writing of such discharge. If such person is not thus discharged his or her appointment shall be deemed complete.
    When there is no eligible list, the appointing officer may, with the authority of the Civil Service Board, make temporary appointments to remain in force only until regular appointments under the provisions of this Act can be made; an examination to supply an eligible list therefor shall be held and an eligible list established therefrom within a reasonable time thereafter.
    In employment of an essentially temporary and transitory nature, the appointing officer may, with the authority of said Civil Service Board, make temporary appointments to fill a vacancy, but no such authority shall be granted for a period of more than thirty (30) days, but it may be renewed from time to time by the Civil Service Board. The acceptance or refusal by an eligible person of a temporary appointment shall not affect his or her standing on the register for permanent employment. Except as may be otherwise provided by law, the words "appointing officer" as used herein, shall be taken and construed to mean, in each case, the Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund or such other officers or employees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund to whom they may from time to time delegate or grant the power of appointment.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/12

    (70 ILCS 1215/12) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 125)
    Sec. 12. The Civil Service 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 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/13

    (70 ILCS 1215/13) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 126)
    Sec. 13. The following offices and places of employment, insofar as there are or may be such, in such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund system, shall not be included within the classified civil service: The members of the Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, the President and Secretary of said Board, the Custodian of said Fund, the attorneys, and the special examiners appointed by the Civil Service Board to conduct examinations.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/14

    (70 ILCS 1215/14) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 127)
    Sec. 14. No officer or employee in the classified civil service of any Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall be removed, discharged, demoted to an office or place of employment next lower in the line of promotion or suspended for a period of more than thirty (30) days, except for cause upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard in his or her 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. The hearing shall be public and the accused shall be entitled to call witnesses in his or her defense and to have the aid of counsel. The hearing may be postponed or continued with the consent of the Civil Service Board or investigating officer. The finding and decision of the Civil Service Board or of such investigating officer or officers, when approved by the majority of said Civil Service 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 (30) days. Every such suspension shall be without pay: Provided, however, that the Civil Service 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 Civil Service 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. The Civil Service Board shall have the right to strike from the list of civil service employees the name of any person in the classified service who shall fail to report for assignment to a position after certification or for duty after appointment unless such failure to report shall be due to cause permitted by the rules of the Civil Service Board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/15

    (70 ILCS 1215/15) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 128)
    Sec. 15. Notice in writing shall be given by the appointing officer to said Civil Service 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 (10) days of the date thereof and a record of the same shall be kept by said Civil Service Board. If, when created, such office or place is not embraced in the then existing classification the Civil Service Board shall within thirty (30) 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 Civil Service Board. 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 Civil Service Board within ten (10) days of the date thereof.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/16

    (70 ILCS 1215/16) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 129)
    Sec. 16. The Civil Service 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 Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, 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 Civil Service 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 submitted to the Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund by the Civil Service Board. The Civil Service Board 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 Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund. In the course of such investigation said Civil Service Board shall have power to administer oaths and to secure by subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and records.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/17

    (70 ILCS 1215/17) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 130)
    Sec. 17. Said Board shall on or before the fifteenth (15th) day of January of each year make to the Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund 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 Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund may require a report from said Civil Service Board at any time.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/18

    (70 ILCS 1215/18) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 131)
    Sec. 18. The Civil Service Board shall select one of its own members to act as secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes of the Civil Service Board, preserve all records and perform such other duties as the Board may direct.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/19

    (70 ILCS 1215/19) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 132)
    Sec. 19. All officers and trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall aid the Civil Service 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 the premises occupied by the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund for holding such examinations, and shall cause suitable rooms to be provided for the Civil Service Board at the expense of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/20

    (70 ILCS 1215/20) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 133)
    Sec. 20. A sufficient sum of money shall be provided each year by the Board of Trustees of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund to carry out the provisions of this Act; and said trustees shall allow to said Civil Service Board such clerical help and such sums to operate and maintain said Civil Service Board as shall be necessary, and the compensation of such clerical help, and such sums allowed, shall be paid by the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund in the same manner as for other administrative purposes.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/21

    (70 ILCS 1215/21) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 134)
    Sec. 21. No person or officer shall willfully or corruptly, by himself, or in cooperation with any 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 persons examined hereunder, or aid in so doing; or willfully or corruptly threaten to dismiss, transfer or bring charges against any employee in the classified civil service, or willfully or corruptly make any false representation concerning the examination or concerning the person examined; or willfully 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 person so examined or to be examined, being appointed, employed or promoted. And no applicant for any examination shall willfully or corruptly, by himself, or in cooperation with any one or more persons, deceive the said Board with reference to his or her identity, or willfully or corruptly make any false representations in his or her application for any examination or commit any fraud for the purpose of improving the prospects or chances of such applicant in such examination.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/22

    (70 ILCS 1215/22) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 135)
    Sec. 22. No officer or employee shall solicit, orally or in writing, 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 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/23

    (70 ILCS 1215/23) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 136)
    Sec. 23. No person shall solicit, orally or in writing, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting any assessment, contribution or payment for any party or political purpose whatever from any officer or employe in the classified civil service.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/24

    (70 ILCS 1215/24) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 137)
    Sec. 24. No person shall in any room or building occupied for the discharge of official duties by any officer or employee of the Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, 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 in the employ of any such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund, who may have charge or control of any building, office or room occupied for any purpose of said Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall permit any person to enter the same for the purpose of therein soliciting or delivering written solicitations for or receiving from, or give notice to any member of the classified civil service of any political assessments.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/25

    (70 ILCS 1215/25) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 138)
    Sec. 25. No officer or employee in the service of such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall, directly or indirectly, give or hand over to any officer or employee in said classified civil service, or to any senator, representative, alderman, councilman, park commissioner or trustee, 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 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/26

    (70 ILCS 1215/26) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 139)
    Sec. 26. 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 or 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 member of the Civil Service Board, 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 officer to create at his will a vacancy in the office of member of the Civil Service Board or in a position in the classified service.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/27

    (70 ILCS 1215/27) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 140)
    Sec. 27. No applicant for appointment in said classified service, or to a position named in the thirteenth 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 or her appointment or proposed appointment, and no officer or employee in said classified service or named in section thirteen 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 or her 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 or her position or to take a leave of absence, or any one at the head of an eligible list to waive his or her 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 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/28

    (70 ILCS 1215/28) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 141)
    Sec. 28. 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 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/29

    (70 ILCS 1215/29) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 142)
    Sec. 29. The Civil Service Board shall certify to the 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 Section 16 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/30

    (70 ILCS 1215/30) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 143)
    Sec. 30. No treasurer, custodian, comptroller, paymaster, auditing officer or other officer or agent of such Park Employees' and Retirement Board Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall approve the payment of or be in any manner concerned in paying 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 name of the persons to be paid and a statement of the amount to be paid to each, and the matter on account of which the same is to be paid, shall be filed with him bearing the certificate of the Secretary of said Civil Service Board 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 Secretary of said Civil Service Board 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 Civil Service Board shall investigate and determine whether such office or place of employment is in fact new and was properly created, and said Board shall record its findings in that respect before making any certificate as aforesaid.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 138.)

70 ILCS 1215/31

    (70 ILCS 1215/31) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 144)
    Sec. 31. Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify or to produce books and papers, issued by the Civil Service Board or by any member thereof, or by any person or persons acting under the orders of said 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 the subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided in section 33 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 by 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 willfully, corruptly and falsely, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

70 ILCS 1215/32

    (70 ILCS 1215/32) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 145)
    Sec. 32. 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, or at any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, and who were honorably discharged therefrom, and all persons who were engaged in such military or naval service during any of said years or period, 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, where 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 appointment to civil offices, positions or places of employment in the classified civil service to which the provisions of this Act apply 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 of eligibles that may be 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 shall be created under the provisions of this Act to be certified for employment. 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 purposes 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 specified in this Act, at any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, or at any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, and who were honorably discharged therefrom who are now or who 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 where such disobediences consisted in the 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 to which the provisions of this Act apply.
    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 30 months, and by adding to the final grade average which they will receive as a 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 or naval service hereunder shall be required to furnish evidence or record of honorable discharge from the armed forces before any examination held hereunder but such preference shall be given after the posting or publication of the eligible list or register and before any certification or appointments are made from the eligible register.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2184.)

70 ILCS 1215/33

    (70 ILCS 1215/33) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 146)
    Sec. 33. Any person who shall willfully or through culpable negligence violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2362.)

70 ILCS 1215/34

    (70 ILCS 1215/34) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 147)
    Sec. 34. 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 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/35

    (70 ILCS 1215/35) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 148)
    Sec. 35. 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 instituted them unless they request the aid of other prosecuting officers.
(Source: Laws 1939, p. 418.)

70 ILCS 1215/36

    (70 ILCS 1215/36) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 149)
    Sec. 36. 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 a 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 the 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 request the aid of other prosecuting attorneys.
(Source: P.A. 83-334.)

70 ILCS 1215/37

    (70 ILCS 1215/37) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 149a)
    Sec. 37. All final administrative decisions of the Civil Service Board or the Board of Hearings hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)