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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Art. 3

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3. OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-1

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-1 heading)
Division 3-1. Auditor

55 ILCS 5/3-1001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1001)
    Sec. 3-1001. Auditors in counties of 75,000 to 3,000,000. In all counties containing less than 3,000,000 and over 75,000 inhabitants by the last federal census, there is created the office of county auditor, whose term of office shall be 4 years and until his successor is elected and qualified. The nomination and election shall be subject to the general election laws of the State. Each county auditor shall take office the first day of the month following the month of his election on which the office of the county auditor is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open. The qualifications and oath of office shall be the same as apply to other county officers. Each county auditor shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, give bond (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding) in such penalty and with such security as the county board deems sufficient, which bond shall be substantially in the form required by law to be given by the county clerk. Such bond shall be filed with the county clerk on or before the day the county auditor takes office. In case of a vacancy in the office of county auditor caused by death, resignation, or removal from office, the vacancy shall be filled as provided for filling vacancies of other county offices. If the auditor is temporarily unable to perform his or her duties for any reason, the deputy auditor, if there is one, shall assume the duties of the auditor until the auditor is able to resume his or her duties or until a replacement for the auditor is chosen.
(Source: P.A. 87-401; 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1002)
    Sec. 3-1002. Auditors in counties of 75,000 population or less. In counties of 75,000 population or less, as determined by the last federal census preceding the date of appointment, the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the county board may appoint and employ a county auditor whose term of office shall be 4 years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. Every county auditor appointed pursuant to the provisions of this Section shall hold office until the first Tuesday of May, 1961, and until a successor is appointed and qualified. A successor shall be appointed and take office on the first Tuesday of May, 1961, and every 4 years thereafter, for a term of 4 years and until another successor is appointed and qualified. The qualifications and oath of office of such county auditor shall be the same as apply to other county officers. Each county auditor shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, give bond in such penalty and with such security as the county board shall deem sufficient, which bond shall be substantially in the form required by law to be given by the county clerk. Said bond shall be filed with the county clerk on or before the date the county auditor enters into the duties of the office. In case of a vacancy in the office of county auditor caused by death, resignation, or removal from office, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the county board. If the auditor is temporarily unable to perform his or her duties for any reason, the deputy auditor, if there is one, shall assume the duties of the auditor until the auditor is able to resume his or her duties or until a replacement for the auditor is chosen.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-401.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1003)
    Sec. 3-1003. Commissions. Every county auditor whose office is established under Section 3-1001 shall be commissioned by the Governor. No commission shall issue except upon the certification by the county clerk of the appropriate county that the county auditor was duly elected or appointed, and that such county auditor has filed the bond and taken the oath of office as heretofore provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1004)
    Sec. 3-1004. Internal operations of office. The county auditor shall control the internal operations of the office and procure equipment, materials and services necessary to perform the duties of the office, subject to the budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1005)
    Sec. 3-1005. Duties of auditor. The duties of the county auditor shall be to:
    (a) Audit all claims against the county, and recommend to the county board the payment or rejection of all claims presented.
    (b) Collect, analyze and preserve statistical and financial information with respect to the cost of operation of the various institutions and facilities maintained, operated or owned by the county.
    (c) Approve all orders for supplies issued by the various county officers, before the orders are to be placed with the parties to whom the same are to be given.
    (d) Maintain a file of all contracts entered into by the county board and all authorized county officers, for or on behalf of the county.
    (e) Report quarterly to the county board the entire financial operations of the county including revenues anticipated and received, expenditures estimated and paid, obligations unpaid, the condition of all funds and appropriations and other pertinent information. The county auditor shall cause to be published in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county, a notice of the availability of the quarterly report for public inspection in the office of the county auditor. Such notice shall be published within 30 days of the date of the scheduled release of the report.
    (f) Audit the receipts of all county officers and departments presented for deposit with the county treasurer.
    (g) Maintain a continuous internal audit of the operations and financial records of the officers, agents or divisions of the county. The county auditor shall have access to all records, documents, and resources necessary for the discharge of this responsibility.
    (h) Audit the inventory of all real and personal property owned by the county under the control and management of the various officers and departments of the county.
    (i) Audit the documentation, records, and bases for the amounts billed to the county, as maintained by county vendors, under agreements between the county and its vendors, when those agreements provide that the amounts billed to the county are based upon actual costs incurred by the vendor, or when those agreements include the requirement that the county provide a reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs incurred by the vendors. The county auditor shall audit the documentation, records, and bases for the amounts required to be paid to the county under agreements with outside parties, when those amounts are based upon records and documentation generated, compiled, and maintained by the outside party. The vendors and outside parties affected by this Section shall provide to the county auditor, on a timely basis, all records and documents required by the county auditor relative to the county auditor's duties under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1358.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1006)
    Sec. 3-1006. Additional duties in counties of 275,000 or less. In counties of 275,000 population or less, as determined by the last federal decennial census, the county auditor, in addition to the duties prescribed in Section 3-1005, shall:
    (a) Be the general accountant of the county and keep its general accounts.
    (b) Devise and install a system of financial records in the offices and divisions of the county, to be followed in such offices and divisions. Such a system shall be suitable to the needs of the office and in accordance with generally accepted principles of accounting for governmental bodies.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1007)
    Sec. 3-1007. Deputies and employees. The county auditor shall appoint deputies and employees. The deputies shall take and subscribe the same oath of office as is required of other county officers. Any such oath shall be filed with the county clerk and entered of record by such clerk. Compensation of deputies and employees not otherwise provided for by law shall be fixed by the county auditor subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-1008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-1008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-1008)
    Sec. 3-1008. Continuing education. Each county auditor shall obtain at least 20 hours of continuing professional education related to the operation of the auditor's office each year. Reasonable expenses incurred by the auditor in obtaining that education shall be reimbursed by the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-1358.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-2

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-2 heading)
Division 3-2. Clerk

55 ILCS 5/3-2001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2001)
    Sec. 3-2001. Election of county clerk. In all counties there shall be an elected county clerk who shall hold office until his successor is qualified. The functions and powers of the county clerks shall be uniform in the various counties of this State. He shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day in the month of December following his election on which the office of the county clerk is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2002)
    Sec. 3-2002. Oath. Each county clerk, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution which shall be entered at large upon the records of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003)
    Sec. 3-2003. Functions, powers and duties of clerk. The county clerk shall have those functions, powers and duties as provided in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3-2004.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003.1)
    Sec. 3-2003.1. Appointment of deputies, assistants and personnel. The county clerk shall appoint his deputies, assistants and personnel to assist him in the performance of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003.2) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003.2)
    Sec. 3-2003.2. Internal operations of office. The county clerk shall have the right to control the internal operations of his office; to procure necessary equipment, materials and services to perform the duties of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003.3

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003.3) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003.3)
    Sec. 3-2003.3. Monthly report of financial status. The county clerk shall file a monthly report summarizing the financial status of his office in such form as shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003.4

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003.4) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003.4)
    Sec. 3-2003.4. Deposit of fee income; special funds. The county clerk shall deposit in the office of the county treasurer monthly by the 10th day of the month following, all fee income. The county clerk may maintain the following special funds from which the county board shall authorize payments by voucher between board meetings:
    (a) Overpayments.
    (b) Reasonable amount needed during the succeeding accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
    (c) Excess earnings from the sale of revenue stamps to be maintained in a fund to be used for the purchase of additional stamps from the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    (d) Fund to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
    (e) Trust funds, for tax redemptions, or for such other purposes as may be provided for by law.
    (f) Such other funds as may be authorized by the county board.
    The county clerk shall make accounting monthly to the county board of all special funds maintained by him in the discharge of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2003.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2003.5) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2003.5)
    Sec. 3-2003.5. Compensation of deputies and employees. Compensation of deputies and employees shall be fixed by the county clerk subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2004)
    Sec. 3-2004. Prompt payment. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2005)
    Sec. 3-2005. Bond. Each county clerk shall, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, give bond (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding) in such penalty and with such security as the county board shall deem sufficient, which bond shall be substantially in the following form, and shall be recorded in full in the records of his or her office, and when so recorded shall be deposited with the clerk of the circuit court for safe keeping:
    We, (A B) principal, and (C D) and (E F), sureties, all of the county of .... and State of Illinois, are obligated to the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of $...., for the payment of which, we obligate ourselves, each of us, our heirs, executors and administrators.
    The condition of the above bond is such, that if the above obligated (A B) shall perform all the duties which are or may be required by law to be performed by him as county clerk of the county of .... in the time and manner prescribed or to be prescribed by law, and when he is succeeded in office, shall surrender and deliver over to his or her successor in office all books, papers, moneys, and other things belonging to the county, and appertaining to his or her office, then the above bond to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
    Dated (insert date).
    Signed and delivered in the presence of (G H).
Signature A B,
Signature C D,
Signature E F.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2006)
    Sec. 3-2006. Commission. County clerks shall be commissioned by the governor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2007)
    Sec. 3-2007. Office quarters and hours; violation. The county clerk shall keep his office at the court house of his county, or at such other place as may be provided for him by the authorities of such county seat and shall keep his office open and attend to the duties thereof:
    (a) In counties of 500,000 or more population from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. of each working day except Saturday afternoons and legal holidays, but the clerk may open the office at 8 a. m. on each working day:
    (b) In counties of less than 500,000 population from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. of each working day except Saturdays and legal holidays, but in such counties the office shall remain open until noon the Saturday before general, primary or special election days.
    Provided, that the days on which such office shall be open and the hours of opening and closing of the office of the county clerk may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, when any election is held and the results of such election are required by law to be returned to the county clerk, the office of the county clerk shall remain open for the purpose of receiving such results from the time of opening of the polls until the returns from each precinct have been received.
    Any county clerk who fails to keep his office open for the purpose of receiving election returns as required by this Section commits a business offense, and shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2008)
    Sec. 3-2008. Seal. He shall be keeper of the seal of the county, which shall be used by him in all cases where he is required to use an official seal.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2009)
    Sec. 3-2009. Deputies. He shall appoint a chief deputy and may appoint additional deputies, who shall take and subscribe the same oath for the discharge of their duties as is required of the county clerk, which shall be entered of record in his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2010)
    Sec. 3-2010. Responsibility. The principal clerk shall in all cases be responsible for the acts of his deputies. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of the county clerk in any county, including counties with a population of less than 60,000 inhabitants, the chief deputy clerk shall perform all the duties appertaining to the office of county clerk until the successor of such clerk is elected or appointed and qualified as provided in Section 3-2011.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2011)
    Sec. 3-2011. Vacancies; military service. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of any county clerk and the unexpired term exceeds one year, the vacancy shall be filled as provided by The Election Code by appointment of a clerk pro tempore, who shall qualify by giving bond and taking the oath as required of the county clerk, and shall thereupon perform all the duties and be entitled to all the emoluments and be subject to all the penalties appertaining to the office of county clerk until the successor of such clerk is elected or appointed and qualified; Provided, that in case the county clerk is called into the active military service of the United States, the appointee shall perform and discharge all the duties of the county clerk during the time such county clerk is in the active military service of the United States, and such county clerk so appointed shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties of a regularly elected county clerk under the laws of this State, and shall be paid the same compensation as provided by law for the county clerk of that county, apportioned as to the time of service, and such appointment and all authority thereunder shall cease upon the discharge of the said county clerk from such active military service of the United States; and provided further, that the office of county clerk shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time the said county clerk is in the active military service of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2012)
    Sec. 3-2012. Custody of records; public inspection. The county clerk shall have the care and custody of all the records, books and papers appertaining to and filed or deposited in their respective offices, and the same, except as otherwise provided in the Vital Records Act, shall be open to the inspection of all persons without reward.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/3-2013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-2013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-2013)
    Sec. 3-2013. General duties of clerk. Subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", the duties of the county clerk shall be-
    1st. To act as clerk of the county board of his county and to keep an accurate record of the proceedings of said board, file and preserve all bills of account acted upon by the board, and when any account is allowed or disallowed, he shall note that fact thereon, and when a part of any account is allowed he shall note particularly the items allowed.
    2nd. To keep a book in which he shall enter the number, date and amount of each order upon the county treasurer, and the name of the person in whose favor the same is drawn, and when such order is canceled, he shall note the date of cancellation opposite such entry.
    3rd. Before any such order is delivered to the person for whose benefit it is drawn, the county clerk shall present the same to the county treasurer, who shall personally countersign the same.
    4th. To keep a book, in which shall be entered in alphabetical order, by name of the principal, a minute of all official bonds filed in his office, giving the name of the office, amount and date of bond, names of sureties and date of filing, with such reference to the number or other designation of the bond, that the same may be easily found.
    5th. To keep proper alphabetical indexes of all records and papers in his office.
    6th. To give any person requiring the same, and paying the lawful fees therefor, a copy of any record, paper or account in his office.
    7th. Such other duties as are or may be required by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-3

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-3 heading)
Division 3-3. Coroner

55 ILCS 5/3-3001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3001)
    Sec. 3-3001. Commission; training; duties performed by other county officer.
    (a) Every coroner shall be commissioned by the Governor, but no commission shall issue except upon the certificate of the county clerk of the proper county of the due election or appointment of the coroner and that the coroner has filed his or her bond and taken the oath of office as provided in this Division.
    (b) (1) Within 30 days of assuming office, a coroner
    
elected to that office for the first time shall apply for admission to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board coroners training program. Completion of the training program shall be within 6 months of application. Any coroner may direct the chief deputy coroner or a deputy coroner, or both, to attend the training program, provided the coroner has completed the training program. Satisfactory completion of the program shall be evidenced by a certificate issued to the coroner by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. All coroners shall complete the training program at least once while serving as coroner.
        (2) In developing the coroner training program, the
    
Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall consult with the Illinois Coroners Association and the Illinois Necropsy Board.
        (3) The Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards
    
Board shall notify the proper county board of the failure by a coroner to successfully complete this training program.
    (c) Every coroner shall attend at least 24 hours of accredited continuing education for coroners in each calendar year.
    (d) In all counties that provide by resolution for the elimination of the office of coroner pursuant to a referendum, the resolution may also provide, as part of the same proposition, that the duties of the coroner be taken over by another county officer specified by the resolution and proposition.
(Source: P.A. 87-255; 88-586, eff. 8-12-94.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3002)
    Sec. 3-3002. Commencement of duties. The coroner shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day of the month of December following his election on which the coroner's office is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3003)
    Sec. 3-3003. Duties of coroner. The county coroner shall control the internal operations of his office. Subject to the applicable county appropriation ordinance, the coroner shall procure necessary equipment, materials, supplies and services to perform the duties of the office. Compensation of deputies and employees shall be fixed by the coroner, subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board. Purchases of equipment shall be made in accordance with any ordinance requirements for centralized purchasing through another county office or through the State which are applicable to all county offices.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3004)
    Sec. 3-3004. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, he or she shall give bond, with 2 or more sufficient sureties (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), to be approved by the circuit court for his or her county, in the penal sum of $5,000, which shall cover both the coroner and any deputies, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, conditioned that each will faithfully discharge all the duties required or to be required of him by law as such coroner, deputy coroner or as sheriff of the county, in case he or she shall act as such. The bond shall be entered of record in the court and filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county. The costs of the bond shall be paid by the county.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3005)
    Sec. 3-3005. Oath. He shall also, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of his county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3006)
    Sec. 3-3006. Copies of bond as evidence. Copies of such bond, certified by the county clerk, or of the record thereof certified by the clerk of the circuit court, shall be received as evidence.
(Source: P.A. 86-961.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3007)
    Sec. 3-3007. Conservator of the peace. Each coroner shall be conservator of the peace in his county, and, in the performance of his duties as such, shall have the same powers as the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3008)
    Sec. 3-3008. Coroner to act when sheriff prejudiced. When it appears from the papers in a case that the sheriff or his deputy is a party thereto, or from affidavit filed that he is interested therein, or is of kin, or partial to or prejudiced against either party, the summons, execution or other process may be directed to the coroner, who shall perform all the duties in relation thereto, and attend to the suit in like manner as if he were sheriff; and the interests, consanguinity, partiality or prejudice of the sheriff shall not be cause for a change of venue.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3009)
    Sec. 3-3009. Deputy coroner's, sheriff's or police officer's performance of coroner's duties. If there is no coroner, or it shall appear in like manner that he or she is also a party to or interested in the suit, or of kin, or partial to or prejudiced against either party, or the coroner has an economic or personal interest that conflicts with his or her official duties as coroner, the coroner shall disqualify himself or herself from acting at an investigation or inquest and process shall in like manner issue to the deputy coroner if designated by the coroner to fill the vacancy, or, if no designation is made, to any sheriff, sheriff's deputy or police officer, in the county, who shall perform like duties as required of the coroner. The designation shall be in writing and filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 98-812, eff. 8-1-14.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3010)
    Sec. 3-3010. Deputy sheriff, undersheriff, or coroner to act when sheriff's office vacant. Where the office of the sheriff is vacant, the chief deputy sheriff or undersheriff if designated by the sheriff to fill the vacancy, or, if no designation is made, the coroner of the county shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed by the sheriff, and have the same powers, and be liable to the same penalties and proceedings as if he were sheriff, until another sheriff is elected or appointed and qualified. The designation shall be in writing and filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 91-633, eff. 12-1-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3011)
    Sec. 3-3011. Classification of counties. For the purposes of this Division, counties of more than 1,000,000 population shall be designated as Class I counties, and counties of not more than 1,000,000 population as Class II counties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3012)
    Sec. 3-3012. In-service training expenses. The county coroner may maintain a special fund, from which the county board shall authorize payments by voucher between board meetings, to pay necessary travel dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings for the purpose of providing in-service training.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3013)
    Sec. 3-3013. Preliminary investigations; blood and urine analysis; summoning jury; reports. Every coroner, whenever, as soon as he knows or is informed that the dead body of any person is found, or lying within his county, whose death is suspected of being:
        (a) A sudden or violent death, whether apparently
    
suicidal, homicidal or accidental, including but not limited to deaths apparently caused or contributed to by thermal, traumatic, chemical, electrical or radiational injury, or a complication of any of them, or by drowning or suffocation, or as a result of domestic violence as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986;
        (b) A maternal or fetal death due to abortion, or any
    
death due to a sex crime or a crime against nature;
        (c) A death where the circumstances are suspicious,
    
obscure, mysterious or otherwise unexplained or where, in the written opinion of the attending physician, the cause of death is not determined;
        (d) A death where addiction to alcohol or to any drug
    
may have been a contributory cause; or
        (e) A death where the decedent was not attended by a
    
licensed physician;
shall go to the place where the dead body is, and take charge of the same and shall make a preliminary investigation into the circumstances of the death. In the case of death without attendance by a licensed physician the body may be moved with the coroner's consent from the place of death to a mortuary in the same county. Coroners in their discretion shall notify such physician as is designated in accordance with Section 3-3014 to attempt to ascertain the cause of death, either by autopsy or otherwise.
    In cases of accidental death involving a motor vehicle in which the decedent was (1) the operator or a suspected operator of a motor vehicle, or (2) a pedestrian 16 years of age or older, the coroner shall require that a blood specimen of at least 30 cc., and if medically possible a urine specimen of at least 30 cc. or as much as possible up to 30 cc., be withdrawn from the body of the decedent in a timely fashion after the accident causing his death, by such physician as has been designated in accordance with Section 3-3014, or by the coroner or deputy coroner or a qualified person designated by such physician, coroner, or deputy coroner. If the county does not maintain laboratory facilities for making such analysis, the blood and urine so drawn shall be sent to the Department of State Police or any other accredited or State-certified laboratory for analysis of the alcohol, carbon monoxide, and dangerous or narcotic drug content of such blood and urine specimens. Each specimen submitted shall be accompanied by pertinent information concerning the decedent upon a form prescribed by such laboratory. Any person drawing blood and urine and any person making any examination of the blood and urine under the terms of this Division shall be immune from all liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed.
    In all other cases coming within the jurisdiction of the coroner and referred to in subparagraphs (a) through (e) above, blood, and whenever possible, urine samples shall be analyzed for the presence of alcohol and other drugs. When the coroner suspects that drugs may have been involved in the death, either directly or indirectly, a toxicological examination shall be performed which may include analyses of blood, urine, bile, gastric contents and other tissues. When the coroner suspects a death is due to toxic substances, other than drugs, the coroner shall consult with the toxicologist prior to collection of samples. Information submitted to the toxicologist shall include information as to height, weight, age, sex and race of the decedent as well as medical history, medications used by and the manner of death of decedent.
    When the coroner or medical examiner finds that the cause of death is due to homicidal means, the coroner or medical examiner shall cause blood and buccal specimens (tissue may be submitted if no uncontaminated blood or buccal specimen can be obtained), whenever possible, to be withdrawn from the body of the decedent in a timely fashion. Within 45 days after the collection of the specimens, the coroner or medical examiner shall deliver those specimens, dried, to the Illinois Department of State Police, Division of Forensic Services, for analysis and categorizing into genetic marker groupings to be maintained by the Illinois Department of State Police in the State central repository in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions, as provided in Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections. The requirements of this paragraph are in addition to any other findings, specimens, or information that the coroner or medical examiner is required to provide during the conduct of a criminal investigation.
    In all counties, in cases of apparent suicide, homicide, or accidental death or in other cases, within the discretion of the coroner, the coroner may summon 8 persons of lawful age from those persons drawn for petit jurors in the county. The summons shall command these persons to present themselves personally at such a place and time as the coroner shall determine, and may be in any form which the coroner shall determine and may incorporate any reasonable form of request for acknowledgement which the coroner deems practical and provides a reliable proof of service. The summons may be served by first class mail. From the 8 persons so summoned, the coroner shall select 6 to serve as the jury for the inquest. Inquests may be continued from time to time, as the coroner may deem necessary. The 6 jurors selected in a given case may view the body of the deceased. If at any continuation of an inquest one or more of the original jurors shall be unable to continue to serve, the coroner shall fill the vacancy or vacancies. A juror serving pursuant to this paragraph shall receive compensation from the county at the same rate as the rate of compensation that is paid to petit or grand jurors in the county. The coroner shall furnish to each juror without fee at the time of his discharge a certificate of the number of days in attendance at an inquest, and, upon being presented with such certificate, the county treasurer shall pay to the juror the sum provided for his services.
    In counties which have a jury commission, in cases of apparent suicide or homicide or of accidental death, the coroner may conduct an inquest. The jury commission shall provide at least 8 jurors to the coroner, from whom the coroner shall select any 6 to serve as the jury for the inquest. Inquests may be continued from time to time as the coroner may deem necessary. The 6 jurors originally chosen in a given case may view the body of the deceased. If at any continuation of an inquest one or more of the 6 jurors originally chosen shall be unable to continue to serve, the coroner shall fill the vacancy or vacancies. At the coroner's discretion, additional jurors to fill such vacancies shall be supplied by the jury commission. A juror serving pursuant to this paragraph in such county shall receive compensation from the county at the same rate as the rate of compensation that is paid to petit or grand jurors in the county.
    In every case in which a fire is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The coroner shall provide a copy of the death certificate (i) within 30 days after filing the permanent death certificate and (ii) in a manner that is agreed upon by the coroner and the State Fire Marshal.
    In addition, in every case in which domestic violence is determined to be a contributing factor in a death, the coroner shall report the death to the Department of State Police.
    All deaths in State institutions and all deaths of wards of the State in private care facilities or in programs funded by the Department of Human Services under its powers relating to mental health and developmental disabilities or alcoholism and substance abuse or funded by the Department of Children and Family Services shall be reported to the coroner of the county in which the facility is located. If the coroner has reason to believe that an investigation is needed to determine whether the death was caused by maltreatment or negligent care of the ward of the State, the coroner may conduct a preliminary investigation of the circumstances of such death as in cases of death under circumstances set forth in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-484, eff. 6-1-08; 96-1059, eff. 7-14-10.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3014)
    Sec. 3-3014. Autopsy to be performed by licensed physician; costs; reports. Any medical examination or autopsy conducted pursuant to this Division shall be performed by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, and wherever possible by one having special training in pathology. In Class I counties, medical examinations or autopsies (including those performed on exhumed bodies) shall be performed by physicians appointed or designated by the coroner, and in Class II counties by physicians appointed or designated by the Director of Public Health upon the recommendation of the advisory board on necropsy service to coroners after the board has consulted with the elected coroner. Any autopsy performed by a physician so appointed or designated shall be deemed lawful. The cost of all autopsies, medical examinations, laboratory fees, if any, and travel expenses of the examining physician and the costs of exhuming a body under the authority of subsection (c) of Section 3-3015 shall be payable from the general fund of the county where the body is found. The examining physician shall file copies of the reports or results of his or her autopsies and medical examinations with the coroner and also with the Department of Public Health.
    No coroner may perform any autopsy required or authorized by law unless the coroner is a pathologist whose services are requested by the coroner of another county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-317.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3015)
    Sec. 3-3015. Circumstances under which autopsy to be performed.
    (a) Where a death has occurred and the circumstances concerning the death are suspicious, obscure, mysterious, or otherwise unexplained and in the opinion of the examining physician or the coroner the cause of death cannot be established definitely except by autopsy, and where a death has occurred while being pursued, apprehended, or taken into custody by or while in the custody of any law enforcement agency, it is declared that the public interest requires that an autopsy be performed, and it shall be the duty and responsibility of the coroner to cause an autopsy to be performed, including the taking of x-rays and the performance of other medical tests as the coroner deems appropriate.
    (b) The coroner shall instruct involved parties that embalming of the body is not to be conducted until the toxicology samples are drawn. If a child dies from suspicious or unexplained circumstances, the coroner shall secure the services of a pathologist. The Department of Public Health shall provide coroners and pathologists with a child death autopsy protocol.
    (c) If the coroner determines it advisable to exhume a body for the purpose of investigation or autopsy or both, and the coroner would have been authorized under this Section to perform an investigation or autopsy on the body before it was interred, the coroner may exhume the body after consulting on the matter with the state's attorney and upon the order of the circuit court directing the exhumation upon the petition of the state's attorney.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-317; 87-419; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3016)
    Sec. 3-3016. Sudden infant death syndrome. Where an infant under 2 years of age has died suddenly and unexpectedly and the circumstances concerning the death are unexplained, an autopsy shall be performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches who has special training in pathology. When an autopsy is conducted under this Section, the parents or guardian of the child shall receive a preliminary report of the autopsy within 5 days of the infant's death. All suspected Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases shall be reported to the Statewide Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program within 72 hours.
    Death certificates shall list the cause of death as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome where this finding is medically justified pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health. Copies of death certificates which list the cause of death of infants under 2 years of age as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome shall be forwarded to the Department of Public Health within 30 days of the death with a report which shall include an autopsy report, epidemiological data required by the Department and other pertinent data.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3016.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3016.5)
    Sec. 3-3016.5. Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).
    (a) All autopsies conducted in this State shall include an inquiry to determine whether the death was a direct result of a seizure or epilepsy. If the findings in an autopsy of a medical examiner, examining physician, or coroner are consistent with known or suspected sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), then the medical examiner, examining physician, or coroner shall:
        (1) cause to be indicated on the death certificate
    
that SUDEP is the cause or suspected cause of death; and
        (2) forward a copy of the death certificate to the
    
North American SUDEP Registry at the Langone Medical Center at New York University within 30 days.
     (b) For the purposes of this Section, "sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy" refers to a death in a patient previously diagnosed with epilepsy that is not due to trauma, drowning, status epilepticus, or other known causes, but for which there is often evidence of an associated seizure. A finding of sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy is definite when clinical criteria are met and autopsy reveals no alternative cause of death, such as stroke, myocardial infarction, or drug intoxication, although there may be evidence of a seizure.
(Source: P.A. 98-340, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3017)
    Sec. 3-3017. Cremation. In any death where the remains are to be cremated, it shall be the duty of the funeral director or person having custody of the dead body to obtain from the coroner a permit to cremate the body. The coroner's permit to cremate shall be presented to the local registrar in applying for the Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body provided for in Section 21 of the Vital Records Act, and the local registrar shall attach the coroner's permit to cremate to the Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body which is issued. No crematory shall cremate a dead human body unless a Permit for Disposition of Dead Human Body with an attached coroner's permit to cremate has been furnished to authorize the cremation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3018)
    Sec. 3-3018. Death certificates. Every coroner, as soon as he shall have completed his investigation of the cause and circumstances of any death coming within his jurisdiction hereunder, shall issue a death certificate on the form prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3019)
    Sec. 3-3019. Removal of bodies; violation. No dead body which may be subject to the terms of this Division, or the personal property of such a deceased person, shall be handled, moved, disturbed, embalmed or removed from the place of death by any person, except with the permission of the coroner, unless the same shall be necessary to protect such body or property from damage or destruction, or unless necessary to protect life, safety, or health. Any person knowingly violating the provisions of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3020)
    Sec. 3-3020. Coroner to be notified; violation. Every law enforcement official, funeral director, ambulance attendant, hospital director or administrator or person having custody of the body of a deceased person, where the death is one subject to investigation under Section 3-3013, and any physician in attendance upon such a decedent at the time of his death, shall notify the coroner promptly. Any such person failing to so notify the coroner promptly shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, unless such person has reasonable cause to believe that the coroner had already been so notified.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3021)
    Sec. 3-3021. Public policy; release of body to next of kin. As a guide to the interpretation and application of this Division it is declared that the public policy of the State is as follows:
    That as soon as may be consistent with the performance of his duties under this Division the coroner shall release the body of the decedent to the decedent's next of kin, personal representative, friends, or to the person designated in writing by the decedent or to the funeral director selected by such persons, as the case may be, for burial, and none of the duties or powers of coroners enumerated in this Division shall be construed to interfere with or control the right of such persons to the custody and burial of the decedent upon completion of the coroner's investigation.
    Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude the coroner from consulting with the decedent's next of kin, personal representative, friends or the person designated in writing by the decedent where the decedent was under treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone in accordance with the tenets and practice of a well recognized church or religious denomination in making his preliminary investigation under subsection (E) of Section 3-3013, nor shall anything herein contained be construed to require an autopsy by reason of the sole fact that the decedent was under treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3022

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3022)
    Sec. 3-3022. Bystanders. If a sufficient number of jurors so summoned do not attend, the coroner may summon others from among the bystanders to make up the jury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3023

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3023)
    Sec. 3-3023. Penalties against jurors. Whoever, being so summoned as a juror, fails or refuses, without good cause, to attend at the time and place required, or appearing, refuses to act as such juror or misbehaves while acting as such juror, shall be guilty of a petty offense and be fined not less than $3 nor more than $20.
    Any fine collected under this Section shall be paid over to the county treasurer and deposited into the general fund of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3024

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3024)
    Sec. 3-3024. Oath of jurors. When the jury are assembled, the coroner shall appoint one of the number as foreman, and administer to him an oath or affirmation, in the following form, to-wit:
    You, as foreman to this inquest, do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may require), that you will diligently inquire, and true presentment make, how, and in what manner, and by whom or what, the body which lies dead, came to its death; and that you will deliver to me, the coroner of this county, a true inquest thereof, according to such evidence as shall be given you, and according to the best of your knowledge and belief; so help you God.
    And to the other jurors, one as follows, to-wit:
    The same oath which A B, your foreman has just now taken on his part, you and each of you do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may require), to keep on your respective parts; so help you God.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3025

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3025)
    Sec. 3-3025. Verdict of jury. It shall be the duty of the jurors, as sworn aforesaid, to inquire how, in what manner, and by whom or what, the said dead body came to its death, and of all other facts of and concerning the same, together with all material circumstances in anywise related to or connected with the said death, and make up and sign a verdict, and deliver the same to the coroner. As part of its verdict, the jury may make recommendations other than for criminal prosecutions.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3026

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3026)
    Sec. 3-3026. Summoning witnesses; subpoenas. The coroner shall have power to summon, or cause to be summoned, and compel the attendance of all such witnesses whose testimony may probably be requisite to the proving of any fact or circumstance relating to the object of such his inquest, and to administer to such witnesses the proper oath.
    If the coroner is unable to secure records or documents he deems necessary to complete the investigation required by Section 3-3013, or for the establishing or proving of any fact or circumstance relating to the object of his inquest, he shall appear before the circuit judge of the county for which he is coroner and, upon good cause shown, said judge shall issue a subpoena for the delivery to the coroner of the documents or records requested.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3027

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3027)
    Sec. 3-3027. Notice of inquest. The coroner shall make a reasonable attempt to notify the family of the deceased, and all known eyewitnesses to the death, of the date an inquest is to be held. Such notice shall be given at least 7 days before the date of the inquest. Such family members or eyewitnesses shall, if they request it, be given an opportunity to testify at the inquest. For purposes of this Section, "family" includes the parents, children, brothers and sisters of the deceased.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3028

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3028) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3028)
    Sec. 3-3028. Recognizance of witness. If the evidence of any witness implicates any person as the unlawful slayer of the person over whom the inquest is held, the coroner shall recognize such witness in such sum as he may think proper, to be and appear at the Circuit Court for the county on a designated day, within 30 days from the date of the recognizance, or as soon after such designated day as the court is in session, there to give evidence of the matter in question, and not depart without leave.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3029

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3029) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3029)
    Sec. 3-3029. Commitment of witness; returns. If any witness shall refuse to enter into such recognizance, it shall be the duty of the coroner to commit the witness so refusing to the common jail of the county, there to remain until discharged according to law; and the coroner shall carefully seal up and return to the clerk of the court the verdict of the jury, and the recognizances, and it shall be the duty of the clerk to carefully file and preserve the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3030

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3030) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3030)
    Sec. 3-3030. Representation of witnesses by counsel. Any witness appearing at the inquest shall have the right to be represented by counsel.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3031

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3031) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3031)
    Sec. 3-3031. Testimony reduced to writing; coroner's verdict not admissible in civil suit. The coroner shall cause the testimony of each witness who may be sworn and examined at any inquest to be written out and signed by said witness, together with his occupation and place of residence, which testimony shall be filed with said coroner in his office and carefully preserved: Provided, the coroner may cause the testimony of such witnesses to be recorded or taken in shorthand minutes and transcribed by a competent person, who shall certify that the transcript of the evidence so taken and transcribed by him from notes or a recording is a true and correct copy of the original minutes taken at said inquest and is a true and correct statement of the testimony of each of the several witnesses who have testified at said inquest. Which said transcript shall be filed and carefully preserved in the office of the coroner: And, provided, further, that whenever the testimony of the several witnesses at such inquest shall have been recorded or taken in shorthand minutes and transcribed as above provided for, the several witnesses shall not be required to sign such transcript or other statement of his testimony. Provided, further, that in any suit or proceeding hereafter commenced for the recovery of damages arising from or growing out of injuries caused by the negligence of any person, firm or corporation resulting in the death of any person or for the collection of a policy of insurance, neither the coroner's verdict returned upon the inquisition as provided herein, nor a copy thereof, shall be admissible as evidence to prove or establish any of the facts in controversy in said civil suit or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3032

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3032) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3032)
    Sec. 3-3032. Inquest record. Every coroner shall, at the expense of the county, be supplied with proper record books wherein he shall enter the name, if known, of each person upon whose body an inquest shall be held, together with the names of the jurors comprising the jury, the names, residences and occupations of the witnesses who are sworn and examined, and the verdict of the jury; in case the name of the person deceased is not known, the coroner shall make out a description of said person, and enter the same upon the record book to be so kept by him, together with all such facts and circumstances attending the death which may be known, and which may lead to the identification of the person; and shall carefully take an inventory of said person's personal effects and property of every kind and nature whatever, and state on his records what has been done with the same, and where the proceeds of any such property and the money and papers, if any, are deposited.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3033

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3033) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3033)
    Sec. 3-3033. Disposition of property. When any valuable personal property, money or papers, are found upon or near the body which is the subject of a coroner's investigation, inquiry or inquest, the coroner shall take charge of the same and deliver the same to those entitled to its care or possession; but if not claimed, or if the same shall be necessary to defray the expenses of the burial, the coroner shall, after giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of sale, sell such property, and after deducting coroner's fees and funeral expenses, deposit the proceeds thereof, and the money and papers so found, with the county treasurer, taking his receipt therefor, there to remain subject to the order of the legal representatives of the deceased, if claimed within 5 years thereafter, or if not claimed within that time, to vest in the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3034

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3034) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3034)
    Sec. 3-3034. Disposition of body. After the inquest the coroner may deliver the body or human remains of the deceased to the family of the deceased or, if there are no family members to accept the body or the remains, then to friends of the deceased, if there be any, but if not, the coroner shall cause the body or the remains to be decently buried, cremated, or donated for medical science purposes, the expenses to be paid from the property of the deceased, if there is sufficient, if not, by the county. The coroner may not approve the cremation or donation of the body if it is necessary to preserve the body for law enforcement purposes. If the State Treasurer, pursuant to the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act, delivers human remains to the coroner, the coroner shall cause the human remains to be disposed of as provided in this Section. If the police department of any municipality or county investigates abandoned cremated remains, determines that they are human remains, and cannot locate the owner of the remains, then the police shall deliver the remains to the coroner, and the coroner shall cause the remains to be disposed of as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-1339, eff. 7-27-10; 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3035

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3035) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3035)
    Sec. 3-3035. Liability of common carrier for burial expenses. When any railroad, common carrier, airline or any steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel engaged in whole or in part in carrying passengers for hire, brings the dead body of any person into this State; or, wherever any person dies upon any railroad car, airplane or any such steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel in this State, or any person is killed by cars or machinery of any railroad company, or by accident thereto, or by accident to or upon any such airplane, steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel, or by accident thereto, or when the death occurs in or about any mine, mill or manufactory, and such death shall have been caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any such railroad company, common carrier, airline, steamboat, barge, propeller or other vessel owner, or of the owner of any mine, mill or manufactory, the company or person owning or operating such railroad cars, common carrier, airline, machinery, barge, steamboat, propeller or other vessel, mine, mill or manufactory, shall be liable to pay the expenses of the coroner's inquest upon and for the burial of the deceased, and the same may be recovered in the name of the county, in any circuit court.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3036

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3036) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3036)
    Sec. 3-3036. Arrest of slayer based on verdict. If a person implicated by the inquest as the unlawful slayer of the deceased or an accessory thereto is not in custody therefor, the coroner acting upon the signed verdict of his jury shall, in his capacity as conservator of the peace, apprehend such person and immediately bring him before a judge of the circuit court of his county to be dealt with according to law on a criminal charge preferred on the basis of such verdict.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3037

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3037)
    Sec. 3-3037. Embalming dead body. No licensed embalmer or person shall embalm the dead body of any person with, or inject therein, or place thereon any fluid or preparation of any kind before obtaining permission from the coroner where such body is the subject of a coroner's inquest. Any person who shall violate the provision of this Section commits a business offense and shall be fined not exceeding $5,000.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3038

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3038) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3038)
    Sec. 3-3038. Coroner in military service. In case any coroner is called into the active military service of the United States, the office of coroner shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time such coroner is in the active military service of the United States, but the presiding officer of the county board of the county, with the advice and consent of the county board, shall appoint some competent and qualified person to perform and discharge the duties of coroner in such county during the time such coroner is in the active military service of the United States, and such person shall receive the same compensation as provided by law for the coroner, apportioned as to the time of service, and such appointment and all authority thereunder shall cease upon the discharge of such coroner from the active military service of the United States. Such appointee shall give a bond as required of regularly elected coroners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3039

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3039) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3039)
    Sec. 3-3039. Vacancy. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of coroner, that vacancy shall be filled as provided in The Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3040

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3040) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3040)
    Sec. 3-3040. Appointment of deputies. Each coroner may appoint one or more deputies as the coroner, in his or her sole discretion, determines necessary and appropriate, subject to county board appropriations. The appointment shall be in writing and signed by the coroner. A deputy's compensation shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 88-281.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3041

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3041) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3041)
    Sec. 3-3041. Oath of deputies. Each deputy shall, before entering upon the duties of his office take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in like form as required of coroners, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3042

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3042) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3042)
    Sec. 3-3042. Duties of deputies. Deputy coroners, duly appointed and qualified, may perform any and all of the duties of the coroner in the name of the coroner, and the acts of such deputies shall be held to be acts of the coroner.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3043

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3043) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3043)
    Sec. 3-3043. Vacancy; appointed coroner. When a permanent vacancy in the office of coroner occurs and the position is an appointed one, the county board shall fill the vacancy within 60 days from the time the vacancy occurs. If the sheriff of the county is selected to perform the duties of the coroner and the sheriff agrees to serve in that capacity, the sheriff may be compensated for those duties. This compensation shall be in addition to all other compensation received as sheriff. Any sheriff who is serving as coroner before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 must be reappointed in order to continue to serve as coroner and to receive additional compensation under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-738.)

55 ILCS 5/3-3044

    (55 ILCS 5/3-3044) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-3044)
    Sec. 3-3044. Abolition of office; performance of duties by another. If the office of coroner has been abolished in a county by referendum and the referendum did not provide for the performance, by another person, of the duties previously performed by the coroner, the county board shall select a person to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner. The selection shall be made within 60 days after the referendum or within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, whichever is later. If the sheriff of the county is selected to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner and the sheriff agrees to perform those duties, the sheriff may be compensated for performing those duties. This compensation shall be in addition to all other compensation received in his or her capacity as sheriff. If, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, a county has abolished the office of coroner by a referendum that did not provide for someone to perform the duties previously performed by the coroner, and the sheriff of the county is performing those duties, the sheriff must be reappointed by the county board under this Section in order to continue to perform those duties and to receive the additional compensation authorized under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1141.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-4

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-4 heading)
Division 3-4. Public Defender and Appointed Counsel

55 ILCS 5/3-4000

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4000) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4000)
    Sec. 3-4000. Legislative declaration. The General Assembly recognizes that quality legal representation in criminal and related proceedings is a fundamental right of the people of the State of Illinois and that there should be no distinction in the availability of quality legal representation based upon a person's inability to pay. Therefore, it is the intent of the General Assembly to provide for effective county public defender systems throughout the State and encourage the active and substantial participation of the private bar in the representation of indigent defendants.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4000.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4000.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4000.1)
    Sec. 3-4000.1. Definitions. In this Division, except when a particular context clearly requires a different meaning, the following definitions apply:
    "Board" means the county board of commissioners.
    "President" means the president of the county board.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4001)
    Sec. 3-4001. Public defender in counties over 35,000. In each county of this State containing 35,000 or more inhabitants there is created the office of Public Defender and the person to be appointed to such office shall be known as the Public Defender. No person shall be eligible to or hold such office unless he is duly licensed as an attorney and counsellor-at-law in this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4002)
    Sec. 3-4002. Public defender in counties of less than 35,000. In each county of this State containing less than 35,000 inhabitants, the county board may, by resolution, create the office of Public Defender and the person appointed to such office shall be known as the Public Defender. No person shall be eligible to or hold such office unless he or she is duly licensed as an attorney at law in this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4003)
    Sec. 3-4003. Public defender in adjoining counties. Any 2 or more adjoining counties of this State that are within the same judicial circuit, may by joint resolution of the several county boards involved, create a common office of Public Defender for the counties so joined. The person appointed to such office shall be known as the Public Defender. No person shall be eligible to or hold such office unless he or she is duly licensed as an attorney at law in this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004)
    Sec. 3-4004. Appointment of Public Defender in counties under 1,000,000. As soon as may be after this Division becomes applicable to a county with a population under 1,000,000, the judges of the Circuit Court of the circuit in which the county is located shall, by a majority vote of the entire number of those judges, appoint to the office of Public Defender a properly qualified person, who shall hold office, his death or resignation not intervening, at the pleasure of the judges competent to appoint. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office it shall be filled in the same manner, and the person appointed to fill the vacancy shall have the same tenure of office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4004.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4004.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004.1)
    Sec. 3-4004.1. Appointment of Public Defender in counties over 1,000,000. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the position of Public Defender in counties over 1,000,000, a properly qualified person shall be appointed to the position by the President with the advice and consent of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4004.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4004.2) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4004.2)
    Sec. 3-4004.2. Qualifications of Public Defender and terms of employment in counties over 1,000,000. In counties with a population over 1,000,000, the following qualifications and terms of employment shall apply:
    (a) The president shall select as Public Defender only a person with the following qualifications: an attorney whose practice of law has clearly demonstrated experience in the representation of persons accused of crime; who has been licensed to practice law in this State or in another state for at least 5 years; who has had administrative experience; and who is dedicated to the goals of providing high quality representation for eligible persons and to improving the quality of defense services generally.
    (b) The Public Defender shall devote full time to the duties of the public defender system and shall not otherwise engage in the practice of law.
    (c) The Public Defender once approved by the Board shall serve for 6 years and may be removed by the President only for good cause or dereliction of duty after notice and a hearing before the Board. The effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991 shall be deemed the commencement of the term of the current public defender.
    (d) The Public Defender's compensation shall be set at a level that is commensurate with his qualifications and experience and professionally appropriate with the responsibility of the position. The Public Defender's compensation shall be comparable with that paid to circuit court judges, but in no event shall be more than that of the State's Attorney of the county.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4005)
    Sec. 3-4005. Oath of office. The person appointed as Public Defender, before entering on the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe an oath of office in writing before one of the judges competent to appoint, which oath shall be filed in the office of the County Clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4006)
    Sec. 3-4006. Duties of public defender. The Public Defender, as directed by the court, shall act as attorney, without fee, before any court within any county for all persons who are held in custody or who are charged with the commission of any criminal offense, and who the court finds are unable to employ counsel.
    The Public Defender shall be the attorney, without fee, when so appointed by the court under Section 1-20 of the Juvenile Court Act or Section 1-5 of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or by any court under Section 5(b) of the Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1983 for any party who the court finds is financially unable to employ counsel.
    Every court shall, with the consent of the defendant and where the court finds that the rights of the defendant would be prejudiced by the appointment of the public defender, appoint counsel other than the public defender, except as otherwise provided in Section 113-3 of the "Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963". That counsel shall be compensated as is provided by law. He shall also, in the case of the conviction of any such person, prosecute any proceeding in review which in his judgment the interests of justice require.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4006.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4006.1)
    Sec. 3-4006.1. Powers and Duties of the Cook County Public Defender. For each State fiscal year, the Cook County Public Defender shall appear before the General Assembly and request appropriations to be made from the Capital Litigation Trust Fund to the State Treasurer for the purpose of providing trial defense assistance in capital cases. The Public Defender may appear before the General Assembly at other times during the State's fiscal year to request supplemental appropriations be made from the Trust Fund to the State Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 91-589, eff. 1-1-00.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4007)
    Sec. 3-4007. Compensation.
    (a) The public defender shall be paid out of the county treasury, and, subject to appropriation, shall be paid by the Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund or the General Revenue Fund as provided in subsection (b), as the sole compensation for his or her services a salary in an amount fixed by the County Board. When a Public Defender in a county of 30,000 or more population is receiving not less than 90% of the compensation of the State's Attorney of such county, that Public Defender shall not engage in the private practice of law.
    (b) The State must pay 66 2/3% of the public defender's annual salary. If the public defender is employed full-time in that capacity, his or her salary must be at least 90% of that county's State's attorney's annual compensation. Subject to appropriation, these amounts furnished by the State shall be payable monthly by the Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund or the General Revenue Fund to the county in which each Public Defender is employed.
    (c) In cases where 2 or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office of Public Defender, the salary of the Public Defender shall be set and paid as provided by a joint resolution of the various county boards involved.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4008)
    Sec. 3-4008. Assistants in counties under 1,000,000. The Public Defender in counties with a population under 1,000,000 shall have power to appoint, in the manner directed by the judges mentioned in Section 3-4004 the number of assistants, all duly licensed practitioners, that those judges deem necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of the office, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Public Defender. He shall also, in like manner, appoint the number of clerks and other employees necessary for the due transaction of the business of the office. The compensation of the assistants, clerks and employees shall be fixed by the County Board and paid out of the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4008.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4008.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4008.1)
    Sec. 3-4008.1. Assistants in counties over 1,000,000. The Public Defender in counties with a population over 1,000,000 shall appoint assistants, all duly licensed practitioners, as that Public Defender shall deem necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of the office, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Public Defender. The Public Defender shall also, in like manner, appoint clerks and other employees necessary for the transaction of the business of the office. The compensation of and the appropriate number of assistants, clerks, and employees shall be fixed by the County Board and paid out of the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4009)
    Sec. 3-4009. Office quarters; expenses. The County Board shall provide suitable office quarters for the use of the Public Defender, and shall pay out of the county treasury for necessary office, travel and other expenses incurred in the defense of cases. In counties of less than 500,000 population, such payment shall be made after the circuit court of the county approves such expenses as being necessary and proper. In cases where 2 or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office of Public Defender, the expenses incurred under this Section shall be paid as provided for in a joint resolution of the various county boards involved.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4010)
    Sec. 3-4010. Records; reports in counties under 1,000,000. The Public Defender in counties with a population under 1,000,000 shall keep a record of the services rendered by him and prepare and file monthly with the County Board a written report of such services transmitting a copy of such report to the clerk of the Circuit Court for the judges thereof. In cases where 2 or more adjoining counties have joined to form a common office of Public Defender, the Public Defender so appointed shall file his monthly report with each of the several county boards involved.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4010.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4010.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4010.1)
    Sec. 3-4010.1. Records; reports in counties over 1,000,000. The public defender in counties with a population over 1,000,000 shall keep a record of the services rendered by him and prepare and file quarterly with the president a written report of those services.
(Source: P.A. 87-111.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-4011)
    Sec. 3-4011. Expenses and legal services for indigent defendants in felony cases. It shall be the duty of the county board in counties containing fewer than 500,000 inhabitants to appropriate a sufficient sum for the purpose of paying for the legal services necessarily rendered for the defense of indigent persons in felony cases, and for costs, expenses and legal services necessary in the prosecution of an appeal when the sentence is death, which is to be paid upon the orders of a court of competent jurisdiction. It shall likewise be the duty of the county board in counties containing fewer than 500,000 inhabitants to appropriate a sufficient sum for the payment of out of pocket expenses necessarily incurred by appointed counsel in the prosecution of an appeal on behalf of an indigent incarcerated defendant in felony cases. In such cases payment shall be made upon the order of the reviewing court.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-4012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-4012)
    Sec. 3-4012. Public defender's fees in counties of 3,000,000 or more population. The Cook County Public Defender shall be entitled to a $2 fee to be paid by the defendant on a judgment of guilty or a grant of supervision for a violation of any provision of the Illinois Vehicle Code or any felony, misdemeanor, or petty offense to discharge the expenses of the Cook County Public Defender's office for establishing and maintaining automated record keeping systems. The fee shall be remitted monthly to the county treasurer, to be deposited by him or her into a special fund designated as the Public Defender Records Automation Fund. Expenditures from this fund may be made by the Public Defender for hardware, software, research, and development costs and personnel related thereto.
(Source: P.A. 97-673, eff. 6-1-12.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-5

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-5 heading)
Division 3-5. Recorder

55 ILCS 5/3-5001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5001)
    Sec. 3-5001. County clerk as recorder; election of recorder. The county clerk in counties having a population of less than 60,000 inhabitants shall be the recorder in his county.
    In counties having a population of 60,000 or more inhabitants, there shall be elected a recorder, as provided by law, who shall hold his office until his successor is qualified.
    If the population of any county in which a recorder has been elected decreases to less than 60,000, the voters of that county shall continue to elect a recorder if the county board adopts a resolution to continue the office of an elected recorder.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5002)
    Sec. 3-5002. Bond. Every recorder, whether elected as such or holding the office of recorder in addition to the office of county clerk as hereinbefore provided, shall, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, give bonds (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), with sufficient security to be approved by the circuit court, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of $10,000 (except that in counties having a population of 60,000 or more inhabitants the penalty of the bond shall be $20,000), conditioned for the faithful discharge of his or her duties, and to deliver up all papers, books, records and other things appertaining to his or her office, whole, safe and undefaced, when lawfully required so to do - which bond shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State, and a copy thereof filed of record in the court.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5003)
    Sec. 3-5003. Oath. Each recorder, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution, which shall be filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5004)
    Sec. 3-5004. Commencement of duties. The recorder shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day in the month of December following his election on which the office of the recorder is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open. He shall be commissioned by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005)
    Sec. 3-5005. Functions, powers and duties of recorder. The functions and powers of the recorders shall be uniform in the various counties of this State. The recorder has those functions, powers and duties as provided in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3-5006.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005.1)
    Sec. 3-5005.1. Appointment of deputies, assistants and personnel. The recorder shall appoint his deputies, assistants and personnel to assist him in the performance of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005.2) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005.2)
    Sec. 3-5005.2. Internal operations of office. The recorder shall have the right to control the internal operations of his office; to procure necessary equipment, materials and services to perform the duties of his office. The Recorder shall have the right to select the computer or micrographic system to be used for document storage and retrieval. The Recorder may retain the services of management or consulting firms to establish or maintain such a system.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005.3

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005.3) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005.3)
    Sec. 3-5005.3. Monthly report of financial status. The recorder shall file a monthly report with the county clerk summarizing the financial status of his office in such form as shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005.4

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005.4) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005.4)
    Sec. 3-5005.4. Deposit of fee income; special funds. The recorder shall deposit in the office of the county treasurer monthly by the 10th day of the month following, all fee income. The recorder may maintain the following special funds from which the county board shall authorize payment by voucher between board meetings:
    (a) Overpayments.
    (b) Reasonable amount needed during the succeeding accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
    (c) Excess earnings from the sale of revenue stamps to be maintained in a fund to be used for the purchase of additional stamps from the Illinois Department of Revenue.
    (d) Fund to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
    (e) Trust funds and for such other purposes as may be provided for by law.
    (f) Such other funds as may be authorized by the county board. The recorder shall make accounting monthly to the county board through the county clerk of all special funds maintained by him in the discharge of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5005.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5005.5) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5005.5)
    Sec. 3-5005.5. Compensation of deputies and employees. Compensation of deputies and employees shall be fixed by the recorder subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5006)
    Sec. 3-5006. Appointment of deputies in writing. Appointments of deputies shall be in writing, and entered upon the records of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5007)
    Sec. 3-5007. Oath of deputies. Each deputy shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in like form as is required of the recorder, which shall be filed in the office of the recorder.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5008)
    Sec. 3-5008. Powers of deputies. Deputy recorders duly appointed and qualified may perform any and all duties of the recorder in the name of the recorder, and the acts of such deputies shall be held to be the acts of the recorder, and in case of the death of the recorder or his deposition from office, the chief deputy shall thereupon become the acting recorder until such vacancy shall be filled according to The Election Code, and he shall file a like bond and be vested with the same powers and subject to the same responsibilities and entitled to the same compensation as in case of recorder. Provided, that if the recorder is called into the active military service of the United States, his office shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time he is in the active military service of the United States, but during the time he is in such active military service of the United States the deputy recorder shall be the recorder, and shall perform and discharge all of the duties of the recorder in such county, and shall be paid the same compensation as provided by law for the recorder of the county, apportioned as to the time of service, and such deputy recorder shall cease to be the recorder upon the discharge of said recorder from the active military service of the United States; and provided further, that the deputy recorder, upon becoming the temporary recorder during the absence of the recorder in the active military service of the United States, shall give bond as required of a regularly elected recorder.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5009)
    Sec. 3-5009. Recorder liable for deputies. The recorder shall be liable for any neglect or omission of the duties of his office, when occasioned by a deputy, in the same manner as for his own personal neglect or omission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5010)
    Sec. 3-5010. Duties of recorder. Every recorder shall, as soon as practicable after the receipt of any instrument in writing in his office, entitled to be recorded, record the same at length in the order of time of its reception, in well bound books to be provided for that purpose. In counties of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the recorder may microphotograph or otherwise reproduce on film any of such instruments in the manner provided by law. In counties of less than 500,000 inhabitants, the recorder may cause to be microphotographed or otherwise reproduced on film any of such instruments or electronic method of storage. When any such instrument is reproduced on film or electronic method of storage, the film or electronic method of storage shall comply with the minimum standards of quality approved for records of the State Records Commission and the device used to reproduce the records on the film or electronic method of storage shall be one which accurately reproduces the contents of the original.
(Source: P.A. 97-757, eff. 7-6-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5010.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5010.5)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on June 1, 2018)
    Sec. 3-5010.5. Fraud referral and review.
    (a) Legislative findings. The General Assembly finds that property fraud, including fraudulent filings intended to cloud or fraudulently transfer title to property by recording false or altered documents and deeds, is a rapidly growing problem throughout the State. In order to combat the increase in the number of these filings, a recorder may establish a process to review and refer documents suspected to be fraudulent.
    (b) Definitions. The terms "recording" and "filing" are used interchangeably in this Section.
    (c) Establishment and use of a fraud referral and review process. A recorder who establishes a fraud referral and review process under the provisions of this Section may use it to review deeds and instruments and refer any of them to an administrative law judge for review pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section that cause the recorder to reasonably believe that the filing may be fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property. The recorder may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with local law enforcement officials for the purposes of this referral and review. A recorder may request that the Secretary of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation assist in reviewing possible fraudulent filings. Upon request, the Secretary, or his or her designee, shall assist in identifying the validity of filings. The recorder shall notify the Secretary when a document suspected to be fraudulent is discovered.
    In counties with a population of less than 3 million, a recorder shall provide public notice 90 days before the establishment of the fraud referral and review process. The notice shall include a statement of the recorder's intent to create a fraud referral and review process and shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county and, if feasible, posted on the recorder's website and at the recorder's office or offices.
    In determining whether to refer a document to an administrative law judge for review, a recorder may take into consideration any of the following factors:
        (1) whether the owner of the property or his or her
    
designated representative has reported to the recorder that another individual is attempting or has attempted to record a fraudulent deed or other instrument upon the property;
        (2) whether a law enforcement official has contacted
    
the recorder indicating that he or she has probable cause to suspect title or recording fraud;
        (3) whether the filer's name has a copyright
    
attached to it or the property owner's name has nonstandard punctuation attached to it;
        (4) whether the documents assert fines that do not
    
exist or have no basis under current law or that require payment in gold or silver;
        (5) whether the documents are maritime liens, or
    
liens under the Federal Maritime Lien Act or the Preferred Ship Mortgage Act, or not authorized by the United States Coast Guard;
        (6) whether the documents are land patents not
    
authorized and certified by the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management;
        (7) whether the documents are representing that the
    
subject of the lien is releasing itself from a lien held by another entity, with no apparent cooperation or authorization provided by the lienholder;
        (8) whether the documents are protesting or
    
disputing a foreclosure proceeding that are not filed within the foreclosure suit and with the court presiding over the matter;
        (9) whether the documents are Uniform Commercial Code
    
filings referencing birth certificates or other private records that are not in compliance with Section 9-501 of the Uniform Commercial Code;
        (10) whether the documents are re-recording deeds to
    
re-notarize or attach notary certification if prior notarization already appears unaltered on the document of record;
        (11) whether the documents are asserting diplomatic
    
credentials or immunity, non-United States citizenship, or independence from the laws of the United States;
        (12) whether the documents are claims that a bank
    
cannot hold title after a foreclosure;
        (13) whether the documents are deeds not properly
    
signed by the last legal owner of record or his or her court appointed representative or attorney-in-fact under a power of attorney;
        (14) whether the documents are manipulated or
    
altered federal or State legal or court forms that release a lien;
        (15) whether a document is not related to a valid
    
existing or potential adverse transaction, existing lien, or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction;
        (16) a document that is not related to a valid
    
existing or potential commercial or financial transaction, existing agricultural or other lien, or judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction;
        (17) whether the document is filed with the intent to
    
harass or defraud the person identified in the record or any other person;
        (18) whether the document is filed with the intent to
    
harass or defraud any member of a governmental office, including, but not limited to, the recorder's office, local government offices, the State of Illinois, or the Federal government; and
        (19) whether the documents are previous court
    
determinations, including a previous determination by a court of competent jurisdiction that a particular document is fraudulent, invalid, or forged.
    (d) Determinations. If a recorder determines, after review by legal staff and counsel, that a deed or instrument that is recorded in the grantor's index or the grantee's index may be fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property, he or she shall refer the deed or instrument to an administrative law judge for review pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section. The recorder shall record a Notice of Referral in the grantor's index or the grantee's index identifying the document, corresponding document number in question, and the date of referral. The recorder shall also notify the parties set forth in subsection (e) of this Section. The recorder may, at his or her discretion, notify law enforcement officials regarding a filing determined to be fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property.
    (e) Notice. The recorder shall use county property tax records to identify and provide notice to the last owner of record by telephone, if available, and certified mail both when: (1) a deed or instrument has been referred for review and determination; and (2) a final determination has been made regarding the deed or instrument. Notice, by mail, shall also be sent to the physical address of the property associated with the deed or instrument.
    (f) Administrative decision. The recorder's decision to add a Notice of Referral and refer a document for review is a final administrative decision that is subject to review by the circuit court of the county where the real property is located under the Administrative Review Law. The standard of review by the circuit court shall be de novo.
    (g) Referral and review process. Prior to referral, the recorder shall notify the last owner of record of the document or documents suspected to be fraudulent. The person, entity, or legal representative thereof shall confirm in writing his or her belief that a document or documents are suspected to be fraudulent and may request that the recorder refer the case for review. Upon request, the recorder shall bring a case to its county department of administrative hearings and, within 10 business days after receipt, an administrative law judge shall schedule a hearing to occur no later than 30 days after receiving the referral. The referral and case shall clearly identify the person, persons, or entity believed to be the last true owner of record as the petitioner. Notice of the hearing shall be provided by the administrative law judge to the filer, or the party represented by the filer, of the suspected fraudulent document, the legal representative of the recorder of deeds who referred the case, and the last owner of record, as identified in the referral.
    If clear and convincing evidence shows the document in question to be fraudulent, the administrative law judge shall rule the document to be fraudulent and forward the judgment to all the parties identified in this subsection. Upon receiving notice of the judgment of fraud, the recorder shall, within 5 business days, record a new document that includes a copy of the judgment in front of the Notice of Referral that shall clearly state that the document in question has been found to be fraudulent and shall not be considered to affect the chain of title of the property in any way.
    If the administrative law judge finds the document to be legitimate, the recorder shall, within 5 business days after receiving notice, record a copy of the judgment.
    A decision by an administrative law judge shall not preclude a State's attorney or sheriff from proceeding with a criminal investigation or criminal charges. If a county does not have an administrative law judge that specializes in public records, one shall be appointed within 3 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, or the original case shall be forwarded to the proper circuit court with jurisdiction.
    Nothing in this Section precludes a private right of action by any party with an interest in the property affected by the review and referral, or the filer of the document or documents suspected to be fraudulent. Nothing in this Section requires a person or entity who may have had a fraudulent document or encumbrance filed against his or her property to use the fraud review and referral process or administrative review created by this Section.
    (h) Fees. The recorder shall retain any filing fees associated with filing a deed or instrument that is determined to be fraudulent, unlawfully altered, or intended to unlawfully cloud or transfer the title of any real property under this Section.
    (i) Liability. Neither a recorder nor any of his or her employees or agents shall be subject to personal liability by reason of any error or omission in the performance of any duty under this Section, except in case of willful or wanton conduct. Neither the recorder nor any of his or her employees shall incur liability for the referral or review, or failure to refer or review, a document or instrument under this Section.
    (j) Applicability. This Section applies only to filings provided to the recorder on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
    (k) This Section is repealed June 1, 2018.
(Source: P.A. 98-99, eff. 7-19-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5011)
    Sec. 3-5011. Office to remain open during bank holiday. Whenever an emergency exists which involves the banking or credit structure within the State of Illinois, and which is recognized by a proclamation by the Governor or by an act or resolution of the General Assembly, and by such proclamation of the Governor a public holiday has been or shall be declared, the proclamation of such public holiday shall not require the recorder or registrar of titles in any county in this State to close his office, but every such recorder or registrar of titles shall continue to keep his office open and to operate in the same manner as though no such public holiday had been declared, unless in and by such proclamation the Governor of this State shall make specific reference to the closing of recorders' or registrars' offices in this State. The actions of any recorder or registrar of titles performed prior to May 26, 1933 and during the continuance of any such holiday, are validated.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5012)
    Sec. 3-5012. Recording and indexing books. Separate books may be kept for the recording and indexing of different classes of instruments. Three distinct series of document numbers may be used for recording documents received for recordation, one series of numbers to be preceded by the letter "b" in each case, which series shall be used only for bills of sale of personal property, chattel mortgages and releases, extensions and assignments, thereof, one series of numbers to be preceded by the letter "c" in each case, which series shall be used only for certificates of discharge of discharged members of the military, aviation and naval forces of the United States, and the other series of document numbers shall be used for all other instruments received for recordation. When three series of document numbers are thus used, a separate place may be provided in the Recorder's office for the receipt of each kind of documents to which such serial numbers apply.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5013)
    Sec. 3-5013. Transcription or reproduction of written instruments. The recorder, when recording at length instruments in writing in his or her office, may transcribe the instruments in handwriting or typewriting, make photographic or photostatic reproductions of the instruments, or transcribe the instruments partly in handwriting or typewriting and make photographic or photostatic reproductions of the remaining portions of the instruments. Every document, however, shall be filed in a complete and intelligible manner. The recorder may not accept facsimile or other photographic or photostatic copies of the signatures of parties executing documents without labeling those signatures as copies. When photographic or photostatic reproductions are used, the recorder shall first be satisfied that the reproductions are as lasting and durable as handwritten or typewritten copies. The reproductions shall be upon sheets bound together in well bound books or placed in books that are permanently locked so that the sheets cannot be tampered with or removed. When instruments are reproduced by microphotography or otherwise reproduced on film as provided in this Section the reproduction thus made shall be deemed the record for all purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-376.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5014)
    Sec. 3-5014. Mortgages or liens filed but not recorded. Upon receipt of any mortgage, trust deed or conveyance of personal property having the effect of a mortgage or lien upon such property, upon which is indorsed the words, "this instrument to be filed, but not recorded" or words of a similar import, signed by the mortgagee, his agent or attorney, the recorder shall mark the instrument "filed", endorse the time (including the hour of the day) of the receipt thereof and file the same in his office.
    Each instrument filed as above shall be numbered and indexed by the Recorder in the book wherein he alphabetically indexes chattel mortgages and shall refer to the number appearing on the filed instrument.
    The recorder may destroy any instrument filed but not recorded in the manner hereinabove provided, one year after the maturity thereof as stated therein; except, no such instrument may be destroyed until one year after the maturity of the last extension thereof filed in the recorder's office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5015)
    Sec. 3-5015. Certificates of discharge or release from active duty. Certificates of discharge or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty of honorably discharged or separated members of the military, aviation and naval forces of the United States shall be recorded by each recorder, free of charge, in a separate book which shall be kept for the purpose. The recorder in counties of over 500,000 population shall as soon as practicable after the recording of the original discharge certificate or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty, deliver to each of the persons named in the discharge certificate or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty, or his agent, one certified copy of his discharge certificate or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty without charge. Additional certified copies shall be furnished by the recorder upon the payment to the recorder of a fee of $1.25, payable in advance, for each such additional certified copy.
    Upon the delivery of the certificate of discharge or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty after the recordation thereof is completed, and the delivery of one certified copy thereof to the person named in the discharge certificate or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty or his agent, the receipt theretofore issued by the recorder, or a copy thereof shall be surrendered to the recorder, with a signed statement acknowledging the receipt of the discharge certificate or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty and the certified copy thereof.
    Certified copies of the certificates of discharge or MEMBER-4 copy of certificate of release or discharge from active duty furnished by the recorder may vary from the size of the original, if in the judgment of the recorder, such certified copies are complete and legible.
    A military discharge form (DD-214) or any other certificate of discharge or release from active duty document that was issued by the United States government or any state government in reference to those who served with an active or inactive military reserve unit or National Guard force and that was recorded by a County Clerk or Recorder of Deeds is not subject to public inspection, enjoying all the protection covered by the federal Privacy Act of 1974 or any other privacy law. These documents shall be accessible only to the person named in the document, the named person's dependents, the county veterans' service officer, representatives of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or any person with written authorization from the named person or the named person's dependents.
(Source: P.A. 93-468, eff. 1-1-04.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5016)
    Sec. 3-5016. Quarters; office hours. Every Recorder shall keep his office at the courthouse of the county for which he is recorder, or in counties of the second or third class in some other suitable building provided at the county seat by the county for which he is recorder and shall keep his office open except as hereinafter provided and attend to the duties thereof in counties of the first and second classes from 8 o'clock A.M. to 5 o'clock P.M. of each working day, except Saturday, and in counties of the third class from 9 o'clock A.M. to 5 o'clock P.M. of each working day, except Saturday, and except in each county of all classes such days as under any law are or may be legal holidays in any part of the county, as regards the presenting for payment, acceptance, maturity, protesting, or giving notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks, promissory notes, or other negotiable or commercial paper or instruments: Provided, however, that the hours of opening and closing of the office of the Recorder may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting. The office of the recorder shall accept instruments for recordation at all times during which the office is open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5017)
    Sec. 3-5017. Time for opening and closing of office. When "An Act to provide for the standardization of time and providing penalties for violations thereof", approved April 29, 1959 is in effect at the county seat in which the recorder's office is situated, the time for opening and closing of the office, and the receiving instruments for recordation, shall conform with that Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5018)
    Sec. 3-5018. Fees. The recorder elected as provided for in this Division shall receive such fees as are or may be provided for him or her by law, in case of provision therefor: otherwise he or she shall receive the same fees as are or may be provided in this Section, except when increased by county ordinance pursuant to the provisions of this Section, to be paid to the county clerk for his or her services in the office of recorder for like services.
    For recording deeds or other instruments, $12 for the first 4 pages thereof, plus $1 for each additional page thereof, plus $1 for each additional document number therein noted. The aggregate minimum fee for recording any one instrument shall not be less than $12.
    For recording deeds or other instruments wherein the premises affected thereby are referred to by document number and not by legal description, a fee of $1 in addition to that hereinabove referred to for each document number therein noted.
    For recording assignments of mortgages, leases or liens, $12 for the first 4 pages thereof, plus $1 for each additional page thereof. However, except for leases and liens pertaining to oil, gas and other minerals, whenever a mortgage, lease or lien assignment assigns more than one mortgage, lease or lien document, a $7 fee shall be charged for the recording of each such mortgage, lease or lien document after the first one.
    For recording any document that affects an interest in real property other than documents which solely affect or relate to an easement for water, sewer, electricity, gas, telephone or other public service, the recorder shall charge a fee of $1 per document to all filers of documents not filed by any State agency, any unit of local government, or any school district. Fifty cents of the $1 fee hereby established shall be deposited into the County General Revenue Fund. The remaining $0.50 shall be deposited into the Recorder's Automation Fund and may not be appropriated or expended for any other purpose. The additional amounts available to the recorder for expenditure from the Recorder's Automation Fund shall not offset or reduce any other county appropriations or funding for the office of the recorder.
    For recording maps or plats of additions or subdivisions approved by the county or municipality (including the spreading of the same of record in map case or other proper books) or plats of condominiums, $50 for the first page, plus $1 for each additional page thereof except that in the case of recording a single page, legal size 8 1/2 x 14, plat of survey in which there are no more than two lots or parcels of land, the fee shall be $12. In each county where such maps or plats are to be recorded, the recorder may require the same to be accompanied by such number of exact, true and legible copies thereof as the recorder deems necessary for the efficient conduct and operation of his or her office.
    For non-certified copies of records, an amount not to exceed one-half of the amount provided in this Section for certified copies, according to a standard scale of fees, established by county ordinance and made public. The provisions of this paragraph shall not be applicable to any person or entity who obtains non-certified copies of records in the following manner: (i) in bulk for all documents recorded on any given day in an electronic or paper format for a negotiated amount less than the amount provided for in this paragraph for non-certified copies, (ii) under a contractual relationship with the recorder for a negotiated amount less than the amount provided for in this paragraph for non-certified copies, or (iii) by means of Internet access pursuant to Section 5-1106.1.
    For certified copies of records, the same fees as for recording, but in no case shall the fee for a certified copy of a map or plat of an addition, subdivision or otherwise exceed $10.
    Each certificate of such recorder of the recording of the deed or other writing and of the date of recording the same signed by such recorder, shall be sufficient evidence of the recording thereof, and such certificate including the indexing of record, shall be furnished upon the payment of the fee for recording the instrument, and no additional fee shall be allowed for the certificate or indexing.
    The recorder shall charge an additional fee, in an amount equal to the fee otherwise provided by law, for recording a document (other than a document filed under the Plat Act or the Uniform Commercial Code) that does not conform to the following standards:
        (1) The document shall consist of one or more
    
individual sheets measuring 8.5 inches by 11 inches, not permanently bound and not a continuous form. Graphic displays accompanying a document to be recorded that measure up to 11 inches by 17 inches shall be recorded without charging an additional fee.
        (2) The document shall be legibly printed in black
    
ink, by hand, type, or computer. Signatures and dates may be in contrasting colors if they will reproduce clearly.
        (3) The document shall be on white paper of not less
    
than 20-pound weight and shall have a clean margin of at least one-half inch on the top, the bottom, and each side. Margins may be used for non-essential notations that will not affect the validity of the document, including but not limited to form numbers, page numbers, and customer notations.
        (4) The first page of the document shall contain a
    
blank space, measuring at least 3 inches by 5 inches, from the upper right corner.
        (5) The document shall not have any attachment
    
stapled or otherwise affixed to any page.
A document that does not conform to these standards shall not be recorded except upon payment of the additional fee required under this paragraph. This paragraph, as amended by this amendatory Act of 1995, applies only to documents dated after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
    The county board of any county may provide for an additional charge of $3 for filing every instrument, paper, or notice for record, (1) in order to defray the cost of converting the county recorder's document storage system to computers or micrographics and (2) in order to defray the cost of providing access to records through the global information system known as the Internet.
    A special fund shall be set up by the treasurer of the county and such funds collected pursuant to Public Act 83-1321 shall be used (1) for a document storage system to provide the equipment, materials and necessary expenses incurred to help defray the costs of implementing and maintaining such a document records system and (2) for a system to provide electronic access to those records.
    The county board of any county that provides and maintains a countywide map through a Geographic Information System (GIS) may provide for an additional charge of $3 for filing every instrument, paper, or notice for record (1) in order to defray the cost of implementing or maintaining the county's Geographic Information System and (2) in order to defray the cost of providing electronic or automated access to the county's Geographic Information System or property records. Of that amount, $2 must be deposited into a special fund set up by the treasurer of the county, and any moneys collected pursuant to this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly and deposited into that fund must be used solely for the equipment, materials, and necessary expenses incurred in implementing and maintaining a Geographic Information System and in order to defray the cost of providing electronic access to the county's Geographic Information System records. The remaining $1 must be deposited into the recorder's special funds created under Section 3-5005.4. The recorder may, in his or her discretion, use moneys in the funds created under Section 3-5005.4 to defray the cost of implementing or maintaining the county's Geographic Information System and to defray the cost of providing electronic access to the county's Geographic Information System records.
    The recorder shall collect a $9 Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge for the recordation of any real estate-related document. Payment of the Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge shall be evidenced by a receipt that shall be marked upon or otherwise affixed to the real estate-related document by the recorder. The form of this receipt shall be prescribed by the Department of Revenue and the receipts shall be issued by the Department of Revenue to each county recorder.
    The recorder shall not collect the Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge from any State agency, any unit of local government or any school district.
    On the 15th day of each month, each county recorder shall report to the Department of Revenue, on a form prescribed by the Department, the number of real estate-related documents recorded for which the Rental Housing Support Program State surcharge was collected. Each recorder shall submit $9 of each surcharge collected in the preceding month to the Department of Revenue and the Department shall deposit these amounts in the Rental Housing Support Program Fund. Subject to appropriation, amounts in the Fund may be expended only for the purpose of funding and administering the Rental Housing Support Program.
    For purposes of this Section, "real estate-related document" means that term as it is defined in Section 7 of the Rental Housing Support Program Act.
    The foregoing fees allowed by this Section are the maximum fees that may be collected from any officer, agency, department or other instrumentality of the State. The county board may, however, by ordinance, increase the fees allowed by this Section and collect such increased fees from all persons and entities other than officers, agencies, departments and other instrumentalities of the State if the increase is justified by an acceptable cost study showing that the fees allowed by this Section are not sufficient to cover the cost of providing the service. Regardless of any other provision in this Section, the maximum fee that may be collected from the Department of Revenue for filing or indexing a lien, certificate of lien release or subordination, or any other type of notice or other documentation affecting or concerning a lien is $5. Regardless of any other provision in this Section, the maximum fee that may be collected from the Department of Revenue for indexing each additional name in excess of one for any lien, certificate of lien release or subordination, or any other type of notice or other documentation affecting or concerning a lien is $1.
    A statement of the costs of providing each service, program and activity shall be prepared by the county board. All supporting documents shall be public record and subject to public examination and audit. All direct and indirect costs, as defined in the United States Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87, may be included in the determination of the costs of each service, program and activity.
(Source: P.A. 98-5, eff. 3-22-13; 98-217, eff. 8-9-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5019)
    Sec. 3-5019. Monthly list of conveyances. Immediately following each calendar month, the recorder, in counties with less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall, upon their request, transmit copies of all documents, plats and deeds conveying real property to the county clerk, the county treasurer, the tax map department, the supervisor of assessments and the township assessor for which he shall be paid by the county the usual and customary fee charged by the recorder for furnishing such documents.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5020)
    Sec. 3-5020. Information to accompany conveyance documents.
    (a) In counties of the first and second class no recorder shall record any conveyance of real estate unless the conveyance contains the name and address of the grantee for tax billing purposes.
    (b) In counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, the county recorder shall not accept for filing any deed or assignment of beneficial interest in a land trust in a transaction which is exempt from filing a real estate transfer declaration under the provisions of Section 4 of the Real Estate Transfer Tax Act, unless the deed or assignment of a beneficial interest is accompanied by,
        (1) a sworn or affirmed statement executed by the
    
grantor or his agent stating that, to the best of his knowledge, the name of the grantee shown on the deed or assignment of beneficial interest in a land trust is either a natural person, an Illinois Corporation or foreign corporation authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate in Illinois, a partnership authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate in Illinois, or other entity recognized as a person and authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate under the laws of the State of Illinois, and
        (2) a sworn or affirmed statement executed by the
    
grantee or his agent verifying that the name of the grantee shown on the deed or assignment of beneficial interest in a land trust is either a natural person, an Illinois corporation or foreign corporation authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate in Illinois, a partnership authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate in Illinois, or other entity recognized as a person and authorized to do business or acquire and hold title to real estate under the laws of the State of Illinois. Any person who knowingly submits a false statement required under this Section concerning the identity of a grantee is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. A second or subsequent conviction of such offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
    (c) In the event that the document of conveyance is a trustee's deed issued under resignation by a land trustee, the statements pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b) shall not be required, but the trustee's deed shall instead be accompanied by a sworn or affirmed statement executed by the grantor land trustee stating that the trustee's deed has been issued pursuant to resignation by the trustee, and that the name of the grantee shown on the trustee's deed is the name of the beneficiary of the trust as his name appears in the trust files as of the date of resignation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-543; 87-1236.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5020.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5020.5)
    Sec. 3-5020.5. Information concerning recorded or filed instruments. Each instrument recorded or filed with the county recorder must contain the following:
    (1) The name and address of the person to whom the instrument is to be returned.
    (2) The recorder's document number of any instrument (i) referred to in the instrument being recorded or filed or (ii) relating to the instrument being recorded or filed, such as, without limitation, the recorder's document number of a mortgage when the instrument being recorded or filed is a release of that mortgage.
    (3) The book and page number, if applicable, of any instrument (i) referred to in the instrument being recorded or filed or (ii) relating to the instrument being recorded or filed.
(Source: P.A. 88-691, eff. 1-24-95.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5021)
    Sec. 3-5021. Recording or registering instruments transferring title to real estate or a beneficial interest in real estate subject to a land trust. If any home rule municipality has levied a real estate transfer tax and a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution levying the tax, specifying the rates and the design and denomination of stamps evidencing payment thereof, has been on file with the county recorder for at least 30 days, the recorder of that county may not accept for recording or for registration under "An Act concerning land titles", approved May 1, 1897, as amended, any instrument transferring title to real estate in that municipality, or the beneficial interest in real estate in that municipality which is the subject of a land trust, for which revenue stamps are required to be purchased under the "Real Estate Transfer Tax Act", approved July 17, 1967, as amended, without proof of payment of the municipal real estate transfer tax.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5022

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5022)
    Sec. 3-5022. Identification of person preparing instrument affecting title to real estate. No recorder shall record any instrument affecting title to real estate unless the name and address of the person who prepared and drafted such instruments is printed, typewritten or stamped on the face thereof in a legible manner, but the validity and effect of the record of any such instrument shall not be lessened or impaired by the fact that it does not comply with the provisions of this Section. An instrument complies with this Section if it contains a statement in substantially the following form:
    "This instrument was prepared by
(Name) .................., (Address) ......................."
This Section does not apply to any instrument executed before the effective date of this Section, nor to the following: (a) an order or judgment or process of any court; (b) a will; (c) a death certificate; or (d) an instrument executed or acknowledged outside of this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5023

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5023)
    Sec. 3-5023. Receipt. On the receipt of any instrument in writing for recording or filing in a recorder's office, the recorder shall, when requested, give to the person leaving the same to be recorded or filed, a receipt therefor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5024

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5024)
    Sec. 3-5024. Certificate of time of filing. When any instrument in writing is recorded in the recorder's office, the recorder shall indorse upon such instrument a certificate of the time (including the hour of the day) when the same was received for recordation (which shall be considered the time of recording the same), and the book and page in which the same is recorded. The recorder shall sign the certificate or shall affix his facsimile signature thereto.
    The certificate, when signed by the recorder, or to which he has affixed his facsimile signature, shall be evidence of the facts therein stated.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5025

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5025)
    Sec. 3-5025. Books. Every recorder shall keep the following books:
    1. An entry book, in which he or she shall, immediately on the receipt of any instrument to be recorded or filed, enter, in the order of its reception, the names of the parties thereto, its date, the day of the month, hour and year of receiving the same, and a brief description of the premises, indorsing upon each instrument a number corresponding with the number of such entry.
    2. A grantor's index, in which shall be entered the name of each grantor, in alphabetical order, the name of the grantee, date of the instrument, time of receipt, kind of instrument, consideration, the book and page in which it is recorded, or the number under which it is filed, and a brief description of the premises.
    3. A grantee's index, in which shall be entered the name of each grantee, in alphabetical order, the name of the grantor, date of the instrument, time of receipt, kind of instrument, consideration, the book and page in which it is recorded, or the number under which it is filed, and a brief description of the premises.
    4. An index to each book of record, in which shall be entered, in alphabetical order, the name of each grantor and grantee, and the page in which the instrument is recorded.
    5. When required by the county board, an abstract book, which shall show by tracts every conveyance or incumbrance recorded, the date of the instrument, time of filing the same, the book and page where the same is recorded; which book shall be so kept as to show a true chain of title to each tract and the incumbrances thereon, as shown by the records of his office.
    6. An index to recorded maps, plats and subdivisions, such index to be made by description of land mapped, or subdivided by range, township, Section, quarter-section, etc.
    7. An index showing in alphabetical order the names of the parties against whom judgments have been rendered or made and transcripts or memoranda of such judgments have been recorded, and the parties named in notices recorded pursuant to Section 1 of "An Act concerning constructive notice of condemnation proceedings, proceedings to sell real property of decedents to pay debts, or other suits seeking equitable relief involving real property, and proceedings in bankruptcy" approved June 11, 1917, as amended.
    8. An index of all ordinances, petitions, assessment rolls, orders, judgments or other documents filed or recorded in respect of any drainage or special assessment matter sufficient to enable the public to identify all tracts involved therein and to locate all the documents which have been filed or recorded. The recorder may solicit the assistance of the State Records Commission in organizing and indexing these documents.
    Any recorder may install or contract for the use of a computerized system that will permit automated entry and indexing, alphabetically by document, of instruments filed in his or her office and that will provide both quick search and retrieval of such entries and hard copy print output, whether on paper, optical disk media, or microfilm, of such entries as indexed. If such a computerized system has been in use in his or her office for at least 6 months and the recorder determines that it provides accurate and reliable indices that may be stored as permanent records, more quickly and efficiently than the system previously used, the recorder may thereafter discontinue the use of the manual system and use only the computerized system for such indices. In that event, references in this Division to books, records or forms as relate to such indices are intended to encompass and refer to the computer system and all materials and forms directly related to that system and its proper use.
    This Section is subject to the Local Records Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-661, eff. 9-16-94.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5026

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5026)
    Sec. 3-5026. Name and address of grantee or grantees. No deed or other instrument which transfers the title to real property may be recorded unless and until the name and address of the grantee or grantees appear on its face.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5027

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5027)
    Sec. 3-5027. Real estate index number system; counties of less than 1,000,000. In counties with a population of less than 1,000,000, the recorder, pursuant to ordinance or resolution of the county board, may establish a permanent real estate index number system which shall describe all real estate in the county by township, Section, block, and parcel or lot, the street or post office address, if any, and street code number, if any, of such real estate. The recorder having established such index number system shall be the sole authority in the county to designate and assign index numbers and may establish and maintain cross indexes of numbers assigned with the complete legal description of the real estate to which such numbers relate. Such index number system may be used by the supervisor of assessments or board of assessors, as the case may be, in counties of less than 1,000,000 population for the purposes of assessment and collection of taxes. If a real estate index number system is being maintained by an authority other than the recorder on September 8, 1980, the county board may approve the adoption, modification or expansion of such system by the recorder and the recorder shall thereafter designate and assign all index numbers under said system. All indexes established hereunder shall be open to public inspection and shall be made available to the public during regular business hours.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5028

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5028) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5028)
    Sec. 3-5028. Map making department; counties of less than 1,000,000. In counties with a population of less than 1,000,000, the recorder, pursuant to ordinance or resolution of the county board, may establish a map making department which shall have sole authority over the preparation, maintenance and designation of maps and up-to-date lists of property owners names and addresses required for use by the county, including but not limited to, those maps and lists used for assessment purposes.
    If the recorder establishes a map making department pursuant to such ordinance or resolution, then such department shall supersede the authority of any other person or agency previously charged with the responsibility for map making.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5029

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5029) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5029)
    Sec. 3-5029. Map, plat or subdivision of land; penalty. No person shall offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of land situated in any incorporated city, town or village, nor within 1 1/2 miles of the corporate limits of any incorporated city, town or village which has adopted a city plan and is exercising the special powers authorized by Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, and not included in any municipality unless the map, plat or subdivision is under the seal of a registered Illinois land surveyor and unless it is entitled to record as provided in Sections 11-15-1 and 11-12-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended. Any map, plat or subdivision of land presented for recording shall have attached thereto or endorsed thereon the Certificate of an Illinois Registered Land Surveyor that the land is or is not within any incorporated city, town or village, nor within 1 1/2 miles of the corporate limits of any incorporated city, town or village which has adopted a city plan and is exercising the special powers authorized by Division 12 of Article 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, and not included in any municipality. No person shall offer or present for recording or record any subdivision plat of any lands bordering on or including any public waters of the State in which the State of Illinois has any property rights or property interests, unless such subdivision plat is under the seal of a registered Illinois Land Surveyor and is approved by the Department of Natural Resources, nor shall any person offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of lands, without indicating whether any part of which as shown on the map, plat or subdivision is located within a special flood hazard area as identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency nor shall any person offer or present for recording or record any map, plat or subdivision of land situated outside any incorporated city, town or village unless the map, plat or subdivision is under the seal of a registered Illinois land surveyor, and unless it is entitled to record as provided in Section 5-1045, however, the provisions of this Section shall not apply to any street or highway survey map or plat. Any person who records, or who offers or presents for recording, which offer or presentation results in a recording of, any map, plat or subdivision of land which he knows to be in violation of this Section shall pay to the county the sum of $200, to be recovered in the circuit court, in the name of the state, for the use of the county, with costs of suit.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5030

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5030) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5030)
    Sec. 3-5030. Deeds of sheriffs. Deeds and other instruments affecting real estate, made by a sheriff, executor, administrator, guardian, trustee or other person acting on behalf of another, shall be indexed in the name of the person whose land is sold or affected as grantor, and a note shall be made in the index indicating in what capacity the deed was made.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5031

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5031) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5031)
    Sec. 3-5031. Penalty. If any recorder shall willfully fail to perform any duty imposed upon him by this Division, he shall be guilty of malfeasance in office, and shall be punished accordingly, and shall be liable to the party injured for all damages occasioned thereby.
(Source: P.A. 95-877, eff. 1-1-09.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5032

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5032) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5032)
    Sec. 3-5032. Ancient records. All copies and transcripts of the ancient books, records and papers, bearing date prior to the 13th of July in the year of our Lord 1787, now in the office of the recorder of the county of Randolph, which may be made by said recorder, from the said papers or records, and attested by him, shall be as authentic in any court in this State as if given by the Secretary of State; and the said recorder shall be entitled to the same fees for such copies, transcripts and attestations, as he is now entitled to by law for the performance of similar services.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5033

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5033) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5033)
    Sec. 3-5033. County to furnish books, equipment and supplies. The county board of each county shall from time to time, as may be necessary, provide the recorder of such county with well-bound and properly ruled books, and where photostating, optical disk storage, or microfilming is used, the recorder shall likewise be furnished all such equipment and supplies necessary to the execution of the duties of his office. They may procure books of printed forms to be filled up in the recording of any instrument, when the same may be done without interlineation or erasure, and shall in all cases, when practicable, procure the necessary index and abstract books with printed headings. The cost of such books, equipment and supplies shall be chargeable against the surplus fees of the office, or paid by the county.
(Source: P.A. 88-661, eff. 9-16-94.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5034

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5034) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5034)
    Sec. 3-5034. Transcription of records. When it shall appear to the county board that any books of record, entry books, indexes or abstract books, are likely to become useless from age or much use, or are illegibly written, defaced, or imperfectly kept, they shall cause the same to be transcribed at the cost of the county. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5035

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5035) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5035)
    Sec. 3-5035. Failure to comply. The receiving for record, or filing, of any instrument by a recorder of deeds or a registrar of titles which does not comply with the provisions of this Division shall not affect the validity and effect of any such instrument or the constructive notice afforded by its recordation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5036

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5036) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5036)
    Sec. 3-5036. Records open to inspection. All records, indices, abstract and other books kept in the office of any recorder, and all instruments filed therein and all instruments deposited or left for recordation therein shall, during the office hours, be open for public inspection and examination; and all persons shall have free access for inspection and examination to such records, indices, books and instruments, which the recorders shall be bound to exhibit to those who wish to inspect or examine the same; and all persons shall have the right to take memoranda and abstracts thereof without fee or reward. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5036.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5036.5)
    Sec. 3-5036.5. Exchange of information for child support enforcement.
    (a) The Recorder shall exchange with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services information that may be necessary for the enforcement of child support orders entered pursuant to the Illinois Public Aid Code, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, the Non-Support of Spouse and Children Act, the Non-Support Punishment Act, the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984.
    (b) Notwithstanding any provisions in this Code to the contrary, the Recorder shall not be liable to any person for any disclosure of information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) under subsection (a) or for any other action taken in good faith to comply with the requirements of subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5037

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5037)
    Sec. 3-5037. Instruments to be re-recorded; fee; penalty. In all cases where the records of any county have been or shall hereafter be destroyed by fire or other casualty, it shall be the duty of the recorder of such county to re-record all deeds, mortgages or other instruments in writing which may have been recorded or filed for record prior to the destruction of such records, together with the certificates of such original recording, that may be filed in his office for re-recording; and the recorder may charge and receive, as a fee for re-recording such deeds, mortgages and other instruments aforesaid, and the certificate of such recording, 5 for each 100 words or fractions thereof, and no more; and any recorder who shall charge a greater fee than the foregoing, or who shall refuse to re-record such instruments in writing, for the fee aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of malfeasance in office, and subject to all the penalties prescribed by law for such offense.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5038

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5038) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5038)
    Sec. 3-5038. Judgment dockets. In all counties where a recorder is elected in which the recorder has heretofore been, or shall hereafter be required by the county board to keep abstract books showing by tract every conveyance or incumbrance recorded, the date of the instrument, the time of filing same, the book and page where the same is recorded, and showing a true chain of title to each tract and the incumbrances thereon, as shown by the records of his office, such recorder shall and he is hereby authorized to keep judgment dockets and indexes thereto, showing all judicial proceedings affecting title to real estate in such county, tax sale books with indexes thereto, showing sales or forfeitures of all lands in the county for unpaid taxes and assessments, and such other books as are usual or necessary to be kept for the purpose of making complete abstracts of title to real estate; and the county board shall furnish such recorder with the necessary rooms, books, stationery, fuel and lights for the purposes herein set forth: Provided, that nothing in this Division shall be construed to empower the recorder to prevent the public from examining and taking memoranda from all records and instruments filed for record, indexes and other books in his official custody, but it shall be his duty at all times, when his office is or is required by law to be open, to allow all persons without fee or reward to examine and take memoranda from the same. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5039

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5039)
    Sec. 3-5039. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5040

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5040)
    Sec. 3-5040. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5041

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5041)
    Sec. 3-5041. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5042

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5042)
    Sec. 3-5042. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5043

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5043)
    Sec. 3-5043. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5044

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5044)
    Sec. 3-5044. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-895. Repealed by P.A. 95-215, eff. 8-16-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5045

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5045) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-5045)
    Sec. 3-5045. Scope of liability in connection with Uniform Commercial Code. No recorder nor any of his employees or agents shall be subject to personal liability by reason of any error or omission in the performance of any duty under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code except in case of wilful negligence.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5046

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5046)
    Sec. 3-5046. Quitclaim deed notification. Upon the recording or filing of a quitclaim deed on any property within a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, the recorder of deeds must mail a notification postcard to the previous owner of record at the address listed on the property record in the recorder's office.
    The postcard must state that a newly recorded quitclaim deed has been filed on the property, and must state the date of the new recording, the address of the recorder's office, and any other information deemed necessary by the recorder.
    No county, including a home rule county, may act in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 94-823, eff. 1-1-07.)

55 ILCS 5/3-5047

    (55 ILCS 5/3-5047)
    Sec. 3-5047. Removal of personal information. Upon request by any person, the recorder shall redact or remove that person's social security number, employer taxpayer identification number, driver's license number, State identification number, passport number, checking account number, savings account number, credit card number, debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code from any internet website maintained by the recorder or used by the recorder to display public records. The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or in person to the office of the recorder. The request must specify the personal information to be redacted and identify the document that contains the personal information.
    Within 12 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly all county recorders that publicly display records on an Internet website must submit a written policy, including a timeline, to their respective county boards providing for the redaction of social security numbers from all records publicly displayed on the website. Any county recorder that launches a website on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly shall develop and implement a policy providing for the removal of all social security numbers from all records prior to the public display of those records on the website, and must file a copy of the policy with the county board of that county. Policies pertaining to the removal of social security numbers from records to be posted on the internet shall be made available to all employees of a county recorder.
    No person or entity shall include an individual's social security number in a document that is prepared and presented for recording with a county recorder. This Section shall not apply to (i) State or federal tax liens, certified copies of death certificates, or other documents required by law to contain personal identifying information or (ii) documents that were executed by an individual prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    County recorders shall not be liable for any claims arising from unintentional or inadvertent violations of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-875, eff. 1-1-09.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-6

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-6 heading)
Division 3-6. Sheriff

55 ILCS 5/3-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6001)
    Sec. 3-6001. Commission. Every sheriff shall be commissioned by the Governor; but no commission shall issue except upon the certificate of the county clerk of the proper county, of the due election or appointment of such sheriff, and that he or she has filed his or her bond and taken the oath of office, as hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6001.5)
    Sec. 3-6001.5. Sheriff qualifications. On or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, except as otherwise provided in this Section, a person is not eligible to be elected or appointed to the office of sheriff, unless that person meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) Is a United States citizen.
        (2) Has been a resident of the county for at least
    
one year.
        (3) Is not a convicted felon.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6002)
    Sec. 3-6002. Commencement of duties. The sheriff shall enter upon the duties of his or her office on the first day in the month of December following his or her election on which the office of the sheriff is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6003)
    Sec. 3-6003. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of his or her office, he or she shall give bond, with 2 or more sufficient sureties (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding), to be approved by the circuit court for his or her county, in the penal sum of $10,000 (except that the bond of the sheriff of Cook County shall be in the penal sum of $100,000), payable to the people of the State of Illinois, conditioned that he or she will faithfully discharge all the duties required, or to be required of him or her by law, as such sheriff; which bond shall be filed in the circuit court, and a copy thereof also filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6004)
    Sec. 3-6004. Oath. He or she shall also, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3 of Article XIII of the Constitution, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk of his or her county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6005)
    Sec. 3-6005. Failure to give bond or take oath; vacancy. If any person elected or appointed to the office of sheriff, of any county, shall fail to give bond or take the oath required of him or her, within 30 days after he or she is appointed or declared elected, the office shall be deemed vacant.
(Source: P.A. 91-76, eff. 1-1-00.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6006)
    Sec. 3-6006. Copy of bond as evidence. Copies of such bonds, certified by the county clerk, or of the record thereof, certified by the clerk of the circuit court, shall be received as evidence.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6007)
    Sec. 3-6007. Training. Each sheriff shall obtain at least 20 hours of training, approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, relating to law enforcement and the operation of a sheriff's office each year. Reasonable expenses incurred by the sheriff in obtaining such training shall be reimbursed by the county upon presentation by the sheriff to the county board of a certificate of completion from the person or entity conducting such training.
(Source: P.A. 88-586, eff. 8-12-94.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6008)
    Sec. 3-6008. Deputies. Each sheriff may appoint one or more deputies, not exceeding the number allowed by the county board of his or her county. No person who has ever been classified as a conscientious objector by a local selective service draft board may be appointed as a deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-738.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6009)
    Sec. 3-6009. Appointment in writing. Such appointment shall be in writing, signed by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6010)
    Sec. 3-6010. Oath of deputy. Each deputy shall, before entering upon the duties of his or her office, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation, in like form as is required of sheriffs, which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk. A sheriff, in addition to any other person authorized by law, may administer the oath of office required of a deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 89-391, eff. 1-1-96.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6011)
    Sec. 3-6011. Special deputies. A sheriff may appoint a special deputy to serve any summons issued out of a court, by indorsement thereon, substantially as follows: "I hereby appoint .... my special deputy, to serve the within process," which shall be dated and signed by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6012)
    Sec. 3-6012. Auxiliary deputies. The sheriff of any county in Illinois may, with the advice and consent of the county board appoint auxiliary deputies in such number as the county board shall from time to time deem necessary. However, such number of appointed auxiliary deputies shall not increase after January 1, 1982 if vacancies exist within the certified ranks of the department. Such auxiliary deputies shall not be regular appointed deputies pursuant to Section 3-6008, nor shall they be members of a county police department established pursuant to Divisions 3-7 and 3-8.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6012.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6012.1)
    Sec. 3-6012.1. Court security officers. The sheriff of any county in Illinois with less than 3,000,000 inhabitants may hire court security officers in such number as the county board shall from time to time deem necessary. Court security officers may be designated by the Sheriff to attend courts and perform the functions set forth in 3-6023. Court security officers shall have the authority to arrest; however, such arrest powers shall be limited to performance of their official duties as court security officers. Court security officers may carry weapons, upon which they have been trained and qualified as permitted by law, at their place of employment and to and from their place of employment with the consent of the Sheriff. The court security officers shall be sworn officers of the Sheriff and shall be primarily responsible for the security of the courthouse and its courtrooms. The court security officers shall be under the sole control of the sheriff of the county in which they are hired. If a county has a Sheriff's Merit Commission, court security officers shall be subject to its jurisdiction for disciplinary purposes. They are not regular appointed deputies under Section 3-6008. The position of court security officer shall not be considered a rank when seeking initial appointment as deputy sheriff under Section 3-8011.
    Every court security officer hired on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve a probationary period of 12 months during which time they may be discharged at the will of the Sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 89-685, eff. 6-1-97.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6013)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3-6013. Duties, training and compensation of auxiliary deputies. Auxiliary deputies shall not supplement members of the regular county police department or regular deputies in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as provided herein. Auxiliary deputies may be assigned and directed by the sheriff to perform the following duties in the county:
    To aid or direct traffic within the county, to aid in control of natural or human made disasters, to aid in case of civil disorder as assigned and directed by the sheriff, provided, that in emergency cases which render it impractical for members of the regular county police department or regular deputies to perform their assigned and normal duties, the sheriff is hereby authorized to assign and direct auxiliary deputies to perform such regular and normal duties. Identification symbols worn by such auxiliary deputies shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular county police department or regular deputies. Such auxiliary deputies shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the sheriff of the county. Such auxiliary deputies shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the sheriff, and only while in uniform and in the performance of their assigned duties.
    Auxiliary deputies, prior to entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures as shall be appropriate in the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Division, which training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the sheriff of each county utilizing auxiliary deputies, provided that, before being permitted to carry a firearm an auxiliary deputy must have the same course of training as required of peace officers in Section 2 of the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act. The county authorities shall require that all auxiliary deputies be residents of the county served by them. Prior to the appointment of any auxiliary deputy his or her fingerprints shall be taken and no person shall be appointed as such auxiliary deputy if he or she has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    Auxiliary deputies may receive such compensation as is set by the County Board, with the advice and consent of the Sheriff, not to exceed the lowest hourly pay of a full-time sworn member of the regular county police or sheriff's department and not be paid a salary, except as provided in Section 3-6036, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing their assigned duty. The County Board must approve such actual expenses and arrange for payment.
    Nothing in this Division shall preclude an auxiliary deputy from holding a simultaneous appointment as an auxiliary police officer pursuant to Section 3-6-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-379, eff. 8-15-11.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3-6013. Duties, training and compensation of auxiliary deputies. Auxiliary deputies shall not supplement members of the regular county police department or regular deputies in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as provided herein. Auxiliary deputies may be assigned and directed by the sheriff to perform the following duties in the county:
    To aid or direct traffic within the county, to aid in control of natural or human made disasters, to aid in case of civil disorder as assigned and directed by the sheriff, provided, that in emergency cases which render it impractical for members of the regular county police department or regular deputies to perform their assigned and normal duties, the sheriff is hereby authorized to assign and direct auxiliary deputies to perform such regular and normal duties. Identification symbols worn by such auxiliary deputies shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular county police department or regular deputies. Such auxiliary deputies shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the sheriff of the county. Such auxiliary deputies shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the sheriff, and only while in uniform and in the performance of their assigned duties.
    Auxiliary deputies, prior to entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures as shall be appropriate in the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Division, which training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the sheriff of each county utilizing auxiliary deputies, provided that, before being permitted to carry a firearm an auxiliary deputy must have the same course of training as required of peace officers in Section 2 of the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The county authorities shall require that all auxiliary deputies be residents of the county served by them. Prior to the appointment of any auxiliary deputy his or her fingerprints shall be taken and no person shall be appointed as such auxiliary deputy if he or she has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    Auxiliary deputies may receive such compensation as is set by the County Board, with the advice and consent of the Sheriff, not to exceed the lowest hourly pay of a full-time sworn member of the regular county police or sheriff's department and not be paid a salary, except as provided in Section 3-6036, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing their assigned duty. The County Board must approve such actual expenses and arrange for payment.
    Nothing in this Division shall preclude an auxiliary deputy from holding a simultaneous appointment as an auxiliary police officer pursuant to Section 3-6-5 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: P.A. 97-379, eff. 8-15-11; 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6014)
    Sec. 3-6014. Return by special deputy. Such special deputy shall make return in the time and manner of serving such process, under his or her oath, and for making a false return he or she shall be guilty of perjury, and punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6015)
    Sec. 3-6015. Powers of deputies. Deputy sheriffs, duly appointed and qualified, may perform any and all the duties of the sheriff, in the name of the sheriff, and the acts of such deputies shall be held to be acts of the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6016)
    Sec. 3-6016. Sheriff liable for acts of deputy and auxiliary deputy. The sheriff shall be liable for any neglect or omission of the duties of his or her office, when occasioned by a deputy or auxiliary deputy, in the same manner as for his or her own personal neglect or omission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6017)
    Sec. 3-6017. Sheriff custodian of courthouse and jail. He or she shall have the custody and care of the courthouse and jail of his or her county, except as is otherwise provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6018)
    Sec. 3-6018. Counties under 1,000,000; control of internal operations. In counties of less than 1 million population, the sheriff shall control the internal operations of his office. Subject to the applicable county appropriation ordinance, the sheriff shall direct the county treasurer to pay, and the treasurer shall pay, the expenditures for the sheriff's office, including payments for personal services, equipment, materials and contractual services. Purchases of equipment by the sheriff shall be made in accordance with any ordinance requirements for centralized purchasing through another county office or through the state which are applicable to all county offices.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6019)
    Sec. 3-6019. Duties of sheriff; office quarters and hours. Sheriffs shall serve and execute, within their respective counties, and return all warrants, process, orders and judgments of every description that may be legally directed or delivered to them. A sheriff of a county with a population of less than 1,000,000 may employ civilian personnel to serve process in civil matters. If an arrest warrant upon complaint under Section 107-9 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, or a warrant of arrest due to failure to appear under Section 107-12 of the Code, originated from a law enforcement agency other than the county sheriff's office, then the county sheriff of a county with a population of more than 600,000 may require that law enforcement agency to store and maintain the warrant. That law enforcement agency is responsible for entering the warrant into the Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and the National Crime Information Center Database (NCIC). The county sheriff may require the originating law enforcement agency to arrange for transportation of the wanted person to the county jail. Originating agencies may contract with the county sheriff or another law enforcement agency to store, maintain, and provide transportation of the wanted person to the county jail. Any law enforcement agency or regional dispatch center may act as holder of the warrant for an originating agency that has no telecommunications equipment.
    Each sheriff shall keep and maintain his or her office at the county seat of the county for which he or she is the sheriff, and shall in counties having a population of less than 500,000 keep his or her office open and attend to the duties thereof from 8 o'clock in the forenoon to 5 o'clock in the afternoon of each working day, excepting such days and half days as, under any law, are or may be legal holidays, or half holidays. The hours of opening and closing of the office of the sheriff may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of such county. Such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting.
(Source: P.A. 98-250, eff. 8-9-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6020)
    Sec. 3-6020. Contempt of court; damages. The disobedience of any sheriff to perform the command of any warrant, process, order or judgment legally issued to him or her, shall be deemed a contempt of the court that issued the same, and may be punished accordingly; and he or she shall be liable to the party aggrieved for all damages occasioned thereby. No sheriff shall be civilly liable for serving, as directed by the court, any warrant, order, process, or judgment that has been issued or affirmed by a court of the State of Illinois and that is valid on its face, unless the service involved willful or wanton misconduct by the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 93-386, eff. 1-1-04.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6021)
    Sec. 3-6021. Conservator of the peace. Each sheriff shall be conservator of the peace in his or her county, and shall prevent crime and maintain the safety and order of the citizens of that county; and may arrest offenders on view, and cause them to be brought before the proper court for trial or examination.
(Source: P.A. 89-404, eff. 8-20-95; 90-593, eff. 6-19-98.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6022

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6022)
    Sec. 3-6022. Posse comitatus. To keep the peace, prevent crime, or to execute any warrant, process, order or judgment he or she may call to his or her aid, when necessary, any person or the power of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6023

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6023)
    Sec. 3-6023. Attendance at courts. Each sheriff shall, in person or by deputy, county corrections officer, or court security officer, attend upon all courts held in his or her county when in session, and obey the lawful orders and directions of the court, and shall maintain the security of the courthouse. Court services customarily performed by sheriffs shall be provided by the sheriff or his or her deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers, rather than by employees of the court, unless there are no deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers available to perform such services. The expenses of the sheriff in carrying out his or her duties under this Section, including the compensation of deputies, county corrections officers, or court security officers assigned to such services, shall be paid to the county from fees collected pursuant to court order for services of the sheriff and from any court services fees collected by the county pursuant to Section 5-1103, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 89-685, eff. 6-1-97; 89-707, eff. 6-1-97.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6024

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6024)
    Sec. 3-6024. Disability to hold other offices. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall be eligible to the office of county treasurer, nor shall any county treasurer be permitted to act as deputy sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6025

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6025)
    Sec. 3-6025. No practice as attorney or security for another. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall appear in any court as attorney at law for any party, or become security for any person in any civil or criminal action or proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6026

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6026)
    Sec. 3-6026. No purchase of property at own sale. No sheriff or deputy sheriff shall become the purchaser, nor procure any other person to become the purchaser for him or her, of any property, real or personal, by him or her exposed to sale, by virtue of any judgment or process; and all such purchases made by any sheriff or deputy sheriff, or by any other person in his or her behalf, shall be absolutely null and void.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6027

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6027)
    Sec. 3-6027. Penalty for neglect to pay over money collected. If any sheriff unreasonably neglects to pay any money collected by him on execution, fee bill or process, when demanded by the person entitled to receive the same, he may be proceeded against in the court from which the execution, fee bill or process issued, as for a contempt; and he shall also forfeit to the person injured five times the lawful interest of the money, from the time of the demand until paid, which may be recovered by action upon his bond, or against the sheriff alone, in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6028

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6028) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6028)
    Sec. 3-6028. Delivery of papers and property to successor. When a sheriff leaves his or her office he or she shall deliver to his or her successor all process, paper and property attached or levied upon except such as he or she is authorized by law to retain, and also the possession of the court house and jail of his or her county, and shall take from his or her successor a receipt, specifying the papers and property so delivered over, and the prisoners in custody, if any--which receipt shall be sufficient indemnity to the person taking the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6029

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6029) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6029)
    Sec. 3-6029. Completion of collections. Every sheriff leaving his or her office at the expiration of his or her term, and having any judgment or fee bill which he or she may have levied but not collected, or any tax list uncollected, and which he or she is authorized to collect, may proceed and collect the same in the same manner as if his or her term of office had not expired.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6030

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6030) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6030)
    Sec. 3-6030. Vacancy; power of deputies. In case of a vacancy in the office of sheriff, every deputy in office under him or her having a process in his or her possession at the time such vacancy happens, shall have the same authority and be under the same obligation to serve, execute and return the same as if the sheriff had continued in office.
    Any vacancy occurring in the office of sheriff shall be filled as provided in The Election Code.
    In counties of over 2,000,000 inhabitants, until a vacancy in the office of sheriff is filled as provided in The Election Code, the undersheriff shall be the acting sheriff with all the powers and duties of a sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6031

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6031) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6031)
    Sec. 3-6031. Sheriff in military service. If any sheriff enters into the active military service of the United States, the office of sheriff shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time the sheriff is in such service, and the sheriff shall designate a deputy sheriff as acting sheriff who shall perform and discharge all the duties of sheriff of such county during the time such sheriff is in the active military service of the United States, but all powers and duties of such acting sheriff as sheriff shall cease upon the discharge of the sheriff from such service or upon the termination of the term of office for which the sheriff was elected. A certificate of such designation containing the name of the designated deputy and the date of the appointment, signed and acknowledged by the sheriff, shall be filed in the office of the circuit clerk of the county on the date of the designation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6032

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6032) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6032)
    Sec. 3-6032. Minor identification and protection. The sheriff of each county shall comply with the requirements of Section 3 of the Minor Identification and Protection Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6033

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6033) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6033)
    Sec. 3-6033. Citizenship and residence. It is unlawful for the sheriff of any county of fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants, or the corporate authorities of any city, town or village to authorize, empower, employ or permit any person to act as deputy sheriff or special policeman for the purpose of preserving the peace, who is not a citizen of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-357.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6034

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6034) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6034)
    Sec. 3-6034. Violations. Any sheriff or public officer violating the provision of Section 3-6033 shall be deemed guilty of a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6035

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6035) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6035)
    Sec. 3-6035. Supervisor of Safety. The office of Supervisor of Safety is hereby created for each county to be held by the Sheriff of the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6036

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6036) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6036)
    Sec. 3-6036. Powers and duties of Supervisor of Safety. The Supervisor of Safety shall enforce all the laws of this State and, within the municipalities in his county, the ordinances of such municipalities relating to the regulation of motor vehicle traffic and the promotion of safety on public highways. The Supervisor of Safety shall advise the county board as to contracts negotiated regulating traffic of parking areas of schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, shopping centers and apartment complexes outside any municipality of said county, and shall act as its representative and agent in connection with the execution of such contracts. In those instances where contracts are being negotiated between municipalities and schools, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, shopping centers and apartment complexes outside the corporate limits, the Supervisor of Safety shall advise the county board. All such contracts shall be negotiated in the manner of section 11-209 of The Illinois Vehicle Code. Subject to the approval of the county board, the Supervisor of Safety may appoint assistants to aid him in carrying out his duties. The Supervisor of Safety shall cooperate with the State and Federal governments and agencies thereof in programs designed to promote safety on highways.
    The Supervisor of Safety in counties of less than 1,000,000 inhabitants may enter into cooperative contractual agreements with school districts in his county, under which the school district hires, compensates and is liable for one or more school crossing guards, and the Supervisor of Safety, as sheriff of the county, appoints any such guard as an auxiliary deputy, in the manner and under the terms of Sections 3-6001 through 3-6032.
    This Section is not a prohibition upon the contractual and associational powers granted by Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 90-145, eff. 1-1-98; 90-481, eff. 8-17-97.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6037

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-6037)
    Sec. 3-6037. Salary of Supervisor of Safety. The county board may allow the Supervisor of Safety an annual salary in an amount determined by the board.
    The salary determined under this Section shall be without regard to and separate from the salary that may be fixed by the county board for the Sheriff, and it shall be payable out of the County Treasury.
(Source: P.A. 92-616, eff. 7-8-02.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6038

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6038)
    Sec. 3-6038. County impact incarceration program.
    (a) With the approval of the county board, the sheriff in any county with 3,000,000 or fewer inhabitants may operate an impact incarceration program for persons who would otherwise be sentenced to serve a term of imprisonment. In order to be eligible to participate in the impact incarceration program, a person convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor must meet the requirements set forth in subsection (b) of Section 5-8-1.1 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (b) The impact incarceration program shall include, among other matters, mandatory physical training and labor, military formation and drills, regimented activities, uniformity of dress and appearance, and drug or other counseling where appropriate.
    (c) Participation in the impact incarceration program by a committed person serving a sentence for a misdemeanor shall be for a period of at least 7 days for each 30 days of his or her term of imprisonment as set forth by the court in its sentencing order. If the sentence of imprisonment is less than 30 days, participation in the impact incarceration program shall be for a period as determined by the court.
    Participation in the impact incarceration program by a committed person serving a sentence for a felony, including a person transferred from the Illinois Department of Corrections under subsection (f), shall be for a period of 120 to 180 days.
    The period of time a committed person shall serve in the impact incarceration program shall not be reduced by the accumulation of good time.
    (d) The committed person shall serve a term of mandatory supervised release as set forth in subsection (d) of Section 5-8-1 of the Unified Code of Corrections, if otherwise applicable.
    (e) If the sheriff accepts the offender in the program and determines that the offender has successfully completed the impact incarceration program, the sentence shall be reduced to time considered served upon certification to the court by the sheriff that the offender has successfully completed the program. In the event the offender is not accepted for placement in the impact incarceration program or the offender does not successfully complete the program, his or her term of imprisonment shall be as set forth by the court in its sentencing order.
    (f) The sheriff, with the approval of the county board, shall have the power to enter into intergovernmental cooperation agreements with the Illinois Department of Corrections under which persons in the custody of the Illinois Department may participate in the county impact incarceration program. No person shall be eligible for participation who does not meet the criteria set forth in subsection (b) of Section 5-8-1.1 of the Unified Code of Corrections. An offender who successfully completes the county impact incarceration program shall have his or her sentence reduced to time considered served upon certification to the court by the Illinois Department of Corrections that the offender has successfully completed the program.
    (g) The sheriff, with the approval of the county board, shall have the power to enter into intergovernmental agreements with the Illinois Department of Corrections to receive funding, land, services, equipment, or any other form of economic contribution for construction, operation, and maintenance of a regional impact incarceration program that serves 2 or more counties.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)

55 ILCS 5/3-6039

    (55 ILCS 5/3-6039)
    Sec. 3-6039. County juvenile impact incarceration program.
    (a) With the approval of the county board, the Department of Probation and Court Services in any county shall have the power to operate a county juvenile impact incarceration program for eligible delinquent minors. If the court finds that a minor adjudicated a delinquent meets the eligibility requirements of this Section, the court may in its dispositional order approve the delinquent minor for placement in the county juvenile impact incarceration program conditioned upon his or her acceptance in the program by the Department of Probation and Court Services. The dispositional order also shall provide that if the Department of Probation and Court Services accepts the delinquent minor in the program and determines that the delinquent minor has successfully completed the county juvenile impact incarceration program, the delinquent minor's detention shall be reduced to time considered served upon certification to the court by the Department of Probation and Court Services that the delinquent minor has successfully completed the program. If the delinquent minor is not accepted for placement in the county juvenile impact incarceration program or the delinquent minor does not successfully complete the program, his or her term of commitment shall be as set forth by the court in its dispositional order. If the delinquent minor does not successfully complete the program, time spent in the program does not count as time served against the time limits as set forth in subsection (f) of this Section.
    (b) In order to be eligible to participate in the county juvenile impact incarceration program, the delinquent minor must meet all of the following requirements:
        (1) The delinquent minor is at least 13 years of age.
        (2) The act for which the minor is adjudicated
    
delinquent does not constitute a Class X felony, criminal sexual assault, first degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, second degree murder, armed violence, arson, forcible detention, aggravated criminal sexual abuse or a subsequent conviction for criminal sexual abuse.
        (3) The delinquent minor has not previously
    
participated in a county juvenile impact incarceration program and has not previously served a prior commitment for an act constituting a felony in a Department of Juvenile Justice juvenile correctional facility. This provision shall not exclude a delinquent minor who is committed to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and is participating in the county juvenile impact incarceration program under an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
        (4) The delinquent minor is physically able to
    
participate in strenuous physical activities or labor.
        (5) The delinquent minor does not have a mental
    
disorder or disability that would prevent participation in the county juvenile impact incarceration program.
        (6) The delinquent minor is recommended and approved
    
for placement in the county juvenile impact incarceration program in the court's dispositional order.
    The court and the Department of Probation and Court Services may also consider, among other matters, whether the delinquent minor has a history of escaping or absconding, whether participation in the county juvenile impact incarceration program may pose a risk to the safety or security of any person, and whether space is available.
    (c) The county juvenile impact incarceration program shall include, among other matters, mandatory physical training and labor, military formation and drills, regimented activities, uniformity of dress and appearance, education and counseling, including drug counseling if appropriate, and must impart to the delinquent minor principles of honor, integrity, self-sufficiency, self-discipline, self-respect, and respect for others.
    (d) Privileges of delinquent minors participating in the county juvenile impact incarceration program, including visitation, commissary, receipt and retention of property and publications, and access to television, radio, and a library, may be suspended or restricted, at the discretion of the Department of Probation and Court Services.
    (e) Delinquent minors participating in the county juvenile impact incarceration program shall adhere to all rules promulgated by the Department of Probation and Court Services and all requirements of the program. Delinquent minors shall be informed of rules of behavior and conduct. Disciplinary procedures required by any other law or county ordinance are not applicable.
    (f) Participation in the county juvenile impact incarceration program by a minor adjudicated delinquent for an act constituting a misdemeanor shall be for a period of at least 7 days but less than 120 days as determined by the Department of Probation and Court Services. Participation in the county juvenile impact incarceration program by a minor adjudicated delinquent for an act constituting a felony shall be for a period of 120 to 180 days as determined by the Department of Probation and Court Services.
    (g) A delinquent minor may be removed from the program for a violation of the terms or conditions of the program or if he or she is for any reason unable to participate. The Department of Probation and Court Services shall promulgate rules governing conduct that could result in removal from the program or in a determination that the delinquent minor has not successfully completed the program. Delinquent minors shall have access to these rules. The rules shall provide that the delinquent minor shall receive notice and have the opportunity to appear before and address the Department of Probation and Court Services or a person appointed by the Department of Probation and Court Services for this purpose. A delinquent minor may be transferred to any juvenile facilities prior to the hearing.
    (h) If the Department of Probation and Court Services accepts the delinquent minor in the program and determines that the delinquent minor has successfully completed the county juvenile impact incarceration program, the court shall discharge the minor from custody upon certification to the court by the Department of Probation and Court Services that the delinquent minor has successfully completed the program. In the event the delinquent minor is not accepted for placement in the county juvenile impact incarceration program or the delinquent minor does not successfully complete the program, his or her commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice or juvenile detention shall be as set forth by the court in its dispositional order.
    (i) The Department of Probation and Court Services, with the approval of the county board, shall have the power to enter into intergovernmental cooperation agreements with the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice under which delinquent minors committed to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice may participate in the county juvenile impact incarceration program. A delinquent minor who successfully completes the county juvenile impact incarceration program shall be discharged from custody upon certification to the court by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice that the delinquent minor has successfully completed the program.
(Source: P.A. 94-696, eff. 6-1-06.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-7

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-7 heading)
Division 3-7. Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board

55 ILCS 5/3-7001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7001)
    Sec. 3-7001. Maintenance of county police department. The Sheriff in each county having more than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall maintain a division to be known as the County Police Department and to consist of such deputy sheriffs charged with the duty of law enforcement in such county as may be selected as hereinafter provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7002)
    Sec. 3-7002. Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board. There is created the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board, hereinafter called the Board, consisting of 7 members appointed by the Sheriff with the advice and consent of the county board, except that on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, the Sheriff may appoint 2 additional members, with the advice and consent of the county board, at his or her discretion. Of the members first appointed, one shall serve until the third Monday in March, 1965 one until the third Monday in March, 1967, and one until the third Monday in March, 1969. Of the 2 additional members first appointed under authority of this amendatory Act of 1991, one shall serve until the third Monday in March, 1995, and one until the third Monday in March, 1997. Of the 2 additional members first appointed under the authority of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, one shall serve until the third Monday in March, 2005 and one shall serve until the third Monday in March, 2006.
    Upon the expiration of the terms of office of those first appointed (including the 2 additional members first appointed under authority of this amendatory Act of 1991 and under the authority of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly), their respective successors shall be appointed to hold office from the third Monday in March of the year of their respective appointments for a term of 6 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified for a like term. As additional members are appointed under authority of this amendatory Act of 1997, their terms shall be set to be staggered consistently with the terms of the existing Board members. No more than 3 members of the Board shall be affiliated with the same political party, except that as additional members are appointed by the Sheriff under authority of this amendatory Act of 1997 and under the authority of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the political affiliation of the Board shall be such that no more than one-half of the members plus one additional member may be affiliated with the same political party. No member shall have held or have been a candidate for an elective public office within one year preceding his or her appointment.
    The Sheriff may deputize members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 90-447, eff. 8-16-97; 90-511, eff. 8-22-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98; 91-722, eff. 6-2-00.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7003)
    Sec. 3-7003. Compensation and expenses of board members. Each member of the Board shall receive compensation for each day during which he is engaged in transacting the business of the Board and, in addition thereto, his actual traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred in discharging the duties of his office. No member of the Board shall receive compensation of more than $25,000 in any fiscal year, except that the Chairman shall receive compensation of no more than $30,000 in any fiscal year. Such compensation expenses shall be paid by the county.
(Source: P.A. 91-722, eff. 6-2-00.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7004)
    Sec. 3-7004. Clerical and technical staff assistants. The Board is authorized to employ such clerical and technical staff assistants as may be necessary to enable the Board to transact its business and to fix their compensation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7005)
    Sec. 3-7005. Meetings. As soon as practicable after the members of the Board have been appointed, they shall meet, upon the call of the Sheriff, and shall organize by selecting a chairman and a secretary. The initial chairman and secretary, and their successors, shall be selected by the Board from among its members for a term of 2 years or for the remainder of their term of office as a member of the Board, whichever is the shorter. Two members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, except that as additional members are appointed under authority of this amendatory Act of 1997, the number of members that must be present to constitute a quorum shall be the number of members that constitute at least 40% of the Board. The Board shall hold regular quarterly meetings and such other meetings as may be called by the chairman.
(Source: P.A. 90-447, eff. 8-16-97; 90-511, eff. 8-22-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7006)
    Sec. 3-7006. Rules, regulations and procedures; ranks. Pursuant to recognized merit principles of public employment, the Board shall formulate, adopt, and put into effect rules, regulations and procedures for its operation and the transaction of its business. The Board shall establish a classification of ranks including those positions which shall be exempt from merit classification. The Board shall establish a classification of ranks of the deputy sheriffs in the County Police Department, a classification of all correctional officer employees in the County Department of Corrections, and a classification of all full-time deputy sheriffs not employed as county police officers or county corrections officers and shall set standards and qualifications for each such rank and employee.
    For the purposes of this Division, "full-time" means an average work week of 40 hours throughout the calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7007)
    Sec. 3-7007. Compensation for ranks. The Board shall propose to the County Board the range of compensation for each of the designated ranks or propose a single rate of compensation for each deputy sheriff in a particular rank. Such range or rate shall provide for a fair and reasonable compensation for services rendered.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7008)
    Sec. 3-7008. Appointments. The appointment of deputy sheriffs in the Police Department, full-time deputy sheriffs not employed as county police officers or county corrections officers and of employees in the Department of Corrections shall be made from those applicants who have been certified by the Board as being qualified for appointment. Certification for appointment in one department shall not constitute certification for appointment in another department. All persons so appointed shall, at the time of their appointment, be not less than 21 years of age, or 20 years of age and have successfully completed 2 years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university. Any person appointed subsequent to successful completion of 2 years of such law enforcement studies shall not have power of arrest, nor shall he or she be permitted to carry firearms, until he or she reaches 21 years of age. In addition, all persons so appointed shall be not more than the maximum age limit fixed by the Board from time to time, be of sound mind and body, be of good moral character, be citizens of the United States, have not been convicted of a crime which the Board considers to be detrimental to the applicant's ability to carry out his or her duties, possess such prerequisites of training, education and experience as the Board may from time to time prescribe, and shall be required to pass successfully mental, physical, psychiatric and other tests and examinations as may be prescribed by the Board. Preference shall be given in such appointments to persons who have honorably served in the military or naval services of the United States. Before entering upon his or her duties, each deputy sheriff in the County Police Department shall execute a good and sufficient bond, payable to the People of the State of Illinois, in the penal sum of $1,000 and to the Sheriff of the County where he or she is employed in the sum of $10,000, conditioned on the faithful performance of his or her duties. All appointees shall serve a probationary period of 12 months and during that period may be discharged at the will of the Sheriff. However, civil service employees of the house of correction who have certified status at the time of the transfer of the house of correction to the County Department of Corrections are not subject to this probationary period, and they shall retain their job titles, such tenure privileges as are now enjoyed and any subsequent title changes shall not cause reduction in rank or elimination of positions.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7009)
    Sec. 3-7009. Promotions. Promotion of deputy sheriffs in the County Police Department, full-time deputy sheriffs not employed as county police officers or county corrections officers, and of employees in the County Department of Corrections shall be made by the sheriff from those candidates who have been certified to him as being qualified for promotion. Certification for promotion in one department shall not constitute certification for promotion in another department. The Board shall make certifications for promotions on the basis of ascertained merit, experience and physical, mental and other tests and examinations. Those promoted shall serve a probationary period of 12 months and during that period may be reduced to their former rank at the will of the Board. Employees of the house of correction whose names, at the time of the transfer of the house of correction to the County Department of Corrections, appear on a civil service promotional register, shall retain the same status insofar as their eligibility to comparable positions in the employ of the County Department of Corrections is concerned.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7010)
    Sec. 3-7010. Rules governing appointments and promotions. All appointments and promotions shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Division and the rules and regulations of the Board without considering the political affiliation of any applicant.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7011)
    Sec. 3-7011. Disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures prescribed by the Board may be taken by the sheriff for the punishment of infractions of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board. Such disciplinary measures may include suspension of any deputy sheriff in the County Police Department, any full-time deputy sheriff not employed as a county police officer or county corrections officer and any employee in the County Department of Corrections for a reasonable period, not exceeding 30 days, without complying with the provisions of Section 3-7012 hereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7012)
    Sec. 3-7012. Removal, demotion or suspension. Except as is otherwise provided in this Division, no deputy sheriff in the County Police Department, no full-time deputy sheriff not employed as a county police officer or county corrections officer and no employee in the County Department of Corrections shall be removed, demoted or suspended except for cause, upon written charges filed with the Board by the Sheriff and a hearing before the Board thereon upon not less than 10 days' notice at a place to be designated by the chairman thereof. At such hearing, the accused deputy sheriff shall be afforded full opportunity to be heard in his or her own defense and to produce proof in his or her defense. The Board shall have the power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers in support of the charges and for the defense. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of this State, and shall be paid in the same manner as other expenses of the Board. Each member of the Board shall have the power to administer oaths or affirmations. If the charges against an accused deputy sheriff are established by a preponderance of evidence, the Board shall make a finding of guilty and order either removal, demotion, suspension for a period of not more than 180 days, or such other disciplinary punishment as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Board which, in the opinion of the members thereof, the offense merits. Thereupon the sheriff shall direct such removal or other punishment as ordered by the Board and if the accused deputy sheriff refuses to abide by any such disciplinary order, the sheriff shall remove him or her forthwith.
    In case of the neglect or refusal of any person to obey a subpoena issued by the Board, any circuit court or a judge thereof, upon application of any member of the Board, may order such person to appear before the Board and give testimony or produce evidence, and any failure to obey such order is punishable by the court as a contempt thereof.
    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 any order of the Board rendered pursuant to the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7013)
    Sec. 3-7013. Political activities. No deputy sheriff in the County Police Department and no employee in the County Department of Corrections shall participate in any manner in the activities or interests of any political party or of any candidate for public office or for the nomination therefor, nor participate in any manner in any political campaign for the nomination or election of candidates for public office. Violation of any provision hereof shall be cause for removal of any deputy sheriff or employee so offending. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to interfere with the right of any person to vote for any candidate and upon any issue as his reason and conscience may dictate.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7014)
    Sec. 3-7014. Appropriations. A sufficient sum of money shall be appropriated each year by the county board to carry out the provisions of this Division in the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7015)
    Sec. 3-7015. Investigations by Board. The Board shall investigate the enforcement of this Division and its rules, and the conduct and action of the appointees herein provided for. In the course of such investigation each member of the Board is empowered to administer oaths, and the Board has the power to secure by subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigations.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7016)
    Sec. 3-7016. Certification of appointments, vacancies and findings. The Board shall certify to the county clerk or other auditing officers, all appointments to offices and places as may be classified, and all vacancies occurring therein, whether by dismissal, resignation, or death, and all findings made or approved by the Board under the provisions of Section 3-7012, that a person may be discharged from the classified service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-7017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-7017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-7017)
    Sec. 3-7017. Payments of salaries or wages. No county clerk, comptroller or other auditing officer of the county shall approve the payment of, or be in any manner concerned in paying salary or wages to any person for services as an officer or employee of the county unless such person is occupying an office or place of employment according to the provisions of law and is entitled to payment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-8

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-8 heading)
Division 3-8. Sheriff's Merit System

55 ILCS 5/3-8001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8001)
    Sec. 3-8001. Subtitle. This Division shall be subtitled the "Sheriff's Merit System Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8002)
    Sec. 3-8002. Applicability and adoption. The county board of every county having a county police department merit board established under "The County Police Department Act", approved August 7, 1967, as amended (repealed), or a merit commission for sheriff's personnel established under Section 58.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to counties", approved March 31, 1874, as amended (repealed), shall adopt and implement the merit system provided by this Division and shall modify the merit system now in effect in that county as may be necessary to comply with this Division.
    The county board of any county having a population of less than 1,000,000 which does not have a merit board or merit commission for sheriff's personnel may adopt and implement by ordinance the merit system provided by this Division. If the county board does not adopt such a merit system by an ordinance and if a petition signed by not fewer than 5% or 1000, whichever is less, of the registered electors of any such county is filed with the county clerk requesting a referendum on the adoption of a merit system for deputies in the office of the Sheriff, the county board shall, by appropriate ordinance, cause the question to be submitted to the electors of the county, at a special or general election specified in such ordinance, in accordance with the provisions of Section 28-3 of "The Election Code", approved May 11, 1943, as now or hereafter amended. Notice of the election shall be given as provided in Article 12 of such code. If a majority of those voting on the proposition at such election vote in favor thereof, the county board shall adopt and implement a merit system provided in this Division. When a merit board or merit commission for sheriff's personnel has been established in a county, it may be abolished by the same procedure in which it was established.
    This Division does not apply to any county having a population of more than 1,000,000 nor to any county which has not elected to adopt the merit system provided by this Division and which is not required to do so under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8003)
    Sec. 3-8003. Appointment of Merit Commission. Any ordinance providing for the adoption and implementation of a merit system under this Division shall provide for the appointment of a Sheriff's Office Merit Commission consisting of 3 or 5 members appointed by the sheriff with the approval of a majority of the members of the county board. If the sheriff fails to make the appointments within 60 days after the adoption of the ordinance, the members of the commission shall be appointed by the chairman of the county board with the approval of a majority of the members of the county board. No member of the commission shall hold a statutory partisan political office.
    Of the initial appointments to a 3-member Commission, one shall be for a term of 2 years, one for a term of 4 years and one for a term of 6 years. Of the initial appointments to a 5-member Commission, one shall serve for a term of 2 years, one for a term of 3 years, one for a term of 4 years, one for a term of 5 years, and one for a term of 6 years. If a 3-member Commission is increased to a 5-member Commission, the additional members shall be appointed to serve for terms of 3 and 5 years, respectively. The respective successors of the initial members shall be appointed in the same manner as the original appointments for 6 year terms.
    If a vacancy occurs in the office of a commissioner, the sheriff, with the approval of a majority of the members of the county board, shall appoint a suitable person to serve the unexpired portion of that commissioner's term. If the sheriff fails to appoint a person to fill the vacancy within 30 days, the chairman of the county board shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired portion of the term, with the approval of a majority of the members of the county board.
    In a 3-member Commission, no more than 2 of the members appointed may be affiliated with the same political party. In a 5-member Commission, no more than 3 members may be affiliated with the same political party.
    However, in any county which has created a merit board or merit commission for sheriff's employees under prior law, the members of that board or commission shall serve out the unexpired portions of their respective terms and shall carry out their duties in accordance with this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8004)
    Sec. 3-8004. Removal of Merit Commission. No member of a Merit Commission shall be removed except for palpable incompetence or malfeasance in office upon written charges filed by or at the direction of the sheriff or the county board and heard before the Board of Hearings provided for in this Section. The chief judge for the judicial circuit in which the county is situated and the 2 circuit judges who have longest held judicial office shall constitute the Board of Hearing. If 2 or more circuit judges have held judicial office for the same longest or next longest length of time, choice among those circuit judges shall be made by lot. If there are only 2 circuit judges in the circuit embracing the county, then those 2 judges shall select the third member of the Board of Hearing from among the circuit judges in contiguous circuits.
    The Board of Hearings shall hear and determine the charges and its findings shall be final. If the charges are sustained, the member of the Commission so charged shall be forthwith removed from office by the Board of Hearings and the sheriff with the approval of a majority of the members of the county board shall thereupon proceed 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: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8005)
    Sec. 3-8005. Meetings; officers. As soon as practicable after the members of the Merit Commission have been appointed, the sheriff shall call the first meeting and they shall meet and organize by selecting a chairman, a vice chairman and a secretary. The initial officers and their successor shall be selected by the Commission from among its members for a term of 2 years or for the remainder of their term of office as a member of the Commission, whichever is shorter. Two members of a three-member Commission, or 3 members of a five-member Commission, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Commission shall hold regular quarterly meetings and such other meetings as may be called by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8006)
    Sec. 3-8006. Appropriations. A sufficient sum of money shall be provided each year by the county board to carry out the provisions of this Division. The county board may establish per diem compensation for members of the Commission and shall allow reimbursement for reasonable and necessary expenses.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8007)
    Sec. 3-8007. Duties and jurisdiction of commission. The Merit Commission shall have the duties, pursuant to recognized merit principles of public employment, of certification for employment and promotion, and, upon complaint of the sheriff or states attorney as limited in this Division, to discipline or discharge as the circumstances may warrant. All full time deputy sheriffs shall be under the jurisdiction of this Act and the county board may provide that other positions, including jail officers, as defined in "An Act to revise the law in relation to jails and jailers", approved March 3, 1874, as now or hereafter amended (repealed), shall be under the jurisdiction of the Commission. There may be exempted from coverage by resolution of the county board a "chief deputy" or "chief deputies" who shall be vested with all authorities granted to deputy sheriffs pursuant to Section 3-6015. "Chief Deputy" or "Chief Deputies" as used in this Section include the personal assistant or assistants of the sheriff whether titled "chief deputy", "under sheriff", or "administrative assistant".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8008)
    Sec. 3-8008. Prior appointments. Notwithstanding anything in this Division to the contrary, any person certified pursuant to a merit system in effect before January 1, 1981 shall remain under the jurisdiction of the Commission. Any certified person appointed and serving before January 1, 1981 shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 3-8010.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8009)
    Sec. 3-8009. Rules and regulations. Pursuant to recognized merit principles of public employment, the Commission shall formulate, adopt and put into effect, rules, regulations and procedures for its operation and the transaction of its business.
    The Commission shall set standards and qualifications for each class.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8010)
    Sec. 3-8010. Certification of applicants. The appointment of all personnel subject to the jurisdiction of the Merit Commission shall be made by the sheriff from those applicants who have been certified by the Commission as being qualified for appointment. A Commission may, by its rules and regulations, set forth the minimum requirements for appointment to any position. In addition, the Commission's review of any application may include examinations, investigations or any other method consistent with recognized merit principles, which in the judgment of the Commission is reasonable and practical for any particular classification. Different examining procedures may be set for the examinations in different classifications but all examinations in the same classification shall be uniform. However, the Merit Commission may by regulation provide that applicants who have served with another sheriff's office, a police department, or any other law enforcement agency, or who are graduate law enforcement interns as defined in the Law Enforcement Intern Training Act, may be exempt from one or more of the minimum requirements for appointment. Preference may be given in such appointments to persons who have honorably served in the military or naval services of the United States.
    The sheriff shall make appointments from those persons certified by the Commission as qualified for appointment. If the sheriff rejects any person so certified, the sheriff shall notify the Commission in writing of such rejection.
    The rules and regulations of a Commission shall provide that all initial appointees shall serve a probationary period of 12 months during which time they may be discharged at the will of the sheriff.
(Source: P.A. 92-83, eff. 7-12-01.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8011)
    Sec. 3-8011. Certification for promotion. Whenever a position in a higher rank is to be filled, the Merit Commission shall certify to the sheriff the names of eligible persons who stand highest upon the promotional register for the rank to which the position belongs. The Commission shall make certifications for promotion on the basis of ascertained merit, seniority of service, and physical and other qualifying examinations.
    The sheriff shall appoint from those whose names were certified. If the sheriff rejects all persons so certified, he shall state his reasons for such refusal in writing to the Commission.
    All vacancies in all ranks of deputy sheriff above the lowest shall be filled by promotion, except that the Merit Commission may by regulation provide that a former sheriff may be appointed by a successor sheriff of the same county to any rank after he has been certified by the Commission or that applicants who have served with another sheriff's office, a police department, or any other law enforcement agency, may be given credit for time so served and may receive an initial appointment to a rank above the lowest.
    Persons appointed to a higher rank shall be on probation in such higher rank for a period of 12 months. Such appointees may be demoted by the sheriff to their former rank at any time during the period of probation, if, in the opinion of the sheriff, they have failed to demonstrate the ability and the qualifications necessary to furnish satisfactory service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8012)
    Sec. 3-8012. Political affiliation. All appointments and promotions shall be made in accordance with the provisions of this Division and the rules and regulations of the Commission, without consideration of the political affiliation of any applicant.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8013)
    Sec. 3-8013. Disciplinary measures. Disciplinary measures for actions violating either the rules and regulations of the Commission or the internal procedures of the sheriff's office may be taken by the sheriff. Such disciplinary measures may include suspension of any certified person for reasonable periods, not exceeding a cumulative 30 days in any 12-month period. However, on and after June 1, 2007, in any sheriff's office with a collective bargaining agreement covering the employment of department personnel, such disciplinary measures and the method of review of those measures shall be subject to mandatory bargaining, including, but not limited to, the use of impartial arbitration as an alternative or supplemental form of due process.
(Source: P.A. 95-136, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8014)
    Sec. 3-8014. Removal, demotion or suspension. Except as is otherwise provided in this Division, no certified person shall be removed, demoted or suspended except for cause, upon written charges filed with the Merit Commission by the sheriff. Upon the filing of such a petition, the sheriff may suspend the certified person pending the decision of the Commission on the charges. After the charges have been heard, the Commission may direct that the person receive his pay for any part or all of this suspension period, if any.
    The charges shall be heard by the Commission upon not less than 14 days' certified notice. At such hearing, the accused certified person shall be afforded full opportunity to be represented by counsel, to be heard in his own defense and to produce proof in his defense. Both the Commission and the sheriff may be represented by counsel. The State's Attorney of the applicable county may advise either the Commission or the sheriff. The other party may engage private counsel to advise it.
    The Commission shall have the power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers in support of the charges and for the defense. Each member of the Commission shall have the power to administer oaths.
    If the charges against an accused person are established by the preponderance of evidence, the Commission shall make a finding of guilty and order either removal, demotion, loss of seniority, suspension for a period of not more than 180 days, or such other disciplinary punishment as may be prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Commission which, in the opinion of the members thereof, the offense justifies. If the charges against an accused person are not established by the preponderance of evidence, the Commission shall make a finding of not guilty and shall order that the person be reinstated and be paid his compensation for the suspension period, if any, while awaiting the hearing. The sheriff shall take such action as may be ordered by the Commission. However, on and after June 1, 2007, in any sheriff's office with a collective bargaining agreement covering the employment of department personnel, such disciplinary measures and the method of review of those measures shall be subject to mandatory bargaining, including, but not limited to, the use of impartial arbitration as an alternative or supplemental form of due process and any of the procedures laid out in this Section.
    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 any order of the Commission rendered pursuant to this Section. The plaintiff shall pay the reasonable cost of preparing and certifying the record for judicial review. However, if the plaintiff prevails in the judicial review proceeding, the court shall award to the plaintiff a sum equal to the costs paid by the plaintiff to have the record for judicial review prepared and certified.
(Source: P.A. 95-136, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8015)
    Sec. 3-8015. Subpoenas; witnesses' fees; perjury. Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify, or to produce books and papers, issued by the Merit Commission, or by any member thereof, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear, or to testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to such investigation, as commanded in the subpoena, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
    The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit court of this State.
    Any circuit court of this State, or any judge thereon, upon application of any member of the Commission, or any person acting under the orders of the Commission, may, in his discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the Commission by an Attachment for Contempt or otherwise in the same manner as production of evidence may be compelled before the court. Every person who, having taken oath or made affirmation before a member of the Commission, shall willfully swear or affirm falsehoods, shall be guilty of perjury and upon conviction shall be punished accordingly.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8016)
    Sec. 3-8016. Reports to Merit Commission. The sheriff shall promptly notify the Merit Commission of all appointments, permanent or temporary, all promotions, suspensions, resignations or vacancies from any cause, and a record of the same shall be kept by the Commission. The sheriff shall prepare and furnish to the Commission annual efficiency reports for each person covered by merit system. The sheriff shall also furnish the Commission copies of all letters of commendation, academic achievements and reprimand and such other reports as the Commission may reasonably request.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8017)
    Sec. 3-8017. Enforcement of orders. If any provision of this Division or any order of the Merit Commission is violated by any person, regardless of whether that person's employment is under the jurisdiction of the Division, the Commission may apply to the circuit court for relief by injunction, mandamus or any other proper relief. The State's Attorney of the county where the violation occurred shall prosecute such action. Whenever the State's Attorney for the county where a violation is alleged to have occurred refuses to prosecute the action, or fails to begin to prosecute such action within 30 days after the date the Commission brings the matter to his attention, the Commission may retain special counsel of its own choice to prosecute such action.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-8018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-8018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-8018)
    Sec. 3-8018. Multi-county operation. The county boards of 2 or more counties may, by enactment of uniform reciprocal ordinances consistent with this Division create a multi-county Merit Commission which shall be subject to this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-9

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-9 heading)
Division 3-9. State's Attorney

55 ILCS 5/3-9001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9001)
    Sec. 3-9001. Oath; bond. Before entering upon the respective duties of their office, the state's attorneys shall each be commissioned by the governor, and shall take the following oath or affirmation:
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be), that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Illinois, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of state's attorney according to the best of my ability.
    Each State's attorney shall also execute a bond, to the People of the State of Illinois, (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding) with good and sufficient securities in the penal sum of $5,000, to be approved by the circuit court for his respective county, which approval shall be indorsed upon the bond. The bond, with the approval thereof indorsed, shall be entered of record in the circuit court, and then forwarded by the county clerk to the secretary of state, to be filed in his office. Each of the bonds shall be conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of the office, and the paying over all moneys as provided by law, which bond shall run to and be for the benefit of the state, county, corporation or person injured by a breach of any of the conditions thereof.
(Source: P.A. 88-387.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9002)
    Sec. 3-9002. Commencement of duties. The State's attorney shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day in the month of December following his election on which the State's attorney's office is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9003)
    Sec. 3-9003. Additional bond. Whenever the circuit court shall deem the bond filed by any State's attorney insufficient, the circuit court may require additional bond, in any penalty not exceeding that specified in Section 3-9001.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9004)
    Sec. 3-9004. Failure to give bond or take oath. If any person elected to the office of State's attorney shall fail to give bond, or take the oath required of him, within twenty days after he is declared elected, the office shall be deemed vacant, and if, being required to give additional bond, as provided in Section 3-9003 hereof, he fails to do so within twenty days after notice of such requirements, his office may, in the discretion of the governor, be declared vacant and filled as provided by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9005)
    Sec. 3-9005. Powers and duties of State's attorney.
    (a) The duty of each State's attorney shall be:
        (1) To commence and prosecute all actions, suits,
    
indictments and prosecutions, civil and criminal, in the circuit court for his county, in which the people of the State or county may be concerned.
        (2) To prosecute all forfeited bonds and
    
recognizances, and all actions and proceedings for the recovery of debts, revenues, moneys, fines, penalties and forfeitures accruing to the State or his county, or to any school district or road district in his county; also, to prosecute all suits in his county against railroad or transportation companies, which may be prosecuted in the name of the People of the State of Illinois.
        (3) To commence and prosecute all actions and
    
proceedings brought by any county officer in his official capacity.
        (4) To defend all actions and proceedings brought
    
against his county, or against any county or State officer, in his official capacity, within his county.
        (5) To attend the examination of all persons brought
    
before any judge on habeas corpus, when the prosecution is in his county.
        (6) To attend before judges and prosecute charges of
    
felony or misdemeanor, for which the offender is required to be recognized to appear before the circuit court, when in his power so to do.
        (7) To give his opinion, without fee or reward, to
    
any county officer in his county, upon any question or law relating to any criminal or other matter, in which the people or the county may be concerned.
        (8) To assist the attorney general whenever it may be
    
necessary, and in cases of appeal from his county to the Supreme Court, to which it is the duty of the attorney general to attend, he shall furnish the attorney general at least 10 days before such is due to be filed, a manuscript of a proposed statement, brief and argument to be printed and filed on behalf of the people, prepared in accordance with the rules of the Supreme Court. However, if such brief, argument or other document is due to be filed by law or order of court within this 10 day period, then the State's attorney shall furnish such as soon as may be reasonable.
        (9) To pay all moneys received by him in trust,
    
without delay, to the officer who by law is entitled to the custody thereof.
        (10) To notify, by first class mail, complaining
    
witnesses of the ultimate disposition of the cases arising from an indictment or an information.
        (11) To perform such other and further duties as may,
    
from time to time, be enjoined on him by law.
        (12) To appear in all proceedings by collectors of
    
taxes against delinquent taxpayers for judgments to sell real estate, and see that all the necessary preliminary steps have been legally taken to make the judgment legal and binding.
        (13) To notify, by first-class mail, the State
    
Superintendent of Education, the applicable regional superintendent of schools, and the superintendent of the employing school district or the chief school administrator of the employing nonpublic school, if any, upon the conviction of any individual known to possess a certificate or license issued pursuant to Article 21 or 21B, respectively, of the School Code of any offense set forth in Section 21B-80 of the School Code or any other felony conviction, providing the name of the certificate holder, the fact of the conviction, and the name and location of the court where the conviction occurred. The certificate holder must also be contemporaneously sent a copy of the notice.
    (b) The State's Attorney of each county shall have authority to appoint one or more special investigators to serve subpoenas, make return of process and conduct investigations which assist the State's Attorney in the performance of his duties. A special investigator shall not carry firearms except with permission of the State's Attorney and only while carrying appropriate identification indicating his employment and in the performance of his assigned duties.
    Subject to the qualifications set forth in this subsection, special investigators shall be peace officers and shall have all the powers possessed by investigators under the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's Act.
    No special investigator employed by the State's Attorney shall have peace officer status or exercise police powers unless he or she successfully completes the basic police training course mandated and approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board or such board waives the training requirement by reason of the special investigator's prior law enforcement experience or training or both. Any State's Attorney appointing a special investigator shall consult with all affected local police agencies, to the extent consistent with the public interest, if the special investigator is assigned to areas within that agency's jurisdiction.
    Before a person is appointed as a special investigator, his fingerprints shall be taken and transmitted to the Department of State Police. The Department shall examine its records and submit to the State's Attorney of the county in which the investigator seeks appointment any conviction information concerning the person on file with the Department. No person shall be appointed as a special investigator if he has been convicted of a felony or other offense involving moral turpitude. A special investigator shall be paid a salary and be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing his assigned duties. The county board shall approve the salary and actual expenses and appropriate the salary and expenses in the manner prescribed by law or ordinance.
    (c) The State's Attorney may request and receive from employers, labor unions, telephone companies, and utility companies location information concerning putative fathers and noncustodial parents for the purpose of establishing a child's paternity or establishing, enforcing, or modifying a child support obligation. In this subsection, "location information" means information about (i) the physical whereabouts of a putative father or noncustodial parent, (ii) the putative father or noncustodial parent's employer, or (iii) the salary, wages, and other compensation paid and the health insurance coverage provided to the putative father or noncustodial parent by the employer of the putative father or noncustodial parent or by a labor union of which the putative father or noncustodial parent is a member.
    (d) For each State fiscal year, the State's Attorney of Cook County shall appear before the General Assembly and request appropriations to be made from the Capital Litigation Trust Fund to the State Treasurer for the purpose of providing assistance in the prosecution of capital cases in Cook County and for the purpose of providing assistance to the State in post-conviction proceedings in capital cases under Article 122 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963 and in relation to petitions filed under Section 2-1401 of the Code of Civil Procedure in relation to capital cases. The State's Attorney may appear before the General Assembly at other times during the State's fiscal year to request supplemental appropriations from the Trust Fund to the State Treasurer.
    (e) The State's Attorney shall have the authority to enter into a written agreement with the Department of Revenue for pursuit of civil liability under subsection (E) of Section 17-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012 against persons who have issued to the Department checks or other orders in violation of the provisions of paragraph (1) of subsection (B) of Section 17-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012, with the Department to retain the amount owing upon the dishonored check or order along with the dishonored check fee imposed under the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act, with the balance of damages, fees, and costs collected under subsection (E) of Section 17-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012 or under Section 17-1a of that Code to be retained by the State's Attorney. The agreement shall not affect the allocation of fines and costs imposed in any criminal prosecution.
(Source: P.A. 96-431, eff. 8-13-09; 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-607, eff. 8-26-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9006)
    Sec. 3-9006. Internal operations of office; simultaneous county board tenure.
    (a) Internal operations of the office. The State's Attorney shall control the internal operations of his or her office and procure the necessary equipment, materials, and services to perform the duties of that office.
    (b) Simultaneous county board tenure. A duly appointed Assistant State's Attorney may serve as an Assistant State's Attorney and, simultaneously, serve as a county board member for a county located outside of the jurisdiction of the State's Attorney Office that he or she serves. An Assistant State's Attorney serving as a county board member is subject to any internal mechanisms established by the State's Attorney to avoid conflicts of interest in the performance of his or her duties as an Assistant State's Attorney.
(Source: P.A. 95-1014, eff. 12-15-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9007)
    Sec. 3-9007. Home rule unit liquor tax ordinance; prosecutions. Where any county, municipality or other unit of local government has adopted any ordinance or other regulation imposing a tax upon the privilege of engaging in business as a manufacturer, importing distributor, retailer or distributor of beer, alcohol or other spirits, pursuant to its home rule powers under Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, nothing shall prohibit a State's attorney from prosecuting any offense under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 which may also constitute a violation of the applicable ordinance or regulation.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9008)
    Sec. 3-9008. Appointment of attorney to perform duties.
    (a) Whenever the State's attorney is sick or absent, or unable to attend, or is interested in any cause or proceeding, civil or criminal, which it is or may be his duty to prosecute or defend, the court in which said cause or proceeding is pending may appoint some competent attorney to prosecute or defend such cause or proceeding, and the attorney so appointed shall have the same power and authority in relation to such cause or proceeding as the State's attorney would have had if present and attending to the same. Prior to appointing a private attorney under this subsection (a), the court shall contact public agencies, including but not limited to the Office of Attorney General, Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, and local State's Attorney's Offices throughout the State, to determine a public prosecutor's availability to serve as a special prosecutor at no cost to the county.
    (b) In case of a vacancy of more than one year occurring in any county in the office of State's attorney, by death, resignation or otherwise, and it becomes necessary for the transaction of the public business, that some competent attorney act as State's attorney in and for such county during the period between the time of the occurrence of such vacancy and the election and qualification of a State's attorney, as provided by law, the vacancy shall be filled upon the written request of a majority of the circuit judges of the circuit in which is located the county where such vacancy exists, by appointment as provided in The Election Code of some competent attorney to perform and discharge all the duties of a State's attorney in the said county, such appointment and all authority thereunder to cease upon the election and qualification of a State's attorney, as provided by law. Any attorney appointed for any reason under this Section shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties of a regularly elected State's attorney under the laws of the State to the extent necessary to fulfill the purpose of such appointment, and shall be paid by the county he serves not to exceed in any one period of 12 months, for the reasonable amount of time actually expended in carrying out the purpose of such appointment, the same compensation as provided by law for the State's attorney of the county, apportioned, in the case of lesser amounts of compensation, as to the time of service reasonably and actually expended. The county shall participate in all agreements on the rate of compensation of a special prosecutor.
    (c) An order granting authority to a special prosecutor must be construed strictly and narrowly by the court. The power and authority of a special prosecutor shall not be expanded without prior notice to the county. In the case of the proposed expansion of a special prosecutor's power and authority, a county may provide the court with information on the financial impact of an expansion on the county. Prior to the signing of an order requiring a county to pay for attorney's fees or litigation expenses, the county shall be provided with a detailed copy of the invoice describing the fees, and the invoice shall include all activities performed in relation to the case and the amount of time spent on each activity.
(Source: P.A. 97-982, eff. 8-17-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9009)
    Sec. 3-9009. Private fee and employment prohibited. The State's attorney shall not receive any fee or reward from or in behalf of any private person for any services within his official duties and shall not be retained or employed, except for the public, in a civil case depending upon the same state of facts on which a criminal prosecution shall depend.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9010)
    Sec. 3-9010. State's Attorney serving 2 or more counties. Whenever the county boards of 2 or more counties desire that one State's attorney be elected to serve such counties, as authorized in Section 19 of Article VI of the Constitution, each such county board shall adopt a resolution to the effect that the question of electing one State's attorney for such counties be submitted to the electors of the respective counties at the next general election in November of an even-numbered year other than a year in which State's attorneys are regularly elected. Notice of the adoption of such resolution shall be certified to the county clerk of each of the counties and to any board of election commissioners in any of such counties, who shall submit the question to the voters in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9011)
    Sec. 3-9011. Form of proposition; election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall one State's Attorney          YES
be elected to serve the counties  ----------------------------
of .... and ....?                       NO
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    If a majority of the votes cast on the question in each county is in favor thereof, one State's attorney shall be elected for such counties at the next general election at which State's Attorneys are elected, and every four years thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-9012)
    Sec. 3-9012. Compensation. A State's attorney who serves 2 or more counties shall receive such compensation from the State Treasury as is provided by law for the State's attorney of a single county. He shall be paid by the counties such compensation as may be agreed upon by the county boards within the salary range prescribed by law applicable to a single county with a population equal to the combined population of the counties he serves. Unless the county boards agree upon a lesser amount, he shall be paid the highest permissible salary within such range. The amount to be paid by the counties shall be apportioned among them on the basis of their population. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the amount provided by law to be paid from the State treasury for the services of the State's attorney in the case of a single county is payable to each of the counties served by the same State's attorney, except that the amounts paid to those counties under this Section in any year may not exceed, in the aggregate, the annual salary paid to that State's attorney from both county and State funds, in which case reduction of the State's contribution to each county shall be reduced proportionately according to population of each participating county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-9013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-9013)
    Sec. 3-9013. Pension funds; job-related felony. If an employee who is covered under a retirement system or pension fund created under the Illinois Pension Code is convicted of a felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with the employment for which the employee is covered under the retirement system or pension fund, the State's Attorney must notify the board of trustees for that retirement system or pension fund.
(Source: P.A. 95-836, eff. 8-15-08.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-10

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-10 heading)
Division 3-10. Treasurer

55 ILCS 5/3-10001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10001)
    Sec. 3-10001. Election of county treasurer; commencement of duties. In all counties there shall be an elected treasurer who shall hold office until his successor shall be qualified. He shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day in the month of December following his election on which the office of the county treasurer is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10002)
    Sec. 3-10002. Oath. Each treasurer, before entering upon the duties of his office shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution which shall be filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10003)
    Sec. 3-10003. Bond; form. Each County treasurer, before he or she enters upon the duties of his or her office, shall also execute a bond (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding) in such penalty and with such security as the county board shall deem sufficient, which bond in every county now having or which may hereafter have a population of 500,000 or more shall be in a penal sum of not less than $1,500,000. Such bond shall be in substance in the following form to-wit:
    We, (A.B.), principal, and (C.D. and E.F.), sureties, all of the county of .... and State of Illinois, are obligated to the People of the State of Illinois in the penal sum of $...., for the payment of which, we obligate ourselves, each of us, our heirs, executors and administrators, successors and assigns.
    The condition of the above bond is such, that if the above obligated (A.B.) shall perform all the duties which are or may be required by law to be performed by him or her, as treasurer of the county of .... in the time and manner prescribed or to be prescribed by law, and when he or she is succeeded in office, shall surrender and deliver over to his or her successor in office, all books, papers, moneys and other things belonging to the county, and appertaining to his or her office, except as hereinafter provided, then the above bond to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
    It is expressly understood and intended that the obligation of the above named sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any bank or trust company organized and operating under the laws of this State or of the United States wherein the principal has placed the funds in his custody or control, or any part thereof.
    Dated (insert date).
    Signed and delivered in the presence of (G.H.)
A. B. .... (Signature)
C. D. .... (Signature)
E. F. .... (Signature)
    The bond shall be filed with the county clerk on or before the first Monday of December after such election.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10004)
    Sec. 3-10004. Commission. The county treasurer shall be commissioned by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005)
    Sec. 3-10005. Functions, powers and duties of treasurer. The treasurer has those functions, powers and duties as provided in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3-10006. He shall receive and safely keep the revenues and other public moneys of the county, and all money and funds authorized by law to be paid to him, and disburse the same pursuant to law. He shall appoint his deputies, assistants and personnel to assist him in the performance of his duties. His deputies shall take and subscribe the same oath for the discharge of their duties as is required of him, which oath shall be entered of record in the office of the county clerk. The Treasurer shall, in all cases, be responsible for the acts of his deputies. The functions and powers of the county treasurers shall be uniform in the various counties of this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.1)
    Sec. 3-10005.1. Internal operations of office. The treasurer shall control the internal operations of his office and procure necessary equipment, materials and services to perform the duties of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.2) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.2)
    Sec. 3-10005.2. Monthly report of financial status. The treasurer shall file a monthly report with the county clerk and chairman of the county board summarizing the financial status of his office in such form as shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.3

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.3) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.3)
    Sec. 3-10005.3. Special funds. The treasurer may maintain the following special funds from which the county board shall authorize payment by voucher between board meetings:
    (a) Overpayments.
    (b) Reasonable amount needed during the succeeding accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
    (c) Fund to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
    (d) Trust funds for such purposes as may be provided for by law.
    (e) Such other funds as may be authorized by the county board. The treasurer shall make accounting monthly to the county board through the county clerk of all special funds maintained by him in the discharge of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.4

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.4) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.4)
    Sec. 3-10005.4. Compensation of deputies and employees. Compensation of deputies and employees not otherwise provided for by law shall be fixed by the treasurer subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.5) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.5)
    Sec. 3-10005.5. Training program. Within 60 days after assuming office, each county treasurer shall apply to the State Comptroller for admission to the Comptroller's county treasurer training program. Each county treasurer shall complete that training program within one year after applying for admission to it. Each treasurer shall complete the training program at least once during his or her term of office. A county treasurer's failure to satisfactorily complete the training program, as evidenced by the State Comptroller's notification to the county board, shall subject the county treasurer to a penalty for neglect of duty as provided in Section 3-10021.
    Each county treasurer shall be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses incurred in completing the training program from monies appropriated to the State Comptroller for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 86-1446.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10006)
    Sec. 3-10006. Prompt payment. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10007)
    Sec. 3-10007. Annual stipend. In addition to all other compensation provided by law, every elected county treasurer, for additional duties mandated by State law, shall receive an annual stipend of (i) $5,000 if his or her term begins before December 1, 1998, (ii) $5,500 after December 1, 1998 and $6,500 after December 1, 1999 if his or her term begins on or after December 1, 1998 but before December 1, 2000, and (iii) $6,500 if his or her term begins December 1, 2000 or thereafter, to be annually appropriated from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund by the General Assembly to the Department of Revenue which shall distribute the awards in annual lump sum payments to every elected county treasurer. This annual stipend shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to elected county treasurers. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to an elected county treasurer if such reduction or impairment is the result of his receiving an annual stipend under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10008)
    Sec. 3-10008. Office hours. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the county treasurer shall keep his office open and attend to the duties thereof from eight o'clock in the forenoon to five o'clock in the afternoon on each working day excepting such days as under law are legal holidays, and may close his office at 12 o'clock on Saturday of each week; Provided, that the county treasurer shall not be compelled to open his office before the hour of nine o'clock a. m. and, by permission of the county board, the treasurer may close his office all day Saturday: Provided, further, that, except with respect to the required office hours applicable to tax sales, the hours of opening and closing of the office of the county treasurer may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section or any other provision of law, the county treasurer must keep his or her office open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the business day before the commencement of a tax sale held in the county pursuant to Division 3.5 of Article 21 of the Property Tax Code and during the same hours each day the tax sale is pending. A home rule unit may not regulate the hours employed by the county treasurer in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-557, eff. 7-1-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10009)
    Sec. 3-10009. Deposit of public funds.
    (a) In counties having a population of less than 150,000 the county board, when requested by the county treasurer, shall designate one or more banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions in which the funds and other public moneys in the custody of the county treasurer may be kept and when a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union has been designated as a depository it shall continue as such until 10 days have elapsed after a new depository is designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements of resources and liabilities as is required by this Section. When a new depository is designated, the county board shall notify the sureties of the county treasurer of that fact, in writing, at least 5 days before the transfer of funds. The county treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds and moneys which he deposits in a depository so designated while such funds and moneys are so deposited.
    No bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, counties are authorized to invest the funds and public moneys in the custody of the County Treasurer in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10010)
    Sec. 3-10010. Books of account. Every county treasurer shall keep proper books of account whether mechanically, electronically or otherwise produced, used and maintained, and in whatever form such books of account may have by virtue of modern accounting machines and procedures, in which he shall keep a regular, just and true account of all moneys, revenues and funds received by him, stating particularly the kind of funds received, whether in gold, silver, county orders, jury certificates, auditor's warrants, or other funds authorized by law to be received as revenue, the time when, or whom, and on what account each particular sum in money or other funds was received; and also of all moneys, revenues and funds paid out by him agreeably to law, stating particularly the time when, to whom, and on what account payment is made. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10011)
    Sec. 3-10011. Inspection of books of account. Said books of account shall be free to the inspection of all persons wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10012)
    Sec. 3-10012. County orders. When any county order is presented to him to be countersigned, the county treasurer shall personally countersign the same, and shall also enter in a book, to be kept by him for that purpose, its number, date and amount, and the name of the person to whom the same is payable, and when any such order is paid, he shall cancel the same, and note the fact opposite such entry. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10013)
    Sec. 3-10013. Orders to be filled up and authorized. The county treasurer shall not countersign any county order before the same is filled up, nor until he shall have examined the records of the county board, and ascertained that the issuing of such order is warranted thereby.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10014)
    Sec. 3-10014. Payment of money. No money or funds shall be paid out of any county treasury, except in accordance with an order of the county board, or when payment is specially authorized by law to be made.
    In counties which have delegated the authority to pay claims against the county, as provided by Section 1-6006, the County Treasurer may pay funds out of the County Treasury upon the order of the county officials designated to allow or disallow claims made against the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10015)
    Sec. 3-10015. Report to county board. The county treasurer of each county shall report to the county board, at each regular term thereof, the amount of money, county orders, jury certificates and other funds he may have received from every source, since his last accounting, stating by whom, on what account and at what time paid into the treasury; and also the amount of all payments from the treasury, stating particularly to whom, on what account and at what time paid out; also the amount of money, county orders, jury certificates and other funds in his hands.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10016)
    Sec. 3-10016. Inspection of reports. Said reports shall be filed and preserved in the office of the county clerk, and be free to the inspection of any person wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10017)
    Sec. 3-10017. Account and settlement. The county treasurer shall, at any time when required by the county board, render an account and make settlement with the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10018)
    Sec. 3-10018. Half-yearly settlements. It shall be the duty of the county board, at least once every six months, to examine the books of account of the treasurer, and count the funds, and make settlement with the county treasurer, and the county clerk shall enter on the records of the county board the amount and kinds of funds found to be in the treasury at such time.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10019)
    Sec. 3-10019. Examination under oath. The county board of each county shall have power at any time to examine the county treasurer under oath, touching any matter in regard to the faithful discharge of his duty.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10020)
    Sec. 3-10020. Removal for cause; other vacancy. If any county treasurer shall neglect or refuse to render an account, or make settlement at any time when required by law, or refuse to answer any question regarding the operation of the county treasurer's office propounded to him by the county board, or refuse to provide the county board with any requested information concerning the accounts maintained by the county treasurer's office, provided the requests are for information that the county treasurer is required by law to maintain and in a format already maintained by the county treasurer, or is a defaulter, and in arrears with the county, or is guilty of any other misconduct in his office, the county board may remove him from office, and the presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board, may appoint some suitable person to perform the duties of treasurer until his successor is elected, or appointed and qualified; or if by reason of the death or resignation of the county treasurer, or other cause, the said office shall become vacant, then the vacancy shall be filled as provided in The Election Code by appointment of some suitable person to perform the duties of treasurer, until a county treasurer is elected or appointed and qualified. Provided, that in case any county treasurer is called into the active military service of the United States, the appointee shall perform and discharge all the duties of the county treasurer in such county during the time such county treasurer is in the active military service of the United States, and such county treasurer so appointed shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties of a regularly elected county treasurer under the laws of this State, and shall be paid the same compensation as provided by law for the county treasurer of the county, apportioned as to the time of service, and such appointment and all authority thereunder shall cease upon the discharge of said county treasurer from such active military service of the United States; and provided further, that the office of county treasurer shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time the said county treasurer is in the active military service of the United States. The person so appointed, shall give bond and security, as required by law of the county treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 95-871, eff. 8-21-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10021)
    Sec. 3-10021. Neglect of duty; penalty. If any treasurer of any county in this State shall neglect or refuse to perform any of the duties required of him by this Division, he shall forfeit a sum of not less than $50, and not exceeding $1,000, according to the nature and aggravation of the offense, to be recovered by indictment in the circuit court of the proper county or by a civil action, by any person who shall sue therefor, one-half to the person suing, and the other half to the proper county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-11

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-11 heading)
Division 3-11. County Treasurers in Counties
over 150,000 Population - Public Funds

55 ILCS 5/3-11001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11001)
    Sec. 3-11001. Terms construed. The terms mentioned in this Section as used in this Division shall, unless the same be inconsistent with the context, be construed as follows:
    The term "county treasurer" shall include the county treasurer when acting as such or in any other official capacity incident to his incumbency of the office of county treasurer.
    The term "county moneys" shall include all moneys to whomsoever belonging, received by or in possession or control of the incumbent of the office of county treasurer when acting as such or in any other official capacity incident to his incumbency of the office of county treasurer.
    The term "county clerk" shall be construed to mean the county comptroller in any county in which provision for a county comptroller shall have been made by law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11002)
    Sec. 3-11002. Designation of depositories.
    (a) In counties having a population of more than 150,000 the county board, when requested by the County Treasurer, shall designate one or more banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions in which the funds and other public moneys in the custody of the County Treasurer may be kept and when a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union has been designated as a depository it shall continue as such until 10 days have elapsed after a new depository is designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements of resources and liabilities as is required by this Section. When a new depository is designated, the county board shall notify the sureties of the County Treasurer of that fact, in writing, at least 5 days before the transfer of funds. The County Treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds and moneys which he deposits in a depository so designated while such funds and moneys are so deposited.
    No bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, counties are authorized to invest the funds and public moneys in the custody of the County Treasurer in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11003)
    Sec. 3-11003. Classification of funds. For the purpose of establishing a control over the withdrawal, in accordance with the provisions of this Division, of all county moneys deposited in any bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union, as hereinafter required, such moneys are hereby classified as follows:
    Class A. All taxes and special assessments received by the county treasurer in his capacity as ex officio county collector or ex officio town collector, and held by him pending distribution to the several governments or authorities entitled to receive the same, shall be known as "Class A" funds.
    Class B. All other moneys belonging to the State of Illinois or to any political or corporate subdivision thereof, except the county, shall be known as "Class B" funds.
    Class C. All moneys belonging to the county in its corporate capacity shall be known as "Class C" funds.
    Class D. All other county moneys as defined in Section 3-11001 shall be known as "Class D" funds.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11004)
    Sec. 3-11004. Deposits by county treasurer. It shall be the duty of the county treasurer of such county to deposit daily, in separate accounts in accordance with the classification set forth in Section 3-11003, to the credit of the county treasurer of such county, in one or more banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions as shall have been selected and designated under the terms of this Division and as shall have complied with the requirements thereof, all county moneys as defined in Section 3-11001, received by him during banking hours, and also all such county moneys as he may have received on the day previous after banking hours.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11004.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11004.1)
    Sec. 3-11004.1. Posting requirements for uncashed checks. No later than 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, for the purpose of assisting Cook County residents in reclaiming uncashed checks issued by Cook County, the Cook County Treasurer must post on the Cook County Treasurer's official website information related to uncashed checks issued in the regular course of county business to Cook County residents. The Cook County Treasurer must also post the procedure for a person to receive a replacement check. The checks must be for an amount of $5 or more. This Section applies only to a check that remains uncashed by the payee for no less than one year and no more than 5 years from its issue date.
    Cook County may not provide notice of uncashed checks in a manner inconsistent with the provisions of this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1159, eff. 1-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11005)
    Sec. 3-11005. Earnings from investments and deposits. All earnings accruing on any investments or deposits made by the County Treasurer whether acting as such or as County Collector, of county monies as in Section 3-11001 is defined, shall be credited to and paid into the County Treasury for the benefit of the county corporate fund to be used for county purposes, except as provided otherwise in the Local Governmental Tax Collection Act, and except where by specific statutory provisions such earnings are directed to be credited to and paid to a particular fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11006)
    Sec. 3-11006. Investment of county moneys; release of private funds in custody of county treasurer.
    (a) All county moneys shall be invested in one or more of the following: (1) interest-bearing savings accounts, interest-bearing certificates of deposit or interest-bearing time deposits constituting direct obligations of any bank as shall have been selected and designated under the terms of this Division and as shall have complied with the requirements thereof; (2) shares or other forms of securities legally issuable by savings and loan associations incorporated under the laws of this State or any other state or under the laws of the United States, provided such shares or securities are insured by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation; (3) bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness, treasury bills or other securities now or hereafter issued, which are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America as to principal and interest; (4) short term discount obligations of the Federal National Mortgage Association; and (5) dividend-bearing share accounts, share certificate accounts, or class of share accounts of a credit union chartered under the laws of this State or the laws of the United States, provided the accounts of that credit union are insured by applicable law and the credit union's principal office is located within the State of Illinois. The expressed judgment of the county treasurer as to the time when any county moneys will be required for expenditure or be redeemable is final and conclusive. Privately owned funds held in the custody of a county treasurer must be released to the appropriate party at the earliest reasonable time, but in no case exceeding 31 days, after the private party becomes entitled to the receipt of them.
    (b) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, all counties are authorized to invest county moneys in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11007)
    Sec. 3-11007. Monthly report of investments and deposits. On the twenty-eighth day of each month the county treasurer shall publish a report disclosing the investments and deposits of county moneys as of the first day of that month. The report shall list, under the name of each bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union in which the county treasurer maintains an account or investment, each separate account or investment maintained in that institution, the amount of each such account or investment, the rate of interest of each such account or investment, and the term of maturity of each such account or investment. The report shall also disclose the total cost and average rate of interest of all other investments of county moneys. A copy of the report shall be transmitted to each member of the county board, and the report shall be a public record.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11008)
    Sec. 3-11008. Withdrawals. When county moneys have been deposited in any such depository they shall be withdrawn therefrom only in the following manner: Funds designated in Section 3-11003 as "Class A" funds and as "Class B" funds shall be withdrawn only upon checks or drafts signed by the County Treasurer and payable to the order of the State Treasurer or the other proper authorities or persons entitled by law to receive the same; funds designated in said Section 3-11003 as "Class C" funds shall be withdrawn only upon checks or drafts signed by the county treasurer and supported by warrants signed by the County Clerk and countersigned by the president or chairman of the county board; funds designated in said Section 3-11003 as "Class D" funds shall be withdrawn only upon checks or drafts signed by the County Treasurer and payable to persons entitled to receive the same; Provided, however, that subject to the limitations hereinafter set forth in Section 3-11011, the County Treasurer shall have the power to withdraw such county moneys from any depository in the cases provided for and under the circumstances stated in Sections 3-11009 and 3-11010, and, provided further, that the provisions of this Division regarding the proper payees of checks or drafts shall not be construed to obligate any depository to investigate or determine the right of any payee to receive payment or any check or draft of the County Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11009)
    Sec. 3-11009. Petty cash fund. For the purpose of enabling the county treasurer to pay in cash such warrants and other demands as may be presented to him for payment in cash, he is hereby authorized to withhold from the daily deposit of funds required of him under Section 3-11004, or to withdraw from the one or more banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions holding such county moneys on deposit, upon check or draft payable to his own order as county treasurer, such amounts as will enable him to maintain a petty cash fund sufficient to meet the daily demand for the purpose herein indicated: Provided, however, that the amount of said petty cash fund shall at no time exceed the sum of $5,000 in counties having fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants or the sum of $200,000 in counties having 1,000,000 or more inhabitants. The county treasurer shall keep proper records of such petty cash fund, showing the amounts so withheld or withdrawn by him daily and the amounts paid out by him in cash from day to day. Such records shall be open to the inspection of all persons wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11010)
    Sec. 3-11010. Equalization and transfer of deposits. For the purpose of facilitating the equalization or apportionment of the amount of the balances on deposit with the several depositories and the speedy transfer of money from one depository to another in case of necessity, the county treasurer is hereby authorized to draw checks or drafts against any deposit made by him under the terms of this Division. Each draft or check so drawn shall be payable to the order of the county treasurer, and shall indicate upon its face that it is drawn only for deposit in a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union authorized under the provisions of this Division to receive county moneys.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11011)
    Sec. 3-11011. Designation of active depository. Of the banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions which may have been so designated as depositories, one shall be designated from time to time by the county treasurer as the active bank, depository, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union for a period of not more than one month at a time. The county board shall have power, if it sees fit, to require that no bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union whose aggregate capital stock and surplus is less than a certain specified amount shall be named as the active bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union. During such period the county treasurer shall draw all of his checks to pay warrants and other demands drawn upon him upon such active bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union: Provided, however, that the county treasurer shall have power to withdraw county moneys from any depository for the purposes stated in Section 3-11010: And, provided, further, that during such period drafts and checks against deposit of funds designated by Section 3-11003 hereof as "Class A" funds and "Class B" funds may be drawn upon other than the active bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11012)
    Sec. 3-11012. Record of deposits. The county treasurer shall keep in his office a record showing the date and aggregate amount received by him daily on account of each class of funds designated in Section 3-11003, and also his accounts with each depository, which accounts shall show daily the date and amount of each deposit, the date and amount of each withdrawal, and the balance on deposit. Each such account shall also show the date and amount of each interest payment received by or credited to the county treasurer and the rate of interest at which such payment was computed. Said record and all contracts with depositories shall be open to the inspection of all persons wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11013)
    Sec. 3-11013. Annual report of interest received. The county treasurer shall make to the county clerk an annual report, under oath, of all interest received by the county treasurer or credited to the county treasurer by any bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union, in which is deposited any county moneys, and at the time of making such report the county treasurer shall pay into the county treasury for the benefit of the county the aggregate amount of all interest so received by or credited to him, as shown by said report. Such report shall show the name of each bank or depository where any county moneys are deposited.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11014)
    Sec. 3-11014. Cost of bonds to be paid by county. The premium on all bonds required of the county treasurer in any official capacity by the provisions of this Division if the surety thereon shall be a surety company or companies authorized to do business in this State under the laws thereof, shall be paid out of the county treasury: Provided, however, that the amount of said premium shall not exceed one-half of one per cent per annum of the amount of said bond.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11015)
    Sec. 3-11015. Liability of treasurer. The county treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all moneys deposited by him pursuant to the terms of this Division, with any depository or depositories who may be named and shall qualify in accordance with the terms thereof: Provided, that nothing in this Division contained shall be construed in any manner to change or affect the liability of treasurers having depositories under and in accordance with the terms of this Division, except that such treasurers shall be discharged from liability for moneys so deposited by them in such depositories while such moneys so deposited are in the custody of any such depository.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11016)
    Sec. 3-11016. Expenses of suit by or against treasurer. All reasonable expenses incurred by the county treasurer in prosecuting or defending suits or actions brought by or against him in any official capacity shall be paid out of the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11017)
    Sec. 3-11017. No retention of compensation other than salary. The county treasurer shall retain no fees, commissions or other compensation whatsoever, except his salary or other compensation fixed by law, for his services when acting as such county treasurer or in any other official capacity incident to his incumbency of that office. All fees, perquisites and emoluments (above the amount of such salary or other compensation fixed by law) shall be paid into the county treasury.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11018)
    Sec. 3-11018. Payment of interest or fees on deposits. No bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union holding county moneys deposited therewith by the county treasurer in accordance with the provisions in this Division, or otherwise, and no officer of any such bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union, or other person, shall pay to, withhold for the benefit of, or contract in any manner for the payment to such county treasurer, or to any other person for him, of any interest or other fee, perquisite or emolument, on account of the deposit of such county moneys, except such interest as shall be paid to such county treasurer for the benefit of the county.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11019)
    Sec. 3-11019. No personal profit; penalty. The making of a personal profit or emolument by the incumbent of the office of county treasurer or by any other county officer out of any county moneys by loaning, depositing or otherwise using or disposing of the same in any manner whatsoever, shall be deemed a Class 3 felony. Any county officer or other person who wilfully violates any provision of this Division, other than that above specified in this Section, or who wilfully neglects or refuses to perform any duty imposed upon such person by the terms of this Division, shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-11020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-11020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-11020)
    Sec. 3-11020. Applicability to counties. This Division and all of the provisions thereof shall apply in every county of this State now containing, or which may hereafter contain, more than 150,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-12

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-12 heading)
Division 3-12. Merit Employment System

55 ILCS 5/3-12001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12001)
    Sec. 3-12001. Creation or abolition of Personnel Policy Commission. The County Board of any county having a population of 350,000 or more but less than 1,000,000 inhabitants as determined by the last preceding federal census, may by ordinance create a Personnel Policy Commission.
    If the county board does not by ordinance create a Personnel Policy Commission pursuant to the provisions of this Division, a petition may be filed with the county clerk, signed by not less than 1% of the registered voters of the county, requesting the submission to a referendum of the following proposition: shall the county board of..... county create a Personnel Policy Commission pursuant to the provisions of Division 3-12 of the Counties Code?
    If such a petition is filed, the county clerk shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election to be held in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the county board shall, by ordinance, create a Personnel Policy Commission pursuant to the provisions of this Division.
    At any time after the creation of a Personnel Policy Commission pursuant to this Division, a petition may be filed with the county clerk, signed by not less than 1% of the registered voters of the county, requesting the submission to a referendum of the following proposition: shall the county board of..... county abolish the Personnel Policy Commission established pursuant to the provisions of Division 3-12 of the Counties Code?
    The election authority shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election to be held in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the voters voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the county board shall, by ordinance, abolish such Personnel Policy Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12002)
    Sec. 3-12002. Definitions. The following words and terms found in this Division have the meaning defined in this Section unless the context clearly indicates that a different meaning is intended.
    (a) Appointing authority: the officer, individual, board or group, who by law or legally delegated authority, has the authority to appoint or to remove personnel from positions as county employees.
    (b) Appointment: the offer and the acceptance of employment in the county service.
    (c) Board: a county board.
    (d) Class: one or more positions sufficiently similar with respect to duties and responsibilities that the same descriptive title may be used with clarity to designate each of said positions; that the same minimum qualifications are appropriate for the performance of each such position; that the same test of fitness may be used to rank applicants on the basis of merit; and that the same schedule of pay may be applied to all such similar positions.
    (e) Classification plan: a list of the classes in the classified service by official title. For each class, a specification shall be prepared which shall set forth the duties, responsibilities and authority thereof, and the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into any of the positions in the class.
    (f) Classified service: all positions and employees in the county service subject to the provisions of this Division.
    (g) Commission: the County Personnel Policy Commission established under this Division.
    (h) County: the County government.
    (i) Department: a county governmental unit under the control of an appointing authority which has a separate operating budget approved by the Board.
    (j) Director: Director of the County Personnel Department.
    (k) Eligible: a person who has attained a passing score on an examination for a specific class.
    (l) Employee: a person who is paid a wage, salary or stipend from public monies in accordance with official entries on a county payroll.
    (m) List of eligibles: the persons who have met the minimum requirements for entry into a class.
    (n) Part-time employee: an employee who works less than 30 hours per week.
    (o) Permanent employee: any employee in the classified service who has satisfactorily completed the probationary period and has been so certified by the appointing authority.
    (p) Personnel department: the personnel director and the employees under the director's supervision.
    (q) Position: a specific employment whether occupied or vacant, involving duties requiring the services of one person.
    (r) Probation: a specified period of employment following appointment, reemployment, transfer, promotion or demotion; it is the final step in the examination process during which work performance of an employee is evaluated.
    (s) Promotion: a change in the assignment of an employee from a position in one class to a position in another class having a higher range of pay.
    (t) Suspension: the temporary separation of an employee from his/her position for disciplinary reasons.
    (u) Temporary employee: an employee who by prearrangement works at a given position for not more than 4 months per year.
    (v) Unclassified service: all positions in the county service which are exempt from the provisions of this Division and from the rules pertaining thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12003)
    Sec. 3-12003. Classified and unclassified service. The county service shall be divided into the classified and unclassified service. All offices and positions of the county shall be in the classified service unless specially designated as being in the unclassified service by this Division. Positions in the unclassified service shall include the following:
    (1) officials elected at large in the county and up to three chief assistants to each such elected official;
    (2) department managers;
    (3) officials and employees whose appointment and removal is otherwise provided by law;
    (4) attorneys;
    (5) chief deputies, assistant chief deputies, first assistants to department managers and second assistants to department managers, according to the following standards:
    a. in offices of fewer than 20 full time employees, one chief deputy or first assistant to the department manager;
    b. in offices of more than 20 people, the chief deputy or first assistant and the assistant chief deputy or second assistant;
    (6) private secretaries to all those exempted persons except attorneys below the rank of second assistant; and
    (7) all part-time or temporary employees.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12004)
    Sec. 3-12004. Membership of commission. (a) There shall be a Personnel Policy Commission consisting of 5 members selected from the general public by the county board chairman with the consent of the county board.
    (b) From the membership of the Personnel Policy Commission the county board chairman shall select a chairman of the commission.
    (c) Appointments to the Personnel Policy Commission shall be made as follows:
    (1) two members shall be appointed for a term ending the first Monday of July, 1979;
    (2) two members shall be appointed for a term ending the first Monday of July, 1980;
    (3) one member shall be appointed for a term ending the first Monday of July, 1981;
    (4) thereafter, not later than the first Tuesday of June, each member shall be appointed in the same manner for a term of 3 years, except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a term shall be appointed in the same manner for the remainder of the term. Each member of the commission shall hold office until his successor is appointed and qualified. The Personnel Policy Commission shall meet at such time and place as shall be specified by call of the commission chairman. At least one meeting shall be held quarterly; three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Commission members shall serve without compensation; however, they shall be reimbursed for travel and other necessary and reasonable expenses in accordance with the established procedures of the county.
    (d) Commission members shall be subject to the following qualifications restrictions:
    a. not more than 3 members shall be of the same political party;
    b. no commissioner shall hold another lucrative office or employment under the United States, the State of Illinois or any municipal corporation or political division thereof;
    c. no commissioner shall be a member of any local, state or national committee of a local political party or an officer or member of standing committees of any partisan political group or organization;
    d. no commissioner can be a candidate for any partisan elective public office;
    e. commissioners may be removed from office by the county board chairman, with the consent of the county board, for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.
    (e) The county board shall make appropriations from the general fund to meet the estimated cost of administering the provisions of this resolution.
    (f) The Director of Personnel shall serve as executive secretary of the Personnel Policy Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12005)
    Sec. 3-12005. Powers and duties of commission. The commission shall:
    (a) be empowered to promulgate and amend rules, pertaining to the merit employment system, within the scope of Section 3-12007. Such rules and amendments thereto, upon adoption by majority vote of the commission, shall be submitted through the county board chairman to the county board and shall become effective 60 days thereafter unless the board enacts a resolution of non-acceptance within that time.
    (b) by its rules, provide for promotion on the basis of ascertained merit, examination and seniority, and provide, where practicable, that vacancies shall be filled by promotion. The commission shall submit to the appointing authority the names of not more than 5 applicants for each promotion.
    (c) review any grievance or disciplinary action concerning an employee where appealed by such employee, and issue a final determination.
    (d) investigate or require the Director of Personnel to investigate any matter, as it considers necessary, concerning the management of county personnel.
    (e) make periodic recommendations and reports as required by the county board.
    (f) perform such other duties as may be expressly set forth in this Division and in the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12006)
    Sec. 3-12006. Director of Personnel. The Director of Personnel shall be a person experienced in the field of personnel administration, particularly in the application of merit principles and scientific methods to public employment, and shall be appointed by the county board chairman with the advice and consent of the county board.
    In addition to other duties as may be imposed by the Personnel Policy Commission, the duties of the Director of Personnel shall be to:
    (a) apply and carry out the provisions of this Division and the rules and regulations adopted hereunder;
    (b) be empowered to establish a system of examinations and procedures for appointment and removal of employees and other persons subject to the merit employment system;
    (c) prepare a register for each grade or class of positions of the persons whose general average standing upon examination is not less than the minimum fixed by the commission and who are otherwise eligible, listing each person in order of relative excellence;
    (d) be empowered to establish and carry out appropriate penalties, limited to dismissal, demotion, or suspension, for violations of Sections 3-12009, 3-12010 or 3-12011;
    (e) attend meetings of the Personnel Policy Commission, act as executive secretary, and keep minutes of its proceedings;
    (f) establish and maintain a roster of all employees in the county classified service showing class title, pay or status and other pertinent data;
    (g) subject to county board approval, appoint such employees of the personnel department and such special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this resolution;
    (h) develop, in cooperation with appointing authorities and others, programs for improvement of employee effectiveness, including but not limited to training, safety, health, counseling welfare and handling of grievances;
    (i) review as necessary the operation and effect of this Division and of the rules promulgated pursuant to this Division and report findings and recommendations to the Commission;
    (j) encourage and exercise leadership in the development of effective administration with the county agencies, departments and institutions; and
    (k) perform such other lawful acts which the Director of Personnel may consider necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12007)
    Sec. 3-12007. Proposed rules for classified service. (a) The Director of Personnel shall prepare and submit to the commission proposed rules for the classified service. The director shall give at least 10 days' notice to the heads of all departments or agencies affected and they shall be given an opportunity, upon their request, to appear before the commission to express their views thereon before action is taken by the commission.
    (b) The rules, as adopted pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 3-12005 shall provide for:
    (1) preparation, maintenance and revision of a position classification plan for all positions in the classified service, based upon the similarity of duties performed and responsibilities assumed, so that the same qualifications may reasonably be required and the same schedule of pay may be applied to all positions in the same class. Each position authorized by the Board shall be allocated by the director to the proper class and assigned to the appropriate pay range for that class.
    (2) promotion which shall give appropriate consideration to the applicant's qualifications, record of performance, seniority, and conduct. Vacancies shall be filled by promotion whenever practicable and in the best interest of the county service, and preference may be given to employees within the department in which the vacancy occurs.
    (3) open competitive examinations to determine the relative fitness of applicants for the respective competitive positions.
    (4) competitive selection of employees for all classes in the classified service.
    (5) establishment of lists of eligibles for appointment and promotion, upon which lists shall be placed the names of successful candidates in the order of their relative excellence in the respective examinations. The duration of eligible lists for initial appointment shall be for no more than one year unless extended by the director for not more than one additional year; lists of eligibles for promotion shall be maintained for as long as the tests on which they are based are considered valid by the director.
    (6) certification by the director to the appointing authorities of not more than the top 5 names from the list of eligibles for a single vacancy.
    (7) rejection of candidates who do not comply with reasonable job requirements in regard to such factors as age, physical condition, training and experience, or who are addicted to alcohol or narcotics or have been guilty of infamous or disgraceful conduct or are illegal aliens.
    (8) periods of probationary employment. During the initial probation period following appointment any employee may be discharged or demoted without charges or hearing except that any applicant or employee, regardless of status, who has reason to believe that he/she has been discriminated against because of religious opinions or affiliation, or race, sex, or national origin in any personnel action may appeal to the commission in accordance with the provisions of this Division or in appropriate rules established by the commission pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 3-12005.
    (9) provisional employment without competitive examinations when there is no appropriate eligible list available. No person hired as a provisional employee shall continue on the county payroll longer than 6 months per calendar year nor shall successive provisional appointments be allowed.
    (10) transfer from a position in one department to a position in another department involving similar qualifications, duties, responsibilities and salary.
    (11) procedures for authorized reinstatement within one year of persons who resign in good standing.
    (12) layoff by reason of lack of funds or work or abolition of the position, or material changes in duties or organization, and for the layoff of nontenured employees first, and for the reemployment of permanent employees so laid off, giving consideration in both layoff and reemployment to performance record and seniority in service.
    (13) keeping records of performance of all employees in the classified service.
    (14) suspension, demotion or dismissal of an employee for misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence, insubordination, malfeasance or other unfitness to render effective service and for the investigation and hearing of appeals of any employee recommended for suspension, demotion or dismissal by a department head for any of the foregoing reasons.
    (15) establishment of a plan for resolving employee grievances and complaints, including an appeals procedure.
    (16) hours of work, holidays and attendance regulations, and for annual, sick and special leaves of absence, with or without pay, or at reduced pay.
    (17) development of employee morale, safety and training programs.
    (18) establishment of a period of probation, the length of which shall be determined by the complexity of the work involved, but which shall not exceed one year without special written approval from the commission.
    (19) such other rules, not inconsistent with this Division, as may be proper and necessary for its enforcement.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12008)
    Sec. 3-12008. Permanent status of incumbent employees. Upon the initial implementation of this Division, incumbent employees may obtain permanent status as follows:
    (a) Employees holding positions in the county classified service who have satisfactorily completed their prescribed probationary period shall, upon the certification of the manager or head of the agency or department in which they are employed, be continued in their positions in the classified service without examination.
    (b) Employees holding positions in the county classified service for less than their prescribed probationary period shall, upon certification of the manager or head of the agency or department in which they are employed, be continued in their positions in the classified service without examination until they shall have satisfactorily completed their prescribed probationary period.
    The salaries of incumbent employees in both the above-described categories shall not be reduced as a result of the adoption of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12009)
    Sec. 3-12009. Political activity by employees. (a) No employee shall:
    (1) Use any political endorsement in connection with any appointment to a position in the county classified service, or
    (2) Use or promise to use any official authority or influence for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of any person or for any consideration.
    (b) Any person in the county service who violates any of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to such penalties as are determined by the commission and promulgated in the merit employment system rules,
    (c) The provisions of this Section shall be construed as subordinate to any federal prohibitions against political activity by employees in the county classified service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12010)
    Sec. 3-12010. Unlawful discrimination prohibited. (a) No unlawful discrimination as that term is defined in the Illinois Human Rights Act, shall be exercised in any manner by any county official, appointing authority or employee.
    (b) The Illinois Human Rights Act applies to the employment practices of county officials, appointing authorities, and employees.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12011)
    Sec. 3-12011. Certain statements and acts prohibited. (a) No person shall make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report with regard to any test, certification or appointment made under any provision of this Division or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of this Division.
    (b) No person shall, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit or accept any money, service or other valuable consideration for or on account of any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in the county classified service.
    (c) No employee in the personnel department, examiner, or other person shall defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in his right to examination, eligibility, certification or appointment under this resolution, or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any persons with respect to employment in the county classified service.
    (d) No person shall discharge, degrade or promote or in any manner change the official rank or compensation of any person in the classified service or subject to this Division, or promise or threaten to do so, for giving or withholding or neglecting to make any contribution of money or any other valuable thing for any party or political purpose, or for rendering, refusing or neglecting to render any party or political service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12012)
    Sec. 3-12012. Cooperation with governmental agencies. The Director of Personnel, acting in behalf of the county board, shall, as practicable, cooperate with other governmental agencies charged with public personnel administration in conducting examinations, training personnel, and establishing lists from which eligibles shall be certified for appointment, for promotion and for interchange of personnel.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-12013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-12013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12013)
    Sec. 3-12013. Violations; prosecution. Any person who wilfully or through culpable negligence violates this Division, or any commission, examiner, agent or employee of the commission, or any applicant who wilfully or through culpable negligence violates any rule promulgated under this Division, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000, or by imprisonment in a penal institution other than the penitentiary for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both.
    All prosecutions for violations of this Division shall be instituted and conducted by the State's Attorney of the county where the offense occurred. In the case of conviction under this Division, the office or position held by the person convicted shall be considered vacant.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-13

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-13 heading)
Division 3-13. Accounts and Annual Reports

55 ILCS 5/3-13001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-13001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-13001)
    Sec. 3-13001. Account of fees received by county officers. Every county officer of counties of the first and second classes who collects fees shall, in a book to be kept for that purpose, keep a full, true and minute account of all the fees and emoluments of his or her office, designating in corresponding columns, the amount of all fees and emoluments earned, and all payments received on account thereof, and showing the name of each person or persons paying fees, and the amount received from each person, and shall also keep an account of all expenditures made by him or her on account of clerk hire, stationery, fuel, and other expenses, for keeping which book no fees shall be allowed to such officer.
    Every such officer of counties of the first and second classes, shall, on the first day of June and December of each year, make to the chairman of the county boards, a return in writing of all the fees and emoluments of his or her office, of every name and character, which report shall show the gross amount of the earnings of the office, and the total amount of receipts of whatever name and character, and all necessary expenses for clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses for the half year ending at the time of such report, or the portion thereof.
    The county boards, in counties of the first and second class, shall carefully audit and examine such report, and ascertain the exact balance of such fees, if any, held by any such officer, and shall order that such officer shall pay over such moneys to the county treasurer, whose receipt therefor shall be evidence of the settlement, by such officer of such report.
    Every such report shall be signed and verified by the affidavit of the officer making the same, which affidavit shall be substantially of the following form:
    "STATE OF ILLINOIS,
    County of ....
    I, ...., do solemnly swear, that the foregoing account is, in all respects, just and true, according to my best knowledge and belief; and that I have neither received, directly or indirectly, nor directly or indirectly agreed to receive or be paid, for my own or another's benefit, any other moneys, article or consideration than therein stated.
........................
    Signed and sworn to before me on (insert date).
......................."
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-13002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-13002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-13002)
    Sec. 3-13002. Books of account; violations. In counties of the third class, there shall be formulated, installed and regulated in offices of every county officer, (hereinafter referred to as "county officers") by and under the direction of the county board of the counties of the third class, a uniform system of books of account, forms, reports and records, which system of books of account, forms, reports and records, and no other, shall be used by such county officers of the counties of the third class herein named, in compiling the reports hereinafter provided for to be made by them and in keeping a true and accurate account of fees received, and all other transactions of the business of their respective offices.
    The system of books of accounts, forms, reports and records may be altered, changed or amended from time to time by the county boards of the counties of the third class, or under their authority, and, when so altered, changed or amended shall be used by the county officers of counties of the third class in lieu of the books of account, forms, reports and records then in use.
    The county boards in counties of the third class are hereby authorized and empowered to audit the said books of account, forms, reports and records, containing the record of the fees received, and all other transactions of the county officers at any time and for the purpose of so doing, the county board in counties of the third class, or anyone by such boards authorized to do so, are hereby vested with power and authority to enter the said offices of such county officers of the counties of the third class at all times, and have free and unrestricted access to all of the books, papers, forms, records and reports, used by the county officers named herein, in recording the receipt of fees received by them, and of all other business of their respective offices for the purpose of so auditing, checking, compiling or copying the reports, provided hereinafter to be made to the county boards of counties of the third class.
    The county officers in the counties of the third class shall, on the first day of June and December of each and every year, make and transmit a report in writing under oath to the county board of counties of the third class upon such forms as may be prescribed by the board for that purpose, and, if the board in such counties does not prescribe a form for such report, then, the county officers named herein shall make a report under oath in the same manner as is provided for in counties of the first and second class.
    The report so provided to be made and transmitted to the county board of counties of the third class, by the provisions of this Division, shall forthwith be audited by the county board or under its authority, and, if found correct, the same shall be forthwith approved and also attested by some one authorized by it so to do, and if, after the same is audited, same is found correct, the county officer so making the report shall be notified in writing, by the county board, in such counties that the same has been audited and found correct and so attested; and if, after auditing, the county board is unable to approve the same, the county officer so making the same shall be forthwith notified in writing that the report, giving the date thereof, by him or her filed, is incorrect, and the notification shall state wherein the same is incorrect, and that the county board is unable to approve the same.
    The county officers named herein, in making their report, as provided for herein, shall in no case include in the report any item previously reported, but shall make a separate report of all fees and emoluments which have previously been returned not received and which have been paid during the half year previous to making any such report, designating them as in other cases and indicating in what half year the same were earned. Nothing in this provision shall be construed as depriving the county boards of counties of the third class of the authority to prescribe forms to the county officers in counties of the third class, to be used by them in reporting such fees.
    The county boards in counties of all classes shall have full authority in their respective meetings, to inspect, examine and audit the records, feebooks, books, papers, forms, memoranda and reports of any county officer in which fees are charged or recorded and in which is kept any minutes or records of the business of their respective offices for the purpose of checking, auditing and correcting the accounts rendered by the county officers.
    All fees, perquisites and emoluments received by said county officers in counties of the first and second classes shall be paid into the county treasury, and every county officer in counties of the third class, shall pay into the county treasury at the end of each current month all fees received by him or her during the said month which, under the constitution of this State, he is required to pay into the county treasury.
    Provided that in counties of the first and second classes all excess fees of the county officers paid into the county treasury as above provided shall be placed in a separate fund to be known as "county officers fund" and used for the purpose of paying any of the necessary expenses of the several county officers, including stationery, printing and office supplies when bills for the payment thereof have been properly allowed by the county board, and after the thirtieth day of November of each year any unexpended moneys which were paid into such fund during the preceding year shall be accredited to the general fund of the county.
    The county treasurer in all counties, shall keep a book for the purpose of entering all fees received by him or her, in which shall be entered and set forth particularly the amount of fees received, from whom and when received, which book shall be subject to the inspection of the county boards.
    Any officer who fails or refuses to permit county boards or any one authorized by such boards, to have free and unrestricted access to books, papers, records and memoranda, as provided for herein, or fails or refuses to make the payments to the county treasurer, as herein provided, or fails or refuses to produce books for inspection or fails or refuses to make the semi-annual report, as herein provided, shall be guilty of a petty offense. And any officer named herein, who fails to enter fees in a book, as required by this Division, or to use the books, forms, reports and records, as provided herein to be used by them in counties of the third class, or who makes a false entry of the same, or who falsifies a semi-annual report, shall be deemed guilty of a petty offense of malfeasance in office, for each offense, 1/2 of such fine to be paid to the complainant and 1/2 to the county treasurer.
    All acts or portions of acts in conflict with this are hereby repealed.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-14

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-14 heading)
Division 3-14. Officers and Employees in Cook County

55 ILCS 5/3-14001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14001)
    Sec. 3-14001. Appointment of officers and employees; salaries and bond. All officers and employees of the county of Cook, in the classification hereinafter provided for, except those whose election or appointment is otherwise provided for by law, and except those enumerated in Section 3-14022, shall be appointed by the president of the board, according to the provisions of this Section. The salaries or rate of compensation of all officers and employees of said county, when not otherwise provided by law, shall be fixed by the board of commissioners and shall be fixed prior to the adoption of the annual appropriation, and shall not be changed during the year for which the appropriation is made. The board of commissioners shall also determine whether any or what amount of bond any officer or employee shall give.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14002)
    Sec. 3-14002. Position-classification agency. The Board of Commissioners shall have the authority to create a position-classification agency and to delegate to such agency the power to establish and maintain a position-classification and compensation plan for all county employees except those whose election or appointment is otherwise provided for by law and except those enumerated in Section 3-14022. Without limitation as to the generality hereof the authority of such agency shall also extend to the offices of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, County Treasurer, Recorder, Coroner, Jury Commissioners, Public Defender, County Clerk, State's Attorney, County Assessor, Board of Appeals and Superintendent of Schools.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14002.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14002.5)
    Sec. 3-14002.5. Power to deduct wages for debts.
    (a) Upon receipt of notice from the comptroller of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Board of Education, or a housing authority of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more that a debt is due and owing the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority by an employee of a county with a population of 3,000,000 or more, the county may withhold, from the compensation of that employee, the amount of the debt that is due and owing and pay the amount withheld to the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority; provided, however, that the amount deducted from any one salary or wage payment shall not exceed 25% of the net amount of the payment.
    (b) Before the county deducts any amount from any salary or wage of an employee under this Section, the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority shall certify that (i) the employee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to dispute the debt that is due and owing the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority and (ii) the employee has received notice of a wage deduction order and has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing to object to the order.
    (c) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Net amount" means that part of the salary or
    
wage payment remaining after the deduction of any amounts required by law to be deducted.
        (2) "Debt due and owing" means (i) a specified sum of
    
money owed to the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority for services, work, or goods, after the period granted for payment has expired, or (ii) a specified sum of money owed to the municipality, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, the Chicago Park District, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Chicago Board of Education, or the housing authority pursuant to a court order or order of an administrative hearing officer after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review.
    (d) Nothing in this Section is intended to affect the power of a county to withhold the amount of any debt that is due and owing the county by any of its employees.
(Source: P.A. 92-109, eff. 7-20-01.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14003)
    Sec. 3-14003. Department of construction, maintenance and operation. The Board of Commissioners shall have the authority to create and maintain a department of construction, maintenance and operation to which may be assigned such powers as the board may deem necessary for the proper construction, maintenance and operation of all buildings owned or controlled by the County and used for County purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14004)
    Sec. 3-14004. Department of central services. The Board of Commissioners shall have the authority to create and maintain a department of central services to which may be assigned such powers as the Board may deem necessary for the proper functioning of the County government.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14005)
    Sec. 3-14005. Budget department. The board of commissioners shall create and maintain a budget department to prepare an executive budget for the County of Cook as directed by the president. The department shall be headed by a budget director, who shall be appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the board of commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14006)
    Sec. 3-14006. Creation of bureau of administration. The Board of Commissioners of Cook County shall create and maintain a bureau of administration which shall be headed by a chief administrative officer appointed by the president with the approval of the board. The bureau shall consist of the department of budget, the department of personnel, the department of management services, and the department of county planning.
    Each department mentioned respectively has and shall exercise the powers, duties, responsibilities, functions and authority provided by law for those purposes or functions.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14007)
    Sec. 3-14007. Chief administrative officer. The chief administrative officer shall be a professional administrator experienced in public administration. He shall serve at the pleasure of the president and until his successor has been appointed and confirmed. Neither his political beliefs nor his residence shall be factors when a candidate is under consideration for the position of chief administrative officer.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14008)
    Sec. 3-14008. Powers and duties of chief administrative officer. The chief administrative officer shall be responsible for the management and direction of the bureau of administration and of any other agency, function, or matter the county board may assign to him from time to time. He shall be under the policy direction and the control of the president and the county board, and his administrative actions shall be in conformance with the laws and in accordance with the decisions and authorization of the president and the board. He shall be privileged to attend all meetings of the county board and its committees with the right to participate in discussions but with no right to vote. The chief administrative officer has all the powers and shall exercise all the duties granted elsewhere in this Code to the Board of Commissioners of Cook County with respect to the preparation of county budgets or budget estimates and the administration of county budget appropriations including Sections 6-24002, 6-24003 and 6-24010. He shall carry out a continuing review of all county departments, agencies, operations and needs, and shall, at his discretion or when requested, make recommendations with respect to any or all matters relevant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14009)
    Sec. 3-14009. Department of management services. The department of management services shall encompass systems and procedures, planning of data processing, administrative analysis, and related management staff services, including any additional relevant responsibilities that the county board may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14010)
    Sec. 3-14010. Department of Data Processing. The Board of Commissioners has authority to create and maintain a Department of Data Processing to which may be assigned such powers as the County Board may deem necessary for the proper functioning of County government. This department has authority to service all County departments, offices and agencies established under the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners may enter into agreements with constitutional officers of county government for such services by the Department of Data Processing within the respective offices of such elected county officers. The department shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14011)
    Sec. 3-14011. Civil service commission. The president of the county board shall at the first regular meeting of the first day after July, A. D. 1895, appoint three persons, who shall constitute and be known as the civil service commission of said county; one for a term ending on the first Monday of December, A. D. 1895; one for a term ending on the first Monday of December, A. D. 1896; one ending on the first Monday of December, A. D. 1897, and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. And at the respective dates above named, or soon thereafter, the president shall in like manner appoint one person as the successor, or a commission, whose term shall then expire, to serve as a commissioner for three years, and until his successor is in like manner appointed and qualified. Two commissioners shall constitute a quorum. All appointments to such commission, both original and to fill vacancies, shall be so made that not more than two members shall at the time of appointment be members of the same political party. Said commissioner shall hold no other lucrative office or employment under the United States, the State of Illinois, or any municipal corporation or political division thereof. Each commissioner, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take the oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14012)
    Sec. 3-14012. Removal of commissioners; vacancy. The president may, in his discretion, remove any commissioner for incompetence, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. The president shall, at the next regular meeting, report in writing any such removal to the board, with his reasons therefor. Any vacancy in the office of civil service commissioner shall be filled by appointment by the president.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14013)
    Sec. 3-14013. Classification of offices and places. Said commissioners shall classify all the offices and places of employment in said county with reference to the examination hereinafter provided for, except those offices and places mentioned in Section 3-14022. The offices and places so classified by the commission shall constitute the classified civil service of said county, and no appointments to any of such offices or places or removals therefrom shall be made except under and according to the rules hereinafter mentioned.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14014)
    Sec. 3-14014. Rules. Said commission shall make rules to carry out the purposes of this Division, and for examinations, appointments and removals in accordance with its provisions, and the commission may, from time to time, make changes in the original rules.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14015)
    Sec. 3-14015. Publication of rules and effective date. All rules made as hereinbefore provided, and all changes therein, shall forthwith be printed for distribution by said commission; and the commission shall give notice of the place or places where said rules may be obtained, by publication in one or more daily newspapers published in such county; and in each such publication shall be specified the date, not less than ten days subsequent to the date of such publication, when said rules shall go into operation.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14016)
    Sec. 3-14016. Examination. of applicants. All applicants for offices or places in said classified service, except those mentioned in Section 3-14022 shall be subjected to examination, which shall be public, competitive and open to all citizens of the United States who possess the prerequisites necessary to the performance of the duties of the position, with specified limitations as to residence, age, health, habits and moral character, as stated in the notice of the 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 positions to which they seek to be appointed, and shall include tests of physical qualifications and health, and when appropriate, of manual skill. No questions in any examination shall relate to political or religious opinion or affiliations. The commission shall control all examinations and may, when an examination is to take place, designate a suitable number of persons, either in or not in the official service of said county, to be examiners; and it shall be the duty of such examiners, and, if in the official service, it shall be a part of their official duty, without extra compensation, to conduct such examination as the commission may direct, and make return or report to said commission; and the commission may at any time, act as such examiners, and without appointing examiners. The examiners at any examination shall not all be members of the same political party.
    Every applicant who desires to take any civil service examination provided for by this Division, shall, at the time of making application, pay to the County a fee, as hereinafter provided, to defray the expenses of such examination. Such fee shall be deposited in the general fund of the County. 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
which do not carry monetary compensations shall be fixed by action of the Commission at the time such examinations are called.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14017)
    Sec. 3-14017. Notice of examination. Notice of the time and place and general scope and fee of every examination shall be given by the commission by publication for two weeks preceding such examination, in a newspaper of general circulation published in said county, and such notice shall also be posted by said commission in a conspicuous place in their office for two weeks before such examination. Such further notice of examination may be given as the commission shall prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14018)
    Sec. 3-14018. Registers of candidates. From the returns or reports of the examiners, or from the examinations made by the commission, the commission shall prepare a register for each grade or class of positions in the classified service of said county, of the person whose general average standing upon examination for such grade or class is not less than the minimum fixed by the rules of such commission, and who are otherwise eligible; and such persons shall take rank upon the registers as candidates in the order of their relative excellence, as determined by examination, without reference to priority of time of examination. Said commission may strike off names of candidates from the register after they have remained thereon for more than two years.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14019)
    Sec. 3-14019. Promotions. The Commission shall, by its rules, provide for promotion in such classified service, on the basis of ascertained merit, examination and seniority in service, and shall provide, in all cases where it is practicable, that vacancies shall be filled by promotion. All examinations for promotion shall be competitive among such members of the next lower rank or grade as desire to submit themselves to such examination; provided, however, the commission, in order to create or increase competition, may combine ranks or grades for the purpose of promotion; and it shall be the duty of the commission to submit to the appointing power the names of not more than three applicants for each promotion having the highest rating. The method of examination and the rules governing the same and the method of certifying shall be the same as provided for applicants for original appointment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14020)
    Sec. 3-14020. Appointments to classified service. The head of the institution, department or office in which a position classified under this Division is to be filled, shall notify the president of the board and said commission of that fact, and said commission shall certify to the appointing officer the name and address of the candidate standing highest upon the register for the class or grade said position belongs to, except that in case of laborers, where a choice by competition is impracticable, said commission may provide by its rules that the selection may be made by lot from among those candidates proved fit by examination. In making such certification, sex shall be disregarded. Said appointing officer, meaning thereby the president of said board, shall notify said commission of each position to be filled separately, and shall fill such place by the appointment of the person certified by said commission therefor, which appointment shall be on probation for a period to be fixed by said rules. At or before the expiration of the period of probation, the officer having the power of appointment may, with the consent of said commission, discharge such person so appointed on probation, upon assigning in writing to said commission his or her reasons therefor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14021)
    Sec. 3-14021. Preference to veterans in appointments. 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 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, any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, or any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, 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, and places of employment in the classified service of the county, 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 for original entrance.
    The Civil Service Commission 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 examinations provided for in this Division 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 Division to be certified for appointment. The Civil Service Commission 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 Division 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 Commission 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 Division, at any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, or any time during the national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, and who was honorably discharged therefrom, who is 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 courtmartial 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, and whose name appears on existing promotional eligible registers or on any promotional eligible register that may hereafter be created, shall be preferred for promotional appointments to civil offices, positions, and places of employment in the classified civil service of any county coming under the provisions of this Division. The Civil Service Commission 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 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 results thus attained shall be applied by the Civil Service Commission 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 under the provisions of this Division 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: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14022

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14022) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14022)
    Sec. 3-14022. Exemptions. The following offices, positions and places of employment are hereby exempted from the provisions of this Division: officers elected by the people; the officers and employees whose appointment and removal is otherwise provided for by law; attorneys and other employees whose necessary qualifications, in the judgment of the commission, include admission to the practice of law in the state. The chief deputy assessor, deputy assessor in charge of administrative service division, deputy assessor in charge of real estate division and deputy assessor in charge of personal property division, the appointment of whom shall be made by the County Assessor of Cook County, shall not be included in the classified service of Cook County. The superintendent of the Cook County Hospital Mental Health Clinic and the purchasing agent, the appointment of whom shall be made by the President of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, with the advice and consent of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, shall not be included in the classified service. Provided, that the Board of Commissioners of Cook County may contract with any recognized training school for the nursing of any or all of the persons who are sick or mentally ill.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14023

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14023) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14023)
    Sec. 3-14023. Removals from classified service. No officer or employee in the classified service of the county, who shall have been appointed under said rules and after said examination, shall be removed or discharged or suspended for a period of more than 30 days, except for cause, upon written charges to be filed in the office of the Civil Service Commission by the executive head of the department, institution, or office in which such officer or employee is then employed, or by the appointing officer, and after an opportunity to be heard in his own defense. Such charges shall be investigated or heard by or before the Civil Service Commission, or by or before some officer or board appointed by the Commission to conduct such investigation or hearing. The Commission, after receipt of such charges, shall set a date for a hearing on or investigation of such charges, which date shall be within 30 days from the date of the suspension of such officer or employee on such charges pending such investigation or hearing. The hearing shall be public, and the officer or employee shall be entitled to call witnesses in his own defense and to have the aid of counsel. The finding and decision of such Commission or officer or board appointed by it to conduct such investigation when approved by said Commission shall be certified to the appointing officer, and shall be forthwith enforced by such officer. In making its finding and decision, or in approving the finding and decision of some officer or board appointed by it to conduct such investigation or hearing, the Civil Service Commission may, for disciplinary purposes, suspend an officer or employee for a period of time not to exceed 90 days, and in no event to exceed a period of 120 days from the date of any suspension of said officer or employee, pending investigation of such charges.
    Nothing in this Division shall limit the authority of the appointing officer or the executive head of any department, institution or office to suspend a subordinate for a reasonable period not exceeding 30 days. Any officer or employee serving his or her probationary period fixed by the Commission may be discharged by the appointing officers or the executive head of the department, institution, or office in which such officer or employee is then employed, without reference to the provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14024

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14024) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14024)
    Sec. 3-14024. Lay-offs. Whenever it becomes necessary through lack of work or funds, or whenever a position is abolished and the number of employees in a department must be reduced, the employee shall first be laid off who has the lowest seniority in the grade and department in which the reduction is to be made, except in the classification of laborer, where candidates are not listed according to their relative proficiency as provided in Section 3-14020, and where the employment is on a seasonal or "as required" basis, the performance on the job of the employee shall be considered rather than seniority.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14025

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14025) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14025)
    Sec. 3-14025. Reports to commission. Immediate notice in writing shall be given by the appointing power to said commission 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 and of the date thereof and a record of the same shall be kept by said 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 immediately report it in writing to said commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14026

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14026) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14026)
    Sec. 3-14026. Investigations. The commission shall investigate the enforcement of this Division and its rules, and the action of examiners herein provided for and the conduct and action of the appointees on the classified civil service of said county. In the course of such investigation each commissioner shall have power to administer oaths, and said commission shall have power to secure by its subpoena both the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigations.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14027

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14027) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14027)
    Sec. 3-14027. Report of commission. Said commission shall on or before the first Monday of September of each year make to the president for transmission to the board of 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 Division. The president may require a report from said commission at any time.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14028

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14028) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14028)
    Sec. 3-14028. Chairman and secretary. The civil service commission shall select one of their own number to act as chairman and one as secretary. The secretary shall keep the minutes of its proceedings, preserve all reports made to it, keep a record of all examinations held under its direction and perform such other duties as the commission shall require.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14029

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14029) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14029)
    Sec. 3-14029. County officers to aid commission. All officers of said county shall aid said commission in all proper ways in carrying out the provisions of this Division, and at any place where examinations are to be held shall allow the reasonable use of public buildings for holding such examinations. The board of county commissioners shall cause suitable rooms to be provided for said commission at the expense of said county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14030

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14030) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14030)
    Sec. 3-14030. Salaries and expenses. Each of said civil service commissioners and the personnel director and chief examiner shall receive a salary to be fixed by the Board of Commissioners, and said commission may incur necessary expenses for printing, stationery and other incidental matters.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14031

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14031) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14031)
    Sec. 3-14031. Appropriations. A sufficient sum of money shall be appropriated each year by said board to carry out the provisions of this Division in said county. If the board shall have already made the annual appropriation for county purposes for the current fiscal year, the board is authorized and required to pay the salaries and expenses of the civil service commission for such fiscal year out of the moneys appropriated for contingent purposes of said board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14032

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14032) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14032)
    Sec. 3-14032. Frauds prohibited. No person or officer shall wilfully or corruptly, by himself or cooperation with any one or more other persons, defeat, deceive or obstruct any person in respect to his or her right of examination, 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 make any false representation concerning the same or concerning the person examined, or wilfully or corruptly furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of improving or injuring the prospects or chances of any person so examined, or to be examined, being employed or promoted.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14033

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14033) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14033)
    Sec. 3-14033. Soliciting or receiving political contributions prohibited. No officer or employee in the classified civil service of said county, or named in Section 3-14022, shall solicit, orally or by letter, or receive or pay, or be in any manner concerned in soliciting, receiving or paying any assessments, subscriptions or contributions for any party or political purposes whatever.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14034

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14034) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14034)
    Sec. 3-14034. Solicitation of political contributions from officers or employees prohibited. 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 for any political purpose whatever, from any officer or employee in the classified civil service of said county, or named in Section 3-14022.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14035

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14035) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14035)
    Sec. 3-14035. Soliciting or delivering political contributions in public offices forbidden. No person shall in any room or building occupied for the discharge of official duties by any officer or employee in the classified civil service of said county, or named in Section 3-14022, solicit, orally or by written communication, deliver therein or in any other manner, or receive any contribution of money or other thing of value, for any party or political purpose whatever. No officer, agent, clerk or employee in the classified civil service of said county, or named in Section 3-14022, 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 or giving notice of any political assessments.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1475.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14036

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14036) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14036)
    Sec. 3-14036. Payments of political contributions to public officers prohibited. No officer or employee in the classified civil service of said county, or named in Section 3-14022, shall directly or indirectly, give or hand over to any officer or employee, or to any senator or representative or alderman, councilman, or 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: P.A. 86-976.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14037

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14037) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14037)
    Sec. 3-14037. Abuse of political influence prohibited. No officer or employee in said classified service, or named in Section 3-14022, shall discharge or degrade, or promote, or in any manner change the official rank or compensation of any other officer or employee, or promise or threaten to do so, for giving or withholding or neglecting to make any contribution of money, or other valuable thing, for any party or political purpose, or for refusal or neglect to render any part or political service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14038

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14038) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14038)
    Sec. 3-14038. Payment for appointment or promotion prohibited. No applicant for appointment in said classified civil service, or to a position named in Section 3-14022, either directly or indirectly, shall pay, or promise to pay 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 civil service or named in said Section 3-14022 shall pay or promise to pay, either directly or indirectly, any person any money or other valuable thing whatever for or on account of his promotion.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14039

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14039) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14039)
    Sec. 3-14039. Recommendations in consideration of political service prohibited. No applicant for appointment or promotion in classified civil service shall ask for or receive a recommendation for assistance from any officer or employee in said service, or of any person upon the consideration of any political service to be rendered to or for such person or for the promotion of such person to any office or employment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14040

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14040) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14040)
    Sec. 3-14040. Disallowance of certain claims. No accounting or auditing officer shall allow the claim of any public officer for services of any deputy or other person employed in the public service in violation of the provisions of the Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14041

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14041) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14041)
    Sec. 3-14041. Certification of appointments and vacancies. The commission shall certify to the county clerk or other auditing officers, all appointments to offices and places in the classified civil service, and all vacancies occurring therein, whether by dismissal, resignation or death, and all findings made or approved by the commission under the provisions of Section 3-14023, that a person shall be discharged from the classified service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14042

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14042) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14042)
    Sec. 3-14042. Comptroller to pay salaries only after certification. No county clerk, comptroller or other auditing officer of said county shall approve the payment of, or be in any manner concerned in paying any salary or wages to any person for services as an officer or employee of said county unless such person is occupying an office or place of employment according to the provisions of law and is entitled to payment therefor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14043

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14043) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14043)
    Sec. 3-14043. Subpoenas; witness fees. Any person who shall be served with a subpoena to appear and testify, or to produce books and papers, issued by the commission or by any commissioners, or by any board or person acting under the orders of the commission in the course of an investigation conducted either under the provisions of Section 3-14023 or Section 3-14026, and who shall refuse or neglect to appear or testify, or to produce books and papers relevant to the investigation as commanded in such subpoena, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction, be punished as provided in Section 3-14044. The fees of witnesses for attendance and travel shall be the same as the fees of witnesses before the circuit courts, and shall be paid from the appropriation for the expense of the commission. And any circuit court, upon application of any such commissioner or officer or board may, in its discretion, compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the commission, or before any such commissioner, investigating board or officer by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before such court. Every person who, having taken an oath or made affirmation before a commissioner or officer appointed by the commission 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. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14044

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14044) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14044)
    Sec. 3-14044. Penalties. Any person who shall wilfully, or through culpable negligence violate any of the provisions of this Division or any rule promulgated in accordance with the provisions thereof shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14045

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14045) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14045)
    Sec. 3-14045. Vacancy upon conviction; disqualification. If any person shall be convicted under the next preceding Section, any public office or place of public employment, which such person may hold shall, by force of such conviction, be rendered vacant, and such person shall be incapable of holding any office or place of public employment for the period of five years from the date of such conviction.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14046

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14046) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14046)
    Sec. 3-14046. Prosecution for violations. Prosecutions for violations of this Division 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 commission 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: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14047

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14047) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14047)
    Sec. 3-14047. Audit committee. The board of commissioners may establish an audit committee, and may appoint members of the board or other appropriate officers to the committee, to review audit reports, financial reports or any other related document prepared under this Division, including management letters proposed by or on behalf of the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14048

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14048) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14048)
    Sec. 3-14048. County auditor. In the County of Cook, there is hereby created the office of auditor who shall be appointed by the President of the County Board, in accordance with the terms and provisions of the law in relation to civil service in said county, and whose compensation and official bond shall be fixed by said board; and there shall be formulated, installed and regulated by and under the direction and authority of the County Board, and subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act", a uniform system of books of account, forms, reports and records to be used in the offices of every county officer of Cook County which said system of books of account, forms, reports and records so formulated under the direction of the said County Board and installed and regulated shall be used by said county officers for the purpose of keeping an accurate statement of moneys received by them and all the financial and business transactions of their respective offices; and said auditor shall audit or cause to be audited from day to day the receipts of the said several offices and the reports of the said offices of the business transactions of their respective offices and certify to their correctness or incorrectness to the County Board. Said auditor shall report monthly to the County Board a summarized and classified statement of the official transactions of each of the said offices of each officer of Cook County for each day of said month; and the said auditor shall further make a semi-annual report to the County Board containing a recapitulation of the receipts of the several offices for the preceding 6 months; such report to include the period covered by the semi-annual report of the several officers of the County of Cook to the County Board where a semi-annual report is required by law from said officers.
    For the purpose aforesaid the said County Board or any one authorized by it in addition to the power and authority vested in them by Sections 3-13001 and 3-13002, as heretofore or hereafter amended, are vested with power and authority to enter the office of any county officer of Cook County at all times and to have free and unrestricted access to all the books, papers, forms, reports, accounts and memoranda used by said officers for the transaction of the business of their respective offices for the purpose of auditing, checking or correcting the reports when reports to the County Board are required from said offices by law, or compiling the records provided herein to be made to the County Board, or auditing the general business of the offices.
    Said auditor may under the direction of the County Board prescribe new forms, reports, accounts or records to be used by said officers in the transaction of the said business of their several respective offices, or change, alter or amend the same from time to time.
    The said auditor may with the authority of the President of the County Board employ assistants, the number and compensation of whom shall be fixed by the County Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-14049

    (55 ILCS 5/3-14049) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-14049)
    Sec. 3-14049. Appointment of physicians and nurses for the poor and mentally ill persons. The appointment, employment and removal by the Board of Commissioners of Cook County, of all physicians and surgeons and nurses for the care and treatment of the sick, poor, mentally ill or persons in need of mental treatment of said county shall be made only in conformity with rules prescribed by the County Civil Service Commission to accomplish the purposes of this Section.
    The Board of Commissioners of Cook County may provide that all such physicians and surgeons who serve without compensation shall be appointed for a term to be fixed by the Board, and that the physicians and surgeons usually designated and known as interns shall be appointed for a term to be fixed by the Board: Provided, that there may also, at the discretion of the board, be a consulting staff of physicians and surgeons, which staff may be appointed by the president, subject to the approval of the board, and provided further, that the Board may contract with any recognized training school for the nursing of any or all of such sick or mentally ill or persons in need of mental treatment.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-15

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-15 heading)
Division 3-15. County Department of Corrections

55 ILCS 5/3-15001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-15001)
    Sec. 3-15001. Subtitle. This Division shall be subtitled the County Department of Corrections Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-15002)
    Sec. 3-15002. Creation. In any county having more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, there is created within the office of the Sheriff a Department of Corrections, referred to in this Division as the "Department".
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-895.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-15003)
    Sec. 3-15003. Powers and duties. Under the direction of the Sheriff the Department shall have the powers and duties enumerated as follows:
    (a) To operate and have jurisdiction over the county jail, municipal houses of correction within the county and any other penal, corrections or prisoner diagnostic center facility operated by either the county jail or municipal houses of correction.
    (b) To have charge of all prisoners held in any institution, center or other facility in the county over which it has jurisdiction under subsection (a) of this Section, whether they are misdemeanants, felons, persons held for trial, persons held in protective custody, persons held for transfer to other detention facilities or persons held for non-payment of fines, for violations of ordinances or any other quasi-criminal charges. Nothing in this Division applies to minors subject to proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. It may transfer or recommit any prisoner from one institution, center or other such facility to any other institution, center or other facility whenever it determines that such transfer or recommitment would promote the welfare or rehabilitation of the prisoner, or that such transfer or recommitment is necessary to relieve overcrowding.
    (c) To establish diagnostic, classification and rehabilitation services and programs at the county jail and such other facilities over which it has jurisdiction under subsection (a) of this Section as may be appropriate.
    (d) To establish, whenever feasible, separate detention and commitment facilities and utilize the facilities over which it has jurisdiction under subsection (a) of this Section in a manner which provides separate detention and commitment facilities.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15003.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15003.5)
    Sec. 3-15003.5. County impact incarceration program.
    (a) Under the direction of the Sheriff and with the approval of the County Board of Commissioners, the Sheriff in any county with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, shall have the power to operate a county impact incarceration program for persons eligible for a term of imprisonment, but sentenced to a county impact incarceration program by the sentencing court. In order to be eligible to participate in a county impact incarceration program, a person convicted of a felony shall meet the requirements set forth in subsection (b) of Section 5-8-1.2 of the Unified Code of Corrections.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) The Sheriff, with the approval of the County Board of Commissioners, shall have the power to enter into intergovernmental cooperation agreements with the Illinois Department of Corrections under which persons in the custody of the Illinois Department may participate in the county impact incarceration program. No person shall be eligible for participation who does not meet the criteria set forth in subsection (b) of Section 5-8-1.1 of the Unified Code of Corrections. Offenders committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections who successfully complete the county impact incarceration program shall have their sentence reduced to time considered served upon certification to the Court by the Illinois Department of Corrections that the offender has successfully completed the program.
(Source: P.A. 88-469; 89-587, eff. 7-31-96.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15003.6

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15003.6)
    Sec. 3-15003.6. Pregnant female prisoners.
    (a) Definitions. For the purpose of this Section:
        (1) "Restraints" means any physical restraint or
    
mechanical device used to control the movement of a prisoner's body or limbs, or both, including, but not limited to, flex cuffs, soft restraints, hard metal handcuffs, a black box, Chubb cuffs, leg irons, belly chains, a security (tether) chain, or a convex shield, or shackles of any kind.
        (2) "Labor" means the period of time before a birth
    
and shall include any medical condition in which a woman is sent or brought to the hospital for the purpose of delivering her baby. These situations include: induction of labor, prodromal labor, pre-term labor, prelabor rupture of membranes, the 3 stages of active labor, uterine hemorrhage during the third trimester of pregnancy, and caesarian delivery including pre-operative preparation.
        (3) "Post-partum" means, as determined by her
    
physician, the period immediately following delivery, including the entire period a woman is in the hospital or infirmary after birth.
        (4) "Correctional institution" means any entity under
    
the authority of a county law enforcement division of a county of more than 3,000,000 inhabitants that has the power to detain or restrain, or both, a person under the laws of the State.
        (5) "Corrections official" means the official that is
    
responsible for oversight of a correctional institution, or his or her designee.
        (6) "Prisoner" means any person incarcerated or
    
detained in any facility who is accused of, convicted of, sentenced for, or adjudicated delinquent for, violations of criminal law or the terms and conditions of parole, probation, pretrial release, or diversionary program, and any person detained under the immigration laws of the United States at any correctional facility.
        (7) "Extraordinary circumstance" means an
    
extraordinary medical or security circumstance, including a substantial flight risk, that dictates restraints be used to ensure the safety and security of the prisoner, the staff of the correctional institution or medical facility, other prisoners, or the public.
    (b) A county department of corrections shall not apply security restraints to a prisoner that has been determined by a qualified medical professional to be pregnant and is known by the county department of corrections to be pregnant or in postpartum recovery, which is the entire period a woman is in the medical facility after birth, unless the corrections official makes an individualized determination that the prisoner presents a substantial flight risk or some other extraordinary circumstance that dictates security restraints be used to ensure the safety and security of the prisoner, her child or unborn child, the staff of the county department of corrections or medical facility, other prisoners, or the public. The protections set out in clauses (b)(3) and (b)(4) of this Section shall apply to security restraints used pursuant to this subsection. The corrections official shall immediately remove all restraints upon the written or oral request of medical personnel. Oral requests made by medical personnel shall be verified in writing as promptly as reasonably possible.
        (1) Qualified authorized health staff shall have
    
the authority to order therapeutic restraints for a pregnant or postpartum prisoner who is a danger to herself, her child, unborn child, or other persons due to a psychiatric or medical disorder. Therapeutic restraints may only be initiated, monitored and discontinued by qualified and authorized health staff and used to safely limit a prisoner's mobility for psychiatric or medical reasons. No order for therapeutic restraints shall be written unless medical or mental health personnel, after personally observing and examining the prisoner, are clinically satisfied that the use of therapeutic restraints is justified and permitted in accordance with hospital policies and applicable State law. Metal handcuffs or shackles are not considered therapeutic restraints.
        (2) Whenever therapeutic restraints are used by
    
medical personnel, Section 2-108 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code shall apply.
        (3) Leg irons, shackles or waist shackles shall not
    
be used on any pregnant or postpartum prisoner regardless of security classification. Except for therapeutic restraints under clause (b)(2), no restraints of any kind may be applied to prisoners during labor.
        (4) When a pregnant or postpartum prisoner must be
    
restrained, restraints used shall be the least restrictive restraints possible to ensure the safety and security of the prisoner, her child, unborn child, the staff of the county department of corrections or medical facility, other prisoners, or the public, and in no case shall include leg irons, shackles or waist shackles.
        (5) Upon the pregnant prisoner's entry into a
    
hospital room, and completion of initial room inspection, a corrections official shall be posted immediately outside the hospital room, unless requested to be in the room by medical personnel attending to the prisoner's medical needs.
        (6) The county department of corrections shall
    
provide adequate corrections personnel to monitor the pregnant prisoner during her transport to and from the hospital and during her stay at the hospital.
        (7) Where the county department of corrections
    
requires prisoner safety assessments, a corrections official may enter the hospital room to conduct periodic prisoner safety assessments, except during a medical examination or the delivery process.
        (8) Upon discharge from a medical facility,
    
postpartum prisoners shall be restrained only with handcuffs in front of the body during transport to the county department of corrections. A corrections official shall immediately remove all security restraints upon written or oral request by medical personnel. Oral requests made by medical personnel shall be verified in writing as promptly as reasonably possible.
    (c) Enforcement. No later than 30 days before the end of each fiscal year, the county sheriff or corrections official of the correctional institution where a pregnant prisoner has been restrained during that previous fiscal year, shall submit a written report to the Illinois General Assembly and the Office of the Governor that includes an account of every instance of prisoner restraint pursuant to this Section. The written report shall state the date, time, location and rationale for each instance in which restraints are used. The written report shall not contain any individually identifying information of any prisoner. Such reports shall be made available for public inspection.
(Source: P.A. 97-660, eff. 6-1-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15004)
    Sec. 3-15004. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15005)
    Sec. 3-15005. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15006)
    Sec. 3-15006. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15007)
    Sec. 3-15007. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15008)
    Sec. 3-15008. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15009)
    Sec. 3-15009. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15010)
    Sec. 3-15010. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15011)
    Sec. 3-15011. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962. Repealed by P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-15012)
    Sec. 3-15012. Director. The Sheriff shall appoint a Director to act as the chief executive and administrative officer of the Department. The Director shall be appointed by the Sheriff with the advice and consent of the county board. He or she shall serve at the pleasure of the Sheriff. If the Director is removed, the Sheriff shall appoint his or her replacement with the advice and consent of the county board. The Director's compensation is determined by the County Board.
(Source: P.A. 95-448, eff. 1-1-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-15013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-15013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-15013)
    Sec. 3-15013. Employees. The number of employees of the Department shall be fixed by order of the judges of the circuit court of the county. The compensation of such employees shall be such as authorized by the County Board. All employees are subject to "An Act in relation to County Police Departments in certain counties, creating a County Police Department Merit Board and defining its powers and duties", approved August 5, 1963, as now or hereafter amended (repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)