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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 2-6

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 2-6 heading)
Division 2-6. Commissioners in Cook County

55 ILCS 5/2-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6001)
    Sec. 2-6001. Election of Cook County commissioners. There shall be elected every 4 years by the legal voters of Cook County 17 county commissioners who shall hold their office respectively for the term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Elections shall be held at the time provided by the general election law. Their term of office shall commence on the first Monday of the month following the month of their election. Ten of the commissioners shall be elected from the city of Chicago by the legal voters of that city, and 7 of the commissioners shall be elected from the towns outside of the city by the legal voters of those towns. If a vacancy occurs in the office of a commissioner from the city of Chicago, the remaining commissioners from the city of Chicago shall appoint a suitable person from the city of Chicago to fill the vacancy. If a vacancy occurs in the office of a commissioner from the towns outside the city of Chicago, the remaining commissioners from those towns shall appoint a suitable person from those towns to fill the vacancy.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 87-570.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6002)
    Sec. 2-6002. Election of president of board. Every legal voter in said county may vote for and designate (upon his ballot cast for county commissioners) one of the candidates for commissioner to be president of the county board, and the person who shall receive the highest number of such votes shall be declared elected president of said board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6003)
    Sec. 2-6003. Vacancy in office of president. In case of the death, resignation, removal from office or other inability to act of the president so elected, if more than 28 months of the unexpired term remain, the vacancy shall be filled at the next general election, at which election one of the regularly elected or appointed members of the board of commissioners shall be elected to serve the unexpired term of the president. If less than two years and sixty days of the unexpired term remain, the board of commissioners shall elect one of their number to serve the unexpired term of the president.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6004

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6004) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6004)
    Sec. 2-6004. Terms of office of commissioners. The terms of office of such commissioners shall begin on the first Monday of the month following the month of their election, and they shall hold their office respectively until their successors are elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6005

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6005) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6005)
    Sec. 2-6005. Oath of commissioners. The said commissioners shall severally, before they enter upon the discharge of their duties, take the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution, and they shall be known as the board of commissioners of Cook County, and as such board shall possess the powers, perform the duties and be subject to the rules, regulations and restrictions hereinafter specified.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6006

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6006) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6006)
    Sec. 2-6006. Meetings of board of commissioners. The board of commissioners shall hold regular meetings on the first Monday of December, January, February, March, June and September in each year, except that when such a regularly scheduled meeting would fall on a legal holiday under Section 17 of "An Act to revise the law in relation to promissory notes, bonds, due bills and other instruments in writing", approved March 18, 1874, as amended, the board shall hold the meeting on the day immediately following such a holiday. It shall be the duty of the president of the board of commissioners to call special meetings of the board whenever, in his opinion, the same may be necessary; and he shall preside at all the meetings of the board, and generally perform the duties usually performed by a presiding officer; provided, that in the absence of the president, or of his inability to act, a president pro tempore may be elected, who shall, during such absence or inability possess all the powers and perform all the duties by law vested in and required of the president.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6007

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6007) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6007)
    Sec. 2-6007. Voting by president. The president of the board of commissioners shall have the same privilege of voting as any other commissioner; but he shall not have a casting vote upon any question upon which he has voted as commissioner.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6008

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6008) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6008)
    Sec. 2-6008. Approval of ordinances. All ordinances, resolutions or motions shall be submitted to said board of commissioners in writing, or reduced to writing before any vote shall be taken thereon; and if adopted by the board, the same shall not take effect until after the same shall have been approved in writing by the president of said board, except as hereinafter provided. It shall be the duty of the clerk of said board to deliver to the president thereof, upon his request, the original (or a copy) of each ordinance, resolution or motion, so passed or adopted by said board as aforesaid, within one day after its passage or adoption; and in case the president approves thereof, he shall sign the same, and it shall thereupon be in full force and effect. In case the president shall not approve any such ordinance, resolution or motion, he shall, within five days after the receipt of the same as aforesaid, return it to the clerk of said board, with his objections thereto in writing. Such veto by the president may extend to any one or more items or appropriations contained in any resolution making an appropriation, or to the entire resolution; and in case the veto only extends to a part of such resolution making an appropriation, the residue thereof not embraced within the veto shall take effect and be in force from the time of the receipt by said clerk of such veto of such part. Upon the return of any such ordinance, resolution or motion by the president, with his objections thereto as aforesaid, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the board of commissioners as to so much thereof as may have been vetoed; and if, after such reconsideration, three-fifths of all the members elected to the board shall agree to pass the same by yeas and nays, to be entered on the journal, the same shall take effect, notwithstanding the president may have refused to approve thereof. In case the president shall fail or omit to either sign and approve or return, with his objections as aforesaid, any such ordinance, motion or resolution which shall have been passed or adopted by the board within six days after it shall have been so passed or adopted, the same shall take effect without the approval of the president.
(Source: P.A. 96-816, eff. 11-9-09.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6009

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6009) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6009)
    Sec. 2-6009. Powers and duties of commissioners. Said board of commissioners shall have the management of the affairs of said Cook County, in the manner provided by law, and may exercise the same powers, perform the same duties, and shall be subject to the same rules, regulations and penalties prescribed by law for the county board in other counties, except as herein otherwise provided; and shall also be subject to the rules, regulations and restrictions herein provided.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-6010

    (55 ILCS 5/2-6010) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-6010)
    Sec. 2-6010. Delegation of powers; appropriations; indebtedness. The said board of commissioners shall have no power or authority to delegate to any committee or other person or persons the "power to act", when such "power to act" shall involve the letting of any contract or the expenditure of public money exceeding the sum of $2,500; and any action of said board, or of any committee thereof, or of any other person or persons in violation of this Section shall be null and void. No money shall be appropriated or ordered paid by said county commissioners beyond the sum of $2,500, unless such appropriation shall have been authorized by a vote of at least two-thirds of the members elected to the said county board. And no officer of Cook County, or other person, shall incur any indebtedness on behalf of the county, unless first authorized by said board of commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)