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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

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.)