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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

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.)