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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 4-6

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 4-6 heading)
Division 4-6. County Officers' Salaries
in Counties of Less than 2,000,000 Inhabitants

55 ILCS 5/4-6001

    (55 ILCS 5/4-6001) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6001)
    Sec. 4-6001. Officers in counties of less than 2,000,000.
    (a) In all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, the compensation of Coroners, County Treasurers, County Clerks, Recorders and Auditors shall be determined under this Section. The County Board in those counties shall fix the amount of the necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses of those officers. The compensation of those officers shall be separate from the necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses, and such compensation (except for coroners in those counties with less than 2,000,000 population in which the coroner's compensation is set in accordance with Section 4-6002) shall be fixed within the following limits:
    To each such officer in counties containing less than 14,000 inhabitants, not less than $13,500 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 14,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $14,500 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants but less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants but less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants but less than 200,000 inhabitants, not less than $16,500 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants but less than 300,000 inhabitants, not less than $18,000 per annum.
    To each such officer in counties containing 300,000 or more inhabitants but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $20,000 per annum.
    (b) Those officers beginning a term of office before December 1, 1990 shall be compensated at the rate of their base salary. "Base salary" is the compensation paid for each of those offices, respectively, before July 1, 1989.
    (c) Those officers beginning a term of office on or after December 1, 1990 shall be compensated as follows:
        (1) Beginning December 1, 1990, base salary plus at
    
least 3% of base salary.
        (2) Beginning December 1, 1991, base salary plus at
    
least 6% of base salary.
        (3) Beginning December 1, 1992, base salary plus at
    
least 9% of base salary.
        (4) Beginning December 1, 1993, base salary plus at
    
least 12% of base salary.
    (d) In addition to but separate and apart from the compensation provided in this Section, the county clerk of each county, the recorder of each county, and the chief clerk of each county board of election commissioners shall receive an award as follows:
        (1) $4,500 per year after January 1, 1998;
        (2) $5,500 per year after January 1, 1999; and
        (3) $6,500 per year after January 1, 2000.
The total amount required for such awards each year shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to the State Board of Elections which shall distribute the awards in annual lump sum payments to the several county clerks, recorders, and chief election clerks. Beginning December 1, 1990, this annual award, and any other award or stipend paid out of State funds to county officers, shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to county officers.
    (e) Beginning December 1, 1990, no county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to a county officer if the reduction or impairment is the result of the county officer receiving an award or stipend payable from State funds.
    (f) The compensation, necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses of the county auditor, as fixed by the county board, shall be paid by the county.
    (g) The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing compensation, as herein provided, shall be based upon the last Federal census immediately previous to the election of the officer in question in each county.
    (h) With respect to an auditor who takes office on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, the auditor shall receive an annual stipend of $6,500 per year. The General Assembly shall appropriate the total amount required for the stipend each year from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund to the Department of Revenue, and the Department of Revenue shall distribute the awards in an annual lump sum payment to each county auditor. The stipend shall be in addition to, but separate and apart from, the compensation provided in this Section. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to the auditor if the reduction or impairment is the result of the auditor receiving an award or stipend pursuant to this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/4-6002

    (55 ILCS 5/4-6002) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6002)
    Sec. 4-6002. Coroners in counties of less than 2,000,000.
    (a) The County Board, in all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, shall fix the compensation of Coroners within the limitations fixed by this Division, and shall appropriate for their necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel, supplies, and other expenses. The compensation of the Coroner shall be fixed separately from his necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses, and such compensation shall be fixed within the following limits:
    To each Coroner in counties containing less than 5,000 inhabitants, not less than $4,500 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 5,000 or more inhabitants but less than 14,000 inhabitants, not less than $6,000 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 14,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $9,000 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $14,000 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $15,000 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 200,000 inhabitants, not less than $16,500 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 200,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 300,000 inhabitants, not less than $18,000 per annum.
    To each Coroner in counties containing 300,000 or more inhabitants, but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $20,000 per annum.
    The population of all counties for the purpose of fixing compensation, as herein provided, shall be based upon the last Federal census immediately previous to the election of the Coroner in question in each county. This Section does not apply to a county which has abolished the elective office of coroner.
    (b) Those coroners beginning a term of office on or after December 1, 1990 shall be compensated as follows:
        (1) Beginning December 1, 1990, base salary plus at
    
least 3% of base salary.
        (2) Beginning December 1, 1991, base salary plus at
    
least 6% of base salary.
        (3) Beginning December 1, 1992, base salary plus at
    
least 9% of base salary.
        (4) Beginning December 1, 1993, base salary plus at
    
least 12% of base salary.
    "Base salary", as used in this subsection (b), means the salary in effect before July 1, 1989.
    (c) In addition to, but separate and apart from, the compensation provided in this Section, subject to appropriation, the coroner of each county shall receive an annual stipend of $6,500 to be paid by the Illinois Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund if his or her term begins on or after December 1, 2000.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/4-6003

    (55 ILCS 5/4-6003) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6003)
    Sec. 4-6003. Compensation of sheriffs for certain expenses in counties of less than 2,000,000.
    (a) The County Board, in all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, shall fix the compensation of sheriffs, with the amount of their necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses. The county shall supply the sheriff with all necessary uniforms, guns and ammunition. The compensation of each such officer shall be fixed separately from his necessary clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses. Beginning immediately, no county with a population under 2,000,000 may reduce the rate of compensation of its sheriff below the rate of compensation that it was actually paying to its sheriff on January 1, 2002 or the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, whichever is greater.
    (b) In addition to the requirement of subsection (a), the rate of compensation payable to the sheriff by the county shall not be less than the following:
    To each such sheriff in counties containing less than 10,000 inhabitants, not less than $27,000 per annum.
    To each such sheriff in counties containing 10,000 or more inhabitants but less than 20,000 inhabitants, not less than $31,000 per annum.
    To each such sheriff in counties containing 20,000 or more inhabitants but less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $34,000 per annum.
    To each such sheriff in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants but less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $37,000 per annum.
    To each such sheriff in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants but less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $40,000 per annum.
    To each such sheriff in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $43,000 per annum.
    The population of each county for the purpose of fixing compensation as herein provided, shall be based upon the last federal census immediately previous to the election of the sheriff in question in such county.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) In addition to the salary provided for in subsections (a), (b), and (c), beginning December 1, 1998, subject to appropriation, each sheriff, for his or her additional duties imposed by other statutes or laws, shall receive an annual stipend to be paid by the Illinois Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund in the amount of $6,500.
    (e) No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to a sheriff if the reduction or impairment is the result of the sheriff receiving an award or stipend payable from State funds.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/4-6004

    (55 ILCS 5/4-6004) (from Ch. 34, par. 4-6004)
    Sec. 4-6004. Services of county collector as receiver. No fees shall be paid to any county collector for services as a receiver in a tax foreclosure suit in addition to the regular salary or fees paid to such county collector.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)