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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. GENERAL CORPORATE POWERS
RESPECTING EMPLOYMENT

65 ILCS 5/10-4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-1)
    Sec. 10-4-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality may provide by ordinance in regard to the relation between all municipal officers and employees in respect to each other, the municipality, and the people.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-2)
    Sec. 10-4-2. Group insurance.
    (a) The corporate authorities of any municipality may arrange to provide, for the benefit of employees of the municipality, group life, health, accident, hospital, and medical insurance, or any one or any combination of those types of insurance, and may arrange to provide that insurance for the benefit of the spouses or dependents of those employees. The insurance may include provision for employees or other insured persons who rely on treatment by prayer or spiritual means alone for healing in accordance with the tenets and practice of a well recognized religious denomination. The corporate authorities may provide for payment by the municipality of a portion of the premium or charge for the insurance with the employee paying the balance of the premium or charge. If the corporate authorities undertake a plan under which the municipality pays a portion of the premium or charge, the corporate authorities shall provide for withholding and deducting from the compensation of those municipal employees who consent to join the plan the balance of the premium or charge for the insurance.
    (b) If the corporate authorities do not provide for a plan under which the municipality pays a portion of the premium or charge for a group insurance plan, the corporate authorities may provide for withholding and deducting from the compensation of those employees who consent thereto the premium or charge for any group life, health, accident, hospital, and medical insurance.
    (c) The corporate authorities may exercise the powers granted in this Section only if the kinds of group insurance are obtained from an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Illinois, or are obtained through an intergovernmental joint self-insurance pool as authorized under the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. The corporate authorities may enact an ordinance prescribing the method of operation of the insurance program.
    (d) If a municipality, including a home rule municipality, is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, the insurance coverage shall include screening by low-dose mammography for all women 35 years of age or older for the presence of occult breast cancer unless the municipality elects to provide mammograms itself under Section 10-4-2.1. The coverage shall be as follows:
        (1) A baseline mammogram for women 35 to 39 years of
    
age.
        (2) An annual mammogram for women 40 years of age or
    
older.
        (3) A mammogram at the age and intervals considered
    
medically necessary by the woman's health care provider for women under 40 years of age and having a family history of breast cancer, prior personal history of breast cancer, positive genetic testing, or other risk factors.
        (4) A comprehensive ultrasound screening of an entire
    
breast or breasts if a mammogram demonstrates heterogeneous or dense breast tissue, when medically necessary as determined by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches.
    For purposes of this subsection, "low-dose mammography" means the x-ray examination of the breast using equipment dedicated specifically for mammography, including the x-ray tube, filter, compression device, and image receptor, with an average radiation exposure delivery of less than one rad per breast for 2 views of an average size breast. The term also includes digital mammography.
    (d-5) Coverage as described by subsection (d) shall be provided at no cost to the insured and shall not be applied to an annual or lifetime maximum benefit.
    (d-10) When health care services are available through contracted providers and a person does not comply with plan provisions specific to the use of contracted providers, the requirements of subsection (d-5) are not applicable. When a person does not comply with plan provisions specific to the use of contracted providers, plan provisions specific to the use of non-contracted providers must be applied without distinction for coverage required by this Section and shall be at least as favorable as for other radiological examinations covered by the policy or contract.
    (d-15) If a municipality, including a home rule municipality, is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, the insurance coverage shall include mastectomy coverage, which includes coverage for prosthetic devices or reconstructive surgery incident to the mastectomy. Coverage for breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy shall include:
        (1) reconstruction of the breast upon which the
    
mastectomy has been performed;
        (2) surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to
    
produce a symmetrical appearance; and
        (3) prostheses and treatment for physical
    
complications at all stages of mastectomy, including lymphedemas.
Care shall be determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient. The offered coverage for prosthetic devices and reconstructive surgery shall be subject to the deductible and coinsurance conditions applied to the mastectomy, and all other terms and conditions applicable to other benefits. When a mastectomy is performed and there is no evidence of malignancy then the offered coverage may be limited to the provision of prosthetic devices and reconstructive surgery to within 2 years after the date of the mastectomy. As used in this Section, "mastectomy" means the removal of all or part of the breast for medically necessary reasons, as determined by a licensed physician.
    A municipality, including a home rule municipality, that is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, may not penalize or reduce or limit the reimbursement of an attending provider or provide incentives (monetary or otherwise) to an attending provider to induce the provider to provide care to an insured in a manner inconsistent with this Section.
    (d-20) The requirement that mammograms be included in health insurance coverage as provided in subsections (d) through (d-15) is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of home rule municipality powers. A home rule municipality to which subsections (d) through (d-15) apply must comply with every provision of through subsections.
    (e) Rulemaking authority to implement this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, if any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
(Source: P.A. 95-1045, eff. 3-27-09.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-2.1)
    Sec. 10-4-2.1. Mammograms. A municipality, including a home rule municipality, that does not provide insurance coverage of mammograms under Section 10-4-2 shall itself provide or cause to be provided to its employees mammograms that meet the requirements set forth in that Section. The requirement that mammograms be provided by municipalities as provided in this Section is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of home rule municipality powers. A home rule municipality to which this Section applies must comply with every provision of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-780.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.2

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.2)
    Sec. 10-4-2.2. Post-parturition care. If a municipality, including a home rule municipality, is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, the coverage shall include coverage for the post-parturition care benefits required to be covered by a policy of accident and health insurance under Section 356s of the Illinois Insurance Code. The requirement that post-parturition care be covered as provided in this Section is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution. A home rule municipality to which this Section applies must comply with every provision of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-513, eff. 9-15-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.3

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.3)
    Sec. 10-4-2.3. Required health benefits. If a municipality, including a home rule municipality, is a self-insurer for purposes of providing health insurance coverage for its employees, the coverage shall include coverage for the post-mastectomy care benefits required to be covered by a policy of accident and health insurance under Section 356t and the coverage required under Sections 356g, 356g.5, 356g.5-1, 356u, 356w, 356x, 356z.6, 356z.8, 356z.9, 356z.10, 356z.11, 356z.12, 356z.13, 356z.14, 356z.15, and 356z.22 of the Illinois Insurance Code. The coverage shall comply with Sections 155.22a, 355b, 356z.19, and 370c of the Illinois Insurance Code. The requirement that health benefits be covered as provided in this is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution. A home rule municipality to which this Section applies must comply with every provision of this Section.
    Rulemaking authority to implement Public Act 95-1045, if any, is conditioned on the rules being adopted in accordance with all provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and all rules and procedures of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules; any purported rule not so adopted, for whatever reason, is unauthorized.
(Source: P.A. 98-189, eff. 1-1-14; 98-1091, eff. 1-1-15; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.5

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.5)
    Sec. 10-4-2.5. Woman's health care provider. The corporate authorities of all municipalities are subject to the provisions of Section 356r of the Illinois Insurance Code. The requirement under this Section that health care benefits provided by municipalities comply with Section 356r of the Illinois Insurance Code is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation of home rule municipality powers under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 89-514, eff. 7-17-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.8

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-2.8)
    Sec. 10-4-2.8. Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. The corporate authorities of all municipalities are subject to the provisions of the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. The requirement under this Section that health care benefits provided by municipalities comply with the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation of home rule municipality powers under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 91-617, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-3

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-3)
    Sec. 10-4-3. The corporate authorities of any municipality may withhold and deduct from the compensation of each of its employees who consents thereto, a specified amount each pay period for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds for the benefit of such employee and in such denomination as may be stated. The account of each employee shall be kept separate. As often as the individual account of any such employee contains a credit sufficient to purchase a bond of the denomination stated, the withholding officer shall arrange for or make such purchase as directed by such employee, and shall deliver such bond to such employee.
    Whenever any employee is separated from municipal service, any sum to his credit in such withheld compensation funds shall be paid to him or to his estate on request.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-4

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-4)
    Sec. 10-4-4. In municipalities of more than 500,000, the corporate authorities may investigate the enforcement of the municipal ordinances, rules and regulations, and the action, conduct and efficiency of all officers, agents and employees of the municipality. In the conduct of such investigations the corporate authorities may hold public hearings. Each member of the corporate authorities shall have power to administer oaths, and the clerk of the municipality, by order of the corporate authorities, shall issue subpoenas to secure the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigations and to any hearing before the corporate authorities or any member thereof.
    Any circuit court of this state upon application of the corporate authorities, or any member thereof, may in its discretion compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and the giving of testimony before the corporate authorities or any member thereof, by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
(Source: P.A. 81-282.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-5)
    Sec. 10-4-5. The corporate authorities of a municipality shall not pass any ordinance requiring a municipal employee who is under the age of 56 to retire.
    No home rule unit, as defined in Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, shall have the power to change, alter or amend in any way the provisions of this Section, and it is declared to be the law in this State, pursuant to paragraphs (h) and (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution, that the establishment of a mandatory retirement age below the age of 56 for employees of a municipality is an exercise of exclusive State power which may not be exercised concurrently by a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-536.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-6)
    Sec. 10-4-6. In municipalities of more than 500,000 population, applications for examination for and appointment to positions as firefighters or police shall be made available at various branches of the public library of the municipality. It is declared to be the law of this State, pursuant to paragraph (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, that this Section is a denial of the power of a home rule unit to fail to make applications available as required by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 85-1342.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-4-7)
    Sec. 10-4-7. Persons in fire service. In any municipality with a population under 10,000 that is located in a county with a population over 3,000,000 and that maintains a firefighters' pension fund under Article 4 of the Illinois Pension Code, persons who participate in that pension fund and who have served at any time between July 1, 1976 and July 1, 1978 in the position of protective inspection officer or administrative assistant for fire services shall, if the position included firefighting duties, be entitled to receive service credit in that pension fund for such service, notwithstanding that such persons may not have held civil service appointments as firefighters, provided that application is made to the pension fund by July 1, 1992, and the corresponding employee contributions are paid, based on the compensation received for such service and the contribution rates in effect during such service for firefighters in the pension fund, plus interest thereon at the rate of 6% per year, compounded annually, from July 1, 1988 to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 87-782; 87-847; 87-895.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-8)
    Sec. 10-4-8. Power to deduct wages for debts.
    (a) Upon receipt of notice from the comptroller of a county with a population of 3,000,000 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 county, 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 municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, the municipality 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 county, 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 municipality deducts any amount from any salary or wage of an employee under this Section, the county, 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 county, 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 the 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 county, 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 county, 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 municipality to withhold the amount of any debt that is due and owing the municipality by any of its employees.
(Source: P.A. 92-109, eff. 7-20-01.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-10

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-10)
    Sec. 10-4-10. Compliance with ITAP requirements. A municipality must comply with the requirements of Section 405-335 of the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois concerning the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal (ITAP). A municipality may not submit employment information for the ITAP in a manner that is inconsistent with the requirements of Section 405-335 of the Department of Central Management Services Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. 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 municipalities of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-744, eff. 1-1-13.)

65 ILCS 5/10-4-12

    (65 ILCS 5/10-4-12)
    Sec. 10-4-12. Cessation of existing municipal fire departments. If a city or village with 500 or more residents owns, operates, or maintains any fire department or departments, that city or village may not cease the operation and maintenance of that fire department or those fire departments unless the proposed cessation is first submitted by referendum to the voters of the city or village as provided by Section 15b of the Fire Protection District Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-666, eff. 1-1-15.)