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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

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.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. INSURANCE FOR VOLUNTEER
FIREMEN

65 ILCS 5/10-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-1)
    Sec. 10-5-1. Every city, village or incorporated town in this State, which adopts this Division 5, as hereinafter provided, now having or which may hereafter have a volunteer fire department or a fire department composed in part of volunteer firemen, shall procure, in the name and for the benefit of the volunteer members of such fire department, a policy or policies of insurance, conditioned as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-2

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-2)
    Sec. 10-5-2. Each such policy of insurance shall provide for the payment to every volunteer member of such fire department receiving any injury, which injury was sustained through accidental means and was caused by and arose out of the duties of such member as a volunteer fireman, causing a disability which prevents such member from pursuing his usual vocation, as follows:
    In such cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than 1,000, a weekly indemnity of not less than $20,
    In such cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of 1,000 or more, a weekly indemnity of not less than $30.
    Every such policy shall further provide:
        (a) That the weekly indemnity payable thereunder
    
shall be paid as long as such disability shall continue, not however, to exceed a period of 52 weeks.
        (b) That in the event of the death or total permanent
    
disability of such volunteer fireman, the sum of not less than $3,500 shall be paid to the estate of any such volunteer fireman or to such volunteer fireman with a total permanent disability, as the case may be.
        (c) For the payment of such medical, surgical,
    
hospital and nurse services and supplies, as may be necessary on account of such injury, the total sum thereof, however, not to exceed $750, for injuries sustained as the result of any one accident.
    This amendatory act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-3

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-3)
    Sec. 10-5-3. For the purposes of this Division 5, "volunteer fireman" or "volunteer member" means a person having regular employment, at work other than that of a fireman, but who is carried on the rolls of a regularly constituted fire department either for the purpose of the prevention or control of fire or the underwater recovery of drowning victims, the members of which are under the jurisdiction of the corporate authorities of city, village or incorporated town and who may receive some compensation for his services as a fireman. "Volunteer fireman" or "volunteer member" does not mean an individual who volunteers assistance and is not a regularly enrolled fireman. However, nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any city, village or incorporated town from procuring insurance to cover persons acting as firemen who are not regularly enrolled as such.
(Source: P.A. 80-597.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-4

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-4)
    Sec. 10-5-4. If the corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town, which adopts this Division 5, neglect, refuse or fail to procure the insurance policies prescribed in this Division 5, within 30 days after the adoption hereof, except as provided in Section 10-5-5, neglect, refuse or fail to keep such policies in force, then such city, village or incorporated town shall be liable in an action at law to such volunteer firemen or their estates, as the case may be, for all amounts which would have been payable under the provisions of such insurance policies had such policies been procured by such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-5)
    Sec. 10-5-5. Any city, village or incorporated town which, at the time it adopts this Division 5, is carrying insurance policies with provisions for the payment of indemnities to volunteer firemen, shall have one year from such time within which to procure insurance policies containing provisions which meet the requirements of this Division 5.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-6)
    Sec. 10-5-6. Whenever the legal voters of such city, village or incorporated town equal in number to 10% of the legal votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election petition the city, village or incorporated town clerk for the submission of the proposition as to whether such city, village or incorporated town, shall adopt the provisions of this Division 5, then such clerk shall certify the proposition accordingly, for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, and if such proposition be not adopted at such election, the same may in like manner be submitted to any general municipal election thereafter.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the city (or village or
incorporated town) of.... adopt               YES
Division 5 of Article 10 of the           --------------------
Illinois Municipal Code providing for          NO
insurance coverage for volunteer firemen?
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    If a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition shall be for such proposition, then this Division 5 shall be in force in such city, village or incorporated town, as of the beginning of the third month of the next fiscal year of such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)