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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 20/) Revised Cities and Villages Act of 1941.

65 ILCS 20/prec. Sec. 21-5

 
    (65 ILCS 20/prec. Sec. 21-5 heading)
CITY OFFICERS

65 ILCS 20/21-5

    (65 ILCS 20/21-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-5)
    Sec. 21-5. Mayor; Term of office.
    (a) The mayor of the city of Chicago shall be elected in 1943 and quadrennially thereafter in a nonpartisan election. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast for mayor at the consolidated primary election shall be declared mayor. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, a runoff election shall be held at the consolidated election, when only the names of the candidates receiving the highest and second highest number of votes at the consolidated primary election shall appear on the ballot. If more than one candidate received the highest or second highest number of votes at the consolidated primary election, the names of all candidates receiving the highest and second highest number of votes shall appear on the ballot at the consolidated election. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes at the consolidated election shall be declared elected.
    (b) The mayor shall hold his or her office for 4 years beginning at noon on the third Monday in May following his or her election, and until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
(Source: P.A. 93-847, eff. 7-30-04.)

65 ILCS 20/21-5a

    (65 ILCS 20/21-5a) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-5a)
    Sec. 21-5a. Whenever the date for the runoff election of the mayor of the city of Chicago conflicts with the celebration of Passover, that election shall be postponed to the first Tuesday following the last day of Passover.
(Source: P.A. 89-95, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 20/21-5.1

    (65 ILCS 20/21-5.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-5.1)
    Sec. 21-5.1. Vice Mayor - Election - Duties - Compensation.) Following election and qualification of aldermen at a general election as provided by Section 21-22 of this Act, the City Council shall elect, from among its members, a Vice Mayor, to serve as interim Mayor of Chicago in the event that a vacancy occurs in the office of Mayor or in the event that the Council determines, by 3/5 vote, that the Mayor is under a permanent or protracted disability caused by illness or injury which renders the Mayor unable to serve. The Vice Mayor shall serve as interim Mayor. He will serve until the City Council shall elect one of its members acting Mayor or until the mayoral term expires.
    The Vice Mayor shall receive no compensation as such, but shall receive compensation as an alderman even while serving as interim Mayor. While serving as interim Mayor, the Vice Mayor shall possess all rights and powers and shall perform the duties of Mayor.
(Source: P.A. 80-308.)

65 ILCS 20/21-6

    (65 ILCS 20/21-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-6)
    Sec. 21-6. Mayor may release prisoners - Pardon board.
    The mayor shall have the power to release any person imprisoned for violation of any city ordinance; he may, if he sees fit, appoint a pardon board of three persons, consisting of the superintendent of the house of correction and such inspectors thereof as he may select. In case such board be appointed all petitions for release from the house of correction shall in the first instance be addressed to said board and shall be by them forwarded to the mayor, with a report of their findings and recommendations.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 2, p. 19.)

65 ILCS 20/21-7

    (65 ILCS 20/21-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-7)
    Sec. 21-7. Compensation of officers.
    The compensation of all officers shall be by salary. No officer shall be allowed any fees, perquisites or emoluments or any reward or compensation aside from his salary, but all fees and earnings of his office or department shall be paid by him into the city treasury. The city council shall fix the salaries of all officers, except those who are elected or appointed for a definite term fixed by statute, in the annual appropriation ordinance and those salaries shall not be altered during the same fiscal year. The city council, by ordinance other than the appropriation ordinance, shall fix the compensation of each officer who is elected or appointed for a definite term fixed by statute and his salary shall not be increased or diminished during his term of office. The chairman of the finance committee of the city council shall receive in addition to his salary as an alderman such additional compensation, not exceeding $3,500.00 per annum, as may be provided in the annual appropriation ordinance for his services as chairman of said committee.
(Source: Laws 1947, p. 497.)

65 ILCS 20/21-8

    (65 ILCS 20/21-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-8)
    Sec. 21-8. Interest on public funds.
    Neither the treasurer nor any other officer of the city of Chicago having public funds in his possession or custody shall be entitled to the interest accruing thereon or any part thereof, but such interest shall inure to the benefit of such city and be paid into its treasury.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 2, p. 19.)

65 ILCS 20/21-9

    (65 ILCS 20/21-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-9)
    Sec. 21-9. Deposit of funds - Bids - Designation of banks or savings and loan associations. It shall be the duty of the comptroller at least once in each year before the first day of December to advertise for bids from savings and loan associations or national and State banks for interest upon the money of the city to be deposited in banks or savings and loan associations. Such bids shall be reported to the city council for its information and consideration not later than the fifteenth day of December of each year, to the end that an award or awards may be made upon such bids by the city council before the beginning of each fiscal year. Such awards shall be made to the highest and best responsible bidder or bidders. The city council shall have the power to reject all bids and to designate as many depositaries as it deems necessary for the protection of the city's interests. Only a savings and loan association or a regularly organized State or national bank may be designated as a depositary. The city council shall have power to pass all necessary ordinances to carry the foregoing provisions into effect and provide rules applicable thereto. The city treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all moneys deposited by him in any bank or saving and loan association designated as a depositary by order or ordinance of the city council. When money is once deposited in such depositary or depositaries, no check or draft shall be drawn against such deposit without a warrant to the city treasurer signed by the mayor and countersigned by the comptroller.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

65 ILCS 20/21-10

    (65 ILCS 20/21-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-10)
    Sec. 21-10. Official bonds - Civil service employees not to be removed.
    The city council shall have the power to fix the amount and penalty of the bonds of all city officers and of all municipal employees charged with the custody of money or property. It shall also have the power to require the giving of additional bonds, and to increase or decrease the amount and penalty of the bonds of any officer, and to require the giving of a new bond where the security of an original bond has become either insufficient or in any way impaired, upon penalty of removal from office. The power vested in the city council by this Section shall be so administered as to protect the interests of the city from danger of financial loss, and shall never be used as a means of removing any person from the civil service of the city without a hearing before the Civil Service Commission, in accordance with law. In any such case the city employee or official whose office is sought to be declared vacant by reason of a failure to give a new, additional, or increased bond, shall have the right to have a hearing before the Civil Service Commission upon the question so involved.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 2, p. 19.)

65 ILCS 20/21-11

    (65 ILCS 20/21-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-11)
    Sec. 21-11. Corporation counsel.
    The head of the law department of the city shall be the corporation counsel. The corporation counsel shall be and act as the legal adviser of the city council and of the several officers, boards and departments of the city. He shall appear for and protect the rights and interests of the city in all actions, suits, and proceedings brought by or against it or any city officer, board or department, including actions for damages when brought against such officer in his official capacity; provided, however, that when an officer or employee of the city is sued personally, even if the cause of action arose out of his official duties, the corporation counsel shall appear for such officer or employee only in case the city council directs him to do so.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 2, p. 19.)

65 ILCS 20/21-12

    (65 ILCS 20/21-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-12)
    Sec. 21-12. City clerk and city treasurer; election; tenure. At the time of election of the mayor there shall be elected also in a nonpartisan election a city clerk and a city treasurer. The candidates receiving a majority of the votes cast for clerk and treasurer at the consolidated primary election shall be declared the clerk and treasurer. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes for one of the offices, a runoff election shall be held at the consolidated election, when only the names of the candidates receiving the highest and second highest number of votes for that office at the consolidated primary election shall appear on the ballot. If more than one candidate received the highest or second highest number of votes for one of the offices at the consolidated primary election, the names of all candidates receiving the highest and second highest number of votes for that office shall appear on the ballot at the consolidated election. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes at the consolidated election shall be declared elected.
    The clerk and treasurer each shall hold office for a term of 4 years beginning at noon on the third Monday in May following the election and until a successor is elected and qualified. No person, however, shall be elected to the office of city treasurer for 2 terms in succession.
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)