(5 ILCS 420/4A-106.5)
Persons filing statements with county clerk; notice; certification of list of names; alphabetical list; receipt; examination and copying of statements.
The statements of economic interests required of persons listed in Section 4A-101.5 shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the principal office of the unit of local government with which the person is associated is located. If it is not apparent which county the principal office of a unit of local government is located, the chief administrative officer, or his or her designee, has the authority, for purposes of this Act, to determine the county in which the principal office is located. Annually, on or before February 1, the chief administrative officer, or his or her designee, of each unit of local government with persons described in Section 4A-101.5 shall certify to the appropriate county clerk a list of names and addresses of persons that are required to file. In preparing the lists, each chief administrative officer, or his or her designee, shall set out the names in alphabetical order.
On or before April 1 annually, the county clerk of each county shall notify all persons whose names have been certified to him under Section 4A-101.5, other than candidates for office who have filed their statements with their nominating petitions, of the requirements for filing statements of economic interests. A person required to file with a county clerk by virtue of more than one item among items set forth in Section 4A-101.5 shall be notified of and is required to file only one statement of economic interests relating to all items under which the person is required to file with that county clerk.
Except as provided in Section 4A-106.1, the notices provided for in this Section shall be in writing and deposited in the U.S. Mail, properly addressed, first class postage prepaid, on or before the day required by this Section for the sending of the notice. Alternatively, a county clerk may send the notices electronically to all persons whose names have been thus certified to him. A certificate executed by a county clerk attesting that he or she has sent the notice by the means permitted by this Section constitutes prima facie evidence thereof.
From the lists certified to him or her under this Section of persons described in Section 4A-101.5, the clerk of each county shall compile an alphabetical listing of persons required to file statements of economic interests in his or her office under any of those items. As the statements are filed in his or her office, the county clerk shall cause the fact of that filing to be indicated on the alphabetical listing of persons who are required to file statements. Within 30 days after the due dates, the county clerk shall mail to the State Board of Elections a true copy of that listing showing those who have filed statements.
The county clerk of each county shall note upon the alphabetical listing the names of all persons required to file a statement of economic interests who failed to file a statement on or before May 1. It shall be the duty of the several county clerks to give notice as provided in Section 4A-105 to any person who has failed to file his or her statement with the clerk on or before May 1.
Any person who files or has filed a statement of economic interest under this Section is entitled to receive from the county clerk a receipt indicating that the person has filed such a statement, the date of filing, and the identity of the governmental unit or units in relation to which the filing is required.
All statements of economic interests filed under this Section shall be available for examination and copying by the public at all reasonable times.
(Source: P.A. 101-221, eff. 8-9-19; 101-617, eff. 12-20-19.)