(20 ILCS 5/5-300) (was 20 ILCS 5/9)
    Sec. 5-300. Officers' qualifications and salaries. The executive and administrative officers, whose offices are created by this Act, must have the qualifications prescribed by law and shall receive annual salaries, payable in equal monthly installments, as designated in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 5-500. If set by the Governor, those annual salaries may not exceed 85% of the Governor's annual salary. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for terms beginning after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, the annual salary of the director or secretary and assistant director or assistant secretary of each department created under Section 5-15 shall be an amount equal to 15% more than the annual salary of the respective officer in effect as of December 31, 2018. The calculation of the 2018 salary base for this adjustment shall not include any cost of living adjustments, as authorized by Senate Joint Resolution 192 of the 86th General Assembly, for the period beginning July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2019. Beginning July 1, 2019 and each July 1 thereafter, the directors, secretaries, assistant directors, and assistant secretaries shall receive an increase in salary based on a cost of living adjustment as authorized by Senate Joint Resolution 192 of the 86th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-1179, eff. 1-18-19.)