(55 ILCS 5/3-12009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12009)
    Sec. 3-12009. Political activity by employees. (a) No employee shall:
    (1) Use any political endorsement in connection with any appointment to a position in the county classified service, or
    (2) Use or promise to use any official authority or influence for the purpose of influencing the vote or political action of any person or for any consideration.
    (b) Any person in the county service who violates any of the provisions of this Section shall be subject to such penalties as are determined by the commission and promulgated in the merit employment system rules,
    (c) The provisions of this Section shall be construed as subordinate to any federal prohibitions against political activity by employees in the county classified service.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)