(65 ILCS 5/11-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-4-2)
    Sec. 11-4-2. The management and direction of any house of correction shall be under the control and authority of a board of inspectors, to be appointed for that purpose as in this section directed.
    The mayor of each city shall, by virtue of his office, be a member of such board, who, together with 3 persons to be appointed by the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities of the city, shall constitute the board of inspectors. The term of office for the appointed members of the board shall be 3 years, but the members first appointed shall hold their office, respectively, as shall be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board, for one, 2 and 3 years from and after the first Monday in May, 1871, and thereafter one member shall be appointed each year for the full term of 3 years.
    The provisions of Divisions 9 and 10 of Article 8 shall apply in relation to letting of contracts and purchase orders by the board of inspectors in behalf of any such house of correction and the board of inspectors shall also be governed by the powers, functions and authority of the purchasing agent, board of standardization and the corporate authorities in such cities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)