(70 ILCS 1855/27) (from Ch. 19, par. 477)
    Sec. 27. The Board may appoint, for a term of not to exceed 5 years, a general manager who shall be a person of recognized ability and business experience and who shall be eligible for reappointment to any successive term or terms. The general manager shall have management of the properties and business of the District and the employees thereof subject to the general control of the Board, shall direct the enforcement of all ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations of the Board, and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board. The general manager may be removed from office by the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the then appointed, qualified and acting members of the Board for incompetency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. Prior to any such removal, the general manager shall be given a copy of the charges against him or her and an opportunity to be heard before the Board in person or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days notice. The Board may appoint a general attorney and a chief engineer, and shall provide for the appointment of other officers, attorneys, engineers, consultants, agents and employees as may be necessary. It shall define their duties and may require bonds of such of them as the Board may designate. The general manager, general attorney, chief engineer and all other officers provided for pursuant to this Section shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath of office and shall not be members of the Board. The compensation of the general manager, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by the Board. All such persons shall be subject to the provisions of Section 19 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-215.)