(315 ILCS 5/5) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 67)
    Sec. 5. As soon as possible after the issuance of a certificate by the Department the presiding officer of such municipality or county shall appoint, with the approval of the Department, five commissioners with initial terms of one, two, three, four and five years. Upon the approval by the Department of such appointments, the Department shall cause a certificate of such appointments and of its approval thereof to be filed in the office in which deeds of property in the area of operation are recorded, and upon such filing the persons so appointed and approved shall be fully constituted as a Land Clearance Commission.
    At the expiration of the term of each such commissioner, and of each succeeding commissioner, or in the event of a vacancy, the presiding officer shall appoint a commissioner, subject to the approval of the Department as aforesaid, to hold office, in the case of a vacancy for the unexpired term, or in the case of expiration for a term of five years, or until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Each such appointment shall be effective upon the filing by the Department of a certificate of appointment and of its approval thereof, as hereinbefore provided.
    Every commissioner shall be a resident of the area of operation of the Commission. Any public officer shall be eligible to serve as a commissioner, and the acceptance of appointment as such shall not terminate nor impair his other public office, the provision of any statute to the contrary notwithstanding; but no officer or employee of the Department shall be eligible to serve as a commissioner, nor shall more than two public officers be commissioners of the same Commission at one time.
    Any Land Clearance Commission heretofore created pursuant to "An Act to promote the improvement of housing," approved July 26, 1945, shall be deemed lawfully and validly created under the terms of this Act, and shall have all the authority and exercise the same powers, and be subject to the same duties as herein prescribed for Land Clearance Commissions; and nothing herein contained shall affect or impair the validity of any act or proceeding done or performed by such Land Clearance Commission under the aforesaid Act of 1945.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)