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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 2-1

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 2-1 heading)
Division 2-1. Counties under Township Organization

55 ILCS 5/2-1001

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1001) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1001)
    Sec. 2-1001. Regular meetings. Regular and special meetings of the county board may be held in any public building located within the county that such county board is elected to serve. Prior notice of the building selected for the meeting shall be provided by the board chairman to each member of the county board in the manner provided pursuant to the rules of the county board. Regular meetings of the board shall be held in June and September, and at such other times as may be determined by the board.
    At each regular and special meeting which is open to the public, members of the public and employees of the county shall be afforded time, subject to reasonable constraints, to comment to or ask questions of the board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1002

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1002) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1002)
    Sec. 2-1002. Special meetings. Special meetings of the board shall be held only when requested by at least one-third of the members of the board, or when requested by the chairman of the board, which request shall be in writing, addressed to the clerk of the board, and specifying the time and place of such meeting, upon reception of which the clerk shall immediately transmit notice, in writing, of such meeting, to each of the members of the board. The clerk shall also cause notice of such meeting to be published in some newspaper printed in the county, if any there be. In case a vacancy arises in the office of clerk, because of death or other reason, then the request shall be addressed to the circuit clerk who shall perform the duties of the clerk pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 102-434, eff. 8-20-21.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1003

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1003) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1003)
    Sec. 2-1003. Chairman and vice-chairman of county board. The county board shall, unless the chairman is elected by the voters of the county, at its first meeting in the month following the month in which county board members are elected, choose one of its members as chairman for a term of 2 years and at the same meeting, choose one of its members as vice-chairman for a term of 2 years. The vice-chairman shall serve in the place of the chairman at any meeting of the county board in which the chairman is not present. In case of the absence of the chairman and the vice-chairman at any meeting, the members present shall choose one of their number as temporary chairman.
    A chairman who is chosen by the county board may be removed, with or without cause, upon a motion adopted by an affirmative vote of four-fifths of the county board. Upon adoption of a motion to remove the chairman: (i) the chairman position becomes vacant and the former chairman's compensation shall be prorated to the date the motion was approved; (ii) the vice-chairman immediately assumes the duties of chairman without chairman compensation; and (iii) a new chairman shall be elected at the next regularly scheduled county board meeting. A chairman removed under this Section maintains his or her status as a member of the county board.
(Source: P.A. 101-544, eff. 8-23-19.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1004

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1004) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1004)
    Sec. 2-1004. Certificate of election. The supervisors shall severally lay before the board, at the first meeting after the election, their several certificates of election, which shall be examined by the board, and if found regular, shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1005

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1005) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1005)
    Sec. 2-1005. Quorum; approval of ordinances. A majority of the members of any county board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business; and all questions, ordinances, resolutions, or motions which shall arise at meetings shall be determined by the votes of the majority of the members present, except in such cases as is otherwise provided.
    A county board in a county where the chairman is elected at large may upon passage, adoption or enactment of a specific ordinance, resolution, or motion apply the following provisions: Any ordinance, resolution, or motion passed, adopted or otherwise enacted by the board in a county where the chairman is elected at large shall be presented to the chairman before it becomes effective. If the chairman approves such ordinance, resolution or motion, he shall sign it and it shall become law on the date prescribed; if not, he shall return it to the board within 10 business days with his objections and the board shall proceed to reconsider the matter at its next meeting, to be held within 30 business days of the board's receipt of the chairman's objections. If after such reconsideration a majority of the members of the board pass such ordinance, resolution, or motion, it shall become effective on the date prescribed but not earlier than the date of passage following reconsideration. If any ordinance, resolution, or motion is not returned by the chairman to the board within 10 business days after it has been presented to him, it shall become effective at the end of the 10th day.
    The county board at any properly noticed public meeting may by unanimous consent take a single vote by yeas and nays on the several questions of the passage of any 2 or more of the designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, or motions placed together for voting purposes in a single group. The single vote shall be entered separately in the minutes under the designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the minutes in each case instead of entering the names of the members of the county board voting "yea" and those voting "nay" on the passage of each of the designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, and motions included in the omnibus group or consent agenda. The taking of a single or omnibus vote and the entries of the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the minutes shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirements of this Section to all intents and purposes and with like effect as if the vote in each case had been taken separately by yeas and nays on the question of the passage of each ordinance, order, resolution, and motion included in the omnibus group and separately recorded in the minutes. Likewise, the yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other ordinance, resolution, or motion at the request of any county board member and shall be recorded in the minutes. The changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly are declarative of existing law and do not change the substantive operation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-774, eff. 8-12-16.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1006

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1006) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1006)
    Sec. 2-1006. Open meetings. The county board shall sit with open doors, and all persons may attend their meetings. The vote on all propositions to appropriate money from the county treasury shall be taken by "ayes" and "nays" and entered on the record of the meeting.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/2-1007

    (55 ILCS 5/2-1007) (from Ch. 34, par. 2-1007)
    Sec. 2-1007. Administering oaths. The chairman of the board may administer an oath to any person concerning any matters submitted to the board, or connected with its powers and duties, and any member of the board may administer the oath required by law to any claimant presenting a claim against the county to be passed by the board. A member so administering an oath to a claimant may not charge a fee therefor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)