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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-10

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 3-10 heading)
Division 3-10. Treasurer

55 ILCS 5/3-10001

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10001) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10001)
    Sec. 3-10001. Election of county treasurer; commencement of duties. In all counties there shall be an elected treasurer who shall hold office until his successor shall be qualified. He shall enter upon the duties of his office on the first day in the month of December following his election on which the office of the county treasurer is required, by statute or by action of the county board, to be open.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10002

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10002) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10002)
    Sec. 3-10002. Oath. Each treasurer, before entering upon the duties of his office shall take and subscribe to the oath or affirmation prescribed by Section 3, Article XIII of the Constitution which shall be filed with the county clerk.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10003

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10003) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10003)
    Sec. 3-10003. Bond; form. Each County treasurer, before he or she enters upon the duties of his or her office, shall also execute a bond (or, if the county is self-insured, the county through its self-insurance program may provide bonding) in such penalty and with such security as the county board shall deem sufficient, which bond in every county now having or which may hereafter have a population of 500,000 or more shall be in a penal sum of not less than $1,500,000. Such bond shall be in substance in the following form to-wit:
    We, (A.B.), principal, and (C.D. and E.F.), sureties, all of the county of .... and State of Illinois, are obligated to the People of the State of Illinois in the penal sum of $...., for the payment of which, we obligate ourselves, each of us, our heirs, executors and administrators, successors and assigns.
    The condition of the above bond is such, that if the above obligated (A.B.) shall perform all the duties which are or may be required by law to be performed by him or her, as treasurer of the county of .... in the time and manner prescribed or to be prescribed by law, and when he or she is succeeded in office, shall surrender and deliver over to his or her successor in office, all books, papers, moneys and other things belonging to the county, and appertaining to his or her office, except as hereinafter provided, then the above bond to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
    It is expressly understood and intended that the obligation of the above named sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any bank or trust company organized and operating under the laws of this State or of the United States wherein the principal has placed the funds in his custody or control, or any part thereof.
    Dated (insert date).
    Signed and delivered in the presence of (G.H.)
A. B. .... (Signature)
C. D. .... (Signature)
E. F. .... (Signature)
    The bond shall be filed with the county clerk on or before the first Monday of December after such election.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10004

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10004) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10004)
    Sec. 3-10004. Commission. The county treasurer shall be commissioned by the Governor.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005)
    Sec. 3-10005. Functions, powers and duties of treasurer. The treasurer has those functions, powers and duties as provided in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 3-10006. He shall receive and safely keep the revenues and other public moneys of the county, and all money and funds authorized by law to be paid to him, and disburse the same pursuant to law. He shall appoint his deputies, assistants and personnel to assist him in the performance of his duties. His deputies shall take and subscribe the same oath for the discharge of their duties as is required of him, which oath shall be entered of record in the office of the county clerk. The Treasurer shall, in all cases, be responsible for the acts of his deputies. The functions and powers of the county treasurers shall be uniform in the various counties of this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.1

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.1) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.1)
    Sec. 3-10005.1. Internal operations of office. The treasurer shall control the internal operations of his office and procure necessary equipment, materials and services to perform the duties of his office.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.2

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.2) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.2)
    Sec. 3-10005.2. Monthly report of financial status. The treasurer shall file a monthly report with the county clerk and chairman of the county board summarizing the financial status of his office in such form as shall be determined by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.3

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.3) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.3)
    Sec. 3-10005.3. Special funds. The treasurer may maintain the following special funds from which the county board shall authorize payment by voucher between board meetings:
    (a) Overpayments.
    (b) Reasonable amount needed during the succeeding accounting period to pay office expenses, postage, freight, express or similar charges.
    (c) Fund to pay necessary travel, dues and other expenses incurred in attending workshops, educational seminars and organizational meetings established for the purpose of providing in-service training.
    (d) Trust funds for such purposes as may be provided for by law.
    (e) Such other funds as may be authorized by the county board. The treasurer shall make accounting monthly to the county board through the county clerk of all special funds maintained by him in the discharge of his duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.4

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.4) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.4)
    Sec. 3-10005.4. Compensation of deputies and employees. Compensation of deputies and employees not otherwise provided for by law shall be fixed by the treasurer subject to budgetary limitations established by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10005.5

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10005.5) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10005.5)
    Sec. 3-10005.5. Training program. Within 60 days after assuming office, each county treasurer shall apply to the State Comptroller for admission to the Comptroller's county treasurer training program. Each county treasurer shall complete that training program within one year after applying for admission to it. Each treasurer shall complete the training program at least once during his or her term of office. A county treasurer's failure to satisfactorily complete the training program, as evidenced by the State Comptroller's notification to the county board, shall subject the county treasurer to a penalty for neglect of duty as provided in Section 3-10021.
    Each county treasurer shall be reimbursed for his or her reasonable expenses incurred in completing the training program from monies appropriated to the State Comptroller for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 86-1446.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10006

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10006)
    Sec. 3-10006. Prompt payment. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10007

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10007) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10007)
    Sec. 3-10007. Annual stipend. In addition to all other compensation provided by law, every elected county treasurer, for additional duties mandated by State law, shall receive an annual stipend of (i) $5,000 if his or her term begins before December 1, 1998, (ii) $5,500 after December 1, 1998 and $6,500 after December 1, 1999 if his or her term begins on or after December 1, 1998 but before December 1, 2000, and (iii) $6,500 if his or her term begins December 1, 2000 or thereafter, to be annually appropriated from the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund by the General Assembly to the Department of Revenue which shall distribute the awards in annual lump sum payments to every elected county treasurer. This annual stipend shall not affect any other compensation provided by law to be paid to elected county treasurers. No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation payable from county funds to an elected county treasurer if such reduction or impairment is the result of his receiving an annual stipend under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10008

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10008) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10008)
    Sec. 3-10008. Office hours. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, the county treasurer shall keep his office open and attend to the duties thereof from eight o'clock in the forenoon to five o'clock in the afternoon on each working day excepting such days as under law are legal holidays, and may close his office at 12 o'clock on Saturday of each week; Provided, that the county treasurer shall not be compelled to open his office before the hour of nine o'clock a. m. and, by permission of the county board, the treasurer may close his office all day Saturday: Provided, further, that, except with respect to the required office hours applicable to tax sales, the hours of opening and closing of the office of the county treasurer may be changed and otherwise fixed and determined by the county board of any county. Any such action taken by the county board shall be by an appropriate resolution passed at a regular meeting. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section or any other provision of law, the county treasurer must keep his or her office open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the business day before the commencement of a tax sale held in the county pursuant to Division 3.5 of Article 21 of the Property Tax Code and during the same hours each day the tax sale is pending. A home rule unit may not regulate the hours employed by the county treasurer in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 97-557, eff. 7-1-12.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10009

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10009) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10009)
    Sec. 3-10009. Deposit of public funds.
    (a) In counties having a population of less than 150,000 the county board, when requested by the county treasurer, shall designate one or more banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks, or credit unions in which the funds and other public moneys in the custody of the county treasurer may be kept and when a bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union has been designated as a depository it shall continue as such until 10 days have elapsed after a new depository is designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements of resources and liabilities as is required by this Section. When a new depository is designated, the county board shall notify the sureties of the county treasurer of that fact, in writing, at least 5 days before the transfer of funds. The county treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds and moneys which he deposits in a depository so designated while such funds and moneys are so deposited.
    No bank, savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, counties are authorized to invest the funds and public moneys in the custody of the County Treasurer in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-129, eff. 7-14-11.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10010

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10010) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10010)
    Sec. 3-10010. Books of account. Every county treasurer shall keep proper books of account whether mechanically, electronically or otherwise produced, used and maintained, and in whatever form such books of account may have by virtue of modern accounting machines and procedures, in which he shall keep a regular, just and true account of all moneys, revenues and funds received by him, stating particularly the kind of funds received, whether in gold, silver, county orders, jury certificates, auditor's warrants, or other funds authorized by law to be received as revenue, the time when, or whom, and on what account each particular sum in money or other funds was received; and also of all moneys, revenues and funds paid out by him agreeably to law, stating particularly the time when, to whom, and on what account payment is made. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10011

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10011) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10011)
    Sec. 3-10011. Inspection of books of account. Said books of account shall be free to the inspection of all persons wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10012

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10012) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10012)
    Sec. 3-10012. County orders. When any county order is presented to him to be countersigned, the county treasurer shall personally countersign the same, and shall also enter in a book, to be kept by him for that purpose, its number, date and amount, and the name of the person to whom the same is payable, and when any such order is paid, he shall cancel the same, and note the fact opposite such entry. This Section is subject to the provisions of "The Local Records Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10013

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10013) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10013)
    Sec. 3-10013. Orders to be filled up and authorized. The county treasurer shall not countersign any county order before the same is filled up, nor until he shall have examined the records of the county board, and ascertained that the issuing of such order is warranted thereby.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10014

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10014) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10014)
    Sec. 3-10014. Payment of money. No money or funds shall be paid out of any county treasury, except in accordance with an order of the county board, or when payment is specially authorized by law to be made.
    In counties which have delegated the authority to pay claims against the county, as provided by Section 1-6006, the County Treasurer may pay funds out of the County Treasury upon the order of the county officials designated to allow or disallow claims made against the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10015

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10015) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10015)
    Sec. 3-10015. Report to county board. The county treasurer of each county shall report to the county board, at each regular term thereof, the amount of money, county orders, jury certificates and other funds he may have received from every source, since his last accounting, stating by whom, on what account and at what time paid into the treasury; and also the amount of all payments from the treasury, stating particularly to whom, on what account and at what time paid out; also the amount of money, county orders, jury certificates and other funds in his hands.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10016

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10016) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10016)
    Sec. 3-10016. Inspection of reports. Said reports shall be filed and preserved in the office of the county clerk, and be free to the inspection of any person wishing to examine the same.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10017

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10017) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10017)
    Sec. 3-10017. Account and settlement. The county treasurer shall, at any time when required by the county board, render an account and make settlement with the county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10018

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10018) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10018)
    Sec. 3-10018. Half-yearly settlements. It shall be the duty of the county board, at least once every six months, to examine the books of account of the treasurer, and count the funds, and make settlement with the county treasurer, and the county clerk shall enter on the records of the county board the amount and kinds of funds found to be in the treasury at such time.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10019

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10019) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10019)
    Sec. 3-10019. Examination under oath. The county board of each county shall have power at any time to examine the county treasurer under oath, touching any matter in regard to the faithful discharge of his duty.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10020

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10020) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10020)
    Sec. 3-10020. Removal for cause; other vacancy. If any county treasurer shall neglect or refuse to render an account, or make settlement at any time when required by law, or refuse to answer any question regarding the operation of the county treasurer's office propounded to him by the county board, or refuse to provide the county board with any requested information concerning the accounts maintained by the county treasurer's office, provided the requests are for information that the county treasurer is required by law to maintain and in a format already maintained by the county treasurer, or is a defaulter, and in arrears with the county, or is guilty of any other misconduct in his office, the county board may remove him from office, and the presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board, may appoint some suitable person to perform the duties of treasurer until his successor is elected, or appointed and qualified; or if by reason of the death or resignation of the county treasurer, or other cause, the said office shall become vacant, then the vacancy shall be filled as provided in The Election Code by appointment of some suitable person to perform the duties of treasurer, until a county treasurer is elected or appointed and qualified. Provided, that in case any county treasurer is called into the active military service of the United States, the appointee shall perform and discharge all the duties of the county treasurer in such county during the time such county treasurer is in the active military service of the United States, and such county treasurer so appointed shall possess all the powers and discharge all the duties of a regularly elected county treasurer under the laws of this State, and shall be paid the same compensation as provided by law for the county treasurer of the county, apportioned as to the time of service, and such appointment and all authority thereunder shall cease upon the discharge of said county treasurer from such active military service of the United States; and provided further, that the office of county treasurer shall not be deemed to be vacant during the time the said county treasurer is in the active military service of the United States. The person so appointed, shall give bond and security, as required by law of the county treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 95-871, eff. 8-21-08.)

55 ILCS 5/3-10021

    (55 ILCS 5/3-10021) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-10021)
    Sec. 3-10021. Neglect of duty; penalty. If any treasurer of any county in this State shall neglect or refuse to perform any of the duties required of him by this Division, he shall forfeit a sum of not less than $50, and not exceeding $1,000, according to the nature and aggravation of the offense, to be recovered by indictment in the circuit court of the proper county or by a civil action, by any person who shall sue therefor, one-half to the person suing, and the other half to the proper county.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)