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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-18

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-18 heading)
Division 5-18. Judicial Advisory Council

55 ILCS 5/5-18001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-18001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-18001)
    Sec. 5-18001. Appointment of Judicial Advisory Council. In any county of this State containing more than five hundred thousand inhabitants, it shall be lawful for the County Board to provide by resolution for the creation of a body, to be known as the Judicial Advisory Council of the County of ...., with the powers and duties hereinafter mentioned. Such body shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the County Board. All shall be persons learned in the law, and two at least of their number shall be members of the judiciary. The persons thus appointed shall hold office for four years and until their respective successors have been duly appointed and qualified. They shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all expenses incurred in carrying out the duties defined by this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-18002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-18002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-18002)
    Sec. 5-18002. Duties of Council. It shall be the duty of the Council, by continuous study of the problems involved, to devise means to effect the improvement of the administration of justice in and with relation to the county, and to formulate all proper suggestions and recommendations concerning legislation and other measures designed to bring about such improvement. Within the scope of its study shall be the laws of this State relating to judicial organization, criminal law, criminal procedure and civil procedure; all matters relating to the apprehension and prosecution of persons charged with criminal offenses and the penal treatment of persons convicted of such offenses; the functioning of the courts of the county, both internally and in relation to all other public agencies of the State and county whose work connects with that of such courts; the rules of such courts; and the administrative methods employed therein. The suggestions and recommendations resulting from such study shall from time to time be reported in writing to the County Board and, so far as they relate to legislation, shall also be laid before the Judicial Advisory Council of the State of Illinois. The Council shall further co-operate with the Judicial Advisory Council of the State of Illinois in such manner as is or may be prescribed by law in relation to that body.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-18003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-18003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-18003)
    Sec. 5-18003. Powers of Council. The Council is empowered to prepare and cause to be printed any and all drafts of bills intended to carry out its recommendations, as well as any and all reports, memoranda or other papers necessary or incident to the performance of its tasks. Its members, with a view to obtaining information and suggestions which will aid in the attainment of its objects, are authorized to visit and observe the courts of other jurisdictions and to attend meetings of professional bodies and of associations and groups engaged in study or research or other work contributing to the modernization of law or procedure or otherwise looking to better standards of civil or criminal justice.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-18004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-18004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-18004)
    Sec. 5-18004. Office quarters. The county board shall provide and maintain office quarters for the use of the Council in the transaction of its business. The number and compensation of the clerical, expert and other assistance to be engaged by the Council and the amount of expenses to be incurred by the Council shall annually be fixed by the county board.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-18005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-18005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-18005)
    Sec. 5-18005. Expenses. The County Board shall appropriate from the county treasury, from year to year, such sums as it may deem necessary and reasonable to defray the expenses of the Council in the performance of its duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)