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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 5

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 10 Div. 5 heading)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-1)
    Sec. 10-5-1. Every city, village or incorporated town in this State, which adopts this Division 5, as hereinafter provided, now having or which may hereafter have a volunteer fire department or a fire department composed in part of volunteer firemen, shall procure, in the name and for the benefit of the volunteer members of such fire department, a policy or policies of insurance, conditioned as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-2

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-2)
    Sec. 10-5-2. Each such policy of insurance shall provide for the payment to every volunteer member of such fire department receiving any injury, which injury was sustained through accidental means and was caused by and arose out of the duties of such member as a volunteer fireman, causing a disability which prevents such member from pursuing his usual vocation, as follows:
    In such cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of less than 1,000, a weekly indemnity of not less than $20,
    In such cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of 1,000 or more, a weekly indemnity of not less than $30.
    Every such policy shall further provide:
        (a) That the weekly indemnity payable thereunder
shall be paid as long as such disability shall continue, not however, to exceed a period of 52 weeks.
        (b) That in the event of the death or total permanent
disability of such volunteer fireman, the sum of not less than $3,500 shall be paid to the estate of any such volunteer fireman or to such volunteer fireman with a total permanent disability, as the case may be.
        (c) For the payment of such medical, surgical,
hospital and nurse services and supplies, as may be necessary on account of such injury, the total sum thereof, however, not to exceed $750, for injuries sustained as the result of any one accident.
    This amendatory act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-3

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-3)
    Sec. 10-5-3. For the purposes of this Division 5, "volunteer fireman" or "volunteer member" means a person having regular employment, at work other than that of a fireman, but who is carried on the rolls of a regularly constituted fire department either for the purpose of the prevention or control of fire or the underwater recovery of drowning victims, the members of which are under the jurisdiction of the corporate authorities of city, village or incorporated town and who may receive some compensation for his services as a fireman. "Volunteer fireman" or "volunteer member" does not mean an individual who volunteers assistance and is not a regularly enrolled fireman. However, nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit any city, village or incorporated town from procuring insurance to cover persons acting as firemen who are not regularly enrolled as such.
(Source: P.A. 80-597.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-4

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-4)
    Sec. 10-5-4. If the corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town, which adopts this Division 5, neglect, refuse or fail to procure the insurance policies prescribed in this Division 5, within 30 days after the adoption hereof, except as provided in Section 10-5-5, neglect, refuse or fail to keep such policies in force, then such city, village or incorporated town shall be liable in an action at law to such volunteer firemen or their estates, as the case may be, for all amounts which would have been payable under the provisions of such insurance policies had such policies been procured by such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-5)
    Sec. 10-5-5. Any city, village or incorporated town which, at the time it adopts this Division 5, is carrying insurance policies with provisions for the payment of indemnities to volunteer firemen, shall have one year from such time within which to procure insurance policies containing provisions which meet the requirements of this Division 5.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/10-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/10-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-5-6)
    Sec. 10-5-6. Whenever the legal voters of such city, village or incorporated town equal in number to 10% of the legal votes cast at the last preceding general municipal election petition the city, village or incorporated town clerk for the submission of the proposition as to whether such city, village or incorporated town, shall adopt the provisions of this Division 5, then such clerk shall certify the proposition accordingly, for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law, and if such proposition be not adopted at such election, the same may in like manner be submitted to any general municipal election thereafter.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
    Shall the city (or village or
incorporated town) of.... adopt               YES
Division 5 of Article 10 of the           --------------------
Illinois Municipal Code providing for          NO
insurance coverage for volunteer firemen?
    If a majority of the votes cast upon such proposition shall be for such proposition, then this Division 5 shall be in force in such city, village or incorporated town, as of the beginning of the third month of the next fiscal year of such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)